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Knit a bobbled heart jumper: free knitting pattern

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Size
To fit bust: 81:86:91:97:102:107 cm (32:34:36:38:40:42 in)

Finished measurement, at underarm
88:94:99:105:110:115 cm (34¾:36¾:39:23:41:43¼:45½ in)

Length to back neck: 59:60:61:62:63:64 cm (23¼:23½:24:24½:24¾:25 in)

Sleeve seam, with cuff turned back: 46:46:46:47:47:48 cm (18:18:18½:18½:18½:19 in)

Materials
● 8:9:9:10:11:12 x 50g balls Twilleys Mist DK (photographed in Shade 1008 Summer Berries) Click here to buy the yarn online
Pair each of 3¾ mm (UK 9 - USA 5) and 4 mm (UK 8 - USA 6) knitting needles

Unless the yarn specified is used, we cannot accept any responsibility for the finished work. It is advisable to purchase, at one time, the number of balls sufficient for your requirements.

Yarn quantities are approximate as they are based on average requirements.

Tension
22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.

Tension check
It is essential to check your tension before beginning by knitting a swatch at least 15 cm square. If there are more stitches or rows to 10 cm (4 in) than stated, your knitting is tight and you should try again using larger size needles. If there are less stitches or rows to 10 cm (4 in) than stated, your knitting is loose and you should try again using smaller size needles.

Abbreviations
alt
- alternate
beg - beginning
cont - continue
dec - decreas(e)(ing)
foll - following
in - inch(es)
inc - increas(e)(ing)
k - knit
mb - make bobble as follows: (K1, yfwd, K1, yfwd, K1) all into next st, [turn and P5, turn and K5] twice, turn, P2tog, P1, P2tog tbl, turn, sl 1, K2tog, psso
mm - millimetres
P - purl
patt - pattern
psso - pass slipped st over
rem - remain(ing)
rep - repeat
rs - right side
sl 1 - slip one st
st st - stocking stitch (rs rows  K,  ws  rows  P)
st(s) - stitch(es)
tbl - through back of loop
tog - together
ws - wrong side
yfwd - yarn forward

Notes

Instructions in square brackets [ ] should be repeated the number of times given after the brackets. Use either metric (cm) or imperial (in) measurements throughout.

Back

Using 3¾mm  needles, cast on 110 (118, 122, 130, 138, 146) sts.
Row 1: (rs) K2, *P2, K2, rep from * to end.
Row 2: P2, *K2, P2, rep from * to end. These 2 rows form rib.
Cont in rib, dec 1 st at each end of 11th and 2 foll 8th rows. 104 (112, 116, 124, 132, 140) sts.
Work 2 rows, ending  with a rs row.
Row 32: (ws) rib 3 (5, 5, 6, 5, 6), work 2 tog, [rib 10 (8, 11, 9, 8, 7), work 2 tog] 8 (10, 8, 10, 12, 14) times, rib 3 (5, 5, 6, 5, 6). 95 (101, 107, 113, 119, 125) sts.

Change to 4mm needles.

Starting with a K row, work in st st, dec 1 st at each end of 5th and 2 foll 6th rows. 89 (95, 101, 107, 113, 119) sts.
Work 13 rows, ending with a ws row.**
Inc 1 st at each end of next and 3 foll 12th rows. 97 (103, 109, 115, 121, 127) sts.
Cont straight until back measures 40 (40, 40, 41, 41, 41) cm, 15¾ (15¾, 15¾, 16, 16, 16) in, ending with a ws row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 91 (97, 103, 109, 115, 121) sts.
Next row: (rs) K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.
Next row: P2, P2tog, P to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2. 87 (93, 99, 105, 111, 117) sts.

Working all raglan armhole decreases as set by last 2 rows, dec 1 st at each end of next 5 (7, 11, 13, 17, 21) rows, then on foll 22 (22, 21, 21, 20, 19) alt rows. 33 (35, 35, 37, 37, 37) sts. Work 1 row, ending with a ws row. Cast off.

Chart note

When working from chart (below), work odd numbered rows as rs rows, reading chart from right to left, and work even numbered rows as ws rows, reading chart from left to right. Once all 50 rows of chart have been completed, work sts above chart in st st.

Front

Work as given for back to **. Inc 1 st at each end of next and foll 12th row. 93 (99, 105, 111, 117, 123) sts. Work 5 rows, ending with a ws row.

Place heart motif

Row 1: (rs) K27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42), work next 39 sts as row 1 of heart motif chart, K27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42).
Row 2: P27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42), work next 39 sts as row 2 of heart motif chart, P27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42).

These 2 rows set the sts - central 39 sts from heart motif chart with st st at sides.

Working appropriate rows of chart until chart row 50 has been completed and then completing front in st st throughout, cont as follows: Inc 1 st at each end of 5th and foll 12th row. 97 (103, 109, 115, 121, 127) sts. Cont straight until front matches back to start of raglan armhole shaping, ending with a ws row.

Shape raglan armholes

Keeping chart correct, cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 91 (97, 103, 109, 115, 121) sts. Working all raglan armhole decreases as set by back, dec 1 st at each end of next 7 (9, 13, 15, 19, 23) rows, then on foll 11 (11, 10, 9, 8, 7) alt rows. 55 (57, 57, 61, 61, 61) sts. Work 1 row, ending with a ws row.

Shape front neck

Next row: (rs) K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K14 (14, 14, 16, 16, 16) and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder.
Work on this set of 17 (17, 17, 19, 19, 19) sts only for first side of neck.
Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 6 rows, then on foll 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd and foll 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) alt rows. 4 sts.
Work 1 row, ending with a ws row.
Next row: (rs) K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog and fasten off.
Return to sts left on holder, rejoin yarn with rs facing, cast off centre 19 (21, 21, 21, 21, 21) sts, K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2. 17 (17, 17, 19, 19, 19) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 6 rows, then on foll 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd and foll 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) alt rows. 4 sts.
Work 1 row, ending with a ws row.
Next row: (rs) K3tog, K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog and fasten off.

Sleeves

Using 3¾mm needles, cast on 58 (58, 58, 62, 62, 62) sts. Work in rib as given for back for 19 cm (7½ in), ending with a rs row.
Next row: (ws) rib 4 (4, 4, 3, 3, 6), work 2 tog, [rib 6 (6, 10, 7, 7, 10), work 2 tog] 6 (6, 4, 6, 6, 4) times, rib 4 (4, 4, 3, 3, 6). 51 (51, 53, 55, 55, 57) sts.

Change to 4mm needles.

Starting with a K row, work in st st, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 5th and every foll 6th row to 61 (69, 67, 69, 77, 77) sts, then on every foll 8th row until there are 75 (77, 79, 81, 83, 85) sts.
Cont straight until sleeve measures 56 (56, 57, 57, 57, 58) cm, 22 (22, 22½, 22½, 22½, 22¾) in, from cast-on edge, ending with a ws row.

Shape raglan

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 69 (71, 73, 75, 77, 79) sts.
Working all raglan armhole decreases as set by back, dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on every foll alt row until 23 sts rem.
Work 1 row, ending with a ws row.

Left sleeve only

Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then cast off 3 sts at beg of foll row. 18 sts. Dec 1 st at beg of next row, then cast off 4 sts at beg of foll row. 13 sts. Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Right sleeve only

Cast off 4 sts at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row. 18 sts. Work 1 row. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more.

Both sleeves

Cast off rem 3 sts.

Neckband

Join both front and right back raglan seams. With rs facing and using 3¾mm needles, pick up and knit 15 sts from top of left sleeve, 14 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15) sts down left side of front neck, 19 (21, 21, 21, 21, 21) sts from front, 14 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15) sts up right side of front neck, 15 sts from top of right sleeve, and 33 (35, 35, 37, 37, 37) sts from back.  110 (114,  114,  118, 118, 118) sts.

Beg with row 2, work in rib as given for back for 7 rows, ending with a ws row. Cast off in rib.

To make up

Join left back raglan and neckband seam. Join side and sleeve seams, reversing seam for first 12 cm (4¾ in) for turn-back. Fold 10 cm (4 in) to rs around lower edge of sleeve.

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