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DROPS 49-1 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan with vertical stripes.

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Sizes: Small (Medium-Large)
Finished measurements: 112 (118-126) cm

Materials: DROPS ALPACA, from Garnstudio
350 (400-400) g col. 8903, black
100 (150-150) g col. 302, beige
50 (50-50) g col. 4050, purple
50 (50-50) g col. 7120, light green
50 (50-50) g col. 2923, mustard
50 (50-50) g col. 3620, red
50 (50-50) g col. 7323, green

Alternate yarns:
* DROPS SAFRAN, 100% Egyptian cotton
* DROPS COTTON VISCOSE, 54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose

DROPS 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

6 buttons

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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: 23 sts x 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm .

Long model: If a longer sweater is desired, knit as follows: Increase the measurements at armhole, neck and binding off by 14 (16-18) cm . Finished dimensions = 70 (74-77) cm . Increase the length of Pattern 4 to 63 (67-70) cm , then knit Pattern 5. Pick up approx. 35-45 more sts on the buttonband and knit 1-2 extra buttonholes. Increase the yarn amount 50 g black and 50 g beige.

Pattern: See chart. (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

Border: Knit flat. Knit 12 rows stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (on the right side, for the folding edge) and then Pattern 1.

Body: Knit the cardigan in the round after the Border and cut steeks for armholes and at the center front. Cast on 259 (275-291) sts (includes 1 edge st each side)on smaller circular needles with black and knit Border. Change to larger circular needles and increase 3 sts at the center front - these sts + 1 edge st at each side = 5 steek sts and are not knit into the pattern. Join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 2 once, then Pattern 3 once, then repeat Pattern 4. At the same time, when the work measures 29 (31-31) cm , knit the next row as follows: 5 steek sts, 64 (68-72) sts for the front, inc 4 sts (for the steek - do not knit into the pattern), 129 (137-145) sts for the back, inc 4 sts (for the steek - do not knit into the pattern), 64 (68-72) sts for the front. When the work measures 49 (51-52) cm , knit 2 rows black and then Pattern 5 and at the same time bind off for the neck at the center front: 14 (16-16) sts + the 5 steek sts. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 4 times. At the same time, when the work measures 54 (56-57) cm , bind off the center back 39 (41-41) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row. Bind off after Pattern 5. The work measures approx. 56 (58-59) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 60 (60-62) sts on smaller double pointed needles with black and knit Border. Change to larger double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 2 and then knit the rest with black. After the border, inc 1 st each side of marker 32 (32-33) times:
Sizes S+M: alternately every 3rd and every 4th row
Size L: every 3rd row
= 124 (124-128) sts. When the work measures 45 (44-44) cm , put 2 sts each side of marker on a stitch holder. Continue to knit back and forth on the needles and put sts on the stitch holder each side on every other row: 13 (13-14) sts 3 times. Now the work measures approx. 48 (47-47) cm . Put all sts back on same needles again; join and knit in the round over all sts 2 cm reverse stockinette stitch for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread down into the center of the steek sts at each side and the center front. Sew two machine seams around the marker threads, 1st seam = 1/2 st from the thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 st from the 1st seam. Cut up for armholes and at the center front.
Sew shoulder seams.
Pick up approx. 120-130 sts along the left front on smaller needles with black and knit 3 cm stockinette stitch, purl 1 row (from the right side - for the folding edge), 3 cm stockinette stitch, bind off. Fold the edge over against the wrong side and sew. Repeat along the right front, but after 1 cm make 6 buttonholes evenly distributed on the row (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts over the bound-off sts on the next row). Pick up approx. 120 sts around the neck on smaller needles with black and knit 2.5 cm stockinette stitch, change to beige and knit 1 row from RS, and knit 1 row from WS (for the folding edge). Change back to black and knit 2.5 cm stockinette stitch, bind off.
Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: sew alternately a stitch in the last row of knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a stitch on the body after the machine seam. Turn the sweater inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body by hand. Fold all edges over against the wrong side and sew. Sew on the buttons.


= black
= beige
= purple
= olive
= red
= green
= mustard

Svanhild Karoliussen 28.09.2016 - 10:22:

Er det mulig å skaffe fargediagrammet til denne på nytt. Det er så utydelig at jeg vet ikke om jeg klarer å få det likt? På forhånd takk. Jeg har så lyst å strikke denne som mitt neste prosjekt.

DROPS Design 28.09.2016 kl. 13:42:

Hej Svanhild. Jeg har spurgt om det er muligt at forstörre diagrammet. Hvis det kan, saa publicerer vi et nyt saa hurtigt vi kan.

Twila Sickmann 05.04.2015 - 18:04:

When do you bind off arm skeets? at the same time you bind off center front?

DROPS Design 07.04.2015 kl. 09:26:

Dear Mrs Sickmann, steek sts for armhole will be bind off when you bind off sts for shoulder. Happy knitting!

Twila Sickmann 05.04.2015 - 15:23:

When you come to binding off center front sts do you start working flat and not in the round?

DROPS Design 07.04.2015 kl. 09:20:

Dear Mrs Sickmann, that's correct, when you have bound off the mid 14-16 sts (see size) for front neck, you continue back and forth ( = flat) on needle binding off sts each side for neck. Happy knitting!

Jacqueline 25.06.2013 - 14:20:

Kan ik een video zien van hoe ik de methode kan leren,hoe je het vest na het breien moet middendoorknippen?

DROPS Design 25.06.2013 kl. 16:47:

Hoi Jacqueline. Wij hebben hier een video voor. Kijk hier:

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