DROPS Baby / 29 / 12

Little Explorer by DROPS Design

Knitted baby jacket with cables, garter stitch and raglan, worked top down. Sizes: premature – 4 years. The piece is worked in DROPS BabyMerino.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-073-by
Yarn group A
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Sizes: (premature) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Sizes in cm: (40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
(150) 150-150-150-200 (200-200) g colour 37, light lavender

The piece can also be worked with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows of garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 MM – for the edge.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE – for the cables.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 521: (4) 5-5-5-6 (6-6) items.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

RAGLAN:
All the increases are made from the right side. Increase 8 stitches on a row as follows:
Work to the first A.1, 1 yarn over, work A.1, 1 yarn over. Repeat by all A.1 and A.2 (= 2 stitches increased by each cable = 8 stitches in total on the row). On the next row, the yarn overs are knitted twisted to prevent holes.

DECREASE TIP (for the sleeves):
All decreases are made from the right side!
Decrease 1 stitch in each side of the piece as follows: Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over (= 1 stitch decreased), work in garter stitch until there are 3 stitches left, knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased) and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch (= a total of 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
The first buttonhole is made when the piece measures approx. 1 cm, then make the next (3) 4-4-4-5 (5-5) with approx. 4 cm between them.
Decrease from the right side for the buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn) as follows: Work until there are 4 stitches left on the needle, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 2. On the next row, knit the yarn overs. There will be holes. 
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JACKET:
The jacket is worked top down, back and forth on circular needle from mid front. The sleeves are worked back and forth on circular needle and are sewn together at the end.

YOKE:
Cast on (72) 72-80-80-80 (80-84) stitches (including 4 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3 mm and Baby Merino. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above and increase 8 stitches on the last row = (80) 80-88-88-88 (88-92) stitches. The next row is worked as follows from the right side – remember BUTTONHOLES on the band – see description above: Work (11) 11-13-13-13 (13-14) stitches in garter stitch (= left front piece), A.1 (= 6 stitches), work 10 stitches garter stitch (= left sleeve), A.2 (= 6 stitches), work (14) 14-18-18-18 (18-20) stitches in garter stitch (= back piece), A.1 over the next 6 stitches, work 10 stitches in garter stitch (= right sleeve), A.2 over the next 6 stitches, work (11) 11-13-13-13 (13-14) stitches in garter stitch (= right front piece). Work 1 row from the wrong side.
Increase to RAGLAN – see description above – on each side of every A.1 and A.2 as follows: Increase 1 stitch on every 2nd row (0) 4-5-7-11 (12-16) times, then 1 stitch every 4th row (9) 8-9-9-8 (9-8) times = (152) 176-200-216-240 (256-284) stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! The piece measures approx. (8) 9-10-11-12 (13-14) cm from the cast-on edge.
The next row from the right side is worked as follows: (23) 26-30-32-35 (37-41) stitches in garter stitch, place the next (34) 40-44-48-54 (58-64) stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 7 stitches under the sleeve, work (38) 44-52-56-62 (66-74) stitches in garter stitch, place the next (34) 40-44-48-54 (58-64) stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 7 stitches under the sleeve, work (23) 26-30-32-35 (37-41) stitches in garter stitch = (98) 110-126-134-146 (154-170) stitches.
Insert 1 marker in the piece, THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Work garter stitch until the piece measures (9) 12-15-16-17 (20-23) cm from the marker. Cast off.

SLEEVE:
Place the (34) 40-44-48-54 (58-64) stitches from the thread back on circular needle size 3 mm.
Insert 1 marker in the piece, THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Cast on 4 stitches at the end of the next 2 rows (= 4 new stitches in each side of the piece) = (42) 48-52-56-62 (66-72) stitches. Work garter stitch back and forth.
When the piece measures 2 cm from the separation, decrease 1 stitch in each side of the piece – READ DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way every (10th) 8th-8th-6th-6th (8th-8th) row a total of (3) 5-7-9-11 (12-14) times = (36) 38-38-38-40 (42-44) stitches.
Continue with garter stitch until the sleeve measures (10) 14-17-18-21 (24-29) cm. Cast off. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew together the sleeve seams inside the 1 edge stitch. Sew together the opening under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left front piece.

CROCHET EDGE:
Crochet an edge along the entire opening of the jacket with hook size 3 mm as follows, begin mid back on neck: * 1 double crochet, 1 chain stitch, skip forward approx.0.5 cm *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= Cable: Place 3 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 3, knit 3 from the cable needle
= Cable: Place 3 stitches on the cable needle in front of the piece, knit 3, knit 3 from the cable needle

Paola Natal 15.10.2017 - 23:08:

Ho messo 80 maglie sul primo ferro, poi??? non ho capito...

DROPS Design 16.10.2017 kl. 08:31:

Buongiorno Paola. Deve lavorare 2 coste a legaccio, quindi 4 ferri a diritto e durante l'ultimo di questi 4 ferri aumenta 8 maglie a intervalli regolari. Inizia poi a lavorare i diagrammi come indicato. Si ricordi di prevedere le asole sul bordo davanti. Buon lavoro!

Ilka 03.10.2017 - 11:51:

Liebes Drops-Team, ich habe gerade die erste Zopf-runde gestrickt. Ist es richtig, dass die Rückrunde auch nur in rechten Maschen gestrickt wird? Und nach wievielen Runden kommt der nächste Zopf und nach den Raglanzunahmen an welcher Stelle? Danke für eure Hilfe und viele Grüße!

DROPS Design 03.10.2017 kl. 13:25:

Liebe Ilka, beim A.1 und A.2 werden die Rückreihe links gestrickt (siehe 1. Symbol) - der Zopf wird bei der 3. Reihe in A.1 und A.2 gestrickt, dann Diagram bis zur Ende fertig stricken, und von der 1. Reihe wiederholen, dh es sind 5 Reihe zwischen den Zöpfen. Sie stricken die 1. Reihe in A.1/A.2 wie beschrieben, dann die Rückreihe, und bei der nächsten Hinreihe fangen Sie mit den Zunahmen der Raglan an (= Reihe 3 in A.1/A.2). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Ilka 03.10.2017 - 10:41:

Liebes Drops-Team, ich habe gerade die erste Zopf-runde gestrickt. Ist es richtig, dass die R

Maria 04.07.2017 - 15:42:

Hallo Vielen Dank für die süße Anleitung. Ich habe heute mit dem stricken begonnen und habe eine Frage zu den Zöpfen, bzw. der Reihenfolge. Ist A1, A2, A2, A1 nicht die logischere Reihenfolge, da dann beide Schultern gleich aussehen? Liebe Grüße Maria

DROPS Design 05.07.2017 kl. 08:32:

Liebe Maria, die Zöpfen werden so A1, A2, A1, A2 gestrickt, so sind Sie spiegelverkehrt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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