DROPS Baby / 17 / 14

Easter Finest by DROPS Design

Set of jacket with with raglan sleeves, bonnet and socks with flower detail, for baby and children in 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)
Head circumference bonnet: 40/42 - 44/46 - 46/48 (48/50 - 50/52) cm
Sock to fit foot length: 10–11-12 (14-16) cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA
The complete outfit:
200-200-200 (250-250) g colour no 0100, off-white
50 g for all sizes colour no 3720, violet
50 g for all sizes colour no 3800, heather
50 g for all sizes colour no 7815, petrol/green mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) size 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2.5 mm DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS no 523: 5-5-6 (6-6) pcs.

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PATTERN: See diagram M.1, M.2 and M.3 – the diagrams are seen from the RS, M.2 is worked in stocking st.

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

DECREASING TIP (applies to jacket): Dec 1 st to the left and to the right alternately of all markers by K2 tog.

CROCHET PICOT BORDER: Crochet a border with heather and crochet hook size 2.5 mm in violet folding edge as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 3 ch, 1 dc in the first ch (= 1 picot), skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*.
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JACKET:

BODY PIECE: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 132-148-164 (176-192) sts (includes 1 edge st each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with violet. K 1 row from RS, change to off-white and work 7 rows stocking st (first row = WS). Change back to violet, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS (= folding edge, measure piece from here). Change to off-white and work 7 rows stocking st, cut the thread (next time you use off-white you beg the other side). Now push sts to the other end of needle and beg from RS again. K 2 rows with violet and then continue in M.1 with off-white.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures approx 17-18-21 (24-27) cm – adjust to a full repeat of M.1 – work next row as follows from RS: K 29-33-37 (40-44) sts = right front piece, cast off 8 sts for armhole, K 58-66-74 (80-88) sts = back piece, cast off 8 sts for armhole, K 29-33-37 (40-44) sts = left front piece. Cut the thread, put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
SLEEVE: Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 36-38-40 (42-44) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with violet and P 1 round. Continue as follows: 7 rounds stocking st with off-white, K 1 round with violet, P 1 round with violet (= folding edge, measure piece from here), 7 rounds stocking st with off-white, K 1 round with violet, P 1 round with violet. Now insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under arm). Continue in M.1 with off-white. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 6-5-5 (6-6) round a total of 6-7-9 (10-12) times = 48-52-58 (62-68) sts. When piece measures approx 15-16-18 (22-26) cm – adjust to a full repeat of M.1 – K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME cast off 8 sts mid under arm (= 4 sts on each side of marker) = 40-44-50 (54-60) sts.
Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
YOKE: Slip sts on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armholes = 196-220-248 (268-296) sts. K 1 row off-white from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 3-3-7 (3-7) sts evenly = 193-217-241 (265-289) sts. Continue in M.2 with 1 garter st each side – SEE ABOVE. Before the last row in M.2 insert 15 markers in piece from RS as follows: first marker after 13-18-16 (21-19) sts, and the remaining markers with 12-13-15 (16-18) sts between each = 12-17-15 (20-18) sts left after the last marker. On next row (= last row in M.2) dec 1 st to the right of all markers by K2 tog. Now work M.3, AT THE SAME TIME dec – SEE DECREASING TIP – on every 4th row a total of 6-7-8 (9-10) times = 88-97-106 (115-124) sts. Continue in M.3 until piece measures approx 28-30-34 (38-42) cm – adjust to after row 3 in pattern repeat. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 54-60-66 (72-78). Slip sts on a stitch holder.

ASSEMBLY: Sew openings under arms. Fold edges double towards WS and fasten.

LEFT FRONT BAND: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Pick up approx 65-70-80 (90-100) sts along left front piece inside 1 edge st on needle size 2.5 mm with off-white, K 1 row from WS, and then work 6 rows stocking st with 1 garter st each side. Change to violet and K 2 rows (= folding edge), change to off-white, work 7 rows stocking st with 1 garter st each side and cast off in K sts from WS. Fold edge double towards WS and fasten.
RIGHT FRONT BAND: Like left front band but after 2 rows stocking st make 5-5-6 (6-6) buttonholes evenly distributed – place the top buttonhole 2 sts from neckline and the bottom one approx 3 cm from bottom edge. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row. On row 4 in stocking st after folding edge make buttonholes in the same places.
NECKLINE: Pick up 5 sts on right front band with off-white, work sts from stitch holder back on needle and then pick up 5 sts on left front band = approx 64-70-76 (82-88) sts. K 1 row from WS, work 4 rows stocking st with 1 garter st each side, change to violet, K 2 rows (= folding edge), change to off-white and work 5 rows stocking st with 1 garter st each side. Cast off in K sts from WS. Fold edge double towards WS and fasten.
Sew on buttons.
CROCHET BORDER: Crochet a picot border along bottom edge, round sleeve edges and round neckline – SEE ABOVE.
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SOCKS:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40-40-40 (48-48) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off-white and work 4 rounds stocking st. Change to violet, K 1 round, P 1 round (= folding edge), change back to off-white and work 4 rounds stocking st. Now continue in M.2 – beg in top right hand corner of diagram and work diagram from top down. After M.2 complete piece in off-white. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 40-44-44 (48-52). Now work 2 cm rib, K1/P1 and work next round as follows: * K2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* (= casing). K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 6 sts evenly = 34-38-38 (42-46) sts. Now slip the first 12-14-14 (15-17) sts on a stitch holder, keep the next 10-10-10 (12-12) sts on row and slip the last 12-14-14 (15-17) sts on a stitch holder. Work M.3 back and forth on sts on needle for 3.5-4-4.5 (6-7) cm (= upper foot). Pick up 9-10-12 (15-19) sts on each side of upper foot and slip sts from stitch holders back on needles = 52-58-62 (72-84) sts. Continue in garter st – SEE ABOVE – back and forth on needle from mid back, AT THE SAME TIME after 1.5-2.5-3 (3-4) cm dec as follows: K2 tog at the beg and at the end of row and K2 tog on each side of the middle 2 sts. Repeat the dec on every other row until edge measures 3-4-5 (5-6) cm. Cast off and sew sock tog mid under foot and continue to casing mid back – sew in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.
Fold edge double at top of sock towards WS and fasten. Crochet a Picot border at the top – SEE ABOVE.
TIE STRING: Crochet a ch-string with crochet hook size 2.5 mm and violet measuring approx 50 cm. Thread string through casing.
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BONNET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
LOOSELY cast on 81-89-97 (105-105) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with off-white. Work 6 rows stocking st (first row = RS), change to violet, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS (= folding edge, measure piece from here).
Change back to off-white and work 6 rows in stocking st. Continue with M.2 with 1 garter st each side – beg in top right hand corner of diagram and work diagram from top down, AT THE SAME TIME on last row dec 1 st in the middle of row by K2 tog = 80-88-96 (104-104) sts.

Continue in M.1 – beg on row 5 in diagram in order to have 2 rows stocking st in off-white before the P row. When piece measures 12-13-14 (15-16) cm cast off 4-5-6 (4-4) sts each side = 72-78-84 (96-96) sts. Now insert 6 markers in piece as follows: the first marker after 1 st, the next 5 markers with 12-13-14 (16-16) sts between each = 11-12-13 (15-15) sts after the last marker. Continue in garter st – SEE ABOVE – AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st after each marker on next row from RS. Repeat the dec on every row from RS until there are 12 sts left on row. K2 tog across the row, cut thread, pull through remaining sts and use thread end to sew bonnet tog mid back – sew in outer loops of sts, and also sew tog the 4-5-6 (4-4) sts cast off each side.
ASSEMBLY: Fold edge double towards WS and fasten.
CASING: Pick up approx 66 to 80 sts inside 1 edge st on circular needle size 2.5 mm with off-white along bottom edge of bonnet. K 1 row from WS and then work 4 rows stocking st. Change to violet, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS (= folding edge), and then work 5 rows stocking st with off-white, cast off in K sts from WS. Fold casing double towards WS and fasten. Crochet a Picot border round the front opening of bonnet – SEE ABOVE.
TIE STRING: Crochet a ch-string with crochet hook size 2.5 mm and 2 threads violet measuring approx 70 cm. Thread string through casing.

Diagram

= off-white: K from RS, P from WS
= violet
= petrol/green mix
= heather
= off-white: K from WS, P from RS


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