Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Mabel's Closet Pattern Preview: Spring Jumper and Beret

I...love...stripes. A good percentage of the outfits in our household, both for the children and the adults, feature stripes. While you can pair the Cradle Cardigan and the Autumn Frock with something stripey, I wanted to also design a knit piece with stripes.Hello Spring Jumper.

My (amazing in every way) assistant Jerusha knit this sample. She did a beautiful job executing a technique you can use when knitting stripes in the round called jogless jog. The individual pattern available to yarn shops and the book / e-book explain in words how to do this yourself, and soon I'll have a video tutorial for jogless jog here on Knitbot.

Finished measurements: Jumper: 18 (19, 20, 21)" [46.5 (49, 51.5, 54) cm] chest circumference To fit sizes: 0–6 ( 6–12, 12–18, 18–24) months Sample shown in 18" [46.5 cm] Hat: 14 3⁄4 (16)" [37.5 (40.5) cm] brim circumference To fit sizes: 0–12 (12–24) months Sample shown in 14 3⁄4" [37.5 cm]

Yarn: Chickadee by Quince & Co. (100% American wool; 181 yd [166 m] / 50 g); Color A: 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins in Petal 111, Color B: 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins in Bird's egg 106, Color C: 1 skein in Twig 119

Needles: One 16" circular needle (circ) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] One set double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] Or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

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