DROPS Baby / 20 / 14

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Short sleeve cardigan knitted from side to side in garter st and lace pattern for baby and children in DROPS BabyMerino

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-005-by
Size: 6/9-12/18-24 months (3/4-5/6) years
Size in cm: 62/68 - 74/80 - 86/92 (98/104 -110/116)

Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
100-150-150 (150-200) g colour no 05, light pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 01, white

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm - or size needed to get 26 sts x 51 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm – for crochet borders.


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PATTERN: See diagram M.1. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

KNITTING TIP: When turning mid piece, slip first st as if to K, tighten thread and work return row in order to avoid a hole in transition.

Beg on left front piece and work towards the armhole, work wide shoulder, work back piece, the other shoulder and then right front piece.

LOOSELY cast on 62-68-78 (88-96) sts on needle size 2.5 mm with light pink and K 8 rows for front band (first row = RS).
Work next row as follows from RS: K 41-45-52 (60-65) sts, K the next 15 sts AT THE SAME TIME inc 8 sts evenly (inc 1 st by making 1 YO), K the last 6-8-11 (13-16) sts = 70-76-86 (96-104) sts. K 1 row on all sts (work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole).
Continue as follows: K 41-45-52 (60-65) sts (K these sts on all rows), chart M.1 (= 23 sts), K 6-8-11 (13-16) sts (K these sts on all rows).
AT THE SAME TIME work shortened rows as follows - SEE KNITTING TIP:
* work the first 30-32-38 (42-47) sts, turn piece and work return row, work the first 46-50-57 (65-70) sts, turn (for all sizes this will be after 5 sts in M.1) and work return row, work the first 64-70-80 (90-98) sts, turn and work return row, work all 70-76-86 (96-104) sts, turn and work return row *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx 16-18-19 (20,5-22) cm from cast on row, measured where widest (= bottom edge).
Cut the thread.

Now slip the first 41-45-52 (60-65) sts towards bottom edge on a stitch holder (= the side) = 29-31-34 (36-39) sts left on needle for wide shoulder.
Continue with shortened rows as follows (first row = from RS): * Work in pattern on the first 23-25-28 (30-33) sts, turn and work return row, work in pattern on all 29-31-34 (36-39) sts, turn and work return row *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 16-17-18 (18-20) cm from where sts were put on stitch holder. Cut the thread. Slip the 41-45-52 (60-65) sts from stitch holder at the side back on needle for back piece and insert a marker in piece. Continue from bottom edge of jacket (first row = RS) in pattern and with shortened rows as described for front piece.
When piece measures 28-31-35 (37-40) cm from marker at the side, measured where widest (= bottom edge) cut the thread. Slip the first 41-45-52 (60-65) sts from bottom edge on a stitch holder (= the side). Continue on remaining sts for wide shoulder as described for the first shoulder until shoulders are the same length. Cut the thread. Slip the 41-45-52 (60-65) sts from stitch holder at the side back on needle and continue as described for the other front piece. When right front piece is the same length as left front piece (without front band) work next row from RS as follows:
work 41-45-52 (60-65) sts, work the next 23 sts AT THE SAME TIME dec 8 sts evenly (dec by K2 tog), work the last 6-8-11 (13-16) sts = 62-68-78 (88-96) sts.
Now work front band as follows: K 3 rows on all sts.
On next row from RS make 3 buttonholes as follows (i.e. from bottom edge towards the top): K 41-45-53 (61-65) sts, 1 YO, K2 tog, K 7-8-9 (10-12) sts, 1 YO, K2 tog, K 7-8-9 (10-12) sts, 1 YO, K2 tog and finish with K1. Turn and K all sts. K 5 rows on all sts and cast off loosely.

Crochet a border round bottom edge of jacket and round shoulder edges with crochet hook size 3 mm with white as follows: 1 dc, * 3 ch, 1 tr in the first of the 3 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc *, repeat from *-*. Cut and fasten thread.

Sew on buttons.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= K2 tog into back of loop
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts

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