DROPS / 185 / 1

Dalvik by DROPS Design

The set consists of: Men’s knitted sweater with raglan, round yoke and multi-colored Nordic pattern and knitted hat with multi-colored Nordic pattern. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Karisma.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-845
Yarn group B
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For the whole set there will be enough with:
450-500-550-600-650-700 g color 21, medium gray,
100-150-150-150-150-150 g color 16, dark gray,
50-100-100-100-100-100 g color 05, black,
50 g for all sizes in color 01, off white,
50 g for all sizes in color 72, light pearl gray.
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SWEATER:
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-500-550-600-650 g color 21, medium gray
50-100-100-100-100-100 g color 16, dark gray
50-100-100-100-100-100 g color 05, black
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 72, light pearl gray

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 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 and 80 cm / 16'' and 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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HAT:
Sizes: S/M – L/XL
Fits head size: 57/59 - 59/61 cm / 22 3/4" - 23½''
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50 g for both sizes in all colors:
color 01, off white
color 72, light pearl gray
color 21, medium gray
color 16, dark gray
color 05, black

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') 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 CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') 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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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

INCREASE TIP (for sides of body and mid under sleeves):
Start 1 stitch before the marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP:
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 230 stitches), and divide by the number of decreases/increase to be made (e.g. 46) = 5. In this example, when decreasing knit every 4th and 5th stitch together. If you are increasing, make 1 yarn over after every 5th stitch, on the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

RAGLAN:
Decrease to raglan on each side of the marker in each transition between body and sleeves. Start 2 stitches before the marker, knit 2 together, marker sits here, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).

PATTERN:
Sweater: See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size.
Hat: See diagram A.2.
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.
The whole pattern is worked in stockinette stitch.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting gauge becoming tighter when working pattern with more than one color, it is important that the strands at the back of the piece do not pull. You can increase a needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.
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SWEATER:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, bottom up. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles.

BODY:
Cast on 230-252-270-300-332-362 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and medium gray. Work rib (knit 1 / purl 1) for 7 cm / 2¾''. Knit 1 round where you decrease 46-50-50-60-70-72 stitches evenly on round – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 184-202-220-240-262-290 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Continue with stockinette stitch. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! On the next round, insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round and 1 marker after 92-101-110-120-131-145 stitches (= in the sides). Now increase 1 stitch on each side of both markers – read INCREASE TIP (= 4 stitches increased on the round). Increase in each side every 22nd-23rd-24th-24th-28th-28th round a total of 4 times = 200-218-236-256-278-306 stitches. When the piece measures 35-36-37-37-39-40 cm / 13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½"-14½"-15 1/4"-15 3/4'', bind off 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches in each side for the armholes (i.e. Bind off 4-4-5-5-6-7 stitches on each side of both markers) = 92-101-108-118-127-139 stitches left on the front and back pieces. Lay the piece to one side and work sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 66-66-76-76-76-84 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and medium gray. Work rib (knit 1 /purl 1) for 5 cm / 2''. Knit 1 round where you decrease 18-18-22-22-22-24 stitches evenly on round = 48-48-54-54-54-60 stitches. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid under sleeve). Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and work stockinette stitch in the round. When the piece measures 6-7-9-7-6-10 cm / 4'' increase 2 stitches mid under the sleeve – read INCREASE TIP. Increase in this way every10th-8th-9th-8th-7th-6th round a total of 12-14-12-14-16-16 times = 72-76-78-82-86-92 stitches. When the piece measures 49-48-48-46-47-46 cm / 19 1/4"-19"-19"-18"-18½"-18'' (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of broader shoulder measurements), bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve = 64-68-68-72-74-78 stitches left on the needle. Lay the piece to one side and work one more sleeve.

YOKE:
Place the sleeves on the same circular needle as the body where you bind off stitches for the armholes = 312-338-352-380-402-434 stitches on the needle. Insert 1 marker in each transition between body and sleeves (= 4 markers). Work stockinette stitch with medium gray. AT THE SAME TIME on the first round decrease to RAGLAN – see description above (= 8 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 2-2-3-3-3-3 times = 296-322-328-356-378-410 stitches. After the last round of decreases, knit 1 round where you decrease 24-34-24-32-36-32 stitches evenly on round = 272-288-304-324-342-378 stitches left on needle. Continue by working pattern according to diagram A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 17-18-19-18-19-21 repeats on the round). Read KNITTING TIP! Continue pattern in this way and decrease as shown in the diagram. When A.1 has been completed (finish after a round marked with an arrow in the diagram for your size) there are 119-126-133-126-133-147 stitches left on the needle and the piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''. Now you can work an elevation in the back of the neck or go straight to working neckline if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
For a better fit you can work an elevation in the back of the neck with dark gray. Insert 1 marker mid back of neck. Knit 14-15-16-15-16-18 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 28-30-32-30-32-36 stitches back. Turn and knit 42-45-48-45-48-54 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 56-60-64-60-64-72 stitches back. Turn and knit 70-75-80-75-80-90 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 84-90-96-90-96-108 stitches back. Turn, tighten strand and knit to mid back.

NECKLINE:
Knit 1 round with dark gray where you decrease 25-30-35-26-29-39 stitches evenly on round = 94-96-98-100-104-108 stitches around the neck. Change to short circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above, AT THE SAME TIME on the last round, increase 22-22-24-26-26-26 stitches evenly on round = 116-118-122-126-130-134 stitches. Continue working rib (knit 1 /purl 1). When the rib measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' work 1 ridge. Loosely bind off – Make sure the bind-off edge is not tight! Fold the collar double and fasten on the inside, ridge to ridge.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves
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HAT:
The hat is worked in the round with circular needle. Change to double pointed needles when necessary.
Cast on 132-154 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and dark gray. Work rib (knit 1 /purl 1) for 4 cm / 1½''. Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Knit 1 round AT THE SAME TIME as you decrease 24-34 stitches evenly on round – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 108-120 stitches. Work A.2 (= 9-10 repeats of 12 stitches) – read KNITTING TIP! REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When A.2 has been completed continue working with medium gray to finished length. When the piece measures 17-18 cm / 6 3/4-7'' decrease 8-0 stitches evenly on round and at the same time insert 10 markers in the piece with 10-12 stitches between each marker = 100-120 stitches. On the next round decrease 1 stitch after each marker by knitting 2 stitches together (= 10 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 9-11 times = 10-10 stitches. On the next round knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 5 stitches. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches and fasten well. The hat measures approx. 24-26 cm / 9½"-10 1/4'' in height.

Diagram

= off white
= light pearl grey
= medium grey
= dark grey
= black
= knit 2 together


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