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Summer skies by DROPS Design
"The sweater you can bring everywhere!"
Knitted DROPS jumper in garter st with dropped sts in ”Kid-Silk” and “Baby Alpaca Silk”. Size S - XXXL
DROPS 145-11
DROPS design: Pattern no ks-076
Yarn group A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 100-112-122-134-146-158 cm /
39½"-44"-48"-52 3/4"-57½"-62"
Full length: 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm + 6 cm in the back/
28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30 3/4''-31½''-32¼'' + 2½'' in the back

Materials:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
125-125-150-150-175-175 g color no 26, sea mist

And use:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400-450-450 g color no 1101, white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 20 rows in pattern according to A.1 with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. And 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 4.5 mm /US 7 – for neck edge.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    9.45 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
    9.45 USD
  • DROPS BABYALPACA SILK UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    6.85 USD
    5.15 USD
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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.
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FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 80-89-98-107-116-125 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Kid-Silk and 1 strand Baby Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). K 3 rows.
Then K 1 row while AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-11-12-13-14-15 sts evenly (K approx. every 7th and 8th st tog) = 70-78-86-94-102-110 sts. Work next row as follows (= RS): 3 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, work pattern according to diagram A.1 until 3 sts remain and finish with 3 sts in GARTER ST.
Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 8 cm / 3'', insert 1 marker in each side (marks height of vent). Continue pattern as before.
When piece measures 53-54-55-56-57-58 cm / 21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22''-22½''-22¾'' - adjust after one whole repetition vertically, work in garter st back and forth over all sts.
When piece measures 55-56-57-58-59-60 cm / 21 5/8''-22''-22½''-22 ¾''-23¼''-23 5/8'', insert 1 new marker in each side (marks where armhole beg).
Continue to work until piece measures 66-68-70-70-72-74 cm / 26"-26 3/4"-27½"-27½"-28½"-29".
Now slip the middle 14-14-16-16-20-20 sts on 1 stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately.
Then bind off at beg of every row from neck: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times = 21-25-28-32-34-38 sts remain on shoulder.
Continue to work until piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30 3/4''-31½''-32¼'' and loosely bind off. Repeat on the other shoulder.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as front piece but when piece measures 14 cm / 5½'' (instead of 8 cm / 3''), insert 1 marker in each side to mark the height of vent (back piece is 6 cm / 2½'' longer than front piece).
When piece measures 59-60-61-62-63-64 cm / 23¼''-23 5/8''-24''-24 3/8''-24¾''-25¼'' - stop after one whole repetition vertically, work in garter st back and forth over all sts.
When piece measures 61-62-63-64-65-66 cm / 24"-24½"-24 3/4"-25 1/4"-25½"-26", insert 1 marker in each side to mark where armhole beg.
Continue to work until piece measures 76-78-80-82-84-86 cm / 30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''-33 7/8''. Now bind off the middle 24-24-26-26-30-30 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to bind off 2 sts at beg of next row from neck = 21-25-28-32-34-38 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm / 30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''-33 7/8''-34 5/8'' and loosely bind off.
Repeat on the other shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 38-38-38-38-40-40 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Kid-Silk and 1 strand Baby Alpaca Silk.
Work 4 ridges in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME on last row dec 4 sts evenly = 34-34-34-34-36-36 sts. Work next row as follows from RS: Work 1-1-1-1-2-2 sts in garter st, work pattern according to diagram A.1 until 1-1-1-1-2-2 sts remain and work last st in garter st.
Continue pattern like this.
When piece measures 7-7-7-7-6-6 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2½"-2½", inc 1 st in each side.
Repeat inc in each side every 7-6-4½-4-4-3 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/8"-1 3/4"-1½"-1½"-1 1/8" 6-7-9-10-10-12 more times = 48-50-54-56-58-62 sts – NOTE: Work inc sts in pattern but work them in garter st until they fit the pattern.
When piece measures 53-51-50-49-48-46 cm / 21"-20"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-19"-18", loosely bind off all sts.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams.
Sew in sleeves between the markers on front and back piece.
Sew underarm and side seams in one in front loop of outermost st to make the seam flat – sew down to marker which marks the height of vent (i.e. that back piece is 6 cm / 2½'' longer than front piece).

NECK EDGE:
Beg mid back and pick up approx. 70 to 90 sts around the neck (including sts on stitch holder at the front) on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 strand Kid-Silk + 1 strand Baby Alpaca Silk. P 1 round, K 1 round and P 1 round, then loosely bind off with K.



Diagram

K from RS
K from WS
2 YOs (slip YOs off the needle on next row)
3 YOs (slip YOs off the needle on next row)


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