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Cecilie by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS tights in rib in "Baby Merino". Size 3 to 12 years.

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DROPS Children 23-36

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-001-bn
Yarn group A
Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Hips: 80-84-86-90-92 cm / 31½"-33"-34"-35½"-36 1/4"
Full length: 61-68-75-84-93 cm / 24"-26 3/4"-29½"-33"-36½"
Because of rib the pants will contract and be somewhat smallar than given measures.

Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
150-200-200-250-300 g color no 27, old pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 2.5 mm/US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 35 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Elastic: approx. 55-60-65-70-75 cm / 21½"-23½"-25½"-27½"-29½"

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
PATTERN: See diagram A.1 for correct size. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc on each side of 2 K sts by working 1 YO. On next round work YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st). Work the inc sts in rib, i.e. K first 2 sts inc, and P the next 2 sts etc.

Work until 2 sts remain before marker, then K 2 tog and K 2 twisted tog (work in back loop of st).

Worked in the round, top down. Rounds start mid back.
Cast on 160-168-176-184-192 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Baby Merino. Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid back) and a marker after 80-84-88-92-96 sts (= mid front). Work rib from mid back as follows: K 1, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-*, finish with P 2, K 1. When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', work an elevation at the back as follows: Work 11 sts in rib, turn, tighten thread, work 22 sts in rib on return, turn, tighten thread, work 32 sts in rib. Continue like this by working 10 sts more for every turn until a total of 122-142-142-162-162 sts have been worked. Turn, continue in the round over all sts. Work as follows from mid back: K 1, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 28-32-32-36-36 sts, P 2, A.1 – see diagram for size, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 60-68-68-76-76 sts, finish with P 2, A.1, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 28-32-32-36-36 and finish with P 2, K 1. Continue this pattern. When piece measures 18-19-20-21-22 cm / 7"-7½"-8"-8 1/4"-8 3/4" mid front, inc 1 st on each side of the middle 2 sts mid front and back – see INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every other round a total of 12 times = 208-216-224-232-240 sts. When piece measures 25-26-27-28-29 cm / 9 3/4"-10 1/4"-10½"-11"-11½", bind off 16 sts mid front and mid back. Finish each leg separately, slip sts for one leg on a stitch holder.

= 88-92-96-100-104 sts. Distribute sts on 4 double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and continue rib with cables in the side - insert a marker on the inside of leg. When leg measures 2 cm / 3/4'', dec 1 st on each side of marker - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 4-4-5-5-6 cm / 1½"-1½"-2"-2"-2 3/8", 7 more times = 72-76-80-84-88 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when leg measures 30-36-42-50-58 cm / 11 3/4"-14 1/4"-16½"-19 3/4"-22 3/4", work rib K 2/P2 over all sts. When leg measures 38-44-50-58-66 cm / 15"-17 1/4"-19 3/4"-22 3/4"-26", loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.

Slip sts from the other leg back on needle and work as first leg.

Sew the 16 sts that were bound off between the legs tog towards each other. Fold the 2 cm / 3/4'' at the top of tights double towards WS and fasten with neat little stitches, leaving a small opening to thread the elastic through.


slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle

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