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Knitted DROPS sweater with shawl collar in ”Paris”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no W-407
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
Colour no 16, white:
650-700-750-800-850-950 g

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4.5 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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INCREASE TIP:
All inc are done from RS. Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row K YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to neck dec):
All dec are done from RS. Dec 1 st at beg of row as follows: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. Dec 1 st at end of row as follows: K until 3 sts remain, K 2 tog and K 1.

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

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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 136-152-164-180-200-220 sts with Paris on circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*. When piece measures 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm, switch to circular needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st. Insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 68-76-82-90-100-110 sts (these marks the sides). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 16-16-14-16-16-16 cm, inc 1 st on each side of each marker (= 4 new sts per inc) - READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every 8-8-6-6-6-6 cm a total of 2-2-3-3-3-3 times = 144-160-176-192-212-232 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm. Now divide the piece at the markers and finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 72-80-88-96-106-116 sts. Continue to work back and forth on needle while AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row casting on 1 st for sleeve in each side. Repeat inc of 1 st in each side on every 4th-4th-4th-4th-4th-8th row a total of 4-4-4-4-6-3 times. Then cast on new sts at the end of every row in each side as follows: 1 st a total of 1-2-3-4-1-1 times, 2 sts a total of 4-3-2-1-0-0 times = 98-104-110-116-120-124 sts. Continue to cast on 5-4-3-2-1-1 new sts at the end of the next two rows = 108-112-116-120-122-126 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm. Now cast off the middle 24-24-26-26-28-28 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to cast off 2 sts on next row from neck = 40-42-43-45-45-47 sts remain on the shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm.

FRONT PIECE:
= 72-80-88-96-106-116 sts. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! Work as on back piece, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm, cast off the middle 16-16-16-18-18-18 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Continue back and forth on needle. Then dec 1 st from neck - READ DECREASE TIP! - every 3 cm a total of 6-6-7-6-7-7 times. After all dec are done, 40-42-43-45-45-47 sts remain for shoulder. Continue to work until piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm, cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 40-44-44-48-48-48 sts with Paris on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*. When piece measures 7-7-7-9-9-9 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm and continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round from RS dec 0-2-0-2-2-0 sts evenly = 40-42-44-46-46-48 sts. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under sleeve. When piece measures 10-10-10-11-11-11 cm, inc 1 st on each side of marker (= 2 new sts per inc). Repeat inc every 4½-4-3½-3-2½-2½ cm a total of 7-8-9-10-11-12 times = 54-58-62-66-68-72 sts. When piece measures 42-42-42-42-42-42 cm, cast off all sts.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams tog. Sew underarm seams inside 1 edge st and sew in sleeves.

SHAWL COLLAR:
The collar is worked back and forth from mid front with Paris on circular needle size 4.5 mm. Knit up sts inside 1 edge st from RS. Start at the bottom towards the neck on right front piece. Knit up approx. 130 to 160 sts up along the neck on right front piece, back in the neck and down along the neck on left front piece. NOTE! Do not knit up sts over the 16-16-16-18-18-18 sts that were cast off for neck on front piece. K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 138-142-146-150-154-158. Work rib on next row from RS as follows: 2 sts in Garter st - See explanation above, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*, finish with K 2 and 2 sts in garter st = 33-34-35-36-37-38 P-sections.
Continue to work like this until rib measures approx. 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm. On next row from RS, inc 1 st in each of the middle 23-24-25-26-27-28 P-sections - READ INCREASE TIP!, i.e. do not inc in the first 5 and last 5 P-sections = 161-166-171-176-181-186 sts.
Continue like this until rib measures approx. 7-7-7-8-8-8 cm. On next row from RS, inc 1 st in each of the middle 19-20-21-22-23-24 P-sections, i.e. do not inc in the first 7 and last 7 P-sections = 180-186-192-198-204-210 sts.
Continue like this until rib measures approx. 9-9-9-11-11-11 cm. Now loosely cast off sts with K over K and P over P. Place the ribs on top of each other at the bottom of the neck opening and sew through both layers.

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