DROPS / 36 / 10

DROPS 36-10 by DROPS Design

Drops Textured Sweater in “Alaska” Long and short version.

Tags: cable, jumpers,

Size: Small ( Medium-Large)

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
1100 (1100-1150) g in col no 11, wine.

DROPS Circular Needles, long (80cm): 3,5mm and 5mm
DROPS Circular Needles, short (40cm): 3,5mm and 5mm
Or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.

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Pattern instructions

Knitting Tension: 17sts x 21 rows in moss st on needles size 5 mm = 10x10cm.

Short version: Body: Cast on 14 sts less and inc 14 sts more after the rib. Reduce measurements for sleeve, neck and casting off edge by 13 cm. Length= 60-62-64 cm. Yarn requirement is reduced by approx 150 g.

Hem: 3 sts moss st, K3.

Moss stitch: 1st row: K1, P1. 2nd row: P1, K1. Repeat 1st and 2nd row.

Bobble:
1st row: Inc to 5 sts in 1 st like this: in the same st work K1, yo, K1, yo, K1,yo, turn work.
2nd row: P the 5 sts.
3rd row: K5, then pass 4th st over last, pass 3rd st over last, then 2nd over last, than 1st over last st = 1 st remain.

Pattern: See diagram (1 diagram = 1 repeat). Pattern is read from right to left, and is seen from RS.

Back and Front knitted as one piece in the round, then divided at armhole and back and front knitted separately.

Body : Cast on 174 (174-180) sts on long circular needle size 3.5mm with col no 11. Work 5cm hem. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and at the same time inc 54 (66-72) sts evenly on first round = 228 (240-252) sts. Continue as follows on next round: *16 (19-22) sts moss st, M.1, M.2, M.1, M.2 (= centre front), M.1, M.2, M.1, 15 (18-21) sts moss st *, repeat * - * across sts for back. Remember to check your tension. Continue until piece measures 44 (46-47) cm. Continue as follows:
Cast off 1 (1-2) sts for arm hole, 112 (118-122) sts for front, cast off 2 (2-4) sts for armhole, 112 (118-122) sts for back, cast off 1 (1-2) sts for arm hole. Front and back will now be knitted separately.

Front: = 112 (118-122) sts. Continue dec for armhole on every other row 2 sts 1(1-2) times, 1 st 1 (2-2) times = 106 (110-110) sts. Continue until piece measures 67 (69-71) cm. Cast off centre 26 (26-26) sts for neck. Decrease at neck edge on every other row, 3 sts once, 2 sts twice, 1 st twice. Continue until piece measures 73(75-77) cm. Cast off.

Back: = 112 (118-122) sts. Continue dec for armhole as on front piece = 106 (110-110) sts. Continue until piece measures 71 (73-75) cm. Cast off centre 41 (41-41) sts for neck. Dec 2 sts on each side of neck on next row. Continue until piece measures 73(75-77) cm. Cast off.

Sleeves: Cast on 36 (36-36) sts on short circular needle size 3.5mm with col no 11. Knit 5 cm hem. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and stocking st and at the same time inc 17 (17-19) sts evenly on first round = 53 (53-55) sts.
Continue as follows on next round: 10 (10-11) sts moss st, M.1, M.2, M.1,
10 (10-11) sts moss st, at the same time inc underneath sleeve 2 sts 28(28-28) times on Small/Medium: alternatively every 3rd., 3rd and 2nd round*, Large: every 3rd round = 109 (109-111) sts, work the increased sts in moss st. Continue until piece measures 46 (46-47) cm.
Cast off centre 6 sts under arm, finishing each side separately knitting back and forth. Dec on each side as follows: 4 sts, 4 times on every other row.
Piece measures approx 51 (51-52) cm. Cast off.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx 96 sts around neck on short circular needle size 3,5 mm with col no 11. Work 8 cm hem. Cast off. Sew in sleeves.

Diagram

= P
= K
= bobble (see explanation)
= put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, k2, k2 from cable needle
= put 1 st on cable needle at back of work, k2, p1 from cable needle.
= put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, p1, k2 from cable needle.

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