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Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needle in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm
Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch. All charts have arrows indicating the starting points for different sizes.
Rib: * knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from * - *.
Body: Cast on 184 (192-208) sts on larger circular needles with red; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows stockinette stitch. Attach a marker on the other side; front and back = 92 (96-104) sts. Knit Pattern 1 - start at the appropriate arrow on the chart and knit across the front, start at the arrow again and knit across the back. After Pattern 1 repeat Pattern 2 (start at the appropriate arrow on the chart and knit across the front, start at the arrow again and knit across the back) until the work measures approximately 47 (52-58) cm - adjust for complete pattern. At the same time, when the work measures 24 (27-33) cm, bind off 4 sts at the center front for placket = 180 (188-204) sts. Knit the body back and forth on the needles. After Pattern 2 repeat Pattern 3 to finished dimensions. Start at the appropriate arrow and knit across the right front, start at the arrow again and knit across the back, start at the arrow again and knit across the left front. At the same time, when the work measures 52 (56-60) cm, bind off for armholes: knit 38 (40-42) sts for the front, bind off 12 (12-16) sts, knit 80 (84-88) sts for the back, bind off 12 (12-16) sts, knit 38 (40-42) sts for the front. Knit the rest of the fronts and back separately.
Back: = 80 (84-92) sts. Continue the pattern as established. When the work measures 65 (70-76) cm, put the center 32 (34-36) sts on a stitch holder for the neck, then dec 1 st at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 3 is complete. The work measures approximately 67 (72-78) cm.
Left Front: = 38 (40-45) sts. Continue the pattern as established. When the work measures 62 (67-73) cm, bind off for the neck every other row: 9 (10-11) sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times. Bind off after Pattern 3 is complete. The work measures approximately 67 (72-78) cm.
Right Front: Knit like the left, reversing neck shaping.
Sleeves: Cast on 38 (40-42) sts on smaller double pointed needles with red; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 3 cm rib. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 1, increasing 4 (4-4) sts evenly distributed on the first row = 42 (44-46) sts. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 12 (13-17) times:
Sizes 0/3 + 6/9 mos.: every row
Size 12/18 mos.: inc on rows 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26 and 28
= 66 (70-80) sts. After Pattern 1 repeat Pattern 2 to finished dimensions. When the work measures 8 (13-14.5) cm, divide the work at the marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. When the work measures 11 (16-18) cm, bind off for sleeve caps on either side every other row: 7 (7-8) sts 3 times, bind off all sts. The work measures approximately 13 (17-20) cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 70-74 sts around the neck on smaller double pointed needles with red and knit 2 cm rib, bind off. Left buttonband: Pick up approximately 94 sts on smaller needles with red along the left front from the right side and knit 2 cm rib, bind off. Right buttonband: knit like the left, but after 1 cm make 7 buttonholes evenly distributed on the buttonband (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 sts on the next row). Bind off. Sew the button bands together at the bottom of the split. Sew the sleeves to the body. Sew on the buttons.
NOTE: When the "sack" becomes too small you can turn it into a cardigan by cutting at the beginning of the buttonband and knitting approximately 4 cm of ribbing.
Sizes: 0/3 - 6/9 (12/18 - 24) months
Materials: Garnstudio KARISMA SUPERWASH
50-50 (100-100) g col. 01, natural white
DROPS 3.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts and 45 rows in garter stitch = 10 x 10 cm
Garter Stitch, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter Stitch, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl *. Repeat from * - *.
Hat: The hat is worked from one side of the head to the other -- the edge shaping forms points on both sides.
Cast on 28-32 (36-40) sts and knit garter stitch. Knit 1 row, increasing 1 st on the right side and decreasing 1 st on the left side. Establish pattern as follows:
1st row (right side): knit 2, yarn over, knit until 4 sts remain; K 2 tog into back of stitch, knit 2.
2nd row (wrong side): Knit across row until you reach the yarn over from the previous row, knit the yarn over in the back of the st and then K 2 sts.
Repeat these 2 rows until the work measures 5.5 - 6 (6.5 - 7) cm.
Dec 1 st on the right side and inc 1 st on the left side as follows:
1st row (right side): knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit until 2 sts remain, yarn over, knit 2.
2nd row (wrong side): knit 2, knit 1 into back of the yarn over, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat these 2 rows until an additional 5.5 - 6 (6.5 - 7) cm have been worked. Continue in garter st, increasing 1 st on the right side every 4th row and decreasing 1 st on the left side every other row until the work measures 15.5 - 17 (17.5 - 18) cm from the start. This is the center of the hat. Put a marker on each side of the work. Continue to knit the other half - but work all shaping in reverse. Bind off when the work measures 31-34 (35-36) cm.
Assembly: The front is the part of the work which has three whole points and the back is the part of the work which has 2 whole points and 2 half points. Sew the hat together in the back by sewing the first half point against the first half of the first whole point. Then sew the other half of the first whole point to the first half of the second whole point. Then sew the other (second) half of the second whole point to the last half point. Finally, sew the hat together in the center of the back.
I-cord: Cast on 4 sts on double-pointed needles and knit the first row. * Do not turn the work, but bring the yarn behind the work, tighten the yarn and knit the sts again from the right side. * Repeat from * - * until the cord measures 15-15 (16-17) cm, bind off. Knit another cord and sew them onto the wrong side of the points on each side of the hat.