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Arctic Circle Sweater by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with round yoke and pattern in "Nepal". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS 150-31

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-122
Yarn group C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-102-106-128-138 cm / 34½”-37¾”-40”-41¾”-50½”-54¼”
Full length: 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾’’-23 5/8’’-24 3/8’’-25¼’’-26’’-26¾’’

DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
400-400-450-450-500-550 g color no 0517, medium gray
150-150-150-200-200-200 g color no 0100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16’’ and 32’’) 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 CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16’’ and 32’’) SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 - for rib.

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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.
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern from RS. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

Dec 1 st before marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st after marker as follows: K 2 tog.

Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 180-200-220-240-268-288 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with medium gray. P 1 round. Continue to work rib K 2/P 2.
When rib measures 4-4-4-4-5-5 cm / 1½”-1½”-1½”-1½”-2”-2”, switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 26-34-42-44-48-50 sts evenly = 154-166-178-196-220-238 sts. Insert 1 marker in each side of piece (back piece = 77-83-89-98-110-119 sts, front piece = 77-83-89-98-110-119 sts). Work in stockinette st.
When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾’’, dec - see DECREASE TIP above - 1 st on each side of each marker (= 4 dec sts), repeat dec every 3 cm / 1 1/8’’ 3 more times (= 4 times in total) = 138-150-162-180-204-222 sts.
When piece measures 22 cm / 8¾”’’, inc 1 st on each side of each marker (= 4 inc sts), repeat inc every 3-3½-4-4½-5-5½ cm / 1 1/8”-1¼”-1½”-1¾”-2”-2¼” 2 more times (= 3 times in total) = 150-162-174-192-216-234 sts.
When piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm / 13 3/8’’-13¾’’-14¼’’-14½’’-15’’-15¼’’, bind off 6 sts in each side (i.e. 3 sts on each side of each marker) = 138-150-162-180-204-222 sts. Put piece aside.

Worked in the round. Cast on 68-68-68-76-76-76 sts on a circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with medium gray and work rib K 2/P 2. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½’’, switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts evenly = 60-60-60-66-66-66 sts. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round. C
ontinue in stockinette st. When piece measures 8 cm / 3’’, bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 3 sts on each side of marker) = 54-54-54-60-60-60 sts.
Put piece aside and make another sleeve edge the same way.

Slip sleeve edges on to same circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 as body where armholes were bound off = 246-258-270-300-324-342 sts.
Work 0-3-5-7-9-11 rounds in stockinette st with medium gray. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-6-0-12-0-0 sts evenly = 234-252-270-288-324-342 sts.
Work and dec according to diagram A.1.
When A.1 has been worked vertically, 104-112-120-128-144-152 sts remain on needle. On next round, dec 16-20-24-28-40-44 sts evenly = 88-92-96-100-104-108 sts.

Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and work with medium gray. Work rib K 2/P 2 until piece measures 2 cm / 3/4’’. Bind off with K over K and P over P.

Sew the opening under the sleeves.


medium gray
off white
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

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