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English Afternoon by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS fitted jumper with round yoke, Nordic pattern and purl stitches, worked top down in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-773
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-500 colour no 55, light beige brown
200-200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 54, beige brown.
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 71, light beige
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - for garter st/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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To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.

GARTER ST (worked in the round):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

See diagrams A.1-A.5.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row K YO twisted, i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP 2 (applies to inc in round yoke):
To calculate how often inc should be done, use the total no of sts on round (= 106 sts) and divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 27 sts) = 3.92. I.e. in this example inc 1 st alternately for every 3rd and 4th st.

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

Worked in the round on circular needle, top down. READ KNITTING TIP! Rounds start mid back.

Cast on 105-108-114-117-120-129 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with beige brown. Work rib = K 1/P 2 for 3 cm. Work 1 round in stocking st. Then work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Work 2 rounds in stocking st while inc 27-28-34-35-36-39 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP 1 and INCREASE TIP 2 = 132-136-148-152-156-168 sts. Work A.1. On 7th round, inc 36-38-38-46-48-48 sts evenly = 168-174-186-198-204-216 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION On 15th round, inc 34-40-44-48-50-54 sts evenly = 202-214-230-246-254-270 sts. Continue pattern. On 19th round, inc 34-38-42-46-58-62 sts evenly = 236-252-272-292-312-332 sts. Work the remaining round in A.1. Now work A.2 (= 22 sts) 12-13-14-15-16-17 times in width, AT THE SAME TIME on first round inc 28-34-36-38-40-42 sts evenly = 264-286-308-330-352-374 sts. NOTE: On 13th round in diagram, inc 1 st (= 12-13-14-15-16-17 inc in total on round) = 276-299-322-345-368-391 sts. When entire diagram A.2 has been worked vertically, repeat the last 2 round in diagram 0-0-0-2-2-2 more times. Now work A.3, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round inc 6-7-8-15-16-23 sts evenly = 282-306-330-360-384-414 sts. When entire A.3 has been worked vertically, work 1 round in stocking st with beige brown while inc 2-2-2-4-4-6 sts evenly = 284-308-332-364-388-420 sts. Then work 0-2-4-4-6-8 rounds in stocking st. Now work as follows: Work the first 38-42-46-52-56-64 sts (= half back piece), slip the next 66-70-74-78-82-82 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 12 new sts under sleeve, work the next 76-84-92-104-112-128 sts (= front piece), slip the next 66-70-74-78-82-82 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 12 new sts under sleeve, work the remaining 38-42-46-52-56-64 sts (= half back piece). Piece measures approx. 24-25-25-26-27-28 cm.

There are now 176-192-208-232-248-280 sts for body. Insert a marker 44-48-52-58-62-70 sts in from beg of round in each side (= sides). Markers follow downwards when working. Then work in light beige brown until finished measurements. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Now work pattern A.4 (= 8 sts) over all sts. When A.4 has been worked vertically, continue in stocking st. On next round dec 1 st on each side of each marker in the sides - SEE DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 8th round 3 more times in all sizes = 160-176-192-216-232-264 sts. When piece measures 19 cm, inc 1 st on each side of each marker. Repeat inc every 6th round 3 more times in all sizes = 176-192-208-232-248-280 sts. When piece measures 24-25-26-27-28-30 cm, adjust no of sts to = 180-190-210-230-250-280. Now work A.5 (= 10 sts). When entire diagram has been worked vertically, switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work 1 round in stocking st while inc 8-8-9-11-13-14 sts evenly = 188-198-219-241-263-294 sts. Work 3 ridges and cast off. Piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm in total.

Work sleeve in stocking st in the round on circular needle/double pointed needles with light beige brown. There are 66-70-74-78-82-82 sts for sleeve. Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm and cast on 12 new sts under sleeve = 78-82-86-90-94-94 sts. Work in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME insert a marker in the middle of the new sts under sleeve (i.e. 6 new sts on each side of marker). NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE.
When piece measures 3 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 5th-4th-4th-3rd-4th-4th round 13-15-17-19-16-16 more times = 50-50-50-50-60-60 sts. When sleeve measures 30-30-30-29-29-30 cm, work A.5 (= 5-5-5-5-6-6 times on round). When entire A.5 has been worked vertically, work 4 rounds in stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 4-7-7-10-3-6 sts evenly = 54-57-57-60-63-66 sts. Work 3 ridges. Then work 1 round in stocking st before working rib = K 1/P 2 for 3 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P. Knit another sleeve the same way.

Sew the openings under the sleeves.


= K with beige brown
= K with silver pink
= K with off white
= P with beige brown
= P with off white
= K with light beige brown
= 1 YO between 2 sts with beige brown
= P with light beige brown
= inc round - see explanation in pattern

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