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DROPS 50-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Safran with flowers

Sizes: Small/Medium (Medium/Large)
Finished Measurements: 104 (114) cm [41» (44 7/8»)]

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
100% Egyptian Cotton, 50 g. / 174 yds.
300 (350) g. Col. No. 22, Brown
200 (200) g. Col. No. 18, Natural White
5 DROPS engraved buttons (button no. 527).

DROPS 2 mm (US 0) and 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles and double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain
correct gauge.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Gauge: 23 sts and 30 row on larger needles in
pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4»x4»]

Pattern: See chart. One chart equals one repeat of the pattern.

Seed stitch (on an even number of sts): 1st row: *K1, P1*
2nd row: *P1, K1*
Seed stitch (on an odd numbers of sts):all rows: K1, *P1, K1*
Seed stitch worked in the round:
Row 1: *K1, P1*
Row 2: Knit the purls and purl the knits from the row below.

Knit the Border back and forth on needles. Cast on 230 (250) sts on smaller circular needles with Natural White and knit back and forth in Seed stitch for 19 cm [7.5"]. Change to larger circular needles and cast on 5 sts at the center front for the steek. Join the work, being careful not to twist and begin Pattern 1 after the 5 steek sts. At the same time, inc 10 (14) sts evenly distributed on the first row. 240 (264) + 5 sts steek sts.
After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2. When the work measures 23 (24) cm [9» (9.5»)], knit the next row as follows: knit 5 steek sts, knit 57 (63) sts front, bind off 6 sts for armholes, knit 114 (126) sts back, bind off 6 sts for armholes, knit 57 (63) sts front.
On the next row cast on 5 sts over the 6 bound-off sts on each side for the underarm steeks. Dec for armholes on each side of the 5 steek sts at the side every other row: 1 st 8 (14) times. Each Front piece = 49 (49) sts + 5 steek sts at the center front. Back = 98 (98) sts.
When the work measures 34 (36) cm [13-3/8" (14-1/8")], bind off the center front 9 (11) sts (including the 5 steek sts) at the front for the neck. Then bind off at he neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 9 times, and then every 4th row: 1 st 3 times. When the work measures 46 (48) cm [18-1/8" (18-7/8")], bind off the center 32 (34) sts in the back for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts on each side of the back neck edge on the next row and knit Pattern 3 at the same time. Bind off when Pattern 3 has been knitted and the work measures approximately 48 (50) cm [18-7/8" (19-5/8")].

Cast on 56 (58) sts on smaller double pointed needles with Natural White. Join, being careful not to twist the sts. Place a marker at the join and knit 2 cm [.75"] in Seed stitch. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 4 one time and then knit in stockinette stitch with brown to finished dimensions. At the same time, after the Seed stitch border, inc 1 st on each side of the marker 30 (31) times every 4th row. 116 (120) sts. When the work measures 47 (45.5) cm [18.5» (18»)], put 3 sts on each side of the marker on a holder and knit the work back and forth on the needles. Then put sts on the holder for sleeve caps every 2nd row: 3 (3) sts 8 (12) times, 5 (3) sts 2 (1) times. The work measures approximately 54 (55) cm [21.25" (21-5/8")]. Put all sts on the same circular needles again and knit 2 cm [.75"] in reverse stockinette stitch for a seam allowance over the cut steek edge on the body. Bind off loosely.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread down the center of the steek sts at the underarms and at the center front. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1/2 stitch to each side. Cut up the steeks for the armholes and center front. Sew shoulder seams. Sew the sleeves to the body from the right side as follows: Sew alternately a stitch in the last row of plain knitting on the sleeve before the seam allowance and a stitch on the body after the machine seam. Turn the cardigan inside out and sew the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut steek edge on the body by hand.
Pick up approximately 75-80 sts along the left front on smaller circular needles with Natural White and knit 3 cm [1-1/8"] in Seed stitch back and forth on the needles. Repeat along the right front, but after 1 cm [3/8"] knit 5 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 approximately 140-144 sts around the neck and over the button band on smaller circular needles with Natural White and knit 2 cm [.75"] in Seed stitch. Sew on the buttons.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= Brown
= Natural White

Francoise Decourt 02.02.2019 - 09:23:

Bonjour je suis au niveau encolure a 36 cm de hauteur totale je diminue les 11mailles centrales soit 3 de chaque cote des 5 mailles steek. Ma question : dois je continuer en rang aller retour ensuite et dans ce cas continuer le jacquard sur les rangs envers ce qui est complexe ou me suis je trmpee dans l'interpretation du modele Merci pour votre reponse - desolee pour l accentuation mais impossible poster cette question avec accentuation depuis hier

DROPS Design 04.02.2019 kl. 11:00:

Bonjour Mme Decourt, effectivement, après avoir rabattu les mailles de l'encolure, vous continuez en allers et retours à partir de l'encolure, sur l'envers, lisez les diagrammes de gauche à droite, en commençant bien à la maille par laquelle vous avez terminé sur l'endroit pour que le motif tombe juste. Bon tricot!

Kate 26.07.2017 - 22:01:

When I made this years ago, but adjusted the pattern so I did not use a steek. It is one of my favorite sweaters. But in the 2d line of the instructions for the body. But neither the photo (nor my first jacket) shows a seed stitch or 7" in white before Pattern 1 starts. Instead, it looks like a border of no more than a few inches at most. I must be missing something! Please advise.

DROPS Design 27.07.2017 kl. 09:12:

Dear Kate, you are correct, you should work the seed stitch edge for only 2 cm (= approx. 0.79 inch). Correction will be made. Thank you. Happy knitting!

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