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Blue Nostalgia Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan in DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern on sleeves. Sizes S – XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-027
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour 13, light jeans blue

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 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: length 80 cm for garter stitch edges.
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 MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 521: 6-6-6-7-7-7 items.

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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.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PIECE:

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

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 110 stitches), minus bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 10) = 10.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after each 10th stitch. On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Do not increase on the bands.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Find your size in the diagrams (applies to A.3 to A.5). The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on right band (when 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 from the cast-on edge. Then work the other 5-5-5-6-6-6 buttonholes with approx. ­­9-9-9-8½-8½-8½ cm between each one.

DECREASE TIP (for sides of body and sleeves):
All decreases worked from the right side!
Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

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

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge in height = 2 rounds; i.e. knit 1 round and purl 1 round

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Yoke and body are worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 110-116-120-126-130-136 stitches (including 5 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3.5 mm and Sky. Work 2 RIDGES – read description above. Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 10-8-8-10-10-8 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 120-124-128-136-140-144 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4mm. Purl 1 row from the wrong side with 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, stocking stitch over the next 15-16-17-19-20-21 stitches (= front piece), 1 yarn over, 2 stitches stocking stitch, A.1 over 21 stitches (= sleeve), 2 stitches stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 30-32-34-38-40-42 stitches stocking stitch (= back piece), 1 yarn over, 2 stitches stocking stitch, A.1 over 21 stitches (= sleeve), 2 stitches stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, stocking stitch over the next 15-16-17-19-20-21 stitches and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch (= front piece). There are now 128-132-136-144-148-152 stitches on the needle.
Continue this pattern onwards. In other words, increase on the sleeves on each side as shown in A.1. On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs on the sleeves (= holes) and the increased stitches are worked into the pattern as shown in A.1. On front and back pieces, you increase with a yarn over before/after the 2 stitches in stocking stitch (there will be 2 stitches in stocking stitch between each raglan increase). On the next row (wrong side) purl these yarn overs twisted (= no holes) and the increased stitches are then worked in stocking stitch. Increase like this every 2nd row (i.e. each row from right side). You increase a total of 8 stitches on each increase row (= 4 yarn overs + 4 yarn overs increased in A.1). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION and remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – read description above. When A.1 has been worked 1 time in height there are 240-244-248-256-260-264 stitches on the needle.
Continue this pattern, i.e. the pattern repeats as shown in A.1. Each time you have worked 20 rows in height there is room for 1 more repeat with lace pattern in width on each sleeve.
When you have increased a total of 24-27-29-32-34-38 times on each side of A.1 there are 312-340-360-392-412-448 stitches on the needle and the piece measures approx. 18-20-22-24-25-28 cm from the cast on edge mid front.
Continue with band stitches in garter stitch, stocking stitch and pattern as before, but without increasing. In other words over the 69-75-79-85-89-97 stitches in A.1 work as follows: Work A.2 (= 2 stitches), 2-0-2-0-2-1 stitches stocking stitch, start on row marked with arrow in your size and work A.3 (= 10 stitches), A.4 over the next 40-50-50-60-60-70 stitches (= 4-5-5-6-6-7 repeats of 10 stitches), A.5 (= 11 stitches), 2-0-2-0-2-1 stitches stocking stitch and A.6 (= 2 stitches).
Continue working until the piece measures 23-25-26-28-30-32 cm from the cast-on edge mid front.
The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, 41-45-49-54-59-65 stitches stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 69-75-77-83-83-89 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on10-10-12-12-14-14 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), 82-90-98-108-118-130 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), place the next 69-75-77-83-83-89 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on10-10-12-12-14-14 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), 41-45-49-54-59-65 stitches stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch (= front piece). Body and sleeves are continued separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 194-210-230-250-274-298 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches cast on under each sleeve. Allow them to follow your work onwards; they will be used later when decreasing/increasing. Work stocking stitch, with 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side of the piece. When the piece measures 2 cm from the division, decrease 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read DECREASE TIP = 4 stitches decreased. Decrease like this every 3 cm a total of 4 times = 178-194-214-234-258-282 stitches. Continue until the piece measures 14 cm from the division. Now increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2 = 4 stitches increased. Increase like this every 2 cm a total of 7 times = 206-222-242-262-286-310 stitches. Continue until the piece measures 30-30-31-31-31-31 cm from the division. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work 2 ridges back and forth over all stitches. Loosely cast off with knit, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with size 4 mm needle. The jacket measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 69-75-77-83-83-89 stitches from the thread on one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches cast on under sleeve = 79-85-89-95-97-103 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches under the sleeve and allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used later when decreasing. Start the round by the marker thread. Start on the correct round in the diagrams so that the pattern continues on from the yoke and work as follows: Work 4-2-4-2-3-1 stitches stocking stitch, A.3 (= 10 stitches), A.4 over the next 50-60-60-70-70-80 stitches (= 5-6-6-7-7-8 repeats of 10 stitches), A.5 (= 11 stitches) and 4-2-4-2-3-1 stitches stocking stitch. Continue this pattern. When the piece measures 2 cm from the division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – remember DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 3rd-3rd-3rd-2nd-2nd-2nd round a total of 14-15-15-16-15-16 times = 51-55-59-63-67-71 stitches. The stitches which do not fit into the pattern as you decrease are worked in stocking stitch, but make sure when decreasing in the pattern you also make 1 yarn over. Continue until the piece measures 21-19-19-17-15-14 cm from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke). Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Work 2 RIDGES in the round – read description above. Loosely cast off with knit, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with size 4 mm needles. The sleeve measures approx. 22-20-20-18-16-15 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= between 2 make 1 yarn over; on next row (wrong side) purl the yarn over to leave a hole
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= shows 1 repeat in height and how the lace patterns are positioned above each other
= no stitch in this square, go straight to next symbol in diagram



Astrid 13.04.2019 - 18:17:

Ik kom er niet uit, bij patroon A1 is totaal 30x (heen), waar de beschrijving zegt dat na 1x patroon A1 er 256 steken zijn, maar dit is na 20x alleen heen gaande naald. En na totaal 34x meerderen heb ik nog maar 340 steken. Wat doe ik fout?

DROPS Design 16.04.2019 kl. 16:59:

Dag Astrid,

Als je A.1 1 keer in de hoogte hebt gebreid, heb je in totaal 30 naalden gebreid (15 heengaande en 15 teruggaande naalden) A.1 gaat van 21 naar 51 steken, dus daar meerder je 30 steken = 60 steken op beide mouwen. Daarnaast meerder je ook op de panden in totaal 60 steken en dat maakt een totaal van 120 steken gemeerderd als A.1 gebreid is. Je begon met 136 steken en er zijn 120 steken bij, dus in totaal 256 steken.

Ulla Gudbergsen 08.04.2019 - 18:17:

Jeg vil gerne strikke denne med lange ærmer, kan jeg evt få hjælp til dette?

DROPS Design 09.04.2019 kl. 11:29:

Hei Ulla. Ønsker du lengre ermer, kan du helt fint strikke dem lenger. Når alle fellinger er ferdige fortsetter du til ønsket mål. Om du syntes du trenger å felle ytterligere, felles på samme måte som tidligere til du har oppnådd ønsket vidde. God fornøyelse

Kirsten Giselsson 03.04.2019 - 09:53:

Hvordan undgår man, at den nederste kant ruller, når der med opskriften ikke strikkes rib?

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 14:13:

Hej Kirsten, nogle kvaliteter ruller mere end andre. Man kan altid dampe kanterne let inden brug.

Pascale 14.03.2019 - 13:31:

Bonjour, Je commence juste le motif A 1, au première rang. J'ai une question au sujet des toutes premières mailles du motif : que faut-il faire , un jeté, une maille endroit, un jeté ? Ou deux jetés l'un immédiatement après l'autre sur l'aiguille droite ? Merci de votre réponse.

DROPS Design 14.03.2019 kl. 13:43:

Bonjour Pascale, au 1er rang de A.1, commencez par 1 jeté, 1 m end, 1 jeté, 2 m end etc.. et terminez par 1 jeté, 1 m end, 1 jeté (on a également 1 m end entre les 2 jetés du milieu de A.1). Bon tricot!

Marjatta Järvikivi 31.01.2019 - 16:22:

Ikävä kyllä lähes kaikki neuleet ovat ylhäältä alas päin neulottu. Työ käy raskaaksi ja kädet väsyvät. Jos vähänkin haittaa olkapäissä tai ranteissa ikävä neuloa

Boutrouche 27.01.2019 - 14:15:

Je trouve ce modèle très joli, j'espère que vous publierez les explications ;-)

Roussy 21.01.2019 - 22:11:

Magnifique raffiné

Monika 15.01.2019 - 10:26:

Ein sehr schönes Modell. besonders das Muster der Ärmel gefällt mir.

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