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Gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows with 1 strand each Alpaca and Glitter on smaller needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm
20 sts x 26 rows with 1 strand each Alpaca and Glitter on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Buttonband: The buttonband is knit in garter st. To keep the edge neat, knit a little tight.
Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right button band as follows from right side: K 1, K 2 tog, yo, K 2. On the next row, knit the yo. Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size XS/S: 10, 20, 30 and 40 cm
Size S/M: 11, 21, 31 and 41 cm
Size M/L: 10, 18, 26, 34 and 42 cm
Size XL: 10, 19, 27, 35 and 43 cm
Size XXL: 10, 18, 27, 36 and 45 cm
Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side.
Knitting tip (for neckband):
* knit to end of row, turn piece and put the first st on a st holder *, repeat * - * to finished measurements.
Body: Cast on 223-253-268-313-343 sts on smaller circular needles with 1 strand each Alpaca and Glitter (2 strands). P 1 row (wrong side row), then establish pattern on the next row as follows: K 5 (buttonband sts knit in garter st), Pattern 1 over the following 210-240-255-300-330 sts, K 3 (stockinette st) and K 5 (buttonband sts knit in garter st).
When Pattern 1 is complete, dec all P 4 (seen from the right side) to P 3 = 195-221-234-273-299 sts. Then knit as follows: K 5 (buttonband sts), Pattern 2 over the following 182-208-221-260-286 sts, K 3 (stockinette st) and K 5 (buttonband sts knit in garter st). Make buttonholes on right buttonband – see instructions above.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Yoke: When the piece measures approx. 34-35-36-37-38 cm – adjust so that you have knit 1 row after a cable – put the 5 buttonband sts at each side on st holders = 185-211-224-263-289 sts.
K 2 rows garter st, change to larger needles and continue in stockinette st, decreasing 17-23-24-39-41 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 168-188-200-224-248 sts. Put a marker 42-47-50-56-62 sts in from each side = 84-94-100-112-124 sts between markers on back.
Armhole: When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off 6-6-6-8-10 sts at each side for armhole (3-3-3-4-5 sts at each side of each marker) = 78-88-94-104-114 sts on back and 39-44-47-52-57 sts on each front.
Back: = 78-88-94-104-114 sts. Bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 3-4-4-7-9 times = 72-76-78-78-80 sts. When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm bind off the center 28-30-32-32-32 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 20-21-21-21-22 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm.
Right front: = 39-44-47-52-57 sts. Bind off for armhole at the side as on back. When the piece measures 41-42-43-44-46 cm put the outermost 5-6-7-7-7 sts at the center front on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off at neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times, then every 4th row: 1 st 3 times.
After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 20-21-21-21-22 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm.
Left front: Knit the same as the right, reversing shaping.
Sleeve: Loosely cast on 77-77-77-92-92 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand each Alpaca and Glitter (2 strands). P 1 row (wrong side), then knit Pattern 1, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st.
When Pattern 1 is complete, dec all P 4 (seen from the right side) to P 3 = 67-67-67-80-80 sts. Continue with Pattern 2, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st.
When the piece measures approx. 20 cm - adjust so that you have knit 1 row after a cable – knit 2 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st, decreasing 13-9-7-18-16 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 54-58-60-62-64 sts.
When the piece measures 22 cm inc 1 st at each side every 4-3-2.5-2-1.5 cm a total of 7-8-9-11-13 times = 68-74-78-84-90 sts.
When the piece measures 48-47-47-46-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-4-4-7-8 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55-55-56-57-57 cm, and then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 56-56-57-58-58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Buttonband: Put the 5 sts from left front back on smaller needles. Knit garter st over all sts for approx. 7-7-7-7-8 cm (to match length up to the beginning of neck shaping), put sts on a st holder. Repeat on the right front – make buttonhole. Sew buttonbands to front edges.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 116-128 sts (incl. sts from st holders) around the neck on smaller needles with 1 strand each Alpaca and Glitter (2 strands)– start on right front and pick up from right side.
Knit reverse stockinette st, putting the outermost st at the end of each row on a st holder – read Knitting tip. When neckband measures 2 cm inc 1 st in every 4th st – inc 1 st by pulling up and knitting a st from the previous row = approx. 137-152 sts.
When neckband measures 4 cm put sts on st holders at each side back on needles, knit 1 row stockinette st over all sts and then bind off all sts. So that the bound-off edge is not too tight, make a yo approx. every 8 sts and bind off the yo as a st – the neckband will roll.
Sew sleeve seams using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew in sleeves. Sew on buttons.
Materials: Garnstudio ALPACA
small amount (approx. 10 gr) nr 3720, old rose
and use: Garnstudio GLITTER
small amount nr 07, lilac
DROPS 3.5 mm [US D] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Blossom: Ch 4 ch with 1 strand each Alpaca and Glitter (2 strands) and join into a ring with 1 sl st.
1st row: 6 sc in ring, finish with 1 sl st in 1st sc.
2nd row: 1 sc in first sc, * ch 3, 1 sc in the next
sc *, repeat * - * a total of 5 times and finish with ch 3 and 1 sl st in first sc at start of row = 6 ch-loops.
3rd row: ch 1, then crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 and 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch at start of row.
4th row: * 1 sc in sc from 2nd row (crochet on the backside of petal around sts from 3rd row, pull yarn tight), ch 5 *, repeat * - * a total of 6 times and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.
5th row: ch 1, then crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1 and 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch at start of row.
6th row: * 1 sc in sc from 2nd row (follow instructions for 4th row), ch 7 *, repeat * - * a total of 6 times and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.
7th row: ch 1, then crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc, 5 tc, 1 st, ch 1 and 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch at start of row.
8th row: * 1 sc in sc from 2nd row (follow instructions for 4th row), ch 8 *, repeat * - * a total of 6 times and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.
9th row: ch 1, then crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc, 3 tc, 1 ddc, 3 tc, 1 dc, ch 1 and 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first ch at start of row.
Cut and fasten yarn. You can sew the blossom directly to the cardigan, or sew a safety pin to the back of the blossom.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
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