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DROPS 23-7 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with squirrel and nut pattern in “Alaska”. Size S-L.

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: S/M – M/L
Materials: DROPS Alaska
750-800 g colour no 02, off-white
50-100 g colour no 22, beige
50-50 g colour no 46, rust
50-50 g colour no 44, dark olive
50-50 g colour no 08, yellow

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 3.5 and 5 mm, or size needed to get 17 sts x 21 rows in stocking st 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: *K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.

Body: The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 156-164 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with off-white and work 5 cm rib. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and K 1 round, at the same time inc 33-46 sts evenly on first round = 189-210 sts. Continue in M.1. Remember the knitting tension! After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 continue in stocking st until piece measures 22-24 cm. Now divide piece in two, at the same time cast on 3 sts on the right side and 2 sts on the left side for seam for size S/M, and 2 sts each side for size M/L. Complete each piece separately.
Front piece: = 97-107 sts. Now work M.2 on the middle 21 sts, and then 5 rounds in off-white stocking st. At the same time when piece measures 32-34 cm cast off 1 st each side for armhole. Work next row as follows from RS: 5-10 off-white sts, M.3, M.3, 6-11 off-white sts. After M.3 work next row as follows from RS: 16-21 off-white sts, M.2, M.2, M.2, 16-21 off-white sts. Work 6 rows off-white and then next row as follows from RS: 2-7 off-white sts, M.2, M.2, 7-7 off-white sts, M.2, M.2, 2-7 off-white sts. After M.2 complete piece in off-white stocking st. At the same time when piece measures 57-59 cm cast off the middle 33 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 62-64 cm.
Back piece: = 97-107 sts. Continue as described for front piece. When piece measures 59-61 cm cast off the middle 37 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off 2 sts on neckline on next row. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 62-64 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 36-40 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with off-white and work 5 cm rib. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and K 1 round, at the same time inc 14-12 sts evenly on round = 50-52 sts. Continue in M.1 (place a repeat mid upper sleeve). Inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3rd round 26 times = 102-104 sts. Incorporate inc sts in pattern as you go along. When piece measures 43-42 cm work 2 rounds stocking st and then M.2. After M.2 complete piece in stocking st and cast off all sts when piece measures 51-50 cm.
Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Sew side seams. Pick up 96 sts round the neck on circular needle size 3.5 mm with off-white and work M.4. After 19 rounds, work 1 round rib and cast off. Set in sleeves.

English explanation to pattern diagram:

= beige
= rust
= yellow
= olive
= off-white, K
= off-white, P
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.

Diagram

= beige
= rust
= yellow
= dark olive
= off-white
= Knit with off-white
= slip 3 sts onto cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle


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