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Silver Dream Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket and hat with Norwegian pattern, worked top down in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-732
Yarn group B
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JACKET:
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-700-750 g colour no 72, light pearl grey
100-100-150-150-150-150 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - for rib.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON, NO 522: 6-6-7-7-7-7 pieces

HAT:
Size: One-size
Head circumference: approx. 56/58 cm
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 72, light pearl grey
50 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm – for rib.

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pattern type: hats, jackets, sets, shape: raglan, top down, theme: nordic,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1-A.3. Work entire pattern in stocking st.

ELEVATION:
Work an elevation in the back of neck as follows: NOTE! On every turn in the middle of piece slip 1st st, tighten yarn and continue to work. Beg mid back and work until 22-25-28-29-29-31 sts remain, turn, tighten yarn and work until 22-25-28-29-29-31 sts remain in the other side. Turn, tighten yarn and work until 37-41-46-49-49-53 sts remain, turn, tighten yarn and work until 37-41-46-49-49-53 sts remain in the other side. Turn, tighten yarn and work until 53-58-65-70-70-76 sts remain, turn, tighten yarn and work until 53-58-65-70-70-76 sts remain in the other side.

INCREASE TIP (applies to raglan):
Inc 1 st by making a YO before and after the 4 sts between markers on front piece/back piece and sleeves. K YO twisted on next row. Work the inc sts in the pattern.

PATTERN TIP:
Diagram A.3 shows how to work the 4 raglan sts to avoid large spaces between sts. After diagram work piece with light pearl grey until finished.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down. Work neck edge and band at the end. Cast on 111-111-115-119-123-123 sts (incl 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above) on circular needle size 4 mm with light pearl grey. P 1 row from WS. Continue with stocking st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until finished measurements - AT THE SAME TIME on next row inc 12-28-36-40-36-52 sts evenly = 123-139-151-159-159-175 sts. P 1 row from WS. Then work ELEVATION - see explanation above - in the neck. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Then work 2 rows over all sts, next row is from RS.
Work 1 row and at the same time insert 8 markers and 5 strands in the piece as follows: Work 22-25-28-29-29-31 sts, insert a marker after these sts and insert a strand in the 2nd st from beg (= mid front on right front piece). Work 4 sts, insert a marker, work 6-7-7-8-8-10 sts, insert a strand in the last st on right needle (= mid st on sleeve). Work 5-6-6-7-7-9 sts, insert a marker. Work 4 sts, insert a marker, work 21-24-27-28-28-30 sts, insert a strand in the last st on right needle (= middle of back piece). Work 20-23-26-27-27-29 sts, insert a marker. Work 4 sts, insert a marker, work 6-7-7-8-8-10 sts, insert a strand in the last st on right needle (= middle of sleeve). Work 5-6-6-7-7-9 sts, insert a marker. Work 4 sts, insert a marker. Work 22-25-28-29-29-31 sts, insert a strand in next to last st (= mid front on left front piece).

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
Now work PATTERN according to diagram A.2 - READ PATTERN TIP! NOTE: St with strand on back piece, front piece and sleeves should fit st with arrow in diagram. Count out towards the side (i.e. the pattern will not fit in transitions between body and sleeves).
AT THE SAME TIME inc for raglan in every transition between body and sleeves as follows - READ INCREASE TIP:
ON BODY: Inc every round 0-0-0-2-10-14 times in total, every other round 14-15-17-19-20-20 times in total and then every 4th round 6-6-5-4-2-2 times in total (= 81-89-97-105-119-131 sts on back piece and 42-46-50-54-61-67 sts on each front piece)
ON SLEEVE: Inc every other round 14-15-19-20-25-23 times in total and every 4th round 6-6-4-4-2-4 times in total (= 59-63-67-71-77-81 sts on sleeve). Piece measures approx. 19-19-19-20-21-22 cm from cast-on edge at the front.
After all inc for raglan, there are 283-307-331-355-395-427 sts on needle. Work next row as follows from RS: Work the first 42-46-50-54-61-67 sts (= front piece), slip the next 59-63-67-71-77-81 sts on stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts, work 81-89-97-105-119-131 sts (= back piece), slip the next 59-63-67-71-77-81 sts on stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts, work the remaining 42-46-50-54-61-67 sts (= front piece) = 181-197-213-233-261-285 sts. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts under each sleeve. Then work in stocking st with 1 edge sts in garter st in each side as before until piece measures approx. 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm from cast-on edge at the front. Then inc 1 st by making a YO on each side of the middle 2 sts in each side (marker is in the middle of these sts), P YO twisted on next row (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm 2 more times (= 3 times in total) = 193-209-225-245-273-297 sts.
Work until piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from cast-on edge at the front. On next row from RS, inc 7 sts evenly in all sizes = 200-216-232-252-280-304 sts. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work rib as follows from WS: 1 edge st in garter st, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain. Finish with P 2 and 1 edge st in garter st. Work until rib measures approx. 4 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P.

SLEEVE:
Work piece in the round on circular needle in stocking st. Slip sts from one stitch holder back on circular needle size 4 mm (= 59-63-67-71-77-81 sts). Work in stocking st and cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts at the end of row = 67-71-75-81-87-91 sts. Insert a marker in the middle of the new sts under the sleeve. When piece measures approx. 3 cm, dec 1 st on each side of the middle 2 sts under sleeve (marker is in the middle of these 2 sts). Switch to double pointed needles when needed. Repeat dec every 3½-3½-3-2½-2-2 cm 8-9-10-12-15-16 more times (= 9-10-11-13-16-17 times in total) = 49-51-53-55-55-57 sts. When piece measures 41-42-43-43-42-42 cm, inc 7-5-7-5-9-7 st evenly = 56-56-60-60-64-64 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work rib (K 2, P 2) until piece measures 45-46-47-47-46-46 cm from where new sts were cast on. Cast off with K over K and P over P. Work the other sleeve the same way.

LEFT BAND:
Work band back and forth on circular needle size 3.5 mm. Pick up 120-124-128-132-136-140 sts, (no of sts must be divisible by 4) inside 1 edge st on left front piece with light pearl grey. Work rib as follows from WS: 1 st in garter st, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-*, finish with P 2 and 1 st in garter st. Then work K over K and P over P until rib measures 3 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P.

RIGHT BAND:
Work as left band but when band measures approx. 1.5 cm, dec for 5-5-6-6-6-6 buttonholes evenly (dec for buttonholes in P sections seen from RS). 1 buttonhole = P 2 tog and make 1 YO – top buttonhole should be approx. 6 cm from the top (there should also be 1 buttonhole on neck edge), the other buttonholes should be approx. 8 cm apart. The distance after last buttonhole down towards edge is larger.

NECK EDGE:
Beg at the edge on right band at the top. Use circular needle size 3.5 mm and pick up 128-128-132-136-140-140 sts (no of sts must be divisible by 4) with light pearl grey around the entire edge and over left band. Work rib as follows (1st row = WS): 1 st in garter st, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-*, finish with P 2 and 1 st in garter st. Continue with K over K and P over P with 1 st in garter st in each side of piece. When neck edge measures 1 cm, dec for 1 buttonhole over the other buttonholes on right band. Continue rib until neck edge measures approx. 2 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew holes tog under sleeves and fasten yarn.

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HAT:
Worked in the round on circular needle, switch to double pointed needles when needed. Cast on 116 sts with light pearl grey on circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work rib = K 2/P 2 until piece measures approx. 4 cm. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. K 1 round with pearl grey while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8 sts evenly = 108 sts. Then work pattern according to diagram A.1 (= 9 repetitions on round). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with light pearl grey and stocking st. Work 1 round AT THE SAME TIME insert 9 markers in the hat with 12 sts between every marker. On next round, dec 1 st after every marker by K 2 tog (= 9 sts dec). Repeat dec every other round 10 times in total = 18 sts. On next round K tog all sts 2 by 2 = 9 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. The hat measures approx. 25 cm vertically.

Diagram

= off white
= light pearl grey


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