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DROPS 77-26 by DROPS Design
DROPS Cardigan with long or short sleeves in Safran
DROPS 77-26
CARDIGAN:
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished bust measurements:
82-92-102-112-122 cm [32.25" - 36.25" - 40 1/8" - 44" - 48"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
Short sleeve: 250-250-300-300-350 gr nr 17, white.
Long sleeve: 350-350-400-400-450 gr nr 17, white.

Narrow white ribbon: approx. 90-100-110-120-130 cm long
9 DROPS Pearl shell buttons nr 521

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3 mm [US 2] circular and double-pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished bust measurements:
76-86-96-106-116 cm [29 7/8" - 33 7/8" - 37.75" - 41.75" - 45 5/8"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
150-200-200-200-250 gr nr 17, white.

Narrow white ribbon: approx. 85-95-105-115-125 cm long.

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3 mm [US 2] circular needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
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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.
CARDIGAN

Gauge:
Stockinette st: 24 sts x 32 rows on larger needles = 10 x 10 cm.
Pattern 1: 24 sts on smaller needles = 10 cm wide

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

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Buttonhole:
Make buttonholes on right buttonband as follows (from wrong side): knit until 4 sts remain, K 1, yo, K 3. Knit the next row as follows (from right side): K 1, K 2 tog, K the yo from previous row, K 1.
Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Make the last buttonhole when there are 2 rows garter st remaining in neck shaping.
Size S: 2, 7, 12, 17, 21, 26, 31, 36 and 41 cm
Size M: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37 and 42 cm
Size L: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 33, 38 and 43 cm
Size XL: 2, 7, 13, 18, 23, 28, 34, 39 and 44 cm
Size XXL: 2, 7, 13, 18, 24, 29, 34, 40 and 45cm

Body: Cast on 203-227-251-275-299 sts on smaller circular needles. Knit Pattern 1 (row 1 = wrong side, begin pattern with P 3), keeping 4 sts in garter st at each side for buttonbands - make buttonholes on right buttonband - see instructions above. When the piece measures 22 cm change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 2 to finished measurements. When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm knit the next row as follows (right side row): 50-56-62-68-74 sts (= right front), bind off 7 sts for armhole, 89-101-113-125-137 sts (= back), bind off 7 sts for armhole), 50-56-62-68-74 sts (= left front). Knit each piece separately.

Left front: = 50-56-62-68-74 sts. Bind off for armhole at the side every other row: 3 sts 0-0-1-2-3 times, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 1-4-4-4-4 times = 49-50-51-52-53 sts. When the piece measures 42-43-44-45-46 cm put the 10 sts at the center front edge on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off at neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 10 times = 24-25-26-27-28 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Right front: = 50-56-62-68-74 sts. Knit the same as the left, reversing shaping - continue to make buttonholes.

Back: = 89-101-113-125-137 sts. Bind off for armholes at each side as on front = 87-89-91-93-95 sts remain. When the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm bind off the center 35 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 24-25-26-27-28 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Short sleeve: Cast on 72-78-78-84-90 sts on smaller double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 one time, change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 2 to finished measurements. After Pattern 1 inc 1 st each side of marker (make incs 1 st in from marker) every 6-8-3-3-4 rows a total of 3-2-4-4-3 times = 78-82-86-92-96 sts - purl the increased sts. When the piece measures 7-6-5-5-5 cm bind off 7 sts at marker (3 before and 4 after). Then bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-1-0-0-0 times, 1 st 5-10-15-18-21 times, then bind off 3 sts at each side until the piece measures 14-15-16-18-20 cm. Bind off the remaining sts.

Long sleeve: Cast on 54-54-60-60-60 sts on smaller double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 one time, change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 2 to finished measurements. At the same time when the piece measures 8-8-8-7-7 cm inc 1 st each side of marker (make incs 1 st in from marker) every 11-9-9-7-6 rows a total of 12-14-13-16-18 times = 78-82-86-92-96 sts - purl the increased sts. When the piece measures 49-47-45-43-41 cm bind off 7 sts at marker (3 sts before and 4 sts after). Then bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-1-0-0-0 times, 1 st 5-10-15-18-21 times, then bind off 3 sts at each side until the piece measures 56 cm. Bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 110-120 sts (incl. sts on st holders) around the neck on smaller circular needles. Knit 3 rows garter st, then bind off.
Sew in sleeves and buttons. Thread ribbon through the top row of holes in Pattern 1.

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Gauge:
Stockinette st: 24 sts x 32 rows on larger needles = 10 x 10 cm.
Pattern 1: 24 sts on smaller needles = approx. 10 cm wide.

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

Rib: * P 1, K 1 *, repeat from * - *.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Knitting tips (for armhole):
All decs are made from right side. Dec inside 5 edge sts knit as follows from edge (seen from the right side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1. Dec 1 st as follows:After 5 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Before 5 edge sts: K 2 tog.
Note: on wrong side rows P the 6th st from edge.

Body:
Cast on 180-204-228-252-276 sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 for 20 cm, change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 2 to finished measurements. Put a marker in one of the knit sts at each side (there will be P 5 on each side of each marker and 89-101-113-125-137 sts between markers). When the piece measures 30-31-32-33-34 cm knit 3 rows rib - see instructions above - over 15-15-23-23-31 sts at each side (7-7-11-11-15 sts at each side of marked sts) - start and end rib with P 1 (knit the remaining sts in Pattern 2 as before). Then bind off 5-5-13-13-21 sts at each side for armhole and knit each piece separately.

Front: = 85-97-101-113-117 sts.
Read the entire section before knitting:
Armhole: Dec 1 st at each side every other row 2-7-8-13-14 times - see knitting tips. Then continue with the 6 outermost sts knit as follows from edge: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1) to finished measurements.
Neckband: At the same time when the piece measures 35-37-38-40-41 cm bind off the center 13 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 8 times. After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 19-20-21-22-23 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm.

Back: = 85-97-101-113-117 sts. Bind off for armhole as on front = 81-83-85-87-89 sts. When the piece measures 46-48-50-52-54 cm bind off the center 39 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 19-20-21-22-23 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 120-130 sts around the neck on smaller circular needles. P 1 row, K 1 row, P 1 row, and then bind off with a knit row. Thread ribbon through the top row of holes in Pattern 1.


Diagram

knit from RS, purl from WS
purl from RS, knit from WS
yo
from right side: slip 1 as if to knit, K 2 tog, psso.


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