DROPS Baby / 14 / 29

DROPS Baby 14-29 by DROPS Design

Jacket, trousers, booties and soft toy 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
Jacket:
150-200-200 (250-250) g colour no 2917, light turquoise

DROPS circular double pointed needles size 4.5mm

DROPS wooden button, no 513, 5-5-6 (6-6) pcs

Trousers:
100-100-100 (100-150) g colour no 0618, beige-mix
50 g for all sizes in the following colours:
no 0302, camel, no 0501, light grey, no 2917, light turquoise
DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 4mm
Elastic: approx 50-60 cm for waist (1.5 cm wide)

Booties:
50-50-100 (100-100) g colour no 2917, light turquoise
DROPS pointed needle size 3.5mm (for rib) and 4mm.

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JACKET:
Knitting tension: 18 sts x 23 rows with 2 threads Alpaca on needles size 4.5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

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

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: Knit tog 2nd and 3rd st from edge and make a yo. On next row knit yo as a st. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 2, 8, 14 and 20 cm
Size 6/9 months: 2, 8, 15 and 21 cm
Size 12/18 months: 2, 8, 14, 20 and 26 cm
Size 2 years: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 cm
Size 3/4 years: 2, 10, 18, 26 and 34 cm
Note! The last buttonhole will be on the neckline.

Decreasing tips (applies to raglan): All dec are made form the right side.
Dec as follows in each transition between sleeve and body pieces (start 3 sts before marking thread): K2 tog, K2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
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Front and back piece:
Knit the jacket back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Remember buttonholes on right front band – see above.
Cast on 132-138-150 (162-168) sts (includes 5 edge sts towards mid front each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) with 2 threads light turquoise (double thread) and needle size 4.5mm.
Purl 1 row from the wrong side and knit next row as follows:
5 front edge sts in garter sts, *K2, P4*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 5 edge sts in garter sts.
Continue the Rib like this until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm.
Now continue in stocking sts with 5 edge sts each side in garter sts. At the same time on the first row after the Rib adjust number of sts to 118-128-140 (146-158) sts – do not dec over the 5 edge sts each side. Insert a marker 32-34-38 (39-42) sts in from each side = 54-60-64 (68-74) sts between marking threads on back piece.
When piece measures 5-5-6 (6-6) cm dec 1 st on each side on both markers on every 3-3-3 (4-5) cm a total of 5 times = 98-108-120 (126-138) sts.
When piece measures 19-20-23 (27-30) cm – adjust so that next row is from the wrong side – knit 3 rows garter sts over all sts.
On next row cast off 6-8-8 (8-10) sts each side for armhole (i.e. 3-4-4 (4-5) sts on each side of both marking threads) = 38-42-46 (50-54) sts on back piece and 24-25-29 (30-32) sts on each front piece. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Sleeve:
Sleeve is knitted round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 30-30-36 (36-36) sts with 2 threads light turquoise.
Knit 1 round and continue in Rib with K2, P4 until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm.
Now continue in stocking sts at the same time adjusting number of sts to 28-28-30 (30-32) on the first round in stocking sts.
When sleeve measures 8-6-6 (6-6) cm, inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 7-4-3 (3-3.5) cm a total of 2-4-5 (7-7) times = 32-36-40 (44-46) sts.
When piece measures 18-20-21 (26-30) cm purl 1 round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round and knit 1 round casting off 6-8-8 (8-10) sts mid under arm on the last round = 26-28-32 (36-36) sts.
Put the piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

Yoke:
Put sleeves in on the same circular needle as back and front pieces where you cast off for armholes = 138-148-168 (182-190) sts.
Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body pieces (= 4 markers).
Read all of the following section before knitting it:
Knit garter sts over all sts and knit 1 row from the wrong side before starting the dec.

Raglan decreases:
Dec 1 st on each side of all markers (= 8 dec per row) – see Decreasing tips – Dec on every 4th row a total of 7-8-8 (9-10) times and then on every other row 0-0-2 (2-2) times.
Neck: At the same time when piece measures 25-27-31 (41-45) cm put the outermost 8-8-10 (10-10) sts towards mid front each side on a thread for neck. Now cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
After all dec for raglan and neck are complete there are 54-56-56 (62-62) sts left on needle and piece measures approx 30-32-36 (41-45) cm.

Assembly: Pick up approx 80 to 96 sts round the neck (incl sts on threads) on circular needle size 4mm with 2 threads of turquoise. Knit 1 row from the wrong side and 1 row from the right side at the same time adjusting number of sts to 54-60-60 (66-66). Continue in Rib as follows (1st round = wrong side): 5 edge sts in garter sts, *P2, K4*, repeat from *-* and finish with P2 and 5 edge sts in garter sts. After 1 cm make a buttonhole over the others on right front edge. Cast off loosely in rib when Rib measures 2 cm.
Sew the openings under the arms. Sew on buttons.



TROUSERS:

Knitting tension: 19 sts x 25 rows with double thread on needles size 4mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*

Stripes: see diagrams M.1

Increasing tips: Pick up thread from previous row and knit or purl this as it fits into Rib – i.e. knit the first 3 inc sts, purl the next 3 etc.

Start at the top and knit downwards.
Cast on 84-96-96 (108-108) sts with 2 threads beige-mix and circular needle size 4mm. Knit Rib. After 2 cm start the stripe pattern – see M.1, start at the bottom of chart. When piece measures 10-13-14 (15-16) cm inc 1 st on each side of the middle 3 knitted sts – see Increasing tips – on every other round a total of 12 times = 108-120-120 (132-132) sts. After the last inc piece measures approx 20-23-24 (25-26) cm. On next round cast off 5 sts mid front and mid back and finish each leg separately.

Legs: Put sts from one leg on a thread and sts from the other leg on double pointed needles size 4mm = 49-55-55 (61-61) sts. Knit round (continue pattern as before) and on the first round dec the P4 on inner side of leg to P3 = 48-54-54- (60-60) sts. Continue in Rib and stripe pattern until leg measures 18-21-24 (29-34) cm. Change to beige-mix and knit 6 cm Rib for turn-up. Cast off loosely in Rib.
Knit the other leg in the same way.

Assembly: Sew opening between legs. Fold the upper 2 cm on waist towards the wrong side and attach neatly – leave an opening for the elastic and insert this. Fold the rib at bottom of legs.



BOTTIES:
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-15) cm

Knitting tension: 19 sts x 38 rows with double thread on needles size 4mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.

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

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

The bootie is knitted from top down and sewn together mid back afterwards. Loosely cast on 14-16-16 (18-18) sts with 2 threads of light turquoise and needle size 4mm and knit garter sts until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm. Put sts on a thread and knit a similar piece (= the upper part of bootie). Put the 2 pieces in on the same needle and knit 1 row garter sts over all sts = 28-32-32 (36-36) sts (the opening in the middle of piece = mid front).
Change to needle size 3.5mm and knit next row as follows from the right side: 1 edge st in garter sts, *K2, P2*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st in garter sts. Continue the Rib like this until it measures 3.5-4.4.5 (5-5) cm. Now put the outermost 10-11-11 (12-12) sts each side on a thread. Change back to needle size 4mm and knit 4-5-6 (7-8) cm garter sts over the remaining 8-10-10 (12-12) sts mid front. Now dec 1 st each side on every other row a total of 2 times = 4-6-6 (8-8) sts left, cut the thread. Pick up 10-11-13 (15-17) sts on each side of the middle piece and put sts from thread back on needle = 44-50-54 (62-66) sts. Knit 3-3.5-4 (4.5-5) cm garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 1.5-2-2.5 (3-3.5) cm dec as follows on every other row until finished measurements: Cast off 1 st at the beginning and at the end of row and K2 tog on both sides of the middle st = approx 32-38-42 (50-54) sts left. Cast off loosely. Knit another bootie.
Sew seam under foot and mid back – sew in the outer loops of sts in order to make the seam neat.

SOFT TOY: see pattern no 13-34

Diagram

= beige-mix
= light turquoise
= camel
= light grey

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