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Sira by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with round yoke in DROPS Polaris. Piece is knitted top down with high collar and Nordic pattern in moss stitch. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern po-106
Yarn group F or E + E

S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

DROPS POLARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group F)
800-900-1000-1100-1200-1300 g colour 04, medium grey
200-200-200-200-200-200 g colour 01, off white
200-300-300-300-300-400 g colour 03, dark grey

7 stitches in width and 8 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 15 mm, length 60 and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.


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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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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.


TIP FOR CHANGING YARN (applies when working with Polaris):
When switching ball with Polaris, split the old strand in two on the last 15 cm – cut off one part, do the same on the new strand. Place the first and last 15 cm on top of each other so that the yarn is the normal thickness and continue to work – this is done to make the strand switch invisible in the yarn.

To calculate how to decrease/increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 36 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreased/increases to be done (e.g. 4) = 9.
In this example decrease by work every 8th and 9th stitch together. When increasing make 1 yarn over after every 9th stitch. On next round work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

If working in the round on a circular needle that is too long for number of stitches, you may do as follows: The circular needle should be long with a flexible wire. Move the stitches to the middle of the wire. Divide the stitches in the middle and pull wire out between the stitches. Move the stitches to the needle tips in each side, make sure not to twist the stitches. Yarn end used for working is on the back needle and begin working on the front needle. Pull out the back needle to work the stitches on the front needle. When stitches on front needle have been worked, turn and move stitches back on the empty needle and work the other side the same way. Continue in the round like this, make sure to always pull needle out on the other side where the yarn is.

See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size.

INCREASE TIP (applies to body):
Increase 1 stitch by making a yarn over. On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
NOTE: To get the decrease alternately in right and left side of piece, decrease as follows:
In size S, M and L decrease alternately at the beginning and end of row with decrease.
In size XL, XXL and XXXL decrease at the beginning of every row with decrease (alternately from right side and from wrong side).
Decrease as follows from right side: Knit 2 together.
Decrease as follows from wrong side: Purl 2 together.




Worked in the round on circular needle from mid back, top down. Work sleeves back and forth on circular needle and sew together when finished. Read TIP FOR CHANGING YARN.

Cast on 36-36-40-40-44-48 stitches on circular needle size 15 mm with dark grey. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 9 cm. Knit 1 round while at the same time decrease 4 stitches evenly - read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 32-32-36-36-40-44 stitches. NOTE: We do not have circular needles shorter than 60 cm in needle size 15 mm in our selection.
Due to the decrease the circumference in piece is now less than 60 cm in size S - XXL. Continue therefore with MAGIC LOOP – read explanation above, until enough stitches have been increased to use circular needle size 60 or 80 cm.

Now work pattern A.1 in the round (= 8-8-9-9-10-11 repetitions of 4 stitches). Continue pattern like this and increase as shown in diagram. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been worked vertically, there are 96-112-117-126-140-154 stitches on round and piece measures approx. 20-25-25-28-30-33 cm from after the neck. Continue with stocking stitch and medium grey but without increases until piece measures 24-25-27-29-31-33 cm after the neck. Knit 1 round with medium grey while adjusting number of stitches to 100-112-116-128-136-156 - remember INCREASE/DECREASE TIP.
Work next round in stocking stitch as follows:
Work 15-16-17-19-20-23 stitches (= half back piece), slip the next 20-24-24-26-28-32 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 4-4-4-4-6-6 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve), work 30-32-34-38-40-46 stitches (= front piece), slip the next 20-24-24-26-28-32 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 4-4-4-4-6-6 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve), work the last 15-16-17-19-20-23 stitches (= half back piece). Cut the yarn. Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

= 68-72-76-84-92-104 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 4-4-4-4-6-6 new stitches that were cast on under each sleeve. Move the marker threads upwards when working; they should be used for increase later. Continue in stocking stitch and medium grey. When piece measures 5 cm from division, increase 1 stitch before marker threads - read INCREASE TIP (= 2 stitches increased). Continue to increase as follows:
When piece measures 8 cm, increase 1 stitch after each marker thread.
When piece measures 10 cm, increase 1 stitch before each marker thread.
When piece measures 12 cm, increase 1 stitch after each marker thread.
In size M and XXXL continue increase as follows:
When piece measures 14 cm, increase 1 stitch before each marker thread.
When piece measures 16 cm, increase 1 stitch after each marker thread.

There are now 76-84-84-92-100-116 stitches on round. Continue in the round in stocking stitch and medium grey until piece measures 23-24-24-24-24-24 cm from division. Then work rib (= knit 2/purl 2) for 6 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Jumper measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from shoulder.

Work sleeves back and forth on circular needle and sew together when finished. Slip the 20-24-24-26-28-32 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on circular needle needles size 15 mm and cast on 2-2-2-2-3-3 new stitches in each side = 24-28-28-30-34-38 stitches. Work in stocking stitch back and forth over all stitches with medium grey. When piece measures 4-4-2-4-4-2 cm, decrease 1 stitch in the right side of piece - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease alternately in the left and right side of piece every 2nd-2nd-2nd-1st-1st-1st row 8-12-12-14-14-18 times in total (= 4-6-6-7-7-9 times in each side) = 16-16-16-16-20-20 stitches. Work until piece measures 33-33-31-30-27-25 cm from division (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Then work rib (= knit 2/purl 2) for 6 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Sew seams under sleeves in outer loops of edge stitches to avoid a chunky seam. Sew the opening under the sleeves.


= knit with off white
= purl with off white
= knit with medium grey
= purl with medium grey
= knit with dark grey
= purl with dark grey
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next round work yarn over twisted to avoid holes

Hanne 12.07.2019 - 11:39:

Er der et alternativ til Polaris ?

DROPS Design 12.07.2019 kl. 12:57:

Hei Hanne. Du kan feks bruke 2 tråder Eskimo eller 2 tråder Andes. I garnkalkulatoren vår (som du finner rett under materialene i oppskriften) vil du få opp garnmengden du trenger i de alternative kvalitetene. God fornøyelse

Elize Moolman 10.04.2019 - 09:59:

Please help at collar end it say knit 1 round while decrease 4 stitches evenly, should it not be increase rather than decrease, I include a photo of my knitting and where I struggle

DROPS Design 10.04.2019 kl. 10:22:

Dear Mrs Moolman, when you have worked the 9 cm ribbing, you knit one round while decreasing 4 sts evenly = there are now 32-32-36-36-40-44 sts. Now work A.1 increasing as shown in diagram. Happy knitting!

Rebe Bar 24.03.2019 - 21:28:

Me gustan

Åse 22.03.2019 - 14:05:

Hei. Hvorfor står det strikkepinner nr 15 på oppskriften, men på garnet anbefales nr 12? Drops Polaris

DROPS Design 26.03.2019 kl. 15:05:

Hei Åse. Det har med strikkefatsheten å gjøre. Til denne oppskriften skal strikkefastheten være 7 masker i bredden og 8 pinner i høyden med glattstrikk = 10 x 10 cm, og da må du nok bruke tykkere pinner enn pinne 12. Det er alltid strikkefatsheten som avgjør hvilken pinnestørrelse du trenger. Strikkefasthet er individuel og da brukes pinnestørrelse for å justere opp eller ned slik at DIN strikkefasthet stemmer overens med det som står i oppskriften. Det pinnenummer vi oppgir er kun veiledende, det er strikkefastheten som må overholdes. God fornøyelse.

Mary Hiley 26.02.2019 - 22:26:

Thank you for you previousreple. If reading each row of the chart from right to left we find 2yo’ s together ar the end and beginning of rows 2-3 and 3-4. This sounds as though it will leave a big hole. Please clarify.

DROPS Design 27.02.2019 kl. 06:35:

Hi Mary, In each repeat of the rows in the diagram there is just 1 yarn over, either at the beginning or end of each repeat in width, depending on which row you are on. So there will not be 2 yarn overs next to each other in the pattern. The yarn overs are worked twisted on the next round to avoid any holes. Happy knitting!

Mary Hiley 22.02.2019 - 15:52:

Couple of things. Is the chart for Siri 195-21 to be read back and forth or just right to left?? This affects the lacement of the yarn overs. The stitch count doesn’t seem to work out! The pattern says that when the chart has been completed for M size you should have 112 But the number at the top of the chart says 12 ( which tallies with the number of increases) worked in 8 sections making only 96.

DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 16:39:

Dear Mrs Hiley, diagram A.1 is worked in the round, ie you will read every row from the right towards the left (starting on the bottom corner on the right side). In size M you ahve 32 sts and repeat the 4 sts on row 1 in A.1 a total of 8 times = 32 sts. When A.1 is done, there are 14 sts in each A.1 x 8 repeats = 112 sts. Happy knitting!

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