Droppe Sweater by Eline Alcocer

Droppe Sweater

Crochet
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in HHTC
3.0 mm
1094 - 2843 yards (1000 - 2600 m)
SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}
UK
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SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}
Finished bust circumference:
71 (81, 92, 102, 112) {122, 132, 142, 152, 162} cm / 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) {48, 52, 56, 60, 64}”

SHAPE & FIT
Droppe is intended to be worn with 5-10 cm / 2-4” of positive ease around the bust, zero ease around the biceps, and 7.5-12.5 cm / 3-5” positive ease around the hips. This means it will fit loosely around the bust, have lots of swing around belly/hip but feel more snug around the arms. As this sweater has a top-down construction, however, it is easy to adapt it as you go to suit your shape and preference. Pattern includes directions on customising shape & fit.
Eline has an 86cm/34” bust, 92cm/36” hips, and 29cm/11.5” biceps. She wears a size 3.

CONSTRUCTION
Droppe is worked from the top down in a completely seamless raglan construction. Short rows raise the back slightly. Invisible increases are incorporated after separating for body and sleeves to create a swingy A-line shape. The sleeves are worked directly into the held stitches. I-cord edging provides a neat finish to both the cuffs and collar.

YARN
Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4-ply
(fingering weight; 85% superwash BFL wool, 15% silk; 200 m / 218 yds per 50g ball)
MC: Steel (grey) - 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) {9, 10, 11, 12, 13} balls
CC: Catmint (light blue) - 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) {3, 3, 3, 4, 4} balls, 3, 4, 4} balls

Yarn Alternatives
This sweater is designed for a fingering weight yarn. Any fibre with a soft handle and gentle drape will produce good results. If using a (blend with) plant-based fibre such as cotton or linen, or a superwash wool, consider shortening the length of the body and the sleeves by 1-2cm/” to avoid excessive stretching over time.

Yardage required
MC: 1000 (1200, 1200, 1400, 1600) {1800, 2000, 2200, 2400, 2600}m / 1090 (1310, 1310, 1530, 1750) {1970, 2180, 2400, 2620, 2835} yds
CC: 200 (200, 400, 400, 400) {600, 600, 600, 800, 800}m / 218 (218, 440, 440, 440) {655, 655, 655, 875, 8751] yds

HOOKS, NEEDLES + NOTIONS
3mm hook, or as required to obtain gauge
9 removable stitch markers, in 3 colours if possible (1 for BOR, 4 raglan markers, 4 sleeve markers)
Wool needle

GAUGE
20 sts x 17 rows = 10 cm / 4” in HHTC, worked in the round and measured after wet blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO ENJOY
Foundation stitches
Herringbone HTC
Picots
Short rows
Increasing
Decreasing
Raglan shaping
A-line shaping
I-cord edge

PATTERN INCLUDES

  • Two files: one optimised for mobile viewing, the other suitable for printing or viewing on large tablets.
  • Clear, professionally tech-edited & tested written instructions in UK terms
  • Stitch diagrams
  • UK to US term conversion chart
  • Size schematic
  • Directions on choosing a size and fit, and making adjustments

SPECIAL THANKS
My deepest gratitude to Eden Cottage Yarns for providing yarn support, my editor Elly, and all the lovely testers who gave their time.