Shelby Baby Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn: 2(2:3:3) 50g ball(s) of Lang merino 150 (100% merino e 50g/150m/164yds).

Needles: 3.25mm 40cm length circular needle.
This jumper is knitted in the round until the armholes.

Tension: 26 stitches and 34 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles.


To Fit (suggested):
Newborn 3-6months 6-12 months 1-2 years
Actual Chest Measurements
39 43 50 58 cm
15¼ 17 19¾ 22¾ ins
Length (from shoulder)
22 24 26 28 cm
10¼ 11 ins
Sleeve Length
11 12 14 16 cm

My design ideas and advice: The Shelby Baby Jumper is very much inspired by vintage knitting patterns. I love vintage knitting patterns, mostly just to read! They are very ambiguous and I romanticise that is because they were a starting point and the knitter had experience or help from family or friends as they spent evenings and weekends together knitting sharing techniques over the different generations. Most of the vintage garment patterns I have read are knitted in flat pieces and sewn together.

This design is knitted from the bottom up in the round until the armholes and then it is divided. It is a great starting pattern for a knitter wanting to knit in the round. A simple pattern for the new baby that is easy to knit!

This jumper is knitted in one piece until the armholes.

And if you wanted to complete the outfit there is the Shelby Baby Hat with the same rib detail.

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