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DROPS 23-16 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with rococo flower pattern in Karisma Superwash. Size M.

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: M
Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash
600 g colour no 05, black
100 g colour no 35, beige
50 g colour no 47, olive
50 g colour no 14, wine red
50 g colour no 25, purple
50 g colour no 49, rust
50 g colour no 10, yellow

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needles size 3 and 4 mm, or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in pattern and stocking st on needle size 4 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. 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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Pattern instructions

Pattern: See diagram. The pattern is seen from the RS and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st.
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.
Tip: work 1 thread of each colour for each flower: approx 1 meter yellow per flower, approx 4 meter rust, purple and wine read per flower, approx 5.5 meter olive per flower. Remember to twist threads at each colour change.
Edge: 4 cm stocking st, P 1 row (= folding edge, measure piece from here), 4 cm stocking st.

Body: The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 190 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with black and work Edge. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 50 sts evenly on first round = 240 sts. After 2 rounds black work M.1 and then continue in black. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 18 cm divide the piece in two, at the same time cast on 1 at each side on front and back piece for seam. Complete front and back pieces separately.
Front piece: = 122 sts. Work next row as follows from RS: 25 black sts, M.3 (colour 1 = rust), 34 black sts, M.2 (colour 1 = rust), 25 black sts. After 1 vertical pattern repeat like this, work 1 row black and then next row as follows from RS: 41 black sts, M.3 (colour 1 = purple – work diagram from top down), 2 black sts, M.2 (colour 1 = purple – work diagram from top down), 41 black sts. At the same time when piece measures 30 cm cast off 1 st each side for armhole. After the pattern repeat work 1 row black and then work next row as follows from RS: 31 black sts, M.3 (colour 1 = rust), 20 black sts, M.2 (colour 1 = rust), 31 black sts. Work 1 row black and then next row as follows from RS: 11 black sts, M.3 (colour 1 = purple), 60 black sts, M.2 (colour 1 = purple), 11 black sts. Now complete piece in black. At the same time when piece measures 54 cm cast off the middle 24 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 5 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 60 cm.
Back piece: = 122 sts. Continue in black. When piece measures 30 cm cast off 1 st each side for armhole. When piece measures 59 cm cast off the middle 44 sts for neck and cast off 1 st on neckline on next row. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 60 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 48 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with black and work Edge. Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and K 1 round, at the same time inc 12 sts evenly on round = 60 sts. Continue in M.1 (place a pattern repeat mid upper sleeve), at the same time inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3rd round until there are 124 sts on round. At the same time after M.1 continue in black until piece measures 23 cm. Now work M.3 mid upper sleeve for right sleeve and M.2 mid upper sleeve for left sleeve (colour 1 = purple), and then complete piece in black. When sleeve measures 46 cm cast off 8 sts mid under arm and complete piece back and forth on needle. Cast off to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 6 sts 5 times. Piece now measures approx 50 cm, cast off remaining sts.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx 106 sts round the neck on circular needle size 3 mm with black and work 2.5 cm stocking st, change to beige, K 1 round, P 1 round, 2.5 cm stocking st, cast off and fold edge double towards WS and fasten. Set in sleeves.

English explanation to pattern diagram:

= black
= olive
= colour 1 – see pattern
= wine red
= beige
= yellow

Diagram

= black
= olive
= colour 1 - see pattern
= wine red
= beige
= yellow

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