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Sandy Cardigan by DROPS Design
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Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with dropped sts in ”Alpaca Bouclé”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 153-17
DROPS design: Pattern no ab-042
Yarn group C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 100-108-118-126-138-152 cm / 39½"-42½"-46½"-49½"-54"-60"
Full length: 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23½''-24½''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''

Materials: DROPS ALPACA BOUCLE from Garnstudio
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color no 2020, light beige

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 7 mm/ US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st or 14 sts x 26 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 522: 5 pieces for all sizes

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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

Because of the pattern all measurements must be done by holding the piece up otherwise the garment will be too long when worn.

Row 1-6: K all sts.
Row 7: * K 1, 2 YOs *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, finish with K 1.
Row 8: * K 1, drop YOs off the needle *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, finish with K 1.
Repeat row 1 to 8 until finished measurements.

Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. The entire body is worked in PATTERN - see explanation above. Work sleeves in stockinette st with 6 ridges at the bottom.

Cast on 72-78-84-90-98-108 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Alpaca Bouclé. Work pattern. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 43-44-45-46-47-48 cm / 17''-17¼''-17¾''-18''-18½''-19'' – READ MEAURING TIP – bind off 1 edge st in each side for armhole at beg of the next 2 rows = 70-76-82-88-96-106 sts. Work until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'', adjust so that next row is 1st row in pattern. Bind off the middle 20-22-24-26-26-28 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 24-26-28-30-34-38 sts remain on the shoulder. Loosely bind off all sts when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½'' / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 41-44-47-50-54-59 sts (includes 1 edge st in the side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Alpaca Bouclé. Work pattern. When piece measures 43-44-45-46-47-48 cm / 17''-17¼''-17¾''-18''-18½''-19'', adjust according to back piece, bind off 1 edge st in the side for armhole = 40-43-46-49-53-58 sts. Work until piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'', adjust so that next row is 1st row in pattern. Work the 9-10-11-12-12-13 sts towards mid front before slipping them on a stitch holder for neck, then bind off at beg of every row from neck as follows: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times = 24-26-28-30-34-38 sts remain on shoulder. Loosely bind off all sts when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''.

Work as right front piece but reversed.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 38-40-42-44-46-48 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Alpaca Bouclé. Work 6 ridges in garter st. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 6-5-5-4-4-3 cm / 2½"-2"-2"-1½"-1½"-1" 5-6-6-7-7-8 more times (= 6-7-7-8-8-9 inc in total) = 50-54-56-60-62-66 sts. When piece measures 44-43-42-41-39-36 cm / 17 1/4"-17"-16½"-16"-15 1/4"-14 1/4" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), bind off all sts.

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew underarm seams and side seams in one inside one edge st. Sew buttons on to left front piece, fasten 1st button in the last row with YOs (i.e. 7th-8th row), * skip 2 YOs and sew on next button *, repeat from *-* until 5 buttons have been sewed on. Button through holes in pattern on right band.

Pick up around the neck from RS 76 to 94 sts (includes sts on stitch holders) with Alpaca Bouclé on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75. Work 2 ridges in garter st back and forth. Bind off.


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