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Song of the Sea by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with raglan, lace pattern, garter stitch and split in the side, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ks-128
Yarn group A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125-125-150-150-175-175 g colour 24, petrol

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM – or the size needed to get 23 stitches and 45 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 2.5 MM – for garter stitch edge.
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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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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

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.3. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

RAGLAN:
Start 1 stitch before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Repeat by all 4 marker threads (= a total of 8 stitches increased). On the next round, work the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for the sides in front and back pieces):
All increases are worked from the right side.
Increase 1 stitch on the inside of 2 stitches in each side of the piece as follows: Work 2 stitches garter stitch, 1 yarn over, work pattern as before until there are 2 stitches left, 1 yarn over, 2 stitches garter stitch. On the next round, knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

INCREASE TIP-1 (for yoke)
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 16 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 11) = 1.4. In this example, increase alternately after approx. every first and 2nd stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeve):
All decreases are worked from the wrong side (i.e. with knit)
Knit 2, knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased), knit until there are 4 stitches left, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 1 stitch decreased), finish with knit 2.
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JUMPER:
The yoke is worked in the round, top down, with circular needle, before dividing for the front and back pieces, which are worked back and forth with circular needle. The sleeves are worked back and forth with circular needle.

YOKE:
Cast on 98-104-104-116-116-126 stitches with circular needle size 2.5 mm and 2 strands Kid-Silk. Remove one of the strands and continue with 1 strand Kid-Silk. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above.
Work, increase and insert 4 marker threads as follows: Knit 16 stitches at the same time as you increase 11 stitches evenly over these stitches – read INCREASE TIP-1, insert 1 marker thread (= left sleeve), knit 33-36-36-42-42-47 stitches at the same time as you increase 10-15-15-17-17-20 stitches evenly (= front piece), insert 1 marker thread, knit 16 stitches at the same time as you increase 11 stitches evenly (= right sleeve), insert 1 marker thread, knit 32-35-35-41-41-46 stitches at the same time as you increase 10-15-15-17-17-20 stitches evenly, insert 1 marker thread and finish with 1 stitch garter stitch (= back piece) = 140-156-156-172-172-188 stitches.
Purl 1 round. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm.
Then work as follows:
Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, A.1 over the next 8 stitches, A.2 over the next 8 stitches, A.3 over the next 9 stitches, 2 stitches garter stitch (the marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches = left sleeve), work A.1 over the next 8 stitches, work A.2 over the next 24-32-32-40-40-48 stitches, A.3 over the next 9 stitches, 2 stitches garter stitch (the marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches = front piece), A.1 over the next 8 stitches, A.2 over the next 8 stitches, A.3 over the next 9 stitches, 2 stitches garter stitch (the marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches = right sleeve), work A.1 over the next 8 stitches, work A.2 over the next 24-32-32-40-40-48 stitches, A.3 over the next 9 stitches, 1 stitch in garter stitch (= back piece)
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue with pattern and increase to RAGLAN – see description above. The increased stitches are worked into the pattern as you go. Increase every 2nd round 1-2-6-6-7-7 times, then every 4th round 21-23-22-24-26-28 times (= a total of 22-25-28-30-33-35 times).
After all the increases, there are 316-356-380-412-436-468 stitches on the needle. The piece measures approx. 21-23-24-26-28-30 cm.
The next round is worked as follows: Place the first 66-74-82-86-92-92 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-12-12-16-16 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve), continue pattern over the next 92-104-108-120-126-142 stitches (= front piece), place the next 66-74-82-86-92-92 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-12-12-16-16 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve), continue with pattern over the next 92-104-108-120-126-142 stitches (= back piece). Insert a marker in the middle of the new stitches under the sleeves in both sides. These markers mark the divide between the front and back pieces. The front piece, back piece and sleeves are now finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BACK PIECE:
= 100-112-120-132-142-158 stitches. The piece is now worked back and forth. The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Adjust so that the pattern matches the pattern on the yoke.
Work 5-7-7-5-6-6 stitches garter stitch, A.1 over the next 8 stitches, A.2 over the next 72-80-88-104-112-128 stitches, A.3 over the next 9 stitches, 6-8-8-6-7-7 stitches garter stitch. Continue pattern in this way.
When the piece measures 5 cm from the separation, increase 1 stitch inside 2 stitches in each side of the piece (= 2 stitches increased) – read INCREASE TIP-2! The increased stitches are worked in garter stitch. Increase in this way every 4-5-5-5-3-4 cm a total of 5-4-4-4-6-5 times = 110-120-128-140-154-168 stitches. Continue the pattern until the piece measures 32-32-33-33-33-33 cm from the separation (the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm in total from shoulder), finish the pattern after a complete or half repeat in height. Work 5 RIDGES – see description above, over all stitches, then loosely cast off with double strand.

FRONT PIECE:
Work as for back piece.

SLEEVE:
Place the 66-74-82-86-92-92 stitches from the thread in the one side of the piece on circular needle size 3.5 mm and cast on 4-4-6-6-8-8 stitches in each side of the piece at the end of the next 2 rows = 74-82-94-98-108-108 stitches.
Work stocking stitch back and forth, but the wrong side should face outwards (purl from right side, knit from wrong side). When the piece measures 2 cm from the separation, decrease 1 stitch in each side – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way every 2½-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm a total of 13-16-21-21-25-24 times = 48-50-52-56-58-60 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 39-38-38-36-35-33 cm from the separation (shorter measurements in larger sizes because of wider neck and longer yoke). Change to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Now work garter stitch back and forth over all stitches for 4 cm. Then loosely cast off with double strand. The sleeve measures 43-42-42-40-39-37 cm from the separation and down. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the underarm sleeves, from the separation and down – sew inside the 1 edge stitch in each side. Sew the side seams from the separation and down – sew edge to edge in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch, so that the seam is flat, but stop when you have approx.12 cm left in each side (= split). Sew the seam in the other side in the same way.

Diagram

= knit from right side
= knit from wrong side, purl from right side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= knitting direction



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