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September Skies by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater with round yoke in DROPS Air. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern and balloon sleeves. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-177
Yarn group C or A + A
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 100-108-116-126-138-150 cm = 39 3/8”-42 1/2”-45 3/4”-49 1/2”-54 1/4”-59”
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 AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-300-350-400-400-450 g color 18, light grey green

KNITTING GAUGE:
16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5.5 MM = US 9.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 MM = US 9: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 MM = US 7.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM = US 7: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for garter stitch edges.
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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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge in height = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1).

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 220 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 8) = 27.5.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 27th and 28th stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

RAGLAN (applies to XL, XXL and XXXL):
Increase to raglan on each side of the 4 marker threads in each transition between back/front piece and sleeves as follows: Start 1 stitch before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at each marker thread and a total of 8 stitches increased on round). On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeve):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SWEATER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The yoke is 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, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 80-80-88-88-96-96 stitches with short circular needle size 4.5 mm = US 7 and Air. Work 2 RIDGES in the round – read description above. Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm = US 9 and work A.1 in the round (= 10-10-11-11-12-12 repeats of 8 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! NOTE: On the round marked with an arrow in A.1 displace the start of the round 1 stitch to the left; i.e. slip the first stitch onto the right needle without working it, then work A.1 in the round. The stitch which was moved onto the right needle will be worked in the last repeat of A.1. The next round starts as normal.
When A.1 has been completed there are 220-240-264-264-288-312 stitches on the needle and the piece measures approx. 18-18-18-18-18-20 cm = 7”-7”-7”-7”-7”-8” from the cast-on edge. Then work as described below.
SIZES S, M and L:
Work stockinette stitch in the round. AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 19-20-21 cm = 7 1/2”-8”-8 1/4” from the cast-on edge increase 8-12-8 stitches evenly spaced = 228-252-272 stitches. Work stockinette stitch without increasing until the piece measures 21-23-25 cm = 8 1/4”-9”-9 3/4” from the cast-on edge. Now divide the yoke for body and sleeves as described under ALL SIZES.
SIZES XL, XXL and XXXL:
Insert 4 marker threads in the piece as described below (without working the stitches). The will be used when increasing to raglan.
Count 42-46-51 stitches (= ½ back piece), insert 1 marker thread before the next stitch, count 48-52-54 stitches (= sleeve), insert 1 marker thread before the next stitch, count 84-92-102 stitches (= front piece), insert 1 marker thread before the next stitch, count 48-52-54 stitches (= sleeve), insert 1 marker thread before the next stitch. There are 42-46-51 stitches left after the last marker thread (= ½ back piece). Work stockinette stitch in the round. AT THE SAME TIME on the first round increase to RAGLAN on each side of the 4 marker threads – read description above. Increase to raglan every 4th round a total of 4-5-5 times. After the last increase there are 296-328-352 stitches on the needle. Work stockinette stitch without increasing until the piece measures 27-29-31 cm = 10 5/8”-11 3/8”-12 1/4” from the cast-on edge. Now divide the yoke for body and sleeves as described under ALL SIZES.
ALL SIZES:
The yoke is divided for body and sleeves as follows: Knit 37-40-42-46-51-56 stitches (= ½ back piece), place the next 40-46-52-56-62-64 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-8-8 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), knit 74-80-84-92-102-112 stitches (= front piece), place the next 40-46-52-56-62-64 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-8-8 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and knit the remaining 37-40-42-46-51-56 stitches (= ½ back piece). Cut the strand. Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 160-172-184-200-220-240 stitches. Start the round on the one side of the piece in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-8-8 stitches under the sleeve. Work stockinette stitch in the round until the piece measures 30 cm = 11 3/4” from the division (or to desired length; there is approx. 2 cm = 3/4” left to finished length).
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm = US 7 and work 3 ridges in the round. Loosely bind off with knit. 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 shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 40-46-52-56-62-64 stitches from thread on one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 5.5 mm = US 9 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 46-52-60-64-70-72 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 6-6-8-8-8-8 stitches and allow it to follow your work onwards.
Start the round by the marker thread and work stockinette stitch in the round. When the sleeve measures 3 cm = 1 1/8” from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP! Repeat the decrease when the sleeve measures 6 cm from the division = 42-48-56-60-66-68 stitches.
When the sleeve measures 14-13-11-10-8-8 cm = 5 1/2”-5 1/8”-4 3/8”-4”-3 1/8”-3 1/8” from the division, increase 10-8-5-10-8-7 stitches evenly spaced = 52-56-61-70-74-75 stitches.
When the sleeve measures 17-16-14-13-11-11 cm = 6 3/4”-6 1/4”-5 1/2”-5 1/8”-4 3/8”-4 3/8” from the division, increase 10-8-5-10-8-7 stitches evenly spaced = 62-64-66-80-82-82 stitches.
When the sleeve measures 20-19-17-16-14-14 cm = 8”-7 1/2”-6 3/4”-6 1/4”-5 1/2”-5 1/2” from the division, increase 10-8-6-10-8-8 stitches evenly spaced = 72-72-72-90-90-90 stitches.
Continue working without increasing until the piece measures 23-22-20-19-17-16 cm = 9”-8 3/4”-8”-7 1/2”-6 3/4”-6 1/4” from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Work A.2 in the round (= 4-4-4-5-5-5 repeats of 18 stitches). When A.2 has been worked the sleeve measures approx. 40-39-37-36-34-33 cm = 15 3/4”-15 1/4”-14 1/2”-14 1/4”-13 3/8”-13” from the division. Knit 1 round where you decrease 6-6-6-10-10-10 stitches evenly spaced = 66-66-66-80-80-80 stitches. Knit 1 round where you decrease 30-28-26-38-36-34 stitches evenly spaced = 36-38-40-42-44-46 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm = US 7 and work garter stitch in the round for 4 cm = 1 1/2”. Bind off with knit. The sleeve measures approx. 45-44-42-41-39-38 cm = 17 3/4”-17 1/4”-16 1/2”-16 1/8”-15 1/4”-15” from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round knit the yarn over (hole)
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round knit the yarn over twisted (no hole)
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches





HELENE R 31.05.2019 - 12:35:

Il n'y a pas l'élévation au cou pour ce modèle ? Est-ce qu'on peut en faire une? Merci

DROPS Design 31.05.2019 kl. 13:39:

Bonjour Hélène R, il n'y a effectivement pas de réhausse encolure dos pour ce modèle, mais vous pouvez tout à fait en faire une si vous le souhaitez. Vous pouvez vous inspirer d'un modèle de tension analogue qui en a une par exemple. Bon tricot!

Lotta 27.04.2019 - 17:40:

Ich möchte diesen Pullover gern nachstricken. Es hat sich jedoch gleich zu Beginn ergeben, dass die angeschlagene Maschenanzahl einen viel zu kleinen Halsausschnitt ergibt. Die gesamte Länge des Ausschnitts wären 38cm, was auch durch Maßangaben in der Zeichnung bestätigt wird - jedoch ist das viel zu klein und auch das Modell-Bild zeigt einen weiten Ausschnitt. Ich zweifle also daran, dass das so gedacht ist. Meine Maschenprobe stimmt aber - habe ich vielleicht etwas überlesen?

DROPS Design 29.04.2019 kl. 09:03:

Liebe Lotta, Stimmt Ihre Maschenprobe? Sie sollten 16 M x 20 Reihen glatt gestrickt = 10 x 10 cm mit den Nadeln Nr 5,5 - sollte Ihre Maschenprobe stimmen, dann wird die Halsauschnitt mit Nadeln Nr 4,5 nicth so klein. Gerne wird Ihnen Ihren DROPS Laden weiterhelfen - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Catherinesene 01.04.2019 - 18:26:

Bonjour dans la collection printemps été 2019, dans les modèles retenus, il y avait un autre modele en Air couleur framboise ainsi qu'un modèle en Melody de forme raglan et trapeze malgré mon attente je ne les retrouve pas pensez vous publier les explications dans un proche avenir ? merci

DROPS Design 02.04.2019 kl. 08:37:

Bonjour Catherinesene! Rapelez-vous les numeros des modeles, ex. r-421? En tout cas, les modeles de la collection printemps-ete 2019 seront publiees consecutivement dans les mois a venir. Cordialement!

Beti 20.12.2018 - 13:27:

Dieses Modell ist traumhaft, würde es gern nacharbeiten.

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