DROPS / 80 / 18

Elinor's Mistery by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Vivaldi with Hood

Sizes: XS - S/M - M/L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-94-102-114-128 cm
Waist: 72-80-88-100-114 cm
Hem: 78-86-94-106-120 cm
Materials: DROPS VIVALDI
43% mohair, 27% acrylic, 30% polyester, 50 g./280 m
200-200-200-250-250 gr nr 02, brown
200-200-200-250-250 gr nr 09, light blue

DROPS 5.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

6 DROPS button, nr 514

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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Gauge: 14 sts x 28 rows in garter st with 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern:
Row 1 (right side): knit
Row 2 (wrong side): purl
Row 3: purl
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit

Back: Cast on loosely 56-62-68-76-86 sts with 2 strands brown + 1 strand light blue. Take away 1 strand brown and knit garter st to finished measurements. When the piece measures 8 and 14 cm dec 1 st at each side = 52-58-64-72-82 sts. When the piece measures 20-21-22-23-24 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3 cm a total of 5 times = 62-68-74-82-92 sts. When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 3-3-3-4-5 times = 50-52-54-56-60 sts. When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm bind off the center 14-16-16-18-18 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 17-17-18-18-20 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm.

Left front: Cast on 33-36-39-43-48 sts with 2 strands brown + 1 strand light blue. Take away 1 strand brown and knit garter st to finished measurements – but purl the 6th st from center front edge on all rows to mark the buttonband.
When the piece measures 8 and 14 cm dec 1 st at the side = 31-34-37-41-46 sts. When the piece measures 20-21-22-23-24 cm inc 1 st at the side every 3 cm a total of 5 times = 36-39-42-46-51 sts. When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 30-31-32-33-35 sts. When the piece measures 49-51-53-55-57 cm put the 8-9-9-10-10 sts at the center front edge on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off for neck every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 17-17-18-18-20 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm.

Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left, reversing all shaping. Make buttonholes along button bands (1 buttonhole = K tog the 3rd and 4th sts from center front edge and then yo. On the next row, twist the yo when knitting so the buttonhole will not stretch too large.) Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 cm.
Size M: 8, 16, 25, 33, 42 and 50 cm.
Size L: 8, 17, 26, 34, 43 and 52 cm.
Size XL: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45 and 54 cm.
Size XXL: 9, 18, 28, 37, 47 and 56 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 33-34-35-36-37 sts with 2 strands brown + 1 strand light blue. Take away 1 strand brown and knit garter st for 10 cm. Then knit Pattern - see instructions above - 1 time. Continue in garter st to finished measurements. At the same time when the piece measures 13 cm inc 1 st at each side every 5-4-3.5-3-2.5 cm a total of 8-9-10-11-12 times = 49-52-55-58-61 sts. When sleeve measures 50-49-48-46-44 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time and 2 sts 1 time, continue dec 1 st at each side until the piece measures 56 cm, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 58 cm. Bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Hood: Cast on 5 sts with 1 strand of each color, then put sts from st holder on left front on needle, pick up approx. 30-40 sts around neck, put sts from st holder on right front on needles and cast on 5 new sts at the other side = approx. 56-70 sts. Knit garter st over all sts – at the same time after 4 rows garter st inc evenly distributed (do not inc over the 5 outermost sts at each side) to 82-84-86-88-90 sts. Knit garter st until hood measures approx. 31-32-33-34-35 cm, divide sts onto 2 needles and Kitchener st the top together. Fold the 5 outermost sts along edge double to the right side and stitch in place.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew on buttons.

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