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Sweet Twist by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with wrapped front pieces. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Alpaca + DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS Design: Pattern no z-824
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color 100, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
25-50-50-50-50-50 g color 01, off white
75-100-100-100-125-125 g color 03, light pink

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 224'' or 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk.

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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.

DECREASE TIP (for neck):
Decrease for neck inside the 3 edge stitches in garter stitch. All decreases are made from the right side!
Decrease as follows before the 3 edge stitches: Knit 2 together.
Decrease as follows after the 3 edge stitches: 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. The front pieces cross each other mid front. Both the front pieces are worked top down, from the one shoulder to the opposite hip. The back piece is worked bottom up. The sleeves are worked back and forth with circular needle, bottom up.

PINK FRONT PIECE – WORKED FROM RIGHT SHOULDER DOWN TO LEFT HIP:
Cast on 2 stitches with Alpaca and light pink Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work back and forth in stockinette stitch, AT THE SAME TIME as you cast on new stitches at the end of each row as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): Knit all stitches, cast on 1 stitch at the end of the row.
ROW 2 (wrong side): Purl all stitches, cast on 1 stitch at the end of the row.
ROW 3: Knit all stitches, cast on 2 stitches at the end of the row.
ROW 4: Purl all stitches, cast on 2 stitches at the end of the row.
You have now increased 6 stitches and there are 8 stitches on the needle.
Repeat rows 1-4 a total of 6-7-7-9-10-11 times = 38-44-44-56-62-68 stitches.
Sizes XL and XXL are now finished.

Continue working in sizes S, M, L and XXXL as follows:
Continue with stockinette stitch and cast on 1 new stitch at the end of each row in each side 1-1-3-1 times = 40-46-50-70 stitches.

All sizes:
There are now 40-46-50-56-62-70 stitches on the needle. Now work from the right side as follows:
Knit until there are 5 stitches left on the row, knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased), 3 stitches in garter stitch (= towards neck). Continue back and forth with stockinette stitch and 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck every 2nd row a total of 9 times and cast on stitches at the end of every row from the wrong side as follows: Cast on 1 stitch 4-4-3-5-3-1 times and 2 stitches 5-4-4-2-2-2 times. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!

When all stitches have been cast on and the decreases towards the neck are finished, there are 45-49-52-56-60-66 stitches on the needle. Insert a marker thread here in the right-hand side of piece seen from the right side of work! THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Continue back and forth with stockinette stitch and 3 stitches in garter stitch on each side of the piece. When the piece measures 56-59-64-68-75-81 cm / 22"-23 1/8"-25 1/8"-26 ¾"-29 ½"-31 7/8" - adjust so that the next row is worked from the right side, insert a marker thread at the end of the row from the right side (used for assembly). Now bind off stitches at the beginning of each row from the wrong side as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): Knit.
ROW 2 (wrong side): bind off 1 stitch, work the remaining stitches.
ROW 3: Knit.
ROW 4: bind off 2 stitches, work the remaining stitches.
Repeat rows 1-4 a total of 14-16-17-18-18-21 times, then bind off 1-1-1-2-1-1 stitches at the beginning of each row from the wrong side 3-1-1-1-6-3 times.
Cut the strand and thread it through the last stitch on the needle.

OFF WHITE FRONT PIECE – WORKED FROM LEFT SHOULDER DOWN TO RIGHT HIP:
The piece is worked in the same way as the first front piece, but reversed. In other words, you work as follows:
Cast on 2 stitches with Alpaca and off white Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work back and forth in stockinette stitch, AT THE SAME TIME as you cast on new stitches at the end of each row as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): Knit all stitches, cast on 1 stitch at the end of the row.
ROW 2 (wrong side): Purl all stitches, cast on 1 stitch at the end of the row.
ROW 3: Knit all stitches, cast on 2 stitches at the end of the row.
ROW 4: Purl all stitches, cast on 2 stitches at the end of the row.
You have now increased 6 stitches and there are 8 stitches on the needle.
Repeat rows 1-4 a total of 6-7-7-9-10-11 times = 38-44-44-56-62-68 stitches.
Sizes XL and XXL are now finished

Continue in sizes S, M, L and XXXL as follows:
Continue with stockinette stitch and cast on 1 new stitch at the end of each row in each side 1-1-3-1 times = 40-46-50-70 stitches.

All sizes:
There are now 40-46-50-56-62-70 stitches on the needle. Now work from the right side as follows:
Work 3 stitches in garter stitch (= towards the neck), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to end of row.
Continue back and forth with stockinette stitch and 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck every 2nd row a total of 9 times and cast on at the end of each row from the right side as follows: Cast on 1 stitch 4-4-3-5-3-1 times and 2 stitches 5-4-4-2-2-2 times.

When all the stitches are cast on and the decreases are finished, there are 45-49-52-56-60-66 stitches on the needle. Insert a marker here in left-hand side of piece seen from right side of work! THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Continue back and forth with stockinette stitch and 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side of the piece. When the piece measures 56-59-64-68-75-81 cm / 22"-23 1/8"-25 1/8"-26 ¾"-29 ½"-31 7/8" - adjust to match the other front piece and so that the next row is worked from the right side, insert a marker thread at the beginning of the row from the right side. Now bind off stitches at the beginning of each row from the right side as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): bind off 1 stitch, knit to end of row.
ROW 2 (wrong side): Purl.
ROW 3: bind off 2 stitches, knit to end of row.
ROW 4: Purl.
Repeat rows 1-4 a total of 14-16-17-18-18-21 times, then bind off 1-1-1-2-1-1 stitches at the beginning of each row from the right side 3-1-1-1-6-3 times.
Cut the strand and thread it through the last stitch on the needle.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 84-90-98-106-117-127 stitches with circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand light pink Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges. Then work stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 28-29-30-31-32-34 cm / 11"-11 3/8"-11 ¾"-12 1/8"-12 ½"-13 3/8" insert a marker in each side (used for assembly). Continue until the piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-45 cm / 15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾''. Insert a new marker in each side (used for assembly = marks the armhole in each side). Continue working until the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm / 19 3/4''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''. Now work garter stitch over the middle 28-28-30-30-31-31 stitches on the row; the remaining stitches are continued in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. Continue like this until you have worked 2 ridges over the middle stitches. On the next row bind off the middle 24-24-26-26-27-27 stitches for the neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Then decrease 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch on the next row from the neck - read DECREASE TIP = 29-32-35-39-44-49 stitches on shoulder. Continue until the piece measures a total of 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''. Bind off. Work the other shoulder in the same way.

SLEEVES:
Cast on 38-40-41-43-44-47 stitches with circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand light pink Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges. Then work stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 9-7-6-6-6-4 cm / 3 ½"-2 ¾"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-1 ½" increase 1 stitch inside the 1edge stitch in garter stitch in each side – read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 10th-9th-8th-7th-6th-6th row a total of 9-10-11-12-13-13 times = 56-60-63-67-70-73 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 49-48-46-45-43-41 cm / 19 ¼"-18 7/8"-18"-17 5/8"-16 7/8"-16 1/8". Bind off.
Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Place the back piece on a table, with the right side facing down and the wrong side up.

Assembly of the off white front piece:
Place the off white front piece on top of the back piece with the wrong side towards the back piece and the right side up. The off white front piece should lie so that it slopes from the left shoulder down to the right hip - see sketch and picture! Make sure that the marker thread on the left side of the off white front piece matches the marker inserted after 28-29-30-31-32-33 cm / 11''-11 3/8''-11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13'' on the left side of the back piece and that the marker thread on the right side of the off white front piece matches the marker inserted after 28-29-30-31-32-33 cm / 11''-11 3/8''-11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13'' on the right side of the back piece.
Sew inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on the back piece and inside the bind-off /cast-on edge on the front piece: Sew the seam from the marker threads on the right side and all the way down to the cast-on edge on the back piece (= A – see sketch). Sew the seam from the marker thread on the left side and up to the marker thread inserted for the armhole on the back piece (= B – see sketch). There are now 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' left for the armhole. Sew the shoulder seams (= C – see sketch) inside the bind-off/cast-on edge.

Assembly of the light pink front piece:
Place the light pink front piece over the off white front piece. The pink front piece should slope from the right shoulder down to the left hip – see sketch and picture! The marker threads on the front piece should match the marker threads on the back piece in the same way as for the off white front piece, but reversed:
Sew inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on the back piece and inside the bind-off/cast-on edge on the front piece: Sew the seam from the marker thread on the left side and all the way down to the cast-on edge on the back piece (= D – see sketch). Sew the seam from the marker thread on the right side and up to the marker thread inserted for armhole on the back piece (= E – see sketch). There are now 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' left for the armhole. Sew the shoulder seams (= F – see sketch) inside the bind-off/cast-on edge.

Assembly of sleeves:
Sew sleeves to body. Sew the seam under the sleeves. Cut and fasten all strands.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Correction: Assembly of the light pink front piece:... Sew the seam from the marker thread on the left side and all the way down to the cast-on edge on the back piece (= D – see sketch). Sew the seam from the marker thread on the right side and up to the marker thread inserted for armhole on the back piece...


Updated online: 09.04.2018

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All measurements in charts are in cm.

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Comments (28)

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Nicole Schubert 12.11.2018 - 12:07:

Hallo, ich möchte dieses Modell gerne mit Safran stricken. Nun werden in der Anleitung ZWEI Fäden angegeben, Alpaca und Kid Silk. Reicht da tatsächlich ein Faden Safran (wenn ich Kid silk weglasse), oder wird die Arbeit dann zu klein?

DROPS Design 12.11.2018 kl. 12:14:

Liebe Frau Schubert, dieses Modell wird mit 2 Fäden gestrickt dh 1 Faden Alpaca + 1 Faden Kid-Silk, wenn Sie mit Safran stricken möchten, sollen Sie dann auch 2 Fäden Safran stricken ( oder 1 Faden der Garngruppe C ) - hier lesen Sie mehr über die Garnalternativen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Fuchs 07.11.2018 - 17:41:

Bonjour Je ne comprends pas les explications ^ devant rose" Tricoter jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 5 mailles..... Côté encolure je ne vois pas ce qu'il faut faire et quand toutes les mailles sont montées il doit resté 49 mailles et moi il me reste 43..... Je vous remercie d'avance pour plus d.explications

DROPS Design 08.11.2018 kl. 08:55:

Bonjour Mme Fuchs, quand il reste 5 m, tricotez ces 5 m ainsi: 2 m ens à l'end, 3 m point mousse. Continuez ensuite ainsi en jersey avec les 3 m point mousse côté encolure et diminuez ainsi sur l'endroit encore 8x 1 m tous les 2 rangs (= 9 diminutions) et montez à la fin de chaque rang sur l'envers: 4x 1 m et 4 x2 m = vous aviez 46 m en taille M - 9 m pour l'encolure + 12 m augmentées = 49 m au total. Bon tricot!

Alessia Laudo 28.10.2018 - 17:21:

Buonasera, mi piacerebbe realizzare questo maglione sui toni del grigio (una fascia grigio chiara, una grigio scuro o nero) invece che panna/rosa. potreste indicarmi voi il filato e i numeri che utilizzereste voi? il consiglio è prezioso. grazie

DROPS Design 30.10.2018 kl. 16:40:

Buongiorno Alessia. Per un consiglio migliore sulla scelta dei colori , può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore Drops di fiducia. Buon lavoro!

Susanne Madsen 20.08.2018 - 14:57:

Som lovet på Facebook kommer her mine rettelser/erfaringer med/ til opskriften på denne fantastisk smukke trøje. Str XL strikkefasthed 18*26 Fra mærkettråd strikkes der 50 cm (ikke 68) og lukkes af som skrevet. Mål A og D måler 39 cm (ikke 31) hvilket gør at ryggen skal forlænges med 8 cm for at få det hele til at passe. Håber at dette kan bruges Mvh. Susanne Madsen

DROPS Design 21.08.2018 kl. 11:21:

Tusind tak Susanne, design skal se på det så hurtigt som muligt :)

Cecilia 23.05.2018 - 15:39:

Salve ho difficoltà:non avevo capito che bisognava fare il punto legaccio entrambi i lati,invece io ho fatto solo sul lato dello scollo.2)nella confezione.potete aiutarmi?grazie

Sofi Kihlstrand 18.04.2018 - 21:39:

Hej, jag tycker framstycket blir väldigt långt...masktätheten är rätt så vad kan jag gjort för fel? Ska det verkligen mätas från första markören ? Som det är nu kommer framstyckena hänga och det verkar inte så på bilden.

DROPS Design 26.04.2018 kl. 07:49:

Hei Sofi. Det stemmer at du skal måle fra den første markøren. Om du syntes den blir lang kan du prøve å strikke en mindre størrelse på lengden, eller eventuelt tilpasse lengden som du selv vil. Bare husk at forstykket går fra ytterste del av skulderen og til bakstykket nede på motsatt hofte, så litt av lengden går jo med til å brettes rundt hoften og skulderen. God fornøyelse

Lisa 06.04.2018 - 10:51:

Finns det något bra sätt att inte få de rätstickade kanterna på framstyckena att vika in sig så mycket?

DROPS Design 10.04.2018 kl. 08:09:

Hei Lisa Etter at alle fellinger og økinger er ferdig strikkes det riller i begge sidene av forstykkene nedover. Det er litt forskjell i strikkefastheten på rillestrikk og glattstrikk, så kanten vil bøye seg noe. Du kan prøve å dampe plagget lett når du er ferdig, det vil gjevne det ut. God fornøyelse.

Lisa 06.04.2018 - 09:23:

Finns det något bra sätt att inte få de rätstickade kanterna på framstyckena att vika in sig så mycket?

Maria 04.04.2018 - 13:32:

Richtig. Habe Mathematik studiert ;-). Allerdings bildet die Hypotenuse die gesamte untere (schräge) Seite des Vorderteils. D.h. von der Ecke zwischen A und E bis zur ganz unteren Ecke. Dann muss das Abketten aber schon geschehen sein. Ich weiß nicht, wieso das so schwierig zu verstehen ist. Wenn ich erst mit dem Abnahmen beginne, wenn bereits 64cm gestrickt sind, wird das Vorderteil viel zu lang...

Maria 03.04.2018 - 20:03:

Genau. So hatte ich es verstanden und gemacht. Dann sind 64cm aber viel zu lang.

DROPS Design 04.04.2018 kl. 09:32:

Liebe Maria, Vorderteil wird etwas diagonal gestrickt, deshalb muss es so lang sein. Seite A (= 30 cm) und unterer Rand (= 56) cm bilden ein rechtwinkliges Dreieck und diese 64 cm sind davon die Hypotenuse. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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