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Winter Butterflies by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper or jacket in 2 threads ”Alpaca” with round yoke in multi coloured pattern. Long or short sleeves. Size S - XXXL.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS Alpaca
50 g for all sizes colour no 501, light grey
50 g for all sizes colour no 517, grey
50 g for all sizes colour no 100, off-white
Long sleeve:
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour no 506, dark grey
Short sleeve:
300-350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 506, dark grey

DROPS double pointed and circular needle (40 and 80 cm) size 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS double pointed and circular needle (40 and 80 cm) size 4 mm
– for rib.
DROPS silver button, no 534:
8-8-8-8-9-9 pcs. Only applies to jacket.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Pattern: See diagram M.1. See diagram for your size. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st.

Jumper: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 208-228-248-268-296-324 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with 2 threads dark grey Alpaca. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures 5 cm change to needle size 5 mm, K 1 round, at the same time dec 58-64-72-74-82-90 sts evenly = 150-164-176-194-214-234 sts. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round and 1 MT after 75-82-88-97-107-117 sts (= the sides). Continue in stocking st. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 12 cm dec 1 st on each side of both MT (= 4 dec) = 146-160-172-190-210-230 sts. Repeat the dec when piece measures 24 cm and 36 cm = 138-152-164-182-202-222 sts. Continue in stocking st until piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm. Now cast off 10 sts each side (= 5 sts on each side of both MT) for armhole = 118-132-144-162-182-202 sts. Put piece aside and knit short or long sleeves.
Short sleeve: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 76-80-84-84-88-92 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm with 2 threads dark grey Alpaca. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm change to needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time dec 16-18-18-16-16-18 sts evenly on first round = 60-62-66-68-72-74 sts. Insert a MT at beg of round = mid under arm. Continue in stocking st. When piece measures 6-7-7-7-8-8 cm cast off 5 sts on each side of MT = 50-52-56-58-62-64 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
Long sleeve: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 56-56-60-60-64-64 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm with 2 threads dark grey Alpaca. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures 12 cm change to needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time dec 16-14-18-16-20-18 sts evenly on first round = 40-42-42-44-44-46 sts. Insert a MT at beg of round = mid under arm. Continue in stocking st. When piece measures 14 cm inc 1 st on each side of MT on every 2.5-2.5-2-2-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 10-10-12-12-14-14 times = 60-62-66-68-72-74 sts. When piece measures 40-39-39-39-38-38 cm (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) cast off 5 sts on each side of MT = 50-52-56-58-62-64 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
Yoke: Slip sleeves in on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armholes = 218-236-256-278-306-330 sts. K 1 round with 2 threads dark grey, at the same time dec 20-16-14-14-20-22 sts evenly = 198-220-242-264-286-308 sts. Now continue in M.1 with dec (see diagram for your size).
After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 108-120-132-120-130-140 sts on round.
Neck: K 1 round, at the same dec 12-18-30-18-22-32 sts evenly = 96-102-102-102-108-108 sts. P 1 round. Change to needle size 4 mm and K 1 round, at the same time inc 20-18-18-18-20-20 sts evenly = 116-120-120-120-128-128 sts. Continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures approx 3 cm cast off loosely in rib.

Jacket: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Work like jumper, but cast on 1 edge st each side towards mid front (i.e. add 2 sts to all st numbers throughout pattern). Additionally cast on 2 extra sts for rib, so that rib beg and ends with K2 towards mid front. Dec these 2 sts with the others when changing needle size. Work stocking st back and forth on needle from mid front, i.e. insert MT after 38-42-45-49-54-59 sts and after 114-124-133-147-162-177 sts. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 cast off 1 edge st each side and slip remaining sts on a stitch holder.
Front bands: Now work front bands as follows: Pick up 150-154-158-162-166-170 sts from the RS inside 1 edge st with 2 threads dark grey on needle size 4 mm along left front piece (up to sts on stitch holder). P 1 row from WS and continue as follows from RS: 2 garter sts, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain, K2, 2 garter sts. Continue like this until front band measures approx 3 cm and cast off loosely in rib.
Repeat along right front band, but after 1.5 cm make buttonholes as follows from WS (= from neckline): Work 10 sts rib as before, cast off 2 sts, * work 18 sts rib as before, cast off 2 sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 6-6-6-6-7-7 times, work remaining 18-22-26-30-14-18 sts in rib as before. On return row cast on 2 new sts over cast off sts. When rib measures approx 3 cm cast off loosely in rib.
Neck: When front bands are completed pick up 7 sts on front band each side, slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and continue for neck as described for jumper with dec and inc, back and forth on needle with 2 garter sts each side (total no of sts is +14 = sts picked up on front bands ).
Note! When rib measures approx 1.5 cm cast off for buttonhole on right front band by casting off the 5th and 6th st from mid front (i.e. 2 P sts). Cast on 2 new sts on return row. Cast of loosely in rib when rib measures 3 cm.
Assembly: Sew openings under arms. Sew buttons on left front piece of jacket.

Diagram

= off-white
= dark grey
= light grey
= grey
= K2 tog


Comments (40)

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Linda 03.03.2018 - 20:49:

As I have posted here twice before about some errors in the pattern, I thought I would follow up about my attempts. The issue with the pattern seems that the last part of the M1 pattern for S-size comes without further reducing the number of stitches. I ended the pattern immediately after the last reduction, and now my sweater is fine. The pattern changed, but still looks nice. Someone with more experience may be able to fix the last part of the pattern as well.

Linda 05.01.2018 - 23:38:

Reaction on my comment of 29.12.2017 and your reaction on 2.1.2018. Thank you for your answer., but I hope you can have a closer look. Looking at the other comments I seem not to be the only one with this long neck issue. Another sweater I knitted from your site with the same type of wool fit me exactly, so I don't think I have knitted it too loosely. I bought the wool from internet, I do not expect support from them as they are just selling wool from various suppliers.

Linda 29.12.2017 - 22:09:

I love this pattern and I knitted it in size S. Somehow the neck is coming much taller than it should be. I am sure I knitted the pattern in the right way. It looks like the M1 decoration is too large for this size. Can you update me with the corrections so that I can finish my sweater in the same beautiful way as it looks on the photo? Thank you in advance!

DROPS Design 02.01.2018 kl. 10:18:

Dear Linda, if your tension is correct in width and height, you should get the same measurements as in chart. For any further individual assistance, you are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn. Happy knitting!

Mary Shanahan 31.05.2015 - 20:12:

Has anyone knit this? I can only understand English ( or Irish) so I cannot read most of the comments that are posted. Be grateful for any english language feedback!

DROPS Design 01.06.2015 kl. 10:43:

Dear Mrs Shanahan, if you have any question to this pattern, you are welcome to ask here or to contact your DROPS store for any personnal assistance. Happy knitting!

Andrea 31.10.2014 - 23:28:

Hallo warum soll der Anschlag mit 2 Fäden gemacht werde? Und wie funktioniert das?

DROPS Design 01.11.2014 kl. 10:24:

Liebe Andrea, Sie stricken den gesamten Pulli mit 2 Fäden, d.h. Sie nehmen die Alpaca doppelt. Statt mit einem Knäuel stricken Sie also mit 2 Knäueln gleichzeitig, d.h. doppelfädig. Auf diese Weise wird die Wolle doppelt so dick. Beachten Sie, dass Sie die Maschenprobe auch mit doppeltem Faden machen.

Camilla Johansson 23.12.2012 - 19:11:

Mycket fin tröja, dock tycker jag armarna är på tok för korta enligt mönstret. Även när man gör långa ärmar. Fick ta upp och sticka ärmarna 10 cm längre än mönstret. Då blev de bra.

Nanna 11.12.2012 - 20:29:

Garnet er købt, glæder mig til at komme igang. Har valgt at skifte farverne ud. Mørkegrå - gammelrosa, natur - guldstøvet, mellemgrå - mellem rosa og lysegrå - lys rosa. Korte ærmer og som jakke. Glæder mig til at se resultatet.

Nanna 11.12.2012 - 20:21:

Hvordan strikker man med 2 tråde? Jeg kan kun finde en video med strik med/i to tråde, kun en med forskellige farver. Det ville være rart med en sådan video. Alle de andre videoer er super gode og lærerige, og jeg har lært rigtig meget af dem - tak :-)

DROPS Design 13.12.2012 kl. 09:24:

Du holder bare de 2 tråde samlet over pegefingeren - nøjagtig som når du strikker med 1 tråd. God fornøjelse!

Tutta 16.01.2011 - 20:30:

Når jeg skriver ut mønsteret blir M1 kuttet rett under stjernen.

DROPS Design 18.03.2010 - 08:22:

Det stemmer man skal felle etter vrbord.

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