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Pauline by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Muskat

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DROPS 74-21

Sizes: XS - S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 90-96-102-108-114 cm
Waist: 84-90-96-102-108 cm

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
500-550-600-650-700 gr nr 18, white.

5 DROPS Pearl shell buttons nr 521

DROPS 3.5 mm and 4 mm needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
Circular needles 3.5 mm (for collar and button band), or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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 American English, please click here.
Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm on larger needles in stockinette st.

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

Pattern 1: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side. Arrows indicate the starting point for different sizes for the right front only – the chart is the same for all sizes for the back and left front.

Pattern 2: divisible by 8 + 2 sts (1 edge st each side)
Row 1 (right side row): K 1 (edge st), * yo, K 1 through back of st, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 5 *, repeat from * - *, K 1 (edge st).
Row 2 (wrong side row): P 1 (edge st), * P 4, P 2 tog through back of sts, P 3 *, repeat from * - *, P 1 (edge st).
Row 3: K 1, * yo, K 1 through back of st, yo, K 2, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 3 *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 4: P 1, * P 2, P 2 tog through back of sts, P 5*, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 5: K 1, * K 1 through back of st, yo, K 4, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 1, yo *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 6: P 1, * P 1, P 2 tog through back of st, P 6 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 7: K 1, * K 5, K 2 tog, yo, K 1 through back of st, yo *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 8: P 1, * P 3, P 2 tog, P 4 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 9: K 1, * K 3, K 2 tog, K 2, yo, K 1 through back of st, yo *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 10: P 1, * P 5, P 2 tog, P 2 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 11: K 1, * yo, K 1, K 2 tog, K 4, yo, K 1 through back of st *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 12: P 1, * P 6, P 2 tog, P 1 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Repeat rows 1-12.
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Back:
Cast on 86-92-98-104-110 sts on smaller needles. Knit 5 rows seed st, change to larger needles and Pattern 1 - start pattern at lower right corner on chart for all sizes, but do not knit 1 edge st at each side in the pattern.
When the piece measures 7 cm inc 1 st at each side every 8 cm a total of 3 times = 92-98-104-110-116 sts - the increased sts are knit in the pattern as you go along.
When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 2-3-4-5-6 times = 82 sts remain for all sizes. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm bind off the center 20 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 30 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Right front:
Cast on 44-47-50-53-56 sts on smaller needles. Knit 5 rows seed st, change to larger needles and Pattern 1, starting from center front edge at appropriate arrow on the chart (1 edge st at each side is not knit in the pattern).
When the piece measures 7 cm inc 1 st at the side edge every 8 cm a total of 3 times = 47-50-53-56-59 sts - the increased sts are knit in the pattern as you go along.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Neckband: When the piece measures 30-32-34-36-38 cm bind off 24 sts at center front edge for neck. Then dec 1 st for the neck on alternately every 4th and 5th row a total of 13 times.
Armhole: At the same time when the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back.
After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 5 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Left front:
Cast on and knit the same as the right - start Pattern 1 at lower right corner so that the pattern will be the same on each side at the center front – for armhole and neck reverse all shaping.

Sleeve:
Cast on 42-42-50-50-50 sts on smaller needles. Knit Pattern 2 for 13 cm. Change to larger needles and Pattern 1, increasing 8-8-6-6-6 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 50-50-56-56-56 sts. When the piece measures 16 cm inc 1 st at each side every 7-6-6-5-4 rows a total of 12-14-13-15-17 times = 74-78-82-86-90 sts - the increased sts are knit in the pattern as you go along.
When sleeve measures 49-49-47-47-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 0-0-4-5-8 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55-56-56-57-57 cm and then bind off 3 sts 1 time. The piece measures approx. 56-57-57-58-58 cm, bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly:
Right collar: Pick up 58 sts on smaller needles along left neck edge and knit approx. 12 cm of Pattern 2 - see instructions above, put all sts on a st holder.
Left collar: knit the same as the right collar.
Sew shoulder seams.

Right button band and neckband:
Pick up on smaller circular needles approx. 62-76 sts along right button band, then put 58 sts from right collar back on needles and pick up approx. 12 sts to center back = 132 -146 sts. Knit 2 rows seed st. On the next row make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed along button bands - the bottom should be approx. 1 cm from bottom edge and the top should be just before the collar starts. 1 buttonhole = K 2 tog, yo.
Knit 1 row seed st more, then bind off sts around back of the neck and along the collar in seed st.
Continue with 3 rows seed st along button bands – K 2 tog the 2 sts at the top of button bands every row so that there will be a smooth transition from neckband. After these 3 rows bind off the remaining sts in seed st.
Left button band and neckband: Knit the same as the right, reversing all shaping and without buttonholes.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

stockinette st/knit (as seen from the right side)
reverse stockinette st/purl (as seen from the right side)

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