Prairie Fairy Jumper by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jumper with round yoke and Norwegian pattern in ”Lima”. Size 3-12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no li-008-bn
Yarn group B
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
250-250-300-350-400 colour no 0619, beige.
100-100-100-100-150 g colour no 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50 colour no 6273, cerise
50-50-50-50-50 g, colour no 2923, goldenrod
50-50-50-50-50 g, colour no 9018, sea green
50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 7219, pistachio

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. NOTE: It is important that the knitting tension is correct vertically to get the right shape on the round yoke.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm) SIZE 3 mm for rib - or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams are worked in stocking st. See diagram for correct size.

KNITTING TIP:
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.
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JUMPER:
Worked in the round, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 84-88-92-96-100 sts on a short circular needle size 3 mm with beige. Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid back). Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 3-3-4-4-5 cm (= neck edge). Switch to a short circular needle size 4 mm. K 1 round while at the same time adjusting no of sts to 78-84-90-98-105. Then work an elevation at the back in stocking st as follows: K 8 sts past marker, turn, tighten yarn and P 16 sts on return, turn, tighten yarn and K 24 sts, turn, continue by working 8 sts more on every turn until a total of 48-48-64-64-80 sts have been worked, turn and K 1 round until marker mid back again. Then work A.1 (= 13-14-15-14-15 repetitions in width) - see diagram for size. READ KNITTING TIP! REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Switch to a longer circular needle when needed. When A.1 has been worked, there are 208-224-240-252-270 sts on needle. Work 0-1-2-0-1 cm with beige. Piece now measures approx. 15-16-17-17-18 cm mid front (measured without rib in the neck). Continue piece with beige and in stocking st. First work 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 4-4-4-12-10 sts evenly = 212-228-244-264-280 sts. Work next round as follows: Work 31-33-35-37-39 sts, slip the next 44-48-52-58-62 sts on 1 stitch holder for sleeve (without working them first), cast on 6 new sts, work 62-66-70-74-78 sts (= front piece), slip the next 44-48-52-58-62 sts on 1 stitch holder for sleeve (without working them first), cast on 6 new sts, work 31-33-35-37-39 sts.

BODY:
= 136-144-152-160-168 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker in each side, in the middle of the 6 new sts that were cast on. Continue in stocking st. When piece measures 3 cm, inc 1 st on each side of markers (= 4 sts inc). Inc every 7-9-10-12-13 cm 3 times in total = 148-156-164-172-180 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 19-23-26-29-32 cm. Work A.2. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 16 sts evenly = 164-172-180-188-196 sts. Then work rib K 2, P 2. Work rib for 3 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P.

SLEEVE:
Slip sts from one stitch holder on double pointed needles size 4 mm, cast in addition on 6 sts mid under sleeve (insert 1 marker in the middle of these sts) = 50-54-58-64-68 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work in stocking st in the round with beige. When sleeve measures 2 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 4½-3½-4-3-3½ cm 5-7-7-10-10 times in total = 40-40-44-44-48 sts. When sleeve measures 18-23-27-30-34 cm, work diagram A.2, then switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 3 cm, then cast off with K over K and P over P.
Work the same way over the sts on the other stitch holder.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves.

Diagram

= off white
= beige
= cerise
= sea green
= goldenrod
= pistachio
= 1 YO between 2 sts, on next round work YO twisted to avoid holes


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