DROPS Baby / 16 / 15

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Knitted baby jumpsuit with seamless sleeves in DROPS Eskimo

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 ESKIMO from Garnstudio
350-350 400 (450-500) g colour no 01, off-white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) size 7 mm – or size needed to get 12 sts x 16 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS WOODEN BUTTON no 501: 5-5-5 (6-6) pcs

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

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

INCRTEASING TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.

BUTTONHOLES:
Cast off for buttonholes on right front piece. 1 BUTTONHOLE = cast off 3rd st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Cast off for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE 1/3 months: 22, 29, 36, 43 and 49 cm
SIZE 6/9 months: 26, 34, 42, 50 and 58 cm
SIZE 12/18 months: 30, 39, 48, 57 and 66 cm
SIZE 2 year: 33, 41, 49, 57, 65 and 72 cm
SIZE 3/4 year: 41, 48, 56, 63, 71 and 78 cm
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JUMPSUIT:
Worked from bottom up on double pointed and circular needle. Beg at bottom of left leg!

LEFT LEG:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 26-28-30 (34-36) sts on needle size 7 mm with Eskimo. Work 5 cm garter st – SEE ABOVE. Continue in stocking st – insert a marker at beg of round (= inside of leg).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker - SEE INCREASING TIP. Repeat the inc on every 2-2-2½ (3-4) cm a total of 4-5-6 (6-7) times = 34-38-42 (46-50) sts.
When piece measures 20-23-27 (30-38) cm dec 2 sts to the left of marker (= towards back of leg) = 32-36-40 (44-48) sts.
Slip sts on a stitch holder.

RIGHT LEG:
Cast on and work like left leg, but mirrored, i.e. dec 2 sts to the right of marker at the top.

JUMPSUIT:
Cast on 4 sts (= towards mid front) on circular needle size 7 mm, work right leg in on circular needle, work left leg in on circular needle and then cast on 4 new sts at the end of round (= towards mid front) = 72-80-88 (96-104) sts.
Insert 2 markers in piece, 19-21-23 (25-27) sts in from each side (to mark the sides).
Continue in stocking st back and forth on circular needle from mid front with 6 garter sts each side towards mid front (= front bands). REMEMBER TO CAST OFF FOR BUTTONHOLES – SEE ABOVE.
When piece measures 43-51-59 (64-69) cm divide the piece by markers and slip both front pieces on a stitch holder.

BACK PIECE:
= 34-38-42 (46-50) sts. Now cast on new sts each side for sleeves. Loosely cast on at the end of every row: 4 sts 2-2-3 (3-3) times and 10-11-10 (14-18) sts 1 time = 70-76-86 (98-110) sts. Continue in stocking st with 5 garter sts each side (= sleeve edges).
When piece measures 53-62-71 (77-83) cm cast off the middle 8-10-10 (12-12) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 30-32-37 (42-48) sts left on shoulder/sleeve. Cast off all sts when piece measures 55-64-73 (79-85) cm.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 19-21-23 (25-27) sts. Slip sts back on needle and cast on for sleeve at the side as described for back piece = 37-40-45 (51-57) sts.
When piece measures 51-60-68 (74-80) cm cast off to shape the neckline towards mid front at the beg of every row: 6 sts 1 time and 1 st 1-2-2 (3-3) times = 30-32-37 (42-48) sts left on shoulder/sleeve.
Cast off all sts when piece measures approx 55-64-73 (79-85) cm – adjust to back piece.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored – remember buttonholes!

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder and upper arm seams, edge to edge. Sew under arm seams. Place right front band over left front band at bottom of front pieces and fasten. Sew opening between legs.

COLLAR:
Pick up approx 26-30-32 (34-38) sts round neckline on circular needle size 7 mm with Eskimo. NOTE: Do not pick up on front bands. Insert a marker on each shoulder. Work garter st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of both markers on every 4th row – SEE INCREASING TIP! Cast off when collar measures 5-5-6 (6-7) cm.
Sew on buttons.
Fold approx 5 cm towards RS at bottom of both legs.


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