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DROPS 54-5 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in Pelliza

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Sizes: Small/Medium (Medium/Large- X-Large)
Finished Measurements: 108 (116-124) cm

Materials: DROPS PELLIZA from Garnstudio
450-(500-550) g. in Color no. 2, petrol blue.

DROPS 4mm circular and double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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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.
Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm

Garter Stitch, when knitting flat, knit all sts, all rows.
Garter stitch, when knitting in the round: 1st row - knit, 2nd row - purl. Repeat these two rows. One «ridge» = two rows.

Rib: *Knit 2, purl 2*. Repeat from *-*.

Cast on 192 (200-208) sts on circular needles and join being careful not to twist the sts. Place a marker at the join and after the first 96 (100-104) sts to indicate sides. Knit 2 ridges. Continue in stockinette stitch and at the same time increase at each side of the markers 1 stitch 6 (8-10) times for every 4 (3-2.5) cm to a total of 216 (232-248) sts.
When the work measures 30 (31-33) cm knit the next row as follows: Bind off 2 sts for armhole, knit 104 (112-120) sts front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, knit 104 (112-120) sts back, bind off 2 sts for armholes. Knit the rest of the front and back separately.

Front: 104 (112-120) sts. Bind off for armholes on every other row as follows: 3 sts 2 (2-3) times, 2 sts 2 (3-3) times, 1 stitch 4 (5-5) times. 76 (78-80) sts remain.
When the work measures 47 (49-51) cm bind off the center 10 (12-12) sts for the neck. Then bind off at the neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 stitch 1 time. Bind off when the work measures 53 (55-57) cm .

Back: 104 (112-120) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front. 76 (78-80) sts remaining.
When the work measures 51 (53-55) cm , bind off the center 26 (28-28) for the neck. Then bind off at the neck edge every other row: 1 stitch 2 times. Bind off when the work measures 53 (55-57) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 44 (44-46) sts on double pointed needles with petrol blue. Join being careful not to twist the sts and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter stitch and then continue in stockinette stitch.
When the work measures 7 cm , inc 1 st on each side of the marker 24 (26-25) times:
For size S/M: alternately on every 3rd and 4th row.
For sizes M/L+XL: on every 3rd row.
= 92 (96-96) sts.
When the work measures 42 (42-40) cm bind off 4 sts on each side of the marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needle . Bind off at underarm edge on every other row: 2 sts 6 times, 1 stitch 8 (9-12) times, 5 sts 2 times. Bind off the remaining sts. The work measures approximately 55 (56-56) cm .

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 96-104 (must be divisible by 4 sts) around the neck on circular needles with petrol blue and knit in k2, p2 rib for 9 cm , bind off. Sew on the sleeves.


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