DROPS Baby / 16 / 23

Little Shepherd by DROPS Design

Knitted baby jumpsuit with or without buttons between the legs, in DROPS Fabel and DROPS 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 FABEL from Garnstudio
100-100-150 (150-200) gr f.nr 162, blue sea
And use: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (100-100) g colour no 2918, turquoise
50 g for all sizes colour no 6834, blue/turquoise mix
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm for the 2 smaller sizes and 60 cm for the 3 larger sizes) size 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 sts x 35 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. In M.1 knitting tension will be width = 27 sts because of the use of several colours. DROPS WOODEN BUTTON no 513: 4 pcs for shoulders and 10 pcs for button fastening between legs if needed.

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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.

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1. The diagram shows 1 pattern repeat and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st. NOTE: When working Fabel in M.1, we’ve used an orange section of the ball.

DECREASING TIP-1:
Dec on each side of marker at front as follows: work row until 3 sts before marker, K2 tog, K2 (marker sits between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.

DECREASING TIP-2:
Make all dec from RS inside 2 sts by K2 tog.
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JUMPSUIT:
Worked from bottom of legs towards the top.

LEG (without buttons):
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 62-70-76 (84-86) sts with blue/turquoise mix Alpaca on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and work 2 cm garter st – SEE ABOVE. Change to Fabel and continue in stocking st. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 3-3-4 (4-5) cm inc 1 st on each side of marker on every 4-6-6 (6-9) round a total of 9-9-10 (10-10) times = 80-88-96 (104-106) sts. When piece measures 14-18-21 (23-30) cm divide the piece by marker and continue back and forth on needle (to make it easier to slip both legs on the same circular needle afterwards) – AT THE SAME TIME cast on 1 new st each side for seam = 82-90-98 (106-108) sts.
When piece measures 16-20-23 (25-32) cm cast off 3 sts each side = 76-84-92 (100-102) sts. Put piece aside and knit the other leg in the same way.

LEG (with buttons):
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 64-72-78 (86-88) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) with blue/turquoise mix Alpaca on circular needle size 2.5 mm and work 2 cm garter st back and forth on needle – SEE ABOVE.
Change to Fabel and continue in stocking st with 1 edge st in garter st each side.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 3-3-4 (4-5) cm inc 1 st each side on every 4-6-6 (6-9) row a total of 9-9-10 (10-10) times = 82-90-98 (106-108) sts. When piece measures 16-20-23 (25-32) cm cast off 3 sts each side = 76-84-92 (100-102) sts. Put piece aside and knit the other leg in the same way.

BODY PIECE:
Slip both legs on the same circular needle size 2.5 mm = 152-168-184 (200-204) sts. Insert 1 marker mid front and 1 marker mid back – round beg mid back. Continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 2 sts mid front – SEE DECREASING TIP-1 – and repeat the dec on every other round a total of 6 times = 140-156-172 (188-192) sts.
Remove marker at front. When piece measures 30-37-45 (50-57) cm work shortened rows at back as follows (to make pants wider at the back) – beg by marker mid back: Work 12 sts, turn piece, slip first st as if to K, tighten thread, work 24 sts, turn piece, slip first st as if to K, tighten thread. Continue like this, working 12 more sts before each turn another 8-10-10 (12-12) times. Now work 1 round on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec 14-12-10 (8-12) sts evenly on round = 126-144-162 (180-180) sts. Remove marker mid back.
NOW INSERT 1 MARKER EACH SIDE AS FOLLOWS:
SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: Insert markers mid between 2 sts with 63 sts on front and back piece.
SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: Insert markers in a st with 71 sts on front and back piece +1 st each.
SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: Insert markers mid between 2 sts with 81 sts on front and back piece.
SIZE 2 AND 3/4 YEARS: Insert markers in a st with 89 sts on front and back piece +1 st each.
ALL SIZES: Change to blue/turquoise mix Alpaca – round now beg by marker at one of the sides.
Work 2 rounds garter st – SEE ABOVE. Change to turquoise Alpaca and work 2 rounds garter st. Continue in M.1 – make sure to have the arrow in diagram mid front. After M.1 complete piece in turquoise garter st – AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 6-6-6 (8-8) sts evenly (dec equal amount of sts front and back) = 120-138-156 (172-172) sts.
When piece measures 38-46-54 (59-67) cm (measured at front) cast off 4-5-6 (7-7) sts each side for armhole = 56-64-72 (79-79) sts on front and back piece and now complete each piece separately.

FRONT PIECE: = 56-64-72 (79-79) sts. Continue in garter st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME cast off 1 st each side to shape the armhole – SEE DECREASING TIP-2 – on every other row a total of 8-9-9 (8-5) times = 40-46-54 (63-69) sts. When piece measures 43-52-60 (66-71) cm cast off the middle 12-14-18 (21-23) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row – SEE DECREASING TIP-2: 1 st 5 times = 9-11-13 (16-18) sts left on shoulder. When piece measures 48-57-66 (72-80) cm make 2 buttonholes on shoulder as follows: work 1 st, K2 tog, 1 YO, work 2-4-6 (9-11) sts, K2 tog, 1 YO, work 2 sts. Work 2 rows on all sts and cast off.

BACK PIECE = 56-64-72 (79-79) sts. Cast off for armholes as described for front piece = 40-46-54 (63-69) sts. When armhole measures 8-9-10 (11-11) cm cast off the middle 18-20-24 (27-29) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row – SEE DECREASING TIP-2: 1 st 2 times = 9-11-13 (16-18) sts left on shoulder. Cast off when armhole measures 11-12-13 (14-14) cm.

ASSEMBLY (without buttons between legs):
Sew the inside of legs at the top inside 1 edge st. Sew opening between legs, front of leg towards back of leg.
Sew on buttons on shoulders.

ASSEMBLY (with buttons between legs):
Edge for buttons on the back of leg:
Pick up 84-104-120 (130-166) sts with turquoise Alpaca on circular needle size 2.5 mm – beg at bottom of left leg, continue up along leg and down along right leg. Work 10 rows garter st back and forth on needle and cast off.
Edge for buttons on the front of leg:
Pick up 84-104-120 (130-166) sts with turquoise Alpaca on circular needle size 2.5 mm – beg at the bottom of right leg, continue up along leg and down along left leg. Work 3 rows garter st back and forth on needle. On next row cast off for 10 buttonholes evenly distributed (5 buttonholes on each leg). 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row.
Work another 6 rows garter st and cast off.
Sew buttons to edge on the back of leg, and on shoulders

Diagram

= off-white Alpaca
= blue/turquoise Alpaca
= turquoise Alpaca
= Fabel


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