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After the Rain by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with raglan, vent in the sides and cables on sleeves, knitted top down. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern as-077
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200-200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 13, denim blue

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 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.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm for rib – or size needed to get 18 stitches and 23 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.
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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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DROPS BrushedAlpacaSilk: Colour chart / Alternative Yarns (Yarn Group C)

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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

RAGLAN:
Increase for raglan in every transition between sleeves and body as follows:
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over. Repeat with the remaining marker threads on round (= 8 stitches increased on round).

INCREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the number of stitches increases are done over (e.g. 15 stitches) and divide this number by number of increases to be done (e.g. 5) = 3. In this example increase after approx. every 3rd stitch.
Increase with yarn over after stitch and work yarn over twisted on next round.

DECREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeve):
Work until 4 stitches remain before marker and knit 2 together, knit 4 (marker thread is between these 4 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).
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JUMPER:
Worked in the round on circular needle from mid back, work top down. After decrease for vent in the sides work front and back piece back and forth separately. Work sleeves in the round on a short circular needle/double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 78-84-84-90-90-96 stitches on a short circular needle size 4.5 mm with Brushed Alpaca Silk. Work rib (= knit 3/purl 3) in the round. When rib measures 3 cm, switch to circular needle size 5 mm. Work next round as follows:
Knit 15-17-17-18-18-20 AT THE SAME TIME increase 5-5-6-8-10-10 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP (evenly), * knit 1, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* 9 times in total, knit 30-33-33-36-36-39 while AT THE SAME TIME increasing 10-11-13-16-20-21 stitches evenly, * knit 1, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* 9 times in total, knit 15-16-16-18-18-19 while AT THE SAME TIME increasing 5-6-7-8-10-11 stitches evenly = 116-124-128-140-148-156 stitches. Knit 1 round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!

Now insert 4 markers in piece and work PATTERN and increase 2 stitches in every transition between body and sleeves as follows:
Knit 19-21-22-25-27-29, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (insert a marker thread between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, work A.1 (= 16 stitches), 1 yarn over, knit 2 (insert a marker thread between 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, knit 38-42-44-50-54-58, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (insert a marker thread between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, A.2 (= 16 stitches), 1 yarn over, knit 2 (insert a marker thread between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, knit 19-21-22-25-27-29.
First increase for raglan is now done (= 8 stitches increased). Continue with pattern the same way and increase for RAGLAN - see explanation above, in every transition between body and sleeves. Increase like this every other round 20-21-22-24-26-28 times in total (including first increase) = 276-292-304-332-356-380 stitches. Piece measures now approx. 22-23-24-26-28-29 cm from cast-on edge mid back and down. If this measurement is not correct continue with stocking stitch and pattern without increasing stitches.

Work next round as follows: Work first 40-43-45-50-54-58 stitches (= half back piece), slip the next 58-60-62-66-70-74 stitches on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-12 new stitches under sleeve, work the next 80-86-90-100-108-116 stitches (= front piece), slip the next 58-60-62-66-70-74 stitches on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-12 new stitches under sleeve, work the remaining 40-43-45-50-54-58 stitches on round (= half back piece).
Insert a marker thread in the piece. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 172-184-196-216-236-256 stitches. Continue in stocking stitch in the round until piece measures 16-17-18-18-18-19 cm. Now work as follows: Work in stocking stitch over the first 38-41-44-49-54-59 stitches, work in GARTER STITCH – see explanation above, over the next 10 stitches, work stocking stitch over the next 76-82-88-98-108-118 stitches, work 10 stitches in garter stitch, work in stocking stitch over the remaining 38-41-44-49-54-59 stitches. Continue in the round like this until 2 ridges (= 4 rounds) have been work over the 10 stitches in each side. Now divide piece into front and back piece as follows:
Work until the first 10 stitches in garter stitch, work 4 stitches in garter stitch, cast off the next 2 stitches (= vent), work 4 stitches in garter stitch, work in stocking stitch until stitches in garter stitch, work 4 stitches in garter stitch, cast off 2 stitches, work 4 stitches in garter stitch, work in stocking stitch the rest of round. Cut the yarn and slip stitches for back piece on a stitch holder.

FRONT PIECE:
= 84-90-96-106-116-126 stitches. Now work back and forth on front piece as follows: Work in stocking stitch with 4 stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above - in each side as before. When piece measures approx. 4 cm from stitches cast off for vent in each side – adjust so that next row is worked from right side, increase 11-11-11-7-9-11 stitches evenly (do not increase over the 4 stitches in garter stitch in each side) = 95-101-107-113-125-137 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work 1 row from wrong side. On next row from right side work rib as follows: 4 stitches in garter stitch, * knit 3, purl 3 *, repeat from *-* until 7 stitches remain on needle, knit 3, 4 stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this until the rib measures 7 cm (vent measures approx. 12 cm). Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. To avoid a tight cast-off edge cast off with a needle in a larger size.

BACK PIECE:
= 84-90-96-106-116-126 stitches.
Work as on front piece.

SLEEVES:
Slip the 58-60-62-66-70-74 stitches from one stitch holder on double pointed needles/circular needle size 5 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-12 new stitches cast on under sleeve = 64-66-70-74-80-86 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches under sleeve (= 3-3-4-4-5-6 new stitches on each side of marker thread). Continue in stocking stitch and pattern A.1/A.2 as before over the middle 16 stitches on sleeve. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm from division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Work differently in each size as follows:

SIZE S, M AND L:
Decrease every other round 4-2-1 times, then on every 11th-8th-6th round 7-9-12 times (= 11-11-13 rounds in total with decreases).

SIZE XL, XXL AND XXXL:
Decrease every 4th-3rd-2nd round 15-17-19 times.

When all decreases are done, there are 42-44-44-44-46-48 stitches on round. Continue until sleeve measures 38-35-33-29-26-23 cm. Now work 1 round while increasing 5-9-9-9-7-11 stitches evenly (but not over the 16 stitches in diagram A.1/A.2) = 47-53-53-53-53-59 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. Knit until A.1/A.2, work A.3 over the next 16 stitches (A.3 should fit over A.1/A.2), knit 2, * purl 3, knit 3 *, work from *-* until 5 stitches remain, purl 3, knit 2. Continue like this until rib measures 5 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. To avoid a tight cast-off edge cast off with a needle in a larger size. Sleeve measures approx. 43-40-38-34-31-28 cm.
Work another sleeve the same way.

Diagram

= knit from right side
= purl from right side
= slip 5 stitches on cable needle behind piece, knit 5, knit 5 from cable needle
= slip 5 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 5, knit 5 from cable needle


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