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DROPS 68-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS Striped Cardigan in Muskat.

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DROPS 68-3

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 92-100-108-116 cm [36.25" - 39 3/8" - 42.5" - 45 5/8"]
Waist: 88-96-104-112 cm [34 5/8" - 37.75" - 41" - 44"]

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50 g./100 m./109 yards
300-300-350-400 g. col. no. 61, light beige.
100-100-100-100 g. col. no. 39, raspberry.
100-100-100-100 g. col. no. 04, light lilac.
50 - 50-100-100 g. col. no. 25, sage.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 45, light olive.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 49, dark orange.

Alternate yarns:
* DROPS BOMULL-LIN, 53% Egyptian cotton, 47% linen, 50 g./85 m./93 yds
* DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH, 100% superwash wool, 50 g/110 m/120 yards

7 DROPS Pearl shell buttons nr 522

DROPS 3 mm [US 2] and 4 mm [US 6] circular and double-pointed needles, or sizes 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 [4" x 4"] on larger needles in stockinette st.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.

Seed Stitch (on an even number of sts):
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *
Row 2: * P 1, K 1 *
Repeat Rows 1 2.

Body: Cast on 186-204-220-238 sts on smaller circular needles with light beige. Knit seed st for 3 cm [1.25"], change to larger circular needles and stockinette st. Knit Pattern 1 once, Pattern 2 once, and then knit with light beige to finished measurements. When the piece measures 10 cm [4"] put a marker at each side, each front = 47-51-55-60 sts, back = 92-102-110-118 sts. On the next row inc 1 st on each side of markers = 190-208-224-242 sts. Repeat inc when the piece measures 20 cm [7 7/8"] = 194-212-228-246 sts. When the piece measures 34-36-37-39 cm [13 3/8" - 14 1/8" - 14.5" - 15.25"] bind off 6 sts at each side for armhole (3 sts each side of marker) and knit each piece separately.

Front: = 46-50-54-59 sts. Bind off for armhole every other row: 2 sts 1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 3-5-6-7 times. When the piece measures 39-41-42-43 cm dec 1 st for the neck 17-16-17-18 times every other row = 24-25-25-26 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures 54-56-58-60 cm [21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8" - 23 5/8"].

Back: = 90-100-108-116 sts. Bind off for armhole at each side as on front = 80-82-84-86 sts remain. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"] bind off the center 30-30-32-32 sts for the neck. On the next row 1 st at each neck edge. Bind off the remaining 24-25-25-26 sts on shoulder when the piece measures 54-56-58-60 cm [21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8" - 23 5/8"].

Sleeve: Cast on 46-48-50-52 sts on smaller double-pointed needles with light beige; join and place a marker at the join. Knit seed st for 3 cm [1.25"]. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 3 in stockinette st to finished measurements. When the piece measures 9-8-7-6 cm [3.5" - 3 1/8" - 2.75" - 2 3/8"] inc 1 st each side of marker 15-15-15-15 times:
Sizes S and M: alternately every 7 and 8 rows.
Size L and XL: every 7 rows
= 76-78-80-82 sts. When the piece measures 50-49-47-46 cm [19.75" - 19.25" - 18.5" - 18 1/8"] bind off 3 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth. Bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 2 sts 5-5-4-3 times and 1 st 1-1-6-9 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 57-57-57-57 cm [22.5"], then bind off 3 sts at each side until the piece measures 58-58-58-58 cm [22 7/8"]. Bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Button band: Pick up approx. 86 to 94 sts along left button band on smaller circular needles with light beige. Knit seed st for 2 cm [0.75"] - at the same time every other row inc 1 st at the neck. Bind off in pattern. Repeat along right button band, but after 2 rows make 7 buttonholes evenly distributed along button band - place the top and bottom buttonholes approx. 1 cm [3/8"] from edge. (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts, cast on 2 new sts on the next row.)

Neck: Pick up approx. 98 to 110 sts around the neck on smaller circular needles with light beige - do not pick up sts over button bands. Knit seed st for 2 cm [0.75"] - se that the pattern matches up at button bands, on 1st and 3rd rows inc 1 st at each side at button bands. Bind off in pattern. Sew button bands to neckband. Sew in sleeves, sew on buttons.


light beige, nr 61
light lilac, nr 04
raspberry, nr 39
light olive, nr 45
sage, nr 25
dark orange, nr 49

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