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Timeless Beauty Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with lace pattern and round yoke, worked top down in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-082
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-90-100-110-120-132 cm / 32 1/4"-35½"-39½"-43½"-47 1/4"-52"
Full length: 54-55-58-59-65-66 cm / 21 1/4"-21½"-22 3/4"-23 1/4"-25½"-26"

Materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
300-350-400-400-450-500 g color no 1306, powder

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st or 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 2.5 mm/ US 1.5 – for garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 5-5-5-5-6-6 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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.9. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

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

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band, i.e. in right side of piece seen from RS (i.e. seen from knitting direction). 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 cm /
3/4", 3½", 6 1/4", 9", 11 3/4"
SIZE M: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 cm /
3/4", 3½", 6 1/4", 9", 11 3/4"
SIZE L: 2, 10, 18, 26 and 34 cm /
3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4", 13½"
SIZE XL: 2, 10, 18, 26 and 34 cm /
3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4", 13½"
SIZE XXL: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 37 cm /
3/4", 3½", 6 1/4", 9", 11 3/4", 14½".
SIZE XXXL: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 37 cm /
3/4", 3½", 6 1/4", 9", 11 3/4", 14½".
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JACKET:
Worked top down, back and forth on circular needle.

YOKE:
Cast on 133-141-157-161-161-177 sts (includes 6 band sts in each side) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. K 1 row from WS. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST back and forth - see explanation above! Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above. Now work PATTERN A.1 with 6 band sts in garter st in each side (on 9th row K last st before band), AT THE SAME TIME on 3rd row in diagram inc 18-20-30-32-32-34 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP, and on 11th row inc 15-19-29-29-29-33 sts evenly = 166-180-216-222-222-244 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.1 has been worked vertically, continue in garter st and insert 10 markers in the piece as follows: Work the first 16-18-18-21-21-23 sts, insert a marker, then insert a marker 15-16-20-20-20-22 sts apart, after last marker there are 15-18-18-21-21-23 sts. On next row from RS beg inc. Inc alternately on right and left side of markers (= 10 inc). Inc every other row 0-2-0-3-7-7 times, every 4th row 10-10-9-9-8-8 times and every 6th row 5-5-7-7-7-8 times = 316-350-376-412-442-474 sts. On next row from RS, inc 7-3-9-1-3-9 sts evenly = 323-353-385-413-445-483 sts. Piece measures approx. 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm / 7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½''. On next row (= from WS) work as follows: K the first 51-55-61-66-72-80 sts (= front piece), slip the next 66-72-76-80-84-88 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts under sleeve, work the next 89-99-111-121-133-147 sts (= back piece), slip the next 66-72-76-80-84-88 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts under sleeve, work the remaining 51-55-61-66-72-80 sts (= front piece).

BODY:
There are now 211-229-253-277-301-331 sts for body. Now switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Then work as follows: 6 band sts in garter st, A.2, repeat A.3 until 12 sts remain, A.4, 6 band sts in garter st. NOTE: Work the 6 band sts in each side in garter st until finished measurements. When A.2-A.4 have been worked vertically, continue with A.5 (on 7th row K the last st before band). Then work A.6, inc 6-0-0-0-0-6 sts evenly on 1st row (K last st before band) = 217-229-253-277-301-337 sts. When A.6 has been worked vertically, continue with A.7 1 time vertically (on 5th row K the last st before band). Then work A.8, inc 4-8-8-8-8-4 sts evenly on 1st row (K last st before band) = 221-237-261-285-309-341 sts. When A.X has been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.X 0-0-0-0-1-1 more time before continuing with the rest of diagram. Now continue with A.7 (K last st before band). Then work as follows: A.2, A.3 until 6 sts remain before band, AT THE SAME TIME inc 2-4-4-4-4-2 sts evenly on 1st row in A.3, A.4 = 223-241-265-289-313-343 sts. Finish with A.7 0-0-1-1-0-0 times vertically (on 5th row K last st before band). When entire diagram has been worked vertically, work 2 row in stockinette st inside band sts while AT THE SAME TIME on row from RS inc 17-20-23-25-27-27 sts evenly = 240-261-288-314-340-370 sts. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and work in garter st back and forth for 2 cm / 3/4''. Bind off alternately with K 1 and P 1. Piece measures approx. 54-55-58-59-65-66 cm / 21 1/4"-21½"-22 3/4"-23 1/4"-25½"-26".

SLEEVE:
Worked in garter st back and forth on circular needle. There are 66-72-76-80-84-88 sts for each sleeve. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and cast on 6-6-6-7-7-7 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 78-84-88-94-98-102 sts. When sleeve measures 4 cm / 1½'', dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side of piece by K 2 tog. Repeat dec every 1½-2-2½-3-3½-3½ cm / ½"-3/4"-7/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/4" 7-6-5-4-3-3 more times = 62-70-76-84-90-94 sts. When piece measures 19 cm / 7½'' in all sizes, work as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, A.9 until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st. When entire A.9 have been worked vertically, work 1 ridge. Loosely bind off.
Make another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew underarm seams in outer loops of edge sts. Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, 1 YO
= K 2 tog, 1 YO
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= inc row: Inc sts evenly - see explanation in pattern.