DROPS Baby / 14 / 14

Dreamy Bluebell by DROPS Design

Bunting bag and soft toy 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
400-450-500 (600-650) g colour no 2917, turquoise

DROPS circular needle size 5mm

DROPS wooden button no 511: 6-6-7 (7-7) pcs

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Knitting tension: 17 sts x 34 rows with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts: Knit all rows

Measurement tips: Because of the weight of the wool, all measurements should be made whilst piece is hanging.

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: knit 2nd and 3rd st from edge tog and make a yo. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 27, 32, 37, 42, 47 and 52 cm
Size 6/9 months: 28, 34, 41, 47, 54 and 61 cm
Size 12/18 months: 29, 36, 42, 49, 55, 62 and 69 cm
Size 2 years: 30, 37, 44, 51, 58, 65, 72 and 80 cm
Size 3/4 years: 31, 39, 47, 55, 63, 71, 80 and 89 cm
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BUNTING BAG:

Front piece: See Measurement tips.
The pice is knitted back and forth on a circular needle.
Loosely cast on 54-60-66 (70-76) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) with 2 strands of Alpaca on circular needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts back and forth. When piece measures 24-25-26 (27-28) cm separate the piece in two and put sts on right side on a thread = 27-30-33 (35-38) sts left on needle.

Left front: = 27-30-33 (35-38) sts. Cast on 3 new sts towards mid front for front edge = 30-33-36 (38-41) sts. Continue in garter sts but purl the 5 sts towards mid front (= front edge) on all rows until finished measurements (to mark the front edge). When piece measures 47-55-62 (72-80) cm – remember measuring tips – cast on new sts for sleeve at side on every other row (i.e at the end of each row) as follows: 3 sts 3-2-3 (3-1) times, 4 sts 2-3-3 (5-5) times, 6 sts 1-1-1 (1-3) times and 10 sts 1 times = 63-67-73 (83-92) sts. When piece measures 53-62-70 (81-90) cm cast of the 8-8-9 (10-10) sts towards mid front for neck and dec to shape the neckline on every 4th row: 1 st 3 times = 52-56-61 (70-79) sts (= shoulder + sleeve). When piece measures 58-67-75 (88-95) cm – adjust after 1 row from wrong side - put sts on a thread.

Right front: Put sts from thread back on needle and knit as left front, but mirrored. Make buttonholes on front edge as described above.

Back piece:
The pice is knitted back and forth on a circular needle.
Cast on 54-60-66 (70-76) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) with 2 strands of Alpaca on circular needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts back and forth until piece measures 47-55-62 (72-80) cm – remember measuring tips. Now cast on new sts for sleeve each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 3-2-3 (3-1) times, 4 sts 2-3-3 (5-5) times, 6 sts 1-1-1 (1-3) times and 10 sts 1 times = 120-128-140 (160-178) sts. When piece measures 56-65-73 (84-93) cm cast of the middle 14-14-16 (18-18) sts for neck and dec 1 st on next row to shape the neckline = 52-56-61 (70-79) sts (= shoulder + sleeve). When piece measures 58-67-75 (88-95) cm – adjust after 1 row from wrong side - put sts on a thread.

Assembly: Sew shoulder/upper sleeve seams (sts from threads). Sew under-sleeve, side seams and bottom seams within 1 edge st. Sew the edges at the bottom of front edge and fold approx 4 cm on both sleeves towards right side and attach with a couple of neat sts.
Hood: Pick up approx 45 to 55 sts from the right side with 2 strands Alpaca and needle size 5mm round the neckline. Knit 3 rows garter sts, at the same time inc to 72-74-76 (78-82) sts evenly on the 2nd row. On next row cast on 7 new sts each side for folding edge = 86-88-90 (92-96) sts. Knit garter sts until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm and cast off. Sew seam at top of hood. Fold 4 cm at front edge towards right side and attach with neat sts to neckline.
Make a pompom with a diameter of approx 6-7 cm and attach to the top of hood. Sew on buttons.

SOFT TOY: see pattern 14-30

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