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How To Be A Christmas Tree by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with Christmas tree, crocheted star and pompoms. Size: S - XXXL Knitted in DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk and pompoms in DROPS Eskimo.

Tags: christmas, jumpers,

DROPS design: Pattern z-802
Yarn group A + C and E or C + C (pompoms)
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200-250-250-300-300-350 g colour no 3620, red
50 g for all sizes in colour 7815, green/turquoise
50 g for all sizes in colour 2923, goldenrod
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
125-150-150-175-175-200 g colour no 07, red
50 g for all sizes in colour 11, forest green
And use:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
50 g for all sizes in colour 01, off white

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 6 mm – or size needed to get 14 stitches and 16 rows in stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5.5 mm for moss stitch – or size needed to get 15 stitches and 17 rows in stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm - for star.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 6 mm - for light chain.

ACCESSORIES: 10 red Christmas balls, approx. diameter 25 mm.
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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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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 PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1.

MOSS STITCH:
ROUND/ROW 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND/ROW 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit.
Repeat 2nd row/round upwards.

CHRISTMAS TREE:
Work Christmas tree in stocking stitch with 1 strand green/turquoise + 1 strand forest green Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands), work the remaining stitches as before. To avoid long strands on wrong side when working pattern, work from 3 “balls” (of 2 strands). This means: 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands) in one side of piece, 1 strand green/turquoise Alpaca + 1 strand forest green Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands) on the middle of piece and 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands) in the other side of piece. To avoid holes between the pieces the yarn must be twined around each other when changing colour.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker is in the middle of these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarns over twisted to avoid holes.
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JUMPER:
Work piece back and forth on circular needle. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 72-76-82-90-98-106 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work 5 rows in MOSS STITCH - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm and work in stocking stitch with 3 stitches in moss stitch in each side of piece. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 12-14-13-14-13-14 cm, insert 1 marker in each side that marks the vent.
On next row from right side work pattern as follows:
ROWS 1-3: Work 3 stitches in moss stitch, work 8-10-11-15-17-21 stitches in stocking stitch, work 50-50-54-54-58-58 stitches CHRISTMAS TREE - see explanation above, work 8-10-11-15-17-21 stitches in stocking stitch and 3 stitches in moss stitch.
ROWS 4-5: Work 3 stitches in moss stitch, work 9-11-12-16-18-22 stitches in stocking stitch, work 48-48-52-52-56-56 stitches Christmas tree (= 2 stitches less of Christmas tree), work 9-11-12-16-18-22 stitches in stocking stitch and 3 stitches in moss stitch.
ROWS 6-8: Work 3 stitches in moss stitch, work 10-12-13-17-19-23 stitches in stocking stitch, work 46-46-50-50-54-54 stitches Christmas tree (= 2 stitches less of Christmas tree), work 10-12-13-17-19-23 stitches in stocking stitch and 3 stitches in moss stitch.
Repeat rows 4-8 but every time work 2 stitches less of Christmas tree.
When piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm, cast off 3 stitches at beginning of the 2 next rows for armholes = 66-70-76-84-92-100 stitches. Continue with pattern as before with 3 stitches in moss stitch in each side. When 2 stitches are left over Christmas tree, work 3 rows over these. Piece measures approx. 51-53-55-56-58-59 cm. Continue with 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands) over all stitches.
When piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm, slip the middle 16-18-18-20-20-20 stitches on a stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then cast off on every row from neck as follows: 2 stitches 2 times = 21-22-25-28-32-36 stitches. Cast off when piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm. Work the other shoulder the same way.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 72-76-82-90-98-106 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work 5 rows in moss stitch. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm and work in stocking stitch with 3 stitches in moss stitch in each side of piece. When piece measures 12-14-13-14-13-14 cm, insert 1 marker in each side that marks the vent. Continue in stocking stitch and moss stitch. When piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm, cast off 3 stitches at beginning of the 2 next rows for armholes = 66-70-76-84-92-100 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and 3 stitches in moss stitch in each side. When piece measures 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm, cast off the middle 22-24-24-26-26-26 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Cast off 1 stitch on next row from neck = 21-22-25-28-32-36 stitches. Cast off when piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm. Work the other shoulder the same way.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 31-32-34-35-36-37 stitches on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm with 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work 5 rows in moss stitch. Switch to double pointed needles size 6 mm and insert 1 marker at beginning of round = mid under sleeve. Then work in stocking stitch. When piece measures 7-7-6-6-6-7 cm, increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP above. Increase like this every 6½-5½-5½-4½-3½-3 cm 7-8-8-9-10-11 times in total = 45-48-50-53-56-59 stitches. When piece measures 49-48-47-45-43-41 cm, cast off 6 stitches mid under sleeve (3 stitches on each side of marker). Then work a small sleeve cap back and forth in stocking stitch. Cast off stitches at beginning of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches 2 times, then cast off the remaining stitches. Piece measures approx. 51-50-49-47-45-43 cm. Work another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side seam down to vent.

NECK:
Pick up approx. 60-68 stitches (including stitches on stitch holder at the front) on a short circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand red Alpaca + 1 strand red Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Knit 1 round while adjusting number of stitches to 60-66-66-66-68-68. Work moss stitch in the round for 5 cm, then cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

STAR:
Crochet 6 chain stitches on hook size 3 mm with goldenrod Alpaca and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Continue pattern in the round according to diagram A.1. When A.1 is done, fasten off. Star measures approx. 6 cm in diameter.

LIGHT CHAINS:
Cut 4 long strand of goldenrod Alpaca and work with all 4 strands on hook size 6 mm as follows: Work a chain stitch row of approx. 9 cm (leave approx. 10 cm with strand at the beginning and end of chain stitch row, use these for assembly). Then work a string of 16 cm, 22 cm and 33 cm the same way.

POMPOM:
Make 5 pompoms with Eskimo with an approx. diameter of 5 cm (leave approx. 10 cm yarn ends, these are used for assembly).

ASSEMBLY:
See photo. Fasten star at the top of tree with neat little stitches. Place the 4 light chains evenly downwards across over tree, shortest chain at the top. Split the yarn end in 2, pull them through on each side of a stitch and out the back of garment. Tie a hard knot at the back and cut off the remaining strand. Do the same on all chains. Fasten 3 pompoms on one side of tree and 2 pompoms on the other side of tree. Fasten them over end of each light chain. Fasten 1 Christmas ball at the top light chain, 2 Christmas balls on next light chain, 3 Christmas balls on next light chain and 4 Christmas balls on bottom light chain.

Diagram

= chain stitch
= double crochet between 2 treble crochet groups
= treble crochet around chain stitch ring/chain space
= round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round
= round begins with 1 chain stitch and finish with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch at beginning of round
= 6 chain stitches, form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch - see point on circle, round begins and ends here


Comments (3)

Sabrina 21.03.2018 - 23:15:

Hallo, I like this pattern so much! I would like to knit a jumper with a subject "coming out". But I would like to knit something not strictly related to Christmas. I have also seen another (similar) project with a snow man. Are you planning to publish another pattern with a different subject? Thanks

DROPS Design 06.04.2018 kl. 09:31:

Dear Sabrina, your request have been forwarded our design team. Sign up our newsletter and/or follow us on Facebook to not miss any new pattern. Happy knitting!

Jane 15.12.2017 - 18:16:

The instructions for the front say "Repeat rows 4-8 but every time work two stitches less of Christmas tree." This is wrong - should it be 'repeat rows 6-8' OR 'every time work four stitches less of Christmas tree'. I've tried to zoom in to the photo to see if it is three rows before each decrease or two and three alternating, but I just can't see. Could you confirm please?

DROPS Design 18.12.2017 kl. 08:03:

Dear Jane, when repeating row 4-8 work 2 sts less on Christmas tree, ie on next both rows work only 44 sts for the Christmas tree, then on next both rows work 42 sts for the Christmas tree and so on, and at the same time work 1 more st red on each side of Christmas tree. Happy knitting!

Esther Van De Geijn 12.12.2017 - 10:24:

Hallo, ik ben groot fan van jullie patronen! Maar nu heb ik sinds een paar jaar een breimachine en zou ik graag een aantal patronen voor de machine vinden. Hebben jullie die ook? Of zouden jullie die willen maken? Ik merk dat het aantal machinebreisters weer aan het groeien is, dus dit zou een goede markt zijn. :-)

DROPS Design 13.12.2017 kl. 18:08:

Hallo Esther, Er zijn op dit moment geen plannen om patronen voor de breimachine te publiceren, maar bedankt voor je tip. Het is doorgegeven aan de afdeling design!

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