DROPS / 200 / 29

Sunny Swing by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with raglan and stocking stitch in DROPS Melody. The piece is worked top down. Sizes XS - XXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ml-030
Yarn group D or B + B
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SIZES:
XS - S - M - L - XL – XXL

MATERIALS: 
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group D)
200-200-200-200-250-250 colour 14, vanilla

KNITTING TENSION:
12 stitches in width and 14 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 MM. 
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 MM: length 40 cm and 60 cm or 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 7 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 7 MM: length 40 cm and 60 cm or 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/DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase/decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 50 stitches) and divide by the number of increases/decreases to be made (e.g. 6) = 8.3. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 8th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
When decreasing knit approx. each 7th and 8th stitch together.

RAGLAN:
Increase 1 stitch on each side of the 2 knitted stitches in each transition between body and sleeves (= 8 stitches increased on round). Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn over to leave a hole, then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread, knit 3 together = 1 stitch (move the marker thread to before this stitch).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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

NECK:
Cast on 50-50-52-56-58-60 stitches with circular needle size 7 mm and DROPS Melody. Work 2 cm stocking stitch, then knit 1 round where you increase 6-6-8-4-6-0 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 56-56-60-60-64-60 stitches. Change to circular needle size 8 mm.

YOKE:
Insert 1 marker here - THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Now insert 4 marker threads in the piece (WITHOUT working the stitches) as follows: Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round (= in transition between sleeve and back piece), 1 marker thread after 19 new stitches (= back piece), 1 marker thread after 9-9-11-11-13-11 new stitches (= sleeve), 1 marker thread after 19 new stitches (= front piece) and you have 9-9-11-11-13-11 stitches left to the first marker thread (= sleeve).
The next round is worked as follows: Start the round at the first marker thread (on back piece). Knit 1, make 1 yarn over, work 17 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, work 7-7-9-9-11-9 stitches in stocking stitch (= sleeve), 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, work 17 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece) 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over, work 7-7-9-9-11-9 stitches in stocking stitch (= sleeve), 1 yarn over and knit 1.
This was the first increase to RAGLAN – read description above.
Continue with stocking stitch at the same time as you increase to raglan every 2nd round a total of 15-17-18-19-20-22 times (including the first round described above). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
After the last increase to raglan there are 176-192-204-212-224-236 stitches on the needle. Continue with stocking stitch as before but without increasing until the piece measures 21-23-24-26-27-29 cm from the marker at the beginning of the yoke.
Now work the next round as follows: 
Work 50-54-57-60-63-68 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), place the next 37-41-43-43-45-45 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 4-4-4-6-8-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 51-55-59-63-67-73 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 37-41-43-43-45-45 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 4-4-4-6-8-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the last 1-1-2-3-4-5 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately.
THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 110-118-126-138-150-166 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 4-4-4-6-8-10 new stitches cast on under each sleeve. Continue with stocking stitch. Start the round by one of the marker threads and allow the threads to follow your work onwards
At the same time increase 1 stitch on each side of the 4-4-4-6-8-10 stitches mid under sleeve in each side (= 4 new stitches on the round). Repeat this increase a total of 5 times every 4 cm = 130-138-146-158-170-186 stitches. When the piece measures 25-25-26-26-27-27 cm from the division (approx. 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm from the shoulder) knit 1 round where you increase 16-18-18-20-22-24 stitches evenly spaced = 146-156-164-178-192-210 stitches.
Change to circular needle size 7 mm and work rib (= knit 1 / purl 1) for 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with a needle size 8 mm. The jumper measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from the shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Place the 37-41-43-43-45-45 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 8 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 4-4-4-6-8-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 41-45-47-49-53-55 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 4-4-4-6-8-10 stitches and start the round here. Work stocking stitch. When the piece measures 2 cm from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4-3½-2½-3-2-2 cm a total of 7-8-9-9-11-11 times = 27-29-29-31-31-33 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 36-34-34-32-32-30 cm from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 5 stitches evenly spaced = 32-34-34-36-36-38 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 7 mm and work rib (= knit 1 / purl 1) for 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with a needle size 8 mm. The sleeve measures approx. 41-39-39-37-37-35 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 15.05.2019
Correction - YOKE: 1 marker thread after 19 new stitches (= front piece) and you have 9-9-11-11-13-11 stitches left to the first marker thread (= sleeve).

Diagram


Jimena 05.06.2019 - 16:03:

Buenas tardes, ¿cómo podría adaptar este patrón para tejerlo con dos agujas convencionales, es decir, no circulares? Puede parecer una tontera, pero no sabría muy bien cómo hacerlo. ¡Muchísimas gracias!

DROPS Design 09.06.2019 kl. 22:53:

Hola Jimena. Lee la lección DROPS: como adaptar un patrón para trabajar con agujas rectas: https://www.garnstudio.com/lesson.php?id=13&cid=23

Leena 25.05.2019 - 22:18:

Hej, hur stor omkrets ska det vara på halsen när man stickar i storlek S? 12 maskor är 10 cm och då blir 50 maskor 41cm - väldigt kort... eller har jag missförstått mönstret?

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 13:09:

Hei Leena. Det stemmer som du sier, at omkretsen blir 41 cm. Når det er sagt så vil nok halsåpningene sige litt, så den blir større ved bruk. God fornøyelse

Nikoline Berg 22.05.2019 - 08:31:

Hva er overvidden her? Finner det ikke ut på tegningene dere har lagt ut!

DROPS Design 22.05.2019 kl. 09:16:

Hei Nikoline. Overvidden etter inndeling til bol og ermer er 41-44-46-51-55-60 cm. God fornøyelse

Cinzia 21.05.2019 - 10:50:

Buongiorno non riesco a capire la correzione che avete fatto per lo sprone rispetto allo schema iniziale grazie

DROPS Design 21.05.2019 kl. 11:10:

Buongiorno Cinzia. le correzioni indicate sono già inserite nel testo. L'ultimo segnapunti deve essere inserito dopo 19 maglie (inizialmente era stato indicato dopo 9 maglie) e rimangono 9-9-11-11-13-11 maglie prima del primo segnapunti. Buon lavoro!

Regina DeCosse 18.05.2019 - 00:58:

I"m not sure what to do when it comes to slipping the stitches onto a stitch holder for the sleeves. Am I knitting those and then slipping them, or slipping them before knitting and attaching another ball of yarn to each sleeve to cast on the additional stitches?

DROPS Design 20.05.2019 kl. 09:49:

Dear Mrs DeCosse, do not work the stitches for the sleeves before slipping them, just slip them on a thread/st holder, cast on the new sts for under arm and continue with next stitches - see video below - time code 6:59 approx. Happy knitting!

Regina DeCosse 08.05.2019 - 19:38:

Sorry, me again. It looks like I started it in the medium size, my bust is 42" will that be okay? Is this pattern designed to be loose, i want something that isn't clingy. Should I frog and start again at the large size?

DROPS Design 08.05.2019 kl. 20:40:

Dear Regina, at the bottom of pattern page you can find the sketch with the final measures: compare it to a garment you have and you like and you'll find the right size. Happy knitting!

Regina DeCosse 08.05.2019 - 18:21:

I'm working on the large size of this pattern, I think that's the 3rd one in on the list, I can't find anywhere where it states the yardage for that size. I have 720 yds. of yarn someone gave me and I want to make sure I have enough. Thanks

DROPS Design 08.05.2019 kl. 19:13:

Dear Regina, the yarn amount is next to the picture, on the right. For size L (the fourth), you'll need 200g of DROPS Melody. As one skein of DROPS Melody is 153yds you'll need approx. 612 yds. Happy knitting!

Regina DeCosse 08.05.2019 - 15:44:

I'm making the size large in this pattern and already have found mistakes and i'm only an inch into the pattern. I had to improvise to get to 60 stitche increase after the cast on, and the patterns says put stitch markers at 19, 11, 9, 11 stitches. Is there an erata for this pattern?

DROPS Design 08.05.2019 kl. 16:07:

Dear Mrs DeCosse, you are right, you should work 19 sts for front piece in all sizes, so in size L you have 19 sts (back piece), 11 sts (sleeve), 19 sts (front piece), 11 sts (sleeve). Thanks for letting us know. Pattern will be edited as soon as possible. Happy knitting!

Jette Stengaard-Knudsen 20.02.2019 - 14:41:

Jeg vil kalde den Swing eller Solskins-Swing.

Vanilla Sky 15.02.2019 - 19:35:

Kleur doet mij denken aan een ijsje

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