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DROPS 69-13 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Safran and Cotton Viscose

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Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 94-104-116 cm [37" - 41" - 45-5/8"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100% cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
200-200-250 g. col. no. 14, olive green.
150-150-150 g. col. no. 30, turquoise.
100-100-150 g. col. no. 31, pistachio.
50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 11, gold
and use: DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE from Garnstudio
54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards
100-100-100 g. col. no. 04, mustard.

Alternate yarns (for both yarns):
Note: Safran and Cotton-Viscose may also be interchanged with each other.
* DROPS SILKE-TWEED, 52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards

7 DROPS Inka buttons, nr 531

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 2] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular and double-pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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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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.
Gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"] on larger needles in stockinette st.

Border: Knit 4 rows stockinette st, P 1 row (right side row, for the folding edge - measure the piece from here), 4 rows stockinette st.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.
«M.1 = 11 p = ca 4 cm» = «Pattern 1 = 11 rows = approx. 4 cm [1.5"]»
«M.2 = 42 p = 14 cm» = «Pattern 2 = 42 rows = 14 cm [5.5"]»
«M.3 = 72 p = 24 cm» = «Pattern 3 = 72 rows = 24 cm [9.5"]»
«M.4 = 11 p = ca 4 cm» = «Pattern 4 = 11 rows = approx. 4 cm [1.5"]»

Body: The cardigan is knit in the round after border with steeks for armholes and center front.
Cast on 219-243-267 sts on smaller circular needles with olive green. Knit border back and forth on needles - see instructions above. Change to larger circular needles, inc 3 sts and join = 222-246-270 sts (the 3 new sts + 1 edge st from each side = 5 steek sts – do not knit these sts in the pattern). Knit Pattern 1 then continue with olive green. When the piece measures 12-14-16 cm [4.75" - 5.5" - 6.25"] knit Pattern 2, then Pattern 3 and then Pattern 4 (knit any rows remaining after Pattern 4 with turquoise to finished dimensions).
At the same time, when the piece measures 35-36-38 cm [13.75" - 14 1/8" - 14 7/8"] knit the next row as follows: 5 steek sts at center front, 48-54-59 sts for the front, bind off 12-12-14 sts for armhole, 97-109-119 sts for the back, bind off 12-12-14 sts for armhole, 48-54-59 sts for the front. On the next row cast on 5 sts over the bound off armhole sts at each side (these sts are for the steek and are not knit in the pattern) = 208-232-252 sts. Then dec 1 st at each side of the 5 armhole steek sts every other row 2-5-8 times = 200-212-220 sts.

When the piece measures 46-48-50 cm [18 1/8" - 18-7/8" - 19.75"] bind off the center front 17-19-21 sts (incl. 5 steek sts) for the neck = 183-193-199 sts. Knit the rest back and forth on needles. Bind off at each side for neck every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 6 times = 163-173-179 sts. When the piece measures 52-54-56 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22"] bind off the center back 29-31-33 sts for the neck. Dec 1 st at each back neck edge every other row 2 times = 65-69-71 sts at each side. Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58 cm [21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Sleeve: Cast on 48-48-60 sts on smaller double-pointed needles with olive green; join and place a marker at the join. Knit border - see instructions above. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 1, then continue with olive green. When the piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8"] inc 1 st each side of marker 17-19-14 times every 7-6-8 rows = 82-86-88 sts. At the same time when the piece measures 12 cm [4.75"] knit Pattern 2, the Pattern 3 and then Pattern 4, then knit the rest with turquoise.
When sleeve measures 51-49-48 cm [20" - 19.25" - 18 7/8"] divide piece at marker and knit back and forth on the needles. When the piece measures 54-52-51 cm [21.25" - 20.5" - 20"], put sts on st holders at each side every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3-6-7 times and 3 sts 1 time. The piece measures approx. 57-57-57 cm [22.5"]. Put all sts back on needles and continue with turquoise. Knit reverse stockinette st for 2 cm [0.75"], increasing 10 sts evenly distributed on 1st row. Bind off.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread in the center of the steek sts on either side and at the center front. Sew two machine seams around the marker thread, 1st seam = 1/2 st from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 st from first seam. Cut steeks for armholes and at the center front. Sew shoulder seams.

Button band: Pick up approx. 110 to 120 sts along left button band on smaller circular needles with olive green. Knit as follows (seen from the right side): stockinette st for 2 cm [0.75"], P 1 row for the folding edge, stockinette st for 2 cm [0.75"]. Bind off. Repeat along right button band, but after 1 cm [3/8"] make 6 buttonholes evenly distributed along button band. Place the bottom buttonhole 1 cm [3/8"] from bottom edge and top buttonhole approx. 7-7.5-8 cm [2.75" - 3" - 3 1/8"] from top edge (there will be a buttonhole on the neckband) – 1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on the next row. Make corresponding buttonholes on the facing. Fold button bands against wrong side and sew facings down.

Neck: Pick up approx. 90 to 110 sts around the neck (incl. over button bands) on smaller needles with olive green. Knit as follows (seen from the right side): 5 rows stockinette st - at the same time after 2 rows make a buttonhole over the others on button bands, P 1 row for folding edge, 5 rows stockinette st. Make corresponding buttonhole on facing. Bind off. Fold neckband against wrong side and sew facing down.

Assembly: Fold border around lower edge of Body and sleeves against wrong side and stitch down. Sew in sleeves and then fold facing on sleeve caps over cut edge on Body and stitch down. Sew on buttons.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= olive green Safran
= turquoise Safran
= pistachio Safran
= gold Safran
= mustard Cotton Viscose

Comments (2)

Britta 23.08.2013 - 11:52:

Wunderschön und wirklich tolle Farben. Aber ich würde mich niemals trauen, da am Ende mit der Schere ranzugehen...

Anik Julia Seehann 18.07.2012 - 21:06:

Hallihallo, ich überlege, ob ich das Juli-Angebot nutze, um diese schöne Jacke zu stricken. Dazu wollte ich fragen, wie lang die Rundstricknadel am besten sein soll, da die Jacke ja komplett in Runden gestrickt wird. Ich würde es ganz prima finden, wenn in den Anleitung dazu eine Angabe gemacht werden könnte. Vielen Dank im voraus und für die tollen Ideen mit schöner Wolle. Herzliche Grüße Anik

DROPS Design 02.08.2012 kl. 18:04:

Für solche Kleidungsstücke benutzt man in der Regel 80 cm Rundnadeln.

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