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Dreamy Bluebell by DROPS Design

DROPS Bunting bag and soft toy in Alpaca

BabyDROPS 14-14

Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 –3/4 years)
All measurements in charts are in cm'.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
400-450-500 (600-650) g color no 2917, turquoise

DROPS circular needle size 5 mm / US 8

DROPS wooden button no 511: 6-6-7 (7-7) pcs

Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 34 rows with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 5 mm / US 8 in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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Garter sts: Knit all rows

Measurement tips: Because of the weight of the wool, all measurements should be made whilst piece is hanging.

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: knit 2nd and 3rd st from edge tog and make a yo. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 27, 32, 37, 42, 47 and 52 cm / 10 5/8",12½",14½",16½",18½",20½"
Size 6/9 months: 28, 34, 41, 47, 54 and 61 cm / 11",13 3/8",16 1/8",18½",21 1/4",24"
Size 12/18 months: 29, 36, 42, 49, 55, 62 and 69 cm / 11 3/8",14 1/4",16½", 19 1/4",21 5/8",24 3/8",27 1/8"
Size 2 years: 30, 37, 44, 51, 58, 65, 72 and 80 cm / 11 3/4",14½",17 1/4",20",22 3/4",25½",28 3/8",31½"
Size 3/4 years: 31, 39, 47, 55, 63, 71, 80 and 89 cm / 12 1/4",15 1/4",18½",21 5/8",24 3/4",28",31½",35"
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BUNTING BAG:

Front piece: See Measurement tips.
The piece is worked back and forth on a circular needle.
Loosely cast on 54-60-66 (70-76) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) with 2 strands of Alpaca on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Knit garter sts back and forth.
When piece measures 24-25-26 (27-28) cm / 9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4" (10 5/8"-11") divide the work in two and put half the sts on right front on a holder = 27-30-33 (35-38) sts left on needle.

Left front: = 27-30-33 (35-38) sts. Cast on 3 new sts towards mid front for front band = 30-33-36 (38-41) sts.
Continue in garter sts but purl the 5 sts towards mid front (= front edge) on all rows until finished measurements (to mark the front edge).
When piece measures 47-55-62 (72-80) cm / 18½"-21 5/8"-24 3/8" (28 3/8"-31½") – remember measuring tips – cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of each row towards the side as follows: 3 sts 3-2-3 (3-1) times, 4 sts 2-3-3 (5-5) times, 6 sts 1-1-1 (1-3) times and 10 sts 1 times = 63-67-73 (83-92) sts.
When piece measures 53-62-70 (81-90) cm / 21"-24 3/8"-27½" (32"-35½") cast of the 8-8-9 (10-10) sts towards mid front for neck and then dec to shape the neckline on every 4th row: 1 st 3 times = 52-56-61 (70-79) sts (= shoulder + sleeve).
When piece measures 58-67-75 (88-95) cm / 22 3/4"-26 3/8"-29½" (34 5/8"-37 3/8") – stop after 1 row from wrong side - put sts on a holder.

Right front: Put sts from first holder back on needle and work as left front, but mirrored. Make buttonholes on front band as described above.

Back piece:
The piece is worked back and forth on a circular needle.
Cast on 54-60-66 (70-76) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) with 2 strands of Alpaca on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8.
Knit garter sts back and forth until piece measures 47-55-62 (72-80) cm / 18½"-21 5/8"-24 3/8" (28 3/8"-31½") – remember measuring tips.
Now cast on new sts for sleeves at the end of each row, each side: 3 sts 3-2-3 (3-1) times, 4 sts 2-3-3 (5-5) times, 6 sts 1-1-1 (1-3) times and 10 sts 1 times = 120-128-140 (160-178) sts.
When piece measures 56-65-73 (84-93) cm / 22"-25½"-28 3/8" (33"-36 5/8") cast of the middle 14-14-16 (18-18) sts for neck and work each side separately. Then dec 1 st in beg of next row from neck to shape the neckline = 52-56-61 (70-79) sts (= shoulder + sleeve). When piece measures 58-67-75 (88-95) cm / 22 3/4"-26 3/8"-29½" (34 5/8"-37 3/8") – stop after 1 row from wrong side - put sts on a holder.

Assembly: Sew shoulder/upper sleeve seams (sts from holders).
Sew under-sleeve, side seams and bottom seams within 1 edge st.
Sew the edges at the bottom of front bands and fold approx 4 cm / 1½'' on both sleeves towards right side and attach with a couple of neat sts.

Hood: Pick up approx 45 to 55 sts from the right side with 2 strands Alpaca and needle size 5 mm / US 8 round the neckline. Knit 3 rows garter sts, at the same time inc to 72-74-76 (78-82) sts evenly on the 2nd row. On next row cast on 7 new sts each side for folding edge = 86-88-90 (92-96) sts.
Knit garter sts until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm / 8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4" (10 5/8"-11") and bind off.
Fold hood double and sew seam at top of hood.
Fold 4 cm / 1½'' at front edge towards right side and attach with neat sts to neckline.
Make a pompom with a diameter of approx 6-7 cm / 2½" and attach to the top of hood. Sew on buttons.

SOFT TOY: see pattern 14-30

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