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Knitting tension: 24 sts x 39 rows on needles size 3 mm in moss sts sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts: Knit all rows
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.
Moss sts: 1st row: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*. 2nd row: P over K, K over P. Repeat 2nd row.
Pattern: See diagram.1. The entire pattern is knitted in moss sts and the diagram shows the pattern from the right side.
Dec tips (apply to raglan): Dec inside 2 sts in garter sts from the RS.
Dec as follows before 2 sts in garter sts: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 2 sts in garter sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Front and back piece:
Knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 154-174-194-214 sts (incl 1 edge sts each side towards mid front, knitted in garter sts throughout) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with off-white. Continue as follows from the RS: 1 edge st, *K2, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st. After 6 rows dec all P3 to P2 = 124-140-156-172 sts. Change to circular needle size 3 mm and knit M.1 until piece measures 11-12-13-15 cm. Now finish the piece in moss sts and off-white. At the same time when piece measures 15-16-19-22 cm knit next row as follows from the RS: Knit 28-32-36-40 sts (= right front piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, knit 56-64-72-80 sts (= back piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, knit 28-32-36-40 sts (= left front piece). Put the piece aside and knit the sleeves
Sleeve: Knitted back and forth on pointed needles. Cast on 42-42-46-46 sts (incl 1 edge st each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) on needle size 2.5 mm with off-white. Knit 3-4-4-5 cm Rib with 1 edge st each side.
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Change to needle size 3 mm and continue in M.1 until piece measures approx 12-14-15-18 cm (same number of pattern rows as on body piece) and finish the piece in moss sts and off-white. At the same time after the Rib inc 1 st each side on every 14-8-8-8 row a total of 4-7-8-10 times = 50-56-62-66 sts. When piece measures 17-19-21-25 cm cast off 4 sts each side for armhole = 42-48-54-58 sts. Put the piece aside and knit another sleeve.
Yoke: Put sleeves in on the same needle as body piece where you cast off for armholes = 196-224-252-276 sts. Insert a marking thread in all transitions between sleeve and body pieces = 4 MT. Continue in moss sts, but with 1 st on each side of all MT in stocking sts.
Raglan decreases: There are 8 dec per row and 2 sts between each dec (i.e 1 st on each side of the MT). Dec on every 4th row: 1 st 3-2-1-1 times and then on every other round: 1 st 13-17-21-23 times (a total of 128-152-176-192 sts dec for raglan).
Neckline: At the same time when piece measures 23-25-28-32 cm cast off 8-9-20-22 sts each side towards mid front and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 1 st 2 times. After all dec for raglan and neckline have been completed = 48-50-52-58 sts left and piece measures approx 27-29-33-37 cm.
Assembly: Sew the sleeve seams and the openings under the arms.
Collar: Put sts on neckline on circular needle size 2.5 mm and pick up approx 10 to15 sts on each front piece with pink (ice blue if for a boy) = 68 to 88 sts. Knit moss sts, at the same time inc 1 st inside 1 edge st at sides on every 3rd row a total of 3 times. When collar measures 4.5 cm dec as follows inside 1 edge st on every other row: 1 st 1 time, 3 sts 1 time and 4 sts 1 time. Cast of remaining sts.
Crochet borders: Crochet round the collar with beige and crochet hook size 3 mm as follows:
1st row: 1 dc in each st.
2nd row: 1 ch, 1 dc in first dc, *3 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-*.
Front border: Pick up approx 60 to 80 sts (divisible by 4) along left front piece on needle size 2.5 mm with off-white. Knit Rib with 1 st in garter sts and K2 each end. Cast off in Rib when border measures 2.5 cm. Repeat along right front piece but after 1 cm make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed on row – the bottom one 1 cm from the edge and the top one 0.5 cm from the top. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts in the same place on the return row.
Sew on buttons.
Size: approx 45 x 65 cm
Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 18, off-white
50 g colour no 01, light pink
50 g colour no 05, light blue/purple
50 g colour no 21, beige
DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm.
Crochet tension: 1 circle = diameter approx 7.5 cm (incl the picots).
Colours in circles: Crochet 6 different colour combinations A-F.
A: 1st round: light blue/purple, 2nd round: off-white, 3rd and 4th round: beige
B: 1st round: light pink, 2nd round: off-white, 3rd and 4th round: beige
C: 1st round: light blue/purple, 2nd round: off-white, 3rd and 4th round: light pink
D: 1st round: beige, 2nd round: off-white, 3rd and 4th round: light pink
E: 1st round: light pink, 2nd round: off-white, 3rd and 4th round: light blue/purple
F: 1st round: beige, 2nd round: off-white, 3rd and 4th round: light blue/purple
Circle: Crochet in different colours, see above.
Crochet 6 ch in the same colour as 1st round and form a ring with a sl st.
1st round: 5 ch, *1 dtr in ring, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 11 times and finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round.
2nd round: 4 ch, 2 dtr in ch-loop, *1 ch, 3 dtr in next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* a total of 11 times and finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round.
3rd round: *1 dc between each dtr, 2 dc in ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 12 times and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.
4th round: *1 dc in each of the next 3 st, 1 picot (3 ch, 1 dc in the first of the 3 ch), 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* a total of 12 times and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.
Cut the thread.
Crochet 9 circles in colour combination A and B and 8 circles in colour combination C, D, E and F = 50 circles.
Randomly place the circles in rows: 5 rows of 6 circles and 4 rows of 5 circles. Sew tog the circles with 2 picots against each other. Place the rows next to each other with half a circle’s displacement – see drawing 1. Begin and finish the blanket with a row of 6 circles. Sew tog the rows in the picots.
= ice blue