Tiny Trucker by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with raglan and embroidered tractor for children in DROPS Sky. Sizes 2-12 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-007-bn
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152

MATERIALS:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100-150-150-150 g colour 12, jeans blue
100-100-100-100-150-150 g colour 09, brick red

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

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 60 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 40 cm and 60 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

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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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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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DECREASE/INCREASE TIP:
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 170 stitches), and divide by the number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 28) = 6.1. In this example, decrease by knitting together each 5th and 6th stitch. When increasing make 1 yarn over after each 6th stitch. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.2).
A.1 is worked in transition between body and sleeves on yoke.
A.2 (tractor) is embroidered on front piece with duplicate stitches.

RAGLAN:
Decrease to raglan in each transition between front/back piece and sleeves; i.e. decrease on each side of the 4 markers as follows: Start 5 stitches before the marker, knit 2 together, work A.1 (marker sits in the middle of these 6 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over (= 2 stitches decreased at marker and a total of 8 stitches decreased on decrease-round).

INCREASE TIP (for mid under sleeves): 
Increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The body is worked in the round, bottom up, with circular needle as far as the armholes. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, bottom up. Body and sleeves are placed on same circular needle and the yoke is worked in the round to finished length. A tractor is embroidered on the front piece with duplicate stitches.

BODY:
Cast on 170-180-190-205-215-225 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm and brick red. Knit 1 round then work rib in the round (= knit 2/ purl 3) for 4 cm. Knit 1 round where you decrease 28-30-32-35-37-39 stitches evenly spaced – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 142-150-158-170-178-186 stitches.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm and work stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 17-19-21-23-25-27 cm, change to jeans blue. Continue in the round with stocking stitch.
When the piece measures 19-22-25-28-31-34 cm, on the next round, cast off stitches for the armholes on each side as follows: Cast off 3 stitches, work 65-69-73-79-83-87 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), cast off 6 stitches, work 65-69-73-79-83-87 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece) and cast off the remaining 3 stitches = 130-138-146-158-166-174 stitches left on needle. Lay the piece to one side and work sleeves as described below.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 35-35-40-40-45-45 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and brick red. Knit 1 round then work rib in the round (= knit 2/ purl 3) for 4 cm. Knit 1 round where you increase 5-7-4-6-3-5 stitches evenly spaced = 40-42-44-46-48-50 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round = mid under sleeve. Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used when increasing mid under sleeve.
Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 6 cm in all sizes increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 4-4½-5½-6½-7½-8½ cm a total of 5 times in all sizes = 50-52-54-56-58-60 masker.
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 12-14-16-18-20-21 cm, change to jeans blue. Continue in the round with stocking stitch.
When the sleeve measures 24-27-31-35-39-42 cm, cast off stitches for armhole mid under sleeve on the next round as follows: Cast off 3 stitches, work 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches in stocking stitch and cast off the remaining 3 stitches. Cut the strand. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

YOKE:
Place the sleeves on the same circular needle as the body, where you cast off stitches for armholes (without working the stitches) = 218-230-242-258-270-282 stitches on needle. Insert 1 marker in each transition between body and sleeves (= 4 markers).
The whole of the yoke is worked with jeans blue. The first round is worked as follows:
Start the round by the one marker and knit 1, purl 2 (= ½ A.1), * work stocking stitch until there are 3 stitches left before the next marker, work A.1 (= 6 stitches – marker sits in middle of A.1) *, work from *-* a total of 3 times, work stocking stitch until there are 3 stitches left before the first marker and finish with purl2, knit 1 (= ½ A.1). Continue in the round with stocking stitch and A.1 in each transition between body and sleeves.
When you have worked 1-1-1-2-2-2 cm from where body and sleeves were combined, decrease to RAGLAN on each side of the 4 markers – read description above. Decrease to raglan every 2nd round a total of 16-17-18-19-20-21 times on each side of all 4 markers. After the last decrease-round there are 90-94-98-106-110-114 stitches left on the needle and the piece measures approx. 12-13-14-15-16-17 cm from where body and sleeves were combined.
On the next round decrease 18-14-18-18-22-18 stitches, but work the decreases so that you decrease 9-7-9-9-11-9 stitches evenly over the 27-29-31-35-37-39 stitches in stocking stitch on the front piece and 9-7-9-9-11-9 stitches evenly over the 27-29-31-35-37-39 stitches in stocking stitch on the back piece = 72-80-80-88-88-96 stitches left on needle. There are now 6 stitches between A.1 on each sleeve and 18-22-22-26-26-30 stitches between A.1 on front and back pieces. Now work neck as described below.

NECK:
Change to short circular needle size 3 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 2/ purl 2), but adjust so the rib matches A.1 on the round. Work rib for approx. 3 cm. Change to short circular needle size 4 mm and cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl (cast off with a larger needle size to avoid a tight cast-off edge). The jumper measures approx. 36-40-44-48-52-56 cm from the shoulder down. Cut and fasten the strands.

ASSEMBLY:
Embroider the tractor on the front piece with duplicate stitches in brick red – see A.2. Start on round 2 of jeans blue on the front piece and adjust so the middle stitch on the front piece matches the stitch marked with a star in A.2.
Sew openings under sleeves.

Diagram

= purl with jeans blue
= knit with jeans blue
= no duplicate stitch; this square shows stitch on garment
= sew duplicate stitches with brick red
= middle stitch
= knitting direction


Sylvie Comeau 26.06.2019 - 05:14:

Pour l empiecement le premier tour que veux dire = 1/2 A 1 .il y a t il des augmentations ds le premiers tour .svp m expliquer clairement le premier tour av et apres chaque 4 marqueurs.merci

DROPS Design 26.06.2019 kl. 06:40:

Bonjour Mme Comeau, l'empiècement commence à l'un des raglan, on va commencer le tour au milieu de A.1 (= la moitié de A.1) soit 1 m end, 2 m env (= les 3 dernières mailles de A.1), les 3 premières mailles de ce A.1 seront tricotées à la fin du tour (= 2 m env, 1 m end). Bon tricot!

Corine 08.05.2019 - 09:09:

Kleine tip: bij de maat staat 'hoogte van het kind' ... U bedoelt 'lengte van het kind'.

Marie 15.03.2019 - 14:58:

Très joli modèle ! Merci.

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