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Spring Valley Jumper by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with wave pattern, round yoke and multi-coloured pattern in DROPS Flora. Size S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no. fl-002
Yarn group A
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g colour 16, pistachio
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 19, coral
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, yellow
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 12, turquoise

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.


Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The whole of A.4 is worked in stocking stitch – use the right diagram for your size.

Start 3 stitches before the marker thread in the side. Knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over the knitted stitch. When decreasing in the sides, work the stitches that do not fit in A.3 in stocking stich.

To work out how to decrease along the row, count all the stitches on the needle (e.g. 396 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 42) = 9.4. In other words, in this example knit together approx. every 8th and 9th stitch. Decrease by knitting 2 stitches together.

Increase mid underarm: Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread. Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches) and make 1 yarn over. On the next round work the yarn over stitches twisted to prevent holes (the increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch).

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked around):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

Cut the strand and begin mid back – insert a marker here. Work knit across the first 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 14-14-14-16-16-16 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 21-21-21-24-24-24 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 28-28-28-32-32-32 stitches. Continue back and forth in this way by knitting 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches more each time until you have knitted across the middle 63-63-63-72-72-72 stitches on the needle, knit to the marker thread mid back.

The jumper is worked in the round on circular needle from bottom up.

Cast on 357-399-441-462-504-546 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm and pistachio. Work A.1 across all the stitches (= 17-19-21-22-24-26 repeats in width). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the next to last round of A.1 is completed there are 238-266-294-308-336-364 stitches on the needle, on the last round of A.1 adjust the number of stitches evenly along the round to 240-270-288-312-342-372 stitches. Work A.2 across all the stitches (= 40-45-48-52-57-62 repeats in width). Insert 2 marker threads in the piece, one at the beginning of the round and one after 120-135-144-156-171-186 stitches (= one marker thread in each side of the jumper). When the piece measures 8 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches decreased) – READ DECREASE TIP-1. Decrease every 3 cm in total 8-9-9-9-9-9 times = 208-234-252-276-306-336 stitches. When the piece measures 34-34-35-35-35-35 cm cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches in each side (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 stitches on each side of both marker threads) = 188-214-228-252-278-304 stitches. Lay the piece to one side and work the sleeves.

The sleeve is worked in the round on double pointed needles from bottom up, change to a small circular needle when there are enough stitches.
Cast on 50-52-56-58-60-64 stitches with double pointed needle size 3 mm and pistachio. Work A.3 across all the stitches. When A.3 has been completed once in height continue working stocking stitch across all the stitches. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round = mid underarm. When the piece measures 6-6-6-6-8-8 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread mid underarm – READ INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm in total 13-17-20-21-23-23 times = 76-86-96-100-106-110 stitches. When the sleeve measures 44-43-43-42-40-39 cm cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches mid underarm (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 stitches on each side of the marker thread) = 66-76-84-88-92-94 stitches. Work another sleeve in the same way.

Work the sleeves on to the same circular needle size 3 mm as the body where there are cast-off stitches for the armholes, at the same time decrease 2-0-0-4-6-4 stitches evenly along the round = 318-366-396-424-456-488 stitches. Work A.4 across all the stitches (= 53-61-66-53-57-61 repeats of A.4). Continue this pattern upwards, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 36-42-42-40-40-48 stitches evenly along each round with an arrow – READ DECREASE TIP-2. When A.4 is completed in height there are 102-114-144-144-176-152 stitches on the needle. Work 1 round knit where a further 6-14-40-36-64-36 stitches are decreased evenly along the round = 96-100-104-108-112-116 stitches. For a better fit you can work a small ELEVATION at the back of the neck with off white – see description above. Finish by working 2 RIDGES with off white – see description above, then cast off. The jumper measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm to the shoulder.

Sew the openings under the sleeves.


= knit with pistachio
= purl with pistachio
= knit 2 together
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= off white
= turquoise
= coral
= yellow

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