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DROPS 91-23 by DROPS Design

Cardigan in two strands Alpaca.

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DROPS 91-23

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
From cuff to cuff: 146-148-150-152-153 cm
[57.5" - 58.25" - 59" - 59-7/8" - 60.25"]
Bust: 112-120-128-136-146 cm
[44" - 47.25" - 50-3/8" - 53.5" - 57.5"]
Length at center back (incl. bottom ribbing):
78-82-85-85-88 cm
[30.25" - 32.25" - 33.5" - 33.5" - 34-5/8"]

Garnstudio ALPACA
500-550-600-650-700 gr nr 7240, petrol

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

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British 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 Alpaca in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern on circular or double-pointed needles:
Round 1: * K 1, yo, sl 1 as if to P *, repeat from * - *.
Round 2: * yo, sl 1 as if to P, P yo and slipped st tog *, repeat from * - *.
Round 3: * K yo and slipped st tog, yo, sl 1 as if to P *, repeat from * - *.
Repeat Rounds 2 and 3.

Body: Loosely cast on 90-96-102-108-117 sts on larger circular needles with 2 strands Alpaca. Knit stockinette st. When the piece measures 64-68-70-70-72 cm bind off all sts.

Sleeve: Cast on 26-28-28-28-32 sts on a short circular needle size 5.5 with 2 threads of Alpaca. Cast on using 2 needles (use 2 needles to make the edge more stretchy). Remove 1 needle and continue in English Rib – see explanation above - and finish each round with K.1. When piece measures 11-11-12-12-13 cm change to double pointed needles size 4.5. Continue in English Rib for another 3 cm. Change to double pointed needles size 5.5 and continue in stocking sts. At the same time inc. 16 sts evenly on the 1st round of stocking sts = 42-44-44-44-48 sts. When piece measures 23-21-20-18-18 cm inc 2 sts in the centre under the sleeve on every 10-7-5-3.5-4 cm a total of 3-4-5-7-6 times = 48-52-54-58-60 sts. When the piece measures 45-44-43-42-40 cm bind off loosely.

Assembly: Fold the square in harf, so the “cast on” row folds up to the “bind off” row (the square being the front and back piece). Sew tog the sides of the square using invisible sts leaving a 17-18-18-17-17 cm opening towards the folded edge for armholes = 15-16-17-18-19 cm.

Edge: Pick up 180-192-204-216-234 sts along the “cast on” and “bind off” edges with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 1st row as follows: *K2, K2 sts in the next st*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 240-256-272-288-312 sts. Continue in English Rib – see explanation above. When the edge measures 3 cm change to circular needle size 5.5 – continue in English Rib until the edge measures 14-14-15-15-16 cm. Bind off loosely – to make sure the bound off edge doesn't become too tight make a yo after each st (the yo’s are knitted and bound off as sts). Set in the sleeves.

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