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DROPS 90-19 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Muskat and Glitter

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DROPS 90-19

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-94-100-112-122 cm
[33-7/8" - 37" - 39-3/8" - 44" - 48"]
Hem: 76-84-92-104-116 cm
[29-7/8" - 33" - 36.25" - 41" - 45-5/8"]

Materials: Garnstudio MUSKAT
500-550-600-650-700 gr nr 61, light beige
and use: Garnstudio GLITTER
2 spools each of the following colors:
02 silver, 05 turquoise, 06 green, 07 lilac

DROPS 4.5 mm [US 7] 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: 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Increasing tips (for button band):
Inc inside of 2 edge sts in garter st by making a yo. On the next row, twist and P the yo (wrong side row) or twist and K (on right side rows).

Knitting tips (for neckband):
Dec 1 st inside of 2 edge sts in garter st as follows:
From right side:
After 2 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Before 2 edge sts: K 2 tog.
From wrong side:
After 2 edge sts: P 2 tog.
Before 2 edge sts: P 2 tog, twisting sts. This can be easily accomplished by slipping 2 sts, return them to left needle, twisting each, then P 2 tog.

Back: Cast on 70-78-84-96-106 sts with 1 strand Muskat + 1 strand each color Glitter (= 5 strands). Knit 4 rows garter st and change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 5 cm inc 1 st at each side every 5-7-7-10-10 cm a total of 5-4-4-3-3 times = 80-86-92-102-112 sts.
When the piece measures 29-30-31-32-33 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 1-2-2-4-6 times = 68-72-74-76-78 sts.
When the piece measures 44-46-48-50-52 cm knit 4 rows with garter st over the center 26-28-28-30-30 sts. Then bind off the center 22-24-24-26-26 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row – see knitting tips above: 2 times = 21-22-23-23-24 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm.

Right front: Cast on 28-32-35-41-46 sts with 1 strand Muskat and 1 strand each color Glitter (= 5 strands).
Read the entire section before continuing.
Inc at the center front: Knit 4 rows garter st and then change to stockinette st, keeping the 2 outermost sts at the center front edge in garter st to finished measurements, increasing 1 st at the center front edge on the 1st row – see increasing tips.
Continue to inc 1 st at center front edge every 4th row: 14-15-16-17-18 times, and then every other row: 9-8-7-6-5 times.
Side incs: When the piece measures 5 cm inc at the side as on back.
Armhole: When the piece measures 29-30-31-32-33 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back.
Neckband: After last inc at the center front (the piece measures approx. 31-32-33-34-35 cm) shape the neck at the center front as follows: * knit 2 rows garter st over only the outermost 2 sts at the center front (do not knit the other sts), then knit 2 rows over all sts (the outermost 2 sts in garter st, the remaining sts in stockinette st), and at the same time dec 1 st inside of the 2 sts in garter st both from right side and wrong side – see knitting tips above *, repeat * - * until you have decreased 30-31-31-32-32 sts = 21-22-23-23-24 sts remain on shoulder. Make sure the bound-off edge is a little tight so it doesn’t stretch out. Continue in stockinette st, keeping 2 sts in garter st at the neck edge until piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm, bind off all sts.

Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right, reversing shaping.

Sleeve: Cast on 47-49-51-52-54 sts with 1 strand Muskat + 1 strand of each color Glitter (= 5 strands). Knit 6 rows garter st (1st row = right side) then K 1 row and P 1 row. Continue in reverse stockinette st until piece measures 15 cm. K 2 rows (first row right side row), P 2 rows, 2 rows garter st, then continue in stockinette st to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 18-18-20-21-18 cm inc 1 st at each side every 4-3.5-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 8-9-11-12-14 times = 63-67-73-76-82 sts.
When sleeve measures 49-48-48-47-46 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-3-3-5-6 times, continue to bind off 2 sts at each side until piece measures 55-55-55-56-56 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 56-56-56-57-57 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as seam allowance. Close the cardigan with a sweater pin or brooch.


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