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Blue Horizon by DROPS Design
Knitted DROPS men's jumper in 2 strands "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS Extra 0-899
DROPS design: Pattern no z-641
Yarn group A + A or C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 90-96-104-116-124-136 cm /
35½"-37 3/4"-41"-45 3/4"-48 3/4"-53½"
Full length: 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm /
26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''

Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400-450-450 g color no 100, off white
200-200-250-300-300-350 g color no 6205, light blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 5 mm / US 8 (80 cm / 32'') - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 4 mm / US 6 (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') - for rib.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
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    5.40 USD
    4.05 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.
RIB:
* K 2, P 2 *.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
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FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle with 2 strands Alpaca.
Cast on 94-98-106-118-130-142 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) with 2 strands off white on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work RIB - see explanation above - for 5 cm / 2''.
Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 16-14-16-18-22-24 sts evenly = 78-84-90-100-108-118 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side).
Continue in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Inc 1 st in each side when piece measures 15-16-10-16-17-18 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-4"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7", repeat inc every 10-10-9-11-11-11 cm / 4"-4"-3½"-4 3/8"-4 3/8"-4 3/8" 2-2-3-2-2-2 more times (3-3-4-3-3-3 times in total) = 84-90-98-106-114-124 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 38-38-38-39-39-40 cm / 15"-15"-15"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-15 3/4", switch to 1 strand light blue and 1 strand off white.
When piece measures 45-46-47-48-49-50 cm / 17¾''-18''-18½''-19''-19¼''-19¾'', cast on 2 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 88-94-102-110-118-128 sts.
Work until piece measures 48-48-49-50-50-52 cm / 19"-19"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-19 3/4"-20½" and continue with 2 strands light blue. When piece measures 60-62-63-65-66-68 cm / 23½"-24½"-24 3/4"-25½"-26"-26 3/4", bind off the middle 14-14-16-16-18-18 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately (= 37-40-43-47-50-55 sts on each shoulder).
Then bind off on every row from neck as follows: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times.
When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30'', bind off 8-9-10-11-12-14 sts for diagonal shoulder at beg of next row from armhole 2 times. On next row bind off the remaining sts (= 14-15-16-18-19-20 sts).
Piece measures approx. 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30'' at the edge of shoulder and down.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as front piece. When piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm / 25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8'', bind off the middle 26-26-28-28-30-30 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off 1 st on next row from neck.
When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30'', bind off 8-9-10-11-12-14 sts for diagonal shoulder in each side at beg of next row from sleeve 2 times. On next row bind off the remaining sts (= 14-15-16-18-19-20 sts). Piece measures approx. 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30'' at the edge of shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 54-58-62-62-66-66 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) with 2 strands off white on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work RIB - see explanation above - for 6 cm / 2 3/8''. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec no of sts to 44-48-50-52-54-56.
When piece measures 9-8-10-9-9-10 cm / 3½"-3"-4"-3½"-3½"-4", inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 4-4-3.5-3.5-3-2.5 cm / 1½"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8" 11-11-12-12-13-14 more times = 68-72-76-78-82-86 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 47-47-46-45-44-42 cm / 18½"-18½"-18"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-16½", switch to 1 strand light blue and 1 strand off white.
When piece measures 55-54-53-51-50-47 cm / 21½"-21 1/4"-21"-20"-19 3/4"-18½" - NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders - bind off for sleeve cap at beg of every row as follows: 5 sts 3 times in each side. Bind off the remaining sts when piece measures 58-57-56-54-53-50 cm / 22 3/4"-22½"-22"-21 1/4"-21"-19 3/4".
Knit another sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside 1 edge st. Sew in sleeves and sew sleeve and side seams in one inside 1 edge st.

NECK EDGE:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Pick up 90 to 110 sts around the neck with 2 strands light blue on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Then switch to 2 strands off white and K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 96-96-100-100-104-104. P 1 round and K 1 round. Then work rib - see explanation above - until piece measures 2.5 cm / 1''. Loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.

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