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DROPS 36-19 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan with flower pattern in “handspun Alpaca”

Size: Small (Medium-Large)

Materials: DROPS Handspun Alpaca

800 (900-900) g col no 603, yellow
200 (200-200) g col no 611, green
100 (100-100) g col no 608, plum
100 (100-100) g col no 609, red
100 (100-100) g col no 610, blue
100 (100-100) g col no 607, pink
100 (100-100) g col no 618, purple
100 (100-100) g col no 602, beige

Wood Buttons: 5 pieces.
DROPS Circular Needle (80 cm) 5mm.
Or the size needed to obtain the correct tension. DROPS crochet hook no 5mm.

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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.

Pattern instructions

Knitting Tension: 17sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 2 strands of yarn on needle size 5 mm = 10x10cm.

Pattern: Pattern: See diagram (1 diagram = 1 repeat). Pattern is read from right to left, and is seen from RS. Pattern is worked in stocking st with 2 strands of yarn.

Buttonholes: Make buttonholes on right front 2 sts from edge as follows: Cast off 1 st, make 1 st on next row. Place buttonholes after 1 (1-1) cm, 13 (13-13) cm, 24.5 (25-25) cm, 36.5 (37.5-37.5) cm, 48 (50-50) cm.

Pocket lining: Cast on 28 sts on circ needle 5mm with green and work 11 cm stocking st back and forth on needle. Put sts on a thread. Make 2.
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Left front:
Cast on 54 (56-58) sts on circ needle size 5mm with yellow and work stocking st back and forth on needle. Work 2 (2-2) cm and work next row as follows: *2 (3-4) sts yellow, M.1, 2 (3-4) sts yellow*.
Rows in beige are worked all the way to the end of row. After M.1. work * -* but M.2 instead of M.1. Remember to check your tension.
When work measures 12 cm work next row as follows: Work 15 (16-17) sts, cast off 28 sts for pocket opening, 11 (12-13) sts. Next row: Place 28 sts from pocket lining over the cast off sts for pocket. Continue in pattern. After M.2 finish work in yellow.
When piece measures 49 (51–51) cm dec for neck on every other row as follows: 10 (10-12) sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts twice, 1 st 4 times.
Continue until piece measures 57 (59-59) cm. Cast off.

Right front:
Cast on and work as left front but reverse pattern. Remember buttonholes.

Back:
Cast on 100 (104-108) sts with yellow and work stocking st back and forth on needle. Work 2 (2-2) cm and work next row as follows: Work 9 (11-13) sts yellow, M.3, M.3 reverse, 9 (11-13) sts yellow. Work 27 rows with yellow, then 2 rows beige, then finish piece in yellow. Continue until piece measures 55 (57-57) cm. Cast off centre 30 (30-34) sts for neck. Dec 2 sts each side of next row.
Continue until piece measures 57 (59-59) sts. Cast off.

Sleeves:
Cast on 44 (44-46) sts on circ needle size 5mm with yellow and work stocking st back and forth on needle. Work 2 (2-2) cm and work next row as follows: Work M.3, and M.3 reverse = 1 repeat, but without the purple flower + leaf (make sure you centre 1 repeat on top of sleeve). At the same time inc each side as follows: 1 st 26 (25-26) times alternatively on 3rd and 4th row = 96 (96-98) sts. Complete M.3. and finish piece in yellow. Continue until piece measures 44 (44-44) cm. Cast off.

Assembly:
Sew shoulder seams.
Crochet edge: Work dc from RS with 2 strands of yarn and crochet hook 3.5 mm. 1 row dc with green at bottom of body, along fronts and around neck as follows: 120 sts for body, 55 sts along each front and 50 sts around neck. Work next row from RS as follows: * pick up thread from under dc st, make stitch loose (approx 2 cm long), twist hook 360 degrees anti clock wise , pull yarn through. Repeat * - *.
Repeat at bottom of sleeves over 25 sts and on pocket over approx 18 sts.
Sew pocket lining to inside.
Sew in buttons.

Diagram

= yellow
= purple
= beige
= green
= plum
= red
= blue
= pink


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