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DROPS Extra 0-113 by DROPS Design

Loosely knitted DROPS sweater in Vivaldi

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DROPS Extra 0-113

Size: S - M - L - XL – XXL
Plaggets measure:
Chest measurement around: 88-94-102-112-124 cm,
length 57-59-61-63-65 cm.

Materials: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-150 g darkred (nr 03)

Needles size 9 mm, or size needed to get the right tension.
Tension: 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Measuring tip: The garment becomes very elastic, measure piece when lying flat on table in correct measures.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Cast on 44-48-54-60-66 sts with double thread. Cut one thread, and work stocking sts with one thread. When piece measures 8 cm dec 1 st each side. Repeat when piece measures 13 cm = 40-44-50-56-62 sts. When piece measures 17 cm inc 1 st each side every 5th-5th-7th-7th-7th cm a total of 4-4-3-3-3 times = 48-52-56-62-68 sts. When piece measures 39-40-41-42-43 cm cast off for armhole each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-3 times and 1 st 1-0-2-2-3 times = 40-42-42-44-44 sts. When piece measures 55-57-59-61-63 cm put center 20-20-20-22-22 sts on a thread or stitch holder = 10-11-11-11-11 sts left on each shoulder. Work each side separate. Cast off when piece measures 57-59-61-63-65 cm.

Cast on and knit as back piece. When piece measures 53-55-57-59-61 cm put center 14-14-14-16-16 sts on a thread or stitch holder. Continue one side and put additional 1 st on the thread in side towards neck on every other row 3 times = 10-11-11-11-11 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 57-59-61-63-65 cm. Work other shoulder the same way.

Cast on 24-26-28-29-30 sts with double threads. Cut one thread, and continue in stocking sts with one thread. When piece measures 14-14-15-15-16 cm inc 1 st each side every 8th-8th-6th-5th-4th cm a total of 5-5-6-7-8 times = 34-36-40-43-46 sts. When sleeve measures 48-48-48-48-47 cm cast off loosely for top shaping each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2-2-3-3-4 times, continue cast off 2 sts each side until piece measures 56-56-57-57-58 cm, at last cast off 3 sts 1 time each side. Cast off remaining sts, piece measures approx 57-57-58-58-59 cm.

Sew right shoulder seam. Pick up approx 4 sts before sts on thread on front piece, knit sts from thread, pick up approx 4 sts up to shoulder seam, pick up approx 2 sts before sts on thread on back piece, knit sts from thread, pick up approx 2 sts after sts on thread. turn piece and cast off loosely with two threads. Sew left shoulder seam. Sew in sleeves – make sure seam isn’t tight. Sew sleeve- and side seams in one, sew in the outermost stitches - make sure seam isn’t tight.
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