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Call It Spring Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in stocking st with lace pattern and round yoke in ”Muskat”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no r-679
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour no 40, coral

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Flower (red), NO 617: 8 pieces in all sizes

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before marker: Work until 2 sts before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.

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:
SIZE S: 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35, 41 and 47 cm.
SIZE M: 6, 13, 19, 25, 31, 37, 42 and 49 cm.
SIZE L: 6, 12, 19, 25, 32, 38, 45 and 51 cm.
SIZE XL: 6, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47 and 53 cm.
SIZE XXL: 6, 13, 20, 27, 34, 41, 48 and 55 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 7, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43, 50 and 57 cm.

Worked back and forth on circular needle.

Cast on 221-235-249-277-305-333 sts (incl 5 band sts in garter st in each side) on circular needle size 4 mm with Muskat. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST back and forth - see explanation above! Continue to work PATTERN as follows (= from RS): 5 band sts in garter st, A.1 (= 14 sts on 1st row) 15-16-17-19-21-23 times in width, 1 st in stocking st, 5 band sts in garter st = 191-203-215-239-263-287 sts. NOTE: Work 5 band sts in garter st in each side until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES! When entire A.1 has been worked vertically, insert a marker in each side as follows: Insert a marker after 50-53-56-62-68-74 sts in from each side of piece for front piece. There are now 91-97-103-115-127-139 sts for back piece. Then continue in stocking st inside band sts in garter st. When piece measures 7 cm, dec 1 st on each side of each marker - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 2-2½-4-2½-2-2½ cm 6-5-3-5-6-5 more times = 163-179-199-215-235-263 sts. When piece measures 24 cm, inc 1 st on each side of the 2 markers - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every 1-1-1½-2-2-2 cm 7-6-5-4-6-6 more times = 195-207-223-235-263-291 sts. When piece measures 35-37-38-40-41-43 cm, cast off sts for armhole as follows on next row: Work the first 47-50-54-56-63-70 sts, cast off the next 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts for armhole, work the next 85-91-99-103-117-131 sts, cast off the next 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts for armhole, work the remaining 47-50-54-56-63-70 sts = 179-191-207-215-243-271 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeve edges.

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 62-64-65-71-74-76 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with Muskat. K 3 rows back and forth (1st row = WS). Work next row as follows: Cast off the first 4-4-4-5-5-5 sts, K the next 54-56-57-61-64-66 sts while AT THE SAME TIME inc 6-6-5-5-4-4 sts evenly (inc by working 2 sts in 1 st), cast off the last 4-4-4-5-5-5 sts, cut the yarn = 60-62-62-66-68-70 sts. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve edge.

Slip sleeve edges on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off = 299-315-331-347-379-411 sts. Work 1 row from WS. Now work pattern as follows: 5 band sts in garter st, A.2 (18-19-20-21-23-25 times) until 6 sts remain, 1 st in stocking st, 5 band sts in garter st. NOTE: See arrow in diagram A.2 and A.3 for correct size. When A.2 has been worked vertically, continue with A.3 over A.2 and A.4 over A.3. There are now 119-125-131-137-149-161 sts on needle. Work 1 ridge while AT THE SAME TIME dec 7-5-3-1-5-9 sts evenly on 1st row from RS = 112-120-128-136-144-152 sts. Work 1 more ridge and loosely cast off.

Sew sleeve seams tog edge to edge in front loop of outermost sts. Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew in outer loops of edge sts. Sew the buttons on to the left band.


= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= K 2 tog
= Beg here in the different sizes.

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