DROPS / 202 / 14

Autumn Spice Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan in 2 strands DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with texture and split in sides. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-033
Yarn group B + B or D
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 96-104-112-122-134-146 cm = 37 3/4”-41”-44”-48”-52 3/4”-57 3/8”
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm = 22"-22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26"

All measurements in charts are in cm.

MATERIALS:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
350-400-400-450-500-550 g color 11, hazelnut

KNITTING GAUGE:
13 stitches in width and 15 rows in height with stockinette stitch and 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 7 MM = US 10,75.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 7 MM = US 10,75: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 6 MM = US 10.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 6 MM = US 10: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for rib.
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 522: 5-5-6-6-6-6 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):
Knit all rows.
1 ridge in height = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for your size.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 63 stitches), minus garter stitch on each side (e.g. 4 stitches), and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be made (e.g. 10) = 5.9.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 6th stitch. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
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RAGLAN (for sleeves):
All increases are worked from the right side!
Increase 1 stitch after/before the marker thread on the sleeves as follows: Work to the first marker thread, knit 1, 1 yarn over, work to 1 stitch before the next marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 1. Repeat on other sleeve = 4 stitches increased on row. On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs to leave holes. Then work the new stitches in stockinette stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before 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 (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on right band (when garment in worn). Work from the right side when there are 3 stitches left before the edge as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 1. On the next row knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm = 1/2”-3/4”. Then work the other 4-4-5-5-5-5 buttonholes with approx. 10-10-9-9-10-10 cm = 4”-4”-3 1/2”-3 1/2”-4”-4” between each one.

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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. The sleeves are worked with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

JACKET:
NECK:
Cast on 69-71-75-77-79-81 stitches with circular needle size 6 mm = US 10 and 2 strands Sky. Work as follows:
ROW 1 (wrong side): Knit.
ROW 2 (right side): Knit.
ROW 3: Work 4 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, purl until there are 4 stitches left on row, 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Remember BUTTONHOLE!

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 7 mm = US 10,75. Work pattern as follows - Remember BUTTONHOLES: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, A.1 over the next stitch, A.2 (choose diagram for your size) over the next 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches, insert a marker thread here (= left front piece), knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 3-4-6-3-4-5 stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1, insert a marker thread here (= sleeve), A.3 (choose diagram for your size) over the next 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches, A.4 over the next stitch (= mid-stitch at back), A.2 over the next 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches, insert a marker thread here (= back piece), knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 3-4-6-3-4-5 , 1 yarn over, knit 1, insert a marker thread here (= sleeve), A.3 over the next 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches, A.5 over the next stitch, 4 band stitches in garter stitch (= right front piece). You have now increased 1 stitch to RAGLAN – read description above, on each side of the sleeves (= 4 stitches increased), 1 stitch on each side of the mid-stitch (A.4) on the back piece (= 2 stitches increased) and 1 stitch inside A.1/A.5 and the band on the front pieces (= 2 stitches increased) = 77-79-83-85-87-89 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! Continue back and forth like this and increase to raglan on the sleeves every 2nd row 14-16-16-19-19-19 more times (a total of 15-17-17-20-20-20 times), AT THE SAME TIME when the diagrams have been completed in height, repeat the last 2 rows 8-10-12-13-16-19 more times (i.e. until there are 25-29-33-35-41-47 stitches in stockinette stitch between A.3 and A.2 on the back piece and 13-15-17-18-21-24 stitches stockinette stitch between the band and A.2/A.3 on the front pieces = 185-203-215-233-247-261 stitches.

Continue with texture over the 14-14-14-16-16-16 stitches in A.2 and A.3, garter stitch over the 4 band stitches on each side towards mid front and stockinette stitch over the remaining stitches until the piece measures 23-25-27-29-31-33 cm = 9”-9 3/4”-10 5/8”-11 3/8”-12 1/4”-13”, measured from the cast-on edge and down mid front. The next row from the wrong side is worked as follows: Work pattern as before over the first 31-33-35-38-41-44 stitches (= right front piece), place the next 35-40-42-45-46-47 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work the next 53-57-61-67-73-79 stitches (= back piece), place the next 35-40-42-45-46-47 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 31-33-35-38-41-44 stitches (= left front piece). THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 135-143-155-167-183-199 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches cast on under each sleeve (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 new stitches on each side of the marker thread). Work pattern as before over the 14-14-14-16-16-16 stitches in A.2 and A.3, work garter stitch over the middle 4 stitches on each side (i.e. 2 stitches in garter stitch on each side of both marker threads) and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side towards mid front as before. The remaining stitches on the row are worked in stockinette stitch. When the piece measures 15 cm = 6” from the division, place the first and last 36-38-41-44-48-52 stitches on a thread for right and left front pieces = 63-67-73-79-87-95 stitches left on needle. Now finish the front and back pieces separately to give a split in the sides.

BACK PIECE:
There are now 63-67-73-79-87-95 stitches on the back piece. Work A.2/A.3, stockinette stitch and 2 stitches in garter stitch on each side as before. When the piece measures 26 cm = 10 1/4” from the division, increase 10-10-10-12-14-14 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 73-77-83-91-101-109 stitches. Change to circular needle size 6 mm = US 10 and work rib (knit 1, purl 1) with 2 edge stitches in garter stitch on each side. When the rib measures 4 cm = 1 1/2” bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure the bind-off edge is not tight; you can increase a needle size when binding off if this is a problem. The jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm = 22"-22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26" from the shoulder down.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Place the stitches from the thread back on circular needle size 7 mm = US 10,75 = 36-38-41-44-48-52 stitches. Work A.3, 4 band stitches in garter stitch, 2 stitches in garter stitch towards the side and stockinette stitch over the remaining stitches. When the piece measures 26 cm = 10 1/4” from the division (adjust to match the back piece) increase 5-5-6-7-7-7 stitches evenly spaced – remember INCREASE TIP = 41-43-47-51-55-59 stitches. Change to circular needle size 6 mm = US 10 and work rib (knit 1, purl 1) with 4 band stitches in garter stitch on the one side and 2 stitches in garter stitch on the other. When the rib measures 4 cm = 1 1/2” bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure the bind-off edge is not tight; you can increase a needle size when binding off if this is a problem. The jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm = 22"-22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26" from the shoulder down.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work in the same way as right front piece.

SLEEVE:
Place the 35-40-42-45-46-47 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 7 mm = US 10,75 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 45-50-54-57-60-63 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the new stitches (= 5-5-6-6-7-8 new stitches on each side of the marker thread). Work stockinette stitch in the round. When the piece measures 4-4-3-5-4-3 cm = 1 1/2”-1 1/2”-1 1/8”-2”-1 1/2”-1 1/8” from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4-3-3-2-2-2 cm = 1 1/2”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-3/4”-3/4”-3/4” a total of 8-10-11-12-12-13 times = 29-30-32-33-36-37 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 38-37-35-34-32-31 cm = 15”-14 1/2”-13 3/4”-13 3/8”-12 1/2”-12 1/4” from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 5-6-6-7-8-9 stitches evenly spaced = 34-36-38-40-44-46 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 6 mm = US 10 and work rib (knit 1, purl 1) for 4 cm = 1 1/2”. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure the bind-off edge is not tight; you can make 1 yarn over after each 6th stitch at the same time as you bind off (yarn overs bind off as normal stitches). The sleeve measures approx. 42-41-39-38-36-35 cm = 16 1/2”-16 1/8”-15 1/4”-15”-14 1/4”-13 3/4” from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.


ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on next row (wrong side) purl the yarn over to leave a hole


Antonia 12.03.2019 - 22:09:

Hallo, ich habe angefangen die Jacke zu stricken und stolpere gleich am Anfang über die Angaben für die Knopflöcher ....... wenn die in die rechte Blende eingestrickt werden sollen müssen die dann nicht am Reihenanfang eingearbeitet werden ? Grüße Antonia

DROPS Design 13.03.2019 kl. 08:07:

Liebe Antonia, die Jacke wird von oben nach unten gestrickt, dh Hinreihe beginnt mit linkem Vorderteil und endet mit rechtem Vorderteil. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

MARIE 06.03.2019 - 17:51:

Bonjour, Ce modèle me plaît beaucoup ! Serait-il possible d'en avoir les explications en français ? Merci d'avance !

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 10:12:

Bonjour Marie, tous nos modèles sont disponibles en français, cliquez sur la flèche sous la photo pour modifier la langue. Bon tricot!

Marie Jose Savidan 29.01.2019 - 19:57:

Me encanta este modelo por favor mandenos las explicaciones. Gracias

Christel Marinissen 14.01.2019 - 08:31:

Erg mooi vest, wachten maar op het patroon

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