DROPS / 195 / 1

Waiting for Snow by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Karisma. Piece is knitted with cables and texture. Size: S - XXXL Knitted head band in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Karisma. Piece is knitted back and forth with cables.

DROPS design: Pattern me-152
Yarn group B
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YARN FOR THE ENTIRE SET:
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Head circumference: 56/58 cm for all sizes.
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
650-750-800-850-950-1050 g colour 01, off white
Or use:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
700-750-850-900-1000-1100 g colour no 01, off white

YARN FOR JUMPER:
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
600-700-750-800-900-1000 g colour 01, off white
Or use:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
650-700-800-850-950-1050 g colour no 01, off white

YARN FOR HEAD BAND:
Size: One-size
Head circumference: 56/58 cm
Height: approx. 10 cm Circumference: approx. 51 cm
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100 g colour 01, off white
Or use:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100 g colour 01, off white

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

JUMPER:

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm, length 40 and 80 cm for jumper.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 mm, length 40 and 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

HEAD BAND:

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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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.
EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
Jumper: See diagrams A.1 to A.4.
Head band: See diagrams A.5 to A.7.
Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to increase/decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 240 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases/decreases to be done (e.g. 26) = 9.2. In this example increase after approx. every 9th stitch by making 1 yarn over. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
To decrease evenly in this example knit approx. every 8th and 9th stitch together. 

INCREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these two stitches), make 1 yarn over. On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker thread and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.


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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked in the round on circular needle up to armhole, then work front and back piece back and forth separately. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles up to armhole, then work shoulders back and forth. Then sew sleeves in armholes and shoulders on front and back piece.

BODY:
Cast on 214-230-246-266-286-308 stitches on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Merino Extra Fine or Karisma. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH in the round - read explanation above. Then work rib = knit 1/purl 1. When piece measures 5 cm, work 1 ridge in garter stitch. Knit 1 round while increasing 26-26-26-30-30-36 stitches evenly - read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 240-256-272-296-316-344 stitches. Insert 2 marker threads in piece; one at the beginning of round and one after 120-128-136-148-158-172 stitches (= in each side). Switch to circular needle size 4 mm and work pattern as follows: * Work 23-27-31-32-37-39 stitches in stocking stitch, A.1 (= 22 stitches), A.2 (= 10 stitches) over the next 30-30-30-40-40-50 stitches (= 3-3-3-4-4-5 repetitions in width), A.3 (= 22 stitches), 23-27-31-32-37-39 stitches in stocking stitch, marker is here *, work from *-* 1 more time. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue the pattern like this and repeat diagrams vertically. When piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm, cast off 6 stitches for armholes in each side (cast off 3 stitches on each side of marker thread in each side), and finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE: 
= 114-122-130-142-152-166 stitches. Then work back and forth on circular needle. Continue with pattern, stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side, AT THE SAME TIME cast off stitches on beginning of every row in each side for armholes as follows: Cast off 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-4-5 times and 1 stitch 1-1-2-3-3-3 times = 104-112-114-124-130-140 stitches. When piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm, work 1 row while decreasing 18-18-18-22-22-25 stitches evenly over stitches in A.1, A.2 and A.3 = 86-94-96-102-108-115 stitches. Cast off.

FRONT PIECE:
= 114-122-130-142-152-166 stitches. Then work back and forth on circular needle. Continue with pattern, stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side, AT THE SAME TIME cast off stitches on beginning of every row in each side for armholes as on back piece = 104-112-114-124-130-140 stitches. When piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm, decrease 10-10-12-12-12-12 stitches evenly over the middle 38-38-46-46-46-46 stitches on needle before slipping them on a stitch holder for neck (= 28-28-34-34-34-34 stitches on a stitch holder for neck) = 33-37-34-39-42-47 stitches for shoulder. Then finish each shoulder separately as follows: On next row from neck cast off 2 stitches = 31-35-32-37-40-45 stitches for shoulder. When piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm, work 1 row while decreasing 4-4-3-5-5-6 stitches evenly over stitches in pattern = 27-31-29-32-35-39 stitches. Cast off. Work the other shoulder the same way.

RIGHT SLEEVE: 
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 48-50-52-54-56-60 stitches on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with Merino Extra Fine or Karisma. Work 2 ridges. Then work rib = knit 1/purl 1 until piece measures 9 cm. Work 1 ridge. Knit 1 round while decreasing 1-1-1-1-1-1 stitch on round = 47-49-51-53-55-59 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work pattern as follows: Work in stocking stitch over the first 7-8-9-10-11-13 stitches, work A.4 over the next 32 stitches, work first stitch in A.4, 7-8-9-10-11-13 stitches in stocking stitch. Continue pattern upwards, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10-10-10-12-11-10 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of marker thread - read INCREASE TIP! Increase like this approx. every 6th-5th-5th-4th-4th-4th round 16-17-18-19-20-20 times in total = 79-83-87-91-95-99 stitches. When piece measures 44-44-44-42-42-40 cm, cast off 6 stitches mid under sleeve (cast off 3 stitches on each side of marker thread) = 73-77-81-85-89-93 stitches. Then continue back and forth on circular needle and cast off for sleeve cap at the beginning of row in each side as follows: 2 stitches 6-8-10-10-12-12 times and 1 stitch 8-6-4-6-4-6 times = 33 stitches remain in all sizes. Piece now measures 54-54-54-53-53-52 cm. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue with pattern over the remaining 33 stitches until piece measures 13-15-14-15-17-18 cm. Continue to cast off in the right side, at the beginning of every row from right side as follows: 17 stitches 1 time, 2 stitches 1 time, 1 stitch 2 times = 12 stitches. Work over these 12 stitches until piece measures 20-22-23-24-26-27 cm. Cast off. The entire sleeve measures approx. 74-76-77-77-79-79 cm. 

LEFT SLEEVE:
Work as right sleeve but cast off at the top in opposite side, i.e. at the beginning of every row from wrong side.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeves together mid back inside cast-off edge on each sleeve. Sew sleeves to front and back piece on body in outermost stitch as follows: Sew seam from armhole and up along shoulder on back piece until mid back. Repeat in the other side. Sew the same way from armhole and up along shoulder on front piece up to neck. Repeat in the other side. 

NECK EDGE:
Pick up 94-94-108-108-108-108 stitches around neck edge (including stitches from stitch holder) on a short circular needle size 3.5 mm with Merino Extra Fine or Karisma. Work 2 ridges, AT THE SAME TIME on last row increase 22-22-26-26-26-26 stitches evenly = 116-116-134-134-134-134 stitches. Then work rib = knit 1/purl 1. When rib measures 8 cm, work 1 ridge in garter stitch. Cast off. Fold neck edge double and sew on the inside, ridge against ridge.

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HEAD BAND - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked back and forth from mid back and sewn together when finished.

HEAD BAND:
Cast on 30 stitches on needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine or Karisma. Work 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH back and forth - read explanation above! Now work pattern as follows: Work A.5 (= 5 stitches on first row) 6 times in total on needle. After first row in A.5 there has been 6 stitches increased in total = 36 stitches. When A.5 has been worked, work A.6 (= 6 stitches) over every repetition of A.5. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 26 cm, work a cable mid front on head band as follows: Slip the first 18 stitches on cable needle, work the remaining 18 stitches and then the 18 stitches on cable needle. Continue with pattern A.6 back and forth until piece measures approx. 49 cm – adjust to finish after a whole repetition of A.6 vertically (approx. 3 cm remain until finished measurements). Now work A.7 over every repetition of A.6. When A.7 has been worked, there are 30 stitches on row. Work 1 ridge over all stitches. Cast off. Sew head band together mid back by sewing one and one stitch inside cast-on edge and cast-off edge. Fasten off.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= slip 1 stitch on cable needle behind piece, knit 1, knit from cable needle
= slip 1 stitch on cable needle behind piece, knit 2, purl from cable needle
= slip 2 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, purl 1, knit 2 from cable needle
= slip 2 stitches on cable needle behind piece, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle
= slip 2 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On next row purl yarn over twisted to avoid hole.
= knit 2 together
= this square is not a stitch, go directly to next symbol in diagram



Elodie 08.04.2019 - 15:07:

Bonjour, je suis en train de terminer la 1ere manche et vous dite de diminuer de chaque côté 8fois 2 mailles et 6 fois une maille, mais je ne sais pas si c'est à chaque rang ou alors tous les 2 rangs ? Merci beaucoup

DROPS Design 08.04.2019 kl. 16:21:

Bonjour Élodie, en taille M, on va rabattre 8 fois 2 m et 6 x 1 m de chaque côté (= au début de chaque rang sur l'endroit et sur l'envers), il va rester 33 m et vous aurez rabattu 16+6 = 22 m de chaque côté (44 m au total). Bon tricot!

Christ 18.03.2019 - 18:50:

Je voudrais savoir combien de mailles on a pour l'encolure et pour les épaules Pour le dos, comment je fais pour diminuer 18 m à intervalles réguliers = 96 m. Ces 96 m sont réparties en deux pour les épaules ? ou l'encolure ? Et pour le devant, 3m = 29 m ? et l'épaule ? je n'arrive pas à comprendre

DROPS Design 19.03.2019 kl. 10:14:

Bonjour Christ, pour conserver la bonne largeur quand on rabat les torsades, on va diminuer (voir cette vidéo, donc pour le dos, on va diminuer dans les torsades de A.1, A.2 et A.3, il restera 86-115 m (cf taille). Les manches seront ensuite assemblées au milieu dos puis le long des mailles rabattues du dos et des épaules du devant (cf schéma). Le col sera tricoté en relevant les mailles le long du haut des manches et de l'encolure devant. Bon tricot!

Brigitte 02.02.2019 - 18:33:

Vos modèles sont vraiment chouette. Mais vous détaillez tellement vos explications que cela me perd pourtant je ne suis pas une débutante, j'ai 65 ans et je tricote depuis l'âge de 9 ans.

Elodie 30.01.2019 - 18:21:

Bonjour, Je suis en train de commencer le diagramme A1. Je fais les 2 premières mailles et ensuite il faut mettre les 2 mailles suivantes sur une aiguille auxiliaire m, mais je ne sais pas si je dois tricoter les 2 mailles suivantes à l'envers ou a l'endroit et quand on remet les 2 mailles qui étaient sur l'aiguille auxiliaire, comment je dois les tricoter? En vers ou endroit? Merci d'avance

DROPS Design 31.01.2019 kl. 08:01:

Bonjour Elodie, au 3ème rang de A.1, la torsade sur 4 mailles se tricote ainsi: glissez 2 mailles sur l'aiguille auxiliaire derrière l'ouvrage, tricotez 2 mailles endroit, reprenez les les 2 mailles de l'aiguille auxiliaire et tricotez-les à l'endroit - (cf vidéo, 2ème torsade, soit l'aiguille auxiliaire derrière l'ouvrage, on la mettra devant pour la torsade de A.3). Bon tricot!

Pat Ellis 30.01.2019 - 02:48:

So you can join the last twelve stitches on the sleeve needle using a Kirtchner stitch vs binding them off for a prettier center back?

DROPS Design 30.01.2019 kl. 08:11:

Dear Mrs Ellis, yes you can also graft the 12 sts from each sleeve instead of casting them off and sewing them together on mid back. Happy knitting!

Pat Ellis 26.01.2019 - 03:43:

So on the sleeve cap, you decrease 2 stitches at the beginning of every row 12 times and then one stitch each side every row 16 times vs what the instructions say. The instructions read 1 stitch each row 4 times which does not leave yo?u with 33 stitches. Please clarify

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 09:48:

Dear Mrs Ellis, yes that's how you will cast off for the sleeve cap to get the 33 sts. Happy knitting!

Pat Ellis 17.01.2019 - 15:46:

I have been knitting for more than 60 years but have never seen a decrease on a sleeve where you BO 17 stitches at one time on each side and then keep on knitting about another couple of inches. Having a really hard time seeing how that will sew in smoothly Also, on the back, after armhole decreases, you work from 16 1/8” to 20” (small) meaning that the armhole opening is barely over 4”. How can that work? Usually this sopening is more like 8”. Please help.

DROPS Design 17.01.2019 kl. 16:15:

Dear Mrs Ellis, this is the way the sleeves are done: after the sleeve cap you continue for shoulder and cast off sts for neck - you then sew the sleeves along shoulders on front and back piece - see chart. The cast off sts on sleeve are for neckline. Happy knitting!

Britt-Marie Richardsson 07.01.2019 - 18:31:

Hej! För att göra flätan mitt fram använde jag videon " Hur stickas ett pannband med fläta mitt fram". Med vänlig hälsning Britt-Marie

Heather Thompson 14.12.2018 - 08:56:

Thank you! That clarifies it for me.

HeatherThompson 13.12.2018 - 19:09:

If I make the decreases just at the beginning of each row, both wrong and right side of the sleeve, I still end up with 53 instead of 33 stitches. My query is, do I therefore need to decrease at both ends of the same row, on both the right side and wrong side, to leave me with the 33 stitches?

DROPS Design 14.12.2018 kl. 08:26:

Dear Mrs Thompson, these decreases will be worked at the beginning of each row on each side, ie both from RS and from WS: there are 73 sts: bind off 2 sts at the beg of next 12 rows (= you bind off 2 sts 6 times on each side x 2 sides = 24 sts) then bind off 1 st at the beg of next 16 rows (= you bind off 1 st 8 times on each side x 2 sides = 16 sts) = 73-24 - 16 = 33 sts. Happy knitting!

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