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DROPS 57-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in Karisma-Angora Tweed

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DROPS 57-14

Sizes: Small/Medium (Medium/Large - Extra Large)
Finished Measurements: 104 (112-118) cm [41" (44" - 26.5")]

Materials: DROPS KARISMA ANGORA-TWEED from Garnstudio
30% Angora, 70% Lambswool, 50 g = 158 yds.
400 (450-500) g in Color No. 10, Natural White.

Alternate yarns:
* DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH, 100% Pure New Wool, 50 g = 120 yds
* DROPS MUSKAT, 100% Egyptian Cotton, 50 g = 109 yds
* DROPS BOMULL-LIN, 53% Cotton, 47% Linen, 50 g = 93 yds.

DROPS 3mm/US 2 and 4mm/US 6 circular needles and double pointed, 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: 22 sts x 28 rows on larger needles in Pattern 2 = 10 x 10 cm [4"x4"].

Pattern: See chart.

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

Body: Cast on 216 (234-243) sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 for approximately 19 cm [7.5»] (finish after the first row of Pattern 1). Then knit 4 rows garter st and at the same time inc 12 (12-15) sts evenly distributed on the row = 228 (246-258) sts. Change to larger circular needles and knit 1 row stockinette stitch and then knit Pattern 2. When the work measures 29 (31-32) cm [11-3/8» (12.25» – 12-5/8»)], bind off 4 (5-5) sts at each side for armholes and knit the rest of the front and back separately.

Front: = 110 (118-124) sts. Bind off for armholes on every other row: 3 sts 1 (2-2) times, 2 sts 4 (4-4) times, 1 st 2 (2-4) times = 84 (86-88) sts. When the work measures 47 (49-51) cm [18.5» (19.25» - 20»)], bind off the center 20 (22-22) sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times. Bind off when the work measures 54 (56-58) cm [21.25» (22» - 22-7/8»)].

Back: = 110 (118-124) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front. When the work measures 52 (54-56) cm [20.5» (21.25» - 22»)], bind off the center 36 (38-38) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures 54 (56-58) cm [21.25» (22» - 22-7/8»)].

Sleeves: Cast on 54 (54-54) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 for approximately 13 cm [5-1/8»] (finish after the 1st row of Pattern 1). Then knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit 1 row stockinette stitch, then Pattern 2 to finished dimensions. At the same time, after Pattern 1, inc 1 st each side of marker 26 (26-28) times:
Sizes S/M + M/L: alternately every 3rd and every 4th row
Size XL: every 3rd row
= 106 (106-110) sts. When the work measures 46 (45-45) cm [18-1/8» (17.75» - 17.75»)], bind off 2 (3-3) sts on each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Then bind off for sleeve caps on each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 3 (2-2) times, 2 sts 11 (14-15) times, 3 sts 2 times, bind off all sts. The work measures approximately 58 (58-59) cm [22-7/8» (22-7/8» - 22.25»)].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up 108 sts (divisible by 9 sts) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, then knit Pattern 1 for approximately 8 cm [3-1/8»] (finish after the 1st row of Pattern 1), bind off all sts loosely in pattern. Sew on the sleeves.

Diagram

knit
purl
put 1 st on a cable needle behind the work, knit 1 stitch, purl 1 st from the cable needle
put 1 st on a cable needle in front of the work, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 st from the cable needle
put 1 st on a cable needle behind the work, knit 1 stitch, knit 1 st from the cable needle

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