DROPS Baby / 14 / 3

Green Leaf by DROPS Design

Jacket, jumpsuit, socks, soft toys and blanket in Alpaca

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
Jacket: 200-200-250 (250-300) g colour no 7300, lime

Jumpsuit: 150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 7300, lime

Socks: 50-50-50 (100-100) g colour no 7300, lime

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

DROPS wooden button no 513: 8-9-9- (9-9) pcs

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Knitting tension: 26 sts x 34 rows on needle size 2.5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts: Knit all rows

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram is seen from the right side. English Translations for the wording in the diagrams are given at the bottom of this pattern, and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in the diagram.

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front band from the right side as follows: cast off 3rd st from the edge, on next row make a yo. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 6, 11 and 16 cm
Size 6/9 months: 6, 10, 15 and 19 cm
Size 12/18 months: 6, 11, 16 and 21 cm
Size 2 years: 7, 13, 18 and 23 cm
Size 3/4 years: 7, 13, 19 and 25 cm
Note! Also make a buttonhole on neckband.

JACKET:
Back piece: Cast on 62-70-78 (86-94) sts (incl 1 edge st each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) with Alpaca on pointed needles size 2.5mm and knit 6 rows garter sts. Now knit M.1 with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 16-17-19 (20-22) cm dec for armhole each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-2-2 (1-3) times and 1 st 3 times = 46-54-62 (70-70) sts. Continue M.1 with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 25-27-30 (32-35) cm cast off the middle 22-24-26 (30-30) sts for neck and dec 1 st on next row towards neckline = 11-14-17 (19-19) sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures approx 26-28-31 (33-36) cm – adjust after a whole diamond.

Right front: Cast on 38-38-46 (46-54) sts (incl 1 edge st at side and 5 front band sts towards mid front) with Alpaca on needle size 2.5mm. Knit 6 rows garter sts. Knit next row as follows from the right side: 5 edge sts, M.1 over the next 32-32-40 (40-48) sts and finish with 1 edge st. Continue the pattern – remember buttonholes, see above. When piece measures 16-17-19 (20-22) cm cast off for armhole as described for back piece = 30-30-38 (38-42) sts. Continue M.1 with 1 edge st towards armhole. When piece measures 21-23-26 (28-30) cm cast off 11-8-13 (11-15) sts towards mid front for neck and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times = 11-14-17 (19-19) sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures approx 26-28-31 (33-36) cm – adjust after a whole diamond.

Left front: Cast on and knit as right front, but mirrored. NB! No buttonholes! Make sure to knit pattern mirrored.

Sleeve: Cast on 42-42-42 (50-50) sts (incl 1 edge st each side) with Alpaca on needle size 2.5mm and knit 3 cm garter sts. Now knit M.1 with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 6-6-6 (8-8) cm inc 1 st each side on every 3-2-1.5 (2-2) cm a total of 4-6-8 (8-10) times = 50-54-58 (66-70) sts – incorporate new sts in pattern as you go along. When piece measures 18-18-20 (25-29) cm dec for sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-2-2 (2-3) times, 1 st 4-3-2 (2-2) times and 2 sts each side until piece measures 21-22-24 (29-33) cm. Now dec 3 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts when piece measures 22-23-25 (30-34 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams
Neck: Pick up approx 70 to 90 sts round the neck (also over front bands) with Alpaca and needle size 2.5mm. Knit 4 rows garter sts, at the same time making a buttonhole after the first row over the other buttonholes on front band. NB! If opting for no hood, cast off now from wrong side.
Sew sleeve seams within 1 edge st. Sew sleeve and side seams within 1 edge st. Sew on buttons. Hood: Continue as follows: Knit 1 row, at the same time casting on 12 new sts each side towards mid front and inc evenly to 112-117-123 (128-133) sts. Continue in garter sts over all sts. Cast off when hood measures approx 21-23-25 (27-28) cm. Sew seam at top of hood.
Fold the outermost 12 sts towards right side and attach at bottom to front and back pieces.



JUMPSUIT:
Garter sts (round on double pointed needles): K 1st round, P 2nd round

Garter sts (back and forth): Knit all rows

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

Decreasing tips: All dec are done from the right side.
After 4 garter sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Before 4 garter sts: K2 tog.

Left leg: Cast on 36-42-48 (52-58) sts with Alpaca using double pointed needles size 2.5 and knit 4 cm garter sts. Knit next row as follows: Knit stocking sts, at the same time inc 10 sts evenly on round = 46-52-58 (62-68) sts. Insert a marking thread on the inner side of the leg when piece measures 1 cm from the garter sts. Now inc 1 st on each side of the marking thread on every 2-2-3 (3-4) round a total of 14-15-16 (18-19) times = 74-82-90 (98-106) sts. When piece measures 14-17-20 (25-30) cm, start knitting back and forth on needles from marking thread on inner side of leg (= slid, which makes it easier to put both legs in on the same circular needle afterwards). Cast on 1 new st each side for seam = 76-84-92 (100-108) sts. When piece measures 18-21-24 (29-34) cm cast off 2 sts each side = 72-80-88 (96-104) sts. Put the piece aside and knit the other leg.

Right leg: As left leg.

Body: Put both legs in on the same circular needle = 144-160-176 (192-208) sts and insert a marking thread mid front and mid back. Now dec 1 st on each side of the marking thread mid front on every other round a total of 6 times = 132-148-164 (180-196) sts. Insert a marking thread each side = 33-37-41 (45-49) sts between all 4 marking threads. When piece measures 41-49-56 (66-74) cm purl 1 round, knit 2 rounds, purl 1 round and knit 2 rounds. Now cast off 6 sts each side for armhole (= 3 sts on each side of marking threads at sides) and finish front and back pieces separately.

Front: = 60-68-76 (84-92) sts. Knit M.1 with 4 sts each side in garter sts. At the same time, dec for armhole each side on every other row – see decreasing tips: 1 st 8 times = 44-52-60 (68-76) sts. Continue M.1 with 4 sts each side in garter sts. When piece measures 48-57-65 (75-84) cm cast of the middle 8-12-12 (16-16) sts for neck and dec towards neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times = 11-13-17 (19-23) sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 53-62-70 (81-90) cm.

Back: = 60-68-76 (84-92) sts. Knit M.1 and cast off for armhole as described for front piece. When piece measures 51-60-68 (79-88) cm cast off the middle 16-20-20 (24-24) for neck and dec on neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time = 11-13-17 (19-23) sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 53-62-70 (81-90) cm.

Assembly:
Neck: Pick up approx 45-65 sts from the right side along neckline on front piece with Alpaca and needle size 2.5. Knit 6 rows garter sts back and forth on needle and cast off from wrong side. Pick up approx 30-40 sts with Alpaca and needle size 2.5 along neckline on back piece and knit 6 rows garter sts. Cast off from wrong side.

Button edge: Pick up 14-16-20 (22-25) sts from the right side along right shoulder on front piece and knit 3 rows garter sts. Knit next row as follows from the right side: Knit 2 sts, cast off 2 sts, knit 6-8-12 (14-18) sts, cast off 2 sts and knit 2 sts. Cast on 2 new sts over the cast of sts on next row. Cast off from the wrong side when edge measures 2 cm. Repeat on left shoulder. Pick up 14-16-20 (22-25) sts from the right side along right shoulder on back piece and knit 2 cm garter sts. Repeat on left shoulder. Cast off from wrong side.
Sew slit together on inner side of both legs up to the cast off sts and sew the opening between legs from mid front to mid back. Sew on buttons on both shoulders on back piece.



SOCKS:
Foot length: approx 10-11-12 (14-15) cm
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Cast on 44-48-52 (56-60) sts with Alpaca and double pointed needles size 2.5mm. Knit 2 cm rib. Now knit 1 row, shifting the rib 1 st to the left as follows: over (K2, P2) it will be (P1, K2, P1). *Knit 3 rounds with K over K and P over P, on 4th round shift the rib 1 st to the left*, repeat from *-* until piece measures 18-19-20 (22-23) cm. Now knit all purled sts tog 2 and 2, knit 2 rounds with K over K and P over P, 1 round knitting all knitted sts tog 2 and 2, 2 rounds with K over K and P over P and 1 round knitting all knitted sts tog 2 and 2 = 11-12-13 (14-15) sts. Cut the thread and pull through the remaining sts, attach. The sock measures approx 20-21-22 (24-26) cm.

SOFT TOY: see pattern 14-30
BLANKET: see pattern 14-19

Diagram

= knit from RS, purl from WS
= purl from RS, knit from WS


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