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Girls and Boys Slip Over & Jerkin 

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Size 4 to 6 years

Needles--1 Pair American Standard No. 2 and 4.

Material Sport weight 2 two ounce balls each for Slip Over and Jerkin.

Gauge--7 sts to 1 inch.

Boys SLIP-OVER

Back--With No. 2 needles, starting at bottom, cast on 74 sts (78 sts, size 6), K 1 st, P 1 st, for 2 1/2 inches.

Size 4--

Change to No. 4 needles, work pattern as follows: (on wrong side). 

Row 1--P 2 tog to make 73 sts for pattern for size 4 only. P 3, *sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 7, repeat from *across row, ending, P 4. 

Next row, (right side) K 3, *P 7, K 5, repeat from *across row, ending P 7, K 3. 

Next row, P 4, *sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 7, repeat from *across row, end row, P 4.

Size 6---

P 4, *sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 8, repeat from *across row ending, P 4. 

Next row, right side, K 3, *P 7, K 6, repeat from *across row ending K 3. 

Repeat these last 2 rows of each pattern, until piece measures 7 inches from start (7~ inches, size 6). Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, for underarm, then bind off 2, at beg of the next 2 rows. Now K 2 tog at beg of the next 16 rows, 47 sts. Work even until armhole measures 6 inches from where the 3 sts were bound off (6 1/2 inches, size 6). Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 6 rows, bind off remaining 23 sts for back of neck.

Front--

Work same as for back to end of armhole shaping. 

On next row, work pattern over 23 sts, follow pattern to end of row (dividing for V neck). K 2 tog and follow pattern over last 22 sts only, K 2 tog at beg of every 6th row at neck edge, until you have 14 sts, when armhole measures same as for hack, bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 3 rows and K 2 tog at beg of every row at neck edge. Work other side to correspond,

Band at Neck--

With No. 2 needles, pick up 24 sts across back of neck, K 1 st, P 1 st, for  3/4 inch, bind off loosely, K 1, P 1. 

Pick up 108 sts on front, K 1, P 1, for 3/4 inch, decreasing 2 sts at center front on every row.

 Sew shoulder seams.

Armbands--Pick up 136 sts, K 1, P 1, for 3/4 inch. Sew side seams.

JERKIN girls button side

Back~-

With No. 2 needles, starting at bottom, cast on 78 sts (83 sts, size 6), K 1 st, P 1 st for 2 1/2 inches.

Size 4 

Change to No. 4 needles, work in pattern as follows: K 1 st, P 1 st, for 8 sts, P 1, *sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 7, repeat from * across row, ending P 4. 

Next row, K 3, *P 7, K 6 repeat from *across row ending P 7, K 1, P 1 over 8 sts.

Size 6-

K 1 st, P 1 st, for 8 sts, P 1, *sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 1, sl 1, P 8, repeat from *across row, ending P 4.

 Next row, K 3, *P 7, K 6, repeat from *across row, end row P 7, K 1, P 1 for 8 sts. 

Repeat these last 2 rows for pattern to underarm, 8 inches from start (8 1/2 inches, size 6) bind off the 8, K I, P 1, sts, follow pattern to end of row. 

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row. 

Now bind off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. 

K 2 sts tog at beg of the next 16 rows, 49 sts.

 Work even until piece measures 6 inches (6 1/2 inches, size 6). Then bind off 5 sts at the beg of the next 6 rows, bind off remaining 19 sts for back of neck.

Front--

Work front same as for back to 1 inch above armhole shaping (work K 1, P 1 sts on opposite side to correspond to back). 

Work 6 buttonholes (K 1, P 1, K 1 bind off 3, K 1, P l. Next row, cast on 3 sts over those bound off), about every 15th and 16th rows apart, the first one about 11th and 12th rows. The 7th buttonhole is worked in 5th and 6th row of ribbing on armhole. work in pattern for 15 sts, bind off 19, work last 15 sts until armhole measures 6 inches (6 1/2 inches, size 6) bind off 5 sts, 3 times. 

Work other side to correspond. 

Sew shoulder seams.

Band at Neck--With No. 2 needles, pick up 20 sts for back of neck, K 1 st, P 1 st for 3/4 inch, bind off. Pick up 84 sts, 32 side, 20 front, 32 side. K 1, P 1, decreasing 2 sts at each corner, every row (always have decreases over previous decreases). 

On 4th row, inc 1 st at beg and end of row. When border measures 3/4 inch, bind off, K 1, P 1.

Armbands--Pick up 136 sts, K 1, P 1, for 3/4 inch. 

Sew right side Seams.

Taken from Juvenile Styles 1943

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