Playground Jacket

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Playground Jacket

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This cozy knit jacket is perfect for keeping kids warm on the playground! Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.

Sizes

2 yrs
21 ins [53.5 cm]
25 ins [63.5 cm]
4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
27.5 ins [70 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
32 ins [81.5 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
34 ins [86.5 cm]
12 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
36 ins [91.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $47.41

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement
21 ins [53.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
25 ins [63.5 cm]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Eucalyptus, 28247Edit Color
$13.16

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 11/8mm
$11.25

Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$6.75

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$4.40

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 11/8mm
$5.10

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$6.75

Materials not included in this kit:

Separating zipper 16 (16-18-20-20-22)" [40 (40-45-50-50-55) cm] long.

The materials for this project cost $47.41

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K = knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
2 yrs 21 ins [53.5 cm]
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
12 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Finished chest measurement
2 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
4 yrs 27.5 ins [70 cm]
6 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]
10 yrs 34 ins [86.5 cm]
12 yrs 36 ins [91.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Jacket
Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Eucalyptus (28247)
445667
Sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 /1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long. Sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 5 stitch holders. Separating zipper 16 (16-18-20-20-22)" [40 (40-45-50-50-55) cm] long.

GAUGE

7 and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm].
9 sts and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

With smaller circular needle, cast on 66 (74-82-86-92-98) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 2 (2-0-2-2-2) sts evenly across last row. 68 (76-82-88-94-100) sts.

Change to larger circular needle and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 10 (11-12-12 1/2-13 1/2-14 1/2)" [25.5 (28-30.5-32-34.5-37) cm], ending on a purl row.

Divide for armholes:
Next Row: (RS). K16 (18-19-20-22-23) for Right Front. Cast off 2 (2-4-4-4-4) sts. K32 (36-36-40-42-46) for Back (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 2 (2-4-4-4-4) sts. K16 (18-19-20-22-23) for Left Front (including st on needle after cast off).

Left Front: Cont working on last 16 (18-19-20-22-23) sts for Left Front as follows:

Work 3 (3-3-3-1-1) row(s) even.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times more. 11 (12-12-12-13-13) sts rem.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 (3-3-3-4-4) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
2nd row: P8.
3rd row: K2. (K2tog. K1) twice.
4th row: P1. P2tog. P3.
5th row: K2. K3tog.
6th row: P3.
7th row: K1. K2tog.
8th row: P2
9th row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Back: With WS facing, join yarn to next 32 (36-36-40-42-46) sts for Back and proceed as follows:
Work 3 (3-3-3-1-1) row(s) even.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 8 (9-10-11-12-13) times more. Leave rem 14 (16-14-16-16-18) sts on a st holder.

Right Front: With WS facing, join yarn to last 16 (18-19-20-22-23) sts for Right Front and proceed as follows:
Work 3 (3-3-3-1-1) row(s).
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5-6-7-8-9) times more.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2. 10 (11-11-11-12-12) sts rem.

Shape neck: 1st row: (WS). Purl to last
2 (3-3-3-4-4) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
2nd row: (K1. ssk) twice. K2.
3rd row: P3. P2togtbl. P1.
4th row: K3tog. K2.
5th row: P3.
6th row: K1. ssk.
7th row: P2.
8th row: ssk. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With smaller pair of needles, cast on 22 (22-22-22-22-26) sts.
Work 2" [5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Back, ending with a 2nd row and inc 0 (0-0-2-2-0) sts evenly across last row. 22 (22-22-24-24-26) sts.

Change to larger pair of needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th (4th-4th-4th-4th-6th) row until there are 28 (28-34-34-34-42) sts, then every following 6th (6th-6th-6th-6th-8th) row until there are 30 (32-38-40-42-44) sts.

Cont even until work from beg measures 7 1/2 (9 1/2-10 1/2-11 1/2-12 1/2-14)" [19 (24-26.5-29-32-35.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-4-4-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 26 (28-30-32-34-36) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10-11-12-11-12) times more. 6 (6-6-6-10-10) sts rem.

Sizes 10 and 12 only: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. K2. ssk. K2.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl. P2tog. P2.

All sizes: Leave rem 6 sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin all pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew sleeve seams. Sew raglan seams.

Neckband: With RS facing and smaller needles, K2 (3-3-3-4-4) from Front st holder. Pick up and knit 9 sts up Right Front neck edge. K6 from right Sleeve st holder. K14 (16-14-16-16-18) from Back st holder, dec 2 (2-0-2-0-2) sts evenly across. K6 from left Sleeve
st holder. Pick up and knit 9 sts down Left Front neck edge. K2 (3-3-3-4-4) from Front st holder. 46 (50-50-50-54-54) sts.
1st row: (WS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K4. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in rib.

Zipper edging: With RS facing and pair of smaller needles, pick up and knit 44 (48-52-55-59-63) sts along Left Front edge. Cast off. Rep for other side.
Sew zipper in position.