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DROPS 76-19 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Alaska

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Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 130-140-150-160 cm [51-1/8" - 55-1/8" - 59" - 63"]
Waist: 112-122-132-142 cm [44" - 48" - 52" - 55-7/8"]

Materials: DROPS ALASKA,
100% pure new wool, 50 g/75 m./82 yards
550-600-650-700 gr nr 50, dark brown.

4 DROPS wood buttons, nr 511

DROPS 7 mm [US 10½] needles

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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.
Gauge: 14 sts x 17 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette

Knitting tips (for neckband):
All decs are made from right side. Dec 1 st as follows:
After the garter st sts: Sl 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso. Before the garter st sts: K 2 tog.

Back: Loosely cast on 81-88-95-102 sts. Knit 10 rows garter st. Change to stockinette st, increasing 12 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 93-100-107-114 sts. When the piece measures 35-36-37-38 cm bind off 1 st at each side for armholes = 91-98-105-112 sts. When the piece measures 50-52-54-56 cm bind off the center 19-20-21-22 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 35-38-41-44 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm.

Left front: Cast on 43-47-50-54 sts. Knit 10 rows garter st. Change to stockinette st, keeping 6 sts in garter st at center front edge for button band and increasing 6 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 49-53-56-60 sts.
Read the entire next section before knitting:

Collar: When the piece measures 27-29-30-32 cm inc 2 sts inside the 1st button band st - knit the increased sts in garter st. Then knit 2 short rows garter st over only the 8 outermost sts at the center front. Then knit all sts again, at the same time inc 1 st inside of the outermost button band st every row 5 times, then every other row 5 times and then every 4 rows 6 times = 18 sts increased for collar - knit the increased sts in garter st.

Neckband: At the same time when the piece measures 30-32-33-35 cm dec for the neckband (but continue to inc for collar) as follows: dec 1 st inside of all garter st sts (the 6 button band sts + the sts increased for collar) - see knitting tips - every other row 13-14-14-15 times.

Armhole: At the same time when the piece measures 35-36-37-38 cm bind off 1 edge st at the side for armhole.
After all shaping for neck and armhole is complete you have 53-56-59-62 sts. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm bind off shoulder sts + 6 button band sts (= 35-38-41-44 sts). Only the garter st collar sts remain on needles = 18 sts.

Collar: Continue with garter st over the 18 sts as follows: * 2 rows garter st over all sts, 2 rows garter st over only the outermost 12 sts *, repeat from * - * until the collar measures approx. 7.5-8-8-8.5 cm or to center back of the neck. Put sts on a st holder.

Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left but reversing all shaping. Make buttonholes along button band. 1 buttonhole = bind off the 4th st from edge and on the next row yo over the bound off st.
Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S/M: 7, 14, 21 and 28 cm.
Size M/L: 9, 16, 23 and 30 cm.
Size XL: 10, 17, 24 and 31 cm.
Size XXL: 12, 19, 26 and 33 cm.

Sleeve: Loosely cast on 40-42-44-46 sts. Knit garter st for 12 cm. Change to stockinette st and inc 1 st at each side every 6.5-6-4.5-4 cm a total of 5-5-6-6 times = 50-52-56-58 sts. When sleeve measures 41-39-37-35 cm bind off 4 sts at each side every other row 2 times. Then bind off the remaining sts. The piece measures approx. 43-41-39-37 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Join the collar at center back. Sew the collar to neck band with the seam on the right side so it will not show when the collar folds down. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Mercedes 18.09.2014 - 20:40:

Hola otra vez! estoy algo atascada con este preyecto. No consigo entender esta parte del patron: dism 1 pt dentro de todos los pts en pt musgo (los 6 pts del borde para los botones + los pts aum para el cuello) – ver Tips para la elaboración del tejido – en vtas alternas 13-14-14-15 veces. (borde del cuello) ¿a que se refiere con disminuir un punto dentro de todos los puntos?? Gracias por la ayuda! un saludo!

DROPS Design 19.09.2014 kl. 10:32:

Hola Mercedes. Cuando se dice aum/dism dentro de los pts de la cenefa significa trabajar los pts de la cenefa y trabajar los aum/dism en el anterior/siguiente pt antes/después de los pts de la cenefa. Las dism/aum siempre se trabajan por el LD (salvo que diga lo contrario el patrón).

Mercedes 25.01.2014 - 12:30:

Hola! creo que las medidas del patron están equivocadas. El busto para la talla S pone que son 130 cm (que me parece muy grande) y luego pone que son 51" que serían 103 cm, asique supongo que los inches son los que están bien. Luego en la cintura tengo el mismo problema porque si me fio de los inches,44, es muy estrecha, mientras si me fio de los cm, 112, lo veo bien. ¿alquien me puede ayudar? gracias!

DROPS Design 28.01.2014 kl. 09:32:

Hola Mercedes. Las conversiones inches/cm son correctas: 51 inches por 2.54 = 129.5 cm. La chaqueta tiene un corte muy amplio.

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