Change language:

Swing by DROPS Design
"Less is more. Flattering and feminine. The simpliest is often the best..."
DROPS Tailored cardigan knitted in “Alpaca
DROPS 97-18
Size: XS- S-– M – L – XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour no 7238, green mix

Drops pointed needles size 3.5 mm/ US 4 or size needed to obtain the knitting gauge.

Drops shell button, no. 525: 3 pcs.

(Continue to pattern...)

See deals and shadecard for: DROPS Alpaca

Comments (127)

Print Pattern Print Photo

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Alpaca. All prices valid per 23/09/2014.

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Bind/cast off from RS

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Bind/cast off from wrong side (WS)

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Buttonhole - larger

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Cast on - continental method

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Decrease - SKP

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Decrease – K2tog (knit 2 together)

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Garter stitch

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Increase - M1 (make one)

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Knit (K) - continental

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Knit (K) - US/UK method

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Marking thread (MT)

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Purl (P) - continental

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Purl (P) - Norwegian method

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Purl (P) - US/UK method

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Shoulder seam

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Side seam

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Stitch markers

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Stockinette/stocking stitch

If you do not find the video you need, click here to go to DROPS Video Index.

Yarn type
  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 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: 23 sts x 30 rows on needles size 3.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows.

Decreasing tips-1 (apply for the cut at the sides):
All decreases are done from the RS!
Dec as follows after the marking thread: K2 tog.
Dec as follows before the marking thread: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Decreasing tips-2 (apply for the armholes and the neck): All dec are done from the RS! Dec. inside 3 edge sts at the armhole and inside 12 sts of garter sts for the neck side.
Dec as follows before 3/12 sts: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 3/12 sts: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Increasing tips: Inc as follows: Pick up 1 st from previous row and K it.
------------------------------------------------------------------

Back piece:
Cast on 94-104-114-126-140-154 sts (includes1 edge st each side) on needles size 3.5 mm/US 4 in Alpaca.
K the 1st row from the WS and continue in stocking sts throughout. Insert a marker 24-26-29-32-35-39 sts in from each side (= 46-52-56-62-70-76 sts between the marking threads).
When the piece measures 6-7-8-9-10 cm dec by each marker for the cut at each side.
Dec after the 1st marker and before the 2nd marker – see decreasing tips-1: Dec on every 6th row a total of 5 times = 84-94-104-116-130-144 sts.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm inc again by the marker – inc after the 1st marker and before the 2nd marker – see increasing tips.
Inc on every 6th row a total of 5 times = 94-104-114-126-140-154 sts. When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off 4-5-6-8-10-12 sts each side for the armholes.
Continue to dec 1 st each side on every other row – see decreasing tips-2: 5-7-8-10-13-15 times = 76-80-86-90-94-100 sts.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm knit 4 rows of garter sts over the centre 52-52-56-56-60-60 sts (continue to knit other sts as before) then bind off the centre 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts for the neck.
Continue to bind off 1 st towards the neck on every other row inside 12 sts of garter sts a total of 2 times – see decreasing tips-2: = 22-24-25-27-27-30 sts left on each shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Left front piece:
Cast on 53-58-63-69-76-83 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 12 sts for the centre front band) on needles size 3.5 mm/US 4.
K the 1st row from the WS. Continue in stocking sts but work the 12 band sts in garter sts throughout. Insert a marker 24-26-29-32-35-39 sts in from the side.
When the piece measures 6-7-8-9-10-11 cm dec 1 st before the marker for the cut – see decreasing tips-1: On every 6th row a total of 5 times = 48-53-58-64-71-78 sts.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm inc 1 st before the marker – see increasing tips: On every 6th row a total of 5 times = 53-58-63-69-76-83 sts.
Please read all of the following section before continuing!
Neck shaping: When the piece measures 29-30-31-32-33-34 cm dec for the neck shape inside the 12 band sts – see decreasing tips-2: Dec 1 st on every other row a total of 18 times and then on every 4th row a total of 4-4-6-6-8-8 times.
Armhole: At the same time when the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off for the armhole as done for the back piece.
When all dec are completed for the neck and armhole = 22-24-25-27-27-30 sts left on the shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm

Right front piece:
Cast on and knit as left front piece but reverse. Note! Dec and inc for the cut after the markers. In addition bind off for 3 button holes at the front band edge.
1 buttonhole= bind of the 5th and 6th st from the edge and cast on 2 new sts at the same place on the returning row. Bind off for button holes when the piece measures:
Size XS: 21, 24 and 27 cm
Size S: 20, 24 and 28 cm
Size M: 21, 25 and 29 cm
Size L: 22, 26 and 30 cm
Size XL: 21, 26 and 31 cm
Size XXL: 22, 27 and 32 cm

Sleeve:
Cast 56-58-62-64-68-70 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needles size 3.5 mm/US 4.
K 1 row from the WS. Continue in stocking sts.
When the piece measures 10 cm dec 10 sts evenly distributed on row = 46-48-52-54-58-60 sts. Continue to inc 1 st each side on every 8-7-7-6-5-5 row a total of 15-16-16-18-19-20 times =76-80-84-90-96-100 sts.
When the piece measures 50-49-48-47-45-43 cm bind off for sleeve cap each side on every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 5-6-8-9-12-15 times, continue to cast off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 57 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time each side. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures approx 58 cm.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams, insert the sleeves and sew the sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew in the buttons.

Diagram



Do you need some help?

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns. You can also take a look at our tutorial videos.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations. Go to original pattern for design DROPS 97-18. If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section.

© 1982-2014 DROPS Design A/S. We reserve all rights. This document, including all its sub-sections, has copyrights. This is for all of you with knitting as a hobby and for you who run a yarn store. Either way, the DROPS pattern database is at your free disposal. As a store you are welcome to use the DROPS pattern database to promote the sale of your assortment. Print out any pattern you may want, make as many copies as desired. The only thing we ask is that you don't make any changes / additions to the original printed document... and that the patterns according to the DROPS philosophy are given out to the consumers for free.
The sale of garments based on DROPS DESIGN is permitted as long as they are sold as single items or per order. Further commercial use of the patterns is not permitted. It has to be clearly stated that the garment is made based on a design from DROPS DESIGN. The use of DROPS photos for marketing purposes/sales is only permitted when only DROPS yarns have been used. The photo may not be cut or edited and the logo should be clearly visible. The use of clothes labels of which DROPS DESIGN forms part is conditioned by the inclusion of the following text: “A DROPS DESIGN made by …..”.
We reserve the right to withdraw the permission for use at any time, notwithstanding the reason.

DROPS Design