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Stavanger Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket worked top down with round yoke and multi-coloured pattern on yoke in ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-751
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-450 g colour no 618, light beige
50 g for all sizes of the following colours:
colour no 2923, goldenrod
colour no 2925, rust
colour no 3650, maroon
colour no 3770, dark rose
colour no 6309, medium petrol
colour no 7233, olive
colour no 9020, light pearl grey
colour no 9022, coral

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm for rib - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 7-7-8-8-8-8 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.

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP:
To calculate how to dec/inc evenly, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 132 sts), minus bands (e.g. 10 sts) and divide the remaining sts by no of dec/inc to be done (e.g. 26) = 4.7. I.e. in this example K alternately approx. every 3rd and 4th st and every 4th and 5th st tog when dec (do not dec over bands). If inc is done, this is done alternately approx. every 4th and 5th st.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size). Work entire pattern in stocking st.

KNITTING TIP-1 (applies to bands):
On the rows where there are pattern border, work base colour in pattern border also over the 5 band sts in each side.

KNITTING TIP-2:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, 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.

DECREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides on body and mid under sleeve):
All dec are done from RS!
Beg 4 sts before marker and K 2 tog, K 4 (marker is between these 4 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 2 sts remain before marker: Make 1 YO, K 4 (marker is in the middle of these 4 sts), make 1 YO (= 2 sts inc). On next row work YOs twisted to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). Dec from RS when 3 sts remain on row as follows: Make 1 YO, K the next 2 sts tog, K last st. On next round K the YO to make a hole.
Dec first buttonhole when rib in neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then dec the next 6-6-7-7-7-7 buttonholes, approx. 8-8-7½-7½-7-7 cm between each.
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JACKET:
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 132-140-148-156-160-160 sts (incl 5 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with dark pink. P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above - * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain on needle, finish with K 2 and 5 bands sts in garter st. Continue rib like this – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see explanation above. When rib measures 3 cm, K 1 row from RS while at the same time dec 26-29-27-25-24-24 sts evenly - READ DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 106-111-121-131-136-136 sts. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm.
For better shape work an elevation in the back of neck as follows: Insert 1 marker mid back. Beg from WS with dark pink and P until 9-10-11-11-12-12 sts have been worked past marker (K band), turn, tighten yarn and K 18-20-22-22-24-24. Turn, tighten yarn and P 27-30-33-33-36-36 sts, turn, tighten yarn and K 36-40-44-44-48-48 sts back. Turn, tighten yarn and P 45-50-55-55-60-60 sts, turn, tighten yarn and K 54-60-66-66-72-72 sts back. Turn, tighten yarn and P 63-70-77-77-84-84 sts, turn, tighten yarn and K 72-80-88-88-96-96 sts back. turn and P the rest of row (K band).
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, work pattern according to diagram A.1 until 6 sts remain on row (= 19-20-22-24-25-25 repetitions of 5 sts - choose diagram for correct size), work first st in A.1 (so that pattern beg and ends the same in each side towards mid front - NOTE: Do not inc in this st) and finish with 5 band sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this and inc as shown in diagram. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION On row marked with arrow in diagram inc 1-3-0-0-9-11 sts evenly (inc in the sections with light beige and do not inc over bands). When diagram A.1 has been worked, there are 354-374-407-443-470-497 sts on needle and piece measures approx. 18-19-20-22-24-26 cm (measured mid front without rib in neck). Work next row as follows from WS: Work as before with light beige over the first 55-57-61-68-74-80 sts (= right front piece), slip the next 72-78-86-90-92-94 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-8-10-10-14-16 new sts (= in the side under sleeve), work as before over the next 100-104-113-127-138-149 sts (= back piece), slip the next 72-78-86-90-92-94 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 6-8-10-10-14-16 sts (= in the side under sleeve), work as before over the remaining 55-57-61-68-74-80 sts (= left front piece).
Finish body and sleeves separately.

BODY:
= 222-234-255-283-314-341 sts. Insert 1 marker 58-61-66-73-81-88 sts in from each side (= 106-112-123-137-152-165 sts between markers on back piece). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue back and forth with light beige and stocking st with 5 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front. When piece measures 2-2-2-3-3-4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP-1 (= 4 sts dec). Dec like this every 2½-2½-2½-3-3-4 cm a total of 5-5-5-4-4-3 times in each side = 202-214-235-267-298-329 sts. When piece measures 16-17-18-18-18-18 cm, inc 1 st on each side of both markers – READ INCREASE TIP-1 (= 4 sts inc). Inc like this every 3-3-3-4-4-5 cm a total of 5-5-5-4-4-3 times in each side = 222-234-255-283-314-341 sts. Continue until piece measures 29-30-31-31-31-31 cm (jacket measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from shoulder). K 1 row from RS while inc 62-74-77-81-82-87 sts evenly - READ DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 284-308-332-364-396-428 sts. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm and work next row from WS as follows: 5 band sts in garter st, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain and finish with P 2 and 5 band sts in garter st. Continue rib like this. When rib measures 6 cm (jacket measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from shoulder) inc 1 st in every transition between K 2 and P 2 by making 1 YO (= 68-74-80-88-96-104 sts inc) = 352-382-412-452-492-532 sts on needle (this inc is done to avoid a tight cast-off edge). On next row cast off with garter st over garter st, K over K and P over P (work YOs twisted before casting them off as regular sts).

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on a short circular needle from top down. Switch to double pointed needles when needed. Slip the 72-78-86-90-92-94 sts from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle size 3 mm and pick in addition 1 st in each of the 6-8-10-10-14-16 sts cast on under sleeve = 78-86-96-100-106-110 sts. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 6-8-10-10-14-16 sts under sleeve (= beg of round). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work in stocking st in the round with light beige. When sleeve measures 1-1-3-3-1-3 cm, dec 2 sts mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP-1. Dec like this every 3-2½-1½-1½-1½-1 cm 13-15-19-20-22-23 times in total = 52-56-58-60-62-64 sts. When piece measures 38-37-36-34-33-32 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), K 1 round while inc 16-16-18-20-22-24 sts evenly = 68-72-76-80-84-88 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and work rib in the round = K 2/P 2. When rib measures 8 cm (or desired length) inc 1 st in every transition between K 2 and P 2 by making 1 YO (= 17-18-19-20-21-22 sts inc) = 85-90-95-100-105-110 sts. On next round cast off sts with K over K and P over P (work YOs twisted before casting them off as regular sts). Sleeve measures approx. 46-45-44-42-41-40 cm. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= dark pink
= light beige
= goldenrod
= light pearl grey
= olive
= medium petrol
= maroon
= coral
= rust
= 1 YO in base colour in pattern stripe, on next row P YO twisted to avoid hole
= knitting direction
= inc row



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