DROPS Baby / 31 / 3

Odeta by DROPS Design

The set consists of: Knitted baby jacket and slippers with lace pattern and garter stitch. Sizes premature - 4 years. The set is worked in DROPS BabyMerino.

FOR THE WHOLE SET YOU WILL NEED:
Sizes: (premature) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size equivalent to approx. child’s length in cm:
(40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Or (15 ¾”/17 ¼”) 19”/20 ½” - 22”/24 ⅜” - 26 ¾”/29 ⅛” - 31 ½”/33 ⅞” (36 ¼”-38 ½”/41”)
Fits foot length: (8) 9-10-11-12 (14-16) cm or (3 ⅛”) 3 ½”-4”-4 ⅜”-4 ¾” (5 ½”-6 ¼”)
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to Yarn group A)
(150) 150-150-200-200 (200-250) g colour 43, light sea green

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm/24” or 32”) SIZE 3 MM / Us 2.5– or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows garter stitch on 10 cm/4” in width and 10 cm/4” in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 MM / US 1.5 – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 51 rows garter stitch on 10 cm/4” in width and 10 cm/4” in height.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 MM – for edges and cord.
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JACKET:
Sizes: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size equivalent to approx. child’s length in cm:
(40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Or (15 ¾”/17 ¼”) 19”/20 ½” - 22”/24 ⅜” - 26 ¾”/29 ⅛” - 31 ½”/33 ⅞” (36 ¼”-38 ½”/41”)
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio
(100) 150-150-150-150 (200-200) g colour 43, light sea green

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm/24” or 32”) SIZE 3 MM / Us 2.5– or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 MM – for edges and cord.
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SLIPPERS:
Sizes: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Fits foot length: (8) 9-10-11-12 (14-16) cm or (3 ⅛”) 3 ½”-4”-4 ⅜”-4 ¾” (5 ½”-6 ¼”)
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio
(50) 50-50-50-50 (50-50) g colour 43, light sea green

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 MM / US 1.5 – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 51 rows garter stitch on 10 cm/4” in width and 10 cm/4” in height.
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Pattern instructions

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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
Jacket: See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size.
Slippers: See diagrams A.3 and A.4.
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP (for jacket):
Decrease inside the 1 band stitch in garter stitch. All decreases are made from the right side!
Decrease as follows after the 1 band stitch: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over.
Decrease as follows before the 1 band stitch: Knit 2 together.
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JACKET:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle. The body is worked first, then stitches are cast on for sleeves and the front and back pieces are finished separately.

BODY:
Cast on (111) 125-145-157-173 (181-205) stitches with circular needle size 3 mm and BabyMerino. Work as follows from the right side: Work (3) 2-4-2-2 (2-2) stitches GARTER STITCH – see description above – (= band), work A.1 (= 8 stitches) over the next (104) 120-136-152-168 (176-200) stitches (= (13) 15-17-19-21 (22-25) times in width), work A.2 (= 1 stitch) and finish with (3) 2-4-2-2 (2-2) stitches garter stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! On the last row in A.1 adjust the number of stitches to (112) 124-146-158-172 (182-204) stitches.
When A.1 has been worked 1 time in height, continue in garter stitch to finished length. The piece measures approx. (10) 12-16-16-16 (19-19) cm or (4”) 4 ¾”-6 ¼”-6 ¼”-6 ¼” (7 ½”-7 ½”).
Insert 1 marker (34) 37-44-48-52 (55-62) stitches in from each side. Allow the markers to follow your work onwards, they mark the front and back pieces = (44) 50-58-62-68 (72-80) stitches on back piece.

READ THE WHOLE OF THE NEXT SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! DECREASE FOR NECK INSIDE 1 BAND STITCH IN EACH SIDE OF THE PIECE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE PIECE IS DIVIDED AND STITCHES ARE CAST ON FOR SLEEVES.
DECREASE MID FRONT AS FOLLOWS:
When the piece measures (10) 12-16-16-17 (20-23) cm or (4”) 4 ¾”-6 ¼”-6 ¼”-6 ¾” (8”-9”) – adjust so that the next row is worked from the right side, decrease 1 stitch for the neck inside the 1 band stitch in each side of the piece (= 2 stitches decreased) – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2nd row a total of (18) 18-22-24-26 (28-32) times, then every 4th row a total of 2 times.
THE PIECE IS NOW DIVIDED AND STITCHES ARE CAST ON FOR THE SLEEVES AS FOLLOWS:
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
When the piece measures (12) 15-19-20-21 (24-27) cm or (4 ¾”) 6”-7 ½”-8”-8 ¼” (9 ½”-10 ⅝”), divide the piece at the 2 markers and the front and back pieces are finished separately. Adjust so that the next row is from the right side. Now work over all the stitches as far as the first marker (= right front piece). Place the remaining stitches on a thread.
Cast on new stitches at the end of each row from the right side (= towards the side) for the sleeve as follows: Cast on (3) 4-6-6-6 (6-6) stitches a total of (4) 4-4-5-6 (7-8) times and then (16) 19-19-18-19 (23-26) stitches 1 time. When all the stitches are cast on for the sleeve and the decreases to neck are finished, there are (42) 52-63-70-79 (90-102) stitches on the needle for shoulder/sleeve. Work garter stitch until the piece measures (20) 24-28-30-32 (36-40) cm or (8”) 9 ½”-11”-11 ¾”-10 ½” (14 ¼”-15 ¾”). Cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work over the last stitches which were placed on the thread, as far as the marker in the side.
Work as for the right front piece, but in reverse. In other words, cast on stitches for the shoulder/sleeve at the end of each row from the wrong side. Continue to decrease inside the 1 band stitch at the end of each row from the right side as before (towards neck).

BACK PIECE:
= (44) 50-58-62-68 (72-80) stitches. Cast on new stitches at the end of each row in each side of the piece for the sleeves as follows: Cast on (3) 4-6-6-6 (6-6) stitches a total of (4) 4-4-5-6 (7-8) times and then (16) 19-19-18-19 (23-26) stitches 1 time = (100) 120-144-158-178 (202-228) stitches.
When the piece measures (19) 23-27-29-31 (35-39) cm or (7 ½”) 9”-10 ⅝”-11 ⅜”-12 ¼” (13 ¾”-15 ¼”) cast off the middle (16) 16-18-18-20 (22-24) stitches for neck and each shoulder/sleeve is finished separately = (42) 52-63-70-79 (90-102) stitches left on each shoulder/sleeve. Work until the piece measures (20) 24-28-30-32 (36-40) cm or (8”) 9 ½”-11”-11 ¾”-10 ½” (14 ¼”-15 ¾”), adjust to match the front pieces. Cast off. Work the other shoulder/sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the seams on top of sleeve with grafting stitches from the right side. Sew the seams under the sleeves edge to edge in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch.

CROCHET EDGE:
Crochet with hook size 2.5 mm/ US c/2 and BabyMerino around the whole jacket opening (i.e. work from the right front piece, up along the jacket opening, around the neck and down the opening to the cast on edge on the left front piece) as follows:
ROW 1: Work 1 slip stitch in the cast on edge on the right front piece, * 1 chain stitch, skip approx. 2 stitches/rows, 1 single crochet in the next stitch/row *, work from *-* to the corner where the decreases for neck started. Work the cord as follows: 1 single crochet in the tip, then work chain stitches for approx. 20-25 cm (8"-9 3/4"), turn and work back with 1 slip stitch in each chain stitch, then work 1 single crochet in the tip of the front piece again, continue the crochet edge around the jacket and neck to the tip on the left front piece, work cord as on the right front piece, continue working down the left front piece and finish with 1 slip stitch in the cast on edge.
ROW 2: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet around the first chain stitch on the previous row, * 4 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook, skip 1 single crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 single crochet, work 1 single crochet around the next chain stitch *, work from *-* (make sure you work over the cords so the cords lie underneath), finish with 1 slip stitch in the last stitch.
Work rows 1 and 2 in the same way around the bottom of both sleeves (the rounds start with 1 chain stitch and finish with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch).
Work 2 loose cords: Work chain stitches for approx. 20-25 cm or (8”-9 ¾”), turn and work back with 1 slip stitch in each chain stitch. Cut the strand and work 1 more cord in the same way. Sew 1 cord to the inside of the right side in the side and 1 cord on the outside of the left side in the side. Make sure the two cords are at the same height on each side.
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SLIPPER:
The slipper is worked back and forth with circular needle from mid back, top down; i.e. you first work the leg then the foot.
Cast on (36) 38-40-44-48 (52-56) stitches with circular needle size 2.5 mm and BabyMerino. Work A.3 (= 2 stitches) over all stitches. When A.3 has been worked 1 time in height, work the next row from the right side as follows: Work (2) 3-0-2-0 (2-0) stitches stocking stitch, A.4 (= 8 stitches) a total of (4) 4-5-5-6 (6-7) times in width and finish with (2) 3-0-2-0 (2-0) stitches stocking stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.4 has been completed 1 time in height continue with A.3 as follows: Knit (0) 1-0-0-0-(0-0) stitches, A.3 over the next (36) 36-40-44-48 (52-56) stitches and finish by knitting (0) 1-0-0-0-(0-0) stitches (the cord is later thread through this row of holes). When A.3 has been completed in height, work 2 RIDGES – see description above and decrease (6) 8-6-6-6- (10-14) stitches evenly on the last row from the right side = (30) 30-34-38-38 (42-42) stitches. Cut the strand.
Now place the first (11) 11-12-13-13 (15-15) stitches and the last (11) 11-12-13-13 (15-15) stitches on two separate threads. The piece is now worked in garter stitch to finished length. Work (3) 3½-4-4½-5½ (6½-8) cm or (1 ⅛”)1 ¼”-1 ½”-1 ¾”-2 ⅛” (2 ¼”-3 ⅛”), over the middle (8) 8-10-12-12 (12-12) stitches (= mid top of slipper), cut the strand.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work the stitches from the one thread in the one side back onto the double pointed needles, knit up (7) 9-10-11-13 (16-21) stitches in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch along the side of the middle piece, work the (8) 8-10-12-12 (12-12) stitches on the needle (= front), knit up (7) 9-10-11-13 (16-21) stitches in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch along the other side of the middle piece and work the stitches from the other thread back onto the double pointed needles = (44) 48-54-60-64 (74-84) stitches on the needles. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Work a total of (2½) 3-3-4-5 (5-5) cm or (1”) 1 ⅛”-1 ⅛”- 1 ½”-2” (2”-2”) garter stitch over all stitches AT THE SAME TIME when you have worked approx. (1) 1½-1½-2-3 (3-3) cm or (⅜”) ½”-½”-¾”-1 ⅛” (1 ⅛”-1 ⅛”), insert 1 marker (22) 24-27-30-32 (37-42) stitches in (= middle of slipper). Now decrease every 2nd row to finished length as follows:
Knit 1 stitch, knit the next 2 stitches together (= 1 stitch decreased), knit until there are 2 stitches left before the marker, knit together the next 4 stitches, 2 and 2 (= 2 stitches decreased), knit until there are 3 stitches left, knit the next 2 stitches together (= 1 stitch decreased), knit 1 stitch (= 4 stitches decreased every 2nd row) = approx. (32) 36-42-48-52 (62-72) stitches.
Cast off and sew the seam under the foot and up mid back in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so the seam is flat.
Work 1 more slipper in the same way.

CORD:
Work a cord as follows: Work chain stitches with hook size 2.5 mm and BabyMerino for approx. 30-40 cm (11 ¾”-15 ¾”), turn and work back with 1 slip stitch in each chain stitch. Cut and fasten the strand.
Thread the cord in and out of the row of holes on the slipper (start and finish mid front of slipper).

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For shorts see DROPS number 31-4.
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Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over



Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS Baby 31-3) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (70)

Bleue 01.11.2019 - 10:15:

Hello, in the "body" section, there is "Work (3) 2-4-2-2 (2-2) stitches GARTER STITCH " in the begining; there isn't any garter stitch rows to be done. But in the picture, there are 3 garter stitch rows. Is it forgotten or we directly start with the garter sticthes and diagram?

DROPS Design 05.11.2019 kl. 09:29:

Dear Blue, you will work these ridges when working the diagrams, ie you start and end the rows with (3) 2-4-2-2 (2-2) sts in garter stitch and in between you will work diagrams A.1 and A.2 (= 3 ridges, then lace pattern). Happy knitting!

Tuula 04.10.2019 - 13:29:

Hei, tarvitsisin apua reunan virkkaukseen. Miten ensimmäinen rivi virkataan, en ymmärrä ohjeen tekstiä. Toiseen kerrokseen löysin ohjeen aiemmista kysymyksistä.

Theresa Sissons 09.09.2019 - 17:41:

Hello: I started this lovely jacket about a month ago - leaving off where the sleeves were completed. A month later I am continuing - and notice a mistake in the mid back garter stitch. I have ripped the jacket to the mistake, corrected, and am continuing on. Problem: - I am stuck on 'what stitches make up the 'neck band' on each row. Garter does not give me an edge. The body is garter - what combination gives me the outer band? I cannot remember - for the life of me. Thank you

DROPS Design 10.09.2019 kl. 08:37:

Dear Mrs Sissons, after you have worked A.1 with 2 to 4 sts in garter stitch on each size (depending on the size), you continue working in garter stitch over all stitches to the end. Then you will crochet an edge along the whole opening of the jacket (starting from bottom of right piece, along the mid front, neckline on back piece, down along the mid front on left front piece to the bottom edge). Happy crocheting!

Anna 03.09.2019 - 12:11:

Buon giorno Ho avviato 145 maglie,ho terminato il diagramma a1 è misura12 cm Non ho capito x fare le maniche deve essere a 16 cm Grazie

DROPS Design 04.09.2019 kl. 12:56:

Buongiorno Anna. Nella taglia 1/3 mesi, dopo il diagramma il lavoro dovrebbe misurare 16 cm. Provi a verificare che la tensione in verticale sia corretta. Deve poi procedere a legaccio e dividere il davanti dal dietro e avviare le maglie per le maniche quando il lavoro misura 19 cm. Buon lavoro!

Theresa 30.08.2019 - 20:06:

I'm at the 'DECREASE MID FRONT: My piece measures 16 cm. - On right side ' dec.. at each end - and every 2nd row a total of 24 times - *I'm reading this as 48 rows in TOTAL and then another 8 rows (2 more decreases). I am finding the piece is more than 20 cm before I cast on stitches for the sleeves. What am I doing wrong??

DROPS Design 31.08.2019 kl. 09:00:

Hi Theresa, Have you checked your knitting tension? If you are knitting too loose, you need to reduce your needle size. Happy knitting!

Squiddy 28.08.2019 - 21:59:

Ich möchte gerne die Schühchen stricken, die man hs in Hin- und Rückreihen stricken soll. Aber wie soll das mit dem Muster A3 in der 5. Reihe gehen? Hier stricke ich ja immer 2 M rechts zusammen und mache einen Unschlag. Folglich müsste ich dann mit einem Umschlag die Reihe beenden, sonst habe ich ja eine Masche zu wenig. Aber wie soll das gehen?

DROPS Design 29.08.2019 kl. 09:23:

Liebe Squiddy, wierdholen Sie A.3 bis 2 Maschen bleiben, und stricken Sie die 2 letzten Maschen rechts, so haben Sie keinen Umschlag am Ende der Reihe. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anja M 28.08.2019 - 18:52:

Ups, Größe vergessen. Ich meine in Größe 6/9 Monate.

DROPS Design 29.08.2019 kl. 08:54:

Liebe Anja, in Größe 6/9 Monate brauchen Sie 150 g BabyMerino - siehe unter Kopfteil. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anja M 28.08.2019 - 18:49:

Ich möchte nur die Jacke stricken. Reichen dann 100g Drops BabyMerino?

DROPS Design 29.08.2019 kl. 08:54:

Liebe Anja, 100 g BabyMerino reichen für die Jacke in der Größe <0 = Frühchten - siehe unter Kopfteil. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Brp 23.08.2019 - 22:34:

Ik ben het vestje aan het breien, en begrijp het aantal steken niet, ik doe mt. 68-74 is 157 st. Opzetten het patroon is 19 x 8 st. = 152 st. Aan beide kanten 2 st. voor de voorbies is dan toch 156 st.? Hoe moet ik dat doen? Bvd.

DROPS Design 31.08.2019 kl. 14:36:

Dag Brp,

Je breit 19 herhalingen van A.1 = 19 x 8 steken = 152 steken. Daarnaast brei je aan beide kanten 2 ribbelsteken en een keer 1 steek van A.2. Dus er komen 5 steken bij die 152 steken = 157 steken in totaal.

Wilma Van Gorsel 23.07.2019 - 09:38:

I am knitting the cardigan and would also like to knit the cap. However, I cannot find the pattern of the cap anywhere. Can you help me with that?

DROPS Design 23.07.2019 kl. 11:32:

Dear Wilma, photos with links to related patterns are under the main photo (at the desktop pc), pattern for the hat is right here. Happy knitting!

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