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Morven by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with V-neck, texture and lace pattern. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Flora.

DROPS design: Pattern fl-016
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
300-350-350-400-450-500 g color 03, light gray

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm / 16" + 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 2.5 mm/ US 1.5 - for edges in garter stitch.

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.5. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP (applies to V-neck):
Decrease for V-neck inside 7 edge stitches in garter stitch. All decreases are done from the right side.
Decrease as follows after 7 edge stitches in garter stitch: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease as follows before 7 edge stitches in garter stitch: Begin 2 stitches before the 7 edge stitches and knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

INCREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeve):
Begin 5 stitches before stitch with marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 1, A.4 (= 9 stitches), knit 1, make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
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SWEATER:
Work from bottom up. Work front and back piece on circular needle in parts until after vent, then work piece in the round on circular needle up to armhole before working back and forth on circular needle in parts until finished measurements. Work sleeves back and forth on circular needle after vent, then work in the round on double pointed needles/short circular needle.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 109-119-129-141-155-169 stitches on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Flora. Work in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, for 6 cm / 2 3/8'' (finish by knitting 1 row from wrong side). Put piece aside and work the front piece.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 109-119-129-141-155-169 stitches and work garter stitch as on back piece for 6 cm / 2 3/8'' (finish after knitting 1 row from wrong side). Now place the parts together as explained under BODY:

BODY:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Knit the 109-119-129-141-155-169 stitches from front piece, cast on 1 new stitch on needle, knit the 109-119-129-141-155-169 stitches from back piece and cast on 1 new stitch on needle = 220-240-260-284-312-340 stitches. Knit 1 row over all stitches.
Work next round as follows: Work A.1A over the first 24-27-30-33-33-36 stitches (= 8-9-10-11-11-12 repetitions of 3 stitches), A.2 (= 19 stitches), 23-27-31-37-51-59 stitches in stockinette stitch, A.3 (= 19 stitches), A.1B over the next 24-27-30-33-33-36 stitches (= 8-9-10-11-11-12 repetitions of 3 stitches), A.1C (= 1 stitch), A.1A over the next 24-27-30-33-33-36 stitches, A.2 (= 19 stitches), 23-27-31-37-51-59 stitches in stockinette stitch, A.3 (= 19 stitches), A.1B over the next 24-27-30-33-33-36 stitches and finish with A.1C (= 1 stitch).
Continue pattern like this (A.2 and A.3 will be diagonal as triangles out towards each side and there will be more and more stockinette stitch mid front and mid back). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When 9 stitches in textured pattern remain in each side of body, insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 9 stitches in each side - move the marker threads upwards when working. Now work A.4 over the middle 9 stitches in each side, continue the other stitches in stockinette stitches. When piece measures 35-36-37-39-40-41 cm / 13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½"-15 1/4"-15 3/4"-16'', bind off 1 stitch in each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off stitch with marker thread). Cut the yarn. Then finish front and back piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 109-119-129-141-155-169 stitches. Purl 1 row from wrong side (continue pattern in each side as before) and cast AT THE SAME TIME on 1 new stitch in each side for seam = 111-121-131-143-157-171 stitches. Work next row as follows from right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.5A (= 4 stitches), work in stockinette stitch until 5 stitches remain on row, work A.5B (= 4 stitches) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this.
When piece measures 52-54-56-59-61-63 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-22"-23 1/4"-24"-24 3/4'', bind off the middle 25-25-27-27-29-29 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue with stockinette stitch, A5 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch towards the side. Cast in addition off 1 stitch for neck at beginning of the next 2 rows from neck = 41-46-50-56-62-69 stitches remain on the shoulder. Work until piece measures approx. 54-56-58-61-63-65 cm / 21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-24"-24 3/4"-25½'', adjust so that next row is worked from wrong side. Knit 1 row from wrong side and bind off by knitting from right side but to avoid a tight bind-off edge make 1 yarn over after every 5th stitch while binding off (bind off yarn overs as regular stitches). Work the other shoulder the same way.

FRONT PIECE:
= 109-119-129-141-155-169 stitches. Purl 1 row from wrong side (continue pattern in each side as before) and cast AT THE SAME TIME on 1 new stitch in each side for seam = 111-121-131-143-157-171 stitches. Then work 4 rows in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch and A.5A/A.5B in each side - AT THE SAME TIME work the middle 7 stitches in garter stitch.
Work next row from right side after the 2 ridges as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.5A (= 4 stitches), 47-52-57-63-70-77 stitches in stockinette stitch, slip these 52-57-62-68-75-82 stitches on 1 stitch holder or leave them on a needle, knit until 5 stitches remain on row, work A.5B (= 4 stitches) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.5B (= 4 stitches) and purl until 7 stitches remain on row towards mid front, knit these 7 stitches.
Continue back and forth like this with 7 edge stitches in garter stitch towards mid front, stockinette stitch, A.5B and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch towards the side. AT THE SAME TIME on first row from right side, decrease for V-neck - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every other row (i.e. every row from right side) 5-5-6-6-7-7 times in total, on every 4th row 4 times in total in all sizes and then on every 6th row 2 times in total in all sizes = 48-53-57-63-69-76 stitches. Work until piece measures 54-56-58-61-63-65 cm / 21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-24"-24 3/4"-25½'', adjust so that next row is worked from wrong side. Knit 1 row from wrong side and knit 1 row from right side over all stitches. On next row (wrong side), bind off the first 41-46-50-56-62-69 stitches for shoulder = 7 stitches remain on row, knit these stitches. Continue in garter stitch back and forth over the 7 stitches until edge in garter stitch measures approx. 7-7-8-8-8-8 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3"-3"-3"-3'' from shoulder and bind off (= neck edge).
Slip stitches in the other side of piece back on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 7 stitches in garter stitch towards mid front (pick up at the back of stitches).
Work back and forth the same way as in the other side but continue A.5A towards armhole and decrease for V-neck before the 7 edge stitches towards mid front (from right side). When piece measures 54-56-58-61-63-65 cm / 21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-24"-24 3/4"-25½'' and 1 row has been knitted from wrong side over all stitches, work next row as follows from right side: bind off the first 41-46-50-56-62-69 stitches = 7 stitches remain on row, knit these stitches. Continue in garter stitch back and forth over the 7 stitches until edge in garter stitch measures approx. 7-7-8-8-8-8 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3"-3"-3"-3" from shoulder and bind off (= neck edge).

SLEEVE:
Cast on 51-53-55-57-59-61 stitches on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Flora. Work in garter stitch back and forth on needle for 6 cm / 2 3/8''. Then work piece in the round, i.e. distribute the stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 - beginning of round, i.e. opening on edge in garter stitch = mid under sleeve. Work in stockinette stitch in the round with A.4 over the middle 9 stitches under sleeve. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle stitch of A.4 and move the marker thread upwards when working. When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read INCREASE TIP. Increase 19-21-22-24-25-26 times in total, in S: On every 7th round, in M and L: On every 6th round, in XL: On every 5th round, in XXL: Alternately on every 4th and 5th round, in XXXL: On every 4th round = 89-95-99-105-109-113 stitches. When piece measures 51-50-49-47-45-44 cm / 20"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-18½"-17 3/4"-17 1/4'' bind off all stitches but to avoid a tight bind-off edge make 1 yarn over after every 5th stitch while binding off (bind off yarn overs as regular stitches).
Work another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside bind-off edge so that there are 2 ridges mid on top of shoulder. Sew neck edge together mid back (seam should be in towards wrong side). Sew neck edge to neck line in the back of neck.
Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge stitch.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked


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