DROPS Baby / 19 / 10

Snuggly Bunny by DROPS Design

DROPS bunting bag with body and sleeves knitted in one piece in moss/seed st and with textured pattern and cables in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

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BUNTING BAG:


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

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 to M.3. Diagrams show the pattern from RS. First row in M.2 and M.3 = RS.

HOLE FOR SEAT BELT IN CAR SEAT:
You can make a hole on front and back piece for car seat belt. Make the hole when piece measures approx 16-20-23 (28-33) cm / 6 1/4"-8"-9" (11"-13") (or required measurements) by casting/binding off the middle 10 sts on needle. On next row cast on 10 new sts over bind off sts and continue as before.

BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size 1/3 months: 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 cm / 9 3/4",11 3/4",13 3/4",15 3/4",17 3/4" and 19 3/4".
Size 6/9 months: 28, 34, 41, 47, 54 and 60 cm / 11",13 3/8",16 1/8", 18½",21 1/4" and 23 5/8".
Size 12/18 months: 30, 38, 46, 54, 62 and 70 cm / 11 3/4",15",18",21 1/4",24 3/8" and 27½".
Size 2 years: 37, 44, 51, 58, 65, 72 and 79 cm / 14½",17 1/4",20",22 3/4",25½",28 3/8" and 31".
Size 3/4 years: 40, 48, 57, 65, 74, 82 and 91 cm / 15 3/4",19",22½",25½",29 1/8",32 1/4" and 35 3/4".
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BUNTING BAG:
The bag is worked in 2 parts from bottom edge and up and sewn tog afterwards. Work each part back and forth on circular needle in order to fit in all sts.
NOTE: If hole for seat belt is required – see above.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 68-74-82 (86-94) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Merino Extra Fine. Work GARTER ST - see above – for 4-4-4 (5-5) cm / 1½"-1½"-1½" (2"-2") – adjust to a row from WS. P 1 row from WS and continue in M.1 with 1 edge st in garter st each side (beg with K1 after edge st).
When piece measures 44-53-62 (71-82) cm / 17 1/4"-21"-24 3/8" (28"-32 1/4") cast on new sts for sleeves each side. Cast on at the end of every row 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 12-14-15 (15-16) sts 1 time = 144-154-172 (196-218) sts on needle – NOTE: incorporate inc sts in M.1 as you go along - when all sts have been cast on continue M.1, but with 10 sts each side in garter st (= bottom edge of sleeves).
When piece measures 54-64-74 (84-96) cm / 21 1/4"-25 1/4"-29 1/8" (33"-37 3/4") bind off the middle 16-18-22 (24-24) sts for neck and complete each shoulder/sleeve separately. Bind off 1 st on neckline on next row = 63-67-74 (85-96) sts left on needle (= shoulder + sleeve). Bind off when piece measures 56-66-76 (86-98) cm / 22"-26"-30" (33 7/8"-38½"). Repeat on the other side.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 68-74-82 (86-94) sts and work garter st for 2-2-2 (2.5-2.5) cm / 3/4"-3/4"-3/4" (7/8"-7/8"), then work next row as follows from RS: K 12-13-14 (14-16) sts, * K2 tog, 1 YO, K 12-13-15 (12-13) sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-3 (4-4) times, K2 tog, 1 YO and finish with K 12-14-15 (14-16) sts (= 4-4-4 (5-5) buttonholes). Continue in garter st until edge measures 4-4-4 (5-5) cm / 1½"-1½"-1½" (2"-2") - adjust to a row from WS. P 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 22 sts evenly = 90-96-104 (108-116) sts. Work next rows as follows from RS: 1 edge st, M.1 on the first 5-8-12 (14-18) sts (beg with K1 at the side to match pattern at the side to back piece), M.2 (= 32 sts), P 14 sts, M.3 (= 32 sts), M.1 on the next 5-8-12 (14-18) sts (adjust so M.1 finishes with P1 at the side before edge st to match pattern to back piece) and finish with 1 edge st. Continue in pattern like this with M.1, M.2 and M.3 and 14 sts in reverse stockinette st mid front. When piece measures 23-25-28 (33-37) cm / 9"-9 3/4"-11" (13"-14½") slip the first 42-45-49 (51-55) sts on a stitch holder = 48-51-55 (57-61) sts left on needle.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 48-51-55 (57-61) sts. Continue in pattern as before, but work the 6 sts towards mid front in garter st for front band - REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES - see above! When piece measures 44-53-62 (71-82) cm / 17 1/4"-21"-24 3/8" (28"-32 1/4") cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of every row towards the side as described for back piece = 86-91-100 (112-123) sts. When all sts have been cast on continue in pattern as before, but work the 10 sts on sleeve edge in garter st. When 1 row remain before piece measures 51-61-71 (80-92) cm / 20"-24"-28" (31½"-36 1/4") – adjust so this row is from WS - dec 4 sts on the cable towards mid front (i.e. dec 2 sts over cable and 1 st each side of cable). On next row from RS slip 6-7-8 (9-9) sts towards mid front on a stitch holder for neck. Bind 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 = 70-74-81 (92-103) sts left on needle (= shoulder + sleeve). Continue in pattern as before. When 1 row remain before piece measures 56-66-76 (86-98) cm / 22"-26"-30" (33 7/8"-38½") dec 7 sts evenly over sts in cables in M.3 = 63-67-74 (85-96) sts. On next row bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 6 sts behind the 6 garter sts on right front band = 48-51-55 (57-61) sts. Continue as described for right front piece but mirrored – NOTE: do not make buttonholes on front band.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder/over arm seams. Sew seam under sleeves and down along the side inside 1 edge st. Fold 5 cm / 2'' on each sleeve edge towards RS and fasten with a couple of sts. Sew 4-4-4 (5-5) buttons at bottom of bunting bag and sew remaining buttons on left front band.

HOOD:
Pick up from RS approx 58 to 78 sts round neck (includes sts from stitch holders at front) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 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.1 with 6 garter sts each side - 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 sts in garter st. Continue in M.1 with 12 garter sts each side until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm / 8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4" (10 5/8"-11") and bind off. Fold hood double and sew tog at the top. Fold 6 garter sts round opening of hood towards RS and fasten to neckline with neat sts.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle


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