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Nineveh Jumper by DROPS Design

Jumper with round yoke, lace pattern and A-shape, knitted top down. Size: S - XXXL Piece is worked in DROPS BabyMerino and DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-036
Yarn group A + A or C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour 02, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-125-125-150-150-175 g colour 01, off white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40, 60 and 80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows in stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm for edges in garter stitch – or size needed to get 18 stitches and 23 rows in stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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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.

100% Wool
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DROPS Baby Merino uni colour DROPS Baby Merino uni colour 2.15 £ /50g
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DROPS Baby Merino mix DROPS Baby Merino mix 2.15 £ /50g
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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
from 3.80 £ /25g
DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 3.80 £ /25g
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DROPS Kid-Silk long print DROPS Kid-Silk long print 3.80 £ /25g
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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 (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

Knit over the next 8-9-10-10-10-11, turn, tighten yarn and knit 16-18-20-20-20-22, turn, tighten yarn and knit 24-27-30-30-31-33, turn, tighten yarn and knit 32-36-40-40-42-44, turn, tighten yarn and knit 40-45-50-50-53-55, turn, tighten yarn and knit 48-54-60-60-64-66, turn, tighten yarn and knit until beginning of round.

See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. Choose diagram for your size (applies to diagram A.2).

To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 84 stitches) and divide number of stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 6) = 14. In this example increase after approx. every 14th stitch. Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On next round work yarn over twisted to avoid hole.

DECREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeve):
Begin 4 stitches before stitch with marker, knit 2 together, A.5 (= 5 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

Worked in the round on circular needle from mid back. Work top down. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle.

Cast on 84-88-92-96-102-108 stitches on a short circular needle size 4.5 mm with 1 strand Baby Merino + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Knit 1 round while increasing 6-11-16-12-15-18 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP = 90-99-108-108-117-126 stitches. Insert a marker thread at beginning of round (i.e. between first and last stitch on round) = mid back. Purl 1 round. For better fit work a small ELEVATION at the back of neck - see explanation above. When elevation has been worked, switch to circular needle size 5 mm.
Now displace beginning of round as follows:
Knit 4-8-4-4-8-4 and insert a new marker thread before next stitch. This is now the new beginning on round, and this is done to make the lace pattern symmetrical mid front! Work PATTERN in the round as follows: * A.1 (= 2 stitches), A.2 (= 7 stitches) *, work from *-* the entire round (= 10-11-12-12-13-14 times). Continue pattern like this and increase as shown in diagram. When A.1/A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 240-264-288-312-338-364 stitches on round. Work 1-3-7-1-5-1 rounds in stocking stitch and increase AT THE SAME TIME 2-6-10-2-4-2 stitches evenly on first round. NOTE! To make the pattern symmetrical mid front it is important to increase the same number of stitches in each side between mid back and mid front (mid front is the middle stitch in 5th-5th-6th-6th-6th-7th repetition A.2 on round) = 242-270-298-314-342-366 stitches. Piece measures now approx. 20-21-23-25-27-29 cm from cast-on edge (measured mid front). If this measurements is not correct, work in stocking stitch until piece has correct measurement.

Work next round as follows:
Work the first 25-16-32-34-26-44 stitches, slip the next 50-58-64-66-70-72 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= right sleeve), cast on 7-7-7-9-9-9 new stitches (= in the side under sleeve), work the next 71-77-85-91-101-111 stitches in stocking stitch as before (= front piece), slip the next 50-58-64-66-70-72 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= left sleeve), cast on 7-7-7-9-9-9 new stitches (= in the side under sleeve) and work the remaining 46-61-53-57-75-67 stitches on round. Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

= 156-168-184-200-220-240 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the new stitches cast on under each sleeve in each side (= 77-83-91-99-109-119 stitches between stitches with marker thread in on front piece and back piece). Work in stocking stitch in the round, AT THE SAME TIME on next round work A.3 over the middle 5 stitches in each side (i.e. over stitches with marker thread + 2 stitches on each side of these). Continue with stocking stitch, A.3 in the sides and increase on 7th and 15th round in diagram A.3 (= every 8th round in diagram) until piece measures 31-32-32-32-32-32 cm from division. Increase should have been done approx. 8 times in each side = approx. 188-200-216-232-252-272 stitches on round. Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work next round as follows: Work A.4 in the round. When A.4 has been worked vertically, cast off whit knit. To avoid a tight cast-off edge use a larger needle or make a yarn over that is casted off after approx. every 4th stitch. Jumper measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from shoulder and down.

Slip the 50-58-64-66-70-72 stitches from stitch holder on double pointed needles/short circular needle size 5 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 7-7-7-9-9-9 stitches cast on under sleeve (= 57-65-71-75-79-81 stitches). Insert a marker thread in the middle stitch under sleeve. Beginning of round is after the 7-7-7-9-9-9 new stitches. Work in stocking stitch in the round but over the middle 5 stitches under sleeve (= stitch with marker thread + 2 stitches on each side of this stitch) work A.5. When piece measures 3 cm in all sizes, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 8th-5th-4th-3rd-3rd-2nd round 6-9-11-11-11-10 times in total = 45-47-49-53-57-61 stitches. When piece measures 22-22-21-19-17-15 cm from transition between yoke and sleeve, insert 3 marker threads in piece (without working stitches) as follows: Insert 1st marker thread at beginning of round, insert 2nd marker thread after 15-16-17-18-19-21 stitches, insert 3rd marker thread after 15-16-16-18-19-20 stitches = 15-15-16-17-19-20 stitches remain on round after 3rd marker thread. On next round increase 1 stitch after every marker thread by making 1 yarn over (= 3 stitches increased – knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes).
Increase like this every 4th round 6 times in total = 63-65-67-71-75-79 stitches on needle. Work in stocking stitch and A.5 mid under sleeve until piece measures
31-31-30-28-26-24 cm from transition between yoke and sleeve. Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. Work A.4 in the round and decrease 1 stitch on first round = 62-64-66-70-74-78 stitches. When A.4 has been worked, cast off by knitting. To avoid a tight cast-off edge use a larger needle or make a yarn over that is casted off after approx. every 4th stitch. Sleeve measures approx. 35-35-34-32-30-28 cm from transition between yoke and sleeve. Work the other sleeve the same way.


= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together
= ast row in the different sizes in diagram A.1
= knitting direction

Cristina 10.04.2019 - 21:51:

Perciò , come dite voi,se al 7* giri sono 204 e al 15* giro 208. Ogni motivo sono 8 m in totale. 8 motivi per 8 m sono 64 aumenti. ??????

DROPS Design 10.04.2019 kl. 23:18:

Buonasera Cristina, le istruzioni dicono di ripetere gli aumenti, non il motivo, per 8 volte. Se ci sono 2 aumenti per lato, quindi 4 aumenti a giro: 4x8 volte= 32 aumenti. Buon lavoro!

Cristina 09.04.2019 - 23:06:

Scusa ancora il disturbo, ma non riesco a capire il calcolo e , di conseguenza, i conti delle aumenti no risultano. Sono al grafico A3 ,nel fianco. Parto con 5 m e al 7* giro ho 7m +2 per parte ( dei 9 m del fisco aggiunti) ed ho 11m nel fianco. Sono già a 204 m, che però dovrei avere al15* giro. ( 91+11+91+11=204. Sicuramente sbaglio io e non vedo l’errore. Per cortesia ditemi dove sbaglio. Vi ringrazio anticipatamente per la disponibilità.

DROPS Design 10.04.2019 kl. 06:41:

Buongiorno Cristina, parte con 5 maglie per lato, che al 7mo giro diventano 7 per cui 95+7+95+7= 204. Al giro 15 le maglie saranno 208. Vengono aumentate 2 maglie per lato ad ogni giro di aumenti. Se lavora 8 volte gli aumenti le maglie da 200 diventano 232. Buon lavoro!

Cristina 09.04.2019 - 00:04:

Ok Se aumento 4 m per parte per8 volte sono 32. E l’altra parte?? Non sono altri 32? Forse sbaglio io. Grazie

DROPS Design 09.04.2019 kl. 06:35:

Buongiorno Cristina. Sono 2 maglie aumentate per ogni lato. Quindi 16 da una parte e 16 dall'altra. Buon lavoro!

Cristina 08.04.2019 - 22:37:

Buonasera, chiedo cortesemente una precisazione per maglia nineveh 179-8. Dopo aver diviso maniche e corpo non capisco conteggio aumenti. Per tg XL se aumento 8 m per parte per 8 ripetizioni dovrei avere 264 m [200 +(8 x8=64)] e in 232 come da istruzioni quale è il conteggio esatto? Vi ringrazio anticipatamente.

DROPS Design 08.04.2019 kl. 23:32:

Buongiorno Cristina. Gli aumenti sono le 2 maglie gettate dei giri 7 e 15 del diagramma A3. Quindi sono 4 maglie aumentate sul giro con aumenti. Aumentando 8 volte, 8x4 = 32 per un totale di 232 maglie. Buon lavoro!

Rita 25.09.2018 - 23:57:

Buonasera....potrei per cortesia avere un aiuto per capire meglio come iniziare il diagramma A2 nella taglia m? Non capisco cosa siano i pallini grigi tra una maglia e l’altra....grazie 1000

DROPS Design 26.09.2018 kl. 06:45:

Buongiorno Rita. È una maglia gettata tra le 2 maglie. Quindi lavora così: 1 maglia gettata, 1 maglia diritto, 1 maglia gettata, 2 m insieme a diritto, 1 m diritto, passa 1 m senza lavorarla, 1 m diritto, accavalla la m passata, 1 m gettata, 1 m dir, 1 m gettata. Buon lavoro!

TESTA 01.03.2018 - 12:50:

J'ai fait ce modèle mais les manches me semblent bien trop courtes . ce sont des manches 3/4 ? dans ce cas , il serait bon de préciser.

DROPS Design 01.03.2018 kl. 13:41:

Bonjour Mme Testa, ce pull a des manches 3/4 (ou plutôt 7/8) comme on peut le voir sur la photo et dans les mesures du schéma, Bon tricot!

Pilar Rodríguez-Sánchez 21.02.2018 - 10:21:

Veo que el patrón está corregido. Los cinco puntos de musgo a los lados y hacia el centro ya no hay que hacerlos?. Solamente el gráfico A.3 no?

DROPS Design 24.02.2018 kl. 18:57:

Hola Pilar. Si, es correcto, en los lados sólo se trabaja el diagrama A.3.

El 30.01.2018 - 17:43:

...Cambiar a aguja circular tamaño 4.5 mm. En la siguiente vuelta trabajar como sigue: trabajar A.4A en redondo. ¿Repetir A4 por todo el contorno?

DROPS Design 31.01.2018 kl. 20:37:

Hola. Sí, es correcto. Repetir A.4 toda la vuelta.

El 30.01.2018 - 17:42:

... A.3 en los lados y 5 puntos de la cenefa en punto musgo a cada lado hacia el centro del delantero y los aumentos en la 7ª y 15ª vueltas del diagrama A.3 (= cada 8ª vuelta del diagrama) hasta que la labor mida 31-32-32-32-32-32 cm desde la división de la labor. No entiendo si esto es para debajo de las mangas sólo o si hay que repetir esos 5 puntos por todo el contorno.

DROPS Design 31.01.2018 kl. 20:36:

Hola. El patrón está corregido. A.3 se trabaja sobre los 5 puntos centrales a cada lado.

El 30.01.2018 - 16:58:

La labor mide ahora aprox 20-21-23-25-27-29 cm desde el borde de montaje (medido en el centro del delantero). ¿Podrían explicar en el esquema del jersey dónde es ese punto desde el que hay que empezar a medir?

DROPS Design 31.01.2018 kl. 20:25:

Hola. El jersey se mide desde la punta superior del centro del delantero hacia abajo.

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