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Seaside Dream Cardigan by DROPS Design

Jacket worked top down with raglan, ¾ sleeves, lace pattern and flounce in DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk and DROPS Kid-Silk. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-123
Yarn group A + A or C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200-250-250-300-300-350 g colour 7402, light sea green
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-125-125-150-150-175 g colour 06, light grey green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 and 80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows in stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality (= 2 strands) = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - for edges in garter stitch.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5 mm – for flounce mid front.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 7-7-7-7-8-8 pieces
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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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DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk
70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
from 3.75 £ /50g
DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk uni colour DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk uni colour 3.75 £ /50g
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DROPS Kid-Silk DROPS Kid-Silk
75% Mohair, 25% Silk
from 3.80 £ /25g
DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 3.80 £ /25g
at Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Kid-Silk long print DROPS Kid-Silk long print 3.80 £ /25g
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DROPS Needles & Hooks
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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.
GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

INCREASE TIP-1:
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 76 stitches), minus bands (e.g. 6 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 8) = 8.75. In this example increase alternately after approx. every 8th and 9th stitch by making 1 yarn over. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Do not increase over bands.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. A.1 finishes differently depending on the size.

RAGLAN:
Increase for raglan in every transition between sleeves and body. All increases are done from the right side.
Begin 1 stitch before A.1 and work as follows: 1 yarn over, knit 1, marker thread, work A.1 and increase 2 stitches as shown in diagram, marker thread, knit 1, 1 yarn over (= 4 stitches increased). On next row purl yarn overs to make holes.

DECREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides of body):
All decreases are done from the right side. Begin 4 stitches before marker and knit 2 together, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
All increases are done from right side. Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread , make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next row purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to mid under sleeve):
Begin 2 stitches before marker thread and knit 2 together, marker thread, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Decrease for buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). 1 buttonhole = work until 3 stitches remain on needle, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and finish by knitting 1. Decrease for first buttonhole on first row from right side after ridges in neck. Then decrease the next 6-6-6-6-7-7 buttonholes, approx. 8-8-9-9-8-8 cm between each.
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JACKET:
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down. Work sleeves in the round on a short circular needle/double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 76-80-80-88-92-104 stitches (including 3 band stitches in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm with 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. On next row knit from right side and increase 8-8-12-12-16-16 stitches evenly – READ INCREASE TIP-1. AT THE SAME TIME begin to decrease for BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above = 84-88-92-100-108-120 stitches on needle. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and work next row from wrong side as follows: 3 band stitches in garter stitches, purl 14-15-16-18-20-23 stitches, insert 1 marker thread, purl 11 stitches (= right sleeve), insert 1 marker thread, purl 28-30-32-36-40-46 stitches (= back piece), insert 1 marker thread, purl 11 stitches (= left sleeve), insert 1 marker thread, purl 14-15-16-18-20-23 stitches and 3 band stitches in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
Then work in stocking stitch with 3 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front and A.1 between marker threads on each sleeve. AT THE SAME TIME on first row from right side increase for RAGLAN in every transition between body and sleeves – see explanation above (= 8 stitches increased - NOTE: Increases on sleeves are shown in A.1). Increase like this every other row (i.e. on every row from right side) 20-22-24-26-29-30 times in total.
When A.1 has been worked in your size, increases for raglan are done and there are 244-264-284-308-340-360 stitches on needle. Piece measures now approx. 22-24-26-28-30-31 cm from shoulder and down.
Work next row as follows from right side: Work the first 37-40-43-47-52-56 stitches as before (= left front piece), slip the next 51-55-59-63-69-71 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= left sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these new stitches = in the side on body), knit the next 68-74-80-88-98-106 stitches (= back piece), slip the next 51-55-59-63-69-71 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= right sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these new stitches = in the side on body) and work the remaining 37-40-43-47-52-56 stitches as before (= front piece). Then finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE.

BODY:
= 154-166-182-198-218-238 stitches. Work in stocking stitch back and forth with 3 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front. Remember BUTTONHOLES on band - see explanation above. When piece measures 4 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - READ DECREASE TIP-1 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 4 cm 3 times in total in each side = 142-154-170-186-206-226 stitches. When piece measures 18 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - READ INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 4 cm 3 times in total in each side = 154-166-182-198-218-238 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm when piece measures 33-33-33-33-33-34 cm from division. Work 2 ridges back and forth over all stitches. Switch back to circular needle size 5 mm and cast off - make sure to avoid a tight cast-off edge. Jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeve in the round on a short circular needle/double pointed needles. Slip the 51-55-59-63-69-71 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle size 5 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-8-10 stitches cast on under sleeve = 57-61-67-71-77-81 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread mid under sleeve and move it upwards when working - round begins here.
Then work as follows: 0-2-1-3 2-0 stitches in stocking stitch, A.2A (= 4 stitches – begin A.2 where A.1 ended in your size), A.2B over the next 48-48-56-56-64-72 stitches (= 6-6-7-7-8-9 repetitions of 8 stitches), A.2C (= 5 stitches) and 0-2-1-3-2-0 stitches in stocking stitch. Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 2 cm, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease 8-10-12-13-15-17 times in total in S: On every 4th round, in M: On every 3rd round, in L + XL: On every other round, in XXL + XXXL: On every round = 41-41-43-45-47-47 stitches - NOTE: Work the stitches that do not fit the pattern when decreasing in stocking stitch, make sure that number of decreases and increases in pattern is correct.
When piece measures 18-16-15-14-12-11 cm from division under sleeve (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer yoke), switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH in the round - see explanation above. Switch back to double pointed needles size 5 mm. Remove 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and knit 1 round with 2 strands Kid-Silk. Every stitch now consists of 2 stitches because 2 strands were used = 82-82-86-90-94-94 stitches. Remove 1 strand Kid-Silk and continue with 1 strand Kid-Silk as follows: * Knit one of the 2 first/next stitches, make 1 yarn over, knit the second of the 2 first/next stitches *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 123-123-129-135-141-141 stitches on needle. Knit 5 rounds. Then cast off as follows: * Cast off 1 stitch, make 1 yarn over on needle, cast off yarn over *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Slip stitches from stitch holder in the other side of piece on a short circular needle size 5 mm and work the same way as on first sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

FLOUNCE MID FRONT ALONG LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Begin from right side at the top by neck on left front piece (when garment is worn). Use crochet hook 5 mm and 2 strand Kid-Silk and pick up 1 stitch in every other knit stitch inside the band stitches down along mid front - slip stitches on to circular needle size 5 mm.
There are 2 stitches in every stitch because 2 strands where used = approx. 116 to 138 stitches. Remove 1 strand Kid-Silk and work with 1 strand Kid-Silk as follows from wrong side: Knit outermost stitch (work through both stitches), * purl one of the 2 first/next stitches, make 1 yarn over, purl the second of the 2 first/next stitches *, repeat from *-* the entire row, but finish with knit 1 in last stitch (work through both stitches) = approx. 170 to 204 stitches on needle. Work 2 rows in stocking stitch back and forth with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. Then cast off as follows from right side: * Cast off 1 stitch, make 1 yarn over, cast off yarn over *, repeat from *-* until all stitches have been cast off.

FLOUNCE MID FRONT ALONG RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work the same way as along left front piece but begin by picking up stitches from right side at the bottom of right front piece.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together
= knitting direction