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Early May Sweater by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with lace pattern and raglan. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Muskat.

Tags: jumpers, lace, raglan,

DROPS Design: Pattern no r-718
Yarn group B
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
500-550-600-650-750-800 g colour 10, peach

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 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows of stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM for rib – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows of 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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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.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH for sleeves (worked in the round with double pointed needles):
1 ridge = Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagram A.1.

To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 210 stitches), and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 26) = 8.07. In this example work approx. every 7th and 8th stitch together.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for the sides):
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.

INCREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

Decrease 2 stitches in each transition between body and sleeves. 
Start 3 stitches before the marker and work as follows: 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 body is worked in the round with circular needle, bottom up to the armholes. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, the pieces are then placed on the same needle and the yoke is worked in the round with decreases to raglan.

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle. Cast on 210-228-246-276-300-330 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm and Muskat. Knit 1 round, then work rib (knit 3 /purl 3). Continue with rib until the piece measures 3 cm, knit 1 round where you decrease 26-28-30-36-36-42 stitches evenly on round = 184-200-216-240-264-288 stitches on the needle – read DECREASE TIP-1. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Then work stocking stitch. Insert 2 marker threads in the piece; 1 at the beginning of the round and 1 after 92-100-108-120-132-144 stitches (= the sides). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the piece measures 6 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches decreased), decrease every 7 cm a total of 4 times – read DECREASE TIP-2 = 168-184-200-224-248-272 stitches. When the piece measures 30-30-31-32-32-32 cm cast off for armholes in each side as follows: Cast off the first 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches, work until there are 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches left before the second marker thread in the side, cast off the next 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches, work until there are 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches left, cast off the last 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches. There are now 76-84-90-102-112-124 stitches on the back/front piece.

The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles. Cast on 47-49-51-53-55-57 stitches with double pointed needles size 4 mm and Muskat. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round. Then work as follows: Knit 9-10-11-12-13-14 stitches, A.1 (= 29 stitches), knit 9-10-11-12-13-14 stitches. Continue this pattern upwards, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 6-6-8-8-8-6 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread – read INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3½-2½-1½-1½-1½-1½ cm a total of 10-14-18-18-19-20 times = 67-77-87-89-93-97 stitches. The increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch. When the piece measures 42-41-40-40-38-37 cm, (NOTE! Shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer raglan decrease and wider neck) cast off 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches on each side of the marker thread = 59-69-77-79-81-85 stitches. Lay the piece to one side and work the other sleeve.

Place the sleeves on the same circular needle as the body, where you cast off stitches for the armholes = 270-306-334-362-386-418 stitches. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between body and sleeve (= 4 markers). Continue with stocking stitch over the stitches on the body and pattern and stocking stitch as before on the sleeves, AT THE SAME TIME on the next round begin to decrease to RAGLAN – see description above (= 8 stitches decreased). Decrease every 4th round 11-10-8-8-9-8 times, then every 2nd round 7-12-17-19-20-24 times (a total of 18-22-25-27-29-32 times). After all the decreases to raglan there are 126-130-134-146-154-162 stitches on needle.
Work 2 ridges, AT THE SAME TIME as you decrease on the first round 30-30-30-36-38-42 stitches evenly on round = 96-100-104-110-116-120 stitches – remember DECREASE TIP-1. Cast off.

Sew openings under the sleeves.


= knit
= purl
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitches
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 4 twisted together
= knit 4 together
= no stitch, skip this square

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Anne Bennett 15.02.2019 - 03:11:

Ah Many Thanks. I also managed to translate your answer. :) I will post a comment when I have finished.

Anne Bennett 14.02.2019 - 00:46:

I have knitted the body of this jumper and started the first sleeve. My issue is reading the pattern A1 and decoding it to written. I end up with only 23 stitches of pattern. After knit one, purl 2, there is the black square and yarn over, purl 2. Is that black square a stitch? Can you send me the written pattern to make it clearer for me please?

DROPS Design 14.02.2019 kl. 08:02:

Hi Anne, The diagram is read from bottom right to left; Rows 1 & 2 = K1, P2, K3, P2, K13, P2. K3, P2, K1 (29 stitches). Row 3 = K1, P2, K1, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, K2 and lift the slipped stitch over the 2 knitted stitches, P2, K4 together, 1YO, K1, 1YO, K1, 1YO, K1, 1YO, K1, 1YO, K4 twisted together, P2, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, K2 and lift the slipped stitch over the 2 knitted stitches, P2 and K1 (27 stitches). Then on row 4 you have 2 YO which increase the number of stitches to 29 again. A.1 is repeated upwards. Happy knitting!

STELLA PIKOULA 26.01.2019 - 23:22:

Good evening I have started knitting the body of this sweater, i have 184 stitches in my needles and i should cast off for armholes. In the end of body you write the number of the stitches NOW are (for the medium size) 84. But the number you cast off before it is not 100 stitches. Can you explain this

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 10:51:

Dear Mrs Pikoula, before armhole there are 184 sts, then you cast off 8 sts on each side for armholes = 184-16=168 sts, ie 84 sts remain for front piece and 84 sts remain for back piece, with 8 sts cast off between pieces. Happy knitting!

Dorte Larsen 27.11.2018 - 18:17:

Fejl i mønsteret 3. og 4. række. Mellem vrangmaskerne: Hvis man på 3. skal \\\"løfte en maske over de 2 sammenstrikkede\\\", bliver der kun 1 maske tilbage. Det virker jo ikke på den 4. række. Der må skulle være 2 omslag.\\r\\nFørste gang jeg kommenterer, men jeg har fundet mange fejl tidligere i jeres opskrifter. Det er ellers dejlige ting, I kommer med. Venlig hilsen Dorte Larsen

Guida 16.10.2018 - 10:36:

Bonjour, pouvez-vous, svp, me dire comment tricoter le diagramme en aller-retour ? J’ai assemblé toutes les parties sur une même aiguille mais je ne vois pas comment continuer le diagramme jusqu’ici tricoté en rond. Merci beaucoup.

DROPS Design 16.10.2018 kl. 16:00:

Bonjour Mme Guida, quand on tricote l'empiècement, on va tricoter A.1 sur les manches comme avant, l'empiècement se tricote en rond sur toutes les mailles (dos, manche, devant, manche), on va donc tricoter A.1 comme on le faisait avant sur les manches. Bon tricot!

Eeva Savolainen 26.09.2018 - 20:14:

Onko neulekaavioon merkitty kaikki kerrokset vai vain oikean puolen kerrokset?

DROPS Design 27.09.2018 kl. 14:17:

Piirrokseen on merkitty kaikki kerrokset.

J SERVIANT 06.09.2018 - 14:01:

Bonjour, Je suis une bonne tricoteuse mais je me lance pour la première fois dans le tricot en rond et j'ai choisi ce modèle. Est ce un choix pas trop compliqué pour une première ? Merci pour les conseils éventuels.

DROPS Design 06.09.2018 kl. 15:40:

Bonjur Mme Serviant, lisez bien attentivement toutes les explications et suivez-les bien à la lettre. Si vous avez une question ou une hésitation, n'hésitez surtout pas. Le diagramme se lit en commençant en bas à droite, et tous les tours de droite à gauche. Bon tricot!

Sivet 24.08.2018 - 14:52:

Bonjour, je vais commencer le pull mais j'aimerais quelque précision sur le diagramme. quand vous dites " glisser 1 maille à l'endroit, tricoter 2 mailles endroit, passer la maille glissée par-dessus les mailles tricotées " cela veut dire qu'il faut tricoté 2 mailles ensemble ou 2 mailles normale ? " pas de maille, sauter cette case " cela veut dire qu'on glisse la maille sans la tricoté ?

DROPS Design 24.08.2018 kl. 16:11:

Bonjour Sivet! J'ai deja fait ce pull et il est formidable, courage! Et reponse: "glisser 1 maille à l'endroit, tricoter 2 mailles endroit, passer la maille glissée par-dessus les mailles tricotées" >cela veut dire qu'il faut tricoter 2 mailles normales. De cette facon, ces 2 mailles seront entourees par la maille glissee. Il reste 2 mailles (au lieu de 3)>cela explique 'pas de maille, sauter cette case'. Bon travail!

Buy Essays Online 23.02.2018 - 11:27:

Looking beautiful. Most suitable for summer days.

Gunn-May Moen 29.01.2018 - 18:18:

En fin sommermodell.

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