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The Pearl by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with lace pattern and V-neck. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk.

Tags: lace, sweaters, v-neck,

DROPS Design: Pattern no z-814
Yarn group A + A or C
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color 100, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125-125-150-150-175-175 g color 01, off white

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stockinette stitch with 1 strand of each quality on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 for rib – or the size needed to get 19 stitches and 25 rows stockinette stitch with 1 strand of each quality on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' 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. 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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1, A.3 and A.5)
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 104 stitches) minus the stitches you are not decreasing over (e.g. 2 edge stitches in garter stitch) and divide the remaining number of stitches by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 13) = 7.8. In this example, knit approx. every 7th and 8th stitch together.

DECREASE TIP-2:
All decreases are made from the right side!
Decrease as follows before the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch: work until there are 3 stitches left on the row, knit 2 together, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Decrease as follows after the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

INCREASE TIP:
All increases are made from the right side!
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On the next row, purl the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.
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SWEATER:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, bottom up. You work lace pattern on the front piece. The back piece is worked in stockinette stitch. The sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch, back and forth with circular needle, bottom up.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 104-114-124-134-144-159 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work rib from the right side as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, purl 2, (knit 3 / purl 2) until there is 1 stitch left, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this until the rib measures 4 cm / 1½''. Change to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 13-15-17-21-21-24 stitches evenly on row (but not over the edge stitches in garter stitch) – read DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced) = 91-99-107-113-123-135 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When the piece measures 5 cm / 2'' decrease 1 stitch in each side – read DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease like this approx. every 16-17-12-18-20-13 cm / 6 1/4"-6 3/4"-4 3/4"-7"-8"-5'' a total of 3-3-4-3-3-4 times = 85-93-99-107-117-127 stitches. When the piece measures 40-43-45-45-48-47 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"-19"-18½'' bind off for the armhole in each side every 2nd row as follows: bind off 4 stitches 1 time, 2 stitches 0-2-2-3-5-7 times and 1 stitch 1-1-2-2-3-2 times = 75-75-79-83-83-87 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 53-57-60-61-65-65 cm / 21"-22½"-23½"-24"-25½"-25½'' work garter stitch over the middle 25-25-25-25-25-27 stitches on the row. When you have worked 2 ridges over these stitches, bind off the middle 19-19-19-19-19-21 stitches for the neck and each shoulder is finished separately. There are now 28-28-30-32-32-33 stitches on each shoulder. Continue with stockinette stitch, 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch towards the armhole. When the piece measures 56-60-63-64-68-68 cm / 22"-23½"-24 3/4"-25 1/4"-26 3/4"-26 3/4'' bind off. Make sure that the bind-off edge is not tight.
Work the other shoulder in the same way.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 105-115-129-133-143-157 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work rib from the right side as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, (knit 3, purl 2) over the next 5-10-15-15-20-25 stitches, knit 3, A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 32-32-34-36-36-38 stitches), A.2 (= 23 stitches), A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 32-32-34-36-36-38 stitches), (knit 3 / purl 2) over the next 5-10-15-15-20-25 stitches, knit 3, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this back and forth until the diagrams have been completed in height. There are now 91-101-115-119-129-143 stitches on the needle. Change to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Now work pattern from the right side as follows:
1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit the first 8-13-18-18-23-28 stitches at the same time as you decrease 0-1-4-3-3-4 stitches evenly over these stitches (= 8-12-14-15-20-24 stitches in stockinette stitch inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in the side), purl 2-2-3-2-2-3 stitches, A.3 (choose diagram for your size = 22-22-22-26-26-26 stitches), purl 2-2-3-2-2-3 stitches, A.4 (= 21 stitches), purl 2-2-3-2-2-3 stitches, A.3 (choose diagram for your size = 22-22-22-26-26-26 stitches), purl 2-2-3-2-2-3 stitches, knit the next 8-13-18-18-23-28 stitches at the same time as you decrease 0-1-4-3-3-4 stitches over these stitches (= 8-12-14-15-20-24 stitches in stockinette stitch inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in the side), 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 91-99-107-113-123-135 stitches.
Continue back and forth like this, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 5 cm / 2'' decrease 1 stitch in each side – remember DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease like this approx. every 16-17-12-18-20-13 cm / 6 1/4"-6 3/4"-4 3/4"-7"-8"-5'' a total of 3-3-4-3-3-4 times = 85-93-99-107-117-127 stitches.
Continue the pattern and decrease for the V-neck as described below, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 40-43-45-45-48-47 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"-19"-18½'' bind off for the armholes in each side in the same way as for the back piece. Work as follows:
When A.4 has been worked a total of 4-5-5-5-6-6 times in height, work as follows for the different sizes:

Sizes S, L and XL:
Continue with pattern as before over all stitches until you have worked the first 8 rows in A.4. Then work A.5 (choose diagram for your size = 21 stitches) over A.4 (the remaining stitches on the row are worked in pattern as before). On the last row in A.5 increase 1 stitch in the middle stitch in the diagram. Continue from ALL SIZES.

Sizes M, XXL and XXXL:
Continue with pattern as before over all stitches, but work A.5 (choose diagram for your size = 21 stitches) over A.4. On the last row of A.5 increase 1 stitch in the middle stitch in the diagram. Continue from ALL SIZES.

ALL SIZES:
When the whole of A.5 has been worked, place the first half of the stitches from the needle (seen from the wrong side) on a thread for right front piece. The remaining stitches = left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work back and forth from the right side - NOTE: Binding off for the armhole continues as for back piece.
Work pattern as before as far as A.5, knit until there are 5 stitches left before the division for the neck, knit 2 stitches together (= 1 stitch decreased) and work 3 stitches in garter stitch (= towards the neck). Work back from the wrong side. Continue like this back and forth and decrease for neck on each row from the right side a total of 9-9-9-9-9-10 times. When all the decreases for neck and armhole are finished there are 29-29-31-33-33-34 stitches on the shoulder. Continue until the armhole measures approx. 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' (the piece measures a total of 56-60-63-64-68-68 cm / 22"-23½"-24 3/4"-25 1/4"-26 3/4"-26 3/4'' from the shoulder down), AT THE SAME TIME on the last row decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 stitches together = 28-28-30-32-32-33 stitches. Bind off. Make sure that the bind-off edge is not tight.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Place the stitches from the thread back onto the circular needle and work back and forth from the right side - NOTE: Binding off for armhole continues as for back piece and left front piece.
Work 3 stitches in garter stitch (from the neck), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over (= 1 stitch decreased), work as far as A.3, and continue the pattern as before to end of row. Continue like this back and forth and decrease to neck on each row from the right side a total of 9-9-9-9-9-10 times. When all decreases to neck and armhole are finished there are 29-29-31-33-33-34 stitches on the shoulder. Continue working until the armhole measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' (the piece measures a total of 56-60-63-64-68-68 cm / 22"-23½"-24 3/4"-25 1/4"-26 3/4"-26 3/4'' from the shoulder down), AT THE SAME TIME on the last row decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 stitches together = 28-28-30-32-32-33 stitches. Bind off. Make sure that the bind-off edge is not tight.


SLEEVE:
Cast on 45-50-50-55-55-60 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work rib from the right side as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, (knit 3 /purl 2) until there are 4 stitches left, knit 3, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When the rib measures 4 cm / 1½'' change to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Knit 1 row where you decrease 7-11-8-13-10-14 stitches evenly on row = 38-39-42-42-45-46 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 9-9-11-11-7-4 cm / 3½"-3½"-4½"-4½"-2 3/4"-1½'' increase 1 stitch in each side – read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this approx. every 6-5-4-3-3-3 cm / 2 1/4"-2"-1½"-1"-1"-1'' a total of 6-7-8-10-11-12 times = 50-53-58-62-67-70 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the sleeve measures 43-43-43-42-41-40 cm / 17"-17"-17"-16½"-16"-15 3/4'' bind off for the sleeve cap at the beginning of each row in each side as follows: bind off 4 stitches 1 time, 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-3-3 times, 1 stitch 3-4-2-3-5-6 times, 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-3-3 times and 4 stitches 1 time = 12-13-14-16-17-18 stitches. Bind off the remaining stitches. The sleeve measures approx. 51-52-52-52-53-53 cm / 20"-20½"-20½"-20½"-21"-21''. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams inside the bind-off edges. Sew sleeves to body. Sew the seam under the sleeve and continue down the side seam. Sew inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
= purl 2 stitches together
= knit 1 in the front and back of the same stitch (= 1 stitch increased)




Comments (6)

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Oksana 14.04.2018 - 10:01:

In the description for front piece is says: ... Now work pattern from the right side as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit the first 8-13-18-18-23-28 stitches at the same time as you decrease 0-1-4-3-3-4 stitches evenly over these stitches.... and then - Continue back and forth like this ... Question: in this row description you suggest to continue with there is decrease of the stiches. Should it be repeated every other row till the end of the work?

DROPS Design 16.04.2018 kl. 08:52:

Dear Oksana, after the row with dec you continue with 8-12-14-15-20-24 sts in stocking st after the edge st at the beg of row and before the edge st at the end of row, you will then dec when piece measures 5 cm (as for back piece). Happy knitting!

Eleni Stefanou 06.04.2018 - 12:45:

¡Hola! He intentado hacer este precioso jersey pero las medidas no son correctas. La V del cuello está demasiado arriba y la cabeza no entra de ninguna manera, para que sea aceptable la obertura tendría que ser a la tercera repetición del esquema A4 y no 4 ó 5 veces. Las mangas también son demasiado estrechas Creo que e su página es genial. Muchas gracias por las ideas. Eleni Stefanou

Jennifer King 17.01.2018 - 11:47:

I can't get the idea of making this one out of my head!

Barbara Schmidt 13.01.2018 - 16:01:

Schöner luftiger Pullover für die Übergangszeit. Möchte ich auf jeden Fall stricken.

Géraldine 03.01.2018 - 00:00:

Lovely pullover!!!

Doris 12.12.2017 - 18:15:

Möchte ich gerne stricken!

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