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Knitting tension: 26 sts x 52 rows on needles size 2.5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts: Knit all rows
Knitting tips: Every time you turn the piece, slip 1 st after turning and tighten thread before continuing. Do this to avoid holes in transitions.
Start on left front, knit towards the sleeve, the back, the other sleeve and finish with right front.
Loosely cast on 70-76-86 (96-104) sts with light mint on needle size 2.5 and knit 10 rows garter sts (= front band, 1st row = right side). Continue as follows – read Knitting tips: *2 rows garter sts over the first 46-50-57 (65-70) sts with lime (i.e. knit from right side over the first 46-50-57 (65-70) sts, turn the piece and knit back), 2 rows garter sts over the first 64-70-80 (90-98) sts with lime, 2 rows garter sts over all 70-76-86 (96-104) sts with light mint*, repeat from *-* until piece measures 16-18-19 (20.5-22) cm from cast-on row (measured where widest). Now put the outermost 41-45-52 (60-65) sts towards lower edge on a thread (= side) and cast on 36-42-46 (60-70) new sts on beginning of row for sleeve, before continuing as follows:
*2 rows garter sts over the first 41-47-51 (65-75) sts with lime, 2 rows garter sts over the first 59-67-74 (90-103) sts with lime, 2 rows garter sts over all 65-73-80 (96-109) sts with light mint. When piece measures 16-17-18 (18-20) cm from sts cast on for sleeve (measured where widest), cast off the outermost 36-42-46 (60-70) sts towards lower edge of sleeve. Put the 41-45-52 (60-65) sts from thread back on needle and insert a marking thread in piece. Now knit from *-* as described for front piece.
When piece measures 28-31-35 (37-40) cm from marking thread (measured where widest), put the outermost 41-45-52 (60-65) sts from lower edge on a thread (= side). Cast on 36-42-46 (60-70) new sts for sleeve and knit as before from *-* as described for the other sleeve until you have knitted as many rows as on the other sleeve. Cast off the outermost 36-42-46 (60-70) sts towards lower edge of sleeve and put the 41-45-52 (60-65) sts from thread back on needle and continue as before until you have knitted as many rows as on the other front piece. Change to light mint and knit front band as follows: Knit 4 rows garter sts over all sts, on next row make 3 button holes as follows from the right side (i.e. from lower edge towards the top): knit 43-47-55 (63-67) garter sts, yo, K2 tog, knit 10-11-12 (13-15) garter sts, yo, K2 tog, knit 10-11-12 (13-15) sts, yo, K2 tog and finish with K1. Turn and knit garter sts over all sts. Now knit 4 rows garter sts over all sts and cast off loosely.
Assembly: Sew the openings under the arms.
Neck: Pick up 1 st in every other row round the neck using needle size 2.5 and light mint = approx 88-95-102 (106-113) sts. Knit 3 rows garter sts (1st row = wrong side), at the same time, adjusting number of sts evenly on first row to 62-64-66 (70-72). Cast off in rib, K1, P1.
Sew on buttons.
Right leg: Cast on 52-60-64 (70-74) sts (incl 1 edge st each side) using needle size 2.5 and light mint and knit garter sts. Insert a marking thread when piece measures 4 cm (= turn-up) and measure piece from here. When piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st each side on every 1.5-2-2.5 (3-4) cm a total of 8 times = 68-76-80 (86-90) sts. When piece measures 18-21-24 (29-34) cm, cast off 2 sts each side. Now dec 1 st on one side of piece (= towards mid front) on every other row a total of 2-4-6 (10-12) times = 62-68-70 (72-74) sts. Continue in garter sts until piece measures 36-42-46 (52-58) cm from marking thread. Now knit 2 cm stocking sts and cast off loosely.
Left leg: As right leg, but mirrored.
Assembly: Fold right leg double and sew inner leg seam within 1 edge st – NB! On the lower 4 cm (turn-up) sew with seam on the right side so that it doesn’t show when you turn it. Sew left leg in the same way. Sew together the trousers front and back within 1 edge st and sew the opening between the legs. Turn the 2 cm stocking sts at the top against the wrong side and attach with small, neat sts. – leave a little opening for the elastic band. Turn the turn-ups.
SOFT TOY: see pattern no 14-30
BLANKET: see pattern no 14-12
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