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Knitted DROPS jumper in "Paris". Size 3 - 12 years.

DROPS Children 23-51

DROPS design: Pattern no W-032-bn
Yarn group C
Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 66-70-76-80-84 cm / 26"-27½"-30"-31½"-33"
Full length: 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22"

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
250-300-350-400-450 g color no 25, moss green
50-50-50-100-100 g color no 13, orange
50-50-50-100-100 g color no 08, dark purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 4 mm / US 6 - for garter st.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 2 rows = 1 ridge

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

STRIPES 1 (applies to bottom of body and sleeves):
1 ridge dark purple, 2 ridges moss green, 1 ridge dark purple, 1 ridge orange, 1 ridge moss green, 1 ridge orange.

STRIPES 2 (applies to collar):
* 1 ridge orange, 1 ridge moss green, 1 ridge orange, 1 ridge dark purple, 2 ridge moss green, 1 ridge dark purple, 1 ridge moss green *, repeat from *-*.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 100-108-116-124-132 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with dark purple. Insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 50-54-58-62-66 sts (these marks the sides). P 1 round. Continue in GARTER ST and with STRIPES 1 – see explanation above. After ridges, piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½''.
Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8, continue in stockinette st and moss green. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 6-7-8-9-10 cm / 2½"-2 3/4"-3"-3½"-4", P 1 round, continue in stockinette st.
When piece measures 10-10-11-11-12 cm / 4"-4"-4½"-4½"-4 3/4", inc 1 st on each side of markers in the sides. Repeat inc every 5-6-7-8-9 cm / 2"-2½"-2 3/4"-3"-3½" 2 more times = 112-120-128-136-144 sts.
When piece measures 22-24-26-28-30 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11 3/4" and 24-26-29-31-34 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11½"-12 1/4"-13½", P 1 round.
When piece measures 27-30-33-36-39 cm / 10½"-11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4", work next round as follows: bind off 3 sts for armhole, K 18-20-22-23-25, bind off 14-14-14-16-16 sts for neck, K 18-20-22-23-25, bind off 6 sts for armhole, K 50-54-58-62-66 and bind off the last 3 sts for armhole, cut the thread.
Finish front and back piece separately.

= 50-54-58-62-66 sts. Work in stockinette st - AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes at beg of every row, in each side: 1 st 2-2-3-4-4 times = 46-50-52-54-58 sts.
When piece measures 38-42-46-50-54 cm / 15"-16½"-18"-19 3/4"-21 1/4", bind off the middle 18-20-22-24-24 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. On next row from the neck, dec 1 st = 13-14-14-14-16 sts remain on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22".

= 18-20-22-23-25 sts. Then bind off for armhole in the side as on back piece. At the same time 2 cm / 3/4'' after dividing for armhole and neck, dec 1 st towards the neck.
Repeat dec every 2 cm / 3/4'' 2-3-4-4-4 more times = 13-14-14-14-16 sts remain on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22".

Work as right front piece but reversed.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 30-32-32-34-34 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with dark purple. P 1 round – continue in garter st and with stripes as on bottom of body.
Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 and continue in stockinette st - insert a marker at beg of round.
INCREASE: When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', inc 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat inc every 4-4-3½-3½-3½ cm / 1½"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/4" - 4-5-7-8-9 more times = 40-44-48-52-54 sts.
PATTERN: When piece measures 8-9-10-11-12 cm / 3"-3½"-4"-4½"-4 3/4", P 1 round. Also P 1 round when piece measures 20-22-24-26-28 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"-11" and 22-24-27-29-32 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10½"-11½"-12½".
When piece measures 28-32-35-40-45 cm / 11"-12½"-13 3/4"-15 3/4"-17 3/4", 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 1-1-2-2-2 times, then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 33-37-41-46-51 cm / 13"-14½"-16 1/8"-18"-20", finally bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side.
Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 34-38-42-47-52 cm / 13 3/8"-15"-16½"-18½"-20½".

Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves.

Worked back and forth on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 from mid front. Start by picking up sts on the left side of the 14-14-14-16-16 sts bound off mid front - pick up with moss green inside 1 st as follows:
Approx. 22 to 30 sts up to shoulder, insert a marker, approx. 20 to 28 sts over back piece, insert a marker and 22 to 30 sts down along the other side of neck (do not knit up over the 14-14-14-16-16 sts bound off mid front) = approx. 64 to 88 sts. K 1 row from WS.
Continue in GARTER ST and with STRIPES 2 – see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME every 6th row, inc 1 st on each side of marker on each shoulder (inc by working 2 sts in 1 st).
When collar measures 8-8-8-10-10 cm / 3"-3"-3"-4"-4", bind off, bind off from WS on last row of 1 ridge.
Place left part of neck edge over right and fasten towards the 14-14-14-16-16 sts bound off at the bottom of neck.


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