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DROPS 59-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS Turtleneck Sweater in Karisma Superwash

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Women’s: Small-Medium-Large
Finished measurements: 110-120-130 cm
Men’s: Small/Medium - Medium/Large - Extra Large
Finished measurements: 120-130-140 cm
Men’s numbers/measurements are in ( ).

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
(100% wool)
300-350-350 (350-400-450) g Col. 55, heather brown
250-300-300 (300-350-350) g Col. 37, blue-green
200-200-250 (250-250-300) g Col. 04, dark brown
100-100-150 (150-150-150) g Col. 62, brown

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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.
Gauge: 22 sts x 34 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *. Repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

Body: Numbers in ( ) = men's sizes. Cast on 242-264-286 (264-286-308) sts on smaller circular needles with gray blue and knit rib as follows: 2 rows gray blue, then dark brown until the rib measures 5-5-5 (6-6-6) cm , then 1 row stockinette st. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1 once (center the pattern across the front and back), then Pattern 2 until the work measures 36-40-44 (45-44-47) cm . Knit the next row as follows: bind off 4 sts for armhole, 113-124-135 (124-135-146) sts for the front, bind off 8 sts for armhole, 113-124-135 (124-135-146) sts for the back, bind off 4 sts for armhole. On the next row inc 5 sts on each side over the bound-off sts (these sts are for the steeks and are not knit into the pattern). Dec 1 st on each side of the 5 steek sts (4 decreases per row) every row 1-3-4 (1-3-4) times, then every other row 2-2-3 (2-2-4) times, then every 4th row 0-0-2 (0-2-3) times = 107-114-117 (118-121-124) sts each front and back.
When the work measures 55-59-64 (65-65-69) cm , bind off the center front 19-22-21 (22-23-26) sts for the neck. Knit the rest of the work back and forth on the needles. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times. At the same time, when the work measures approx. 57-61-66 (67-67-71) cm (adjust to get a half or whole repeat of Pattern 2) knit Pattern 3 or Pattern 4 to finished dimensions (Pattern 3 fits after a whole Pattern 2 - Pattern 4 fits after a half Pattern 2).
At the same time, when the work measures 59-63-68 (69-69-73) cm , bind off the center back 35-38-37 (38-39-42) sts for the neck and then bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 3/Pattern 4. The work measures approx. 61-65-70 (71-71-75) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 58-60-60 (60-62-62) sts on smaller double pointed needles with gray blue; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib as follows: 2 rows gray blue, then dark brown until the rib measures 5-5-5 (6-6-6) cm , then 1 row stockinette st. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 1 once and then Pattern 2 to finished dimensions - centering the pattern on the sleeve. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 26-25-27 (27-28-31) times:
Sizes S + M (S/M + M/L): alternately every 4th and 5th row
Sizes L + (XL): every 4th row
= 110-110-114 (114-118-124) sts. When the work measures 47-46-44 (50-51-52) cm , put 4 sts each side of marker on a stitch holder. Put sts on a stitch holder for sleeve caps on each side every other row: 4-3-3 (4-3-3) sts 8-10-13 (8-11-13) times. The work measures 53-53-53 (56-59-61) cm . Put all the sts from the stitch holder back on the needles and knit 2 cm reverse stockinette st with dark brown for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread down into the center of the steek sts on each side. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, first seam = 1/2 st from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 st from first seam. Cut for armhole. Sew shoulder seams.
Pick up approx. 94-106 sts around the neck on smaller double-pointed needles with dark brown and knit rib for 14-16-16 (16-18-18) cm , increasing on the first row to approx. 116-130 sts. Knit the 2 last rows of rib in gray blue, bind off.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row of knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a stitch on the body after the machine seam. Turn the sweater inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body by hand.


= light brown heather
= grey blue
= dark brown
= brown

Heike Aupke 18.11.2014 - 13:28:

Hallo, leider kann ich Karisma in Fb. 62 (braun), was für dieses Modell benötigt wird, nicht in der Farbkarte finden!?

DROPS Design 18.11.2014 kl. 21:14:

Liebe Heike, die Anleitung ist schon älter und diese Farbe ist im Karisma-Sortiment nun nicht mehr enthalten. Sie könnten stattdessen entweder einfach auch Nr. 56 verwenden, oder Sie verwenden Nr. 04, diese setzt sich dann im Farbton ein wenig von dunkelbraun ab. Am besten schauen Sie sich für die genaue Farbaufteilung das Diagramm an und entscheiden dann, ob Sie eher drei oder vier Farben haben möchten.

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