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Virginia Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with rib and raglan, worked top down in ”Eskimo”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-505
Yarn group E or C + C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-108-116-130 cm / 31½"-34½"-37 3/4"-42½"-45 3/4"-51½"
Full length: 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''
MEASURE: All measurements in chart in cm. Conversion to inch - see page 4.

DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
700-750-800-900-1000-1050 g color no 53, light gray

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS METAL BUTTONS, NO 542: 7-7-7-7-8-8 pieces

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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc on each side of every A.1 by making 1 YO (= 8 inc on row). On next row work YOs twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP (applies to body):
Work until 1 st remains before marker, 1 YO, K 2, 1 YO = 2 sts inc. Repeat in the other side. On next row K YOs twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Dec before marker and 1 st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after marker and 1 st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K 2 tog and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures (measured from edge at the bottom of body):
SIZE S: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50 and 59 cm / 2",5½",9",12½",16",19 3/4",23 1/4"
SIZE M: 5, 15, 25, 34, 43, 52 and 61 cm / 2",6",9 3/4",13½",17",20½",24"
SIZE L: 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 54 and 63 cm / 2",6",9 3/4",13 3/4",17 3/4",21 1/4",24 3/4"
SIZE XL: 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55 and 65 cm / 2",6",9 3/4",13 3/4",17 3/4",21½",25½"
SIZE XXL: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 59 and 67 cm / 2",5½",9",12½",16",19 3/4",23 1/4",26½"
SIZE XXXL: 5, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51, 60 and 69 cm / 2",6",9½",13",16½",20",23½",27"

Worked back and forth, top down. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.

Cast on 54-54-58-58-58-58 sts on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11. Continue to work rib as follows: P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*. When rib has been worked for 3 cm / 1'', work 1 row in stockinette st from RS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 8-8-7-7-8-8 sts evenly = 62-62-65-65-66-66 sts. Now work pattern as follows: 5-5-6-6-6-6 sts in stockinette st (= front piece), A.1, 3 sts in stockinette st (= sleeve), A.1, 10-10-11-11-12-12 sts in stockinette st (= back piece), A.1, 3 sts in stockinette st (= sleeve ), A.1, 5-5-6-6-6-6 sts in stockinette st (= front piece). There is now 1 repetition A.1 in each raglan. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue with pattern like this, AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS beg inc for RAGLAN – see explanation above! Inc differently on body and sleeves:
Repeat inc every row 0-2-5-8-10-12 times, every other row 4-4-3-4-4-8 times and every 4th row 5-5-5-4-4-2 times.
Repeat inc every row 6-6-7-7-10-11 times, every other row 3-4-4-5-4-4 times and every 4th row 4 times in all sizes.

When all inc are done and piece measures 24-25-26-27-28-29 cm / 9½''-9 3/4''-10 1/4''-10 5/8''-11''-11 3/8'', there are 150-162-177-193-210-230 sts in total on needle. Then continue in stockinette st as follows: Work the first 18-20-23-26-28-32 sts, slip the next 39-41-43-45-49-51 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 new sts under sleeve, insert a marker in the middle of these sts, work the next 36-40-45-51-56-64 sts, slip the next 39-41-43-45-49-51 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 new sts under sleeve, insert a marker in the middle of these sts, work the remaining 18-20-23-26-28-32 sts. Work the new sts under each sleeve in stockinette st.

There are now 88-96-106-118-128-144 sts for body. Continue in stockinette st. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' from the new sts under sleeve, beg inc on each side of markers - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every 8-6½-7-7-9-9 cm / 3"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3½"-3½" 3-4-4-4-3-3 more times = 104-116-126-138-144-160 sts. When piece measures 61-63-65-67-69-71 cm / 24''-24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28'' in total, inc 2-2-4-4-2-2 sts = 106-118-130-142-146-162 sts. Now work rib as follows: P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*. Continue like this until rib has been worked for 5 cm / 2''. Bind off with K over K and P over P.
Slip sts back on double pointed needles. Work in stockinette st and cast on 8 new sts at the end of row = 47-49-51-53-57-59 sts. Insert a marker in the middle of the new sts under the sleeve. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Then work in stockinette st in the round – AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of marker – READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every other round 2 more times in all sizes = 41-43-45-47-51-53 sts. Then dec every 4-3½-4-3½-3-3 cm / 1½"-1 1/4"-1½"-1 1/4"-1"-1" 9-10-9-10-12-11 times = 23-23-27-27-27-31 sts. When sleeve measures 42-42-41-41-41-41 cm / 16½"-16½"-16"-16"-16"-16", inc 1 st in all sizes = 24-24-28-28-28-32 sts. Continue with rib as follows: K 1, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, K 1. Continue like this until rib has been worked for 5 cm / 2''. Bind off with K over K and P over P.

Pick up sts for band as follows from RS: Beg at the bottom on right front piece and pick up 86-90-90-94-98-102 sts evenly inside 1 st in stockinette st. Then work rib, beg from WS as follows: 2 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above -, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain, P 2, 2 sts in garter st. Continue like this back and forth, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row from RS dec for BUTTONHOLES – see explanation above!

Pick up sts and work band the same way as right band but reversed. I.e. pick up sts from neck edge st the top (= from RS). Do not dec for buttonholes.

Sew the holes under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left band.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS

Kathy 30.04.2019 - 19:43:

Here is the rest of my question: for the first row of inc. we inc : 1 back( which would now be 5+1 SS(UNSURE how to inc here as the sleeve is requiring a YO)/ sleeve A1 3SS..so now we would yo on either side of A1/Front A1 10ss..unsure where to inc the 2 stitches here?/Sleeve A1 3ss which would be 1 on either side A1, Back A1 5ss...again unsure how inc as there is already a yo for the sleeve increase. I hope this is not too confusing. I really do appreciate you help.

DROPS Design 02.05.2019 kl. 09:11:

Dear Kathy, increase for raglan before / after A.1 ( see RAGLAN): on very first inc for raglan work: 5 sts in stocking st, inc 1 (front piece), A.1, inc 1, 3 sts in ss, inc 1 (= sleeve), A.1, inc 1, 10 sts in ss, inc 1 (back piece), A.1, inc 1, 5 sts ss (= front piece) = you have increased 8 sts (= 1st inc every orw on body + on sleeves). On next row from WS, you have to inc 8 sts for raglan, work to A.1 (work the YO from previous row twisted), YO, work A.1, YO and work the YO from previous row twisted. Repeat at each A.1 = you have inc 2 times every row on body + on sleeve. Happy knitting!

Kathy 30.04.2019 - 19:36:

Hello, I love your patterns. I am struggling a little with this one though. I have actually charted out all my increases on a piece of paper in hopes that would help me, but I am still confused. I am making size medium( I did read your comments from another person in regards to the increasing for this size, but my apologies I am still unclear)Am I placing markers on my work from the beginning where you indicate ie back 5 ss/sleeve A1 3ss/ sorry..I am going to send you another comment card to as

DROPS Design 02.05.2019 kl. 09:06:

Dear Kathy, in size M the increases for raglan will be made on a different rythm on body and on sleeves: on body: increase 1 st on each front piece + 2 sts on back piece every row 2 times, then every other row (= every RS row) 4 times then every 4th row (= every other row from RS) 5 times. At the same time, increase for sleeves (beg + end of sleeve): every row 6 times, every other row 4 times and every 4th row 4 times. Ie you will increase sometimes only 4 sts for raglan and sometimes 8 sts depending on the row. Happy knitting!

Iben Clausen 29.11.2018 - 08:55:

Når man skal tage ud, er det så kun på retsiden?

DROPS Design 29.11.2018 kl. 13:48:

Hei Iben. Ikke nødvendigvis. Når du øker til raglan for eksempel skal du i perioder øke på hver pinne, og dette blir da fra både retten og vrangen. Når du øker på annehver pinne er dette fra retten. God fornøyelse.

Johanna 22.09.2018 - 00:26:

Guten Tag, ich finde die Zunahme sehr schlecht beschrieben und verstehe nicht, in welcher Weise sie geschene soll. Wenn ich richtig zähle, gibt es in manchen Reihen eine ungerade Anzahl von Zunahmen... Stimmt das? Nimmt man manchmal 9 und manchmal 8 M zu? Und an welchen Stellen genau, wenn die Zunahme der Maschen ungerade ist? Wie verteilt sich das? Ich wäre sehr dankbar über eine genaue Beschreibung der Zunahme!

DROPS Design 24.09.2018 kl. 11:17:

Liebe Johanna, die Raglanzunahmen sind unterschiedlich je nach der Größe und auf dem Rumpfteil und auf den Ärmeln: Beim Rumpfteil: Sie zuerst in jeder Reihe (Hin- sowie Rückreihen), dann in jeder 2. Reihe (jeder Hinreihe) und dann jeder 4. Reihe (jeder 2. Hinreihe) = 2 M Rückenteil und 1 M am jeden Vorderteil. Bei den Ärmeln: in jeder Reihe (= Hin sowie Rückreihen), dann in jeder 2. Reihe und dann in jeder 4. Reihe. Die Zunahmen werden vor A.1 (li. Vorderteil, Ende beide Ärmel und Rückenteil) und nach A.1 (Anfang Ärmel, Rückenteil und re. Vorderteil). Siehe RAGLAN. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Adelgunde 06.09.2018 - 21:45:

Kann ich diese Jacke anstatt glatt rechts auch kraus rechts stricken?

Pilar 27.08.2018 - 09:49:

Buenos días, Para el aumento del raglán, entiendo que se tiene que aumentar 1p. antes de la muestra, en total 8 por cada hilera LD, pero no entiendo los aumentos de cuerpo y mangas. Gracias y saludos!

DROPS Design 28.08.2018 kl. 19:43:

Hola Pilar, el número de aumentos en la fila no es siempre 8 puntos. Hay filas en las que se aumenta sólo para el cuerpo o sólo en las mangas, lee con atención en las explicaciones cuántas veces y cada qué fila se trabajan los aumentos.

Tobi 29.01.2018 - 10:21:

Hallo, habe jetzt irgendwie ein Brett vorm Kopf, oder denke zu kompliziert. Bei den Zunahmen für das Rumpfteil soll ich ja In jeder R 0-2-5-8-10-12 x, danach in jeder 2. R 4-4-3-4-4-8 x und danach in jeder 4. R 5-5-5-4-4-2 x zunehmen. Heißt doch jetzt für mich: 1. Reihe 2M zunehm., 2. Reihe 2M + 4M zunehm., 3. Reihe 2M zunehm., 4. Reihe 2M + 4M + 5M oder? Also in 4 Reihen insgesamt 21M zunehmen? LG

DROPS Design 29.01.2018 kl. 10:37:

Lieber Tobi, in der Größe M werden Sie so zunehmen: Rumpfteil: in jeder Reihe 2x, in jeder 2. Reihe 4 x und in jeder 4. Reihe 5x und gleichzeitig für die Ärmel: in jeder Reihe 6x, in jeder 2. Reihe 4x und in jeder 4. Reihe 4x. D.h.Sie werden manchmal 4 Maschen zunehmen (= Rücken- und beide Vorderteile) und manchmal 8 Maschen zunehmen (= Rumpfteil und Ärmel). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Lelletta 14.01.2018 - 22:09:

Buonasera! Mi piace molto questo cardigan, ma mi piacerebbe più accollato. Se metto meno maglie e faccio qualche ferro in più a coste, per poi arrivare al n.° di maglie richiesto (54 per la taglia M) e proseguire normalmente? E se si, quante maglie mi consigliate di mettere? Scusate per l'inconsueta domanda! Attendo come al solito la Vs/rapida risposta e Vi saluto ringraziandoVi! :)

DROPS Design 16.01.2018 kl. 21:10:

Buonasera Lelletta. Sì può provare con meno maglie e qualche ferro in più. Per il numero delle maglie, potrebbe aiutarla misurare uno scollo di una maglia simile e in base al campione calcolare quante maglie avviare. Buon lavoro!

Marie Lavie 09.01.2018 - 01:18:

Bonjour, il n'est pas mentionné dans le modèle combien doivent mesurer les bordures (avec et sans les boutonnières) merci de votre aide Marie

DROPS Design 09.01.2018 kl. 09:41:

Bonjour Mme Lavie, effectivement, nos stylistes vont y regarder de plus près, merci d'avance pour votre patience.

PIERROT J 03.10.2017 - 14:16:

Un grand merci pour la réponse plus que rapide, je ne m'y attendais pas à bientôt

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