DROPS / 202 / 17

Berry Diamond Cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan and balloon sleeves in DROPS Air. Piece is knitted top down with lace pattern. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern ai-188
Yarn group C or A + A
----------------------------------------------------------

SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g colour 23, coral reef

KNITTING TENSION:
16 stitches in width and 20 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5.5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 mm, length 40 and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 mm, length 80 cm for rib.
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 522: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pieces

----------------------------------------------------------

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
from 4.60 £ /50g
DROPS Air mix DROPS Air mix 4.60 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Air uni colour DROPS Air uni colour 4.60 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 27.60£. Read more.

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.
----------------------------------------------------------

EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

----------------------------------------------------------

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

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to increase/decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 88 stitches), minus bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases/decreases to be done (e.g. 9) = 8.7.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. every 9th stitch. On next row (wrong side) purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Do not increase over bands.
To decrease evenly in this example knit every 8th and 9th stitch together.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.14. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.14). Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

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 when rib in neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then decrease the next 4-4-4-5-5-5 buttonholes, approx. 9½-10-10-9-9½-10 cm between each.

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

----------------------------------------------------------

START THE PIECE HERE:

----------------------------------------------------------

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

NECK EDGE:
Cast on 88-92-96-100-104-108 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Air. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above - * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 stitches remain, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Work rib like this for 3 cm. Knit 1 row from right side while increasing 8 stitches evenly in all sizes - read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP = 97-101-105-109-113-117 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 5.5 mm. Purl 1 row from wrong side inside 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side. Then work yoke as explained below.

YOKE:
Work first row as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1 (= 15 stitches), work 2 stitches in stocking stitch (= raglan line), make 1 yarn over, work 10-12-14-16-18-20 stitches in stocking stitch (= sleeve), make 1 yarn over, work 2 stitches in stocking stitch (= raglan line), work A.2 (= 29 stitches), work 2 stitches in stocking stitch (= raglan line), make 1 yarn over, work 10-12-14-16-18-20 stitches in stocking stitch (= sleeve), make 1 yarn over, work 2 stitches in stocking stitch (= raglan line), work A.3 (= 15 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. There are now 105-109-113-117-121-125 stitches on needle.
Continue pattern like this. I.e. on front and back piece increase in each side as shown in A.1, A.2 and A.3. On sleeves increase in each side with yarn over on each side of stitches in stocking stitch. Raglan line is always on 2 stitches in stocking stitch. Increase like this on every other row (i.e. every row from right side). On next row (wrong side) purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. On sleeves work the increased stitches in stocking stitch. On front and back piece work the increased stitches in pattern as shown in A.1, A.2 and A.3. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION and remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
When A.1, A.2 and A3 have been worked vertically, there are 169-173-177-181-185-189 stitches on needle.
Continue increases on sleeves and front and back piece as before but now work pattern A.4 to A.8 over A.1 to A.3 as follows: Then work A.4 (= 24 stitches) over A.1. Over the 47 stitches in A.2 work as follows: Work A.5 (= 2 stitches), work A.6 over 42 stitches (= 3 repetitions of 14 stitches) and work A.7 (= 3 stitches). Work A.8 (= 24 stitches) over A.3. Work band stitches, raglan line and sleeves as before.
When row marked with arrow for your size has been worked, you have increased a total of 18-21-22-24-26-29 times from beginning of yoke, and there are now 241-269-281-301-321-349 stitches on needle. Piece measures approx. 21-24-25-27-29-32 cm from cast-on edge mid front.
Work next row as follows from wrong side:
Work 41-44-46-50-54-59 stitches as before (= front piece), slip the next 44-52-54-56-58-62 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve), work 71-77-81-89-97-107 stitches as before (= back piece), slip the next 44-52-54-56-58-62 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve) and work the 41-44-46-50-54-59 stitches as before (= front piece). Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 169-181-193-209-229-249 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches that were cast on under each sleeve. Move marker threads upwards when working, they mark the sides.
Work first row as follows from right side (begin with row marked with arrow in your size to continue the pattern): 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.9a (= 7 stitches), work A.10a over the next 14-14-14-14-28-28 stitches (= 1-1-1-1-2-2 repetitions of 14 stitches), work A.11a (= 16 stitches), work 6-12-18-26-8-18 stitches in stocking stitch (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), work A.12a (= 15 stitches), work A.10a over the next 42-42-42-42-70-70 stitches (= 3-3-3-3-5-5 repetitions of 14 stitches), work A.11a (= 16 stitches), work 6-12-18-26-8-18 stitches in stocking stitch (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), work A.12a (= 15 stitches), work A.10a over the next 14-14-14-14-28-28 stitches (= 1-1-1-1-2-2 repetitions of 14 stitches), work A.13a (= 8 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
Repeat A.9a to A.13a vertically (work the remaining stitches as before) until piece measures approx. 4-5-4-6-4-4 cm from division – adjust to finish after a whole repetition vertically.
Then continue on A.9b to A.13b, work the remaining stitches as before. Work until A.9b to A.13b have been worked 1 time vertically. then work in stocking stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch towards each side towards mid front. When piece measures 28-27-28-28-28-27 cm from division, knit 1 row from wrong side while increasing 31-35-39-39-43-51 stitches evenly = 200-216-232-248-272-300 stitches.
Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work next row from right side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 stitches remain, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl (to avoid a tight cast-off edge use circular needle size 5.5 mm).

SLEEVE:
Slip the 44-52-54-56-58-62 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle/double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches cast on under sleeve = 52-60-64-66-70-74 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under sleeve and move the marker thread upwards while working, this is later used for decreasing. Begin round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round. When piece measures 2 cm from division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every other round 1-5-2-3-0-2 times in total = 50-50-60-60-70-70 stitches. When piece measures 7-8-8-6-8-6 cm, work pattern in the round as follows:
Work A.14a over all stitches (= 5-5-6-6-7-7 repetitions of 10 stitches). When A.14a has been worked, there are 70-70-84-84-84-84 stitches on needle. Continue on A.14b. Repeat A.14b vertically until piece measures approx. 41-38-38-36-34-32 cm from division (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders and longer sleeve cap) – adjust to finish after a whole repetition vertically. Continue on A.14c. When A.14c has been worked, there are 35-35-42-42-42-42 stitches on needle. Knit 1 round while decreasing 3-3-6-6-2-2 stitches evenly = 32-32-36-36-40-40 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 5 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl (to avoid a tight cast-off edge use double pointed needles size 5.5 mm). Sleeve measures approx. 48-45-45-43-41-39 cm from division. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row (wrong side) purl yarn over (= hole)
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row (wrong side) purl yarn over twisted (= NOT hole)
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together
= this square is not a stitch, go directly to next symbol in diagram
= last increase on front piece and back piece










Mathilde 14.08.2019 - 21:58:

Hejsa :) Vil blot lige høre, om denne kan strikkes i Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk? Mvh Mathilde

DROPS Design 16.08.2019 kl. 09:58:

Hej Mathilde, Ja du kan bruge DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. Hvis du bruger garnomvandleren så vælger du DROPS Air, skriver antal gram i din størrelse, 1 tråd, så får du garnforbruget frem i DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. God fornøjelse!

Jessica Clenshaw 28.07.2019 - 14:02:

Sorry, please ignore last question...I'd added up the final small amount instead of the medium, so there should indeed be 181 stitches. Now I just have to work out where I have dropped 3 stitches myself!

DROPS Design 29.07.2019 kl. 17:42:

Hi Jessica! Good luck! Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Happy knitting!

Jorunn Abrahamsson 07.07.2019 - 10:16:

Jeg strikker str s og legger opp 88 masker. det står at jeg skal øke 8 masker jevnt fordelt og det skal da bli 97 masker totalt (jeg får 96). Når jeg starter på bærestykket står det at jeg skal strikke: 5+15+2+1+10+1+2+29+2+1+10+1+2+15+5. jeg får 101 mens i mønsteret står det at det blir 105. blir forvirret her. hva er riktig?

DROPS Design 08.07.2019 kl. 10:36:

Hej. Det ska ökas 9 maskor (detta har nu korrigerats i oppskriften) och man får då 97 m i strl S. Efter första pinne får du sedan 105 m och det är inkl. 1 kast på första p i A.1, 2 kast på A.2 och 1 kast på A.3 (dessa 4 kast hade du inte räknat in). Lycka till!

Susanne Svendsen 04.06.2019 - 20:12:

Hvor finder jeg mønster A.1, A.2 og A.3

DROPS Design 05.06.2019 kl. 14:46:

Hei Susanne. De ligger helt nederst på siden, sammen med resten av diagrammene. De 3 øverste diagrammene er A.1, A.2 og A.3. Om du ikke kan se dem, forsøk å bytte enhet (til feks PC / MAC). God fornøyelse

Hybynx Dnnx 29.05.2019 - 10:54:

Wie kann ich das Strickanlritung bekommen

DROPS Design 29.05.2019 kl. 11:29:

Liebe Fraun Dnnx, die Anleitung können Sie einfach drucken, wenn Sie auf "Anleitung" klicken, wird die Anleitung gedruckt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Maryna Cherniavska 29.01.2019 - 22:22:

Love it.

Post a comment to pattern DROPS 202-17

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process. Required fields are marked *.