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Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 –3/4 years)
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68 – 74/80 (86/92 – 98/104)
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 7120, dusty green
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 7300, apple green
DROPS pointed needle size 5mm
DROPS wooden button no 501: 6-6-6 (7-) pcs
Knitting tension: 17 sts x 34 rows with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts: Knit all rows
Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: cast off 3rd and 4th st from the edge, on next row cast on 2 new sts over the cast off sts. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 25, 31, 38, 44 and 50 cm
Size 6/9 months: 29, 37, 44, 52 and 59 cm
Size 12/18 months: 32, 41, 49, 58 and 66 cm
Size 2 years: 37, 45, 53, 61, 69 and 77 cm
Size 3/4 years: 42, 51, 60, 68, 77 and 85 cm
Left leg, back: Cast on 17-19-20 (22-24) sts with 1 thread of each Alpaca colour (= double thread) on needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts. When piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st at right side of piece (= inner side of leg) on every 5-6-6 (8-8 ) row a total of 9-9-11 (12-12) times = 26-28-31 (33-36) sts. When piece measures 22-25-28 (33-38 ) cm cast off 4 sts on inner side of leg, i.e. at the same side where sts were increased earlier = 22-24-27 (29-32) sts. Knit 6 rows garter sts and put sts on a thread.
Right leg, back: Knit as left leg but with inc and dec the opposite side. Keep sts on needle.
Back piece: Put legs in on the same needle with decreases towards each other = 44-48-54 (58-64) sts. Continue in garter sts over all sts. When piece measures 46-54-61 (71-79) cm cast on new sts for sleeves each side on every other row (i.e. at the end of each row) as follows: 2 sts 1-1-3 (1-1) times, 3 sts 2-2-2 (1-1) times, 4 sts 3-3-3 (6-7) times and then 16-17-17 (20-22) sts 1 time = 116-122-136 (156-174) sts on row. When piece measures 55-64-72 (83-92) cm cast off the middle 14-16-16 (18-18 ) sts for neck. Dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 50-52-59 (68-77) sts left on shoulder/sleeve. Cast off loosely when piece measures 57-66-74 (85-94) cm.
Left front piece: Cast on and knit as described for left leg back, but instead of putting sts on thread cast on 3 new sts towards mid front for front edge (i.e. at the same side where dec/inc were made earlier) = 25-27-30 (32-35) sts. Knit garter sts but purl the 5 outermost sts towards mid front until finished measurements (= front edge). This way the front edge will be accentuated. When piece measures 46-54-61 (71-79) cm cast on new sts at side for sleeve as described for back piece = 61-64-71 (81-90) sts. When piece measures 53-62-69 (80-88 ) cm cast off the outermost 5-6-6 (7-7) sts for neck. Dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 50-52-59 (68-77) sts left on shoulder/sleeve. When piece measures 57-66-74 (85-94) cm cast off loosely.
Right front piece : Cast on and knit as left front piece, but mirrored. Remember to make buttonholes, see explanation above.
Assembly: Pick up approx 40 to 55 sts round the neck with 1 strand of each colour. Knit 4 rows garter sts, at the same time after 1st row make buttonhole over the others on front edge. Cast off from the wrong side.
Sew shoulder + upper sleeve seams in outermost loop of sts to create a neat seam.
Sew under-sleeve and side seams the same way.
Sew inner leg seams.
Sew the opening between the legs.
Sew on buttons.
Fold approx 4 cm on each sleeve and each leg.
Note! There are diagrams and pictures on the actual pattern that you might find useful...use the link above to go to the official pattern.