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Frosty's Christmas by DROPS Design

Jumper with raglan and snowman, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS design: Pattern ee-597
Yarn group E or C + C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
500-600-650-700-750-850 g color 46, medium gray
50 g color 01, off white
50 g for all sizes in color 02, black
Some left-over yarn of color 07, orange - for nose
Some left-over yarn of color 05, turquoise - for scarf

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 8 mm / US 11 – or size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') size 7 mm / US 10.75 for seed stitch – or size needed to get 12 stitches and 16 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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 PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagram A.3 shows a knot.
Diagram A.2 (snowman): Work the entire diagram in stockinette stitch. Work with 3 balls to avoid long yarn jumps on wrong side. I.e. work with 1 ball medium gray on each side of sweater and 1 ball pattern color in the middle of sweater. NOTE! To avoid holes at color change twine the yarns together.

INCREASE TIP:
All increases are done from right side.
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over, work until 2 stitches remain, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. On next row purl yarn overs to make holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
All decreases are done from the right side.
Decrease after 1 edge stitch as follows: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.
Decrease before 1 edge stitch as follows: Begin 2 stitches before edge stitch and knit 2 together.

BIND-OFF TIP:
To avoid a tight bind-off edge you may use a needle ½ size larger.
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SWEATER:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down. Work front and back piece and sleeves back and forth separately. This is done to make it easier to work pattern. Then sew the parts together stitch by stitch along raglan increase and in the sides. Work neck edge in the round at the end.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 22-24-24-28-30-34 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with medium gray. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above - in each side. On first row, increase 1 stitch in each side - read INCREASE TIP above! Increase like this every other row 13-14-15-16-17-19 times in total = 48-52-54-60-64-72 stitches - REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. Piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-9"-9"-9½"-10½''. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Then cast on 2-2-3-3-4-4 new stitches for armholes at the end of the next 2 rows = 52-56-60-66-72-80 stitches. Continue in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side until piece measures 30-29-30-31-32-30 cm / 11 3/4"-11½"-11 3/4"-12 1/4"-12½"-11 3/4''. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75, work 1 row in stockinette stitch while increasing 2-2-2-0-2-2 stitches evenly = 54-58-62-66-74-82 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until 1 stitch remains, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue until A.1 has been worked vertically. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl - read BIND-OFF TIP above.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 22-24-24-28-30-34 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with medium gray. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. On first row begin increase as on back piece. Continue increase as on back piece - AT THE SAME TIME when there are 40-40-44-44-50-56 stitches on needle, begin pattern. I.e. work next row as follows (including increase in each side): Read PATTERN above! Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 5-5-7-7-10-13, PATTERN A.2 (= 26 stitches), knit 5-5-7-7-10-13, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 1 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 42-42-46-46-52-58 stitches.
Continue pattern, continue increase in each side as on back piece = 48-52-54-60-64-72 stitches. Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. Piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-9"-9"-9½"-10½''. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Cast on new stitches for armholes as on back piece = 52-56-60-66-72-80 stitches.
Continue stockinette stitch and pattern with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When A.2 has been worked vertically, piece measures approx. 29-27-27-27-26-25 cm / 11½"-10½"-10½"-10½"-10 1/4"-9 3/4''. Then continue with medium gray. Continue as before until piece measures 30-29-30-31-32-30 cm / 11 3/4"-11½"-11 3/4"-12 1/4"-12½"-11 3/4''. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75, work 1 row in stockinette stitch while increasing 2-2-2-0-2-2 stitches evenly = 54-58-62-66-74-82 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until 1 stitch remains, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue until A.1 has been worked vertically. Bind off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure to avoid a tight bind-off edge.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down.
Cast on 10-12-12-12-10-8 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with medium gray. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work in stockinette stitch. On next row, increase 1 stitch in each side - remember INCREASE TIP! Increase like this every other row 13-14-15-16-17-19 times in total = 36-40-42-44-44-46 stitches. Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. Piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-9"-9"-9½"-10½''. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Then cast on 2-2-3-3-4-4 new stitches for armholes at the end of the next 2 rows = 40-44-48-50-52-54 stitches. Continue in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' in all sizes, decrease 1 stitch in each side - read DECREASE TIP above. Decrease like this every 7-5-4-3½-3½-3 cm / 2 3/4"-2"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/8'' 6-8-9-10-10-11 times in total = 28-28-30-30-32-32 stitches. Continue until piece measures 41-40-39-39-39-37 cm / 16"-15 3/4"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-14½'' (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider neck and longer yoke). Switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75, work 1 row in stockinette stitch while increasing 2-2-0-0-2-2 stitches evenly = 30-30-30-30-34-34 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until 1 stitch remains, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Work like this for 4 cm / 1½''. Bind off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure to avoid a tight bind-off edge. Work another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeves to front and back piece - sew inside 1 edge stitch in garter stitch - NOTE: Make sure that to avoid a tight seam. Sew underarm and side seams in one inside 1 edge stitch.

NECK:
Pick up from right side 1 stitch in every stitch (= 56-64-64-72-72-76 stitches) on a short circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75. Knit 1 round while decreasing 8-12-12-16-16-16 stitches evenly = 48-52-52-56-56-60 stitches. Work 3 rounds according to diagram A.1 (= 4 stitches). Bind off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure to avoid a tight bind-off edge.

NOSE:
Cast on 8 stitches with 2 strands orange on needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 (leave approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' yarn, used for filling later). Then work with 1 strand. Purl 1 row. Work next row as follows: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 5 = 7 stitches. Purl 1 row. Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 2 = 6 stitches. Purl 1 row. Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3 = 5 stitches. Cut the strand (let the yarn end be approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' long; used for assembly) and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together. Sew together in the side and place the long strands from cast-on inside the nose as filling. Fasten the nose in the middle of snowman’s head.

SCARF:
Cast on 62 stitches on needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with turquoise. Work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Bind off. Pull scarf through sweater at the neck on snowman and up on right side on the other side of neck. Tie the scarf together with a double knot at the front.

SNOW, BUTTONS AND EYES:
Make 12 knots with off white for snow and 5 knots with some left-over black for buttons and eyes as follows: 1 knot: Cut 1 strand of 40 cm / 15 3/4''. Make 4 knots around a needle size 8 mm / US 11 - see diagram A.3 (i.e. make 3 LOOSE knots, make 1 more and tighten the strand on this knot = 1 knot). Place knots over front piece on sweater, pull yarn ends on each side of a stitch on sweater and tie on the wrong side - see photo.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= off white
= medium grey
= black
= knitting direction
= single knot


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