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DROPS 101-7 by DROPS Design
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DROPS cardigan with bobbles and lace pattern knitted in “Silke-Alpaca”. Size S - XXL
DROPS 101-7
Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL
See measure chart below - all measurements in chart measured from side to side in cm.
Note: In this pattern, each size of the cardigan will look different compared to the picture. The cardigan on the picture is a size M.

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
650-700-750-850-900 g color no. 7120, light gray green


DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge.

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 4 mm / US 6 or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge

DROPS silver buttons no. 529: 6-6-7-7-7 pcs.

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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. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 in pattern sts and 18 sts x 23 rows on needles size 4 mm / US 6 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. Note! Make sure not to knit too loose.

Bobble:
1st row: Knit 3 sts into 1 st, turn. Now knit a total of 6 rows over these 3 sts - do not knit the other sts – as follows:
2nd row: P2, 1 yo, P1.
3rd row: Purl.
th row: Knit.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Knit the sts tog. 2 by 2 and pass the first st over the second sts (1 st left).

The diagrams are seen from the RS.

Garter sts back and forth: Knit on all rows.

Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*.

Measurement tip: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging.

Button holes: bind off for button holes at the right front band: 1 button hole = bind off the 3rd st from the mid front edge. On the returning row cast on a new st over the bind off st.
bind off for button holes when the piece measures:
Size S: 4, 12, 19, 26, 33 and 41 cm
Size M: 4, 12 19, 26, 33 and 41 cm
Size L: 4, 11, 18, 25, 32, 39 and 46 cm
Size XL: 4, 12, 20, 28, 36, 44 and 52 cm
Size XXL: : 4, 12, 20, 28, 36, 44 and 52 cm
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RIGHT FRONT
Read measurement tip! Cast on 42-42-48-48-54 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 5 front band sts) on needles size 4 mm / US 6 with Silke-Alpaca.
Knit as follows from the mid front (1st row = RS): 5 front band sts knitted in garter sts through out, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with an edge st.
When the piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' change to needles size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Knit 4 rows of garter sts - on the first row adjust the number of sts to 40-44-47-51-56 sts. Then knit as follows (seen from the RS)
Size S: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.3A, P1, 1 edge st
Size M: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.3A, P5, 1 edge st
Size L: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.4A, P2, 1 edge st
Size XL: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.4A, P6, 1 edge st
Size XXL: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.4A, P11, 1 edge st

Continue this pattern – remember to bind off for button holes – see explanation above.
At the same time when the piece measures 10, 15 and 20 cm inc. 1 st at the side (P new sts) = 43-47-50-54-59 sts.
When the piece measures 41-40-45-49-48 cm – remember the measurement tips! bind off for the armhole at the side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-2-2 times , 2 sts 2-2-3-3-4 times and 1 st 1-1-2-1-4 times.
At the same time when the piece measures approx. 42-42-47-53-53 cm (adjust to a full repeat) put 6 sts at the mid front on a stitch holder.
At the same time knit only pattern sts over the last half part of M.2 (i.e. purl the first 13 sts of M.2 and the remaining 3 sts of M.1A from the RS).
Bind off for neck on every other row 3-4-4-5-5 sts 1 time and 1 st 10 times = 16-19-19-20-20 sts left for the shoulder.
Bind off when the piece measures approx. 58-58-64-69-69 cm (adjust to a full repeat)

LEFT FRONT
Cast on and knit as right front but reverse, i.e. knit the pattern as follows– seen from the RS:
Size S: 1 edge st, P1, M.3B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size M: 1 edge st, P5, M.3B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size L: 1 edge st, P2, M.4B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size XL: 1 edge st, P6, M.4B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size XXL: 1 edge st, P11, M.4B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)

BACK PIECE
Cast on 71-77-83-95-101 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6.
Knit as follows (1st row = RS): 1 edge st, K3, *P3, K3*, repeat from *-*, 1 edge st (begin and finish with 3 purl sts so the Rib agrees with the front pieces).
When the piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' change to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Knit 4 rows of garter sts – on the first row adjust the number of sts to 71-79-85-93-103 sts. Knit as follows( 1st row = RS): 1 edge st, P1-5-2-6-11, *M.3A, P13-13-16-16-16*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, M.3A, P1-5-2-6-11, 1 edge st.
When the piece measures 10, 15 and 20 cm inc. 1 st each side (purl new sts) = 77-85-91-99-109 sts.
When the piece measures 41-40-45-49-48 cm bind off for the armholes as done for the front pieces = 61-69-69-73-73 sts.
When the piece measures 56-56-62-67-67 cm bind off the mid 27-29-29-31-31 sts for the neck. Continue to bind off 1 sts each neck side on the following row = 16-19-19-20-20 sts left for the shoulders. Bind off when the piece measures approx. 58-58-64-69-69 cm (adjust to the front pieces)

SLEEVE
Remember the measurement tip! Cast on 38-44-44-44-50 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6.
Knit Rib with 1 edge st each side for 3 cm / 1 1/8'' – see explanation above.
Change to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and knit as follows: ( 1st row = RS): 1 edge st, P 10-12-12-12-14 sts, M.3A, P 10-12-12-12-14 sts, M.3A, P10-12-12-12-14 sts, 1 edge st. When the piece measures 15 cm / 6'' inc. 1 st each side on every 5-6-4-3-3.5 cm a total of 7-6-8-10-9 times (purl new sts) = 52-56-60-64-68 sts.
When the piece measures 48-47-46-45-44 cm bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-3-3-3-3 times and 1 st 3-3-4-5-5 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 55 cm, then bind off 3 sts each side.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 56 cm / 22''.

ASSEMBLY
Sew the shoulder seams.
Sew the side and the sleeve seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on the buttons.
Neck: Pick up approx. 90-108 sts on needle size 4 mm / US 6 around the neck (including the sts from the stitch holder). Knit 4 rows of garter sts, bind off.

Diagram

K from the RS, P from the WS
P form the RS, K from the WS
Bobble: See explanation above
Double yo, on returning row knit only 1 yo and drop the other
K2 tog
Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso


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