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DROPS 35-4 by DROPS Design

Drops Sweater with acorns and border repeats in “Alaska”

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Size: Small ( Medium-Large)

Materials: Drops Alaska from Garnstudio
650 (700-750) g in col no 5, grey
150 (150-200) g in col no 11, wine
100 (150-150) g in col no 46, rust
100 (100-150) g in col no 45, olive
100 (100-100) g in col no 33, purple
100 (100-150) g in col no 48, mustard


Drops Circular Needles, long (80cm): 3,5mm and 5mm
Drops Circular Needles, short (40cm) or double pointed needles: 3,5mm and 5mm
Or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.
Drops Crochet hook no 3mm.

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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

Knitting Tension: 17sts x 26 rows in stocking st on needles size 5 mm = 10x10cm.

Moss st: 1st round: K1, P1. 2nd round: work K over P and P over K. Repeat rounds 1 and 2.

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

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

Body: Cast on 170 (174-178) sts on long circ needle size 3.5mm with grey. Work 4cm moss st. Change to circ needle size 5mm and work 1 round in stocking st and at the same time inc 22 (30-38) sts evenly on first round = 192 (204-216) sts. Remember to check your tension. Continue until piece measures 5 cm. Work M.1 (make sure to place the space between two repeats centre front), work M.2 (start at arrow and work pattern on front = 96 (102-108) sts, start at arrow again and work pattern on back = 96 (102-108) sts. Complete M.2 and continue in grey until piece measures 40 (42-44) cm. Work M.3, M.4, then M.5 (start at arrow, work sts for front, then start at arrow again and work sts for back). At the same time when piece measures 42 (44-46) cm, divide work and finish back and front separately.

Front: = 96 (102-108) sts. Complete M.5 and continue with grey until piece measures 66 (68-70) cm. Continue in M.6 and at the same time cast off centre 20 (22-22) sts for neck. Decrease at neck edge on every other row, 3 sts twice, 2 sts twice. Complete M.6. Piece measures approx 72 (74-76) cm. Cast off.

Back: = 96 (102-108) sts. Work pattern as front, and at the same time when piece measures 71 (73-75) cm, cast off centre 38 (40-40) sts for neck. Dec 1 st each side at neck edge on next row. Complete M.6. Piece measures approx 72 (74-76) cm. Cast off.

Sleeves: Cast on 36 (36-38) sts on short circ needle size 3.5mm with grey. Work 4 cm moss st. Change to circ needle size 5mm work stocking st and at the same time inc 12 (12-12) sts evenly on first round = 48 (48-50) sts.
Work 5 (5-5) cm in stocking st. Work M.1 (make sure to place 1 repeat centrally on top of sleeve). Finish piece in grey on completion of M.1. At the same time after the moss st, inc underneath sleeve 2 sts 27(27-26) times for S + L: alternatively on every *2nd, 2nd and 3rd round, M: alternatively every 2nd and 3rd round = 102 (102-102) sts. Continue until piece measures 44 (43-43) cm. Cast off centre 8 sts under arm, finishing each side separately knitting back and forth. Dec on every other row each side as follows: 7 sts twice.
Piece measures approx 47 (46-46) cm. Cast off.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx 96 sts around neck on circ needle size 3,5mm with grey. Work 6 cm moss st. Cast off.
Work crochet edge at bottom edge of body and sleeves on crochet hook no 3mm with grey as follows: 1 dc, *3 ch, work 1 dc in 1st ch, skip 2 sts, 1 dc*. Repeat from * - *. Sew in sleeves.

Diagram

= grey
= rust
= mustard
= olive
= purple
= wine


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