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DROPS 59-6 by DROPS Design

DROPS Adultís Sweater in Karisma Superwash

DROPS 59-6

ADULTíS SWEATER:

Sizes:
Womenís Small/Medium - Medium/Large
Finished measurements: 116-128 cm [45-5/8" - 50-3/8"]
Menís Small/Medium - Medium/Large (Extra Large - Extra-Extra-Large)
Finished measurements: 120-128-134-142 cm [47.25" - 50-3/8" - 52.75" - 55-7/8"]
Numbers in ( ) = men's sizes.

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
850-950 (1050-1100-1250-1350) g. Col. 01, natural

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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ADULTíS SWEATER:

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on larger needles in Pattern 3 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side. The charts are identical for all sizes.

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 * - *.

Rib: *K 2, P 2*. Repeat from * - *.

Body: Numbers in () = men's sizes. Cast on 228-248 (236-248-260-268) sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st, 6-6 (7-7-7-7) cm [2-3/8" -2-3/8" (2.75" - 2.75" - 2.75" - 2.75")] rib, 2 rows garter st, increasing 92-104 (100-104-108-116) sts evenly distributed on the last row = 320-352 (336-352-368-384) sts. Change to larger circular needles and establish pattern over the front as follows: * 28-36 (32-36-40-44) sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, 28-36 (32-36-40-44) sts of Pattern 3 *, place a second marker, repeat from * - * over the back.
When the work measures 35-38 (41-43-44-47) cm [13.75" - 14-7/8" (16-1/8" - 16-7/8" - 17.25" -18.5")], knit the next row as follows: bind off 2 sts for armhole, 156-172 (164-172-180-188) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 156-172 (164-172-180-188) sts for the back, bind off 2 sts for armhole. Knit the rest of the front and back separately.

Front: = 156-172 (164-172-180-188) sts. Bind off for armholes every other row: 2 sts 1-3 (1-2-3-3) times, 1 st 2-4 (3-2-3-3) times = 148-152 (154-160-162-170) sts. On the row before the work measures 54-58 (62-64-66-69) cm [21.25" - 22-7/8" (24-3/8" - 25.25" - 26" - 27-1/8")], dec 21-21 (21-21-25-25) sts evenly distributed over the center 56-58 (58-58-66-66) sts. (Make decreases by K 2 tog.) On the next row, bind off the center 35-37 (37-37-41-41) sts for the neck. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time = 43-44 (45-48-45-49) sts on each shoulder. When the work measures 56-60 (64-66-68-71) cm [22" - 23-5/8" (25.25" - 26" - 26.75" - 28")], dec 6-6 (6-6-4-4) sts evenly distributed over the remaining sts of Pattern 2 = 37-38 (39-42-41-45) sts on the shoulder. (Make decreases by K 2 tog.) Knit 2 rows garter st (for seam), bind off.

Back: = 156-172 (164-172-180-188) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 148-152 (154-160-162-170) sts. When the work measures 56-60 (64-66-68-71) cm [22" - 23-5/8" (25.25" - 26" - 26.75" - 28")], dec 6 sts evenly distributed over the center 12 sts of each Pattern 2 and 21 sts evenly distributed over the 48 sts of Pattern 4 = 115-119 (121-127-129-137) sts. (Make decreases by K 2 tog.) Knit 2 rows garter st (for seam), bind off.

Right arm: Cast on 56-56 (56-56-60-60) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st, 6-6 (7-7-7-7) cm [2-3/8" - 2-3/8" (2.75" - 2.75" - 2.75" - 2.75")] rib, 2 rows garter st, increasing 28-28 (32-32-32-32) sts evenly distributed on the last row = 84-84 (88-88-92-92) sts. Change to larger double pointed needles and establish pattern as follows: 2-2 (4-4-6-6) sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 5, Pattern 2, 2-2 (4-4-6-6) sts of Pattern 3.
After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 23-26 (26-26-26-26) times:
Sizes S/M + (S/M + XL + XXL): alternately every 4th and 5th row,
Size M/L: every 4th row
= 130-136 (140-140-144-144) sts (knit the increased sts into Pattern 3 as you go along). When the work measures 46-45 (50-50-51-51) cm [18-1/8" - 17.75" (19.75" - 19.75" - 20" - 20")], bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off for sleeve caps on each side every other row: 5-4 (6-5-5-5) sts 8-10 (7-9-10-10) times and then 9-12 (12-9-6-6) sts 1 time = 28-28 (28-28-28-28) sts remain on the needles - measure the work from here. Inc 1 st on each side for seam = 30-30 (30-30-30-30) sts (knit the edge sts in garter st). Continue the pattern with 1 edge st, P 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 5, P 2, 1 edge st. On the row before the work measures 16.5-17 (17-18-18-20) cm [6.5" - 6.75" (6.75" - 7" - 7" - 7-7/8")], dec 6 sts evenly distributed over the outer 18 sts on the right side (seen from the right side) (Make decreases by K 2 tog). On the next row bind off the outer 12 sts on the right side = 12 sts on needles. Then dec 2 sts evenly distributed over the next 4 sts. On the next row bind off 2 sts on the right side = 8 sts on the needles. Then continue knitting until the work measures 26-27 (27-27-28.5-30.5) cm [10.25" - 10-5/8" (10-5/8" - 10-5/8" -11.25" - 12")]. Put the sts on a stitch holder. The entire work measures approx. 78-80 (83-85-87.5-89.5) cm [30.75" -31.5" (32-5/8" -33.5" -34.5" - 35.25")].

Left sleeve: Knit like the right, but bind off on the opposite side.

Assembly: Sew on the sleeves. Sew the shoulder sts from the body together on each side of the uppermost part of the sleeve in the outer garter sts. Weave the sts from the stitch holder on both sleeves together at the center back. Pick up approx. 120-130 sts (divisible by 4 sts) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles; join and knit 4 rows garter st, 14 cm [5.5"] rib, bind off loosely in rib.





CHILDíS SWEATER:

Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 (9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14) years.
Finished measurements: 74-78-84-94 (100-104-110) cm [29-1/8" - 30.75" - 33" - 37" (39-3/8" - 41" - 43.25")]

Materials: DROPS KARISMA CLASSIC from Garnstudio
(100% wool) 50 g./120 yards
450-500-550-600 (650-750-800) g. Col. 01, natural
Alternate yarns: (See list under Adult model)

DROPS 3 mm [US 2] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on larger needles in Pattern 3 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side. The charts are identical for all sizes.

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 * - *.

Rib: *K 2, P 2*. Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 164-180-196-204 (220-236-252) sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st, 4-4-5-5 (5-6-6) cm [1.5" - 1.5" - 2" - 2" (2" - 2-3/8" - 2-3/8")] rib, 2 rows garter st, increasing 44-44-44-68 (68-68-68) sts evenly distributed on the last row = 208-224-240-272 (288-304-320) sts. Change to larger circular needles and establish pattern over the front as follows:
Sizes 2 + 3/4 + 5/6 years: *12-16-20 sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 5, 12-16-20 sts of Pattern 3*, place a second marker, repeat from * - * across the back.

Sizes 7/8 (9/10 + 11/12 + 13/14) years: *16 (20-24-28) sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, 16 (20-24-28) sts of Pattern 3*, place a second marker, repeat from * - * across the back.
All sizes: Work in pattern as established until the work measures 27-28-30-33 (34-35-37) cm [10-5/8" - 11" - 11.75" - 13" (13-3/8" - 13.75" - 14.5")]. Knit the next row as follows: bind off 2 sts for armhole, 100-108-116-132 (140-148-156) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 100-108-116-132 (140-148-156) sts for the back, bind off 2 sts for armhole. Knit the rest of the front and back separately.

Front: = 100-108-116-132 (140-148-156) sts. Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-2-2 (3-2-4) times, 1 st 2-4-4-2 (3-4-3) times = 82-86-94-114 (116-126-128) sts. On the row before the work measures 36-40-43-47 (49-51-54) cm [14-1/8" - 15.75" - 16-7/8" - 18.5" (19.25" - 20" - 21.25")], dec 9-13-13-21 (21-21-21) sts evenly distributed over the center 34-44-44-50 (50-52-52) sts (make decreases by K 2 tog). On the next row, bind off the center 25-31-31-29 (29-31-31) sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1-1-1-2 (2-2-2) times = 22-19-23-28 (29-33-34) sts on each shoulder. When the work measures 37-41-44-49 (51-53-56) cm [14.5" - 16-1/8" - 17.25" - 19.25" (20" - 20-7/8" - 22")], dec 6-4-4-6 (6-6-6) sts evenly distributed over the remaining sts of Pattern 2 = 16-15-19-22 (23-27-28) sts on the shoulder (make decreases by K 2 tog). Knit 2 rows garter st (for seam), bind off.

Back: = 100-108-116-132 (140-148-156) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 82-86-94-114 (116-126-128) sts. When the work measures 37-41-44-49 (51-53-56) cm [14.5" - 16-1/8" - 17.25" - 19.25" (20" - 20-7/8" - 22")], dec 6 sts evenly distributed over the center 12 sts of each Pattern 2, and for:
Sizes 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 years: 9 sts evenly distributed over the 24 sts of Pattern 1 and Pattern 5
Sizes 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14 years: 21 sts evenly distributed over the 48 sts of Pattern 4
= 61-65-73-81 (83-93-95) sts (make decreases by K 2 tog.) Knit 2 rows garter st (for seam), bind off.

Right sleeve: Cast on 44-44-48-48 (48-52-52) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st, 5 cm [2"] rib, 2 rows garter st, increasing 10-10-8-10 (10-12-12) sts evenly distributed on the last row = 54-54-56-58 (58-64-64) sts. Change to larger double pointed needles and establish pattern as follows: 13-13-14-15 (15-18-18) of Pattern 3, P 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 5, P 2, 13-13-14-15 (15-18-18) sts of Pattern 3. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 8-14-16-19 (21-21-23) times:
Size 2 years: every 7th row
Sizes 3/4 - 5/6 - 9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14 years: alternately every 4th and 5th row
= 70-82-88-96 (100-106-110) sts (knit the increased sts into Pattern 3 as you go along). When the work measures 25-28-32-36 (39-41-44) cm [9-7/8" - 11" - 12-5/8" - 14-1/8" (15.25" - 16-1/8" - 17.25")], bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Then bind off for sleeve caps on each side every other row:
Size 2 years: 2 sts 8 times, 3 sts 1 time
Size 3/4 years: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 8 times, 3 sts 2 times
Size 5/6 years: 3 sts 3 times, 2 sts 5 times, 3 sts 3 times
Size 7/8 years: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 8 times, 4 sts 1 time
Size 9/10 years: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 10 times
Size 11/12 years: 4 sts 2 times, 3 sts 8 times, 5 sts 1 time
Size 13/14 years: 3 sts 13 times
= 28 sts remaining on the needles - measure the work from here. Inc 1 st on each side for seam = 30 sts (knit the edge sts in garter st). Continue the pattern with 1 edge st, P 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 5, P 2, 1 edge st. On the row before the work measures 7.5-7-8.5-10 (10.5-12-12.5) cm [3" - 2.75" - 3-3/8" - 4" (4-1/8" - 4.75" - 4-7/8")], dec 6 sts evenly distributed over the outer 18 sts on the right side (seen from the right side -- make decreases by K 2 tog). On the next row, bind off the outermost 12 sts on the right side = 12 sts on needles. Then dec 2 sts evenly distributed over the next 4 sts. On the next row bind off 2 sts on the right side = 8 sts on the row. Then continue knitting until the work measures 14-15-16.5-18.5 (19-21-21.5) cm [5.5" - 5-7/8" - 6.5" - 7.25" (7.5" - 8.25" - 8.5")]. Put sts on a stitch holder. The entire work measures approx. 46-51-56.5-61.5 (66-70-74.5) cm [18-1/8" - 20" - 22.25" - 24.25")].

Left sleeve: Knit like the right, but bind off on the opposite side.

Assembly: Sew on the sleeves. Sew the shoulder sts from the body together on each side of the uppermost part of the sleeve in the outer garter sts. Weave the sts from the stitch holder on both sleeves together at the center back. Pick up approx. 76-88-88-92 (92-96-96) sts (divisible by 4 sts) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles; join and knit 4 rows garter st, 6-6-7-7 (7-8-8) cm rib [2-3/8" - 2-3/8" - 2.75" - 2.75" (2.75" - 3-1/8" - 3-1/8")], bind off loosely in rib. Fold the neck edge over against the wrong side and sew.

Diagram

knit
purl
put 3 sts from the stitch holder in front of the work, K 3, K 3 from the stitch holder
put 3 sts from the stitch holder behind the work, K 3, K 3 from the stitch holder
put 3 sts from the stitch holder in front of the work, P 1, K 3 from the stitch holder
put 1 st from the stitch holder behind the work, K 3, P 1 from the stitch holder

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