Cherry Cuddler by DROPS Design

Jumper with raglan and cables, worked top down for kids. Size 2 - 12 years Piece is knitted in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

DROPS design: Pattern me-032-bn
Yarn group B
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Size: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Size in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
300-300-300-350-350-350 g colour 32, dark rose

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm for rib – or size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1.

RAGLAN:
Increase for raglan on each side of A.1 in every transition between sleeves and body.

INCREASE 1 STITCH BEFORE A.1 every other round:
Work until A.1:
Make 1 yarn over, work A.1. Knit yarn over on next round to make a hole. Work the increased stitches in stocking stitch.
Repeat these 2 rounds.

INCREASE 1 STITCH AFTER A.1 every other round:
Work A.1, make 1 yarn over. Knit yarn over on next round to make a hole. Work the increased stitches in stocking stitch.
Repeat these 2 rounds.

INCREASE 1 STITCH BEFORE A.1 every 4th round:
ROUND 1: Work until A.1. Make 1 yarn over, work A.1.
ROUND 2: Knit yarn over to make a hole.
ROUND 3: Work until 2 stitches remain before A.1: Knit 2 together, make 1 yarn over, work A.1.
ROUND 4: Knit yarn over to make a hole.
Repeat these 4 rounds.

INCREASE 1 STITCH AFTER A.1 every 4th round:
ROUND 1: Work A.1, make 1 yarn over.
ROUND 2: Knit yarn over to make a hole.
ROUND 3: Work A.1, make 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 and pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
ROUND 4: Knit yarn over to make a hole.
Repeat these 4 rounds.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread, knit 2 together (marker thread), 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. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 72-76-80-80-84-84 stitches on a short circular needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Then work as follows from mid back: Work 9-10-11-11-12-12 stitches in stocking stitch (= half back piece), A.1 (= 5 stitches), 8 stitches in stocking stitch (= sleeve), A.1, 18-20-22-22-24-24 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), A.1, 8 stitches in stocking stitch (= sleeve), A.1, 9-10-11-11-12-12 stitches in stocking stitch (= half back piece). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue this pattern, AT THE SAME TIME begin increases for RAGLAN – see explanation above. NOTE! Increase differently on body and sleeves.

INCREASE AS FOLLOWS ON FRONT/BACK PIECE:
Increase 2 stitches on back piece and 2 stitches on front piece (= 1 stitch before/after A.1): Increase every other round 20-21-22-24-24-26 times in total.

INCREASE AS FOLLOWS ON SLEEVES:
Increase 2 stitches on each sleeve (= 1 stitch after/before A.1): Increase every other round 10-11-12-12-12-12 times, then increase every 4th round 5-5-5-6-6-7 times (15-16-17-18-18-19 times in total).

After all increases are done there are 212-224-236-248-252-264 stitches on round. Work pattern as before until piece measures 15-16-16-18-18-19 cm from mid back. Work next round as follows: Work the first 31-33-35-37-38-40 stitches (= half back piece), slip the next 44-46-48-50-50-52 stitches on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-6-8-8 new stitches (= in the side under sleeve), work the next 62-66-70-74-76-80 stitches (= front piece), slip the next 44-46-48-50-50-52 stitches on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-6-8-8 new stitches (= in the side under sleeve), work the last 31-33-35-37-38-40 stitches (= half back piece). Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 136-144-152-160-168-176 stitches. Continue working in stocking stitch in the round over all stitches. When piece measures 14-17-21-23-27-30 cm from division, knit 1 round while increasing 28-28-32-32-36-36 stitches evenly = 164-172-184-192-204-212 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 4 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Jumper measures approx. 36-40-44-48-52-56 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Slip the stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles/a short circular needle size 4 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-6-8-8 new stitches cast on under sleeve = 50-52-54-56-58-60 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread mid under sleeve. Work in stocking stitch in the round. When piece measures 3 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2-3-3-3½-3½-4 cm 7-7-8-8-9-9 times in total = 36-38-38-40-40-42 stitches. Continue in stocking stitch until sleeve measures 19-24-28-31-36-40 cm. Knit 1 round while increasing 8-6-6-8-8-10 stitches evenly = 44-44-44-48-48-52 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 4 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Sleeve measures approx. 23-28-32-35-40-44 cm from division. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Diagram

= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked
= no stitch, skip this square

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