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DROPS 103-8 by DROPS Design

DROPS Slipover in ”Silke-Alpaca” with a front piece crossing over. Size S to XXXL.

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements at chest: 34 5/8”-37 ¾”-41”-45”-49½”-54 ¼”
Full length: 18½”-19 ¼”-21”-21 5/8”-23 ¼”-24”

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
450-500-550-650-700-750 g, clr. no. 9015, middle gray.

DROPS pointed needles size 4.5 mm
[US 7] – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge

DROPS pointed needles size 4 mm [US 6] – for the Rib.

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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

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.
Knitting Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’].

Pattern: See diagram M.1 and M.2. The diagrams are shown from the RS.

Measurement tip: Put the work flat on a table when measuring it. All measures are done from the casting on edge.

Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.

Increasing tip: Inc. inside 4 garter sts as follows: make a yo, on the returning row twist and knit the yo to avoid a hole. (i.e knit into the back of st instead of the front).

Right front piece (knitted from the left side towards the right shoulder: The front piece are knitted on the slant – see Fig. 1. please read all the explanation + measurement tip before knitting it!
Cast on 30-32-36-38-41-43 sts on needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] with Silke-Alpaca. Knit 2 rows of garter sts (1st row = WS).
Knit the next row as follows: (from the WS):
4 garter sts – see explanation above - 26-28-32-34-37-39 stockinette sts (i.e. P from the WS, K from the RS). inc. 2 sts at the end of row (= Side A) = 32-34-38-40-43-45 sts in total.
Continue to knit as follows (from the RS):
M.1 A (- see the start arrow for size. Note! Knit from the start arrow towards the left until finish row), stockinette sts over the next 20-22-30-32-37-39 sts, 4 garter sts. Remember the knitting gauge! At the same time inc. at the end of each row from the WS (= Side A): 2 sts 3-3-5-5-6-6 times, 3 sts 4 times and 4 sts 1 time = 54-56-64-66-71-73 sts. Incorporate new sts into M.1 as going along. After 1 repeat of M.1A is completed continue with M.1B until finish. After all inc. knit all sts on row according to M.1B. When the piece measures approx. 20-20-22-22-23-23 cm [8”-8”-8 ¾”-8 ¾”-9”-9”] – Read increasing tip – inc. 1 st at Side A on every 6 rows a total of 14-15-15-16-17-18 times = neck line (knit new sts in garter sts). At the same time when the piece measures 27-29-29-30-32-32 cm [10 5/8”-11 3/8”-11 3/8”-11 ¾”-12½”-12½”] bind off 1 st at the beg. of each row from the WS (= Side B) a total of 10-11-12-13-14-15 times (bind off from the edge = outermost st). Insert 1 MT (marking thread) at the same side as binding off (It marks the side seam). After the last dec. Knit 1 row from the WS and 1 row from the RS as before but knit 10-11-12-13-12-13 sts at the beg. of row from the WS (= Side B) in garter sts. On the next row from the WS bind off 6-7-8-9-8-9 sts at side B for the armhole. Continue with 4 garter sts at the armhole side until finish – knit other sts as before. When the piece measures 56-60-62-65-69-71 cm [22”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25½”-27 1/8”-28”] put 18-19-19-20-21-22 garter sts at side A on a thread or a stitch holder = 34-34-40-40-45-45 sts left on row. Bind off for shoulder at the beg. of each row from the RS at side A as follows:
Size S + M + L + XL: 2 st 3 times and 14-14-17-17 sts 2 times.
Size XXL + XXXL: 2 sts 3 times, 19 sts 1 time and 20 sts 1 time.
When all sts are bind off the piece measures approx. 60-64-66-69-73-75 cm [23 5/8”-25 ¼”-26”-27 1/8”-28 ¾”-29½”].

Left front piece (Knit from the right side towards the left shoulder): The front piece are knitted on the slant – see Fig. 2. Cast on 30-32-36-38-41-43 sts on pointed needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with Silke-Alpaca. Knit 2 rows of garter sts (1st row = RS).
Knit the next row as follows (from the RS):
4 garter sts – see explanation - 26-28-32-34-37-39 stockinette sts and inc. 2 sts at the end of row = 32-34-38-40-43-45 sts in total.
Continue to knit as follows (from the WS):
M.2 A (- see start arrow for size. Note! Knit from the start arrow towards the right in the diagram until finish row), stockinette sts over the next 20-22-30-32-37-39 sts, 4 garter sts.
Continue to inc. as done for the right front piece but at the end of each row from the RS (= Side A) = 54-56-64-66-71-73 sts. Incorporate new sts into M.2A as going along. When 1 repeat of M.2 A is completed continue with M.2 B until finish. When the piece measures approx. 20-20-22-22-23-23 cm [8”-8”-8 ¾”-8 ¾”-9”-9”] inc. 1 st at side A – read Increasing tips –on every 6 row a total of 14-15-15-16-17-18 times = neck line, knit new sts in garter sts. At the same time when the piece measures 27-29-29-30-32-32 cm [10 5/8”-11 3/8”-11 3/8”-11 ¾”-12½”-12½”] bind off 1 st at the beg of each row from the RS (= Side B) a total of 10-11-12-13-14-15 times. Insert 1 MT at the same side as bind off (marks the side seam). After the last dec. knit 1 row from the RS and 1 row from the WS as before but knit 10-11-12-13-12-13 sts at beg of row from the RS (= Side B) in garter sts. On the next row from the RS bind off for the armhole as done for the right front piece. Continue with 4 garter sts towards the armhole until finish - knit other sts as before. When the piece measures 56-60-62-65-69-71 cm [22”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25½”-27 1/8”-28”] put 18-19-19-20-21-22 garter sts at side A on a thread or a stitch holder. Then bind off for the shoulder as done for the right front piece (from side A).

Back piece: Cast on 88-100-106-124-136-148 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on pointed needles size 4 mm [US 6].
P the first row from the WS.
Continue in Rib as follows: 1 edge st, * K2, P4 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st.
Continue until the piece measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm [2 ¾”-2 ¾”-3 1/8”-3 1/8”-3½”-3½”]. Now dec. 1 st in each P section = 74-84-89-104-114-124 sts. Continue with K2/P3 until the piece measures 14-14-16-16-18-18 cm [5½”-5½”-6 ¼”-6 ¼”-7”-7”].
Change to needle size 4.5 mm [US 7].
K 1 row from the RS at the same time dec. 4-6-5-12-12-12 sts evenly distributed = 70-78-84-92-102-112 sts. K 1 row from the WS.
Continue in stockinette sts until finish.
When the piece measures 16-16-18-18-20-20 cm [6 ¼”-6 ¼”-7”-7”-8”-8”] inc. 1 st each side on every 2 cm [3/4’’] a total of 3-3-3-3-4-4 times = 76-84-90-98-110-120 sts. When the piece measures 22-23-26-27-30-31 cm [8 ¾”-9”-10 ¼”-10 5/8”-11 ¾”-12 ¼”] knit 2 rows of garter sts over 7-10-10-13-16-20 sts each side (knit the remaining sts in stockinette sts as before).
Bind off for armholes each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-2-3-3 times, 2 sts 0-1-1-1-1-3 times and 1 sts 0-1-1-1-1-1 time = 70-72-78-80-86-88 sts. Continue with 4 garter sts each side until finish. When the bind off for the armholes are completed inc. for wide shoulder – read Increasing tip – each side: on every 2-2-1.5-1.5-1-1 cm [3/4”-3/4”-½”-½”-3/8”-3/8”] a total of 8-8-11-11-14-14 times = 86-88-100-102-114-116 sts.
When the piece measures 43-45-49-51-55-57 cm [17”-17 ¾”-19 ¼”-20”-21 5/8”-22½”] bind off for shoulder each side on every other row: 8-8-10-10-11-11 sts 2 times and 9-9-10-10-12-12 sts 2 times.
At the same time when the piece measures 45-47-51-53-57-59 cm [17 ¾”-18½”-20”-21”-22½”-23 ¼”] bind off the mid 18-20-20-22-22-24 sts for the neck.
When all dec. are completed the piece then measures approx. 47-49-53-55-59-61 cm [18½”-19 ¼”-21”-21 5/8”-23 ¼”-24”].

Collar: Put the 18-19-19-20-21-22 sts from the thread or stitch holder from the right front piece back on needle size 4.5 mm [US 7]. Insert 1 MT. Continue in garter sts over the collar sts as follows: * 2 rows of garter sts over all sts, 2 rows of garter sts over the outer most 10 sts *, repeat from *-* until the collar measures approx. 5.5-6-6-6.5-6.5-7 cm [2 ¼”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2½”-2½”-2 ¾”] from the MT at the shortest side.
Bind off loosely. Knit the same way for the left front piece.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the collar tog. at the mid back and sew it to the neck line. Sew the side seams inside the 1 edge st as follows: The MT which marks the side seam at the right front piece should be sewn to the right side of the back piece where the armholes begins and down to the Rib.
The MT which marks the side seam for the left front piece should be sewn to the left side of the back piece from where the armholes begins and down to the Rib. Put the left front piece underneath the right front piece. Sew the inc sts at the bottom of the left front piece to the rib at the right side of the back piece. Sew the inc sts at the bottom of the right front piece at the Rib to the left side of the back piece. The front pieces are now crossed over at the front so the right front piece is on top of the left front piece.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 02.03.2011
Left front piece: .... Continue to knit as follows (from the WS):
M.2 A (- see start arrow for size. Note! Knit from the start arrow towards the right in the diagram until finish row), stockinette sts over the next 20-22-30-32-37-39 sts, 4 garter sts.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from the RS, P from the WS.
= P from the RS, K from the WS.
= Cable twist (= 10 sts): put 5 sts on a cable needle behind the work, K5, K5 from cable needle.


Claudia 20.09.2016 - 10:51:

Vielen Dank! Das war sehr hilfreich. Ich habe das Stricken verkehrt herum gelernt (warum auch immer), d.h. von links nach rechts mit dem Faden in der rechten Hand und lese Diagramme dementsprechend auch von links nach rechts. Das wird mir in solchen Anleitungen manchmal zum Verhängnis ;-).

Claudia 18.08.2016 - 09:24:

Ich habe große Schwierigkeiten beim Verständnis der Anleitung für das rechte Vorderteil (Größe M). Nachdem ich 34 Maschen habe soll ich M1A stricken, das sind 22 Maschen, danach 22 Maschen glatt und 4 kraus, macht insgesamt 48. Wenn ich die ersten 8 Maschen M1 stricke und nach und nach die neuen Maschen in M1 integriere, habe ich das Problem, dass ich nach allen Zunahmen 56 Maschen habe, also 8 mehr als 48 (22 M1, 22 glatt, 4 kraus). Gruß, Claudia

DROPS Design 27.08.2016 kl. 15:42:

Liebe Claudia, haben Sie vielleicht folgenden Satz übersehen: (- siehe Pfeil für die jeweilige Grösse. Beim Pfeil anfangen und gegen links stricken). So hat man 8 M in M1A + 22 M + 4 M = 34 M.

PennyPiste 23.09.2015 - 15:50:

Hei! Aivan ihana malli tämä, mutta ongelmaksi muodostuu etukappaleen rullaus. Kappale lähtee rullaamaan ainaoikeinneuleesta huolimatta (lisäsin jopa kerrokset 4:ään, että kappale pysyisi suorassa). Mitä voin tehdä?

DROPS Design 12.10.2015 kl. 16:07:

Mikäli reunukset rullautuvat myös pingotuksen jälkeen, voit virkata reunuksiin yhden kerroksen kiinteitä silmukoita.

Laura Tittensor 15.03.2015 - 17:07:

I am undertaking drops 103-8 but I am struggling with the front pattern, part M1. A. I am about the undertake the section from 'continue to knit as follows (from the RS). I have 32 stitches (smallest size) and the pattern says knit from arrow to the end of the row, but this would only use up 22 of the 32 stitches, the pattern also says to stockinette over the next 20 stitches but I would only have 10 of the 32 left. Please advise, thanks Laura

DROPS Design 16.03.2015 kl. 09:39:

Dear Mrs Tittensor, on next row from RS, start at the arrow for size S and work the last 8 sts in diagram (from the right towards the left), turn and work the first 8 sts (from left towards the right from WS) and increase at the end of every row from WS (towards A), so that you will work more sts in M1A on next row from RS, until all sts have been cast on and whole diagram M1A can be worked. Happy knitting!

Marja 03.02.2015 - 16:09:

Hei! olen aloittanut työn jo moneen otteeseen mutta ei vain onnistu! Oikea etukpl. Ensimmäiset rivit saan tehtyä. kun aloitan kuvion alkaa vaikeus. M1A eka rivi ok ja nurjapuoli tehdään 2o, 6n, 22n,4 ainaoik, ja lisätään lopussa 2 silmukkaa? seuraava oikean puolen rivi jatkaa kuviota? eli 2n,6o,2n,22o ja 4 ainaoikeaa? M1A kuvio on oikealta puolelta katsottuna eikö? Kiitos jo etukäteen!

DROPS Design 12.03.2015 kl. 16:32:

Kyllä, piirros näyttää mallineuletta oikealta puolelta katsottuna. Mallineuleen ensimmäinen krs neulotaan työn oikealta puolelta, eli 2 n, 6 o. Seuraavalla nurjan puolen krs:lla lisätään 2 s, jolloin seuraavalla oikean puolen krs:lla neulotaan: 4 n, 6 o. Nurjan puolen krs:lla lisätään sitten taas 2 s, jolloin oikealta puolelta neulotaan: 2 o, 4 n, 6 o piirroksen mukaisesti.

Liisa Silen 04.01.2015 - 13:00:

Hi! M1. pattern starts from where the size is indicated with an arrow. But does the pattern start from the arrow everytime? or just the first time? And what should I do with the loops that remain after doing the pattern once? should i just continue? Thank you already!

DROPS Design 05.01.2015 kl. 09:13:

Dear Mrs Silen, start M.1 at the arrow for your size and work as in diagram over the first sts (seen from RS), and work the inc sts as in diagram - when all sts have been inc, you will have all the sts shown in diagram. Happy knitting!

Marion Behnke 11.12.2014 - 11:04:

Hallo und guten Tag,leider ist die Anleitung nicht immer klar. Wo kommt beispielsweise beim Rückenteil am Kragen plötzlich der Hilfsfaden her? Selbst meine Schwiegermutter, die schon unzählige, schwierige und anspruchsvolle Teile nach Anleitung gestrickt hat, versteht diese Strickanleitung zum großen Teil nicht. Was bedeutet eine Reihe links auf links? Zwei Reihen links stricken, oder glatt links, das heisst eine linke Reihe und die Rückreihe rechts? Vielen Dank und schöne Weihnachten

DROPS Design 11.12.2014 kl. 14:01:

Liebe Marion, die Anleitung ist schon älter. Sie wird in Kürze sprachlich überarbeitet und ist dann hoffentlich verständlicher. Ihnen auch schöne Weihnachten!

Marisa De Kock 13.11.2014 - 22:26:

Ik ben al drie keer aan het rechtervoorpand begonnen maar volgens mij doe ik het steeds verkeerd. Ik vind het onlogisch om het patroon van rechts naar links te lezen. Ik brei maat l, kunt u me de eerste 2 nle mailen? Ik snap het gewoon niet!

DROPS Design 04.12.2014 kl. 13:15:

Hoi Marisa. Als je begint met het telpatroon heb je in maat L 38 st op de nld. Je breit dan M.1A, begin bij het pijltje = 4 st, 30 st tricotst (dus r op de goede kant, av op de verkeerde kant) en eindig met 4 ribbelst. Je meerdert dan zoals beschreven in het patroon aan de zijkant = "Side A" en breit steeds meer st mee in het patroon M.1A.

Eva Cabanillas 08.09.2014 - 08:25:

He montado los 36 p. (talla l) del delantero derecho, la 1ªvuelta la hago del reves, la 2ª del derecho, 3ª 4 puntos musgo, 32 puntos reves y dos aumentos, eso me hace 38 puntos. Pero aqui ya me pierdo, porque los nº me descuadran. Porque como seria la 4ª vuelta??? en la explicacion ponen: Tejer desde la flecha de inicio hacia la IZQUIERDA!!! hasta terminar la vta), pts jersey sobre los sig 30 pts, 4 pts musgo. Aqui estoy atascada, porque no se como enlazar con el M1.A

DROPS Design 09.09.2014 kl. 09:51:

Hola Eva. La 4ª fila se trabaja por el LD como sigue: M.1 A (= 4 pts, es decir desde la flecha hasta el final de la fila en el diagrama), 30 pts en pt jersey y 4 pts en pt musgo. En las filas sig según se trabajan los aum se incorporan los pts aumentados en el diagrama M.1A .

Kate 15.01.2014 - 23:27:

Can you pse let me know how many rows need to be knit for M1A on the right side before going to M1B (the pattern says repeat)?

DROPS Design 16.01.2014 kl. 08:57:

Dear Kate, "1 repeat M.A1", means here one time the diagram M.1A in height i.e. the 13 rows. Happy knitting!

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