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Nova Scotia Cardigan by DROPS Design

Jacket with round yoke, multi-colored pattern and A-shape, knitted top down. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Karisma.

DROPS design: Pattern u-814
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g color 72, light pearl gray
150-150-200-200-200-250 g color 45, olive
150-150-150-150-200-200 g color no 50, green

You can replace the DROPS Karisma colors used in this pattern with many other color combinations. Check the pattern pictures for inspiration and the Comments section to find out the exact color numbers in the samples.

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group B)” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 20 stitches and 26 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40, 60 or 80 cm / 16", 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 for rib – or size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 for edge in garter stitch at the bottom of body – or size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS BUFFELHORN BUTTON (angular) NO 537: 5-5-5-6-6-6 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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Work the entire pattern in stockinette stitch. Choose diagram for your size.

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to increase evenly spaced):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 98 stitches), minus bands (e.g. 12 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be done (= e.g. 11) = 7.8. I.e. in this example increase after approx. every 8th stitch (do not increase over bands). Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

ELEVATION:
Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on needle (= mid back). Begin from right side with light pearl gray and knit as before until 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches have been worked past marker, turn, tighten yarn and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42, turn, tighten yarn and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 55-55-60-65-65-70, turn, tighten yarn and purl the rest of row (knit band).

KNITTING TIP-1 (applies to bands):
On the rows where there are either stripes or pattern border work the color in the stripes or the base color of pattern border also over the 6 band stitches in each side.

KNITTING TIP-2 (applies to knitting gauge):
To avoid the knitting gauge to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle number when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.

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

DECREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeve):
Begin 3 stitches before marker and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker is between these 2 stitches), 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). Work from right side until 3 stitches remain on needle, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and finish by knitting 1. On next row knit yarn over to make holes.
Decrease for first buttonhole when neck edge measures approx. 1½-2 cm / ½"-3/4'', then decrease the next 4-4-4-5-5-5 approx. 8-9 cm / 3"-3½'' apart.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down. Sleeves are worked in the round on a short circular needle top down, switch to double pointed needles when needed.

NECK EDGE:
Cast on 94-98-102-102-110-114 stitches (including 6 band stitches in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with light pearl gray. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work next row as follows from right side: 6 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above - * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until 8 stitches remain on needle, knit 2 and finish with 6 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see explanation above.
When neck edge measures 3 cm / 1'', knit 1 row from right side while at the same time increasing 9-11-13-13-11-13 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP-1 = 103-109-115-115-121-127 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.

YOKE:
Purl 1 row from wrong side with 6 stitches in garter stitch in each side with light pearl gray. For better fit work an ELEVATION at the back of neck - see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from right side: 6 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A (choose diagram for correct size and finish on row marked with arrow for correct size), until 7 stitches remain on needle (= 15-16-17-17-18-19 repetitions of 6 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 6 band stitches in garter stitch. Read KNITTING TIP-1 AND 2. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Continue pattern like this and increase as shown in diagram. When A.1 has been worked, there are 283-301-319-353-373-393 stitches on row and piece measures approx. 14-16-17-20-21-24 cm / 5½"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-8"-8 1/4"-9½'' from cast-on edge and down, measured mid front.
Work next row as follows from wrong side (read the diagrams from left to right from wrong side): 6 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.2A until 7 stitches remain on needle (= 15-16-17-19-20-22 repetitions of 18 stitches) and increase at the same time 0-0-0-2-0-16 stitches evenly over these stitches, work A.2B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 6 band stitches in garter stitch = 283-301-319-355-373-409 stitches on needle.
Continue pattern. When A.2 has been worked, work 0-0-2-0-2-0 rows in stockinette stitch with light pearl gray. Piece measures 23-25-27-29-31-33 cm / 9"-9 3/4"-10½"-11½"-12 1/4"-13'' from cast-on edge measured mid front.
Now divide stitches for body and sleeves and work next row from right side with light pearl gray: Knit 44-46-48-55-58-66 and increase 0-1-2-0-2-0 stitches evenly (= front piece), slip the next 60-64-70-74-76-78 stitches on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitch on needle (= in the side under sleeve), knit the next 75-81-83-97-105-121 stitches and increase 2-2-6-2-4-0 stitches evenly (= back piece), slip the next 60-64-70-74-76-78 stitches on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve) and knit the remaining 44-46-48-55-58-66 stitches and increase 0-1-2-0-2-0 stitches evenly (= front piece). Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 181-193-209-229-253-281 stitches. Purl 1 row from wrong side with 6 knitted band stitches in each side with light pearl gray. Insert 1 marker thread 48-51-55-60-66-73 stitches in from each side (= front pieces, i.e. in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under sleeve in each side = 85-91-99-109-121-135 stitches on back piece) – move marker threads when working. Work next row as follows from right side: 6 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.3A until 7 stitches remain on needle, work A.3B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 6 band stitches in garter stitch.
NOW WORK PATTERN AND INCREASE AT THE SAME TIME. READ THE ENTIRE PATTERN AND INCREASE BEFORE CONTINUING:
INCREASE:
When piece measures 3 cm / 1'' from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Work the increased stitches in the pattern. Increase like this every 4½-3½-3-3-2½-3 cm / 1 3/4"-1 1/4"-1"-1"-7/8"-1" 6-7-8-8-9-8 times in total = 205-221-241-261-289-313 stitches.
PATTERN:
Work A.3 5 times in total vertically. Then work with light pearl gray until finished measurements. Continue in stockinette stitch with 6 band stitches in garter stitch in each side until piece measures 33 cm / 13'' from division. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work 4 ridges back and forth over all stitches. Loosely bind off by knitting with circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 from right side. Entire jacket measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'' from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Slip the 60-64-70-74-76-78 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and pick in addition up 1 new stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under sleeve with light pearl gray = 68-72-80-84-88-92 stitches on needle. Knit 1 round with light pearl gray.
NOW WORK PATTERN AND DECREASE AT THE SAME TIME. READ THE ENTIRE PATTERN AND DECREASE BEFORE CONTINUING:
PATTERN:
Work A.3A in the round. When A.3A has been worked 3 times vertically, work piece in light pearl gray until finished measurements.
DECREASE:
When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2½-2-1½-1½-1½-1 cm / 7/8"-3/4"-½"-½"-½"-3/8'' 13-14-17-18-19-20 times in total = 42-44-46-48-50-52 stitches.
Work until piece measures 37-36-34-33-31-30 cm / 14½"-14 1/4"-13½"-13"-12 1/4"-11 3/4'' from division. Knit 1 round while increasing 10-12-10-12-10-12 stitches evenly = 52-56-56-60-60-64 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4. Work rib in the round (= knit 2/purl 2). When rib measures 5 cm / 2'' (the entire sleeve measures 42-41-39-38-36-35 cm / 16½"-16"-15 1/4"-15"-14 1/4"-13 3/4'' from division), loosely bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl with double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= light pearl grey
= green
= light olive
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes




Comments (5)

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Hanne Jensen 25.09.2018 - 08:57:

Hvordan laver jeg 6 kantmasker. Står ved halskanten

DROPS Design 25.09.2018 kl. 10:09:

Hei Hanne. Du legger opp masker som vanlig (masketallet inkluderer disse kantmaskene), så strikker du en omgang vrang. Videre strikkes mønsteret som forklart, men de ytterste 6 maskene i hver side strikkes i riller hele veien (altså de strikkes rett fra både retten og vrangen). Slik får du 1 stolpe i riller i hver side = åpningen på jakken. God fornøyelse

Marianne 16.02.2018 - 14:39:

Fantastisk idé med forskellige farvekombinationer! Bare der var det på flere modeller!

Jannie De Fondaumiere 08.01.2018 - 18:19:

Garnforbruget er fuldstændig fejlberegnet. Jeg måtte købe 2 ekstra nøgler af grundfarven (og det blev så ikke samme indfarvning), mens der blev hhv 2og 1 nøgler tilovers af de øvrige farver..... Herudover blev bærestykket uforholdsmæssigt langt ift resten af trøjen Min strikkefasthed passede hele vejen.

Malin Strömberg 26.12.2017 - 14:59:

Min svärmor har stickat denna fina modell (fast o andra färger) men garnåtgången verkar varit helt felberäknad. Det fattades minst två nystan av grundfärgen och det blev över av de färgerna som utgör ränder och stjärnor. På vår kofta blev det lite egen design av ärmarna utifrån vad som fanns kvar av garnerna. Så ska man göra denna kofta rekommendera att ha fler nystan av grundfärgen o färre av randfärgerna. Mvh

DROPS Design 27.09.2017 - 10:21:

Colour combinations shown are: A) DROPS Karisma 72, 45, 50 B) DROPS Karisma 72, 21, 16 C) DROPS Karisma 71, 40, 64 D) DROPS Karisma 77, 55, 54 E) DROPS Karisma 55, 11, 56 F) DROPS Karisma 55, 52, 54

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