DROPS / 191 / 3

Nougat Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with round yoke and multi-coloured Norwegian pattern, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Air.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-114
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
250-250-250-300-350-350 g colour 02, wheat
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 18, light grey green
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 15, purple haze

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (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 AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4.5 MM for rib - or the size needed to get 18 stitches and 23 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 522: 7 items in all sizes.
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You can replace the DROPS Air colours used in this pattern with many other colour combinations. Check the pattern pictures for inspiration and the Comments section to find out the exact colour numbers in the samples.

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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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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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 92 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 27) = 3.037.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. every 3rd stitch; on the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Start 1 stitch before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 stitches, 1 yarn over. On the next row purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease as follows before the marker thread (start 3 stitches before the marker thread): Knit 2 together, knit 1.
Decrease as follows after the marker thread: Knit 1 stitch, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid that the jacket loses its elasticity when working colour pattern it is important that the strands on the wrong side of piece are not too tight. If the pattern is to tight try going up a needle size.

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn): Work from the right side until there are 3 stitches left at the end of the row, make 1 yarn over, knit the next 2 stitches together and knit the last stitch. On the next row knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the rib in the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then work the other 6 buttonholes with approx.9-9-9-10-10-10 cm between each one.
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JACKET:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front, top down. You can work an elevation in the back of the neck for a better fit; the yoke will be a little higher in the back of the neck. You can also leave out the elevation if you wish; the neck will then be the same front and back – see description of elevation a bit further down in the text. Work buttonholes on the right band. After the yoke, the body is worked back and forth on circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down

NECK:
Cast on 92-96-100-104-108-112 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and wheat.
Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Change to off white and work rib as follows – from the right side:
5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – see description above, (knit 2 / purl 2) until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
Continue back and forth like this until the rib measures 3-3-4-4-5-5 cm – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see description above. Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Now you can work an elevation in the back of the neck or go straight to working the yoke if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker mid back (= 46-48-50-52-54-56 stitches in from each side)
Start from the right side with off white and knit until you have worked 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit to end of row.

YOKE:
Now work pattern - read KNITTING TIP, as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work the last stitch in A.1, A.1 (= 12 stitches) until there are 5 stitches left, 5 band stitches in garter stitch, AT THE SAME TIME increase stitches evenly on the rows marked with arrows in the diagram – read INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
Note: When working pattern with 2 colours on the yoke, use the background colour in the pattern over the 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side.

On the row marked with arrow-1 increase 27-35-31-39-35-43 stitches evenly on row = 119-131-131-143-143-155 stitches.
On the row marked with arrow-2 increase 36-36-48-48-48-60 stitches evenly on row = 155-167-179-191-191-215 stitches.
On the row marked with arrow-3 increase 36-36-48-48-48-60 stitches evenly on row = 191-203-227-239-239-275 stitches.
On the row marked with arrow-4 increase 34-34-34-34-46-46 stitches evenly on row = 225-237-261-273-285-321 stitches. Continue the pattern like this: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work the last stitch in A.1, A.1 (= 12 stitches) until there are 5 stitches left (the last time you work A.1 on the row, you just work the first 10 stitches in the diagram), 5 band stitches in garter stitch. 
On the row marked with arrow-5 increase 2-14-14-18-30-18 stitches evenly on row = 227-251-275-291-315-339 stitches.
Change to wheat. Continue with wheat, stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side until the piece measures 24-25-26-27-28-29 cm from the cast-on edge and down mid front – adjust so that the next row is worked from the right side (if the knitting tension is correct in height, this measurement is attained in Size S when A.1 has been completed).
The next row is worked as follows:
Work the first 36-39-43-47-51-56 stitches (= left front piece), place the next 47-52-56-57-60-63 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under the sleeve), work the next 61-69-77-83-93-101 stitches (= back piece), place the next 47-52-56-57-60-63 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10- new stitches on the needle (= in side under the sleeve) and work the next 36-39-43-47-51-56 stitches (= right front piece).
Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 149-163-179-197-215-233 stitches. Insert a marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches cast on under the sleeves (= 4-4-4-5-5-5 new stitches on each side of the marker thread). Continue back and forth with wheat, stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front. When the piece measures 4 cm, decrease 2 stitches in each side – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4-4-5-5-6-6 cm a total of 3 times = 137-151-167-185-203-221 stitches. When the piece measures 15-15-17-17-19-19 cm, increase 2 stitches in each side – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase in this way every 3 cm a total of 5 times = 157-171-187-205-223-241 stitches. When the piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm, increase 11-13-13-15-17-19 stitches evenly on row = 168-184-200-220-240-260 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work rib as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, (knit 2 /purl 2) until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2, 5 band stitches in garter stitch. When the rib measures 4 cm cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can make 1 yarn over after every 4th stitch at the same time as you cast off (the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches).
The jacket measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from the cast on edge down mid front. 

SLEEVE:
= 47-52-56-57-60-63 stitches. Place the 47-52-56-57-60-63 stitches from the thread in the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and, in addition, knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches cast on under the sleeve with wheat = 55-60-64-67-70-73 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new stitches (= 4-4-4-5-5-5 new stitches on each side of the marker thread).
Start the round here and work stocking stitch in the round with wheat. When the piece measures 4-4-4-4-3-3 cm from the separation, decrease 2 stitches under the sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4th-3rd-3rd-3rd-3rd-3rd round 10-12-13-13-14-14 times = 35-36-38-41-42-45 stitches. When the piece measures 24-24-23-23-23-23 cm, increase 1-4-2-3-2-3 stitches evenly on round = 36-40-40-44-44-48 stitches. Work A.2 (= 4 stitches) in the round. When the whole of A.2 has been completed in height, change to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and off white. Work rib (knit 2 /purl 2) for 5 cm. Change to wheat, work 1 round rib as before and loosely cast off with wheat, knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can make 1 yarn over after every 4th stitch at the same time as you cast off (the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches).
The sleeve measures 35-35-34-34-34-34-34 cm from the separation.
Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= off white
= wheat
= purple haze
= light grey green
= increase row - see description in text


Comments (5)

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Laura Stel 03.10.2018 - 20:20:

Ben met dit patroon bezig maar moet mouwlengte wel veel aanpassen,veel te kort

Åse 17.08.2018 - 08:48:

Vist jeg heller velger å strikke rundt istedet for frem og tilbake,begynner jeg da hver omgang fra høyre på mønsteret?

DROPS Design 17.08.2018 kl. 10:23:

Hei Åse. Ja det stemmer; om du skal strikke rundt leser du mønster fra høyre på alle omganger. God fornøyelse.

DROPS Design 12.07.2018 - 09:55:

Colour combinations shown are: A) DROPS Air 04, 03, 16, 10. B) DROPS Air 03, 01, 15, 14.

Marianne Juhler 09.05.2018 - 15:26:

Jeg skal nu starte med mønsteret på bærestykket, og starter med en retpind, hvor jeg også tager ud til 131 masker (str. L), så 1 vrangpind så en retpind, inden selve mønsteret begynder. Så langt så godt. men så når mønsteret begynder, nedefra i højre hjørne bliver det så en vrangpind, jeg skal starte på, og det bliver så fra venstre side, jeg skal starte ikke? Men skal jeg så strikke først de 5 kantmasker og så sidste maske mønsteret, inden jeg starter på selve mønsteret?

June 06.05.2018 - 20:09:

Skjønner ikke helt hvordan det skal strikkes etter økepinne 4

DROPS Design 09.05.2018 kl. 13:42:

Hej June, du skal bare følge diagrammet over det nye antal masker (det skal ikke stemme over det tidligere mønster). God fornøjelse!

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