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Merry Red by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with round yoke and Norwegian pattern in ”Eskimo”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-509
Yarn group E or C + C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
500-550-650-700-750-850 g colour no 08, red
100 g for all sizes in colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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See pattern A.1 to A.4. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. Pattern is worked in stocking st.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 116-128-140-152-164-176 sts on circular needle size 7 mm with red. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 7 cm. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm and K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 20 sts evenly = 96-108-120-132-144-156 sts. Insert 1 marker in first st on round and 1 marker in the 49th-55th-61st-67th-73rd-79th st – these mark the sides. Work in stocking st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 26-27-28-29-30-31 cm, work diagram A.1. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, divide the piece at the markers (= 48-54-60-66-72-78 sts on front piece and back piece).

Then work as follows from RS: Cast on 1 edge st, work 12-14-18-21-23-26 sts in stocking st, A.4 (= 11 sts), 2-4-2-2-4-4 sts in stocking st, A.2 (= 11 sts), 12-14-18-21-23-26 sts in stocking st, cast on 1 edge st = 50-56-62-68-74-80 sts. Work edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this until A.2 and A.4 have been work 1 time vertically. Piece measures approx. 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm. Then cast off 4 sts in each side of piece = 42-48-54-60-66-72 sts.

Cast on 1 edge st in each side of piece (= 50-56-62-68-74-80 sts) and continue in stocking st until piece measures approx. 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm – adjust measurements with front piece. Then cast off 4 sts in each side of piece = 42-48-54-60-66-72 sts.

Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts on double pointed needles size 7 mm with red. Work rib = K 2/P 2. When piece measures 7 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 8 mm. Work in stocking st. Insert 1 marker in first st at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). When piece measures 14 cm, inc 1 st on each side of st with marker, repeat inc every 8-8-6-6-5-5 cm 3-3-4-4-5-5 more times = 36-36-42-42-48-48 sts. When piece measures 43 cm, cast off 7 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. st with marker + 3 sts on each side of this) = 29-29-35-35-41-41 sts remain on needle. Knit another sleeve.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 8 mm as body = 142-154-178-190-214-226 sts. Insert 1 marker mid back – NOW ROUND BEG HERE! Work 1 round AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 140-160-180-180-200-220. Then continue to work and dec according to A.3 - work up to arrow for your size = 70-80-90-90-90-99 sts. Then work with red. Work 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-20-26-26-22-31 sts evenly = 60-60-64-64-68-68 sts. Then work an elevation in the back as follows: K 8 sts past marker mid back, turn and P 17 sts back, turn and K 25 sts, turn and P 33 sts, turn and K 41 sts, turn and P 49 sts. Turn and work 1 round to mid back.

Switch to double pointed needles size 7 mm and work rib = K 2/P 2. Loosely cast off with K over K and P over P when rib measures approx. 12-12-13-13-14-14 cm.

Sew the openings under the sleeves tog. Sew tog in the side inside 1 edge st.


= red
= off white
= K 2 tog

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