DROPS design: Pattern no Z-480
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-300-350-400-450-500 g colour no 7120, light grey/green
Note: This design can only be made with yarn from group A.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st with 1 thread = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4 mm – for garter st.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5 mm – or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 rows stocking st with 1 thread = 10 x 10 cm.
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GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
DECREASING TIP-1 (applies to body piece):
Dec as follows BEFORE marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows AFTER marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
DECREASING TIP-2 (applies to armhole):
Make all dec for armhole from RS inside 3 garter sts.
Dec as follows AFTER 3 sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows BEFORE 3 sts: K2 tog.
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 200-220-240-264-288-312 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with 2 threads Alpaca. Insert 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 100-110-120-132-144-156 sts (= the sides).
Work 6 rounds GARTER ST – see above, remove one thread and continue in stocking st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 5 cm dec 1 st each side of both markers – see DECREASING TIP-1, and repeat the dec on every 2 cm a total of 8 times = 168-188-208-232-256-280 sts. When piece measures 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm inc 1 st each side of both markers by working 2 st in 1 st, and repeat the inc on every 2 cm a total of 6 times = 192-212-232-256-280-304 sts. When piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm work 4 rounds garter st on 14-14-16-16-18-18 sts each side (= 7-7-8-8-9-9 sts each side of marker) with remaining sts in stocking st. Now cast off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.
= 88-98-106-118-128-140 sts. Continue in stocking st with 3 garter sts each side – AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec 1 st each side for armhole - see DECREASING TIP-2, and repeat the dec on every row from RS a total of 2-4-4-5-5-7 times = 84-90-98-108-118-126 sts. Work 1 row from WS. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and work next row as follows from RS: K3, * K2 tog, K2 *, repeat from *-* until 9-7-7-9-11-11 sts remain, K2 tog until 3 sts remain, K these = 63-68-74-81-88-94 sts. Piece now measures approx 39-41-42-44-45-47 cm. Slip sts on a stitch holder.
= 88-98-106-118-128-140 sts. Continue as described for front piece and slip sts on a stitch holder.
Worked on circular needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Alpaca.
Work sts from front piece (= 63-68-74-81-88-94 sts) back on circular needle size 4 mm, loosely cast on 42-44-46-48-52-56 new sts (= sleeve), work sts from back piece (= 63-68-74-81-88-94 sts) back on needle and loosely cast on 42-44-46-48-52-56 new sts (= sleeve) = a total of 210-224-240-258-280-300 sts.
Now complete piece in the round. P 1 round and then work 6 rounds garter st.
Change to circular needle size 5 mm and 1 thread. K2 in all sts = 420-448-480-516-560-600 sts.
Work 12-12-13-13-14-14 rounds stocking st.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm and 2 threads. K2 tog across the round = 210-224-240-258-280-300 sts.
Work next round as follows: K 2-0-0-6-0-6, * K2 tog, K 2-2-2-1-1-1, K2 tog, K 2-2-2-2-2-2 *, repeat from *-* = 158-168-180-186-200-216 sts. P 1 round and work 4 rounds garter st.
Change to circular needle size 5 mm and 1 thread. K2 in all sts = 316-336-360-372-400-432 sts.
Work 12-12-13-13-14-14 rounds stocking st.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm and 2 threads. K2 tog across the round = 158-168-180-186-200-216 sts. Work next round as follows:
SIZE S and M: K2-0, * K2 tog, K1 *, repeat from *-* = 106-112 sts.
SIZE L: K2 tog, K2 tog, * K1, K2 tog, K2 tog, K1, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 112 sts.
SIZE XL, XXL and XXXL: K 1-0-1, * K2 tog, K2 tog, K1 *, repeat from *-* = 112-120-130 sts.
P 1 round and work 12 rounds garter st.
Cast off loosely. Piece measures approx 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.
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