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Feel Free by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with V-neck, shawl collar and ¾ sleeves in DROPS Alpaca Bouclé. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern ab-073
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
250-300-300-350-350-400 g colour 0100, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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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 STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 216 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 24) = 9. In this example knit approx. every 8th and 9th stitch together.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to V-neck):
Decrease for V-neck inside 10 stitches in garter stitch for shawl collar towards mid front + the increased stitches for shawl collar. All decreases are done from the right side.
Decrease as follows after 10 stitches in garter stitch + the increased stitches for shawl collar: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease as follows before 10 stitches in garter stitch + the increased stitches for shawl collar: Knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to shawl collar):
Increase 1 stitch inside the outermost stitch in garter stitch in each side towards mid front by making 1 yarn-over. On next row knit yarn-over twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to mid under sleeve):
Work until 1 stitch remain before marker, make 1 yarn-over, knit 2 (marker is in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn-over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn-over twisted to avoid holes.

Worked in the round on circular needle up to V-neck, then work front and back piece back and forth on circular needle until finished measurements. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.

Cast on 216-232-248-264-288-312 stitches on circular needle size 5 mm with Alpaca Bouclé. Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round = knit 3/ purl 5. When piece measures 5 cm, knit 1 round while at the same time decreasing 24-28-32-28-32-36 stitches evenly - READ DECREASE TIP-1 = 192-204-216-236-256-276 stitches. Insert 1 marker at beginning of round and 1 marker after 96-102-108-118-128-138 stitches (= in the sides). Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and work in stocking stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When piece measures 25-27-27-29-29-29 cm, work next round as follows: knit 43-46-49-54-59-64 stitches, purl the next 10 stitches (= mid front), knit the rest of round. Knit 1 round but instead of finishing the round in the side, continue to knit until the 10 stitches mid front. Now pick up 1 stitch behind each of the 10 stitches (pick up 1 stitch in each stitch) = 202-214-226-246-266-286 stitches on needle. Then work in stocking stitch back and forth from mid front with 10 stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, in each side for shawl collar.
V-NECK: When 5 rows have been worked back and forth, begin decrease for V-neck on next row from the right side - READ DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease for V-neck in each side towards mid front every 6th row 3-3-4-4-5-5 times in total, then on every 10th row 2 times in total in all sizes.
SHAWL COLLAR: AT THE SAME TIME when 10 ridges have been worked in each side increase for shawl collar every 8th row 5 times in total in each side - READ INCREASE TIP-1.
ARMHOLE: AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm, divide piece at the markers in each side and finish front and back piece separately.

= 96-102-108-118-128-138 stitches. Continue back and forth in stocking stitch and cast on 1 new stitch in each side (= edge stitch for seam) = 98-104-110-120-130-140 stitches on needle. When piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm, cast off the middle 18-18-20-20-22-22 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue in stocking stitch and cast off 1 stitch on next row from the neck = 39-42-44-49-53-58 stitches remain on row. Continue until piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm and cast off - make sure to avoid a tight cast-off edge. Work the other shoulder the same way.

Continue back and forth in stocking stitch and garter stitch AT THE SAME TIME decrease for V-neck and increase for shawl collar as before. Cast in addition on 1 new stitch towards the side (= edge stitch for seam). When piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm, cast off the outermost 39-42-44-49-53-58 stitches on shoulder - make sure to avoid a tight cast-off edge = 15 stitches remain on needle in all sizes for shawl collar. Work in garter stitch back and forth over these stitches for 8-8-8-8-9-9 cm from where shoulder stitches were cast off and slip stitches on 1 stitch holder.

Continue the same way as on left front piece but with increases and decreases in the opposite side.

Cast on 40-40-40-40-48-48 stitches on double pointed needles size 5 mm with Alpaca Bouclé. Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round = knit 3/ purl 5. When piece measures 5 cm, knit 1 round while at the same time decreasing 4-2-0-0-6-4 stitches evenly = 36-38-40-40-42-44 stitches. Insert 1 marker at beginning of round (= mid under sleeve). Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm and work in stocking stitch. When piece measures 7-8-8-8-7-6 cm, increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP-2. Increase 11-12-12-14-15-15 times in total in size S: On every 4th round, in size M + L: On every 3rd round and in size XL + XXL + XXXL: On every other round = 58-62-64-68-72-74 stitches. When piece measures 28-27-26-24-22-20 cm, cast off all stitches - make sure to avoid a tight cast-off edge. Knit another sleeve the same way.

Sew shoulder seams inside cast-off edge - make sure the seam is not tight.
Sew collar tog mid back with grafting/kitchener stitches and sew collar to neck line in the back of neck (the seam should be in towards the wrong side). Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge stitch in each side.


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Marilyn Raffaele 07.03.2018 - 13:39:

Would the bomull-lin work well with this pattern? I want to make a summer sweater and the boucle seems like it would be very warm. PS. LOVE your new website. I can finally find things.

DROPS Design 07.03.2018 kl. 15:51:

Dear Mrs Raffaele, both Alpaca Bouclé and Bomull-Lin belong to yarn group C so that you could use either one or other yarn but remember that it would look differently because of different textures of yarns. Read more about alternatives here. Happy knitting!

Saskia Van Der Burgt 01.03.2018 - 12:05:

Klopt het dat de lengte van de mouwen maar 24cm Is? Bij maat i xl.


Me gustaria volver a iniciarme en tema del punto pero no me acuerdo de muchas cosas. Para ello he elegido un patron que a la vista parece sencillo. DROPP /177/ 16 Feel Freee Pulóver de punto con escote en V, cuello chal y mangas 3/4 en DROPS Alpaca, Pero veo que por la explicación del patrón. se utilizan agujas circulares. Esto no sé para que sirve?????

S.A.H. Van Der Burgt 30.01.2018 - 12:33:

Als ik het goed begrijp is de sjaalkraag op zijn breedst 15 steken breed?

DROPS Design 31.01.2018 kl. 16:27:

Hallo S.A.H. Dat klopt inderdaad! Eerst de 10 steken middenvoor en dan aan elke kant 5 steken Totaal dus 15 steken.

Nancy Hartfiel 19.01.2018 - 02:49:

I understand where to increase for the shawl collar but I don't understand at what point to begin doing it. Should I have been increasing at the beginning of the v-neck when I was decreasing or do I start it later?

DROPS Design 19.01.2018 kl. 11:01:

Dear Mrs Hartfiel, increase for shawl collar start when 10 ridges (= 20 rows) have been worked over the sts for collar. Increase then a total of 5 times every 8th row. Happy knitting!

Nancy Hartfiel 18.01.2018 - 02:13:

I don't understand when to start the increase for the shawl collar. I have knitted to the point where I divide the front from the back. should I have started it before this?

DROPS Design 18.01.2018 kl. 09:14:

Dear Mrs Hartfiel, you will increase for the shawl collar after the sts in garter st on right front piece and before the sts in garter st on left front piece (= before the stocking st section on right front piece and after the stocking st section on left front piece). Happy knitting!

Felicia 25.11.2017 - 23:22:

Salve quanti gomitoli occorrono per completare una taglia s?

DROPS Design 26.11.2017 kl. 08:40:

Buongiorno Felicia . Per la taglia S vengono indicati 250 g di Alpaca bouclè, pari a 5 gomitoli. Buon lavoro!

A De Groot Posset 03.08.2017 - 12:27:

Hallo, staat er een fout in het patroon? Ik begin met de sjaalkraag en moet dit soms met 2x 10 steken,want nu staat er 1keer 10 steken achter bij maken.

DROPS Design 07.08.2017 kl. 10:54:

Hoi A. de Groot, De sjaalkraag of v-hals is aan elke kant 10 steken breed, maar middenvoor overlappen deze 10 steken. Om deze overlap te maken neem je 1 steek op achter elk van de 10 steken die je in de vorige toer averecht hebt gebreid, vervolgens ga je verder met heen en weer breien en een sutkje verder begin je met de minderingen voor de hals midden voor en met het meerderen voor de sjaalkraag in de 10 steken ribbelsteek aan beide kanten. (zie beschrijving)

Efi Tsalikoglou 17.07.2017 - 14:36:

Hello and thank you for this beautiful pattern. Unfortunately I am having trouble with picking up stitches from behind for v neck. Can you please tell me how to do that? Thank you in advance!

DROPS Design 17.07.2017 kl. 15:42:

Dear Mrs Tsalikoglou, this video below shows how to pick up sts behind the 10 sts for collar. Happy knitting!

Linda 18.06.2017 - 21:17:

Ich bin an folgender Stelle der Anleitung und verstehe nicht wie ich die Maschen aus der Rückseite aufnehme und wie ich weiterstricke? "Nun aus der Rückseite der 10 Maschen je 1 Masche auffassen = 202-214-226-246-266-286 Maschen. Nun glatt rechts in Hin- und Rück-Reihen weiterstricken, mit beidseitig je 10 Maschen KRAUS RECHTS (siehe oben) für den Schalkragen. " Lieben Dank!

DROPS Design 19.06.2017 kl. 09:10:

Liebe Linde, dieses Video zeigt wie man die Maschen aus der Rückseite auffasst (bitte Maschenanzahl von Ihrer Anleitung folgen) - damit die Reihen jetzt ab der Mitte vom Vorderteil jetzt beginnen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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