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DROPS Cardigan in Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi

Tags: jackets, stripes,

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-96-104-114 cm [33-7/8" - 37.75" - 41" - 44-7/8"]
Waist: 74-86-96-106 cm [29-1/8" - 33-7/8" - 37.75" - 41.75"]
Hem: 80-90-102-112 cm [31.5" - 35-3/8" - 40-1/8" - 44"]

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED
52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards
100-100-100-100 gr nr 01, natural.
100-100-150-150 gr nr 08, beige.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 09, flint.
50 - 50 - 50 - 50 gr nr 15, pink
and use: DROPS VIVALDI
43% mohair, 27% acrylic, 30% polyester, 50 g./280 m./305 yards
150-150-200-200 gr nr 06, natural white.

Alternate yarns for Silke-Tweed:
* DROPS SAFRAN, 100% Egyptian cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
* DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE, 54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards
* DROPS SILKE, 100% silk, 50 g./200 m./218 yards

6 DROPS Pearl shell buttons nr 522

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

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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DROPS Silke-Tweed DROPS Silke-Tweed
52% Silk, 48% Wool
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DROPS Vivaldi DROPS Vivaldi
56% Mohair, 30% Polyamide, 14% 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.
Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows with 1 strand Silke-Tweed + 1 strand Vivaldi on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

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

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

Stripe pattern: Knit stripes on body as follows:
9-9-10-10 cm with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 01 + 1 strand Vivaldi,
9-9-10-10 cm with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 08 + 1 strand Vivaldi,
9-9-10-10 cm with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 15 + 1 strand Vivaldi,
9-9-10-10 cm with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 09 + 1 strand Vivaldi,
9-9-10-10 cm with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 08 + 1 strand Vivaldi,
then knit the rest with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 01 + 1 strand Vivaldi.

Buttonholes:
1 buttonhole = bind off third st from edge and cast on 1 new st on the next row. Make buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 9, 16, 23, 30 and 37 cm.
Size M: 9, 17, 24, 32 and 39 cm.
Size L: 10, 17, 25, 32 and 40 cm.
Size XL: 10, 18, 26, 34 and 42 cm.
Make 1 buttonhole on neckband as well.

Back: Cast on 62-70-78-86 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 01 + 1 strand Vivaldi. Establish rib on first row as follows: P 1, *K 4, P 4*, repeat * - * until 5 sts remain, K 4, P 1. Knit the first 5 cm of stripe pattern (see instructions above) in rib then change to larger needles and continue stripe pattern in reverse stockinette st. At the same time when the piece measures 8 and 12 cm dec 1 st at each side = 58-66-74-82 sts.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3-3-4-4 cm a total of 4-4-3-3 times = 66-74-80-88 sts.
When the piece measures 33-34-35-36 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3 times and 1 st 2-3-3-5 times = 56-58-60-60 sts. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm bind off the center 20 sts for the neck. Then bind off 1 st at each neck edge on the next row = 17-18-19-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60 cm.

Left front: Cast on 37-45-45-53 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 01 + 1 strand Vivaldi. Establish rib on the first row as follows (from center front edge): K 4 (button band knit in garter st throughout), * K 4, P 4 *, repeat from * - * to last st, P 1. Knit the first 5 cm of stripe pattern (see instructions above) then change to larger needles and continue stripe pattern in reverse stockinette st but keep the 16 sts at the center front in garter st and rib as established. When the piece measures 8 and 12 cm dec 1 st at the side = 35-43-43-51 sts. When the piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm inc 1 st at the side every 3-3-4-4 cm a total of 4-4-3-3 times = 39-47-46-54 sts.
When the piece measures 33-34-35-36 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 34-39-36-40 sts. When the piece measures 43-44-46-47 cm put the 16 sts at the center front on a st holder for the neck. Then dec 1 st for the neck every other row 1-5-1-5 times = 17-18-19-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60 cm.

Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left, reversing all shaping. Make buttonholes - see instructions above.

Sleeve: Cast on 34-34-34-42 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 01 + 1 strand Vivaldi. Knit rib for 10 cm. Change to larger needles, 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 08 + 1 strand Vivaldi, and reverse stockinette st.
After the rib inc 1 st at each side every 3-2.5-2.5-2.5 cm a total of 13-15-16-14 times = 60-64-66-70 sts. When sleeve measures 51-50-48-47 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 3-3-3-2 times, 1 st 0-1-3-7 times, then 2 sts until the piece measures 57-57-57-58 cm and then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. Bind off, the piece measures approx. 58-58-58-59 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neck: Pick up approx. 76-86 sts around the neck (including over button bands and sts on st holders) on larger needles with 1 strand Silke-Tweed nr 01 + 1 strand Vivaldi. Knit 4 rows garter st, at the same time after 1st row make 1 buttonhole over the others on button bands. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.


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