DROPS Baby / 25 / 27

First Impression Pants by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS pants in rib in "Baby Merino". Size premature -4 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-057-by
Yarn group A
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Size: (premature) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Waist: (36) 40-44-50-54 (56-60) cm / (14¼”) 15¾”-17¼”-19¾”-21¼” (22”-23½”)
Full length: (28) 34-38-44-48 (54-60) cm / (11”) 13½”-15”-17¼”-19” (21¼”-23½”)
All measurements in chart in cm. Conversion to inch - see page 4.
NOTE: Because of the rib the garment will be very elastic and will stretch compared to the measurements in chart.

Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
(100) 100-100-100-100 (150-150) g color no 28, light mint

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 or 60 cm / 16” and 24”) SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16’’) SIZE 2.5 mm/ US 1.5 – for edge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INCREASE TIP:
Inc on each side of 2 K sts by working 1 YO. On next round work YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st) to avoid holes. Work the inc sts in rib, i.e. K the first 2 sts inc, and P the next 2 sts etc.

DECREASE TIP:
Work until 3 sts remain before marker, work 2 tog (in rib), work 2 (marker is between these 2 sts) and then work 2 twisted tog (in rib).
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PANTS:
Worked in the round, top down. Rounds start mid back.
Cast on (88) 96-104-120-128 (136-144) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Baby Merino.
Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid back) and 1 marker after (44) 48-52-60-64 (68-72) sts (= mid front).
Work rib from mid back as follows: K 1, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-*, finish with P 2, K 1.
When rib measures 3 cm / 1’’, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5.
Now work an elevation in the back as follows: Work (7) 7-9-9-9 (9-9) sts in rib, turn, tighten yarn, work (14) 14-18-18-18 (18-18) sts in rib, turn, tighten yarn, work (20) 20-26-26-26 (26-26) sts in rib, turn, tighten yarn, work (26) 26-34-34-34 (34-34) sts in rib. Continue like this by working (6) 6-8-8-8 (8-8) sts more on every turn until a total of (50) 50-66-66-82 (82-82) sts have been worked.
Turn, continue in rib in the round over all sts. When piece measures (10) 12-13-16-15 (16-17) cm / (4”) 4 ¾”-5”-6¼”-6” (6¼”-6¾”) mid front, inc 1 st on each side of the middle 2 sts front and back – see INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc).
Repeat inc every other round (7) 7-7-7-11 (11-11) more times (= (8) 8-8-8-12 (12-12) inc in total) = (120) 128-136-152-176 (184-192) sts.
When piece measures (15) 17-18-21-22 (23-24) cm / (6”) 6¾”-7”-8¼”-8¾” (9”-9½”) (inc are now done), bind off (12) 12-12-12-16 (16-16) sts mid front and mid back.
Finish each leg separately, slip sts for one leg on 1 stitch holder.

LEG:
= (48) 52-56-64-72 (76-80) sts. Distribute sts on 4 double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and continue in rib in the round - insert 1 marker on the inside of leg.
When leg measures 2 cm / 3/4’’, dec 1 st on each side of marker - READ DECREASE TIP.
Repeat dec every (4) 6-6-4-4 (6-6) rounds (3) 3-3-7-7 (7-7) more times (= (4) 4-4-8-8 (8-8) dec in total) = (40) 44-48-48-56 (60-64) sts.
When leg measures approx. (13) 17-20-23-26 (31-36) cm / (5”) 6¾”-8”-9”-10¼” (12¼”-14¼”) (or desired length), loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.

Slip sts from the other leg back on needle and work as first leg.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the (12) 12-12-12-16 (16-16) sts that were bound off between legs tog.

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