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DROPS 22-20 by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with pattern borders in “Alpaca” or “Safran”.

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DROPS Retro 1980-1993


Size S/M – M/L
Materials: DROPS Alpaca or Safran from Garnstudio
450-500 g, colour no 100, off-white Alpaca , no 18 Safran
50-50 g colour no 3770, heather Alpaca , no 15 Safran
50-50 g colour no 2923, yellow Alpaca , no 11 Safran
50-50 g colour no 7238, green Alpaca , no 4 Safran

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 2.5 and 3.5 mm - or size needed to obtain 23 sts x 30 rows in stocking st on needle size 3.5 mm = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
Garter st pattern: *K 3 rounds, P 2 rounds*, repeat from *-*.
Edge: 4 cm stocking st, P 1 round (= folding edge, measure piece from here), 4 cm stocking st.

Body: The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 226-232 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with off-white and work Edge. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 38-56 sts evenly on first round = 264-288 sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 5 cm work M.1 and then continue in off-white and stocking st. When piece measures 27-28 cm, divide the piece in two and complete front and back pieces separately.
Back piece: = 132-144 sts. When piece measures 55-57 cm cast off the middle 50-52 sts for neck and dec 2 sts on neckline on next row. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 56-58 cm.
Front piece: = 132-144 sts. When piece measures 52-54 cm cast off the middle 44-46 sts for neck and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts1 time, 1 st 3 times. Cast off remaining sts on shoulder when piece measures 56-58 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 48-50 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off-white and work Edge, but with 3 cm stocking st instead of 4. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 19-18 sts evenly on first round = 67-68 sts. When piece measures 4 cm work M.1 (place a pattern repeat mid upper sleeve), and then complete piece in off-white. At the same time after the Edge inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 35-35 times on every 3rd round = 133-138 sts. When piece measures 47-45 cm cast of 12 sts mid under arm and complete piece back and forth on needle. Cast off 7-6 sts each side at the beg of every row until piece measures 50-48 cm, cast off.
Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Pick up approx 120 sts round the neck on needle size 2.5 mm with off-white and work 4 cm garter st pattern –see above. Set in sleeves.

Diagram

= off-white
= heather
= green
= yellow

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