DROPS / 132 / 4

Autumn Flirt by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS tunic with short sleeves, pockets, round yoke and simple cables in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size XS to XXL

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-568
Yarn group A
Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Colour no 4434m, purple/violet mix:
250-300-300-350-400-450 g
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
Colour no 16, dark purple:
100-125-125-150-150-175 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) and DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) and DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm - for garter st.

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 – diagram shows pattern from RS.

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

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
1 ridge = 2 rounds: * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Work until 3 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 3 (marker is in the middle st), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 178-190-204-220-238-256 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk. Work 10 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and work in stocking st. Insert a marker in first st at beg of round and a marker in the 90th-96th-103rd-111th-120th-129th st – these marks the sides. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 9-10-10-11-11-12 cm, dec 1 st on each side of markers in the sides – see DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 3 cm a total of 12 times = 130-142-156-172-190-208 sts. When piece measures 46-47-47-48-48-49 cm, switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Work 8 rounds in garter st, switch back to circular needle size 5 mm. K 1 round while at the same time inc 14-20-24-26-26-26 sts evenly (inc same no of sts on front and back piece) = 144-162-180-198-216-234 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Work next round as follows: K st with marker and K next st (these will be worked in diagram M.1 at the end of round), * P 6, diagram M.1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round (the last repeat of M.1 is worked on st with marker + the first 2 sts on the next round). When piece measures 12-12-13-13-14-14 cm, cast off 9 sts in each side (i.e. the 3 sts in diagram M.1 + the 3 P sts on each side of these). 63-72-81-90-99-108 sts remain on front and back piece. The whole piece measures approx. 60-61-62-63-64-65 cm.
Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

Cast on 54-54-63-63-72-72 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk. Work 8 rounds in garter st. Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm, work next round as follows: P 3, * diagram M.1, P 6 *, repeat from *-* until 6 sts remain, diagram M.1, P 3. When piece measures 4 cm, cast off the first 9 sts on round for armhole – NB: Make sure to cast off on same round in pattern as on body = 45-45-54-54-63-63 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 5 mm as body = 216-234-270-288-324-342 sts (= 24-26-30-32-36-38 repetitions of
* diagram M.1, P 6 *). Work 8-10-12-14-16-18 rounds with pattern as before. On next round, dec 1 st in every other P section by working the first 2 P sts tog (i.e. 12-13-15-16-18-19 sts dec). Work 5 rounds without dec. On next round, dec 1 st the same way in the remaining P sections (there are now P5 in all P sections). Repeat dec every 6th round 2 more times (there are now P4 in all P sections), dec every other time at the beg and end of P sections, then on every 4th round 2 times (there are now P3 in all P sections) and then on every other round 2 times. There are now 2 P sts in all P sections.
Work 1 round without dec, then P all 2 P sts tog into 1 P st. There are now 96-104-120-128-144-152 sts on needle.
K 1 round while at the same time dec evenly to 90-96-102-108-114-120 sts. Then K until mid back – insert a marker here. Now work an elevation in the neck. Work elevation in garter st as follows: K 8-8-9-9-10-10 sts past mid back. Turn, K 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts. Turn, K 24-24-27-27-30-30 sts. Turn, K 32-32-36-36-40-40 sts. Turn, K 40-40-45-45-50-50 sts. Turn, K 48-48-54-54-60-60 sts. Turn, K 56-56-63-63-70-70 sts. Turn, K 64-64-72-72-80-80 sts. Turn and K 1 round over all sts while at the same time dec evenly to 84-88-92-96-100-104 sts.
Switch to circular needle size 4 mm, P 1 round, K 1 round and P 1 round, then loosely cast off with K.

Worked back and forth on 2 double pointed needles.
Cast on 31-31-31-37-37-37 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk. Work 8 rows in garter st. Switch to needle size 5 mm and work next row as follows: 2 sts in garter st, * diagram M.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* 4-4-4-5-5-5 times, diagram M.1 and 2 sts in garter st. When piece measures 16-16-16-18-18-18 cm vertically, (adjust so that next row is from RS) switch back to needle size 4 mm. K 4 rows in garter st while at the same time on 1st row, dec 5-5-5-6-6-6 sts evenly = 26-26-26-31-31-31 sts. Cast off. Knit another pocket.

Sew the openings under the sleeves tog.
Sew on pockets (4 ridges are at the bottom). Place them so that they are approx. 11-12 cm above the cast on edge on body and so that there are approx. 12-13-14-15-16-17 cm between each pocket.


= K
= 1 YO between 2 sts, on next row K YO twisted to avoid holes
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2, psso

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