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DROPS Cardigan in Vienna. Vest in Karisma Superwash

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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.
CARDIGAN:

Gauge: 14 sts x 16 rows in pattern stitch = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"]

Pattern: See chart for Pattern 1. The pattern is seen from right side. Arrows indicate the starting point for different sizes for the right front only – the left front is a mirror image.

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

Back: Cast on 72-79-86-93 sts. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to Pattern 1 - start at lower right edge of chart, not at arrow - but 1 st at each side is knit in stockinette st throughout. When the piece measures 51-53-54-56 cm [20" - 20-7/8" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 1-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2-3-4-4 times = 58-59-60-61 sts. Continue in Pattern as established. When the piece measures 72-74-76-78 cm [28.25" - 29-1/8" - 29-7/8" - 30.75"] put the center 16-17-18-19 sts on a st holder for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 20 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 74-76-78-80 cm [29-1/8" - 29-7/8" - 30.75" - 31.5"].

Right front: Cast on 40-42-47-49 sts. Knit 4 rows garter st, then establish pattern on the next row as follows (right side row): 8 sts garter st (button band), then Pattern 1 - start at appropriate arrow on chart, last st (edge st) knit in stockinette st throughout. When the piece measures 51-53-54-56 cm [20" - 20-7/8" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 33-32-34-33 sts. When the piece measures 68-70-72-74 cm [26.75" - 27-5/8" - 28.25" - 29-1/8"] put the 8 button band sts on a st holder for the neck. Then dec 1 st for the neck every other row 5-4-6-5 times = 20 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 74-76-78-80 cm [29-1/8" - 29-7/8" - 30.75" - 31.5"].

Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right, but in order to make the pattern the mirror image of the right side, begin chart in mirror reverse as well (that is from lower left corner. For sizes S + L, begin 4 sts in from left corner; for sizes M + XL, begin 2 sts in from left corner.)

Sleeve: Cast on 37-37-44-44 sts. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to Pattern 1 - but keep 1 st at each edge in stockinette st throughout, not in the pattern. When the piece measures 10 cm [4"] inc 1 st at each side inside edge st every 3-2.5-3.5-3 cm [1.25" - 1" - 1-3/8 - 1.25"] 13-13-10-10 times - knit the increased sts in the pattern as you go along = 63-63-64-64 sts. When the piece measures 48-46-44-42 cm [18-7/8" - 18-1/8" - 17.25" - 16.5"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 2-2-1-1 time, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55 cm [21-5/8"], then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. When the piece measures approx. 56 cm [22"], bind off the remaining sts.

Belt: Cast on 8 sts and knit garter st for approx. 120-130-140-150 cm [47.25" - 51-1/8" - 55-1/8" - 59"] (or to desired length), bind off.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Collar: Pick up sts around the neck as follows:
Size S: 8 sts from st holder on right front, 15 sts up along neck edge to back, 18 sts from st holder on back, 15 sts along neck edge of left front and 8 sts from st holder on left front = 64 sts.
Size M: 8 sts from st holder on right front, 13 sts up along neck edge to back, 19 sts from st holder on back, 13 sts along neck edge of left front and 8 sts from st holder on left front = 61 sts.
Size L: 8 sts from st holder on right front, 14 sts up along neck edge to back, 20 sts from st on back, 14 sts along neck edge of left front and 8 sts from st holder on left front = 64 sts.
Size XL: 8 sts from st holder on right front, 12 sts up along neck edge to back, 21 sts from st on back, 12 sts along neck edge on left front and 8 sts from st holder on left front = 61 sts.
Knit Pattern 1 keeping 8 sts in garter st at each side (button bands) - match up ribs from back and front. When the collar measures 14 cm [5.5"] bind off with double strands of yarn in pattern. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.




VEST IN KARISMA SUPERWASH:

Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 96-104-112 cm [37.75" - 41" - 44"]
Waist: 88-96-104 cm [34-5/8" - 36-5/8" - 41"]

Materials: Garnstudio KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
300-350-350 g. col. no. 52, dark mustard.

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] and 4 mm [US 6] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS short 3.5 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm
Pattern: See charts for Patterns 1 and 2. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from * - *.

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

Knitting tips (for front neck):
All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st inside 11 edge sts knit in pattern for the neck:Dec as follows before 11 pattern sts: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after 11 pattern sts: sl 1, K 1, psso.

Front:
Cast on 118-130-142 sts on smaller needles. Knit rib for 6 cm. Change to larger needles, P 1 row (wrong side row), decreasing 12-16-18 sts evenly distributed on the row = 106-114-124 sts. Establish pattern on the next row as follows (right side row): 27-31-36 sts stockinette st, Pattern 1 (16 sts), Pattern 2 (20 sts), Pattern 1 (16 sts), 27-31-36 sts stockinette st. Continue with pattern as established over all sts. When the piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st at each side every 5 cm a total of 4 times = 114-122-132 sts - knit the increased sts in stockinette st.
When the piece measures 34-35-37 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 4 sts 1-1-1 time, 3 sts 1-1-1 time, 2 sts 3-4-5 times and 1 st 3-3-4 times. At the same time when the piece measures approx. 40 cm (end after 17 rows of Pattern 2 - at arrow on the chart) bind off the 2 center sts for the neck. Now dec 1 st for the neck inside 11 edge sts (half of Pattern 2; that is, 9 sts after the 2 bound off center sts+ P 2 from Pattern 1 – therefore you are decreasing in Pattern 1) every other row a total of 22 times - see knitting tips = 18-20-22 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures approx. 57-58-60 cm.

Back:
Cast on 118-130-142 sts on smaller needles. Knit Rib for 6 cm. Change to larger needles and stockinette st, decreasing 24-28-30 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 94-102-112 sts. When the piece measures 8 cm inc at each side as on front = 102-110-120 sts. When the piece measures 34-35-37 cm bind off for armhole at each side as on front = 70-74-78 sts remain. When the piece measures 52-53-54 cm bind off the center 32 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 18-20-22 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures the same as the front.

Assembly:
Sew shoulder- and side seams.

Armhole:
Pick up approx. 106 to 120 sts around armhole on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. P 1 row (right side row) then K 1 row (= 2 rows garter st). Change to rib. When band measures 2.5 cm , bind off all sts in rib.

Neckband:
Pick up approx. 120 to 130 sts around the neck on smaller circular needles - pick up 1 st at center front, between the 2 bound-off sts; join and place a marker at the join. P 1 row (right side row) then K 1 row (= 2 rows garter st). Change to rib - make the 1 st at center front a K st. Dec 1 st each side of center front K 1 every other row. When the rib measures 2.5 cm, bind off all sts in rib.

Diagram

knit (as seen from the right side)
purl (as seen from the right side)
purl (as seen from the right side)(cardigan)
put 2 sts on cable needle in back of work, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, P 1, K 2 from cable needle
put 1 st on cable needle in back of work, K 2, P 1 from cable needle.
put 1 st on cable needle in back of work, K 1, K 1 from cable needle.


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