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Take It Easy Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with round yoke, worked top down in "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-678
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 2925, rust

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges in garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 pieces

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DROPS Alpaca DROPS Alpaca
100% Alpaca
from 2.90 £ /50g
DROPS Alpaca uni colour DROPS Alpaca uni colour 2.90 £ /50g
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DROPS Alpaca mix DROPS Alpaca mix 3.05 £ /50g
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row K YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 st before marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st after marker as follows: K 2 tog.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures (measured from cast-on edge):
SIZE S: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37 and 44 cm
SIZE M: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37 and 44 cm
SIZE L: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42 and 50 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37, 44 and 51 cm.
SIZE XXL: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 58 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 58 cm.
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JACKET:
Worked top down, back and forth on circular needle.

YOKE:
Cast on 120-124-128-132-136-140 sts (incl 6 band sts in each side of piece) on circular needle size 3 mm with Alpaca. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Now work piece in garter st. Insert 8 markers in piece from RS as follows: Work 6 band sts in garter st, K 12-13-14-15-16-17 (= left front piece), insert 1st marker, K 5, insert 2nd marker, K 20 (= sleeve), insert 3rd marker, K 5, insert 4th marker, K 24-26-28-30-32-34 (= back piece), insert 5th marker, K 5, insert 6th marker, K 20 (= sleeve), insert 7th marker, K 5, insert 8th marker, K 12-13-14-15-16-17, finish with 6 band sts in garter st (= right front piece). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. Then inc 1 st – READ INCREASE TIP, before 1st-3rd-5th and 7th marker and 1 st after 2nd-4th-6th and 8th marker (= 8 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4th row 20-22-23-24-26-28 more times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4-3-2-2-2-1½ cm, inc as follows: Inc 2 sts evenly on each front piece (NOTE: Do not inc over band sts), 1 st on each sleeve and 4 sts evenly on back piece (= 10 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4-3-2-2-2-1½ cm 3-5-7-9-9-11 more times. When all inc are done there are 328-368-400-432-452-492 sts on needle. Piece measures approx. 18-19-20-21-23-24 cm. Work in stocking st with 6 band sts in garter st in each side of piece. Work next row as follows: Work 6 band sts in garter st, K 46-53-59-65-68-75 sts, slip the next 66-72-76-80-84-90 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 new sts, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts, work the next 92-106-118-130-136-150 sts, slip the next 66-72-76-80-84-90 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 new sts under sleeve, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts, K 46-53-59-65-68-75, finish with 6 band sts in garter st = 216-244-268-296-308-336 sts. Work band in garter st until finished measurements. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
Work in stocking st with 6 band sts in garter st in each side of piece. When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of markers in the side - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 8-4-4-3-7-10 cm 3-6-7-9-4-3 more times = 200-216-236-256-288-320 sts. When piece measures 36-37-38-39-39-40 cm, switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work 5 ridges. Cast off.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Slip the 66-72-76-80-84-90 sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 3 mm. Cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 new sts under sleeve, insert 1 marker in the middle of the new sts = 76-82-86-92-96-102 sts. Work in stocking st. When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 4-3-2½-2-2-1½ cm 9-12-13-15-16-18 more times = 56-56-58-60-62-64 sts. Work in stocking st until piece measures 44-44-43-43-42-42 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Cast off when piece measures 47-47-46-46-45-45 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog under sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram