DROPS / 180 / 1

Lemon Parfait by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with leaf pattern and raglan decrease. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Cotton Merino.

DROPS Design: Pattern no cm-067
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
450-450-500-550-600-700 g color 15, mustard

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group B)" – see the link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' and 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM / US 4 for rib – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Choose the diagram for your size.

DECREASE TIP (for the side):
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread in the side: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase as follows mid under sleeve – start 1 stitch before the marker thread: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 stitches (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over. On the next round, knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

RAGLAN:
You will decrease 2 stitches in each transition between the body and sleeves. Start 3 stitches before the marker thread: Knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

KNITTING TIP:
If the knitting gauge is not right in height and your work is too tight, the yoke will be too short and the armhole too small. This can be adjusted by working an extra round without decreases regularly between the decreases.


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BODY:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, bottom up.

Cast on 212-228-248-268-292-316 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and Cotton Merino. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Continue by working as follows:
Knit 17-21-20-25-25-31, purl 3, *A.1 (= 18-18-22-22-26-26 stitches), purl 6 *, work from *-* 2 times in total, A.1, purl 3, knit 34-42-40-50-50-62, purl 3, *A.1, purl 6 *, work from *-* 2 times in total, A.1, purl 3, knit 17-21-20-25-25-31. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round and 1 after 106-114-124-134-146-158 stitches = in the sides. Continue this pattern upwards. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When the piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads in the sides (= 4 stitches decreased) – READ DECREASE TIP! Decrease every 4½ cm / 1 3/4'' a total of 7 times in all sizes = 184-200-220-240-264-288 stitches.

When the piece measures 39-39-39-39-39-39 cm / 15 1/4'' all sizes bind off 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches in each side (= 4-4-5-5-6-7 stitches on each side of the marker threads). There are now 84-92-100-110-120-130 stitches on the back piece and front piece. Lay the piece to one side and work the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles, change to short circular needle when you have increased enough stitches. Cast on 48-52-56-56-60-64 stitches with double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and Cotton Merino. Knit 1 round, then work rib, knit 2/ purl 2. When the piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'' change to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6. Knit 1 round where you decrease 4-6-8-6-8-10 stitches evenly on round = 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid under the sleeve). Continue with stockinette stitch. When the piece measures 10-7-7-10-7-7 cm / 4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4" increase 2 stitches mid under the sleeve – READ INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3-2½-2-1½-1½-1½ cm / 1 1/8"-7/8"-3/4"-½"-½"-½" a total of 12-15-18-19-20-21 times = 68-76-84-88-92-96 stitches. When the piece measures 46-45-43-42-40-39 cm / 18"-17 3/4"-17"-16½"-15 3/4"-15 3/4" (shorter measurements in larger sizes because of longer yoke) bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve = 60-68-74-78-80-82 stitches. Lay the piece to one side and work 1 more sleeve.

YOKE:
Place the sleeves on the same circular needle as the body where you have bind off stitches for the armholes = 288-320-348-376-400-424 stitches. Insert a marker thread in each transition between the body and the sleeves (= 4 marker threads). Continue with pattern as before and decrease to RAGLAN – see description above.

Decrease every 4th round 5-5-6-6-6-7 times, then every 2nd round 14-16-18-21-23-24 times = a total of 19-21-24-27-29-31 times - the stitches in A.1 that
does not fit in diagram while decreasing should be worked in stockinette.

After all the decreases, there are 136-152-156-160-168-176 stitches on the round. Work 2 ridges over all stitches, but on the first round, knit the 22-26-26-24-22-20 stitches over each sleeve together 2 and 2, in addition decrease 18-28-26-28-34-40 stitches evenly on round = 96-98-104-108-112-116 stitches. Bind off with knit.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves.

Diagram

= knit
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 stitches together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= knit 3 stitches together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches.


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