DROPS Baby / 17 / 9

Little Gent by DROPS Design

Set of knitted vest and socks with cables for baby and children in DROPS Merino Extra Fine

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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(86/92-96/104)
Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100-150-150 (150-200) g colour no 14, steel blue

BOOTIES:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2- 3/4) years
Foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm
Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
50-100-100 (100-100) g colour no 14, steel blue

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DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4 mm – or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS WOODEN BUTTONS no 503: 4 pcs.

BOOTIES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 sts in garter st = width 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm – for rib.

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Tags: cable, sets, socks, vests,

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PATTERN:
See diagram M.1. The diagram is seen from the RS.

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

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

DECREASING TIP (applies to armhole on top):
Dec from RS inside 3 garter sts by P2 tog.
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FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 50-56-62 (70-76) sts (includes 1 edge st each side, worked in garter st throughout) on needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work 4 rows garter st – SEE ABOVE.
Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st, P 11-14-17 (21-24), * K2 in each of the next 2 sts, P4 *, repeat from *-* 4 times, K2 in each of the next 2 sts, P 11-14-17 (21-24), 1 edge st = 60-66-72 (80-86) sts.
Work next row as follows from WS:
1 edge st, K 11-14-17 (21-24), * M.1, K 4 *, repeat from *-* 4 times, M.1, K 11-14-17 (21-24), 1 edge st.
Work next row as follows from RS:
1 edge st, P 11-14-17 (21-24), * M.1, P 4 *, repeat from *-* 4 times, M.1, P 11-14-17 (21-24), 1 edge st.
Continue in pattern like this.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 15-16-18 (19-21) cm work 4 rows garter st on 6 sts each side (work remaining sts as before), AT THE SAME TIME on last row cast off 3 sts at beg of row, work remaining sts on row as before, and cast off 3 sts at beg of next row, work remaining sts on row as before. Continue with 3 garter sts each side, AT THE SAME TIME cast off to shape the armhole each side – SEE DECREASING TIP: 1 st on every other row 4-4-4 (5-5) times = 46-52-58 (64-70) sts. When piece measures 22-23-26 (28-31) cm slip the middle 12-12-14 (14-14) sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3-4-4 (4-4) times = 12-14-16 (19-22) sts left on shoulder. When piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm work the 4 sts over cable tog 2 by 2 = 10-12-14 (17-20) sts left on shoulder.
Slip shoulder sts on a stitch holder.

NECKLINE: Pick up approx 30 to 40 sts round neckline (includes sts on stitch holder) on needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. K 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 26-28-30 (32-34). K 2 rows and cast off.

LEFT SHOULDER:
Work sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 2 sts on neckline = 12-14-16 (19-22) sts. K 1 row from WS and work next row as follows: K 1-1-1 (2-2), K2 tog, 1 YO, K 5-7-9 (10-13), K2 tog, 1 YO, K 2-2-2 (3-3). K 1 row and cast off on next row.

RIGHT SHOULDER:
Pick up 2 sts on neckline and work sts from stitch holder back on needle = 12-14-16 (19-22) sts. Work like left shoulder.

BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 50-56-62 (70-76) sts (includes 1 edge st each side, worked in garter st throughout) on needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work 4 rows garter st and continue in reverse stocking st. Cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece and continue until piece measures 24-26-29 (31-34) cm. Now cast off the middle 14-16-18 (18-18) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 10-12-14 (17-20) sts left on shoulder. When piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm slip shoulder sts on a stitch holder.

NECKLINE:
Pick up approx 18 til 26 sts round neckline on needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. K 3 rows and cast off.

LEFT SHOULDER:
Work sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 2 sts on neckline = 12-14-16 (19-22) sts. K 3 rows and cast off.

RIGHT SHOULDER:
Like left shoulder.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew side seams inside 1 edge st and sew on buttons on shoulders.
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BOOTIES:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 48-52-52 (56-56) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work rib, K1/P1 – round beg mid back. When piece measures 4-5-5 (5-6) cm K 3 tog (= K1. P1, K1) mid back, work 4 rounds and then K3 tog again (= P1, K1, P1) mid back = 44-48-48 (52-52) sts. When piece measures 10-11-12 (13-14) cm change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-6-6 (6-6) sts evenly = 38-42-42 (46-46) sts.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Slip the first 14-15-15 (16-16) sts on a stitch holder, keep the next 10-12-12 (14-14) sts on needle (= upper foot), and slip remaining 14-15-15 (16-16) sts on a stitch holder. Work sts on upper foot back and forth on needle as follows: 2-3-3 (4-4) garter sts – SEE ABOVE, 1 st in reverse stocking st, M.1 (beg on row 4 in diagram), 1 st in reverse stocking st, and 2-3-3 (4-4) garter sts. When piece on upper foot measures 3½-4-5 (6½-7½) cm pick up 8-9-11 (14-16) sts on both sides and slip sts from stitch holders back on needle = 54-60-64 (74-78) sts. Continue in garter st on all sts for 1½-2-2½ (3-3½) cm, now P 1 round and cast off all sts except the 10-12-12 (14-14) sts mid front. Work 9-10-11 (13-15) cm garter sts on these sts for sole and cast off. Sew sole to bootie, edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.
Knit the other bootie in the same way.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle

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