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DROPS 67-4 by DROPS Design

DROPS Pullover in Angora-Tweed

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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: 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"]

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Knitting tips for armhole shaping:
Dec 1 st from right side as follows: P tog the st to be decreased with the first of the P 3 sts.
Dec 1 st from wrong side as follows: K tog the st to be decreased with the first of the K 3 sts.

Front: Cast on 136-146-156 sts. Establish pattern on the first row (right side) as follows: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, 33-38-43 sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 4 (16 sts), Pattern 1 (34 sts), Pattern 4, 33-38-43 sts of Pattern 3, K 1, K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout). Continue with pattern as established – after Pattern 1 is complete repeat Pattern 2 over the center 34 sts. When the piece measures 32-33-35 cm [12-5/8" - 13" - 13.75"] bind off 8-8-8 sts at each side for armhole. Dec 1 st for armhole inside the 7 sts at edge (P 2, K 2, P 3) 5-10-15 times every other row - see knitting tips. After armhole shaping is complete there are 110-110-110 sts on needles.
Continue in pattern until piece measures approx. 42/44-44/46-46/48 cm [16.5"/17.25" - 17.25"/18 1/8" - 18 1/8"/18 7/8"] - adjust so you end after one of the arrows in Pattern 2. Put 8 sts at center front on a st holder for the neck = 51-51-51 sts each side. Knit the next row as follows (from neck edge): P 2, 6 sts continue the cables in Pattern 4, P 2 tog, P 1, P 2 tog, Pattern 4 and the remaining sts in Pattern 3 = 49 sts each side. Continue with pattern - at the same time dec 1 st for the neck inside the 11 sts at neck edge (P 2, 6 sts cable, P 3) 6-6-6 times every row, then 12-12-12 times every other row - see knitting tips = 31-31-31 sts remain on each shoulder. When the piece measures approx. 54-56-58 cm [21.25" - 22" - 22-7/8"] dec 4 sts over cables in Pattern 4 by K 3 tog across the 6 sts of the cable = 27 sts. On the next row bind off the remaining sts.

Back: Cast on 112-122-132 sts and establish pattern on first row (right side) as follows: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, 108-118-128 sts in Pattern 3, K 1, K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout). Knit in pattern as established until the piece measures 32-33-35 cm [12-5/8" - 13" - 13.75"] then shape armholes as on front = 86-86-86 sts. When the piece measures approx. 52-54-56 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off the center 28-28-28 sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row = 27-27-27 sts remain on shoulder. When the piece measures 54-56-58 cm [21.25" - 22" - 22-7/8"] bind off all sts.

Sleeve: Cast on 55-55-55 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 3 over all sts. When the piece measures 6 cm [2-3/8"] inc 1 st each side of marker (make incs at each side of a K 2): 20-20-20 times alternately every 6th and 7th rows = 95-95-95 sts. When the piece measures 51-51-49 cm [20" - 20" - 19.25"] bind off 4 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on needles. Bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 2 sts 4-3-1 times, 1 st 5-9-17 times, 2 sts 4-3-1 times and 3 sts 2-2-2 times. Bind off, the piece measures approx. 62-63-64 cm [24 3/8" - 24.75" - 25.25"].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams - see that the ribs match up. Pick up around the neck on double-pointed needles as follows: 32 sts over back, 28 sts along each side of front neck + 8 sts from st holder at center front = 96 sts. Knit the 6 sts at center front continuing Pattern 4 (cable), each side the cable P 4, the remaining sts knit in Pattern 3 - see that the pattern matches the sts on the back. After 1 row dec the P 4 each side of cables to P 3. Continue with pattern over all sts. When collar measures approx. 12 cm [4.75"] dec 3 sts over cables at center front by K 2 tog across the 6 sts of the cable. On the next row bind off all sts in pattern.
Sew side seams using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew in sleeves inside 2 edge sts on Body.

Diagram

Knit
Purl
Put 3 sts on st holder in front of work, P 1, K 3 from st holder.
Put 1 st on st holder in back of work, K 3, P 1 from st holder.
Put 3 sts on st holder in back of work, K 3, K 3 from st holder.
Put 3 sts on st holder in front of work, K 3, K 3 from st holder.

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