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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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Newborn Jumper

from Route 45
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Newborn Jumper
Newborn Jumper
Newborn Jumper
Newborn Jumper
Newborn Jumper

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • k2tog
  • p2tog
  • m1L and m1R (increases)
  • skpo (same as skp) slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one
  • half-double crochet stitch for edging around neckline and armholes

Pattern Description:

This is a knit-in-the-round pattern for a newborn. It has an easy 4 round chevron pattern to follow for the skirting and then is divided for the front and back bodice and straps using a stockinette stitch.

Caron Simply Soft yarn is listed as a #4 medium weight worsted but is a thinner yarn than many worsted weights I have used. I like it because it is extremely soft for baby's tender skin. But just be aware of this if you plan to use a different brand of worsted weight yarn.


Stockinette Stitch - 4 sts and 5.5 rows = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • armhole circumference 11-12"
  • bodice width at shoulders (each side) 5"
  • bodice width at skirting (each side) 7"
  • skirting length - 8"
  • skirt circumference 27"


  • US Size 9 - 16 inch circular needle
  • 1 skein Caron's Simply Soft Yarn (#4 med wt)
  • Size G/6 crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Row/stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 - 3/4 inch buttons