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Lemon Pie Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked top down with round yoke and Nordic pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-855
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-450-500-550-600 g colour 79, lemon
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 72, light pearl grey

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
20 stitches in width and 26 rows in height with stocking stitch and pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 MM
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch and pattern.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: length 80 cm for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.


DROPS METAL BUTTONS, Round (silver) NO 533: 7-7-7-8-8-8 items.

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Pattern instructions

EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
All increases are made from the right side!
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 108 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 31) = 3.2.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over approx. each 3rd stitch. On the next row purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Do not increase over the bands.

ELEVATION (back of neck):
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on the row. Start from the right side with light pearl grey and knit 15-16-17-18-19-20 stitches past the stitch with the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 31-33-35-37-39-41 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 46-49-52-55-58-61 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 61-65-69-73-77-81 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 76-81-86-91-96-101 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl to end of row (the band is worked in garter stitch). Then work YOKE as described in text.
 
PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1, A.3, A.4, A.5 and A.6).
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP-1 (for bands):
On the rows with pattern and 2 colours, work the 5 band stitches in each side with the background colour in the pattern. 

KNITTING TIP-2:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands at the back are not tight. Use a larger needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.
It is also important to maintain the knitting tension in height, or the yoke will be too short and the armholes too small!

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeves):
Start 2 stitches before the stitch with the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 1 (= stitch with marker thread), knit 2 twisted together (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn). 1 buttonhole = Work from the right side until there are 3 stitches left on the row, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit the last stitch. On the next row (wrong side) knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then work the next 6-6-6-7-7-7 buttonholes with approx. 8-8½-9-8-8½-8½ cm between each one.

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START PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Neck, yoke and body are worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front, top down. After the neck you can work an elevation in back of neck so that the yoke is slightly higher at the back. You can leave out the elevation if you wish; the neck is then the same front and back – read description in the text. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 108-112-116-120-124-132 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3.5 mm and light pearl grey. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the rib like this for 3 cm – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – read description above.
Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 31-33-35-37-37-39 stitches evenly on row – read INCREASE TIP = 139-145-151-157-161-171 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Purl 1 row (bands worked in garter stitch).
You can now work an ELEVATION in back of neck – read description above, or go straight to YOKE.

YOKE:
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and KNITTING TIP-2!
The first row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A (= 2 stitches) until there are 6 stitches left on the row, work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
Continue this pattern until A.1 has been completed. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work 2-2-2-2-4-8 rows stocking stitch with lemon and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side - AT THE SAME TIME on the first row increase 34-36-38-48-52-58 stitches evenly on row – remember INCREASE TIP = 173-181-189-205-213-229 stitches.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.2A until there are 8 stitches left on the row (= 20-21-22-24-25-27 repeats of A.2A of 8 stitches), work A.2B (= 3 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this pattern. AT THE SAME TIME on each row marked with an arrow increase evenly on row as described below:
On the row marked with arrow-1 increase 34-42-50-50-58-58 stitches evenly on row = 207-223-239-255-271-287 stitches (there is now room for 24-26-28-30-32-34 repeats of A.2A of 8 stitches).
On the row with arrow-2 increase 32-40-48-48-56-56 stitches evenly on row = 239-263-287-303-327-343 stitches (there is now room for 28-31-34-36-39-41 repeats of A.2A of 8 stitches and A.2B is now 5 stitches).
On the row with arrow-3 increase 24-36-36-44-44-52 stitches evenly on row = 263-299-323-347-371-395 stitches.
When A.2 has been completed, work the next row as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.3A until there are 6 stitches left on the row (= 21-24-26-28-30-32 repeats of A.3A of 12 stitches), work A.3B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this pattern.
AT THE SAME TIME on the row marked with arrow-4 increase 20-16-16-20-20-20 stitches evenly on row = 283-315-339-367-391-415 stitches. Continue working until you just have the last row in A.3 left. Then work this last row as follows from the right side: Work 47-51-54-59-64-69 stitches as shown on the last row in A.3 (= front piece), place the next 52-60-66-70-72-74 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 85-93-99-109-119-129 stitches as shown in last row of A.3 (= back piece), place the next 52-60-66-70-72-74 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 47-51-54-59-64-69 stitches as shown in A.3 (= front piece).
Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 195-211-227-247-271-295 stitches. In sizes S and M first work A.4 and A.5 as explained below and in size L work A.5 as explained below. In the remaining sizes (XL, XXL and XXXL) A4 and A.5 have already been worked (in A.3), therefore go directly to ALL SIZES in the 3 largest sizes.
The first row is worked as follows from the wrong side (diagrams read from left to right when working from wrong side):

SIZES S and M: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.4B (= 1 stitch), A.4A until there are 5 stitches left on the row (= 46-50 repeats of 4 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
When A.4 has been completed, work A.5 in the same way. AT THE SAME TIME on the row with arrow-5 in A.5A increase16 stitches evenly on row in both sizes = 211-227 stitches. When A.5 has been completed, continue as described under ALL SIZES!

SIZE L: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.5B (= 1 stitch), A.5A until there are 5 stitches left on the row (= 54 repeats of 4 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this pattern. AT THE SAME TIME on the row marked with arrow-5 increase 16 stitches evenly on row = 243 stitches. When A.5 has been completed, continue working as described under ALL SIZES!

ALL SIZES:
The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.6B (= 1 stitch), A.6A until there are 5 stitches left on the row (= 50-54-58-59-65-71 repeats of A.6A of 4 stitches). Continue this pattern.
AT THE SAME TIME on the row marked with arrow-5 in A.6A increase 16 stitches evenly on row (applies only to sizes XL, XXL and XXXL and only the first time A.6 is worked in height for these sizes) = 211-227-243-263-287-311 stitches on the row.
Continue A.6 until the piece measures approx. 31 cm from the division in all sizes, but adjust so that the next row is worked from the wrong side.
Purl 1 row from the wrong side with lemon where you increase 53-57-61-65-69-77 stitches evenly on row – remember INCREASE TIP = 264-284-304-328-356-388 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work rib as follows from the right side (with lemon): 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this for 3 cm. Then loosely cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can make 1 yarn over after each 8th stitch at the same time as you cast off (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches).
The jacket measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 52-60-66-70-72-74 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles/short circular needle size 4.5 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 60-68-76-80-84-88 stitches on the needle. Insert 1 stitch in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve, i.e. insert the marker thread in the first stitch after the middle, count 29-33-37-39-41-43 stitches, insert 1 marker thread in the next stitch (= mid-stitch). There are now 29-33-37-39-41-43 stitches left on the round after the last marker thread. Allow the marker threads to follow your work onwards. The marker thread under the sleeve will be used when decreasing and the marker thread mid to of sleeve will be used to count to where the pattern starts.
READ THE REST OF THIS SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Work the last row in A.3A so that A.3 finishes in the same way as on the body.
SIZES S and M: Work A.4A in the round (= 15-17 repeats of 4 stitches), but count out from the middle – mid-stitch in A.4A should match the mid-stitch mid top of sleeve. When A.4A has been completed work A.5A in the same way. After A.5A continue with A.6A as far as the rib.
SIZE L: Work A.5A in the round (= 19 repeats of 4 stitches), but count out from the middle – mid-stitch in A.5A should match the mid-stitch mid top of sleeve. After A.5A continue with A.6A as far as the rib.
SIZES XL, XXL and XXXL: Work A.6A in the round (= 20-21-22 repeats of 4 stitches), but count out from the middle – mid-stitch in A.6A should match the mid-stitch mid top of sleeve. Continue with A.6A as far as the rib.
DECREASING:
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 2-2-2-2-3-3 cm, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 6-4-2½-2½-2-1½ cm a total of 7-10-13-14-15-16 times = 46-48-50-52-54-56 stitches.
When the sleeve measures approx. 40-39-37-35-34-32 cm from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke) knit 1 round with lemon where you increase 2-0-2-0-2-0 stitches evenly on round = 48-48-52-52-56-56 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 5 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 each 8th stitch at the same time as you cast off (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches).The sleeve measures approx. 45-44-42-40-39-37 cm from the division down. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto the left band.

Diagram

= light pearl grey
= lemon
= off white
= increase row
= mid-stitch on sleeve





Comments (1)

Anita Hoffgaard 12.10.2018 - 10:40:

Der er fejl i mønstret farvekoder. Der mangler farve forklaring.

DROPS Design 18.10.2018 kl. 15:28:

Hei Anita. fargekodene stemmer: 79 sitron, 01 naturhvit, 72 lys perlegrå - dette stemmer med både garnmengde og mønster. Hvor spesifikt er det du mener det er en feil? God fornøyelse.

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