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DROPS 83-7 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Eskimo

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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-112-124 cm
Waist: 80-88-96-104-116 cm
Hem: 84-92-100-108-120 cm

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
700-750-850-900-1000 gr nr 20 lilac heather

Buttons: 5-5-5-6-6 black buttons.

DROPS 8 mm and 9 mm needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Rib: * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side. The chart for Pattern 2 and Pattern 3 is the same, but for Pattern 2 only the first 23 sts (that is, the 23 sts on the right side of the chart) are used and for Pattern 3 only the last 23 sts (the 23 sts on the left side of the chart) are used.

Increasing tips: Inc 1 st at each side inside of 1 edge st by picking up sts from the previous row and knit in stockinette st.

Buttonband: The buttonbands are knit in Pattern 1 up the front edge. So that the edge will be neat, slip the 1st st of every row that begins at the center front edge.
Buttonholes: Make buttonholes along right buttonband as follows on right side K rows: sl 1 edge st, K 2 sts in the next st, twist and K 2 tog.
Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 3, 13, 23, 33 and 42 cm.
Size M: 3, 14, 24, 35 and 44 cm.
Size L: 3, 14, 24, 35 and 44 cm.
Size XL: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38 and 46 cm.
Size XXL: 2, 11, 21, 30, 40 and 48 cm.

Back: Cast on 45-48-54-57-63 sts on smaller needles and knit 4 rows rib as follows (1st row = wrong side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * P 1, K 2 *, repeat * * and finish with P 1 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st) – from the right side the rib will be K 1, P 2. Change to larger needles and stockinette st, adjusting (inc/dec) to 44-48-52-56-62 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row.
When the piece measures 10-10-11-11-12 cm dec 1 st at each side inside 1 edge st = 42-46-50-54-60 sts. When the piece measures 16-16-18-18-20 and 26-26-28-28-30 cm inc 1 st at each side – see Increasing tips above = 46-50-54-58-64 sts.
When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-0-1-1-2 times and 1 st 1-2-2-3-4 times = 38-40-40-42-42 sts.
When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm bind off the center 10-10-10-12-12 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 13-14-14-14-14 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Right front: Cast on 32-35-35-38-41 sts on smaller needles. Knit 4 rows rib as follows (1st row = wrong side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * K 2, P 1 *, repeat * - * over the following 24-27-27-30-33 sts and end with 7 buttonband sts – see instructions above and follow chart for Pattern 1. Make buttonholes along buttonband.
Change to larger needles and P 1 wrong side row, adjusting to 33-34-36-37-40 sts on the row. Then continue as follows from right side: 7 button band sts, Pattern 2 (= 23 sts), 2-3-5-6-9 sts stockinette st and K 1 (edge st). When the piece measures 10-10-11-11-12 cm dec and inc at the side as on back = 34-35-37-38-41 sts.
When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 30 sts remain. When the piece measures 43-45-45-47-49 cm dec 2 sts over the cable closest to the center front, then put the 7 buttonband sts on a st holder for the neck.
Continuing in pattern as established, bind off for the neck every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 16 sts remain on shoulder. There is now half of a cable at the neck edge (4 sts) – knit these sts in stockinette st to finished measurements. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm dec 2 sts over cable at side, knit 1 row back, then bind off, the piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right but knit Pattern 3 instead of Pattern 2 and do not make buttonholes. Reverse shaping for armhole and neck.

Sleeve: Cast on 26-26-29-29-29 sts on smaller needles and knit 2 rows reverse stockinette st (row 1 = right side), then knit rib keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. When the piece measures 15 cm – adjust so that the next row is a right side row – K 1 right side row and K 1 wrong side row.
Change to larger needles and stockinette st. After the rib inc 1 st at each side every 6-5-5-4-3 cm a total of 6-7-7-8-9 times = 38-40-43-45-47 sts. When sleeve measures 49-48-47-46-44 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1-1-2-3-4 times, then 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55-55-56-56-56 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 56-56-57-57-57 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 50-60 sts around the neck (incl. sts from st holders) on smaller needles and knit as follows: K 1 wrong side row, 3 rows stockinette st, K 1 wrong side row (folding edge), and 3 rows stockinette st, bind off. Fold neckband to wrong side and stitch in place.
Collar: Pick up approx. 50-60 sts in folding edge on neckband on larger needles with 1 strand Eskimo, then knit garter st with 2 strands Eskimo. At the same time inc 1 st (inside of outermost sts) at each side every other row a total of 4 times. When the collar measures 8-9-10-10-11 cm bind off all sts.
Sew in sleeves inside of 1 edge st so that the cables lie upon sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one, using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K4, K4 from cable needle


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