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Evening Sun by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with saddle shoulders in DROPS Big Delight. The piece is worked top down. Sizes XS - XXL.

  • Evening Sun / DROPS 221-21 - Knitted jumper with saddle shoulders in DROPS Big Delight. The piece is worked top down. Sizes XS - XXL.
  • Evening Sun / DROPS 221-21 - Knitted jumper with saddle shoulders in DROPS Big Delight. The piece is worked top down. Sizes XS - XXL.
  • Evening Sun / DROPS 221-21 - Knitted jumper with saddle shoulders in DROPS Big Delight. The piece is worked top down. Sizes XS - XXL.
DROPS Design: Pattern no db-123
Yarn group C or A + A
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SIZES:
XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
400-400-500-500-600-600 g colour 04, marina

KNITTING TENSION:
16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 MM: Length 40 cm and 60 cm or 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM: Length 40 cm and 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

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Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase/decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 74 stitches), and divide by the number of increases/decreases to be made (e.g. 26) = 2.9. In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 3rd stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. When decreasing, knit together approx. each 2nd and 3rd stitch.

INCREASE TIP:
BEFORE THE MARKER:
The new stitch twists to the right.
Use the left needle to pick up the loop from between 2 stitches on the previous round, pick up strand from behind, knit the stitch in the front loop.
AFTER THE MARKER:
The new stitch twists to the left.
Use the left needle to pick up the loop from between 2 stitches on the previous round, pick up strand from the front, knit the stitch in the back loop.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on either side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (2 stitches decreased).

CASTING-OFF TIP:
To avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with a larger size needle. If the edge is still tight, make 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch at the same time as casting off; the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The neck and yoke are worked in the round with circular needle, top down. The yoke is divided for the body and sleeves. The body is continued in the round. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

NECK:
Cast on 74-76-82-84-90-92 with short circular needle size 4.5 mm and Big Delight
Knit 1 round. Then work rib (knit 1, purl 1) in the round for 9 cm.
When the rib is finished, knit 1 round where you increase 26-26-34-36-38-40 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 100-102-116-120-128-132 stitches. Knit 1 round (yarn overs knitted twisted). Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm.

YOKE:
Insert a marker thread at the beginning of the round (= mid-back) – THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
In addition, insert 4 other markers as described below – without working the stitches; each marker is inserted between 2 stitches. These markers are used when increasing for the shoulders.
Start mid-back, count 17-17-19-20-21-22 stitches (= ½ back piece), insert marker 1 before the next stitch.
Count 16-16-20-20-22-22 stitches from marker 1 (= shoulder), insert marker 2 before the next stitch.
Count 34-35-38-40-42-44 stitches from marker 2 (= front piece), insert marker 3 before the next stitch.
Count 16-16-20-20-22-22 stitches from marker 3 (= shoulder), insert marker 4 before the next stitch.
There are 17-18-19-20-21-22 stitches left on the back piece after marker 4.
Allow these markers to follow your work onwards.

INCREASING FOR SADDLE SHOULDERS:
Work stocking stitch in the round.
AT THE SAME TIME on the first round increase 4 stitches as follows:
Increase BEFORE markers 1 and 3 and AFTER markers 2 and 4 – read INCREASE TIP. You increase on the front and back pieces; the number of shoulder stitches remains the same.
Increase like this every round a total of 19-23-23-28-31-36 times, then every 2nd round 10-10-11-12-12-12 times = 216-234-252-280-300-324 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
After the last increase the piece measures approx. 20-22-23-26-28-30 cm from the marker after the neck. If the piece is shorter than this, continue working to the correct length but without further increases.
Now divide the piece for the body and sleeves on the next round as follows:
Work the first 33-36-39-43-47-51 stitches (= ½ back piece), place the next 42-44-48-54-56-60 stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-12-12 stitches (= in the side under the sleeve), work the next 66-73-78-86-94-102 stitches (= front piece), place the next 42-44-48-54-56-60 stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-12-12 stitches (= in the side under the sleeve), work the last 33-37-39-43-47-51 stitches (= ½ back piece).
Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE.

BODY:
= 152-166-180-196-212-228 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 26-26-26-25-24-24 cm from the division, increase 22-24-28-30-32-34 stitches evenly on the next round = 174-190-208-226-244-262 stitches.
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib (knit 1, purl 1). When the rib measures 5 cm, cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - read CASTING-OFF TIP. The jumper measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVES:
Place the 42-44-48-54-56-60 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles/short circular needle size 5.5 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 10-10-12-12-12-12 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 52-54-60-66-68-72 stitches. Insert a marker in the middle of the new stitches under the sleeve (= 5-5-6-6-6-6 new stitches on each side of the marker).
Work stocking stitch in the round.
When the piece measures 3 cm from the division, decrease 0-0-1-1-1-1 stitch on each side of the marker - read DECREASE TIP.
Decrease like this every 0-0-10-7-6-4 cm a total of 0-0-2-4-4-5 times = 52-54-56-58-60-62 stitches.
Continue working until the sleeve measures 38-37-37-35-34-32 cm from the division.
Knit 1 round where you decrease 18 stitches evenly spaced in all sizes = 34-36-38-40-42-44 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) for 5 cm. The sleeve measures approx. 43-42-42-40-39-37 cm from the division. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – remember CASTING-OFF TIP.
Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold the neck double to the inside and sew down. To avoid the neck being tight and rolling outwards, it is important that the seam is elastic.

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Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 221-21) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (18)

country flag Sandrine 20.06.2021 - 23:53:

Bonjour, je suis en train de terminer le dos et devant en taille M. J'ai l'impression que mon pull sera trop petit, je ne comprends pas où sont les 5 premiers cm du schéma (les épaules). Je suis à 50cm et non 55cm avant les côtes. Merci de m'expliquer comment calculer. Bonne journée !

user icon DROPS Design 21.06.2021 kl. 08:30:

Bonjour Sandrine, les 5 cm en haut du schéma correspondent aux épaules (largeur d'épaule car les mailles des épaules font partie du rang de montage), vous devez donc avoir: 22 cm de hauteur d'empiècement à partir du marqueur du col (= après le col) + 26 cm après la division + 5 cm de côtes = 53 cm de hauteur à partir du marqueur + 5 cm d'épaule (que l'on mesure à plat à partir de l'épaule) = 58 cm de hauteur totale. Bon tricot!

country flag Mimi 05.05.2021 - 21:03:

Ich bin dabei den Ärmel zu stricken. Meine Farbverlauf ist jetzt gegenüber dem Rumpfteil sehr breit. Muss ich etwas beachten? Wie bekomme ich den Farbverlauf genauso schmal hin wie im Rumpfteil?

user icon DROPS Design 06.05.2021 kl. 07:30:

Liebe Mimi, der Farblauf wird nicht der selbe über die Ärmel als wie beim Rumpfteil, da die Maschenanzahl unterschiedlich ist, wie auf dem Foto sind die Streifen schmaller beim Rumpfteil als bei den Ärmeln. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Christina 13.04.2021 - 09:48:

Hello, are the sleeves knitted with alternating strands from inside and outside of ball (or 2 balls)? If so, it should be mentioned.

user icon DROPS Design 13.04.2021 kl. 11:36:

Dear Christina, sleeves are worked with just one yarn of a ball - but feel free to knit with alternating strands from inside and outside of ball (of 2 balls) if you like them to be more stripy. Happy knitting!

country flag Heidi 03.04.2021 - 22:54:

Striberne på ærmerne bliver meget bredere end på bærestykket. Hvor dår man striberne på ærmerne smalle så de ligner billedet?? Skal garnet brydes? Eller strikkes der med to nøgler ??

country flag Marianne Ackermann 28.03.2021 - 23:20:

Jeg kan se at denne opskrift er ganske ny. Men det undre mig at garnet udgår eller er udgået og der er ikke rigtig nogle alternativer der vil give samme fine mønster. Hvordan kan det være at I laver en opskrift med noget garn der ikke kan købes nogle steder mere??

user icon DROPS Design 06.04.2021 kl. 15:56:

Hej Marianne, DROPS Big Delight farve 04 marina kommer på lager igen i uge 20. Og flere af vores forhandlere kan stadigvæk have den på lager :)

country flag Eugenia 26.03.2021 - 18:12:

Hi! Does the neck rib folded in two? How one does it? I am a beginner. Thank you.

user icon DROPS Design 27.03.2021 kl. 02:17:

Dear Eugenie, after you finished the sweater, you take the neck edge (the ribbed part) and simply ford it inward, at halfway on the ribbon, and then sew it down with small stitches.

country flag Lisbeth 14.01.2021 - 19:56:

Sommeraften

country flag Alexandra Bühler 09.01.2021 - 15:50:

Beyond the Sea

country flag Christina Tännérus Carlé 09.01.2021 - 14:10:

Namnförslag: Marie

country flag Merike 09.01.2021 - 09:23:

Hygge it is.

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