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Cow Jumped Over the Moon Sweater to Knit

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cow Jumped Over the Moon Sweater to Knit
Cow Jumped Over the Moon Sweater to Knit
Cow Jumped Over the Moon Sweater to Knit

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This is one of four nursery rhyme sweaters to knit, with the design on the front and back of each sweater. (The other 3 are Humpty Dumpty, The Owl and the Pussycat, and The Queen of Hearts.)

Easy to follow full color stitch charts are provided for each side, and there are instructions for changing yarn colors for the intarsia design.

Sleeves are picked up from the drop shoulder and knit down to the wrist for a custom fit.


10 sts and 12 rows = 2" (5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes 2, 6, 10, small and medium


  • Yarn: double knitting or worsted cotton or wool, blue yarn 225 yards (205m) to 700 yards (640m), 23 yards (23m) each of white, brown and yellow, small amount of black
  • Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Large tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Yarn Encore DK