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DROPS 81-2 by DROPS Design
"Pleasant cotton accompanied with linen - undoubtedly a winner"
DROPS Pullover in Bomull-Lin
DROPS 81-2
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-114-122 cm [34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41" - 44-7/8" - 48"]
Hem: 78-86-94-104-112 cm [30.75" - 33-7/8" - 37" - 41" - 44"]

Materials: DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio
400-450-500-500-550 gr nr 01, white

DROPS 4 mm [US 6] short circular needles, and 5 mm [US 8] circular and double-pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American 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.
Gauge: 18 sts x 24 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Knitting tips (for raglan shaping):
Dec 1 st as follows in each transition between sleeve and body (begin 3 sts before the marker): Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso, K 2 (the marker sits between these 2 sts), K 2 tog.

Front: Cast on 71-78-85-94-101 sts on larger needles and knit 4 rows garter st, then knit 2 rows stockinette st, keeping 4 sts in garter st at each side (= edge of split). Knit the next row as follows (right side row): K 4 (edge sts in garter st), K 1, Pattern 1 (= 6 sts), stockinette st over the following 50-57-64-73-80 sts, Pattern 1 (= 6 sts) and K 4 (edge sts in garter st). Continue in pattern as established until Pattern 1 is complete. Then knit stockinette st over all sts, keeping the 4 outermost sts at each side in garter st. When the piece measures 5 cm end split, lay piece aside.

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front.

Body: Put front and back sts in on same needle = 142-156-170-188-202 sts. Put a marker at each side, join and knit stockinette st.
When the piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st at each side of each marker every 6-6-7-7-8 cm a total of 4 times = 158-172-186-204-218 sts.
When the piece measures 33-34-35-36-38 cm bind off 8 sts at each side for armhole (4 sts at each side of each marker) = 71-78-85-94-101 sts on front and back. Lay piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Sleeve: Cast on 54-54-54-60-60 sts on larger double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows garter st, then knit Pattern 1 over all sts. When Pattern 1 is complete, knit stockinette st over all sts to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 10 cm dec 7-6-5-6-4 sts evenly distributed on the row. Repeat dec when the piece measures 20 cm = 40-42-44-48-52 sts.
When the piece measures 23-23-23-25-25 cm inc 1 st at each side of marker every 2-2-2-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 13-13-14-14-13 times = 66-68-72-76-78 sts.
When the piece measures 52-52-51-50-50 cm bind off 4 sts each side of marker = 58-60-64-68-70 sts. Put sts on a st holder and knit second sleeve.

Yoke: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needles as Body where you bound off for armholes = 258-276-298-324-342 sts. Put a marker in each transition between sleeves and body. Join and knit 1 row before starting raglan shaping.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Raglan shaping: Dec 1 st inside 1 st each side of each marker – see knitting tips: every other row 18-19-19-20-20 times and every row 4-4-6-7-8 times.
Neckband: When the piece measures 46-48-50-52-54 cm put the center front 11-14-15-16-17 sts on a st holder for the neck, then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
After all shaping is complete 59-66-71-80-89 sts remain.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 25-33 sts (incl. sts from st holder) on front neck and put all sts on smaller short circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 6 rows stockinette st, decreasing evenly distributed to 84-84-96-96-104 sts on the first row. Bind off loosely. The neckline should be approx. 20-20-22-22-24 cm wide.

Assembly: Sew opening under the sleeve.


knit from right side, purl from wrong side
Slip 1 as if to knit, K 2 tog, psso.

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