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DROPS 68-7 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Muskat with embroidered flowers.

DROPS 68-7

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements: 92-100-106-114 cm [36.25" - 30 3/8" - 41.75" - 44 7/8"]

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50 g./100 m./109 yards
250-300-300-350 g. col. no. 01, light blue.
200-250-250-300 g. col. no. 61, light beige.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 09, light brown.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 05, light lilac.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 04, lilac.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 36, denim blue.

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

4 DROPS Shell buttons nr 521

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] and 4 mm [US 6] needles and double-pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"] on larger needles in stockinette st.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side. Patterns 1, 3 and 4 are knit entirely in stockinette st. Pattern 2 is knit entirely with light beige.

Buttonhole: Make 4 buttonholes along right button band. (1 buttonhole = bind off 3rd st from edge and on the next row make a yo over the bound off st.)
Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 15, 24, 33 and 42 cm [5 7/8", 9.5", 13" and 16.5"].
Size M: 17, 26, 35 and 44 cm [6.75", 10.25", 13.75" and 17.25"].
Size L: 18, 27, 36 and 47 cm [7", 10 5/8", 14 1/8" and 17.75"].
Size XL: 20, 29, 38 and 47 cm [7 7/8", 11 3/8", 14 7/8" and 18.5"].

Knitting tip: The flowers in Pattern 4 are not knit in the pattern but are embroidered on afterwards. For best results, purl the sts to be embroidered. Embroider each st over 1 knitted st and 1.5 rows. Overlap the sts half a row.

Body: Cast on 199-215-231-247 sts on smaller needles with light blue. Knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and knit Pattern 1, but keep 3 sts at each edge (center front) in garter st throughout for button bands. After Pattern 1 establish the pattern on the next row as follows (right side row): K 3 (button band), 4 sts of Pattern 2, 184-200-216-232 sts of Pattern 2B, 5 sts of Pattern 2C, K 3 (button band). Repeat Pattern 2 twice (48 rows). When the piece measures 15-17-18-20 cm [5 7/8" - 6.75" - 7" - 7 7/8"] make the first buttonhole - see instructions above.
After two repeats of Pattern 2, change to Pattern 3 - decreasing 1 st at center back on the 1st row = 198-214-230-246 sts. After Pattern 3 knit Pattern 4 until there are 3 flower rows - read Knitting tip! Knit the rest with light blue. At the same time when the piece measures 33-35-36-37 cm [13" - 13.75" - 14 1/8" - 14.5"] knit the next row as follows: 48-52-56-60 sts for the front, bind off 6 sts for armhole, 90-98-106-114 sts for the back, bind off 6 sts for armhole, 48-52-56-60 sts for the front. Knit each piece separately. If you are binding off in a flower, do not purl the sts of the flower on the row before binding off.

Left front: = 48-52-56-60 sts. Bind off for armhole at the side every other row: 2 sts 1-2-3-5 times and 1 st 3-5-6-6 times = 43-43-44-44 sts. At the same time when the piece measures 43-45-46-48 cm [16 7/8" - 17.75" - 18 1/8" - 18 7/8"] put 5-5-6-6 sts at the center front on a st holder for the neck. Bind off at neck edge every other row: 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 7 times = 25-25-25-25 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Right front: Knit the same as left, reversing all shaping and making buttonholes on button bands.

Back: = 90-98-106-114 sts. Bind off for armhole at each side as on front = 80-80-82-82 sts. When the piece measures 50-52-54-56 cm [19.75" - 20.5" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off the center 26-26-28-28 sts for the neck. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 25-25-25-25 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Sleeve: Cast on 64-64-64-64 sts on smaller double-pointed needles with light beige; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to larger double pointed needles and Pattern 2B over all sts. Repeat Pattern 2 twice (48 rows). Then knit Pattern 3, decreasing 16-14-14-12 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 48-50-50-52 sts. When the piece measures 22 cm [8 5/8"] inc 1 st each side of marker a total of 12-11-13-14 times:
Size S: every 6 rows.
Size M: alternately every 6 and 7 rows.
Size L: every 5 rows.
Size XL: alternately every 4 and 5 rows = 72-72-76-80 sts.
After Pattern 3 knit the first 16 rows of Pattern 4 (there will be 1 row with flowers on sleeves – center the flower on the sleeve). Knit the rest of sleeve with light blue. When sleeve measures 49-48-47-46 cm [19.25" - 18 7/8" - 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 4-3-3-2 times, 1 st 1-6-7-12 times, 2 sts 4-3-3-2 times and 3 sts 1-1-1-1 time. The piece measures approx. 57-58-58-59 cm [22.5" - 22 7/8" - 22 7/8" - 23.25"]. Bind off.

Assembly: Embroider flowers on Body and the sleeve - see the chart in Drops No. 68 and the explanation above. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 80 to 95 sts (incl. sts on st holders) around the neck on smaller needles with light blue. Knit 4 rows garter st. Sew in sleeves. Sew on buttons.


light blue, col. no. 01
light brown, col. no. 09
light beige, col. no. 61
light lilac, col. no. 05
lilac, col. no. 04
denim blue, col. no. 36
light beige: K 2 tog, yo
light beige: yo, sl 1, K 1, psso
light beige: yo, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, yo

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