Sea Belle by DROPS Design

DROPS sweater with raglan in 2 strands "Alpaca” and 1 strand “Safran”

Size: 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 -11/12 - 13/14 years
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150-150-150-150-200 g color no 2922, middle rose
150-150-150-150-200 g color no 2915, orange
and use: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
150-150-200-200-250 g color no 02, light rose

DROPS circular needles and double pointed needles size 7 mm / US 10½ – or the needle size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 14 sts x 16 rows on needle size 7 mm / US 10½ with 1 strand Safran and 2 strands Alpaca (= 3 strands held together) in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


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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.
Rib: * K2, P3 *, repeat from *-*.

Decreasing tip (applies to raglan):
All decreases are done from RS!
Dec as follows on each transition between sleeve and back and front pieces (start 3 sts before marking thread (MARKER)): K2 tog, K2, (MARKER placed in middle of these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Knitting tip: If gauge is incorrect in height and knitting is too tight the raglan decrease will be to short and armhole too small. Adjust this by knitting 1 extra round without dec every so often between decreases.
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Back and front pieces:
Work piece in the round.
Cast on 95-100-105-115-120 sts on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10½ with 1 strand of each color (= 3 strands) and K1 round.
Then work Rib until piece measures 5-5-6-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2½"-2 3/4" – see explanation above.
Continue in stockinette sts at the same time as adjusting sts number to 94-100-106-114-120 on 1st round after Rib.
Insert 1 marker in each side = 47-50-53-57-60 sts between markers.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' inc 1 sts on each side of each marker, repeat on every 10-11-12-13-14 cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½" a total of 2 times = 102 -108-114-122-128 sts.
When piece measures 24-26-28-30-32 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11 3/4"-12½" bind off 6 sts in each side for armhole (i.e. 3 sts on each side of each marker) = 45-48-51-55-58 sts left in total for front and back pieces. Put work aside and work sleeves.

Sleeve:
Cast on 25-25-30-35-35 sts loosely on double pointed needles size 7 mm / US 10½ with 1 strand of each color (= 3 strands) and K1 round.
Continue in Rib until piece measures 5-5-6-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2½"-2 3/4".
Continue in stockinette sts at the same time as adjusting sts number to 28-28-30-34-34 on 1st round after Rib.
When piece measures 15 cm / 6'' inc 2 sts mid under sleeve, repeat inc on every 3-3-3.5-4.5-4 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 3/4"-1½" a total of 7-8-8-7-8 times = 42-44-46-48-50 sts.
When piece measures 34-38-42-44-46 cm / 13 3/8"-15"-16½"-17 1/4"-18" bind off 6 sts mid under arm = 36-38-40-42-44 sts.
Put sleeve aside and make another sleeve.

Yoke:
Slip sleeves onto same circular needle as back and front pieces where sts are bound off for armholes = 162-172-182-194-204 sts.
Insert a marker in all transition between sleeves and back and front pieces.
Begin raglan dec on next round.
Read next 2 sections before continue knitting!

Raglan decrease: Read Knitting tip! Dec 1 sts on each side of all markers (= 8 decreases). Dec on every 2nd round – read Decreasing tip: 10-11-12-13-14 times.

Neckline: At the same time when piece measures 32-35-38-41-44 cm / 12½"-13 3/4"-15"-16 1/8"-17 1/4" slip middle 9-10-11-11-12 sts onto a stitch holder.
Now dec 1 sts in beg of every row 2 times each side to shape neckline.
After all dec for raglan and neck 69-70-71-75-76 sts are left.
Pick up approx 16 to 20 sts (including sts from stitch holder) at neck front with 1 strand of each color (= 3 strands) and slip all sts onto double pointed needles size 7 mm / US 10½.
K1 round at the same time adjust sts amount to 75-75-75-80-80 sts.
P1 round before continuing in Rib - see explanation above.
When neck edge measures 5 cm / 2'' bind off loosely, K over K and P over P.

Assembly:
Sew openings under arms.

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