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Knitted DROPS jumper with lace pattern in ”Cotton Light”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 145-14
DROPS design: Pattern no cl-020
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm /
31½''-34 5/8''-37¾''-41¾''-46½''-51''
Full length: 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm /
22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''

Materials: DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
350-400-450-450-500-550 g color no 27, mint

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 4 mm /US 6 – or size needed to get 16 sts lace pattern (A.2) = width 10 cm / 4''. 1 repetition of A.3 measures approx. 10 cm / 4'' in width.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm /US 4 – for rib.

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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.
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.


Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 192-212-224-244-272-300 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Cotton Light. Work rib K 2/P 2.
When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 48-52-56-60-64-76 sts evenly = 144-160-168-184-208-224 sts.
Insert 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 72-80-84-92-104-112 sts = sides.
Then work as follows: * K 1, A.1 A (= 2 sts), work A.1 B over the next 20-24-26-30-36-40 sts, A.1 C (= 2 sts), A.3 (= 22 sts), A.2 A (= 2 sts), repeat A.2 B over the next 20-24-26-30-36-40 sts, A.2 C (= 2 sts), K 1 *, repeat from *-* 1 more time.
Continue the pattern like this.
When piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-45 cm / 15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾'' (on next round without holes), bind off 4 sts on each side of every marker = 64-72-76-84-96-104 sts on front piece and 64-72-76-84-96-104 sts on back piece.
Now finish each part separately.

= 64-72-76-84-96-104 sts. Continue as follows - beg from RS: K 1, A.1A, repeat A.1B over the next 16-20-22-26-32-36 sts, A.1C, A.3, A.2 A, repeat A.2 B over the next 16-20-22-26-32-36 sts, A.2 C, K 1.
Continue pattern until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''.
Now bind off the middle 32-32-34-34-36-36 sts for neck = 16-20-21-25-30-34 sts remain on each shoulder.
Finish each shoulder separately.
Continue with A.1/A.2 with K 1 towards the armhole.
When piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'', bind off all sts.

= 64-72-76-84-96-104 sts. Continue as follows - beg from RS: K 1, A.1 A, repeat A.1 B over the next 16-20-22-26-32-36 sts, A,1C, K 2, A.3, K 2, A.2 A, repeat A.2 B over the next 16-20-22-26-32-36 sts, A.2 C, K 1.
Continue pattern until piece measures 50-52-54-55-57-59 cm / 19¾''-20½''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''.
Slip the middle 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts on a stitch holder for neck. Then finish each shoulder separately (continue with pattern as before), AT THE SAME TIME bind off for neck at beg of every row from neck as follows: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 16-20-21-25-30-34 sts remain on needle.
Bind off when piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''.

Worked back and forth on needle. NOTE! All measurements must be done when the piece is held up so that it not too long.
Cast on 50-50-54-54-58-58 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Cotton Light.
Work rib K 2/P 2 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', switch to needle size 4 mm / US 6. K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-10-12-10-12-10 sts evenly = 38-40-42-44-46-48 sts.
P 1 row. Continue with A.4 with 1 edge st in each side.
Continue this pattern, when piece measures 8-8-8-8-7-7 cm / 3"-3"-3"-3"-2 3/4"-2 3/4", inc 1 st in each side, repeat inc every 4 cm / 1½'' 9-9-10-10-11-12 more times (10-10-11-11-12-13 inc in total) = 58-60-64-66-70-74 sts – work the inc sts in A.4.
When piece measures 53-52-51-50-47-46 cm / 21"-20½"-20"-19 3/4"-18½"-18" (NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), bind off for sleeve cap at beg of every row: 5 sts 3 times in each side = 28-30-34-36-40-44 sts. Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 56-55-54-53-50-49 cm / 22"-21 5/8"-21 1/8"-21"-19 3/4"-19 1/4".

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew the underarm seams.

Pick up approx. 80 to 94 sts around the neck (includes sts on stitch holders) on a short circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Light.
Work 2 ridges in garter st - see explanation above. Bind off.


K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
1 YO between 2 sts

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