DROPS design: Pattern no EE-361
Yarn group E
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
Colour no 01, off white:
Colour no 47, light beige mix:
Materials: DROPS Andes from Garnstudio
Colour no 0100, off white:
Colour no 0619, beige:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 and 40 cm) SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm and 40 cm) SIZE 7 mm - for rib.
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See diagrams M.1 to M.4.
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 116-128-140-152-164-176 sts on circular needle size 7 mm with light beige mix. Switch to off white, work rib = K 2/P 2 for 7 cm. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm and K 1 round while at the same time dec 20 sts evenly = 96-108-120-132-144-156 sts. Continue in stocking st. Insert a marker in first st at beg of round and a marker in the 49th-55th-61st-67th-73rd-79th st – these marks the sides.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm, work diagram M.2 - adjust so that st marked with an arrow is mid front. When diagram M.2 has been worked, work 1 round with off white while at the same time casting off 7 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. st with marker + 3 sts on each side of this st) = 82-94-106-118-130-142 sts remain on needle. Now piece measures approx. 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts on double pointed needles size 7 mm with light beige mix. Switch to off white, work 3 rounds in rib = K 2/P 2. Then work diagram M.4, this pattern is worked in rib but reversed from before, i.e. P is worked over K and K is worked over P. After diagram M.4, continue with off white and in rib as before. When piece measures 7 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 8 mm. Work diagram M.1, then continue with off white and in stocking st. Insert a marker in first st at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). When piece measures 14 cm, inc 1 st on each side of st with marker, repeat inc every 8-8-6-6-5-5 cm a total of 4-4-5-5-6-6 times = 36-36-42-42-48-48 sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23 cm, work diagram M.2 – adjust pattern so that st with arrow is mid on top of sleeve – work the inc sts gradually in pattern.
After diagram M.2, work 1 round with off white while at the same time casting off 7 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. st with marker + 3 sts on each side of this st) = 29-29-35-35-41-41 sts remain on needle. The piece now measures approx. 43 cm in all sizes.
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 8 mm as body = 140-152-176-188-212-224 sts.
Insert a marker in st mid back – NOW ROUND BEG HERE!
Work 1 round in stocking st with light beige mix as follows:
Inc 4 sts evenly = 144-156 sts.
Dec 8 sts evenly = 168-180-204-216 sts.
Then continue in diagram M.3 and dec according to diagram - work up to arrow for your size = 72-78-84-75-85-90 sts. Continue with off white, first work 1 round while dec 12-18-20-11-17-22 sts evenly = 60-60-64-64-68-68 sts. Then work an elevation in the back as follows: K 8 sts past st with marker mid back, turn and P 17 sts back, turn and K 25 sts, turn and P 33 sts, turn and K 41 sts, turn and P 49 sts. Turn and work 1 round to mid back.
Switch to a short circular needle size 7 mm and work in rib = K 2/P 2 - at the same time after 4 cm, work diagram M.4 (as bottom of sleeves). After diagram M.4, continue with off white and in rib as before until neck measures 12 cm. Loosely cast off with K over K and P over P.
Sew the openings under the sleeves tog.
light beige mix - K
light beige mix - P
off white - K
off white - P
K 2 tog
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