DROPS Baby / 21 / 17

Princess Dream by DROPS Design

Knitted dress with Nordic pattern for baby and children in DROPS Baby Merino

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-033-by
Yarn group A
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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)

Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
Colour no 08, cerise: 100-100-100 (150-150) g
Colour no 01, white: 50-50-50 (50-50) g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm (60 cm for all sizes + 40 cm for the 2 smaller sizes) - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS WOODEN BUTTON LIGHT, NO 503 (15 mm): 2 pieces for all sizes

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PATTERN:
See diagrams M.1 - M.7.
DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to body):
Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, (marker), K tog the next 2 sts.
DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to armholes):
Dec 1 st in each side as follows: Work 4 sts in garter st, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, work until 6 sts remain, K the next 2 sts tog, work 4 sts in garter st.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 144-156-172 (188-200) sts with cerise on circular needle size 2.5 mm. K for approx. 2.5 cm, then P 1 round = folding edge, measure piece from here and work in stocking st until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
K 1 more round and insert a marker in each side (= 72-78-86 (94-100) sts between markers on front and back piece). Then work diagram M.1 1 time vertically.
Continue in stocking st with cerise until piece measures 3 cm. Now dec 1 st on each side of every marker - Read DECREASE TIP 1 above = 4 sts dec on round. Repeat dec like this every 2-2½-2½ (2-2½) cm a total of 6-6-7 (8-8) times = 120-132-144 (156-168) sts. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING.
When piece measures 15-17-19 (21-23) cm (all dec are now done), work diagrams M.2, M.3, and then M.4 1 time vertically. Then work rounds 1-3 in diagram M.5 (now piece measures approx. 26-28-30 (32-34) cm). On next round (= 4th round in diagram M.5), cast off 8 sts in each side (i.e. 4 sts on each side of every marker), now divide the piece and finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 52-58-64 (70-76) sts. The piece is worked back and forth in stocking st until finished measurements. Work next row (= RS) as follows: Work 4 sts in garter st (= edge sts), dec 1 st - Read DECREASE TIP 2 above, work 5th row in diagram M.5 until 6 sts remain, dec 1 st - Read DECREASE 2 above, finish with 4 sts in garter st. Repeat dec inside 4 sts in garter st in each side, on each row from RS like this a total of 2-1-4 (3-2) times = 48-56-56 (64-72) sts.
After diagram M.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, work diagrams M.6 and M.3 1 time vertically (with 4 sts in garter st in each side). P next row from WS, and then work diagram M.7 with 4 sts in garter st in each side until finished measurements. When piece measures 33-36-39 (42-45) cm, cast off the middle 18-20-20 (22-24) sts for neck and finish each part separately. Cast off 2 sts on next row from neck = 13-16-16 (19-22) sts. When piece measures 35-38-41 (44-47) cm, cast off on right shoulder, work as follows on left shoulder: K 1 row from WS (= folding edge), then work in stocking st for another 2.5 cm. Cast off all sts.

FRONT PIECE:
= 52-58-64 (70-76) sts. The piece is worked back and forth in stocking st until finished measurements. Then continue with charts as on back piece with 4 sts in garter st in each side and cast off for armhole as on back piece. When piece measures 29-32-35 (37-40) cm, cast off the middle 12-12-14 (14-16) sts for neck and finish each part separately. Then cast off on next row from neck as follows: Cast off 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 3-4-3 (4-4) times = 13-16-16 (19-22) sts remain on shoulder. When piece measures 35-38-41 (44-47) cm, cast off on right shoulder, and work a folding edge on left shoulder as on back piece:

ASSEMBLY:
Sew right shoulder seam. Make 1 strap as follows: Twine 2 strands of 20 cm with cerise and fold them double so that they twine. Make another strap the same way.
On left back shoulder fold the edge inwards at the P round, and fasten the straps in the outer edge by folding them double and then pulling the ends through the folding edge, fasten the ends and then sew the edge to the back.
Fold and sew the edge to the back of left front shoulder.
Knit up from RS approx. 60-80 sts along the entire neck edge (through both layers of the folding edge in each side), then P 1 row from WS while at the same time adjusting no of sts to 66-70-74 (78-82). Continue to work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Loosely cast off all sts when rib measures approx. 1 cm.
Sew the buttons on to left front shoulder. Fold the bottom edge on the dress at the P round and fasten on the back.

Diagram

= cerise
= white


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