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Frosty Morning Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS fitted jacket with stripes, lace pattern, raglan and round yoke in ”Delight” and ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no de-141
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials:
DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
150-200-200-200-250-250 g color no 05, beige/gray/pink
And use:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300-350 g color no 506, dark gray

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 2.5 mm/ US 1.5 - for edge.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 521: 9 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 jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with measurements (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1-A.5. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

STRIPES:
* Work 2 rows with Alpaca, work 2 rows with Delight *, repeat from *-*.

WAIST:
Dec for waist at the 4 markers. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows when 2 sts remain before 1st and 3rd marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows after 2nd and 4th marker: K 2 tog.

INCREASE TIP 1:
Inc at the 4 markers (= waist). All inc are done from RS.
Inc as follows: Make 1 YO before 1st and 3rd marker and after 2nd and 4th marker. On next row P YO twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP 2:
Inc as follows under sleeves: Work until 1 st remains before marker, 1 YO, 2 sts in stockinette st, 1 YO. On next round K YO twisted, i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

RAGLAN:
Dec for raglan on each side of A.3 in every transition between sleeves and body. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows after A.3: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows 2 sts before A.3: K 2 tog.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = bind off third and fourth st from edge and cast on 2 new sts on next row over these sts. Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37, 43, 49 and 55 cm /
3/4",3½",6 1/4",9",11 3/4",14½",17",19 1/4",21½".
SIZE M: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37, 44, 51 and 57 cm /
3/4",3½",6 1/4",9",11 3/4",14½",,17 1/4",20",22½''.
SIZE L: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 38, 45, 52 and 59 cm /
1",4",6 3/4",9½",12 1/4",15",17 3/4",20½",23 1/4".
SIZE XL: 3, 11, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47, 54 and 61 cm /
1",4½",7½",10 1/4",13",15 3/4",18½",21 1/4",24".
SIZE XXL: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 42, 49, 56 and 63 cm /
1",4½",7½",10½",13 3/4",16½",19 1/4",22",24 3/4".
SIZE XXXL: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 58 and 65 cm /
1",4½",7½",10½",13 3/4",17",20",22 3/4",25½".
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 223-241-262-286-310-337 sts (includes 5 band sts in garter st in each side) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Alpaca. Work rib as follows: 5 band sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above -, P 1, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain, K 1, P 1, 5 band sts in garter st. Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. When rib measures 3 cm / 1'', work 2 rows in stockinette st inside bands sts in each side. Now work pattern as follows: 5 band sts in garter st, A.1 until 5 sts remain, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-10-11-11-11-10 sts evenly on 1st row in diagram, 5 band sts in garter st = 211-231-251-275-299-327 sts. NOTE: On 7th row in diagram K last st before band. When A.1 has been worked vertically, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work in stockinette st and STRIPES - see explanation above, inside 5 band sts in garter st in each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
When piece measures 8-8-8-8-10-10 cm / 3"-3"-3"-3"-4"-4'', insert 4 markers in piece as follows: Insert 1st marker after the first 31-32-34-35-35-36 sts, 2nd marker after the next 48-56-62-72-84-96 sts, 3rd marker after the next 53-55-59-61-61-63 sts and 4th marker after the next 48-56-62-72-84-96 sts (31-32-34-35-35-36 sts remain on needle after last marker).
On next row from RS dec for WAIST – see explanation above (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) 6-6-6-6-5-5 more times = 183-203-223-247-275-303 sts. When piece measures 22 cm / 8 3/4'' in all sizes, inc before 1st and 3rd marker and after 2nd and 4th marker – READ INCREASE TIP 1 (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4th-4th-6th-6th-8th-8th row 6-6-6-6-5-5 more times = 211-231-251-275-299-327 sts. Continue working until piece measures 38-39-39-40-41-43 cm / 15"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-15 3/4"-16"-17" (adjust so that next row is last row with Delight). Work next row as follows from WS: Work 50-55-60-65-71-78 sts (= left front piece), bind off 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts for armhole, work 91-101-111-121-133-147 sts in stockinette st (= back piece), bind off 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts for armhole and work the last 50-55-60-65-71-78 sts (= right front piece). Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 57-57-60-60-63-66 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Alpaca and work rib as follows: * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until rib measures 3 cm / 1''. Now work 2 rounds in stockinette st AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round dec 1-1-2-0-1-2 sts evenly = 56-56-58-60-62-64 sts. Then continue pattern according to diagram A.2. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5. Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Continue in stockinette st and with stripes, AT THE SAME TIME on next round inc 1 st on each side of marker under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP 2! Repeat inc every 9th-7th-7th-6th-6th-5th round 12-14-14-16-16-17 times in total = 80-84-86-92-94-98 sts. When piece measures 41-39-39-38-38-38 cm / 16"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-15"-15"-15" (NOTE: shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders) - adjust so that next round is last round with Delight. On next row bind off the middle 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts under (i.e. Bind off 5-5-5-6-6-6 sts on each side of marker) = 70-74-76-80-82-86 sts. Put piece aside and make another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body. Beg from RS and continue with stripes (i.e. work the first 2 rows with Alpaca), stockinette st and band sts in garter st as before: Work sts from right front piece, then work sts from first sleeve and insert 1 marker in first and last st on sleeve, work sts from back piece, work sts from the other sleeve and insert 1 marker in first and last st on sleeve and work sts from left front piece = 331-359-383-411-439-475 sts on needle and 4 markers in piece.
Now work A.3 in every transition between body and sleeves (arrow in diagram should fit against st with marker) and dec for RAGLAN - see explanation above, (= 8 sts dec). Repeat dec every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) 5-6-7-7-8-8 more times = 283-303-319-347-367-403 sts. After last dec, P 1 row from WS (continue bands in garter st) AT THE SAME TIME dec 20-26-28-32-36-40 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 263-277-291-315-331-363 sts on needle. Now work and dec according to A.4 inside 5 band sts in each side (choose diagram for correct size). NOTE: Work last st before band (seen from RS) in stockinette st. On last row in diagram dec 4-6-8-28-30-44 st evenly = 187-195-203-211-221-231 sts. Now continue with Alpaca until finished measurements. Now work A.5 inside the 5 band sts in each side (NOTE: Choose diagram for correct size). (Work last st before band in stockinette st). When A.5 has been worked vertically, switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5. Now work A.1 inside the 5 band sts in garter st. On 1st row in diagram dec 30-28-36-34-44-44 st evenly = 157-167-167-177-177-187 sts. When A.1 has been worked vertically, work an elevation in the back of neck in garter st as follows: Beg from RS and K until 20-20-22-22-24-26 sts remain on row. Turn, K back until 20-20-22-22-24-26 sts remain in the other side. Turn, K until 36-36-40-40-44-48 sts remain. Turn, K back until 36-36-40-40-44-48 sts remain in the other side. Turn piece and K the rest of the row. Work 2 rows in stockinette st inside band sts AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 157-166-166-178-178-187. Now work rib as follows: 5 band sts in garter st, P 1, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain, K 1, P 1, 5 band sts in garter st. When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4'', bind off with K over K and P over P. Jacket measures approx. 56-59-60-62-64-66 cm / 22"-23 1/4"-23½"-24½"-25 1/4"-26" from shoulder and down.

ASSEMBLY:
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 between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= dec row - see explanation in pattern




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