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Story of Snow by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with round yoke in 1 strand DROPS Alpaca and 1 strand DROPS Kid-Silk. Piece is knitted top down with lace pattern. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern z-867
Yarn group A + A or C

S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g colour 100, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125-125-125-150-175-175 g colour 01, off white

16 stitches in width and 20 rows vertically in stocking stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 mm : Length 40 and 60 or 80 cm for stocking stitch.
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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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
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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.



GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge vertically = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Choose diagram for your size in A.1.

To calculate how to increase/decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 242 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases/decreases to be done (e.g. 10) = 24.2.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. every 24th stitch. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
If decreasing knit approx. every 23rd and 24th stitch together.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sides of body):
Work until 1 stitch remain before marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at the marker thread and 4 stitches increased in total on round.) On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker thread and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.




Work yoke in the round on circular needle from mid back, top down. Now divide yoke for body and sleeves. Continue body in the round on circular needle from mid back, top down. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/short circular needle, top down.

Cast on 77-84-91-98-105-112 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Then work as follows from mid back: Work A.1 (= 11-12-13-14-15-16 repetitions of 7 stitches). When A.1 has been worked vertically, there are 242-264-286-308-330-352 stitches on needle. Knit next round, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 10-4-2-0-6-4 stitches evenly = 232-260-284-308-324-348 stitches – READ DECREASE TIP. Work next round as follows: Knit 35-39-42-46-50-54 stitches (= half back piece), slip the next 46-52-58-62-62-66 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-6-8-8 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve), knit 70-78-84-92-100-108 stitches (= front piece), slip the next 46-52-58-62-62-66 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-6-8-8 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve and knit the last 35-39-42-46-50-54 stitches half back piece as before (= half back piece). Now finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

= 152-168-180-196-216-232 stitches. work A.2 over all stitches, on last row in A.2 adjust number of stitches to 150-160-180-190-220-230. Work A.3 over all stitches (= 15-16-18-19-22-23 repetitions of 10 stitches). When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work A.4 over all stitches. Insert 1 marker in each side = 75-80-90-95-110-115 stitches between markers. Then work in stocking stitch. When piece measures 20 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of every marker thread (= 4 stitches increased) – READ INCREASE TIP! Increase every 3 cm 5 times in total = 170-180-200-210-240-250 stitches. Continue until piece measures 39-41-43-40-42-44 cm. Work A.4 over all stitches. Work 1 ridge, then cast off. Jumper measures approx. 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm from shoulder.

Slip the 46-52-58-62-62-66 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle or double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-6-8-8 stitches cast on under sleeve = 52-58-64-68-70-74 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-6-6-8-8 stitches. Marker thread marks mid under sleeve and round begins at the marker thread. Work A.2. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in stocking stitch. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm, begin decreasing stitches mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease every 4 cm 4 times in total in all sizes = 44-50-56-60-62-66 stitches. Continue in stocking stitch until piece measures 16 cm from division. Purl 1 round and knit 2 rounds, purl 1 round, knit 2 rounds. Then work A.2 over all stitches. Continue with A.2 until sleeve measures 37-38-38-34-34-35 cm from division (shorter sleeves in the larger sizes because of longer yoke), work 1 ridge, then cast off. Work the other sleeve the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 25.10.2019
New chart A.3 (13th round).


= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row knit or purl (see pattern) to make a hole
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row knit or purl (see pattern) yarn over twisted to make avoid holes
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 207-24) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (11)

Carole 24.01.2020 - 01:50:

La correction en ligne ou je peux la trouver , merci

DROPS Design 24.01.2020 kl. 07:53:

Bonjour Carole, si vous avez imprimé le modèle avant la date de la correction, vous devriez probablement imprimer les explications à nouveau pour être certaine qu'elles soient justes. Si vous l'avez imprimé après la date de la correction, les explications sont déjà corrigées. Bon tricot!

Sunny 13.01.2020 - 09:29:

Danke für die Antwort, aber im Strickbild fehlt der 2. Umschlag. LG

DROPS Design 13.01.2020 kl. 10:55:

Liebe Sunny, Ja das hatte ich verpasst, danke für den Hinweis, A.4 wird korrigiert so bald wie möglich! Viel Spaß beim Weiterstricken!

Sunny 10.01.2020 - 19:30:

Hallo, ist es korrekt, dass in A4 ein Umschlag ausgelassen wird? Ich bin gerade noch am Passe und bin schon sehr auf das Resultat gespannt =) Grüße Sunny

DROPS Design 13.01.2020 kl. 08:15:

Liebe Sunny, bei A.4 stricken Sie (2 M re zs, 1 Umschlag) den ganze Runde, dh die Maschenanzahl bleibt gleich und Sie haben so viele rechten Maschen als Umschläge. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Heli Heikkinen 01.11.2019 - 09:38:

Voiko mallin neuloa käyttämällä pelkästään alpakkalankaa? Mikä olisi silloin puikkosuositus?

DROPS Design 17.12.2019 kl. 17:22:

Hei! Kyllä, voit neuloa ohjeen kaksinkertaisella alpakkalangalla, puikkokoko on tällöin sama.

Camilla 23.10.2019 - 22:38:

Det sista osymmetriska omslaget på varv 13 i A3 skapar ett hål i mitt mönster dom inte ska vara där, hur är det tänkt? Mönstret på bilden är ju helt symmetriskt vad jag kan se?

DROPS Design 24.10.2019 kl. 15:05:

Hej Camilla, jag tror du har rett i at det är et omslag för mycket på varv 13 i A3. Vi skall titta på det och lägga ut en rättelse. Tack för info :)

Susanne Jensen 07.10.2019 - 22:35:

Hej Ang. diagram A.3 omg. 15. Er det kun på denne omgang, at der startes én maske før omgangens start? Så næste omgang starter hvor den hele tiden har gjort?..Tak for nogle meget fine opskrifter :-)

DROPS Design 08.10.2019 kl. 08:39:

Hej Susanne, ja du vil kunne se det i mønsteret, det kommer til at se ud som 7.omgang, men forskudt :)

Martina 04.10.2019 - 17:48:

Hallo, ich habe Sky und Kid-Silk im Hause und der Pullover ist super! Könnte es funktionieren? B+A anstatt C+A?

DROPS Design 07.10.2019 kl. 08:18:

Liebe Martina, hier finden Sie ein Modell mit Sky und Kid-Silk, die Maschenprobe ist etwas unterschiedlich, Sie sollten dann die richtige Maschenprobe wie bei Story of Snow um die richtigen Maßen zu haben, am besten versuchen Sie mit unterschiedlichen Nadelgrössen, so sehen Sie ob es Ihnen mit der passende Maschenprobe gefällt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Annika Hallberg 25.09.2019 - 10:52:

Tack för snabbt svar! Jag har kvar några nystan som ursprungligen är köpta till en annan modell. Nu kommer de till användning.

Annika Hallberg 24.09.2019 - 19:39:

Hej Kan man sticka den här tröjan med 2 trådar Cotton Viscose?

DROPS Design 25.09.2019 kl. 07:47:

Hej Annika, Ja det kan du :) DROPS Cotton Viscose har tyvärr utgått, men har du kvar, så kan du använda det. Lycka till :)

Besin 17.09.2019 - 16:45:

Bonjour j aime beaucoup vos modeles mais j aimerai avoir les explications pour les realiser avec 2 aiguilles car je tricote pas en circulaire et j aimerai me faire un pull a encolure arondie avec 2 aiguilles je vous remercie et espere avoir votre reponse

DROPS Design 18.09.2019 kl. 07:28:

Bonjour Mme Besin, vous trouverez comment adapter un modèle sur aiguilles circulaires ici. Bon tricot!

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