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Beloved Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with cables and raglan, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Nepal.

DROPS Design: pattern ne-249
Yarn group C
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
550-600-650-750-800-900 g colour 8907, fog

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group C)" – see the link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5.5 MM – or the size needed to get 16 stitches and 20 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 MM for rib – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS Arched (white), NO 522: 6-6-6-7-7-7 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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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

RAGLAN:
Increase to raglan on each side of A.1 (= 8 increased stitches per increase row). Increase by making 1 yarn over, on the next row purl the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 2 stitches (the marker thread sits between these stitches), knit the next 2 stitches together.

BUTTONHOLE:
The first buttonhole is worked on the first row from the right side after the garter stitch edge in the neck, then work the next 5-5-5-6-6-6 with approx. 8 cm between each.
Decrease for the buttonhole on the right band as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches on the needle (seen from the right side), make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 1. On the next row, knit the yarn overs so that there is a hole. 
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The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, from mid front and top down.

JACKET:
Cast on 76-76-80-86-92-96 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 5.5 mm and Nepal. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Now start decreasing for BUTTONHOLE – see description above. The next row is worked as follows – from the right side: 5 stitches garter stitch (= band), 13-13-14-16-17-18 stitches stocking stitch, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 2-2-2-2-4-6 stitches evenly over these stitches, *1 yarn over, knit 1 *, work from *-* 6 times in total, 28-28-30-32-36-38 stitches stocking stitch, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 2-2-2-4-6-10 stitches evenly over these stitches, *1 yarn over, knit 1 *, work from *-* 6 times in total, 13-13-14-16-17-18 stitches stocking stitch, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 2-2-2-2-4-6 stitches evenly over these stitches, finish with 5 stitches garter stitch (= band) = 94-94-98-106-118-130 stitches. Purl 1 row from the wrong side (the band stitches are knitted and the yarn overs are purled twisted to prevent holes). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!

Work the next row as follows from the right side: Work 5 stitches garter stitch (= band), 10-10-11-13-16-19 stitches stocking stitch (= left front piece), A.1 (= 9 stitches), work 4 stitches stocking stitch (= sleeve), A.1 (= 9 stitches), knit 20-20-22-26-32-38 stitches (= back piece), A.1, work 4 stitches stocking stitch (= sleeve), A.1, work 10-10-11-13-16-19 stitches stocking stitch (= right front piece) and finish with 5 stitches garter stitch (= band). Continue this pattern, at the same time increase 1 stitch on each side of each A.1 to raglan – SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE. Increase every 2nd row (= each row from the right side) a total of 17-20-22-24-25-26 times. After all the increases, there are 230-254-274-298-318-338 stitches on the needle. Continue with pattern and stocking stitch (without increases) until the piece measures 18-21-23-25-26-28 cm from the cast-on edge mid front.

The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: Work 37-40-43-47-51-55 stitches (= right front piece), place the next 46-52-56-60-62-64 stitches on 1 thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-8-10 new stitches on the needle (= under the sleeve), work 64-70-76-84-92-100 stitches (= back piece), place the next 46-52-56-60-62-64 stitches on 1 thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-8-10 new stitches on the needle (= under the sleeve) and work the remaining 37-40-43-47-51-55 stitches (= left front piece).

BODY:
= 150-162-178-194-210-230 stitches. Continue back and forth with stocking stitch and 5 stitches garter stitch in each side. Now work A.1 over the 9 middle stitches in each side (under the sleeves). Insert 1 marker here, the piece is now measured from here. When the piece measures 3 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of A.1 in each side (= 4 stitches increased). Increase every 5 cm a total of 5 times = 170-182-198-214-230-250 stitches. When the piece measures 28-27-27-27-28-28 cm place the first and last 45-48-52-56-60-65 stitches on one thread, now only work over the stitches on the back piece (= 80-86-94-102-110-120 stitches). Continue with stocking stitch with 3 stitches garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 36-35-35-35-36-36 cm (the split measures 8 cm) work 3 ridges over all stitches. Then cast off.

Place the stitches from the right front piece on the needle. Work stocking stitch with 5 stitches garter stitch towards mid front and 3 stitches garter stitch towards the side. When the piece measures 36-35-35-35-36-36 cm (the split measures 8 cm) work 3 ridges over all stitches. Then cast off. Repeat on the left front piece. The whole jacket measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm from the shoulder.


SLEEVE: 
The piece is worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles. Place the 46-52-56-60-62-64 stitches from the thread in one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and in addition, cast on 6-6-8-8-8-10 new stitches mid under the sleeve = 52-58-64-68-70-74 stitches on needle. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches – THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Work stocking stitch in the round. AT THE SAME TIME after 3 cm decrease 2 stitches mid under the sleeve – READ DECREASE TIP. Decrease every 4-3-2-2-2-1½ cm a total of 10-12-15-16-16-17 times = 32-34-34-36-38-40 stitches. When the piece measures 40-38-36-35-35-35 cm knit 1 round where you increase 4-5-5-6-7-8 stitches evenly on round = 36-39-39-42-45-48 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and work rib, knit 1/ purl 2. Continue with rib for 7 cm, then cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 47-45-43-42-42-42 cm. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew the buttons onto the left front piece.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches, pass the slipped stitch over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= no stitch, skip this square

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