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By The Lake by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with textured pattern in 1 strand ”Cloud” or 2 strands ”Brushed Alpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no co-002
Yarn group E or C + C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-90-98-110-120-134 cm / 33"-35½"-38½"-43½"-47 1/4"-52 3/4"
Full length: 80-83-86-89-92-95 cm / 31½''-32¾''-33 7/8''-35''-36¼''-37 3/8''

DROPS CLOUD from Garnstudio
550-650-700-750-850-900 g color no 03, pearl gray
Or use:
325-375-400-450-500-525 g color no 02, light gray

DROPS CIRCULAR NEELDE size 8 mm / US 11 (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand Cloud or 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 7 mm / US 10.75 (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') - 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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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72% Alpaca, 21% Polyamide, 7% Wool
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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

All dec are done from RS.
Dec 1 st at beg of row as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st at end of row as follows: Work until 3 sts remain on needle, K the next 2 sts tog, 1 edge st in garter st.

See diagram A.1-A.4, diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row work YO twisted to avoid holes.

Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 62-66-72-76-86-90 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand Cloud or 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11. Work as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, A.2 (= 7 sts) 4-4-5-5-6-6 times in width, stockinette st over the next 4-8-0-4-0-4 sts, A.1 (= 7 sts) 4-4-5-5-6-6 times in width, 1 edge st in garter st. Work edge sts in the sides in garter st until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Repeat displacement in A.1-A.2 vertically until displacement meet mid back. When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'', dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 7-7½-7-8½-6½-9 cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-2 3/4"-3 1/4"-2½"-3½" 6-6-7-6-8-6 more times = 48-52-56-62-68-76 sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 50-51-52-53-54-55 cm / 19¾''-20''-20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8'', adjust so that 1 whole or half repetition of A.1-A.2 has been worked, work A.4 over A.2 and A.3 over A.1 until finished measurements. When piece measures 61-63-65-67-69-71 cm / 24''-24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28'', bind off for armholes at the beg of every row in each side as follows: bind off 3 sts 0-0-1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 1-1-1-1-2-3 times, and 1 st 2-3-1-3-3-4 times = 40-42-44-46-48-50 sts. When piece measures 78-81-84-87-90-93 cm / 30 3/4"-32"-33"-34 1/4"-35½"-36½", bind off the middle 14-14-14-16-16-16 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. On next row from the neck, bind off 1 st = 12-13-14-14-15-16 sts remain for shoulder. Loosely bind off all sts when piece measures 80-83-86-89-92-95 cm / 31½''-32¾''-33 7/8''-35''-36¼''-37 3/8''.

Cast on and work as back piece. When piece measures 72-75-76-79-80-83 cm / 28½"-29½"-30"-31"-31½"-32 3/4", slip the middle 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts on a stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off on every row from neck as follows: 2 sts 1 times and 1 st 1 time = 12-13-14-14-15-16 sts remain for shoulder. Loosely bind off all sts when piece measures 80-83-86-89-92-95 cm / 31½''-32¾''-33 7/8''-35''-36¼''-37 3/8''.

Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 26-26-30-30-34-34 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand Cloud or 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk. Work 3 ridges. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11. Then work in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 9 cm / 3½'', inc 1 st - Read INCREASE TIP - inside 1 edge st in each side. Repeat inc every 6½-4½-5-4½-5-4 cm / 2 7/8"-1 3/4"-2"-1 3/4"-2"-1½" 6-8-7-8-7-8 times in total = 38-42-44-46-48-50 sts. When piece measures 47-46-45-44-43-43 cm / 18½"-18"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-17"-17" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap), bind off at beg of every row in each side for sleeve cap as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3-3-4-5-6-5 times. Then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures approx. 56 cm / 22'', then bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 57 cm / 22½''.

Sew right shoulder seam.

Worked back and forth on needle. Pick up 50 to 60 sts (includes sts on stitch holder) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand Cloud or 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk. Work 2 ridges. Bind off.

Sew left shoulder seam and neck edge. Sew in the sleeves in outer loops of edge sts. Sew sleeve and side seams in one inside 1 edge st.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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

Comments (16)

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Lela Zaranec 19.11.2017 - 01:10:

I'm confused about the pattern too. I don't understand how the middle stitches disappear as you work the pattern vertically. Are you supposed to then work part of the diagram into the stockinette stitches on both sides? Also shouldn't the pattern go A1 then A2 so you get the point? I wish there was a picture of the back too.

DROPS Design 20.11.2017 kl. 09:23:

Dear Mrs Zaranec, working A.1 and A.2 as explained will create diagonals with K andn P sts meeting tog mid on piece. Happy knititng!

Vanda 26.01.2016 - 14:20:

Hallo, can this pattern work without any adjustments with 1 strand of Melody instead of 2 strands of Brushed Alpaka Silk? Thanks.

DROPS Design 26.01.2016 kl. 14:24:

Dear Vanda. Yes, that should be no problem, but don't forget to knit a sample anyway to check your gauge.

Lisa 24.12.2015 - 18:26: www.panningtheglobe. ...

Hi, to be a bit more clear about my question, I don't understand how to make the pattern meet, when there are 8 stockinette stitches in the middle? What happens to those 8 stitches as I keep going vertically with the pattern? If I don't decrease those 8 stitches, there will be a break in the middle of the pattern that goes all the way up the whole sweater, unless I'm missing something?

DROPS Design 02.01.2016 kl. 13:39:

Dear Lisa, at the beg on A.2/A.1 you will have 8 stocking sts between both diagrams in the middle, but repeating diagrams vertically, the pattern will meet on mid back = you will get a tip of reverse stocking st in the middle. Happy knitting!

Lisa 24.12.2015 - 04:06:

So am I supposed to figure out when to reverse the stockinette? There are no instructions that I can see that say to repeat the 8 stitches for a certain number of rows and then reverse the stockinette. Should I be following an exact pattern as written or am I supposed to figure it out myself?

DROPS Design 02.01.2016 kl. 13:32:

Dear Lisa, you work both diagrams A.2 and A.1 as explained and repeat displacement vertically until displacement meet at the middle of piece. Happy knitting!

Lisa 20.12.2015 - 22:20: www.panningtheglobe. ...

Hi, I love this sweater but the pattern is not working for me. If I try to get the pattern to work for size "medium" there are 8 stockinette stitches between the pattern that create a thick stripe down the middle of the front and back. I can't figure out how to get the pattern right unless I make size "large" which has "0" stockinette stitches. Please let me know if I'm reading this wrong? I would love to get the pattern to work. Thanks! Lisa

DROPS Design 21.12.2015 kl. 11:21:

Dear Lisa, that's correct, working the diagrams upwards will then create the "tip" in reverse stocking sts (= in P st) as you can see in the photo on the model (size M is here shown). Happy knitting!

Lillan Öhrn 27.10.2014 - 19:12:

Tycker det låter väldigt konstigt i mängd av garn! Det kraftiga garnet i 50 gr. nystan Drops Cloud skall det vara 750gr. av i storlek XL i Drops Brushed Alpaca (tror det är 25g. nystan) skall det bara vara 450 gr. fast man skall sticka med 2 trådar. I mina öron verkar detta inte stämma alls det borde väl vara mycket mer i det garnet eller??? Kanske jag tänker fel... Mvh Lillan

DROPS Design 28.10.2014 kl. 10:27:

Jo Lillan, der er jo mange flere meter på 25gr i det tyndere garn. Se her hvordan man regner garnforbruget ud: I str XL skal du bruge følgende i Cloud: 750g = 15 nøgler x 80m = 1200 m Du deler 1200 med antal meter pr nøgle i Brushed Alpaca Silk 140 og får 8,5 nøgler det ganger du med 2 da du bruger dobbelt tråd = 17,14 nøgler á 25g = 428 gr (som vi da er nødt til af afrunde til 450 gr for at være sikker på at der er nok garn). Held og lykke!

Kari Bonnichsen 27.10.2014 - 12:52:

Er den angivne mængde garn for bruched alpaka korrekt? Ser ulogisk ud at man skal bruge meget mere af det tykkere cloud når man tager i betragtning at man skal bruge 2 tråde af alpaka

DROPS Design 28.10.2014 kl. 09:00:

Hej Kari Jo det stemmer, husk at 50 g Cloud = 80 m og Brushed Alpaca Silk ligger i 25 g nøgler og indeholder 140 m. God fornøjelse!

Konstanze Burger 22.10.2014 - 09:26:

An Ariana v. 20.8.2014: Die angegebene Wollmenge für Brushed Alpaca ist doch nicht 175g sondern 325g bei Größer S = 1820 m LL. Das könnte dann doch hinkommen, oder?

DROPS Design 22.10.2014 kl. 16:12:

Liebe Frau Burger, die Garnmenge wurde inzwischen angepasst, der Einwand von Ariana war richtig und hat zur Korrektur der Garnmenge geführt.

Caterina 01.10.2014 - 09:55:

Salve,volendo realizzare questo maglione facendolo un po' più corto,come posso fare?Diminuendo lo spazio in centimetri tra le diminuzioni otterrei il risultato voluto oppure dovrei modificare altri elementi?

DROPS Design 01.10.2014 kl. 13:37:

Buongiorno Caterina. Le diminuzioni iniziano dopo 12 cm. Se vuole accorciare il maglione p.es di 8 cm, inizi a diminuire dopo 4 cm (12 cm- 8 cm = 4 cm) come indicato nel modello. Se lo vuole accorciare più di 12 cm può ridurre lo spazio tra una diminuzione e l’altra. Buon lavoro!

Ariana 20.08.2014 - 17:24: www.arianastrickt.wo ...

Stimmt die angegebene Wollmenge? Von der Drops Cloud braucht man für Größe S z. B. 550 g, das sind 880 m Lauflänge. Von der Brushed Alpaca Silk braucht man alternativ 175 g, das sind 980 m. Aber dieses Garn soll man doch zweifädig stricken - bräuchte man dann nicht deutlich mehr?

DROPS Design 21.08.2014 kl. 09:31:

Liebe Ariana, ja, das erscheint mir auch unstimmig, ich werde Ihre Frage an die Designerinnen weiterleiten, dann wird das noch mal überprüft!

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