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DROPS 23-4 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with textured pattern, cables and collar in “Alaska”. Ladies and men’s sizes S – L.

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: Ladies: S/M – M/L. Men’s S/M –M/L. Numbers in ( ) refer to men’s sizes.
Materials: DROPS Alaska
800-850 (850-900) g colour no 02, off-white

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 3.5 and 5 mm - or size needed to obtain 17 sts x 21 rows in stocking st and 18 sts x 21 rows in pattern on needle size 5 mm = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

Pattern: See diagram. The pattern is seen from the RS. English Translations for the wording in the diagrams are given at the bottom of this pattern, and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in the diagram.
Rib: * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-*.

Body: The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle. Numbers in ( ) refer to men’s sizes. Cast on 156-164 (164-168) sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm and work 6 cm Rib. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 52-60 (52-60) sts evenly on first round = 208-224 (216-228) sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 27-28 (28-30) cm work M.1 (beg by arrow and work pattern on front piece, beg by arrow again and repeat pattern on back piece). After M.1 work M.6, at the same time when piece measures 31-33 (33-36) cm divide the piece in two and complete front and back pieces separately.
Back piece: = 104-112 (108-114) sts. After M.6 continue as follows from RS: 3-7 (5-8) stocking sts, M.4, M.2, M.3, M.5, M.3, M.2, M.4, 3-7 (5-8) stocking sts. Continue in pattern like this. When piece measures 59-61 (61-64) cm cast off the middle 34-34 (36-36) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 61-63 (63-66) cm.
Front piece: = 104-112 (108-114) sts. Like back piece, but when piece measures 54-56 (56-59) cm cast off the middle 16-16 (18-18) sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 1 time. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 61-63 (63-65) cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 36-40 (40-40) sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work 5 cm Rib. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and K 1 round, at the same time inc 15-13 (11-13) sts evenly on round = 51-53 (51-53) sts. Work next round as follows: the last 7-8 (7-8) sts of M.3, M.2,M.4, M.2, the first 7-8 (7-8) sts of M.3. Continue in pattern like this, at the same time inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 28-27 (28-27) times on every 3rd round for ladies sizes and on every * 3rd and 4th round * alternately for men’s sizes = 107-107 (107-107) sts. Incorporate inc sts in M.3 as you go along. Cast off when sleeve measures 50-50 (54-53) cm.
Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Pick up 90 (94) sts round neckline on circular needle size 3.5 mm (do not pick up on the 16 (18) sts mid front) and work 8 (8.5) cm rib back and forth on needle from mid front, at the same time inc 1 st inside 1 edge st each side towards mid front on every row 10 times, cast off. Place left side of rib over right side mid front and fasten. Set in sleeves.

English explanation to pattern diagram:

= P
= K
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle

Diagram


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