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Flamingo Parade by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with flamingos in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. The piece is worked top down with round yoke and Nordic pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-169
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 19, light grey blue
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour 15, light greyish green
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour 18, green
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, cerise
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 35, dark heather
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 13, denim blue

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stocking stitch and Nordic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch and Nordic pattern.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

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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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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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ELEVATION (back of neck):
To make the jumper slightly higher at the back of the neck when working the yoke, work an elevation as described below. Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid back). Start from the right side with light greyish green and knit 15-15-16-16-18-18 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 30-30-32-32-36-36 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 45-45-48-48-54-54 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 60-60-64-64-72-72 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 75-75-80-80-90-90 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl to mid back. Then work YOKE as described in text.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 108 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 24) = 4.5. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 4th and 5th stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1). A.1 is worked in stocking stitch. As there are long gaps between colour changes, twist the strands together after approx. each 7th stitch to avoid loose strands at the back.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important not to have tight strands at the back. You can increase the needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeves): 
Start 3 stitches 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).

CASTING-OFF TIP:
To avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can cast off with a larger needle size. Or make 1 yarn over after approx. each 8th stitch at the same time as you cast off (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Neck and yoke are worked in the round with circular needle, top down. The yoke is divided for body and sleeves. The body is continued in the round with circular needle, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 108-112-116-120-124-128 stitches with short circular needle size 3 mm and light grey blue. Start of round = mid back. Knit 1 round. Change to light greyish green and work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for approx. 2½-3 cm. Change to short circular needle size 4 mm. Knit 1 round where you increase 24-20-27-23-30-26 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 132-132-143-143-154-154 stitches. Knit 1 round (yarn overs knitted twisted). Then you can work an ELEVATION in back of neck – read description above. If you do not want an elevation, go straight to YOKE.

YOKE:
Read KNITTING TIP and work A.1 in the round (= 12-12-13-13-14-14 repeats of 11 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on each round marked with an arrow in A.1 increase as follows – read INCREASE TIP:
Arrow-1: Increase 33-44-44-44-44-44 stitches evenly spaced = 165-176-187-187-198-198 stitches (there is now room for 15-16-17-17-18-18 repeats of 11 stitches).
Arrow-2: Increase 33-33-44-44-44-44 stitches evenly spaced = 198-209-231-231-242-242 stitches (there is now room for 18-19-21-21-22-22 repeats of 11 stitches).
Arrow-3: Increase 22-22-22-33-44-44 stitches evenly spaced = 220-231-253-264-286-286 stitches (there is now room for 20-21-23-24-26-26 repeats of 11 stitches).
Arrow-4: Increase 22-33-33-33-33-44 stitches evenly spaced = 242-264-286-297-319-330 stitches (there is now room for 22-24-26-27-29-30 repeats of 11 stitches).
Arrow-5: Increase 11-11-11-22-33-33 stitches evenly spaced = 253-275-297-319-352-363 stitches (there is now room for 23-25-27-29-32-33 repeats of 11 stitches).
Arrow-6: Increase 11-21-23-25-24-29 stitches evenly spaced = 264-296-320-344-376-392 stitches (there is now room for 33-37-40-43-47-49 repeats of 8 stitches).
Arrow-7: Increase 12-16-19-22-20-25 stitches evenly spaced = 276-312-339-366-396-417 stitches (there is now room for 92-104-113-122-132-139 repeats of 3 stitches).
On the last round in A.1, increase 0-0-1-2-2-1 stitches evenly spaced (increase in background colour) = 276-312-340-368-398-418 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed the piece measures approx. 23-23-23-27-27-27 cm from the cast-on edge mid front. The rest of the garment is worked in light grey blue. Work stocking stitch onwards until the piece measures 23-23-25-27-29-31 cm from the cast-on edge mid front (i.e. approx. 0-0-2-0-2-4 cm after A.1). The next round is worked as follows: Work 41-46-50-55-61-65 stitches in stocking stitch (= ½ back piece), place the next 56-64-70-74-76-78 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), work 82-92-100-110-123-131 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 56-64-70-74-76-78 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 41-46-50-55-62-66 stitches in stocking stitch (= ½ back piece). Cut the strand. Then continue body and sleeves separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 180-200-220-240-270-290 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve on one side of the piece. Start the round by the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round. When you have worked a total of 3-3-3-4-4-5 cm with light grey blue after A.1 on the yoke (i.e. after fence), start the lace pattern on the body. Work A.2A in the round (= 18-20-22-24-27-29 repeats of 10 stitches). A.2A is worked a total of 3 times in height in all sizes, but the last repeat finishes after the round marked with a star in A.2A. Then work stocking stitch in the round until the piece measures 23-25-25-25-25-25 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4cm left to finished length).
On the next round increase 36-40-44-48-54-58 stitches evenly spaced = 216-240-264-288-324-348 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib being tight. Change to circular needle size 3 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING-OFF TIP! The jumper measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 56-64-70-74-76-78 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 64-72-80-84-88-92 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve. Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used when decreasing mid under sleeve. Read the rest of the sleeve section before continuing!
Start the round by the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round (with light grey blue).
When the piece measures 2-2-3-3-3-3 cm from the division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this every 4-3-2-2-1½-1½ cm a total of 10-13-16-17-18-19 times = 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches.
AT THE SAME TIME when you have worked a total of 3-3-3-4-4-5 cm with light grey blue after A.1 on the yoke (i.e. after fence), start the lace pattern on the sleeve. The first round is worked as follows (the first decrease under the sleeve has been done in sizes S, M and XL and there are 62-70-80-82-88-92 stitches on the needle when the lace pattern starts): Work 0-4-4-0-3-0 stitches in stocking stitch, A.2A over the next 60-60-70-80-80-90 stitches (= 6-6-7-8-8-9 repeats of 10 stitches), work A.2B (= 2 stitches) and finish with 0-4-4-0-3-0 stitches in stocking stitch. Continue this pattern, but make sure that the holes in A.2 are positioned over each other when decreasing under sleeve. A.2 is worked a total of 2 times in height in all sizes, but the last repeat finishes after the round marked with a star in A.2A. Then work stocking stitch in the round over all stitches until the piece measures approx. 39-39-38-36-35-33 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4cm left to finished length – NOTE: Shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke).
Knit 1 round where you increase 4-2-0-2-0-2 stitches evenly spaced = 48-48-48-52-52-56 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING-OFF TIP! The sleeve measures approx. 43-43-42-40-39-37 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= light greyish green
= off white
= cerise
= dark heather
= denim blue
= green
= light grey blue
= increase round
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with light grey blue
= knit 2 together with light grey blue
= last repeat finishes after this round



Comments (6)

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Anni 14.02.2019 - 18:28:

Trying to make an L sweater but having problems with tension. Keep getting 18st in 10cm instead of 21. Changed the needle to 4mm (instead of 3) still no result. Neck measures at this point 20cm instead of 23. Should I follow the XL pattern and maybe I'll get the correct measurements for an L? I knit pretty loosely but afraid it will turn out 2 size smaller if I continue.Thank you.

DROPS Design 15.02.2019 kl. 08:41:

Dear Ami, needle size is just a suggestion, we all knit different way, sometimes somewhat loose or somewhat tight , you should try again to check your gauge with smaller needles until you get the correct tension. Merino Extra Fine should rather be worked too tight than too loose, you can also first wash your swatch and check again tension. Your store will have some more tips for you, do not hesitate to contact them. Happy knitting!

Marcene 21.01.2019 - 18:27:

Love this pattern.

Andrea 21.01.2019 - 11:15:

Sorry, denkfehler

Andrea 21.01.2019 - 10:28:

Die Flamingos stehen so doch falsch rum, oder?

DROPS Design 21.01.2019 kl. 12:36:

Liebe Andrea, der Pullover wird oben nach unten gestrickt, deshalb sind die Flamingos auch von oben nach unten. Wenn der Pullover fertig ist, sind die Flamingo korrekt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Melania García Villalon 14.01.2019 - 16:25:

Lo llamaría "Pink Spring". Esperando con ganas que saquen este patrón pronto, para adulto y niños por favor!! 😍😍

Isabelle DUFRAISSE 11.01.2019 - 18:37:

Ce serait très chouette en taille enfant ou junior

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