Very simple to knit, this open-air jumper, since the pattern is rib, broken by plain and purl rows at intervals. The attractive collar is just two triangular pieces knotted together at the centre front and centre back.
"A nicely casual affair with short sleeves and a scarf collar"
The overall pattern stitch as follows:
1st row (wrong side facing): Knit.
[Editor's note: The ribbed stitch will have the effect of making the fabric pull in slightly.]
With blue wool and No 12 needles cast on 120 stitches. Work 1½ inches
in k1, p1 rib, then start pattern as given above.
After completing first pattern (18 rows), increase once at each end of
Continue straight on these sts until you have completed the 6th pattern from commencement (work should measure about 13 inches).
With blue wool and No 12 needles, cast on 130 stitches.
Work exactly as for the back up to the armhole (148 stitches on the needles).
Divide for neck-opening:
With right side facing, work 64, turn, leaving remaining stitches on
a spare needle.
With blue wool and No 12 needles cast on 72 stitches.
Work 1¼ inches in k1, p1 rib, then work in pattern, increasing at each end of every 3rd row, and during the first pattern changing to No 10 needles on the 5th row, and to No 9 needles on the 11th row.
When you have completed 2 whole patterns and 4 rows of the 3rd pattern (98 stitches on needle) shape for shoulder as follows:
Work in pattern to last 4 stitches, turn; slip 1, work to last 4 stitches,
turn; slip 1, work to last 8 stitches, turn; slip 1, work to last 8 stitches,
[Editor's note: You are working short rows here to provide shaping. When you slip the stitches and then pick them up again you can get small holes or discontinuities. You can live with these as part of the pattern (in this design they may well be hidden by the collar) or you can read more about short rows and wrapping stitches >>HERE<<.]
Cast off loosely 18 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows.
Work second sleeve in same way.
The collar is made up of two triangular pieces, knotted at the centre back and centre front.
Using blue wool and No 10 needles, cast on 94 stitches.
Work 7 rows in k1, p1, rib, decreasing at the beginning of the first and every alternate row.
Changing to white wool, knit the next row plain, decreasing to 72 sts by knitting together every 4th and 5th stitches.
Continue in stocking stitch for 24 rows, decreasing on every alternate
row at the opposite edge to the previous decreasings.
Now start the edge that is stitched to the neck.
With blue wool and No 10 needles, cast on 108 stitches.
Sew this blue strip along the straight edge of the white triangle, mitreing the decreased end carefully with the decreased end of the blue ribbing with which triangle was begun.
Repeat this triangle with colours reversed, and with shapings at opposite ends.
Press only very lightly.