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DROPS 92-9 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater and scarf knitted in blackberry pattern.

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Sweater:

Size: XS/S – S/M – L – XL – XXL
The measurements given in the measure figure can seem a little small, but the work becomes quite elastic and will expand approx 8-10 cm [3½"-4"] so it is recommended to use the size you normally would use

Materials: DROPS Ull-Flame from Garnstudio
550-600-650-750-800 g color no. 01, off-white
Alternative: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio

Drops pointed needles size 12 mm US17

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Pattern instructions

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

Knitting Gauge: 14 sts on needles size 12 mm knitted in blackberry pattern = 10 cm 4" in width, 8 sts on needles size 12 mm knitted with stocking sts. = 10 cm 4" in width.

Blackberry pattern: See diagram M.1
Note: First row is knitted from the wrong side.
Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*
Measurement tips: Stretch the work a little in the width before measuring, so the sweater will not become too short.


Front piece: Cast on 42-48-54-60-66 sts (inclusive of 1 seam sts at each side – all seam sts are knitted in garter st.) on both needles size 12 mm (the reason for using both needles is to make the edge more stretchy). P 1 row starting from the wrong side of the piece, K next row. Continue the next row (starting from the wrong side) as follows: 1 edge st, K2, M.1 on the following 35-42-48-54-60 sts, K2, 1 edge st ( the 2 sts. at each side of the edge sts. are knitted in garter sts. but K from the wrong side and P from the right side). Remember to check your knitting gauge. When the piece measures 10 cm - read measurement tips - inc. 1 sts at each side on every 5 cm 4 times = 50-56-62-68-74 sts. please note all new sts are knitted in garter sts. as described above(K from the wrong side and P from the right side) – when finished all inc. knit all sts in M.1 except for the edge st. at each side. When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off 0-3-4-7-10 sts. at each side for armhole ( for size XS/S insert a marking thread at this point) = 50-50-54-54-54 sts. Continue as follows: 1 edge st, 0-3-2-5-5 garter sts. (K on wrong side, P on right side), M.1 on the next 48-42-48-42-42 strs, 0-3-2-5-5 garter sts. (K on wrong side, P on right side), 1 edge st. When the piece measures approx. 47-49-51-52-54 cm - remember measurement tips – starting from the right side, bind off the centre 18 sts for the collar. Bind off at each neck edge on every other row 2 sts. 1 time, 1 st. 1 times = 13-13-15-15-15 sts left for shoulder (Continue to knit in M.1. All left over sts. are knitted in garter sts. – K from wrong side, P from right side). Bind off from the right side when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Back piece: Cast on and continue as the front piece until the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm - remember measurement tips – Continue, starting from the right side as follows: bind off the centre 22 sts for the collar and on next row 1 st at each neck edge = 13-13-15-15-15 sts. left for shoulder (Continue to knit in M.1. All left over sts. are knitted in garter sts. – K from wrong side, P from right side). Bind off from the right side when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 32-32-38-38-38 sts (inclusive of 1 seam sts at the side) on needles size 12 mm. P1 row from the wrong side. Continue to knit in Rib (see above) and with 1 edge st. at each side. When the piece measures 16 cm - next row should start from the wrong side- continue as follows: 1 edge sts, M.1 on the following 30-30-36-36-36 sts, 1 edge sts. When the piece measures 18-18-19-18-19 cm inc. 1 sts at each on every 4-3-3.5-2.5-2 cm 10-11-9-11-12 times = 52-54-56-60-62 sts. NB: all new sts are knitted in garter sts. as described above(K from the wrong side and P from the right side until they will go into M.1). When the piece measures 57-52-51-46-43 cm insert a marking thread at each side
(mark the start of the sleeve cap). When the piece measure 57-56-56-55-56 cm bind off the remaining sts. loosely. Knit the other sleeve.

Assembly: Sew the right shoulder seam.

Collar: Pick up 32-38 sts. from the right side around the neck on needles size 12 in Ull flame’ and knit 4 rows of stocking sts. ( 1st. row knit P from wrong side) Bind off loosely –to avoid the edge of the neck being too tight make a yo every 5 sts at the same time you bind off (the yo is knitted as a st.). Sew left shoulder seam and up along the collar. Sew the sleeves together in the seam up to the marking thread, sew the side seams. Now attach the sleeves.





SCARF:

Size: Approx. 14 x 80 cm

Materials: DROPS Ull-Flame from Garnstudio
100 g color no. 01, off white.
and use: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
50 g color no. 01, off white (for pom-poms)

Knitting Gauge: 14 sts on needles size 12 mm knitted in blackberry pattern = 10 cm in width.

Blackberry pattern: See diagram M.1
Note: First row is knitted from the wrong side

English explanations for the pattern diagram
= Purl from the right side
= Knit 5 sts. in 1 st. as follows: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1
= Purl 5 sts. tog. If that is too hard to do, then P2 tog, P2 tog - pass st no.2 on the right needle over st. no. 1, P1 and pass st no.2 on the right needle over st. no 1.

Scarf: Cast on 20 sts on both needles size 12 with Ull-flame’ (the reason for using both needles is to make the edge more stretchy). Knit 2 rows of stocking sts. Continue to knit M.1 with 1 edge sts. on each side (edge sts. are always knitted in garter sts.) When the scarf measures approx. 79 cm knit 2 rows of garter sts. Bind off loosely –to avoid the edge of the neck being too tight make a yo every 5 sts at the same time you bind off (the yo is knitted as a st.)

Pom-pom: Make 1 pom-pom with Alaska yarn. The pom-pom should be 5-6 cm in diameter. Sew a small security pin on the back of the pom-pom so it can be used to hold the scarf together.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= P from RS
= Work 5 sts in 1 st as follows: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1.
= P5 tog, tighten thread. Alternatively, if this is too hard: P2 tog, P tog the next 2 sts, pass 2nd st on right needle over the first st, P1 and lift the 2nd st over the first st again.

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