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Candlelight by DROPS Design

DROPS Women’s Sweater in Alaska

DROPS model no x-242
Yarn group C

Sizes: Small/Medium (Medium/Large - Extra Large)
Finished measurements: 116 (122 - 128) cm

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
(100% wool)
700 (800-850) g. Col. 05, dark grey
150 (150-150) g. Col. 04, grey
100 (100-100) g. Col. 03, light grey
50 (100-100) g. Col. 02, off white

Alternate yarns:

DROPS 3.5 mm and 5 mm circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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: 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm .

Pattern: See chart M.1, M.2 and M.3. The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

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

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *. Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 198 (204-216) sts on smaller circular needles with coal grey; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows garter st, 7 cm rib. Change to larger circular needles and knit 1 row stockinette st, then Pattern 2 once. Change to coal grey and knit stockinette st, increasing 0 (4-2) sts evenly distributed on the first row = 198 (208-218) sts. When the work measures 34 (38-40) cm , knit the next row as follows: bind off 2 sts for armhole, 95 (100-105) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 95 (100-105) sts for the back, bind off 2 sts for armhole. Put the work aside.

Sleeves: Cast on 42 (48-48) sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal grey; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows garter st, 6 cm rib. Change to larger double-pointed needles and knit 1 row rib, then Pattern 2 once. Change to coal grey and stockinette st, increasing 1 (2-2) sts evenly distributed across the first row = 43 (50-50) sts. After Pattern 2, inc 1 st each side of marker 18 (17-17) times:
Size S S/M: every 3rd row
Sizes M/L + XL: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
= 79 (84-84) sts. When the work measures 39 (40-40) cm , bind off 2 sts each side of marker = 75 (80-80) sts. Put the work aside.

Body: Put all sts on the same circular needles, putting the sleeves in over the 4 bound-off sts at each side = 340 (360-370) sts. Knit M.1 over all sts, M.2 over M.1, and M.3 over M.2 -- make decreases as indicated on the chart. After the last decrease, 102 (108-111) sts remain. Put sts on smaller double pointed needles and knit 4 rows garter st and at the same time, on size XL, dec 1 st so that the number of sts is divisible by 2 sts. Now knit rib for 10 cm . Bind off loosely in rib.

Assembly: Sew the underarm seams.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 03.03.2006
chart: square with dot is natural


= dark grey
= grey
= light grey
= off white
= knit 2 tog with base colour in pattern stripe

Marit 19.03.2019 - 23:47:

Thanks! :)

Marit 16.03.2019 - 00:00:

As Mariann asked as well, when does pattern 3 start? Is it straight after pattern 2? The diagram is there but it is not mentioned in the instructions....

DROPS Design 17.03.2019 kl. 20:43:

Hello Marit. We will fix the instructions. In the meanwhile, in order for you to carry on with your work, you can follow the en/US pattern ; here the correction has already been added. Thank you for pointing out the mistake. Happy knitting!

Angela 02.02.2019 - 12:07:

What a lovely jumper and design. So many of your jumpers and indeed the full range of the patterns you offer are an inspiration.

Celia Somerton 14.01.2019 - 11:36:

Making candlelight in small/ medium. What length of knitting needles do I need?

DROPS Design 14.01.2019 kl. 13:07:

Dear Mrs Somerton, you will need 80 cm length circular needle for body/yoke and you can then need 60cm length (when dec for yoke) and 40 cm length (for neck/sleeves). Happy knitting!

Mariann Nielsen 12.09.2018 - 10:42:

Jeg kan i opskriften ikke se, hvornår jeg skal starte mønster M.3 ???

DROPS Design 12.09.2018 kl. 14:48:

Hej Mariann, Nu er diagrammerne lagt til i bærestykket. God fornøjelse!

Sharon 22.01.2018 - 01:53:

I'm trying to knit my first drops pattern can understand the chart ut don't understand the very beginning that says hangs to larger needles knit 1 row stockinette st (then pattern 2 once ) the bit in brackets I don't understand any help would be greatly appreciated thank you Sharon

DROPS Design 22.01.2018 kl. 10:34:

Dear Sharon, work diagram part M.2 (see on the right side of diagram = 7 rows framed called M.2) one time in height. Happy knitting!

Beate Busch 03.03.2015 - 13:00:

Gestern fertiggestellt! Anleitung super, Maschenprobe und Garnmenge optimal, Wolle fantastisch, sitzt perfekt in Größe S/M! Das wird mein Lieblingspulli! Danke, für Muster und schnelle Garnlieferung!

Martina Eckert 28.12.2014 - 12:40:

Die Anleitung hat einen Fehler bei den Ärmeln. HIer müssen nicht 18mal 1 Masche, sondern jeweils 2 aufgenommen werden. Die Passe ist sehr lang, deshalb empfehle ich, den Pullover eher eine Nummer kleiner zu stricken als die vorgesehene Konfektionsgröße. Ansonsten prima Muster und schöner Pulli.

DROPS Design 29.12.2014 kl. 09:31:

Vielen Dank für den Hinweis, die Anleitung wird am Ärmel gleich korrigiert.

Andrée Marin 10.02.2014 - 15:50:

J'aimerais savoir si la grandeur S correspond à la grandeur 12 ans

DROPS Design 11.02.2014 kl. 09:37:

Bonjour Mme Marin, vous trouverez à la fin de chaque modèle un schéma avec les mesures de l'ouvrage terminé, comparez les mesures indiquées à celle d'un vêtement analogue à la bonne taille pour vérifier la taille qui convient. Bon tricot!

DROPS Deutsch 21.09.2011 - 08:48:

M2 finden Sie in der Mitte von M1.

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