Winter Berries by DROPS Design

Knitted children’s jumper in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked top down with round yoke and Nordic pattern on yoke. Sizes 2 – 12 years. Knitted head band in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked with Nordic pattern.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-078-bn
Yarn group B
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YARN FOR WHOLE SET:
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Fits head size: 48/50 - 48/50 - 52/54 - 52/54 - 54/56 - 54/56 cm
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250-250-300-350-400 g colour 44, light grey
50-50-50-50-100-100 g colour 48, wine red
50-50-50-50-50-100 g colour 72, light pearl grey
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 13, cerise
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 16, dark grey

YARN FOR JUMPER:
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-200-250-300-300-350 g colour 44, light grey
50-50-50-50-50-100 g colour 48, wine red
50-50-50-50-50-100 g colour 72, light pearl grey
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 13, cerise
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 16, dark grey

YARN FOR HEAD BAND:
Sizes: 2/4 - 5/8 - 9/12 years
Fits head size: approx. 48/50 - 52/54 - 54/56 cm
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50-50-50 g colour 44, light grey
50-50-50 g colour 48, wine red
50-50-50 g colour 13, cerise
50-50-50 g colour 16, dark grey

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ACCESSORIES FOR PIECE:

JUMPER:

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stocking stitch and Nordic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM (for the 4 smallest sizes): length 40 cm and 60 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM (for the 2 largest sizes): length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM (for the 4 smallest sizes): length 40 cm and 60 cm for rib.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM (for the 2 largest sizes): length 40 cm and 80 cm for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

HEAD BAND:

KNITTING TENSION:
23 stitches in width and 32 rows in height with stocking stitch and Nordic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 40 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 MM: length 40 cm for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

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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.
EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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ELEVATION (back of neck):
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation; the neck will then be the same front and back.
Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid back). Start from the right side with light grey and knit 11-12-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten the strand and purl 22-24-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 33-36-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 44-48-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 55-60-60-65-65-70 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 66-72-72-78-78-84 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit to mid back. Then work YOKE as described in the text.

PATTERN: 
Jumper: See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1).
Head band: See diagram A.3.
The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP (for Nordic pattern):
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern it is important that the strands at the back of the piece are not tight. You can use a larger needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase/decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 80 stitches) and divide by the number of increases/decreases to be made (e.g. 4) = 20. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after each 20th stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. When decreasing, knit each 19th and 20th stitch together.

INCREASE TIP-1 (for sides of body):
Start 2 stitches before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP-1 (for mid under sleeve): 
Start 3 stitches 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 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Neck, yoke and body are worked in the round with circular needle, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 80-84-84-88-88-92 stitches with short circular needle size 3 mm and light grey. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for approx. 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm. Knit 1 round where you increase 4-6-6-8-8-10 stitches evenly on round – read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 84-90-90-96-96-102 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm.
You can now work an elevation in the back of the neck so that the neck is slightly higher at the back. This elevation can be left out; the neck is then the same front and back – work ELEVATION – read description above, or go straight to YOKE.

YOKE:
Read KNITTING TIP! Work A.1 in the round (= 28-30-30-32-32-34 repeats of 3 stitches). AT THE SAME TIME on each round marked with an arrow in A.1 increase evenly as described below. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION and INCREASE/DECREASE TIP.
Arrow-1: Increase 16-14-14-12-12-10 stitches evenly on round = 100-104-104-108-108-112 stitches (make sure you increase with off white on this round).
Arrow-2: Increase 14-16-16-18-18-20 stitches evenly on round = 114-120-120-126-126-132 stitches (there is now room for 19-20-20-21-21-22 repeats of 6 stitches).
Arrow-3: Increase 22-24-26-28-34-36 stitches evenly on round = 136-144-146-154-160-168 stitches.
Arrow-4: Increase 20-24-26-26-28-28 stitches evenly on round = 156-168-172-180-188-196 stitches (there is now room for 39-42-43-45-47-49 repeats of 4 stitches).
Arrow-5: Increase 20-22-24-24-28-28 stitches evenly on round = 176-190-196-204-216-224 stitches.
Arrow-6: Increase 12-14-16-16-20-20 stitches evenly on round = 188-204-212-220-236-244 stitches (there is now room for 47-51-53-55-59-61 repeats of 4 stitches).
Arrow-7: Increase 8-8-8-10-10-10 stitches evenly on round = 196-212-220-230-246-254 stitches.
Arrow-8: Increase 8-4-8-10-6-10 stitches evenly on round = 204-216-228-240-252-264 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed, work A.2 in the round (= 17-18-19-20-21-22 repeats of 12 stitches). Continue this pattern. When A.2 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 16-16-16-17-20-20 cm from the cast-on edge mid front. Work 0-0-1-2-0-0 cm stocking stitch with light grey. The piece now measures approx. 16-16-17-19-20-20 cm from the cast-on edge mid front.
The next round is worked as follows with light grey: Knit 30-32-34-36-38-40 stitches (= ½ back piece), place the next 42-44-46-48-50-52 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), knit 60-64-68-72-76-80 stitches (= front piece), place the next 42-44-46-48-50-52 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and knit the remaining 30-32-34-36-38-40 stitches (= ½ back piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 132-140-148-160-168-176 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeves. Allow the marker threads to follow your work onwards; they will be used a little later when increasing in the sides.
Start the round by one of the marker threads and work stocking stitch in the round with light grey.
When the piece measures 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm from the division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-1 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 3-4-4½-5-5½-6½ cm a total of 4 times in each side = 148-156-164-176-184-192 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 16-20-23-25-28-32 cm from the division, or to desired length. Knit 1 round where you increase 36-40-40-44-48-48 stitches evenly on round = 184-196-204-220-232-240 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Then cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but make sure that the cast-off edge is not tight. The jumper measures approx. 38-42-46-50-54-58 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 42-44-46-48-50-52 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-8-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeves = 48-50-52-56-58-60 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-8 stitches under the sleeve and allow it to follow your work onwards. The marker thread will be used a little later when decreasing under the sleeve.
Start the round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round with light grey. When the piece measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 3-3½-4-4-4½-5 cm a total of 6-6-6-7-7-7 times = 36-38-40-42-44-46 stitches. When the sleeve measures 18-22-26-30-34-38 cm from the division knit 1 round where you increase 0-2-0-2-0-2 stitches evenly on round = 36-40-40-44-44-48 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Then cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but make sure that the cast-off edge is not tight. The sleeve measures approx. 22-26-30-34-38-42 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

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HEAD BAND:
The piece is worked in the round with short circular needle, bottom up. Cast on 108-116-120 stitches with circular needle size 2.5 mm and light grey. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 2 cm. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Knit 1 round where you decrease 8 stitches evenly in all sizes – read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 100-108-112 stitches. Work A.3 in the round (= 25-27-28 repeats of 4 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.3 has been completed continue with light grey. Knit 1 round where you increase 8 stitches evenly on round = 108-116-120 stitches. Change to circular needle size 2.5 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 2 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The head band measures approx. 9 cm from the cast-on edge to the cast-off edge.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 11.09.2018
Correction: DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 80 cm for rib. (previously stocking stitch)

Diagram

= light grey
= off white
= light pearl grey
= dark grey
= wine red
= cerise
= increase round



Comments (1)

Angharad 08.01.2019 - 21:10:

This was the first top down sweater I’ve ever knitted and only my second colour way. It was a dream to knit with a very easy to follow pattern. I loved knitting it and my daughter loves wearing it. Thank you.

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