DROPS Baby / 19 / 5

Little Pixie by DROPS Design

Jacket in moss st knitted in one piece with hood, textured pattern and cables for baby and children in DROPS Merino Extra Fine

Tags: cable, hood, jackets,

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-046-by
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 MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
250-300-300 (350-350) g colour nr 01, off-white.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) size 4 mm – or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS WOODEN BUTTON, no 511: 4-4-5 (5-5) pcs.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
See diagram M.1 to M.3. Diagram shows the pattern from RS. First row in M.1 and M.3 = WS.
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO. K YO on next row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size 1/3 months: 4, 10, 16 and 22 cm.
Size 6/9 months: 4, 11, 18 and 24 cm.
Size 12/18 months: 3, 9, 15, 21 and 27 cm.
Size 2 years: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 cm.
Size 3/4 years: 3, 11, 19, 27 and 34 cm.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front up to the armhole. Then front and back pieces are worked separately and new sts cast on each side for sleeves. The jacket is assembled sewing the upper arm/shoulder and under arm seams.
Cast on 117-131-145 (155-169) sts (includes 6 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work 6 rows GARTER ST – see above (first row = RS), then K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st in the 10th and 11th st from mid front, repeat the inc at the end of row (in 11th and 10th st on needle) = 121-135-149 (159-173) sts. Insert a marker 34-38-42 (44-48) sts in from each side (= 53-59-65 (71-77) sts between markers on back piece). Now work next row as follows from WS: 6 garter sts (= front band), M.3 (= 10 sts), M.2 on the next 89-103-117 (127-141) sts, M.1 (= 10 sts) and 6 garter sts (= front band). Continue in pattern like this - REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES ON RIGHT FRONT BAND - see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 16-17-20 (23-25) cm divide piece by markers and complete front and back pieces separately.

= 34-38-42 (44-48) sts. Continue in pattern as before, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of every row towards the side as follows: 4 sts 2-2-3 (3-3) times, 8 sts 1-1-1 (1-3) times, 10 sts 1-1-1 (2-1) times and 19-22-23 (23-24) sts 1 time = 79-86-95 (107-118) sts - NOTE: incorporate inc sts in M.2 as you go along. After the last inc continue as before but work 10 sts towards sleeve edge in garter st (= folding edge on sleeve). When 1 row remains before piece measures 23-25-28 (32-35) cm – adjust to a row from WS - dec 2 sts over cable by P2 tog twice on the 4 cable sts. On next row from RS slip 9-11-12 (12-13) sts towards mid front on a stitch holder for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-2-3 (3-3) times = 62-67-74 (86-96) sts left on needle (= shoulder + sleeve). Continue in M.2 and cast off when piece measures 27-29-33 (37-40) cm.

Like right front piece but mirrored.

= 53-59-65 (71-77) sts. Continue in M.2 as before, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts each side at the end of every row as described for front piece = 143-155-171 (197-217) sts. Now continue in M.2 with 10 garter sts each side on sleeve edges. When piece measures 25-27-31 (35-38) cm cast of the middle 17-19-21 (23-23) sts for neck and complete each shoulder/sleeve separately. Cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 62-67-74 (86-96) sts left on needle (= shoulder + sleeve). Cast off when piece measures 27-29-33 (37-40) cm. Repeat on the other side.

Sew shoulder/upper arm seams, edge to edge with neat sts. Sew under arm seams. Sew on buttons. Fold the bottom 5 cm on both sleeve edges towards RS, if needed attach with a few sts.

Pick up from RS approx 55 to 75 sts round neck (includes sts from stitch holders at front) on circular needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. K 1 row from WS, then K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 85-89-93 (97-101) sts. Continue in M.2 with 6 sts each side in garter st - AT THE SAME TIME cast on 6 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows for folding edge = 97-101-105 (109-113) sts – work these 6 sts in garter st. Continue in M.2 with 12 garter sts each side until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm, cast off. Fold hood double and sew tog at the top. Fold the garter st edge double towards RS and attach at the bottom each side.


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

Susanna Pohjonen 08.02.2019 - 21:57:

Hei! Tein helmineuleisen palmikkojakun hupulla vauvalle ja siitä on nyt tullut kyselyitä. Saako kyseisellä ohjeella tehtyjä paitoja myydä eteenpäin somessa?

DROPS Design 18.02.2019 kl. 17:50:

Hei, emme salli malliemme mukaan neulottujen töiden myymistä. Voit kuitenkin antaa neuleita lahjaksi.

Jp 27.09.2018 - 19:04:

Dann verstehe ich die Zeichnung nicht. Da in der Erklärung steht, dass hinreihe rechts und Rückreihe links gestrickt werden soll!??!

DROPS Design 28.09.2018 kl. 08:21:

Lieber JP, oops Sie sind ja rechts, die 1. Reihe bei allen Diagramme ist eine Hinreihe = wird links nach rechts gelesen, und die 2. Reihe (mit Zöpfe) wird die Hinreichen = rechts nach links gelesen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

JP 24.09.2018 - 19:55:

Hallo, ist beim Maschensatz (M1-M3) lediglich die Hinreihe gezeichnet oder Hin- und Rückreihe? Vielen Dank

DROPS Design 25.09.2018 kl. 10:01:

Liebe JP, alle Reihen sind im Diagramme gezeigt, die Hin- sowie die Rückreihen. Die Hinreihen lesen Sie rechts nach links (von der rechten unteren Ecke) und die Rückreihen lesen Sie links nach rechts. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Daniela Schiroli 31.08.2018 - 06:38:

Buongiorno, posso lavorare questo giacchino con i ferri dritti?

DROPS Design 31.08.2018 kl. 06:59:

Buongiorno Daniela. Il cardigan viene lavorato avanti e indietro. Può usare i ferri dritti e seguire le spiegazioni così come scritte. Buon lavoro!

Beth Ann Richter 15.08.2018 - 01:39:

Should I sew the shoulder/upper arm seams, and the under arm seams, from the right side? Is there a preferred way to sew them? Thank you!

DROPS Design 16.08.2018 kl. 08:58:

Dear Mrs Ritcher, yes you will sew the upper and lower seam from the right side. This video shows how to sew pieces in such cases. Happy finishing!

Myriam Elhadad 15.04.2018 - 19:50:

Bonjour, Je ne comprends pas, j'ai acheté 7 pelotes de Drops Merino Extra fine de 50g (350g), comme indiqué, pour réaliser le modèle en deux ans, mais il me manque au moins une ou deux pelotes. Comment faire?

DROPS Design 16.04.2018 kl. 09:45:

Bonjour Mme Elhadad, aviez-vous bien le bon échantillon (21 m x 28 rangs = 10 x 10 cm) ? Nous n'avons encore eu aucun retour de ce type sur ce modèle pourtant populaire. Bon tricot!

Heike 08.04.2018 - 23:49:

M2 ist bei Größe 2 mit 103 Maschen vorgesehen, das Muster beinhaltet aber ja nur 2 Maschen im Wechsel...müsste das nicht eine gerade Maschenzahl sein?

DROPS Design 09.04.2018 kl. 11:00:

Liebe Heike, M.2 wird dann im total 51 x in der Breite wiederholt, dann stricken Sie die erste M in M.2 = 51x2 + 1 = 103 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Lena 05.03.2018 - 22:16:

Bis vor kurzem gab es hier noch eine Videoanleitung, wie man die Maschen seitlich für beide Ärmel anschlägt. Können Sie die bitte wieder hochladen?

DROPS Design 06.03.2018 kl. 09:16:

Liebe Lena, dieses Video zeigt, wie man neue Maschen seitlich anschlägt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Nancy 03.03.2018 - 22:59:

I thought cables are done on right side but if we start first row of diagram on wrong side they will be done on wrong side. Is this right? Also i thought seed stitch was two rows same as appear second two rows opposite but answer on pattern says its three rows. Im confused. Thank you

DROPS Design 04.03.2018 kl. 17:56:

Dear Nancy, if you look at the diagram for the cable pattern, you can see that the first row (which is knitted from the wrong sice) is only knits and purls, thus the second row, where you change the stitches are indeed on the right side. Happy Knitting!

Poitzsch 11.01.2018 - 18:53:

Hallo, ganz lieben Dank für die schnelle Hilfe,schön das es Euch GIBT!!!!!!! Mfg Regina

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