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DROPS Baby 13-1 by DROPS Design

Jumpsuit, soft toys and blanket in Alpaca

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Jumpsuit:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 –3/4 years)
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68 – 74/80 (86/92 – 98/104)

Materials: Alpaca
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 6205, light blue
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 8105, light grey/blue

Drops circular needle size 5mm
DROPS wooden button no 502: 2 pcs

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Knitting tension: 17 sts x 34 rows with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts: Knit all rows

Increasing tips (applies to pointed front edge): Inc 1 st within 1 edge st by knitting 2 sts in 1.

JUMPSUIT:
Back piece + sleeves + legs: The jumpsuit is knitted from side to side, e.i. starting with the sleeve. Loosely cast on 13-14-15 (15-16) sts (= right sleeve edge) with 1 strand of each Alpaca colour (= double thread) on needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts. When piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st at left side of piece (seen from the right side) on every 2 cm a total of 6-7-7 (9-10) times = 19-21-22 (24-26) sts. When piece measures 20-21-23 (27-30) cm (sleeve on back piece is now finished), loosely cast on 78-91-104 (121-134) sts at left side of piece (seen from the right side) = 97-112-126 (145-160) sts. Insert a marking thread – measure piece from here from now on. Continue in garter sts over the back piece. When piece measures 9-10-11 (12-13) cm from marking thread, cast off the same side as you increased, on every other row as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 16 sts 1 time, 7 sts 3 times
Size 6/9 months: 16 sts 1 time, 9 sts 3 rimes
Size 12/18 months: 16 sts 1 time, 8 sts 4 times
Size 2 years: 16 sts 1 time, 10 sts 4 times
Size 3/4 years: 17 sts 1 time, 8 sts 6 times
After all dec are complete there are 69-69-78 (89-95) sts on row. When piece measures 13-14-16 (17-19) cm insert a new marking thread (= mid back) – measure piece from here from now on. When piece measures 2 cm, cast on new sts the same side as you cast off before, on every other row as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 7 sts 3 times, 16 sts 1 time
Size 6/9 months: 9 sts 3 rimes, 16 sts 1 time
Size 12/18 months: 8 sts 4 times, 16 sts 1 time
Size 2 years: 10 sts 4 times, 16 sts 1 time
Size 3/4 years: 8 sts 6 times, 17 sts 1 time
There re now 97-112-126 (145-160) sts on row. When piece measures 13-14-15 (17-19) cm from mid back, loosely cast off 78-91-104 (121-134) sts the same side as before = 19-21-22 (24-26) sts left for sleeve. Insert a new marking thread - measure piece from here from now on. When piece measures 2-1-3 (3-4) cm dec same side as before: 1 st every 2 cm a total of 6-7-7 (9-10) times = 13-14-15 (15-16) sts. When piece measures 21-21-23 (27-30) cm cast off loosely. The piece now measures approx 66-70-78 (88-98) cm from sleeve edge to sleeve edge (incl 4 cm to turn up on each sleeve).

Right front piece + sleeve + leg: The piece is knitted from side to side from front edge towards the sleeve.
Read the whole section before knitting it!
Cast on 3 sts with 1 strand of each Alpaca colour (= double thread) on needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts, at the same time inc 1 st each side (for pointed front edge) – see Increasing tips – on every other row: 12-14-15 (17-19) times = 27-31-33 (37-41) sts. At the same time, after approx 3 cm cast off the middle 3 sts for buttonhole and cast on 3 new sts on next row. After all inc are complete (piece measures approx 7-8-9 (10-11) cm) cast on 17-19-21 (25-27) new sts at left side of piece (seen from the right side) and insert a marking thread = mid front.
At the other side inc 1 st as before for neckline on every row 7-8-10 (11-13) times and then 9-11-14 (16-14) sts 1 times.
At the same time, when piece measures 2 cm from marking thread, cast on new sts for leg at left side of piece on every other row as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 7 sts 3 times, 16 sts 1 time
Size 6/9 months: 9 sts 3 rimes, 16 sts 1 time
Size 12/18 months: 8 sts 4 times, 16 sts 1 time
Size 2 years: 10 sts 4 times, 16 sts 1 time
Size 3/4 years: 8 sts 6 times, 17 sts 1 time
After all inc are complete there are 97-112-126 (145-160) sts on row. When piece measures 13-14-16 (17-19) cm from marking thread mid front loosely cast off 78-91-104 (121-134) sts at left side = 19-21-22 (24-26) sts left for sleeve. Insert a new marking thread and measure piece from here from now on. When piece measures 2-1-3 (3-4) cm dec 1 st at left side on every 2 cm a total of 6-7-7 (9-10) times = 13-14-15 (15-16) sts. When piece measures 21-21-23 (27-30) cm cast off loosely.

Left front piece + sleeve + leg: Cast on and knit as right front piece, but mirrored.

Assembly: Sew shoulder + upper sleeve seams in outermost loop of sts to create a neat seam – leave 4-5-6 (7-8) cm for neck opening. Sew inner leg seams, under-sleeve and side seams the same way and sew the opening between the legs. Sew on 1 button on the right side of left front piece and 1 button on the wrong side of right front piece – adjust to buttonholes.
Fold approx 4 cm on each sleeve.

SOFT TOYS: see pattern 13-08
BLANKET: see pattern 13-19

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