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DROPS 52-18 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater, hat and gloves in Karisma Superwash

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Sizes:
Women’s Small - Medium - Large
Finished measurements: 114-120-126 cm [
Men’s Small/Medium - Medium/Large
Finished measurements: 120 - 126 cm
Numbers in ( ) are men’s sizes.

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
Alternative 1 (dark background):
500-550-600 (650-700) g col. 53, coal gray
150-150-200 (200-200) g col. 44, light gray
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 49, rust
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 52, mustard
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 36, bottle green
Alternative 2 (light background):
300-350-350 (400-450) g col. 53, coal gray
350-400-450 (450-500) g col. 44, light gray
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 49, rust
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 52, mustard
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g col. 36, bottle green

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

Sweater with neck split: 3 pairs tin clasps

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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Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm

Rib: * knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is shown from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch. The charts for Patterns 1 & 2, Pattern 5 and Patterns 6, 7, 8 & 9 are are identical for all sizes. The chart for Patterns 3 & 4 is sideways on the page and arrows indicate starting points for different sizes («dame» = women’s; «herre» = men’s). .

Body: Knit the sweater in the round and cut steeks for armholes and optional neck split. Numbers in ( ) = men's sizes. Instructions in [ ] are for Alternative 2.
Cast on 192-200-206 (206-214) sts on smaller circular needles with coal gray; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib for 6 cm . Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1, increasing 60-64-70 (58-62) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 252-264-276 (264-276) sts. After Pattern 1 continue knitting with Pattern 2 [Pattern 5] until the work measures approximately 28-30-32 (35-38) cm - adjust for complete pattern (approximately 32 cm of the work remain). Attach a second marker at the other side: front and back each have 126-132-138 (132-138) sts. Knit the rest with Pattern 3 - begin at the appropriate arrow and knit sts over the front, begin at the appropriate arrow again and knit sts over the back. At the same time, when the work measures 33-35-36 (39-41) cm , inc 5 sts on either side (these sts are for the steeks and are not knitted into the pattern). Continue with Pattern 3.

Sweater with round neck: When the work measures approximately 54-56-58 (61-64) cm bind off the center front 24-26-28 (28-30) sts for the neck and knit the rest back and forth on needles. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times. At the same time, when the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68) cm, bind off the center back 40-42-44 (44-46) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts on each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 3 - the work measures approximately 60-62-64 (67-70) cm.

Sweater with neck split: When the work measures 40-42-44 (47-50) cm, bind off the center 12 sts in the front for the split. Cast on 5 new sts over the bound-off sts on the next row (these sts are for the steeks and are not knitted into the pattern). When the work measures 54-56-58 (61-64) cm, bind off the center 12-14-16 (16-18) sts + the 5 steek sts in the front for the neck and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times. At the same time, when the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68) cm, bind off the center back 40-42-44 (44-46) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 3 - the work measures approximately 60-62-64 (67-70) cm

Sleeves: Cast on 50-50-52 (52-54) sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib for 5-5-5 (6-6) cm. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 1 and at the same time inc 6-6-6 (6-6) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 56-56-58 (58-60) sts. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 31-31-33 (33-34) times:
Women's S + M and Men's S/M + M/L: every 4th row
Women's L: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
= 118-118-124 (124-128) sts. At the same time, after Pattern 1, knit Pattern 2 [Pattern 5] until the work measures approximately 38-38-37 (43-43) cm - adjust for complete pattern (approximately 11 cm of the work remains). After Pattern 2 [Pattern 5] knit Pattern 4. The work measures approximately 49-49-48 (54-54) cm. Then knit 2 cm reverse stockinette stitch for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body with coal gray. Bind off.

Assembly:
Sweater with round neck: Sew a marker thread in the center of the steek sts on either side. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1st seam = 1/2 stitch from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 stitch from first seam. Cut steeks for armholes. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 104-116 sts around the neck on smaller circular needles with coal gray and knit 1 row stockinette stitch and then rib for 6 cm, bind off. Fold the rib over against the wrong side and sew. Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row 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.

Sweater with neck split: Sew a marker thread in the center of the steek sts on either side. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1st seam = 1/2 stitch from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 stitch from first seam. Cut steeks for armholes and split. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 25-35 sts along the left side of the split on the front on smaller needles with coal gray and knit 3 cm stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (for the folding edge), 3 cm stockinette stitch. Repeat along the right side of the split. Sew the bottom of the split together from the right side. Pick up approximately 104-120 sts around the neck and over the placket on smaller needles with coal gray and knit 3 cm stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (for the folding edge), 3 cm stockinette stitch, bind off. Fold the edge over against the wrong side and sew. Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row 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. Sew on the hooks.

Socks: See pattern under Model No. 16.




HAT:

Size: Women's (Men's)

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio

Alternative 1 (dark background):
100 (100) g col. 53, coal gray
50 (50) g col. 44, light gray
+ remnants of other colors from sweater

Alternative 2 (light background):
100 (100) g col. 44, light gray
50 (50) g col. 53, coal gray
+ remnants of other colors from sweater

DROPS 3 mm and 3.5 mm double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is shown from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

Hat: Men’s sizes in ( ); color alternative 2 in [ ].
Cast on 108 (120) sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray [light gray]; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 cm stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (for the folding edge - measure the work from here). Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 8 and then Pattern 9. Then knit Pattern 7 to finished dimensions. When the work measures approximately 14 cm, attach a marker after every 6th stitch. On the next row knit 2 tog after each marker. Repeat this every 6th row until 18 (20) sts remain (adjust Pattern 7 as you go along). Then knit a row as follows: * K 2 tog * across the row, then pull a double strand through these sts and sew it in. Fold the edge over against the wrong side and sew.




GLOVES:

Size: Women's (Men's)

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio

Alternative 1 (dark background):
100 (100) g col. 53, coal gray
50 (50) g col. 44, light gray
+ remnants of other colors from sweater

Alternative 2 (light background):
100 (100) g col. 44, light gray
50 (50) g col. 53, coal gray
+ remnants of other colors from sweater

DROPS 3.5 mm and 4 mm double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows on larger needles in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm

Rib: * Knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from * - *.

Gloves: Numbers in ( ) = men's, color suggestion in [ ] = Alternative 2.
Cast on 52 (56) sts on smaller double pointed needles with coal gray [coal gray]; join and knit rib for 15 cm. Dec 8 (8) sts evenly distributed on the last row = 44 (48) sts. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 6 and at the same time attach a marker after 22 (24) sts = on top of the hand (attach the marker in the 23rd (25th) stitch - sts for the thumb are increased on either side of this marker) - the remaining 21 (23) sts = inside the hand. Measure the work from here. When the work measures 1 cm inc 1 st on either side of the marker 5 (6) times every 4th row (3rd row) = 54 (60) sts. After Pattern 6 knit Pattern 7, knitting the increased sts into Pattern 6 and Pattern 7 as you go.
When the thumb increases are complete put the center 11 sts for the thumb on a stitch holder. Now cast on 1 new st over the thumb sts on the stitch holder = 44 (50) sts. Continue with Pattern 7 until the work measures 10 (11) cm. Knit fingers with coal gray [light gray] as follows:

Little finger: Pick up 4 (6) sts from on top of the hand and 4 (5) sts from inside the hand and cast on 1 st toward the ring finger = 9 (12) sts. Knit 5 (6) cm with coal gray [light gray] in stockinette stitch. On the next row, * K 2 tog * across row, then pull the doubled length of yarn through the sts.
Knit three rows over the remaining sts on the glove before knitting the remaining fingers.

Ring finger: Pick up 6 (6) sts from on top of the hand and 6 (7) sts from inside the hand and cast on 1 st toward the little finger and 1 st toward the center finger = 14 (15) sts. Knit 6 (7) cm stockinette stitch with coal gray [light gray] and then * K 2 tog * across the next row, then pull the length of yarn doubled through the sts.

Center finger: Like the ring finger but knit 7 (8) cm stockinette stitch with coal gray [light gray].

Index finger: Pick up 6 (6) sts from on top of the hand and 6 (7) sts from inside the hand and cast on 1 st toward the center finger = 13 (14) sts. Knit like the ring finger.

Thumb: Pick up 14 (16) sts around the thumb and knit 6 (6.5) cm stockinette stitch with coal gray [light gray] and bind off as on the ring finger.
Sew a little stitch between the fingers.

Knit another glove but with the thumb on the opposite side.

Diagram

= dark gray (light gray)
= light gray (dark gray)
= rust
= mustard
= bottle green


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