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Petunia Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with round yoke and Nordic pattern, worked top down in 2 strands ”Brushed Alpaca Silk” or 1 strand “Melody”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no as-048
Yarn group C+C or D
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
125-150-150-175-200-200 g colour no 03, grey
75-75-75-100-100-100 g colour no 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 07, red
25-25-50-50-50-50 g colour no 06, coral

Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour no 04, grey
100-100-100-100-100-100 g colour no 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 12, cherry
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour no 13, rose

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 7 mm - or size needed to get 14 sts in stocking st with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody = 10 cm in width.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 6 mm - for edges in garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 6-6-7-7-7-7 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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DROPS BrushedAlpacaSilk: Colour chart / Alternative Yarns (Yarn Group C)

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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.

PATTERN:
Work diagram A.1 and A.2 (choose diagram for correct size and beg on row marked with arrow for correct size). Work entire pattern in stocking st in 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk (= BAS) or 1 strand Melody (= M).

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.

INCREASE TIP 1:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row work YO twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP 2:
To calculate how often inc should be done on an inc row, use the total no of sts on row, subtract the bands (e.g. 62 sts, subtract 4 band sts in each side = 54 sts) and divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 12) = 4.5. I.e. in this example inc after alternately every 4th and 5th st.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec on each side of marker as follows: Beg 2 sts before marker, K 2 tog, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = work until 4 band sts remain on needle (seen from RS), K 3, cast off 1 st by lifting 2nd st over 3rd st and K last st. On next row cast on 1 new st over the cast off st.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures (measured from cast-on edge):
SIZE S: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38 and 47 cm.
SIZE M: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38 and 47 cm.
SIZE L: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42 and 50 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42 and 50 cm
SIZE XXL: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 and 56 cm
SIZE XXXL: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 and 56 cm
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JACKET:
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down. Work the 4 band sts in each side in base colour in pattern on every row until yoke is done, then work bands in grey until finished measurements.

YOKE:
Cast on 62-62-66-66-70-70 sts (incl 4 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 6 mm with 2 strands off white Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand off white Melody. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm and K 1 row from RS while inc 12-18-14-17-13-16 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP 1 AND INCREASE TIP 2 (do not inc over band sts) and remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above = 74-80-80-83-83-86 sts. Work next row as follows from WS: 4 band sts in garter st, work pattern according to diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size) until 4 sts remain on row (= 22-24-24-25-25-26 repetitions of 3 sts) and finish with 4 band sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this. READ KNITTING TIP and inc as shown in diagram (= from RS - NOTE: On row with YOs in diagram inc also 1 st after last st before band, work this st as first st in diagram so that pattern beg and ends the same in each side towards mid front) = 97-105-105-109-109-113 sts on needle. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Then inc as follows (do not inc over bands):
On row marked with arrow-1 in diagram inc 30-34-38-46-50-54 sts evenly - remember INCREASE TIP 2 = 127-139-143-155-159-167 sts.
On row marked with arrow-2 in diagram inc 30-30-34-34-38-38 sts evenly = 157-169-177-189-197-205 sts.
On row marked with arrow-3 in diagram inc 20-20-24-24-28-32 sts evenly = 177-189-201-213-225-237 sts.
On row marked with arrow-4 in diagram inc 12-12-16-20-24-24 sts evenly = 189-201-217-233-249-261 sts.
On row marked with arrow-5 in diagram inc 10-10-14-10-14-14 sts evenly = 199-211-231-243-263-275 sts.
When A.1 has been worked, piece measures approx. 19-21-21-22-23-23 cm from cast-on edge. Work next row as follows from RS with 2 strands grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand grey Melody: Work the first 31-33-37-40-44-46 sts as before (= left front piece), slip the next 41-43-45-45-47-49 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts on needle (= under sleeve), work the next 55-59-67-73-81-85 sts (= back piece), slip the next 41-43-45-45-47-49 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts on needle (= under sleeve), and work the remaining 31-33-37-40-44-46 sts as before (= right front piece).

BODY:
= 129-137-153-169-185-193 sts. Insert 1 marker, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! P 1 row from RS with grey and 4 band sts in garter st in each side. Work next row as follows from RS: 4 band sts as before, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until 5 sts remain on row, work first st in A.2 (so that pattern beg and ends the same in each side towards mid front) and finish with 4 band sts in garter st. After A.2 work with grey until finished measurements (2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk/1 strand Melody). Work until piece measures 35-35-37-38-39-41 cm. Approx. 2 cm remain until finished measurements, try the jacket on for desired length. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm. Work 4 ridges (1st row = RS) and LOOSELY cast off. Jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Slip sts from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles size 7 mm. K 1 round with grey and cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts at the end of round = 47-49-51-53-55-57 sts. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-8 new sts (= mid under sleeve) and insert 1 marker in the middle st on round (= mid on top of sleeve) – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 (st with star in diagram should fit with st with marker mid on top of sleeve – count outwards from where round beg). When piece measures 2-2-3-3-4-4 cm, dec on each side of marker mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 sts dec). Repeat dec every 5½-5-4-4-3½-3½ cm a total of 7-8-9-9-10-10 times = 33-33-33-35-35-37 sts. AT THE SAME TIME after A.2 work with grey until finished measurements (2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk/1 strand Melody). Work until piece measures 43-42-42-42-42-42 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Approx. 2 cm remain until finished measurements, try the jacket on for desired length. Switch to double pointed needles size 6 mm. Work 4 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above and LOOSELY cast off, sleeve measures approx. 45-44-44-44-44-44 cm. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= 2 strands off white BAS or 1 strand off white M
= 2 strands grey BAS or 1 strand grey M
= 2 strands red BAS or 1 strand cherry M
= 2 strands coral BAS or 1 strand rose M
= 1 YO between 2 sts with 2 strands off white BAS or 1 strand off white M, on next row P YOs twisted to avoid holes
= increase row
= mid st


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