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Sheep Happens! Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with round yoke in DROPS Lima. Piece is knitted top down in Nordic pattern with sheep. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no li-100
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
450-500-550-600-650-750 g color no 9015, gray
100-100-100-100-100-100 g color 6235, gray blue
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 8903, black

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stockinette stitch = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR Needle size 4 mm / US 6, length 80 cm/32" for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR Needle size 3 mm / US 2.5, length 80 cm/32" for rib.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm / 4'' switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm / 4'' switch to smaller needles.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 6-6-7-7-8-8 pieces

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for your size. Work diagrams in stockinette stitch.
As the color changes are far apart, the strands should be twined after approx. every 7th stitch, to avoid long loose strand on the wrong side.

INCREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 100 stitches), minus band (= 10 stitches = 90 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 31) = 2.9. 
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. every 3rd stitch. Do not increase over band. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches (marker is between these 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). Decrease from right side when 3 stitches remain on row as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit last stitch. On next row knit yarn over to make holes.
Decrease first buttonhole when rib in neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then decrease the next 5-5-6-6-7-7 buttonholes, approx. 8½-8½-8-8-7½-7½ cm between each.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE GARMENT:
Work yoke back and forth on circular needle, top down. Divide the yoke into sleeves and body. Work body back and forth. Sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 100-104-108-112-120-128 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side of piece) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with gray blue. Purl 1 row from wrong side with 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above, in each side of piece. Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, rib (= knit 2/purl 2) until 7 stitches remain, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Decrease for BUTTONHOLES on right band - read explanation above. Work rib for 3 cm / 1'', adjust so that last row is from right side. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6.
Purl 1 row from wrong side with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side and increase 31-27-35-33-35-37 stitches evenly – read INCREASE TIP = 131-131-143-145-155-165 stitches.
Work pattern as follows from right side:
Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.1 (= 1 stitch), A.2 (= 6-6-6-5-5-5 stitches) over the next 12-12-12-10-10-10 stitches (= 2 times in total), A.3 (= 12 stitches), A.2 over the next 42-42-48-50-55-60 stitches (= 7-7-8-10-11-12 times in total), A.3 over the next 12 stitches, A.2 over the next 42-42-48-50-55-60 stitches (= 7-7-8-10-11-12 times in total) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Work band in the same color as A.1.
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When A.1 to A.3 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 255-255-281-333-359-385 stitches on needle. Piece measures approx. 16 cm (including rib).
Purl 1 row with gray from wrong side with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side and increase 11-11-15-8-12-1 stitches evenly = 266-266-296-341-371-386 stitches.
Work next row from right side (work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes): Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch (now work band in gray until finished measurements), A.4 (= 1 stitch), A.5 (= 15 stitches) over the next 255-255-285-330-360-375 stitches (= 17-17-19-22-24-25 times in width) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
When A.4 and A.5 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 317-351-372-407-443-461 stitches on needle. Piece now measures 21-23-24-25-25-25 cm / 8 ¼"-9"-9 3/8"-9 ¾"-9 ¾"-9 ¾" (including rib). Work with gray until finished measurements.
Work in stockinette stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch until piece measures 21-23-25-26-28-30 cm / 8 ¼"-9"-9 ¾"-10 ¼"-11"-11 ¾" (including rib).
Now divide the piece for sleeves and body as follows:
Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, 45-49-51-57-63-68 stitches in stockinette stitch (= front piece), slip the next 64-72-79-84-90-90 stitches on a stitch holder for sleeve and cast on 8-8-10-10-10-14 stitches under sleeve, work 89-99-102-115-127-135 stitches in stockinette stitch (= back piece), slip the next 64-72-79-84-90-90 stitches on a stitch holder for sleeve and cast on 8-8-10-10-10-14 stitches under sleeve, work 45-49-51-57-63-68 stitches in stockinette stitch and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch (= front piece) = 205-223-234-259-283-309 stitches.

BODY:
Then work in stockinette stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side of piece. When piece measures 26-26-26-27-27-27 cm / 10 ¼"-10 ¼"-10 ¼"-10 5/8"-10 5/8"-10 5/8" from where body was divided from sleeves, increase 27-33-34-33-41-43 stitches evenly on next row from wrong side = 232-256-268-292-324-352 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work as follows on next row from right side: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, rib (= knit 2/purl 2) until 7 stitches remain, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch (work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes). Bind off by knitting from right side when rib measures 4 cm / 1½'' (i.e. piece measures approx. 30-30-30-31-31-31 cm / 11 ¾"-11 ¾"-11 ¾"-12 1/8"-12 1/8"-12 1/8" from where body was divided from sleeves). Jacket measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'' in total measured from shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Slip the 64-72-79-84-90-90 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and pick up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-10-14 stitches cast on under sleeve = 72-80-89-94-100-104 stitches.
Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-10-14 stitches under sleeve. Work in the round in stockinette stitch with gray. When piece measures 1 cm / 3/8'' from where sleeves was divided from body, decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker - read DECREASE TIP.
Decrease like this every 3-2-1½-1½-1½-1 cm/1 1/8"-3/4"-½"-½"-½"-3/8" 11-15-18-19-22-23 times in total = 50-50-53-56-56-58 stitches.
When piece measures 40-38-37-36-35-33 cm / 15 ¾"-14 7/8"-14 ½"-14 1/8"-13 ¾"-13" from where sleeves were divided from body, increase 2-2-3-0-4-2 stitches evenly on next round = 52-52-56-56-60-60 stitches.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work rib = knit 2/purl 2. Bind off by knitting when piece measures 44-42-41-40-39-37 cm / 17 ¼"-16 ½"-16 1/8"-15 ¾"-15 ¼"-14 ½" from where sleeve was divided from body (= approx. 4 cm / 1½'' rib). Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew on buttons on left band.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= grey blue
= off white
= black
= grey
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, work the yarn over twisted on next row




Comments (27)

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Charlene Lenig 28.01.2019 - 14:34:

Just to be clear on the purl side I will start with the 5 band stitches then start with the A2 10 times then A3 then A2 10 times then A3 then A2 2 times then A1 and the band stitches.

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 15:05:

Dear Mrs Lenig, you are right. Happy knitting!

Charlene Lenig 28.01.2019 - 00:40:

Is A! worked at the beginning of each row or is it done differently on the purl side ?

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 12:07:

Dear Mrs Lenig, from RS you work 5 front band sts, A.1, A.2, A.3, A.2, A.3, A.2, 5 front band sts (reading diagrams from the right towards the left). From WS you will work: 5 front band sts, A.2, A.3, A.2, A.3, A.2, A.1, 5 front band sts, reading diagrams from the left towards the right. Happy knitting!

Cathy 24.01.2019 - 17:43:

Where is the correction printed for graph A2 xl?

DROPS Design 25.01.2019 kl. 08:44:

Dear Cathy, if you print the pattern (and diagrams) after 31/07/2018, the diagrams are the correct ones, but if you print the pattern before the correction, it might be a good idea to print diagrams again. Happy knitting!

Linda Murray 10.01.2019 - 17:13:

Is the sheep pattern only worked on the right side ? As a bit confused.

DROPS Design 11.01.2019 kl. 08:36:

Dear Mrs Murray, diagrams are showing all rows, both from RS and from WS. Start reading the diagrams from RS at the bottom corner on the right side towards the left and work WS rows from the left towards the right. Happy knitting!

Virginie 30.09.2018 - 14:30:

Bonjour, Pour la longueur des manches, les chiffres "40-38-37-36-35-33cm" n'ont-ils pas été inversés (= de la plus grande à la plus petite) ? merci

DROPS Design 01.10.2018 kl. 09:15:

Bonjour Virginie, la longueur des manches est plus courte dans les grandes tailles car l'empiècement est plus large/long. Bon tricot!

Annett Zorn 11.09.2018 - 18:23:

Hallo, mache ich die Maschenprobe mit Nadel 3 oder 4? Ich tendiere zu Nd 4, bin aber unsicher.

DROPS Design 12.09.2018 kl. 07:27:

Liebe Frau Zorn, die Maschenprobe ist 21 Maschen x 28 Reihen glatt rechts gestrickt = 10 x 10 cm für den glatt rechten Teil der Jacke, der wird mit Nadlegröße 4 gestrickt, aber die Nadelgröße anpassen wenn nötig ist. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sheila 26.08.2018 - 12:37:

I’m sorry, I still can’t work it out, I’m 91 cms and it doesn’t go that high. Sorry for being thick, or am I looking at it wrong?

DROPS Design 27.08.2018 kl. 19:20:

Hello Sheila. Measurements are taken flat from side to side. Compare them to a similar garment you have and you should be able to work out the correct size. Happy knitting!

Sheila Irwin 26.08.2018 - 10:44:

Where do I find the sizes that correspond with S, M, L, etc, please ?

DROPS Design 26.08.2018 kl. 11:39:

Hello Sheila. At the end of the pattern, you will find a chart with the measurements in cm for each size. Happy knitting!

Josephine Tregear 15.08.2018 - 09:28:

What size should I knit for a 36" bust please?

DROPS Design 16.08.2018 kl. 09:05:

Dear Mrs Tregear, you will find all finished measurements under the chart at the bottom of the pattern. The measurements are in cm - taken flat from side to side. Compare them to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. Read more about sizing and convert into inches here. Happy knitting!

Anne Grethe 11.08.2018 - 09:59:

Jeg strikker nå denne nydelige jakken, men lurer på om det er feil i oppskriften. På beskrivelsen i str l skal mønstrene til a1 til 3 strikkes. Jeg lurer på om det er glemt en mønsterrapport på slutten, da det avsluttes med a2. Da vil ikke forsiden bli lik på begge sider?

DROPS Design 22.08.2018 kl. 09:56:

Hei Anne Grethe. Forstykkene er ikke like på begge sider, som du også kan se på bildet. A.3 strikkes på venstre forstykke (når du har plagget på) og igjen på høyre skulder. Så det stemmer at det skal strikkes A.2 over hele høyre forstykke. Altså, du strikker slik: 5 stolpemasker rille, A.1, A.2 totalt 2 ganger, A.3, A.2 totalt 8 ganger, A.3, A.2 totalt 8 ganger, 5 stolpemasker rille = 143 masker. God fornøyelse

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