Daisy Delight Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket for children in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Lima. The piece is worked top down with flowers, coloured pattern, garter stitch and stocking stitch. Sizes 3-12 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-051-bn
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152 

MATERIALS:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
250-300-300-350-350 g colour 34, heather
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 30, mustard

Or use:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
250-300-300-350-350 g colour 6273, cerise
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50 g colour 2923, goldenrod

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 60 cm.
Needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS WOOD BUTTONS, Coconut NO: 516: 5-5-6-6-6 pieces.

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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.
EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size. The diagrams show 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. 72 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 17) = 4.2. 
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):
Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch = 2 stitches decreased.

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when garment is worn). 1 buttonhole = start from the wrong side and knit together stitches 2 and 3 from the edge, make 1 yarn over. On the next row knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked after 1 cm on the neck and then the other 4-4-5-5-5 buttonholes are worked every 6-6-6-7-7 cm.
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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down, then the front and back pieces are worked back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 72-76-80-86-92 stitches with circular needle size 4 and heather. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see description above. Knit 1 row where you increase 17-19-21-23-24 stitches evenly on row - READ INCREASE TIP-1! = 89-95-101-109-116 stitches on needle.
Knit 1 row from the wrong side. Insert a marker in this row and measure onwards from here. Work according to diagrams A.1 and A.2 from the right side as follows: Work 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH, A.1 over 1 stitch, A.2 a total of 13-14-15-14-15 times on the row and 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When diagrams A.1 and A.2 have been completed in height there are 219-235-251-263-281 stitches on the needle. On the next row from the right side increase 3-3-5-1-5 stitches evenly on row = 222-238-256-264-286 stitches.
Continue with stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 15-15-16-17-18 cm from the marker. The next row from the right side is worked as follows: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, 31-33-36-37-38 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 44-48-51-53-62 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches under the sleeve, work 62-66-72-74-76 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), place the next 44-48-51-53-62 stitches on a new thread (= sleeve), cast on 6 new stitches, work 31-33-36-37-38 stitches (= front piece) and 5 band stitches in garter stitch.

BODY:
There are 146-154-166-170-174 stitches on the needle.
THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6 new stitches cast on under each sleeve. Work stocking stitch back and forth, with 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side. When the piece measures 3 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker (= 4 stitches increased) READ INCREASE TIP–2! Repeat the increase every 3-4-5-6-7 cm a total of 3 times = 158-166-178-182-186 stitches on the needle. Continue working as before until the piece measures 12-16-19-22-25 cm. Work 1 row from the right side where you increase 10-10-10-10-10 stitches evenly on row (do not increase on the bands) = 168-176-188-192-196 stitches.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, purl 2, * knit 2, purl 2 *. Work from *-* until there are 5 stitches left and work 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 3 cm. On the next row from the right side cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the strand.

SLEEVE:
Place the stitches from one thread on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm (= 44-48-51-53-62 stitches) and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6 stitches cast on under the sleeve (= 50-54-57-59-68 stitches). Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of these 6 stitches. Work stocking stitch in the round for 2 cm. Now decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread - READ DECREASE TIP. Continue with stocking stitch and repeat the decrease every 4-3½-4-4-3½ cm until you have decreased a total of 5-7-7-8-10 times = 40-40-43-43-48 stitches on the needles. Work stocking stitch until the sleeve measures 22-27-30-34-37 cm. Work 1 round and increase 4-4-5-5-4 stitches evenly on the round = 44-44-48-48-52 stitches. Work rib in the round with knit 2 / purl 2 for 3 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten strand.

Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY: Sew opening under sleeves. Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with heather
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side with heather
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with off white
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with mustard
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On the next row work the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= on this row increases are made in the middle of the diagram, so pay extra attention so that the pattern is correct when working the next rows



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