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DROPS 51-1 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Sweater in Muskat and Safran
DROPS 51-1
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Finished measurements: 112-120-126 cm (44" - 47.25" - 49-5/8")

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT
(100% mercerized Egyptian cotton), 50 g./109 yds
200 (200, 250) g. Col. 03, dark mint
150 (150, 150) g. Col. 15, royal blue
100 (150, 150) g. Col. 32, turquoise
100 (100, 100) g. Col. 30, vanilla yellow
50 (100, 100) g. Col. 12, red
50 (50, 50) g. Col. 49, dark orange

and: DROPS SAFRAN
(100% Egyptian cotton), 50 g./174 yds
200 (200, 250) g. Col. 06, jeans blue
100 (100, 150) g. Col. 29, warm gold
100 (100, 100) g. Col. 28, orange
50 (50, 50) g. Col. 10, vanilla yellow

Alternative yarns (to Muskat):
* DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH (100% superwash wool), 50 g./120 yards

Alternative yarns (to Safran):
* DROPS COTTON VISCOSE (54% cotton, 46% viscose), 50 g./120 yards
* DROPS SILKE-TWEED (52% silk, 48% lambswool), 50 g./218 yards

DROPS 5.5 mm (US 9) circular and double pointed needles, or size required to obtain correct gauge

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Muskat. All prices valid per 29/07/2014.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Safran. All prices valid per 29/07/2014.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS MUSKAT UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Supersale / 35% OFF!
    4.25 USD
    2.75 USD
  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Supersale / 35% OFF!
    4.25 USD
    2.75 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - 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 British English, please click here.
Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm. (4» x 4»)

Pattern: knit in reverse stockinette st and with double yarn, 1 strand of Muskat / 1 strand of Safran as follows:

8 rows Col. 15 / Col. 06
4 rows Col. 32 / Col. 06
10 rows Col. 03 / Col. 06
5 rows Col. 03 / Col. 10
6 rows Col. 30 / Col. 29
6 rows Col. 49 / Col. 29
10 rows Col. 12 / Col. 28
9 rows Col. 32 / Col. 28
6 rows Col. 32 / Col. 06
10 rows Col. 15 / Col. 06
11 rows Col. 03 / Col. 06
9 rows Col. 03 / Col. 10
12 rows Col. 30 / Col. 29
6 rows Col. 49 / Col. 29
6 rows Col. 12 / Col. 28
9 rows Col. 32 / Col. 28
6 rows Col. 32 / Col. 06
6 rows Col. 15 / Col. 06
continue thereafter with color no. 03 / color no. 06.

Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.
Rib: *knit 2, purl 2*. Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 180 (192-200) sts with 1 strand each col. no. 15 / col. no. 06 and join. Place a marker at the join and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to reverse stockinette st and follow pattern above for color changes. When the work measures 45 (49, 51) cm [17.75» (19.25», 20»)], knit the next round as follows: bind off 2 sts for armhole, 86 (92-96) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for the armhole, 86 (92-96) sts for the back, bind off 2 sts for armhole. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: = 86 (92-96) sts. Bind off at each side for armholes on every other row: 2 sts 1 (1-2) times, then dec 1 st each side 3 (4-4) times = 76 (80-80) sts. When the work measures 62 (66-69) cm (24.5» (26», 27.25»)), bind off the center 4 (6-6) sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, then dec 1 st 3 times. Bind off all sts for shoulders when the work measures 70 (74-77) cm (27.5» (29», 30.25»)).

Back: = 86 (92-96) sts. Shape armholes as on the front = 76 (80-80) sts. When the work measures 68 (72-75) cm (26.75» (28.25», 29.5»)), bind off the center 20 (22-22) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures 70 (74-77) cm (27.5» (29», 30.25»)).

Sleeves: Cast on 36 (36-38) sts on double pointed needles with col. no. 15 / col. no. 06; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st. Change to reverse stockinette st and follow pattern for color changes. When the work measures 6 cm (2-3/8»), inc 1 st each side of marker 22 (22-23) times every 3rd row = 80 (80-84) sts. When the work measures 44 (43-42.5) cm (17.25» (17», 16.75»)), bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit back and forth on the needle. Bind off at each side edge every other row: 4 (3-3) sts 6 (7-8) times, bind off remaining sts. The work measures 51 (51-52) cm (20» (20», 20.5»)).

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up 100-108 sts around the neck with col. no. 15 / col. no. 06; join and knit 4 rows garter st, bind off all sts. Sew on sleeves.

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