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DROPS 54-6 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in SILKE-TWEED with stripes and squares.

DROPS 54-6

Sizes: Small (Medium - Large)
Finished Measurements: 104 (114-120) cm
[41" (44 7/8"-47.25")]

Materials:SILKE TWEED, from Garnstudio
250 (300 - 300) g. Color no. 2, brown
50 (50 - 100) g. Color no. 11, marine
50 (50 - 50) g. Color no 5, blue
50 (50 - 50) g. Color no 7, green
50 (50 - 50) g. Color no 18, petrol green

DROPS 3mm (US 3) and 3.5 mm(US 4) circular and double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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

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Pattern: See Chart below (1 chart equals 1 repeat of the pattern).
The pattern is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

Body: Sweater is knit in the round on circular needles with steeks at the underarms.
Cast on 240 (264-276) sts on smaller circular needles with brown and join being careful not to twist the sts. Place marker at the join. Knit 5 cm [2"] in stockinette stitch. Purl 1 row for folding edge. Measure the work from here. Knit 1 repeat of Pattern 1. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 2 to finished dimensions.
When the work measures 31 (33-33) cm [12.25" (13"-13")] knit the next row as follows: Bind off 2 sts for armholes. Knit 116 (128-134) sts front, bind off 4 sts from armholes. Knit 116 (128-134) sts back, bind off 2 sts for armholes. Make sure that the Pattern is centered on both the front and the back.
On the next row cast on 5 sts at each armhole edge over the bound-off sts (these sts constitute the steek and are for cutting up afterwards. They are not knitted into the pattern). Bind off for armholes on either side of the 5 cutting-up sts on both sides on every row 1 stitch 2 (3-3) times; on every other row: 1 stitch 2 (3-3) times; and on every 4th row: 1 stitch 1 (2-1) times. 106 (112-120) sts remain on the front and on the back.
Continue to knit in Pattern until the work measures 50 (52-53) cm [19.75" (20.5" - 20 7/8")]. Bind off the middle 22 (24-24) sts in the front for the neck. Knit the rest of the work back and forth on the needle. Bind off for the neck on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 stitch 3 times. Simultaneously, when the work measures 54 (56-57) cm [21.25" (21-7/8", 22.5")], bind off the middle 38 (40-40) sts in the back for the neck and then bind off 2 sts on either side on the next row for the neck. Bind off when the work measures approximately 56 (58-59) cm [22" (22-7/8" - 23.25")].


Sleeves: Cast on 48 (48-50) sts on smaller double pointed needles with brown and join making sure not to twist the sts. Place a marker at the join. Knit 5 cm [2"] stockinette stitch. Purl 1 row for folding edge. Measure the work from here. Knit Pattern 1. Change to larger double pointed needles and increase 4 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row. 52 (52-54) sts.
Knit Pattern 1 three times and increase 1 stitch on either side of the marker 32 (32-33) times on alternately every 3rd and 4th row. 116 (116-120) sts. After the third repeat of Pattern 1 begin Pattern 2 and continue up the length of the sleeve. Make sure that the pattern is centered on the sleeve.
When the work measures 47 (45-45) cm [18.5" (17.75" - 17.75")], put 4 sts (two sts on either side of the marker) onto a holder. Continue to place sts onto the holder at the underarm on every other row as follows: 4 sts 8 (10-10) times. The work measures approximately 53 (52-52) cm [20-7/8" (20.5" - 20.5")]. Put all the sleeve sts back on double pointed needles and knit 2 cm [0.75"] in reverse stockinette stitch. This will be for the sleeve the seam allowance. Bind off loosely.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread down the center of the steek sts of each armhole. Sew two machine seams on either side of the marker thread _ stitch from the center seam. Cut up the center seam for armholes. Sew shoulder seams.
Pick up approximately 110-120 sts around the neck on smaller double pointed needles with brown and knit 2 cm [0.75"] in stockinette stitch. Change to marine and knit 1 row stockinette stitch. Purl 1 row for folding edge. Knit 2.5 cm [1»] stockinette stitch. Bind off . Fold all edges over against the wrong side and sew into place.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row of plain knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a stitch on the body after the machine seam. Turn the sweater inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the steek edge on the body by hand.

Diagram

brown
marine
blue
green
petrol green

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