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DROPS Sweater in Karisma Superwash

Women’s Small - Medium - Large
Finished measurements: 112 - 120 - 128 cm

Men’s Small/Medium - Medium/Large
Finished measurements: 120 -128 cm
Numbers in ( ) are men’s sizes.

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
Alternative 1:
250-250-300 (300-350) g col. 48, wine red
500-550-600 (650-700) g col. 01, natural white
Alternative 2:
250-250-300 (300-350) g col. 01, natural white
500-550-600 (650-700) g col. 56, brown


For sweater with neck split: 3 pairs DROPS clasps

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

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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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: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needle in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is shown from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch. Charts have arrows indicating the starting points for different sizes («dame» = women’s; «herre» = men’s). .

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

Body: Numbers in () = men's sizes. Color alternative 2 is in [ ] and italics. Knit the sweater in the round and cut steeks for armholes and neck split.
Cast on 188-200-212 (204-216) sts with natural white [brown] on smaller needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib until work measures 6 cm as follows: 1 row with natural white [brown], then change to wine red [natural white]. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1, increasing 60-64-68 (60-64) sts evenly distributed on the first row = 248-264-280 (264-280) sts. Attach a marker at the other side; front and back = 124-132-140 (132-140) sts. Start at the appropriate arrow on the chart and knit Pattern across the front, start at the arrow again and knit Pattern across the back. After Pattern 1 repeat Pattern 2. When the work measures 33-35-36 (39-41) cm , inc 5 sts at each side (these sts are for the steeks and are not knitted into the pattern). At the same time, when the work measures 33-35-37 (40-43) cm - adjust for complete pattern 2 - repeat Pattern 3 to finished dimensions.

Sweater with round neck: When approximately 18 rows of Pattern 3 remain - the work measures approximately 54-56-58 (61-64) cm - bind off the center front 30-32-32 (32-34) 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 1 time, 1 st 1 time. At the same time, when the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68) cm, bind off the center back 38-40-40 (40-42) 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.

Sweater with split: When the work measures 40-42-44 (47-50) cm, bind off the center front 12 sts for a split. On the next row cast on 5 sts over the bound-off sts - these sts are for the steek and are not knitted into the pattern. When the work measures 54-56-58 (61-64) cm, bind off the center front 18-20-20 (20-22) sts + 5 steek sts for the neck. Now knit the rest back and forth on needles. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time. At the same time, when the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68) cm, bind off the center back 38-40-40 (40-42) 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 50-50-54 (54-58) sts on smaller double pointed needles with natural white [brown]; join and knit rib for 5 cm as follows: 1 row natural white [brown] and then wine red [natural white]. Change to larger double pointed needles and Pattern 1, increasing 6-8-4 (4-2) sts evenly distributed on the first row = 56-58-58 (58-60) sts. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 31-30-33 (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. After Pattern 1 repeat Pattern 2 until the work measures approximately 35-34-33 (39-39) cm - adjust for complete pattern. Knit Pattern 4 once, and then Pattern 5 once. The work measures approximately 50-49-48 (54-54) cm. Then knit 2 cm reverse stockinette stitch for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body. 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 104-110 sts around the neck on smaller double pointed needles with wine red [brown] and knit 1 row stockinette stitch, 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 and at the center front. 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 24-34 sts along the left side of the split on smaller needles with wine red [brown] and knit border. Repeat along the right side of the split. Fold the edges over against the wrong side and sew. Sew the split together at the bottom from the right side. Pick up approximately 106-116 sts around the neck on smaller needles with wine red [brown] and knit border back and forth on the needles. 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.




HAT:

Size: Women's (Men's)
Circumference of the hat: 52 (55) cm

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
100 (100) g col. 01, natural white [or col. 56, brown]

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

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needle in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm

Rib: *knit 2, purl 2 *. Repeat from * - *.

Hat: Cast on 156 (160) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 8 cm rib, change to larger double pointed needles and stockinette stitch, decreasing 42 (40) sts evenly distributed on the first row = 114 (120) sts. Knit 10 (12) cm stockinette stitch. On the next row, attach a marker after every 6th stitch. On the next row, K 2 tog after each marker. Repeat this decrease every 6th row until 19 (20) sts remain. On the next row, * K 2 tog * across row. Then pull a doubled strand of yarn through remaining sts and sew it in. Make a small pompon and sew it onto the top.

Socks: See pattern under Model No. 52-23.

Scarf: See pattern under Model No. 52-23.

Diagram

= off white (brown)
= wine red (off white)


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