DROPS design: Pattern no li-026
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Bust: 84-92-100-112-124-134 cm / 33-36¼-39½-44-48¾-52¾
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22-22¾-23 5/8-24 3/8-25¼-26
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
400-450-450-500-550-600 g color no 9015, gray
100-100-100-100-100-100 g color no 0100, off white
100-100-100-100-100-100 g color no 5820, ruby red
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color no 4088, heather
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24 or 32) SIZE 4 mm / US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24 or 32) SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - for rib.
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See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.
DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to body):
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to round yoke):
To calculate how often dec should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 296 sts) and divide by no of dec to be done (e.g. 24) = 12.3. I.e. in this example K approx. every 11th and 12th st tog.
Inc 1 st by picking up a st from previous row/round, K this st.
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 212-228-248-280-308-336 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with gray. K 1 round. Then work rib (= K 2/P 2) for 4 cm / 1½. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 44-48-50-58-62-66 sts evenly = 168-180-198-222-246-270 sts. Insert 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 84-90-99-111-123-135 sts (= in the sides). Then continue pattern in the round according to diagram A.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE. When piece measures 8 cm / 3, dec 1 st on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP 1 (= 4 sts dec - NOTE: Work sts that do not fit the pattern in gray when dec). Repeat dec when piece measures 16 cm / 6¼ = 160-172-190-214-238-262 sts. When piece measures 22 cm / 8¾, inc 1 st on each side of both markers - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc - NOTE: Work sts that do not fit the pattern in gray when inc). Repeat inc every 3-3-3-3½-3½-4 cm / 1 1/8-1 1/8-1 1/8-1¼-1¼-1½, 3-4-4-4-4-4 more times (= 4-5-5-5-5-5 inc in total) = 176-192-210-234-258-282 sts. When piece measures approx. 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm / 14¼-14½-15-14 1/4-15¾-16 make sure that next round is a round with dots, bind off the middle 12 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off 6 sts on each side of both markers) = 76-84-93-105-117-129 sts remain on front and back piece. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 64-64-68-68-76-76 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with ruby red. K 1 round. Then work rib (= K 2/P 2) for 3 cm / 1 1/8. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and K 1 round with ruby red while AT THE SAME TIME dec 16-16-16-16-20-20 sts evenly = 48-48-52-52-56-56 sts. Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve) and work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2. After A.2 continue in the round in stockinette st with gray. When piece measures 8-8-10-10-12-10 cm / 3-3-4-4-4¾-4, inc 1 st on each side of marker see INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every 3-2½-2½-2-2-2 cm / 1 1/8-7/8-7/8-3/4-3/4-3/4 12-14-13-15-14-16 more times (= 13-15-14-16-15-17 inc total) = 74-78-80-84-86-90 sts. When piece measures 45-45-45-44-44-44 cm / 17¾-17¾-17¾-17¼-17¼-17¼ (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulder), bind off 12 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. Bind off 6 sts on each side of marker) = 62-66-68-72-74-78 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 276-300-322-354-382-414 sts. K 1 round with gray while AT THE SAME TIME dec 4-4-6-6-6-6 sts evenly - SEE DECREASE TIP 2 = 272-296-316-348-376-408 sts. Work 0-1-2-0-1-2 cm / 0-½-3/4-0-½-3/4 in stockinette st with gray. Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.3 (choose diagram for your size).
AT THE SAME TIME on row marked with arrow A in diagram dec 16-24-28-28-40-40 sts evenly = 256-272-288-320-336-368 sts. Continue pattern.
On row marked with arrow B in diagram dec 22-23-24-32-33-35 sts evenly = 234-249-264-288-303-333 sts. Continue pattern.
On row marked with arrow C in diagram dec 30-33-36-36-39-45 sts evenly = 204-216-228-252-264-288 sts. Continue pattern.
On row marked with arrow D in diagram dec 28-32-36-44-40-48 sts evenly = 176-184-192-208-224-240 sts. Continue pattern.
On row marked with arrow E in diagram dec 36-40-44-52-64-64 sts evenly = 140-144-148-156-160-176 sts. Continue pattern.
On row marked with arrow F in diagram (= last round) dec 36-36-36-40-40-48 sts evenly = 104-108-112-116-120-128 sts. Cut the yarn.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and ruby red, beg mid back and work rib in the round (= K 2/P 2) but make sure that either K 2 or P 2 are mid front. Insert 1 marker mid front between the 2 middle sts.
AT THE SAME TIME after 2 rounds rib work an elevation at the back of neck with short rows as follows:
Beg mid back and work rib as before until 19-19-21-21-23-23 sts remain before marker, turn and work rib back until 19-19-21-21-23-23 sts remain before marker in the other side. Turn and work rib until 27-27-29-29-31-31 sts remain before marker, turn and work rib back until 27-27-29-29-31-31 sts remain on the other side before marker. Turn and work rib until 35-35-37-37-39-39 sts remain on needle, turn and work rib back until 35-35-37-37-39-39 sts remain on the other side. Turn piece and work rib until beg of round beg (= mid back). Then continue rib in the round over all sts as before until rib measures approx. 3 cm / 1 1/8 mid front.
Loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.
Yoke measures approx. 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm / 8-8¼-8¾-9-9½-9¾ and entire jumper measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22-22¾-23 5/8-24 3/8-25¼-26.
Sew the openings under the sleeves tog.
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