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BabyDROPS 13-18 by DROPS Design

DROPS Jacket, trousers, bonnet, socks, blanket, ball and rattle in Alpaca

BabyDROPS 13-18

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: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Jacket:
100-100-150 (150-200) g colour no 0100, off-white
Trousers:
100-150-150 (150-200) g colour no 0100, off-white
Bonnet:
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white
Socks:
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white
All four pieces:
250-250-300 (350-400) g colour no 0100, off-white

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needle size 2.5mm
DROPS crochet hook size 2.5mm
DROPS mother of pearl button, no 523, 5 pcs
Accessory: Silk ribbon, approx 80 cm for bonnet and 2 x 50 cm for the socks

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Knitting tension: 26 sts x 34 rows on needle size 2.5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm

JACKET:
Garter sts, back and forth on needle: Knit all rows
Garter sts, on circular needle: knit 1 round, purl 1 round

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.3. The diagram shows the pattern from the right side.

Button hole: Make button holes on right front band from the right side as follows: cast off 3rd and 4th st from the edge and cast on 2 new sts on next row. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 4, 10, 16, 22 and 26 cm
Size 6/9 months: 5, 11, 17, 23 and 28 cm
Size 12/18 months: 6, 13, 20, 27 and 32 cm
Size 2 years: 9, 16, 23, 30 and 36 cm
Size 3/4 years: 9, 17, 25, 33 and 39 cm

Decreasing tips 1(applies to collar on jacket): All decreases are done from the right side
Dec 1 st as follows at beginning of row: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso

Increasing tips (applies to collar on jacket):
Inc 1 st by picking up the thread between 2 sts from previous row and knit this into back of st.

Front and back piece: Knit the jacket back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Using both ends of the circular needle size 2.5mm (to make sure the edge becomes elastic) cast on 163-180-197 (214-231) sts (incl 5 edge sts each side towards mid front) with Alpaca. Remove 1 needle and knit 2 rows garter sts. Now knit 3 repeats of M.1 with 5 edge sts each side in garter sts. After M.1 knit 2 rows stocking sts (continue in garter sts over the 5 edge sts until finished measurements), at the same time adjusting number of sts evenly on 1st row to 148-166-184 (196-214) (do not dec over the 5 edge sts each side). Insert a marking thread 39-44-49 (51-56) sts in from each side = 70-78-86 (94-102) sts between marking threads on back piece. Now knit M.2 with 5 edge sts each side. At the same time, when piece measures 5 cm dec 1 st each side of both marking threads on every 3-3-4 (4-5) cm a total of 4 times = 132-150-168 (180-198) sts – knit sts not fitting into pattern in stocking sts. Remember buttonholes on right front edge – see explanation above. When piece measures approx 16-17-20 (23-25) cm – adjust after 2 or 3 rows in stocking sts after a row with pattern in diagram – cast off 10 sts each side for armhole (i.e. 5 sts each side of marking threads) = 52-60-68 (76-84) sts on back piece and 30-35-40 (42-47) sts on each front piece. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Sleeve: Knit round on double pointed needles size 2.5mm. Cast on 36-36-42 (42-42) sts with Alpaca. Knit 8 rounds garter sts and continue in M.2. At the same time, when sleeve measures 4 cm inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 8-10-10 (13-15) times on every 4-4-5 (5-5) round = 52-56-62 (68-72) sts – incorporate the new sts in pattern as you go along. When sleeve measures 15-16-19 (23-27) cm - adjust as for back and front pieces – cast off 10 sts mid under arm = 42-46-52 (58-62) sts. Put the piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

Yoke: Put sleeves in on the same needle as back and front pieces where you cast off for armholes = 196-222-252 (276-302) sts. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Knit 1 row from the right side, at the same time adjusting number of sts evenly on row to 186-218-250 (266-298) (do not dec over the 5 edge sts each side). Now knit and dec following M.3 (continue over the 5 edge sts as before) – finish pattern in diagram at the arrow for appropriate size. After M.3 there are 109-114-115 (122-136) sts left. Knit 1 row from the right side, at the same time adjusting number of sts to 72-76-82 (86-92).

Collar: Cast off the outermost 3 sts each side = 66-70-76 (80-86) sts. Continue in garter sts, at the same time inc 1 st each side – see Increasing tips – on the 3rd row. Inc between the first 2 and the last 2 sts on every other row a total of 3 times. At the same time, when collar measures 2 cm, insert 3 marking threads in piece, 1 by each shoulder and 1 mid back. Now inc 1 st on each side of all marking threads – see Increasing tips. Repeat the inc after 4 rows = 84-88-94 (98-104) sts. When collar measures 5 cm dec each side on every row – see Decreasing tips: 1 st 3 times = 78-82-88 (92-98) sts. Loosely cast off remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew the openings under the arms. Sew on buttons.

Crochet border:
Using crochet hook size 2.5 crochet round the collar as follows: 1 dc in 1st st, *3 ch, 1 tr in the 1st ch, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-*
Crochet round sleeve edges as follows: 1 dc in 1st st, *5 ch, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-*.
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TROUSERS:
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*

Pattern: see diagrams M.2 and M.4.

Decreasing tips (applies to inner side of leg:
Dec as follows 1 st after the marking thread: K2 tog
Decrease as follows 1 st before marking thread: K2 tog into back of st.

Start at the top and knit downwards.
Cast on 120-128-136 (140-144) sts with circular needle size 2.5mm. Knit 4 cm Rib. Continue in stocking sts, at the same time inc evenly on round to 156-168-180 (192-204) sts. Insert a marking thread at the beginning of round = mid back and after 78-84-90 (96-102) sts = mid front.
Knit M.2, at the same time, knitting elevation at the back as follows: knit 12 sts, turn the piece (to avoid a hole slip the first st as if to knit and tighten thread when knitting back), knit 24 sts, turn the piece. Continue like this by knitting 12 sts more before each turn another 8-10-10 (12-12) times. Now knit round over all sts. When piece measures 12-15-16 (17-18) cm (measured from mid front) inc 1 st on each side of the middle 2 sts mid front on every other row a total of 10 times (inc by picking up st from previous row and knit this) = 176-188-200 (212-224) sts. After the last inc the piece measures approx 18-21-22 (23-24) cm mid front. Knit next round as follows from mid back: Cast off 3 sts, knit 82-88-94 (100-106) sts, cast off 6 sts, 82-88-94 (100-106) sts, cast off 3 sts. Now finish each leg separately.

Legs: Put sts from one leg on a thread and sts from the other leg on double pointed needles size 2.5mm = 82-88-94 (100-106) sts. Knit round (continue pattern as before) and insert a marking thread at beginning of round = inner side of leg. When leg measures 2 cm dec 1 st on both sides of marking thread – see Decreasing tips – on every 2-2-2.5 (2.5-3) cm a total of 4-5-6 (7-8) times = 74-78-82 (86-90) sts. When leg measures 10-13-16 (21-26) cm knit M.4 – start at the bottom of diagram. After M.4 knit 1 round, at the same time dec evenly to 60-64-68 (72-76) sts. Knit 10 cm Rib and cast off loosely.
Knit the other leg in the same way.

Assembly: Sew opening between legs. Fold the rib at bottom of legs.
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BONNET:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 months –12/18 months
To fit head circumference: 40/42 – 42/44 – 44/46 cm

Garter sts: knit all rows

Pattern: see diagrams M.2 and M.3.

Knit back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 82-88-100 sts on needle size 2.5mm. Knit garter sts, at the same time making a hole each side on every 6th row by casting off the 3rd st from edge and making a yo over the cast off st.
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
When piece measures 6 cm knit M.2 with 5 sts in garter sts each side (continue holes on every 6th row as before) until piece measures 14-15-16 cm. Adjust after 2 rows stocking sts after 1 pattern row. At the same time, on the last row from the wrong side, cast off the 5 outermost sts each side and adjust number of sts to 70-80-90.
Insert 5 marking threads in piece as follows: 1st after 1 st, and thereafter 14-16-18 sts between each (= 13-15-17 sts after the last marking thread). Knit garter sts, at the same time dec 1 st after each marking thread on every other row a total of 12-14-16 times = 10 sts left. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and attach.

Assembly: Sew seam mid back. Crochet a border along the cast-on row with Alpaca and crochet hook size 2.5 as follows: 1 dc in 1st st, *5 ch, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-*. Crochet along garter sts at back of bonnet in the same way. Fold the front edge double against the right side and attach with a couple of neat sts to lower edge. Pull silk ribbon through the row of holes.
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SOCKS:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 cm

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

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram shows the pattern from the right side.

Garter sts: Knit all rows.

The sock is knitted back and forth from mid back. Cast on 68-68-68 using 2 needles size 2.5mm. Remove 1 needle knit 2 rows garter sts. Now knit 5-6-7 repeats of M.1 – piece measures approx 5-6-7 cm. Knit 1 row from the right side, at the same time adjusting number of sts to 34-38-42. Knit 1 row from the wrong side and knit next row as follows from the right side: K1, *K2 tog, yo*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1. Knit 1 row from wrong side. Now put the outermost 12-13-15 sts each side on a thread. = 10-12-12 sts left. Knit 4-4.5-5 cm garter sts over these sts. Put sts from thread back on needle and pick up 10-11-13 sts on each side of middle piece = 54-60-68 sts.
Knit 3-4-5 cm garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 1.5-2-2.5 dec on every other row until finished measurements as follows:
Dec 1 st at the beginning and at the end of row and K2 tog on each side of the 2 middle sts.
Cast off and sew seam under foot and mid back. Pull a silk ribbon or similar through holes.

BALL AND RATTLE: see pattern no 13-32
BLANKET: SEE PATTERN 13-22

Diagram

knit from right side, purl from wrong side
purl from right side, knit from wrong side
yo
K2 tog
slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
yo, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, yo


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