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Life With Flair Jumper by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper in DROPS Alpaca. Piece is knitted top down with round yoke, English rib stitches on yoke and ¾ flounce sleeves. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern z-853
Yarn group A
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 3112, powder pink

KNITTING TENSION:
24 stitches in width and 32 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm : Length 40 and 80 cm for stocking stitch and English rib stitches.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm : Length 40 and 80 cm for rib.
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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PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1, A.2 and A.3).

INCREASE TIP -1 (applies to increases in A.1):
Increase 1 stitch in every purl section by making 1 yarn over after every English rib stitch.
On next round purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 6 (marker thread is in the middle of these 6 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Increase the same way at the other marker thread.
On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

INCREASE TIP-3 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 228 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 66) = 3.5.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately every 3rd and 4th stitch. On next round work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeves): 
Begin 3 stitches before marker thread and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Neck edge and yoke are worked in the round on circular needle, top down. Now divide yoke for body and sleeves. Continue body in the round, top down. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/short circular needle, top down.

NECK EDGE:
Cast on 111-123-129-129-138-150 stitches on a short circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. Rounds begin mid back. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 1 / purl 2) for 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm.
Work next round as follows:
SIZE S, M and L: * Knit 1, purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1 *, work from *-* the entire round = 148-164-172 stitches.
SIZE XL, XXL and XXXL: * Knit 1, purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* the entire round = 215-230-250 stitches.
ALL SIZES: Work 1 round with knit over knit and purl over purl (purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes). Then work yoke as explained below.

YOKE:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Work A.1 in the round (= 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 4-4-4-5-5-5 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 4-4-4-5-6-6 cm from cast-on edge, increase 1 stitch in every purl section – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 185-205-215-258-276-300 stitches. Continue pattern with 4-4-4-5-5-5 purl between every English rib stitch.
When piece measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm from cast-on edge, work A.2 in the round 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 5-5-5-6-6-6 stitches). When A.2 has been worked, there are 333-369-387-430-460-500 stitches on needle. Then work A.3 in the round (= 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 9-9-9-10-10-10 stitches). Continue A.3 until piece measures approx. 16-17-19-21-23-25 cm from cast-on edge.
Now work 4 rounds in stocking stitch, BUT every other round continue English rib stitches as before (i.e. work English rib stitch as before but knit between every English rib stitch - NOTE: The English rib stitches will not be very visible on these 4 rounds but they give a softer transition between texture and stocking stitch).
Then work in stocking stitch in the round over all stitches AT THE SAME TIME adjust number of stitches to 332-368-388-428-460-500 on first round.
When piece measures 20-22-24-26-28-30 cm from cast-on edge, divide yoke for body and sleeves. I.e. work next round as follows: Knit 50-54-57-63-70-77 (= ½ back piece), slip the next 66-76-80-88-90-96 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve), knit 100-108-114-126-140-154 (= front piece), slip the next 66-76-80-88-90-96 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve) and knit the remaining 50-54-57-63-70-77 stitches as before (= ½ back piece). Cut the yarn. Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 212-232-248-272-304-332 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches that were cast on under sleeves. Move the marker threads upwards when working; they should be used for increase later in the sides.
Begin round at one of the marker threads and work stocking stitch in the round. When piece measures 4-4-4-3-3-3 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 5-5-3½-3-3-3 cm a total of 4-4-5-6-6-6 times in each side = 228-248-268-296-328-356 stitches.
Work until piece measures 21 cm from division (or desired length, approx. 3 cm remain until finished measurements). Knit 1 round while increasing 66-70-74-82-92-100 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP-3 = 294-318-342-378-420-456 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib to be worked, from contracting.
Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work rib in the round = knit 1/purl 2 for 3 cm. Then loosely cast off by knitting. Jumper measures approx. 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Slip the 66-76-80-88-90-96 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle or double pointed needles size 3 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches cast on under sleeve = 72-84-90-98-102-108 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under sleeve. Move the marker thread upwards when working; it should be used for decrease mid under sleeve.
Begin round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm from division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease as follows 8-11-14-17-17-19 times in total in the different sizes: S: On every 8th round, M: On every 5th round, L: On every 4th round, XL: On every 3rd round, XXL: Alternately on every 2nd and 3rd round, XXXL: On every other round = 56-62-62-64-68-70 stitches.
Continue until piece measures 24-21-20-19-17-15 cm from division (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider neck and longer yoke).
Knit 1 round while increasing 0-2-2-0-4-2 stitches evenly = 56-64-64-64-72-72 stitches. Work A.4 in the round (= 7-8-8-8-9-9 repetitions of 8 stitches). When A.4 has been worked, there are 84-96-96-96-108-108 stitches on needle. Work stocking stitch in the round until piece measures 35-32-31-30-28-26 cm from division. Knit 1 round while increasing 24-27-27-27-30-30 stitches evenly = 108-123-123-123-138-138 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib to be worked, from contracting.
Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm. Work rib in the round = knit 1/purl 2 for 3 cm. Then loosely cast off by knitting. Sleeve measures approx. 38-35-34-33-31-29 cm from division. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Diagram

= knit
= purl
= knit 1 in stitch below next stitch - this stitch is now called an English rib stitch
= work 5 stitches in English rib stitch as follows: Knit 1, but wait to slip the stitch off the needle, * make 1 yarn over on right needle, knit same stitch without slipping the stitch off left needle *, work from *-* 2 times in total, then drop this stitch off left needle = 5 stitches (i.e. 4 stitches increased)
= work 5 stitches in stitch as follows: Knit 1, but wait to slip the stitch off the needle, * make 1 yarn over on right needle, knit same stitch without slipping the stitch off left needle *, work from *-* 2 times in total, then drop this stitch off left needle = 5 stitches (i.e. 4 stitches increased)


Bente 18.02.2019 - 22:10:

Enkel og fin modell Vil gjerne strikke denne

Lilli 08.02.2019 - 10:46:

Spring Blossom

Eve 18.12.2018 - 02:37:

Is this top down or bottom up?

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