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Cloud Chasing by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with raglan in 3 strands DROPS Melody. The piece is worked top down with high neck and split in sides. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ml-025
Yarn group D + D + D

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group D)
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour 01, off white
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour 02, fog
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour 07, dark jeans blue


7 stitches in width and 8 rows in height with stocking stitch and 3 strands held together = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 15 MM: length 60 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 12 MM: length 60 cm or 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.


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71% Alpaca, 25% Wool, 4% Polyamide
from 3.50 £ /50g
DROPS Melody uni colour DROPS Melody uni colour 3.50 £ /50g
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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.


Start 2 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, (marker thread sits here), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for the sleeves):
NOTE: So that the decreases are alternately on the right and left side of the piece decrease as follows:
In sizes S, M and L, decrease alternately at the beginning and end of the rows with decreases.
In sizes XL, XXL and XXXL, decrease at the beginning of each row with decreases (alternately from right and wrong side).
Decrease as follows from the right side: Knit 2 together.
Decrease as follows from the wrong side: Purl 2 stitches together.

If you are working in the round with a circular needle which is too long for the number of stitches, you can work as follows: The circular needle must be long and have a flexible wire. Push the stitches to the middle of the wire. Divide the stitches in the middle and pull the wire between the stitches. Push the stitches to the end of the needle on both sides; make sure the stitches are not twisted. The yarn strand you are working with is on the back needle and you begin working on the front needle. Pull out the back needle so that you can work the stitches on the front needle. When you have worked the front stitches, turn and push the stitches back onto the empty needle and work them in the same way. Continue like this in the round; make sure that you always pull out the needle on the side with the strand.

Increase to raglan on each side of each marker thread (= 8 stitches increased on round).
Increase as follows, start 1 stitch before the marker thread: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over. On the next round, knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP (for body):
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On the next round, knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.




The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles to start with, then with circular needle and MAGIC LOOP until there are enough stitches to continue normally with circular needle length 60 or 80 cm. You work top down. The sleeves are worked back and forth with circular needle

Cast on 40-40-44-44-48-52 stitches with double pointed needles size 12 mm and 1 strand of each colour (= 3 strands). Work rib (knit 2, purl 2) until the piece measures 9 cm. Insert 4 marker threads in the piece without working the stitches as follows: The first marker thread is inserted at the beginning of the round, the second after 14-14-16-16-18-20 stitches (= back piece), the third marker thread after 6 new stitches (= sleeve), and the fourth after 14-14-16-16-18-20 new stitches (= front piece); there are 6 stitches left on the round up to the first marker thread (= sleeve). Knit 1 round where you decrease 1 stitch on each side of each marker thread – read DECREASE TIP-1 = 32-32-36-36-40-44 stitches. Change to circular needle size 15 mm, NOTE: In our collection of needles, the shortest circular needle is 60 cm in size 15 mm. You have now decreased stitches so that the circumference of the piece is less than 60 cm in sizes S - XXL. So continue with MAGIC LOOP – see description above, until you have enough stitches to use circular needle length 60 or 80 cm normally.
Work stocking stitch, AT THE SAME TIME on round 2 start to increase to RAGLAN – see description above. Increase like this every 2nd round 8-10-10-11-12-14 times = 96-112-116-124-136-156 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Raglan-increases in sizes M, L, XXL and XXXL are now finished. In sizes S and XL work 1 more round where you increase 1 stitch on front and back pieces in the same way (do not increase on sleeves) = 4 stitches increased.
There are now 100-112-116-128-136-156 stitches on the round. The piece measures approx. 21-25-25-29-30-35 cm from below the rib and down. Continue without increasing for 3-0-2-1-0-0 more rounds. The piece measures approx. 25-25-28-30-30-35 cm from below the rib and down.
The next round is worked as follows: Work 30-32-34-38-40-46 stitches (= back piece), place the next 20-24-24-26-28-32 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 4-4-4-4-6-6 stitches under the sleeve, work 30-32-34-38-40-46 stitches (= front piece), place the next 20-24-24-26-28-32 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 4-4-4-4-6-6 stitches under the sleeve. Insert a marker thread in the piece. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

= 68-72-76-84-92-104 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the new cast-on stitches (= 2-2-2-2-3-3 new stitches on each side of the marker thread) and 34-36-38-42-46-52 stitches between marker threads on front and back pieces.
Now increase in the sides as follows – read INCREASE TIP:
When the piece measures 5 cm increase 1 stitch before each marker thread.
When the piece measures 8 cm increase 1 stitch after each marker thread.
When the piece measures 10 cm increase 1 stitch before each marker thread.
When the piece measures 12 cm increase 1 stitch after each marker thread.
There are now 76-80-84-92-100-112 stitches on the round.
Now continue working in the different sizes as follows:

Sizes S, L, XL and XXL:
Continue in the round with stocking stitch until the piece measures 17-18-18-20 cm.

Sizes M and XXXL:
Continue in the round with stocking stitch until the piece measures 19-17 cm and at the same time increase as follows:
When the piece measures 14 cm increase 1 stitch before each marker thread.
When the piece measures 16 cm increase 1 stitch after each marker thread.

There are now 76-84-84-92-100-116 stitches on the round. When the piece measures 17-19-18-18-20-17 cm place the 38-42-42-46-50-58 stitches for the back piece on a thread. Then work rib back and forth over the 38-42-42-46-50-58 stitches for the front piece. Change to circular needle size 12 mm and work as follows from the right side: 2 stitches GARTER STITCH - see description above, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 4 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 2 stitches garter stitch.
Continue like this until the rib measures 6 cm and the piece a total of 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from the shoulder down. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Place the stitches from the thread (back piece) on circular needle size 12mm and work rib back and forth in the same way as for the front piece until the rib measures 12 cm. The split on the front piece is 6 cm long and the split on the back piece is 12 cm long. The piece measures a total of 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from the shoulder down measured on the back piece.

The sleeves are worked back and forth with circular needle and sewn together to finish. Place the 20-24-24-26-28-32 stitches from the one thread back on circular needle size 15 mm and cast on 2-2-2-2-3-3 new stitches in each side = 24-28-28-30-34-38 stitches. Work stocking stitch back and forth over all stitches. When the piece measures 4-4-2-4-4-2 cm decrease 1 stitch on the right-hand side of the piece – read DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease alternately on the left and right-hand side of the piece every 2nd-2nd-2nd-1st-1st-1st row 8-12-12-14-14-18 times (= 4-6-6-7-7-9 times in each side) = 16-16-16-16-20-20 stitches. When the piece measures 33-34-31-30-29-24 cm change to circular needle size 12 mm and work rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 6 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Sew the sleeve seams in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so that the seam is flat. Sew the openings under the sleeves.


AnneSofie 19.02.2019 - 20:32:

Vilket garn kan jag använda istället för drops melody till detta mönster? Tack på förhand Mvh Ann-Sofie

DROPS Design 25.02.2019 kl. 15:20:

Hei Anne-Sofie. Det er strikkefastheten som avgjør hvilke garn som kan byttes med hverandre. Melody tilhører garngruppe D, og det er ingne andre garn i denne gruppen. Her skal det i tillegg strikkes med 3 tråder Melody, men du kan alternativt strikke med 6 tråder med garn fra garngruppe B. For andre kombinasjoner kan de lese mer her. God fornøyelse

Nina 14.01.2019 - 11:45:

Liebes Drops Team, der Garnumrechner hat leider nicht funktioniert. Ich schau aber, ob ich einen Online Laden finde, wo ich die Wolle bestellen kann. Viele Grüße, Natascha

DROPS Design 14.01.2019 kl. 13:03:

Liebe Nina, hier lesen Sie mehr über die Garnalternativen und die verschiedenen Garngruppe - aber DROPS Melody finden Sie sowieso bei Ihrem DROPS Laden. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Nina 12.01.2019 - 22:18:

Liebes DROPS Team. da es die oben angegebene Wolle nicht mehr gibt - welche könnte ich denn ersatzweise nehmen? Danke! HG, Ninas

DROPS Design 14.01.2019 kl. 10:37:

Liebe Nina, DROPS Melody ist nicht ausgelaufen, die finden Sie immer bei Ihrem DROPS Laden - sollten Sie eine Alternative benutzen, gerne können Sie unseren Garnumrechner benutzen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Barbara 11.11.2018 - 03:09:

Can you use 12mm circular needle instead of double pointed needles for the neck

DROPS Design 11.11.2018 kl. 22:27:

Dear Barbara, on the neck you have not enough stitches for 60 cm circular needle, so the best way is to use DPN needles. Or you can use 80 cm long circular needle and the magic loop method - see description in pattern. Happy knitting!

Annick Bosmans 21.10.2018 - 11:58:

Eerst en vooral wauw kei leuke trui!! Nu wou ik die ook maken maar zie ik dat dit met een rondbreinaald gebeurd, en daar kan ik niet mee werken. Kan je deze trui ook maken gewoon heen en weer breien? Zo ja, hoe dan?

DROPS Design 24.10.2018 kl. 21:46:

Dag Annick,

Dankjewel! Helaas wordt deze trui van boven naar beneden gebreid en dan is het wat lastig met rechte naalden.

Bij patronen die van onder naar boven gebreid worden, kun je vaak wel rechte naalden gebruiken. Lees hier instructies om het patroon daarvoor aan te passen.

In Noorwegen, waar de patronen vandaan komen, is het gebruikelijk om met rondbreinaalden te werken. In het begin vond ik het zelf ook heel lastig, maar het maakt mij nu niet meer uit. Misschien is dit juist een geschikt patroon om met rondbreinaalden te leren werken, omdat er dikke naalden gebruikt worden :)

Irena 18.07.2018 - 21:15:

Cudowny! Mięciutki, cieplutki, idealny na zimowe wieczory! Mam nadzieję, że będzie opis w języku polskim.

Barbara 06.06.2018 - 09:29:

Kuschelig und im Rücken schön lang gearbeitet

Zabeth 05.06.2018 - 21:59:

Un bon gros pull pour passer l'hiver au chaud. Il va être dur de résister à l'appel des aiguilles!

Sylvia Blum 05.06.2018 - 17:56:

Der sieht schön lässig und kuschelig aus!

Chantal 05.06.2018 - 15:24:

Pull qui donne envie de se blottir au coin du feu ! Mélody est un fil génial, qui monte vite et très doux.

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