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Knitted sweater with round yoke in DROPS Air. The piece is worked top down with false English rib and A-shape. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-126
Yarn group C or A + A

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color 03, pearl gray


14 stitches in width and 32 rows in height (seen from the wrong side) with false English rib = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 MM/US 9 : length 40 cm and 80 cm/16" and 32" .
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.



See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size.
The yarn overs in the pattern are not counted as stitches.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 82 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 7) = 11.7. In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 12th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for body):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), knit 4 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased). Increase like this at both marker threads (= a total of 4 stitches increased).

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (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 (= 2 stitches decreased).




The yoke is worked in the round with circular needle, top down in false English rib. Then the yoke is divided for body and sleeves. The body is continued in the round in stockinette stitch with a false English rib edge. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles in stockinette stitch and with a false English rib edge.

Cast on 66-72-78-82-85-91 stitches with circular needle SIZE 5.5 mm/US 9 and Air.
Knit 2-2-2-4-4-4 rounds, AT THE SAME TIME on round 3 increase 0-0-0-6-11-13 stitches evenly on round – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 66-72-78-88-96-104 stitches.
Work A.1a ( 6-6-6-8-8-8 stitches) a total of 11-12-13-11-12-13 times in width.
Continue this pattern.
REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Be careful, when increasing in the diagram, that the stitch you increase in is not tightened more than absolutely necessary; there will be a small hole in this stitch. When A.1a has been worked 1 time in height there are 154-168-182-176-192-208 stitches on the needle. Now work A.1b over A.1a. When A.1b has been completed in height there are 198-216-234-264-288-312 stitches on the needle. The piece measures approx. 20-20-20-24-24-24 cm / 7 7/8"-7 7/8"-7 7/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8" from the cast-on edge. Repeat the last 2 rounds in A.1b until the piece measures 21-23-24-26-28-30 cm / 8 ¼"-9"-9 3/8"-10 ¼"-11"-11 ¾" from the cast-on edge; adjust so that you finish with a round without yarn overs.
Knit all stitches and increase 14-20-30-16-12-16 stitches evenly on round = 212-236-264-280-300-328 stitches. On the next round divide for body and sleeves as follows:
Knit 31-34-38-41-45-50 stitches (= half back piece), place the next 44-50-56-58-60-64 stitches on a thread for sleeve and cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches under the sleeve, knit 62-68-76-82-90-100 stitches (= front piece), place the next 44-50-56-58-60-64 stitches on a thread for sleeve and cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches under the sleeve. Finish with knit 31-34-38-41-45-50 stitches (= half back piece) = 140-152-168-184-200-220 stitches.
The yoke measures approx. 22-24-25-27-29-31 cm / 8 5/8"-9 3/8"-9 ¾"-10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12 1/8".

Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches in each side of the piece (= 70-76-84-92-100-110 stitches on both front and back pieces). Continue with stockinette stitch. When the piece measures 3 cm / 1'' 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 3-3-4-4-3-3 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 ½"-1 ½"-1 1/8"-1 1/8" a total of 7-7-6-6-7-7 times = 168-180-192-208-228-248 stitches. When the piece measures 25-25-26-26-26-26 cm / 9 ¾"-9 ¾"-10 ¼"-10 ¼"-10 ¼"-10 ¼" from where the body was divided from the sleeves work an edge as follows:
On the next round increase 10 stitches evenly on round = 178-190-202-218-238-258 stitches. Work A.2 (= 2 stitches) over all stitches. When A.2 has been worked for approx. 6 cm / 2 3/8'' 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.

Place the 44-50-56-58-60-64 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles SIZE 5.5 mm/US 9 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 52-58-64-68-70-74 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches. Work stockinette stitch in the round. When the sleeve measures 3 cm / 1'' from where it was divided from the body, decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4-3-2½-2-2-1½ cm/1½"-1 1/8"-3/4"-3/4"-½" a total of 7-9-11-13-13-14 times = 38-40-42-42-44-46 stitches. When the sleeve measures 35-34-34-33-32-32 cm / 13 ¾"-13 3/8"-13 3/8"-13"-12 ½"-12 ½" from where it was divided from the body, work A.2 over all stitches. Bind off with knit when A.2 has been worked 1 time in height. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 19.09.2018
worked in false fisherman's rib (previously half fisherman's rib)


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= purl
= 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch onto right needle as if to purl
= knit the yarn over and knitted stitch together
= = work 5 stitches in stitch and yarn over as follows: Knit yarn over and stitch together, but wait to slip the yarn over and the stich of left needle, * make 1 yarn over on the right needle and knit the stitch and yarn over together *, work from *-* a total of 2 times before slipping the stitches of the left needle = 5 stitches (= 4 stitches increased)
= knitting direction

Madame Petitjean 06.02.2019 - 18:08:

Bonjour, Je viens de commencer à tricoter les manches. J'ai repris les 44 mailles laissées en attente, puis relevé les 8 mailles montées. Après plusieurs rangs, je me retrouve avec un gros trou avant les 8 mailles et un autre gros trou après les 8 mailles. Ne devrions nous pas ramasser plus de 8 mailles ? et si non à cette question comment faire pour éviter ces trous ? Je vous remercie

DROPS Design 07.02.2019 kl. 09:02:

Bonjour Mme Petitjean, on a monté 8 m au-dessus des manches pour le dos/le devant, on va bien relever 1 m dans chacune de ces 8 m pour la manche. Il est possible que les mailles montées pour le bas du pull aient été un peu trop lâches, pour compenser/éviter les trous, au 1er tour de la manche, vous pouvez relever le fil (comme pour une augmentation) entre les 8 m et celles de la manche (de part et d'autre de ces 8 m) et le tricoter torse avec la maille suivante. Vous pourrez également fermer ces trous avec le fil de la manche au moment de le rentrer. Bon tricot!

Annelies Rennert 06.02.2019 - 17:18:

Habe 85 MA angeschlagen. Nach der Zunahme hab ich 96 MA. Ok. Nun Weiss ich nicht was mit den 8 MA in der Klammer ist und das 12 x in der Breite stricken.. bis ich am Ende vom Diagramm 192 MA habe muss ich doch nach einigen gestrickten Reihen 2x zunehmen. Wieviel mal, und welche MA Anzahl habe ich bei der ersten Zunahme. BITTE nochmal eine Info. Danke Annelies

DROPS Design 07.02.2019 kl. 08:59:

Liebe Annelies, über die 96 Maschen stricken Sie A.1a in der runde (A.1a ist über 8 Maschen gestrickt, Sie wiederholen diese 8 Maschen bis Ende der Runde = Sie haben A.1a 12 Mal in der Runde gestrickt). Bei der 10. Reihe in A.1a nehmen Sie 4 Maschen (siehe 4. Symbol) in jedem A.1a = 144 M. Bei der 24. Reihe in A.1a nehmen Sie 4 M in jedem A.1a = 192 M. Diagram bis zur Ende stricken. Dann werden Sie A.1b stricken und noch mal 2 Zunahmen in jedem Diagram stricken: 288M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Annelies Rennert 06.02.2019 - 12:05:

Noch eine Frage zu dem Pullover. Trage gr. 44/46 wieviel Maschen muss ich nehmen. Glaube 91 sind zu viel oder?. Kann ich mich nach dem Diagramm richten. Wenn ich nur 85 Maschen anschlägt, muss ich auch auf 104 MA kommen. Bitte erklären sie mir die Schritte. Danke A. Rennert

DROPS Design 06.02.2019 kl. 14:04:

Liebe Frau Rennert, am besten messen Sie einen ähnlichen Pullover, die Sie haben, und die Massen den in der Maßskizze vergleichen, so finden Sie Ihre Größe. Hier lesen Sie mehr über die Größen. Bei der 5. und 6. Größe fangen Sie mit 85-91 M dann nehmen Sie zu 96-104 M vor A.1a. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Annelies Rennert 06.02.2019 - 10:47:

Hallo, eine Frage zu diesem Pullover. Habe mt 91 MA angefangen. Bin jetzt bei 208 MA. Jetzt verstehe ich nicht , (nun A.1b über A.1a stricken. ), lt. Diagramm habe ich doch die erste Zunahme beendet. Muss ich denn bei A.1a nicht bis zur nächsten Zunahme stricken. BITTE UM Hilfe. Danke Annelies

DROPS Design 06.02.2019 kl. 14:01:

Liebe Frau Rennert, in der letzte Grösse haben Sie 208 M wenn A.1a fertig ist, jetzt stricken Sie A.1b (= die 16 M in A.1b 13 x in der Breite wiederholen). Nach A.1b haben Sie 312 M (= es sind dann: 16 M + (4 M x 2 ) x 13 Mal in der Breite). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

J.A. Knol 25.01.2019 - 11:34:

Hello, I am curious why the Dutch patten is in Valse patentsteek (flat brioch stitch?) and the german is in Halb Patent stich?? And I really have tot get used to the Norwegian way of purling...it looks so complicated :-)

DROPS Design 27.01.2019 kl. 14:04:

Hi J.A. Knol,

It is possible that the English rib variations have a slightly different name in the different languages, but you can just follow the explanations in the pattern, because the pattern is still the same. About the purling. Keep practising, oefing baart kunst :)

Chloé Va3 16.01.2019 - 15:42:

Bonjour. Auriez vous un tutoriel pour les manches, s'il vous plaît ? Je ne comprends pas le passage où il faut monter des mailles sous les manches. Merci :)

DROPS Design 17.01.2019 kl. 08:46:

Bonjour Chloé Va3, cette vidéo montre comment tricoter un pull de haut en bas avec des emmanchures raglan, mais à partir du time code 6:55 environ, on montre comment mettre les mailles des manches en attente et comment monter celles sous la manche. Bon tricot!

Elaine Hébert 13.11.2018 - 14:34:

J’ai utilisé la laine drop air bleu marine mixte, que puis-je faire pour éviter que mon chandail perde des poils de laine? Car pendant la réalisation de ce chandail je retrouvais de la mousse de ce chandail sur les planchers de la maison et sur mes vêtements

DROPS Design 13.11.2018 kl. 15:31:

Bonjour Mme Hébert, ce sont les fibres "superflues" qui se sont échappées, avec le temps, ça s'atténuera et ça disparaîtra. Bon tricot!

Palacios 28.10.2018 - 08:45:

Merci pour le vidéo, c est plus clair :-)

Palacios 22.10.2018 - 13:37:

Bonjour, pour l’augmentation de 5 mailles votre explication m’est totalement incompréhensible, d’autant plus que vous dites de « Tricoter ensemble à l’endroit le jeté et la maille endroit, mais garder la maille et le jeté sur l’aiguille gauche » sauf que sur le diagramme c’est un rang sur lequel il n’y a pas de jetés à tricoter? Pas claire votre explication. Merci de votre réponse.

DROPS Design 22.10.2018 kl. 14:31:

Bonjour Mme Palacios, cette vidéo montre comment augmenter 4 mailles dans les fausses côtes anglaises, comme dans ce modèle et devrait vous permettre ainsi de visualiser comment faire. Bon tricot!

Claire 19.09.2018 - 10:20:

Bonjour, Je pense que vous devriez ajouter une précision concernant le point qui comporte le jeté. Ce n'est pas très clair et j'ai mis beaucoup de temps à comprendre la bonne pratique. En effet, il faut glisser la m. à l'envers puis passer le fil au dessus de l'aiguille droite et le repasser devant pour tricoter la m. suivante à l'envers. Pour le moment, on dirait qu'il faut jeté puis glisser la m. .. Ce qui ne fonctionne pas :-) Merci !!

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