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





Magdaléna 11.04.2019 - 11:00:

Hello, I love this pattern. I would like to ask, if it possible to translate this to Czech. Thank you so much. Magdaléna

DROPS Design 11.04.2019 kl. 11:04:

Dobrý den, Magdaléno, díky za zprávu - ano, tento model bude v češtině dostupný během dneška :-) Hezký den! Hana

Ulla Irene Jensen 11.04.2019 - 06:40:

Er det muligt at den ne opskrift er på dansk

DROPS Design 11.04.2019 kl. 13:33:

Hei Ulla. Denne oppsrkiften ligger ut på dansk, er du sikker på at du har valgt riktig språk i drop-down menyen til venstre? God fornøyelse

Cate 10.04.2019 - 23:34:

Do you state anywhere how many balls of wool are required for each size? I can’t find this information. Thanks

DROPS Design 11.04.2019 kl. 06:45:

Dear Cate, you can find the yarn amount next to the pictures, on the right. For example, for size S you'll need 500 g of Eskimo or 400 g of Air. Happy knitting!

Bente Sandkvist 09.04.2019 - 23:26:

Hvis jeg vil strikke den i air er det så med 2 tråde Mvh Bente

DROPS Design 10.04.2019 kl. 07:23:

Hei Bente. Ja det stemmer, om du vil strikke med Air må du bruke 2 tråder for å oppnå den angitte strikkefastheten. God fornøyelse

Kathy 24.03.2019 - 15:06:

In the instructions under Body: this part does. It make sense to me. “ 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:” Am I starting after the 4 cast on stitches or at the marker in between the 2 cast on stitches?

DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 08:40:

Hi Kathy! You start just after the marker (at the marker in between the 4 cast on stitches - sizes S and M). Happy knitting!

Kathy 17.03.2019 - 13:56:

Does the diagram read left to right? Trying to figure out if I start on left or right side of diagram

DROPS Design 17.03.2019 kl. 15:32:

Hi Kathy, The diagram is read from bottom right to left and upwards. Happy knitting!

Kathy 17.03.2019 - 13:43:

I am on the second round of the yoke. I am short 2 stitches. I think there is a mistake. Should have 56 stitches around but I end up with 54 stitches every time. Can you check and see if this is a mistake?

DROPS Design 17.03.2019 kl. 15:39:

Hi Kathy, If you are working Size S you cast on 56 stitches for the neck and then do not decrease any stitches on round 1 of the yoke, leaving you with 56 stitches. If you are working Size M, you have a neck of 58 stitches and decrease 2 stitches on the first round of the yoke to leave you with 56 stitches. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Maria Cristina 16.03.2019 - 10:20:

Buongiorno, Volendo utilizzare il filato Brushed Alpaca Silk, usandolo a 2 capi, quanti grammi sarebbero necessari? Taglia S. Grazie molte. Cristina

DROPS Design 16.03.2019 kl. 19:00:

Buonasera Maria Cristina. A questo link trova le indicazioni utili per sostituire i filati. Per maggiore sicurezza può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore Drops di fiducia, anche via mail o telefono. Buon lavoro!

Rianne 12.03.2019 - 11:22:

Ik zou deze graag breien in een katoen garenmet evt. dubbele draad maar twijfel tussen paris of muskat?

DROPS Design 12.03.2019 kl. 15:10:

Dag Rianne,

Paris valt in garencategorie C, dus als je met 2 draden Paris breit komt dat het meest in de buurt w.b.t. de stekenverhouding. Houd er wel rekening mee dat Paris van katoen is en dus een ander effect heeft, dan het garen dat gebruikt wordt voor het patroon.

Lisa 10.03.2019 - 10:55:

Hallo, wieviel Gramm von der Baby Alpaca Wolle muss ich bestellen für Modell ee657 bei Gr. xxxl? Die angegebene Menge Drops Eskimo beträgt 850g. Gruss Lisa

DROPS Design 11.03.2019 kl. 10:49:

Liebe Lisa, 1 Faden Garngruppe E (=Eskimo) können Sie durch 4 Fäden Garngruppe A (= BabyAlpaca Silk) ersezten - hier lesen Sie mehr über Garnalternativen, und auch wie man die neue Menge kalkuliert. Viel spaß beim stricken!

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