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DROPS 76-6 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan and Pullover in Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi. Scarf in Puddel.

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Cardigan:

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 96-104-112-120-128 cm [37.75" - 41" - 44" - 47.25" - 50-3/8"]
Hem: 118-126-134-142-150 cm [46.5" - 49-5/8" - 52.75" - 55-7/8" - 59"]

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150-150 gr nr 27, light blue
100-100-150-150-150 gr nr 08, beige
100-100-100-100-100 gr nr 05, denim blue
50 - 50-100-100-100 gr nr 03, burgundy
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 15, pink
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 17, natural white

and use: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350 gr nr 06, natural white

6 DROPS wood buttons, nr 501

DROPS 5 mm [US 8] and 5.5 mm [US 9] needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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52% Silk, 48% Wool
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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.
CARDIGAN:

Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows with 1 strand Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi = 10 x 10 cm on larger needles in stockinette st.

Rib: * K 4, P 4 *. repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts. The entire pattern is knit in reverse stockinette st.

Back:
Cast on 94-94-102-110-118 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand each beige Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi. Knit Pattern 1 - knit the first 4 cm in rib keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st and begin and end the rib with K 4 (seen from the right side). After 4 cm change to larger needles and reverse stockinette st. On the 1st row after the rib:
Sizes S + XXL: dec 4 sts.
Size M: inc 2 sts.
Size L: no inc or dec
Size XL: dec 2 sts
= 90-96-102-108-114 sts. After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2, then continue with 1 strand light blue Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi to finished measurements. When the piece measures 20 cm dec 1 st at each side every 5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 8 times = 74-80-86-92-98 sts. When the piece measures 65-67-69-71-74 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-2-2-3 times, 2 sts 1-2-2-3-3 times and 1 st 3-3-3-3-3 times = 58-60-60-62-62 sts. When the piece measures 84-87-90-93-96 cm bind off the center 16-16-16-18-18 sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row = 19-20-20-20-20 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 86-89-92-95-98 cm.

Left front: Cast on 50-50-58-58-58 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand beige Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi. Knit Pattern 1 - knit the first 4 cm in rib keeping 1 st at each edge in garter st. Start the rib with P 4 at the side and finish with K 4 rm at the center front (seen from the right side). Then change to larger needles and knit reverse stockinette st as on back. On the 1st row after the rib dec 4-1-6-3-0 sts evenly distributed = 46-49-52-55-58 sts. When the piece measures 20 cm dec 1 st at the side every 5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 8 times = 38-41-44-47-50 sts. When the piece measures 60-63-66-69-72 cm dec 1 st at the center front for V-neck every 4 rows a total of 11-11-11-12-12 times. At the same time when the piece measures 65-67-69-71-74 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back. After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 19-20-20-20-20 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 86-89-92-95-98 cm.

Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left, reversing all shaping.

Sleeve: Cast on 50-50-50-50-50 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand beige Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi. Knit Pattern 1 - knit the first 16 cm in rib with 1 st at each edge in garter st. Change to larger needles and reverse stockinette st. On the 1st row after the rib dec 6-6-3-3-3 sts evenly distributed = 44-44-47-47-47 sts. After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2 to finished measurements. At the same time when the piece measures 17-17-18-18-18 cm inc 1 st at each side every 4-3.5-3-2-2 cm a total of 8-9-9-11-11 times = 60-62-65-69-69 sts. When sleeve measures 48-47-45-43-42 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 2-2-1-1-1 times, 2 sts 2-2-3-3-2 times and 1 st 1-3-5-7-11 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 56-56-56-56-57 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 57-57-57-57-58 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Button band + collar:
Right side: Put a marker on front 26 cm down from shoulder (where neck shaping begins). Pick up along right front and along neck to center back with 1 strand beige Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi on smaller needles as follows: 92-92-108-108-108 sts up to the marker and 54 sts to center back = 146-146-162-162-162 sts. Knit as follows from center back (1st row is a wrong side row = right side when the collar folds out): K 2, * P 4, K 4 *, repeat from * - * and finish with P 4 and 4 sts in garter st at bottom edge. You should have P 4 under the marker and K 4 above (seen from the right side). After 1 cm make 6 buttonholes evenly distributed. Place the bottom buttonhole approx. 25 cm from lower edge and top buttonhole approx. 1 cm below the beginning of neck shaping. 1 buttonhole = bind off 1 st, on the next row yo over the bound off st. When band measures 4 cm bind off all sts up to the marker = 92-92-108-108-108 sts (bind off in pattern). Continue rib over the remaining 54 sts (= collar). The first K 4 above the marker knit in garter st. At the same time inc 1 st every other row at center back between P 2/K 4. Twist the increased sts when you first make them so that you will not leave a hole, then P all the increased sts. Continue until the collar measures approx. 15-17 cm (12-14 sts have been increased at the center back, so there are 14-16 P sts at center back). Then inc all K 4/P 4 to K 5/P 5, and inc in every 4th st over the 14-16 P sts at center back = 82-85 sts. Knit 1 row in rib without increases, then bind off in rib, the collar measures approx. 16-18 cm.
Left side: knit the same as the right, reversing shaping.
Sew the collar at center back.

Pockets: Cast on 26 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand beige Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi. Knit stockinette st keeping 1 st at each edge in garter st. Start at arrow of chart for Pattern 1 and knit until pocket measures approx. 15 cm - adjust to end after 1 full stripe of the pattern - then knit 4 rows garter st in the next color of the pattern, bind off. Knit a second pocket. Sew pockets with knit side out on fronts approx. 8 cm from center front - match up the stripes on pocket and front.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.





PULLOVER:

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 92-100-108-116-124 cm [36.25" - 39-3/8" - 42.5" - 45-5/8" - 48-7/8"]
Waist: 84-92-100-108-116 cm [33" - 36.25" - 39-3/8" - 42.5" - 45-5/8"]

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
50-50-100-100-100 gr nr 27, light blue
50-50-50-50-50 gr nr 05, denim blue
50-50-50-50-50 gr nr 03, burgundy
50-50-50-50-50 gr nr 15, dusty pink
50-50-50-50-50 gr nr 08, beige
50-50-50-50-50 gr nr 17, natural white

and use: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200 gr nr 06, natural white

DROPS 5 mm [US 8] and 5.5 mm [US 9] needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows with 1 strand Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi on larger needles = 10 x 10 cm.

Rib: * K 4, P 4 *, repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is knit entirely in reverse stockinette st with 1 strand each Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi.

Front: Cast on 66-70-78-82-90 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand each denim blue Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi. Knit Pattern 1 - knit the first 4 cm in rib keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. Start the rib with K 4 (seen from the right side). After 4 cm change to larger needles and reverse stockinette st.
On the 1st row after the rib dec 1 st in sizes S + L + XXL and inc 1 st in sizes M + XL = 65-71-77-83-89 sts. When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st at each side every 7-8-8-9-9 cm a total of 3 times = 71-77-83-89-95 sts. After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2, then continue with 1 strand each light blue Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 32-33-34-35-36 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-2-3 times, 2 sts 1-2-3-3-3 times and 1 st 2-2-3-3-2 times = 57-59-59-59-61 sts. When the piece measures 46-48-50-52-54 cm bind off the center 13 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 17-18-18-18-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front but start the rib with (seen from the right side) K 4 in sizes S + XL + XXL and with P 4 in sizes M + L - and on the 1st row after the rib dec 1 st in sizes S + L + XXL and inc 1 st in sizes M + XL = 65-71-77-83-89 sts. Bind off for armhole as on front and continue until the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm. Now bind off the center 21 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 17-18-18-18-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Sleeve: Read the entire section before knitting:
Cast on 50-50-50-50-50 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand each denim blue Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi. Knit Pattern 1 - knit the first 16 cm in rib keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. Then change to larger needles and reverse stockinette st. On the 1st row after the rib dec 6-6-4-4-2 sts evenly distributed = 44-44-46-46-48 sts. At the same time when the piece measures 17 cm inc 1 st at each side every 6-4.5-4.5-3-2.5 cm a total of 6-7-7-9-10 times = 56-58-60-64-68 sts.
After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2, then continue with 1 strand light blue Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi to finished measurements - at the same time when sleeve measures 49-47-46-44-43 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 2-1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 2-3-2-2-2 times and 1 st 1-3-6-8-9 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 56-56-57-57-57 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 57-57-58-58-58 cm.

Assembly: Sew right shoulder.
Neckband: Pick up 56 or 64 sts (divisible by 8) around the neck on smaller needles with 1 strand each light blue Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi - if you pick up more or less sts dec/inc evenly distributed on the 1st row. Knit rib for 2 cm. Bind off in rib. Sew left shoulder and up along neckband.

Embroidered blossom: embroider a blossom with 2 strands Vivaldi. The blossom should be approx. 22 x 22 cm and placed at center front. Sew in sleeves.
Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.





SCARF:

Length: approx. 120 cm [47.25"]
Width: approx. 18 cm [7"]

Materials: DROPS PUDDEL from Garnstudio
100 gr nr 01, natural white.

DROPS 8 mm [US 13] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 9 sts in garter st = 10 cm wide.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Scarf: Cast on 16 sts loosely and knit garter st back and forth on needles. Bind off when the piece measures approx. 120 cm.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= beige Silke-Tweed + Vivaldi.
= dusty pink Silke-Tweed + Vivaldi.
= burgundy Silke-Tweed + Vivaldi.
= denim blue Silke-Tweed + Vivaldi.
= light blue Silke-Tweed + Vivaldi.
= natural white Silke-Tweed + Vivaldi.


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