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DROPS 104-1 by DROPS Design
"You can't get enough of warm colors in the fall. This is wavy, nice and colorful!"
Colorful DROPS cardigan in ”Fabel” with zig-zag pattern, sizes S to XXXL
DROPS 104-1
Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements at chest:
Full length: 21 Ό”-22”-22 Ύ”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 Ό”

Materials:DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
100-100-100-150-150-150 g
of each of following colors:
no 520, brown mix,
no 543, red orange mix,
no 672, wine mix,
no 674, heather mix,

DROPS needle size 7 mm [US 10 ½] - for casting on
DROPS needle size 4 mm [US 6] –
or needle size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge

DROPS Inka metal button no 531: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pcs

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Yarn type
  • DROPS FABEL UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.00 USD
  • DROPS FABEL LONG PRINT (50g)
    4.70 USD
  • DROPS FABEL SPRAY PRINT (50g)
    4.70 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: 28 sts x 30 rows zig-zag pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]

Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagram is seen from RS.

Stripes: Knit stripes as follows:
10 rows red orange mix no 543,
10 rows wine mix no 672,
10 rows heather no 674,
10 rows brown mix no 520,
Repeat these 40 rows until completed measurement.

Garter st: Knit all rows.

Binding off tip: When sts are bound off knit stockinette sts over remaining sts in current pattern repeat.

Shaping neckline: Dec as follows after 5 sts garter sts: Slip 1 sts as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 5 sts garter sts: K2 tog

Buttonhole: Bind off for buttonhole on right front band. 1 buttonhole: bind off 3rd sts from edge and cast on 1 new sts over the bind off sts on next row.
Bind off for buttonhole when piece measures:
Size S: 10, 17, 24, 31 and 38 cm [4”, 6 Ύ”, 9½”, 12 Ό” and 15”].
Size M: 11, 18, 25, 32 and 39 cm [4 Ύ”, 7”, 9 Ύ”, 12½” and 15 Ό” ].
Size L: 12, 19, 26, 33 and 40 cm [4 Ύ”, 7½”, 10 Ό”, 13” and 15 3/4’’].
Size XL: 11, 17, 23, 29, 35 and 41 cm [4 3/8”, 6 Ύ”, 9”, 11 3/8”, 13 Ύ” and 16 1/8”].
Size XXL: 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 and 42 cm [4 Ύ”, 7”, 9½”, 11 Ύ”, 14 Ό” and 16½”].
Size XXXL: 11, 17, 24, 30, 37 and 43 cm [4 3/8”, 6 Ύ”, 9½”, 11 Ύ”, 14½” and 17” ].

Increasing tip (applies to sleeve): Inc in 4th sts from front edge on each side by knitting 2 sts in one sts. Knit new sts in stockinette sts between first inc and dec on each side on M.1.


Back piece:
Knit piece back and forth on needle.
Cast on 110-120-130-146-160-182 sts with needles size 7 mm [US 10 ½] with red orange mix.
K 2 rows.
Change to needle size 4 mm [US 6].
Continue as follows – seen from RS: 1 edge sts, K 0-5-10-0-7-0, M.1. over next 108-108-108-144-144-180 sts (= 6-6-6-8-8-10 pattern repeat), K 0-5-10-0-7-0 and 1 edge sts. Continue M.1 in stripes – see explanation above.
When piece measures 20 cm [8’’] inc 2 sts on each pattern repeat – i.e. inc 1 sts in 3rd and 16th sts in each pattern repeat = inc 12-12-12-16-16-20 sts in total – inc by knitting 2 sts in same sts = 122-132-142-162-176-202 sts. Continue with 7 sts (in stead of 6) between every inc and dec in M.1.
When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm [13 Ύ”-14 Ό”-14½”-15”-15 Ό”-15 3/4’’] bind off for armhole on each side of every other row – read bind off tip: 10 sts 1-1-1-1-1-2 times, 3 sts 0-0-1-1-3-3 times, 2 sts 0-2-3-3-3-4 times and 1 sts 0-1-1-1-2-3 times = 102-102-102-122-122-122 sts. Continue pattern with 1 edge sts on each side until piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm [20½”-21 Ό”-22”-22 Ύ”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”], now bind off the 40 middle sts for neck = 31-31-31-41-41-41 sts (= 1½-1½-1½-2-2-2 pattern repeats left on each shoulder).
Bind off remaining sts when piece measures approx 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm [21 Ό”-22”-22 Ύ”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 Ό”].

Right front piece: Knit piece back and forth on needle. Cast on 60-65-70-78-85-96 sts (incl 5 front edge sts and 1 edge sts) on needles size 7 mm [US 10 ½] with red orange mix.
K 2 rows.
Change to needle size 4 mm [US 6].
Continue as follows – seen from RS: 5 front edge sts in garter sts, M.1 over next 54-54-54-72-72-90 sts, K 0-5-10-0-7-0 and 1 edge sts. Continue M.1 in stripes like back piece. Remember buttonhole on right front edge – see explanation above.
When piece measures 20 cm [8’’] inc 2 sts on each pattern repeat – i.e. inc 1 sts in 3rd and 16th sts in each pattern repeat = inc 6-6-6-8-8-10 sts in total – inc by knitting 2 sts in same sts = 66-71-76-86-93-106 sts. Continue with 7 sts (in stead of 6) between every inc and dec in M.1.
At the same time when piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm [13 Ύ”-14 Ό”-14½”-15”-15 Ό”-15 3/4’’] bind off for armhole on side as back piece. At the same time when piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm [15 Ό”-15 Ύ”-16 1/8”-16½”-17”-17 Ό”] knit 4 rows garter sts over 17 sts towards mid front (now knit remaining sts in first ½ pattern repeat in stockinette sts).
Bind off 12 sts on next row to shape neckline. Then dec 1 sts to shape neckline within 5 sts garter sts – Read neckline decrease on every other row 13 times in total = 31-31-31-41-41-41 sts (1½-1½-1½-2-2-2 pattern repeats left on shoulder).
Bind off when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm [21 Ό”-22”-22 Ύ”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 Ό”].

Left front piece: Cast on and knit like right but reversed, do not bind off for buttonholes.

Sleeve: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles.
Cast on 76-76-78-80-80-82 sts (incl 1 edge sts on each side) on needles size 7 mm [US 10 ½] with red orange mix.
K 2 rows.
Change to needle size 4 mm [US 6].
Continue as follows – seen from RS: 1 edge sts, K 1-1-2-3-3-4, M.1 over next 72 sts, K 1-1-2-3-3-4 and 1 edge sts.
Continue M.1 in stripes like back and front pieces.
When piece measures 10-10-10-10-10-6 cm [4”-4”-4”-4”-4”-2 3/8”] inc 1 st on each side – Read Increasing tip – on every 4 -3 -2.5 -2 -1.5 -1.5 cm [1½”-1 1/8”-7/8”-3/4”-½”-½”] in total 10-12-15-18-21-23 times = 96-100-108-116-122-128 sts – knit new sts in stockinette sts.
When piece measures 49-48-47-47-45-42 cm [19 1/4”-19”-18½”-18½”-17 Ύ”-16½”] (shorter measurement in larger sizes due to longer sleeve top) bind off to shape sleeve top on each side on every other row as follows – read bind off tip: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 0-1-3-3-6-10 times and 2 sts 3 times.
Continuing bind off 3 sts on each side until piece measures 57 cm [22½’’].
Bind off remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams within 1 edge st. Sew in buttons.


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
K2 tog
inc 1 sts by K2 in same st


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