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DROPS 52-11 by DROPS Design
"Take a walk, enjoy the sun and see the sun melt..."
DROPS Sweater in Karisma Superwash with or without zipper at the neck
DROPS 52-11
Sizes:
Women’s Small - Medium - Large
Finished measurements: 114-120-126 cm [44-7/8" - 47.25" - 49-5/8"]
Men’s Small/Medium - Medium/Large
Finished measurements: 120 - 126 cm [47.25" - 49-5/8"]
Numbers in ( ) are men’s sizes.

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
400-450-500 (550-600) g Main Color (MC)
300-350-400 (400-450) g col A
50-50-50 (50-50) g col B
50-50-50 (50-50) g col C
50-50-50 (50-50) g col D
See color alternatives below under «Pattern».

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Sweater with zipper:
Zipper, 20 cm [8"] black

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  • DROPS KARISMA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.05 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: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needles in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"]

Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is shown from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.
Patterns 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 have arrows indicating the starting points for different sizes; Patterns 4 and 6 are identical for all sizes.

= MC
= A
= B
= C
= D

Alt. 1
= bluegreen
= lt brown
= mustard
= wine red
= light olive

Alt. 2
= natural white
= bluegreen
= wine red
= dark olive
= light olive

Alt. 3
= wine red
= lt brown
= light olive
= bluegreen
= mustard

Rib: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from * - *.

Body: The sweater is knit in the round on circular needles with steeks for armholes.
Numbers in ( ) = men's sizes; pattern and color variations are in [ ] and italics.
Cast on 190-198-210 (200-212) sts on smaller circular needles with color A; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib as follows: 1 row color A, change to MC and knit until the rib measures 5 cm [2"]. Change to larger circular needles 1and inc 62-66-66 (64-64) sts evenly distributed on the first row = 252-264-276 (264-276) sts. Knit Pattern 1 [Pattern 7, Pattern 1].
Attach a marker on other side so that front and back each have 126-132-138 (132-138) sts. After Pattern 1 [Pattern 7, Pattern 1] knit Pattern 2 - start at the appropriate arrow on the chart and knit the front, start at the arrow again and knit the back. Then knit Pattern 3 until the work measures approximately 22-24-26 (29-32) cm [8-5/8" - 9.5" - 10.25" (11-3/8" - 12-5/8") - adjust for complete pattern (a whole number of repeats must be knit). Continue knitting as follows: Front: Start at the appropriate arrow and knit 36-39-42 (39-42) sts of Pattern 3, then Pattern 4 (54 sts), then 36-39-42 (39-42) sts of Pattern 3. Repeat over the back. Continue for 24 rows, then knit as follows: Front: Start at the appropriate arrow and knit 36-39-42 (39-42) sts of Pattern 5, then Pattern 4 (54 sts), then 36-39-42 (39-42) sts of Pattern 5. Repeat over the back. At the same time, when the work measures 33-35-36 (39-41) cm [13" - 13.75" - 14-1/8" (15.25" - 16-1/8")], inc 5 sts at each marker (these sts are for the steeks and are not knitted into the pattern). Continue pattern as established.

Sweater with zipper: When the work measures 36-38-40 (43-46) cm [14-1/8" - 14-7/8" - 15.75" (16-7/8" - 18-1/8")] (approximately 24 cm [ 9.5"] of the work remains), knit the next row as follows: 5 steek sts, 61-64-67 (64-67) sts front, bind off 4 sts for neck split, 61-64-67 (64-67) sts front, 5 steek sts, 126-132-138 (132-138) sts back. Knit the rest of the work back and forth on needles. When Pattern 4 and Pattern 5 are completed knit Pattern 6, then Pattern 1 [Pattern 7-Pattern 1] to finished dimensions.
At the same time, when the work measures 53-55-57 (60-63) cm [20-7/8" - 21-5/8" - 22.5" (23-5/8" - 24.75")], bind off at each neck edge (center front) every other row: 11-12-13 (13-13) sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times -- shoulders = 41-43-45 (42-45) sts. At the same time, when the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68) cm [22-7/8" - 23-5/8" - 24-3/8" (25-5/8" - 26.75")], bind off the center back 42-44-46 (46-46) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts on each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off all sts after Pattern 1 [Pattern 7-Pattern 1] - the work measures approximately 60-62-64 (67-70) cm [23-5/8" - 24-3/8" - 25.25" (26-3/8" - 27-5/8")].

Sweater with round neck: After Pattern 4 and Pattern 5 are complete, knit Pattern 6 once, then Pattern 1 [Pattern 7-Pattern 1] to finished dimensions. At the same time, when the work measures approximately 53-55-57 (60-63) cm [20-7/8" - 21-5/8" - 22.5" (23-5/8" - 24.75")] bind off the center front 26-28-30 (30-30) sts for the neck and knit the rest back and forth on needles. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times. When the work measures 58-60-62 (65-68) cm [22-7/8" - 23-5/8" - 24-3/8" (25-5/8" -26.75")], bind off the center back 42-44-46 (46-46) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off all sts after Pattern 1 [Pattern 7-Pattern 1] - the work measures approximately 60-62-64 (67-70) cm [23-5/8" - 24-3/8" -25.25" (26-3/8" - 27-5/8")].

Sleeves: Cast on 48-50-50 (52-52) sts on smaller double pointed needles with color A; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib as follows: 1 row color A, change to MC and knit until the rib measures 5 cm [2"]. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 1 [Pattern 7-Pattern 1], increasing 10-10-10 (8-10) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 58-60-60 (60-62) sts. After the rib, inc 1 st each side of marker 30-29-32 (32-33) times:
Women's S + M: every 4th row
Women's L: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
Men's S/M + M/L: every 4th row
= 118-118-124 (124-128) sts. After Pattern 1 [Pattern 7-Pattern 1] is complete, knit Pattern 2 once (see that you center the pattern on the sleeve), then repeat Pattern 3 to finished dimensions. When the work measures 49-49-48 (54-54) cm [19.25" -19.25" - 18-7/8" (21.25" -21.25")], knit 2 cm [0.75"] reverse stockinette stitch for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly:
Sweater with zipper: Sew a marker thread in the center of the steek sts on either side. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1st seam = 1/2 stitch from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 stitch from first seam. Cut steeks for armholes. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 40 sts along the left side of the split on the front on smaller needles with MC [color A - MC] inside the 1st stitch and knit 2 rows stockinette stitch, bind off. Repeat along the right side of the split. Sew the split together at the bottom from the right side. Pick up approximately 100-110 sts around the neck and over the split from the center front on smaller needles with MC [color A - MC] and knit 2 cm [0.75"] stockinette stitch, change to color A [MC - color A] and knit 1 row stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (for the folding edge), change back to MC [color A - MC] and knit 2 cm [0.75"] stockinette stitch, bind off. Fold the edge over against the wrong side and sew.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row 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. Sew on the zipper.

Sweater with round neck: Sew a marker thread in the center of the steek sts on either side. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1st seam = 1/2 stitch from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 stitch from first seam. Cut steeks for armholes. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 100-110 sts around the neck on smaller double-pointed needles with MC [color A - MC]; join and knit 2.5 cm [1"] stockinette stitch, change to color A [MC - color A] and knit 1 row stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (for the folding edge), change back to MC [color A - MC] and knit 2 cm [0.75"] stockinette stitch, bind off. Fold the edge over against the wrong side and sew.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row 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.

Diagram

Alt 1: bluegreen, Alt 2: off white, Alt 3: wine red
Alt 1: lt brown, Alt 2: bluegreen, Alt 3: lt brown
Alt 1: mustard, Alt 2: wine red, Alt 3: light olive
Alt 1: wine red, Alt 2: dark olive, Alt 3: bluegreen
Alt 1: light olive, Alt 2: light olive, Alt 3: mustard



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