Getting Cold Zip Jacket

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Getting Cold Zip Jacket

designed by Lorna Miser
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This active and on-trend zip-up sweater will keep your kids warm on the playground or after school. Knit in Caron's Simply Soft.

Sizes

2 yrs
26 ins [66 cm]
14 ins [36.5 cm]
4 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
15 ins [38 cm]
6 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
16 ins [40.5 cm]
8 yrs
32 ins [81 cm]
17 ins [43 cm]
10 yrs
34 ins [86 cm]
18 ins [45.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $33.19

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
Finished chest measurement
26 ins [66 cm]
Finished length measurement
14 ins [36.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Country Blue, 9710Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Dark Country Blue, 9711Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Bone, 9703Edit Color
$4.29

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 8/5mm
$8.49

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Separating zipper, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18)"/35.5 (38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm long (can be purchased longer and shortened).

The materials for this project cost $33.19

Abbreviations

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

rem = remain(ing)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished chest measurement
2 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
6 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs 32 ins [81 cm]
10 yrs 34 ins [86 cm]
Finished length measurement
2 yrs 14 ins [36.5 cm]
4 yrs 15 ins [38 cm]
6 yrs 16 ins [40.5 cm]
8 yrs 17 ins [43 cm]
10 yrs 18 ins [45.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Country Blue (9710)
12222
Contrast A
Dark Country Blue (9711)
11111
Contrast B
Bone (9703)
11111
One size US 8 (5 mm) circular needles, 29”/73.5cm long, or size to obtain gauge. 4 stitch markers. Stitch holders. Yarn needle. Separating zipper, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18)"/35.5 (38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm long (can be purchased longer and shortened).

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

PATTERN STITCHES
Stripe Pattern (even number of sts)
Rows 1-4 With MC, knit.
Row 5 (RS) With CC2, knit.
Row 6 With CC2, purl.
Row 7 With CC1, (p1, k1) across.
Row 8 With CC1, purl.
Row 9 With CC2, knit.
Row 10 With CC2, purl.
Row 11 With MC, purl.
Row 12 With MC, purl.
Row 13 With MC, knit.
Row 14 With MC, purl.
Row 15 With CC1, (p1, k1) across.
Row 16 With CC1, knit.
Row 17 With CC2, knit.
Row 18 With CC2, purl.
1x1 ribbing (odd number of sts)
RS rows K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across.
WS rows P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * across.
 
BODY
With MC, CO 116 (124, 136, 144, 152) sts. Do not join. Work in stripe pattern for 18 rows. Work in Stockinette st with MC only until Body measures 5.5 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8)"/ 14 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5)cm from beginning. Work another 18 rows in stripe pattern. Set aside.
 
SLEEVES 
With MC, CO 32 (32, 34, 38, 38) sts. Work in stripe pattern for 18 rows. Work in Stockinette st with MC only, inc 1 st at each edge every 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) rows 7 (9, 10, 10, 11) times. Work even on 46 (50, 54, 58, 60) sts until Sleeve measures 8.5 (10, 11.5, 13, 14)"/21.5 (25.6, 29, 33, 35.5) cm. Place first and last 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts of sleeve on holder for underarm, leave rem sts on spare needle or holder. Work second Sleeve.
 
YOKE
With RS facing and MC, k25 (26, 29, 31, 32) body sts for front, place marker (pm), slip next 8 (10, 10, 10, 12) body sts on piece of yarn or holder for underarm, k38 (40, 44, 48, 48) sleeve sts, pm, k50 (52, 58, 62, 64) body sts for back, pm, slip next 8 (10, 10, 10, 12) body sts on piece of yarn or holder for underarm, k38 (40, 44, 48, 48) sleeve sts, pm, k25 (26, 29, 31, 32) body sts for front—176 (184, 204, 220, 224) sts.
Next row (WS) Purl.
Dec row (RS) *K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk; repeat from * 3 more times, k to end—8 sts dec’d.  
Repeat last 2 rows 16 (17, 19, 20, 20) times in all; at the same time, working 6 rows MC, 2 rows CC1, 2 rows CC2, then 22 (24, 26, 30, 30) rows in MC—48 (48, 52, 60, 64) sts.
Next row (WS) Change to CC1, purl dec 1 st in the center of the row—47 (47, 51, 59, 59) sts.
With CC1, work in 1x1 ribbing for 3"/7.5cm. BO loosely.
 
Front Edging
With RS facing, using CC2, pick up and knit approximately 70 (76, 80, 86, 88) sts along right front edge, including 1.5”/ 4cm up the neck ribbing. BO on next row. Repeat for left front.
 
FINISHING
Sew Sleeve seams. Graft underarm sts. Sew in zipper half way up neck ribbing. Fold neck ribbing to inside, overlapping zipper on the inside.