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Knitted Christmas jumper with round yoke and multi-coloured Nordic pattern, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL The piece is worked in DROPS Karisma.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-821
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour 18, red
250-250-300-300-350-350 g colour 01, 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 and 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 MM – or the size needed to get 20 stitches and 26 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM for rib - or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 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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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase/decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 148 stitches) and divide by the number of increases/decreases to be made (e.g. 16) = 9.3.
In this example increase after approx. every 9th stitch by making 1 yarn over, on the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
When decreasing knit approx. every 8th and 9th stitch together.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands at the back of the piece do not pull. You can use a larger needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeve): 
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), 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 jumper 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 little higher at the back. You can leave out the elevation if you wish, the neck will then be the same both front and back – see description for elevation further down in the pattern. After the yoke work the body in the round with circular needle. The body is divided at the split, then worked back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round with circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 148-148-152-156-160-164 stitches with short circular needle size 3.5 mm and with red. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid back). Knit 1 round. Then work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 6 cm. Change to short circular needle size 4.5 mm and knit 1 round where you increase 16-20-20-22-24-26 stitches evenly on round - read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 164-168-172-178-184-190 stitches.
Now work an elevation in the back of the neck or go straight to working the yoke if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Knit 13-13-14-14-15-15 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 26-26-28-28-30-30 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 39-39-42-42-45-45 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 52-52-56-56-60-60 stitches back. Continue by working over 13-13-14-14-15-15 more stitches each time you turn, until you have worked over a total of 104-104-112-112-120-120 stitches, turn and knit to mid back.

YOKE:
= 164-168-172-178-184-190 stitches.
Continue by working pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 and increase evenly on each round marked with an arrow in the diagram as described below - read PATTERN, REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
ARROW-1: Increase 28-28-32-34-40-44 stitches = 192-196-204-212-224-234 stitches.
ARROW-2: Increase 24-28-32-32-40-42 stitches = 216-224-236-244-264-276 stitches.
ARROW-3: Increase 20-24-28-34-36-40 stitches = 236-248-264-278-300-316 stitches.
ARROW-4: Increase 20-24-24-26-36-36 stitches = 256-272-288-304-336-352 stitches.
ARROW-5: Increase 28-28-24-20-24-20 stitches = 284-300-312-324-360-372 stitches.
ARROW-6: Increase 22-24-18-24-18-18 stitches = 306-324-330-348-378-390 stitches.

SIZES S - M:
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SIZES L - XL:
ARROW-7: Increase 12-18 stitches = 342-366 stitches.

SIZE XXL:
ARROW-7: Increase 18 stitches = 396 stitches.
ARROW-8: Increase 12 stitches = 408 stitches.

SIZE XXXL:
ARROW-7: Increase 18 stitches = 408 stitches.
ARROW-8: Increase 18 stitches = 426 stitches.
ARROW-9: Increase 14 stitches = 440 stitches.

ALL SIZES:
Work up to and including the last round for your size. The piece measures approx. 24-25-26-28-30-32 cm from the cast-on edge (if you have not reached this measurement, continue without increases until you have reached the right measurement - but no further than the next to last round in A.1 - adjust so that the next round to be worked after you have reached the measurement is a round in only 1 colour).
Work the next round in A.1 as follows: Work 47-48-50-56-63-68 stitches (= half back piece), place the next 60-66-72-72-78-84 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-12-12-12 new stitches (= the side), work 93-96-99-111-126-136 stitches (= front piece), place the next 60-66-72-72-78-84 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-12-12-12 new stitches (= the side) and work the last 46-48-49-55-63-68 stitches (= half back piece). Body and sleeves are now worked separately.

BODY:
= 198-204-210-246-276-296 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-6-12-12-12 new stitches cast on in each side (= 99-102-105-123-138-147 stitches on front and back pieces) - THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Work up to and including the last round in A.1 in all sizes. When A.1 has been completed in height, work 1 round with red where the number of stitches is adjusted to 196-206-216-246-272-292 stitches.
Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 as follows: ** Work A.2a (= 5 stitches), * A.2b (= 18 stitches), A.2c (= 1 stitch) *, work from *-* a total of 1-1-1-1-2-2 times, work A.2b (= 18 stitches), work * A.2d (= 5 stitches), A.2e (= 5 stitches) *, work from *-* a total of 1-2-2-4-1-2 times, work A.2d (= 5 stitches) a total of 1-0-1-0-1-1 time, work A.2f (= 18 stitches), work * A.2c (= 1 stitch), A.2f (= 18 stitches) *, work from *-* a total of 1-1-1-1-2-2 times and work A.2g (= 4 stitches) **, repeat from **-** 1 more time. Continue until A.2 has been completed in height.
Work 1 round with red and adjust the number of stitches to 198-204-210-246-276-294 stitches by increasing/decreasing evenly on round.
Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.3 (= 33-34-35-41-46-49 repeats of 6 stitches). Continue until A.3 has been completed in height.
Work stocking stitch with red from here. When the piece measures 30-31-32-33-33-33 cm from the marker thread, divide the piece in the sides for the split and the front and back pieces are finished separately back and forth on the circular needle.

BACK PIECE:
= 99-102-105-123-138-147 stitches. Continue working stocking stitch with 4 stitches in GARTER STITCH - see description above, in each side. When the piece measures 40-41-42-43-43-43 cm, change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work 1 row where you increase 23-24-25-31-32-35 stitches evenly on row = 122-126-130-154-170-182 stitches. Then work as follows from the right side: Work 4 stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 6 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and work 4 stitches garter stitch. Work like this for 2 cm. Change back to circular needle size 4.5 mm and cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The piece measures approx. 42-43-44-45-45-45 cm.

FRONT PIECE:
= 99-102-105-123-138-147 stitches. Work in the same way as for the back piece.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked in the round.
Place stitches from the thread in the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4.5 mm, in addition knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-12-12-12 new stitches cast on under the sleeve (continue with diagram A.1 as before) = 66-72-78-84-90-96 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the mid under sleeve (= in the middle of the 6-6-6-12-12-12 stitches which were knitted up under the sleeve) - the next round begins from here. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
When the piece measures 2 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease every 3-2½-2-2-1½-1½ cm a total of 12-14-16-18-20-22 times = 42-44-46-48-50-52 stitches. Continue in the round according to A.1 over all stitches until the diagram has been completed in height.
Insert 1 marker mid top of sleeve = mid stitch. NOTE: Now you are working diagram A.4, but because of decreases mid under sleeve, you need to adjust so do as follows: Count the number of stitches on each side of the mid stitch on top of sleeve and see how many stitches there is room for of the first repeat of A.4a on the round and how many stitches there is room for of the last repeat of A.4c on the round.
In other words you work pattern as follows: Work the number of stitches there is room for of A.4a, work A.4a (= 19 stitches), A.4b (= 9 stitches, see star in the diagram = mid stitch), A.4c (= 19 stitches) and work the number of stitches there is room for of A.4c.
When A.4 has been completed, work pattern in the round according to diagram A.3 (= 6 stitches) - adjust so that first stitch in diagram is at the mid of top of sleeve. When A.3 has been completed in height, continue with stocking stitch and red. When the piece measures 38-38-38-37-35-34 cm from the marker thread mid under sleeve, change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and knit 1 round where you increase 6-4-6-4-6-4 stitches evenly on round = 48-48-52-52-56-56 stitches. Work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Change to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 42-42-42-41-39-38 cm. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= off white
= red
= increase round
= last round before working 1 round for division of front and back pieces + sleeves
= mid stitch on sleeve



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