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Winter Flair by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS tunic with cables, garter st and lace pattern, worked top down in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-763
Yarn group A + A or C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-450 g colour no 7120, light grey green
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
125-150-150-175-175-200 g colour no 06, light grey green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stocking st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm for garter st – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stocking st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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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):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

RAGLAN:
On sleeves inc for raglan with YO K twisted on next round, they should not make holes. Inc as follows:
Inc with 1 YO after 1st and 3rd marker and before 2nd and 4th marker as follows:
Inc every round 0-2-4-0-0-0 times in total.
Inc every other round 22-23-23-27-24-26 times in total.
Inc every 4th round, 0-0-0-0-2-2 times in total (= 22-25-27-27-26-28 times in total) = 48-54-60-60-62-66 sts in total on each sleeve.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.8. See diagram for correct size.

DECREASE TIP-1:
When working in the round, dec as follows:
Dec as follows at each marker: Work until 3-3-3-5-6-6 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog (= 1 st dec), 2-2-2-6-8-8 sts in garter st (marker is in the middle of these sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 1 st dec).
When working back and forth, dec as follows:
All dec are done from RS.
Work 3-3-3-3-4-4 sts in garter st, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 1 st dec), work pattern as before until 5-5-5-5-6-6 sts remain, K 2 tog (= 1 st dec), finish with 3-3-3-3-4-4 sts in garter st.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to sleeve):
Dec as follows at marker: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog (= 1 st dec), K 2 (marker is in the middle of these sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 1 st dec).

CAST-OFF TIP:
To avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use a needle ½-1 size larger.
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TUNIC:
Worked in the round, top down. Cast on 80-84-86-92-96-102 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5.5 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 22-18-20-22-26-28 sts evenly = 102-102-106-114-122-130 sts. On next round work pattern and inc for RAGLAN - see explanation above, as follows: Work A.1a over the first 21-21-21-23-23-25 sts, A.2a over next st, P 1, K 1 (= mid back), P 1, A.3a over next st, A.4a over the next 21-21-21-23-23-25 sts (= back piece), insert 1st marker, K 4-4-6-6-10-10, insert 2nd marker (= sleeve), A.1a over the next 21-21-21-23-23-25 sts, A.2a over next st, P 1, K 1 (= mid front), P 1, A.3a over next st, A.4a over the next 21-21-21-23-23-25 sts (= front piece), insert 3rd marker, K 4-4-6-6-10-10, insert 4th marker (= sleeve). Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When A.1a and A.4a have been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.1b and A.4b vertically.
When A.2a and A.3a have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 298-318-362-378-402-430 sts on needle. Piece measures approx. 22-24-25-27-28-30 cm on the shortest part of piece.

Work next round as follows: Continue with A.1b over the first 22-22-22-24-24-26 sts as before, A.2b over the next 27-29-37-39-44-47 sts, 1 YO, P 1, K 1 (= mid back), P 1, 1 YO, A.3b over the next 27-29-37-39-44-47 sts, A.4b over the next 22-22-22-24-24-26 sts, slip the next 48-54-60-60-62-66 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-10-12-12 sts under sleeve, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts (= side marker), A.1b over the next 22-22-22-24-24-26 as before, A.2b over the next 27-29-37-39-44-47 sts, 1 YO, P 1, K 1 (= mid front), P 1, 1 YO, A.3b over the next 27-29-37-39-44-47 sts, A.4b over the next 22-22-22-24-24-26 sts, slip the next 48-54-60-60-62-66 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-10-12-12 sts under sleeve, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts (= side marker) = 218-226-258-282-306-326 sts.

Work 1 round pattern, K YOs twisted mid front and mid back, they should not make holes.

Work next round as follows: Continue with * A.1b over the first 22-22-22-24-24-26 sts as before, A.2b over the next 27-29-37-39-44-47 sts, A.5a over next st (inc 1 st in A.5a), P 1, K 1 (= mid back/front), P 1, A.6a over next st (inc 1 st in A.6a), A.3b over the next 27-29-37-39-44-47 sts, A.4b over the next 22-22-22-24-24-26 sts as before, K 2 tog (= 1 st dec), 2-2-2-6-8-8 sts in garter st, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 1 st dec) *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total. On this round inc 2 sts mid front and mid back and dec 2 sts in each side of piece, i.e. no of sts is the same. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.

Continue in the round as follows:
Round/row 1: Work 1 round/row with pattern as before (= 1 round/row without YO in diagram).
Round/row 2: Work pattern as before and dec 1 st on each side of each side marker – READ DECREASE TIP-1. On this round/row inc 2 sts mid front and mid back and dec 2 sts in each side of piece, i.e. no of sts is the same.
Round/row 3: Work as 1st round/row.
Round/row 4: Work as 2nd round/row.
Round/row 5: Work as 1st round/row.
Round/row 6: Work as 2nd round/row.
Round/row 7: Work as 1st round/row.
Round/row 8: Work pattern as before. On this round/row inc 2 sts mid front and mid back = 4 sts inc in total. Do not dec before and after side markers.

Repeat 1st to 8th round/row until finished measurements. When A.5a and A.6a have been worked 1 time vertically, work A.5b and A.6b vertically. Now work A.7 after A.5b and A.8 before A.6a mid front and mid back until finished measurements, i.e. work inc sts mid front/back in stocking st. When piece measures 18 cm from marker under sleeve, adjust so that last round is 1 round with YO, divide piece at side markers, work front piece and back piece separately until finished measurements.

FRONT PIECE:
(Beg at left side marker. First row = from WS). Work pattern and repeat 1st to 8th round/row as before, but work the outermost 3-3-3-3-4-4 sts in each side of piece in GARTER ST – see explanation above. When piece measures 30 cm from marker under sleeve, switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work 2 ridges over all sts AT THE SAME TIME on first row dec 2 sts over each cable. Cast off - READ CAST-OFF TIP.

BACK PIECE:
Work as front piece.

SLEEVE:
= 48-54-60-60-62-66 sts. Work sleeve in stocking st in the round on double pointed needles. Slip sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and cast on 6-6-6-10-12-12 sts under sleeve = 54-60-66-70-74-78 sts. Work in stocking st in the round and insert a marker in the middle of the new sts under sleeve (i.e. 3-3-3-5-6-6 new sts on each side of marker). NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker - READ DECREASE TIP-2. Dec like this approx. every 3½-2½-2-2-2-1½ cm 9-12-14-15-16-17 times in total = 36-36-38-40-42-44 sts. When sleeve measures 43-42-42-41-41-40 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer yoke) switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. Work 2 ridges. Cast off. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the opening under the sleeve.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
= 1 YO between 2 sts, DO NOT K YO twisted on next round/row, it should make hole
= 1 YO between 2 sts, work YO twisted in pattern, it should NOT make hole
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2, psso.
= no stitch, skip this square
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= beg on this round - see arrow for correct size





Margaret 26.05.2019 - 21:37:

I don't understand the work 2 ridges over all stitches and at the same time on the first row decrease 2 stitches over each cable . Bind off. This is in the tunic front instructions. Do I decrease at edges as well as somewhere else?

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 01:36:

Dear Margaret, when you do the garter stitch ridges, at the first row, you should decrease at the top of the cables, so when you cast off a couple of rows later, the cast off edge would not flare out. I hope this helps. Happy Knitting!

Betina Birk 03.03.2019 - 09:25:

Hvordan tager jeg 2 masker ind over hver snoning? Skal det gøres over alle snoninger både over dem med 4 m og 8 m?

DROPS Design 04.03.2019 kl. 14:38:

hei Betina. Ja, du feller over hver flette, og dette kan gjøres ved å strikke 2 masker rett sammen. God fornøyelse

Mary Holmes 20.12.2018 - 16:18:

Yes, it works!! I have a point. I want to thank you very much for being so patient with me. I feel an idiot. Looking forward to wearing the sweater at Christmas. Happy Christmas to the knitting team.

Mary Holmes 18.12.2018 - 14:13:

Okay. I will try. I just couldn't see how it worked. I will report back. Many thanks

Mary Holmes 17.12.2018 - 21:37:

Sorry but your answer to my question does NOT make sense! Help please. Mary Holmes

DROPS Design 18.12.2018 kl. 08:37:

Hi Mary. Because you continue to increase mid-front/mid-back and at the same time continue to decrease in each side the piece will naturally become more pointy where you constantly increase, compared to where you constantly decrease. You will not see this change immediately, but it will happen as you continue to work. Happy knitting.

Mary Holmes 14.12.2018 - 19:47:

How is the point achieved at the end of the pattern? I have run my own knitting business and this is the only pattern I have never completed. Help please.

DROPS Design 17.12.2018 kl. 09:07:

Dear Mrs Holmes, after division for sleeve you continue increasing mid front and mid back with A.5a/A.6a and at the same time decrease mid under each sleeve to avoid the bottom of piece being too wide. Then you finish each piece separately (front and back) for vents on the side repeating same rows as before (8 rows with dec on row 2 only and inc on row 2 and 8). Happy knitting!

Emilie 06.12.2018 - 07:33:

Bonjour, J'en suis à la 25ème ligne du diagramme A2a/A3a. À cette endroit il faut diminuer 2 mailles avec un surjet double, on a donc une maille au lieu de 3. Cependant au tour suivant du diagramme il n'y a qu'une case noircie au lieu de 2... Je ne comprends pas comment faire un jeté entre 2 mailles alors qu'il n'y en plus qu'une.

DROPS Design 06.12.2018 kl. 10:07:

Bonjour Émilie, les cases avec le triangle noir (= 7ème symbole du diagramme) ne sont pas des surjets doubles mais une petite torsade ajourée (combinée avec le jeté du rang suivant): on glisse 1 m à l'end, on tricote les 2 m suivantes et on passe la m glissée par-dessus la m tricotée = il reste 2 m que l'on tricote ainsi au tour suivant: 1 m end, 1 jeté, 1 m end. Cette vidéo montre comment réaliser ce motif. Bon tricot!

Sabine Birkmann 21.09.2018 - 16:54:

In der 9. Reihe soll man nach den 3 Linksmaschen eine Masche abheben, zwei Maschen zusammenstecken und die abgehobene Masche darüber ziehen. Das ergibt für mich eine Masche. In der Anleitung sind im Diagramm in der 10. Reihe aber 2 Maschen eingezeichnet und dazwischen ein Umschlag. Wie passt das zusammen?

DROPS Design 24.09.2018 kl. 07:53:

Liebe Frau Birkmann, Ich bin nicht so sicher an welches Diagram Sie hier reden, aber bei den 7. Symbol im Diagram Text werden die 2 Maschen rechts gestrickt (nicht zusammen) um einen kleinen Zopf zu stricken - siehe Video. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Ingrid Höjer 21.07.2018 - 16:05:

Vad betyder rmt? se 4-4-6-6-10-10 rmt, Tacskam för svar!

DROPS Design 26.07.2018 kl. 13:16:

Hei Ingrid. Her er det visst en skrivefeil; det skal stå "4-4-6-6-10-10 rm". Dette skal vi få korrigert med en gang. Takk for beskjed, god fornøyelse

Ked 19.07.2018 - 10:55:

Why isn't this sweater listed as a raglan when that is what it is?

DROPS Design 19.07.2018 kl. 11:52:

Dear Ked, fixed now, thank you! Happy knitting!

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