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DROPS 68-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS Short-Sleeved Pullover in Passion and Silke-Tweed.

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DROPS 68-14

Sizes: S/M - M/L - L/XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 92-100-108 cm [36.25" - 39 3/8" - 42.5"]
Waist: 74-82-92 cm [29 1/8" - 32.25" - 36.25"]

60% merino wool, 25% viscose, 15% nylon, 50 g./100 m./109 yards
200-200-250 g. col. no. 06, dusty pink.
52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards
50-50-50 g. col. no. 15, dusty pink.

Alternate yarns for Silke-Tweed:
* DROPS SAFRAN, 100% Egyptian cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
* DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE, 54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards

DROPS 6 mm [US 10] and 7 mm [US 10½] needles, 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 cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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: 14 sts x 19 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"] on larger needles with Passion in stockinette st.

Note: Passion has a tendency to twist when knit. For best results, untwist the yarn as you go along.

Loop fringe: The loop fringe must be knit from the wrong side in order to come out on the right side.
Knit loop fringe as follows: K 1, * Make a double loop as follows: wrap yarn loosely 3 times around left index finger. Pull all 3 strands on left index finger through st, leaving the st on left needle. Then K into the back of the same st, holding the 2 long loops against the piece. There are now 3 loops + 1 twisted st on right needle. Pass the 3 loops over the twisted st = 1 loop *, repeat from * - *. End row with K 1.

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

Front: Cast on 54-60-66 sts on smaller needles with Passion and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st. When the piece measures 6-6-6 cm [2 3/8"] inc 1 st at each side every 4-4-4 cm [1.5"] 6-6-6 times = 66-72-78 sts. When the piece measures 29-32-35 cm [11 3/8" - 12 5/8" - 13.75"] bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2 times, 1 st 4-4-5 times = 52-54-54 sts. When the piece measures 37-41-45 cm [14.5" - 16 1/8" - 17.75"] bind off the center 14-14-16 sts for the neck. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1-1-1 time, 1 st 5-5-5 times. Bind off the remaining 12-13-12 sts on each shoulder when the piece measures 46-50-54 cm [18 1/8" - 18-7/8" - 20.5" - 21.25"].

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off for armhole as on front and knit until the piece measures 44-48-52 cm [17.25" - 18 7/8" - 20.5"], bind off the center 26-26-28 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge. Bind off the remaining 12-13-12 sts when the piece measures 46-50-54 cm [18 1/8" - 18-7/8" - 20.5" - 21.25"].

Sleeve: Cast on 43-46-50 sts on smaller needles with Passion and K 1 row (right side). Change to double strands of Silke-Tweed and knit loop fringe - see instructions above. Change to Passion and larger needles and knit stockinette st to finished dimensions. At the same time when the piece measures 5 cm [2"] inc 1 st at each side = 45-48-52 sts. When sleeve measures 11-9-9 cm [4.25" - 3.5" - 3.5"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1 time, 2 sts 2-2-2 times, 1 st 3-4-5 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 19-19-20 cm [7.5" - 7.5" - 7 7/8"], bind off all sts.

Assembly: Sew right shoulder. Pick up approx. 68 to 78 sts around the neck on smaller needles with Passion. Change to double strands of Silke-Tweed and knit loop fringe. Change to Passion, knit 2 rows garter st - bind off on last row. Sew left shoulder and up along neckband. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance - sew with sewing thread.


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