Shinny Upatree by DROPS Design

Knitted trousers for babies and children in DROPS Baby Merino. The piece is worked top down, with Nordic pattern. Sizes 6 months – 6 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-014-bn
Yarn group A
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Sizes: 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 - 5/6) years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104 – 110/116)
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-150 (150-200-200) g colour 19, grey
100-100 (100-150-150) g colour 02, off white
50-50 (50-50-50) g colour 16, red

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
24 stitches in width and 32 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 40 cm.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.
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Pattern instructions

EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 108 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 26) = 4.15. In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.

DECREASE TIP (for inside of leg): 
Start 2 stitches before the marker thread and work as follows: Knit 2 together, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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TROUSERS - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round, top down. You fist work a belt with lining and pattern. The piece is divided and each leg is finished separately. Then a cuff is worked with pattern and a lining at the bottom of each leg. The braces are worked back and forth (sideways) and sewn on to finish.

LINING (for belt):
Cast on 108-120 (132-144-156) stitches with circular needle size 3 mm and grey. Work stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 10 cm, work the next round as follows: * Knit 2 together, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* to end of round (= folding edge). The yarn overs are not worked twisted on the next round - there will be holes. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!

BELT:
Then work A.1 (= 12 stitches) over all stitches (= 9-10 (11-12-13) times in width). When A.1 has been worked 1 time in height, the belt measures approx. 11 cm and the piece a total of 22 cm (including lining).

TROUSERS:
THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
The piece is continued in stocking stitch with grey.
Knit 1 round and increase 26-24 (22-20-16) stitches evenly on round – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 134-144 (154-164-172) stitches. Knit 1 round.
ELEVATION AT BACK: Now work an elevation at the back of the trousers for a better fit.
Work stocking stitch back and forth as follows: Start mid back and knit 6-7 (7-8-8) stitches, turn the piece (to avoid a hole slip the first stitch when working back and tighten the strand slightly). Purl 12-14 (14-16-16) stitches, turn the piece. Knit 18-21 (21-24-24) stitches, turn the piece. Purl 24-28 (28-32-32) stitches, turn the piece. Continue like this, working 6-7 (7-8-8) more stitches each time you turn 6 more times (= a total of 10 short rows). Then continue with stocking stitch in the round over all stitches.
INCREASES: When the piece measures 10-13 (18-20-22) cm from the belt (measured mid front, there is now approx. 5 cm left before you divide for the legs, insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round and 1 marker thread after 67-72 (77-82-86) stitches (mark mid front and back).
Then increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 2nd round a total of 8 times = 166-176 (186-196-204) stitches. After the last increase, the piece measures approx. 15-18 (23-25-27) cm from the belt (measured mid front). The piece measures approx. 37-40 (45-47-49) cm (including lining). Now decrease 6 stitches mid front and back (i.e. 3 stitches on each side of both markers). Each leg is finished separately.

LEG: 
THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Start mid back, knit the first 77-82 (87-92-96) stitches and place the remaining stitches on 1 thread. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm and work stocking stitch in the round. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round (= inside of leg). When the leg measures 2 cm from where the piece was divided, decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread in the 4 smallest sizes (i.e. do not decrease in size 5/6 years) – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 6th round a total of 2-1 (3-2-0) times = 73-80 (81-88-96) stitches. On the next round decrease 1-0 (1-0-0) stitch = 72-80 (80-88-96) stitches.
When the piece measures 4-6 (9-10-14) cm from where the piece was divided, decrease as follows on the next round: * Knit 2 stitches, knit the next 2 stitches together (= 1 stitch decreased) *, work from *-* over all stitches = 54-60 (60-66-72) stitches. Then work A.2 (= 6 stitches) over all stitches (= 9-10 (10-11-12) times in width). When A.2 has been worked 1 time in height, the leg measures 10-12 (15-16-20) cm from where the piece was divided.

LINING (bottom edge):
Then work a lining with grey (it will later be folded up and sewn to the leg) as follows:
* Knit 2 together, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* over all stitches (= folding edge). THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Then work the lining as follows: Work stocking stitch in the round (yarn overs are not worked twisted). Cast off when the lining measures 6 cm from the folding edge. Work the other leg in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold the lining at the top of the trousers to the wrong side of the belt and sew down with grey; you should sew to a row of grey on the belt. If it is too tight or loose, adjust this (then sew with the same colour as the round you are sewing onto).
Do the same at the bottom of each leg.

BRACES:
The braces measure approx. 27-28 (30-32-35) cm in length when finished; there is 5 cm extra in each side so that the straps can be adjusted as the child grows. You can cast on more/fewer stitches if you would like longer/shorter braces (the number of stitches must be divisible by 4 + 2).
Cast on 66-70 (74-78-86) stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle size 3 mm and grey. The braces are worked back and forth in stocking stitch. Work 6 rows stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – see description above, in each side of the piece.
On the next row from the right side work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * knit 2 together, 1 yarn over * , work from *-* until there is 1 stitch left and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch (= folding edge). Then work A.3 (= 4 stitches) with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side (edge stitches are worked in same colour as the first/last stitch in A.3, first row worked from the wrong side – do not work the yarn overs twisted). When A.3 has been worked 1 time in height, work a folding edge in grey from the right side as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * knit 2 together, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* until there is 1 stitch left and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Work approx. 7 rows with grey (do not work the yarn overs twisted), fold the lining down and make sure that it does not tighten the brace; work more rows if necessary. Cast off. Sew cast-on edge to cast-off edge in outermost loop of outermost stitch. Work 1 more brace.


ASSEMBLY:
Sew the braces to the lining at the top (i.e. on the wrong side of the belt) with neat stitches approx. 5 cm down in each side and approx. 8-8 (9-10-10) cm between braces mid front and back.
Sew the 6 stitches that was cast off on each leg, to each other.

Diagram

= grey
= off white
= red
= knitting direction


Comments (1)

Dorothee 15.10.2018 - 09:29:

Die Anleitung ist ungenau. Erst hat die Hose ab Beleg eine Länge von 18cm, und dann sibd es insgesamt plötzlich 40cm. Aber zwischen 18 und 40 wird nicht angegeben, dass weiter gestrickt werden soll. Das sollte geändert werden!!!!! Es gibt auch etwas ungeübte Strickerinnen, die nicht so fit sind. Ich gehöre auch dazu und mur fehlt jetzt ein Stück! Schade!!!

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 kl. 11:10:

Liebe Dorothee, die Maßen stimmen: in der 2. Größe stricken Sie 10 cm Belegg + die Bruchkante + 11 cm A.1 (= 22 cm), dann stricken Sie die Hose = 13 cm + 5 cm (Zunahmen) (= 18 cm). Die gesamte Arbeit misst dann 22+18 cm = 40 cm von der Anschlagskante). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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