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How to Knit a Chunky Christmas Jumper

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

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Step-1

Sizes to fit chest 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) Back Cast on using 7mm needles 58 stitches (62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82)

Step-2

1st Row K2, P2, K2, P2 repeat to the end of the row

Step-3

2nd Row P2, K2, P2, K2 repeat to the end of row continue in rib 12 more rows

Step-4

On final row increase 1 st at the end of the row to have 59 (63, 67, 71, 75, 79, 83) stitches

Step-5

Starting with a row of K continue in stocking stitch until the work measures 36cm (14inches) ending with a P row.

Step-6

Shape Raglan armholes

Step-7

Cast off 3 st at beginning of next two rows 53 (57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77) st

Step-8

For sizes 81cm/32in and 86cm/34in only : K2, sl1, psso K to last 4 st K2 tog K2

Step-9

Work three rows in stocking stitch finishing with a P row

Step-10

For sizes (102, 107, 112 cm) (40, 42, 44) only K2, sl 1, psso K to last 4 st, K2 tog, K2

Step-11

Next row P2, P2 tog, P to last 4 st, P 2 tog, P2

Step-12

Repeat last 2 rows (0, 1, 1) time (65, 65,69) st remaining

Step-13

All sizes: Next row K2, sl 1, psso K to last 4 st K2 tog, K2

Step-14

Next row P to end

Step-15

Repeat last two rows 15 (16, 19, 20, 20,20, 21) until 19 ( 21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 25) st remain

Step-16

Place remaining stitches on a stitch holder

Step-17

Front: Work as pattern for the back incorporating the design for the reindeer as shown below

Step-18

After rib: Row 1 K 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) in main colour (m) join in Colour one (C1) K 33, K 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) (m) (I used a new ball of yarn to avoid having to loop the yarn across the back of the work)

Step-19

Row 2 P11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m, P33 C1 P11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m

Step-20

Row 3 K 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m, 33 C1, 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m

Step-21

Row 4 P 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m, 31 C1, 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m

Step-22

Row 5 K 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m, 31 C1, 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m

Step-23

Row 6 P 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m, 31 C1, 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m

Step-24

Row 7 K 13 (17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37) m, 29 C1, 13 (17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37) m

Step-25

Row 8 P 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m, 27 C1, 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m

Step-26

Row 9 K 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m, 27 C1, 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m

Step-27

Row 10 P 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m, 27 C1, 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m

Step-28

Row 11 K 15 (19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39) m, 25 C1, 15 (19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39 m

Step-29

Row 12 P 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m, 23 C1, 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m

Step-30

Row 13 K 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m, 23 C1, 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m

Step-31

Row 14 P 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 21 C1, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m

Step-32

Row 15 K 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m, 19 C1, 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m Row 16 P 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m, 19 C1, 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m

Step-33

Row 17 K 19 (23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43) m, 17 C1, 19 (23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43) m Row 18 P 19 (23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43) m, 15 C1, 19 (23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43) m Row 19 K 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m, 19 C1, 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m

Step-34

Row 20 P 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 21 C1, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m Row 21 K 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 21 C1, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m Row 22 P 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m, 23 C1, 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m Row 23 K 15 (19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39) m, 25 C1, 15 (19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39) m

Step-35

Row 24 P 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m, 27 C1, 14 (18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) m Row 25 K 13 (17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37) m, 10 C1, 3 C2, 3m, 3 C2, 10 C1, 13 (17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37) m Row 26 P 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m, 11 C1, 3 C2, 1 m, 1 C1, 1 m, 3 C2, 11 C1, 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m

Step-36

Row 27 K 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m, 11 C1, 3 C2, 3 m, 3 C2, 11 C1, 12 (16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36) m Row 28 P 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m, 11 C1, 2 m, 2 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 11 C1, 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m Row 29 K 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m, 9 C1, 3m, 3 C2, 3m, 3 C2, 3 m, 9 C1, 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m

Step-37

Row 30 P 10 (14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34) m, 8 C1, 5m, 3 C2, 3m, 3 C2, 5m, 8 C1, 10 (14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34)m Row 31 K 10 (14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34) m, 3 C1, 7 m, 6 C2, 3m, 6 C2, 7 m, 3 C1, 10 (14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34)m Row 32 P 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35) m, 1 C1, 7 m, 3 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 3 C2, 7 m, 1 C1, 11 (15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35)m

Step-38

Row 33 K 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m, 3 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 5 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 3 C2, 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42)m Row 34 P 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 2 C2, 4 m, 2 C2, 5 m, 2 C2, 4 m, 2 C2, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m Row 35 K 23 (27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47) m, 2 C2, 5 m, 2 C2, 23 (27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47) m

Step-39

Row 36 P 23 (27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47) m, 2 C2, 5 m, 2 C2, 23 (27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47) m Row 37 K 22 (26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46) m, 2 C2, 7 m, 2 C2, 22 (26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46) m Row 38 P 22 (26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46) m, 2 C2, 7 m, 2 C2, 22 (26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46) m

Step-40

Row 39 K 21 (25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45) m, 3 C2, 7 m, 3 C2, 21 (25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45) m Row 40 P 20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44) m, 4 C2, 7 m, 4 C2, 20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44) m Row 41 K 19 (23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43) m, 4 C2, 9 m, 4 C2, 19 (23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43) m

Step-41

Row 42 P 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m, 2 C2, 1 m, 2 C2, 9 m, 2 C2, 1 m, 2 C2, 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m Row 43 K 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m, 2 C2, 1 m, 2 C2, 9 m, 2 C2, 1 m, 2 C2, 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) m Row 44 P 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 2 C2 2 m, 2 C2, 9 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41)m

Step-42

Row 45 K 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 2 C2 2 m, 3 C2, 7 m, 3 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41)m Row 46 P 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m, 2 C2, 3 m, 4 C2, 5 m, 4 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m Row 47 K 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m, 2 C2, 3 m, 4 C2, 5 m, 4 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m Row 48 P 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m, 2 C2, 3 m, 4 C2, 5 m, 4 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) m

Step-43

Measure work mine measured sufficient to start shaping for Raglan Sleeve. If yours does not match then adjust to fit by adding more rows before reducing for the raglan.

Step-44

Row 48 Cast off 3 stitches K 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44)m Row 49 Cast off 3 Stitches K 16 (20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40) 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 17 (21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41) m Follow shaping for raglan as the back keeping in pattern for the remaining antlers

Step-45

Row 50 shape as raglan with mid section of pattern – P in main colour to change colour bringing antler out one stitch earlier, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, main to end of row inc any shaping as necessary, Row 51 shaping as Raglan K in main to the first antler 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2, 3 m, 2 C2, 2 m, 2 C2 m to end of row Row 52 inc any shaping for Raglan P in main to antler pattern stepping antler out one stitch, 2 C2, 3 m, 1 C2, 5 m, 1 C2, 3m, 2 C2, m to end of row

Step-46

Row 53 inc any shaping for raglan K in main to first antler colour 2 C2, 13 m, 2 C 2, m to end of row Row 54 inc raglan shaping P to first antler colour, 2 C2, 13 m, 2 C2, m to end of row Row 55 in raglan shaping K to antler colour, 2 C2, 13 m, 2 C2, m to end of row

Step-47

Row 56 in raglan shaping P in main across row Row 57 onwards continue in raglan shaping in main colour until 33 (35, 35, 39, 39, 39, 41) stitches remain Work one row finishing on a wrong side row

Step-48

Shape neck: Next row K2, sl 1, K1, psso K7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9) and turn leaving the remaining stitches on a stitch holder Work on this set of 10 (10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 12) st only for first side of neck Working all raglan decreases as set, dec 1 st at each end of 2nd and every following alt row until 4 st remain

Step-49

Next row (wrong side) P4 Next Row K1, sl1, K2to, psso Next Row P 2 Next Row K 2 and fasten off

Step-50

Return to sts on st holder slip the centre 11 (13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 15) on to another st holder for front neck. Rejoin yarn to remaining st with right side facing Next row (right side) K to last 4 st, K2 tog, k2 10 (10,10, 12, 12, 12, 12) st remaining Next Row working all raglan decrease as set, dec 1 st at each end of 2nd and ever following alt row until 4 st remain

Step-51

Next Row K 3 tog, K1 Next Row P 2 Next Row K 2tog fasten off

Step-52

Sleeves (both alike): Using 7mm needles cast on 30 (30, 34, 34, 34, 38, 38) Work in rib as for back for 14 rows, inc 1 st at end of last row, finishing on a wrong side row. 31 (31, 35, 35, 35, 39, 39)

Step-53

Starting with a K row continuing in stocking st throughout as follows: – Inc 1 st at end of 7th (5th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 5th) and every following 8th (6th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 6th,6th) row until 47 (39, 39, 41, 49, 49, 51) st (86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112) cm (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) ins sizes only inc 1 st at end of every following 8th row until there are (49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59) sts

Step-54

All sizes work straight until sleeve measures 43 (43, 44, 44, 44, 45, 45) cm, 17 (17, 17 ¼, 17 ¼, 17 ¼, 17 ¾, 17 ¾) ins, finishing on a wrong side row.

Step-55

Shape Raglan: Cast off 3 st at beg of next 2 rows 41 (43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53) sts Working all sleeve raglan decreases in same way as back and front raglan decreases, dec 1 st at each end of next and following 4th row until 11 st remain. Work 1 row finishing on a wrong side row

Step-56

Left Sleeve only: Dec 1 st at each end of next row 9 st Cast off 2 st at beg of next row 7 st Dec 1 st at beg of next row 6 sts Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row

Step-57

Right Sleeve Only: Cast off 3 st at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row 7 sts Work 1 row Rept last 2 rows once more Both Sleeves cast off remaining 3 st

Step-58

Making up: Join both front, right and back raglan by top sewing

Step-59

Neckband: With right side facing and using 7mm needles pick u and knit 8 st from top left of sleeve, 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 13, 13) sts down left side of neck knit across 11 (13, 13, 13, 13, 15) sts left on st holder, pick up and knit 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 13, 13) sts up right side of neck then across 19 (21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 25) sts left on st holder 66 (70, 70, 74, 74, 78, 82) sts

Step-60

Work in rib as given for back for 5 cm (2 ins) finishing on a wrong side row. Cast off Join left back raglan by top sewing

Step-61

Join side and sleeve seams by top sewing Press garment using light steam over damp pressing cloth

Step-62

Finishing: Make a pom pom from your red (c3) wool. Attach to front of the jumper in nose position on the reindeer, using needle and thread. Sew on two buttons for eyes using needle and thread.

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