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Petunia by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with round yoke and Nordic pattern, worked top down in 2 strands ”Brushed Alpaca Silk” or 1 strand “Melody”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no as-047
Yarn group C+C or D
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
125-150-150-175-200-200 g colour no 03, grey
75-75-75-100-100-100 g colour no 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 07, red
25-25-50-50-50-50 g colour no 06, coral

Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour no 04, grey
100-100-100-100-100-100 g colour no 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 12, cherry
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 13, rose

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 7 mm - or size needed to get 14 sts in stocking st with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody = 10 cm in width.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 6 mm - for edge in garter st.

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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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77% Alpaca, 23% Silk
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DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk uni colour DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk uni colour 2.60 £ /25g
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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.
GARTER ST (worked in the round):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

Work diagram A.1 and A.2 (choose diagram for correct size and beg on round marked with arrow for correct size). Work entire pattern in stocking st in 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk (= BAS) or 1 strand Melody (= M).

To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern on yoke, 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.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes.

To calculate how often inc should be done on a increase round, use the total no of sts on needle (e.g. 54 sts) and divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 12 sts) = 4.5. I.e. in this example inc after alternately every 4th and 5th st.

Dec on each side of marker as follows: Beg 2 sts before marker, K 2 tog, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

Worked in the round on circular needle from top down.

Cast on 54-54-58-58-62-62 sts on circular needle size 6 mm with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand off white Melody. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm and K 1 round while inc 12-18-14-17-13-16 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP-1 AND INCREASE TIP-2 = 66-72-72-75-75-78 sts. Then work pattern according to diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size = 22-24-24-25-25-26 repetitions of 3 sts). READ KNITTING TIP and inc as shown in diagram = 88-96-96-100-100-104 sts on needle. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
Continue to inc as follows:
On round marked with arrow-1 in diagram inc 30-34-38-46-50-54 sts evenly - remember INCREASE TIP-2 = 118-130-134-146-150-158 sts.
On round marked with arrow-2 in diagram inc 30-30-34-34-38-38 sts evenly = 148-160-168-180-188-196 sts.
On round marked with arrow-3 in diagram inc 20-20-24-24-28-32 sts evenly = 168-180-192-204-216-228 sts.
On round marked with arrow-4 in diagram inc 12-12-16-20-24-24 sts evenly = 180-192-208-224-240-252 sts.
On round marked with arrow-5 in diagram inc 10-10-14-10-14-14 sts evenly = 190-202-222-234-254-266 sts.
When A.1 has been worked, piece measures approx. 19-21-21-22-23-23 cm from cast-on edge. Work next round as follows with 2 strands grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand grey Melody: K 54-58-66-72-80-84 (= back piece), slip the next 41-43-45-45-47-49 sts on 1 stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts (= under sleeve), K 54-58-66-72-80-84 (= front piece), slip the next 41-43-45-45-47-49 sts on 1 stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 sts (= under sleeve).

= 120-128-144-160-176-184 sts. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. K 1 round with grey. Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 (= 15-16-18-20-22-23 repetitions of 8 sts). When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, work in stocking st with grey until finished measurements (with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk/1 strand Melody). Work until piece measures 35-35-37-38-39-41 cm. Approx. 2 cm remain until finished measurements, try the jumper on for desired length. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm. Work 4 ridges and LOOSELY cast off. Jumper measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from shoulder.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Slip sts from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles size 7 mm. K 1 round with grey and cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts at the end of round = 47-49-51-53-55-57 sts. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts (= mid under sleeve) and insert 1 marker in the middle st on round (= mid on top of sleeve) – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 (st with star in diagram should fit with st with marker mid on top of sleeve – count outwards from where round beg). When piece measures 2-2-3-3-4-4 cm, dec on each side of marker mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 sts dec). Repeat dec every 5½-5-4-4-3½-3½ cm a total of 7-8-9-9-10-10 times = 33-33-33-35-35-37 sts. AT THE SAME TIME after A.2 work in stocking st with grey until finished measurements (with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk/1 strand Melody). Work until piece measures 43-42-42-42-42-42 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Approx. 2 cm remain until finished measurements, try the jumper on for desired length. Switch to double pointed needles size 6 mm. Work 4 ridges and LOOSELY cast off. Sleeve measures approx. 45-44-44-44-44-44 cm. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Sew the openings under the sleeves.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 21.09.2015
New yarn amount in Melody


= 2 strands off white BAS or 1 strand off white M
= 2 strands grey BAS or 1 strand grey M
= 2 strands red BAS or 1 strand cherry M
= 2 strands coral BAS or 1 strand rose M
= 1 YO between 2 sts with 2 strands off white BAS or 1 strand off white M, on next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes
= increase round
= mid st

Astrid 21.04.2019 - 09:20:

Genseren er flott og den var morsom å strikke, passer perfekt i str. medium, som jeg vanligvis bruker. Men garnmengden som er angitt i Brushed Alpaca Silk passer ikke helt. Særlig irriterende var det å få for lite grått garn, 6 nøster (150 g) ble for lite, 175 hadde vært passe. Det står 50 g rødt (2 nøster), men det hadde fint klart seg med ett nøste (25 g) rød. Der fikk jeg halvannet nøste til overs.

Sonja 27.03.2019 - 22:30:

Hvorfor bruges der ikke dobbelt tråd med Drops Melody? Bliver trøjen ikke fastere ved dobbelttråd? Jeg synes at Drops Melody som enkelttråd kan blive meget slasket/løs i det. Mvh Sonja

DROPS Design 04.04.2019 kl. 14:48:

Hei Sonja. Om man strikker med 2 tråder vil plagget bli tykkere, og da sikkert virke fastere. Melody er jo et luftig garn. Det er strikkefastheten som avgjør om du kan strikke med 1 eller 2 tråder, og i denne oppskriften er strikkefastheten 14 masker glattstrikk i bredden = 10 cm. Du kan derfor ikke strikke med 2 tråder Melody, da du vil få altfor få masker på pinnen. Målene på plagget vil da bli mye større enn angitt. Om du ikke vil strikke med Melody kan du feks strikke med 2 tråder Brushed Alpaca Silk (som tilsvarer 1 tråd Melody). God fornøyelse

Freddie 16.11.2016 - 22:05:

Sorry but this does not answer my question - I am not intending to use an alternative yarn but the DROPS alpaca/silk specified in the pattern so my question is how many balls of this yarn would I order of the main colour (gray) to knit a sweater in size small?

DROPS Design 17.11.2016 kl. 09:02:

Dear Freddie, in size S you will need: if you use Brushed Alpaca Silk: 125/25 g a ball = 5 balls gray no 03 and if you use Melody: 150/50 g a ball = 3 balls gray no 04. Happy knitting!

Freddie 12.11.2016 - 20:00:

I don't understand how much yarn required. Surely if you're using the thinner yarn (brushed alpaca silk) which requires 2 strands, you would need twice as much as if you're using the other one yet it seems to be the other way about but the pattern seems to call for the opposite - just to confirm if I was knitting size small with 2 strands of alpaca/silk would I need 6 balls of 25g each?

DROPS Design 14.11.2016 kl. 09:41:

Dear Freddie, read more here how to calculate amount of yarn when working with 2 strands of yarn or with 1 strand of yarn. Happy knitting!

Catherine 11.11.2016 - 15:01:

As other knitter pointed out, after chart A1 I've got 29cm instead of 19cm as per pattern.I knit with 7mm needles, double strand of yarn. Pattern is lovely, but the measurements I think are not accurate, the jumper is very oversize. I just finished the body in size S and it's huge. I'll try again with much smaller needles, maybe 4mm because the jumper is almost double my size ( I'm a size L, but I chose size S because I'm thin : 65kg/174cm and I only knit the body longer).

Christina Christensen 20.10.2016 - 15:24:

Når der står strik i 2 tråde menes der så dobbeltgarn???

DROPS Design 20.10.2016 kl. 15:37:

Hej Christina. Ja, to traade = dobbelt traad af garnet

Stacy 15.12.2015 - 10:40:

I am not sure what size to knit. I am usually a Medium but not sure how much ease is calculated into the pattern. I usually knit on the loose size. My bust in inches is 37.

DROPS Design 15.12.2015 kl. 15:26:

Dear Stacy, you will find at the bottom of the pattern a measurement chart with all measurements in cm for each size. Compare these to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. Read more about this here. Convert into cm here. Happy knitting!

Tine Hoppe 02.12.2015 - 10:28:

Jeg er begyndt at strikke modellen, men efter afslutning af A1 er længden ikke som angivet 19 cm, men derimod 27 cm. 14 masker i bredden måler 10 cm. Hvordan kan det gå til? Og hvad kan jeg gøre? I øvrigt var jeg nødt til at slå ekstra masker op i starten og gøre dem MEGET løse, for at trøjen kan komme over hovedet.

DROPS Design 02.12.2015 kl. 11:35:

Hej Tine, Hvilket garn strikker du i? Kan du evt strikke lidt løst så 14 m fylder mere end de 10 cm vi har som strikkefasthed?

Isabelle 20.11.2015 - 19:13:

Bonjour, j'ai commencé à tricoter ce magnifique pull, mais les 58 mailles du début ne me permettent pas de passer la tête, qui n'est pas si grosse que cela :-) ... Pour les modèles tricotés de bas en haut, il est demandé de relever en général une centaine de mailles pour le col, soit quasiment le double. N'y aurait-il pas une petite erreur de chiffres ?

DROPS Design 23.11.2015 kl. 09:26:

Bonjour Isabelle, pensez à bien vérifier votre tension et veillez à ce que le rang de montage ne soit pas trop serré. Le nombre de mailles semble correct et correspondre au schéma. Vous pouvez toutefois monter davantage de mailles si vous le souhaiter et réduire ensuite le nbe de diminution au 1er tour end avec les aiguilles 7 pour continuer avec le bon nombre de mailles. Bon tricot!

Helle Gottenborg 12.10.2015 - 22:25:

Jeg er ved at strikke denne model. Der er en fejl i mønster A.2 sidste pind. På fotoet ser det jo ud til at mønstret er spejlet, og i så fald skal sidste pind/9. pind se således ud: XXXOXXXO Håber, I er enige 😉

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