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DROPS 81-26 by DROPS Design
"Romantic and stylish in pastell"
DROPS Pullover in Salsa and Shawl in Symphony.
DROPS 81-26
PULLOVER:

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 76-84-90-100-108 cm [29 7/8" - 33" - 35 3/8" - 39 3/8" - 42.5"]
Hem: 66-74-82-90-98 cm [26" - 29 1/8" - 32.25" - 35 3/8" - 38 5/8"]
The measurements on the diagram may seem small, but the garment will be very stretchy so you should knit a smaller size than usual.

Materials: DROPS SALSA
50% cotton, 50% polyester, 50 g./68 m./74 yards
300-300-350-350-400 gr nr 02, beige/rose.

DROPS 8 mm [US 11] circular and double-pointed needles, or size 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. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
PULLOVER:

Gauge: 13 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Knitting tips (for raglan shaping):
All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st as follows:
Before the marker: K 2 tog.
After the marker: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.

Measuring-tips: Due to the stretchiness of the fabric, measure the garment when held up, rather than lying flat. The measurements on the diagram show the garment as worn.

Body: Cast on 86-96-106-118-128 sts on circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows garter st, then change to stockinette st. Put a marker for the other side (after 43-48-53-59-64 sts). When the piece measures 12 cm inc 1 st at each side of each marker every 8 cm a total of 3 times = 98-108-118-130-140 sts.
When the piece measures 30-31-32-33-34 cm bind off 6 sts at each side (3 sts each side of each marker) for armhole = 43-48-53-59-64 sts on body. Lay piece aside and knit the sleeve.

Sleeve: Cast on 26-28-30-32-34 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows garter st, then change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 7 cm inc 1 st each side of marker every 3-3-3-2.5-2.5 cm a total of 8-8-8-9-9 times = 42-44-46-50-52 sts.
When the piece measures 31 cm bind off 3 sts each side of marker = 36-38-40-44-46 sts. Lay piece aside and knit a second sleeve.

Yoke: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needles as body where you bound off for armholes = 158-172-186-206-220 sts. Put a marker in each transition between the sleeves and body. Knit 1 row before starting raglan shaping.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Raglan shaping: Dec 1 st at each side of each marker every other row 12-13-14-15-16 times – see knitting tips above.
Neckband: When the piece measures 40-41-42-44-46 cm put the center front 11-12-13-15-16 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 2-2-3-3-4 times.
After all raglan and neck shaping is complete, 39-44-47-57-60 sts remain on needles.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 25-35 sts in the front neck (incl. sts on st holder) and put all sts on double-pointed needles. Join and K 1 row, decreasing evenly distributed on the first row to 60-64-68-72-76 sts. Knit the next row as follows: * K 2 tog, yo *, repeat from * - * across row. Then K 1 row, P 1 row, then K and bind off all sts.

Assembly: Sew opening under the sleeve.





SHAWL:

Sizes: Width at top: approx. 150 cm [59"]
Length at center back: approx. 70 cm [27 5/8"]

Materials: Garnstudio SYMPHONY
65% merino wool, 35% nylon, 50 g./70 m./76 yards
100 gr nr 01, natural

DROPS 15 mm [US 19] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts x 10 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

Increasing tips: Inc 1 st inside of 2 sts at each side by making a yo.

Shawl: Loosely cast on 5 sts and knit garter st over all sts, increasing every other row - see Increasing tips. Inc until you have 75 sts, then knit 1 row increasing 1 st in every other st, then bind off with double strands of yarn.

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