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DROPS 72-5 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Silke-Tweed.

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DROPS 72-5

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 90-96-104-110 cm [35-3/8" - 37.75" - 41" - 43.25"]
Waist: 84–90-96-104 cm

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
350-350-400-450 g. col. no. 15, dusty pink.

DROPS 3 mm [US 2] circular needles and 2.5 mm [US 1] straight needles (for collar and bands), or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

7 DROPS shell buttons nr 521

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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: 24 sts x 32 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"]

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

Rib: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from * - *.

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


Body: Cast on 250-270-290-310 sts on larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1 across all sts. When the piece measures 6 cm [2-3/8"] change to reverse stockinette st - but keep 10 sts at each edge (center front edges) in Pattern 1, and dec 46-50-54-58 sts evenly distributed on the first row - do not dec over the 10 sts in Pattern 1 at each side = 204-220-236-252 sts remain on needles. Put a marker at each side, 51-55-59-63 sts in from center front edge at each side.
When the piece measures 8 cm [3-1/8"] inc 1 st each side of markers every 5 cm [2"] a total of 4 times = 220-236-252-268 sts - knit the increased sts in reverse stockinette st as you go along. When the piece measures 30-32-33-35 cm [11.75" - 12-5/8" - 13" - 13.75"] bind off 6 sts at each side for armhole (3 sts each side of markers). Knit each piece separately.

Right front: = 52-56-60-64 sts. Bind off for armhole every other row: 3 sts 0-0-1-2 time, 2 sts 1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 2-4-3-2 times = 48 sts remain on needles. At the same time when the piece measures approx. 34-36-38-40 cm [13-3/8" - 14-1/8" - 14-7/8" - 15.75"] - adjust to end after 4 rows of Pattern 1 - knit Pattern 1 over all sts to finished dimensions, increasing 12 sts evenly distributed on the first row = 60 sts. When the piece measures 44-46-48-50 cm [17.25" - 18-1/8" - 18-7/8" - 19.75"] bind off 12 sts at center front edge for neck. Then bind off for the neck every other row: 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 3 times = 39 sts remain on shoulder. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22-7/8"] dec 8 sts K 2 tog over all the small cables = 31 sts remain on shoulder. On the next row bind off all sts.

Left front: Knit the same as the right, reversing all shaping.

Back: = 104-112-120-128 sts. Bind off for armhole at both sides as on front = 96 sts remain on needles. At the same time when the piece measures approx. 34-36-38-40 cm [13-3/8" - 14-1/8" - 14-7/8" - 15.75"] - adjust to end after 4 rows of Pattern 1 - knit Pattern 1 over all sts to finished measurements, increasing 24 sts evenly distributed on the first row = 120 sts. When the piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56 cm [19.75" - 20.5" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off the center 38 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 39 sts remain on shoulder. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22-7/8"] dec 8 sts by K 2 tog over all the small cables = 31 sts remain on shoulder. On the next row bind off all sts.

Sleeve: Cast on 86-86-100-100 sts on larger needles. Knit Pattern 2, but do not knit 1 edge st at each side in the pattern – keep in reverse stockinette st throughout. After Pattern 2 the piece measures approx. 16 cm [6.25"] and there are 62-62-72-72 sts. Change to Pattern 1 over all sts (line up cables over those in Pattern 2). At the same time when the piece measures 17 cm [6.75"] inc 1 st at each side every 4 rows 25 times = 112-112-122-122 sts - knit the increased sts in Pattern 1 as you go along. When the piece measures 50-50-48-48 cm [19.75" - 19.75" - 18-7/8" - 18-7/8"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 2-2-2-2 times, 3 sts 2-2-2-2 times, 2 sts 2-2-3-2 times, 1 st 1-2-2-6 times, 2 sts 2-2-3-2 times, then 3 sts at each side until the piece measures 58-59-58-59 cm [22-7/8" - 23.25" - 22-7/8" - 23.25"]. Bind off remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams - be sure to line up ribs from back and fronts.
Left button band: Pick up approx. 110 to 124 sts (divisible by 4) along left button band inside 1 edge st on smaller needles. Knit 12 rows garter st, bind off.
Right button band: Pick up and knit the same as the left, but after 4 rows garter st make 7 buttonholes evenly distributed on button band - the top and bottom buttonholes should be approx. 1 cm [3/8"] from edge. 1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on the next row.
Collar: Pick up approx. 100 to 112 sts (divisible by 4) around the neck on smaller needles - including over button bands. Knit rib keeping 1 st at each edge in garter st and begin rib with K 2 (seen from the right side when the collar lays flat). When the collar measures 9 cm [3.5"] bind off all sts in rib. Sew the sleeve using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew in sleeves and sew on buttons.

Diagram

knit (as seen from the right side)
purl (as seen from the right side)
Put 1 st on cable needle in back of work, K 1, K 1 from st holder. Knit as follows without cable needle: knit 2nd st on left needle and leave on needle, then knit 1st st on left needle and let both sts go onto right needle.
P 2 tog

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