Knitting for Malawi

Fish & Chip Baby Jumpers and Hats - knitting pattern

Many new-born babies in Malawi are sent home wrapped in newspaper to keep them warm. The Fish & Chip Baby Jumper initiative provides jumpers and hats to keep these babies warm. The jumpers are very easy to knit and can be knitted in one piece. Bright coloured stripes look attractive and are good for using up small oddments of wool. Please don’t use white or baby pastels as they are unlikely to be washed.

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Jumper Pattern (Knitted all in one)

Using double knitting wool and No.4mm needles

Cast on 44 stitches

Work 18 rows in K2, P2 rib

Work 30 rows stocking stitch (1 row plain, 1 row purl)

Cast on 12 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows and at the same time change  to K2, P2 (for sleeve)

Rib 22 more rows

Next row: Rib 21, cast off 26 stitches, rib 21

Next row: Rib 21, cast on 26 stitches, rib 21

Work 22 rows in K2, P2 rib

Cast off 12 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows

Work 30 rows stocking stitch

Work 18 rows, K2, P2 rib

Cast off

Sew up side seams

Beanie Hat Pattern

Using double knitting wool and No. 4mm needles

Cast on 64 stitches and work 14 rows in K1, P1 rib

Work 24 rows in stocking stitch or until work measures 11cm from cast on edge.

Shape crown as follows:

Row 1: *K6, K2 tog. Repeat from * to end of row (56 stitches)

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: *K5, K2 tog, Repeat from * to end of row (48 stitches)

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: *K4, K2 tog, Repeat from * to end of row (40 stitches)

Row 6: Knit

Continue decreasing in this manner until (K1, K2 tog) has been completed and 16 stitches remain.

Knit 1 row. Break yarn and thread through remaining 16 stitches.

Completed garments can be handed in to the Church hall. 


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