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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.

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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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100% Alpaca
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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
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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Ivory 26.11.2017 - 23:41: https://farmsimirl.w ...

I am incredibly interested in learning how to take my knitting one step further with this pattern, as I've only knitted scarves/hats/gloves so far.... Do I need to use Alpaca and Kid-Silk yarns, or can I use more synthetic (washing machine safe) yarns? (I'm a tad bit notorious for doing the laundry half asleep.....) Thank you in advance for your answer!

DROPS Design 27.11.2017 kl. 10:50:

Dear Ivory, we can only recommand you working our yarn, for any further questions and assistance about our yarns you are welcome to contact your DROPS store. Happy knitting!

Paula 17.01.2017 - 18:36:

I am at the point in the body where I am to begin working the diagram M.1. I am to work this until I reach 13cm. Would you please give me the instructions in a written format rather than the diagram M.1 as this is very confusing to me. I love what I have so far and don't want to mess this part up. Thank you.

DROPS Design 18.01.2017 kl. 09:27:

Dear Paula, diagram M.1 in this pattern is the same worked in the video below (the 3/2 sts between P sts). Happy knitting!

Saefi K 20.08.2016 - 10:04:

When I get to this part of the yoke pattern I'm confused "(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)" For one thing If I dec at the beg and end of a P section I end up with 2 P not 3P. I cannot make sense of this bit at all. :/

DROPS Design 22.08.2016 kl. 09:06:

Dear Saefi K, you have to dec P4 to P3 with 2 dec round: on first dec round dec at the beg of every other P4 section - on 2nd dec round dec at the end of remaining P4 section => there are P3 in all P sections. Repeat these dec ie dec 1 st in every other P3 section at the beg of P section then on next dec round dec 1 st in every remainingn P3 section at the end of P section => P3 are now all P2. Happy knitting!

Joly 19.05.2016 - 15:17:

Comment faire pour les trosade

DROPS Design 19.05.2016 kl. 15:37:

Bonjour Mme Joly, au 1er rang, tricotez les 3 m ainsi: Glissez 1 m à l'end, tricotez les 2 m suivantes à l'end et passez la m glissée par-dessus la m tricotée = il reste 2 m. Au 2ème rang, tricotez: 1 m end, 1 jeté, 1 m end. Aux tours 3 et 4, tricotez 3 m end. Répétez ces 4 tours. Bon tricot!

Sue Barrett 01.08.2015 - 14:11:

Can you tell me where Diagram M1is please?

DROPS Design 03.08.2015 kl. 09:19:

Dear Mrs Barrett, you will find diagram M.1 at the end of the pattern, on the right side to the measurement chart. It's a smal diagram worked over 3 sts and 4 rows. Happy knitting!

SusanT 30.11.2014 - 00:48:

In the first paragraph 'Body', the first decrease said it will be 12 times. So at the end, 48 stitches would be reduced. it equals to 4 stitches reduced for each row that i am decreasing. HOwever, there are 6 markers, so wouldn't that be 12 stitches reduced for each row that I am decreasing? Thanks for your help.

DROPS Design 01.12.2014 kl. 10:16:

Dear Susan T, you have only 2 markers, the first one at beg of round, the 2nd one in the 90th-129th st (see size, ie in 1st size marker is in the 90th st, in largest size in the 129th st) - then dec a total of 12 times 2 sts each side of both markers (2 dec x 2 markers = 4 dec a dec row x a total of 12 times every 3 cm = 48 sts dec). Happy knitting!

Lucy 15.11.2013 - 20:09:

Ich stricke gerade die Tunika und habe zur deutschen Anleitung für die Ärmel eine Frage. Wenn ich mir das Bild ansehe, müssten zunächst ein paar Krausrippen gestrickt werden. Lt. Anleitung wird nach der Maschenaufnahme direkt auf Nadel 5 gewechselt. Wenn ich die dänische Anleitung ansehe, sehe ich auch, dass Krausrippen gestrickt werden sollen. Wie viele Krausrippen sollen am Ärmel gestrickt werden? Viele Grüße Lucy

DROPS Design 17.11.2013 kl. 09:41:

Liebe Lucy, Danke für die Rückmeldung. Da hat unsere damalige Übersetzerin einen Satz vergessen. Wir haben es nun ergänzt und entschuldigen uns für die Umstände!

Gaby 31.12.2012 - 21:54:

Irgendwie komme ich mit dem Diagramm M1 nicht klar. Das soll doch über drei Maschen gehen aber die Erklärung ist; 1 re abheben, 1 re stricken und die abgehobene drüber ziehen, sind ja dann nur zwei! hab da grad echt nen Knoten im Kopf, Hilfe bitte :)

DROPS Design 02.01.2013 kl. 13:51:

Liebe Gaby, sie haben völlig Recht! Vielen Dank für den Hinweis, es ist nun korrigiert.

Ariella Vroom 12.07.2012 - 08:41:

Beste mevrouw, meneer, Ik heb een vraag over het meebreien van de mouwen met het pand op de rondbreinaald. Ik begrijp niet hoe ik twee mouwen die ik ook rond heb gebreid op één en dezelfde rondbreinaald met het rondgebreide pand kan zetten, terwijl de mouwnaad al dicht zit (namelijk rondgebreid). Kunt u mij hiermee helpen? Met vriendelijke groet, Ariell

DROPS Design 12.07.2012 kl. 10:12:

U moet de mouwen op de nld zetten zoals beschreven. Brei door volgens de beschrijving en u breit over de mouw steken de schouder. Na afloop heeft u alleen een kleine opening onder de mouwen (in de oksels) om te sluiten. Kijk eventueel op de video over raglan in ons instructiegedeelte. De delen zijn hier wel heen en weer gebreid, maar u krijgt hetzelfde effect.

Jette 14.12.2011 - 19:59: www.knurrekat.blogsp ...

Lækker! Har netop købt garn. Vil strikke med to tråde alpaca, og glæder mig til at komme igang.

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