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Soft Moonlight by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with raglan and balloon sleeves. The piece is worked top down in DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk and DROPS Kid-Silk. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bs-152
Yarn group A + A or C
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g colour 1306, powder
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125-125-150-150-175-175 g colour 01, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with stocking stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 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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INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 84 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 16) = 5.25.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 5th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for mid under sleeve):
Start 2 stitches before the marker, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker sits in middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

RAGLAN:
Increase to raglan in each transition between body and sleeves as follows: Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker sits in middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased and a total of 8 stitches in creased on round. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes, then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

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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 and then 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 84-88-92-96-100-100 stitches with short circular needle size 4 mm and 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 3 cm. Knit 1 round where you increase 16-16-16-20-20-20 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 100-104-108-116-120-120 stitches. Then work yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 5 mm. Insert 4 markers in the piece as described below (without working the stitches). The markers are used when increasing to raglan.
Count 18-19-20-22-23-23 stitches (= ½ back piece), insert first marker before next stitch, count 14 stitches (= sleeve), insert second marker before next stitch, count 36-38-40-44-46-46 stitches (= front piece), insert third marker before next stitch, count 14 stitches (= sleeve), insert fourth marker before next stitch. There are 18-19-20-22-23-23 stitches left on round after the last marker (= ½ back piece).
Work stocking stitch in the round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on round 2 of the stocking stitch increase to RAGLAN – read description above. Increase to raglan every 2nd round a total of 15-18-21-22-25-27 times. After the last increase there are 220-248-276-292-320-336 stitches on the needle.
Continue working stocking stitch without further increases 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: Work 33-36-40-43-48-52 stitches in stocking stitch (= ½ back piece), place the next 44-52-58-60-64-64 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), work 66-72-80-86-96-104 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 44-52-58-60-64-64 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 33-36-40-43-48-52 stitches in stocking stitch (= ½ back piece). Cut the strand. The body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 144-156-172-188-208-228 stitches. Start the round on the one side of the piece in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve. Work stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 28 cm from the division in all sizes, knit 1 round where you increase 16-16-20-20-20-20 stitches evenly spaced = 160-172-192-208-228-248 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Change back to needle size 5 mm and loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The jumper measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 44-52-58-60-64-64 stitches from the thread on the one side of the body on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 5 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 50-58-64-68-72-74 stitches. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches under the sleeve. It will be used when increasing mid under sleeve. Work stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 3 cm from the division increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 2½-3½-3-3½-2½-3 cm a total of 15-11-12-10-12-11 times = 80-80-88-88-96-96 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 46-44-43-41-40-39 cm from the division (short measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Work 1 round where all stitches are knitted together 2 and 2 = 40-40-44-44-48-48 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm (or to desired length) – make sure the rib is not work too loosely.
Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 50-48-47-45-44-43 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram


Pascale 09.03.2019 - 13:58:

Is the diagram reflecting the real measurements at the neck level? The raglan looks more like a "real" or almost contiguous sleeve on the lady and the colar larger than the diagram shows.

DROPS Design 10.03.2019 kl. 16:43:

Dear Pascale, the diagram is just a schematics to show the measurements, and the picture rflects how the sweater actually sits on a realfigure. The slightly curved raglan line reflects the effect of putting a real arm in the sleeves and the weight of the sweater pulling it down. Happy knitting!

Dana 27.02.2019 - 12:55:

Please, post this one

Chantal 20.02.2019 - 22:43:

Romantic

Rossana 01.02.2019 - 23:04:

Presto a tradurlo!!!! Non vedo l'ora di farlo!!!

Irena 31.01.2019 - 14:06:

Mam nadzieję że będzie opis w języku polskim. Sweterek przepiękny!

Marinette 28.01.2019 - 19:39:

Il a l'air tout doux

Tenna 07.01.2019 - 10:21:

Soft as cream

Elena 01.01.2019 - 15:24:

Modello versatile che ben si abbina ad un look chic oppure più sportivo

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