DROPS Extra / 0-404

DROPS Extra 0-404 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cape in Alaska

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Size: One size

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
300 g colour no 31, blue

Drops circular needle size 5 (80cm) or size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.
Buttons: 5 pcs. buffalo horn buttons (drops no. 536)

The cape is closed at the back with buttons.

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pattern type: neck warmers, shape: high collar, round yoke,

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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.
Knitting tension: 17 sts x 32 rows on needles size 5 mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Pattern: See diagram M.1, the diagram is seen from the RS, the English translations for the diagram are at the end of this pattern.
Button holes: Cast off for button holes at the right edge. 1 button hole = cast off the 4th st from the edge. Cast on a new st in the same place on the return row. Cast off for button holes when the piece measures 21, 30 and 39 cm.

Shoulder part: The piece is knitted forth and back on needle. Bend the circular needle double and cast on 246 sts on 2 needles size 5 mm (this is done to make the edge more elastic). Pull out 1 needle and knit in garter sts. When the piece measures 3 cm knit next row as follows: K3, *make a yo and K2 tog*, repeat from *-* and finish with K3. Continue in garter sts until the piece measures 7 cm. On the next row dec 30 sts evenly = 216 sts – NB: Do not dec over the outer most 3 garter sts each side. Now continue with M.1 with 3 sts of garter sts each side. At the same time when the piece measures 12 cm knit the next row as follows: K3, *make a yo and K2 tog.*, repeat from *-* and finish with K3. Remember to cast off for the button holes – see explanation above. After M.1 = 104 sts remaining. Knit 4 cm in garter sts. On the last row dec 30 sts evenly distributed = 74 sts. remaining The piece measures approx. 29 cm

Collar: Continue in garter sts. When the collar measures 12 cm cast off loosely. Sew on the 5 buttons. For the bottom 2 buttons use the lace rows as button holes.

Diagram

= K from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog

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