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DROPS 95-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in 2 threads Alpaca and crochet edges.

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Size: XS - S – M – L – XL - XXL
Materials:
DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g colour no. 2915, orange

Drops pointed and circular needles size 5.5 mm or the size you will need to obtain the correct knitting gauge

Drops crochet hook size 5

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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Knitting Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows on needles size 5.5 mm with 2 threads of Alpaca in stocking sts. = 10 x 10 cm.

Back piece: Cast on 58-64-70-78-88-96 sts (inclusive of 1 seam sts at each side – all seam sts are knitted in garter sts) on needles size 5.5 with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit in stocking sts with a seam st at each side. When the piece measures 5 cm inc. 1 sts at each side on every 5-5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 5 times = 68-74-80-88-98-106 sts. When the piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm bind off for armhole at each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-4-5 times and 1 sts 2-2-3-4-4-5 times 58-60-64-66-68-70 sts. When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm bind off the centre 14-16-16-16-18-18 sts for the collar. Continue to bind off 1 st on the next row at each neck side = 21-21-23-24-24-25 sts left on each shoulder piece. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Left front: Cast on 5-6-7-8-9-10 sts (inclusive of 1 seam st at the side) on needles size 5.5 with 2 threads of Alpaca.
Please read all of the next section before continuing.
Knit in stocking sts. At the same time inc. the centre side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 2-3-3-4-5-6 times, 2 sts 4-4-5-5-5-5 times and 1 st 7-6-6-6-7-7 times. At the same time when the piece measures 5 cm inc. at the side as done for the back piece. When finished with all inc. following no. of sts should be left = 31-34-37-41-46-50 sts. When the piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm bind of for armhole as done for the back piece. At the same time bind off for the collar at the centre edge as follows: 1 st on every 6th row 5-6-6-6-7-7 times. When finished with all binding off, following no. of sts should be left = 21-21-23-24-24-25 sts for each shoulder piece. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm.
Right front: Knit as left front, but reverse.
Sleeve: Cast on 34-36-36-38-40-40 sts (inclusive of 1 seam st at the side) on needles size 5.5 with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit in stocking sts. When the piece measures 5 cm inc. 1 sts at each side on every 4 - 3.5 – 3 - 2.5 - 2.5 - 2 cm a total of 9-10-12-13-13-15 times = 52-56-60-64-66-70 sts. When the piece measures 42-41-40-39-38-37 cm bind off for the sleeve cap at each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-3-4-5-6-7 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 49 cm. Then bind off at each side 3 sts 1 time. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures 50 cm. Knit the other sleeve.

Assembly: Sew the shoulders. Sew the sides and the sleeve together in the seam.

Crochet edge: Crochet with hook size 5 with 2 threads of Alpaca along the whole edge - back as well as front – begin at the centre back.
Crochet as follows:
1st round: 1 dc in 1st. st * 5ch, miss 1 – 1.5 cm, 1 dc in the next st* repeat from *-* and finish off with a sl st in the 1st dc from beginning of round.
2nd round: 4 ch, 4 dtr around the ch loop, 5 ch,* around the next ch loop crochet 5 dtr, 5 ch* repeat from *-*, finish off with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round.
3rd round: 4 ch, 1 dtr in each of next 4 dtr’s, 6 ch, *1 dtr in each of the next 5 dtr, 6 ch* repeat from *-*, finish off with a sl st in the 4th ch beginning of round.
Crochet edge on the sleeves: Crochet the same way along the edge of the sleeves but at the 1st round miss 2 cm between the dc’s (instead of 1 – 1.5 cm). Sew in the sleeves. The cardigan can be held together with a pin, a kilt pin or a brooch.

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