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Crystal Bright Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with round yoke and textured pattern on yoke in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-104
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
350-400-450-450-500-550 g colour no 1760, light grey purple

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 (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges.
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 8 pieces in all sizes

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
RIGHT BAND:
Work as follows from RS: K the first 2 sts on row (edge should roll a bit), P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 = 12 band sts.

LEFT BAND:
Work as follows from RS: P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 and K 2 at the edge towards mid front (edge should roll a bit) = 12 band sts.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5 – choose diagram for correct size. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP-1:
To calculate how often dec should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 277 sts), minus bands (e.g. 24 sts) and divide the remaining sts by no of dec to be done (e.g. 41) = 6.2. I.e. in this example K approx. every 5th and 6th st tog. Do not dec over bands.

DECREASE TIP-2:
All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before marker A and C: K 2 tog before marker (= 1 st dec).
Dec as follows after marker B and D: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 1 st dec).

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row work YO twisted to avoid holes - work inc sts in stocking st.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = Beg from RS, work 6 band sts as before, make 1 YO P 2 tog and work the remaining band sts as before. On next row (= WS) K the YO to make a hole.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 38, 45 and 50 cm
SIZE M: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 38, 45 and 52 cm
Size L: 4, 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 46 and 54 cm.
SIZE XL: 4, 11, 19, 26, 34, 41, 49 and 56 cm
Size XXL: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 and 58 cm
SIZE XXXL: 4, 12, 20, 28, 36, 44, 52 and 60 cm

KNITTING TIP-1:
Work 12 band sts in each side as explained above until finished measurements. When the pattern says e.g. K 1 row from RS or P 1 row from WS this applies to the other sts on row (continue band as before).

KNITTING TIP-2:
If you want the jacket more narrow in the neck, continue rib in A.5 to desired measurements, but to avoid a wide neck dec evenly in P sections.
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JACKET:
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work bottom up.

BODY:
Cast on 277-301-325-355-391-421 sts (incl 12 band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm with BabyAlpaca Silk. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm and P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows from RS: 12 sts RIGHT BAND - see explanation above - * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 13 sts remain on needle, finish with K 1 and 12 sts LEFT BAND - see explanation above. Continue rib like this for 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm – adjust so that next row is worked from RS and remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work pattern according to diagram A.1 with 12 band sts in each side as before - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row (= RS) dec 41-45-53-59-63-65 sts evenly - READ DECREASE TIP-1 = 236-256-272-296-328-356 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When A.1 has been worked, continue in stocking st and 12 band sts in each side as before. When piece measures 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm, insert 4 markers in piece as follows: Insert first marker after the first 34-35-36-36-38-39 sts (= marker A), second marker after the next 62-70-76-88-100-112 sts (= marker B), third marker after the next 44-46-48-48-52-54 sts (= marker C) and fourth marker after the next 62-70-76-88-100-112 sts (= marker D), = 34-35-36-36-38-39 sts remain on needle after last marker. Move the markers upwards when working.
On next row from RS, dec before marker A and C and after marker B and D – Read DECREASE TIP-2 (= 4 sts dec). Dec like this every 8th row 5-5-5-4-4-4 times in total = 216-236-252-280-312-340 sts. When piece measures 22-22-23-23-23-23 cm, inc before marker A and C and after marker B and D - READ INCREASE TIP - (= 4 sts inc). Inc like this every 6th-6th-6th-8th-8th-8th row 5-5-5-4-4-4 times in total = 236-256-272-296-328-356 sts. When piece measures 32-34-35-35-35-35 cm, work next row from WS as follows: Work the first 60-65-68-74-81-87 sts as before (= left front piece), cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 sts for armhole, work the next 96-106-112-124-138-150 sts as before (= back piece), cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 sts for armhole, work the remaining 60-65-68-74-81-87 sts as before. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Work in the round on double pointed needles bottom up, switch to a short circular needle when needed.
Cast on 46-48-50-52-56-58 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with BabyAlpaca Silk. Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1. When A.1 has been worked, switch back to double pointed needles size 3 mm. K 1 round. Work next round as follows: K 1, P 2, work in stocking st until 3 sts remain on round, P 2 and K 1. Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 6 cm, inc 1 st on each side of the middle 8 sts mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP (= 2 sts inc). Inc a total of 15-19-23-24-25-26 times in Size S: On every 8th round, in size M: On every 6th round, in size L: On every 5th round, in size XL: Alternately on every 4th and 5th round, in size XXL: On every 4th round and in size XXXL: Alternately on every 3rd and 4th round = 76-86-96-100-106-110 sts. When piece measures 43-43-42-41-39-37 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because longer yoke) cast off the middle 10-10-12-12-14-16 sts under sleeve = 66-76-84-88-92-94 sts on needle. Knit another sleeve the same way.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 3 mm as body where armholes were cast off (without working them first) = 348-388-416-448-484-512 sts. K 1 row from RS - READ KNITTING TIP-1 and dec AT THE SAME TIME 1-13-13-3-11-11 sts evenly - READ DECREASE TIP-1 = 347-375-403-445-473-501 sts. P 1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: 12 band sts, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until 13 sts remain on row (choose diagram for correct size), work first st in A.2 (this st follows pattern so that pattern beg and ends the same in each side towards mid front, but do not dec in this st) and finish with 12 band sts. When A.2 has been worked, there are 301-325-349-385-409-433 sts on needle. K 1 row from RS and dec AT THE SAME TIME 24-20-16-24-20-16 sts evenly = 277-305-333-361-389-417 sts. P 1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: 12 band sts, work pattern according to diagram A.3A 1 time (= 14 sts), repeat A.3B over the next 224-252-280-308-336-364 sts (= 8-9-10-11-12-13 repetitions of 28 sts), work A.3C 1 time (= 15 sts) and finish with 12 band sts. Continue pattern like this and dec as shown in diagram. When A.3 is done (follow diagram for correct size), there are 240-264-288-312-336-360 sts on needle.
Work next row as follows from RS: 12 band sts, A.4A 1 time (= 13 sts), repeat A.4B over the next 192-216-240-264-288-312 sts (= 8-9-10-11-12-13 repetitions of 24 sts), work A.4C 1 time (= 11 sts) and finish with 12 band sts. When A.4 has been worked, there are 205-225-245-265-285-305 sts on needle. K 1 row from RS and dec AT THE SAME TIME 0-8-4-12-8-16 sts evenly = 205-217-241-253-277-289 sts. Work next row as follows from WS: 12 band sts, work pattern according to diagram A.5 until 13 sts remain on row (choose diagram for correct size 15-16-18-19-21-22 repetitions of 12 sts), work first st in A.5 (this st follows pattern but do not dec in this st) and finish with 12 band sts. Continue pattern like this but on round marked with arrow in diagram switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm before continuing pattern. When A.5 has been worked, there are 115-121-133-139-151-157 sts on needle – READ KNITTING TIP-2 and cast off with K from RS. Jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from shoulder.

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

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 10.01.2017
YOKE:...
= 205-217-241-253-277-289 sts. Work next row as follows from WS: 12 band sts, work pattern according to diagram A.5...

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= no stitch, skip this square
= P 1 st in front and back loop of same st (= 1 st inc)
= 1 BOBBLE: K 1 alternately in front and back of same st until there are 5 sts, turn and work 4 rows in stocking st back and forth over these 5 sts, then: * pass second st on right needle over last st worked *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total = 1 st remains
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= P 2 tog
= slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 2, P 1 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 2 from cable needle
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso (= 2 st dec)
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog from cable needle, P 2 tog from cable needle (= 3 sts dec)
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 2 tog, K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog from cable needle (= 3 sts dec)
= K 3, pass first st worked over the other two so that st is around the last two sts on right needle (= 1 st dec)
= slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 1, P 1 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 1 from cable needle




Marlen 31.12.2017 - 01:10:

Hello, I am planning on knitting this cardigan and have one question: Given that it is knit out of alpaca and that alpaca will stretch, will this cardigan hold its shape over a long period of time? And are the measures given before or after blocking? Thank you very much and happy new year

DROPS Design 02.01.2018 kl. 11:03:

Dear Marlen, you can first make a swatch, then wash and block your swatch and check your tension as well as the measurment in chart. For any further individual assistance you are welcome to contact your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Kadri 16.10.2017 - 20:42:

Juhendis on väga eksitav viga. /kui töö pikkus on 22-...-23cm, kasvata enne ..../ ja juba järgmises lauses /Kahanda nii igal 6... /. Jutt käib ikka kasvatamisest mitte kahandamisest. Tegin ka proovilapi, et leida sobivad vardad saavutamaks õige koetihedus. Kampsun sai ikkagi väga suur. Kannan S suurust, aga kampsun on kindlasti M suurus.

Stephanie 30.09.2017 - 15:33:

Bonjour, je suis coincé avec le le diagramme A.3C, je suis en train de faire le rang envers n°12 et au lieu d'avoir 15 mailles, j'en ai 16! pourtant mon rang endroit est correcte. pareille pour A.3A sauf que la il me manque une maille!????? merci pour tous ces modèles gratuit!

DROPS Design 02.10.2017 kl. 09:41:

Bonjour Stéphanie, au rang 12 on fait 1 jeté entre 2 mailles pour la petite torsade ajourée, on a ainsi 1 m en plus. La vidéo ci-dessous montre comment réaliser cette torsade. Bon tricot!

Doris 02.12.2016 - 21:05:

Hallo, ich habe eine Frage zum Muster A5 (Größe M). In der Anleitung steht: Wenn Muster A4 fertig ist, eine Hinreihe rechts stricken (mit Abnahmen) und eine Rückreihe links. Dann in der Hinreihe mit Muster A5 beginnen. A5 beginnt mit einer Reihe links, in den Rückreihen erfolgen dann sämtliche Abnahmen und auch die Lochreihe. Das sieht für mich so aus, als ob ich das Muster A5 besser mit einer Rückreihe beginnen sollte? Vielen Dank und Grüße von Doris

DROPS Design 01.02.2017 kl. 11:38:

Liebe Doris, 1. Reihe in A.5 wird von der Rückseite gestrickt: "Die nächste Rück-R wie folgt str: 12 Blenden-M, im Muster A.5 bis noch 13 M auf der Nadel sind... ". Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Ewy Sikström 20.11.2016 - 09:46:

Det är fel, omkastad text i mönstret för ärmen. Tacksam om ni rättar.

GROS 24.06.2016 - 15:06:

Adorable petit pull à mettre tout le long de l'année...

Estela 20.06.2016 - 17:02:

Muy práctico y fácil de convinar. Es del estilo de otros pero muy original el canesú .

Marina Clé 15.06.2016 - 19:27:

Prachtig patroon! mooi model! een topper!

Catherine Menez 04.06.2016 - 09:00:

Très élégant, je le vois bien sur une petite robe pour un mariage...

Karin 03.06.2016 - 18:09:

Nice to see a different hem edge to the garter ridges.

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