DROPS Children / 9 / 20

Little Dancer by DROPS Design

Sweater with deer motif, hat with ‘tail’ and blanket in Karisma Superwash

Size, months: 1/3- 6/9- 12/18
Size, years: (2- 3/4)

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
100-150-150 (150-200) g color no 01, off white
100-100-100 (100-100) g color no 30, light jeans blue

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and 3.5 mm/US 4. Double pointed needle size 2.5mm/US 1.5.

DROPS button, off-white: 6 -7 pcs.

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Knitting gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows with Karisma on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Rib: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.

Garter st (back and forth): knit all rows.

Pattern: See diagram. Stockinette st entire pattern.
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Back and front piece:
Knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 122-132-142 (162-182) sts (incl 1 edge st each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 in off-white and knit Rib. After 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') change to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and continue in M.1 over all sts (garter st edge st throughout). Remember knitting gauge!
When piece measures 15-17-20 (20-22) cm knit M.2. After M.2 knit next row as follows: 1 edge st, 30-30-30 (40-40) sts of M.3, 0-5-10 (0-10) sts in off- white (= under sleeve), 30-30-30 (40-40) sts of M.3, 30-30-30 (40-40) sts of M.4, 0-5-10 (0-10) sts with off-white (=under sleeve), 30-30-30 (40-40) sts of M.4, 1 edge st.
Continue in pattern, at the same time when piece measures 19-20-23 (23-25) cm bind off for armhole as follows: Knit 29-31-33 (38-43) sts = front piece, bind off 4-5-6 (6-6) sts for armhole, knit 56-60-64 (74-84) sts = back , bind off 4-5-6 (6-6) sts for armhole, knit 29-31-33 (38-43) sts = front piece.
Complete each piece separately.

Right front piece:
= 29-31-33 (38-43) sts.
Bind off for arm hole on every other row: 2 sts 2-2-0 (2-2) times, 1 st 3-2-4 (2-4) times = 22-25-29 (32-35) sts. After M.3 and M.4 complete piece in off-white.
When piece measures 28-29-33 (34-36) cm slip 7-8-9 (11-12) sts on a thread mid front for neck and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 3 times = 9-11-14 (15-17) sts left on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 30-32-36 (37-40) cm.

Left front piece:
Knit like right piece, but reversed.

Back:
= 56-60-64 (74-84) sts. Bind off for armhole as described for front piece = 42-48-56 (62-68) sts.
When piece measures 29-31-35 (36-39) cm bind off the middle 20-22-24 (28-30) sts for neck and bind off 2 sts on next row towards neckline = 9-11-14 (15-17) sts left on each shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 30-32-36 (37-40) cm.

Sleeve:
Cast on 40-40-40 (44-44) sts on double needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with off-white. Knit 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') Rib.
Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and continue in M.1, at the same time inc 0-0-0 (1-1) st = 40-40-40 (45-45) sts on first round.
At the same time inc 2 sts mid under arm: 2-4-6 (6-8) times on every 23-12-9 (10-9) rows = 44-48-52 (57-61) sts.
When piece measures 18-20-22 (25-29) cm bind off 6 sts mid under arm and complete sleeve back and forth on needle. Bind off for sleeve cap each side on every other row: 2 sts 1-2-2 (3-3) times, 1 st 5-3-2 (2-1) times, 2 sts 1-2-3 (3-3) times, 3 sts 1-1-1 (1-2) times.
At the same time when approx 7 rows left of the decreases knit M.5 but adjust to M.1 – there should be 4 rows of off -white between the spots in M.1 and M.5.
After all sleeve cap decreases are complete there are 14-14-16 (17-17) sts left on row, bind off, sleeve measures approx 24-26-28 (32-36) cm.

Assembly:
Gather approx 70 - 90 sts up on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with off-white along left front piece (gather sts within edge st).
Knit 2 cm / 3/4'' Rib and bind off. Repeat along right front band, but after 0.5 cm bind off for 5 - 6 buttonholes evenly distributed on row – top and bottom buttonhole = 1 cm / 3/8'' from edge. 1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts, cast on 2 new sts over the bind off sts on next row. Sew shoulder seams.
Gather approx 70-100 sts round neckline and over front bands (incl sts on threads) on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 in off-white.
Knit Rib, after 0.5-0.5-0.5 (1-1) cm bind off for 1 buttonhole on right side in line with buttonholes on front band.
Knit until neck measures 2-2-2 (3-3) cm / 3/4''-3/4''-3/4'' (1 1/8''-1 1/8''), bind off.
Set in sleeves and sew on buttons.
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HAT
Size, months: 1/3 -6/9 - 12/18
Size, years: (2 - 3/4).
Circumference of hat: 42-44-46 (48-50) cm / 16½''-17¼''-18'' (19''-19¾'').

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
150-150-150 (150-200) g color no 01, off-white.

DROPS double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and 3 mm/US 2.5.

Knitting gauge: 23 sts x 32 rows on needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. 10 cm/4" Rib-2, not stretched, on needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 = width approx 34 sts.

Garter st (back and forth): 1st row: K, 2nd row: K.

Rib-1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Rib-2: * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-*.

Front piece:
Cast on 23-25-27 (29-31) sts on needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 in off-white and knit 4 rows garter st. Then knit stockinette st with 3 sts garter st each side – at the same time inc 1 st each side within 3 garter sts on every other row: 4-5-5 (5-7) times = 31-35-37 (39-45) sts. When piece measures 7-8-9 (10-11) cm / 2¾''-3 1/8''-3½'' (4''-4 3/8'') leave to one side.

Back piece:
Knit piece like front piece.

Hat:
Slip all sts onto double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 = 62-70-74 (78-90) sts (= split on each side). Continue in the round.
Knit 3 cm / 1 1/8'' Rib-1, at the same time inc 10 sts evenly on 1st round = 72-80-84 (88-100) sts.
Measure piece from this point!
Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and knit Rib-2, at the same time inc 12-16-16 (20-20) sts evenly on 1st round = 84-96-100 (108-120) sts.
When piece measures 2-2-3 (3-3) cm bind off 6-6-6 (10-10) sts mid front – on 3 smallest sizes bind off 2P, 2K, 2P, on the 2 largest sizes bind off 2P, 2K, 2P, 2K, 2P = 78-90-94 (98-110) sts on row.
Continue back and fort on needle and bind off 1 st each side towards front on every other row: 3-5-7 (5-7) times = 72-80-80 (88-96) sts.
Continue in Rib with 1 st each side towards front in garter st.
When piece measures 18,5-20-22 (24-24,5) cm bind off 23-27-27 (27-31) sts each side. Slip remaining 26-26-26 (34-34) sts mid back on cable needle, leave piece to one side.

Top piece:
Cast on 28-28-28 (36-36) sts on needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and knit first row as follows: 1 garter st, 26-26-26 (34-34) sts in Rib-2, 1 garter st.
Continue until piece measures approx 6.5-8-8 (8-9) cm.

"Tail" piece:
Slip the 26-26-26 (34-34) sts from mid back and the 28-28-28 (36-36) sts from top piece on double pointed needles = 54-54-54 (70-70) sts. Continue in Rib with 1 st each side on top piece in garter sts.
At the same time dec each side of the garter st as follows: Slip the garter st onto cable needle in front of piece, K st before and after tog then psso garter st. Repeat this dec on every 4-4-5 (4-5) rounds until 10 sts left. The tale is now approx 14-14-17 (19-19) cm long. Pull a double thread through these sts and fasten.
Sew sides of top piece onto hat.
Make a pompon with a diameter of approx 5 cm / 2'' and attach to the end of the tale.
Gather approx 80-100 sts round face opening on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and P 1 round (seen from RS) then 2 cm / 3/4'' Rib-1, or 5 cm / 2'' if you want a rib edge to turn double towards WS afterwards.
Bind off loosely and, if appropriate, fold rib edge towards WS and sew on.
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BLANKET

Measurement: approx 60 x 75 cm / 23½" x 29½".

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
350 g color no 01, off white.

DROPS needle size 3.5 mm / US 4.

Knitting gauge: 21 sts on needle size 3.5 and pattern = width 10 cm/4".

Pattern: See diagram (1 diagram = 1 repeat). Pattern is seen from RS.

Garter st (back and forth): knit all rows.

Blanket:
Cast on 128 sts with off-white on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and knit 1 cm / ½'' garter st. Now, knit pattern over middle 120 sts (garter st outer most 4 sts each side) as follows:
8 cm / 3'' of M.3, M.4, 10 cm/4" of M.1 (adjust to pattern), M.4, 8 cm / 3'' of M.2, M.4, 16 cm/6 1/4" of M.3, M.4, 10 cm/4" of M.1 (adjust to pattern), M.4, 8 cm / 3'' of M.2, M.4, 8 cm / 3'' of M.3, 1 cm / ½'' garter st.
Bind off.

Diagram

= off white (jacket), K (blanket)
= light jeans blue (jacket), P (blanket)

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