DROPS / 166 / 2

Joyride Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with round yoke and Nordic pattern in "Karisma". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-766
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g colour no 72, light pearl grey
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 39, dark old rose
50 g for all sizes of the following colours:
colour no 11, orange
colour no 52, dark mustard
colour no 60, blue turquoise
colour no 73, petrol

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and 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 DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - for edges.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 pieces

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.

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

INCREASE TIP:
All inc are done from RS.
Inc 1 st by picking up a st from previous row, K this st.

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:
SIZE S: 7, 15, 23, 31, 39, 47 and 54 cm
SIZE M: 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49 and 56 cm
SIZE L: 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 and 58 cm
SIZE XL: 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47, 54 and 60 cm
SIZE XXL: 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 56 and 62 cm
SIZE XXXL: 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 57 and 64 cm

RAGLAN:
Dec for raglan on each side of marker in every transition between sleeves and body. Beg 2 sts before marker, K 2 tog, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2 (choose diagram for correct size). The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern on yoke, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 170-186-206-222-246-270 sts (incl 5 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm with light pearl grey. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm and work in stocking st with 5 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION and remember to dec for BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above. When piece measures 8 cm, insert 1 marker 45-49-54-58-64-70 sts in from each side = 80-88-98-106-118-130 sts between markers on back piece. Now inc 1 st on each side of both markers – READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat the inc in each side on every 8 cm a total of 4 times = 186-202-222-238-262-286 sts. When piece measures 36-37-38-38-40-41 cm, cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. cast off 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts on each side of both markers) = 82-90-98-106-116-128 sts remain on back piece and 46-50-54-58-63-69 sts on each front piece. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 48-48-54-54-54-60 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with dark old rose. Work 2 ridges. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 (= 8-8-9-9-9-10 repetitions on round). After A.1 continue in stocking st with light pearl grey. When piece measures 7-9-9-9-10-11 cm, inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 3½-2½-3-2½-2-2 cm a total of 11-13-11-13-15-14 times = 70-74-76-80-84-88 sts. When piece measures 44-43-42-41-41-41 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), cast off the middle 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts under sleeve = 64-68-68-72-74-78 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off = 302-326-342-366-390-422 sts. Insert 1 marker in every transition between sleeves and body = 4 markers. Then work in stocking st with light pearl grey (continue bands in garter st). AT THE SAME TIME on first row from RS beg dec for RAGLAN – see explanation above (= 8 sts dec). Repeat dec for raglan every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 2-2-3-3-3-3 times in total = 286-310-318-342-366-398 sts.
After last row with dec, P 1 row from WS (continue bands in garter st) while dec 3-11-3-7-13-9 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 283-299-315-335-353-389 sts on needle. READ KNITTING TIP!
Work next row as follows from RS: Work 5 band sts as before, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until 6 sts remain on row (choose diagram for correct size = 17-18-19-18-19-21 repetitions), finish with 1 st in stocking st with light pearl grey and 5 band sts in garter st as before. Continue pattern like this and dec as shown in diagram.
When A.2 has been worked (finish after a row marked with arrow in diagram for correct size), there are 130-137-144-137-144-158 sts on needle and piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm up to shoulder.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
For better fit work an elevation at the back of neck. Insert 1 marker mid back. Beg from RS with dark old rose and K as before until 20-21-22-23-24-25 sts have been worked past marker, turn, tighten yarn and P 40-42-44-46-48-50 sts back. Turn, tighten yarn and K 50-52-54-56-58-60 sts, turn, tighten yarn and P 60-62-64-66-68-70 sts back. Turn, tighten yarn and K 70-72-74-76-78-80 sts, turn, tighten yarn and P 80-82-84-86-88-90 sts back. Turn and K the rest of the row.
P 1 row from WS with dark old rose while dec 38-35-38-25-28-38 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 92-102-106-112-116-120 sts - NOTE: Remember that last buttonhole should be in the transition between body and neck edge).

NECK EDGE:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work 5 rows in stocking st (= roll edge) with dark old rose, then cast off with P from WS.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.

POCKETS:
Worked back and forth on double pointed needles.
Cast on 24-24-26-28-30-30 sts on 1 double pointed needle size 3 mm with light pearl grey. Work 3 ridges. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work in stocking st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. Cast off when pocket measures 12-12-13-14-15-15 cm. Knit another pocket. Place one pocket on each front piece, approx. 8-9-10-11-12-13 cm from mid front and approx. 6-7-7-8-8-8 cm from bottom edge (try the jacket and pockets on for desired placement). Sew on pockets with grafting/kitchener stitches inside 1 edge st.

Diagram

= light pearl grey
= petrol
= blue turquoise
= dark old rose
= orange
= dark mustard
= K 2 tog with base colour in pattern


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