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Seashore Bliss Cardigan by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket with lace pattern and round yoke in ”Cotton Light”. The piece is worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-057
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-750 g color no 02, white

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 18 dc x 9 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 7-7-7-8-8-8 pieces

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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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.9. Choose diagram for correct size. Diagram A.9 show how to start and end when working in the round.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at beg of every dc row with 3 ch.
Replace first sc at beg of every sc row with 1 ch.
Replace first dc at beg of every dc round with ch 3, finish the round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
At beg of every sc round, replace first sc with 1 ch and finish round with 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in same dc.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next dc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

TIP ARMHOLE:
Size S, M and XL: In the last repeat of A.2 before marker 1 and marker 3 (= beginning of armhole), replace the last chain stitch with a double crochet in the last stitch of the same repeat on previous row.

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JACKET:
Worked back and forth, top down. NOTE: It is important to keep the crochet gauge vertically so that the measurements on yoke will be correct.

YOKE:
Work 123-123-134-134-138-140 ch on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with Cotton Light. Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (= 2 dc) - READ CROCHET INFO, 1 dc in each of the next 0-0-4-4-1-3 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 104-104-114-114-117-119 dc.

Work 1 row with 1 dc in every dc and inc 19-19-21-21-30-40 dc evenly - READ INCREASE TIP = 123-123-135-135-147-159 dc. Work next row and insert 8 markers in the piece as follows: Work A.1 (= 5-5-8-8-5-8 sts), repeat A.2 over the next 18-18-18-18-24-24 dc (= 3-3-3-3-4-4 times in width), insert 1st marker, A.4 over the first 4 dc, insert 2nd marker, A.2 over the next 12 dc (= 2 times in width), insert 3rd marker, A.4 over the next 4 dc, insert 4th marker, work A.2 over the next 36-36-42-42-48-54 dc (= 6-6-7-7-8-9 times in width), insert 5th marker, A.4 over the next 4 dc, insert 6th marker, A.2 over the next 12 dc (= 2 times in width), insert 7th marker, A.4 over the next 4 dc, insert 8th marker, A.2 over the next 18-18-18-18-24-24 dc (= 3-3-3-3-4-4 times in width), finish with A.3 (= 6-6-9-9-6-9 dc). REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!

SIZE XXL-XXXL:
On 5th row (row with dc from RS) in A.2 inc evenly as follows:
Between 2nd and 3rd marker and 6th and 7th marker: Inc 6-6 dc.
12-12 dc have been inc in total on row (= 18-18 dc between 2nd and 3rd marker and 6th and 7th marker). Repeat A.2 3-3 times between 2nd and 3rd marker and between 6th and 7th marker:

ALL SIZES:
On 6th row (row with dc from WS) in A.2 inc evenly as follows:
Before 8th marker: Inc 0-3-3-3-6-6 dc (= 24-27-30-30-36-39 dc before 8th marker).
Between 7th and 6th marker and 3rd and 2nd marker: Inc 0-0-6-6-6-6 dc (= 12-12-18-18-24-24 dc between these markers).
Between 5th and 4th marker: Inc 0-6-6-6-12-12 dc (= 36-42-48-48-60-66 dc between each of these markers).
After 1st marker: Inc 0-3-3-3-6-6 dc (= 23-26-29-29-35-38 dc after 1st marker). There are now 179-191-215-215-251-263 dc in total on row.

Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 over the first 5-5-8-8-5-8 dc as before, A.5 over the next 0-3-3-3-0-0 dc, repeat A.2 over the next 18-18-18-18-30-30 dc (= 3-3-3-3-5-5 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 12-12-18-18-24-24 dc (= 2-2-3-3-4-4 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 36-42-48-48-60-66 dc (= 6-7-8-8-10-11 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 12-12-18-18-24-24 dc (= 2-2-3-3-4-4 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 18-18-18-18-30-30 dc as before (= 3-3-3-3-5-5 times in width), A.5 over the next 0-3-3-3-0-0 dc, finish with A.3 over the last 6-6-9-9-6-9 dc as before.

SIZE XL-XXL-XXXL:
On 8th row (row with dc from WS) in A.2 inc evenly as follows:
Before 8th marker: Inc 3-3-3 dc (= 33-39-42 dc before 8th marker).
Between 4th and 5th marker: Inc 6-6-6 dc (= 54-66-72 dc between 4th and 5th marker).
After 1st marker: Inc 3-3-3 dc (= 32-38-41 dc after 1st marker).
Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 over the first 8-5-8 dc as before, A.5 over the next 0-3-3 dc, repeat A.2 over the next 24-30-30 dc (= 4-5-5 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 18-24-24 dc (= 3-4-4 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 54-66-72 dc (= 9-11-12 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 18-24-24 dc (= 3-4-4 times in width), A.4 as before, repeat A.2 over the next 24-30-30 dc as before (= 4-5-5 times in width), A.5 over the next 0-3-3 dc, finish with A.3 over the first 9-6-9 dc as before.

ALL SIZES:
On last row in A.4 (= from WS) insert 1 new marker in the middle of every A.4 (i.e. 18 dc on each side of marker in A.4 = 4 markers). Remove the old markers (= 4 markers remain in piece). Sts between markers are for sleeves (= 48-48-54-54-60-60 dc on each sleeve). When A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 251-263-287-299-335-347 dc on row. Yoke is now done in size S.

SIZE M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL:
Work next row from RS as follows: Work A.6 over the first 8-5-8-8-5 dc, continue with A.2 over the next 18-24-24-30-36 dc (= 3-4-4-5-6 times in width), * A.7 over the next 36 dc (= 2 times in width, marker is in the middle of these repetitions), A.2 over the next 12-18-18-24-24 dc (= 2-3-3-4-4 times in width), A.7 over the next 36 dc (= 2 times in width, marker is in the middle of these repetitions) *, A.2 over the next 42-48-54-66-72 dc as before, repeat from *-*, A.2 over the next 18-24-24-30-36 dc (= 3-4-4-5-6 times in width), finish with A.8 over the last 9-6-9-9-6 dc. Work 1-2-3-4-4 rows of A.7.

ALL SIZES:
Piece now measures 17-18-19-20-21-21 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8"-8 1/4"-8 1/4" vertically.

BODY:
SIZE M-XL:
Work as follows from WS: Work A.8 as before, repeat A.2a (see arrow on where pattern beg in the different sizes) 6-7 times in total in width until 1st marker (= right front piece), work 8-10 ch, skip sts between 1st and 2nd marker (= sleeve), work A.2a 13-15 times in total in width until next marker (= back piece), work 8-10 ch, skip sts between 3rd and 4th marker (= sleeve), work A.2a 6-7 times in total in width, finish with A.6. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.

SIZE S-L-XXL-XXXL:
Work as follows from RS: Work A.6, repeat A.2a (see arrow on where pattern beg in the different sizes) 6-7-8-9 times in total in width until 1st marker (= left front piece), work 8-8-10-10 ch, skip sts between 1st and 2nd marker (= sleeve), work A.2a 12-14-17-18 times in total in width until 3rd marker (= back piece), work 8-8-10-10 ch, skip sts between 3rd and 4th marker (= sleeve), work A.2a 6-7-8-9 times in total in width, finish with A.8. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.

SIZE S-M-L-XL:
Work A.6/A.2a/A.8 as before, work the 8-8-8-10 sts under each sleeve as 1st st in A.6. On last row in A.6 and A.8 (row with dc) dec 4-4-4-2 dc evenly on entire row – READ DECREASE TIP = 167-179-191-209 dc. When A.6 and A.8 have been worked 1 time vertically, work next row as follows from WS: Work A.3a over the first 6-6-9-9 dc, repeat A.2a 26-28-29-32 times in total in width, finish with A.1a over the last 5-5-8-8 dc.

SIZE XXL-XXXL:
Work from WS: A.3a over the first 6-9 dc, repeat A.2a 37-38 times in total AT THE SAME TIME dec 2-2 dc evenly – READ DECREASE TIP, finish with A.1a over the last 5-8 dc = 233-245 dc.

ALL SIZES:
Repeat A.1a to A.3a vertically. When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'', adjust so that next row is with dc, dec 6 dc evenly = 161-173-185-203-227-239 dc. Now repeat A.2a 25-27-28-31-36-37 times in width.

SIZE XL-XXL-XXXL:
Repeat dec when piece measures 16 cm / 6 1/4'' from marker = 197-221-233 dc. Now repeat A.2a 30-35-36 times in width.

ALL SIZES:
When piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm / 8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½''-9¾'' from marker – adjust so that next row is with dc, inc 6 dc evenly. Repeat inc every 3½-3½-2½-2-2-2 cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/4"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4" 3-3-4-6-6-6 more times = 185-197-215-239-263-275 dc. Repeat A.2a 1 more in width on every inc. When all inc are done, repeat A.2a 29-31-33-37-42-43 times in width. Work until piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm / 14¼''-14½''-15''-14 1/4''-15¾''-16 1/8'' from marker, adjust to finish nicely according to pattern. Fasten off.

SLEEVE:
SIZE S:
Worked in the round. Beg by working mid under armhole as follows: Work 1 sl st in 4th ch of the 8 ch worked in armhole on body. Work 1 ch (= 1 sc). Then work 1 sc in each of the next ch 4, work A.7 over the next 18 dc, work A.2a (adjust pattern according to A.7) 2 times in total in width, work A.7 over the next 18 dc, finish with 1 sc in each of the last 3 ch. Work the 8 sts under sleeve as 1st st in A.7. When A.7 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 56 dc on last round.

SIZE M-XL-XXL-XXXL:
Worked in the round. Beg by working mid under sleeve as follows: Work 1 sl st in 4th ch of the 8-10-10-10 ch worked in armhole on body. Work 3 ch (= 1 dc). Then work 1 dc in each of the next 4-6-6-6 ch, work A.7 as before, work A.2a (adjust pattern according to A.7) 2-3-4-4 times in total in width as before, work A.7, finish with 1 dc in each of the last 3 ch. Work the 8-10-10-10 sts under sleeve as 1st st in A.7.

When A.7 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 56-64-70-70 dc on last round.

SIZE L:
Worked in the round. Beg by working mid under sleeve as follows: Work 1 sl st in 4th ch of the 8 ch worked in armhole on body. Work 1 ch (= 1 sc). Then work 1 sc in each of the next ch 4, work A.7 as before, work A.2a (adjust pattern according to A.7) 3 times in total in width as before, work A.7, finish with 1 sc in each of the last 3 ch. Work the 8 sts under sleeve as 1st st in A.7.
When A.7 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 62 dc on last round.

ALL SIZES:
= 56-56-62-64-70-70 dc. Repeat A.2a 9-9-10-10-11-11 times in total in width while AT THE SAME TIME on first round with dc dec 2-2-2-4-4-4 dc evenly = 54-54-60-60-66-66 dc. When piece measures 10 cm / 4'', adjust so that next round is with dc, dec 6 dc evenly = 48-48-54-54-60-60 dc. Then repeat A.2a 8-8-9-9-10-10 times in width. When piece measures 23 cm / 9'', adjust to finish nicely according to pattern, fasten off. Work another sleeve the same way.

NECK EDGE:
Crochet an edge around the neck. Beg mid front. Work * 1 sc in first dc, ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' *, repeat from *-* around the entire neck. Make sure to avoid a tight neck edge, adjust to finish with 1 sc in last dc on row. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten the buttons on left front piece, fasten the top button approx. 2 cm / 3/4'' from neck edge, fasten the remaining buttons approx. 8-9-9-8-8-9 cm / 3"-3½"-3½"-3"-3"-3½" apart. Button between 2 dc on right front piece.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 29.06.2018
Armhole tip has been added

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= ch
= sc in st
= sc between 2 dc
= sc around ch
= dc in st
= dc around ch
= not not work this row, it has already been worked, it only shows how next row should be worked in st
= first row in diagram
= sl st





Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 169-16) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (134)

Elisabeth 20.08.2019 - 23:11:

Hallo. Ich bin mit A4 fertig und möchte nun die Ärmel abtrennen. Ich häkel Grösse S aber die 8 Luftmaschen sind zu eng für meine Kollegin. Sie ist ist wirklich nur eine S. Wo könnte ich einen Fehler haben? Was mir auch aufgefallen ist: ich hab A4 von links und rechts gelesen, da ich aber ein Linkes und ein rechtes Vorderteil habe müsste ich doch eins spiegelverkehrt häkeln damit es synchron ist. Vielen Dank für die Antwort

DROPS Design 21.08.2019 kl. 08:33:

Liebe Elisabeth, wenn Sie 251 M haben dann ist es richtig, schauen Sie mal die Massen in der Maßskizze (= 17 cm + 5 cm Schulter für die Passe) - Hier lesen Sie wie man die Diagramme lesen muss. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Alice 05.08.2019 - 23:06:

Buongiorno, lavoro una taglia S. Sono arrivata a inserire i 4 segnapunti per le maniche. Il lavoro però misura 14 cm e non 17 cm, come indicato. Devo lavorare righe a m.a. finché non arrivo a 17 cm?

DROPS Design 06.08.2019 kl. 09:24:

Buongiorno Alice. Il lavoro dovrebbe misurare 17 cm in quel punto. Se la larghezza è corretta, provi a lavorare qualche riga in più fino a raggiungere 17 cm, a maglie alte o con un riga del motivo senza aumentare altre maglie. Buon lavoro!

Wilma Van Doorn 26.07.2019 - 12:50:

Ik wil graag weten hoeveel ik nodig heb om er een lange mouw van te maken.ik heb maat M.

DROPS Design 10.08.2019 kl. 17:16:

Dag Wilma,

Het is niet precies bekend hoeveel hiervoor nodig is, maar het zal naar schatting ongeveer 1 a 2 bollen zijn.

Alice 22.07.2019 - 13:42:

Buongiorno, sto lavorando una taglia S. Ho lavorato la terza riga facendo nell'ordine i diagrammi: A.1 , A.2 , A.4 , A.2 , A.4 , A.2 , A4, A2, A4, A2, A3 e inserendo 8 segnapunti. Per la riga 4, dovrò seguire i diagrammi al contrario (ovver: A3, A2, A4, ecc...), leggendo gli schemi da sinistra a destra? Inoltre, i segnapunti vanno spostati? grazie mille

DROPS Design 22.07.2019 kl. 17:02:

Buongiorno Alice. Sì quando torna indietro, lavora i diagrammi al contrario. I segni seguono il lavoro man mano che questo procede in altezza. Buon lavoro!

Gerda 14.07.2019 - 21:38:

Ben ik weer...de mouwen. Ik kan in eerste plaats niet-bindend de lossen werken omdat daaromheen al de stokjes zitten van het lijf. Dit heb ik opgelost door tussen die stokje in totaal 8 stokjes te creëren. Maar nu moet ik op die acht de eerste steek van a.7 maken...maar a.7 bestaat toch uit 18 steken? Ik haak maat M ik stel de vraag ook maar op Facebook , en nee ik heb geen drops verkooppunt in de buurt waar ik terecht kan.

DROPS Design 15.07.2019 kl. 14:30:

Dag Gerda,

Het is wel de bedoeling dat je in de 8 lossen haakt die je op het lijf onder de mouwen had gehaakt, ook al zijn daar steken in gehaakt voor het lijf. Je begint de mouw door 1 vaste in de 4e losse daarvan te haken, dan 1 losse en dan 1 vaste in elk van de volgende 4 lossen. Onder de mouw haak je steeds zoals de eerste steek in A.7 (m.a.w. je haakt daar dus de ene toer stokjes en de andere toer vasten)

Barbara Jerasa 13.07.2019 - 10:16:

Hi, I have a oroblem with row 6 (increase, all tr row. I have inserted the new tr and have got 195 st instead of 215 st (size L) (30-M1, 13-M2, 18-M3, 13-M4, 48-M5, 13-M6, 18-M7, 13-M8, 29). Where did I miss the rest 10 st?

DROPS Design 15.07.2019 kl. 09:23:

Dear Mrs Jerasa, you should work 18 stitches on 6th row in A.4, and increase at the same time between markers, ie at the end of Row 6, you should have -seen from RS: A.1 (= 8 sts), A.2 (= 21 sts), A.4 (= 18 sts), A.2 (= 18 sts), A.4 (=18 sts), A.2 (=48 sts), A.4 (= 18 sts), A.2 (=18 sts), A.4 (= 18 sts), A.2 (= 21 sts), A.3 (= 9 sts) = 8+ 21+18+18+18+48+18+18+18+21+9=215 sts. See increases on row 6. Happy crocheting!

Jean Whiting 11.07.2019 - 03:30:

By any chance is this actually the written pattern and diagram there for those whom can't read written pattern?. Because its not making any sence. You write some the pattern written then some diagram. Wouldn't it be wiser. To make written pattern an those whom follow diagram seperatly. You must have loads of question people wanting to understand like my self?. Its really confusing

DROPS Design 11.07.2019 kl. 08:37:

Dear Mrs Whiting, to help you reading diagram, please read here, you can also cut the different diagrams and put them together to make the reading easier. Your DROPS store might have even more tips for you, do not hesitate to contact them even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Marie 04.07.2019 - 18:01:

Bonjour Infiniment merci pour votre aide 💗

Marie 04.07.2019 - 15:15:

Merci Donc ce seront des brides pour moi Mais je coince pour le rang d'après Cela me fera 1 motif? Avec 8 brides je ne m'en sors pas Merci

DROPS Design 04.07.2019 kl. 16:18:

Bonjour Marie, vous crochetez d'abord 8 brides sous chaque manche jusqu'au dernier rang de A.6 et A.8 où vous allez diminuer 4 brides (= 179 b), et vous continuez ensuite ainsi: A.3a, 28 x A.2a en largeur et A.1a. Vous aurez donc ainsi le bon nombre de mailles pour crocheter les motifs en largeur. Bon crochet!

Marie 04.07.2019 - 11:35:

Bonjour Désolée de devoir encore vous déranger Je realise la taille M Je suis coincée sur les 8 mailles en l'air des manches Vous dites comme la première maille de A6? Maille seree ou bride ? Et le rang d'après on continue le.motif ? Merci pour votre précieuse aide

DROPS Design 04.07.2019 kl. 12:49:

Bonjour Marie, vous continuez A.6/A.2a et A.8 comme avant, et, en fonction du rang que vous devez faire dans ces diagrammes, vous allez crocheter soit des mailles serrées, soit des brides. Bon crochet!

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