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Honey Blossom Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with lace pattern and lace edge, worked top down with ¾ length sleeves in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. Sizes S - XXXL.

Tags: jackets, lace, top down,

DROPS Design: Pattern no. me-100
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour 24, light yellow

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the needles required to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON (arched, white) NO 521: 6-6-6-7-7-7 pieces.
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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.
RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Work 2 rows knit. 

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.7. The diagrams show all rows in the pattern seen from the right side. A.1 is the left band and A.3 is the right band.

RAGLAN:
SLEEVE:
Increases on the sleeve are part of diagrams A.2, A.4 and A.6. Increase 2 stitches on each sleeve every 2nd row, purl the yarn overs on the next row, there will be holes.

BODY:
Increase 2 stitches on the back piece and 1 stitch on each front piece as follows:
ON EACH ROW:
Increase as follows from the right side: Start 2 stitches before A.2: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2, work A.2, knit 2, make 1 yarn over. Repeat before and after the next A.2. Purl the yarn overs on next row, there will be holes.
Increase as follows from the wrong side: Start 2 stitches before A.2: Make 1 yarn over, purl 2, work A.2, purl 2, make 1 yarn over. Repeat before and after the next A.2. Knit the yarn overs on next row, there will be holes.

ON EVERY 2ND ROW:
Increase as follows from the right side: Start 2 stitches before A.2: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2, work A.2, knit 2, make 1 yarn over. Repeat before and after the next A.2. Purl the yarn overs on next row, there will be holes.

ON EVERY 4TH ROW:
ROW 1 (= from the right side): Start 2 stitches before A.2: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2, work A.2, knit 2, make 1 yarn over. Repeat before and after the next A.2.
ROW 2 (= from the wrong side): Purl the yarn overs, there will be holes.
ROW 3 (= from the right side): Start 4 stitches before A.2: Knit 2 together, make 1 yarn over, knit 2, work A.2, knit 2, make 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the stitch that was knitted – there are no increases, but the row of holes continues as before. Repeat before and after the next A.2.
ROW 4 (= from the wrong side): Purl the yarn overs, there will be holes.

INCREASE TIP:
Start 1 stitch before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between theses stitches), make 1 yarn over. Purl the yarn overs twisted on next row.

DECREASE TIP:
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over the stitch that was knitted. The stitches that do not fit the pattern mid under sleeve are worked in stocking stitch.
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JACKET: 
The piece is worked back and forth on a circular needle from mid front, top downwards. Cast on 110-114-118-122-126-130 stitches (including 11 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 4 mm and Merino Extra Fine. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above, on the last row of the ridges increase 20 stitches evenly along the row = 130-134-138-142-146-150 stitches. Continue to work as follows – from the right side: Work A.1 (= 11 stitches ), 16-17-18-19-20-21 stitches stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch stocking stitch (= left front piece), A.2 (= 17 stitches) (= left sleeve), 1 stitch stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 38-40-42-44-46-48 stitches stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch stocking stitch ( = back piece), A.2 (= right sleeve), 1 stitch stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 16-17-18-19-20-21 stitches stocking stitch, A.3 (= 11 stitches) (= right front piece). The first increase to RAGLAN is now complete. Continue upwards with this division of pattern and stocking stitch. Increase to raglan as described above. On the sleeve increase every 2nd row 22-26-29-31-32-33 times, on the body increase every row 0-0-0-0-0-6 times, then every 2nd row 14-16-17-25-32-30 times, and finally every 4th row 4-5-6-3-0-0 times.

NOTE! When A.2 is finished, continue working as follows (across the stitches on the sleeves): A.4 (= 8 stitches), A.5 (= 12 stitches), A.6 (= 7 stitches). When A.4 to A.6 are worked 1 time in height work as follows: A.4, A.5 across the next 36 stitches (= 3 repeats), A.6. Every time A.4, A.5 and A.6 are worked one time in height continue with 2 more repeats of A.5 between A.4 and A.6. Finish A.4, A.5 and A.6 when you have increased in total 22-26-29-31-32-33 times on the sleeves and in total 18-21-23-28-32-36 times on each front piece/back piece.

After all the increases, there are 61-69-75-79-81-83 stitches on each sleeve, 76-84-90-102-112-122 stitches on the back piece and 46-50-53-59-64-69 stitches on each front piece= 290-322-346-378-402-426 stitches in total. The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side:

Work 46-50-53-59-64-69 stitches (= right front piece), place the next 61-69-75-79-81-83 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches, work the next 76-84-90-102-112-122 stitches (= back piece), place the next 61-69-75-79-81-83 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches, work the last 46-50-53-59-64-69 stitches (= left front piece).

BODY:
There are now 184-200-216-240-264-288 stitches on the body. Continue with A.1, stocking stitch and A.3 as before. Insert a marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches which were cast on. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE. When the piece measures 3 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker thread (= 4 stitches increased), increase every 7 cm in total 4 times – READ INCREASE TIP = 200-216-232-256-280-304 stitches. When the piece measures 27-26-26-26-27-29 cm work A.7 with A.1 and A.3 in each side, then cast off. The piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm from the cast-on edge.

SLEEVE:
Place the stitches from the thread back on double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches which were cast on under the sleeve = 69-77-85-89-93-97 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the new stitches = mid undersleeve. Continue with A.5, the stitches which do not fit the pattern mid under sleeve are worked in stocking stitch. Continue this pattern. When the piece measures 3-3-3-5-5-5 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread, decrease every 3-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm in total 9-12-15-16-17-18 times – READ DECREASE TIP = 51-53-55-57-59-61 stitches. When the piece measures 33-30-29-28-28-28 cm work A.7 across all the stitches. Cast off when A.7 has been worked 1 time in height, the sleeve measures approx. 36-33-32-31-31-31 cm. Work the other
sleeve the same way.

Place 6-6-6-7-7-7 buttons evenly distributed on left front band and sew them on. There are no buttonholes, use the holes in the pattern on right front band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

JACKET:...On the sleeve increase every 2nd row 22-26-29-31-32-33 times, on the body increase every row 0-0-0-0-0-6 times, then every 2nd row 14-16-17-25-32-30 times, and finally every 4th row 4-5-6-3-0-0 times.
Updated online: 15.09.2017

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= knit 2 together (from the right side and the wrong side)
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= 1 double yarn over between 2 stitches, on the next row work the first yarn over in knit and the second yarn over is dropped
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= cast off 1 stitch
= knit 2 stitches in 1 stitch (from the right side and the wrong side)