Tumba Toddler's Shawl Jacket
18 (24, 36) months
Chest: 24 (26, 28)”
Length: 12(14, 16)”
In Stockinette st with US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles, 16 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10 cm
In Stitch Pattern with US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10 cm
Garter stitch (Garter st)
Rows 1 and 3: Knit.
Row 2: *K1, P1; repeat from * across.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for stitch pattern.
Using smaller and MC, cast on 54 (60, 64) sts. Work in Garter st for 6 rows. Change to larger needles and stitch pattern.Work even until piece measures 12 (14, 16)" from beginning, end with a WS row. Bind off loosely.
Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 30 (32, 34) sts. Work in Garter st for 6 rows. Change to larger needles. Work in stitch pattern keeping 5 sts at front edge in Garter st for buttonband until piece measures 6 (7, 8)" from beginning, end with a RS row.
Shawl Neck Shaping
(WS) Maintain stitch pattern however at neck edge work one more Garter st into buttonband every other row until there are 20 Garter sts at at the neck edge for shawl collar; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at neck edge (between the Garter st and the pattern) every 4th row 3 times—20 Garter sts for shawl collar and 13 (15, 17) sts for shoulder. Work even as established until piece measures same as Back to shoulder.
Shoulder Shaping and Shawl Collar
(RS) Bind off 13 (15, 17) sts at beg of row for shoulder, continue working the 20 shawl collar sts in Garter st until collar measures 2 (3, 3)”. Place sts on a holder.
Place markers for 3 buttons evenly spaced on buttonband with first one 1/2” from cast-on edge, the last one at beg of neck shaping and one between these.
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping; AT SAME TIME, work buttonholes on first 5 sts on RS row opposite markers as follows: k2, yo, k2tog, k1.
SLEEVE (make 2)
Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts. Work in Garter st for 6 rows. Change to larger needles. Work in stitch pattern, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 7 (9, 10) times— 40 (46, 50) sts. Work even until piece measures 7 (9, 10)" from the beginning, end with a WS row.
(RS) Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 16 (22, 26) sts.
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Work 3-needle bind off or Kitchener st joining back sts of collar together. Set in Sleeves; sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew on buttons.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.