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Easy Motion Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with stripes in DROPS Alpaca Bouclé. Piece is knitted top down with raglan. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern ab-096
Yarn group C or A + A
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200-250-300-300-350-350 g colour 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-100-100 g colour 7402, light sea green

KNITTING TENSION:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 mm : Length 60 or 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm – for garter stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 mm : Length 60 or 80 cm for garter stitch.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 5-5-5-6-6-6 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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
Knit all rows.
1 ridge vertically = knit 2 rows.

GARTER STITCH (in the round):
1 ridge vertically = 2 rounds, i.e. knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 90 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 4) = 22.5.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately every 22nd and 23rd stitch. On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), 1 yarn over. On next row purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

STRIPES:
Work 2 cm with off white in all sizes, work 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm with light sea green, work 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm off white and work 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm with light sea green. Then work the rest of piece in off white in all sizes.

RAGLAN:
Increase 1 stitch in each side of 1 stitch in every transition between body and sleeves (= 8 stitches increased on row). Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On next row purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker thread, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked, knit 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), knit the next 2 stitches together (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Decrease for buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). Decrease from right side when 3 stitches remain on row as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit last stitch. On next row knit yarn over to make holes. Decrease first buttonhole straight after ridges in the neck (piece measures approx. 2 cm). Then decrease the next 4-4-4-5-5-5 approx. 8 cm between each buttonhole.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 90-98-106-110-110-114 stitches on circular needle size 4.5 mm with off white. Work 3 ridges in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm, knit 1 row from right side while increasing 4 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP-1. = 94-102-110-114-114-118 stitches. Purl 1 row from wrong side with 3 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above, in each side.
Insert 4 marker threads in piece (without working the stitches): Insert 1st marker thread in 20th-21st-23rd-24th-25th-26th stitch on row, insert 2nd marker thread in 31st-34th-36th-37th-36th-37th stitch on needle, insert 3rd marker thread in 64th-69th-75th-78th-79th-82nd stitch on needle and insert 4th marker thread in 75th-82nd-88th-91st-90th-93rd stitch on needle. There are now 19-20-22-23-24-25 stitches between stitches with marker thread on each front piece, 32-34-38-40-42-44 stitches on back piece and 10-12-12-12-10-10 stitches on each sleeve. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from right side: 3 band stitches in garter stitch, stocking stitch over the next 16-17-19-20-21-22 stitches, increase 1 stitch on each side of 1st marker thread for RAGLAN – see explanation above, work stocking stitch over the next 10-12-12-12-10-10 stitches on sleeve, increase 1 stitch on each side of 2nd marker thread, work stocking stitch over the 32-34-38-40-42-44 stitches on back piece, increase 1 stitch on each side of 3rd marker thread, work stocking stitch over the 10-12-12-12-10-10 stitches on sleeve, increase 1 stitch on each side of 4th marker thread, work stocking stitch over the next 16-17-19-20-21-22 stitches on front piece and finish with 3 band stitches in garter stitch.

Then work STRIPES - read explanation above - and stocking stitch with band stitches in garter stitch and increase for raglan at every marker thread as follows:
Increase 1 stitch on each side of stitch with marker on every other row (i.e. every row from right side) 19-20-21-24-27-30 times in total (first increase is already done).
Then increase 1 more time but only on sleeves as follows: Increase 1 stitch after 1st marker and 1 stitch before 2nd marker, increase 1 stitch after 3rd marker and 1 stitch before 4th marker. The increase has been done 20-21-22-25-28-31 times on sleeves.
There are 250-266-282-310-334-362 stitches on row and piece measures approx. 20-21-22-25-27-30 cm from cast-on edge (measured mid front).
Work next row as follows from wrong side: Work the first 39-41-44-48-52-56 stitches as before (= right front piece), slip the next 50-54-56-62-66-72 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-10-12 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve), work the next 72-76-82-90-98-106 stitches as before (= back piece), slip the next 50-54-56-62-66-72 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-10-12 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve) and work the remaining 39-41-44-48-52-56 stitches as before. Finish body and sleeves separately. Remove the marker threads in piece. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 162-170-186-202-222-242 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-10-12 stitches cast on under each sleeve and move the marker threads upwards when working. Continue back and forth in stocking stitch with 3 band stitches in garter stitch in each side. When piece measures 2 cm from division, increase 2 stitches in each side - read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 3½ cm 7 times in total in all sizes = 190-198-214-230-250-270 stitches. When piece measures 30-31-32-29-31-30 cm from division, switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work 3 ridges, switch back to circular needle size 5 mm and cast off by knitting from right side. Jacket measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Slip the 50-54-56-62-66-72 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles size 5 mm and pick in addition up 1 new stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-12 stitches cast on under sleeve = 56-60-64-70-76-84 stitches on round. Work in stocking stitch in the round. Insert a marker mid under sleeve. When piece measures 2 cm in all sizes, decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 8th-7th-6th-5th-4th-3rd round 7-8-9-11-12-13 times in total = 42-44-46-48-52-58 stitches on round. Work until piece measures 29-29-28-26-24-22 cm from division (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer yoke). Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and work 3 ridges. Switch back to double pointed needles size 5 mm and cast off by knitting.
Work the other sleeve the same way.


ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

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Monika 15.01.2019 - 10:39:

Sehr schönes Modell. Würde ich sofort stricken.

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