DROPS Baby / 13 / 5

DROPS Baby 13-5 by DROPS Design

Jacket, trousers, hat, mittens, socks and blanket in Alpaca

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Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 years)
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68 – 74/80 (86/92 – 98/104)

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
The whole set:
250-300-350 (400-450) g colour no 0100, off-white
100-100-100 (100-150) g colour no 0618, beige-mix
DROPS wooden button, no 503, 8-8-8 (9-9) pcs

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Jacket:
100-150-150 (150-200) g colour no 0100, off-white
50-50-100 (100-100) g colour no 0618, beige-mix
DROPS wooden button, no 503, 6-6-6 (7-7) pcs
Trousers:
150-150-150 (200-200) g colour no 0100, off-white
50-50-50 (50-50) g colour no 0618, beige-mix
DROPS wooden button, no 503, 2 pcs
Hat:
50-50-50 (100-100) g colour no 0100, off-white
+ a remnant of no 0618, beige-mix
Socks and mittens:
50-50-100 (100-100) g colour no 0618, beige-mix
+ a remnant of no 0100, off-white

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needle size 2.5mm (for Rib) and 3mm

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Knitting tension, all garments: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size3mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

JACKET:
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.4. The diagrams show the pattern from the right side.

Front and back piece: Knit the jacket back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 144-160-172 (200-212) sts (incl 1 edge st towards mid front each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) with Alpaca on circular needle size 2.5mm. Knit 1 row from the wrong side and continue in Rib with 1 edge st and 2 further sts in garter sts towards mid front (seen from the right side). When Rib measures 3-4-4 (5-5) cm, change to circular needle size 3mm. Knit 1 row from the right side, at the same time adjusting number of sts evenly to 123-135-147 (171-183). Now purl 1 row from wrong side and knit 1 row from right side. Insert a marking thread 31-34-37 (43-46) sts in from each side = 61-67-73 (85-91) sts between marking threads on back piece – let the marking threads follow the piece as you progress. Knit M.1 with 1 edge st each side and knit next row as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A over the next 108-120-132 (156-168) sts, M.2B (= 13 sts), 1 edge st. Continue like this.
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
When piece measures approx 15-17-21 (25-28) cm – adjust after 2 rows with off-white after 1 row with pattern - continue in M.3 in the same way, i.e. 1 edge st, M.3A over the next 108-120-132 (156-168) sts, M.3B (= 13 sts) and 1 edge st. At the same time, when piece measures 17-18-21 (24-26) cm split the piece for armholes by both marking threads and finish back and front pieces separately.

Back piece: = 61-67-73 (85-91) sts. Cast on 1 new st each side (= edge st for seam) = 63-69-75 (87-93) sts. Continue in M.3 with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 27-29-33 (37-40) cm cast off the middle 21-23-25 (25-27) sts for neck. Dec 2 sts on neckline on next row = 19-21-23 (29-31) sts left on shoulder. Cast off remaining sts after M.3, piece measures approx 28-30-34 (38-41) cm. NB! If piece is shorter continue in off-white until finished measurements.

Left front piece: = 31-34-37 (43-46) sts. Cast on 1 new st towards armhole (= edge st for seam) = 32-35-38 (44-47) sts. Continue in M.3 with 1 edge st each side. At the same time, when piece measures 24-26-29 (33-35) cm put the 7-8-9 (9-9) sts towards mid front on thread for neck. Now dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-2-2 (2-3) times = 19-21-23 (29-31) sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures the same as back piece.

Right front piece: Knit as left front, but mirrored.

Sleeve : Read all of this section before knitting it!
Cast on 48-53-56 (60-64) sts with off-white Alpaca on double pointed needles size 2.5mm and knit 1 round. Continue in Rib. When piece measures 5 cm, insert a marking thread – measure piece from here, continue in Rib for 5 more cm (= rib measures 10 cm from cast on edge)- and change to needle size 3mm. Knit 1 round whilst adjusting number of sts to 40-42-44(46-48). Purl 1 round, knit 1 round and continue in M.1 – adjust the middle, see arrow in diagram. After M.1 continue in M.2 (adjust middle after arrow) until piece measures 16-17-19 (23-27) cm. Now knit M.4. At the same time when piece measures 7 cm inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 7-8-9 (11-12) times:
Size 1/3 + 6/9 + 12/18 months + 2 years: on every 5th round
Size 3/4 years: on every 6th round
= 54-58-62 (58-72) sts – incorporate new sts in pattern as you go along. After M.4 cast off loosely, piece measures approx 19-20-22 (26-30) cm from marking thread. NB! If piece is shorter continue in off-white until finished measurements.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Front edge: Pick up 74-78-86 (94-102) sts along left front piece with off-white and needle size 2.5mm. Knit 1 row from wrong side and 1 row from right side. Continue in Rib with 2 sts in garter sts and 2 knitted sts each side (seen from the right side). When Rib measures 2.5 cm cast off in rib. Repeat along right front piece but when Rib measures approx 1 cm, make 5-5-5 (6-6) buttonholes evenly distributed – the lower one approx 1 cm from lower edge and the top one approx 4-6 cm from neckline (the last buttonhole will be on the neckline). 1 buttonhole: cast off 2 purled sts from the right side and cast on 2 new sts on next row.

Neckline: Pick up approx 86 to 110 sts, incl sts on threads on front pieces (number of sts should be dividable by 4 + 2) round neck and front edges with off-white Alpaca and needle size 2.5mm. Knit 1 row from wrong side and 1 row from right side and continue in Rib with 2 sts in garter sts and 2 knitted sts each side (seen from the right side). When rib measures 1 cm make a buttonhole over the others on right front edge (knit tog 3rd and 4th st from edge and make a yo). When rib measures 3-4-4 (5-5) cm make another buttonhole and when neckline measures 4-5-5 (6-6) cm cast off in rib. Fold neckline double towards the wrong side and attach with neat sts on wrong side.
Sew in sleeves and sew on buttons. Fold the rib on sleeves towards the right side.
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TROUSERS:
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Pattern: see diagrams M.1 and M.2. The whole pattern is knitted in stocking sts.

Buttonhole: Make 2 buttonholes at front with approx 8-9-10 (11-12) cm between each. 1 buttonhole: cast off 2 purled sts from right and cast on 2 new sts on next row.

Decreasing tips (applies to inner side of leg):
Dec as follows 1 st before the marking thread: K2 tog
Decrease as follows 1 st after the marking thread: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Start at the top and knit downwards.
Cast on 160-168-176 (184-192) sts with off-white and circular needle size 2.5mm. Purl 1 round (round starts and finishes mid back). Continue in Rib. When Rib measures 2 cm, make 2 buttonholes at front – see above. When piece measures 4 cm insert a marking thread mid front (= folding edge) and measure piece from here from now on. When piece measures 2 cm, make 2 buttonholes as before (they have to fit over the first 2 when folding the edge double). When Rib measures 4 cm change to needle size 3mm. Knit 1 round, at the same time dec evenly to 114-120-126 (132-138) sts. Purl 1 round and knit 1 round.

Elevation at the back: Knit M.2A, at the same time knitting elevation at the back as follows: knit 9-10-10 (11-11) sts from beginning of round, turn the piece (to avoid a hole slip the first st as if to knit and tighten thread when knitting back), knit 18-20-20 (22-22) sts, turn the piece. Continue like this by knitting 9-10-10 (11-11) sts more before each turn another 10 times (= 12 rows). Now knit M.2A round over all sts.

Increases: When piece measures 13-16-17 (18-19) cm (measured from marking thread mid front) insert a new marking thread at beginning of round and after 57-60-63 (66-69) sts. Inc 1 st on each side of these marking threads (= 4 inc per round) on every 3rd round a total of 6 times = 138-144-150 (156-162) sts. After the last inc the piece measures approx 18-21-22 (23-24) cm mid front.

Legs: Knit 69-72-75 (78-81) sts from mid back (= leg) and put remaining sts on a thread. Knit round and continue M.2A as before. Insert a new marking thread at beginning of round (= inner side of leg). Dec 1 st on each side of marking thread - see decreasing tips – a total of 13-12-11 (11-11) times:
Size 1/3 months: on every 3rd round
Size 6/9 months: on every 4th round
Size 12/18 months: on every 5th round:
Size 2 years: on every 7th round
Size 3/4 years: on every 8th and 9th alternately
= 43-48-53 (56-59) sts.
When piece measures approx 30-36-40 (46-52) cm – adjust after 2 rounds of off-white after a round of pattern – knit M/1 - start at the top of diagram and see arrow which marks the middle of round (= outer side of leg). After M.1 change to off-white and needle size 2.5mm. Knit 1 round, at the same time adjusting number of sts to 68-72-76 (80-84). Knit 10 cm Rib and cast off loosely. Knit the other leg in the same way.

Braces: Cast on 12 sts on needle size 2.5mm with off-white and knit Rib with 1 edge st and a further 2 sts each side in garter sts (seen from the right side). Cast off when piece measures approx 34-40-48 (58-64) cm. Make two and sew to back of trousers (on the inside of rib) with approx 8-9-10 (11-12) cm in between. Sew on buttons to front end of braces and cross braces at back when worn.
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HAT:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 years)
To fit head circumference: 40/42 – 42/44 – 44/46 (46/48 - 48/50) cm

Pattern: See diagram M.2. The whole pattern is knitted in stocking sts.

The hat is knitted round. Loosely cast on 112-116-120 (124-132) sts with off-white Alpaca on needles size 2.5 mm and purl 1 round. Now knit 10 cm Rib, K2/P2, and change to needle size 3mm and stocking sts and M.2A, at the same time adjusting number of sts to 90-96-102 (108-114). When piece measures 17-17-18 (19-20) cm insert 6 marking threads in piece with 15-16-17 (18-19) sts between each. Continue in M.2A, at the same time dec 1 st on each side of all marking threads (see Decreasing tips under trousers): on every other row 6-7-7 (6-6) times and then on every row 0-0-0 (2-2) times = 18-12-18 (12-18) sts left – knit sts not fitting into pattern when decreasing in off-white. Pull a double strand of Alpaca through the remaining sts, pull tight and attach. Fold the lower 5 cm Rib towards the right side, the hat measures approx 15-16-17 (18-19) cm.
Pompon: Make a pompon with a diameter of approx 4-5 cm and attach to top of hat.
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MITTENS:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 -3/4 years)

The 3 bigger sizes with thumbs, the 2 smaller sizes without..
The mitten is knitted round on double pointed needles. Loosely cast on 36-40-44 (48-52) sts with beige-mix Alpaca on needles size 2.5mm and purl 1 round. Continue in Rib with K2/P2 until piece measures 8-8-10 (10-12) cm. Now continue in stocking sts, at the same time adjusting number of sts to 38-42-46 (50-54).
The 3 bigger sizes: After 1 (2-3) cm in stocking sts, put the last 5 (6-6) sts on round on a thread for thumb. Cast on 5 (6-6) new sts over the thread on next row.
All sizes: When piece measures 10-11-12 (13-14) cm knit M.5 over the middle 13 sts on top of hand, knit remaining sts in beige-mix (knit the threads from colour changes into the piece as you go along so that the fingers don’t get caught when wearing the mitten – don’t let the threads follow the piece all the way round, only the pattern sts) After M.5 continue with beige-mix over all sts and insert a marking thread each side when piece measures 15-16-18 (19-21) cm. Now dec 1 st on each side of both marking threads on every row until there are 10 sts left – see Decreasing tips under trousers. Pull a double strand of Alpaca through remaining sts, pull tight and sew. Fold the outer 4-4-5 (5-6) cm of Rib, mitten measures approx 13-14-16 (17-18) cm.

Thumb: Put the 5 (6-6) sts from thread back on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and pick up 7 (8-8) sts behind these = 12 (14-14) sts. Purl until thumb measures 3 (4-5) cm. Now knit all sts tog 2 and 2. Pull thread through remaining sts and attach.
Knit another mitten, but knit the thumb the other side (applies to the 3 bigger sizes).
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SOCKS:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 -3/4 years)
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-15) cm

The sock is knitted round. Cast on 44-48-48 (52-56) sts using beige-mix Alpaca on needles size 2.5 mm. Knit 1 round and continue in Rib with K2/P2 until piece measures 4-5-5 (6-7) cm. Knit 1 round, at the same time dec 4-8-4 (8-8) sts evenly = 40-40-44 (44-48) sts. Knit heel as follows: Knit 3-3.5–3.5 (4-4.5) cm stocking stitch back and forth over 16-16-16 (18-18) sts mid back.

Heel decreases: (1st row = right side): K 9-9-9- (10-10), K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn the piece, 2nd row: slip 1 st as if to knit, P 3-3-3 (4-4), P2 tog, P1, turn the piece, 3rd row: slip 1 st as if to knit, K 4-4-4 (5-5), K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn the piece, 4th row: slip 1 st as if to knit, P 5-5-5 (6-6), P2 tog, P1, turn the piece, 5th row: slip 1 st as if to knit, K 6-6-6 (7-7), K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn the piece, 6th row: slip 1 st as if to knit, P 7-7-7 (8-8), P2 tog, P1, turn the piece, 7th row: K2 tog, K 6-6-6 (8-8), K2 tog into back of st = 8-8-8 (10-10) sts on row( = total 32-32-36 (40-40) sts. Pick up 7-8-8- (9-11) sts on each side of heel and put all sts on same needle = 46-48-52 (54-62) sts. Continue in stocking st over all sts. At the same time, dec on each side of the upper 18-20-22 (24-26) sts: 1 st on every other row a total of 7 times = 32-34-38 (40-48) sts. When foot measures 8-9-9 (12-12) cm from the beginning of the dec for heel, insert a marking thread each side. Now dec on both sides of each marking thread (= 4 dec per round) a total of 7-7-8 (8-10) times. Pull thread though remaining sts and sew.

BLANKET: see pattern 13-10

Diagram

= off-white
= beige-mix

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