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Winter Heart by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper in DROPS Nepal or DROPS Air. The piece is worked top down with Nordic pattern and round yoke. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-285
Yarn group C or A + A

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
550-600-700-750-800-900 g colour 8907, fog
150-150-200-200-200-250 g colour 0612, medium brown
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0500, light grey
Or use:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-300-350-400-400-450 g colour 10, fog
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour 05, brown
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 18, light grey green


16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 MM: length 40 and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM: length 40 and 80 cm for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.


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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.



INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 73 stitches), and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 11) = 6.6.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 6th and 7th stitch (approx.). On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left 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.




The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. After the yoke the body is worked in the round with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

Cast on 72-76-80-84-84-92 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and fog. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 2 cm. Knit 1 round where you increase 12-16-20-20-8-8 stitches evenly on round – read INCREASE TIP = 84-92-100-104-92-100 stitches. Then work yoke as described below.

Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round (= mid back). Work A.1 in the round (= 21-23-25-26-23-25 repeats of 4 stitches) – read PATTERN above. Continue the pattern like this and increase as shown in the diagram. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been worked as far as the round marked for your size, there are 252-276-300-312-322-350 stitches on the needle and the piece measures approx. 26-28-29-31-33-35 cm measured from the cast-on edge mid-front. Continue with A.1 if necessary, but without increasing, until you reach the right length (after the last round in A.1, continue working with stocking stitch and fog).
Work the next round as follows: Work the first 38-41-44-47-50-54 stitches (= half back piece), place the next 51-57-63-63-62-67 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-6-12-12 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work as before over the next 74-80-86-92-98-108 stitches (= front piece), place the next 51-57-63-63-62-67 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-6-12-12 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work the remaining 38-41-44-47-50-54 stitches (= half back piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

= 162-174-186-198-222-240 stitches. Work until the whole of diagram A.1 has been worked in height and then work stocking stitch with fog. When the piece measures 28-28-29-29-29-29 cm from the division, work 1 round where you increase 34-34-38-38-46-48 stitches evenly on round = 196-208-224-236-268-288 stitches.
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – to avoid the cast-off edge being tight; you can cast of with needle size 5.5 mm. The jumper measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm from the shoulder.

Place the 51-57-63-63-62-67 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-6-12-12 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 57-63-69-69-74-79 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-6-6-12-12 stitches under the sleeve and start the round here; allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards. If you still have rounds left to work in A.1 for your size, continue working until A.1 has been completed in height, then work with fog and stocking stitch.
When the piece measures 2 cm from the division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 6th-5th-4th-4th-3rd-3rd round a total of 10-12-15-14-16-17 times = 37-39-39-41-42-45 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 37-35-35-33-32-30 cm from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 7-9-9-7-10-7 stitches evenly on round = 44-48-48-48-52-52 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and work rib (=knit 2/ purl 2) for 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - to avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can cast off with a needle size 5.5 mm. The sleeve measures approx. 40-38-38-36-35-33 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.


= fog
= light grey or light grey green
= medium brown or brown
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with the background colour of the pattern-stripe; on the next row work the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole

Aina 27.02.2019 - 08:29:

Hvordan skal jeg lese første rad i mønsteret? Er det tre masker og så kast eller fire masker og så kast? Rad 2; Er det kast med grunnfarge, 1 grå, 1 grunnfarge, 1 grå, 1 grunnfarge og så et kast med grunnfarge? Eller er det kast med grunnfarge, 1 grå, 1 grunnfarge, 1 grå, og så et kast med grunnfarge?

DROPS Design 27.02.2019 kl. 15:26:

Hei Aina. første rad i diagarmmet leses slik: strikk 4 masker med tåke, 1 kast (med tåke). Gjenta ut omgangen. 2 rad i diagrammet strikes slik: 1 kast med tåke, 1 maske tåke, 1 maske brun, 1 maske tåke, 1 makse brun, 1 maske tåke. Gjenta ut omgangen. Det er altså kun 1 kast på rad 2. Alle kast lages med hovedfargen som strikkes den omgangen. Feks på rad 5 (størrelse S + M) eller 6 (størrelse L + XL og XXL +XXXL) gjøres kastet med grå/grågrønn. God fornøyelse

Andrea Neumann 17.02.2019 - 15:55:

Hallo, ich wollte mal was fragen. In dem Diagramm sieht man einen Pulli der ringsum zahlen hat. Sind das Maschen, Runden oder CM angaben? Bin neu was stricken angeht. Daher würde mir das weiter helfen. Danke vorab.

Anne Marie 14.02.2019 - 19:53:

Jeg forstår ikke hvad der menes i opskrift : Ryg&Forstykke Når arbejde måler 28-28-29-29-29cm fra delingen, strikkes der 1 omgang hvor der tages 34-34-38 -38 46-48 masker ud jævnt fordelt =196-208-224-236-268-288 masker ...... skal det forstås at der tages ud lige inden rib og så lukkes af🙄eller er udtagninger mål fra under ærme 🙄

DROPS Design 18.02.2019 kl. 15:15:

Hei Anne-Marie. Når du har strikket 28-28-29-29-29 cm fra der du delte til bol og ermer skal du øke masker jevnt fordelt før du strikker vrangborden nederst på genseren. Dette gjøres for at vrangborden ikke skal være mye smalere enn resten av genseren. God fornøyelse

Beate 10.02.2019 - 19:20:

Ich habe, nachdem ich die Passe in Gr. L gestrickt habe, auch nur 240 M auf der Nadel. Meines Erachtens liegt es daran, dass in der Anleitung von 25 Rapporten à 4 M ausgegangen wird, tatsächlich sind an diesem Punkt aber erst 80 M auf der Nadel, also nur 20 Rapporte. 100 M sind erst nach der ersten Zunahme (also 5 M pro Rapport= 20 Rapporte) vorhanden. 20 x 12= 240.

DROPS Design 11.02.2019 kl. 12:02:

Liebe Beate, A.1 fängt mit 4 M und endet mit 12 M, so haben Sie am Anfang: 25 x 4 M = 100 M bei der 1. Reihe und wenn Diagram fertig ist: 25 x 12 M = 300 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Teresa 16.01.2019 - 19:14:

Referem, nos mates das mangas que eles devem ser repetidos 10/12 vezes. Como poderemos obter um total de 37 malhas se os mates sāo duplos e sāo repetifdos 10 vezes. O normal seria obter menos 20 malhas.

Janelle 16.11.2018 - 00:40:

Which yarn is used in the sweater (Winter Heart pullover) shown on the model? Drops Nepal or Drops Air? Thanks!

DROPS Design 16.11.2018 kl. 05:52:

Dear Janelle, sweater on the picture is knitted from DROPS Air. Happy knitting!

Luisa 07.11.2018 - 16:24:

Hallo, ich kann die Maßskizze leider nicht finden. Und ich möchte dieses Pullover mit einer weichen Wolle stricken, was würden Sie mir dazu raten? Vielen Dank für die Antworten und freundliche Grüße, Luisa

DROPS Design 08.11.2018 kl. 08:47:

Liebe Luisa, die Maßskizze finden Sie ganz unten der Anleitung, nach den Strickschriftten. Beide Wolle sind ja weich, DROPS Air ist vielleicht weicher, gerne wird Ihnen Ihr DROPS Laden noch persönnlicher weiter helfen- auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Josephine 19.10.2018 - 18:52:

Hejsa, Kan det virkelig passe at man skal bruge næsten dobbelt så meget Nepal garn som Air, selvom det er samme garngruppe? :/ Vh.

Angela Larsen 06.09.2018 - 21:44:

I am confused by the measurements. It says the model is 170 cm and wears a small or medium. 170 cm at her chest? That converts to 66.9 inches! That is unrealistically large. I looked at the measurements on the last page. Those are in inches? Those numbers are extremely large too. A “small” is 51 inches? Are the measurements correct?

DROPS Design 07.09.2018 kl. 07:35:

Hi Angela, the model is 170 cm in height, and the measure at the bottom of page are given in cm, so 51 cm corresponds to 20.1". Hope this helps. Happy knitting!

Michaela 05.09.2018 - 15:58:

Ich möchte schon länger einen Pullover mit nordischer Rundpasse stricken. Dieses Modell gefällt mir sehr! Wäre DROPS Big Merino dafür geeignet?

DROPS Design 06.09.2018 kl. 08:27:

Liebe Michaela, DROPS Big Merino und DROPS Air gehören beide zur Garngruppe C, so können Sie Big Merino hier stricken. Beachten Sie nur, daß Garne mit unterschiedlichen Strucktur unterschiedlichen Ergebnisse geben - hier lesen Sie mal mehr über Garnalternativen - unser Garnumrechner können Sie gerne benutzen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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