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DROPS 1-13 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with wide sleeves and pleats in “Mohair”. Size M.

DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: Medium

Materials: DROPS Mohair from Garnstudio
400 g purple
and use:
DROPS Mulberry Silk from Garnstudio
50 g light purple
Note! Both these yarns have been discontinued.

Use instead:
DROPS Vienna from Garnstudio
350 g 19 dark violet
and use:
DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
50 g 25 dark purple

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needles size 4 and 6 mm - or size needed to obtain 11 sts x 14 rows in stocking st on needle size 6 mm = 10 x 10 cm.

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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.

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.
Rib: * K1 into back of loop, P1 *, repeat from *-*.

Body piece: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 104 sts on needle size 4 mm with Mohair and work 9 cm rib. Change to needle size 6 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc number of sts to 124 evenly on the first round. Inc 1 st each side on every 5th round until piece measures 35 cm. Now cast off 6 sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.

Front piece: Continue in stocking st, at the same time cast off 3 sts each side to shape the armhole on first row. When piece measures 47 cm continue in pattern – see diagram – with 1 thread Mohair and 1 thread Silk. On the last pattern row cast off the middle 7 sts for neck and complete each side separately in 2 threads Silk and reverse stocking st. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 4 times. Now slip remaining sts on shoulder on a stitch holder.

Back piece: Continue as described for front piece, but cast off 4 sts 2 times on neckline and slip remaining sts on shoulder on a stitch holder. Note: Back piece is slightly shorter than front piece.

Sleeve: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 24 sts on needle size 4 mm and work 7 cm rib. Change to needle size 6 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc number of sts to 30 evenly on the first row. Now inc 2 sts mid under sleeve on every 3rd round until sleeve measures 42 cm. Cast off 6 sts mid under arm and complete piece back and forth on needle. Cast off 3 sts each side on every other row 3 times, now work 17 rows without dec and then dec 1 st each side 14 times. Cast off remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams (sts from stitch holders). Pick up 66 sts round the neckline on needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Silk and P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, change to Mohair, P 1 round, K 1 round and cast off. Fold edge double towards WS and fasten. Fold armhole edge approx 1 cm towards WS and fasten. Set in sleeves, RS towards RS for 8 cm on either side of mid under arm.
Make 3-4 pleats on shoulder. In order to make the sleeves sit nicely, sew the remainder of the sleeve to body piece 4-5 cm from folding edge at the top and gradually work outwards the seam at the bottom of armhole – see diagram.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= Folding edge
= 8 cm RS towards RS
= pleat

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