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DROPS 73-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS Pullover in Angora Tweed

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DROPS 73-3

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 96-102-112-118-128 cm [37.75" - 40-1/8" - 44" - 46.5" - 50-3/8"]
Waist: 88-96-106-112-122 cm [34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41.75" - 44" - 48"]
Hem: 100-106-116-124-134 cm [39-3/8" - 41.75" - 45-5/8" - 48-7/8" - 52.75"]

Materials: DROPS ANGORA-TWEED from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600 gr nr 14, pink

DROPS 5.5 mm [US 9], or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Gauge: 18 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette st.

Rib: * K 2, P 1 *, repeat from * - *.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Blackberry Stitch: See chart. The pattern is seen from the wrong side.

Knitting tips-1 (for dart on Body):
All decs are made on right side rows.
After 1st marker: K 2 tog.
Before 2nd marker: Slip 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.

Knitting tips-2 (for armholes):
All decs are made on right side rows.
Dec 1 st inside 5 stockinette st sts as follows:
After 5 sts: Slip 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Before 5 sts: K 2 tog.
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Front: Cast on 92-98-107-113-122 sts and knit rib for 3 cm. Put a marker 25-28-31-33-36 sts in from each side and change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 20-21-22-23-24 cm dec 1 st after 1st marker and 1 st before 2nd marker (right side row) - see knitting tips-1 – dec every 4 rows a total of 5 times = 82-88-97-103-112 sts.
When the piece measures 32-34-36-38-40 cm inc 1 st after 1st marker and 1 st before 2nd marker (right side) - inc by pulling up sts from the previous row. Inc every 6 rows a total of 3 times = 88-94-103-109-118 sts.
When the piece measures 50-51-52-53-54 cm bind off 4-5-6-7-8 sts at each side for armhole. Then dec 1 st inside 5 sts at each side every other row 6-8-10-11-13 times - see knitting tips-2.
At the same time when the piece measures 55-57-58-60-61 cm bind off the center 6-6-7-7-8 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 9-9-10-10-10 times = 18-18-18-19-20 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 70-72-74-76-78 cm.

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off for armhole at each side as on front and continued until the piece measures 68-70-72-74-76 cm. Now bind off the center 30-30-33-33-34 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 18-18-18-19-20 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 70-72-74-76-78 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 50-50-54-54-58 sts. Knit 2 rows garter st, continue with blackberry stitch - see chart. When the piece measures 16 cm change to stockinette st.
At the same time inc 1 st at each side every 3.5-3-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 9-11-11-13-13 times = 68-72-76-80-84 sts.
When sleeve measures 48-48-46-46-44 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 4 times, 1 st 2-2-5-4-8 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 56-57-57-57-57 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time. The piece measures 57-58-58-58-58 cm, bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew right shoulder.
Collar: Pick up approx. 96-104 sts (divisible by 4) around the neck. Knit 2 rows garter st, then knit 1 row increasing 1 st in every other st = 144-156 sts. Change to blackberry stitch – be sure that the pattern is knit so that it will be on the outside when the collar folds. When the collar measures approx. 20 cm knit 2 rows garter st and bind off with double strands of yarn. Sew left shoulder and up along collar edge. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.

English translations for diagram
= knit (as seen from the wrong side)
= knit 3 sts in 1 st as follows: K 1 in front of st, K 1 in back of st, K 1 in front of st.
= P 3 tog, pull yarn tight. If this is too difficult, make
as follows: P 2, pass 2nd st on right needle over the first, P 1 and pass 2nd st over first st.

Diagram

knit (as seen from the wrong side)
knit 3 sts in 1 st as follows: K 1 in front of st, K 1 in back of st, K 1 in front of st.
P 3 tog, pull yarn tight. If this is too difficult, make as follows: P 2, pass 2nd st on right needle over the first, P 1 and pass 2nd st over first st.

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