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DROPS 68-12 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Cardigan in Bomull-Lin and Ribbon
DROPS 68-12
Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 110-120-130 cm [43.25" - 47.25" - 51 1/8"]

Materials: DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio
53% Egyptian cotton, 47% linen, 50 g./85 m./93 yds
400-450-450 g. col. no. 17, blue.
and use: DROPS RIBBON from Garnstudio
45% cotton, 45% viscose, 10% linen, 50 g./78 m./85 yards
250-250-300 g. col. no. 05, grey heather.

Alternate yarns (for both yarns):
* DROPS PARIS, 100% cotton, 50 g/75 m./82 yards
* DROPS DEN-M-NIT, 100% Egyptian cotton, 50 g/92 m./100 yds

6 DROPS Metal button nr 529

DROPS 4 mm [US 6] 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 Bomull-Lin. All prices valid per 23/05/2015.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Ribbon. All prices valid per 23/05/2015.

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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.
Gauge: 16 sts x 22 rows on larger needles in stockinette st and Pattern 1 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side. The chart for Pattern 1 (83 rows) has arrows indicating the starting point for different sizes. The chart for Pattern 2 (70 rows) begins at the bottom for all sizes. On Fig. F, remember that «m» means «sts».
Embroidery: See the charts for Figures A through F on page 24.

Seed Stitch (on an even number of sts):
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *
Row 2: * P 1, K 1 *
Repeat Rows 1 2.

Note: Ribbon has a tendency to twist when knit. For best results, untwist the yarn as you go along.

Back: Cast on 90-98-106 sts on smaller needles with Bomull-Lin. Knit seed st - see instructions above - for 2 cm [0.75"]. Change to larger needles and stockinette st in Pattern 1 once - start at appropriate arrow on the chart. After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2 and with Ribbon to finished measurements. When the piece measures 52-55-58 cm [20.5" - 21 5/8" - 22 7/8"] bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 2-2-2 times, 2 sts 3-4-5 times, 1 st 2-3-5 times = 62-64-64 sts. When the piece measures 68-72-76 cm [26.75" - 28.25" - 29 7/8"] bind off the center 24 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 18-19-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures 70-74-78 cm [27 5/8" - 29 1/8" - 30.75"].

Right front: Cast on 46-50-54 sts on needles with Bomull-Lin. Knit seed st for 2 cm [0.75"], change to larger needles and stockinette st in pattern over all sts. When the piece measures 52-55-58 cm [20.5" - 21 5/8" - 22 7/8"] bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 32-33-33 sts. When the piece measures 56-59-62 cm [22" - 23.25" - 24 3/8"] bind off 3 sts at center front edge for neck. Then dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 11 times = 18-19-19 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures 70-74-78 cm [27 5/8" - 29 1/8" - 30.75"].

Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right reversing all shaping.

Sleeve: Cast on 38-40-42 sts on smaller needles with Bomull-Lin. Knit seed st for 2 cm [0.75"]. Change to larger needles and continue with stockinette st in pattern as on Body. When the piece measures 10 cm [4"] inc 1 st at each side 9-9-10 times every 4-3.5-3 cm [1.5" - 1 3/8" - 1.25"] = 56-58-62 sts. When sleeves measures 46-44-42 cm [18 1/8" - 17.25" - 16.5"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 2 sts 3-3-2 times, 1 st 6-9-14 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 57-57-58 cm [22.5" - 22.5" - 22 7/8"]. Bind off the remaining sts.

Embroidery: Embroider stripes over front in different lengths so that there will be squares - see Fig. F - sew over 1 st (width) and 2 rows (height). The stripes that go up from the bottom edge are embroidered with Ribbon, and the stripes from the shoulders down are embroidered with Bomull-Lin. Embroider flowers and knots with Ribbon as in Fig. E.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Button band: Pick up approx. 120 to 130 sts along left button band on smaller needles with Bomull-Lin. Knit seed st for 2 cm [0.75"], bind off in pattern. Repeat along right button band, but after 0.5 cm [0.25"] make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed on the row. Make the bottom buttonhole approx. 10-11-12 cm [4" - 4.25" - 4.75"] from bottom edge and the top buttonhole approx. 9-10-10 cm [3.5" - 4" - 4"] from top edge (1 buttonhole will be made in neckband). (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts, cast on 2 new sts on the next row.)

Neck: Pick up approx. 95 to 105 sts around the neck (incl. over button bands) on smaller needles with Bomull-Lin. Knit seed st – after 0.5 cm [0.25"] make 1 buttonhole over the others on the button band. Bind off when neckband measures 2 cm [0.75"]. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.


1 knot - wind yarn 3 times around needle - see Fig A and B, knots are embroidered with Ribbon.
1 flower - see Fig. C and D, flowers are embroidered with Ribbon.

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