Hello Stripes by DROPS Design

Set of knitted jumper with stripes, dots and raglan, pants and socks for baby and children in DROPS Fabel

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-028-by-FA-029-by-FA-030-by
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JUMPER:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 50-56-62 (68-74) cm / 19 3/4"-22"-24 3/8" (26 3/4"-29 1/8")
Full length: 28-30-34 (38-42) cm / 11"-11 3/4"-13 3/8" (15"-16½")

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100-100-100 (100-100) g color no 910, sea mist
50-50-50 (100-100) g color no 100, off-white
You can replace the DROPS FABEL colours used in this pattern with many other colour combinations or replace it with DROPS NORD. Check the pattern pictures for inspiration and the Comments section to find out the exact colour numbers in the samples.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') size 2.5 mm /US 1 – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS wooden button no 513: 4 pcs.
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PANTS:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Waist: 48-50-54 (56-58) cm / 19"-19 3/4"-21 1/4" (22"-22 3/4")
Full length: 36-42-46 (52-59) cm / 14 1/4"-16½"-18" (20½"-23 1/4")

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 100, off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 910, sea mist

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') size 2.5 mm/US 1 – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

ELASTIC: approx 60 cm / 24''.
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SOCKS:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾'' (5½''-6¼'')

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes color no 100, off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 910, sea mist

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1 – or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

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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.
JUMPER:

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 and M.2. The entire pattern is worked in stockinette st.

DECREASING TIP (applies to raglan):
FROM RS:
At beg of row: 1 edge st, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso. At the end of row (beg when 3 sts remain): K2 tog, 1 edge st.
By the other 3 markers dec as follows in each transition between sleeve and body piece (beg 3 sts before marker): K2 tog, K2 (marker sits between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
FROM WS:
At beg of row: 1 edge st, P2 tog. At the end of row (beg when 3 sts remain): P2 tog into back of loop, 1 edge st.
By the other 3 markers dec as follows in each transition between sleeve and body piece (beg 3 sts before marker): P2 tog into back of loop, P2 (marker sits between these 2 sts), P2 tog.
NOTE! Make sure sts sit the right way as seen from RS.
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JUMPER:

BODY PIECE:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 140-156-176 (192-212) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with sea mist. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures 4 cm / 1½'' K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-12-16 (16-20) sts evenly = 128-144-160 (176-192) sts. Insert a marker each side = 64-72-80 (88-96) sts between markers. Work chart M.1. After M.1 continue in M.2. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures approx 17-18-21 (24-27) cm / 6 3/4"-7"-8 1/4" (9½"-10 5/8") - adjust after 1 stripe in M.2 (i.e. after 5 rows in one color) - work next round as follows: bind off 4 sts for armhole, work 57-65-73 (81-89) sts (= front piece), bind off 7 sts for armhole, work 57-65-73 (81-89) sts (= back piece) and bind off the last 3 sts for armhole, cut the thread. Insert a marker in the middle sts on back piece (= mid back at neck).
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40-44-44 (48-52) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1 with sea mist. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 4 sts evenly = 36-40-40 (44-48) sts. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under sleeve. Continue in M.1. After M.1 continue in M.2. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'' inc 1 st each side of marker. Repeat the inc on every 4-4-4 (5-6) round a total of 8-8-12 (12-12) times = 52-56-64 (68-72) sts – incorporate inc sts in pattern as you go along. When piece measures approx 16-17-20 (24-28) cm / 6 1/4"-6 3/4"-8" (9½"-11") - adjust to the same row in M.2 as on body piece – bind off 7 sts mid under sleeve (= 4 sts after marker at beg of round and 3 sts before marker at the end of round) = 45-49-57 (61-65) sts left on needle. Cut the thread and put piece aside. Knit the other sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where bind off for armholes = 204-228-260 (284-308) sts. Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body piece except by the left raglan at front (when jumper is worn).
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue back and forth on needle from the left raglan at front. Continue in M.2 - make sure stripes on sleeves and body piece match. Beg by casting/binding off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows (= raglan opening).
RAGLAN DEC:
Now dec 1 st with start from RS on each side of the 3 markers, at the same time dec 1 st at the beg and at the end of row (= 8 dec per row) – SEE DECREASING TIP!
Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 10-12-11 (12-14) times and then on every row: 6-6-11 (12-12) times.
After all dec are complete there are 70-78-78 (86-94) sts left on needle and piece measures approx 28-30-34 (38-42) cm / 11"-11 3/4"-13 3/8" (15"-16½") from cast on row to the shoulder.
Now work shortened rows mid back as follows from RS – continue in the last color and work shortened rows in this color: work row to marker mid back, work 6-7-7 (8-9) sts past marker and turn piece (to avoid a hole slip first st as if to K and tighten thread). Work 12-14-14 (16-18) sts and turn piece, work 18-21-21 (24-27) sts and turn piece, work 24-28-28 (32-36) sts and turn piece. Now slip all sts on a stitch holder and work the raglan edges before the neckline.

RAGLAN EDGES:
Pick up approx 24 to 32 sts (divisible by 4) inside 1 edge st along the raglan opening on sleeve on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with sea mist. Work rib with 1 edge st in garter st and K2 each side as seen from RS. When the edge measures 2 cm / 3/4'' bind off with K over K and P over P.
Repeat along the raglan opening on front piece, but after 2 rows make 3 buttonholes evenly distributed (the last buttonhole is made on neckline).
1 BUTTONHOLE = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row.

NECK:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 and pick up 5 sts on each front band with sea mist = 80-88-88 (96-104) sts. Work rib back and forth on needle from raglan opening as follows as seen from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, * K2/P2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME after 2 rows make 1 buttonhole over the others on raglan edge. Bind off with K over K and P over P when neck measures 2 cm / 3/4''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew openings under sleeves. Sew raglan edges tog at the bottom by opening towards the sleeve.
Sew on buttons.

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PANTS:

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 – pattern worked in stockinette st.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec as follows 3 sts before marker: K2 tog, K1.
Dec as follows after marker: K1, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
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PANTS:
Worked in the round on needle from bottom up.

LEG:
LOOSELY cast on 52-56-60 (64-68) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1 with sea mist. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2 in the round for 5-5-6 (6-6) cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8" (2 3/8"-2 3/8").
K 1 round and continue following chart M.1. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! After M.1 continue in off-white and stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME on first round after M.1 inc 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat the inc on every 3-4-5 (8-12) round a total of 10-11-10 (9-8) times = 72-78-80 (82-84) sts.
When piece measures 16-19-22 (27-33) cm / 6 1/4"-7½"8 3/4" (10 5/8"-13") (inc are now complete) divide piece on the inside of leg and complete piece back and forth on needle (to make it easier to slip both legs on the same circular needle afterwards). Cast on 1 new st each side for seam = 74-80-82 (84-86) sts.
When piece measures 18-21-24 (29-35) cm / 7"-8 1/4"-9½" (11 3/8"-13 3/4") bind off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows with start from RS = 68-74-76 (78-80) sts. Put piece aside and knit the other leg.

PANTS:
Slip legs on the same circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 = 136-148-152 (156-160) sts – beg of round = mid back. Insert a marker mid front. Continue in the round on needle with off-white and stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of marker mid front – SEE DECREASING TIP. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 5-8-7 (6-5) times = 126-132-138 (144-150) sts.
When piece measures 32-38-42 (48-55) cm / 12½"-15"-16½" (19"-21 5/8") adjust no of sts on round to 124-132-140 (144-152) sts. Now work shortened rows mid back as follows: Work 12 sts from beg of round, turn piece (to avoid a hole slip first st as if to K and tighten thread). Work 24 sts and turn piece, work 36 sts and turn, work 48 sts and turn. Continue like this by working 12 more sts before each turn another 6-6-6 (8-8) times. Now work M.1 on all sts, but work the pattern from top down in diagram. After M.1 continue in sea mist and stockinette st.
When piece measures 36-42-46 (52-59) cm / 14 1/4"-16½"-18" (20½"-23 1/4") work next round as follows: * K2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* (= folding edge).
Work 2 cm / 3/4'' stockinette st and bind off loosely.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog split on the inside of each leg inside 1 edge st. Sew tog opening between legs. Fold the top towards WS along folding edge and fasten to WS but leave a small opening and insert the elastic.

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SOCK:

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 – pattern worked in stockinette st.

HEEL DECREASES:
ROW 1 (= RS): Work row until 6-6-6 (7-8) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Work row until 6-6-6 (7-8) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Work row until 5-5-5 (6-7) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= WS): Work row until 5-5-5 (6-7) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 8-10-10 (10-12) sts on needle.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
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SOCK:
Cast on 48-52-52 (56-60) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1 with sea mist. Work rib, K2/P2 for 5-6-6 (7-7) cm / 2"-2 3/8"-2 3/8" (2 3/4"-2 3/4").
K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12 sts evenly = 36-40-40 (44-48) sts. Continue following chart M.1. After M.1 continue in off-white and stockinette st. When piece measures 7-8-8 (9-9) cm / 2 3/4"-3 1/8"-3 1/8" (3½"-3½") keep the first 18-20-20 (22-26) sts on needle for heel and slip the remaining 18-20-20 (22-22) sts on a stitch holder (= upper foot). Work stockinette st back and forth on needle on heel sts for 3-3.5-4 (4-4.5) cm / 1 1/8''-1¼''-1½'' (1½''-1¾'') – insert 1 marker. Now work HEEL DECREASES – SEE ABOVE! After heel dec pick up 8-9-10 (10-11) sts each side of heel and slip sts from stitch holder back on needle = 42-48-50 (52-56) sts. Continue in the round in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 1 st before the 18-20-20 (22-22) sts on upper foot by K2 tog, and dec 1 st after the 18-20-20 (22-22) sts on upper foot by slipping 1 st as if to K, K1 and psso. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 3-6-7 (5-7) times = 36-36-36 (42-42) sts. Continue until sock measures 7-8-9 (10-12) cm / 2¾''-3 1/8''-3½'' (4''-4¾'') from marker on heel, change to sea mist and continue in stockinette st.
When sock measures 8-9-10 (12-14) cm / 3 1/8"-3½"-4" (4 3/4"-5½") from marker on heel insert 1 new marker each side of piece (= 18-18-18 (21-21) sts on upper foot and under foot between markers). Now dec 1 st on each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP. Repeat the dec on every round a total of 7-7-7 (8-8) times = 8-8-8 (10-10) sts left on needle. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten. Sock measures approx 10-11-12 (14-16) cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾'' (5½''-6¼'').

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = off-white
symbols = sea mist
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Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS Baby 19-3) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

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Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

Each of our patterns has specific tutorial videos to help you.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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country flag Christine wrote:

Bonjour. Pouvez-vous préciser les numéros d'aiguilles ? Vous indiquez 2,5, mais s'agit-il des numéros US ? Effectivement, si j'utilise les aiguilles 2,5, normes françaises, je suis très loin d'obtenir le nombre de mailles/rangs de votre échantillon. Je dois donc tricoter en 3,5 norme française pour me rapprocher de votre échantillon. Merci pour votre réponse

17.03.2022 - 18:09

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Christine, la taille des aiguilles indiquée dans les modèles français est en système métrique, le même utilisé en France; mais nous tricotons toutes de façons différentes, d'où l'importance de l'échantillon. Si vous obtenez le bon nombre de mailles et de rangs avec les aiguilles 3,5, alors utilisez celles-ci. Bon tricot!

18.03.2022 kl. 09:27

country flag Inger Nilsson wrote:

Stickar tröjan som finns på mönstret Hello Stripes och undrar över OKET. Står att man ska minska 3 m i början på de 2 första v för raglanöppning. Har gjort det och när jag ska sticka RAGLANFRAMKANT så blir det att resåren kommer mot varandra, inte omlott som det borde göra. Har jag fattat fel? Sen ett tips: Ist för att avmaska för ärmhål och under ärmen så sätt garnet på en tråd och sticka ihop delarna. Blir snyggare är när man syr

15.11.2021 - 10:18

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Inger. När du har stickat upp raglanframkant (på båda sidor) så ska de hamna omlott. Du ska sticka raglanframkant på ca 2 cm per sida, vilket då är mer än det du avmaskade. Mvh DROPS Design

16.11.2021 kl. 08:32

country flag Gabrielle Ebbens wrote:

What measurements would you recommend for 3-6 months? Thanks :)

03.10.2021 - 18:32

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Gabriela, you can find the measurements of the finished piece on the schematic drawing at the bottom of the pattern. We suggest that you take a piece that fits and compare the measurements. Happy Stitching!

03.10.2021 kl. 22:41

country flag Inga wrote:

På bukserne, skal forhøjningen ikke kun strikkes bagpå? Jeg strikker den mindste str, hvor m-ant er 124, der står at jeg skal vende yderligere 6 gange efter jeg er på 48 m, hvor der strikkes 12 m mere i hver vending: dvs 60-72-84-96-108-120.... der er jo næsten hele vejen rundt? Er det virkelig rigtig forstået?

28.09.2021 - 23:45

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Inga. Ja det är riktigt, du kommer sticka nästan hela vejen rundt till slut. Mvh DROPS Design

29.09.2021 kl. 10:08

country flag Simonetta Gerritsen wrote:

Bestaat het patroonook in het Nederlands? Heeft u de maat van een proeflapje ? En voor welke leeftijd is dit patroon beschreven?\r\nDank voor het antwoord. Groetjes simonetta

03.08.2021 - 07:14

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Simonetta,

Ja, het patroon kun je hier in het Nederlands vinden. Bovenaan bij de maten zie voor welke leeftijden je het kunt maken (vanaf 1 maand tot 3/4 jaar). Bovenaan staat ook de stekenverhouding beschreven, namelijk 26 st x 34 nld in tricotst = 10 x 10 cm.

07.08.2021 kl. 10:48

country flag Belinda wrote:

Jeg er i tvivl med blusen. Jeg er nået til at skulle sætte ærmerne sammen med bærestykket og videre derfra. Der står man ikke skal sætte en markør i venstre side (når den tages på. Er det barnets venstre side når sidder på eller hvordan?

02.06.2021 - 14:29

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Belinda, det er tøjets/barnets venstre side når det er på. Altså højre side når det ligger på bordet og du kigger på det :)

04.06.2021 kl. 14:09

country flag Maiju wrote:

Housuosan lopussa sanotaan: "Kun työn pituus on 36-42-46 (52-59) cm, neulo seuraava krs näin:". Otetaanko mitta edestä vai takaa?

05.03.2021 - 22:35

DROPS Design answered:

Hei, mitta otetaan edestä.

09.03.2021 kl. 16:58

country flag Yvonne Vest wrote:

I skriver at man i kommentarfeltet, kan se hvilke farver der er brugt i de forskellige eksempler. Det kan jeg ikke finde, og vil gerne vide farve nummer på den der brugt som eksempel i det store billede, den med det lyse i bunden en blå og en brunlig, og hvordan det fordeler sig i gram.

09.11.2020 - 21:15

DROPS Design answered:

Colour combinations shown are: A) DROPS Fabel 114, 918 B) DROPS Nord 03, 11 C) DROPS Nord 07, 19

10.11.2020 kl. 09:13

country flag Johanna wrote:

Ergänzung zu meinem vorherigen Kommentar (obwohl die 500 Zeichen Kommentar noch nicht erreicht waren, wurde mir gemeldet, dass das Kommentarfeld entweder leer oder zu lang ist) Hinweis zu "Bis zum Markierungsfaden hinten in der Mitte stricken": hinten in der Mitte befindet sich eigentlich kein Markierungsfaden (nur an den drei Stellen bei den Raglanabnahmen).

13.10.2020 - 17:02

country flag Johanna wrote:

Hallo, ich habe mehrere Fragen zu folgendem Abschnitt beim Pulli: "Jetzt hinten in der Mitte, von der Vorderseite, wie folgt stricken– mit der letzten Farbe im Muster [...]" 1. Was bedeutet "von der Vorderseite"? 2. nach dem Abheben der 1. M werden noch 14 weitere M gestrickt also liegen total 15M auf der Nadel? Wird in den Reihen danach auch jeweils die 1. M abgehoben?

13.10.2020 - 17:00

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Johanna, "Von der Vorderseite" bedeutet hier eine Hinreihe - Sie stricken jetzt verkürzten Reihen: stricken sie zuerst eine Hinreihe bis 7 M nach der hinteren Mitte (eine Markierung sollte man hier einsetzen), wenden und dann 14 Maschen stricken, wenden und 21 Maschen stricken, wenden und 28 M stricken, wenden und die Reihe bis zur Ende stricken. Dann legen Sie alle Maschen still und stricken die Blende. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

14.10.2020 kl. 08:09

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