DROPS Baby / 19 / 16

My First Christmas by DROPS Design

Santa onesie with hood for baby and children in 2 threads DROPS Alpaca

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-082-by-jul

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 ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-250-300 (300-350) g colour no 3620, red
100-100-100 (100-150) g colour no 1101, white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) size 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
5-5-6 (6-6) pcs.

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Row 1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat row 2.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 BUTTONHOLE = K tog 3rd and 4th st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures a total of:
SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: 23, 30, 37, 44, 51 cm
SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: 28, 36, 44, 52, 60 cm
SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: 31, 38, 46, 53, 61, 68 cm
SIZE 2 YEARS: 34, 42, 50, 58, 66, 74 cm
SIZE 3/4 YEARS: 39, 48, 56, 65, 73, 82 cm

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
LOOSELY cast on 34-36-40 (44-48) sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with 2 threads white. K 1 round and continue in MOSS ST – see above. When piece measures 12 cm change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and 2 threads red and continue in stocking st. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 14 cm inc 1 st each side of marker, and repeat the inc on every 2-2-3 (4-5) round a total of 7-8-9 (9-10) times = 48-52-58 (62-68) sts. When piece measures 21-24-27 (32-37) cm cast off 4 sts at the inside of leg (= 2 sts each side of marker) = 44-48-54 (58-64) sts. Put piece aside and knit the other leg in the same way.

Slip both legs on the same circular needle size 5 mm with the inside of legs towards each other = 88-96-108 (116-128) sts. Now continue back and forth on circular needle from mid front as follows (first row = RS): Cast on 3 new sts on needle, K all sts on row and cast on 3 new sts at the end of row = 94-102-114 (122-134) sts. Insert a marker 25-27-30 (32-35) sts in from each side (= 44-48-54 (58-64) sts between markers on back piece). Continue in stocking st with 5 sts each side towards mid front in garter st (= front bands). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23-28-31 (34-39) cm make buttonholes on right front band – SEE ABOVE! When piece measures 45-53-61 (66-73) cm divide the piece by the 2 markers and complete front and back pieces separately.

= 44-48-54 (58-64) sts. Continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts at the end of every row each side for sleeves: 3 sts 2-1-3 (1-2) times, 5 sts 1-2-1 (2-2) times, 7 sts 1-1-1 (2-2) times and then 9-10-12 (14-16) sts 1 time = 98-108-120 (140-156) sts on needle. When piece measures 55-64-73 (79-87) cm cast off the middle 16-18-18 (20-20) sts for neck and complete each shoulder/sleeve separately. Work 2 rows stocking st on the remaining 41-45-51 (60-68) sts and cast off LOOSELY.

= 25-27-30 (32-35) sts. Continue in stocking st with the 5 front band sts in garter st as before, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts at the end of every row towards the side for sleeve as described for back piece = 52-57-63 (73-81) sts. When piece measures 52-61-69 (75-83) cm cast off 5-6-6 (7-7) sts towards mid front for neck and cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 41-45-51 (60-68) sts left on needle for shoulder/sleeve. Continue until piece measures 56-65-74 (80-88) cm and cast off LOOSELY.

Like left front piece, but mirrored – remember buttonholes on front band.

Sew upper arm seams, edge to edge in outer loops of sts. Place right front band over left front band and sew tog at the bottom of body piece. Sew under arm seams, edge to edge in outer loops of sts. Sew on buttons.

Pick up 32-36-36 (40-40) sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with 2 threads white round sleeve edge. Work moss st in the round until cuff measures 5 cm and cast off LOOSELY with K over P and P over K. Repeat round the other sleeve edge. Fold sleeve and leg edges towards RS.

Pick up approx 40 to 50 sts from RS round neck on circular needle size 5 mm with 2 threads red – beg after the 5 front band sts on right front piece and finish before the 5 front band sts on left front piece. Work stocking st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME on second row (= from RS) inc evenly to 66-70-74 (78-82) sts. Continue until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm and cast off. Sew hood tog at the top in outer loops of sts.
Now work border round the opening of hood as follows: Pick up approx 81-89-97 (105-109) sts from RS along the opening of hood on needle size 4.5 mm with 2 threads white. Work moss st back and forth on needle until border measures 6 cm and cast off LOOSELY with K over P and P over K. Fold border double towards RS and sew border to the 5 garter sts each side. Make a white pompom with a diameter of approx 4-5 cm and attach to the top of hood.


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