Lamb Dance by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket for kids in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Lima. Piece is knitted top down with sheep, colour pattern, ribs and stocking stitch. Size 3-12 years

DROPS design: Pattern me-054-bn
Yarn group B
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SIZE:
3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152

MATERIALS:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250-250-250-300 g colour 26, pistachio
50-50-100-100-100 g colour 19, light grey blue
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02, black
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, cerise

Or use:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250-250-250-300 g colour 7219, pistachio
50-50-100-100-100 g colour 8112, ice blue
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 8903, black
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 6273, cerise

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm, length 60 or 80 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm for ribs.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm, length 60 or 80 cm for ribs.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows

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

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 84 stitches) minus the band stitches (e.g. 10 stitches) = 74 and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 7) = 10,5.
In this example decrease by work alternately every 9th and 10th /10th and 11th stitch together. To increase use the same calculation but make instead a yarn over after alternately every 10th and 11th stitch. Work yarn overs twisted on next row to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked = 2 stitches decreased.

BUTTONHOLES:
Decrease for buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). 1 buttonhole = begin from wrong side and knit 2nd and 3rd stitch from edge together, make 1 yarn over. On next row knit yarn over to make holes.
Decrease for first buttonhole after 2 cm on neck edge, then decrease the next 5-5-6-6-6 buttonholes every 6-7-6½-7-8 cm.
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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Piece is worked back and forth on circular needle, top down, then work front and back piece back and forth. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle.

YOKE:
Cast on 84-88-102-106-114 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm with light grey blue. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Work next row as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above - * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 stitches remain, finish with knit 2 and 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this for 3 cm – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see explanation above and finish after 1 row from right side (= neck edge). Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Purl 1 row from wrong side while decreasing 7-5-7-4-5 stitches evenly - read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 77-83-95-102-109 stitches. Work as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work pattern according to A.1 until 6 stitches remain on row - NOTE: Choose diagram for correct size (= 11-12-12-13-14 repetitions of 6-6-7-7-7 stitches), work A.2 over 1 stitch and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this and increase as shown in diagram - read KNITTING TIP and REMEMBER KNITTING TENSION. When A.1 and A.2 have been worked, there are 209-227-251-271-291 stitches on needle. Continue in pistachio, on next row from right side work in stocking stitch (garter stitch over band stitches) and increase 13-11-5-1-1 stitch on needle = 222-238-256-272-292 stitches on needle.
Work in stocking stitch (garter stitch over band stitches) until piece measures approx. 18-18-19-20-21 cm from cast-on edge. Work next row from right side as follows: Work 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH, work 31-33-36-36-37 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), slip the next 44-48-51-54-62 stitches on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches under sleeve, work 62-66-72-82-84 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), slip the next 44-48-51-54-62 stitches on a new stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches, work 31-33-36-36-37 stitches (= front piece) and work 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH.

BODY:
There are now 146-154-166-176-180 stitches on needle. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6 new stitches cast on in each side. Work in stocking stitch back and forth with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side. When piece measures 3 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker thread (= 4 stitches increased) - read INCREASE TIP-2! Repeat increase every 3-4-5-6-7 cm 3 times in total = 158-166-178-188-192 stitches on needle. Then work as before until piece measures approx. 12-16-19-22-25 cm (or to desired length, there is approx. 4 cm until finished measurements). Work 1 row in stocking stitch from right side while increasing 10-6-6-8-12 stitches evenly (do not increase over band stitches) = 168-172-184-196-204 stitches.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work next row from wrong side as follows: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, purl 2, * knit 2, purl 2 *. Work from *-* until the 5 stitches remain and work 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
Work as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, knit 2, * purl 2, knit 2 *, repeat from *-* until 5 stitches remain and work 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this until it measures 4 cm. On next row from right side loosely cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the yarn.

SLEEVE:
Slip stitches from on stitch holder back on a short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm (= 44-48-51-54-62 stitches), pick up 1 stitch in each of the 6 stitches cast on on body (= 50-54-57-60-68 stitches). Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 6 stitches. Work in stocking stitch in the round until sleeve measures 2 cm. Now decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread - read DECREASE TIP-2! Continue in stocking stitch and repeat decrease every 4-3½-4-4-3½ cm until decrease has been done 5-7-7-8-10 times in total = 40-40-43-44-48 stitches on needle. Work in stocking stitch until sleeve measures 21-26-29-33-36 cm. Knit 1 round and increase 4-4-5-4-4 stitches on round = 44-44-48-48-52 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm and work rib in the round with knit 2/purl 2 for 4 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the yarn.

Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons on to left band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 10.04.2019
Correction to yarn amount: Merino Extra Fine colour 26 and 19, and Lima colour 7219 and 8112.
+ Correction - YOKE: Work in stocking stitch (garter stitch over band stitches) until piece measures approx. 18-18-19-20-21 cm from cast-on edge.
Updated online: 17.06.2019
Correction - diagram: A.1 size 7-12 years has been corrected: Yarn over moved from row 15 to row 14.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with light grey blue
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with off white
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with black
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with pistachio
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with cerise
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, work yarn over twisted on next row. It should not make a hole.



Susanne Kihle 31.08.2019 - 15:40:

Når man strikker mønster frem og tilbake, skal man da lesemønsteret fra høyre mot venstre og omvendt på neste pind? For når man strikkerrundtleserman dethele tiden fra høyre mot venstre. I dette mønster er det da vrang fra høyre mot venstre og rett fra venstre mot høyre?

DROPS Design 02.09.2019 kl. 07:39:

Hei Susanne, Når man strikker fram og tilbake, leser man oppskriften fra høyre til venstre på retten og venstre til høyre på vrangen. God fornøyelse!

Gaby 11.08.2019 - 14:58:

En lana gruesa con cuantos puntos se empieza una talla 3 años gracias

Nanamina 11.08.2019 - 10:12:

Très joli modèle réservé cependant aux tricoteuses confirmées.

Ragnhild Carlsen 21.04.2019 - 15:40:

Jeg strikker denne modellen i Drops Merino Extra Fine som det står oppført i oppskriften. Jeg holdt strikkefastheten og fulgte oppskriften, men fikk et nøste for lite av hovedfargen pistasj. Jeg strikket størrelse 3/4 år.

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