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DROPS 62-22 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Alpaca with borders in Cotton Viscose and Silke-Tweed; Scarf in Puddel.

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Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 110-118-124 cm [43.25" - 46.5" - 48-7/8"]

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-400 g color no. 506, coal gray
and use: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
50-50-100 g color no. 18, mother of pearl
and use: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
100-150-150 g color no. 10, granite
50- 50- 50 g color no. 24, plum

Alternate yarns:
Any of the three yarns listed above (Silke-Tweed, Alpaca and Cotton Viscose) may be interchanged with each other.

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

6 DROPS Hooks «Laila» (Button no. 601).

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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Gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].
Border: Knit 3 cm [1.25"] stockinette st, P 1 row (=
folding edge), 3 cm [1.25"] stockinette st.

Pattern: See the charts (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.

Body: Knit the cardigan in the round after the folding edge and cut steeks for armholes and the center front. Cast on 257-272-287 sts on smaller circular needles with Alpaca, knit 1 cm [3/8"] stockinette st, change to plum Silke-Tweed, knit 1 cm [3/8"] stockinette st, P 1 row (right side row -- this is the folding edge - measure the work from here). Knit Pattern 1. Change to larger circular needles, increase 3 sts at the center front (these 3 sts + 2 edge sts = 5 sts - are for the steek and are not knit into the pattern) = 260-275-290 sts.
Join and knit Pattern 2, then Pattern 3. After Pattern 3 knit with Alpaca in stockinette st until the work measures 18-20-22 cm [7" - 7-7/8" - 8-5/8"]. Knit Pattern 4, then Pattern 5 and finish with Pattern 6. At the same time, when the work measures 34-35-37 cm [13-3/8" - 13.75" - 14.5"], knit the row as follows: 5 steek sts at the center front, 49-51-52 sts for the front, bind off 29-33-38 sts for armholes, 98-102-104 sts for the back, bind off 30-33-39 sts for armholes, 49-51-52 sts for the front.
On the next row cast on 5 sts over the bound-off armhole sts on each side (these sts are for the steeks and are not knit into the pattern) = 211-219-223 sts on the needles. When the work measures approx. 49-51-53 cm [19.25" - 20" - 20-7/8"] bind off the center 24-26-26 sts + 5 steek sts at the front for the neck and knit the work back and forth on the needles. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. When the work measures 54-56-58 cm [21.25" - 22" - 22-7/8"] (6 rows remain of Pattern 6) bind off the center back 38-40-40 sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each back neck edge on the next row.
Bind off after Pattern 6. The work measures approx. 56-58-60 cm [22" - 22-7/8" - 23-5/8"].

Sleeve: Cast on 60-60-60 sts on smaller double pointed needles with Alpaca, join and place a marker at the join. Knit 1 cm [3/8"] stockinette st, change to plum Silke-Tweed, knit 1 cm [3/8"] stockinette st, P 1 row (right side row -- this is the folding edge - measure the work from here). Knit Pattern 1. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit 3 repeats of Pattern 2, then knit Pattern 3 - the work now measures approx. 16 cm [6.25"]. Then knit stockinette st with Alpaca and inc 1 st each side of marker 20-23-23 times:
Size S/M: Alternately every 4th and 5th row
Sizes M/L+XL: Alternately every 3rd and 4th row
= 100-106-106 sts. When the work measures 39-39-40 cm [15.25" - 15.25" - 15.75"] knit Pattern 4 to finished dimensions, centering the pattern on the sleeve. When the work measures 49-47.5-47.5 cm [19.25" - 18.75" - 18.75"], divide the work at the marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles.
After Pattern 4 the work measures approx. 55-55-56 cm [21-5/8" - 21-5/8" - 22"]. Now knit with Alpaca: 2 cm [0.75"] reverse stockinette st for a seam allowance over the cut edge on the body, bind off.

Assembly: Sew a marker thread into the center of the steek sts at the center front and on each side. Sew two machine seams around the markers, 1st seam = 1/2 st from the marker thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 st from 1st seam. Cut up for armholes and at the center front. Sew the shoulder seams.
Pick up approx. 100 to 110 sts along the left front on smaller needles with Alpaca and knit Border - see instructions above. Repeat along the right front. Fold the borders over against the wrong side and sew.
Pick up approx. 121-131 sts (odd number of sts) around the neck and on top of the front edges on smaller needles with Alpaca and knit 2 cm [0.75"] stockinette st (but keep the 2 edge sts at each side in garter st throughout), change to Cotton Viscose, knit 2 rows stockinette st, work the next row as follows: * K 2 tog, yarn over *. Then knit 2 rows stockinette st, change to Alpaca, knit 2 cm [0.75"] stockinette st, bind off. Fold the neck edge over against the wrong side and sew.
Sew in the sleeves and fold the seam allowance from the sleeve over the cut edge on the body and sew. Sew on the hooks.


See instructions under Model No. 25.


= coal gray Alpaca
= mother of pearl Viscose
= granite Silke-Tweed
= plum Silke-Tweed

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