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Pastel Elegance by DROPS Design

Jumper with lace pattern and raglan, worked bottom up in DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no z-778
Yarn group A + A or C
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-350-400 g colour 3112, dusty pink
And use
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-125-125-150-150-175 g colour 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 5 MM – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality (= 2 strands) on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM for the garter stitch edges – or the size needed to get 19 stitches and 25 rows stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality (= 2 strands) on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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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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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 stitch by making one yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 158 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 18) = 8.7. In this example, knit approx. every 8th and 9th stitch together.
RAGLAN:
Decrease as follows before the marker threads: Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together.
Decrease as follows after the marker threads: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.
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JUMPER:
The piece is worked in the round.

BODY:
Cast on 218-230-242-262-282-302 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm and 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. The beginning of the round is mid back of the jumper, insert a marker here. Work diagram A.1. When A.1 has been completed in height change to circular needle size 5 mm. Work the pattern as follows: Knit 28-31-34-39-44-49 stitches, work A.2 (= 53 stitches), knit 56-62-68-78-88-98 stitches, work A.2, knit 28-31-34-39-44-49 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the whole of A.2 has been completed in height there are 150-162-174-194-214-234 stitches on the round. Then continue by knitting all stitches until the piece measures 44-44-44-45-45-45 cm.
The next round is worked as follows: Work 34-37-39-44-48-53 stitches (= half the back piece), cast off the next 7-7-9-9-11-11 stitches (= under the sleeve), work the next 68-74-78-88-96-106 stitches (= front piece), cast off the next 7-7-9-9-11-11 stitches (= under the sleeve), work the remaining 34-37-39-44-48-53 stitches (= half the back piece). Put the body aside and work the sleeves.

SLEEVES:
Cast on 40-42-48-48-50-54 stitches with double pointed needles size 4 mm and 1 strand of each quality (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges in the round. Work A.1 in the round. When A.1 has been completed in height change to double pointed needles size 5 mm. Work the pattern as follows: Work A.3 (= 19 stitches), knit 21-23-29-29-31-35 stitches (repeat A.3 in height until finished length), AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 8-9-6-5-5-4 cm from cast on edge increase 1 stitch on each side of A.3 - READ INCREASE TIP. Increase like this on approx. every 7th-6th-5th-5th-4th-4th round 11-12-15-15-18-18 times in total = 62-66-78-78-86-90 stitches. When piece measures 44-43-42-41-40-39 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes due to longer yoke) cast off the middle 7-7-9-9-11-11 stitches over A.3 (= mid under the sleeve) = 55-59-69-69-75-79 stitches on the needle. Lay the piece to one side and work one more sleeve in the same way.

YOKE:
Place the sleeves on the same circular needle size 5 mm as the body, where the stitches are cast off for the armholes (do this without working the stitches) = 246-266-294-314-342-370 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each transition between body and sleeves = 4 marker threads. Knit in the round, AT THE SAME TIME on the first round, decrease to RAGLAN – see description above (= 8 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 2nd round 11-13-14-15-16-18 times = 158-162-182-194-214-226 stitches. Work 1 round where you decrease 18-12-22-24-34-36 stitches– READ DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced) = 140-150-160-170-180-190 stitches. Work A.4 (= 10 stitches) 14-15-16-17-18-19 times on the round. When the whole of A.4 has been completed in height there are 112-120-128-136-144-152 stitches on the needle. Knit 1 round where you decrease 24-28-30-34-36-44 stitches evenly along the round = 88-92-98-102-108-108 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Purl 1 round. Work A.1 in the round. When the whole of A.1 has been completed in height, knit 1 round. Cast off in purl and make sure the cast-off edge is not tight! Cut and fasten the strand.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew together the openings under the sleeves.

Diagram

= Knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= Purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= Between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= Knit 2 together
= Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches


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