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Knitted DROPS suit with raglan in "Merino Extra Fine".

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-056-by
Yarn group B
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SUIT:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 50-56-62 (68-74) cm / 19 3/4''-22''-24 3/8'' (26 3/4''-29 1/8'')
Full length: 45-53-62 (68-77) cm / 17 3/4"-21"-24 3/8" (26 3/4"-30 3/8")
Leg length: 18-22-25 (29-34) cm / 7"-8 3/4"-9 3/4" (11 3/8"-13 3/8"

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
Color no 07, light brown: 300-300-350 (400-400) g

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') size 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') size 3.5 mm - for rib.

DROPS SEASHELL BUTTONS #526: 5-6-8 (8-9) pieces

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

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS.
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
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LEG:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 48-54-60 (66-72) sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Merino Extra Fine. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg. K 1 round, then work rib K 3/P 3. Work rib for 4-4-4 (5-5) cm / 1½"-1½"-1½" (2"-2"). K 1 round while dec 6 sts evenly = 42-48-54 (60-66) sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7.
P 1 round, then work in stockinette st.
When piece measures 6-6-6 (7-7) cm / 2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/8" (2 3/4"-2 3/4"), inc 1 st on each side of marker, repeat inc every 3-4-5 (5-7) cm / 1 1/8"-1½"-2" (2"-2 3/4") a total of 4 times = 50-56-62 (68-74) sts.
When piece measures 16-20-23 (25-32) cm / 6 1/4"-8"-9" (9 3/4"-12½"), divide at inside of leg and finish the piece back and forth on needle (to make it easier to slip the legs on the same circular needle). Cast on 1 edge st in each side = 52-58-64 (70-76) sts.
When piece measures 18-22-25 (29-34) cm / 7"-8 3/4"-9 3/4" (11 3/8"-13 3/8"), dec 1 edge st in each side.
Put piece aside and knit another leg the same way.

SUIT:
Slip both legs on the same circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 = 100-112-124 (136-148) sts. Continue to work back and forth from mid front as follows (1st row = RS): bind off 4 sts, K the rest of row. Turn piece, bind off 4 sts and P the rest of row = 92-104-116 (128-140) sts. Continue in stockinette st back and forth over all sts.
When piece measures 27-35-43 (43-50) cm / 10 5/8"-13 3/4"-17" (17"-19 3/4"), work in garter st until finished measurements - see explanation above.
When piece measures 37-45-53 (58-65) cm / 14½"-17 3/4"-21" (22 3/4"-25½"), work next row (from RS) as follows: Work 17-20-23 (26-29) sts in stockinette st (= right front piece), bind off 8 sts for armhole, work 42-48-54 (60-66) sts in stockinette st (= back piece), bind off 8 sts for armhole, work 17-20-23 (26-29) sts in stockinette st (= left front piece).
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 36-42-42 (48-48) sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Merino Extra Fine. K 1 round, continue in rib = K 3/P 3. When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'', K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-10-8 (12-10) sts evenly = 30-32-34 (36-38) sts.
Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 and P 1 round. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under sleeve. Then work in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5 cm / 2'', inc 1 st on each side of marker mid under sleeve, repeat inc on every 5th-5th-6th (6th-6th) round a total of 6-6-7 (8-9) times = 42-44-48 (52-56) sts.
When piece measures 17-18-21 (24-28) cm / 6 3/4"-7"-8 1/4" (9½"-11"), bind off 8 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. Bind off 4 sts on each side of marker) = 34-36-40 (44-48) sts. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bind off = 144-160-180 (200-220) sts. Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body = 4 markers. Work in garter st back and forth over all sts. AT THE SAME TIME on 3rd row, dec 1 st on each side of all markers for raglan - Read DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every other row (every row from RS) a total of 10-11-12 (13-15) times. AT THE SAME TIME when dec for raglan has been done 7-6-6 (6-7) times, bind off for neck at beg of every row in each side: 2 sts 3-3-4 (5-5) times and then 1 st 0-2-2 (2-3) times.
After all dec for raglan and bind offs for neck, 52-56-64 (72-74) sts remain on the needle and piece measures approx. 45-53-62 (68-77) cm / 17 3/4"-21"-24 3/8" (26 3/4"-30 3/8") up to shoulder. Bind off all sts.

BAND:
Knit up 63-75-91 (95-103) sts along right front piece from bottom up to neck on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Merino Extra Fine. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Then work rib as follows (from WS): 1 st in garter st, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P 2.
When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4'', bind off for button holes on next row from RS as follows: Rib over the first 10-10-2 (6-2) sts, * P 2 tog, 1 YO, 10 sts in rib * repeat from *-* a total of 4-5-7 (7-8) times, finish with P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 2, 1 st in garter st.
Continue with rib until band measures 4 cm / 1½'', bind off with K over K and P over P. Repeat on the left side but without button holes.

NECK EDGE:
Knit up approx. 80 to 120 sts (divisible by 4 sts) around the neck on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4. Work as follows: 1 st in garter st, then rib K 2/P 2 until 1 st remains on needle – work 1 st in garter st. Repeat for 3 cm / 1 1/8''. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew opening under the sleeves and sew seam on inside of legs inside 1 edge st. Sew left band to where 8 sts were bound off mid front.
Sew the buttons on to the left front band.


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