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Rainbow Hugs by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with round yoke, stripes, multi-coloured pattern, worked top down with split in sides. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Nepal.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-247
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
550-600-650-750-800-900 g colour 0300, beige
50 g for all sizes in following colours:
1709, navy blue
8906, forest
8905, deep ocean
6314, denim blue
4434, purple
2923, goldenrod
8910, raspberry pink
3608, deep red

The 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 80 cm) SIZE 5 MM – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM for garter stitch edges - or the size needed to get 19 stitches and 25 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height..
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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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 THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth - for the front and back pieces):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

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

MOSS STITCH:
ROW 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, work from *-*.
ROW 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit.
Repeat row 2.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

ROUND YOKE:
Increase on yoke on each side of the stitches with markers (= 16 increased stitches per row – see arrows in A.1) as follows: Make 1 yarn over on each side of stitch with marker. On next row purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP (for body):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before marker thread, make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), knit 4 stitches (marker thread sits in middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased). Increase in this way at both marker threads (= a total of 4 stitches increased). Knit the yarn overs twisted on next row to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, knit 2 (marker thread sits in middle of these 2 stitches), knit the next 2 stitches together.
The stitches which do not fit into the pattern are worked in background colour.
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JUMPER:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle from mid back, top down.
You can work an elevation in back of neck for a better fit, so that the neck is a little higher at back. You can skip this elevation if you wish; the neck will then be the same front and back – see description of elevation further down in text. 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 74-78-82-86-90-96 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm and beige. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Change to circular needle size 5 mm. Work as follows from mid back: Work 13-14-15-16-17-18 stitches stocking stitch and increase 0-2-2-2-3-5 stitches evenly over these stitches, * 1 yarn over, knit 1 *, work from *-* a total of 11 times, 26-28-30-32-34-37 stitches stocking stitch and increase 0-4-4-4-6-9 stitches evenly over these stitches, * 1 yarn over, knit 1 *, work from *-* a total of 11 times, 13-14-15-16-17-19 stitches stocking stitch and increase 0-2-2-2-3-4 stitches evenly = 96-108-112-116-124-136 stitches. Work the yarn overs twisted, there should be no holes. Now you can work an elevation in back of neck or go straight to yoke if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of round (= mid back). Start from the right side with beige and knit until you have reached 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 55-55-60-65-65-70 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl to end of row.

YOKE:
Insert 8 marker threads in the piece as follows: Work 5-7-6-8-9-8 stitches stocking stitch, insert 1 marker in next stitch, * 11-12-13-13-14-16 stitches stocking stitch, insert 1 marker in next stitch *, work from *-* a total of 7 times, finish with 6-9-7-9-9-8 stitches stocking stitch.
On the next round work A.1 (= 24-27-28-29-31-34 repeats of 4 stitches) AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker – read ROUND YOKE, on the rounds marked with an arrow in A.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Increase a total of 9-10-11-12-13-14 times (when you have increased this number of times, you no longer increase on the rounds marked with arrows in the diagram) = 240-268-288-308-332-360 stitches. Continue with pattern without increases until the piece measures 21-22-23-25-27-29 cm from the cast-on edge mid front.
The next round is worked as follows – adjust so that it is a round worked with beige: Work 34-38-40-44-49-54 stitches (= half back piece), place the next 52-58-64-66-68-72 stitches on 1 thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on needle (= under sleeve), work 68-76-80-88-98-108 stitches (= front piece), place the next 52-58-64-66-68-72 stitches on 1 thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on needle (= under sleeve) and work the remaining 34-38-40-44-49-54 stitches (= half back piece).

BODY:
= 148-164-176-192-216-236 stitches. Insert 1 marker in piece, THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the new 6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches that where cast on. Let the marker thread follow piece from now on. Continue with A.1. When A.1 has been completed in height, continue working with beige. When the piece measures 3 cm from where sleeves were placed on 1 thread, increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker thread (= 4 stitches increased) – read INCREASE TIP! Increase in this way every 5 cm a total of 6 times = 172-188-200-216-240-260 stitches. When the piece measures 29-30-31-31-31-31 cm from where the piece was separated, divide the piece at the marker threads and front and back pieces are finished separately (= 8 cm split).

BACK PIECE:
= 86-94-100-108-120-130 stitches. The piece is continued back and forth.
Work stocking stitch with 5 stitches MOSS STITCH – see description above, in each side of piece. When piece measures 36-37-38-38-38-38 cm from the marker, change to circular needle size 4 mm and work 2 ridges – see description above, over all stitches. Then cast off with circular needle size 5 mm (this is so the cast-off edge will not be tight). The piece measures a total of approx. 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm measured from the shoulder.

FRONT PIECE:
Work as for back piece.

SLEEVE: 
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles. Place the 52-58-64-66-68-72 stitches from the thread in one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 5 mm and, in addition, knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches cast on under sleeve = 58-64-72-74-78-82 stitches. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and A.1. When A.1 has been completed in height, continue with beige. When the piece measures 3 cm decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way every 3-3-2-2-1½-1½ cm a total of 10-12-16-16-17-18 times = 38-40-40-42-44-46 stitches. When piece measures 41-40-40-38-37-35 cm, change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work 2 RIDGES – see description above, over all stitches. Cast off with double pointed needles size 5 mm (this is so the cast-off edge will not be tight). The sleeve measures approx. 42-41-41-39-38-36 cm from where it was separated from body. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= beige
= navy blue
= forest
= deep ocean
= denim blue
= purple
= goldenrod
= raspberry pink
= deep red
= increase round


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