Lamb Dance Sweater by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper for kids in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Lima. Piece is knitted top down with sheep, colour pattern, ribs and stocking stitch. Size 3-12 years

DROPS design: Pattern me-055-bn
Yarn group B
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SIZE:
3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152

MATERIALS:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250-250-250-300 g colour 26, pistachio
50-50-100-100-100 g colour 19, light grey blue
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02, black
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, cerise

Or use:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250-250-250-300 g colour 7219, pistachio
50-50-100-100-100 g colour 8112, ice blue
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 8903, black
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 6273, cerise

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm, length 60 or 80 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm for ribs.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm, length 60 or 80 cm for ribs.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1. Choose diagram for your size. Diagram show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on round (e.g. 84 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 7) = 12.
In this example decrease by knitting every 11th and 12th stitch together. To increase use the same calculation but make instead a yarn over after every 12th stitch. Knit yarn overs twisted on next round to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased. On next round work yarn over twisted to avoid hole. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked = 2 stitches decreased.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked in the round on circular needle, top down. When dividing for sleeves, work body in the round on circular needle, work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/short circular needle.

YOKE:
Cast on 80-84-98-106-110 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm with light grey blue. Join to work in the round and work 1 round in stocking stitch. Work rib in the round with knit 2/purl 2 for 3 cm (neck edge). Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Work 1 round in stocking stitch while decreasing 14-12-14-15-12 stitches evenly - read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 66-72-84-91-98 stitches. Then work according to diagram A.1, work diagram 11-12-12-13-14 times on round. NOTE: Choose diagram for correct size.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When entire A.1 has been worked there are 198-216-240-260-280 stitches on round. On next round work with pistachio and stocking stitch and increase 14-8-2-2-2 stitches evenly on round = 212-224-242-262-282 stitches.
Continue with pistachio and in stocking stitch until piece measures approx. 18-18-19-20-21 cm from cast-on edge. Work next round as follows: Knit 62-64-70-77-79 stitches (= back piece), slip the next 44-48-51-54-62 stitches on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches under sleeve, work 62-64-70-77-79 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), slip the next 44-48-51-54-62 stitches on a new stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches under sleeve.

BODY:
There are now 136-140-152-166-170 stitches on round. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6 new stitches cast on. Continue in stocking stitch and pistachio. When piece measures 3 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker (= 4 stitches increased) - read INCREASE TIP-2! Repeat increase 1 more time after 4 cm = 144-148-160-174-178 stitches on needle. Work until piece measures approx. 12-16-19-22-25 cm (or to desired length, there is approx. 4 cm until finished measurements). Work 1 round in stocking stitch and increase 12-12-12-10-10 stitches evenly = 156-160-172-184-188 stitches.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work rib with knit 2/purl 2. Work rib for 4 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the yarn.

SLEEVE:
Slip stitches from on stitch holder back on a short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm (= 44-48-51-54-62 stitches), pick up 1 stitch in each of the 6 stitches cast on on body (= 50-54-57-60-68 stitches). Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 6 stitches. Work in stocking stitch in the round until sleeve measures 2 cm. Now decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread - read DECREASE TIP-2! Continue in stocking stitch and repeat decrease every 4-3½-4-4-3½ cm until decrease has been done 5-7-7-8-10 times in total = 40-40-43-44-48 stitches on needle. Work in stocking stitch until sleeve measures 21-26-29-33-36 cm. Knit 1 round and increase 4-4-5-4-4 stitches on round = 44-44-48-48-52 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm and work rib in the round with knit 2/purl 2 for 4 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the yarn.

Work the other sleeve the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 10.04.2019
Correction to yarn amount: Merino Extra Fine colour 26 and 19, and Lima colour 7219 and 8112.
+ Correction - YOKE: Work in stocking stitch (garter stitch over band stitches) until piece measures approx. 18-18-19-20-21 cm from cast-on edge.

Diagram

= knit with light grey blue
= knit with off white
= knit with black
= knit with pistachio
= knit with cerise
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, knit yarn over twisted on next round. It should not make a hole.



Lena Hemmingsson 06.04.2019 - 13:27:

Helt fel mått från armhåla till full längd på fram- och bakstycke. Stickar man enl. mönstret slutar tröjan i midjehöjd. Beräkningen av garnåtgång är helt fel. Mycket tråkigt!

DROPS Design 11.04.2019 kl. 14:59:

Hei Lena. Dette er en kort modell, som går ca til bukselinningen. Vi har nå likevel lagt til litt på lengden. Vi har også justert garnmengden opp i grønn og blå. Takk for beskjed, god fornøyelse

Trine 31.03.2019 - 20:54:

Veldig kjedelig at oppgitt garnmengde ikke stemmer - verken på denne eller «voksenmodellen».

Gabriele 24.03.2019 - 21:17:

Hallo,ich möchte bitte wissen für was , -A2-, benötigt wird.

DROPS Design 26.03.2019 kl. 08:02:

Liebe Gabriele, A.2 wird für den Pullover nicht benutzt, Anleitung wird korrigiert, danke für den Hinweis. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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