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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 no ee-597
Yarn group E or C + C
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
500-600-650-700-750-850 g colour 46, medium grey
50 g for all sizes in colour 01, off white
(You will need 50 g extra of colour 01, off white, if you would like a snowman on the back as well)
50 g for all sizes in colour 02, black
A left over colour 07, orange - for nose
A left over colour 05, petrol - for scarf

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLE AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 8 MM – or the size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 80 cm) SIZE 7 MM for moss stitch - or the size needed to get 12 stitches and 16 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:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked 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): The whole diagram is worked in stocking stitch. Work with 3 balls so that you avoid long carrying strands on the wrong side. In other words, you work with 1 ball medium grey on each side of the jumper and 1 ball of pattern colour in the middle. NOTE: To avoid a hole when changing colours, the strands must be twisted together.

INCREASE TIP (raglan):
All increases are worked from the right side!
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over, work until there are 2 stitches left, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. On the next row, purl the yarn overs - to leave holes.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
All decreases are worked from the right side!
Decrease as follows after the 1 edge stitch: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.
Decrease as follows before the 1 edge stitch: Start 2 stitches before the edge stitch and knit 2 together.

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JUMPER:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down. Front piece, back piece (back piece with or without snowman) and sleeves are worked back and forth separately. This is to make it easier to work pattern. Then the pieces are sewn together stitch by stitch along the raglan increases and sides. The neckline is worked in the round to finish.

BACK PIECE – without snowman:
Cast on 22-24-24-28-30-34 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle size 8 mm and medium grey. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH - see description above, in each side. At the same time on the next row increase 1 stitch in each side - read INCREASE TIP (raglan) above! Increase in this way every 2nd row a total of 13-14-15-16-17-19 times = 48-52-54-60-64-72 stitches - REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. The piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED 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 with stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side until the piece measures 30-29-30-31-32-30 cm. Change to circular needle size 7 mm and work 1 row stocking stitch where you increase 2-2-2-0-2-2 stitches evenly on row = 54-58-62-66-74-82 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until there is 1 stitch left, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue until A.1 has been worked in height. Cast off LOOSELY with knit over knit and purl over purl.

BACK PIECE – with snowman:
Cast on 22-24-24-28-30-34 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle size 8 mm and medium grey. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH (see description above) in each side. At the same time on the next row increase 1 stitch in each side - read INCREASE TIP (raglan) above! Increase in this way every 2nd row a total of 13-14-15-16-17-19 times = 48-52-54-60-64-72 stitches - REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! - AT THE SAME TIME when there are 40-40-44-44-50-56 stitches on the row start pattern. I.e. the next row is worked as follows (including increases in each side): Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 5-5-7-7-10-13 stitches, diagram A.2 (= 26 stitches)-Read PATTERN above, knit 5-5-7-7-10-13 stitches, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 1 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 42-42-46-46-52-58 stitches. Continue pattern and increases until you have 48-52-54-60-64-72 stitches.

Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. The piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED 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 with stocking stitch and pattern with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When A.2 has been worked in height, the piece measures 29-27-27-27-26-25 cm. Continue working with medium grey as before until the piece measures 30-29-30-31-32-30 cm. Change to circular needle size 7 mm and work 1 row stocking stitch where you increase 2-2-2-0-2-2 stitches evenly on row = 54-58-62-66-74-82 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until there is 1 stitch left, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue until A.1 has been worked in height. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure the cast-off edge is not tight.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 22-24-24-28-30-34 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle size 8 mm and medium grey. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. At the same time on the next row begin to increase as for back piece. Continue to increase as for back piece - AT THE SAME TIME when there are 40-40-44-44-50-56 stitches on the row start the pattern. I.e. the next row is worked as follows (including the 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 stitches, diagram A.2 (= 26 stitches), knit 5-5-7-7-10-13 stitches, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 1 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 42-42-46-46-52-58 stitches. Continue the pattern and increases in each side are continued as for back piece = 48-52-54-60-64-72 stitches.
Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. The piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Cast on new stitches for the armholes as for the back piece = 52-56-60-66-72-80 stitches.
Continue with stocking stitch and pattern with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When A.2 has been worked in height the piece measures approx. 29-27-27-27-26-25 cm. Continue to work with medium grey until the piece measures 30-29-30-31-32-30 cm. Change to circular needle size 7 mm and work 1 row stocking stitch where you increase 2-2-2-0-2-2 stitches evenly on row = 54-58-62-66-74-82 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until there is 1 stitch left, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue until A.1 has been worked in height. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure the cast-off edge is not tight.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 10-12-12-12-10-8 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side) with circular needle size 8 mm and medium grey. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch. On the next row increase 1 stitch in each side - remember INCREASE TIP (raglan)! Increase in this way every 2nd row a total of 13-14-15-16-17-19 times = 36-40-42-44-44-46 stitches. Work 4-4-4-2-2-2 rows without increases. The piece measures approx. 20-21-23-23-24-27 cm. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED 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 with stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 2 cm decrease 1 stitch in each side - read DECREASE TIP above. Decrease in this way every 7-5-4-3½-3½-3 cm a total of 6-8-9-10-10-11 times = 28-28-30-30-32-32 stitches. Continue until the piece measures 41-40-39-39-39-37 cm (shorter measurements in larger sizes because of wider neck and longer yoke). Change to circular needle size 7 mm and work 1 row stocking stitch where you increase 2-2-0-0-2-2 stitches evenly on row = 30-30-30-30-34-34 stitches. Then work as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 4 stitches) until there is 1 stitch left, work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Work in this way for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure the cast-off edge is not tight. Work one more sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeves to front and back pieces - sew inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. NOTE! Make sure the seam is not tight! Sew under sleeve and side seams in one go inside the 1 edge stitch. Sew the hole under the sleeves.

NECK:
Knit up from the right side 1 stitch in each stitch (= 56-64-64-72-72-76 stitches) with short circular needle size 7 mm. Knit 1 round where you decrease 8-12-12-16-16-16 stitches evenly on round = 48-52-52-56-56-60 stitches. Work 9 rounds in the round according to diagram A.1 (= 4 stitches). Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure the cast-off edge is not tight.

NOSE:
Cast on 8 stitches with 2 strands orange and needle size 7 mm (leave strand lengths of approx. 30 cm; these are used to fill afterwards). Continue working with 1 strand. Purl 1 row. The next row is worked 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 (leave a strand-length of approx. 30 cm; this is used for assembly), pull it through the remaining stitches. Sew together in the side and push the long strands from casting-on into the nose as stuffing. Sew the nose to the middle of the snowman’s head.

SCARF:
Cast on 62 stitches with needle size 7 mm and petrol. Work 2 rows stocking stitch. Cast off. Thread the scarf through to the wrong side of the jumper at the neck of the snowman and back to the right side on the other side of the neck. Tie the scarf with a knot at the front.

SNOW, BUTTONS AND EYES:
Make 12 knots with off white for snow and 5 knots with a left-over of black for eyes and buttons as follows: 1 knot: Cut 1 strand of approx. 40 cm. Make 4 knots around needle size 8 mm - see diagram A.3 (i.e. make 3 LOOSE knots, make 1 more knot and tighten the strand on this knot = 1 knot). Lay the knots on the front piece of the jumper, thread the strands on either side of the knots through the jumper and tie together 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


Comments (2)

Helena Maine 08.10.2018 - 16:47:

Great pattern, as all of your patterns are. I will be making this sweater, but it would be great if you could do a video on how to make the knots. I am a relative beginner, and I learn best when I see it. I\'d be most grateful. Thank you.

Anja 05.03.2018 - 20:12:

Kva for strl bruker modellen som har på genseren på bilde?

DROPS Design 06.03.2018 kl. 16:24:

Hej Anja, modellen bruger str S, du finder tøjets mål nederst i opskriften. God fornøjelse!

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