DROPS Baby / 16 / 25

Petite Heidi by DROPS Design

Set of knitted dress with Nordic pattern and short rows, bolero and socks in DROPS Fabel and DROPS Alpaca, for baby and children

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:
DRESS: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100-100-100 (150-150) g colour no 159, red chilli
And use: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (50-100) g colour no 3620, red
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white

BOLERO: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-100-100 (150-150) g colour no 3620, red.
And use: DROPS FABEL:
A remnant from the dress, colour no 159, red chilli.

SOCKS: DROPS FABEL
50 g for all sizes colour no 159, red chilli.

DRESS:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm) size 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st, and 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
In M.1 and M.2 knitting tension will be width = 25 sts because of the use of several colours.

BOLERO:
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm.

SOCKS:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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DRESS

GARTER ST (in the round):
K 1 round, P 1 round.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

PATTERN:
Se diagram M.1 and M.2. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st.
For the 3 middle rounds of M.2 in Fabel, we’ve used a light red section of the ball.

DECREASING TIP (applies to armhole):
Make all dec from RS inside 3 garter sts.
Dec as follows before 3 garter sts: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 3 garter sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
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DRESS:
First work skirt from side to side. Pick up sts at bottom edge for border and then pick up sts at the top for yoke.

SKIRT:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 34-52-72 (82-94) sts with Fabel on circular needle size 3 mm. Work garter st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME work shortened rows as follows (to make the skirt wider at the bottom): work 2 rows on all sts, * work 17-26-36 (41-47) sts, turn piece, tighten thread, slip first st as if to K and work return row, work 4 rows on all sts, work 28-43-60 (68-78) sts, turn piece, tighten thread, slip first st as if to K and work return row, work 2 rows on all sts *, repeat from *-*.
(1 repeat of the above = 10 rows at the bottom and 6 rows at the top).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 44-48-54 (60-66) cm at the top (piece measures approx 73-80-90 (100-110) cm at the bottom), cast off LOOSELY.
Sew skirt tog mid back, edge to edge.

BORDER AT BOTTOM:
Pick up 1 st in every other row at the bottom of skirt on circular needle size 3 mm with Fabel = approx 175-192-216 (240-264) sts. P 1 round. Change to red Alpaca, K 1 round and P 1 round. Change to off-white Alpaca and K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 180-198-234 (252-270). Now continue in M.1 (= 10-11-13 (14-15) repeats across round). After M.1 change to red Alpaca and work 2 rounds garter st – SEE ABOVE. Change to Fabel, work 6 rounds garter st and cast off LOOSELY.

YOKE:
Pick up 1 st in every other row at the top of skirt on circular needle size 3 mm with red Alpaca = approx 106-116-130 (144-158) sts. P 1 round. Change to off-white Alpaca and K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 112-120-136 (152-168). Now continue in M.2 (= 14-15-17 (19-21) repeats across the round), AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-6-6 (8-10) sts evenly on the last round of M.2 = 106-114-130 (144-158) sts. Insert a marker each side (= 53-57-65 (72-79) sts on front and back piece). Change to red Alpaca, work 2 rounds garter st and then continue in stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 28-34-42 (47-52) cm work 4 rounds garter st on 12 sts each side (= 6 sts on each side of both markers), work remaining sts in stocking st as before. Now cast off the middle 6 of the 12 garter sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.

FRONT PIECE: = 47-51-59 (66-73) sts. Continue in stocking st with 3 garter sts each side, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st each side for armhole – SEE DECREASING TIP –on every other row a total of 4-4-4 (5-5) times = 39-43-51 (56-63) sts. When piece measures 33-40-48 (53-58) cm slip the middle 9-11-13 (16-17) sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 4 times = 9-10-13 (14-17) sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 38-45-54 (60-66) cm.

BACK PIECE: = 47-51-59 (66-73) sts.
Dec for armhole as described for front piece and continue until piece measures 36-43-52 (58-64) cm. Now cast off the middle 17-19-21 (24-25) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 1 st 2 times = 9-10-13 (14-17) sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 38-45-54 (60-66) cm.

ASSEMBLY: Sew shoulder seams.

NECKLINE: Pick up 65-70-75 (80-85) sts (incl sts on stitch holder at front) round the neckline on needle size 3 mm with Fabel. P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round and cast off in K sts.
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BOLERO:
Worked back and forth on pointed needles in garter st.
Cast on 34-38-40 (44-48) sts on needle size 3 mm with Fabel. K 4 rows and cut the thread.
Change to red Alpaca, cast on 14-17-21 (24-27) sts at beg of row, work the 34-38-40 (44-48) sts on needle and cast on 14-17-21 (24-27) sts at the end of row = 62-72-82 (92-102) sts. Continue in garter st, AT THE SAME TIME work shortened rows as follows (to make the bolero wider at the sides): * work 5 rows on all sts, work 10-12-15 (18-20) sts, turn piece, tighten thread, slip first st as if to K and work return row, work 1 row on all sts, work 10-12-15 (18-20) sts, turn piece, tighten thread, slip first st as if to K and work return row *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx 22-25-28 (31-35) cm in the middle.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work next row as follows from RS: Cast off the first 14-17-21 (24-27) sts, work remaining sts on row. Cast off the first 14-17-21 (24-27) sts on next row from WS and work remaining sts on row. Change to Fabel and K 4 rows on the remaining 34-38-40 (44-48) sts. Cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold bolero double - see fig.1 - and sew side seams in the outer loops of sts.
Crochet a border round the whole opening of bolero with crochet hook size 3 mm and red Alpaca as follows: * 1 dc, 4 ch, 1 tr in the first of these 4 ch, skip approx 1 cm *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.
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SOCKS:

HEEL DECREASES:
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 6-7-7 (7-8) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece,
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 6-7-7 (7-8) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece,
Row 3 (= RS): Work row until 5-6-6 (6-7) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece,
Row 4 (= WS): Work row until 5-6-6 (6-7) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece,
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 8-10-10 (10-12) sts on row.

DECREASING TIP-1:
Dec as follows before rib: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after rib: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
DECREASING TIP-2:
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
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SOCK:
Cast on 44-48-48 (52-56) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Fabel. Work 7-8-9 (10-11) cm rib, K2/P2. Now keep the first 18-22-22 (22-26) sts on needle for heel and slip the remaining 26-26-26 (30-30) sts on a stitch holder (= upper foot). Work 3-3½-4 (4-4½) cm stocking st on heel sts. Insert a marker in piece. Now dec for heel – SEE ABOVE! After heel dec pick up 8-9-10 (11-12) sts on either side of heel and slip sts from stitch holder back on needles = 50-54-56 (62-66) sts. Continue in rib on the 26-26-26 (30-30) sts on upper foot with remaining sts in stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of rib – SEE DECREASING TIP-1 – on every other round a total of 5-7-6 (7-9) times = 40-40-44 (48-48) sts. Continue with K over K and P over P until piece measures 7-8-9 (10-12) cm from marker on heel (3-3-3 (4-4) cm remain). Insert a marker each side with 20-20-22 (24-24) sts on upper foot and 20-20-22 (24-24) sts under foot. Continue in stocking st on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP-2: On every other round 3 times and then on every round 5-5-6 (7-7) times = 8 sts left. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.
Sock measures approx 10-11-12 (14-16) cm.

Diagram

= off-white Alpaca
= red Alpaca
= Fabel
= Knitting direction


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