DROPS Baby / 16 / 1

Little Peach by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS poncho with hood and booties in ”Eskimo”.

PONCHO:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 – 3/4) years
Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
250-250-300 (300-350) g color no 30, pink

BOOTIES:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 – 3/4) years
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm [4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾” (5½”-6 ¼”)]
Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (100-100) g color no 30, pink

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PONCHO:
DROPS CIRCULAR Needle size 8 mm [US 11] (60 cm [24’’]) – or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
DROPS CROCHET Hook size 10 mm [N/15] – for tie strings.

BOOTIES:
DROPS POINTED Needles size 7 mm [US 10 ½] – or size needed to get 12 sts x 16 row in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

MOSS ST:
Row 1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K. Repeat row 2.

INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.
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PONCHO:
Worked from top down, beg with hood.
Cast on 37-39-41 (45-47) sts on circular needle size 8 mm [US 11] with Eskimo. Work moss st – SEE ABOVE – back and forth on needle with 3 garter sts – SEE ABOVE – each side.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 19-21-23 (25-27) cm [7½”-8 ¼”-9” (9 ¾”-10 5/8”)] K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 3-3-3 (7-7) sts evenly (do not dec on the 3 garter sts each side) = 34-36-38 (38-40) sts.
Insert 4 markers in piece as follows (as seen from RS): M-1 after 4 sts, M-2 after 13-14-15 (15-16) sts, M-3 after 21-22-23 (23-24) sts and M-4 after 30-32-34 (34-36) sts. Now piece are measured from here.
K 1 row from WS.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue in stockinette st back and forth on needle with 3 garter sts each side towards mid front, AT THE SAME TIME on first row from RS inc as follows – SEE INCREASING TIP: 1 st AFTER M-1, 1 st BEFORE M-2, 1 st AFTER M-3, 1 st BEFORE M-4 (= 4 inc).
Repeat the inc on every other row another 15-17-18 (20-21) times = 98-108-114 (122-128) sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6-7-8 (9-10) cm [2 3/8”-2 ¾”-3 1/8” (3½”-4”)] continue in the round in stockinette st - P the 6 sts mid front on first round, and then work them in stockinette st. After all inc are complete work 1 round stockinette st on all sts and continue in moss st for 4-4-5 (5-6) cm [1½”-1½”-2” (2”-2 3/8”)]. Work 1 round stockinette st and bind off loosely.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew hood tog at the top, sew in outer loops of sts top avoid a chunky seam.

TIE STRINGS:
Crochet a string of ch measuring approx 1 meter [1.1 yds] with 2 threads Eskimo. Thread string through row after the garter st on neckline. Tie a knot either end.
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BOOTIES:
Worked back and forth on needle from toe towards the heel.
Cast on 16-16-18 (18-20) sts on needle size 7 mm [US 10 ½] with Eskimo. Work stockinette st with 1 garter st each side until piece measures approx 4-4½-5 (6-6½) cm [1½”-1 ¾”-2” (2 3/8”-2½”)] – adjust so that next row is from RS.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! Now work 2 sts in each of the middle 2 sts (to make bootie wider at top of foot) = 18-18-20 (20-22) sts, P return row. Now slip the first 9-9-10 (10-11) sts on a stitch holder.

FIRST SIDE: Work remaining 9-9-10 (10-11) sts on row. Work return row and cast on 5-6-6 (7-7) new sts at the end of row – work new sts in garter st and work remaining sts as before = 14-15-16 (17-18) sts. Continue as follows: * 1 row on the first 5-6-6 (7-7) sts, turn piece and work return row, 1 row on all sts, turn piece and work return row *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 10-11-12 (14-16) cm [4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾” (5½”-6 ¼”)] where longest, bind off.

THE OTHER SIDE: Slip sts on stitch holder back on needle, K 1 row from RS and now cast on 5-6-6 (7-7) new sts at the end of row = 14-15-16 (17-18) sts. Continue as described for first side until piece measures 10-11-12 (14-16) cm [4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾” (5½”-6 ¼”)], bind off.

ASSEMBLY: Fold bootie double and sew tog mid back and under foot – sew in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam. Run a thread round the toe, tighten and fasten.

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