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DROPS 69-20 by DROPS Design
"Enjoying the summer breeze ..."
DROPS Cardigan in Silke-Tweed, Cotton Viscose and Safran
DROPS 69-20
Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements: 100-110-120-130 cm
[39-3/8" - 43.25" - 47.25" - 51-1/8"]

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED
52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards
150-200-200-200 g. col. no. 07, green.
100-150-150-150 g. col. no. 04, sage.
100-100-100-100 g. col. no. 15, dusty pink.
and use: DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE,
54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards
150-150-200-200 g. col. no. 10, moss green.
100-100-100-150 g. col. no. 11, khaki green.
100-100-150-150 g. col. no. 03, dusty pink.
and use:
DROPS SAFRAN,
100% cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
50 - 50 -50 - 50 g. col. no. 01, light pink.

Alternate yarn (for Silke-Tweed, Cotton-Viscose and Safran):
Note: Silke-Tweed, Cotton-Viscose and Safran can also be interchanged with each other.

Alternate yarns:
The following yarns may be used single strand in place of double strands of the specified yarns.
* DROPS PARIS, 100% cotton, 50 g/75 m./82 yards
* DROPS ALASKA, 100% pure new wool, 50 g/75 m./82 yards

5-5-6-6 DROPS Pearl shell buttons nr 522

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

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Silke-Tweed. All prices valid per 30/07/2014.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS CottonViscose. All prices valid per 30/07/2014.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Safran. All prices valid per 30/07/2014.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Supersale / 35% OFF!
    4.35 USD
    2.85 USD
  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Supersale / 35% OFF!
    4.25 USD
    2.75 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.
Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows on larger needles with 2 strands of yarn = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

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

Knitting tips for decreasing: Dec 1 st for armhole and neck inside 3 edge sts knit in stockinette st. All decs are made on right side.
Before 3 edge sts: K 2 tog.
After 3 edge sts: sl 1, K 1, psso.

Color pattern: Color pattern for Body are the measurements before ( ) and color pattern for sleeves are the measurements inside ( ).

When the piece measures:
16-17-19-20 (9) cm [6.25" - 6.75" - 7.5" - 7 7/8" (3.5")]: change to 1 strand green Silke-Tweed + 1 strand moss green Cotton Viscose.
25-26-28-29 (18) cm [9 7/8" - 10.25" - 11" - 11 3/8" (7")]: change to 1 strand sage Silke-Tweed + 1 strand moss green Cotton Viscose.
35-36-38-39 (28) cm [13.75" - 14 1/8" - 14 7/8" - 15.25" (11")]: change to 1 strand khaki green Cotton Viscose
+ 1 strand sage Silke-Tweed.
45-46-48-49 (37) cm [17.75" - 18 1/8" - 18 7/8" - 19.25" (14.5")]: change to 1 strand sage Silke-Tweed + 1 strand dusty pink Silke-Tweed.
54-55-57-59 (45) cm [21.25" - 21 5/8" - 22.5" - 23.25" (17.75")]: change to 1 strand dusty pink Cotton Viscose
+ 1 strand dusty pink Silke-Tweed.
61-63-65-67 (53) cm [24" - 24.75" - 25 5/8" - 26 3/8" (20 7/8")]: change to 1 strand light pink Safran + 1 strand dusty pink Cotton Viscose. Knit this combination to finished measurements.

Back: Cast on 82-90-98-106 sts on smaller needles with 2 strands green Silke-Tweed. Knit 6 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st in color pattern per instructions above. When the piece measures 48-50-52-55 cm [18 7/8" - 19.75" - 20.5" - 21 5/8"] bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 4 sts 1-1-1-1 time, 3 sts 0-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-0-2-3 times and then 1 st 7-7-7-8 times - see knitting tips = 60-62-62-64 sts. When the piece measures 65-68-71-74 cm [25 5/8" - 26.75" - 28" - 29 1/8"] bind off the center 22-24-24-26 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 18-18-18-18 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 67-70-73-76 cm [26 3/8" - 27 5/8" - 28.75" - 29 7/8"].

Left front: Cast on 46-50-54-58 sts on smaller needles with 2 strands green Silke-Tweed. Knit 6 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and knit stockinette st in color pattern per instructions above, keeping 5 sts at center front edge in garter st throughout. When the piece measures 48-50-52-55 cm [18 7/8" - 19.75" - 20.5" - 21 5/8"] bind off for armhole as on back = 35-36-36-37 sts. When the piece measures 59-62-64-67 cm [23.25" - 24 3/8" - 25.25" - 26 3/8"] put 10-10-10-11 sts at center front on st holder for the neck. Dec 1 st for the neck every other row 7-8-8-8 times - see knitting tips. Bind off the remaining 18-18-18-18 sts on shoulder when the piece measures 67-70-73-76 cm [26 3/8" - 27 5/8" - 28.75" - 29 7/8"].

Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left reversing all shaping and making buttonholes on button bands. 1 buttonhole = bind off third st from edge and on the next row yo over the bound off st. Make buttonholes
when the piece measures:
Size S: 19, 29, 39 and 49 cm [7.5", 11 3/8", 15.25" and 19.25"].
Size M: 22, 32, 42 and 52 cm [8 5/8", 12 5/8", 16.5" and 20.5"].
Size L: 19, 28, 37, 46 and 55 cm [7.5", 11", 14.5", 18 1/8" and 21 5/8"].
Size XL: 22, 31, 40, 49 and 58 cm [8 5/8", 12.25" - 16 1/8", 19.25" and 22 7/8"].
There will also be a buttonhole on neckband.
Note: For best placement of buttonholes, use the centimeter measurements, or count rows between buttonholes.

Sleeve: Cast on 37-39-41-43 sts on smaller needles with 2 strands green Silke-Tweed. Knit 6 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st in color pattern per instructions above. When piece measures 6 cm [2 3/8"] inc 1 st at each side every 4-3.5-3-3.5 cm [1.5" - 1 3/8" - 1.25" - 1 3/8"] 10-11-12-11 times = 57-61-65-65 sts. When sleeve measures 47-45-45-42 cm [18.5" - 17.75" - 17.75" - 16.5"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-0 time, 2 sts 3-3-2-1 times, 1 st 2-5-8-12 times, then bind off 2 sts each side every other row until the piece measures 57-57-58-58 cm [22.5" - 22.5" - 22 7/8" - 22 7/8"]. Bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 70 to 80 sts around the neck (incl. sts on st holders) on smaller needles with the same color combination as on the last row of button bands. Knit 4 rows garter st, after 1st row make a buttonhole over the others on button band. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.

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