Captain Jack by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with skull pattern in ”Lima”. Size 3 - 12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no LI-003-bn
Yarn Group B
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 64-70-76-82-90 cm / 25 1/4"-27½"-30"-32 1/4"-35½"
Full length: 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22"

Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
300-350-400-450-500 g color no 9015, gray
50-50-50-50-100 g color no 8903, black

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - for rib.

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GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle/double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagram A-1 - diagram is worked in stockinette st.
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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 152-168-184-200-216 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with black (round starts in the side). Work 1 round rib= K 2/P 2, switch to gray and continue rib until piece measures 4 cm / 1½''.
Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and continue in stockinette st – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round dec 12-14-16-18-20 sts evenly = 140-154-168-182-196 sts. When piece measures 14-17-19-22-24 cm / 5½"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4"-9½", with black work 2 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above, 2 rounds in garter st in gray and 2 rounds in garter st in black.
Continue with diagram A-1 (= 10-11-12-13-14 repetitions on the round).
When A-1 has been worked, work 2 rounds in garter st in black, 2 rounds in garter st in gray and 2 rounds in garter st in black again.
Continue in stockinette st and gray until finished measurements.
When piece measures 27-30-33-36-39 cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4", work next round as follows: bind off 6 sts for armhole, work 64-71-78-85-92 sts (= back piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole and work the rest of row (= 64-71-78-85-92 sts on front piece).
Finish each piece separately.

FRONT PIECE:
= 64-71-78-85-92 sts. Continue in stockinette st while at the same time bind off for armholes at beg of every row, in each side: 2 sts 0-1-2-2-3 times and 1 st 3-3-3-5-5 times = 58-61-64-67-70 sts.
When piece measures 34-38-42-45-49 cm / 13 3/8"-15"-16½"-17 3/4"-19 1/4", slip the middle 16-17-20-21-22 sts on a stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off on every row from neck: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 15-16-16-17-18 sts remain on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22".

BACK PIECE:
= 64-71-78-85-92 sts. Bind off for armholes as on front piece and continue until piece measures 38-42-46-50-54 cm / 15"-16½"-18"-19 3/4"-21 1/4".
Now bind off the middle 26-27-30-31-32 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. At the same time bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 15-16-16-17-18 sts remain on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22".

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40-44-44-48-48 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with black. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under sleeve.
Work 1 round rib = K 2/P 2, switch to gray and continue rib until piece measures 4 cm / 1½''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and continue in stockinette st.
When piece measures 6 cm / 2½'', work 2 rounds in garter st with black, 2 rounds in garter st in gray and 2 rounds in garter st in black, continue in gray and stockinette st until finished measurements.
At the same time when piece measures 8-8-9-10-10 cm / 3"-3"-3½"-4"-4", inc 1 st on each side of marker mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 3-3½-3-3½-3 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/8", 6-6-8-8-10 more times = 54-58-62-66-70 sts.
When piece measures 29-33-36-40-44 cm / 11 3/8"-13-"14 1/4"-15 3/4"-17 1/4", bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 3 sts on each side of marker) and work back and forth on needle until finished measurements. Then bind off at beg of every row in each side: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3-3-4-4-6 times, then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 34-38-42-46-51 cm / 13 3/8"-15"-16½"-18"-20", finally bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side.
Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 35-39-43-47-52 cm / 13 3/4"-15 1/4"-17"-18½"-20½".

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up approx. 75 to 85 sts around the neck (including sts on stitch holder at the front) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with gray.
P 1 round and K 1 round while at the same time on K round inc evenly to 88-92-96-100-100 sts. Continue in rib = K 2/P 2 for 6 rounds.
Switch to black, work 1 round rib, then bind off with K over K and P over P.

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Hat - see pattern SmåDrops 23-27
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Diagram

= gray
= black

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