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Knitting tension: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*.
Front and back piece: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 120-130-140-158 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with mint and work 3-3-3-4 cm Rib. Change to needle size 3 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 0-0-0-2 sts evenly = 120-130-140-160 sts. When piece measures 14-15-17-18 cm work M.1, then complete piece in M.2. At the same time when piece measures 15-16-19-20 cm divide piece in 2 and complete front and back pieces separately.
Front piece: = 60-65-70-80 sts. Continue in pattern. When piece measures 23-25-29-31 cm cast off the middle 10-13-16-18 sts for neck. Right shoulder: dec on every other row to shape the neckline: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts twice and 1 st 1 time. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 27-29-33-35 cm. Left shoulder: dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, and 1 st 1 time. When piece measures 26-28-32-34 cm change to needle size 2.5 mm and work 2 cm Rib, but after 2 rows make 2 buttonholes evenly distributed. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row. Cast off.
Back piece: = 60-65-70-80 sts. Continue in pattern. When piece measures 25-27-31-33 cm cast off the middle 18-21-24-26 sts for neck. Right shoulder: dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time and 1 st 1 time. Cast off remaining sts when piece measures 27-29-33-35 cm. Left shoulder: When piece measures 26-28-32-34 cm, change to needle size 2.5 mm and work 2 cm Rib, cast off.
Sleeve: Cast on 38-40-40-42 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with mint and work 2-2-3-3 cm Rib. Change to needle size 3 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 2-4-8-10 sts evenly on round = 40-44-48-52 sts. At the same time after the Rib inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 9-9-10-10 times as follows:
Size 3 months: on every 4th round
Size 6/9 + 12/18 + 24 months: on every 5th and 6th round alternately
= 58-62-68-72 sts. When piece measures 10-13-15-15 cm work M.1 – place a pattern repeat mid upper sleeve – and then complete piece in M.2. Cast off when sleeve measures 16-20-22-24 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder and side seams. Pick up approx 80-90 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with mint round the neck and work M.1 back and forth on needle, then 1 cm Rib. At the same time after 2 rows, make 1 buttonhole in line with the others on shoulder. Cast off. Set in sleeves and sew on buttons.
SOCKS: see Babydrops 2, pattern no 3.
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