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Periwinkle by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with round yoke, multi-colored Nordic pattern and A-shape. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

DROPS design: Pattern me-135
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
500-550-600-650-700-800 g color 19, light gray blue
100-150-150-150-150-150 g color 01, off white

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

You can replace the DROPS Merino Extra Fine colours used in this pattern with many other colour combinations. Check the pattern pictures for inspiration and the Comments section to find out the exact colour numbers in the samples.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm / 16" + 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 – or size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm / 16" + 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 for rib – or size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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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 PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly):
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on round (e.g. 200 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 10) = 20.
In this example decrease by knitting approx. every 19th and 20th stitch together.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Begin 5 stitches before marker thread in the side, knit 2 together, knit 6 (marker thread is in the middle of these 6 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

INCREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeve):
Begin 2 stitches before marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting gauge to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Use a larger needle size when working pattern if needed.
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SWEATER:
Body is worked in the round on circular needle, bottom up. Sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle, bottom up. Then slip body and sleeves together and finish yoke in the round on circular needle.
An elevation in the back of neck can be worked to get a better fit so that yoke is somewhat higher in the neck. This elevation can be skipped, to make the neck the same at the front and back - see explanation on elevation in pattern.

BODY:
Cast on 200-220-238-258-284-312 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with light gray blue. Work rib as follows:
ROUND 1: Knit all stitches.
ROUND 2: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Repeat 1st and 2nd round until rib measures 3 cm / 1''. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Knit 1 round while decreasing 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 190-210-226-246-270-298 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round and 1 marker thread after 95-105-113-123-135-149 stitches (= in the sides), move the marker thread when working.
Work in stockinette stitch in the round. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', decrease 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read DECREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 8 cm / 3 1/8'' 4 times in total in each side = 174-194-210-230-254-282 stitches.
Work until piece measures approx. 36 cm / 14 1/4'' in all sizes. Work next round as follows: Bind off 4-4- 5-5- 6-7 stitches for armhole, knit 79-89-95-105-115-127
stitches (back piece), bind off 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches for armhole, knit 79-89-95-105- 115-127stitches (front side), and bind off the remaining 4-4-5-5-6-7
stitches for armhole. Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 44-46-48-52-52-54 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with light gray blue. Work rib as follows:
ROUND 1: Knit all stitches.
ROUND 2: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round.
Repeat 1st and 2nd round until rib measures 3 cm / 1''. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round (= mid under sleeve) and move the marker thread upwards. Work in stockinette stitch in the round. When piece measures 9-7-9-7-9-7 cm / 3½"-2 3/4"-3½"-2 3/4"-3½"-2 3/4'', increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 3½-3-2-2-1½-1½ cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/8"-3/4"-3/4"-½"-½'' 11-13-16-17-19-20 times in total = 66-72-80-86-90-94 stitches (switch to a short circular needle when there are enough stitches). Continue until sleeve measures 46-45-43-41-40-38 cm / 18"-17 3/4"-17"-16"-15 3/4"-15'' (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider neck and longer yoke).
Work next round as follows: bind off 4-4-5-5-6-7 stitches, knit 58-64-70-76-78-80 stitches and bind off the remaining 4-4-5-5-6-7 stitches. Put piece aside and make another sleeve the same way.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 274-306-330-362-386-414 stitches. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!
Read KNITTING TIP! Begin round mid back where body is finished. Continue with light gray blue. Knit 1 round while decreasing 4-6-0-2-6-4 stitches evenly = 270-300-330-360-380-410 stitches - remember DECREASE TIP-1. Work stockinette stitch in the round. When piece measures 1-2-3-3-4-6 cm / 3/8"-3/4"-1"-1"-1½"-2 ½'' from where body and sleeves were put together, work A.1 in the round (= 27-30-33-36-38-41 repetitions of 10 stitches). Continue pattern like this. AT THE SAME TIME on row marked with arrow in A.1 decrease 10-0-10-20-20-30 stitches evenly = 260-300-320-340-360-380 stitches. NOTE! In size S and L decrease in the off white sections.
Now work A.2 in the round (= 13-15-16-17-18-19 repetitions of 20 stitches). Continue pattern like this and decrease as shown in A.2. When A.2 has been worked, there are 130-150-160-170-180-190 stitches on needle.
Now work elevation in the back of neck or start to work the neck edge if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this paragraph if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker at beginning of round = mid back. Begin from right side with off white and knit 15-16-17-18-19-20 stitches past stitch with marker, turn, tighten yarn and purl 30-32-34-36-38-40. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 45-48-51-54-57-60, turn, tighten yarn and purl 60-64-68-72-76-80. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 75-80-85-90-95-100, turn, tighten yarn and purl 90-96-102-108-114-120, turn, tighten yarn and knit until mid back.

NECK EDGE:
Knit 1 round with off white while decreasing 24-40-44-48-54-58 stitches evenly = 106-110-116-122-126-132 stitches. Switch to a short circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Work rib as follows: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Continue rib like this for 3 cm / 1''. Bind off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Sweater measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'' from shoulder and down.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 26.02.2018
The diagram symbols for off white and light greyblue have been corrected.
Updated online: 09.04.2018
Correction in diagram A.2A.
Updated online: 02.05.2018
The section regarding bind off for armholes has been corrected

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= off white
= light grey blue
= knit 2 together
= decrease round




Ka76 04.02.2019 - 19:48:

Hejsan! Jag har stickat tröjan i drops merino extra fine och nu när jag tvättat den är den helt förstörd. Jättetråkigt! Tröjan har helt tappat formen. Jag har följt tvättrekommendationerna. Kan man göra något? Vår det inte att tvätt merino extra fine garnen?

Andrea 20.01.2019 - 17:45:

Schön und flott zu stricken.

Solveig Charlotte Sivertsen 19.01.2019 - 18:36:

Er garnet jeg valgte avsent?? Jeg syns det er vanskelig og kommunisere med dere, helst på meil adr min. Forventer å få svar på spørsmål på min meil. Finner heller ikke en e-meil adr på dere. Kan dere svare meg???

Solveig Charlotte Sivertsen 19.01.2019 - 18:31:

Er garnet jeg valgte avsent?? Jeg syns det er vanskelig og kommunisere med dere, helst på meil adr min. Forventer å få svar på spørsmål på min meil. Finner heller ikke en e-meil adr på dere. Kan dere svare meg???

DROPS Design 21.01.2019 kl. 08:46:

Hei Solveig. Vi selger ikke garn direkte til kunder, så du har nok bestilt det i en av nettbutikkene som selger vårt garn (kanskje var det strikkenett.no? ) Vi har derfor ikke oversikt over bestillingen din. Jeg vil tro du skal ha mottatt en bekreftelsesemail fra nettbutikken? hvis ikke, kan du se om du finner den rikitge butikken om du trykker på "bestill" her, og ta direkte kontakt med dem. God fornøyelse

Jinan 22.11.2018 - 19:52:

Thanks alot. i'm gonna to try knit it top down. Do u think it is going to be good experience?

DROPS Design 22.11.2018 kl. 20:19:

Dear Jinan, I think it is a good idea. It is easier to adjust the length of the yoke, body and sleeves to personal measurements particularly when working a raglan or round yoke, and it is easier to try the garment on while working. Good luck!

Karen 12.11.2018 - 11:20:

Hei! Jeg forsøker å finne ut hvilken str jeg skal strikke denne i, men finner ingen størrelsesguide. Vanskelig å vite når det står at modellen har på seg S eller M

DROPS Design 12.11.2018 kl. 15:33:

Hei Karen. Helt nederst på siden, sammen med diagrammene, finner du en målskisse med alle plaggets mål i de forskjellige størrelsene. God fornøyelse.

Ellen 17.10.2018 - 11:25:

Hei! Jeg lurer på om bærestykke blir feil hvis jeg strikker bolen lenger?

DROPS Design 18.10.2018 kl. 11:54:

Hei Ellen. Lengden på bolen har ingen innvirking på bærestykket - det forblir det samme. Mønsteret begynner ikke før på bærestykke så om du vil strikke flere cm på bolen før du begynner på bærestykke må du gjerne gjøre det. Vær obs på at det vil gå med mer garn (avhengig av hvor mye lenger du vil ha bolen kan dette være relevant). God fornøyelse.

Mette 30.09.2018 - 18:15:

Hei Hvordan mener de vrangborden skal strikkes? Annenhver omgang rett skjønner jeg, men er det rett over vrang på de andre omgangene (2,46 osv), eller er det rett over rett og vrang over vrang? Sljønner ikke de * forklaringene...

DROPS Design 01.10.2018 kl. 12:07:

Hei Mette. Ja det stemmer: 1 omgang strikkes alle masker rett, 2 omgang strikkes annenhver 1 rett og 1 vrang ut omgangen. 3 omgang strikkes alle masker rett, og 4 omgang strikkes 1 rett, 1 vrang ut omgangen sånn som omgang 2. På omgangene med 1 rett, 1 vrang strikkes de rette og vrange maskene på samme sted hver gang. God fornøyelse.

Diane Taylor 10.09.2018 - 12:20:

I printed off this pattern to make a start on this sweater. the pattern has printed but the charts haven't. how can i get these.

DROPS Design 10.09.2018 kl. 12:49:

Hi Diane. We’re currently having some technical issues with our site, resulting in photos and diagrams not loading correctly. We are working on solving this issue and hopefully the page will be back to normal soon. Please see our twitter and facebook accounts for updates. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Adri 24.07.2018 - 07:19:

Hi I'm knitting size L and i've tried to decrease the yoke in the contrast color but when I keep knitting the pattern isn't coming out how it's supposed to. How do I fix this?

DROPS Design 24.07.2018 kl. 09:35:

Dear Adri, when working diagrams A.1-A.3, the decreases are worked with off white, ie Knit 2 stitches together with off white to decrease 1 stitch as shown in diagram. Happy knitting!

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