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Dear to my Heart Sweater by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper 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-167
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)
400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 23, grey blue
100-100-100-150-150-150 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 30, mustard

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 off white and knit 14-15-16-16-17-18 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 28-30-32-32-34-36 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 42-45-48-48-51-54 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 56-60-64-64-68-72 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 70-75-80-80-85-90 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl to mid back. Then work YOKE as described in text.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1).

INCREASE TIP-1 (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. 18) = 6. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after each 6th stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 6 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 6 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Increase the same way at the second marker thread. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

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).

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.

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 mustard. Knit 1 round. Change to off white and work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 3 cm. Change to short circular needle size 4 mm. Knit 1 round where you increase 18-21-31-18-26-28 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 126-133-147-138-150-156 stitches. Knit 1 round. Now you can work an ELEVATION in the back of the 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 (= 18-19-21-23-25-26 repeats of 7-7-7-6-6-6 stitches). Continue this pattern and increase as shown in the diagram. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When A.1 has been completed there are 288-304-336-368-400-416 stitches on the needle. Continue with stocking stitch and grey blue until the piece measures 19-21-23-25-27-29 cm from the cast-on edge mid front. The next round is worked as follows: Knit 42-45-49-54-60-63 stitches (= ½ back piece), place the next 59-61-69-75-79-81 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-10-10-10-12-16 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), knit 85-91-99-109-121-127 stitches (= front piece), place the next 59-61-69-75-79-81 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-10-10-10-12-16 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and knit the remaining 43-46-50-55-61-64 stitches (= ½ back piece). Cut the strand. Body and sleeves are continued separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 186-202-218-238-266-286 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side of the body, in the middle of the 8-10-10-10-12-16 stitches under the sleeves. Allow the marker threads to follow your work onwards; they will be used when increasing in the sides.
Start the round by one of the marker threads and work in the round with grey blue.
When the piece measures 4 cm from the division in all sizes, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 8 cm a total of 3 times in each side = 198-214-230-250-278-298 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 22 cm from the division in all sizes (or to desired length; there is 3 cm left to finished length).
Knit 1 round where you increase 38-38-46-46-54-58 stitches evenly spaced = 236-252-276-296-332-356 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 3 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING-OFF TIP! The jumper measures approx. 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 59-61-69-75-79-81 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 8-10-10-10-12-16 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 67-71-79-85-91-97 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-10-10-10-12-16 stitches under the sleeve. Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used when decreasing mid under sleeve. Start the round by the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round with grey blue.
When the piece measures 2 cm from the division in all sizes, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this every 4½-3½-2½-2½-2-1½ cm a total of 9-11-14-14-17-20 times = 49-49-51-57-57-57 stitches.
Continue working until the piece measures 40-39-37-36-34-33 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 6 cm left to finished length, decreases are finished mid under sleeve and there are shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke).
Knit 1 round with grey blue where you decrease 1-1-3-1-1-1 stitches evenly spaced = 48-48-48-56-56-56 stitches. Work A.2 in the round (= 6-6-6-7-7-7 repeats of 8 stitches). When A.2 is finished knit 1 round with off white where you decrease 0-0-0-4-4-0 stitches evenly spaced = 48-48-48-52-52-56 stitches. There is now 3 cm left to finished length; if you want a longer sleeve continue with off white to desired length. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 3 cm. Change to mustard and work 1 round of rib. Then loosely cast off with mustard and knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING-OFF TIP! The sleeve measures approx. 46-45-43-42-40-39 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= off white
= grey blue
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with the background colour in the pattern; on the next round knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole


Mariarosaria 11.08.2019 - 13:15:

Buongiorno ho notato che questo modello è un po corto se volessi farlo più lungo da che punto dovrei aumentare il numero dei ferri? Grazie

DROPS Design 11.08.2019 kl. 13:40:

Buongiorno Mariarosaria. Quando arriva a queste indicazioni: Continuare a lavorare fino a quando il lavoro misura 22 cm dalla divisione per tutte le taglie (o fino alla lunghezza desiderata; mancano 3 cm alla fine del lavoro). Qui prosegue fino alla lunghezza necessaria. Riprende poi con le indicazioni successive. Buon lavoro!

Luba 25.03.2019 - 11:37:

Thank you for your answer. I have already finished the jumper and it is wonderful!

Luba 05.03.2019 - 12:07:

"...Increase like this every 8 cm a total of 3 times.." Impossible! 24 сm?

DROPS Design 05.03.2019 kl. 14:51:

Dear Luba, increase the first time when piece measures 4 cm, then increase a 2nd time after 8 more cm (= 12 cm), then the last time after 8 more cm (= 20 cm), all increased are done when piece measures 22 cm. Happy knitting!

Roswitha 15.02.2019 - 12:56:

Ist die bei Drops- Produkten verwendete Merinowolle Mulesing- frei hergestellt?

DROPS Design 15.02.2019 kl. 15:50:

Liebe Roswitha, ja genau, das lesen Sie in die Farbkarte sowie bei unserem FAQ. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Malene 24.01.2019 - 10:23:

Hvis jeg nu vil lave den lidt længere kan jeg så bare købe garn efter str. XXL

DROPS Design 24.01.2019 kl. 14:20:

Hej Malene, Ja du finder opskriftens mål i måleskitsen nederst på siden. Hvis du overholder strikkefastheden og følger opskriften, så får du de mål som står i måleskitsen. God fornøjelse!

Brigitte 18.01.2019 - 10:48:

Meine Frage ist: Kann ich den Pullover auch ab der Passe in der Weite und Länge verändern. Können Sie mir bitte mitteilen, wie ich das mit dem Aufnehmen machen soll. Der Pullover ist wunderschön, aber für mich etwas zu weit und zu kurz. Danke für Ihre Hilfe.

DROPS Design 18.01.2019 kl. 11:33:

Liebe Brigitte, leider können wir nicht einzelne Modelle auf individuellen Wunsch hin umrechnen, aber gerne können Sie sich von so einem Modell inspirieren. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Gabriele 16.01.2019 - 12:57:

Hallo ihr Lieben,gibt es nicht mehr die Möglichkeit seine Liebingsmodelle zu speichern,ich glaube es war unter _meine Favoriten- möglich?

DROPS Design 16.01.2019 kl. 13:11:

Liebe Gabriele, diese Möglichkeit kommt schnell zurück, danke im voraus für Ihren Geduld. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

BEATRICE 05.01.2019 - 20:50:

Très joli modèle.Aime les couleurs et le motif....

Gonny 29.12.2018 - 07:39:

Love the colours and the pattern on the yoke. Very sweet.

Anneli 14.12.2018 - 12:14:

Ilusad värvid, armas kampsun!

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