What do I need to start?

Planning to join our new Christmas knit-along? Here you’ll find a list of the materials you need, with lots of yarn alternatives! Remember that how much yarn you need to purchase really depends on the size of jumper you are going to knit, so you should start by choosing the size: Measure a jumper that fits you - or whoever will wear it - and compare those measurements with our size charts to choose the best fit.

See the materials for:


Children jumper

Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years

Size (by height in cm): 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152

See tips on how to read this size chart here.

Yarn

DROPS Nepal
Colour a) 200-250-250-300-350-400 g colour 3620, red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 3620 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour 6314, denim blue
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0206, light beige
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0618, camel
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0612, medium brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 2923, goldenrod (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Nepal here

The children jumper in the pictures is knitted with DROPS Nepal, but you can of course knit it with any other quality from Yarn Group C. Use our yarn calculator to find out how much of a different DROPS yarn you would need.

Yarn alternatives

If you don’t want to calculate an alternative yarn, you can pick one of the following suggestions:

Alternative 1: DROPS Big Merino

You’ll need:

DROPS Big Merino
Colour a) 200-250-250-300-350-400 g colour 18, red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 18 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour 07, jeans blue
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 19, beige
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02, grey
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 03, anthracite
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 15, orange (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Big Merino here


Alternative 2: DROPS Air

You’ll need:

DROPS Air
Colour a) 100-150-150-150-200-200 g colour 07 ruby red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 07 ruby red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17 denim blue
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02 wheat
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 26 beige
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 05 brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 12 moss green (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Air here


Alternative 3: DROPS Alaska

You’ll need:

DROPS Alaska
Colour a) 250-300-300-350-400-450 g colour 10 red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 10 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour 57 denim blue
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 61 wheat
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 55 beige
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 50 dark brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 59 lemon (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Alaska here


Alternative 4: DROPS Alaska + DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

If you want to get a more fluffy reindeer you can replace colours c and d in Alternative 3.

You’ll need:

DROPS Alaska
Colour a) 250-300-300-350-400-450 g colour 10 red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 10 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour 57 denim blue
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 50 dark brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 59 lemon (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

And use:

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 2020 light beige
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0602 brown

Order DROPS Alaska here - Order Alpaca Bouclé here


Other materials

- DROPS double pointed needles, size 5 mm
- DROPS circular needles, size 5 mm - in lengths 40 and 80 cm for the stocking stitch.
- DROPS double pointed needles, size 4 mm
- DROPS circular needles, size 4 mm - in lengths 40 and 80 cm for the rib.
Remember that the needle size indicated is only a guide. The knitting tension for this pattern is 17 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

- DROPS crochet hook, size 4 mm – to make the reindeer’s necklace.

- A pendant for the reindeer’s necklace. We used a small red heart of approx. 2 cm in diameter. Just keep in mind that it must have a hole to thread the row of chain-stitches through.


Adult jumper

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

See tips on how to read this size chart here.

Yarn

DROPS Nepal
Colour a) 400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 3620, red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 3620 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 100-150-150-150-150-200 g colour 0100, off white
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0206, light beige
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0618, camel
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0612, medium brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 2923, goldenrod (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Nepal here

The adult jumper in the pictures is knitted with DROPS Nepal, but you can of course knit it with any other quality from Yarn Group C. Use our yarn calculator to find out how much of a different DROPS yarn you would need.

Alternative 1: DROPS Big Merino

You’ll need:

DROPS Big Merino
Colour a) 400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 18, red (You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 18 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 100-150-150-150-150-200 g colour 01, off white
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 19, beige
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02, grey
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 03, anthracite
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 15, orange (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Big Merino here


Alternative 2: DROPS Air

You’ll need:

DROPS Air
Colour a) 200-200-250-250-300-300 g colour 07 ruby red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 07 ruby red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 50-100-100-100-100-100 g colour 01 off white
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02 wheat
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 26 beige
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 05 brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 12 moss green (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Air here


Alternative 3: DROPS Alaska

You’ll need:

DROPS Alaska
Colour a) 450-450-500-550-600-650 g colour 10 red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 10 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 150-200-200-200-200-250 g 02 off white
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 61 wheat
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 55 beige
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 50 dark brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 59 lemon (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

Order DROPS Alaska here


Alternative 4: DROPS Alaska + DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

If you want to get a more fluffy reindeer you can replace colours c and d in Alternative 3.

You’ll need:

DROPS Alaska
Colour a) 450-450-500-550-600-650 g colour 10 red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 10 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
Colour b) 150-200-200-200-200-250 g 02 off white
Colour e) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 50 dark brown
Colour f) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 59 lemon (or 3m of a similar leftover yarn for the reindeer necklace).

And use:

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 2020 light beige
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0602 brown

Order DROPS Alaska here - Order Alpaca Bouclé here


Other materials

- DROPS circular needle, size 5.5 mm - in lengths 60 or 80 cm for the stocking stitch
- DROPS circular needles, size 4.5 mm - in lengths 40 and 60 or 80 cm for the rib.
Remember that the needle size indicated is only a guide. The knitting tension for this pattern is 16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

- DROPS crochet hook, size 4 mm – to make the reindeer’s necklace.

- A pendant for the reindeer’s necklace. We used a small red heart of approx. 2 cm in diameter. Just keep in mind that it must have a hole to thread the row of chain-stitches through.