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Night Shades by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater round yoke in DROPS Karisma. Piece is knitted bottom up with Nordic pattern. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern u-874
Yarn group B

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-500-550-600-650 g color 21, medium gray
50-100-100-100-100-100 g color 16, dark gray
50-100-100-100-100-100 g color 05, black
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 72, light pearl gray

Color combinations:
A) DROPS Karisma 69, 50, 56, 01, 55.
B) DROPS Karisma 55, 52, 56, 01, 77.


21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stockinette stitch = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR Needle size 4 mm / US 6, length 40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'' for the garment in stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR Needle size 3 mm / US 2.5, length 40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'' for rib.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm / 4'' switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm / 4'' switch to smaller needles.

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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.



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

Sweater: See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size. Work the entire pattern in stockinette stitch.

To avoid the knitting gauge to tighten when working pattern with several colors, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle number when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sides on body and under sleeves):
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker is in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. 

To calculate how to decrease/increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 240 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreased/increases to be done (e.g. 40) = 6. In this example knit approx. every 5th and 6th stitch together. When increasing make 1 yarn over after every 6th stitch. On next round knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

Decrease for raglan on each side of marker in every transition between sleeves and body. Begin 2 stitches before marker, knit 2 together, marker is here, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

For better shape work an elevation in the back of neck with dark gray. Insert 1 marker mid back of neck. Knit until 14-15-16-15-16-18 stitches past marker have been worked, turn, tighten yarn and purl 28-30-32-30-32-36 stitches. Turn and knit 42-45-48-45-48-54 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and purl 56-60-64-60-64-72 stitches back. Turn and knit 70-75-80-75-80-90 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and purl 84-90-96-90-96-108 stitches back. Turn piece, tighten yarn and knit until mid back. 




Work piece in the round on circular needle, bottom up. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.

Cast on 240-262-282-306-334-366 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with medium gray. Work rib (knit 1/purl 1) for 7 cm / 2¾''. Knit 1 round while decreasing 40-50-50-60-70-72 stitches evenly - read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 200-218-236-256-278-306 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Continue in stockinette stitch. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of round and 1 marker after 100-109-118-128-139-153 stitches (= in the sides). REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 30-31-32-32-34-35 cm / 11 ¾"-12 1/8"-12 ½"-12 ½"-13 3/8"-13 ¾", bind off 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches in each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off 4-4-5-5-6-7 stitches on each side of both markers) = 92-101-108-118-127-139 stitches remain on front and back piece. Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

Cast on 58-58-64-64-64-72 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with medium gray. Work rib (= knit 1/purl 1) for 5 cm / 2''. Knit 1 round while decreasing 10-10-10-10-10-12 stitches evenly = 48-48-54-54-54-60 stitches. Insert 1 marker at beginning of round (= mid under sleeve). Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and work in stockinette stitch in the round. When piece measures 9-9-9-7-9-8 cm / 3 ½"-3 ½"-3 ½"-2 ¾"-3 ½"-3 1/8", increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 7th-6th-7th-6th-5th-5th round 12-14-12-14-16-16 times in total = 72-76-78-82-86-92 stitches. When piece measures 42-41-41-39-40-39 cm / 16 ½"-16 1/8"-16 1/8"-15 ¼"-15 ¾"-15 ¼" (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under sleeve = 64-68-68-72-74-78 stitches remain on needle. Put piece aside and make another sleeve.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 312-338-352-380-402-434 stitches on needle. Insert 1 marker in every transition between sleeves and body = 4 markers. Work stockinette stitch with medium gray. AT THE SAME TIME on next round decrease for RAGLAN – see explanation above (= 8 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every other round 2-2-3-3-3-3 times in total = 296-322-328-356-378-410 stitches. After last round with decrease knit 1 round while decreasing 24-34-24-32-36-32 stitches evenly = 272-288-304-324-342-378 stitches remain on needle. Then work pattern according to diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size = 17-18-19-18-19-21 repetitions on round). Read KNITTING TIP! Continue pattern like this and decrease as shown in diagram. When A.1 has been worked (finish after a round marked with arrow in diagram for correct size), there are 119-126-133-126-133-147 stitches on needle and piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' from shoulder and down. For better fit work an elevation at the back of neck so that yoke is somewhat higher on back piece. This elevation can be skipped, to make the neck the same at the front and back - read ELEVATION. 

Knit 1 round with dark gray while decreasing 25-30-35-26-29-39 stitches evenly = 94-96-98-100-104-108 stitches around the neck edge. Switch to a short circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME on last round increase 22-22-24-26-26-26 stitches evenly = 116-118-122-126-130-134 stitches. Then work rib = knit 1/purl 1. When rib measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', work 1 ridge in garter stitch. Loosely bind off - make sure that the bind-off edge is not too tight. Fold neck edge double and sew on the inside, ridge against ridge.

Sew the openings under the sleeves.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 11.09.2018
Correction to BODY: Knit 1 round while decreasing 40-44-46-50-56-60 stitches evenly


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= off white
= light pearl gray
= medium gray
= dark gray
= black
= knit 2 together

Ann Rees 23.03.2019 - 14:35:

I can't find mention of how much yarn to buy for a sweater I want to knit. on Drops 195-19 Pattern u-874 . Size small. Please help.

Rie 10.03.2019 - 11:12:

Moet ik, bij het lijf, na het breien van het boord echt steken minderen? Meerderen lijkt me logischer. In de corectie staat ook weer minderen.

DROPS Design 13.03.2019 kl. 08:36:

Dag Rie,

Het is inderdaad de bedoeling om steken te minderen, nadat je de boord hebt gebreid.

Carin Oja Hagalid 03.03.2019 - 15:26:

Hej, jag undrar vilka färgnummer i Karisma det ska vara i färgkombination A ( med lite blå/bruna färger) så det motsvarar det svart/gråa? Tacksam för svar snarast Med vänlig hälsning, Carin

DROPS Design 04.03.2019 kl. 14:47:

Hei Carin. på fargekombinasjon A er det brukt DROPS Karisma: 69, 50, 56, 01, 55. God fornøyelse

Ulrike Ulrich 24.02.2019 - 23:06:

Reihe 21. 2 Maschen re zusammen stricken und dann 13 Maschen 1 grau 2 weiß. Dann wieder 2 Maschen re zusammen stricken. Aber dann habe ich nur 1 Masche weiß und 1 Masche grau.Ist das richtig? Danach stimmt es wieder 1 Masche grau und 2 Maschen weiß.

Lis Heisselberg 22.02.2019 - 16:20:

Tak for svar. Et lille godt råd er så at fortælle, at det er smart at starte med mønster bag på ;-)

Encarnita 21.02.2019 - 13:44:

Tack för svaret! Känner mig tryggare att fortsätta sticka. Tack även för tipset. Mvh Encarnita

Anja 19.02.2019 - 23:34:

Wenn ich die Rhöhung im Nacken stricken möchte, fange ich dann direkt nach A.1 damit an oder sricke ich dann erst noch die erste Runde der Halsblende mit Abnahme der Maschen?

DROPS Design 20.02.2019 kl. 09:27:

Liebe Anja, die Erhöhung wird direkt nach A.1 gestrickt, dann stricken Sie die Halsblende. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Lis Heisselberg 19.02.2019 - 19:59:

Dette er mit første forsøg med mønster med farveskift. så jeg er i tvivl om, hvorvidt det altid forholder således, at der er en lille forskel i mønsteret, der hvor man skifter omgang? I sidste omgang, der bruges hvid (5te mønsterpind), mangler den nederste hvide maske, eller rettere den er på samme linie som den næste hvide maske fra næste mønsterpind, og det får det til at se lidt anderledes ud. Jeg håber, I forstår, hvad jeg mener. Mvh Lis

DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 14:47:

Hei Lis. Ja, det vil dessverre alltid være en liten ujevnhet i overgangen mellom omgangene. Det er derfor man oftest velger at omgangene starter bak på genseren. God fornøyelse

Encarnita 19.02.2019 - 12:46:

Hej! Återigen ! Min fråga är om det stämmer att man ska maska av för ärmhålen när arbetet mäter 30 cm i storlek s? Tycker tröjan ser kort ut i jämförelse med bilden på mönstret. Sticka i karisma som på mönstret.

DROPS Design 20.02.2019 kl. 15:49:

Hei Encarnita. Det stemmer. Om du ser på målskissen nederst i oppskriften vil du se alle plagget mål i alle størrelser. Her kan du se at bolen måler 30 cm før du feller til ermhull. Det er selvfølgelig ikke noe i veien for at du selv legger til på lengden om du syntes den blir kort. Vær da obs på at garnforbruket ditt vil gå opp. TIPS: om du stiller spørsmålet ditt som et "spørsmål" isteden for en "kommentar" vil vi se det raskere. God fornøyelse

Encarnita 19.02.2019 - 12:31:

Mitt arbetet står still ! Längtar att få forsätta men Vill gärna ha svar på frågan innan jag forsätter. Finns det någon som stickat denna tidigare och vet om det stämmer? Tacksam för svar.

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