DROPS / 201 / 8

Poetry in Motion by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater in DROPS Nord and DROPS Kid-Silk. The piece is worked top down with displacements, rib and split in sides. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no no-025
Yarn group A + A or C
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 98-108-118-126-138-150 cm = 38 1/2”-42 1/2”-46 1/2”-49 1/2”-54 1/4”-59”
Full length: = 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm = 22”-22 3/4”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 1/4”-26”

All measurements in charts are in cm.

MATERIALS:
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color 12, powder pink
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-125-125-150-150-175 g color 03, light pink

KNITTING GAUGE:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with stockinette stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 MM = US 8.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 MM = US 8: length 40 cm = 16” and 60 cm = 24” or 80 cm = 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM = US 6.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM = US 6: length 60 cm = 24” or 80 cm = 32” for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller needle size.

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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.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 17 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 5) = 3.4.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 3rd and 4th stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits between 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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SWEATER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth in sections, top down. The sleeves are worked top down, first back and forth then in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 108-116-124-124-132-140 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and 1 strand Nord and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Purl 1 row from the wrong side, then work rib as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read description above, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 3 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue back and forth like this until the piece measures 7-8-8-8-9-9 cm = 2 3/4”-3 1/8”-3 1/8”-3 1/8”-3 1/2”-3 1/2” – adjust so that the next row is worked from the right side. Work as follows:
ROW 1: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, rib as before over the next 14-18-22-22-26-30 stitches, turn, tighten the strand so you do not get a hole.
ROW 2: Work rib back until there is 1 stitch left on the row and finish with1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Cut the strand.
Now work in the same way on the other side of the piece, i.e. over the last 15-19-23-23-27-31 stitches on the row (seen from the right side). Start from the wrong side and work as follows:
ROW 1: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, rib over the next 14-18-22-22-26-30 stitches, turn, tighten the strand so that you do not get a hole.
ROW 2: Work rib back until there is 1 stitch left on the row and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Cut the strand.
Change to circular needle size 5 mm = US 8. Now work over all stitches on the needle, starting from the right side as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, stockinette stitch over the next 14-18-22-22-26-30 stitches, (purl 2 together, knit 2) over the next 78 stitches (= 20 stitches decreased), stockinette stitch over the next 14-18-22-22-26-30 stitches and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Purl 1 row back from the wrong side with 1 edge stitch in each side = 88-96-104-104-112-120 stitches.
Now work pattern as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, stockinette stitch over the next 14-18-22-22-26-30 stitches, A.1 (= 58 stitches – the pattern should fit so that you knit over the 2 knitted stitches and garter stitch over the purled stitches in the rib), stockinette stitch over the next 14-18-22-22-26-30 stitches and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue like this back and forth. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When the piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm = 6 1/4”-6 3/4”-7”-7 1/2”-8”-8 1/4” cast on 5-5-5-9-10-11 new stitches at the end of the next 2 rows = 98-106-114-122-132-142 stitches. Continue with pattern A.1, stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side.

When the piece measures 23-24-25-26-27-28 cm = 9”-9 1/2”-9 3/4”-10 1/4”-10 5/8”-11” from where you cast on stitches for the armhole, bind off 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 2 rows (marks the split) = 96-104-112-120-130-140 stitches. Now work pattern as before, but with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side (= edge along the split on each side). When A.1 has been completed in height a total of 5 times, the piece measures approx. 32-32-31-30-30-29 cm = 12 1/2”-12 1/2”-12 1/4”-11 3/4”-11 3/4”-11 3/8” from the armhole. Continue with knit over knit and garter stitch over garter stitch (work the remaining stiches as before) until the piece measures 33-33-33-34-34-35 cm = 13”-13”-13”13 3/8”-13 3/8”-13 3/4” from the armholes and down - adjust so that the next row is worked as follows from the right side:
2 edge stitches in garter stitch, knit the next 17-21-25-29-34-39 stitches and increase 5-5-5-5-4-7 stitches evenly over these knitted stitches (= 22-26-30-34-38-46 stitches stockinette stitch) – read INCREASE TIP, then knit over knit and garter stitch over garter stitch over the next 58 stitches and increase at the same time 1 purled stitch after each stitch in garter stitch (= 20 stitches increased = 78 stitches), knit the next 17-21-25-29-34-39 stitches and increase 5-5-5-5-4-7 stitches evenly over these stitches (= 22-26-30-34-38-46 stitches), 2 edge stitches in garter stitch = 126-134-142-150-158-174 stitches. Work 1 row back again - the increased stitches after the garter stitch stitches in A.1 are knitted twisted from the wrong side and the stitches increased in stockinette stitch in each side are purled twisted from the wrong side to avoid holes. Change to circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and work rib as follows: 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 4 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and 2 edge stitches in garter stitch. Continue back and forth like this until the rib measures 7-8-9-9-10-10 cm = 2 3/4”-3 1/8”-3 1/2”-3 1/2”-4”-4”. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to make sure the bind-off edge is not tight make 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch. The yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches. The piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm = 22”-22 3/4”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 1/4”-26” from the shoulder down.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work in the same way as the front piece.

SLEEVE:
The sleeves are first worked back and forth with circular needle, and then continued in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles. Working back and forth to start off with is so that the sleeve can be sewn into the armhole on the body. Cast on 54-58-61-65-68-71 stitches with short circular needle size 5 mm = US 8 and 1 strand Nord + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work stockinette stitch back and forth with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 2-2-2-5-5-6 cm = 3/4”-3/4”-3/4”-2”-2”-2 3/8” continue with stockinette stitch in the round and short circular needle/double pointed needles. Insert a marker thread at the beginning of the round. The marker thread follows your work onwards. When the piece measures 4-4-4-2-2-2 cm = 1 1/2”-1 1/2”-1 1/2”-3/4”-3/4”-3/4” from where you began working in the round, decrease 2 stitches under the sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 7th-6th-5th-4th-4th-3rd round a total of 7-8-9-10-10-11 times = 40-42-43-45-48-49 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures a total of 28-27-26-26-25-24 cm = 11”-10 5/8”-10 1/4”-10 1/4”-9 3/4”-9 1/2” (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider shoulders and longer sleeve cap). Now increase 8-6-9-7-8-7 stitches evenly on round = 48-48-52-52-56-56 stitches. Change to needle size 4 mm = US 6 Work rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 6 cm = 2 3/8”. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the bind off edge being tight make 1 yarn over after approx. every 4th stitch. The yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches. The sleeve measures a total of 34-33-32-32-31-30 cm = 13 3/8”-13”-12 1/2”-12 1/2”-12 1/4”-11 3/4”. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams in each and every stitch, leaving approx. 27-28-29-29-30-31 cm = 10 5/8”-11”-11 3/8”-11 3/8”-11 3/4”-12 1/4” for neck. Sew side seams inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side, from where the new stitches were cast on for the armhole and down to the split in each side (= 17 cm = 6 3/4” split). Sew in sleeves inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on the body and inside the cast-on edge on the sleeves. Sew the openings under the sleeves as far as where the sleeves began to be worked in the round.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 12.03.2019
Correction - SLEEVE: Change to needle size 4 mm = US 6, work rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 6 cm.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn overs. On the next row purl the first yarn over and purl twisted the second (= 2 stitches increased) Then work the new stitches into the pattern.
= knit 3 stitches together (= 2 stitches decreased)
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches


Janie Ross 03.08.2019 - 18:48:

The Diagram for DROPS 201-8 is hard to follow. Either I go to a printer and have it enlarged, or I do what I normally do, go to WORD and then write out the instructions in English, starting with ROW 1. I just finished doing this, I'll need to recheck my work to make sure I didn't make a mistake. I'd love to email or maybe just snail make this to you for you to go over with me. This is a complicated pattern.

Detlev 27.03.2019 - 13:43:

Wie immer, prompte und schnelle Antwort. Danke

Detlev 26.03.2019 - 22:02:

Hallo, ich versuche bei Algawo zu bestellen, komm aber leider nicht auf die Seite. Arbeiten Sie nicht mehr mir Algawo zusammen oder was ist passiert? Gruß Detlev

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 08:04:

Lieber Detlev, hier finden Sie die Seite für Algawo, so können Sie auch von dieser Seite ihr Onlinestore besuchen und bestellen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Detlev 14.03.2019 - 15:37:

Danke für die schnelle Antwort.

Detlev 14.03.2019 - 13:30:

Hallo, mit welcher Wolle kann ich dieses Modell noch nachstricken?

DROPS Design 14.03.2019 kl. 13:45:

Lieber Detleve, Nord und Kid-Silk gehören beide zur Garngruppe A - Sie können dann eine Alternative aus derselben Garngruppe benutzen. Sie können auch 1 Faden Garngruppe C stricken - mehr lesen Sie hier. Benutzen Sie unseren Garnumrechner. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Susanne Karup 09.03.2019 - 09:55:

Er der ikke en fejl i ærmet ? Skal man ikke skifte til mindre pind når man strikker rib ?

DROPS Design 12.03.2019 kl. 09:22:

Hej Susanne, ja det stemmer, vi skal få skrevet det ind i opskriften. Tak for info :)

Diana 07.03.2019 - 23:19:

Thank you for replying. When you announced the selected spring/ summer patterns the bolero version was included. I can’t attach any pictures, but it was lilac and reference was z-841...

DROPS Design 08.03.2019 kl. 08:12:

Dear Diana, my mistake sorry. All patterns from spring summer collection will be published in the next weeks until summer. Register to our newsletter or follow us on social medias to be informed about the new patterns. Happy knitting!

Diana 06.03.2019 - 23:03:

Is the bolero version going to be available soon? Thank you.

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 09:26:

Dear Diana, there is only a jumper with that pattern. Happy knitting!

Tanja Schwabe 10.02.2019 - 20:09:

Das Schema ist korrekt, ich hatte einen Strickfehler. ;-)

Tanja Schwabe 09.02.2019 - 21:38:

Huhu, ich stricke gerade diesen tollen Pulli, stolpere aber über ein paar Dinge: - Muss es nicht bei dem X-Kästchen heißen "1 Masche links in HIN-Reihen"? - Ist im Diagramm ab Reihe 7 wirklich eine Verschiebung des Musters vorgesehen? Wenn ich das Strickmuster mit dem Ausschnittsbild vergleiche, sieht es für mich so aus, als ob die linken Maschen immer übereinander stehen, A1 zeigt diese aber versetzt? Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße.

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