DROPS / 200 / 5

Summer Shells by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with raglan in 1 thread DROPS Eskimo or 2 threads Air. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ee-657
Yarn group E or C + C
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 118-122-134-142-154-158 cm = 46 1/2”-48”-52 3/4”-55 3/4”-60 1/2”-62”
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 ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
550-600-650-700-800-850 g color 85, curry

Or use:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
400-400-450-500-550-600 g color 22, yellow

KNITTING GAUGE:
10 stitches in width and 14 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4” with 1 thread Eskimo or 2 threads Air.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 9 MM = US 13: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for pattern.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 MM = US 11: length 40 cm = 16” and 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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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6 (A.4 and A.6 apply to sizes S, M and L). Choose diagram for your size.

DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 58 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 2) = 29.
In this example decrease by knitting each 28th and 29th stitch together.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 118 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 24) = 4.9.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 5th stitch. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SWEATER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle top down. Sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle.

SWEATER:
NECK:
Cast on 56-58-60-64-64-68 stitches with circular needle size 8 mm = US 11 and 1 thread Eskimo or 2 threads Air. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (knit 1, purl 1) for 4 cm.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 9 mm = US 13. Knit 1 round where you decrease 0-2-4-0-0-4 stitches evenly spaced – read DECREASE TIP = 56-56-56-64-64-64 stitches. Now work pattern – choose diagram for your size, as follows: * insert a marker thread here, A.1 over the first 3-3-3-4-4-4 stitches, A.2 over the next 14 stitches, A.3 over the next 4-4-4-5-5-5 stitches (= back/ front piece), insert a marker thread here, A.1 over the next 3-3-3-4-4-4 stitches, A.3 over the next 4-4-4-5-5-5 stitches (= sleeve) *, work from *-* 1 more time on the round. There are now 4 marker threads in the piece. They follow your work onwards and mark the transitions between body and sleeves. Continue this pattern in the round. Increase on each side of the diagrams to raglan (increases are drawn into the diagrams). REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! When you have worked as far as the round with an arrow in the diagrams (see arrow for your size), there are 192-200-216-232-248-256 stitches on the round. The piece measures approx. 29-30-33-35-37-39 cm = 11 3/8”-11 3/4”-13”-13 3/4”-14 1/2”-15 1/4” from the cast-on edge and down mid front. The next round is worked as follows:
Work the first 55-57-61-65-69-71 stitches (= back piece), place the next 41-43-47-51-55-57 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 4-4-6-6-8-8 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work the next 55-57-61-65-69-71 stitches (= front piece), place the next 41-43-47-51-55-57 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 4-4-6-6-8-8 new stitches under sleeve. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 118-122-134-142-154-158 stitches. Insert a marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 4-4-6-6-8-8 new stitches cast on under the sleeves (= 2-2-3-3-4-4 new stitches on each side of the marker thread). Start the round by the marker thread on one side of the piece and work pattern, beginning on the round marked with a star for your size in the diagram(s) as follows:

Sizes S, M and L:
* Knit 1-2-5 stitches, A.4 over the next 7 stitches, A.5 over the next 42 stitches (= 3 repeats of 14 stitches), A.6 over the next 7 stitches, knit 2-3-6 stitches *, work from *-* 1 more time on the round.

Sizes XL, XXL and XXXL:
* Knit 0-3-4 stitches, A.5 over the next 70 stitches (= 5 repeats of 14 stitches), knit 1-4-5 stitches *, work from *-* 1 more time on the round.

Continue in the round like this until the piece measures approx. 19-20-19-19-19-19 cm = 7 1/2”-8”-7 1/2”- 7 1/2”- 7 1/2”- 7 1/2” – adjust so that you finish after round 5 or 13 in A.5. Knit 1 round where you increase 24-24-26-28-30-32 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 142-146-160-170-184-190 stitches. Change to circular needle size 8 mm = US 11. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) in the round for 4 cm = 1 1/2”. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure that the bind-off edge is not tight. Use a size larger needle if necessary. The sweater 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.

SLEEVE:
Place the 41-43-47-51-55-57 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece back on short circular needle size 9 mm = US 13 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 4-4-6-6-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 45-47-53-57-63-65 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the 4-4-6-6-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeve (= 2-2-3-3-4-4 new stitches on each side of the marker thread). Start the round by the marker thread and work pattern, beginning on the round marked with a star for you size in the diagram(s) as follows:

Sizes S, M and L:
Knit 1-2-5 stitches, A.4 over the next 7 stitches, A.5 over the next 28 stitches (= 2 repeats of 14 stitches), A.6 over the next 7 stitches, knit 2-3-6 stitches.

Sizes XL, XXL and XXXL:
Knit 0-3-4 stitches, A.5 over the next 56 stitches (= 4 reports of 14 stitches), knit 1-4-5 stitches.

Continue in the round like this until the piece measures approx. 19-19-17-15-13-12 cm = 7 1/2”-7 1/2”-6 3/4”-6”-5 1/8”-4 3/4” – adjust so that you finish after round 5 or 13 in A.5. Knit 1 round where you increase 9-9-11-11-13-13 stitches evenly spaced = 54-56-64-68-76-78 stitches. Change to circular needle size 8 mm = US 11. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) in the round for 4 cm = 1 1/2”. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure that the bind-off edge is not tight. Use a size larger needle if necessary. The sleeve measures approx. 23-23-21-19-17-16 cm = 9”-9”-8 1/4”-7 1/2”-6 3/4”-6 1/4”. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 28.02.2019
Correction to diagrams A.1 and A.3 size S-M-L: dec on row 35 removed

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round knit the yarn over (there will be a hole)
= purl 2 together
= purl 2 twisted together
= arrow shows where the yoke finishes in the diagram for the different sizes - read description in text
= star shows which row the different sizes start on in the diagram - read description in the text





Ola 14.06.2019 - 15:12:

My sweater is done and it's beautiful! I used also Eskimo yarn, but in a blue colour (number 12) and it was good choice, it's incredible. My mum likes it so much, that I think I should knit it once again. :)

Mette 10.06.2019 - 15:03:

Fik desværre ikke svar på mit spørgsmål. Jeg er nået til pind 35 i diagrammet og dermed sidste pind i bærestykket inden jeg skal dele til ærmer og for og bagstykket. Men madkeantallet i diagrammet passer ikke med henholdsvis de 57 m og 43 masker der står i opskriften... Så er det i diagrammet der er en fejl?????

DROPS Design 12.06.2019 kl. 09:38:

Hei Mette. Se svar under. De maskene som ikke går opp i diagrammet strikkes i glattstrikk. God fornøyelse

Mette 10.06.2019 - 13:41:

Fik desværre ikke svar på mit spørgsmål. Jeg er nået til pind 35 i diagrammet og dermed sidste pind i bærestykket inden jeg skal dele til ærmer og for og bagstykket. Men madkeantallet i diagrammet passer ikke med henholdsvis de 57 m og 43 masker der står i opskriften... Så er det i diagrammet der er en fejl?????

DROPS Design 10.06.2019 kl. 13:56:

Hej Mette, du strikker så meget du kan af diagrammet, den sidste maske /de sidste masker (i hver side) strikkes i glat. Hvis du lukker af ifølge opskriften skal du have 122 masker(M) når du har slået de nye masker op i hver side. God fornøjelse!

Mette 09.06.2019 - 21:23:

Er der fejl i str. M Når jeg har strikket bærestykket og skal sætte ærme masker på pind Står der for/bagsstykke 57 m og ærmer 43 m. Men diagrammet giver kun henholdsvis 56 og 42 masker??

DROPS Design 10.06.2019 kl. 12:14:

Hej Mette, når du har sat ærmemaskerne på en tråd, så strikker du videre over de 122 masker, som der står under Størrelse S,M og L (du følger M). God fornøjelse!

Caillotte 09.06.2019 - 10:20:

Bonjour, dans la légende du diagramme vous dites que les mailles tricotées ensembles sont en point envers (simple ou torse) mais dans votre réponse du 26-04 à Caroline vous parlez de 2 mailles ensemble endroit pour A1. Pouvez vous me repréciser la codification et si elle s'applique à tous les diagrammes ? C'est mon premier ouvrage en raglan et en circulaire... Help ! Merci d'avance

DROPS Design 11.06.2019 kl. 10:58:

Bonjour Mme Caillotte, il s'agit d'une erreur, on tricote bien ici 2 mailles ensemble à l'envers (ou torse à l'envers) comme l'indique la légende du diagramme. Bon tricot!

Debora Jansen 04.06.2019 - 00:27:

Why is this lovely sweater knitted upside down? It seems to me that more frequently any pattern is knitted this way and also on a circular needle, without taking into account the massive weight hanging on two tiny needles with some plastic in between!

Debora Jansen 04.06.2019 - 00:21:

Het valt mij op dat veel modellen steeds vaker van boven naar beneden worden gebreid op een rondbreinaald. Leuk hoor, een kledingstuk zonder naden, maar waarom wordt er totaal geen rekening gehouden met het toenemend gewicht dat er aan 2 naaldjes met een draadje ertussen komt te hangen bij een kledingstuk voor volwassenen? Bovendien: wat is het nut van ondersteboven breien?

DROPS Design 06.06.2019 kl. 21:44:

Dag Deborah,

Dat er meer gewicht is heb je gelijk aan, waardoor je veel breiwerk tegelijk in je handen hebt. Goede rondbreinaalden kunnen dit gewicht overigens prima dragen. Er zijn verschillende voordelen als je een kledingstuk van boven naar beneden breit.In deze les vind je daarover meer informatie.

Srsek 02.06.2019 - 11:37:

Hey! I have trouble with yarn overs after the purl2t twisted.. do I need to do the yarn over right after the p2t? It also looks very wonky when you knit the next row, I find it hard to tell which one is yarn over stitch and which is the stitch from p2t. Would it make a big difference if i do k2t and k2t twisted instead of p2t/p2t twisted? I feel like that would be much easier.. Thank you in advance!

DROPS Design 03.06.2019 kl. 10:03:

Dear Mrs Srsek, this video shows how to make a yarn over between 2 purl stitches - just make sure to knit the yarn over on next round (= as shown in diagram). The decreases are worked P2 tog/P2 twisted tog to get the same lace pattern as in the picture. Happy knitting!

Emma 18.05.2019 - 23:00:

Når jeg begynner å strikke A4 blir jeg veldig forvirret da det ikke går opp med mønsteret i genseren. Plutselig øker jeg midt i "sirkelen" hvis det gir mening? Jeg klarer ikke å begynne på bolen for det er noe som ikke stemmer.,

DROPS Design 24.05.2019 kl. 09:26:

Hei Emma. Du begynner med omgangen markert med sort stjerne for din størrelse i A.4. Alstå i S begynner du på omgang 7, i M begynner du på omgang 9 og i L begynner du på omgang 13. Da passer mønstert over det du har strikket tidligere. God fornøyelse

Cristina 17.05.2019 - 10:45:

Buongiorno, sto iniziando il corpo (taglia S). Da quello che capisco dalla spiegazione, inizio il motivo dal giro 7 dello schema A.4. E' corretto? Una volta terminato il giro 14 dello schema (giro 8 per la taglia S), come proseguo? con il giro 1? Grazie molte. Cristina

DROPS Design 17.05.2019 kl. 11:01:

Buongiorno Cristina. Sì è corretto. Lo schema A.4 per la taglia S inizia dal giro 7. Dopo il giro 14, prosegue con il giro 1 dello schema in modo che si formi correttamente il motifo traforato. Buon lavoro!

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