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Men’s knitted jumper with round yoke and multi-coloured Nordic pattern, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Lima.

DROPS Design: Pattern no li-091
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
700-800-850-900-1000-1100 g colour 4305, dark blue
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour 0100, off white

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 + 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM for rib - or the size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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Pattern instructions

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

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 alternately every 7th and 8th stitch and every 8th and 9th stitch together when decreasing.
If increasing, make 1 yarn over after alternately every 8th and 9th stitch, on the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

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

KNITTING TIP-2 (for yoke):
If the knitting tension is not correct in height and you work more rows on 10 cm than suggested in the text, the yoke will be too short and the armholes too small. This can be compensated for by working regularly on the yoke an extra round of stocking stitch, on the rounds with 1 colour.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.4, A.5 and A.6). The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for the sides of body and 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.
You can work an elevation in the back of the neck for a better fit so that the yoke is a bit higher at the back. This elevation can be left out; the neck will then be the same front and back – see description for elevation further down. After the yoke, the body is worked in the round with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down.

NECKLINE:
Cast on 104-108-112-120-124-132 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm and dark blue. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2). When the rib measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm knit 1 round where you decrease 12-12-12-12-12-12 stitches evenly on round – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 92-96-100-108-112-120 stitches.
Now you can work an elevation mid back of neck or go straight to working the yoke if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION:
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round = mid back. Start from the right side with dark blue and knit 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches beyond 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. Continue by working yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Knit 1 round. Now 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 KNITTING TIP-2. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
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 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 22-20-26-26-24-34 stitches evenly on round = 298-328-362-386-408-442 stitches. When A.4 has been completed the piece measures approx. 25-25-26-27-29-31 cm from the cast on edge mid front.
The next round is worked as follows with dark blue: Knit 45-50-53-59-63-69 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 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve), knit 91-100-107-119-126-139 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 46-50-54-60-63-70 stitches (= ½ back piece). Cut the strand. Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 198-216-234-258-276-306 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches 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 (choose diagram for your size) in the round (= 33-36-39-43-46-51 repeats of 6 stitches). On the round marked with arrow-5 in A.5 adjust the number of stitches to = 200-216-232-256-280 stitches on the round (applies to S, L, XL and XXL - make sure you increase/decrease the same number of stitches on the front and back piece) (= 100-108-116-128-140 stitches on front and back piece).
When A.5 has been completed, work A.6 in the round (= 25-27-29-32-35 repeats of 8 stitches). Continue until A.6 has been completed. Then continue as described under ALL SIZES.
SIZE XXXL = 306 stitches. Work A.6 in the round AT THE SAME TIME on the first round decrease 2 stitches evenly on round = 304 stitches (= 38 repeats of 8 stitches – NOTE: in this size, you do not work A.5 because the repeat is worked in A.4). Continue the pattern until A.6 has been completed.

ALL SIZES:
= 200-216-232-256-280-304 stitches on the needle and the piece measures approx. 8-8-6-6-4-3 cm from the separation by the armholes. Continue working stocking stitch in dark blue.
AT THE SAME TIME on the first round after A.6 decrease 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read DECREASE TIP (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 6-11-12-8-9-14 cm a total of 4-3-3-4-4-3 times in each side = 184-204-220-240-264-292 stitches.
When the piece measures 29-31-32-33-33-33 cm from the separation increase 36-40-44-48-52-56 stitches evenly on round = 220-244-264-288-316-348 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Work rib (= knit 2 /purl 2) for 8 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - but to avoid the cast off edge being tight, make 1 yarn over after every 8th stitch at the same time as casting off (the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches). The whole jumper measures approx. 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 58-64-74-74-78-82 stitches from the thread in one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 4 mm. 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 the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches and start the round by the marker thread (= mid under the sleeve).
SIZES S, M, L, XL and XXL:
Work A.5 in the round (= 11-12-14-14-15 repeats of 6 stitches). On the last round in A.5 decrease 2-0-4-4-2 stitches evenly on round = 64-72-80-80-88 stitches. When A.5 has been completed, work A.6 in the round.
SIZE XXXL: Work A.6 in the round (= 12 repeats of 8 stitches – NOTE: in this size you do not work A.5 because the repeat is worked in A.4).

ALL SIZES:
When A.6 has been completed, continue with stocking stitch and dark blue.
AT THE SAME TIME on the next round decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve. Decrease in this way every 10th-7th-6th-6th-5th-4th round a total of 9-12-15-15-17-20 times = 46-48-50-50-54-56 stitches.
Continue working until the sleeve measures 38-38-39-38-36-35 cm from the separation (shorter lengths in larger sizes because of longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 10-8-10-10-10-12 stitches evenly on round = 56-56-60-60-64-68 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm and work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 8 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - but to avoid the cast off edge being tight, make 1 yarn over after every 8th stitch at the same time as casting off (the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches). The sleeve measures approx. 46-46-47-46-44-43 cm from the separation. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= dark blue
= off white
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with background colour (dark blue) in the pattern stripes, on the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes
= increase round - see description in text!



Comments (3)

Judi 19.07.2018 - 18:49:

I usually wear a female sweater size large. What size would I knit this sweater for me??

DROPS Design 20.07.2018 kl. 08:01:

Hi Judy, The diagram right at the bottom of the pattern gives you the measurements for each size. Happy knitting!

Wally 28.03.2018 - 17:14:

Bei mir sind auch 7 Knäuel Blau übrig, bei Größe L. (Bei 850 gr. Blau)

Annette Tünker 08.02.2018 - 15:03:

Ich habe dieses Model in Gr. M genau nach Anleitung gestrickt. Alles passte genau und der Pullover ist sehr schön. Aber ich habe 7 (!) Knäuel dunkelblau übrig. Kann es sein, dass die Mengenangabe nicht stimmt?

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