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Take It Easy by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper in garter st with round yoke, worked top down in "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-677
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-96-106-118-124-136 cm / 34"-37 3/4"-41 3/4"-46½"-48 3/4"-53½"
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''

Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-400-400-450-500 g color no 2925, rust

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5- or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 2.5 mm /US 1.5 - for edges in garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 521: 3-3-3-4-4-4 pieces

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100% Alpaca
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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.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle/double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row K YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 st before marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st after marker as follows: K 2 tog.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes in band sts on left shoulder. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures (measured from cast-on edge):
SIZE S: 1, 8 and 15 cm / 3/8",3 1/8, 6''
SIZE M: 1, 9 and 17 cm / 3/8", 3½", 6 3/4"
SIZE L: 1, 9 and 17 cm / 3/8", 3½", 6 3/4"
SIZE XL: 1, 7, 13 and 19 cm / 3/8", 2 3/4", 5 1/8", 7½"
SIZE XXL: 1, 8, 15 and 22 cm / 3/8", 3 1/8", 6", 8 3/4"
SIZE XXXL: 1, 8, 15 and 22 cm / 3/8", 3 1/8", 6", 8 3/4"

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JUMPER:
The piece is worked top down.

YOKE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 114-118-122-126-130-134 sts (includes 6 band sts in one side of piece) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Insert 8 markers in piece from RS as follows: K 6, insert 1st marker, K 20 (= sleeve), insert 2nd marker, K 5, insert 3rd marker, K 24-26-28-30-32-34 (= back piece), insert 4th marker, K 5, insert 5th marker, K 20 (= sleeve), insert 6th marker, K 5, insert 7th marker, K 23-25-27-29-31-33, insert 8th marker, finish with K 6 band sts (= front piece). REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Now work piece in garter st.
Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. Then inc 1 st – READ INCREASE TIP, after 1st-3rd-5th and 7th marker and before 2nd-4th-6th and 8th marker (= 8 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4th row 20-22-23-24-26-28 more times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4-3-2-2-2-1½ cm / 1½"-1 1/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-½", inc as follows: Inc 4 sts evenly on back piece, 1 st on each sleeve and 4 sts evenly on front piece (= 10 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4-3-2-2-2-1½ cm / 1½"-1 1/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-½" 3-5-7-9-9-11 more times. When all inc are done there are 322-362-394-426-446-486 sts on needle. Piece measures approx. 18-19-20-21-23-24 cm / 7"-7½"-8"-8 1/4"-9"-9½".

Work next row as follows from RS: bind off the first 6 sts, slip the next 66-72-76-80-84-90 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 new sts, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts, K 92-106-118-130-136-150 sts, slip the next 66-72-76-80-84-90 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 new sts, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts, work the next 92-106-118-130-136-150 sts = 204-232-256-284-296-324 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
Work piece in the round on circular needle in stockinette st. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', dec 1 st on each side of markers in the side - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 8-4-4-3-7-10 cm / 3 1/8"-1½"-1½"-1 1/8"-2 3/4"-4'' 3-6-7-9-4-3 more times = 188-204-224-244-276-308 sts. When piece measures 36-37-38-39-39-40 cm / 14 1/4"-14½"-15"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-15 3/4", switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5. Work 5 ridges–see explanations above. Bind off.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Slip the 66-72-76-80-84-90 sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5. Cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 new sts under sleeve, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts = 76-82-86-92-96-102 sts. Work in stockinette st. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 4-3-2½-2-2-1½ cm / 1½"-1 1/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-½" 9-12-13-15-16-18 more times = 56-56-58-60-62-64 sts. Work in stockinette st until piece measures 44-44-43-43-42-42 cm / 17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17"-17"-16½"-16½". Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5. Work in garter st. Bind off when piece measures 47-47-46-46-45-45 cm / 18½"-18½"-18"-18"-17 3/4"-17 3/4" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog under sleeves. Place band on the back of yoke and fasten. Sew on buttons.

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