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DROPS 96-22 by DROPS Design

DROPS Short/long sleeved jacket with cable pattern in Karisma

Size: S – M – L – XL-XXL
Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 84-96-106-118-130 cm = 33”-37 3/4”-41 3/4”-46 1/2”-51 1/4”
Full length: 48-50-52-54-56 cm = 19”-9 3/4"-20 1/2"-21 1/4"-22"

All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
Short sleeves:
350-350-400-450-500 g color no 21, grey
Long sleeves:
450-500-550-600-650 g color no 21, grey

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 3.5 mm = US 4 and 4 mm = US 6
DROPS silver button, no 534: 5 pcs

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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.
Knitting Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows on needle size 4 mm = US 6 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”
Garter sts: knit all rows
Pattern: see diagrams M.1 and M.2. The diagrams are seen from the right side.
Decreasing tips (applies to neckline): Dec inside 6 edge sts in garter sts from the RS.
Dec as follows after 6 edge sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
Dec as follows before 6 edge sts in garter sts: K2 tog. NB! From the WS purl 7th sts from the edge.
Buttonhole: Bind off for buttonholes on right front edge as follows: K2, yo, K2 tog, K2. Knit yo on next row.
Bind off for buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 2, 8, 14, 20 and 26 cm = 3/4”, 3 1/8”, 5 1/2”, 8” and 10 1/4”
Size M: 3, 9, 14, 21 and 27 cm = 1 1/8”, 3 1/2”, 5 1/2”, 8 1/4” and 10 5/8”
Size L: 3, 10, 16, 22 and 28 cm = 1 1/8”, 4”, 6 1/4”, 8 3/4” and 9”
Size XL: 3, 10, 16, 23 and 29 cm = 1 1/8”, 4”, 6 1/4”, 9” and 11 3/8”
Size XXL: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 30 cm = 1 1/8”, 4”, 6 3/4”, 9 1/2” and 11 3/4”

Back and front piece: Knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Remember buttonholes on right front edge – see above.
Read all of this section before knitting it!
Cast on 194-218-242-266-290 (incl 6 front edge sts each side, knitted in garter sts throughout)) on circular needle size 3.5 mm = US 4. Purl 1 row from WS. Continue as follows: 6 edge sts in garter sts, *K2, P2*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 6 front edge sts in garter sts. Knit 3 cm = 1 1/8” Rib and make sure next row is from the WS. Change to needle size 4 mm = US 6 and purl 3 rows (keep 6 sts each side in gater sts), at the same time inc 2 sts evenly on first row = 196-220-244-268-292 sts. Insert a marking thread 51-57-63-69-75 sts in from each side (= 94-106-118-130-142 sts between marking thread on back piece).
After the 3 purled rows knit next row as follows from the RS:
Size S: 6 edge sts in garter sts, M.1A (= 45 sts), M.1B (= 45 sts, P4, M.1A (= 45 sts), M1.B (= 45 sts) and 6 edge sts.
Size M: 6 edge sts in garter sts, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, P4, K2, P4, K1, M.1B (= 45 sts, P4, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, P4, K2, P4, K1, M1.B (= 45 sts) and 6 edge sts.
Size L: 6 edge sts in garter sts, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, *P4, K2*, repeat from *-* 3 times, P4, K1, M.1B (= 45 sts, P4, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, *P4, K2*, repeat from *-* 3 times, P4, K1, M1.B (= 45 sts) and 6 edge sts.
Size XL: 6 edge sts in garter sts, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, *P4, K2*, repeat from *-* 5 times, P4, K1, M.1B (= 45 sts, P4, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, *P4, K2*, repeat from *-* 5 times, P4, K1, M1.B (= 45 sts) and 6 edge sts.
Size XXL: 6 edge sts in garter sts, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, *P4, K2*, repeat from *-* 7 times, P4, K1, M.1B (= 45 sts, P4, M.1A (= 45 sts), K1, *P4, K2*, repeat from *-* 7 times, P4, K1, M1.B (= 45 sts) and 6 edge sts.
Continue pattern like this.
Inc at sides: At the same time when piece measures 10 cm = 4” inc 1 st on both sides of the 2 knitted sts at the sides (marking thread is between these 2 sts) on every 4-5-5-5-6 cm = 1 1/2”-2”-2”-2”-2 3/8” a total of 4 times - purl new sts from the RS and knit them from the WS.
Neckline: At the same time when piece measures 27-28-29-30-31 cm = 10 5/8”-11”-11 3/8”-11 3/4”-12 1/4” dec 1 st each side on every 4th row – see Decreasing tips - a total of 13 times.
Armhole: At the same time when piece measures 29-30-31-32-33 cm = 11 3/8”-11 3/4”-12 1/4”-12 1/2”-13” bind off 6 sts each side for armhole (i.e. 3 sts on each side of both marking threads) and continue each piece separately.

Back piece: = 96-108-120-132-144 sts. Bind off for armhole each side on every other row: 2 sts 1-3-4-5-6 times and 1 st 3-3-5-7-9 times = 86-90-94-98-102 sts. Continue in pattern as before. When piece measures 45-47-49-51-53 cm = 17 3/4”-18 1/2”-19 1/4”-20”-21” knit 4 rows garter sts over the middle 28 sts (knit other sts as before). Now bind off the middle 16 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row – see Decreasing tips = 34-36-38-40-42 sts left on each shoulder. Continue in pattern with 6 sts in garter sts towards neckline. When piece measures approx 47-49-51-53-55 cm = 18 1/2”-19 1/4”-20”-21”-21 5/8” – make sure you have knitted a couple of rows in stockinette sts after a cable – knit the 6 sts in each cable tog 2 by 2 = 28-30-32-34-36 sts on row. Bind off remaining sts on next row, piece measures approx 48-50-52-54-56 cm = 19”-9 3/4"-20 1/2"-21 1/4"-22".

Right front piece: Bind off for armhole as described for back piece, at the same time dec for neckline as before. After all dec for armhole and neckline are complete = 34-36-38-40-42 sts left on shoulder. Continue in patterns with 6 sts towards neckline in garter sts until piece measures approx 47-49-51-53-55 cm = 18 1/2”-19 1/4”-20”-21”-21 5/8”– adjust as done for back piece. Now knit the 6 sts in each cable tog 2 by 2 = 28-30-32-34-36 sts on row. Bind off remaining sts on next row, piece measures approx 48-50-52-54-56 cm = 19”-9 3/4"-20 1/2"-21 1/4"-22".

Left front piece: Knit as right front piece, but mirrored.

Short sleeves: Cast on 76-80-84-88-92 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm = US 4 with Karisma and knit 1 row. Continue in Rib *K2, P2”. When Rib measures 3 cm = 1 1/8” change to double pointed needles size 4 mm = US 6, knit 1 round, purl 1 round and knit 1 round, at the same time adjusting no of sts to 77-81-87-93-97 on the last round. Knit next round as follows (start mid under arm): K1, P 10-12-15-18-20, M.2 (= 55 sts) and finish with P 10-12-15-18-20 and K1. Continue in pattern like this. When piece measures 4-4-5-6-7 cm = 1 1/2”-1 1/2”-2”-2 3/8”-2 3/4” bind off 6 sts mid under arm and finish the sleeve knitting back and forth on needle. Now dec for sleeve cap each side on every other row: 2 sts 3-4-4-4-5 times, 1 st 3-4-5-7-7 times and 2 sts each side until sleeve measures 11-13-15-17-19 cm = 4 3/8”-5 1/8”-6”-6 3/4”-7 1/2”. Now bind off 3 sts 1 time each side and bind off remaining sts on next row, sleeve measures approx 12-14-16-18-20 cm = 4 3/4”-5 1/2”-6 1/4”-7”-8”.

Long sleeves: Cast on 48-48-56-56-56 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm = US 4 with Karisma and knit 1 row. Continue in Rib *K2, P2”. When Rib measures 3 cm = 1 1/8” change to double pointed needles size 4 mm = US 6, knit 1 round, purl 1 round and knit 1 round, at the same time adjusting no of sts to 55-55-61-61-61 on the last round. Knit next round as follows (start mid under arm): P 0-0-3-3-3 sts, M.2 (= 55 sts) and finish with P 0-0-3-3-3. Continue in pattern like this. At the same time when sleeve measures 10-8-8-11-8 cm = 4”-3 1/8”-3 1/8”-4 3/8”-3 1/8” inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3.5-3-3-2-2 cm = 1 1/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-3/4”-3/4” a total of 11-13-13-16-18 times = 77-81-87-93-97 sts (purl new sts). When piece measures 49-47-46-45-44 cm = 19 1/4”-18 1/2”-18”-17 3/4”-17 1/4” bind off 6 sts mid under arm and finish the sleeve knitting back and forth on needle. Now dec for sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 3-4-4-4-5 times, 1 st 3-4-5-7-7 times and 2 sts each side until sleeve measures 56 cm = 22”. Now bind off 3 sts 1 time each side and bind off remaining sts on next row, sleeve measures approx 57 cm = 22 1/2”.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= Bobble: Work 5 sts in the same st as follows: K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, turn the piece, work 4 rows stockinette sts on these 5 sts. Now lift 2nd st on right needle over 1st st, 3rd st over 1st st, 4th st over 1st st and 5th st over 1st st = 1 st left.
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind peice, K3, K3 from cable needle


Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 96-22) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (19)

Helenor Dale 05.10.2015 - 02:47:

For the first row.. is the meaning 1st row purl the wrong side of the work and the 2nd row the right side of the work?

DROPS Design 05.10.2015 kl. 10:06:

Dear Mrs Dale, first row is here worked P from WS, then start in pattern from RS (= 1st row). Happy knitting!

Wendy 16.02.2013 - 01:12:

...where are the measurements for the different sizes?

DROPS Design 16.02.2013 kl. 10:11:

Dear Wendy, you will find the measurement chart at the very bottom of the page. All measures are in cm and should help you to find the correct size. Happy knitting !

Eva-Marie 22.09.2006 - 18:05:

Åh! Den vill jag sticka nu!!! Ursnygg!

Ann-Christin 11.08.2006 - 11:45:

Helt fantastisk.Skulle sticka den genast om jag hade mönstret.

Turid Kjeldseth Hasle 28.07.2006 - 16:33:

Denne vil jeg strikke. Håper den kommer i repertoaret.

Klara 05.07.2006 - 00:18:

Söt!

Karina 04.07.2006 - 21:32:

Rigtig sød. Den vil jeg gerne strikke.

KatjaMarita 27.06.2006 - 20:14:

Jättesöt!

Birte-Marie 24.06.2006 - 17:22:

God model .Pænt mønster.Tag den med.

Anette 21.06.2006 - 21:05:

Jättefin, jag hoppas den kommer med. Gärna med komplettering i mönstret så man kan göra den utan ärmar!

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