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DROPS 59-9 by DROPS Design

DROPS Child’s Sweater in Karisma Superwash with round or zippered neck.

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ADULT'S SWEATER:

Sizes:
Women’s Small - Medium - Large
Finished measurements: 110-120-130 cm
Men’s Small/Medium - Medium/Large - Extra Large
Finished measurements: 120-130-142 cm
Men’s numbers/measurements are in ( )

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
(100% wool)
700-750-850 (850-900-1000) g. Col. 53, coal gray
50-50-100 (100-100-100) g. Col. 21, medium gray
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 44, light gray
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 01, natural white

For zippered neck: DROPS white zipper, 20 cm

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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ADULT'S SWEATER:

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

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

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

Body: Numbers in ( ) = men's sizes. Cast on 240-264-288 (264-288-312) sts on smaller circular needles with coal gray; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 6 cm rib. Change to larger circular needles and knit stockinette st. When the work measures 25-28-30 (31-33-36) cm , knit Pattern 1, centering the pattern across the front and back. Place a second marker at the other side. At the same time, when the work measures 35-38-40 (42-44-47) cm , inc 5 sts at each side (these sts are for the steeks and are not knit into the pattern). After Pattern 1, knit stockinette st with coal gray again.

Sweater with zippered neck: When the work measures 41-44-47 (49-52-56) cm (approx. 19 cm of the work remains), knit the next row as follows: 5 steek sts, 60-66-72 (66-72-78) sts for the front, bind off 1 st for neck, 59-65-71 (65-71-77) sts for the front, 5 steek sts, 120-132-144 (132-144-156) sts for the back. Knit the rest of each part separately.
When the work measures 55-58-61 (63-66-70) cm , bind off at each center front neck edge every other row: 9-10-10 (10-10-11) sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times - (the shoulders will have different numbers of sts -- left shoulder = 41-46-52 (46-52-57) sts, right shoulder = 40-45-51 (45-51-56) sts). When the work measures 57-60-63 (65-68-72) cm , knit Pattern 2 to finished dimensions (place Pattern 2 directly over Pattern 1). At the same time, when the work measures 58-61-64 (66-69-73) cm .

Sweater with round neck: When the work measures approx. 55-58-61 (63-66-70) cm , bind off the center front 24-24-26 (28-28-30) sts for the neck and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times. At the same time, when the work measures 57-60-63 (65-68-72) cm , knit Pattern 2 to finished dimensions. At the same time, when the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68-72) cm , bind off the center back 40-40-42 (44-44-46) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 2 - the work measures approx. 60-63-66 (68-71-75) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 56-60-60 (60-64-64) sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 6 cm rib. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit stockinette st. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 27-25-27 (27-27-30) times:
Sizes Women's S+M + Men's XL: alternately every 4th and 5th row
Size Women's L: every 4th row
Sizes Men's S/M + M/L: every 5th row
= 110-110-114 (114-118-124) sts. When the work measures 47-46-44 (50-51-51) cm , knit Pattern 2 to finished dimensions = 50-49-47 (53-54-54) cm . Now knit 2 cm reverse stockinette st for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly:
Sweater with zippered neck: Sew a marker thread down into the center of the steek sts on each side. Sew two machine seams around the marker threads, first seam = 1/2 sts from the thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 sts from the first seam. Cut up for armhole. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 134-146 sts (divisible by 4 sts + 2 sts) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray and knit back and forth on the needles (from the right side): P 1 row, K 1 row, then 8 cm rib as follows: K 2 (edge sts kept in garter st throughout), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from * - * until 4 sts remain, K 2, K 2 (edge sts kept in garter st throughout). Bind off loosely in rib.

Make zipper pockets: pick up approx. 40-46 sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray along the left side of the neck split and neck ribbing inside the outer 2 sts and knit 3 rows stockinette st, bind off. Repeat along the right side of the split. Sew the zipper in. Sew the bottom of the split together.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a st in the last row of knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a st on the body after the machine seam. Turn the sweater inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body by hand.
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CHILD'S SWEATER WITH ROUND NECK

Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 (9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14) years.
Finished measurements: 74-80-88-92 (98-104-110) cm

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
250-250-300-350 (350-400-450) g. Col. 53, coal gray
50-50-50-50 (50-100-100) g. Col. 21, medium gray
50-50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 44, light gray
50-50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 01, natural white

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

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

Body: Cast on 162-174-192-204 (216-228-240) sts on smaller circular needles with coal gray; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4-4-5-5 (5-6-6) cm rib. Change to larger circular needles and knit stockinette st with coal gray. Place a second marker for the other side - front and back each have 81-87-96-102 (108-114-120) sts. When the work measures 17-20-22-25 (25-25-26) cm , knit Pattern 1 - start at the appropriate arrow on the chart and knit pattern across the front, start at the arrow again and knit across the back. At the same time, when the work measures 27-28-30-33 (34-35-37) cm , bind off 4 sts on each side (2 sts each side of each marker). On the next row, inc 5 sts on each side over the bound-off sts (these sts are for the steeks and are not knit into the pattern). Dec for armholes inside the 5 steek sts on every row: 1 st 2-2-2-2 (4-4-3) times, then every other row: 1 st 2-2-2-3 (3-3-3) times - front and back each have 69-75-84-88 (90-96-104) sts + 5 steek sts at each side. After Pattern 1 is complete, knit stockinette st with coal gray again.
When the work measures 37-41-44-48 (50-52-55) cm , bind off the center front 15-21-22-24 (24-26-26) sts for the neck and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. At the same time, when the work measures 38-42-45-50 (52-54-57) cm , knit Pattern 2 to finished dimensions. When the work measures 39-43-46-51 (53-55-58) cm , bind off the center back 29-35-36-38 (38-40-40) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 2 - the work measures approx. 41-45-48-53 (55-57-60) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 44-44-48-48 (52-52-56) sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4-4-5-5 (5-6-6) cm rib. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit stockinette st. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 9-15-16-20 (20-22-23) times:
Size 2 years: every 6th row
Sizes 3/4 + 5/6 + 7/8 + 11/12 years: every 4th row
Sizes 9/10 + 13/14 years: alternately every 4th and 5th row
= 62-74-80-88 (92-96-102) sts. When the work measures 23-26-29-33 (37-39-43) cm , put 2 sts each side of marker on a stitch holder. Then put sts on a stitch holder for sleeve caps each side every other row: 3-3-3-4 (3-4-4) sts 7-7-7-7 (8-8-8) times. Put all the sts on the stitch holder back on the needles and knit Pattern 2 over all sts to finished dimensions = 31-34-37-41 (46-48-52) cm reverse stockinette st for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread down into the center of the steek sts on each side. Sew two machine seams around the marker threads, first seam = 1/2 stitch from the thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 stitch from the first seam. Cut up for armhole. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 92-96-100-104 (108-112-116) sts (divisible by 4 sts) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray; join and knit as follows (from the right side): P 1 row, K 1 row, then 8 cm rib. Bind off loosely in rib. Fold the edge over against the wrong side and sew.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a st in the last row of knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a st on the body after the machine seam. Turn the sweater inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body by hand.

Diagram

= coal gray
= medium gray
= light grey
= natural white


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