Bendigo Woollen mills have some lovely children's patterns. This beautiful rib design knit jumper, PT 8486 is a pleasure to knit. It uses a 4 ply yarn and a pair of 2.75mm and 3.25 mm needles. It is worked on a tension of 42 stitches and and 38 rows to 10cm over the rib pattern.
The rib pattern is a K2 P2 rib worked over 8 rows and incorporating a left leading twist on one row and a right leaning twist on another row to create the interesting effect.
The pattern works up into a snug stretchy knit with a nice round neck with buttons on one shoulder seam making it easy to pull on over a child's head. the colour I used was Luxury Koala. for a visual break I incorporated 3 cream stripes on the lower back and front.
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.