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Relaxing in Reykjavik by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater in DROPS Safran. The piece is worked top down with round yoke, Nordic pattern, lace pattern and ¾-length sleeves. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-295
Yarn group A
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 84-92-100-110-122-134 cm = 33”-36 1/2”-39 3/8”-43 3/8”-48”-52 3/4”
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 SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g color 18, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 12, peach
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 13, raspberry
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 07, grey
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 50, mint

KNITTING GAUGE:
24 stitches in width and 32 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM = US 2,5.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM = US 2,5: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 MM = US 1,5.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 MM = US 1,5: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for 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 back and forth):
Knit all rows.
1 ridge in height = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.7. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1 and A.3).

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting gauge becoming tighter when working 2-colored pattern, it is important the strands at the back are not tight. Use a half needle-size larger when working pattern if necessary.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 116 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 38) = 3.1.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 3rd stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
Work until there are 8 stitches left before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 16 (marker thread sits in middle of these 16 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at marker thread and a total of 4 stitches increased on round).
On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stockinette stitch.

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 3 (marker thread sits in the middle stitch of these 3 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (2 stitches decreased).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SWEATER - 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. Sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 116-120-124-132-136-140 stitches with short circular needle size 2.5 mm = US 1,5 and mint. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2, purl 2) for 3 cm = 1 1/8”. Change to off white and knit 1 round where you increase 38-40-42-44-46-46 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 154-160-166-176-182-186 stitches. Knit 1 round (yarn overs knitted twisted). Then work yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 3 mm = US 2,5 and work stockinette stitch in the round with off white. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When the piece measures 4-5-5-5-6-6 cm = 1 1/2”-2”-2”-2”-2 3/8”-2 3/8” from the cast-on edge increase 38-44-44-46-46-54 stitches evenly spaced = 192-204-210-222-228-240 stitches.
When the piece measures 5-6-7-7-8-9 cm = 2”-2 3/8”-2 3/4”-2 3/4”-3 1/8”-3 1/2” from the cast-on edge work A.1 (= 32-34-35-37-38-40 repeats of 6 stitches). Read KNITTING TIP and continue this pattern. AT THE SAME TIME on the round marked with arrow-1 in A.1 increase 16-30-50-51-71-72 stitches evenly spaced = 208-234-260-273-299-312 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed, work A.2 (= 16-18-20-21-23-24 repeats of 13 stitches). When A.2 has been completed there are 272-306-340-357-391-408 stitches on the needle.
Now work A.3 (the number of stitches does not fit repeats of 6 stitches, but this does not matter as the first row is worked in 1 color).
AT THE SAME TIME on the round marked with arrow-2 in A.3, increase 16-18-20-21-23-24 stitches evenly spaced = 288-324-360-378-414-432 stitches (there is now room for 48-54-60-63-69-72 repeats of 6 stitches). Continue this pattern.
AT THE SAME TIME on the round marked with arrow-3 in A.3, increase 18-16-14-30-28-27 stitches evenly spaced = 306-340-374-408-442-459 stitches.
When A.3 has been completed, work A.4 (= 18-20-22-24-26-27 repeats of 17 stitches). Continue this pattern.
AT THE SAME TIME on the round marked with arrow-4 in A.4 increase 14-12-10-4-2-13 stitches evenly spaced = 320-352-384-412-444-472 stitches.
When A.4 has been completed the piece measures approx. 23-24-25-27-28-29 cm = 9”-9 1/2”-9 3/4”-10 5/8”-11”-11 3/8” from the cast-on edge.
Continue with off white until the piece measures 23-25-27-29-31-33 cm = 9”-9 3/4”-10 5/8”-11 3/8”-12 1/4”-13” from the cast-on edge.
Now divide the yoke for body and sleeves on the next round as follows: Work 47-51-55-60-66-72 stitches in stockinette stitch (= ½ back piece), place the next 66-74-82-86-90-92 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-12-14-16 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 94-102-110-120-132-144 stitches in stockinette stitch, place the next 66-74-82-86-90-92 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-12-14-16 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 47-51-55-60-66-72 stitches in stockinette stitch. Cut the strand. Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 200-220-240-264-292-320 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread on each side of the body, in the middle of the 6-8-10-12-14-16 stitches cast on under each sleeve. Allow the threads to follow your work onwards – they will be used when increasing in the sides.
Start the round at 1 of the marker threads and work stockinette stitch in the round with off white. When the piece measures 2 cm = 3/4” from the division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 2½ cm = 1” a total of 10 times on each side = 240-260-280-304-332-360 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 27 cm = 10 5/8” from the division (or to desired length; there is 3 cm = 1 1/8” left to finished length). Knit 1 round where you increase 60-64-68-76-84-88 stitches evenly spaced = 300-324-348-380-416-448 stitches; this is done to avoid the rib being tight.
Change to circular needle size 2.5 mm = US 1,5 and work rib (= knit 2, purl 2) for 3 cm = 1 1/8”. Change back to circular needle size 3 mm = US 2,5 and bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. 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 66-74-82-86-90-92 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle or double pointed needles size 3 mm = US 2,5 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-8-10-12-14-16 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 72-82-92-98-104-108 stitches on the needle.
Insert 2 marker threads in the piece (without working the stitches): Start mid under the sleeve in the middle of the de 6-8-10-12-14-16 stitches and insert 1 marker thread in the first stitch after the middle, count 35-40-45-48-51-53 stitches and insert the other marker thread in the next stitch. There are 35-40-45-48-51-53 stitches left on round after the last marker thread. Allow the threads to follow your work onwards; the first marker thread will be used when decreasing mid under sleeve, the second when deciding where to start the pattern.
Start the round mid under sleeve, before the stitch with marker thread and work stockinette stitch in the round with off white. When the piece measures 3-3-3-2-2-2 cm = 1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-3/4”-3/4”-3/4” from the division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 3½-1½-1-1-1-1 cm = 1 1/4”-1/2”-3/8”-3/8”-3/8”-3/8” a total of 5-9-13-13-12-11 times = 62-64-66-72-80-86 stitches.
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 14-13-11-9-8-7 cm = 5 1/2”-5 1/8”-4 3/8”-3 1/2”-3 1/8”-2 3/4” from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke), work A.1 (continue the decreases mid under sleeve while working A.1– count from mid top of sleeve to decide where to start the pattern; the stitch with marker thread should match the stitch marked with a star in A.1.
When A.1 has been completed, i.e. after 4-4-4-6-6-6 rounds with off white, change to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm = US 1,5. The sleeve measures approx. 20-19-17-15-14-13 cm = 8”-7 1/2”-6 3/4”-6”-5 1/2”-5 1/8” from the division.
Work A.5. When A.5 has been completed change back to double pointed needles size 3 mm = US 2,5 and knit 2 rounds where you increase 11-9-7-9-9-3 stitches evenly spaced on the second round = 73-73-73-81-89-89 stitches. The next round is worked as follows: Work A.6 until there is 1 stitch left (= 9-9-9-10-11-11 repeats of 8 stitches) and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch. Continue this pattern. When A.6 has been completed there are 91-91-91-101-111-111 stitches on the needles.
The next round is worked as follows: Work A.7A (= 5 stitches), A.7B until there are 6 stitches left (= 8-8-8-9-10-10 repeats of 10 stitches) and finish with A.7C (= 6 stitches). Continue this pattern until A.7 has been worked a total of 2 times in height.
Knit 1 round, then work 2 RIDGES over all stitches – read description above. Loosely bind off with knit. The sleeve measures approx. 36-35-33-31-30-29 cm = 14 1/4”-13 3/4”-13”-12 1/4”-11 3/4”-11 3/8” from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 27.05.2019
Correction: missing decrease added to row 7 in diagram A.2 and A.4

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit with off white
= purl with off white
= knit with grey
= knit with peach
= knit with raspberry
= knit with mint
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with off white; on the next round knit/purl the yarn over as shown in diagram (hole)
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with off white; on the next round knit the yarn over twisted (no hole)
= knit 2 together with off white
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= mid top of sleeve




Åshild Vågnes 06.06.2019 - 21:43:

Kan ikke finne A-5, A-6 og A-7 når jeg skal strikke ermene?

DROPS Design 07.06.2019 kl. 08:07:

Hei Åshild. Diagrammene A.5-A.7 ligger rett under A.3, og over målskissen nederst på siden. Om du har problemer med å se dem kan du forøke å benytte en annen enhet (PC, nettbrett etc). God fornøyelse

Agnes 26.05.2019 - 13:52:

A4 scheint das selbe Problem zu haben wie A2 zuvor... hier ist auch entweder eine Abnahme zu wenig eingezeichnet oder soll das als versteckte Zunahme in dieser Reihe gedacht sein?

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 11:12:

Liebe Agnes, stimmt, A.4 wird auch korrigiert, danke für den Hinweis. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Margret 09.04.2019 - 21:08:

Hallo,liebe Dropse,bin mit dem Stricken bei der Passe bei A2 ,der obere Teil ist mir unklar,wieder 6M.zusammen und 6 Umschläge ist ok,dann aber nur 2mal 2M zus.stricken,das wären ja dann 18 M ,nicht 17!!! Bitte Klärung,danke ,freundlichst Margret

DROPS Design 10.04.2019 kl. 14:42:

Liebe Margret, Sie sind ja recht, A.2 wird korrigiert, es soll 3 Mal 2 M re zussammen am Ende dieser Reihe. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Irene Jensen 28.03.2019 - 08:54:

Tak for A3 diagram. Men der er fejl i diagrammerne A2 og A4. I øverste rækker, mangler der en streg = (strik to m sammen). Ellers passer m antallet ikke.

Annegunn Rangnes Bøe 27.03.2019 - 23:01:

Takk for rask reaksjon med hensyn på diagram 3A😊 Morsom genser å strikke.

Irene Jensen 27.03.2019 - 10:38:

Hej. Flot model og nu er jeg kommet til diagram A3. Kan I sige noget om hvornår den blir lagt op ?

Tone Engjom 27.03.2019 - 07:19:

Hvorfor er ikke A3 med i mønsteret?

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 08:17:

Hei Tone. Nå er A.3 tilgjengelig. Takk for beskjed, og god fornøyelse

Marianne Pedersen 26.03.2019 - 15:14:

Hei, kan ikke finne diagram A.3 i oppskriften.

Annegunn Rangnes Bøe 25.03.2019 - 19:00:

Jeg kan ikke finne diagram A3 i oppskriften.

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 08:17:

Hei Annegunn. Nå er A.3 tilgjengelig. Takk for beskjed, og god fornøyelse

Anita Wangen 25.03.2019 - 17:58:

Hei Kan ikke finne diagram A.3 i oppskriften...!?!?

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 08:17:

Hei Anita. Nå er A.3 tilgjengelig. Takk for beskjed, og god fornøyelse

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