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Agnes Sweater by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with round yoke in DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-018
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
300-300-350-400-400-450 g color 08, lavender

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM / US 6: length 40 cm and 80 cm /16" and 32" for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM / US 4: length 40 cm and 80 cm/16" and 32" for garter stitch edges.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a smaller needle size.

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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.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PIECE:

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

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

ELEVATION (for back of neck):
The elevation is worked in garter stitch. Insert 1 marker at the start of the round (= approx. mid back). Start from the right side and knit as far as 7-8-8-9-9-10 stitches past the marker thread, turn, tighten the strand and knit 14-16-16-18-18-20 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 21-24-24-27-27-30 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 28-32-32-36-36-40 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 35-40-40-45-45-50 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 42-48-48-54-54-60 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 49-56-56-63-63-70 stitches back, turn, tighten the strand and knit to marker thread. 
INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 92 stitches) and divide these stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 22) = 4.18. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch. On the next round, work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
All increases are made from the right side.
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 stitches (the marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches) 1 yarn over.
On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stockinette stitch. 

DECREASE TIP-1 (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 (marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches), slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SWEATER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round, top down with circular needle as far as the armholes, then the body and sleeves are finished separately. The body is continued in the round with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 92-96-100-108-112-118 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and Sky. Work 2 RIDGES – read description above.
Knit 1 round and increase 22-24-26-24-26-26 stitches evenly on round – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 114-120-126-132-138-144 stitches. Purl 1 round.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6.
For a better fit, you can now work an elevation in the back of the neck so that the yoke is slightly higher at the back. This elevation can be left out; the neck will then be the same front and back – read ELEVATION.
Work A.1 (= 6 stitches) over all stitches (= a total of 19-20-21-22-23-24 times in width).
On each round with a star (= increase round) work as follows:
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
INCREASE 1: Increase 24-24-24-24-30-30 stitches evenly on round = 138-144-150-156-168-174 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 23-24-25-26-28-29 times in width.
INCREASE 2: Increase 18-18-24-24-24-30 stitches evenly on round = 156-162-174-180-192-204 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 26-27-29-30-32-34 times in width.
INCREASE 3: Increase 12-18-18-24-24-24 stitches evenly on round = 168-180-192-204-216-228 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 28-30-32-34-36-38 times in width.
When A.1 has been worked 1 time in height the piece measures approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8'' from the cast-on edge.
Work A.2 (= 12 stitches) over all stitches (= 14-15-16-17-18-19 times in width).
When A.2 has been worked 1 time in height there are 294-330-352-391-414-437 stitches on the needle.
The piece measures approx. 21-22-22-24-24-24 cm / 8 ¼"-8 5/8"-8 5/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8". Continue in the round with stockinette stitch until the piece measures 21-23-24-26-28-29 cm / 8 ¼"-9"-9 3/8"-10 ¼"-11"-11 3/8" from the cast-on edge. Now divide the piece for body and sleeves as follows:
Work stockinette stitch over the first 42-47-49-57-62-66 stitches, place the next 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches on a thread for sleeve and cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve, work stockinette stitch over the next 83-93-98-114-123-130 stitches, place the next 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches on a thread for sleeve and cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve, work 41-46-49-56-61-65 stitches stockinette stitch = 182-202-216-247-270-285 stitches.

BODY:
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under each sleeve.
Work stockinette stitch. When the piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from where the body was divided from the sleeves, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2.
Increase like this every 2-2-2-3-3-2 cm / ¾"-¾"-¾"-1 1/8"-1 1/8"-¾" a total of 11-11-11-9-9-12 times = 226-246-260-283-306-333 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch until the piece measures 30-30-31-31-31-32 cm / 11 ¾"-11 ¾"-12 1/8"-12 1/8"-12 1/8"-12 ½" from where the body was divided from the sleeves. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work garter stitch until the piece measures 32-32-33-33-33-34 cm / 12 ½"-12 ½"-13"-13"-13"-13 3/8" from where the body was divided from the sleeves. Bind off with knit. The piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve = 72-80-88-92-96-100 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve. Work stockinette stitch in the round.
When the piece measures 3 cm / 1'', decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread - read DECREASE TIP-1. Decrease like this every 2½-2-1½-1½-1½-1½ cm a total of 13-16-19-19-20-21 times = 46-48-50-54-56-58 stitches. When the piece measures 42-41-40-39-37-36 cm / 16 ½"-16 1/8"-15 ¾"-15 ¼"-14 ½"-14 1/8" from where the sleeve was divided from the body, change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work 3 RIDGES in the round - see description above. Then bind off with knit. The sleeve measures a total of 65-66-66-67-67-67 cm / 25 ½"-26"-26"-26 3/8"-26 3/8"-26 3/8" from the cast-on edge. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= purl
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; the yarn over is worked twisted on the next round to avoid a hole
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= increase round; on this round increase stitches evenly, see description in text



Comments (17)

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Giegl 07.11.2018 - 07:40:

Hallo, in der Erläuterung zum Diagramm wird bei dem Umschlag (schwarz gefüllt) gesagt, dass man ihn verschränkt abstricken soll, damit er ein Loch bildet. Soll dieser nicht gerade kein Loch bilden? VG

DROPS Design 07.11.2018 kl. 08:40:

Liebe Frau Giegl, ja genau hier will man ein Loch vermeiden - es wird korrigiert, danke für den Hinweis. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Carol Derrick 23.10.2018 - 20:06:

I love your beautful designs, but the patterns are so difficult to follow. Please can you give us the same designs but presented in the normal style of pattern..ie..knitted on 2 needles from the bottom up. The same result can be achieved with far less frustration.

DROPS Design 24.10.2018 kl. 09:00:

Dear Mrs Detrick, you will find all informations about adapting a pattern for circular needles into straight needles here - it might be sometimes easier to work with circular needles in the round, and our videos can help you to learn how to do. In any case, you can contact your DROPS store for any individual assistance. Happy knitting!

Vasso Netsiou 18.10.2018 - 15:38:

Hello! I just did the yarn overs of the 5th row.\r\nNow i have to purl the next row and work twisted these yarn overs to avoid holes (increase tip 1)\r\nI have no idea how to do that. can you please suggest a video or something?\r\nThank you very mush!

DROPS Design 18.10.2018 kl. 16:05:

Dear Mrs Netsiou, this video below shows how to knit a yarn over (first as usual = hole and then twisted = no hole). Happy knitting!

Kim 28.08.2018 - 08:30:

That's odd, as far as I can see row 3 in diagram A1 is all plain knits.

DROPS Design 28.08.2018 kl. 14:02:

Hi Kim. You read the diagrams as usual: From bottom to top, from the right to the left. The first 2 rows of A.1 are knit stitches throughout the rounds, the third round is knit two together, 1 yarn over, repeated over all stitches on the round. Happy knitting.

Kim 27.08.2018 - 10:00:

I realized my previous comment might be better off as a "questions". In figure A1 there seems to be holes missing in row 3?

DROPS Design 27.08.2018 kl. 19:14:

Hello Kim. Row 3 in diagram A1 is correct: you knit 2 sts together and work 1 yarn over and repeat on all sts on round. The total number of sts doesn’t change. Happy knitting!

Kim 26.08.2018 - 12:23:

There seems to be holes missing, figure A1 row three ought to have some?

Lapalus 23.08.2018 - 09:27:

Entre les jetés pour les trous trous et les jetés pour les augmentations, sur le même rang de mailles, on ne sait plus où on en est ...de plus, la laine est très difficile pour défaire les mailles quand même un peu déçue

MAria Teresa Marino 06.08.2018 - 13:42:

Per me è uno splendore

So 13.07.2018 - 20:53:

C'est mon préféré. Où est le modèle ?

Monique 12.07.2018 - 14:03:

Ein wunderschöner Pullover. Ich würde den sofort stricken!

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