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DROPS 9-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with flower pattern borders in “Alpaca”. Size S-L.

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993

Size: S - M – L.
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
350-350-400 g colour no 0100, off-white
50-100-100 g colour no 2925m, rust mix
50-50-50 g colour no 4050, purple
50-50-50 g colour no 2917, turquoise

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 2.5 and 3.5 mm - or size needed to obtain 22 sts x 32 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. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st.
Rib: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.

Body: The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle and cut for armholes afterwards. Cast on 230-242-250 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with off-white and work 5 cm rib. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 10-22-38 sts evenly on first round = 240-254-288 sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 28-29-30 cm work 1 pattern repeat (= 59 rows). At the same time when piece measures 29-30-32 cm inc 6 sts each side for armhole (to be cut for armhole afterwards and not included in pattern). After the pattern repeat work 9-9-10 cm off-white, then M.1 (= 10 rows) and finish with 4 rounds off-white. Now slip the middle 56 sts on front and back pieces on stitch holders and cast of remaining sts. Piece measures approx 59-60-62 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 50-52-54 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off-white and work 5 cm rib. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 22-20-18 sts evenly on first round = 72-72-72 sts. After 3 rounds work M.2, at the same time inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 30 times on every 3rd round = 132-132-132 sts. After M.2 continue in off-white. When piece measures 45-43-42 cm work M.1 and then 3 rounds off-white. Piece now measures approx 49-47-46 cm. Work 2 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. Slip sts from stitch holders on front and back piece back on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work 2 cm stocking st in the round, cast off. 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.


= off-white
= purple
= turquoise on body piece and off-white on sleeves
= turquoise
= rust mix

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