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DROPS 52-24 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Sweater in Alaska with texture and zipper in women's and men's sizes
DROPS 52-24
Sizes:
Women’s Small - Medium - Large
Finished measurements: 102 - 104 - 108 cm [40-1/8" - 41" - 42.5"]
Men’s Small/Medium - Medium/Large
Finished measurements: 112 - 116 cm [44" - 45-5/8"]
Numbers in ( ) are men’s sizes.

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
700-800-850 (950-1050) g col. 02, natural white

DROPS Zipper: white 20 cm (Zipper no. 7101).

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] and 5 mm [US 8] circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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  • DROPS ALASKA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.50 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: 17 sts and 22 rows on larger needle in Pattern 2 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"]

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is shown from the right side. The chart is identical for all sizes.

Garter Stitch, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter Stitch, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl *. Repeat from * - *.

Rib: * knit 2, purl 2 *. Repeat from * - *.

Body: Numbers in () = men's sizes. Cast on 160-164-168 (168-172) sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows stockinette stitch and then knit rib until the work measures 6 cm [2-3/8"]. Change to larger circular needles, change to stockinette stitch, increasing 32-40-48 (36-44) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 192-204-216 (204-216) sts. When the work measures 11-12-12 (13-14) cm [4.25" - 4.75" - 4.75" (5-1/8" - 5.5")], knit Pattern 1 once, then Pattern 2 twice, then Pattern 3 once. At the same time, when the work measures 35-37-38 (40-42) cm [13.75" - 14.5" - 14-7/8" (15.75" - 16.5)], knit the next row as follows: Bind off 2 sts for armhole, 92-98-104 (98-104) front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 92-98-104 (98-104) back, bind off 2 sts for armhole. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: = 92-98-104 (98-104) sts. Then bind off for armholes every other row: 2 sts 1-2-2 (0-1) times, 1 st 1-1-2 (1-1) times = 86-88-92 (96-98) sts. After Pattern 3 repeat Pattern 4. When the work measures 43-45-47 (50-53) cm [16-7/8" - 17.75" - 18.5" (19.75" - 20-7/8")], divide the front at the center for neck split. Knit the rest of the right and left sides of the front, keeping the 2 sts at each split edge in garter stitch. At the same time, when the work measures 54-56-58 (61-64) cm [21.25" - 22" - 22-7/8" (24" - 25.25")], bind off at each neck edge every other row: 10-11-11 (13-13) sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. Continue to knit Pattern 4 until the work measures approximately 57-59-61 (64-67) cm [22.5" - 23.25" - 24" (25.25" - 26-3/8")], then knit Pattern 5 once. Bind off after Pattern 5, the work measures approximately 60-62-64 (67-70) cm [23-5/8" - 24-3/8" - 25.25" (26-3/8" - 27-5/8")].

Back: = 92-98-104 (98-104) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 86-88-92 (96-98) sts. After Pattern 3 knit Pattern 4 until the work measures approximately 57-59-61 (64-67) cm [22.5" - 23.25" - 24" (25.25" - 26-3/8")], then knit Pattern 5. 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 28-30-30 (34-34) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 5, 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 36-40-40 (40-40) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows stockinette stitch and then rib until the work measures 8 cm [3-1/8"]. Change to larger double pointed needles, knit Pattern 5 once, increasing 4-2-4 (4-4) sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 40-42-44 (44-44) sts, then repeat Pattern 4 to finished dimensions. At the same time, after the rib inc 1 st each side of marker 23-22-22 (24-26) times alternately every 3rd and 4th row = 86-86-88 (92-96) sts. When the work measures 48-49-49 (52-53) cm [18-7/8" - 19.25" - 19.25" (20.5" - 20-7/8")], bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Then bind off for sleeve caps on either side every other row: 6 sts 4 times, bind off. The work measures approximately 53-54-54 (57-58) cm [20-7/8" - 21.25" - 21.25" (22.5" - 22-7/8")].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approximately 106-114 sts (divisible by 4+2 sts) around the neck on smaller needles and knit the neck back and forth on the needles as follows: knit the 2 outermost sts on either side at the center front in garter stitch, knit the remaining sts in rib for 10 cm [4"], then 2 rows stockinette stitch, bind off. Sew on the zipper and sleeves.

Diagram

K on RS, P on WS
P on RS, K on WS


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