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Spring Valley Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with wave pattern, round yoke and multi-coloured pattern in DROPS Flora. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no. fl-001
Yarn group A
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g colour 16, pistachio
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 19, coral
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, yellow
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 12, turquoise

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON, Arched (white) NO. 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 items.

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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. 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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65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
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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.
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side. The whole of A.4 is worked in stocking stitch – see correct diagram for your size.

Start 3 stitches before the marker thread in the side. Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over the knitted stitch. When decreasing in the sides, work the stitches that do not fit in A.3 in stocking stich.

To work out where to decrease on the row, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 377 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of stitches to be decreased (e.g. 42) = 8.7. In other words, in this example, every 7th and 8th stitch are worked together. Do not decrease across the bands. Decrease by knitting 2 stitches together from the right side and purling 2 stitches together from the wrong side.

Increase mid underarm: Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread. Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches) and make 1 yarn over. On the next round work the yarn over stitches twisted to prevent holes (the increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch).

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

Start from the right side and knit the first 53-55-57-59-61-63 stitches, insert a marker (= mid back), knit the next 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 14-14-14-16-16-16 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 21-21-21-24-24-24 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 28-28-28-32-32-32 stitches. Continue back and forth in this way by knitting 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches more each time until the middle 63-63-63-72-72-72 stitches on the needle are all worked, knit the rest of the row.

The jacket is worked back and forth on a circular needle from mid front from bottom up. 

Cast on 367-409-451-472-514-556 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3 mm and pistachio. Work as follows – from the right side: A.1 across the first 5 stitches, A.2 across the next 357-399-441-462-504-546 stitches (= 17-19-21-22-24-26 repeats in width), finish with A.1 across the last 5 stitches. REMEMBER KNITTING TENSION!  When the next to last row of A.2 has been worked, there are 248-276-304-318-346-374 stitches on the needle, on the last row of A.2 adjust the number of stitches evenly along row to 251-281-299-323-353-383 stitches. Continue to work as follows – from the right side: A.1 across the first 5 stitches as before, A.3 A (= 6 stitches), A.3 B across the next 228-258-276-300-330-360 stitches, A.3 C across the next 7 stitches and A.1 across the last 5 stitches as before. Insert 2 marker threads in the piece, 65-73-77-83-91-98 stitches in from each side (back piece = 121-135-145-157-171-187 stitches). When the piece measures 8 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches decreased) – READ DECREASE TIP-1. Decrease every 3 cm in total 8-9-9-9-9-9 times = 219-245-263-287-317-347 stitches. When the piece measures 34-34-35-35-35-35 cm cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches in each side from right side (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 stitches on each side of each marker thread) = 199-225-239-263-289-315 stitches. Lay the piece to one side and work the sleeves.

The sleeve is worked in the round on double pointed needles, from bottom up, change to a short circular needle when there are enough stitches.
Cast on 50-52-56-58-60-64 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and pistachio. Work A.5 across all the stitches. When A.5 has been worked once in height continue with stocking stitch across all stitches. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round = mid underarm. When the piece measures 6-6-6-6-8-8 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread mid underarm – READ INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm in total 13-17-20-21-23-23 times = 76-86-96-100-106-110 stitches. When the sleeve measures 44-43-43-42-40-39 cm cast off 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches mid underarm (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 stitches on each side of the marker thread) = 66-76-84-88-92-94 stitches. Work one more sleeve in the same way.

(1st row = wrong side) Work the sleeves onto the same circular needle size 3 mm as the body where there are cast-off stitches for the armhole, at the same time decrease 2-0-0-4-6-4 stitches evenly along the row = 329-377-407-435-467-499 stitches. Continue to work as follows – from the right side: A.1 across the first 5 stitches, A.4 across the next 318-366-396-424-456-488 stitches (= 53-61-66-53-57-61 repeats of A.4), finish with the first stitch of A.4 and A.1 across the last 5 stitches. Continue this pattern upwards, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 36-42-42-40-40-48 stitches evenly along each row with an arrow – READ DECREASE TIP-2. From 1st-1st-1st-2nd-2nd-2nd row with decreases, continue by working A.1 in each side with off white. When A.4 is completed in height there are 113-125-155-155-187-163 stitches on the needle. Work 1 row knit from the right side with off white where 6-14-40-36-64-36 stitches are decreased evenly along the row = 107-111-115-119-123-127 stitches. Work 1 row purl from the wrong side. For a better fit you can work a small ELEVATION at the back of the neck with off white – see description above. Finish by working 2 RIDGES with off white – see description above, then cast off. The jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm to the shoulder.

Sew the opening under the sleeves. Sew on the buttons evenly spaced along the left band, the buttons are buttoned through the holes in the right band.


= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side with pistachio
= knit from the wrong side, purl from the right side with pistachio
= knit 2 together
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= off white
= turquoise
= coral
= yellow

Gabriele 11.05.2019 - 19:14:

Hallo, bitte schreibt mir doch wie und wo die Knopflöcher angebracht werden. Vielen Dank!

DROPS Design 13.05.2019 kl. 09:07:

Liebe Gabriele, es wird keine Knopflöcher eingearbeitet, die Knöpfe werden durch die Löcher der rechten Blende (A.1) geschlossen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Bellinda Notari 21.12.2018 - 16:59:

De 6x42 st mind IN LARGE, zijn VERSCHRIKKELIJK MOEILIJK ; het is niet hoe Drops het gemakkelijk uitlegt. MOET 3 uur uitrekenen om het zelfs dan nog niet correct te hebben;GRAAG NOG HULP AUB 0m body,mouw & aan voorboorden:evenredig correct te meerderen,AUB!!

DROPS Design 01.01.2019 kl. 20:47:

Dag Bellinda,

Op de naalden waar een pijl staat in het patroon, minder je 42 steken. Dit minderen doe je gelijkmatig over alle steken (de biessteken niet meegerekend. Dus tel het aantal steken (exclusief de biessteken) en deel deze door 42. Als je dan bijvoorbeeld op 9 uitkomt (ik zeg maar wat), minder je door steeds de 8e en 9e steek samen te breien. Als je niet op een heel getal uitkomt, bijvoorbeeld op 8,7 ofzo, dan minder je af en toe de 7e en 8e steek. Het gaat erom dat die 42 steken goed verdeeld worden over de hele toer.

Bellinda Notari 07.12.2018 - 12:22:

Measurement you sent with another PULLOVER do not match AT ALL with my cardigan ; are the meas. 40-42,43 cm ment for length of arms or the width of armholes?

DROPS Design 07.12.2018 kl. 14:28:

Dear Mrs Notari, that's right, the lesson is only explaining how to read a diagram and the measurements. The measurements calculated in the answer yesterday were from the number of stitches (= width) as explained in the pattern at the beginning and at the end of sleeve. Please contact the store where you bought your yarn for any further individual assistance with measurements, it will be much easier for them (and for you) to help you. Happy knitting!

Bellinda Notari 06.12.2018 - 20:38:

A foto or small draft along side with the measurements you explained in details ; would help me enormously & i think which is adequate in this situation ; because i dont understand very good where the measurements all stand for in the sleeve ; i would be very greatefully thankful for your huge & great effort. Hugs Bellinda

DROPS Design 07.12.2018 kl. 08:13:

Dear Mrs Notari, you will find here how to read a measurement chart - I calculated the measurements on sleeve (last asnwer) from the number of stitches in both sizes you asked for with the tension of this pattern. Should you need any further individual assistance, please you are welcome to contact your DROPS store - even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Bellinda Notari 05.12.2018 - 18:29:


DROPS Design 06.12.2018 kl. 09:25:

Dear Mrs Notari, if your tension is right (= 24 m x 32 rows stocking st = 10 x 10 cm), sleeve starts with 56-58 sts = 23-24 cm - after all increase you have 96-100 sts = 40 -42 cm and after sts have been cast off for armhole after 43-42 cm, 84-88 sts remain = 35-37 cm. Happy knitting!

Bellinda Notari 04.12.2018 - 17:05:

But wish to know ALL MEASURES of the sleeves : the wrists & ALL MEASURES of the armholes, length SLEEVE TILL FAIR ISLE, width of the arm outcuts (ALL MEASUREMENTS), the hight of the arm outcuts the shape the armholes, the width of the arms on the upperarms & also the lower arms, the length of the shoulders & ALL MEASURES from the neck, just as it was mentioned in the past & which are missing in your designe pattern, because I struggle with these measurements to choose Large or XL for sleeves?

DROPS Design 05.12.2018 kl. 07:59:

Dear Mrs Notari, you will find all relevant & importantn measurements in the chart for both sizes. Compare a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. Read more about how to choose a size here. Happy knitting!

Irene 17.02.2018 - 18:59:

Mangler det informasjon om knapphull, eller er det bare jeg som ikke finner det...........?

DROPS Design 18.02.2018 kl. 07:06:

Hei Irene, Knappene kneppes gjennom hullene i høyre stolpen. God fornøyelse!

Sabine Lormann 20.09.2017 - 10:23:

Het patroon van dit vestje heb ik ook gezien als trui met lange mouwen. Echter, ik kan het niet bij de patronen vinden! Bestaat het patroon nog? Ik zou dit heel graag willen breien! Ik hoor het graag!

Federica Del Carratore 25.07.2017 - 19:35:

Nella spiegazione del corpo c'è scritto: "Quando il lavoro misura 8 cm diminuire 1 maglia a ogni lato dei segnapunti" Si intende 8 cm dall'inizio del lavoro, vero? Grazie fin d'ora!

DROPS Design 25.07.2017 kl. 19:47:

Buongiorno Federica. Sì, sono 8 cm dall'inizio del lavoro. Buon lavoro!

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