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DROPS 80-17 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Cardigan in Silke-Tweed and Shawl in Vienna
DROPS 80-17

Sizes: XS - S/M - M/L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-98-108-120 cm [31.5" - 34 5/8" - 38 5/8" - 42.5" - 47.25"]
Hem: 72-80-86-96-108 cm [28.25" - 31.5" - 33 7/8" - 37.75" - 42.5"]

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
250-300-350-350-400 gr nr 06, black
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 03, burgundy
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 10, grey
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 17, natural

2 DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

7 DROPS Silver buttons nr 529

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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: 23 sts x 46 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See charts. There are 3 charts for Pattern 1 (M.1) – note the sizes shown on the top of the chart and use the appropriate chart for your size. The pattern is seen from the right side.
1 row of chart = 2 rows garter st.

Left Front:
Cast on 100-102-106-110-114 sts on one of the circular needles with black (this is the middle of the piece).
Read the entire section before knitting:
Row 1 (right side): Knit all sts, in the last st knit 2 sts. Starting from the same point you just ended, pick up and K (with the other circular needle) 2 sts in the first st, then 1 st in each st on the other side of the cast-on edge = 202-206-214-222-230 sts.
Row 2 (wrong side): Turn the work, and K all sts.
Row 3 (right side): Put a marker before the last st on the 1st circular needle and a marker after the first st on the other circular needle – there are 2 sts between markers, these are for bottom edge of the cardigan.
Change to grey and knit stripe pattern following Pattern 1 for color changes (use the appropriate chart for your size) as follows: K until 1 st before the 1st marker, K 2 sts in the st before the marker and 2 sts in the st after the marker, repeat at 2nd marker. Repeat this increase at each marker every other row.
Neckband: When you have knit 8-12-12-12-12 rows garter st (after 3-5-5-5-5 stripes) bind off for neck from right side at the beginning of every other row as follows: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2 times = 18 sts bound off for the neck.
After all incs and decs are complete 260-272-280-296-304 sts are on the needles and the piece measures approx. 17-19-19-21-21 cm in width and 52-53-55-58-60 cm in height.
Now bind off at the side edge (= 119-123-127-133-137 sts) and at lower edge (= 40-44-44-48-48 sts). Knit 12 rows garter st with black over the 101-105-109-115-119 sts at the center front edge for buttonband, bind off.

Right front: Knit the same as the left , reversing all shaping. Make 6 buttonholes evenly distributed along the buttonbands after 4 rows garter st have been knit. The bottom buttonhole = approx. 3 cm from lower edge and top buttonhole approx. 6 cm from top edge (there will be 1 more buttonhole in neckband). (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts over the bound off sts on the next row.)

Back + sides: Cast on 86-96-112-124-152 sts with black. Knit garter st. When the piece measures 8 cm put 1 marker 2-2-6-7-14 sts in from each side to mark the side «seam». Then inc 1 st each side of each marker every 5-5-4.5-4-4 cm 5-5-6-7-7 times = 106-116-136-152-180 sts. When the piece measures 33-33-34-36-37 cm bind off 3 sts at each side of both markers (= 6 sts for armhole). Knit each piece separately.

Side-front: = 4-4-9-11-18 sts. Bind off every other row: 2 sts 1-1-3-4-6 times and 1 st 2-2-3-3-6 times. Repeat on the other side-front.

Back: = 86-96-106-118-132 sts. Bind off at each side as on side-front = 78-88-88-96-96 sts. When the piece measures 50-51-53-56-58 cm bind off the center 26-26-26-30-30 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1 time = 23-28-28-30-30 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-53-55-58-60 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 52-54-56-56-60 sts with black. Knit Pattern 2, and then with black to finished measurements. When the piece measures 6 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3-3-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 14-15-16-19-19 times = 80-84-88-94-98 sts. When sleeve measures 50-50-48-47-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3-3-2-2-1 times, 1 st 8-8-15-17-23 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 57 cm. Bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew back to fronts. Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 92-102 sts around the neck with black. Knit 6 rows garter st – after 2 rows make a buttonhole over the others on buttonband. Bind off. Sew sleeve seams and sew in sleeves. Sew on buttons.



Width: approx. 150 cm [59"]
Length at center back: approx. 90 cm [35 3/8"]

Materials: DROPS VIENNA from Garnstudio
200 gr nr 21, natural

DROPS 12 mm [US 17] circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 8 sts in stockinette st = 10 cm in width.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Shawl: Loosely cast on 5 sts and follow chart for Pattern 3 (M.3) – row 1 = right side. After chart is complete continue to inc in the same manner – that is, make a yo inside of 2 sts at each side every other row, and on every row with bobbles (every 12th row) make a yo at each side and an extra yo inside the stockinette st in the middle. When shawl measures 90 cm K 1 row from wrong side and bind off with double strands of yarn.


grey (1 row of chart = 2 rows garter st)
natural (1 row of chart = 2 rows garter st)
black (1 row of chart = 2 rows garter st)
burgundy (1 row of chart = 2 rows garter st)
K from right side, P from wrong side (shawl)
P from right side, K from wrong side (shawl)
yo (shawl)
bobble = K 1, yo, K 1 in same st, turn work, P 3, turn work, K 3, turn work, P 3, turn work, K 3 tog (shawl)
K 2 tog (shawl)
slip 1 as if to K, K 1, psso (shawl)

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