Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Light Rain and Showers

Morning everyone, let's begin with the weather forecast for today. light rain and showers top temperature 18 degrees centigrade, getting colder, and what about our poor chickens, well get those knitting needles out!

 Materials;- Double knitting yarn (100g makes approximately 3 jumpers). 2 buttons each jumper
I pair No 8 (4mm) knitting needles 4mm crochet hook
Jumper knitted in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders

Cast on 41 sts.
Knit 4 rows straight.

Tabs and button holes.

1/ cast on 10sts @ beginning of row. K14. P to last 4 sts. K4.
2/ cast on 10sts @ beginning of row. K to end
3/ (K2. yf. K2tog) 3 times. K2. P33. K14.
4/ (K2, yf. K2tog) 3 times. K to end.
5/ Cast off 10sts. K3. P33. K14.
6/ Cast off 10sts.K3. K2tog. K to last 6 sts K2tog. K4.

Dec. I st at each end on every following 6th row until 25 sts remain, keeping edges in garter stitch.

Divide for neck.

Work 11 sts. cast off 3 sts work to end and complete this half first.
1/ K to end
2/ P1. P2tog twice P2. K4.
3/ K to end
4/ P1. P2tog. P2. K4.
5/ K4. K2tog. K2.
Work next 4 rows straight.
10/ P2. Inc in next st. K4.
11/ K6. Inc in next st. K1.
12/ P1. Inc in next 2sts P2. K4.
13/ K to end.
14/ p7. K4.
Put these 11 sts onto holding pin.
Break yarn and rejoin to other side of neck.
Work to match, reversing shapings and ending at wing hole edge. Thats row 13.
Next row K4. P7. Cast on 3sts then from the sts on holding pin P7.K4.
Now K4. Inc into next st. K to last 5sts. Inc in next st. K4

Inc I st at each end of following 6th row until there are 41sts on needle.
Work 6 rows keeping to pattern
Knit 4 rows.
Cast off.
Sew on buttons. Work I row double crochet round neck edge if desired.

they are like little tabbards how lovely are they?. great for ex battery hens, who loose their feathers.. or for my Naked Necks who very few to start off with..

 have a good day happy knitting!


  1. look at that cat laughing in the background - my goodness you must have lots of chooks for all those jumpers or do they get a different one every other day? :)

  2. I'm not going to lie... I thought this was showing how to crochet crotchless panties. :/

    Mr. Chicken does look dashing in his little sweater, thuogh. :)

  3. When I try this it comes out as really short and weird looking and the head hole is on the left a little bit and the long bit is so shot :( what has happened?