DROPS Baby / 13 / 2

DROPS Baby 13-2 by DROPS Design

Fine work in soft cotton. Gift to a May child?

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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) year
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
Jacket:
150-150-200 (200-250) g color 50, ice blue
DROPS circular needle and double pointed needle size 2.5 mm / US 1OR2
DROPS wooden button, no 503, 3 pcs

Pants:
150-200-200 (250-300) g color no 36, ice blue mix
Approx 50-60 elastic for waist
DROPS pointed needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2

Hat:
50-50-50 (50-50) g color no 50, ice blue
DROPS double pointed needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2

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Knitting tension:
26 sts x 52 rows on needles size 2.5mm/ US 1or2 in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm/ 4'' x 4''.
33 sts x 34 rows on needles size 2.5mm/ US 1or2 in pattern = 10 x 10 cm/4'' x 4''.

Garter sts: Knit all rows

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram shows all rows in the pattern from the right side.

Button hole: Make button holes on right front band from the right side as follows: Knit tog 2nd and 3rd st from the edge, 1 yo. Knit yo into back of st on next row.
Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 15 and 19 cm / 6" and 7½"
Size 6/9 months: 16 and 20 cm / 6 1/4" and 8"
Size 12/18 months: 19 and 24 cm / 7½" and 9½"
Size 2 years: 22 and 27 cm / 8 3/4" and 10 5/8"
Size 3/4 years: 24 and 29 cm / 9½" and 11 3/8"
Note! The last buttonhole will be on the neck band.

Decreasing tips (applies to raglan): All decreases are done from the right side. Dec as follows in each transition between sleeve and body pieces (begin 3 sts before marking thread): K2 tog, K2 (marking thread is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

JACKET:
Back and front piece: work back and forth on circular needle – read the whole section before knitting it!
Cast on 163-181-199 (223-241) sts (includes 5 edge sts each side = mid front, knitted in garter sts throughout) using ice blue and needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2.
K4 rows garter sts (1st row = right side).
Knit next row as follows from right side: 5 edge sts in garter sts, diagram M.1A over the next 150-168-186 (210-228) sts, diagram M.1B (= 3 sts) and finish with 5 edge sts in garter sts. Continue pattern as established.
When piece measures approx 15-16-19 (22-24) cm / 6"-6 1/4"-7½" (8 3/4"-9½") – adjust so that next row is worked from the wrong side and also after 2 rows in stockinette sts following 1 row with holes – now from WS K1 row over all sts (remember buttonhole on right front piece – see explanation above.).
Then K1 row over all sts and dec evenly on row to 130-146-160 (176-192) sts – do not dec over the front band sts.
Next row from WS: K1 row over all sts
Knit next row from RS: K31-35-38 (41-45) (= right front piece), bind off 8-8-8 (10-10) sts for armhole, K52-60-68 (74-82) (= back piece), bind off 8-8-8 (10-10) sts for armhole, and K remaining 31-35-38 (41-45) sts (= left front piece).
Put the piece aside and work the sleeves.

Sleeve:
Knitted in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 42-48-48- (54-54) sts with ice blue on double pointed needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2.
K1 round, P1 round, K1 round and P1 round.
Now knit diagram M.1A – begin by the arrow in diagram and insert a marker in this st (= mid under arm).
When piece measures 5 cm / 2'' inc 1 st on each side of the middle 3 sts mid under arm a total of 12-12-15 (15-18) times as follows:
Size 1/3 months: every 3rd round
Size 6/9 months: every 3rd round
Size 12/18 months: every 3rd round
Size 2 years: every 4th round
Size 3/4 years: every 4th round
= 66-72-78 (84-90) sts – work new sts in pattern as you go along, i.e. purl the first 3 inc sts, knit the 3 next etc.
When piece measures approx 16-18-20 (24-28) cm / 6 1/4"-7"-8" (9½"-11") - stop after 2 rows in stockinette sts following 1 row with holes – then purl 1 round.
Then K1 round whilst dec evenly to 52-56-62 (68-72) sts.
P1 round and K1 round, at the same time binding off 8-8-8- (10-10) sts mid under arm = 44-48-54 (58-62) sts left on round.
Put the piece aside and work the other sleeve the same way.

Yoke:
Put sleeves in on the same circular needle as body pieces where you bound off the armholes = 202-226-252 (272-296) sts.
Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body pieces = 4 markers.
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
Knit back and forth on the circular needle over all sts – remember buttonhole on right front band, see explanation above.
Raglan decreases: K1 row from the wrong side over all sts before starting the decreases. Dec 1 st on each side of all markers (= 8 dec per row) – see Decreasing tips!
Dec on every 4th row: 9 times and then on every other row: 4-6-9 (9-11) times.
Neck: At the same time, when piece measures 22-24-28 (31-34) cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-11" (12 1/4"-13 3/8") put the 8-10-10 (13-15) sts towards mid front on each side on a holder for neck.
Then continue to bind off to shape the neckline in beg of every other row from neck, each side: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times.
When all dec for raglan and neck are complete there are 68-72-74 (88-92) sts left on needle and piece measures approx 27-29-33 (37-40) cm / 10 5/8''-11 3/8''-13'' (14½''-15¾'').

Assembly:
Sew the openings under the arms.

Neck:
Pick up approx 96 to 138 sts round the neck (including sts on holders) with ice blue and needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2.
K1 row from the wrong side. K1 row from the right side whilst dec evenly on row to 79-79-85 (91-97) sts (do not inc over the front band sts).
AT THE SAME TIME make buttonhole on right front band above the others.
Continue in rib as follows (1st row = wrong side): 5 edge sts in garter sts, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K3 and 5 sts in garter sts.
When rib measures 1.5-2 cm / ½"-3/4" bind off in rib.
Sew on buttons.
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PANTS:

Right leg:
Cast on 52-60-64 (70-74) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) using needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 and light mint and knit garter sts.
Insert a marker when piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' (= fold-up) and measure piece from here.
When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' inc 1 st each side, repeat on every 1.5-2-2.5 (3-4) cm / ½"-3/4"-7/8" (1 1/8"-1½") a total of 8 times = 68-76-80 (86-90) sts.
When piece measures 18-21-24 (29-34) cm / 7"-8 1/4"-9½" (11 3/8"-13 3/8"), bind off 2 sts each side (bind off in beg of next 2 rows).
Continue to dec 1 st on one side of piece (= towards mid front) on every other row a total of 2-4-6 (10-12) times = 62-68-70 (72-74) sts.
Continue in garter sts until piece measures 36-42-46 (52-58) cm / 14 1/4"-16½"-18" (20½"-22 3/4") from marker. Now work 2 cm / 3/4'' stockinette sts and then bind off loosely.

Left leg:
As right leg, but mirrored.

Assembly:
Fold right leg double and sew inner leg seam within 1 edge st – Note! On the bottom 4 cm / 1½'' (fold-up) sew with seam on the right side so that it doesn’t show when you fold it.
Sew left leg in the same way.
Sew together the pants front and back within 1 edge st and sew the opening between the legs. Fold the 2 cm / 3/4'' in stockinette sts at the top against the wrong side and sew with neat sts – leave a little opening for the elastic band.
Fold up the legs.
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HAT:
To fit head circumference: 40/42 – 42/44 – 44/46 (46/48 – 48/50) cm / 16"-17"-17 3/4" (18½"-19½")

Garter sts: (on circular needle): *knit 1 round, purl 1 round*, repeat *-*

Decreasing tips: Start dec 2 sts before marker: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, marker, K2 tog.

The hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Loosely cast on 95-100-105 (110-115) sts with ice blue and double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 and knit garter sts – see explanation above.
When piece measures 8-10-10 (12-12) cm / 3"-4"-4" (4 3/4"-4 3/4") continue in stockinette sts.
When piece measures 13-15-16 (18-18) cm / 5"-6"-6 1/4" (7"-7") insert 5 markers with 19-20-21 (22-23) sts between each.
Then dec 1 st on each side of all markers on every other round – see Decreasing tips - until there are 15-20-15 (20-15) sts left on round.
Pull a double strand of the yarn through remaining sts, pull tight and fasten.
Fold the lower 4-5-5 (6-6) cm / 1½"-2"-2" (2½"-2½") towards right side and sew each side with a couple of sts from the wrong side.
The hat measures approx 14-15-16 (17-18) cm / 5½"-6"-6 1/4" (6 3/4"-7").

Earflaps:
The earflaps are knitted from bottom up. Cast on 13 sts with ice blue and needles size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 and knit garter sts – insert a marker in the middle st.
On 3rd row inc as follows: inc 1 st each side within 1 edge st and inc 1 st on both sides of the marker (= 4 inc per row) by making a yo and knitting into back of yo on next row (to avoid a hole). Repeat inc on every 6th row a total of 7-7-7 (8-8) times = 41-41-41 (45-45) sts.
After the last inc bind off loosely – ear-flap measures approx 8-8-8 (9-9) cm / 3"-3"-3" (3½"-3½").
Make another ear-flap.
Fold ear-flaps double and sew to side and lower edge, there should be approx 11-12-12 (13-14) cm / 4½"-4 3/4"-4 3/4" (5 1/8"-5½") between ear-flaps mid front (sew ear-flaps on the inside of hat, 1-2 cm / 3/8"-3/4" from lower edge so that the seam doesn’t show).


SOFT TOY: see pattern no 13-08

BLANKET: see pattern no 13-10

Diagram

= knit from RS, purl from WS
= purl from RS, knit from WS
= make a yo
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso

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