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DROPS jumper in ”Eskimo” with round yoke and Norwegian pattern. Size S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no EE-256.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
550-600-700-750-850-900 g colour no 08, red.
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour no 01, off-white.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 and 40 cm) size 8 mm – or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 and 40 cm) size 7 mm – for rib.

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: See diagram M.1 and M.2 – diagram shows 1 pattern repeat and the entire pattern is worked in stocking st (M.1b and M.1c are only for mid under sleeve for size L and XL).

Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 116-128-140-152-164-176 sts on circular needle size 7 mm with red. Work rib = K2/ P2 for 7 cm. Change to circular needle size 8 mm, K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 20 sts evenly = 96-108-120-132-144-156 sts. P 1 round and continue in stocking st. Insert 1 marker in first st on round and 1 marker in st 49-55-61-67-73-79 (= the sides). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm work M.1 – make sure to have the st marked with an arrow mid front (= 8-9-10-11-12-13 repeats across the round). After M.1, K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME cast off 7 sts each side for armhole (i.e. st with marker + 3 sts each side) = 82-94-106-118-130-142 sts left on needle. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts on double pointed needles size 7 mm with red. Work rib K2/P2 for 7 cm. Change to double pointed needles size 8 mm, K 1 round, P 1 round and continue in stocking st. Insert a marker in first st at beg of round. When piece measures 9 cm inc 1 st each side of st with marker, repeat the inc on every 6-6-5-5-4-4 cm a total of 4-4-5-5-6-6 times = 36-36-42-42-48-48 sts.
When piece measures 31 cm continue as follows:
SIZE S and M: Work M.1 on all sts (= 3 stars).
SIZE L and XL: Work M.1b, M.1 3 times and then M.1c.
SIZE XXL and XXXL: Work M.1 on all sts (= 4 stars).
After M.1 K 1 round with red, AT THE SAME TIME cast off 7 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. st with marker + 3 sts each side) = 29-29-35-35-41-41 sts left on needle. Knit the other sleeve.

Slip sleeves on the same circular needle size 8 mm as body piece where cast off for armholes = 140-152-176-188-212-224 sts. Insert a marker in st mid back – NOW ROUND BEG HERE! Work 1 round red stocking st as follows:
SIZE S: Inc 3 sts evenly = 143 sts.
SIZE M: Inc 4 sts evenly = 156 sts.
SIZE L: Inc 6 sts evenly = 182 sts.
SIZE XL: Dec 6 sts evenly = 182 sts.
SIZE XXL: Dec 4 sts evenly = 208 sts.
SIZE XXXL: Dec 3 sts evenly = 221 sts.
Continue in M.2 (= 11-12-14-14-16-17 repeats across the round) – work diagram to arrow for your size = 77-84-84-84-96-102 sts on needle. Continue with red, K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to 60-60-64-64-68-68 sts. Now work shortened rows back and forth on needle in red stocking st mid back as follows: Work row to 10 sts past marker mid back, turn and work 21 sts on return row, turn and work 31 sts, turn and work 41 sts, turn and work round to mid back again.

NECK: Change to small circular needle size 7 mm and work rib K2/P2 for approx 12 cm. Cast off loosely with K over K and P over P.

ASSEMBLY: Sew openings under sleeves.


= red
= off-white
= K2 tog

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