Blue August by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper for children in DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with raglan and double moss stitch on sleeves. Sizes 2-12 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-005-bn
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152

MATERIALS:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
150-150-200-200-250-250 g colour 12, jeans blue

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

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 60 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 40 cm and 60 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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INCREASE TIP:
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 76 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 14) = 5.4. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 5th and 6th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes

PATTERN (for sleeves):
See diagram A.1.

RAGLAN:
Increase for raglan in every transition between front/back piece and sleeves as explained below:
Increase after the marker like this: knit 1, make 1 yarn over.
Increase before the marker thread like this: work until 1 stich remain before the marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 1.
You increase 2 stitches at each marked, and a total of 8 stitches on the round.
On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch on front and back pieces and in A.1 on both sleeves.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, marker thread, knit 2 together (2 stitches decreased).
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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. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 76-80-84-88-92-96 stitches with short circular needle size 3 mm and jeans blue. Knit 1 round then work rib in the round (knit 2/ purl 2) for 3 cm. Knit 1 round where you increase 14 stitches evenly spaced in all sizes – read INCREASE TIP = 90-94-98-102-106-110 stitches. Then work the yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Insert 4 markers in the piece as described below (without working the stitches). The markers will be used when increasing to raglan.
Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round, count 13 stitches (= sleeve), insert 1 marker before the next stitch, count 32-34-36-38-40-42 stitches (= front piece), insert 1 marker before the next stitch, count 13 stitches (= sleeve) and insert 1 marker before the next stitch. There are 32-34-36-38-40-42 stitches left after the last marker on the back piece.
The first round is worked as follows: increase for RAGLAN after marker – read explanation above, work A.1A over the next 10 stitches (= 5 repeats of 2 stitches), A.1B (= 1 stitch), increase to raglan on each side of marker, work stocking stitch on front piece until there is 1 stitch left before the marker, increase to raglan on each side of marker, work A.1A over the next 10 stitches (= 5 repeats of 2 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch), increase to raglan on each side of marker, work stocking stitch on back piece until 1 stitch remains before marker thread at beginning of round and increase for raglan before the marker (= 8 stitches increased).
Continue this pattern with A.1 on both sleeves, stocking stitch on front and back pieces and 2 stitches in stocking stitch along each raglan-line (1 stitch on each side of each marker). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME increase to raglan every 2nd round a total of 16-17-18-19-20-21 times on both sides of the 4 markers (including the first increase described above) = 218-230-242-254-266-278 stitches.
Continue the pattern without increasing until the piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm from the cast-on edge.
Now divide the yoke for body and sleeves on the next round as follows: Start 1 stitch before the marker at the beginning of the round (i.e. slip the first stitch on right needle onto left needle), place the first 47-49-51-53-55-57 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve (the 2 stitches in stocking stitch in the raglan line are now part of the sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), work 62-66-70-74-78-82 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 47-49-51-53-55-57 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and work 62-66-70-74-78-82 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 136-144-152-160-168-176 stitches. Work stocking stitch in the round until the piece measures 16-19-22-24-27-30 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is approx. 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm left to finished length). Knit 1 round where you increase 8 stitches evenly spaced in all sizes = 144-152-160-168-176-184 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 2/ purl 2) for 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The jumper measures approx. 36-40-44-48-52-56 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 47-49-51-53-55-57 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 53-55-57-59-61-63 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 6 stitches. 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 A.1 in the round (make sure you start on the right row in the diagram to match where you stopped on the yoke).
When the sleeve measures 3 cm from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2-2½-3-3½-4-4½ cm a total of 8 times in all sizes = 37-39-41-43-45-47 stitches. Continue A.1 until the sleeve measures 20-24-27-31-34-38 cm from the division (or to required length; there is approx. 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm left to finished length). Knit 1 round where you increase 3-5-3-5-3-5 stitches evenly spaced = 40-44-44-48-48-52 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 2/ purl 2) for 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 23-27-30-35-38-42 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= knit
= purl

Chua 18.03.2019 - 10:46:

It's very nice pattern. Do you have this pattern in adult size as well? I will like to knit for my sons , but their size is now 164-176. Best regards.

DROPS Design 18.03.2019 kl. 11:45:

Dear Mrs Chua,you will find here all our raglan jumpers that could inspire you. Happy knitting!

Anne Zimmer 16.03.2019 - 16:57:

Ein wunderschönes Modell, auch schön für Erwachsene! Das arbeite ich sooft nach. Danke😃

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