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Knitted DROPS short sweater with raglan sleeves in "Merino Extra Fine". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-036
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
Colour no 15, light greyish green:
200-250-250-300-300-350 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm – for garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 1 piece in all sizes

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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Tags: boleros, raglan,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

1st row: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
2nd row: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd row.

Inc from RS by knitting 2 sts into 1 st.

Cast off for button hole on right front band. 1 button hole = K 3rd and 4th st from mid front tog, make 1 YO.

DECREASE TIP (applies to raglan):
Dec as follows from RS: Beg 2 sts before st with marker: K 2 tog, K 1 (marker is in this st), slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.

If knitting tension is incorrect in height and the knitting is too tight, the raglan sleeve will be too short and the armholes too small. This can be adjusted by working 1 extra row without dec evenly spaced between dec.


Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 168-188-204-224-252-280 sts (incl 5 band sts in each side) on circular needle size 3 mm. Work 4 rows in GARTER ST - see explanation above! Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Continue working next row from RS as follows: Work MOSS ST - see explanation above - over the first 5 sts, stocking st until 5 sts remain, finish with 5 sts in moss st. The 5 sts in moss st each side = bands. Work bands in moss st until finished measurements. Continue with stocking st over the remaining sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 4 cm, insert 2 markers in the piece after 42-47-51-56-63-70 sts from each side (back piece = 84-94-102-112-126-140 sts). On next row from RS inc 1 st on each side of marker in each side - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every 2-2-2-2-3-3 cm a total of 4 times = 184-204-220-240-268-296 sts. When piece measures 13-14-14-15-17-17 cm, work in garter st over 12 sts in each side with beg from RS (= 6 sts on each side of marker in each side), work the remaining sts as before. When 6 rows in garter st have been worked over the 12 sts in each side, cast off the middle 8 sts for armholes on next row from WS (cast off with K from WS) = 168-188-204-224-252-280 sts. The piece measures approx.
14-15-15-16-18-18 cm.

Work 1st row from RS as follows: Work over right front piece as before (continue the 2 sts in each side of armhole in garter st), cast on 50-54-58-62-66-70 new sts over armhole, work in stocking st over back piece, cast on 50-54-58-62-66-70 new sts over the other armhole, work over left front piece as before = 268-296-320-348-384-420 sts.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! Work next row from WS as follows: 5 band sts in moss sts, stocking st as before over left front piece, garter st over the new sts + 2 sts in garter st each side of the new sts as before, stocking st over back piece, garter st over the new sts + 2 sts in garter st each side of the new sts as before, stocking st until 5 sts remain, finish with 5 band sts in moss st. Continue like this. When a total 6 rows in garter st over the new sts for sleeve have been worked, K 1 row from RS as before while AT THE SAME TIME inc 14-14-14-12-12-12 sts evenly over the new sts - READ INCREASE TIP! (= 64-68-72-74-78-82 sts on each sleeve. Insert a marker in first and last st of the new sts for sleeve so that there are 62-66-70-72-76-80 sts between markers on each sleeve (= 4 markers)) = 296-324-348-372-408-444 sts. P 1 row from WS with 5 band sts in moss st towards mid front in each side as before (the 2 sts in garter st in each of the new sts are worked in stocking st from here). On next row from RS dec for raglan in each of the 4 transitions between body and sleeves (i.e. 8 dec per dec-row) - READ DECREASE TIP AND KNITTING TIP! Repeat dec every row from RS a total of 22-24-26-26-27-29 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23-24-25-25-26-27 cm, slip the outermost 14-16-16-20-22-24 sts at beg of the next 2 rows on a stitch holder for neck after they have been worked. Continue to cast off for neckline at beg of every row in each side as follows: 3 sts 2 times. Continue to cast off 1 st at beg of every row until piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm from shoulder down (cast off past the raglan dec on front piece in each side). Then piece measures approx. 28-30-32-33-35-37 cm measured from mid back of neck and down. After all dec for raglan and neck, approx. 70-120 sts remain on needle.

Knit up approx. 120-132-136-156-168-180 sts from RS on circular needle size 3 mm (incl sts on stitch holders). K 1 row from WS. K next row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-12-14-16-18-20 sts evenly and casting off for 1 BUTTON HOLE on same row - see explanation above. Continue in garter st. Cast off when a total of 5 ridges (10 rows in garter st) have been worked vertically. Sew button on to neckline at top of left front band.


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