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Sea Nymph by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with raglan, lace pattern and ¾ sleeves in "Muskat". Worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: lace, raglan, sweaters,

DROPS design: Pattern no r-689
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
350-400-450-500-550-600 g color no 20, light mint

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st and 17 sts x 28 rows in lace pattern = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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 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 (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

See diagrams A.1 to A.3. See diagram for size!

Inc every other round as follows:
Inc 4 sts on back piece, 4 sts on front piece and 2 sts on each sleeve (= 12 sts inc, inc on sleeve are drawn in pattern) – beg 3 sts before each A.2 and work as follows: 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 2 (marker is in the middle of these sts), A.2, K 2 (marker is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO. K the YOs closest to markers on next row to make holes, K YOs towards back/front piece twisted to avoid holes. Inc 12 sts this way 0-2-3-7-10-14 times more (= 1-3-4-8-11-15 times in total, first inc is explained in the text).

Then inc every other round as follows:
Inc 2 sts on back piece, 2 sts on front piece and 2 sts on each sleeve (= 8 sts inc, inc on sleeve are drawn in pattern) – beg 2 sts before each A.2 and work as follows: 1 YO, K 2 (marker is in the middle of these sts), A.2, K 2 (marker is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO. K YOs on next round to make a hole. Inc 8 sts this way 16-15-16-13-12-9 times in total.

Worked in the round on circular needle, top down.

Cast on 87-91-95-99-103-107 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Muskat. K 1 round, them work A.1, on last round in A.1 inc 15 sts evenly = 102-106-110-114-118-122 sts. Then work as follows from mid back: K 17-18-19-20-21-22, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 2 (insert a marker between these sts), A.2 (= 11 sts), K 2 (insert a marker between these sts), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 34-36-38-40-42-44, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 2 (insert a marker between these sts), A.2, K 2 (insert a marker between these sts), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 17-18-19-20-21-22. Continue this pattern, and inc for RAGLAN as explained above, first inc is now done. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.2 has been worked vertically - see marking for your size, there are 242-262-286-314-346-374 sts on round, inc are now done. Work next round as follows:
Work 38-42-46-52-58-64 sts (= half back piece), slip the next 45-47-51-53-57-59 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8 sts under sleeve, work the next 76-84-92-104-116-128 sts (= front piece), slip the next 45-47-51-53-57-59 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8 new sts under sleeve, work the last 38-42-46-52-58-64 sts (= half back piece).

There are now 168-184-200-224-248-272 sts on body. Continue in stockinette st. Insert a marker in each side, in the middle of the 8 new sts that were cast on. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', dec 1 st on each side of marker (= 4 sts dec), repeat dec every 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm / 1½''-1½''-1½''-2''-2''-2'' 3 times in total = 152-168-184-208-232-256 sts. When piece measures 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4''-9''-9½''-9 3/4''-10 1/4''-10 5/8'', inc 1 st on each side of each marker (= 4 sts inc), repeat inc every 2 cm / 3/4'' 5 more times = 176-192-208-232-256-280 sts. When piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm / 14¼''-14½''-15''-14 1/4''-15¾''-16 1/8'', work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above, over all sts. Bind off K 1/P 1 (to avoid a wavy bind-off edge), piece measures approx. 55-57-59-61-63-65 cm / 21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24''-24¾''-25½'' from cast-on edge.

Worked in the round. Slip sts from sleeve back on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6, pick up 1 st in each of the 8 sts under sleeve = 53-55-59-61-65-67 sts. Insert 1 marker mid under sleeve = beg of round. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Then work as follows: 6-7-1-2-4-6 sts in stockinette st, A.3 over the next 40-40-56-56-56-56 sts (beg A.3 where A.2 ends for your size), 7-8-2-3-5-7 sts in stockinette st. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', dec 1 st on each side of marker. Work the sts that do not fit the pattern in stockinette st, make sure that no of dec and inc in pattern is correct. Repeat dec every 7-7-5-5-3-3 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2"-2"-1"-1" 2-2-3-3-4-4 more times = 47-49-51-53-55-57 sts. When piece measures 24-23-23-22-22-21 cm / 9½"-9"-9"-8 3/4"-8 3/4"-8 1/4", work A.1 over all sts, then bind off. Work the other sleeve the same way.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts

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Barb 20.02.2018 - 02:20:

Where are the diagram explanations for A.1? I understand row 5, but can't figure out the other rows. Thanks.

DROPS Design 20.02.2018 kl. 06:12:

Hi Barb, The diagram for A.1 is at the bottom of the page, to the left of the diagram for A.2. There are 9 rounds, knit, purl, knit, purl. Then a round of knit 2 together make a yarn over alternately to end of round and then knit, purl, knit, purl to finish. Hope this helps and happy knitting!

Zusanne Ryge 09.01.2018 - 22:23:

Jeg synes i mangler “slå om” i jeres diagram forklaring. Samtidig burde i have vendt ærmet en halv omgang i opskriften, da man sjældent læser et diagram oppe fra og ned.

Lorraine Herlick 21.12.2017 - 04:13:

I have knit many of your lovely patterns over the last three years. May I suggest that there have been many instances when the instructions could have been much clearer. Example, ...1 YO, k1, 1 YO, k2, place marker between these stitches. Instead if it stated k1, place marker, k1, if would also reduce the number of requests for clarification. Thank you.

Patty 08.07.2017 - 20:52:

The raglan instruction says to knit up to 3 stitches before the marker, to then do yo, k1, yo, then k2 and the marker will be between the k2. However that is only knitting 2 stitches from the previous row, so 3 stitches before the marker puts me at the marker. The marker is no longer between the k2. I tried knitting past that hoping that maybe that was intended but the pattern then was messed up. The math doesn't workout or I am missing something in the pattern.

DROPS Design 09.07.2017 kl. 12:46:

Hi Patty, The marker sits in the 1 stitch before A2 , so you start the increases to raglan 3 stitches before A2 (as described in the text), but 2 stitches before the marker. Then when you work your increases, the marker stays in the middle of the k2 stitches. I hope this helps, Kind regards, Deirdre

Marie Catherine 23.06.2017 - 15:07:

O ja, er staat: "HERHAAL dit minderen 3 keer in totaal", dus 4 keer in totaal inderdaad. Excuses voor mijn verwarring.

DROPS Design 25.06.2017 kl. 21:45:

Hoi Marie, Fijn dat je er zelf uitgekomen bent en bedankt voor het terugkoppelen!

Marie Catherine 23.06.2017 - 15:00:

Hallo! Als je bij het lijf met 168-184-200-224-248-272 st begint en je moet na de minderingen uitkomen bij 152-168-184-208-232-256 st, dan zijn er 16 st geminderd, dus veronderstel ik dat er in totaal 4 keer geminderd moet worden en niet 3 keer. Klopt dat? Alvast bedankt.

DROPS Design 29.06.2017 kl. 21:00:

Hoi Marie, Dat klopt er moet inderdaad 4 keer geminderd worden en niet 3 keer. Er staat herhaal dit minderen 3 keer, waardoor je op een totaal van 4 keer komt. Ik zal de omschrijving zo even aanpassen, zodat het wat duidelijker is.

Lone Battle 13.06.2017 - 20:14:

A1 as I understand it you knit one then do a yarn over knit one yarn over etc. This will create extra stitches and leave a hole. I don't understand where I reduce the extra stitch when the next row is K, and then I repeat on the third row with yarn over again....

DROPS Design 14.06.2017 kl. 08:45:

Dear Mrs Battle, in 5th row in A.1 you will repeat (K2 tog (=3rd symbol diagram text), YO) = each Yo will compensate the dec made by knitting 2 tog. Number of sts will keep constant, as shown in diagram. Happy knitting!

Doris 08.06.2017 - 13:32:

Liebes Drops Team. Leider komme ich schon am Anfang nicht ganz zurecht mit der Anleitung. Habe 95 Machen angeschlagen. Arbeite jetzt Muster A1. In der 5. Musterzeile soll ich *2 M zusammenstricken, 1 überschlag*. Bei 95 Maschen )(also einer ungeraden Zahl)geht sich dass doch nicht aus. Handelt es sich hier um einen Fehler in der Anleitung oder habe ich einfach einen Denkfehler. Danke schon jetzt für Ihre Hilfe. LG Doris PS: Wolle Muskat ist sehr angenehm beim Stricken!

DROPS Design 08.06.2017 kl. 13:35:

Liebe Doris, in der 5. Reihe in A.1 stricken Sie die letzte Masche einfach rechts. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Florence Busson 23.05.2017 - 19:48:

Bonjour, après l' empiècement, on me dit d'augmenter 4 mailles pour le dos, 4 mailles pour le devant et 2 mailles pour les manches. Comment les répartir ? Est ce les jetés mis dans les explications du raglan ? Pourquoi y a t il 2 explications différentes dans le raglan. Laquelle doit on suivre en premier ? Merci d avance

DROPS Design 24.05.2017 kl. 08:44:

Bonjour Mme Busson, les augmentations du raglan de manches figurent dans les diagrammes, vous augmentez ensuite comme indiqué tous les 2 tours 1-15 fois au total (dos / devant = 2 m avant A.2 (manche) avec 2 jetés séparés par 1 m end et 2 m après A.2 (manche) avec 2 jetés séparés par 1 m end. Puis on va augmenter seulement 2 m pour le dos/le devant 16-9 fois au total avec 1 jeté 1 m avant A.2 et 1 jeté 1 m après A.2. Bon tricot!

Laura 06.05.2017 - 16:56:

Hi! I'm making the S size but I am stuck on the raglan inc. I have followed the yoke, then switched to the 1st raglan inc. What do I do next? Do I follow the yoke pattern again, moving the markers and alternate between this and the second part of the raglan inc?

DROPS Design 08.05.2017 kl. 08:55:

Hi Laura, You increase to raglan at the same time as you continue with the pattern. So do not move the markers, they will follow the raglan line as you work, with the increases on either side of the markers. Hope this helps, Kind regards, Deirdre

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