Ylva by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with cables and raglan for kids. Size 2 - 12 years Piece is knitted in DROPS Air.

Tags: cable, sweaters,

DROPS design: Pattern ai-005-bn
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200-200-200-250-250-300 g color no 14, heather

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 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') SIZE 6 mm/US 10 – or size needed to get 15 stitches and 19 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 for rib – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

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

See diagrams A.1, A.2 and A.3. Choose diagram for your size in A.2.

Increase as follows mid under sleeve - beg 1 stitch before marker: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker is between these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over. On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

Decrease 2 stitches in every transition between body and sleeves. Begin 3 stitches before marker thread: Knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.

If knitting gauge is incorrect in height and the knitting is too tight, the yoke will be too short and the armholes too small. This can be adjusted by working 1 extra round without decrease evenly spaced between decrease

Worked in the round on circular needle, bottom up.

Cast on 132-142-150-150-150-160 stitches on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Air. Knit 1 round, then work rib as follows:

SIZE 2 years:
Knit 1, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, A.1 (= 12 stitches), A.2 (= 6 stitches), A.1, A.2. A.1, * purl 3, knit 2 *, work from *-* over the next 15 stitches, purl 3, A.1, A.2, A.1, A.2, A.1, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 1.

SIZE 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 years:
Purl 1, knit 2, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, A.1 (= 12 stitches), A.2 (= 6-8-8-8 stitches), A.1, A.2, A.1, * purl 3, knit 2 *, work from *-* over the next 20 stitches, purl 3, A.1, A.2, A.1, A.2, A.1, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 2, purl 2.

SIZE 11/12 years:
Knit 1, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, A.1 (= 12 stitches), A.2 (= 8 stitches), A.1, A.2, A.1, * purl 3, knit 2 *, work from *-* over the next 25 stitches, purl 3, A.1, A.2, A.1, A.2, A.1, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 1.

Continue with rib like this for 4 cm / 1½''. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10.

Then work as follows:
Purl the first 9-11-11-11-11-14 stitches, A.3 (= 12 stitches), purl 6-6-8-8-8-8, A.3, purl 6-6-8-8-8-8, A.3, purl the next 18-23-23-23-23-28 stitches, A.3, purl 6-6-8-8-8-8, A.3, purl 6-6-8-8-8-8, A.3, purl over the last 9-12-12-12-12-14 stitches. On next round adjust number of stitches over the 18-23-23-23-23-28 stitches purl in each side to 18-22-20-24-26-28 stitches = 132-140-144-152-156-160 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of purl stitches (= 66-70-72-76-78-80 stitches on back piece and front piece). Continue with A.3 and purl as before upwards. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 20-23-26-29-32-35 cm / 8"-9"-10 1/4"-11½"-12½"-13 3/4'', bind off 6 stitches in each side for armholes (bind off 3 stitches on each side of both marker treads). There are 60-64-66-70-72-74 stitches on back piece and front piece. Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

Work in the round on double pointed needles, switch to short circular needle when needed. Cast on 30-30-30-35-35-35 stitches on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 with Air. Knit 1 round, then work rib = knit 2/purl 3. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', switch to double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10. Knit 1 round while decreasing 4-4-4-7-7-5 stitches evenly = 26-26-26-28-28-30 stitches. Insert 1 marker at beginning of round (= mid under sleeve). Then work in stockinette stitch. When piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 3-3½-3½-4½-4½-5 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 3/4"-1 3/4"-2'' 5-6-7-6-7-7 times in total = 36-38-40-40-42-44 stitches. When piece measures 21-26-29-33-37-41 cm / 8 1/4"-10 1/4"-11½"-13"-14½"-16'', bind off 6 stitches mid under sleeve (bind off 3 stitches on each side of marker thread) = 30-32-34-34-36-38 stitches. Put piece aside and make another sleeve.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 180-192-200-208-216-224 stitches. Insert a marker thread in all transitions between sleeves and body (= 4 marker threads). Continue with pattern as before and decrease for RAGLAN - see explanation above.

Decrease every 4th round 5-5-6-5-5-6 times and every other round 4-5-5-6-6-6 times = 9-10-11-11-12 times in total. When there are not enough stitches in each side towards the raglan lines to make the cables in A.3, decrease 6 stitches in A.3 in each side by knitting 2 by 2 stitches together. On last decrease for raglan decrease 6 stitches the same way over the two middle repetitions of A.3.

After all decreases are done, 72-76-76-84-92-92 stitches remain on round. Knit 1 round over all stitches while decreasing 12-16-16-19-22-22 stitches evenly = 60-60-60-65-70-70 stitches. Work 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Then work rib = knit 2/purl 3 for 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1½''-1½''-1½''. Bind off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl.

Sew the opening under the sleeves.

See DROPS Children 30-21 or "Related patterns" in pattern on website.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= purl
= slip 4 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle
= slip 4 stitches on cable needle behind piece, knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle

Birgitta Hermansson 17.02.2019 - 16:15:

Ska jag sticka mönstret A3 varje varv ( göra flätstickningen) eller ska jag sticka vanliga räta över räta i några varv emellan?

DROPS Design 18.02.2019 kl. 17:46:

Du ska sticka enligt diagrammet, börja nederst och upprepa de 8 varven.

Cecile 09.01.2019 - 14:27:

Bonjour, Je tente de faire la taille 2 ans avec le fil NEPAL qui est une équivalence. J'ai monté les 132 mailles de l'encolure et commencé les côtes. D'après le diagramme, l'encolure fait 11 cm de large, de mon côté j'ai plutôt 27-28 cm. Est-ce normal ? Me suis-je trompée quelque part ? Merci pour votre aide.

DROPS Design 09.01.2019 kl. 16:33:

Bonjour Cécile, avez-vous vérifié votre échantillon? Vous devez avoir, même en Nepal - 25 m x 19 rangs en jersey = 10 x 10 cm avec les aiguilles 6 et 17 m x 22 rangs jersey = 10 x 10 cm en jersey avec les aiguilles 5. Les côtes et les torsades vont resserrer l'ouvrage au fur et à mesure - les mesures de l'encolure sont prises ouvrage posé à plat, dans les mailles du départ, il y a celles de l'épaule également (= les 4 cm en haut à gauche du diagramme). Si votre échantillon est juste et que vous conservez la même tension, vous devriez avoir les mêmes mesures que dans le schéma. Bon tricot!

Luciana Cimini 30.12.2018 - 12:01:

Buongiorno, vorrei sapere se questa maglia puo' essere lavorata con i ferri diritti, grazie e buon anno

DROPS Design 30.12.2018 kl. 12:31:

Buongiorno Luciana. Può lavorare con i ferri dritti, davanti e dietro separatamente. Deve avviare metà delle maglie indicate, aggiungendo però 1 maglia di margine da ciascun lato per la cucitura. Per le maniche è sufficiente avviare 1 m in più da ciascun lato per la cucitura. Le indicazioni per lo sprone sono per i ferri circolari. In base alla sua esperienza, può proseguire i singoli pezzi separatamente e cucire insieme alla fine. Buon lavoro!

Nepveu 03.12.2018 - 16:16:

J\'aimerai utiliser des aiguilles droites pour un modèle 12 ans

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 16:25:

Bonjour Mme Nepveu, vous trouverez ici toutes les informations utiles pour adapter un modèle sur aiguilles droites. Bon tricot!

Loredana 17.11.2018 - 09:41:

Vorrei fare questo modello per una bambina di tre anni ma utilizzando ferri 3.4/4, come posso calcolare le misure. Grazie

DROPS Design 17.11.2018 kl. 12:06:

Buongiorno Loredana, per un aiuto così personalizzato può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore DROPS di fiducia. Buon lavoro!

Line 19.10.2018 - 13:38:

Diagrammet A3 viser at man skal flytte 8 masker ved snoningen. Men forklaringen til diagrammet siger, at man kun skal flytte fire og strikke fire. Hvilket betyder at der så er fire masker, jeg ikke ved hvad jeg skal stille op med. Jeg forstår med andre ord ikke hvordan snoningen skal laves. Jeg kender kun til snoninger hvor halvdelen flyttes og ikke en tredjedel. Er der ikke en fejl i opskriften?

DROPS Design 30.10.2018 kl. 09:36:

Hej Line, jo du ser at snoningen går over 8 masker, det vil sige at 3.pind (1.snoning) strikkes således fra retsiden: sæt 4 m på snoningspind foran arbejdet, strik de 4 næste masker, strik de 4 masker fra snoningspinden og til sidst de sidste 4 masker i diagrammet som strikkes ret. God fornøjelse!

Giancarla Coco 11.10.2018 - 14:46:

Ho una curiosita':che significato ha il simbolo del diamante che compare nella foto del catalogo.Grazie se vorrete rispondere.

DROPS Design 11.10.2018 kl. 16:23:

Buongiorno Giancarla. Il diamante indica i modelli che sono riportati nella home page del sito, in corrispondenza delle catecogie: bambini, donna, maglioni e così via. Buon lavoro!

Lori Putman 25.09.2018 - 02:49:

Hello. When it says to put the body aside, is the yarn being cut?

DROPS Design 25.09.2018 kl. 07:51:

Hi Lori, Yes, it is easiest to cut the strand after each piece has been completed. Happy knitting!

Lori Putman 22.09.2018 - 05:54:

For size 3/4, cast on is 142. Starting the body, I can’t finish the first round as it adds up to 147. Am I reading the pattern wrong where it says ( * purl 3, knit 2*, work from * -* over next 20 stitches) mean this will cover a total of 25 stitches? Or does it mean that it will be repeated over a total of 20 stitches?

DROPS Design 22.09.2018 kl. 22:41:

Dear Lori, you have to repeat *purl 3, Knit 2* over 20 stitches. Happy knitting!

Heli 05.09.2018 - 14:11:

Ja vielä ohjeen jatkosta: ”kun silmukat eivät riitä palmikonkiertoihin, kavenna kummankin sivun A3 mallineuleen kohdalla 6 silmukkaa neulomalla silmukat pareittain yhteen”. Mitä tämä tarkoittaa? Montako silmukkaa siis pitää koko kierroksella vähentyä?

DROPS Design 05.09.2018 kl. 18:01:

Piirroksen A.3 mallikertoja on kerroksella yhteensä 6 ja jokaisesta mallikerrasta kavennetaan (neulomalla silmukat aina kaksi kerrallaan oikein yhteen) 6 silmukkaa, eli kerroksella kavennetaan yhteensä 36 silmukkaa.

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