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DROPS 97-13 by DROPS Design
"Trendy sweater with a generous collar"
DROPS Jumper with a deep and chunky neckband in “Eskimo”
DROPS 97-13
Size: S – M – L – XL - XXL
Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
550-600-650-750-800 g colour n. 34, rust mix

Drops pointed needles size 9 mm or size needed to obtain the correct tension.
Drops pointed and circular needles size 8 mm (for the Rib)

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  • DROPS ESKIMO UNI COLOUR (50g)
    1.70 GBP
Yarn type
  • DROPS ESKIMO UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.00 EUR
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Knitting tension: 10 sts x 14 rows on needles size 9 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Front piece: Cast on 41-47-50-56-59 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on needles size 8 mm in Eskimo and P the first row from the WS.
Continue to knit the Rib as follows:
Size S + M + XXL: 1 edge st, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K3 and 1 edge st.
Size L + XL: 1 edge st *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st.
When the Rib measures 16 cm change to needles size 9 mm. Knit 1 row from the RS at the same time adjust the number of sts on row to 42-46-50-55-60. K 1 row from the WS and continue in stocking sts. Remember the knitting tension! When the piece measures 19 and 28 cm in. 1 st each side. At the same time when the piece measures 24-24-24-26-26-cm cast off the centre 6-6-6-7-8 sts for the neck. Continue to cast off at each neck side on every other row: 1 st 5 times and then on every 4th row: 1 st 2-2-3-3-3 times and then on every 6th row: 1 st 1-2-2-2-2 times. At the same time when the piece measures 33-34-35-36-37 cm cast off for the armhole at each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-3 times and 1 st 2-1-2-2-2 times. When all inc and dec are completed there are 7 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Back piece: Cast on as done for the front piece and P the 1st row from the WS.
Continue the Rib as follows:
Size S + M + XXL: 1 edge st, *P3, K3*, repeat from *-* and finish with P3 and 1 edge st.
Size L + XL: 1 edge st, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st.
When the Rib measures 16 cm change to needle size 9 mm and continue as done for the front piece. Inc at the sides and cast off for the armholes as done for the front piece = 36-38-40-41-42 sts. Continue to knit until the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm. Cast off the centre 20-22-24-25-26 sts and on the following row cast off 1 more st each side of the neck = 7 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off remaining sts when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 30-37-37-44-44 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on needle size 8 mm in Eskimo and P the 1st row from the WS. Continue to knit in Rib as follows: 1 edge st, *K3, P4*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st. When the sleeve measures 4 cm dec all P4 to P3 = 26-32-32-38-38 sts. When the piece measures 16 cm change to needle size 9 mm. Knit 2 rows of garter sts and continue in stocking sts. When the piece measures 18 cm inc 1 st each side on every 7-14-9-13-8 cm a total of 5-3-4-3-4 times = 36-38-40-44-46 sts. When the piece measures 48-48-47-47-45 cm cast off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-2-2 times and 1 st 2-2-1-1-1 times, continue to cast off 2 st each side until the piece measures 55-55-55-56-56 cm and then cast off 3 sts each side 1 time. Cast off remaining sts when the piece measures approx. 56-56-56-57-57 cm.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.
Neck band: Pick up 94-106-118-117-130 sts around the neck on circular needles size 8 mm in Eskimo- begin just before the centre 4-4-4-3-4 sts at the centre front – NB: If picking up more or less sts., adjust the number of sts on the 2nd round.
P 1 round, K 1 round. Continue to knit in Rib as follows: K4 (size XL K3) = the centre front, *P3, K4*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, *P3, K3*, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-4-4-5 times, P3, *K4, P3*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* a total 2-3-4-4-5 times, *K4, P3*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times. When the Rib measures 5 cm dec. all K4 to K3 as follows: K the 2 centre sts tog. = 84-96-108-108-120 sts. When the Rib measures 15 cm inc all K3 to K4 = 98-112-126-126-140 sts – inc as follows: K2 in the last of the 3 sts. When the Rib measures 26-27-27-28-28 cm cast off loosely with K over K and P over P.
Insert the sleeves. Sew the sleeve and the side seams inside 1 edge st.


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