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Felicia Smiles by DROPS Design

Colourful DROPS cardigan in ”Fabel” with zig-zag pattern, sizes S to XXXL

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
100-100-100-150-150-150 g
of each of following colours:
no 520, brown mix,
no 543, red orange mix,
no 672, wine mix,
no 674, heather mix,

DROPS needle size 7 mm - for casting on
DROPS needle size 4 mm – or needle size needed to obtain correct knitting tension

DROPS Inka metal button no 531: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pcs

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: stripes, zigzag, shape: v-neck,

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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: 28 sts x 30 rows zig-zag pattern = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagram is seen from RS.

Stripes: Knit stripes as follows:
10 rows red orange mix no 543,
10 rows wine mix no 672,
10 rows heather no 674,
10 rows brown mix no 520,
Repeat these 40 rows until completed measurement.

Garter st: Knit all rows.

Closing off tips: When sts are cast off knit stocking sts over remaining sts in current pattern repeat.

Shaping neckline: Dec as follows after 5 sts garter sts: Slip 1 sts as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 5 sts garter sts: K2 tog

Buttonhole: Cast off for buttonhole on right front band. 1 buttonhole: Cast off 3rd sts from edge and cast on 1 new sts over the cast off sts on next row.
Cast off for buttonhole when piece measures:
Size S: 10, 17, 24, 31 and 38 cm.
Size M: 11, 18, 25, 32 and 39 cm.
Size L: 12, 19, 26, 33 and 40 cm.
Size XL: 11, 17, 23, 29, 35 and 41 cm.
Size XXL: 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 and 42 cm.
Size XXXL: 11, 17, 24, 30, 37 and 43 cm.

Increasing tip (applies to sleeve): Inc in 4th sts from front edge on each side by knitting 2 sts in one sts. Knit new sts in stocking sts between first inc and dec on each side on M.1.

Back piece:
Knit piece back and forth on needle. Cast on 110-120-130-146-160-182 sts with needles size 7 mm with red orange mix. Knit 2 rows garter sts – see explanation above.
Change to needle size 4 mm.
Continue as follows – seen from RS: 1 edge sts, K 0-5-10-0-7-0, M.1. over next 108-108-108-144-144-180 sts (= 6-6-6-8-8-10 pattern repeat), K 0-5-10-0-7-0 and 1 edge sts. Continue M.1 in stripes – see explanation above.
When piece measures 20 cm inc 2 sts on each pattern repeat – i.e. inc 1 sts in 3rd and 16th sts in each pattern repeat = inc 12-12-12-16-16-20 sts in total – inc by knitting 2 sts in same sts = 122-132-142-162-176-202 sts. Continue with 7 sts (in stead of 6) between every inc and dec in M.1.
When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm cast off for armhole on each side of every other row – read Cast off tips: 10 sts 1-1-1-1-1-2 times, 3 sts 0-0-1-1-3-3 times, 2 sts 0-2-3-3-3-4 times and 1 sts 0-1-1-1-2-3 times = 102-102-102-122-122-122 sts. Continue pattern with 1 edge sts on each side until piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm, now close the 40 middle sts for neck = 31-31-31-41-41-41 sts (= 1½-1½-1½-2-2-2 pattern repeats left on each shoulder). Cast off remaining sts when piece measures approx 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm.

Right front piece: Knit piece back and forth on needle. Cast on 60-65-70-78-85-96 sts (incl 5 front edge sts and 1 edge sts) on needles size 7 mm with red orange mix. Knit 2 rows garter sts.
Change to needle size 4 mm.
Continue as follows – seen from RS: 5 front edge sts in garter sts, M.1 over next 54-54-54-72-72-90 sts, K 0-5-10-0-7-0 and 1 edge sts. Continue M.1 in stripes like back piece. Remember buttonhole on right front edge – see explanation above.
When piece measures 20 cm inc 2 sts on each pattern repeat – i.e. inc 1 sts in 3rd and 16th sts in each pattern repeat = inc 6-6-6-8-8-10 sts in total – inc by knitting 2 sts in same sts = 66-71-76-86-93-106 sts. Continue with 7 sts (in stead of 6) between every inc and dec in M.1. At the same time when piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm cast off for armhole on side as back piece. At the same time when piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm knit 4 rows garter sts over 17 sts towards mid front (now knit remaining sts in first ½ pattern repeat in stocking sts). Cast off 12 sts on next row to shape neckline. Then dec 1 sts to shape neckline within 5 sts garter sts – Read neckline decrease on every other row 13 times in total = 31-31-31-41-41-41 sts (1½-1½-1½-2-2-2 pattern repeats left on shoulder). Cast off when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm.

Left front piece: Cast on and knit like right but reversed, do not cast off for buttonholes.

Sleeve: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles.
Cast on 76-76-78-80-80-82 sts (incl 1 edge sts on each side) on needles size 7mm with red orange mix. Knit 2 rows garter sts.
Change to needle size 4 mm. Continue as follows – seen from RS: 1 edge sts, K 1-1-2-3-3-4, M.1 over next 72 sts, K 1-1-2-3-3-4 and 1 edge sts. Continue M.1 in stripes like back and front pieces. When piece measures 10-10-10-10-10-6 cm inc 1 sts on each side – Read Increasing tip – on every 4 -3 -2.5 -2 -1.5 -1.5 cm in total 10-12-15-18-21-23 times = 96-100-108-116-122-128 sts – knit new sts in stocking sts. When piece measures 49-48-47-47-45-42 cm (shorter measurement in larger sizes due to longer sleeve top) cast off to shape sleeve top on each side on every other row as follows – read Cast off tip: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 0-1-3-3-6-10 times and 2 sts 3 times. Continuing cast off 3 sts on each side until piece measures 57 cm. Cast off remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams within 1 edge st. Sew in buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
= K2 tog
= inc 1 sts by K2 in same st

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