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BabyDROPS 14-29 by DROPS Design
"An easy-to-use set to be knit in the colors you choose for your little baby…"
DROPS Jacket, pants, booties and soft toy in Alpaca
BabyDROPS 14-29
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years)
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150-200-200 (250-250) g color no 2917, light turquoise

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7

DROPS wooden button, no 513, 5-5-6 (6-6) pcs

100-100-100 (100-150) g color no 0618, beige-mix
50 g for all sizes in the following colors:
no 0302, camel, no 0501, light gray, no 2917, light turquoise

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6
Elastic: approx 50-60 cm / 19"-24" for waist (1.5 cm / ½'' wide)

50-50-100 (100-100) g color no 2917, light turquoise
DROPS straight needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 (for rib) and 4mm/US 6.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows with 2 strands Alpaca on needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows.

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: Knit tog 2nd and 3rd st from edge and make a yo. On next row knit yo as a st. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 2, 8, 14 and 20 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",5½",8"
Size 6/9 months: 2, 8, 15 and 21 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",6",8 1/4"
Size 12/18 months: 2, 8, 14, 20 and 26 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",5½",8",10 1/4"
Size 2 years: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 cm / 3/4",3½",6 1/4",9",11 3/4"
Size 3/4 years: 2, 10, 18, 26 and 34 cm / 3/4",4",7",10 1/4",13 3/8"
Note! The last buttonhole will be on the neckline.

Decreasing tips (applies to raglan): All dec are made form the right side.
Dec as follows in each transition between sleeve and body pieces (start 3 sts before marker): K2 tog, K2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Front and back piece:
Work the jacket back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Remember buttonholes on right front band – see above.
Cast on 132-138-150 (162-168) sts (includes 5 edge sts towards mid front each side, worked in garter sts throughout) with 2 strands light turquoise (double strands) and needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Purl 1 row from the wrong side and work next row as follows:
5 front edge sts in garter sts, *K2, P4*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 5 edge sts in garter sts.
Continue the Rib like this until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') .
Now continue in stockinette sts with 5 edge sts each side in garter sts. At the same time on the first row after the Rib adjust number of sts to 118-128-140 (146-158) sts – do not dec over the 5 edge sts each side.
Insert a marker 32-34-38 (39-42) sts in from each side = 54-60-64 (68-74) sts between markers on back piece.
When piece measures 5-5-6 (6-6) cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8" (2 3/8"-2 3/8") dec 1 st on each side on both markers, repeat on every 3-3-3 (4-5) cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/8" (1½"-2") a total of 5 times = 98-108-120 (126-138) sts.
When piece measures 19-20-23 (27-30) cm / 7½"-8"-9" (10 5/8"-11 3/4") – adjust so that next row is from the wrong side – K3 rows garter sts over all sts.
On next row bind off 6-8-8 (8-10) sts each side for armhole (i.e. 3-4-4 (4-5) sts on each side of both markers) = 38-42-46 (50-54) sts on back piece and 24-25-29 (30-32) sts on each front piece.
Put piece aside and make the sleeves.

Sleeve is worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 30-30-36 (36-36) sts with 2 strands light turquoise.
K1 round and continue in Rib with K2, P4 until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') .
Now continue in stockinette sts at the same time adjusting number of sts to 28-28-30 (30-32) on the first round in stockinette sts.
When sleeve measures 8-6-6 (6-6) cm / 3 1/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/8" (2 3/8"-2 3/8"), inc 2 sts mid under sleeve, repeat on every 7-4-3 (3-3.5) cm / 2 3/4"-1½"-1 1/8" (1 1/8"-1 1/4") a total of 2-4-5 (7-7) times = 32-36-40 (44-46) sts.
When piece measures 18-20-21 (26-30) cm / 7"-8"-8 1/4" (10 1/4"-11 3/4") purl 1 round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round, and then knit 1 round while binding off 6-8-8 (8-10) sts mid under arm on this last round = 26-28-32 (36-36) sts.
Put the piece aside and make the other sleeve.

Put sleeves in on the same circular needle as back and front pieces where you bound off for armholes = 138-148-168 (182-190) sts.
Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body pieces (= 4 markers).
Read all of the following section before knitting it:
Knit garter sts over all sts and knit 1 row from the wrong side before starting the dec.

Raglan decreases:
Dec 1 st on each side of all markers (= 8 dec per row) – see Decreasing tips – Dec on every 4th row a total of 7-8-8 (9-10) times and then on every other row 0-0-2 (2-2) times.
Neck: At the same time when piece measures 25-27-31 (41-45) cm / 9 3/4"-10 5/8"-12 1/4" (16 1/8"-17 3/4") put the outermost 8-8-10 (10-10) sts towards mid front each side on holders for neck. Now bind off to shape the neckline in beg of every row, each side: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
After all dec for raglan and neck are complete there are 54-56-56 (62-62) sts left on needle and piece measures approx 30-32-36 (41-45) cm / 11 3/4"-12½"-14 1/4" (16 1/8"-17 3/4").

Pick up approx 80 to 96 sts round the neck (including sts on holders) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 2 strands of turquoise. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, and then K1 row from the right side at the same time adjusting number of sts to 54-60-60 (66-66). Continue in Rib as follows (1st round = wrong side): 5 edge sts in garter sts, *P2, K4*, repeat from *-* and finish with P2 and 5 edge sts in garter sts.
After 1 cm / 3/8'' make a buttonhole over the others on right front band.
Bind off loosely in rib when Rib measures 2 cm / 3/4''.
Sew the openings under the arms. Sew on buttons.


Gauge: 19 sts x 25 rows with 2 strands Alpaca on needles size 4 mm / US 6 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*

Stripes: See diagram M.1

Increasing tips: Pick up the yarn from previous row and knit or purl this as it fits into Rib – i.e. knit the first 3 inc sts, purl the next 3 etc.

Worked top down.
Cast on 84-96-96 (108-108) sts with 2 strands beige-mix and circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work in Rib. After 2 cm / 3/4'' start the stripe pattern – see diagram M.1, start at the bottom of chart.
When piece measures 10-13-14 (15-16) cm / 4"-5 1/8"-5½" (6"-6 1/4") inc 1 st on each side of the middle 3 knitted sts – see Increasing tips – repeat on every other round a total of 12 times = 108-120-120 (132-132) sts.
After the last inc piece measures approx 20-23-24 (25-26) cm / 8"-9"-9½" (9 3/4"-10 1/4"). On next round bind off 5 sts mid front and mid back and finish each leg separately.

Legs: Put sts from one leg on a holder and sts from the other leg on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 = 49-55-55 (61-61) sts.
Work in the round (continue pattern as before) and on the first round dec the P4 on inner side of leg to P3 = 48-54-54- (60-60) sts.
Continue in Rib and stripe pattern until leg measures 18-21-24 (29-34) cm / 7"-8 1/4"-9½" (11 3/8"-13 3/8").
Change to beige-mix and work 6 cm / 2 3/8'' in Rib for fold-up.
Bind off loosely in Rib.
Work the other leg in the same way.

Assembly: Sew opening between legs. Fold the upper 2 cm / 3/4'' on waist towards the wrong side and sew neatly on inside – leave an opening for the elastic and insert this. Fold the rib at bottom of legs.

To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-15) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5½"-6")

Gauge: 19 sts x 38 rows with 2 strands Alpaca on needles size 4 mm / US 6 in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows

Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

The booties are knitted from top down and sewn together mid back afterwards.
Loosely cast on 14-16-16 (18-18) sts with 2 strands of light turquoise and needle size 4 mm / US 6 and knit garter sts until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') .
Put sts on a holder and knit a similar piece (= the upper part of bootee).
Put the 2 pieces in on the same needle and K 1 row over all sts = 28-32-32 (36-36) sts (the opening in the middle of piece = mid front).
Change to needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work next row as follows from the right side: 1 edge st in garter sts, *K2, P2*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st in garter sts. Continue the Rib like this until it measures 3.5-4-4.5 (5-5) cm / 1 1/4"-1½"-1 3/4" (2"-2").
Now put the outermost 10-11-11 (12-12) sts each side on holders.
Change back to needle size 4 mm / US 6 and knit 4-5-6 (7-8) cm / 1½"-2"-2 3/8" (2 3/4"-3 1/8") in garter sts over the remaining 8-10-10 (12-12) sts mid front.
Then dec 1 st each side on every other row a total of 2 times = 4-6-6 (8-8) sts left, cut the yarn.
Pick up 10-11-13 (15-17) sts on each side of the middle piece and put sts from holders back on needle = 44-50-54 (62-66) sts.
Work 3-3.5-4 (4.5-5) cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1½" (1 3/4"-2") in garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 1.5-2-2.5 (3-3.5) cm / ½"-3/4"-7/8" (1 1/8"-1 1/4") dec as follows on every other row until finished measurements: bind off 1 st at the beginning and at the end of row and K2 tog on both sides of the middle st = approx 32-38-42 (50-54) sts left.
Bind off loosely. Make another bootee.
Sew seam under foot and mid back – sew in the outer loops of sts in order to make the seam neat.

SOFT TOY: see pattern no 13-34


light turquoise
light gray

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