DROPS / 156 / 12

Eir by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with Norwegian pattern and round yoke, worked top down in "Nepal". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-153
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
600-650-700-800-850-950 g colour no 7120, light grey green
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour no 0100, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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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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.
See diagrams A.1-A.2. Work entire pattern in stocking st. See diagrams for correct size.

Because of the weight of the garment all measurements must be done by holding the piece up otherwise the garment will be too long when worn.

Inc 1 st by picking up a st from previous row, K this st.

Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows 2 sts before marker: K 2 tog.

Worked top down in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 102-102-108-108-114-114 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with light grey green. Work rib K 1/P 2 over all sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 14-14-15-15-16-16 cm, K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 26-22-24-20-22-18 sts evenly = 76-80-84-88-92-96 sts. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm. Then work an elevation back and forth in the neck from mid back as follows: Insert 1 marker at the beg of the round. K 9-10-11-12-13-14, turn piece and P 18-20-22-24-26-28. Turn piece, K 27-29-31-33-35-37, turn piece and P 36-38-40-42-44-46. Turn piece and K 45-47-49-51-53-55, turn piece and P 54-56-58-60-62-64. Turn piece and K over all sts until marker.
Now work in the round. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 34-41-48-55-62-80 sts evenly = 110-121-132-143-154-176 sts. Then work and inc according to A.1 – choose diagram for correct size. Pattern beg at arrow in diagram for correct size. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 220-242-264-286-308-352 sts on needle. Piece measures approx. 23-24-25-26-27-28 cm - MEASURING TIP. K 1 round with light grey green while AT THE SAME TIME inc 8-10-8-10-16-0 sts evenly = 228-252-272-296-324-352 sts. Work the first 32-36-40-44-49-54 sts (= half back piece), slip the next 51-55-57-61-65-69 sts on stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 sts under these sts, work the next 63-71-79-87-97-107 sts (= front piece), slip the next 51-55-57-61-65-69 sts on stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 sts under these sts, work the remaining 31-35-39-43-49-53 sts = 142-158-174-190-210-230 sts.

Work 1 round in stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME inc 2-4-0-2-0-4 sts evenly = 144-162-174-192-210-234 sts. Work A.2 (= 6 sts) while AT THE SAME TIME on last row dec 2-4-0-2-0-4 sts evenly = 142-158-174-190-210-230 sts.

When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with light grey green. Insert 6 markers in the piece as follows: Work 15-16-17-17-18-20 sts, insert 1st marker, work 21-24-27-31-35-38 sts, insert 2nd marker (marks the side), work 21-24-27-31-35-38 sts, insert 3rd marker, work 29-31-33-33-35-39 sts, insert 4th marker, work 21-24-27-31-35-38 sts, insert 5th marker (marks the side) work 21-24-27-31-35-38 sts, insert 6th marker, work the remaining 14-15-16-16-17-19 sts. Move the markers upwards when working. Then dec as follows: Dec after 3rd and 6th marker and before 1st. and 4th marker - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 1-1-1.5-1.5-3.5-3.5 cm 4-4-4-3-2-2 times in total =126-142-158-178-202-222 sts on needle.

When piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm, inc after 3rd and 6th marker and before 4th and 1st marker - READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every 4½ cm 5 times in total. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm, inc 1 st on each side of 2nd and 5th marker (= in the sides). Repeat inc in the sides every 6-9-9-9-9-6 cm 4-3-3-3-3-4 times in total. After all inc are done there are 162-174-190-210-234-258 sts on needle. Work until piece measures 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 42-45-50-66-78-90 sts evenly = 204-219-240-276-312-348 sts. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm and work rib = K 1/P 2. When piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P.

Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle size 5 mm (= 51-55-57-61-65-69 sts). Cast on 8 sts mid under sleeve = 59-63-65-69-73-77 sts. Insert 1 marker in the piece. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Work A.2– NOTE: Adjust pattern according to the middle, arrow in diagram marks middle st on top of sleeve. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm from marker, beg dec – remember DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 2-1½-1½-1½-1½-1 cm 8-10-11-10-12-14 more times = 41-41-41-47-47-47 sts remain. When piece measures 34 cm, inc 4 sts evenly = 45-45-45-51-51-51 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work rib = K 1/P 2. Cast off with K over K and P over P when piece measures 42 cm. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Sew the openings under the sleeves.


= light grey green
= off white
= 1 YO between 2 sts, K YO twisted in next round

Caroline 23.05.2019 - 09:31:

Dear Drops, Thank you very much for your quick reply about knitting the sleeve. Please could you tell me how to find the middle stitch on top of the sleeve as I'm not sure what this is. Best wishes Caroline

DROPS Design 23.05.2019 kl. 09:57:

Dear Caroline, the middle stitch on top of sleeve is the one in the middle of the round (start counting from beg of the round = mid under arm) - read more about how to center a diagram here. Happy knitting!

Caroline 21.05.2019 - 08:56:

Hello drops, I've just started the sleeve using the M sizes, and I have 63 sts in accordance with your pattern. I now need to knit chart A2 which is a pattern of 6-stitch repeats. As 63 is not divisible by 6, I can't see how this will work without losing the pattern at some point under the sleeve, which will look a mess. Please could you give me some advice about what to do here. Best wishes Caroline

DROPS Design 21.05.2019 kl. 09:52:

Hi Caroline, Under the sleeve the pattern will not fit as you say and you will be decreasing as you go as well. So stop working A.2 wherever you are at the end of the round and start the next round where you began A.2 on the previous round - the most important thing is to get the stitch with the arrow (middle stitch in A.2) to match the middle stitch on top of sleeve. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Anita Danell 22.02.2019 - 15:29:

Hej! På mönstret är det precis i början (vid markeringarna S M L ) som ett sprund/ 2 ben de första varven. Vad ska jag göra där, hoppa över en maska? För det är väl ingen utökning eftersom det inte är markerat med ökningssymbolen? Vänliga hälsningar Anita Danell

DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 16:26:

Hej, här ska du bara fortsätta till följande ruta i diagrammet. Senare ökas det maskor, så då fortsätter diagrammet som vanligt.

Marion 16.08.2018 - 11:57:

Skal jeg på 1. økning øke 1 maske etter hver 5. maske, og så etter hver 6. maske annenhver gang? Og på neste omgang øke etter hver 13. maske?

DROPS Design 23.08.2018 kl. 11:33:

Hei Marion Ja, det stemmer at du på 5 omgang øker helt på starten av omgangen, og så videre etter hver 5 og 6 maske annenhver gang. Det stemmer også at du på 6 omgang øker først etter 11 masker, og så etter 13 masker på resten av omgangen. Om du syntes det er vanskelig å holde oversikten kan du sette 1 merke mellom hver rapport av mønsteret så er det lettere å se hvor du er i arbeidet ditt. God fornøyelse.

Marion 16.08.2018 - 11:42:

Hei. Jeg kommer helt feil ut når jeg øker i mønsteret, men greier ikke å se hvor jeg gjør feil. Savner at det står hvor mange masker en skal ha på pinnen etter hver økning!

DROPS Design 23.08.2018 kl. 11:33:

Se svar på spørsmål over :)

Monica Ruud 02.08.2018 - 17:46:

Hei. Skal strikke Drops 156-12 aldri strikket ovenfra og ned og finner ikke noen video jeg kan se på. Kan du hjelpe meg så jeg garantert noe å lære etter. Vennlig hilsen Monica Ruud

DROPS Design 17.08.2018 kl. 13:24:

Hei Monica. Du skal strikke på samme måte som du ville strikket om du strikket nedenfra og opp, bare at du øker når du ville felt, og feller når du ville økt – Men dette står forklart i oppskriften, så det er bare å gjøre akkurat som det står: Du begynner altså med halskanten, når denne er ferdig strikkes det forhøyning i nakken (forkortede pinner) så strikkes bærestykke (mønster leses som vanlig fra nederste til øverst, fra høyre mot venstre), alle økinger er markert i diagrammet. Videre settes masker av til ermer, nye masker legges opp og bolen strikkes nedover. God fornøyelse.

Lousha 07.06.2018 - 19:31:

According to the pattern I'm supposed to put the sleeve stitches on holders once A1 chart is fully worked. But according to the picture that is pretty much at the stomach... Certainly much lower than the armpit. So if I knit like this, I won't be able to lift my arms up. Is this a mistake in the pattern or just some strange design?

DROPS Design 08.06.2018 kl. 08:17:

Dear Lousha, you will divide sts for sleeves and body after A.1 has been worked (deep armholes - see measurements in chart: 23-28 cm)) and then work A.2 on body - make sure your tension in height is right (=22 rows stocking st = 10 cm). Happy knitting!

LYDIA CARSERAS 30.03.2018 - 17:18:

I do not understand how to make the elevated back neck on your video. It is very confusing. Do I start from the center of the back neck if knitting in the round for a top down jumper? Do you have any written instructions for this specific method? It would be nice if you explained things verbally because it is very very confusing. Can you please give more detailed instructions. Thanks

DROPS Design 01.04.2018 kl. 12:57:

Dear Lydia, since the videos are available for all the languages the site uses, we cannot add verbal explanations other than the written instructions given to the videos. For this particular sweater the elevation starts at the middle back, and you knit short rows (where you turn the piece mid-row) back and forth according to the description. Happy Knitting!

Pia Östgård 20.01.2018 - 22:31:

Menar att det ej står hur många maskor och var jag ska minska!!!

Pia Östgård 18.01.2018 - 15:15:

Hej Jag stickar tröjan Eir, Drops design 156-12, undrar över minskningen på ärmen. Står att man ska minska men ej hur. Hur gör man??? Mvh pia

DROPS Design 19.01.2018 kl. 09:39:

Hei Pia. Slik står det i oppskriften (all informasjon som feks felletips, øketips, måletips, mønster, står øverst/før selve oppskriften begynner): MIINSKNINGSTIPS: Minska så här efter markören: Lyft 1 m som om den skulle stickas rät, 1 rm, drag den lyfta m över. Minska så här 2 m före markören: 2 m räta tills. God Fornøyelse!

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