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Agnes Cardi by DROPS Design

Knitted vest with round yoke in DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-016
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250-250-300-300-350 g color 08, lavender

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

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

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM / US 6: length 80 cm/32" for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM / US 4: length 80 cm/32" for garter stitch edges.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 521: 6-6-7-7-8-8 items.

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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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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for your size. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

ELEVATION (for back of neck):
The elevation is worked in garter stitch. Insert 1 marker thread after 63-66-69-72-75-78 stitches (= approx. mid back). Start from the right side and knit as far as 7-8-8-9-9-10 stitches past the marker thread, turn, tighten the strand and knit 14-16-16-18-18-20 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 21-24-24-27-27-30 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 28-32-32-36-36-40 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 35-40-40-45-45-50 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and knit 42-48-48-54-54-60 stitches back. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 49-56-56-63-63-70 stitches back, turn, tighten the strand and knit to end of row. 

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 102 stitches) minus the bands (= a total of 10 stitches = 92 stitches) and divide these stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 25) = 3.68. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch. On the next row, work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
All increases are made from the right side.
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 stitches (the marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches) 1 yarn over.
On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stockinette stitch. 

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn). Work from the right side when there are 3 stitches left on the row as follows: 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 piece measures approx. 1½-2 cm. The second buttonhole is worked when the piece measures 7 cm / 2¾''.
Then work the next 4-4-5-5-6-6 buttonholes with 8½-8½-7½-7½-7-7 cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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VEST - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth, top down with circular needle as far as the armholes. Then the body and sleeves are finished separately. The body is continued back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 102-106-110-118-122-128 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side of the piece) with circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and Sky. Work 2 RIDGES – read description above.
Knit 1 round from the right side and increase 25-27-29-27-29-29 stitches evenly on row – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 127-133-139-145-151-157 stitches. Knit 1 row from the wrong side. Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6.
For a better fit, you can now work an elevation in the back of the neck so that the yoke is slightly higher at the back. This elevation can be left out; the neck will then be the same front and back – read ELEVATION.
Work BUTTONHOLE on right band – read description above.
Then work pattern as follows from the right side: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.1 (= 8 stitches), A.2 (= 6 stitches) over the next 102-108-114-120-126-132 stitches (= 17-18-19-20-21-22 times in width), A.3 (= 7 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
On each row with a star (= increase-row) increase as follows:
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
INCREASE 1: Increase 24-24-24-24-30-30 stitches evenly on row = 151-157-163-169-181-187 stitches. A.2 is then repeated 21-22-23-24-26-27 times in width.
INCREASE 2: Increase 18-18-24-24-24-30 stitches evenly on row = 169-175-187-193-205-217 stitches. A.2 is then repeated 24-25-27-28-30-32 times in width.
INCREASE 3: Increase 12-18-18-24-24-24 stitches evenly on row = 181-193-205-217-229-241 stitches. A.2 is then repeated 26-28-30-32-34-36 times in width.
When A.1 to A.3 have been worked 1 time in height, the piece measures approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8'' from the cast-on edge.
Then work as follows from the right side:
Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, 1 stitch stockinette stitch, A.4 (= 13 stitches), work A.5 (= 12 stitches) over the next 156-168-180-192-204-216 stitches (= 13-14-15-16-17-18 times in width), 1 stitch stockinette stitch and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
When A.4 and A.5 have been worked 1 time in height there are 307-343-365-404-427-450 stitches on the needle. The piece measures approx. 21-22-22-24-24-24 cm / 8 ¼"-8 5/8"-8 5/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8". Continue back and forth in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 21-23-24-26-28-29 cm / 8 ¼"-9"-9 3/8"-10 ¼"-11"-11 3/8". Now divide the piece for body and sleeves as follows:
Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, stockinette stitch over the next 42-47-50-57-62-66 stitches, place the next 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches on a thread for sleeve edge and cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve, work stockinette stitch over the next 85-95-99-116-125-132 stitches, place the next 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches on a thread for sleeve edge and cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve, work 42-47-50-57-62-66 stitches stockinette stitch and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch = 195-215-229-260-283-298 stitches.

BODY:
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under each sleeve.
Work stockinette stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from where the body was divided from the sleeves, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 3½-4½-4-6-5-3½ cm a total of 6-5-6-4-5-7 times = 219-235-253-276-303-326 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch until the piece measures 30-30-31-31-31-32 cm / 11 ¾"-11 ¾"-12 1/8"-12 1/8"-12 1/8"-12 ½" from where the body was divided from the sleeves. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work garter stitch until the piece measures 32-32-33-33-33-34 cm / 12 ½"-12 ½"-13"-13"-13"-13 3/8" from where the body was divided from the sleeves. Bind off with knit. The piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Place the 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve = 72-80-88-92-96-100 stitches. Work 3 RIDGES in the round – read description above. Then bind off with knit. The sleeve edge measures approx. 2 cm / 3/4''. Work the other sleeve edge in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons onto the left band.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= knit from wrong side
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; the yarn over is worked twisted on the next row to avoid a hole
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= increase row; on this row increase stitches evenly, see description in text
= this square is not a stitch, go straight to next symbol in diagram




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Morag 25.09.2018 - 19:03:

The Norwegian comment on July 12 translates as Named after my lovely daughter. Is this the designer? It is turning out to be a lovely design too.

Morag 25.09.2018 - 18:50:

Thank you

Morag 22.09.2018 - 06:22:

I am making size large. After the words “remember the knitting tension”I should have 163 stitches (153+10) I am then to work a pattern of 6 stitches. 153 does not divide evenly into 6. What am I to do with the extra stitches?

DROPS Design 24.09.2018 kl. 08:07:

Dear Morag, after you have increased 24 sts you will now repeat A.2 a total of 4 more times like this: K5, A.1, repeat A.2 over the next 138 sts, A.3, K5 = 5+8+138+7+5= 163 sts. On next increase, you will increase 24 sts again = you will repeat A.2 a total of 4 more times and so on. Happy knitting!

Elvia McCormack 14.09.2018 - 13:19:

Good morning. Thanks again for another beautiful pattern. I’m about to do my first increase row. The increase starts with A2. Do I increase inside the A2 stitches? In other words, I Zknit 5 for the band, knit 8 for A1 and then begin increasing inside the A2 stitches? Thanks!

DROPS Design 14.09.2018 kl. 14:49:

Dear Mrs McCormack, you will increase as explained under INCREASE TIP-1, ie count the total number of sts minus the front band sts and increase evenly over all sts between front band sts. Then work as before repeating A.2 as explained. Happy knitting!

Bonnie Tanner 14.08.2018 - 05:14:

Can the sleeves be lengthened to elbow length? If so, how?

DROPS Design 14.08.2018 kl. 07:55:

Dear Bonnie, yes, the sleeves can be easily legthened. Just follow the instructions given for the sleeves of the pattern 197-15 here . Happy Knitting!

Marilyn 04.08.2018 - 20:14:

This is my first time following your patterns. I'm making a size large. Which charts do I follow and in what order? Directions say charts A1, A2, A3 and then A5 and A4 which both say size L. I'm confused. Please help me.

DROPS Design 05.08.2018 kl. 00:06:

Dear Marylin, when you first start to knit the yoke you do th A.1, then repeat the A.2 at the iven number, and then the A.3- this way the pattern will be symmetric on both sides. Then, after you have done the increases in these patterns as described in the pattern. continue in the next row sarting with the pattern A.4 and then repeat the A.5-this-again, the pattern will be symmeric in both sides. I hope this helped. Happy Knitting!

Inger 12.07.2018 - 09:06:

Oppkalt etter min herlige datter!😘

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