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Intermediate

Novita Merino 4PLY: Pompula knitted baby tights

The Pompula baby tights are knitted in garter stitch using the soft Novita Merino 4PLY yarn.

Size(s)

56/62(68/74)80/86(92/98) cm

Yarn demand

Novita Merino 4PLY (006) Semolina Porridge 100(100)150(150) g (204) Buttercup

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in) and double-pointed needles Novita 2½ mm (US 1½) 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½)

Designer

Ronja Hakalehto

Finished dimensions

waist circumference 48(52)56(60) cm / 19(20½)22(23½) in

inner leg length 19(23)27(31) cm / 7½(9)10¾(12¼) in

Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. Garter stitch in the round: *purl 1 round, knit 1 round*

Using the smaller circular needle, cast on 134(146)156(168) sts and place marker for beginning of round (back midpoint). Work ribbing in the round.

When the piece measures 6 cm, make holes for the drawstrings in the front: work 61(67)71(77) sts in ribbing, yarn over, k2tog, work 8(8)10(10) sts in ribbing, yarn over, k2tog, work ribbing to end. Work until the ribbing measures 8 cm.

Switch to the larger circular needle and work garter st in the round beginning with a purl round. Work garter st and begin long rows in the back: k10, turn work, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front and tighten the yarn in the back of the work so the loops of the slipped st from the previous row come over the needle = double stitch. Knit to beginning of round, p10, turn work, double stitch. *Purl to beginning of round, knit until you are 4 sts past the previous turning point (knit the loops of the double st together), turn work, double stitch. Knit to beginning of round, purl until you are 4 sts past the previous turning point (purl the loops of the double st together), turn work, double stitch.* Repeat *-* 2(3)4(5) more times and purl to beginning of round.

Work garter st in the round (on the first round work the loops of the last double sts together) for 12(15,5)19(25) cm and finish with the purl round. Place a second marker at the front midpoint and begincrotch increases on the knit round: k1, m1L (insert left needle from the front under the strand of yarn between the sts and knit it through the back loop), work to last st before second marker, m1R (insert left needle from the back under the strand of yarn between the sts and knit it through the front loop), k1, slip marker, k1, m1L, work to last st, m1R, k1. Repeat the increases as established on every other round 3(3)4(5) more times. Work the purl round once more. 150(162)176(192) sts now on the needles.

Separate legs: k1, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), k69(75)82(90), k2tog, k1. Leave the remaining 75(81)88(96)sts on hold for the right leg.

Left leg

Switch to the larger double-pointed needles. With the 73(79)86(94) sts, work garter st in the round starting with the purl round. On the next round, begin crotch decreases: k1, skp, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Repeat the increases every 2nd round 4(4)5(6) more times and then 8(10)11(13) times approx. every 2 cm (on knit rounds) = 47(49)52(54) sts.

When the leg measures 17(21)25(29) cm from the crotch, on a knit round evenly decrease 9(9)10(10) sts = 38(40)42(44) sts. Purl 1 round and begin the heel on the next round: knit 1 round, turn work, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front and tighten the yarn in the back of the work so the loops of the slipped st from the previous row come over the needle = double stitch. K18(19)20(21), turn work, double stitch. Keep working garter st in short rows, turning the work before the previous double stitch.

When 6(6)8(8) centre sts remain and you have last worked a WS row, turn work, double stitch. Begin long rows: work 5(5)7(7) sts and 1 double stitch (work the loops together). *Turn work, slip 1 purlwise. Work until you reach the double st at the other end. Work the loops of the double st together to form one st.* Repeat *-* until you have last knitted 17(18)19(20) sts and there is 1 double st at both ends. Work the loops of the next double st together and place marker for beginning of round.

Work garter st in the round beginning with the purl round and purl the loops of the last double stitch together.

When the foot section measures approx. 5(5,5)6(6,5) cm from the marker and you have last worked a purl round, begin toe decreases: k1, skp, k13(14)15(16), k2tog, k2, skp, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Repeat the decreases on every round until 8 sts remain. Break yarn and pull it through the sts.

Right leg: mirror left leg.

Finishing

I-cord drawstrings: using the yellow yarn and the larger needles, cast on 4 sts. K4. *Do not turn work. Slide the sts back to the right end of the needle. Hold yarn in back and k4.* Repeat *-* until the string measures approx. 110 cm, then bind off.

Fold the waistband and sew the edge to the inside. Insert the drawstring.

Make two pompoms approx. 4 cm in diameter and sew them to the ends of the string.

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

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