DROPS Children 5-8 by DROPS Design

Cardigan and Skirt in Muskat with Ducks and Flowers.

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CARDIGAN:

Sizes: 3/4 - 5/6 (7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12) years
Finished measurements: 78-84 (90-96-102) cm

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton
200-200 (250-250-300) g col. 30, yellow
50-50 (100-100-100) g col. 03, green
50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 11, salmon
50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 40, coral

Alternate yarns:
* Garnstudio KARISMA SUPERWASH, 100% superwash wool

5 buttons

DROPS 2.5 mm and 4 mm circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Gauge: 20 cm x 26 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side.

Body: Cast on 132-140 (144-152-160) sts on smaller circular needles with yellow and knit 4 cm rib, but after 1 cm change to green. Change to larger circular needles and stockinette st, increasing 26-30 (38-42-46) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 158-170 (182-194-206) sts. When the work measures 5 cm , knit Pattern 1, keeping 1 edge st at each center front edge (not knit in pattern). After Pattern 1 knit the rest with Pattern 2. When the work measures 19-20 (22-24-24) cm , divide for armholes and knit the rest of each part separately. Fronts = 40-43 (46-49-52) sts each, back = 78-84 (90-96-102) sts.

Fronts: = 40-43 (46-49-52) sts. Continue Pattern 2. When the work measures 32-34 (38-40-42) cm , bind off 12-12 (13-14-14) sts at the center front for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. Bind off when the work measures 38-40 (44-46-48) cm .

Back: = 78-84 (90-96-102) sts. Continue Pattern 2. When the work measures 37-39 (43-45-47) cm , bind off the center 34-34 (36-38-38) sts for the neck and knit the rest of each side separately. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge. Bind off the remaining sts for the shoulder when the work measures 38-40 (44-46-48) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 32-36 (36-36-40) sts on smaller double pointed needles with yellow; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 cm rib, but after 1 cm change to green. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit 1 cm stockinette st, increasing 8-4 (8-12-10) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 40-40 (44-48-50) sts. Knit Pattern 3, then Pattern 4 (center the patterns across the sleeve). At the same time, inc 1 st each side of marker 18-20 (22-20-23) times:
Sizes 3/4 + 5/6 + 7/8: alternately every 2nd and 3rd row
Sizes 9/10 + 11/12: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
= 76-80 (88-88-96) sts. After Pattern 4 knit the rest with Pattern 2. When the work measures 24-27 (31-34-38) cm , bind off 3 sts each side of marker. Then bind off at each side for sleeve caps every other row 6 sts 3 times. Bind off the remaining sts when the work measures 27-30 (34-37-41) cm .

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 84-100 on smaller needles with yellow along the left front for button band. Knit 3 cm rib. Repeat along the right front, but after 1 cm make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed across the row. (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts, cast on 2 new sts on the next row.)
Pick up approx. 88-98 sts around the neck on smaller double pointed needles with yellow and knit 2 cm rib. Change to coral and knit 1 row rib. Bind off. Sew the sleeves to the body.
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SKIRT:

Sizes: 3/4 - 5/6 (7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12) years
Finished measurements:
Waist: 52-60 (68-76-84) cm
Hem: 92-100 (108-116-124) cm

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton
150-200 (200-250-250) g col. 40, coral

DROPS 2.5 mm , 3.5 mm and 4 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 20 cm x 26 rows on largest needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

Skirt: Cast on 184-200 (216-232-248) sts on mid-size circular needles with coral; join and P 1 row, K 1 row, P 1 row. Change to largest circular needles and place a marker at the center front, the center back and at each side. Then dec 1 st at each side of each marker 10-10 (10-10-10) times:
Size 3/4: every 6th row
Size 5/6: every 7th row
Size 7/8: alternately every 7th and 8th row
Size 9/10: every 8th row
Size 11/12: every 10th row
= 104-120 (136-152-168) sts. When the work measures 24-27 (30-33-36) cm , change to smallest needles. Knit 2 cm stockinette st, P 1 row (for the folding edge), 2 cm stockinette st, bind off. Fold the edge over double against the wrong side and sew. Pull a cord through the hem.

Diagram

= yellow, K
= yellow, P
= green
= coral
= salmon

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