DROPS / 194 / 38

Red Nose Jumper by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper in DROPS Nepal. The piece is worked top down with raglan and reindeer motif. Sizes S - XXXL. Theme: Christmas.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-275
Yarn group C or A + A
-------------------------------------------------------

SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 3620, red
(you will need 50 g extra in colour 3620 red if you decide not to knit a reindeer on the back)
100-150-150-150-150-200 g colour 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0206, light beige
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0300, beige
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0612, medium brown
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 2923, goldenrod

KNITTING TENSION:
16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 MM: length 60 cm or 80 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM: length 40 and 60 cm or 80 cm for rib.
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.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 MM – for the reindeer’s necklace.

ACCESSORIES:
A small decorative heart, approx. 2 cm in diameter or something similar which can be used as a pendant on the reindeer (it must have a hole through which you can thread a row of chain stitches).

-------------------------------------------------------

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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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 (3) FAQ

65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
from 2.20 £ /50g
DROPS Nepal uni colour DROPS Nepal uni colour 2.20 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Nepal mix DROPS Nepal mix 2.30 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 30.80£. Read more.

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:

-------------------------------------------------------

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagram A.3 shows a knot (= eyes and snowflakes). 
Diagrams A.1 and A.2 (reindeer): The whole diagram is worked in stocking stitch. Work with 3/5 balls so you avoid long strands on the wrong side. In other words, work with 1 ball red/off white on each side of the jumper and 1 ball of the pattern colour in the middle. NOTE: To avoid holes when changing colours, twist the strands together.

INCREASE TIP (for raglan):
All increases are worked from the right side! 
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over, work until there are 2 stitches left, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. On the next row, purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
All decreases are worked from the right side!
Decrease as follows after the 1 edge stitch: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.
Decrease as follows before the 1 edge stitch: Start 2 stitches before the edge stitch and knit 2 together.

-------------------------------------------------------

START THE PIECE HERE:

-------------------------------------------------------

JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down. Front and back pieces (with or without a reindeer on the back piece) and the sleeves are worked separately, back and forth. This makes working the pattern easier. Then the pieces are sewn together, stitch for stitch along the raglan-increases and sides. The neck is worked in the round and the jumper is decorated with nose, eyes, hair, snowflakes and necklace to finish.

FRONT PIECE: 
Cast on 28-30-32-34-36-38 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side) with circular needle size 5.5 mm and red. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH - read description above, on each side. At the same time, on the first row from the right side increase 1 stitch on each side for raglan - read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 2nd row a total of 20-21-23-25-27-29 times = 68-72-78-84-90-96 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! AT THE SAME TIME when you have increased 7-7-8-9-10-10 times on each side and there are 42-44-48-52-56-58 stitches on the needle, work pattern as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 0-1-3-5-7-8, work A.1A (= 38 stitches) - read PATTERN above, knit 0-1-3-5-7-8 stitches, 1 yarn over (= increase), knit 1 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 44-46-50-54-58-60 stitches. When all the increases to raglan are finished, the piece measures approx. 20-21-23-25-27-29 cm. At the end of the next 2 rows cast on 4-5-5-5-7-9 stitches for the armhole on each side of the piece = 76-82-88-94-104-114 stitches. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Continue with stocking stitch, pattern and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. When A.1A has been completed, work A.1B over A.1A. On the row with an arrow in A.1B change the background colour to off white instead of red and the pattern will now be worked over 42 stitches. When A.1B has been completed in height continue with off white, stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 25-25-25-25-25-25 cm. Now increase 16-18-20-22-24-26 stitches evenly on row = 92-100-108-116-128-140 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 3 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this until the rib measures 6 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The front piece measures 51-52-54-56-58-60 cm from the neck down. Cut and fasten the strand.

BACK PIECE – WITH REINDEER:
Cast on and work in the same way as the front piece, but work pattern A.2A instead of A.1A and pattern A.2B instead of A.1B. When A.2B has been completed in height, continue with off white, stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 25-25-25-25-25-25 cm – adjust to match the front piece. Now increase 16-18-20-22-24-26 stitches evenly on row = 92-100-108-116-128-140 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, (purl 2, knit 2) until there are 3 stitches left on the row, purl 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this until the rib measures 6 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The back piece measures 51-52-54-56-58-60 cm from the neck down. Cut and fasten the strand.

BACK PIECE - WITHOUT REINDEER:
Cast on 28-30-32-34-36-38 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side) with circular needle size 5.5 mm and red. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. At the same time on the first row from the right side increase 1 stitch on each side to raglan - remember INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 2nd row a total of 20-21-23-25-27-29 times = 68-72-78-84-90-96 stitches. When all the increases to raglan are finished, the piece measures approx. 20-21-23-25-27-29 cm. At the end of the next 2 rows cast on 4-5-5-5-7-9 stitches for the armhole on each side of the piece = 76-82-88-94-104-114 stitches. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Continue with stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. When the piece measures 18-17-16-15-14-12 cm – adjust to after the change in background colour on the front piece, continue with off white to finished length. When the piece measures 25-25-25-25-25-25 cm – adjust to match the front piece, increase 16-18-20-22-24-26 stitches evenly on row = 92-100-108-116-128-140 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 3 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this until the rib measures 6 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The back piece measures 51-52-54-56-58-60 cm from the neck down. Cut and fasten the strand.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 14 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 5.5 mm and red. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. AT THE SAME TIME on the first row from the right side increase 1 stitch on each side - remember INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 2nd row a total of 19-21-23-24-24-25 times = 52-56-60-62-62-64 stitches. Continue working with stocking stitch until the sleeve measures 20-21-23-25-27-29 cm. Now cast on 4-5-5-5-7-9 new stitches for the armhole at the end of the next 2 rows = 60-66-70-72-76-82 stitches. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Continue with stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. When the piece measures 4 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2-2-2-1-1-1 cm 4-13-15-7-12-14 times and then every 3-3-3-2-2-2 cm 9-2-1-10-6-6 times = 34-36-38-38-40-42 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 40-39-38-36-34-33 cm. Now increase 4-6-4-4-6-8 stitches evenly on row = 38-42-42-42-46-50 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, (knit 2, purl 2) until there is 1 stitch left on the row, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this until the rib measures 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl for 4 cm - make sure that the cast-off edge is not tight. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the sleeves to the front and back pieces - sew inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. NOTE! Make sure that the seam is not tight! Sew the sleeve and side seams in one go, inside the 1 edge stitch. Sew together the hole under the sleeve.

NECK:
Knit up from the right side 1 stitch in each stitch (but not in the edge stitches on the sides of the pieces) with short circular needle size 4.5 mm and red = 76-80-84-88-92-96 stitches. Knit 1 round where you increase 4 stitches evenly on round = 80-84-88-92-96-100 stitches. Work rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure that the cast-off edge is not tight.

NOSE:
Make a pom pom with red of approx.7 cm in diameter. Shape the pom pom into an oval, so that it is approx. 7 cm one way and approx. 5 cm the other way; remember to leave 2 strands to fasten the pom pom with. Place the pom pom on the front of the reindeer’s head, just above the middle of the light beige section – see photo. Thread the strand ends through the garment on each side of one stitch and tie together on the wrong side.

EYES:
Make 2 eyes with medium brown as follows: 1 eye: Cut 3 strands of approx. 40 cm. Make 4 knots around a needle size 5 mm - see diagram A.3 (i.e. make 3 LOOSE knots, then 1 more knot and tighten the strand on this knot = 1 knot). Make 1 more eye. Place the eyes on the front of the reindeer’s head, just above the light beige section - see photo. Thread the strand ends through the garment on each side of one stitch and tie together on the wrong side.

HAIR:
Fasten 4 fringes for hair both on the on front and back of head.
1 fringe = cut 2 strands medium brown of approx. 8-9 cm. Lay the 2 strands together, thread them around one stitch at the top of the head, between the beige on the head and the medium brown on the antlers - middle of the head itself. Tie a double knot. Fasten the other fringes in the same way – see photo.

NECKLACE IN FRONT:
Work a row of chain stitches of approx. 18-19 cm with hook size 4 mm and goldenrod. Thread a red heart or something similar onto the row of chain stitches and tie a knot so that it stays in the middle of the row. Place the necklace across the reindeer’s neck on the front piece. Fasten the strand ends on the wrong side of the garment.

NECKLACE AT BACK:
Work a row of chain stitches of approx. 15 cm with hook size 4mm and goldenrod. Place the necklace across the reindeer’s neck on the back piece. Fasten the strand ends on the wrong side of the garment.

SNOW:
Make approx. 16 knots with off-white for the snow. 1 knot: Cut 1 strand of approx. 40 cm. Make 4 knots around needle size 5.5 mm - see A.3 (i.e. make 3 LOOSE knots, make 1 more knot and tighten the strand on this knot = 1 knot). Place the snowflakes on the top section of the yoke, i.e. 4 snowflakes on the front piece, 5 snowflakes on the back piece, 4 snowflakes on the left sleeve and 3 snowflakes on the right sleeve. Thread the strand ends through the garment on each side of one stitch and tie together on the wrong side.

Diagram

= red
= off white
= light beige
= beige
= medium brown
= when the row with an arrow in the diagram has been worked in height, change the background colour from red to off white





Marianne 02.01.2019 - 09:51:

Er Nepal garn nu steget i pris mens jeg venter på svar. Øv øv.

Marianne Ancker 29.12.2018 - 21:23:

Hvor meget mere farve 0100, natur, skal jeg bestille hvis jeg vil forlænge den fra 62 cm til 75 cm str xxl

DROPS Design 04.01.2019 kl. 09:01:

Hei Marianne. Det er ca 14 cm med natur nederst på genseren, og du vil øke lengden med 13 cm, da kan du regne med at du trenger dobbelt så mye garn i natur. God fornøyelse

Naette19 14.12.2018 - 12:07:

"50 g en plus en coloris 3620 rouge si vous souhaitez tricoter un renne dans le dos " Ce n'est pas en moins puisque le renne est tricoté dans des coloris différent ? Ou 50 g en plus si on ne tricote pas le renne ? Merci pour votre réponse

DROPS Design 14.12.2018 kl. 12:41:

Bonjour Naette19, si vous ne tricotez pas le renne dans le dos, le dos commencera en naturel et continuera en rouge seulement (sans jacquard donc), il vous faudra alors 1 pelote en rouge en plus que si vous tricotez le jacquard dans le dos - merci pour votre retour, la correction va être faite. Bon tricot!

Post a comment to pattern DROPS 194-38

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 *.

From the #dropsfan gallery

Christmas 2018

christhalinette, France

Christmas 2018

christhalinette, France