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Green Forest Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with raglan and lace pattern in ”Cotton Merino” or "Belle". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cm-038
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

450-500-550-600-650-750 g color no 11, forest green

Or use:
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio
450-500-550-550-600-700 g colour no 10, moss green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 7 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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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Tags: jackets, lace, raglan,

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

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Dec 2 sts in every transition between body and sleeves.
Dec as follows from RS:
Beg 3 sts before marker and work as follows: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows from WS:
Beg 3 sts before marker and work as follows: P 2 twisted tog, P 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), P 2 tog.

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: 11, 17, 23, 30, 37, 44 and 51 cm /
4½",6 3/4",9",11 3/4",14½",17 1/4",20"
SIZE M: 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 46 and 53 cm /
4½",7",9 3/4",12½",15 1/4",18",21"
SIZE L: 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 47 and 55 cm /
4½",7",9 3/4",12½",15 1/4",18½",21½"
SIZE XL: 11, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 57 cm /
4½",7",10 1/4",13½",16½",19 3/4",22½''
SIZE XXL: 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 and 59 cm /
4½",7½",10½",13 3/4",17",20",23 1/4"
SIZE XXXL: 11, 20, 29, 37, 45, 53 and 61 cm /
4½",8",11½",14½",17 3/4",21",24"

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 203-219-251-267-299-331 sts (includes 5 band sts in each side) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Merino. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Work next row as follows - from RS: 5 sts in garter st, A.1 over the next 192-208-240-256-288-320 sts, 1 st in stockinette st, 5 sts in garter st. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 179-193-221-235-263-291 sts on needle. Insert 2 markers in the piece; 46-50-58-62-70-77 sts in from each side (back piece = 87-93-105-111-123-137 sts). Continue in stockinette st with 5 st in garter st in each side (= band). REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', dec 1 st on each side of markers (= 4 sts dec), repeat dec every 3 cm / 1'' 4 more times = 159-173-201-215-243-271 sts. Dec for BUTTONHOLES on right front piece - see explanation above. When piece measures 26 cm / 10 1/4'', inc 1 st on each side of each marker (= 4 sts inc), repeat inc every 4-4½-4½-5-5-5½ cm / 1½"-1 3/4"-1 3/4"-2"-2"-2 1/4" 3 more times = 175-189-217-231-259-287 sts. When piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm / 16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾''-18'', bind off for armholes in each side as follows: Work until 4 sts remain before first marker in the side, bind off the next 8 sts, work until 4 sts remain before marker in the other side, bind off the next 8 sts and work the rest of row. There are now 77-83-95-101-113-127 sts on back piece and 41-45-53-57-65-72 sts on each front piece. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 45-47-49-51-53-55 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Merino. Work 2 ridges. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round. Then work as follows: K 15-16-17-18-19-20, A.2 (= 15 sts), K 15-16-17-18-19-20. Continue this pattern upwards AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', inc 1 st on each side of marker. Inc every 3½-3-3-2½-2-2 cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/8"-1 1/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4" 11-12-13-14-16-17 more times = 69-73-77-81-87-91 sts. Work inc sts in stockinette st. When piece measures 51-50-50-49-49-48 cm / 20"-19 3/4"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-19 1/4"-19" (NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer raglan dec and larger neck width) bind off the 4 sts on each side of marker = 61-65-69-73-79-83 sts. Put piece aside and make another sleeve.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 281-303-339-361-401-437 sts. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body (= 4 markers). Continue in stockinette st over sts on body and pattern and in stockinette st as before on sleeves and in garter st on band sts, AT THE SAME TIME on next row beg dec for RAGLAN – see explanation above (= 8 sts dec). Repeat dec on every other row 20-22-23-23-23-24 more times and then on every row 0-0-1-3-6-7 times. After all dec for raglan 113-119-139-145-161-181 sts remain on needle. Work 2 ridges while AT THE SAME TIME on first row dec 12-14-30-31-43-59 sts evenly = 101-105-109-114-118-122 sts. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY: Sew the opening under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts

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