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DROPS 66-6 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Alpaca.

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Sizes: Small - Medium - Large

Finished measurements: 112-120-130 cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
400-450-450 g. col. no. 6347, dark blue-grey.

6 DROPS button no. 611 («Telemark»)

DROPS 3 mm needles and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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Tags: cable, jackets, v-neck,

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Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Knitting tip (for decreasing for armholes):
All decs are made on right side rows, inside the 7 sts at the edge (P2, K2, P3). Purl the 7th and 8th sts together.

Left front: Cast on 94-99-104 sts.
Row 1 (right side) knit as follows from side edge:
K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, 43-48-53 sts of Pattern 3, Pattern 1 (40 sts), P 3, K 5, K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout) – the last 9 sts are the button band.
Continue with pattern as established over all sts.
After Pattern 1 is complete, continue in Pattern 2. When the piece measures 33-34-36 cm bind off 8 sts at the side for armhole = 86-91-96 sts. Continue decreasing 1 st at armhole edge 10-15-20 times every other row - see knitting tips!
At the same time, when the piece measures 36-37-38 cm shape the neck as follows: Put 1 marker at each side of Pattern 2. Now dec at markers as follows: at the first marker (center front), dec in Pattern 2, (after the 9 edge sts), at the second marker dec in Pattern 3 (after Pattern 2). All decs are on the right side row.
Dec 1 st every other row 6-6-6 times at the first marker and at the same time 1 st every other row 15-15-15 times at the second marker = 55-55-55 sts remain on each shoulder.
When the piece measures 55-57-59 cm dec 14-14-14 sts by K 2 tog across the 28 sts over cables and at the same time dec 1 st over de 3 K sts on the right side of cables = 40-40-40 sts.
On the next row bind off all sts except the 6 sts at the center front. Cast on 1 new sts on the shoulder side of these sts = 7 sts. Knit in stockinette st keep 1 st in garter st at each side, for 7 cm - bind off. This band goes across the back neck.

Right front: Knit the same as the left, reversing all shaping. Make buttonholes as follows: on wrong side row bind off the 8th and 9th sts from center front and on the next row cast on 2 new sts over the bound off sts. Make buttonholes when the piece measures: 1-1-1 cm, 8-9-9 cm, 15-16-17 cm, 22-23-24 cm, 29-30-31 cm and 36-37-38 cm .

Back: Cast on 137-147-157 sts. Establish rib pattern as follows: K 2, Pattern 3 until 2 sts remain, K 2. Continue in rib as established over all sts. When the piece measures 33-34-36 cm bind off 8 sts at each side for armhole, then dec 1 st at each armhole edge every other row 10-15-20 times = 101-101-101 sts. When the piece measures 53-55-57 cm bind off the center 27-27-27 sts for the neck. Bind off 3 sts at each neck edge on the next row = 34-34-34 sts remain on each shoulder. When the piece measures 55-57-59 cm bind off all sts.

Sleeve: Cast on 55-60-60 sts on double-pointed needles. Join and place a marker at the join; knit Pattern 3 over all sts. When the piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st each side of marker 20-20-20 times every 6 rows = 95-100-100 sts (work the increased sts into pattern as you go along). When the piece measures 48-47-46 cm bind off 8 sts each side of marker and knit back and forth on needles. Continue to bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 2 sts 3-3-1 times, 1 st 13-16-23 times, 2 sts 3-3-1 times, 3 sts 1-1-1 time. Bind off, the piece measures approx. 61-62-63 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams - see that the rib sts line up. Sew together the band at center back and then sew to back neck edge using edge st as a seam allowance. Fold the 3 outermost button band sts to wrong side and stitch down. Sew together side seams using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew in sleeves using 2 edge sts on Body as seam allowance. Sew on buttons.


= K
= P
= Put 3 sts on st holder in front of work, P 1, K 3 from st holder.
= Put 1 st on st holder in back of work, K 3, P 1 from st holder.
= Put 3 sts on st holder in back of work, K 3, K 3 from st holder.
= Put 3 sts on st holder in front of work, K 3, K 3 from st holder.

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