DROPS Baby / 20 / 11

DROPS Baby 20-11 by DROPS Design

Knitted double breasted jacket with shawl collar for baby and children in DROPS Fabel

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DROPS design: Pattern no FA-031-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 FABEL from Garnstudio
colour no 623, rose mist:
200-200-200 (250-250) gr

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3 mm (60 cm) - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm – for garter st edge.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2 mm – for crochet edge.

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

* Work 2 rows back and forth over 24-24-26 (28-28) front band sts, work 2 rows over the first 12-12-13 (14-14) sts only*. NOTE: When turning in the middle of the work, - slip the first st , tighten the thread and knit back. This is done to avoid a hole in the transition.

The Jacket is double breasted with 4 buttonholes on right front band.
1 BUTTONHOLE = K tog fourth and fifth sts from the edge and make 1 YO. On same row also K tog fourth and fifth LAST sts on front band and make 1 YO.
Make 2 buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE 1/3 months: 10 and 14 cm.
SIZE 6/9 months: 11 and 15 cm.
SIZE 12/18 months: 14 and 18 cm.
SIZE 2 years: 17 and 21 cm.
SIZE 3/4 years: 19 and 23 cm.

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Start with front piece, inc sts for sleeve and knit up to shoulder. Work the second front piece, put the 2 front pieces tog and knit down the back piece.

READ ALL OF THIS SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! Cast on 43-47-51 (56-59) sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 24-24-26 (28-28) front band sts towards front edge) on needle size 2.5 mm with Fabel. Work 6 rows garter st - see explanation above. Change to circular needle size 3 mm and work stocking st, but garter st 24-24-26 (28-28) front band sts towards front edge. When the piece measures 4 cm work SHORTENED ROWS - see above (Row 1 = from WS). Repeat from *-* 1 time every 4 cm until the piece measures 19-21-24 (27-30) cm, then repeat from *-* 1 time every 2 cm to finished measurement.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16-17-20 (23-25) cm cast on new sts at the end of every rows from WS (towards the side for sleeve): 6 sts 2-2-3 (3-3) times, 8 sts 1-1-1 (2-3) times and 21-22-22 (25-26) sts 1 time = 84-89-99 (115-127) sts for shoulder/sleeve. Inc sts are worked in stocking st. When all sts are cast on continue with stocking st and garter sts as before AT THE SAME TIME as the last 10 sts on sleeve also are worked in garter sts. When the piece measures 27-29-33 (37-40) cm insert 1 marker = middle of shoulder. Now slip the 24-24-26 (28-28) front band sts onto a stitch holder. Next cast on 2 new sts at the end of the row from RS (towards neck), repeat the inc on next row towards neck = 64-69-77 (91-103) sts on needle. Work 1 row from WS. Put work aside.

Cast on and work as left front piece but mirrored. In addition dec for BUTTONHOLES on front band - see above. NOTE! Slip sts onto a thread after the last inc row (i.e. last row = from WS).

Work left front piece onto the circular needle, cast on 16-16-18 (20-20) new sts (= back of neck) and work right front piece onto circular needle = 144-154-172 (202-226) sts.
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM MARKERS ON SHOULDERS! Continue with stocking st and garter st at end of each sleeve back and forth on needle.
When piece measures 8½-9½-10 (10-11) cm beg cast off sleeve sts. Cast off at beg of every row at each side as follows: 21-22-22 (25-26) sts 1 time, 8 sts 1-1-1 (2-3) times and 6 sts 2-2-3 (3-3) times = 62-70-76 (84-90) sts on needle. Work stocking st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures approx 26-28-32 (36-39) cm – fold piece double at markers on shoulders and see if back piece is the same length as front piece down to garter sts. Change to needle size 2.5 mm and work 6 rows garter sts. Cast off.

Slip 24-24-26 (28-28) sts from thread on left front piece back on needle. Work garter sts and continue with shortened rows every 2 cm until collar measures 7-7-8 (9-9) cm (measured where shortest). Cast off. Repeat with sts on thread on right front piece.

Sew sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons of left front piece. Sew collar tog at back and sew collar to neckline.

Crochet an edge along front band, along the edge of collar and down along front band on other side.
Start at bottom of right front piece and crochet with crochet hook size 2 mm as follows: crochet 1 dc, * 1 ch, skip over approx ½ cm, 1 dc in next sts *, repeat from *-*.


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