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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
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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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.
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.


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

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