DROPS / 116 / 3

Kristina by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS tunic with round yoke sleeves in ”Karisma”. Size S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no U-565.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-112-126-138 cm / 34 5/8’’-37¾’’-41’’-44’’-49½’’-54¼’’
Full length: 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29 1/8’’-30’’-30¾’’-31½’’-32¼’’-33’’

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
550-600-650-700-750-850 g color no 16, dark gray
100-100-150-150-150-150 g color no 01, off-white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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: See diagram M.1 to M.3. Diagrams show the pattern from RS. The entire pattern is worked in stockinette st.
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TUNIC:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 216-232-248-264-292-316 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with dark gray. Work 4 rounds stockinette st and then 4 rounds rib, K2/ P2. Insert 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 108-116-124-132-146-158 sts (= the sides). Continue in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8’’ dec 1 st each side of both markers (= 4 dec), and repeat the dec on every 4 cm / 1½’’ a total of 10 times = 176-192-208-224-252-276 sts. Continue in stockinette st until piece measures 49-50-51-52-53-54 cm / 19¼’’-19¾’’-20’’-20½’’-21’’-21¼’’. Now bind off 8 sts each side for armhole (= 4 sts each side of marker) = 160-176-192-208-236-260 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVES:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 48-48-52-52-56-56 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with dark gray. Work 4 rounds stockinette st and then 4 rounds rib, K2/ P2. K 1 round dec 2-1-1-0-2-0 sts evenly = 46-47-51-52-54-56 sts. Insert a marker at beg of round. When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾’’ inc 1 st each side of marker, and repeat the inc on every 2.5-2.5-2-2-1.5-1.5 cm / 7/8”-7/8”-3/4”-3/4”-½”-½” a total of 13-13-16-16-17-19 times = 72-73-83-84-88-94 sts. When sleeve measures 41-41-40-40-39-39 cm / 16 1/8”-16 1/8”-15¾”-15¾”-15¼”-15¼” (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) bind off 8 sts mid under arm (= 4 sts each side of marker) = 64-65-75-76-80-86 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on same circular needle as body piece where bind off for armholes = 288-306-342-360-396-432 sts. Work dark gray stockinette st for 6-7-7-7-8-8 cm / 2 3/8”-2¾”-2¾”-2¾”-3 1/8”-3 1/8” and now continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 (finish repeat by arrow for your size) there are 112-119-133-120-132-144 sts left on needle.

NECK:
K 1 round with off-white AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-15-25-8-16-24 sts evenly = 100-104-108-112-116-120 sts. Now work shortened rows mid back with off-white in garter st back and forth on needle as follows: Work 66-69-72-75-78-81 sts from mid front, turn piece and work 32-34-36-38-40-42 sts on return row. Turn piece, work 48-51-53-56-59-62 sts, turn piece and work 64-68-72-76-80-84 sts on return row. Turn piece, work all sts to mid front. Continue in the round. K 1 round, P 1 round, and then work 4 rounds rib K2/ P2. K 3 rounds and bind off.

POCKETS
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with dark gray. Continue as follows – from RS: 2 garter sts, M.2A on the next 28 sts, finish with M.2B and 2 garter sts. Work 3 vertical repeats of M.2 and then continue as follows – from RS: 2 garter sts, M.3A on the next 28 sts, finish with M.3B and 2 garter sts. After 1 vertical repeat of M.3 work 4 rows garter st on all sts and bind off. Make 2 pockets.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew openings under sleeves. Sew pockets to front pieces approx 10 cm / 4’’ from bottom edge and approx 14 to 20 cm / 5½” to 8’’ from each other.

Diagram

= off-white
= dark gray
= K2 tog
= K3 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso


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