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DROPS 61-18 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cardigan in Paris with zipper.

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Size: Small/Medium (Medium/Large - Extra Large)
Finished measurements: 104 (114-122) cm [41" (44-7/8" - 48")]

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100% cotton, 50 g/82 yards
650 (700-800) g. col. 15, black
100 (150-150) g. col. 26, dark beige
50 (50-50) g. col. 23, light gray

Alternative yarns:
* DROPS SILKE, 100% silk, 50 g/93 yards (Be sure to maintain the gauge - if knit too loosely the garment will stretch. Silke is not machine washable).
* DROPS ALASKA, 100% wool, 50 g/82 yards.

DROPS 4 mm [US 6] and 5 mm [US 8] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

DROPS Zipper black (no. 7108): 50 cm [19.75"]

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 jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with measurements (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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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.
Gauge: 17 sts x 22 on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

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

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 183 (199-215) sts (including 3 sts at each edge for the zipper-placket; these are not knit into the pattern) on smaller circular needles with black and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern 1 (keep the 3 sts at each side in black), then knit black to finished dimensions. When the work measures 36 (37-39) cm [14-1/8" (14.5" - 15.25")] knit the next row as follows: 45 (49-53) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 85 (93-101) sts for the back, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 45 (49-53) sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: = 45 (49-53) sts. Bind off for armholes each side every other row: 3 sts 1 (2-3) times, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times = 35 (36-37) sts. When the work measures 48 (49-51) cm [18-7/8" (19.25" - 20")] bind off for the neck every other row: 8 (9-9) sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. Bind off when the work measures 58 (60-62) cm [22-7/8" (23-5/8" - 24-3/8")].

Back: = 85 (93-101) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 65 (67-69) sts. When the work measures 56 (58-60) cm [22" (22-7/8" - 23-5/8")] bind off the center 25 (27-27) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures 58 (60-62) cm [22-7/8" (23-5/8" - 24-3/8")].

Sleeves: Cast on 36 (40-40) sts on smaller double pointed needles with black; join and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 2; after Pattern 2 knit with black to finished dimensions. At the same time, when the work measures 6 cm [2-3/8"], inc 1 st each side of marker 17 times alternately every 4th and 5th row = 70 (74-74) sts. When the work measures 45 (43-43) cm [17.75" (16-7/8" - 16-7/8")] bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off for sleeve caps at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 4 (3-3) times, 1 st 4 (7-9) times, 2 sts 4 (4-3) times, 3 sts 1 time, bind off. The work measures approx. 57 (57-58) cm [22.5" (22.5" - 22-7/8")].

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 95-105 sts around the neck on smaller needles with black and knit 4 rows garter st, bind off. Sew in the zipper - cut off any excess zipper length at the top, and then fold the uppermost cm [3/8"] double against the wrong side and sew down. Sew in the sleeves.


= black
= dark beige
= light gray

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