DROPS / 135 / 24

Margot by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with shawl collar in DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk. Sizes S to XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-577
Yarn group A

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-98-108-118-128-138 cm / 34½”-38½”-42½”-46½”-50½”-54¼”
Full length: 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm / 26¾’’-27½’’-28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’-30¾’’

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Color no 9020m, light pearl gray:
300-350-350-400-450-500 g
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
Color no 01, off white:
125-150-150-175-200-225 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES 5.5 mm / US 9 – or size needed to get 18 sts x 24 rows in pattern with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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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.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1 – diagram shows pattern from RS.

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FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 94-105-115-126-136-147 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Kid-Silk. Work as follows (from RS): * K 3, K 2 tog, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 3-0-3-0-3-0 sts remain, K these sts = 81-90-99-108-117-126 sts.
Work next row from WS as follows: K 1 edge st * P 1, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, P 1 and K 1 edge st.
Then work diagram M.1 over all sts, with 1 edge st in each side worked K on all rows (diagram M.1 starts and ends with 1 K st, seen from RS, before edge st in each side).
When piece measures approx. 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm / 19’’-19¼’’-19¾’’-20’’-20½’’-21’’, work next row as follows from RS: bind off 4 sts for armhole, work 26-30-34-38-42-46 sts in diagram M.1 as before (= left front piece), bind off 21-22-23-24-25-26 sts for neck, and work the rest of row in diagram M.1 as before (= 30-34-38-42-46-50 sts).
Turn and bind off 4 sts for armhole, work the rest of row, = 26-30-34-38-42-46 sts remain on right front piece. Slip sts in the left side on a stitch holder.

RIGHT SIDE:
Continue to work diagram M.1 over sts on needle, while at the same time casting/binding off for armhole at the beg of every row from the side: 3 sts 0-0-1-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-2-3 times and 1 st 2-3-3-4-4-5 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 54-55-56-57-58-59 cm / 21¼’’-21 5/8’’-22’’-22½’’-22¾’’-23¼’’, dec 1 st towards the neck, repeat dec when piece measures 60-61-62-63-64-65 cm / 23 5/8’’-24’’-24 3/8’’-24¾’’-25¼’’-25½’’.
After all bind offs and dec are done, 22-23-24-25-26-27 sts remain on needle. Bind off when piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm / 26¾’’-27½’’-28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’-30¾’’.

LEFT SIDE:
Slip the stitches on the stitch holder back on needle and work as right side but reversed.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as on front piece until piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm / 19’’-19¼’’-19¾’’-20’’-20½’’-21’’. Now bind off for armholes at beg of every row in each side: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-0-1-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-2-3 times and 1 st 2-3-3-4-4-5 times = 69-72-75-78-81-84 sts.
When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26’’-26¾’’-27½’’-28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’, bind off the middle 25-26-27-28-29-30 sts for neck.
Work each shoulder (= 22-23-24-25-26-27 sts) separately until piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm / 26¾’’-27½’’-28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’-30¾’’, bind off.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 57-57-60-60-63-66 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Kid-Silk. K 1 row from RS while at the same time dec 6 sts evenly = 51-51-54-54-57-60 sts. Work next row from WS as follows: K 1 edge st * P 1, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with P 1 and K 1 edge st. Then work diagram M.1 over all sts, with 1 edge st in each side worked K on all rows. (Diagram M.1 starts and ends with K 1, seen from RS, before edge st in each side.)
When piece measures 11-11-11-13-13-13 cm / 4½”-4½”-4½”-5”-5”-5”, inc 1 st in each side inside edge st. Repeat inc every 4-4-4-2½-2½-2½ cm / 1½”-1½”-1½”-7/8”-7/8”-7/8” a total of 9-9-9-12-12-12 times = 69-69-72-78-81-84 sts – work the inc sts gradually in diagram M.1. When piece measures 47-46-45-44-43-42 cm / 18½’’-18’’-17¾’’-17¼’’-17’’-16½’’ (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders) bind off at beg of every row in each side: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2-4-5-6-8-9 times. Then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 54 cm / 21¼”, then bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Bind off, the piece measures approx. 55 cm / 21½” in all sizes.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams.

SHAWL COLLAR:
Beg mid front on left side of sts bind off for neck. Pick up on circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk: 38 to 45 sts up to shoulder, then pick up 26 to 32 sts in the back of neck, and finally 38 to 45 sts down along left side of neck dec = 102 to 122 sts (do not pick up sts where sts were dec in front of neck).
K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc no of sts to 128-134-140-146-152-158. Then work rib as follows (from RS): 2 sts worked K on all rows, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1 and 2 sts worked K on all rows. Continue like this until collar measures approx. 5 cm / 2’’. Now inc 1 st on each side of the middle 12 P-sections, seen from RS (= back of neck) = 140-146-152-158-164-170 sts.
Continue with K over K and P over P until collar measures approx. 11-11-12-12-13-13 cm / 4 3/8’’-4 3/8’’-4¾’’-4¾’’-5 1/8’’-5 1/8’’ - adjust so that next row is from RS. Work 4 rows in stockinette st over all sts, then bind off all sts with K from RS. The outermost edge is supposed to roll.
Place the collar double (right side over left side) at the bottom of neck opening and sew it to the neck line through both layers.

MORE ASSEMBLY:
Sew in sleeves and sew under arm and side seams in one inside 1 edge st.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS

Karen Jarrett 23.04.2018 - 03:26:

I am at the SHAWL COLLAR and am having trouble. I understand what to do until the final “38-45 sts". I do not understand “do not knit up where sts were dec in front of neck". What does 12 P-sections mean?

DROPS Design 23.04.2018 kl. 10:05:

Dear Mrs Jarret, when picking up sts for shawl collar, you will not pick up sts in the 21-22-23-24-25-26 sts cast off for neck on mid front, just start picking up sts on mid front on left side of these cast off sts to the left front piece before these cast off sts. When working rib you will work K1/P2, you will then inc in the middle 12 sections worked with P2 ('=there will be P3 a total of 12 times and P2 before/after as before). Happy knitting!

Karen Jarrett 10.03.2018 - 01:08:

So sorry about my previous question. After looking the pattern up online I noticed the DIAGRAM M.1 next to the lay out of the pattern.

Karen Jarrett 10.03.2018 - 01:04:

This pattern says to see diagram M.1 All I have is the Diagram explanations but no actual picture of the diagram. Please help as I have purchased the yarn and would like to get started on this project.

Elaine Bird 24.03.2017 - 16:56:

What size in cms or inches are S - M -L etc? cheers

DROPS Design 24.03.2017 kl. 17:20:

Dear Mrs Bird, you will find at the bottom of the page a measurement chart with all measurements for each size in cm, taken flat from side to side. Compare these to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. Read more about sizing and convert into inches if needed here. Happy knitting!

Diana 23.11.2015 - 16:46:

All right, I think understand now. But in this case the zero stitch is still meaningless at the beginning as I pointed at the first time.

DROPS Design 24.11.2015 kl. 09:48:

Dear Diana, in some sizes (= M + XL + XXXL), you will work to the end of row (= 0 sts), but in other sizes (= S + L + XXL) you will have to finish with K3. Happy knitting!

Diana 23.11.2015 - 13:08:

I'm sorry, but in the description you wrote 4 sts on each side one time that is 8. Where did you get the 15?

DROPS Design 23.11.2015 kl. 13:55:

Dear Diana, that's correct, you cast off for armholes on each side : 1 x 4 sts (= a total of 8 sts) + 1 x 2 sts (= a total of 2 sts) + 3 x 1 st (= a total of 3 sts) = 9 sts x 2 sides = a total of 18 cast off. The first 15 sts are dec on very 1st row when working *K3, K2 tog, K2* accross. Happy knitting!

Diana 22.11.2015 - 19:40:

Has anyone ever checked the calculations in the description? About the back part for example? It's totally wrong. As well as the whole pattern. E.g.: 105-(2*4)-(2*2)-(4*1)=89, not 72 for size M.

DROPS Design 23.11.2015 kl. 11:14:

Dear Diana, in size M you cast on 105 sts but dec 15 sts on 1st row = 90 sts remain, then cast off for armhole )1 x 4 sts + 1 x 2 sts + 3 x 1 st) = 9 sts x 2 sides = 18 dec. 90 - 18 = 72 sts. Happy knitting!

Diana 19.11.2015 - 21:07:

I'm sorry but I don't understand either the losing of stitches. According to the description you knit only two rows at the beginning then follow with pattern M1 (which also does not make any sense either). What about the lost stitches? What do you mean by having only zero or three stitches on the needle? Could you please explain? Or is there a mistake in the translation?

DROPS Design 20.11.2015 kl. 09:55:

Dear Diana, on first row worked from RS you dec sts evenly working *K3, K2 tog, K2* accross until 0-3 sts remain (depending on the size worked ie number of sts on needle), K the last 3 sts if your size is concerned. Then work next row from WS with 1 st in garter st on each side (as a set up row), and continue working in M.1, starting and ending with K1 from RS inside 1 edge st in garter st. Happy knitting!

Djuna 11.10.2015 - 17:03:

Hej! Jag har problem med mönstret, kommentaren ovan där ni gav purl/knit hjälpte mycket! Men när jag kommer till uppdelningen höger/vänster sida blir mönstret jättefel. Kan ni hjälpa mig?

DROPS Design 12.10.2015 kl. 11:26:

Hej Djuna, Samma mönster måste fortsätta över de m du har kvar. Det är svårt att förklara tydligare, men fråga gärna din lokala DROPS återförsäljare. Lycka till!

Marita 01.09.2015 - 20:24:

TOP bedankt voor je snelle reactie en ik ga beginnen : )

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