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DROPS 30-1 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with textured butterfly pattern in “Paris. Size S – L.

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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.
Pattern: See diagram. The diagram is seen from the RS. English

Bobble: Inc to 2 sts in 1 st, work 2 rows stocking st on these 2 sts, on next row K2 tog.

Body piece: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 144-144 sts on needle size 5.5 mm, change to needle size 5 mm and work M.1 (= approx 10 cm). Now continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 10-24 sts evenly on first round = 154-168 sts. Inc 2 sts each side on every other round 3 times, and then 2 sts on every 3rd round 6 times = 190-204 sts. Remember the knitting tension! At the same time when piece measures 19-20 cm work M.2 on the middle 35 sts on front piece (work cable in M.2 on the middle 6 sts) – do not work M.2 on back piece. At the same time when piece measures 23-24 cm cast off 4 sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.

Front piece: = 91-98 sts. Cast off for armhole each side on every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 2 times = 83-90 sts. After M.2 continue in stocking st. When piece measures 38-40 cm cast off the middle 36-36 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Work M.3, at the same time cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 2 times. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 42-44 cm.

Back piece: = 91-98 sts. Cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece. When piece measures 38-40 cm work M.3, and at the same time when piece measures 41-43 cm cast off the middle 39-40 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off 2 sts on neckline on next row. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 42-44 cm.

Sleeves: Cast on 36-36 sts on double pointed needle size 5.5 mm, change to needle size 5 mm and continue in M.1 (= approx 10 cm). Now continue in M.3 (place a pattern repeat mid upper sleeve), at the same time inc 12-12 sts evenly on first round = 48-48 sts. Now inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 26-27 times on * every other and 3rd round * alternately = 100-102 sts. When piece measures 36-36 cm cast off 6 sts mid under arm and complete piece back and forth on needle. Cast off to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 6 sts 5 times, cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 41-41 cm.

Assembly: Join shoulders. Pick up approx 90 sts round the neckline on needle size 5 mm and work 1 round stocking st, at the same time work 3 bobbles on each shoulder, one in the middle st and the remaining 2 either side with 5 sts between each bobble. P 1 round and cast off on next round. Now crochet a border round neckline with crochet hook size 3 mm as follows: * 3 dc, 3 ch, 1 sl st in the first ch *, repeat from *-*. Set in sleeves.


Diagram

bobble, see above
K
P
1 YO
Inc 1 st
K2 tog
K2 tog, 1 YO
1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, K1, K1 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K1, K1 from cable needle
slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso


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