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DROPS 55-8 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in Paris with Cables.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Gauge: 17 sts 22 rows on larger needles in Pattern 3 = 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4").

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side.
Bobble 1: (in Patterns 1, 5, and 6)
Inc 1 st to 5 sts by knitting alternately in the front and in the back of the st four times.
Turn, purl 5.
Turn, knit 5.
Turn, purl 5.
Turn, knit 5.
Slip the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st sts over the 5th st.

Bobble 2: (in Pattern 4)
Inc 1 st to 2 sts by knitting 1 st alternately in the front and in the back of the st.
Turn, purl 2.
Turn, knit 2.
Turn, purl 2.
Turn, knit 2.
Pass the 1st st over the 2nd.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Short Model: If a short model is desired knit as follows: Decrease the measurements for armholes, neck and binding off by 9 cm [3.5"]. Start Pattern 1 as follows:
Sizes S + M: start at the arrow for size L.
Size L: Start at the arrow for size S+M.
Finished dimensions = 59 (61-68) cm [23.25" (24" - 26.75")]. Reduce the yarn amount by 100 grams.

Body: If a short model is desired, see instructions above. Cast 175 (190-205) sts on smaller circular needles. Join, being careful not to twist the sts. Place a marker at the join and knit Pattern 4 for 4 cm [1.5"]. Inc 61 (62-59) sts evenly distributed on the last row = 236 (252-264) sts. Change to larger circular needles and establish pattern as follows: 13 (17-20) sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1 (start at the arrow on the diagram), Pattern 2, 26 (34-40) sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1 (start at the arrow on the diagram), Pattern 2, 13 (17-20) sts of Pattern 3.
When the work measures 43 (45-51) cm [16-7/8" (17.75" - 20")] knit the next row as follows: bind off 2 sts for armhole, 114 (122-128) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 114 (122-128) sts for the back, bind off 2 sts for armhole. Knit the rest of the front and back separately.

Front: 114 (122-128) sts. Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 (1-2) times, 1 st 1 (3-2) times = 102 (106-110) sts. When the work measures approx. 50 (50-59) cm [19.75" (19.75" - 23.25")], and you have finished row 20 in Pattern 1, knit Pattern 5 over Pattern 1 = 92 (96-100) sts.
After Pattern 5 divide the work at the center front for a V neck. Knit Pattern 6 over the remaining sts of Pattern 5 so that the 2 sts of garter st come up against the neck opening. Pattern 6 should be reversed (mirror image) on the opposite side of the neck.
At the same time, dec for the neck on the inside of the 11 outer sts (Pattern 6) every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 7 times, then every 4th row: 1 st 2 times = 33 (35-37) sts on the shoulder (including Pattern 6). Dec 2 sts as follows: P 3 tog. Dec 1 st as follows: P 2 tog.
On the last row before the work measures 68 (70-77) cm [26.75" (27-5/8" - 30.25")], dec 7 sts evenly distributed on each shoulder = 26 (28-30) sts. Bind off on the next row -- the work measures 68 (70-77) cm [26.75" (27-5/8" - 30.25")].

Back: 114 (122-128) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 102 (106-110). On the row before the work measures 66 (68-75) cm [26" (26.75" - 29.5")], dec 14 sts evenly distributed over the center 36 (36-36) sts. On the next row, bind off the center 22 sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row = 31 (33-35) sts on each shoulder. On the row before the work measures 68 (70-77) cm [26.75" (27-5/8" - 30.25")], dec 7 sts evenly distributed on each shoulder = 24 (26-28) sts (there should be 2 sts fewer on the shoulder on the back than on the front). Bind off when the work measures 68 (70-77) cm [26.75" (27-5/8" - 30.25")].

Sleeves: Cast on 40 (40-45) sts on smaller double pointed needles. Join, being careful not to twist the sts. Place a marker at the join and knit Pattern 4 for 8 cm [3-1/8"]. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 3 to finished dimensions. At the same time, after Pattern 4, inc 1 st each side of the marker 23 (23-22) times alternately every 3rd and 4th row = 86 (86-89) sts.
When the work measures 47 (46-45) cm [18.5" (18-1/8" - 17.75")], bind off 2 sts each side of the marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needle. Bind off each side for sleeve caps every other row: 3 sts 8 (9-10) times. Bind off. The work measures approx. 55 cm [21-5/8"].

Assembly: Pick up approx. 26 sts around the back neck with smaller needles and knit 4 rows garter st back and forth on the needle. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in the sleeves.

Diagram

knit
purl
bobble 1, see instructions in the pattern
bobble 2, see instructions in the pattern
put 1 st on a cable needle behind the work, K 2, P 1 from the cable needle
put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of the work, P 1, K 2 from the cable needle
put 2 sts on a cable needle behind the work, K 2, K 2 from the cable needle
put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of the work, K 2, K 2 from the cable needle
put 2 sts on a cable needle behind the work; knit the 1st st on the needle together with the 1st st on the cable needle, then knit the 2nd st on the needle together with the 2nd st on the cable needle (= 2 sts decreased)
put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of the work; knit the 1st st on the needle together with the 1st st on the cable needle, then knit the 2nd st on the needle together with the 2nd st on the cable needle (= 2 sts decreased)
put 3 sts on a cable needle behind the work, K 3, K 3 from the cable needle
put 3 sts on a cable needle in front of the work, K 3, K 3 from the cable needle
P 2 tog


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