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DROPS 117-13 by DROPS Design
"Amazing! Lightens up the autumn!"
DROPS tunic in ”Alaska” with raglan sleeves and cable pattern on yoke. Size S to XXXL.
DROPS 117-13
DROPS design: Pattern no X-347

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-102-110-120-130 cm / 34 5/8''-37 3/4''-40''-43 3/8''-47 1/4''-51''
Full length: 76-78-80-82-84-86 cm / 30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''-33 7/8''

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
750-850-900-1000-1100-1200 g color no 53, dark pink mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 5.5 mm/US 9 – or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. When working cables on yoke height of approx 22 rows = 10 cm / 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 4.5 mm/US 7 – for rib.

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PATTERN: See diagram M.1 and M.2 – see diagram for your size. Pattern in diagram is seen from RS.

Body piece and sleeves are worked from WS, they are then turned inside out before being slipped on the same circular needle for yoke.

BODY PIECE: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 224-240-256-272-296-320 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alaska. Work rib = P2/K6. When piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'' dec all K6 to K5 – dec by K tog the first 2 sts in each K-section = 196-210-224-238-259-280 sts.
When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'' dec all K5 to K4 – dec by K tog the last 2 sts in each K-section = 168-180-192-204-222-240 sts. When piece measures 18 cm / 7'' change to circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 and continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 20-20-20-20-22-24 sts evenly = 148-160-172-184-200-216 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Insert a marker each side = 74-80-86-92-100-108 sts between markers on front piece and back piece. When piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm / 8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½''-9¾'' dec 1 st on each side of each marker by K2 tog, and repeat the dec on every 3 cm / 1 1/8'' a total of 7 times = 120-132-144-156-172-188 sts. When piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-45-46 cm / 16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾''-18'' inc 1 st on each side of each marker. Repeat the inc on every 3 cm / 1 1/8'' a total of 5 times = 140-152-164-176-192-208 sts. When piece measures 56-58-59-60-61-62 cm / 22"-22 3/4"-23 1/4"-23 5/8"-24"-24 3/8" bind off 6 sts each side for armhole (i.e. 3 sts on each side of marker) = 128-140-152-164-180-196 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE: Cast on 56-56-56-64-64-64 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alaska. Work rib = P2/K6. When piece measures 5 cm / 2'' dec all K6 to K5 – dec by K tog the first 2 sts in each K-section = 49-49-49-56-56-56 sts. When piece measures 10 cm / 4'' dec all K5 to K4 – dec by K tog the last 2 sts in each K-section = 42-42-42-48-48-48 sts. When piece measures 15 cm / 6'' change to double pointed needles size 5.5 mm / US 9 and continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 2-1-0-3-2-1 sts evenly = 40-41-42-45-46-47 sts. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under sleeve. When piece measures 17 cm / 6 3/4'' inc 1 st each side of marker, and repeat the inc on every 5-3.5-3-2.5-2.5-2 cm / 2"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8"-7/8"-3/4" a total of 6-8-10-11-12-13 times = 52-57-62-67-70-73 sts. When piece measures 45-46-46-46-46-46 cm / 17 3/4"-18"-18"-18"-18"-18" bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve = 46-51-56-61-64-67 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

YOKE: Turn body piece and sleeves inside out, i.e. with WS on the outside. Now slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where bind off for armholes = 220-242-264-286-308-330 sts. Insert a marker 1-9-17-3-10-17 sts in on one of the sleeves (i.e. there are 1-9-17-3-10-17 sts, 1 marker and then 45-42-39-58-54-50 sts on this sleeve) – Round now beg by marker – important as this will place a cable mid front! P 0-0-1-0-1-2 rounds and now work next round as follows: * P1, inc 1 st in next st and K both sts, P8, inc 1 st in each of the next 2 sts and K all 4 sts, P8, inc 1 st in next st and K both sts, P1 *, repeat from *-* (= a total of 10-11-12-13-14-15 times) = 260-286-312-338-364-390 sts. Now continue in M.1 – see diagram for your size. After M.1 there are 80-88-96-104-112-120 sts on round. Continue in M.2 (= neck) for 12 cm / 4¾'', and bind off with K over K and P over P.

ASSEMBLY: Sew openings under arms.


slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P2, K2 from cable needle.
slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, P2 from cable needle.
slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle.
P2 tog

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