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English Afternoon Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS fitted jacket with round yoke, Nordic pattern and purl stitches, worked top down in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-772
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-500 colour no 55, light beige brown
200-200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 54, beige brown.
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 71, light beige
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - for garter st/rib.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 7 pieces in all sizes

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pattern type: jackets, shape: round yoke, top down, waist shaping, theme: nordic,

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KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.

GARTER ST (worked in the round):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1-A.5. The diagrams show all rounds/rows in pattern seen from RS.

INCREASE TIP 1:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row/round work YO twisted, i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP 2 (applies to inc in round yoke):
To calculate how often inc should be done on row, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 118 sts) and subtract the 12 band sts (= 106 sts), then divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 27 sts) = 3.92. I.e. in this example inc 1 st alternately for every 3rd and 4th st.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band from WS. 1 buttonhole = K tog fourth and fifth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 10, 19, 27, 36, 44 and 53 cm
SIZE M: 2, 10, 19, 27, 36, 45 and 54 cm
SIZE L: 2, 10, 19, 28, 37, 46 and 55 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 and 56 cm
SIZE XXL: 2, 11, 21, 30, 40, 49 and 59 cm
SIZE XXXL: 2, 11, 21, 30, 40, 50 and 60 cm
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down. READ KNITTING TIP! NOTE: Work band in base colour in pattern but on pattern row with off white and light beige, work band in beige brown.

YOKE:
Cast on 118-121-127-130-133-142 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with beige brown. Work as follows: 6 band sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above -, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain, K 1, 6 band sts in garter st. REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES! When rib measures 3 cm, P 1 row from WS with 6 band sts in garter st in each side (NOTE: Work band sts in garter st until finished measurements). Then work 3 ridges over all sts. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Work 2 row in stocking st while inc 27-28-34-35-36-39 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP 1 and INCREASE TIP 2 (but not over band sts) = 145-149-161-165-169-181 sts. Now work pattern as follows: Work 6 band sts in garter st, A.1 until 7 sts remain, work 1st st in A.1 (so that pattern is the same in each side) 6 band sts in garter st.
On 7th row, inc 36-38-38-46-48-48 sts evenly = 181-187-199-211-217-229 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Now continue A.1 (inside band sts) until 7 sts remain, work 1st st in A.1 (so that pattern is the same in each side) 6 band sts in garter st. On 15th row, inc 34-40-44-48-50-54 sts evenly = 215-227-243-259-267-283 sts. Continue pattern. On 19th row, inc 32-36-40-44-56-60 sts evenly = 247-263-283-303-323-343 sts. Continue A.1 (inside band sts) until 9 sts remain. Work the first 3 sts in A.1 (so that pattern is the same in each side) 6 band sts in garter st.
When A.1 has been worked vertically, work pattern as follows: 6 band sts in garter st, A.2 (= 22 sts) 12-13-14-15-16-17 times in width, 6 band sts in garter st, AT THE SAME TIME on first row inc 29-35-37-39-41-43 sts evenly (but not over bands) = 276-298-320-342-364-386 sts. NOTE: On 13th row in diagram, inc 1 st (= 12-13-14-15-16-17 inc in total on row) = 288-311-334-357-380-403 sts. When entire diagram A.2 has been worked vertically, repeat the last 2 row in diagram 0-0-0-2-2-2 more times. Now work last st in A.3, then continue A.3, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row inc 7-8-9-16-17-24 sts evenly = 295-319-343-373-397-427 sts. When entire A.3 has been worked vertically, work 1 row in stocking st with beige brown while inc 2-2-2-4-4-6 sts evenly = 297-321-345-377-401-433 sts. Then work 0-2-4-4-6-8 rows in stocking st. Now work as follows from WS: Work the first 44-48-52-58-62-70 sts (= right front piece), slip the next 66-70-74-78-82-82 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 12 new sts under sleeve, work the next 77-85-93-105-113-129 sts (= back piece), slip the next 66-70-74-78-82-82 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 12 new sts under sleeve, work the remaining 44-48-52-58-62-70 sts (= left front piece). Piece measures approx. 24-25-25-26-27-28 cm.

BODY:
There are now 189-205-221-245-261-293 sts for body. Insert a marker after 50-54-58-64-68-76 sts in from each side (= sides). Markers follow downwards when working. Then work in light beige brown until finished measurements. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Now work pattern as follows: 6 band sts in garter st, A.4 (= 8 sts) until 7 sts remain, work first st in A.4, 6 band sts in garter st. When A.4 has been worked vertically, continue in stocking st inside band sts. On next row dec 1 st on each side of each marker in the sides - SEE DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 8th row (i.e. every 4th row from RS) 3 more times in all sizes = 173-189-205-229-245-277 sts. When piece measures 19 cm, inc 1 st on each side of each marker. Repeat inc every 6th row (i.e. every 3rd row from RS) 3 more times in all sizes = 189-205-221-245-261-293 sts. When piece measures 24-25-26-27-28-30 cm, adjust no of sts to = 193-203-223-243-263-293. Now work A.5 inside band sts, work last st before band as 1st st in diagram. When entire diagram has been worked vertically, switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work 1 row in stocking st while inc 8-8-9-11-13-14 sts evenly (but not over bands) = 201-211-232-254-276-307 sts. Work 3 ridges and cast off. Piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm in total.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeve in stocking st in the round on circular needle/double pointed needles with light beige brown. There are 66-70-74-78-82-82 sts for sleeve. Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm and cast on 12 new sts under sleeve = 78-82-86-90-94-94 sts. Work in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME insert a marker in the middle of the new sts under sleeve (i.e. 6 new sts on each side of marker). NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. When piece measures 3 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 5th-4th-4th-3rd-4th-4th round 13-15-17-19-16-16 more times = 50-50-50-50-60-60 sts. When sleeve measures 30-30-30-29-29-30 cm, work A.5 (= 5-5-5-5-6-6 times on round). When entire A.5 has been worked vertically, work 4 rounds in stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 4-7-7-10-3-6 sts evenly = 54-57-57-60-63-66 sts. Work 3 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work 1 round in stocking st before working rib = K 1/P 2 for 3 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P. Knit another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to left band.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS with beige brown
= K from RS, P from WS with light beige
= K from RS, P from WS with off white
= P from RS, K from WS with beige brown
= P from RS, K from WS with off white
= K from RS, P from WS with light beige brown
= 1 YO between 2 sts with beige brown
= P from RS, K from WS
= inc row - see explanation in pattern



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