DROPS / 181 / 9

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Knitted jumper with round yoke, multi-colored Norwegian pattern and A-shape, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Lima.

DROPS Design: Pattern no li-087
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
600-700-750-800-900-1000 g color 4305, dark blue
150-150-150-200-200-200 g color 0100, off white

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 (40 + 80 cm / 16" + 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 AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 80 cm / 16" + 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 for rib – or the size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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You can replace the DROPS Lima colors used in this pattern with many other color combinations. Check the pattern pictures for inspiration and the Comments section to find out the exact color numbers in the samples.
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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. 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 back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP:
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 104 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 12) = 8.6.
In this example, knit together alternately every 7th and 8th stitch and every 8th and 9th stitch when decreasing.
If you are increasing make 1 yarn over after alternately every 8th and 9th stitch; on the next round, knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

ELEVATION:
Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on the needle (= mid back). Start from the right side with dark blue and knit until you have worked 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten the strand and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 55-55-60-65-65-70 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 66-66-72-78-78-84 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit to mid back.

KNITTING TIP-1:
To prevent the knitting gauge becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands do not tighten at the back of the piece. You can increase a needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Choose diagram for your size. The whole of the pattern is worked in stockinette stitch.

INCREASE TIP (for the sides of body):
Start 2 stitches before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On the next round, knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeve):
Start 2 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).
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JUMPER:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. It is divided for the split at the bottom of the body, front and back pieces are finished separately. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle, top down. Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

NECKLINE:
Cast on 104-108-116-124-128-136 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and dark blue. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2). When the rib measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm / 3/4''-3/4''-3/4''-1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' knit 1 round where you decrease 12-12-16-16-16-16 stitches evenly on round – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 92-96-100-108-112-120 stitches.
Continue by working yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Knit 1 round. For a better fit, you can now work an ELEVATION in the back of the neck – see description above.
When the elevation has been completed, work A.1 in the round (= 23-24-25-27-28-30 repeats of 4 stitches). Continue the pattern and increase as shown in the diagram. Read KNITTING TIP-1 and REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When A.1 has been completed, there are 161-168-175-189-196-210 stitches on the needle.
Continue by working A.2 – AT THE SAME TIME on the first round, increase 31-36-47-51-56-60 stitches evenly on round (marked with arrow-1 in A.2) = 192-204-222-240-252-270 stitches on the needle. Continue the pattern. On the round marked with arrow-2 in A.2 increase 28-36-38-40-48-50 stitches evenly on round = 220-240-260-280-300-320 stitches.
When A.2 has been completed, work A.3 in the round (= 11-12-13-14-15-16 repeats of 20 stitches). Continue the pattern and increase as shown in the diagram. After the last increase in A.3 there are 275-300-325-350-375-400 stitches on the needle. On the round marked with arrow-3 in A.3 increase 1-8-11-10-9-8 stitches evenly on the round = 276-308-336-360-384-408 stitches.
When A.3 has been completed, work A.4 in the round (choose diagram for your size = 69-77-84-90-96-102 repeats of 4 stitches). On the round marked with arrow-4 in A.4 increase 10-8-14-8-12-16 stitches evenly on round = 286-316-350-368-396-424 stitches.
When A.4 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 25-25-26-27-29-31 cm / 9 3/4"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"-10½"-11½"-12 1/4'' from the cast on edge mid front.
The next round is worked as follows with dark blue: Knit 43-47-51-55-60-65 stitches (= ½ back piece), place the next 58-64-74-74-78-82 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches (= in the side under the sleeve), knit 85-94-101-110-120-130 stitches (= front piece), place the next 58-64-74-74-78-82 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve) and knit the remaining 42-47-50-55-60-65 stitches (= ½ back piece). Cut the strand.
Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 186-204-222-240-264-288 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches which were cast on under the sleeve in each side and start the round by one of the marker threads.
SIZES S, M, L, XL and XXL:
Work A.5 in the round (= 31-34-37-40-44-48 repeats of 6 stitches). On the round marked with arrow-5 in A.5 increase 6-4-2-0-0 stitches evenly on round (for S, M and L, make sure you have the same number of stitches on the front and back pieces) = 192-208-224-240-264 stitches on the needle (96-104-112-120-132 stitches on front and back pieces).
When A.5 has been completed, work A.6 in the round (= 24-26-28-30-33 repeats of 8 stitches). Continue the pattern until A.6 has been completed. Continue working as described below in ALL SIZES.
SIZE XXXL = 288 stitches. Work A.6 in the round (= 36 repeats of 8 stitches – NOTE: in this size, you do not work A.5 because the repeat has been worked in A.4). Continue until A.6 has been completed.

ALL SIZES:
= 192-208-224-240-264-288 stitches on the needle and the piece measures approx. 8-8-6-6-4-3 cm / 3"-3"-2 1/4"-2 1/4"-1½"-1'' from the separation by the armholes. Continue by working stockinette stitch with dark blue.
AT THE SAME TIME on the first round after A.6 increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP (= 4 stitches increased). Increase in this way every 8-6-8-6-6-6 cm / 3"-2 1/4"-3"-2 1/4"-2 1/4"-2 1/4'' a total of 2-3-3-3-4-4 times in each side = 200-220-236-252-280-304 stitches. When the piece measures 20-22-23-24-24-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9"-9½"-9½"-9½" from the separation, work 6 stitches in GARTER STITCH – see description above, in each side (3 stitches in garter stitch on each side of both marker threads – the remaining stitches are continued in stockinette stitch). When you have worked 3 ridges in height, divide the piece by the marker threads for the split and the front and back pieces are continued separately.

FRONT PIECE:
= 100-110-118-126-140-152 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch with 3 stitches garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm / 20''-21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24'' from the shoulder (approx. 5 cm / 2'' from the separation for split) knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 24-26-30-30-32-36 stitches evenly on row (do not increase over the 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side) = 124-136-148-156-172-188 stitches. Purl 1 row from the wrong side with knit 3 edge stitches in each side (the yarn overs are purled twisted to prevent holes). Change to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work the next row from the right side as follows: 3 edge stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 5 stitches left on the needle, knit 2 and finish with 3 stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib in this way, but after 2 cm / 3/4'' increase all purl 2 (seen from the right side) to purl 3 by making 1 yarn over in the transition from knit 2 to purl 2 = 153-168-183-193-213-233 stitches. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.
Continue working until the rib measures 8 cm / 3 1/8''. Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and bind off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl. The whole jumper measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½'' from the shoulder down.

BACK PIECE:
= 100-110-118-126-140-152 stitches. Work in the same way as described under FRONT PIECE.

SLEEVE:
Place the 58-64-74-74-78-82 stitches from the thread in the one side of the piece on short circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and, in addition, knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 66-72-84-84-90-96 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches and start the round by the marker thread (= mid under the sleeve).
READ THE REST OF SLEEVE BEFORE CONTINUING!
SIZES S, M, L, XL and XXL:
Work A.5A in the round (= 11-12-14-14-15 repeats of 6 stitches). When A.5A has been completed, work A.6A in the round, but be aware that A.6A does not fit mid under sleeve in all sizes. When starting A.6A you have decreased 1-1-2-2-0 stitches mid under the sleeve as described below in ALL SIZES = 64-70-80-80-90 stitches on the needle. In other words, in S, L and XL start A.6A with the first stitch in the diagram and you work 8-10-10 repeats of 8 stitches. In size M, start A.6A with the 2nd stitch in the diagram and in XXL start A.6A with the 8th stitch in the diagram.
SIZE XXXL: Work A.6A in the round (= 12 repeats of 8 stitches – NOTE: in this size, you do not work A.5A because this repeat has been worked in A.4A).

ALL SIZES:
When A.5A and A.6A have been completed, work stockinette stitch onwards with dark blue. AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 2-2-2-2-3-3 cm / 3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-1"-1'' from the separation under the sleeve, decrease 2 stitches mid under the sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way every 2½-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm / 7/8"-3/4"-½"-½"-3/8"-3/8" a total of 11-13-18-18-19-21 times = 44-46-48-48-52-54 stitches.
Continue working until the sleeve measures 32-32-32-32-31-29 cm / 12½"-12½"-12½"-12½"-12 1/4"-11½'' from the separation (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 12-10-12-12-12-14 stitches evenly on round = 56-56-60-60-64-68 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 8 cm / 3 1/8''. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the bind-off edge being tight, make 1 yarn over after every 8th stitch at the same time as you bind off (the yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches). The sleeve measures approx. 40-40-40-40-39-37 cm / 15 3/4"-15 3/4"-15 3/4"-15 3/4"-15 1/4"-14½" from the separation. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= dark blue
= off white
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with the background colour in the pattern stripe, on the next row work the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes
= increase row



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