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Spring Valley Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with wave pattern, round yoke and multi-coloured pattern in DROPS Flora. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no. fl-001
Yarn group A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g colour 16, pistachio
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 19, coral
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, yellow
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 12, turquoise

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON, Arched (white) NO. 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 items.
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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: graphic, wave pattern, shape: round yoke,

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PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side. The whole of A.4 is worked in stocking stitch – see correct diagram for your size.

DECREASE TIP-1:
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread in the side. Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over the knitted stitch. When decreasing in the sides, work the stitches that do not fit in A.3 in stocking stich.

DECREASE TIP-2:
To work out where to decrease on the row, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 377 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of stitches to be decreased (e.g. 42) = 8.7. In other words, in this example, every 7th and 8th stitch are worked together. Do not decrease across the bands. Decrease by knitting 2 stitches together from the right side and purling 2 stitches together from the wrong side.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase mid underarm: Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread. Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches) and make 1 yarn over. On the next round work the yarn over stitches twisted to prevent holes (the increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch).

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

ELEVATION:
Start from the right side and knit the first 53-55-57-59-61-63 stitches, insert a marker (= mid back), knit the next 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 14-14-14-16-16-16 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 21-21-21-24-24-24 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 28-28-28-32-32-32 stitches. Continue back and forth in this way by knitting 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches more each time until the middle 63-63-63-72-72-72 stitches on the needle are all worked, knit the rest of the row.
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JACKET:
The jacket is worked back and forth on a circular needle from mid front from bottom up. 

BODY:
Cast on 367-409-451-472-514-556 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3 mm and pistachio. Work as follows – from the right side: A.1 across the first 5 stitches, A.2 across the next 357-399-441-462-504-546 stitches (= 17-19-21-22-24-26 repeats in width), finish with A.1 across the last 5 stitches. REMEMBER KNITTING TENSION!  When the next to last row of A.2 has been worked, there are 248-276-304-318-346-374 stitches on the needle, on the last row of A.2 adjust the number of stitches evenly along row to 251-281-299-323-353-383 stitches. Continue to work as follows – from the right side: A.1 across the first 5 stitches as before, A.3 A (= 6 stitches), A.3 B across the next 228-258-276-300-330-360 stitches, A.3 C across the next 7 stitches and A.1 across the last 5 stitches as before. Insert 2 marker threads in the piece, 65-73-77-83-91-98 stitches in from each side (back piece = 121-135-145-157-171-187 stitches). When the piece measures 8 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches decreased) – READ DECREASE TIP-1. Decrease every 3 cm in total 8-9-9-9-9-9 times = 219-245-263-287-317-347 stitches. When the piece measures 34-34-35-35-35-35 cm cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches in each side from right side (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 stitches on each side of each marker thread) = 199-225-239-263-289-315 stitches. Lay the piece to one side and work the sleeves.

SLEEVES:
The sleeve is worked in the round on double pointed needles, from bottom up, change to a short circular needle when there are enough stitches.
Cast on 50-52-56-58-60-64 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and pistachio. Work A.5 across all the stitches. When A.5 has been worked once in height continue with stocking stitch across all stitches. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round = mid underarm. When the piece measures 6-6-6-6-8-8 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread mid underarm – READ INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm in total 13-17-20-21-23-23 times = 76-86-96-100-106-110 stitches. When the sleeve measures 44-43-43-42-40-39 cm cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches mid underarm (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 stitches on each side of the marker thread) = 66-76-84-88-92-94 stitches. Work one more sleeve in the same way.

YOKE:
(1st row = wrong side) Work the sleeves onto the same circular needle size 3 mm as the body where there are cast-off stitches for the armhole, at the same time decrease 2-0-0-4-6-4 stitches evenly along the row = 329-377-407-435-467-499 stitches. Continue to work as follows – from the right side: A.1 across the first 5 stitches, A.4 across the next 318-366-396-424-456-488 stitches (= 53-61-66-53-57-61 repeats of A.4), finish with the first stitch of A.4 and A.1 across the last 5 stitches. Continue this pattern upwards, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 36-42-42-40-40-48 stitches evenly along each row with an arrow – READ DECREASE TIP-2. From 1st-1st-1st-2nd-2nd-2nd row with decreases, continue by working A.1 in each side with off white. When A.4 is completed in height there are 113-125-155-155-187-163 stitches on the needle. Work 1 row knit from the right side with off white where 6-14-40-36-64-36 stitches are decreased evenly along the row = 107-111-115-119-123-127 stitches. Work 1 row purl from the wrong side. For a better fit you can work a small ELEVATION at the back of the neck with off white – see description above. Finish by working 2 RIDGES with off white – see description above, then cast off. The jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm to the shoulder.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the opening under the sleeves. Sew on the buttons evenly spaced along the left band, the buttons are buttoned through the holes in the right band.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side with pistachio
= knit from the wrong side, purl from the right side with pistachio
= knit 2 together
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= off white
= turquoise
= coral
= yellow



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