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DROPS 69-7 by DROPS Design
"Lovely and warm over the shoulders ..."
DROPS Cardigan and Top in Cotton-Viscose and Safran. Shawl in Vienna.
DROPS 69-7
CARDIGAN:

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-96-102-110 cm [33 7/8" - 37.75" - 40-1/8" - 43.25"]
Waist: 70-80-88-96 cm [27 5/8" - 31.5" - 34 5/8" - 37.75"]
Hem: 86-96-102-110 cm [33 7/8" - 37.75" - 40 1/8" - 43.25"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300 g. col. no. 26, grey green.

and use: DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400 g. col. no. 12, teal.

DROPS Pearl buttons nr 522: 3 st.

DROPS 4.5 mm [US 7] and 5.5 mm [US 9] needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 4 mm [US E] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.35 USD
  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.25 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.
CARDIGAN:

Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows on larger needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose and 1 strand Safran in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

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

Pattern: See chart. 1 chart = 1 repeat. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Knitting tips (decreasing for neck): All decs are made on right side rows. Dec inside 3 edge sts knit as follows: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1. There are 2 different decs, 1 with a hole and 1 without.
1st dec (with hole):
Before 3 edge sts: yo, K 3 tog.
After 3 edge sts: Sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, yo.
2nd dec (without hole):
Before 3 edge sts: K 2 tog.
After 3 edge sts: sl 1, K 1, psso.

Right front: Cast on 36-40-43-46 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Safran. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to larger needles and stockinette st, but knit the 3 sts at the center front as follows (seen from the right side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1. Put a marker 16-17-18-19 sts from center front. When the piece measures 4-5-6-7 cm [1.5" - 2" - 2 3/8" - 2.75"] knit as follows after the marker - seen from the right side: K 2 tog, yo, then the remaining sts in stockinette st - repeat this every 4 rows a total of 5 times = 5 holes.

At the same time when the piece measures 5-6-7-8 cm [2" - 2 3/8" - 2.75" - 3 1/8"] dec 2 sts evenly distributed on right side of the marker - seen from the right side. Repeat decs when the piece measures 9-10-11-12 cm [3.5" - 4" - 4.25" - 4.75"] and 13-14-15-16 cm [5 1/8" - 5.5" - 5 7/8" - 6.25"] = 30-34-37-40 sts. After the 5 holes have been completed, knit Pattern 1, centering pattern over holes as shown in chart. After Pattern 1 is complete, continue with hole pattern until 4 more holes have been made, placing directly over previous ones. Then knit stockinette st over all sts to finished dimensions (keeping 3 sts at center front in rib as established). At the same time when the piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm [6.75" - 7" - 7.5" - 7 7/8"] inc 2 sts evenly distributed on left side of the marker - that is, toward the side edge of piece. Repeat inc when the piece measures 22-23-24-25 cm [8 5/8" - 9" - 9.5" - 9 7/8] and 27-28-29-30 cm [10 5/8" - 11" - 11 3/8" - 11.75"] = 36-40-43-46 sts.

Read the entire next section before knitting.
When the piece measures 33-34-36-37 cm [13" - 13 3/8" - 14 1/8" - 14.5"] bind off 3 sts at the side for armhole. Then bind off for armhole every other row: 2 sts 0-1-2-3 times and 1 st 3-4-5-5 times. At the same time when the piece measures 34-35-36-37 cm [13 3/8" - 13.75" - 14 1/8" - 14.5"], dec for the neck inside the 3 button band sts - see knitting tips. Alternate 1st dec (with hole) and 2nd dec (without hole) every other row 9 times. Then dec with 1st dec only every 4 rows 3-3-4-4 times. Now you have been binding off a total of 12-12-13-13 sts at the neck edge and 6-9-12-14 sts at armhole edge = 18-19-18-19 sts remain on shoulder. Continue on these sts and at the same time every 4 rows make 1 hole along neckband as follows (from neck edge): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1, sl 1, K 1, psso, yo. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Left front: Knit the same as the right but reversing all shaping (make holes on right side of the marker instead of left). After neck shaping is complete make holes as follows (5 sts before neck edge): yo, K 2 tog, P 1, K 1, K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout). Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Back: Cast on 70-78-84-90 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Safran. Knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st. When the piece measures 5-6-7-8 cm [2" - 2 3/8" - 2.75" - 3 1/8"] dec 4 sts evenly distributed on the row. Repeat dec when the piece measures 9-10-11-12 cm [3.5" - 4" - 4.25" - 4.75"] and 13-14-15-16 cm [5 1/8" - 5.5" - 5 7/8" - 6.25"] = 58-66-72-78 sts. When the piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm [6.75" - 7" - 7.5" - 7 7/8"] inc 4 sts evenly distributed on the row. Repeat inc when the piece measures 22-23-24-25 cm [8 5/8" - 9" - 9.5" - 9 7/8] and 27-28-29-30 cm [10 5/8" - 11" - 11 3/8" - 11.75"] = 70-78-84-90 sts.
When the piece measures 33-34-36-37 cm [13" - 13 3/8" - 14 1/8" - 14.5"] bind off for armhole at each side as on front = 58-60-60-62 sts. When the piece measures 50-52-54-56 cm [19.75" - 20.5" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off the center 20-20-22-22 sts - bind off on a wrong side row with knit sts. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge on the next row - use 2nd dec (without holes) = 18-19-18-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Sleeve: Cast on 38-38-44-44 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Safran. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to larger needles and knit 3 rows stockinette st. Then knit Pattern 1 over all sts, keeping 1 st at each edge in stockinette st throughout. After Pattern 1 knit stockinette st to finished dimensions. At the same time when the piece measures 7 cm [2.75"] inc 1 st at each side 9-11-8-9 times:
Sizes S and L: alternately every 6 and 7 rows.
Size M: every 5 rows.
Size XL: alternately every 5 and 6 rows.
= 56-60-60-62 sts. When the piece measures 37-35-34-33 cm [14.5" - 13.75" - 13 3/8" - 13"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2-4-5-6 times, 2 sts 2 times and 3 sts 1 time. Bind off, the piece measures approx. 45-45-45-45 cm [17.75"].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves and sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.
Crochet with 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Safran: 1 row sc around neck and along each button band - at the same time on right button band make 3 buttonhole loops as follows from top down: 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc 1 cm [3/8"] lower on band, repeat 2 times with 6 cm [2 3/8"] between each. Turn and sl st up along button bands and 3 sc around each buttonhole loop. Sew on buttons.





TOP:

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-90-98-106 cm [32.25" - 35 3/8" - 38-5/8" - 41.75"]
Waist: 66-72-80-88 cm [26" - 28.25" - 31.5" - 34-5/8"]
Hem: 86-92-100-108 cm [33-7/8" - 36.25" - 39-3/8" - 42.5"]

Materials: Garnstudio SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100% cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
150-150-200-200 g. col. no. 26, grey green.
and use: Garnstudio COTTON-VISCOSE from Garnstudio
54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards
200-200-250-250 g. col. no. 11, khaki green.

Alternate yarns:
Note: Safran and Cotton-Viscose may also be interchanged for each other.
* Garnstudio SILKE-TWEED, 52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards

Alternate yarns:
1 strand of any of the following yarns may be substituted for double strands of the specified yarns.
* Garnstudio PARIS, 100% cotton, 50 g/75 m./82 yards
* Garnstudio ALASKA, 100% pure new wool, 50 g/75 m./82 yards

DROPS 4.5 mm [US 7] and 5.5 mm [US 9] needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows on larger needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose and 1 strand Safran in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

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

Knitting tip: Making decreases as described for front will make 13 holes at each side on front. If you do not wish holes, decrease as on back.

Knitting tips for decreasing (for armhole + neck):
All decs are made on right side.
Dec inside 3 edge st knit as follows from edge (seen from the right side):
K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1.
There are 2 different decs, 1 with holes and 1 without.
1st dec (with hole):
Before 3 edge sts: yo, K 3 tog.
After 3 edge sts: Sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, yo.
2nd dec (without hole):
Before 3 edge sts: K 2 tog.
After 3 edge sts: sl 1, K 1, psso.

Front: Cast on 70-76-82-88 sts on smaller needles with 2 strands Safran. Change to 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Safran, knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st. When the piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8"] put 1 marker 22-24-27-29 sts in from each side (26-28-28-30 sts between markers). Knit the next rows as follows (right side row) - see Knitting tip - 3 sts before 1st marker: yo, K 3 tog. After 2nd marker: Sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, yo. Repeat this dec every 4 rows a total of 6 times - but on the 2 last times also dec as follows: After 1st marker: K 2 tog. 2 sts before 2nd marker: sl 1, K 1, psso.
After all decs are complete 54-60-66-72 sts remain. Knit 5 rows stockinette st. Knit the next row as follows: yo before 1st marker and yo after 2nd marker. Repeat this inc every 4 rows over all sts 7 times = 68-74-80-86 sts.

Read through the rest of Front instructions before knitting further.

Armhole: When the piece measures 40-41-42-43 cm [15.75" - 16 1/8" - 16.5" - 16 7/8"] bind off 4-5-6-7 sts at each side for armhole - bind off with P sts seen from the right side. Then dec 1 st for armhole at each side inside 3 edge sts - see knitting tips - repeat 1st dec (with holes) every 4 rows 4-5-6-7 times = 4-5-6-7 holes along armhole.

Neck: At the same time when the piece measures 47-48-49-50 cm [18.5" - 18 7/8" - 19.25" - 19.75"] knit 2 rows garter st over the center 18 sts. On the next row bind off the center 12 sts - bind off with P sts seen from the right side. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge inside 3 edge st - see knitting tips - alternate 1st dec (with hole) and 2nd dec (without hole) every other row 9-10-10-11 times = 5-5-5-6 holes along neckband.

After all decs for armhole and neck are complete 11-11-12-12 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue knitting, keeping 3 edge sts at each side in rib pattern established until the piece measures 58-60-62-64 cm [22 7/8" - 23 5/8" - 24 3/8" - 25.25"]. Bind off.

Back: Cast on 70-76-82-88 sts on smaller needles with 2 strands Safran. Change to 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Safran, knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st. When the piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8"] put 1 marker 22-24-27-29 sts in from each side (26-28-28-30 sts between markers). Knit the next row as follows (right side row) - 2 sts before 1st marker: K 2 tog. After 2nd marker: sl 1, K 1, psso. Repeat this dec every 4 rows a total of 6 times - but on the 2 last times also dec as follows: After 1st marker: K 2 tog. 2 sts before 2nd marker: sl 1, K 1, psso.
After all decs are complete 54-60-66-72 sts remain. Knit 5 rows stockinette st. Knit the next row as follows: before 1st marker and after 2nd marker, bring up and knit a st from the previous row (1 st increased). Repeat this inc every 4 rows over all sts 7 times = 68-74-80-86 sts.

Bind off for armhole as on front. Continue until the piece measures 55-57-59-61 cm (21 5/8" - 22.5" - 23.25" - 24"]. Now knit 2 rows garter st over the center 34-36-36-38 sts. On the next row bind off the center 28-30-30-32 sts for the neck - bind off with P sts seen from the right side.
On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge using 2nd dec (without holes) = 11-11-12-12 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 58-60-62-64 cm [22 7/8" - 23 5/8" - 24 3/8" - 25.25"].

Assembly: Sew shoulder and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.





SHAWL IN VIENNA:

Size:
width at top: approx. 160 cm [63"],
length center back: approx. 90 cm [35 3/8"].

Materials: DROPS VIENNA from Garnstudio
90% mohair, 10% polyester, 50 g./95 m./103 yards
150 g. col. no. 16, moss green.

DROPS 15 mm [US 19] needles

Gauge: 6 sts x 7 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

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

Shawl: Cast on 5 sts loosely. Follow Pattern 1 - row 1 = wrong side. After completing chart continue pattern as established in chart and continue to inc in the same way as established - with 1 yo inside 2 edge sts 3 times, then 2 yo 1 time (the 1st yo inside the 2nd st and the 2nd yo inside the 3rd st from each edge). Knit until shawl measures approx. 160 cm [63"] wide - it will be approx. 90 cm [35 3/8"] long at center back.

Diagram

stockinette st (seen from the right side)
K 2 tog, yo
yo, sl 1, K 1, psso
yo (shawl)
yo, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, yo (shawl)



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