Materials: DROPS SYMPHONY from Garnstudio
600-650-750 g, color no 02, beige
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
150-175-200 g, colour no 05, beige
And: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
450-500-650 colour no 0618m, eco light beige mix (incl. Neck and Sleeve Edges).
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
300-350-400 g, colour no 15, beige
And: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-200-300 g colour no 2020, light camel.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 6 mm/US 10 – or size needed to get 15 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread Symphony, 1 tread Melody or 1 thread Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 thread Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') size 4 mm/US 6 – for rib.
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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
DECREASING TIP 1 (applies to mid front and mid back):
Dec from RS each side of 2 sts.
Dec as follows 3 sts BEFORE marker: K2 tog, K1.
Dec as follows AFTER marker: K1, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
DECREASING TIP 2 (applies to the side):
Dec by K2 tog before marker and K2 tog into back of loop after marker.
Worked in 2 parts, then parts are put tog and piece completed in the round on all sts. Arrows in diagram show the knitting direction.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from the bottom edge up. Cast on 162-180-198 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with with 1 thread Symphony, 1 tread Melody or 1 thread Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 thread Alpaca. Work 4 rows GARTER ST - see above! Insert a marker in the middle of piece, i.e. after 81-90-99 sts.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME cast on 2 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows for sleeve edges. Repeat the inc at the end of every row a total of 9-10-11 times each side (= 18-20-22 inc sts for sleeve edge each side). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' dec 1 st each side of marker – See DECREASING TIP 1! Repeat the dec on every row from RS a total of 46-52-58 times, and when all inc for sleeve edges are complete (piece measures approx 10-11-12 cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4") finish with 1 row from WS. Put piece aside.
Like back piece.
Slip all sts on the same circular needle and continue in the round. Insert 1 marker at beg of round and 1 after half the sts (to mark the sides). Continue to dec mid front and mid back as before. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12-12-13 cm / 4 3/4"-4 3/4"-5 1/8" dec 1 st each side of marker each side – See DECREASING TIP 2! Repeat the dec at the sides on every 6th round (every 3 cm / 1 1/8'') a total of 13-15-17 times (= until finished measurements). After all dec are complete there are 160-172-184 sts left on needle. Continue until piece measures 51-57-63 cm / 20"-22½"-24 3/4".
Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and 2 strands Alpaca. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME K2 tog across the round = 80-86-92 sts. P 1 round and K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME inc 20-22-24 sts evenly = 100-108-116 sts. Now continue in rib, K2/P2, on all sts. When rib measures 28 cm / 11'' bind off LOOSELY with K over K and P over P.
Worked in the round. Sew the garter st at the bottom of back and front piece tog with a couple of sts each side (sleeve edge now has a circumference of approx 24-26-30 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11 3/4"). Pick up 44-48-52 sts round sleeve edge on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with 2 strands Alpaca. P 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2, on all sts. When rib measures 12 cm / 4¾'' bind off with K over K and P over P.
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