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Freedom Found by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper in DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. Piece is knitted with texture at an angle with V-neck, top down. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern z-844
Yarn group A + C or D
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-250-300-300-350-350 g colour no 2110, wheat
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
150-150-175-175-200-225 g colour 01, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
15 stitches in width and 20 rows vertically with texture pattern and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.
15 stitches in width and 17 rows vertically in stocking stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 7 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 7 mm: length 40 and 80 cm for stocking stitch/texture.
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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4.

DECREASE TIP (applies to back piece):
All decreases are done from the right side!
Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked, work until 3 stitches remain, knit 2 together, 1 stitch in garter stitch.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sides on back piece):
All increases are done from the right side.
Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, knit 1, 1 yarn over, work until 2 stitches remain on row, 1 yarn over, knit 1 and 1 stitch in garter stitch. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in pattern.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), 1 yarn over. On next round knit 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:
Worked back and forth in several pieces and sewn together when finished. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle.

FRONT PIECE:
RIGHT SHOULDER:
Cast on 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Purl 1 row from wrong side. Work next row as follows from right side: Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, A.1a (= 3 stitches), repeat A.1b until 1 stitch remains (= 14-15-17-19-20-22 repetitions of 2 stitches), and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch.
When 2 rows have been worked, continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME on next row work short rows as follows, begin from right side:
Work over the first 25-27-31-31-35-37 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from wrong side.
Work over the first 17-19-21-21-23-25 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from wrong side.
Work over the first 9-9-11-11-11-13 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from wrong side.
Then work over all the 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches - REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm along the shortest side, i.e. towards the neck (= approx. 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm towards armhole), finish after row from wrong side. Cut the yarn. Put piece aside and work the left shoulder.

LEFT SHOULDER:
Cast on 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Purl 1 row from wrong side. Work next row as follows from right side: Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, A.1a (= 3 stitches), work A.1b until 1 stitch remains (= 14-15-17-19-20-22 repetitions of 2 stitches), and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch.
When 3 rows have been worked, continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME on next row work short rows as follows, begin from wrong side:
Work over the first 25-27-31-31-35-37 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from right side.
Work over the first 17-19-21-21-23-25 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from right side.
Work over the first 9-9-11-11-11-13 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from right side.
Then work over all the 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches. When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm along the shortest side, i.e. towards the neck (= approx. 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm towards armhole) - adjust according to right shoulder, finish after row from wrong side. Cut the yarn.

FRONT PIECE:
Slip right shoulder on to same circular needle size 5.5 mm as left shoulder – make sure that the short rows are in each side of piece and that the shortest sides are against the neck = 66-70-78-86-90-98 stitches.
Now work right shoulder together with left shoulder as follows - from right side:
Cast on 4-4-4-4-6-6 new stitches on needle for armhole, work A.1b over the next 32-34-38-42-44-48 stitches (= 16-17-19-21-22-24 repetitions of 2 stitches), work 1 stitch in garter stitch, (= right shoulder), cast on 5 new stitches on needle (= middle piece), continue over left shoulder as follows: Work A.1b over the first 32-34-38-42-44-48 stitches (= 16-17-19-21-22-24 repetitions of 2 stitches), work 1 stitch in garter stitch and finish by casting on 4-4-4-4-6-6 new stitches on needle for armhole (= left shoulder) = 79-83-91-99-107-115 stitches. Work row back from wrong side.
Then work as follows from right side:
Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, work A.2a over the next 2 stitches, work A.2b over the next 24-26-30-34-38-42 stitches (= 12-13-15-17-19-21 repetitions of 2 stitches), work A.2c over the next 9 stitches, work A.3 over the next 7 stitches (= middle piece) work A.4a over the next 9 stitches, work A.4b over the next 24-26-30-34-38-42 stitches (= 12-13-15-17-19-21 repetitions of 2 stitches), work A.4c over the next 2 stitches and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch.
When A.2 and A.4 have been worked vertically, 4 stitches have been increased in total = 83-87-95-103-111-119 stitches on needle.
Repeat this pattern, every time A.2 to A.4 have been worked 1 time vertically, work 1 repetition more of A.2b and A.4b in width. Work until piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm straight up from middle piece, loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl from right side.

BACK PIECE:
RIGHT SHOULDER:
Cast on 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Purl 1 row from wrong side. Work next row as follows from right side: Work 1 stitch in garter stitch, work A.1b over the remaining stitches (= 16-17-19-21-22-24 repetitions of 2 stitches).
When 3 rows have been worked, continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME on next row work short rows as follows, begin from wrong side:
Work over the first 25-27-31-31-35-37 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from right side.
Work over the first 17-19-21-21-23-25 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from right side.
Work over the first 9-9-11-11-11-13 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from right side.
Work over all the 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches, turn and work back from right side.
Cut the yarn. Put piece aside and work the left shoulder.

LEFT SHOULDER:
Cast on 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Purl 1 row from wrong side. Work next row as follows - from right side: Work A.1b until 1 stitch remains (= 16-17-19-21-22-24 repetitions of 2 stitches) and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch.
When 2 rows have been worked, continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME on next row work short rows as follows, begin from right side:
Work over the first 25-27-31-31-35-37 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from wrong side.
Work over the first 17-19-21-21-23-25 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from wrong side.
Work over the first 9-9-11-11-11-13 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and work back from wrong side.
Work over all the 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches, turn and work back from wrong side.
Do not cut the yarns!

BACK PIECE:
Slip right shoulder on to same circular needle size 5.5 mm as left shoulder – make sure that the short rows in each side of piece and that the shortest sides are against the neck = 66-70-78-86-90-98 stitches.
Now work left shoulder together with right shoulder as follows - from right side:
Work A.1b until 1 stitch remains on left shoulder (= 16-17-19-21-22-24 repetitions of 2 stitches), work 1 stitch in garter stitch, cast on 17-17-17-19-19-19 new stitch on needle (= neck), work A.1b until 1 stitch remains on right shoulder (= 16-17-19-21-22-24 repetitions of 2 stitches) and finish with 1 stitch in garter stitch. On next row work the new stitches in pattern. Continue this pattern, at the same time decrease 1 stitch in each side on next row from right side - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 6th row 1-1-2-2-4-4 times in total, then every 4th row 5-4-4-5-3-3 times in total = 71-77-83-91-95-103 stitches on needle. When piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm along one armhole, cast on 4-4-4-4-6-6 new stitches at the end of the next 2 rows for armholes = 79-85-91-99-107-115 stitches. Continue pattern as before over all stitches. When piece measures 3 cm, increase 1 stitch in each side - read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 6-5½-6-6-9-12 cm 7-8-7-7-5-4 times in total = 93-101-105-113-117-123 stitches. Work until piece measures 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm from shoulder (towards the neck) and down. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 32-34-36-36-38-40 stitches on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work A.1b (= 2 stitches) the entire round. Work 4 rounds in total. Insert 1 marker at beginning of round = mid under sleeve. Then work in stocking stitch in the round - REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 8-9-8-8-8-9 cm, increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP above. Increase like this every 3-2½-2½-2-2-1½ cm 12-13-13-15-15-16 times in total = 52-54-58-60-64-66 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch without increases until piece measures 42-41-40-37-36-34 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders and longer sleeve cap). The piece is now split at the marker mid under sleeve and worked back and forth until finished measurements. Insert 1 marker in each side, markers mark where sleeve should be sewn into armhole. Work back and forth until piece measures 45-44-43-41-39-38 cm. Then loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside cast-on edge. Sew side seams inside 1 edge stitch. Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge stitch in each side on front and back piece. Marks on sleeves should fit bottom of armhole.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 11.06.2019
Correction - RIGHT SHOULDER BACK PIECE: Work over all the 33-35-39-43-45-49 stitches, turn and work back from right side.
Correction - ASSEMBLY: Sew shoulder seams inside cast-on edge.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked



Susan Sørensen 16.08.2019 - 14:22:

Hvordan sætter man højre og venstre skulder sammen så det passer med mønstret, jeg kan ikke se det for mig. Jeg er sluttet som skrevet med begge skuldre og skal samle det til forstykket

Regina Jost 13.08.2019 - 19:12:

Guten Tag. Welches andere Garn könnte ich für dieses Modell auch verwenden. Komme mit Garnumrechener nicht weiter dan das Modell ja mit 2 verschiedenen Garnen gestrickt wirdMöchte nur mit einer Sorte Wolle stricken. Welche Menge würden Sie mir dann Empfehlen für Größe M. LG

DROPS Design 14.08.2019 kl. 07:52:

Liebe Frau Jost, wenn Sie selber aussrechnen möchten, dann finden Sie hier wie man die neue Garnmenge kalkuliert, im Zweifefall fragen Sie gerne Ihr DROPS Laden nach - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Yessica Chamorro 22.06.2019 - 22:42:

Precioso y muy novedoso

Kerstin Koopmann 18.05.2019 - 19:54:

Hallo, ich habe mir die Anleitung ausgedruckt , das Drops Garn bestellt und wollte loslegen. da it mir aufgefallen , dass in der Materialliste von Nadel Stärke 7 die Rede ist aber in der Anleitung dann aber immer von 5,5?????????Mfg.Kerstin

DROPS Design 20.05.2019 kl. 10:35:

Liebe Frau Koopmann, die Anleitung wurde korrigiert, man braucht keine Nadel Nr 7 sonder Nadel Nr 5,5 - oder die richtige Nadelstärke um die Maschenprobe zu bekommen. Vie Spaß beim stricken!

Pirkko Pääkkönen 14.05.2019 - 09:32:

Miksi 2 eri puikkokokoa 5.5 ja 7. Kumpi oikea koko kutoa?

Glagau Angelika 13.05.2019 - 20:28:

Werden im diagramm nur die hinreihen angezeigt

DROPS Design 14.05.2019 kl. 08:15:

Liebe Frau Glagau, alle Reihen werden im Diagram gezeigt, dh die Hin- sowie die Rückreihen. Hier lesen Sie mehr über Diagramme. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Josette DARNIS 09.05.2019 - 12:36:

Bonjour Dans les fournitures il est indiqué aiguilles n°7 alors que dans es explications du tricots il est indiqué prendre les aiguillez n° 5,5. Quel numéro prendre ? Merci pour vos précisions.

DROPS Design 09.05.2019 kl. 14:16:

Bonjour Mme Darnis, merci pour votre retour, nos stylistes vont vérifier et une correction sera faite. Bon tricot!

Rossier 07.05.2019 - 12:09:

Peut on utiliser des aiguilles à une seule pointe pour vos modeles

DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 13:28:

Bonjour Mme Rossier, certains de nos modèles se tricotent en allers et retours sur aiguille circulaire pour avoir suffisamment de place pour toutes les mailles, comme c'est le cas ici du dos et du devant, dans ce modèle, seules les manches se tricotent en rond. Vous trouverez ici comment adapter un modèle sur aiguilles droites. Bon tricot!

Cheryl Casamassa 06.05.2019 - 22:43:

I tried to print the Freedom Found sweater pattern. Only page one will print. Any help is appreciated.

DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 09:20:

Dear Mrs Casamassa, check out your printer settings, so that all pages will be printed, printer might have saved previously only page 1. Happy knitting!

MARINELLA 28.02.2019 - 08:35:

BELLISSIMO!!! ADATTO A TUTTE LE ETA' E TUTTE LE TAGLIE...COMPLIMENTI!

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