DROPS Baby / 33 / 8

Truly Wooly by DROPS Design

Knitted suit for baby in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. Piece is knitted with textured pattern and hood. Size premature - 4 years

DROPS design: Pattern me-069-by
Yarn group B
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Size: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size equals approx. kid’s height in cm:
(40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in feet:
(1ft4/1ft5) 1ft7/1ft8 – 1ft10/2ft – 2ft2/2ft5 – 2ft7/2ft9 (3ft – 3ft 3/3ft5)
Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: (34) 38-42-46-50 (54-60) cm = (13 3/8") 15"-16 1/2"-18"-19 3/4" (21 1/4"-23 5/8")
Full length: (34) 40-48-58-68 (74-82) = (13 3/8") 15 3/4"-19"-22 3/4"-26 3/4" (29 1/8"-32 1/4")

All measurements in charts are in cm.
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
(200) 250-250-300-350 (350-450) g color 15, light grey green

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically with A.1 = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm = US 6, length 60 or 80 cm = 24” or 32”.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to smaller needles.

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.
1 edge stitch in garter stitch = knit stitch from right side and knit stitch from wrong side.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to legs in size 3/4 years):
Increase 1 stitch inside 1 edge stitch in garter stitch by making 1 yarn over. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Work the increased stitches in A.1.

INCREASE TIP-2 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 44 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 14) = 3.1.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. every 3rd stitch. On next row knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLES (bottom up):
Decrease for buttonholes on right band. 1 BUTTONHOLE = knit third and fourth stitch from edge together and make 1 yarn over. On next row purl or knit yarn over (depending on where in the diagram you are) to make holes.
Decrease for buttonholes when piece measures (measured from where legs where put together):
(<0): 5, 10, 15 and 20 cm = 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”
0/1 months: 6, 11, 16, 21 and 26 cm = 2 3/8”,4 3/8”, 8 1/4” and 10 1/4”
1/3 months: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 cm = 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 9 3/4” and 11 3/4” .
6/9 months: 6, 12, 17, 22, 27 and 32 cm = 2 3/8”, 4 3/4”, 6 3/4”, 8 3/4”, 10 5/8” and 12 1/2”.
12/18 months: 6, 12, 17, 23, 28 and 34 cm = 2 3/8”, 4 3/4”, 6 3/4”, 9”, 13 3/8”.
2 years: 9, 15, 21, 27, 33 and 39 cm = 3 1/2”, 6”, 8 1/4”, 9 1/2”, 10 5/8” and 15 1/4”.
3/4 years: 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, 37 and 43 cm = 2 3/4”, 5 1/8”, 7 1/2”, 9 3/4”, 12 1/4”, 14 1/2” and 17”

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SUIT - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Work each leg back and forth on circular needle, bottom up. Place legs together and work back and forth on circular needle from mid front up to sleeves. Then cast on new stitches for sleeves in each side and finish front pieces and back piece separately. Sew piece together on the shoulder. Finish by picking up stitches around the neck and work a hood.

RIGHT LEG (when suit is worn):
Cast on (32) 36-40-40-44 (44-48) stitches on circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 with Merino Extra Fine. Work first row as follows from right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read explanation above, work A.1A until 3 stitches remain on row (= 7-8-9-9-10 (10-11) repetitions of 4 stitches), work A.1B (= 2 stitches) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! When piece measures 4 cm = 1 1/2”, insert 1 marker in piece (marks fold). When piece measures 14 cm = 5 1/2” (only applies to size 3/4 years) increase 1 stitch in each side – read INCREASE TIP-1 (do not increase in the other sizes). Repeat increase in size 3/4 years when piece measures 24 cm = 9 1/2” = (32) 36-40-40-44 (44-52) stitches on needle. Work until piece measures (12) 12-16-23-31 (32-35) cm = (4 3/4”) 4 3/4”-6 1/4”-9”-12 1/4” (12 1/2”-12 3/4”) from cast-on edge, adjust so that next row is worked from right side.
Bind off 1 stitch at beginning of the next 2 rows (i.e. bind off edge stitches) = (30) 34-38-38-42 (42-50) stitches. Then work the next 2 rows as follows, begin from right side: Work as before over all stitches and cast on (3) 3-3-5-5 (7-7) new stitches at the end of row (= mid back). Turn piece, work A.1 as before over all stitches, but make sure to continue pattern correctly, then cast on (4) 4-4-6-6 (8-8) stitches at the end of row from wrong side (= mid front). There are now (37) 41-45-49-53 (57-65) stitches on needle and piece measures approx. (13) 13-17-24-32 (33-36) cm = (5 1/8”) 5 1/8”-6 3/4”-9 1/2”-12 1/2” (13”-14 1/4”) from cast-on edge. Put piece aside and work left leg as explained below.

LEFT LEG (when suit is worn):
Cast on (32) 36-40-40-44 (44-48) stitches on circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and work first row as follows from right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1A until 3 stitches remain on row (= 7-8-9-9-10 (10-11) repetitions of 4 stitches), work A.1B (= 2 stitches) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 4 cm = 1 1/2”, insert 1 marker in piece (marks fold). When piece measures 14 cm = 5 1/2” (only applies to size 3/4 years) increase 1 stitch in each side – remember INCREASE TIP-1 (do not increase in the other sizes). Repeat increase in size 3/4 years when piece measures 24 cm = 9 1/2” = (32) 36-40-40-44 (44-52) stitches on needle. Work until piece measures (12) 12-16-23-31 (32-35) cm = (4 3/4”) 4 3/4”-6 1/4”-9”-12 1/4” (12 1/2”-12 3/4”) from cast-on edge, adjust so that next row is worked from right side. Bind off 1 stitch at beginning of the next 2 rows (i.e. bind off edge stitches) = (30) 34-38-38-42 (42-50) stitches. Then work the next 2 rows as follows, begin from right side: Work as before over all stitches and cast on (4) 4-4-6-6 (8-8) new stitches at the end of row (= mid front). Turn piece, work A.1 as before over all stitches, but make sure to continue pattern correctly, then cast on (3) 3-3-5-5 (7-7) stitches at the end of row from wrong side (= mid back). There are now (37) 41-45-49-53 (57-65) stitches on needle and piece measures approx. (13) 13-17-24-32 (33-36) cm = (5 1/8”) 5 1/8”-6 3/4”-9 1/2”-12 1/2” (13”-14 1/4”) from cast-on edge. Cut the yarn. Now place the parts together as explained below.

BODY:
Place right leg and left leg on same circular needle with right leg first. Begin from right side on right leg, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, continue A.1 as before over the remaining stitches on right leg (make sure to continue pattern correct according to finish on leg), then continue pattern over the first (36) 40-44-48-52 (56-64) stitches on left leg (make sure to continue pattern correct) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = (74) 82-90-98-106 (114-130) stitches on needle.
Insert another marker in piece! NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM THIS MARKER!
Continue A.1 back and forth with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side towards mid front.
When piece measures (3) 3-3-3-4 (5-5) cm = (1 1/8”) 1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/2” (2”-2”) from marker (adjust to work next row from right side) bind off 1 stitch at beginning of the next 2 rows (i.e. bind off edge stitches). Then work the next 2 rows as follows, begin from right side: Work as before over all stitches and cast on 3 new stitches at the end of row (= left band at the front). Turn piece, work A.1 as before over all stitches (make sure to continue pattern correctly) and cast on 3 new stitches at the end of row from wrong side (= right band at the front).
There are now (78) 86-94-102-110 (118-134) stitches on needle. Continue A.1 back and forth over all stitches (i.e. do not work edge stitches in garter stitch). Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - read explanation above.
When piece measures (15) 20-24-27-28 (32-36) cm = (6”) 8”-9 1/2”-10 5/8”-11” (12 1/2”-12 1/4”) from the new marker – read KNITTING TIP, i.e. (28) 33-41-51-60 (65-72) cm = (11”) 12”-16 1/8”-20”-23 5/8” (25 1/2”-28 3/4”) from cast-on edge, divide the piece in each side. Finish front pieces and back piece separately as explained below.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Begin from right side and work as before over the first (21) 23-25-27-29 (31-35) stitches, then cast on (9) 13-13-17-17 (21-25) new stitches for sleeve. Slip the remaining stitches on 1 stitch holder for back piece and left front piece.
Continue A.1 back and forth as before but make sure that pattern fits over all stitches. AT THE SAME TIME cast on (8) 10-14-14-16 (20-22) new stitches for sleeve at the end of the next 2 rows from right side = (46) 56-66-72-78 (92-104) stitches on needle.
Continue pattern back and forth over all stitches until piece measures (22) 28-32-35-36 (41-45) cm = (8 3/4”) 11”-12 1/2”-12 3/4”-14 1/4” (16 1/8”-17 3/4”) from marker, i.e. (35) 41-49-59-68 (74-81) cm = (13 3/4”) 16 1/8”-19 1/4”-23 1/4” (29 1/8”-32” from cast-on edge.
At the beginning of next row from right side slip the first (8) 8-9-11-11 (12-12) stitches on 1 stitch holder for neck but to avoid cutting the yarn work them before slipping them on the stitch holder. Continue pattern back and forth as before and bind off for neck at the beginning of every row from mid front as follows: Bind off 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch (1) 1-2-2-2 (3-3) times = (35) 45-53-57-63 (75-87) stitches remain on needle. Then work until the entire suit measures approx. (24) 30-34-37-39 (44-49) cm = (9 1/2”) 11 3/8”-13 3/8”-14 1/2”-15 1/4” (17 1/4”-19 1/4”) from marker, i.e. (37) 43-51-61-71 (77-85) cm = (14 1/2”) 17”-20”-24”-28” (30 3/8”-33 1/2”) from cast-on edge, but adjust so that next row is worked from right side. Work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches. Then bind off by knitting from the right side. The entire suit measures approx. (38) 44-52-62-72 (78-86) cm = (15”) 17 1/4”-20 1/2”-24 3/8”-28 3/8” (30 3/4”-33 7/8”) from cast-on edge. Now work back piece as explained below.

BACK PIECE:
Slip the first (36) 40-44-48-52 (56-64) stitches on stitch holder (seen from right side) on circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and continue A.1 back and forth over these stitches as before. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new stitches for sleeves at the end of every row in each side as follows: Cast on (9) 13-13-17-17 (21-25) stitches 1 time in each side and then (8) 10-14-14-16 (20-22) stitches 2 times in each side = (86) 106-126-138-150 (178-202) stitches on needle. Continue pattern back and forth over all stitches until piece measures (23) 29-33-36-38 (43-48) cm = (9”) 11 3/8”-13”-14 1/4”-15” (17”-19”) from marker). On next row bind off the middle (12) 12-16-20-20 (24-24) stitches for neck and finish each shoulder/sleeve separately. Then bind off 2 stitches on next row from neck = (35) 45-53-57-63 (75-87) stitches remain on needle for shoulder/sleeve. Then work until the entire suit measures approx. (24) 30-34-37-39 (44-49) cm = (9 1/2”) 11 3/4”-13 3/8”-14 1/2”-15 1/4” (17 1/4”-19 1/4”) from marker, but adjust according to front piece and make sure that next row is from right side. Work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches. Then bind off by knitting from the right side. Work the other shoulder/sleeve the same way. Then work left front piece as explained below.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Slip the remaining (21) 23-25-27-29 (31-35) stitches on stitch holder back on needle size 4 mm = US 6. Begin from right side and continue A.1 back and forth as before. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new stitches for sleeve at the end of the next 3 rows from wrong side as follows: Cast on (9) 13-13-17-17 (21-25) stitches 1 time and then (8) 10-14-14-16 (20-22) stitches 2 times = (46) 56-66-72-78 (92-104) stitches on needle.
Continue pattern back and forth over all stitches until piece measures the same as right front piece.
At the beginning of next row from wrong side slip the first (8) 8-9-11-11 (12-12) stitches on 1 stitch holder for neck but to avoid cutting the yarn work them before slipping them on the stitch holder. Continue pattern back and forth as before and bind off for neck at the beginning of every row from mid front as follows: Bind off 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch (1) 1-2-2-2 (3-3) times = (35) 45-53-57-63 (75-87) stitches remain on needle. Then work until the entire suit measures approx. (24) 30-34-37-39 (44-49) cm = (9 1/2”) 11 3/4”-13 3/8”-14 1/2”-15 1/4” (17 1/4”-19 1/4”) from marker, i.e. (37) 43-51-61-71 (77-85) cm = (14 1/2”) 17”-20”-24”-28” (30 3/8”-33 1/2”) from cast-on edge, but measure so that next row is worked from right side. Work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches. Then bind off by knitting from the right side. The entire suit measures approx. (38) 44-52-62-72 (78-86) cm = (15”) 17 1/4”-20 1/2”-24 3/8”-28 3/8” (30 3/4”-33 7/8”) from cast-on edge.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside bind-off edges. Sew the seams under the sleeve.
Sew seam on inside of both legs inside 1 edge stitch in each side. Sew seam mid front from bottom of band and down inside 1 edge stitch in each side. Sew together the opening between the legs. Fold the end of legs at the marker. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

HOOD:
Pick up from right side approx. 44 to 70 stitches around the neck (including stitches on stitch holders at the front). Knit 1 row from wrong side while increasing evenly to (58) 70-74-74-78 (86-86) stitches – read INCREASE TIP-2. Knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side. Work next row as follows from right side: Work A.1A until 2 stitches remain on needle and finish with A.1B (= 2 stitches). Continue pattern like this until piece measures (17) 18-19-20-21 (22-23) cm = (6 3/4”) 7”-7 1/2”-8”-8 1/4” (8 1/4”-9”) from ridge in the neck, but adjust so that next row is from right side. Work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches. Then bind off by knitting from the right side. Place the hood double and sew seam at the top inside bind-off edge.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side


Comments (2)

Diane 10.11.2018 - 14:38:

I also would like to knit this without the hood. Is there a pattern without the hood?

DROPS Design 10.11.2018 kl. 15:44:

Hi Diane, This particular pattern has a hood, but there are other patterns for baby suits available. Hope you find one you like. Happy knitting!

Katarzyna 09.11.2018 - 15:14:

Is it possible to have a version of this pattern, but without the hoodie? it is not very practical with it. How can I finish off this garment without it? Thanks for the advice!

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