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At 9:26am on April 13, 2010, jen phillips said…
P.S. I used a 5mm needle to make it a bit stretchy. If I can help in anyway let me know. There are more patterns, very simple, on the forum - scroll down to Patterns : slip-overs, for more examples. Jen xx
At 9:19am on April 13, 2010, jen phillips said…
Hi Valerie,
I am glad you liked the slip-over I posted today. I found the pattern for you and will copy it here:
by Cathy

Thanks for all the kind comments - This is a pattern I improvised so I'm more than happy to share it (I did remember to write the numbers down!). It really is very easy.

Here goes, let me know if it doesn't make sense as I'm not that used to writing down patterns:

I used chunky yarn and 6mm needles, will probably fit 8-10 year old.

CO 68 st
1st round - k12 place a marker (pm), k10 pm, k24 pm, k10 pm k12 pm

Round 1 - Purl
Round 2 - k to 1 st before marker, knit front and back of stitch to increase, slip marker, knit front & back of next stitch. Repeat for each marker.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until you've got about 148 stitches. On next round, cast off stitches between markers 1 & 2 and between markers 3 & 4.

Continue is stst (knit every round) until top is long enough (add some ribbing or garter stitch at the bottom for about 10 rounds then cast off.

I've just finished another variation of this with sleeves - To do this, instead of casting off sleeve stitches, place then on waste yarn and then use these stitches to knit the sleeves afterwards (I picked up 2 stitches underneath the arm to avoid a hole appearing here).

I'd be quite happy for anyone to try out this pattern and let me know how it works! It would be quite easy to vary the size by adjusting the number of cast on stitches or using different weight yarn/needles.

the honours go to Cathy who made up the pattern !!
regards Jen
At 1:12am on January 17, 2010, Mrs Valerie Rae said…
Hi Kalai and Sandy, another question! As you have so many people all over the world knitting for this wonderful charity, is there anything in particular that is needed? Do you need more jumpers eg than squares, or blankets, and any preferred sizes? or are all donations of any size and quantity needed?
Thanks again
Val Rae
At 1:05am on January 17, 2010, Mrs Valerie Rae said…
Hi Kalai and Sandy, I've just started knitting squares, hats, jumpers etc. and would like the pattern for the slip-over. Can you pass it on to me please.
Many thanks
Val Rae
At 5:15pm on January 7, 2010, Kalai McDonald said…
Hi Valerie

Welcome to our warm KAS community. It's great to see you. We hope you will enjoy the forum and your region's group. You should join the UK group.

There are lots of great discussions going on in the forum, including the monthly challenges.

We have a challenge every month, if you want to get involved please do. It's not compulsory at all but some of the work done is just lovely. Have a look at the November challenge - the SLIP-OVER (under challenges in the main forum) this will give you an idea of some of the fantastic work this community is doing for the children of South Africa. Here is a link to the November challenge photos:

Did you receive the latest ezine? If not you can view it here:

Thanks so much for your contribution already, look forward to being in contact soon.

Happy Knitting!

Kalai & Sandy


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