DROPS / 160 / 17

Darling by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with lace pattern and cables in ”Cotton Light” or "Belle". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-036
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
650-700-750-850-900-1000 g colour no 21, light beige

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DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio
600-650-700-750-800-900 g colour no 03, light beige

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm, and 28 sts x 30 rows in rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - for rib.

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:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for correct size.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec as follows before 1st and 3rd marker: Beg 2 sts before marker and K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after 2nd and 4th marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO before 1st and 3rd marker and after 2nd and 4th marker. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes.
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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 256-272-304-324-356-388 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Cotton Light or Belle. K 1 round. Work next round as follows: P 1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 7-8-10-10-12-14 times in total (= 28-32-40-40-48-56 sts rib), K 2, work A.1 (= 18 sts), A.2 (= 30-30-30-40-40-40 sts), A.1 (= 18 sts), work rib (= K 2/P 2) over the next 62-70-86-86-102-118 sts (beg and end with K 2), work A.1 (= 18 sts), A.2 (= 30-30-30-40-40-40 sts), A.1 (= 18 sts), work rib over the next 30-34-42-42-50-58 (beg and end with K 2) and finish round with P 1. Continue rib like this until last round in A.1/A.2 remains. Work last round as follows: Work in stocking st over the first 31-35-43-43-51-59 sts AT THE SAME TIME dec 7-7-9-7-9-11 sts evenly over these sts, work last round in A.1, A.2 and A.1 (= 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts dec), work in stocking st over the next 62-70-86-86-102-118 sts AT THE SAME TIME dec 14-14-18-14-18-22 sts evenly over these sts, work last round in A.1, A.2 and A.1 (= 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts dec) and work in stocking st over the last 31-35-43-43-51-59 sts AT THE SAME TIME dec 7-7-9-7-9-11 sts evenly over these sts = 208-224-248-272-296-320 sts remain on needle. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm and K 1 round.
Then work as follows: Work 24-28-34-36-42-48 sts in stocking st, insert 1 marker, work A.3 (= 16 sts), A.4 (= 24-24-24-32-32-32 sts), A.5 (= 16 sts), insert 1 marker, work 48-56-68-72-84-96 sts in stocking st, insert 1 marker, work A.3 (= 16 sts), A.4 (= 24-24-24-32-32-32 sts), A.5 (= 16 sts), insert 1 marker and work the last 24-28-34-36-42-48 sts in stocking st. Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When piece measures 8 cm, dec 1 st on the outside of each of the 4 markers - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 2½-2½-2½-2½-4-4 cm 6-6-6-6-4-4 times in total = 184-200-224-248-280-304 sts. When piece measures 24 cm, inc 1 st on the outside the 4 markers - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm a total of 4 times = 200-216-240-264-296-320 sts.
When piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm, work next round as follows: Cast off 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts for armhole, work the next 94-102-112-124-138-150 sts as before, cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts for armhole, work the next 94-102-112-124-138-150 sts as before and cast off the last 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts for armhole. Finish front and back piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 94-102-112-124-138-150 sts. Continue back and forth in stocking st with pattern as before. AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armholes at beg of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 3 sts 0-0-0-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 0-1-2-2-4-4 times, 1 st 1-3-4-3-6-7 times = 92-92-96-104-104-108 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm. Now cast off the middle 44-44-44-52-52-52 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to dec 1 st on next row from neck = 23-23-25-25-25-27 sts remain on the shoulder. Continue until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm and cast off. Repeat on the other shoulder.

FRONT PIECE:
= 94-102-112-124-138-150 sts. Continue back and forth in stocking st with pattern as on back piece AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armholes in each side as on back piece = 92-92-96-104-104-108 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 50-52-53-55-56-58 cm. Now slip the middle 22-22-22-30-30-30 sts on 1 stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then cast off at beg of every row from neck as follows: Cast off 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 4 times = 23-23-25-25-25-27 sts remain on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm and cast off.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 56-60-60-64-68-68 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with Cotton Light or Belle. K 1 round. Then work rib = K 2/P 2. When rib measures 4 cm, dec 8-10-8-10-12-10 sts evenly = 48-50-52-54-56-58 sts. Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work in stocking st. When piece measures 8-10-8-10-6-8 cm, inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 3½-2½-2½-2-2-1½ cm 12-15-16-18-19-22 times in total = 72-80-84-90-94-102 sts. When piece measures 49-49-48-47-45-44 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders), cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts mid under sleeve and work back and forth until finished measurements. Cast off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 3-3-3-4-4-5 times and 1 st 2-4-5-5-7-8 times. Then cast off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 55-56-56-56-57-57 cm. Cast off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows before loosely casting off all sts. Knit another sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up approx. 100 to 120 sts around the neck (incl sts on stitch holder at the front) on circular needle size 3 mm with Cotton Light or Belle. P 1 round, K 1 round and P 1 round. Then loosely cast off with K.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= P 2 tog
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle



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