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Leonard by DROPS Design

DROPS Jacket, socks and soft toy in Alpaca

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BabyDROPS 13-15

Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years)

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150-150-150 (200-200) g color no 0302, camel
50 g for all sizes in the following colors:
0100, off-white, 0401, brown, 0618, beige-mix, 6205 baby blue, 6309 gray-turquoise

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 (for rib) and 3 mm

DROPS burnt wooden button, no 523, 6-6-6 (7-7) pcs

100 g for all sizes color no 6205, baby blue
DROPS double pointed needle size 5 mm / US 8

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts: Knit all rows

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

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 and M.2.

Front and back piece:
Knit the jacket back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 144-160-180 (196-212) sts (incl 1 edge st towards mid front each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) with camel and circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and purl 1 row from wrong side. Continue in rib with 1 edge sts and a further 2 sts in garter sts each side.
When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' change to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and knit 1 row from the right side, at the same time dec evenly to 125-137-149 (167-179) sts.
Knit 1 row from the wrong side.
Now knit next row as follows from the right side:
1 edge st, M.1A over the next 120-132-144 (162-174) sts, M.1B (= 3 sts) and 1 edge st. Continue the pattern like this.
At the same time, insert a marker 32-35-38 (42-45) sts in from each side = 61-67-73 (83-89) sts between markers on back piece.
When piece measures approx 19-20-23 (27-30) cm – adjust after 2 or 3 rows in stockinette sts after a row with pattern in diagram – bind off 10-10-10 (12-12) sts each side for armhole (i.e. 5-5-5- (6-6) sts each side of markers) = 51-57-63 (71-77) sts on back piece and 27-30-33 (36-39) sts on each front piece.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Knit round on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5.
Cast on 44-48-52 (56-60) sts with camel. Knit 1 round and continue in rib.
When sleeve measures 4-5-5- (6-6) cm, change to double pointed needles 3mm/US 2.5. Knit 1 round, at the same time dec evenly to 36-36-42 (42-48) sts.
Purl 1 round and continue in M.1A.
At the same time, when sleeve measures 5-6-6- (7-7) cm inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 6-8-10 (13-12) times as follows:
Size 1/3 months: alternately on every 5th and 6th round
Size 6/9 +12/18 months: on every 4th round
Size 2 years: alternately on every 3rd and 4th round
Size 3/4 years: on every 5th round
= 48-52-62 (68-72) sts – incorporate the new sts in M.1 as you go along.
When sleeve measures 16-17-19 (23-27) cm – adjust as for back and front pieces – bind off 10-10-10 (12-12) sts mid under arm = 38-42-52 (56-60) sts.
Put the piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

Put sleeves in on the same needle as back and front pieces where you bind off for armholes = 181-201-233 (255-275) sts.
Knit 2-4-6 (1-5) rows stockinette sts (1st row = right side), at the same time adjusting number of sts to 173-191-227 (245-263).
Now continue and dec according to M.2 – see diagram for appropriate size and remember 1 edge st each side.
After the last dec there are 59-65-77 (83-89) sts left, finish M.2.
Now knit 1-2-3 (1-1) rows of stockinette sts with camel, at the same time dec evenly to 42-50-62 (70-74) sts on the last row. Put sts on a thread.

Sew the openings under the arms.

Front edges:
Pick up 85-89-101 (117-129) sts along left front piece with camel and needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5. Note! If you pick up fewer/more sts that this, you need to adjust number of sts on first row.
Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and purl 1 row from wrong side. Now continue in rib with 1 edge st + 2 sts in garter sts towards neckline and 2 edge sts + 2 sts in garter sts towards lower edge (seen from the right side).
When rib measures approx 2.5-3 cm bind off loosely in rib.
Repeat along right front edge, but when rib measures 1 cm / 3/8'', make 6-6-6 (7-7) buttonholes evenly distributed – the top one approx 1 cm / 3/8'' from neck line and the bottom one approx 2 cm / 3/4'' from lower edge.
Make buttonholes by K 2 tog and making a yo.

Put sts from thread on yoke on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and pick up an additional 6 sts over each front edge with baby blue = 54-62-74 (82-86) sts on row (number of sts is dividable by 4 +2).
Knit 1 row from the wrong side, 1 row from the right side and 1 row from the wrong side. Continue in rib with 2 edge sts each side towards mid front (seen from the right side). Bind off loosely in rib when rib measures approx 4-6 cm.
Fold neck double towards the wrong side and attach with neat sts – make sure the seam doesn’t pull.


Foot length: approx 10-11-12 (14-15) cm

Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 5 mm / US 8 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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

Loosely cast on 28-32-36 (40-44) sts with 2 strands of Alpaca on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. Knit 6-6-7 (8-8) cm rib.
Now knit 1 row, shifting the rib 1 st to the left as follows: over (K2, P2) it will be (P1, K2, P1).
*Knit 3 rounds with K over K and P over P, on 4th round shift the rib 1 st to the left*, repeat from *-* until piece measures 25-26-27 (29-30) cm.
Now purling all purled sts tog 2 and 2, knit 2 rounds with K over K and P over P, work 1 round knitting all knitted sts tog 2 and 2, work 2 rounds with K over K and P over P and work 1 round knitting all knitted sts tog 2 and 2 = 7-8-9 (10-11) sts.
Cut the thread and pull through the remaining sts, fasten.
The sock measures approx 28-29-30 (32-33) cm.

SOFT TOY: see pattern 13-33


beige mix
off white
light blue
knit from right side, purl from wrong side
purl from right side, knit from wrong side
K2 tog

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