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DROPS 81-10 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Drops Ice and Paris

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DROPS 81-10

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished Measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-112-124 cm [34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41" - 44" - 48-7/8"]
Hem: 80-88-96-104-112 cm [31.5" - 34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41" - 44"]

Materials: DROPS ICE,
55% cotton, 45% acrylic, 50 g./45 m./49 yards
600-650-700-800-900 gr nr 06, red.

and use: DROPS PARIS
100% cotton, 50 g/75 m./82 yards
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 46, rust.

1 Zipper 45-50-50-50-55 cm long

DROPS 9 mm [US 13] circular and double-pointed needles, or size 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: 10 sts x 14 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Rib: * K 4, P 4 *, repeat from * - *.

Knitting tips (for raglan shaping):
All decs are made on right side. Dec 1 st as follows:
3 sts before the marker, K 2 tog, K 1
After the marker: K 1, slip 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.

Body: Cast on 80-88-96-104-112 sts with 2 strands rust Paris. K 1 row (wrong side), then knit rib keeping 2 sts in garter st at each edge and beginning rib with K 4. After 1 row rib change to 1 strand Ice. Continue the rib. When the piece measures 6 cm change to stockinette st, still keeping 2 sts in garter st at each edge. Place a marker 20-22-24-26-28 sts in from beginning and end of row to mark sides. When the piece measures 12 cm inc 1 st at each side of each marker every 10-10-10-10-6 cm 2-2-2-2-3 times = 88-96-104-112-124 sts.
When the piece measures 33-33-34-35-35 cm bind off 4-4-6-6-6 sts at each side for armhole (2-2-3-3-3 sts at each side of each marker). Lay piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Sleeve: Cast on 24-24-24-32-32 sts on double-pointed needles with 2 strands Paris; join and place a marker at the join. K 1 row, then 1 row rib, then change to 1 strand Ice and continue in rib.
When the piece measures 6 cm change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st each side of marker every 7-6-4.5-7-6 cm a total of 6-7-9-6-7 times = 36-38-42-44-46 sts.
When the piece measures 49 cm bind off 2-2-3-3-3 sts each side of marker = 32-34-36-38-40 sts. Lay piece aside and knit second sleeve.

Yoke: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needles as Body where you bound off for armhole = 144-156-164-176-192 sts. Place a marker in each transition between the sleeves, front and back.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Raglan shaping: P 1 row (wrong side row) before beginning raglan shaping. Dec at each side of all markers – see knitting tips: every other row 12-13-14-15-16 times.
Neckband: When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm at center front put 4-4-4-5-6 sts at each edge on st holders for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge.
After all shaping is complete 38-42-42-44-50 sts remain.

Hood: Pick up 6-8 sts each side at neck edge (incl. sts on st holders). K 1 row (right side row), decreasing evenly distributed to 42-44-46-48-50 sts. Then K 1 row (wrong side) then continue in stockinette st, keeping 2 sts in garter st at each side until hood measures approx. 30-32 cm. Fold hood in half to front and weave top together.

Assembly: Sew opening under the sleeve. Sew in zipper – start at the top.


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