DROPS / 61 / 15

DROPS 61-15 by DROPS Design

DROPS Sweater in Bomull-Lin.

Tags: sweaters,
This pattern still doesn't have a name. Suggest one!

Size: Small (Medium - Large)
Finished measurements: 102 (108-114) cm [40-1/8" (42.5" - 44-7/8")]

Materials: DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio
53% Egyptian cotton, 47% linen, 50 g/93 yards
700 (750-850) g. col. 03, natural mixed

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] and 4 mm [US 6] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Alternative yarns:
* DROPS MUSKAT, 100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50 g/109 yards.
* DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH, 100% superwash wool, 50 g/120 yards

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
Comments (4) FAQ

53% Cotton, 47% Linen
from 3.75 $ /50g
DROPS Bomull-Lin uni colour DROPS Bomull-Lin uni colour 3.75 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 52.50$. Read more.

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.
Gauge: 21 sts x 32 rows on larger needles in Pattern 1 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].
21 sts x 28 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side.

Rib: * K 2, P 2 *. Repeat from *-*.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 216 (228-240) sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 cm [0.75"] rib. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1. Place a second marker for other side (front and back each = 108 (114-120) sts).
When the work measures 30 (30-32) cm [11.75" (11.75" - 12-5/8")] knit garter st over the center front 6 sts for 4 rows, then bind off the 2 center sts for the neck split on the next row. Knit the rest of the work back and forth on the needles. Continue with Pattern 1, keeping the 2 edge sts at the neck split in garter st throughout. At the same time, when the work measures 35 (35-36) cm [13.75" (13.75" - 14-1/8")], knit the next row as follows from the center front neck split: 51 (54-57) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 104 (110-116) sts for the back, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 51 (54-57) sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: = 51 (54-57) sts. Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1 (1-2) times, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 (4-3) times = 42 (43-44) sts. When the work measures 50 (50-52) cm [19.75" (19.75" - 20.5")] bind off at each neck edge every other row: 6 (7-7) sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. Bind off when the work measures approx. 58 (58-60) cm [22-7/8" (22-7/8" - 23-5/8")] - adjust for complete pattern.

Back: = 104 (110-116) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 86 (88-90) sts. When the work measures 56 (56-58) cm [22" (22" - 22-7/8")] bind off the center 28 (30-30) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures approx. 58 (58-60) cm [22-7/8" (22-7/8" - 23-5/8")] - adjust for complete pattern.

Sleeves: Cast on 52 (52-52) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 cm [0.75"] rib. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 2 once, then knit stockinette st. When the work measures 6 cm [2-3/8"], inc 1 st each side of marker 22 (22-24) times:
Sizes S+M: alternately every 4th and 5th row
Size L: every 4th row
= 96 (96-100) sts. When the work measures 44 cm [17.25"], put 2 sts each side of marker on a stitch holder and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Put sts on a st holder for sleeve caps at each side every other row: 3 sts 4 (3-2) times, 2 sts 4 (7-9) times, 3 sts 4 (3-3) times. Put all sts from the stitch holder back on the needles; join and knit Pattern 3 once, bind off. The work measures approx. 55 (56-57) cm [21-5/8" (22" - 22.5")].

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 82-90 sts (divisible by 4 + 2) around the neck on smaller double pointed needles and knit 2 rows garter st, then 2 cm [0.75"] rib, bind off. Sew in the sleeves.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K (seen from the right side)
= P (seen from the right side)

Hadar 29.01.2017 - 10:24:

Hey, it's great being able to ask questions here! When binding off 2 stitches for the neck split, is it located where the marker for the start of the round is, or is it supposed to be between the two markers so that they mark the sleeve holes? thank you very much, i love you site!

DROPS Design 30.01.2017 kl. 11:54:

Dear Mrs Hadar, markers are for the sides (where armhole will be then), the 2 sts you cast off for neck split will be between 2 markers, where you have to work also the 6 sts in garter st on mid front, so that you will have 2 sts in garter st, cast off 2 sts, 2 sts in garter st mid on front piece. Happy knitting!

Pierrette 10.04.2016 - 12:53:

L'encolure devant c'est pas très net vous avez une astuce merci

DROPS Design 11.04.2016 kl. 11:12:

Bonjour Pierrette, pour le col, on relève 82-90 m autour de l'encolure et on tricote 2 rangs point mousse et 2 cm de côtes, rabattez ensuite les mailles comme elles se présentent. (cf dernier paragraphe "Assemblage"). Bon tricot!

Hadar 01.03.2016 - 21:34:

Hi, i loved the pattern! i didnt understand the sleeve section when the pattern said "when work measures 6 cm", does it reffer to the stockinette section only or the whole peace from the rib begginning? where do i start measuring the 6 cm and increasing? thanks a lottt!!

DROPS Design 02.03.2016 kl. 08:53:

Dear Mrs Hadar and thank you. The 6 cm have to be measured from the cast on edge, ie from the beg of sleeve. Happy knitting!

Pia Kontturi 01.04.2013 - 11:54:

Hihojen ohje puuttuu kokonaan ! Mistä löytyy?

DROPS Design 10.04.2013 kl. 16:20:

Nyt hihojen ohje on lisätty.

Post a comment to pattern DROPS 61-15

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process. Required fields are marked *.