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DROPS 6-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS sweater in Paris with raglan

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: Medium
For finished measurement see chart, all measures in centimeters measured from side to side.

Materials: DROPS Paris
700 g color no 002, Sky blue

DROPS needles size 5 mm / US 8 and 3 mm/ US 2.5.

Shoulder pads

Knitting gauge: 16,5 sts x 22 rows on needle size 5 mm / US 8 and pattern = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm)

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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.
1st row (RS) K. 2nd row: P1, K1.

Back piece:
Cast on 79 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8, work pattern. Remember knitting gauge. At the same time increase on each side 1 sts 10 times on every 6 rows = 99 sts.
When piece measures 29 cm / 11½'' bind off 2 sts for sleeves on each side.
Continuing bind off for raglan:
Right hand side: Knit 2 edge sts in stockinette sts, slip 3rd sts as if to knit, K1, psso.
Left hand side: K2 tog 2 sts from edge. Repeat bind off 10 times in total on every other row and then 17 times on every 3 rows.
Bind off remaining 41 sts for neckline when piece measures 62 cm / 24½''.

Front piece:
Knit like back piece but bind off for neck when piece measures 50 cm / 19 3/4'':
bind off middle sts and complete each side separately.
Continuing bind off 1 sts on each row 20 times at neckline.
Piece measures 62 cm / 24½''.

Cast on 38 sts on needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Knit 3 cm / 1'' rib – change to needle size 5 mm / US 8 and inc 15 sts evenly on 1st row = 53 sts.
Work pattern at the same time inc on every other row 1 sts on each side 28 times = 109 sts.
When sleeve measures 30 cm / 11 3/4'' bind off 2 sts on each side.
Continuing bind off for raglan as follows:
Right hand side: Knit 2 edge sts stockinette sts, K3 sts tog.
Left hand side: Knit until 5 sts left on needle, K3 tog, Knit 2 edge sts – repeat from dec on every other row 20 times in total (on RS) on each side. Knit 4 rows stockinette sts. Bind off remaining 25 sts.
Sleeve measures approx 49 cm / 19 1/4''.

Sew left shoulder tog, pick up approx 80 sts on needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 around neckline and work 2.5 cm / 7/8'' rib - K1, P1– at the same time bind off mid front on every other row:
Ensure to K sts mid front and K2 tog before middle sts and K2 into back of sts after middle sts.
Bind off.
Sew right shoulder seam. Leave sweater flat on table.
Sew sleeves onto body as long as raglan extends on each side then sew sleeve top onto shoulder and gather any extra width on mid shoulder.
Sew sleeve and side seams in one, sew outermost sts so seam does not get too thick.
Sew in shoulder pads.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Del Pollard 03.08.2018 - 19:47:

Hello, Thank you for your quick reply. I have made revisions to the ws row which follows the first rs increase row. It reads as follows: p1 k2 (incorporating extra stitch here and knitting it to stay in pattern), continue with p1 k1 to the last 3 sts, k2 p1. The next ws row following the next rs increase row reads as follows: p1 k3 (again knitting 3 sts. to say in pattern), continue to the last 4 sts, k4 p1. Hopefully this is correct. Please advise. Thank you.

DROPS Design 06.08.2018 kl. 08:41:

Dear Mrs Pollard, on first increase row you will work at the beg of row P,P, K, (repeat K,P), and finish with K,P. On 2nd increase row, you will work K,P (repeat K,P) and finish with K,P. Repeat these 2 rows so that you work first and last st in pattern keeping the middle sts in pattern as before (you should always work K over K and P over P from WS). Happy knitting!

Del Pollard 01.08.2018 - 22:56:

Hello, I am having difficulty making this pattern work for me. After completing Row 7 everything moves over 1 stitch. The ribbing look is lost. fyi...I counted the cast on row as row 1 so that I could then do my first increases on a RS row. Is this correct? Also for the m1's do you knit 1 at the beginning of the row before doing the m1? I tried doing a kfb at the beginning and end of row 6 but the pattern again was thrown off when doing the P1k1 on row 7. Please clarify. Thank you.

DROPS Design 02.08.2018 kl. 09:12:

Dear Mrs Pollard, you increase from RS and can increase inside 1 edge st on each side or kfb the first and last stitch. Just make sure that continuing pattern as before, ie from WS you should always P the same sts and K the same sts, if your first st from WS in pattern is a P st, after 1st increase you will have to K this new st to keep the pattern working, ie you incoroporate the new sts in pattern. Happy knitting!

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