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Stella Marina by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in “art knitting” with Alpaca and Cotton Viscose, based on a circle.

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DROPS 94-5

Size: S/M - M/L -XL

Materials: DROPS Cotton Viscose, from Garnstudio
400-450-500 g color no 22 jeans blue
and use: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-300-300 g color no 6347, jeans blue

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES and circular needles (40, 60, 80 cm / 16", 24", 32") size 6 mm / US 10 or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

DROPS crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.
Knitting Gauge: Worrked with 1 thread of Cotton Viscose and 1 thread of Alpaca:
15 sts x 22 rounds on needles size 6 mm / US 10 in pattern (front and back piece) = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''
15 sts x 19 rows of stockinette sts (sleeves) = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''

Lace pattern: See diagrams M.1 – there is one diagram for each size. Diagram shows 1/8 of the piece and only every other round. Rounds 2, 4, 6 and all even rounds are worked in stockinette sts out to the rib (= the last 6 rounds in diagram), thereafter knit K over K and P over P so the rib will be a total of 11 rounds. M.2 = the rib for the sleeves.

Front and Back piece: The cardigan is knitted in a circle from the centre back. Cast on 8 sts with 1 thread of Cotton Viscose and 1 thread of Alpaca and distribute them evenly on 4 double pointed needles. Knit in pattern according to diagram M.1 – see explanation above. Inc. 8 sts on every other row according to diagram - change to longer circular needles as you go along.

Size S/M: Knit the round marked with an arrow for the armholes as follows: Make a yo, K2 tog. make a yo (as the first 3 windows in diagram shows). Knit 21 sts with another color (this thread is taken out later and the sleeves are knitted from here and downwards). Knit 63 sts according to diagram, knit the next 21 sts with another color (= 2nd armhole). Continue diagram as before.

Size M/L: Knit the round marked with an arrow for the armholes as follows: Make a yo, K2 tog. make a yo (as the first 3 windows in diagram shows). Knit 26 sts with another color (this thread is taken out later and the sleeves are knitted from here and downwards). Knit 67 sts according the diagram, knit the next 26 sts with another color (= 2nd armhole). Continue diagram as before.

Size XL: Knit the round marked with an arrow for the armholes as follows: Make a yo, K2 tog. make a yo (as the first 3 windows in diagram shows). Knit 30 sts with another color (this thread is taken out later and the sleeves are knitted from here and downwards). Knit 72 sts according the diagram, knit the next 30 sts with another color (= 2nd armhole). Continue diagram as before.

Last round in diagram is the binding off round. There is a total of 448-496-544 sts on the bind off round. The piece should measure approx 50-55-60 cm / 19 3/4"-21½"-23½" from the centre and out (= 100-110-120 cm / 39½"-43½"-47" in diameter).

Sleeves: Pick up sts for the sleeves from the thread which was knitted in another color. The sleeves are knitted from top down. Cut this thread in the middle and use 2 needles to put the sts on each side onto the needles (then pull the thread out) = 21-26-30 sts on each needle/side.
Put all the sts on a small circular needle = 42-52-60 sts. Pick up 4 additional sts for the top of the sleeve- top is where the sleeve is closest to the other sleeve – and 2 extra sts at the bottom (underneath) of the sleeve = 48-58-66 sts.
Start knitting from underneath the sleeve – insert a marking thread here.
P 1 round and continue in stockinette sts.
When the sleeve measures 4 cm / 1½'' dec 1 st each side of the marking thread. Repeat to dec 2 sts on every 6-4-2.5 cm / 2 3/8"-1½"-7/8" a total of 6-8-12 times = 36-42-42 sts. When the piece measures 34 cm / 13 3/8'' continue in M.2.
When the piece measures 52 cm / 21½'' bind off loosely – remember to bind off at the 4th, 8th or 12th round as shown in diagram (= pattern round). Note: Try the cardigan on before binding off the sleeves to make sure the sleeves are the right length.

Diagram

K
P
yo
K2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso


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