DROPS / 14 / 5

DROPS 14-5 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with oriental pattern borders

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: S - M - L.
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
300-300-350 g colour no 6347, blue
50-100-100 g colour no 3720, purple
50-100-100 g colour no 1101, white

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needles size 3.5 mm - or size needed to obtain 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st on needle size 3.5 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 M.1 to M.4. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st.
Rib: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*.
Edge: 12 rounds stocking st, P 1 round (= folding edge, measure piece from here), M.1.

Body: The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle and cut for armholes afterwards. Cast on 208-208-234 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with blue and work Edge. After the Edge continue in M.2, at the same time inc 2 sts each side a total of 12-17-14 times on every 4th round for size S, on every 3rd round for size M, and on every *4th, 4th and 5th round* alternately for size L (incorporate inc sts in pattern as you go along) = 256-276-290 sts. After M.2 continue in blue. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 21-22-25 cm inc 5 sts each side (to be cut for armhole afterwards and not included in pattern). When piece measures 38-39-40 cm work M.3 (beg by arrow for appropriate size) and then complete piece in M.4. Cast off all sts in white when piece measures 56-57-60 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 52-52-52 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with blue and work Edge. Continue in M.2, at the same time inc 8 sts evenly on first round = 60-60-60 sts. At the same time inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 47-47-47 times on every *other and 3rd round* alternately = 154-154-154 sts. After M.2 complete piece in blue. When piece measures 49-48-46 cm work 1.5 cm in reverse stocking st (for sewing sleeve to body piece). Cast off.
Assembly: Insert a marking thread in the middle of the inc sts for armhole. Sew 2 seams on a sewing machine around the marking thread, 1st seam = ½ st from the MT, 2nd seam = ½ st from the 1st seam. Cut for armholes. Sew the shoulder seams – neckline = 18.5-21-22.5 cm. Pick up 91 sts round neck on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with white and work M.1, P 1 round (= folding edge), 11 rounds blue stocking st, cast off. Fold all edges double towards WS and fasten. Set in sleeves as follows: sew the last row in stocking st on sleeves to row after machine seam on armhole. Turn jumper inside out and fasten piece in reverse stocking st on sleeve to body piece.


= blue
= purple
= white

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