DROPS Children 12-30 by DROPS Design

Jacket, hat, scarf and slippers

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JACKET:
Size: 3/4 – 5/6 – 7/8 (9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14) years

Materials: DROPS Alpaca (substitution for discontinued Camelia)
150-150-200(200-200-200) g colour no 100, off-white
150-150-200(200-200-200) g colour no 6205, light blue
DROPS pointed needles size 4.5 and 5 mm
DROPS wooden button - light, no 503: 5 pcs

HAT:
Size: 3/5 – 6/9 – 10/14 years

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
100-100-100g colour no 02, off-white
DROPS pointed needles size 5 mm
DROPS double pointed needles size 5 and 5.5 mm

SCARF:
Size: 14x100-17x120-20x140 cm

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
150-200-200g colour no 02, off-white
DROPS pointed needles size 7 mm

SLIPPERS:
Size: 24/27-28/31-32/34-(35/37-38/40-40/44)

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
150-150-200(200-250-250)g colour no 01, off-white
DROPS pointed needles size 4 mm
Optional 2 leather threads, each 50 cm long.

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JACKET:

Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows with 2 strands (one of each colour) of Alpaca on needles size 5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows
Binding off tips (for the armhole):
Bind off inside 1 edge sts + 2 sts of stocking sts. Bind off only from the right side!
Bind off after 3 sts as follows: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Bind off before 3 sts: K2 tog.

Back piece: Cast on 51-56-61(66-71-76) sts (inclusive of 1 edge st each side) on needles size 4.5 mm and 1 thread of each colour. Knit in garter sts 6-6-6 (7-7-7) cm, and change to needles size 5 mm and continue in stocking sts. Remember the knitting tension! When the piece measures 8 cm inc. 1 st each side on every 5-6-7(7-8-8) cm a total of 3 times = 57-62-67 (72-77-82) sts. When the piece measures 25-27-29 (39-31-32) cm bind off 3-3-3(4-4-4) sts each side = 51-56-61 (64-69-74) sts. Continue to bind off 1 st each side on every other row inside 3 sts – see bind off tips above – a total of 8-9-11(11-12-13) times = 35-38-39(42-45-48) sts. When the piece measures 38-41-44(46-48-50) cm, bind off the centre 13-14-15 (16-17-18) sts for the neck. Continue to bind off 1 st on the next row at the neck side = 10-11-11 (12-13-14) sts left for each shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 40-43-46 (48-50-52) cm.

Left front: Cast on 30-32-35 (37-40-42) sts (inclusive of 1 edge st at the side and 4 front band sts for the mid front) on needles size 4.5 mm and 1 thread of each colour. Knit in garter sts 6-6-6 (7-7-7) cm, and change to needles size 5 mm and continue in stocking sts and 4 front band sts in garter sts until finished measurements. When the piece measures 8 cm inc as done for the back piece = 33-35-38 (40-43-45) sts. When the piece measures 25-27-29 (39-31-32) cm bind off for the armhole as done for the back piece. At the same time, when the piece measures 32-34-36 (37-38-39) put 6 sts from the mid front on a thread, for the neck. Continue to bind off at the neck side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 4-4-5 (5-6-6) times = 10-11-11 (12-13-14) sts left for the shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 40-43-46 (48-50-52) cm.

Right front: Cast on and knit as left front but bind off for armholes and neck at the opposite side. In addition make button holes at the front band.
1 button hole = K 2nd and 3rd st from the centre front tog and make a yo.
Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
NB: Make the last buttonhole when 2 rows of garter sts are left before sts are put on a thread.
Size 3/4 years: 7, 13, 19, 25 and 31 cm
Size 5/6 years: 9, 15, 21, 27 and 33 cm
Size 7/8 years: 9, 16, 22, 29 and 35 cm
Size 9/10 years: 9, 17, 23, 30 and 36 cm
Size 11/12 years: 9, 16, 23, 30 and 37 cm
Size 13/14 years: 10, 17, 24, 31 and 38 cm

Sleeve: Cast on 31-33-35 (35-37-37) sts (inclusive of 1 edge st each side) on needles size 4.5 mm and 1 thread of each colour. Knit 6-6-6 (7-7-7) cm garter sts, and change to needles size 5 mm and continue in stocking sts - at the same time after having Knitted one row inc 1 st each side on every 2.5 cm a total of 9-10-11 (12-13-15) times = 49-53-57 (59-63-67) sts. When the piece measures 27-30-33 (37-40-44) cm bind off for sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 3-3-3 (4-4-4) sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and hereafter 1 st each side until the piece measures 33-37-41 (45-49-50) cm, continue to bind off 2 sts each side 2 times before binding off the remaining sts. The piece now measures approx. 35-39-43 (47-51-56) cm.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.

Neck: Pick up approx. 52-76 sts around the neck (inclusive of the sts on the threads from the front pieces) on needles size 4.5 mm and 1 thread of each colour. Knit 3 cm garter sts and bind off. Sew in the sleeves and sew the sleeves and the side seams together inside the edge sts. Sew on the buttons.
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HAT:
Knitting tension: 16 sts x 20 rows with Alaska on needles size 5.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (forward and backward on row): Knit all rows
Garter sts(on circular needles): K 1st round, P 2nd round

Earflap: Cast on 5-5-5 sts with Alaska on pointed needles size 5.5mm. Knit garter sts, at the same time after 2 rows of garter sts begin to inc as follows: Make a yo inside 1 edge st each side, on the next row twist and knit the st to avoid a hole – inc on every other row 2-3-4 times and then on every 4th row 3-3-3 times = 15-17-19 sts. Continue in garter sts until the flap measures 7-8-9 cm. Put the flap away and knit another one.

Hat: Put one of the ear flaps on needles size 5 mm, cast on 11-12-14 new sts, put the other earflap on the same needle = 41-46-52 sts. Knit 4 rows of garter sts back and forth on needle over all st – at the same time inc 1 st each side ( the same way as done for the flaps) on every other row 2 times, then cast on 21-22-24 new sts between the earflaps at the front = 66-72-80 sts.
Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and continue to knit the hat round on needles – measure the work here from now on.
Knit 6 rounds of garter sts over all sts, cut the thread, change to double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and begin at the centre of the back of the hat.
Continue in stocking sts.
When the hat measures 5-6-7 cm P 1 round, K 3 rounds and P 1 round again, continue in stocking sts until finished measurements. Remember the knitting tension!
When the piece measures 12-13-13 cm insert 6-6-8 marking threads with 11-12-10 sts in between each thread.
Now dec on the right side of each marking thread as follows: K 2 tog on every 2nd-2nd-3rd round a total of 7-8-6 times = 24-24-32 sts, and then on every 3-3-4 round 3 times = 6-6-8 sts left.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, sew tight.
The hat measures approx 22-24-26 cm from the centre front and to the top.

Plaits: Attach a plat to each earflap and at the top of the hat. 1 plait = cut 6 threads of Alaska approx. 50 cm long. Fold and pull the loop through the 2nd row of garter sts at the bottom of the ear flap, pull the ends through the loop. Separate the threads into 3 bunches of 4 and plait loosely together, make a knot at the end. The plaits are approx. 10 – 12 cm long. Repeat for the other earflap and sew 1 plait at the top of the hat as follows: pull the loops through the last round.



SCARF:
Knitting tension: 14 sts x 16 rows with on needles size 7 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (Back and Forth on row): Knit all rows

Cast on 20-24-28 sts with Alaska on needles size 7 mm and continue in garter sts – slip the 1st sts on each row as if to knit. When the scarf measures 100-120-140 cm bind off.

Plaits: Put 4 plaits evenly distributed at each end of the scarf. 1 plait = cut 6 threads of Alaska approx 50 cm long. Fold ad pull the loop through the 2nd row of garter sts at the end of the scarf, pull the ends through the loop. Separate the threads into 3 bunches of 4 and plait loosely together, make a knot at the end. The plaits are approx. 10 – 12 cm long.



SLIPPERS:
Knitting tension: 16 sts x 32 rows with on needles size 5.5 mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows

Knit the slippers in one piece and sew them together at the centre front and the centre back.
Begin at the top of the ankle.
Cast on 18-19-20 (22-25-26) sts with Eskimo and needles size 4 mm and continue in garter sts. Remember the knitting tension! When the piece measures 8-8-9(9-9-10) cm cast on for the foot at one side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 3-4-5 (6-6-7) times and 1 st 3 times = 27-30-33 (37-40-43) sts. When the piece measures 18.5–20-22 (23.5-25-26) cm bind off for the ankle, at the same edge as you previously cast on, ON every other row as follows: 1 st 3 time and 2 sts 3-4-5 (6-6-7) times = 18-19-20 (22-25-26) sts. Bind off when the piece measures 30-32-36 (38-40-42) cm. Fold the slipper double and sew it together at the centre back in the most outer part of the st. Do the same for the front, but leave 4 cm open at the top of the ankle. You may pull a leather thread in a cross over the foot of the slipper (see picture).




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