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DROPS 101-19 by DROPS Design
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DROPS cardigan with V-neck and textured border in “Safran” and “Cotton Viscose”.
DROPS 101-19
Size: S – M – L – XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 90-98-106-112-128 cm / 35½"-38½"-41 3/4"-44"-50½"
Full length: 52-54-56-58-60 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-23½"

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 g color no. 06, jeans blue.
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400-450 g color no. 22, jeans blue

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge.

DROPS buffalo horn buttons, no. 537: 5 pcs.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.25 USD
  • DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.35 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.
Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 5 mm / US 8 knitted in stockinette sts using 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Because of the texture of the pattern the garment will contract a little, but it is very elastic.

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram is seen from the RS.

Front band: (from the RS) 2 garter sts, K2, P2 and 2 garter sts.
Garter sts back and forth: Knit all rows.

Decreasing tips (For the neckline): Dec. inside the 8 front band sts at the mid front. All dec. are done from the RS.
Dec. as follows before/after 8 band sts: P2 tog.

Button holes: bind off for button holes at the right front band.
1 button hole = 2 garter sts, K2, make a yo, P 2 tog and 2 garter sts.
Bind off for button holes when the piece measures:
Size S: 2, 8, 15, 22, 29 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",6",8 3/4",11 3/8"
Size M: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 cm / 3/4",3½",6 1/4",9",11 3/4"
Size L: 2, 10, 17, 24, 31 cm / 3/4",4",6 3/4",9½",12 1/4"
Size XL: 2, 10, 17, 24, 32 cm / 3/4",4",6 3/4",9½",12½"
Size XXL: 2, 10, 18, 25, 33 cm / 3/4",4",7",9 3/4",13"
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Back piece:
Work back and forth on straight needles.
Cast on 72-78-84-90-102 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needles size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand of each quality.
K 2 rows of garter sts.
Continue as follows (from the RS): 1 edge st in garter st, P1, *K2, P4*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2, P1 and 1 edge st in garter st.
When the piece measures 10 cm / 4'' inc. 1 st each side, repeat on every 10-7-7-7-8 cm / 4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3 1/8" a total of 3-4-4-4-4 times = 78-86-98-110 sts (P new sts). When the piece measures 33-34-35-36-37 cm / 13"-13 3/8"-13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½" bind off for armholes each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 2-3-3-4-4 times and 1 st 1-2-3-4-5 times = 62-64-68-68-72 sts.
Continue until the piece measures 47-49-51-53-55 cm / 18½"-19 1/4"-20"-21"-21½". Now work the mid 34-34-38-38-38 sts *K2, P2*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 (work other sts as before).
When the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾'' bind off the mid 18-18-22-22-22 sts for the neck= 22-23-23-23-25 sts left for each shoulder.
Continue to work with K over K and P over P, but K 2 sts towards the neck in garter sts. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-23½" bind off loosely with K over K and P over P.

Left front:
Cast on 40-43-46-49-55 sts (includes 8 front band sts and 1 edge st) on needles size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand of each quality. K2 rows of garter sts.
Work the next row as follows beg at the side (from the RS):
Size S: 1 edge st in garter st, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (=17 sts), P2 and 8 front band sts (see explanation).
Size M: 1 edge st in garter st, P1, K2, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2 and 8 front band sts (see explanation).
Size L: 1 edge st, P2, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts) P2 and 8 front band sts (see explanation)
Size XL: 1 edge st in garter st, P1, K2, P2, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2 and 8 front band sts (see explanation)
Size XXL: 1 edge st in garter st P1, K2, P2, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2 and 8 front band sts (see explanation).
Continue this way.
At the same time when the piece measures 10 cm / 4'' inc. 1 st at the side, repeat on every 10-7-7-7-8 cm / 4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3 1/8" a total of 3-4-4-4-4 times = 43-47-50-53-59 sts (P new sts).
Continue until the piece measures 30-31-32-33-34 cm / 11 3/4"-12 1/4"-12½"-13"-13 3/8" and then K2 rows back and forth over the 8 front band sts (do not work the other sts) This will make the neck shape even.
Then continue to work over all sts as before and dec. 1 st towards the neck at the mid front – read decreasing tips: on every other row a total of 5-4-7-6-5 times and on every 4th row a total of 8-9-8-9-10 times. At the same time substitute M.1 with following: K2, P4, K5, P4, K2 (change after 1 completed repeat of M.1)
At the same time when the piece measures 33-34-35-36-37 cm / 13"-13 3/8"-13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½" bind off for sleeve hole as done for the back piece.
After all dec. for the armhole and neck are completed = 22-23-23-23-25 sts left for the shoulder.
Work until the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-23½".
Bind off loosely with K over K and P over P.

Right front:
Work as left front but reverse. Remember to bind off for button holes – see explanation above.

Sleeve:
Work back and forth on straight needles.
Cast on 43-45-47-49-51 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand of each quality. K2 rows of garter sts.
Continue as follows (seen from the RS):
Size S: 1 edge st in garter, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2, K2, P4, K2, P2 and 1 edge st in garter.
Size M: 1 edge st in garter, P3, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2, K2, P4, K2, P3 and 1 edge st in garter.
Size L: 1 edge st in garter, P4, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2, K2, P4, K2, P4 and 1 edge sts in garter.
Size XL: 1 edge st in garter, P1, K2, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K2, P1 and 1 edge st in garter.
Size XXL: 1 edge st in garter, P2, K2, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, M.1 (= 17 sts), P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K2, P2 and 1 edge st in garter.
At the same time when the piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' inc. 1 sts each side, repeat on every 3-2.5-2-2-1.5 cm / 1 1/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-½" a total of 8-9-10-11-13 times = 59-63-67-71-77 sts ( P new sts).
At the same time when the piece measures approx. 20 cm / 8'' substitute M.1 with K2, P4, K5, P4 and K2 (change after a completed repeat of M.1).
Continue until the piece measures 32-32-31-31-30 cm / 12½"-12½"-12 1/4"-12 1/4"-11 3/4". Bind off 3 sts each side, bind off in beg of next 2 rows.
Then bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2-3-4-5-6 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 40-41-41-42-42 cm / 15 3/4"-16 1/8"-16 1/8"-16½"-16½". Then bind off 3 sts each side. Bind off remaining sts, piece measures approx. 41-42-42-43-43 cm / 16 1/8"-16½"-16½"-17"-17".

Assembly:
Sew the shoulder seams (the difference in the texture pattern can make P and K sts not match at the shoulder). Sew in the sleeves. Sew the sleeve and the side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew in the buttons.


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 double yo. On the returning row drop 1 yo and knit the other
Slip a st as if to knit, K2 tog., psso.


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