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Blue lagoon cardigan by DROPS Design
"Enjoy the colors of the seaside."
Knitted DROPS jacket with stripes, round yoke and ¾ sleeves in "BabyAlpaca Silk" and "Kid-Silk". Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 146-10
DROPS design: Pattern no bs-038
Yarn group A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-92-100-112-122-132 cm /
32 1/4"-36 1/4"-39½"-44"-48"-52"
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm /
22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-100-100 g color no 6235, gray blue
100-100-100-100-100-100 g color no 1306, powder
50-50-50-50-100-100 g color no 7402, light sea green
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color no 7219, pistachio
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color no 2110, wheat

And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
50-50-50-75-75-75 g color no 08, gray blue
50-50-50-50-50-75 g color no 07, light steel blue
25-25-25-25-25-25 g color no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm/ US 8 – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm/ US 6 - for edges in garter st.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 7-7-8-8-8-8 pieces

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Yarn type
  • DROPS BABYALPACA SILK UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    6.85 USD
    5.15 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    9.45 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
    9.45 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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

DECREASE TIP (applies to the body):
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row/round work the YO twisted to avoid holes.

STRIPES:
See diagram A.1 (choose diagram for your size). Work entire pattern in stockinette st. When A.1 has been worked, continue with the color in the last stripe until finished measurements (i.e. 1 strand powder Baby Alpaca Silk (BAS) + 1 strand off white Kid-Silk (KS).

PATTERN (applies to round yoke):
See diagram A.2 (choose diagram for your size). Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

RAGLAN:
Dec on each side of markers.
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 and 54 cm /
¾",4½",8,11½",15",18½" and 21¼"
SIZE M: 3, 12, 21, 30, 39, 48 and 56 cm /
1",4¾",8¼",11¾",15¼",19" and 22"
SIZE L: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 58 cm /
¾",4",7",10¼",13½",16½",19¾" and 22¾"
SIZE XL: 2, 10, 19, 27, 36, 44, 53 and 60 cm /
¾",4",7½",10½",14¼",17¼",21" and 23½"
SIZE XXL: 3, 11, 20, 28, 37, 45, 54 and 62 cm /
1",4½",8",11",14½",17¾",21¼" and 24½"
SIZE XXXL: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47, 56 and 64 cm /
¾",4½",8,11½",15",18½",22" and 25¼"
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 155-171-187-207-223-239 sts (includes 6 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand gray blue Baby Alpaca Silk (BAS) + 1 strand gray blue Kid-Silk.
Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8.
Insert 2 markers in the piece; 42-46-50-55-59-63 sts in from each side (= 71-79-87-97-105-113 sts between markers on back piece). Continue in stockinette st with 6 sts in garter st in each side (= bands). REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE and remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', dec 1 st on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec).
Repeat dec every 2½ cm / 7/8'' 5 more times (= 6 dec in total) = 131-147-163-183-199-215 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12-13-14-15-16-17 cm / 4¾''-5 1/8''-5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾'', work STRIPES - read explanation above.
When piece measures 25 cm / 9 3/4'', inc 1 st on each side of both markers – READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc).
Repeat inc every 2-2½-3-3-3½-3½ cm / 3/4"-7/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/4" 4 more times (= 5 inc in total) = 151-167-183-203-219-235 sts.
When piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-45 cm / 15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾'', bind off the middle 8-8-8-8-10-10 sts in each side for armholes from RS (i.e. Bind off 4-4-4-4-5-5 sts on each side of both markers) = 61-69-77-87-93-101 sts on back piece and 37-41-45-50-53-57 sts on each front piece.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 38-40-40-42-42-44 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand gray blue Baby Alpaca Silk (BAS) and 1 strand gray blue Kid-Silk (KS).
Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above! Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8.
Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve).
Then work in stockinette st.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', inc 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat inc every 4-3½-2½-2½-2-2 cm / 1½"-1 1/4"-7/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4" 7-8-10-10-12-13 more times (= 8-9-11-11-13-14 inc in total) = 54-58-62-64-68-72 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10-10-9-9-8-8 cm / 4"-4"-3½"-3½"-3"-3", work STRIPES as on body.
When piece measures 38-38-37-37-36-36 cm / 15"-15"-14½"-14½"-14 1/4"-14 1/4" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of broader shoulder width), bind off 8-8-8-8-10-10 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. Bind off 4-4-4-4-5-5 sts on each side of marker) = 46-50-54-56-58-62 sts remain.
Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Insert 1 marker, now measure piece from here! Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body = 227-251-275-299-315-339 sts. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body piece (= 4 markers).
Continue with stockinette st and STRIPES as on body over all sts with 6 sts in garter st in each side towards mid front (1st row = from WS).
AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, dec for RAGLAN – see explanation above (= 8 sts dec).
Repeat dec on every row from RS 0-1-1-1-1-3 more times (= 1-2-2-2-2-4 dec for raglan in total) = 219-235-259-283-299-307 sts.
Work 1-1-2-2-3-2 cm / 3/8"-3/8"-3/4"-3/4"-1 1/8"-3/4" in stockinette st (work bands in garter st as before) while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-2-4-6-0-8 sts evenly on last row (= from WS, dec by P 2 tog, do not dec over bands) = 211-233-255-277-299-299 sts.
Work next row as follows from RS: 6 band sts as before, work pattern according to diagram A.2 (choose diagram for your size) until 7 sts remain on row, finish with 1 st in stockinette st and 6 band sts in garter st.
Continue pattern like this.
When A.2 has been worked, 139-153-167-157-169-169 sts remain on needle.
Work 1-1-1-2-2-2 cm / 3/8"-3/8"-3/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4" in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec 5-9-13-3-7-5-5 sts evenly on last row, i.e. from WS (do not dec over bands) = 134-144-154-154-164-164 sts.
Work next row as follows from RS: 6 band sts in garter st, * K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 8 *, repeat from *-* until 8 sts remain and finish with 1 YO, K 2 tog and 6 band sts in garter st.
Continue in stockinette st with bands in garter st.
When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23½-24½''-25¼'' – adjust so that next row is from RS, dec for last buttonhole on right band, AT THE SAME TIME dec 24-30-36-32-38-34 sts evenly (not over bands) = 110-114-118-122-126-130 sts.
Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work an elevation in the neck with short rows as follows (1st row = from WS):
K until 25-27-27-29-30-30 sts remain, turn and K back until 25-27-27-29-30-30 sts remain on the other side.
Turn and K until 32-34-34-36-37-37 sts remain, turn and K back until 32-34-34-36-37-37 sts remain on the other side.
Turn and K until 39-41-41-43-44-44 sts remain, turn and K back until 39-41-41-43-44-44 sts remain on the other side.
Turn and K until 45-47-47-50-52-52 sts remain, turn and K back until 45-47-47-50-52-52 sts remain on the other side.
Turn piece and K the entire row, then K 3 rows over all sts and bind off with K from WS. Yoke measures approx. 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' and the entire jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23½''-24½''-25¼''-26''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves tog. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.

Diagram

1 strand light sea green BAS + 1 strand gray blue KS
1 strand gray blue BAS + 1 strand gray blue KS
1 strand pistachio BAS + 1 strand light steel blue KS
1 strand wheat BAS + 1 strand light steel blue KS
1 strand powder BAS + 1 strand light steel blue KS
1 strand powder BAS + 1 strand off white KS
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2, K 3 from cable needle



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