Little Fox / DROPS Baby 36-14 – Free knitting patterns by DROPS Design
NOTES ON THE INSTRUCTIONS:
GARTER STITCH / RIB (back and forth):
1 ridge = 2 rows in garter stitch = 2 rows on the right.
Diagram A.1 to A.3 – Select the diagram for the required size.
The whole diagram A.1 is worked in stocking stitch. The diagram shows all rows in the pattern, rows from the right side are read from right to left, rows from the wrong side from left to right.
When knitting with 2 colors, knit with several threads / balls of each color so that the thread does not have to be carried over a longer area. Possibly. Knit with the thread coming from the outside and with the thread from the inside of the ball of the same ball. I.e. Work in the first part of A.1 with 5 threads (1 thread hazelnut, 1 thread light beige, 1 thread hazelnut, 1 thread light beige, 1 thread hazelnut), then knit with 3 threads (1 thread hazelnut, 1 thread light beige, 1 thread hazelnut ).
PLEASE NOTE: To avoid holes when changing colors, cross the threads on the reverse side.
Diagrams A.2 and A.3 show how the ears are stitched on last.
All increases are done from the right side!
Increase 1 stitch after the 1st marker, work until there is 1 stitch left before the 2nd, 3rd and 4th marker, increase 1 stitch before the marker, work 2 stitches (the marker is in the middle between these stitches) , Increase 1 stitch after the marker and increase 1 stitch before the 5th marker (= 8 stitches increased, ie 1 stitch increased after the 1st marker, 1 stitch increased on each side of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th marker, 1 stitch increased before 5th marker).
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over between 2 stitches. Work the yarn overs twisted on the next row to avoid holes.
DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker is in the middle between these stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, 1 stitch right, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).
To avoid the cast-off edge being too tight, you can cast off with a slightly thicker needle. If the cast-off edge is still too tight, work 1 yarn over after approx. Every 4th stitch, which is cast off again like a normal stitch.
WORK STARTS HERE:
PULLOVER – SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK:
The piece is worked top down. The yoke is worked back and forth on circular needle, then the piece is divided. The body is then worked back and forth on circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on: 56-60-60 (68-72-72-76) stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) on circular needle size 3.5 mm with hazelnut. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work rib as follows: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – see above, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from * – * until there are 3 stitches left, knit 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When the rib is 1½ to 2 cm long, switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm.
Insert 5 markers on the next row from the right side, increasing evenly as follows:
1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, insert the 1st marker, knit 7 stitches where you increase 2-4-2 (2-2-2-2) stitches evenly, insert the 2nd marker (= left stitches) Sleeve), knit 21-23-23 (27-29-29-31) stitches where you increase 2-2-2 (1-1-2-1) stitches evenly, insert the 3rd marker (= back piece) , Knit 8 stitches where you increase 2-4-2 (2-2-2-2) stitches evenly, insert the 4th marker (= right sleeve), 16-18-18 (22-24-24-26 ) Knit stitches and increase 2-2-2 (1-1-2-1) stitches evenly, insert the 5th marker, knit 1 and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 64-72-68 ( 74-78-80-82) stitches.
Work in stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side and increase at every marker on every row from the right side – read INCREASE TIP – work these increases a total of 13-14-15 (16-17-18-19) times = 168-184-188 (202-214-224-234) stitches. NOTE THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work until the piece measures 12-13-15 (16-17-18-19) cm from the cast-on edge. Now the work for the body and sleeves on the next row from the right is divided as follows:
1 stitch in garter stitch, slip the next 36-40-40 (42-44-46-48) stitches on a thread for the sleeve and cast on 4-4-6 (6-6-6-6) stitches under the arm, the next 49 Knit -53-55 (60-64-67-70) stitches (= back piece), slip the next 36-40-40 (42-44-46-48) stitches on a thread for the sleeve and 4-4-6 (6 Cast on -6-6-6) stitches under the arm, knit the next 45-49-51 (56-60-63-66) stitches, 1 stitch in garter stitch and 4-4-4 (4-4-4- 5) Cast on stitches at the end of the row = 108-116-124 (134-142-148-155) stitches.
Continue in stocking stitch back and forth with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 0-0-0 (0-1-2-3) cm from the division. Now work A.1 on the front piece as follows:
1 edge stitch in garter stitch, stockinette stitch over 62-68-72 (76-82-84-89) stitches, A.1 (= 35-35-39 (46-46-51-51) stitches), 9- 11-11 (10-12-11-13) stitches in stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Continue in this way. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, the piece is finished with hazelnut. Work in stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 12-13-14 (17-20-22-25) cm from the division.
On the next row from the right side increase 2-2-2 (0-0-2-3) stitches evenly on row = 110-118-126 (134-142-150-158) stitches.
Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. On the next row from the right side work rib as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from * – * until 1 stitch remains, finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Cast off on the right side when the rib measures approx. 3 cm – read TIP ON BECOMING OFF. The sweater has a length of approx. 28-30-33 (36-40-44-48) cm from the shoulder down.
Place the 36-40-40 (42-44-46-48) stitches from the thread on one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and 1 stitch in each of the 4-4-6 (6-6-6-6) Pick up the stitches cast on under the arm = 40-44-46 (48-50-52-54) stitches.
Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 4-4-6 (6-6-6-6) stitches under the sleeve. Keep the marker with you as you continue working. You will need it a little later when you decrease the middle of the lower sleeve on both sides of the marker.
Work in stocking stitch in the round. When the sleeve measures 2 cm from the division, decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker – read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this every 2-2-1½ (2½-3½-4-5) cm a total of 3-4-5 (5-5-5-5) times = 34-36-36 (38-40-42-44 ) Meshes. When the sleeve measures 10-12-13 (16-21-25-28) cm from the division 2-0-0 (2-0-2-0) stitches decrease evenly = 32-36-36 (36 -40-40-44) stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and knit rib (= knit 2, purl 2). Cast off on the right when the rib measures 3 cm. Knit the 2nd sleeve in the same way.
Pick up approx. 28 to 36 stitches from the right side (number of stitches can be divided by 4) inside 1 edge stitch from the raglan opening of the sleeve on circular needle size 3.5 mm with hazelnut.
Knit in a rib pattern (= knit 2, purl 2), with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch and knit 2 on both sides (viewed from the front).
When the band is 2 cm long, cast off the stitches according to the pattern (i.e. cast off knit right stitches and purl left stitches).
Paint the same band on the raglan opening of the front part, but make 4 buttonholes evenly spaced over a length of 1 cm. 1 buttonhole = purl 2 together in a purl rib (viewed from the right side) and make 1 yarn over.
Close the side seams within 1 garter stitch edge stitch.
Embroider the eyes and nose of the fox with black.
Embroider the ears in the stitch with light beige according to diagrams A.2 and A.3, sewing on the stitches from top to bottom. The stitch with an arrow and a star in diagrams A.2 and A.3 should be embroidered approx. 2 rows above the stitch with an arrow and a star in A.1.
Sew the trims at the bottom of the raglan opening (at the beginning of the body part) – place the trim on the front part over the trim on the sleeve. Sew the buttons to the flap of the sleeve.