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DROPS 54-10 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in SILKE-TWEED with rib. Size S - L

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Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4»x4»]

Pattern: Starting on Right Side: *P2, K1 into back of stitch *, repeat from *-*.
From the Wrong Side: *P1 in back of stitch, K2 *, repeat from *-* (work K over K and P over P).

BODY
Cast on 240 (258-276) sts on larger circular needles. Join being careful not to twist the sts. Place marker at the join and knit in Pattern.
When the work measures 30 (32-32) cm [11.75» (12-5/8»-12 5/8»)] knit the next row as follows: Bind off 2 sts (for armhole), knit 116 (125-134) sts for front, bind off 4 sts (for armhole), knit 116 (125-134) sts for back, bind off 2 sts (for armholes). Knit the rest of the front and back separately and back and forth on the needles.

Front: 116 (125-134) sts. Bind off for armholes on every other row: 3 sts 0 (1-1) time, 2 sts 1 (1-2) time, 1 stitch 3 (2-4) times. 106 (111-112) sts remain.
When the work measures 50 (52-53) cm [19.75» (20.5» - 20-7/8»)], put the middle 26 (27-28) sts on holder for the front neck. Then bind off on each side of the neck on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 stitch 2 times. Bind off when the work measures 56 (58-59) cm [22.25» (22-7/8» - 23.25»)].

Back: 116 (125-134) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front. 106 (111-112) sts remain.
When the work measures 55 (57-58) cm [21-5/8» (22.5» - 22-7/8»)], bind off the center 40 (41-42) sts for the back neck. Then bind off 2 sts on either side on the next row for the neck. Bind off when the work measures 56 (58-59) cm [22» (22-7/8» - 23.25»)].

Sleeves: Cast on 60 (60-63) sts on larger double pointed needles. Join being careful not to twist the sts. Place a marker at the join and knit in Pattern upwards.
When the work measures 6 cm [2-3/8»], increase on either side of the marker: 1 sts 30 (30-30) times on alternately every 3rd and 4th row. 120 (120-123) sts remain.
When the work measures 47 (46-44.5) cm [18.5» (18-1/8» - 17.5»)], bind off 2 sts on either side of the marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needle. Bind off for sleeve tops on either side on every other row: 5 (4-4) sts 7 (8-10) times. Bind off. The work measures approximately 52 cm [20.5»].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 108 sts including sts from the holder (Must be a number divisible by 3) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles. Knit in Pattern for 7 cm [2.75»]. Make sure that the pattern on the neck edge in front is a continuation of the pattern on the body. Bind off. Sew on the sleeves.

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