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DROPS 49-4 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in Silke-Tweed and Alpaca

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Sizes: Small (Medium-Large)

Finished measurements: 114 (120-126) cm

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
150 (200, 200) g col. 14, green
50 (50, 50) g col. 13, rust
50 (50, 50) g col. 12, gold
and: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100 (150, 150) g col. 3620, red
50 (50, 50) g col. 2921, pink
50 (50, 50) g col. 3900, wine red

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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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: 23 x 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

Pattern: See charts. (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch. The charts for Patterns 3 and 4 have arrows indicating the starting point for different sizes.

Pattern 6: * 3 rows green Silke-Tweed, 1 row red Alpaca*, repeat from * - *.

Garter Stitch, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl *. Repeat from * - *.

The sweater is knit in the round with steeks for armholes. Cast on 264 (276-288) sts on smaller circular needles with red Alpaca; join and place a marker at the join. Knit garter st for 2 cm . Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1. When the work measures 10 (11-12) cm , establish pattern as follows: Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 5 (start Pattern 3 and Pattern 4 at the appropriate arrows) = 132 (138-144) sts for the front, start at the arrow again and establish pattern across the back as on the front = 132 (138-144) sts). When the work measures 26 (27-27) cm , increase 5 sts each side for armholes (these sts are for the steeks and are not knit into the pattern).
When the work measures 47 (48-49) cm , bind off the center front 30 (32-34) sts for the neck and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 3 times. At the same time, when the work measures 51 (52-53) cm , bind off the center 42 (44-46) sts in the back for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 5; the work measures approx. 53 (54-55) cm .

Cast on 56 (58-58) sts on smaller double pointed needles with red Alpaca; join and place a marker at the join. Knit garter st for 2 cm . Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 6 (see instructions above). At the same time, when the work measures 5 cm , inc 1 st each side of marker 34 (33-35) times:
Sizes S + L: every 3rd row
Size M: alternately every 3rd and every 4th row
= 124 (124-128) sts. At the same time, when the work measures 39.5 (39.5-38.5) cm , knit Pattern 5. After Pattern 5, knit 2 cm reverse stockinette stitch for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body. Bind off. The work measures approx. 46 (46-45) cm .

Sew a marker thread down into the center of the increased sts each side. Sew two machine seams around the marker threads, 1st seam = 1/2 st from the thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 st from the 1st seam. Cut up for armholes. Sew shoulder seams. Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row of knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a stitch on the body after the machine seam. Turn the sweater inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body by hand. Pick up approx. 85-90 sts on smaller double pointed needles with red around neck and knit stockinette stitch for 6 cm , bind off.


= green
= rust
= gold
= red
= pink
= wine red

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