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Knitted DROPS pants in "Baby Merino".

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BabyDROPS 21-36

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-042-by
Yarn group A
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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
100-100-100 (150-150) g colour no 02, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 2 mm - for rib.

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DECREASE TIP:
Beg 2 sts before marker and work as follows: K 2 tog, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
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PANTS:
Worked in the round from the waist down.
Cast on 142-150-160 (166-172) sts on circular needle size 2 mm with off white - beg of round = mid back. Work rib K 1/P 1 until rib measures 4 cm. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 16-18-22 (22-22) sts evenly = 126-132-138 (144-150) sts.
ELEVATION AT THE BACK: Now work in stocking st while at the same time working an elevation in the back as follows: Work 10-11-11 (12-12) sts from beg of round, turn piece (to avoid holes, slip first st on return and tighten the thread). Work 20-22-22 (24-24) sts and turn piece. Work 30-33-33 (36-36) sts and turn piece. Work 40-44-44 (48-48) sts and turn piece. Continue like this by working 10-11-11 (12-12) sts more on every turn 8 more times (= 12 short rows). Then continue in stocking st in the round over all sts.
INCREASES: When piece measures 13-16-17 (18-19) cm from the waist (measured mid front), insert a marker at the beg of round and a marker after 63-66-69 (72-75) sts (marks mid front and mid back of pants). Then inc 1 st on each side of these markers (= 4 sts inc per round) on every 3rd round a total of 6 times = 150-156-162 (168-174) sts. After last inc piece measures approx. 18-21-22 (23-24) cm from the waist (measures mid front).

LEG:
Work 75-78-81 (84-87) sts – beg working mid back and slip the remaining sts on a stitch holder. Work in the round on double pointed needles - insert a marker on the inside of leg = beg of round.
Then dec 1 st on each side of marker – READ DECREASE TIP: a total of 14-13-12 (11-10) times in SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: Alternately every other and 3rd round, SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: Alternately every 3rd and 4th round, SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: Alternately every 4th and 5th round, SIZE 2 YEARS: Alternately every 6th and 7th round, SIZE 3/4 YEARS: Alternately every 9th and 10th round = 47-52-57 (62-67) sts.
When piece measures approx. 31-37-40 (46-53) cm from the waist, switch to double pointed needles size 2 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 11-12-13 (16-17) sts evenly = 58-64-70 (78-84) sts. Then work rib = K 1/P 1 until pants measures 36-42-46 (52-59) cm from the waist (rib measures approx. 5-5-6 (6-6) cm). Loosely cast off all sts with K over K and P over P.
Work the other leg the same way.

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