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Mandal by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with round yoke and Nordic pattern in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. The piece is worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-183
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
550-600-650-750-800-900 g colour 07, light brown
100-100-100-100-100-100 g colour 01, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: Length 40, 60 and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: Length 60 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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Colour combinations shown are (in the same order as the materials list above):
A) DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE 30, 01
B) DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE 31, 01

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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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PATTERN: 
See diagram A.1. The diagram is worked in stocking stitch.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 82 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 4) = 20.5. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 20th and 21st stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits between these 4 stitches) make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at each marker thread; 4 stitches increased on round).
On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. 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 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 = 2 stitches decreased.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JUMPER – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The neck and yoke are worked in the round with circular needle, top down from mid back. The yoke is divided for body and sleeves and the body continued in the round with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 96-100-104-108-116-120 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm and light brown. Knit 1 round then work the next round as follows from mid back: * Knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* to end of round. Continue this rib for 3 cm. When the rib is finished knit 1 round where you increase 16-19-22-32-31-41 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 112-119-126-140-147-161 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and work yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Work A.1 over all stitches (= 16-17-18-20-21-23 repeats of 7 stitches). Work and increase as shown in A.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been completed in height there are 320-340-360-400-420-460 stitches on the needle. Continue with light brown until the piece measures 22-24-25-27-29-31 cm from the cast-on edge; on the last round increase 0-16-12-0-4-0 stitches evenly spaced = 320-356-372-400-424-460 stitches.
Next round: Work the first 45-50-53-58-63-70 stitches in stocking stitch as before (= half back piece), place the next 70-78-80-84-86-90 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 90-100-106-116-126-140 stitches in stocking stitch as before (= front piece), place the next 70-78-80-84-86-90 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 45-50-53-57-63-70 stitches in stocking stitch as before (= half back piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 192-212-228-248-272-300 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side (= in the middle of the new stitches cast on = 96-106-114-124-136-150 stitches on back/front piece). Allow the marker threads to follow your work onwards; they will be used when increasing in the sides. Work stocking stitch over all stitches using light brown. When the piece measures 4 cm from the division increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 4 cm a total of 7 times on each side = 220-240-256-276-300-328 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 37-37-38-38-38-38 cm from the division in all sizes (or to desired length; there is 4 cm left to finished length). Knit 1 round where you increase 46-50-54-58-62-70 stitches evenly spaced = 266-290-310-334-362-398 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and * purl 2, knit 2 *, repeat from *-* over all stitches to end of round. Continue this rib for 3 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The jumper measures approx. 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 70-78-80-84-86-90 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 76-84-88-92-96-100 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches under the sleeve. Allow the thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used when decreasing mid under sleeve.
Start the round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round with light brown.
When the piece measures 3 cm from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2½-2-1½-1½-1½-1 cm a total of 12-15-16-17-18-19 times = 52-54-56-58-60-62 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 38-37-36-35-34-33 cm from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 8-10-8-10-8-10 stitches evenly spaced = 60-64-64-68-68-72 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 3 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 41-40-39-38-37-36 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= light brown
= off white
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round knit the yarn over twisted- NO hole


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