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DROPS 51-4 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Cotton Chenille

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Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Finished measurements: 102 (112, 120) cm

(100% cotton), 50 g.
500 (550, 600) g. col. 14, pistachio

Alternative yarn:
(90% cotton, 10% polyester) 50 g
450 (500, 550) g. Col. 909, olive
Numbers/measurements for Tynn Chenille are in [ ].

DROPS 4 mm [2.5 mm] circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

6 DROPS »Kokos» buttons (button No. 515)

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Gauge: 14 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm
[20 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Buttonholes: Space 6 buttonholes as follows:
1 cm all sizes
8.5 (8.5-10) cm
16.5 (16.5-18.5) cm
24.5 (24.5-27) cm
32.5 (32.5-35.5) cm
40 (40-44) cm
Form buttonholes on right front band as follows: Bind off 3rd and 4th [3rd, 4th and 5th] stitch and cast on 2 [3] new sts over the bound-off sts on the next row.

Pattern (seen from the right side):
Rows 1-20 [1-25]: *12 [17] sts stockinette st, 12 [17] reverse stockinette sts*, repeat from *-*.
Rows 21-40 [26-50]: *12 [17] sts reverse stockinette st, 12 [17] sts stockinette st*, repeat from *-*.
Repeat these 40 [50] rows.

Body: Cast on 154-166-178 [218-235-252] sts (including 5 [7] edge sts on either side for the front bands) and knit 3 [2] cm in garter st. Keep the 5 [7] sts on each edge in garter st for the front bands and remember to knit the buttonholes on the right front (see instructions above). Change to pattern stitch (see above). When the work measures 24-24-27 cm, knit the next row as follows: 39-42-45 [56-60-64] sts for the front, bind off 4 [4] sts for armhole, 68-74-80 [98-107-116] sts for the back, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 39-42-45 [56-60-64] sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Fronts: = 39-42-45 [56-60-64] sts. Bind off at armhole edge 2 sts every other row 1-1-1 [1-1-2] times, then 1 st 0-1-2 [1-3-3] times = 37-39-41 [53-55-57] sts. When the work measures 41-41-45 cm, bind off at the neck edge every other row: 5-5-6 [8-8-9] sts once, 3 sts 0 [1] time, 2 sts 3 [3] times, then dec 1 st 4 [4] times. Bind off all sts when the work measures 49-49-53 cm.

Back: = 68-74-80 [98-107-116) sts. Shape armholes as for the fronts = 64-68-72 [92-97-102) sts. When the work measures 47-47-51 [47-47-51] cm bind off the center 16-16-18 sts [24-25-28] sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures 49-49-53 cm.

Sleeves: Cast on 34-34-34 [48-48-48] sts and knit 3 [2] cm in garter st. Change to stockinette st. When the work measures 6 [5] cm, inc 1 st at each side 19-19-20 [27-27-29] times:
Sizes S+M: every 5th row [alternately every 4th and every 5th row]
Size L: alternately every 4th and 5th row [every 4th row]
= 72-72-74 [102-102-106] sts. When the work measures 47-46-46 [47.5-45.5-44.5] cm bind off for sleeve caps each side every other row:
Size S: 4 sts 6 times [3 sts 1 time, 5 sts 6 times]
Size M: 4 sts 6 times [3 sts 1 time, 4 sts 8 times]
Size L: 4 sts 6 times [3 sts 11 times].
Bind off all remaining sts. The work measures 52-51-51 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Collar: Pick up 55-65 [95-100] sts around the neck from the wrong side on circular needles, but do not pick up over the front bands. Knit in garter st back and forth and simultaneously increase every 6th row 1 st on either side of the stitch centered on each shoulder seam. Bind off all sts when the collar measures 8-10 cm. Sew sleeve seams. Sew on sleeves and buttons.


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