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BabyDROPS 16-8 by DROPS Design

DROPS neck warmer in garter st in “Merino Extra Fine”.

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BabyDROPS 16-8

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 Merino Extra Fine from Garnstudio
50-100-100 (100-100) g colour no 16, pink

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 5 mm – or size needed to get 19 sts x 38 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

KNITTING TIP: When working shortened rows and turning mid piece, slip first st as if to K and tighten thread before working return row (to avoid a hole).

Worked back and forth on needle from side to side and sewn tog mid front afterwards.
Cast on 26-29-35 (38-42) sts on needle size 5 mm with Merino Extra Fine.
Work the last 2 sts on row (= top of neck) in 2 threads throughout. Work garter st – SEE ABOVE – AT THE SAME TIME work shortened rows as follows (first row = RS): * Work 14-16-17 (19-19) sts, turn piece – SEE KNITTING TIP – and work return row, work 17-19-23 (25-26) sts, turn piece and work return row, work 2 rows on all sts * (i.e. 1 repeat = 2 rows at the top and 6 rows at the bottom), repeat from *-* until piece measures approx 20-22-24 (26-28) cm at the top (piece measures approx 60-66-72 (78-84) cm at the bottom).
Cast off. Sew piece tog mid front, edge to edge, leaving the top 6-7-8 (9-10) cm for split.
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