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DROPS 78-11 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Muskat

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DROPS 78-11

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements: 88-96-102-108-122 cm [34-5/8" - 37.75" - 40-1/8" - 42.5" - 48"]

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650 gr nr 22, brown.

7 DROPS shell buttons, nr 525

DROPS 4 mm [US 6] 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: 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette st.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes along right button band. Make buttonholes as follows (right side row): 2 sts garter st, K 2 tog, yo, P 3. On the next row (wrong side) P the yo from previous row.
Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 2, 7, 11, 16, 21, 25 and 30 cm.
Size M: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 and 31 cm.
Size L: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 and 32 cm.
Size XL: 2, 7, 12, 18, 23, 28 and 33 cm.
Size XXL: 2, 8, 13, 19, 24, 29 and 34 cm.

Knitting tips (for neckband):
All decs are made from right side. Dec 1 st for the neck every other row inside 7 buttonband sts as follows:
After 7 buttonband sts: Sl 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Before 7 buttonband sts: K 2 tog.

Body: Cast on 200-214-228-242-270 sts and establish pattern as follows on first row (right side row): K 2 (edge sts knit in garter st throughout), K 2, P 3 (5 sts in rib) – these 7 sts are the buttonband, Pattern 1 over 186-200-214-228-256 sts, P 3, K 2 (5 sts in rib), K 2 (edge sts knit in garter st throughout) – these 7 sts are the buttonband. Continue in pattern as established. Make buttonholes along right buttonband - see instructions above.
When the piece measures 20 cm knit stockinette st to finished measurements, keeping the 7 sts at each side (buttonbands) the same as before. When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm knit the next row as follows (right side row): 50-54-57-61-68 sts (= right front), bind off 6 sts for armhole, 88-94-102-108-122 sts (= back), bind off 6 sts for armhole, 50-54-57-61-68 sts (= left front). Knit each piece separately.

Left front: = 50-54-57-61-68 sts. Bind off at the same time for armhole and V-neck.
Armhole: Bind off for armhole at the side every other row: 3 sts 0-1-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 1-1-2-2-4 times and 1 st 3-2-3-3-5 times.
V-neck: At the same time dec 1 st for the neck every other row inside the 7 buttonband sts 19-20-19-20-20 times - see knitting tips.
After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 26-27-28-28-29 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Right front: = 50-54-57-61-68 sts. Knit the same as left front, reversing shaping and continuing to make buttonholes.

Back: = 88-94-102-108-122 sts. Bind off for armhole at each side as on front = 78-80-82-82-84 sts remain. When the piece measures 47-49-51-53-55 cm knit rib as follows over the center 40 sts: P 3, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from * - *, finish with K 2, P 3 (knit the remaining sts in stockinette st). When the piece measures 49-51-53-55-57 cm bind off the center 26 sts in rib. Keep the 7 sts at each neck edge in rib as follows (seen from right side): K 2 (edge sts knit in garter st), K 2 and P 3. Bind off all sts when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 56-56-56-63-63 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 1 row with K 1, P 1 rib, then knit stockinette st. When the piece measures 9 cm knit Pattern 1. When the piece measures 18 cm knit stockinette st to finished measurements. After Pattern 1 inc 1 st each side of marker every 4-3-2.5-2.5-2 cm a total of 8-10-12-11-13 times = 72-76-80-85-89 sts.
When the piece measures 50-49-48-47-44 cm bind off 3 sts each side of marker. Then bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3-3-3-3-2 times, 1 st 1-4-4-5-12 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 57 cm, then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. The piece measures approx. 58 cm, bind off.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves and buttons.


knit on RS, purl on WS
purl on RS, knit on WS
K 2 tog.
Slip 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.

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