DROPS Baby / 2 / 4

Mexican Fiesta by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with Mexican pattern and socks in “Muskat”.

Size: 3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 - 3 years)
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68 – 74/80 (86/92 – 98/104)

Materials: DROPS Muskat, from Garnstudio
50-100-100 (150-150) g colour no 36, blue
50-100-100 (150-150) g colour no 5, purple
50-50-50 (50-50) g colour no 12, red
50-50-50 (50-50) g colour no 34, pink
50-50-50 (50-50) g colour no 3, green
50-50-50 (50-50) g colour no 30, yellow

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm

DROPS buttons, 2 pcs

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Pattern instructions

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.
JUMPER:
Knitting tension: 21 sts x 28 rows on needles size 3.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

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

Pattern: See diagram. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS. M.6 = *1 row yellow, 5 rows purple*.


Front and back piece:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 108-116-124 (132-132) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with blue and work 3-3-4 (4-4) cm Rib. Change to needle size 3.5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 0-4-8 (12-24) sts evenly on first round = 108-120-132 (144-156) sts. When piece measures 3-3-5 (8-9) cm continue as follows: M.1, 3-4-6 (7-9) rounds green, M.4, 2-3-4 (4-6) rounds blue, M.5, 2-5-3 (6-6) rounds red. Remember the knitting tension. At the same time when piece measures 14-15-17 (19-18) cm divide the piece in 2 and complete front and back pieces separately.

Front piece:
= 54-60-66 (72-78) sts. When piece measures 22-24-27 (30-33) cm cast off 18-20-22 (24-30) sts mid front for neck and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time. Cast off remaining sts when piece measures 26-28-31 (34-37) cm.

Back piece:
= 54-60-66 (72-78) sts. When piece measures 22-22-25 (28-31) cast of 4 sts mid back for split and complete each side separately. When piece measures 24-26-29 (32-35) cm dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 8-9-10 (11-14) sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time. Cast off remaining sts when piece measures 26-28-31 (34-37) cm.

Sleeve:
Cast on 32- 34-36 (36-38) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with blue and work 2-2-3 (3-4) cm Rib. Change to needle size 3.5 mm, at the same time inc 0-4-6 (10-12) sts evenly = 32-38-42 (46-50) sts. Work M.2 – make sure to place a pattern repeat mid upper sleeve – and continue in M.6 (see above). At the same time inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 9-9-9 (8-15) times as follows:
Size 3 months: on every 3rd round
Size 6/9 months: on every 4th and 5th round alternately
Size 12/18 months: on every 5th round
Size 2 years: on every 6th round
Size 3 years: on every 3rd and 4th round alternately
= 50-56-60 (62-80) sts. When 2.5 cm left to finished measurements work M.3 and then complete sleeve in red. Cast off when sleeve measures 15-20-22 (24-27) cm.

Assembly:
Sew shoulder and side seams. Pick up approx 10 sts along left side of split on needle size 2.5 mm with purple and work 1.5 cm Rib, cast off. Repeat along right side, but after 0.5 cm make 1 buttonhole in the centre. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row. Fasten split at bottom. Pick up approx 74-84 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with purple round the neck and work 2.5 cm Rib, but after 1.5 cm make a buttonhole in line with the other, change to red, work 1 round and cast off. Set in sleeves and sew on buttons.

SOCKS:
Size: 3 – 6/9 – 9/12 months (2 -3 years)
Foot length: 10-11-12.5 (13.5-14.5) cm
DROPS double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm

Knitting tension: 21 sts x 28 rows on needles size 3.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

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

The sock is worked in the round.
Cast on 34-34-36 (36-36) sts on needles size 2.5 mm with red and work 6 cm Rib. Change to needle size 3.5 mm and continue in stocking st. Remember the knitting tension. When piece measures 12-13-13 (13-14) cm work heel as follows: 3 cm stocking st back and forth on needle on 18 sts mid back. Decreases for heel:
Row 1: K10, K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn the piece
Row 2: slip 1 st as if to P, P4, P2 tog, P1, turn the piece
Row 3: slip 1 st as if to K, K5, K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn the piece
Row 4: slip 1 st as if to P, P6, P2 tog, P1, turn the piece
Row 5: slip 1 st as if to K, K7, K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn the piece
Row 6: slip 1 st as if to P, P8, P2 tog, P1, turn the piece
Row 7: K2 tog, K8, K2 tog into back of st
= 10 sts on needle. Now pick up 7-7-7 (8-8) sts on both sides of heel and put all sts on needles = 40-40-42 (44-44) sts. Dec on both sides of the upper 16-16-18 (18-18) sts on every round: 1 st 4-4-5 (5-5) times = 32-32-32 (34-34) sts. When foot measures 7-8-9 (10-11) cm change to pink and insert a Marking Thread (MT) each side. Now dec on both sides of MT (= 4 dec per round) on every and every other round alternately: 1 st 6-6-7 (7-7) times. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.

Diagram

= blue
= yellow
= green
= red
= purple
= pink

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