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DROPS 53-17 by DROPS Design
"Classic cardigan - for all occasions!"
DROPS Cardigan in Silke-Tweed with wide and narrow stripes
DROPS 53-17
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Finished measurements: 110-116-122 cm [43.25" (45-5/8" - 48")]

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio
(52% silk, 48% lambswool) 50 g/218 yards
150 (150, 150) g. Col. 11, navy
100 (100, 100) g. Col. 18, petrol green
100 (100, 100) g. Col. 14, grass green
100 (100, 100) g. Col. 16, yellow-green
100 (100, 100) g. Col. 20, orange
50 (100, 100) g. Col. 13, rust

Alternative Yarns:
* DROPS SAFRAN (100% cotton) 50 g./174 yards
* DROPS COTTON VISCOSE (54% cotton, 46% viscose) 50 g./120 yards. NOTE: viscose stretches. Take this into consideration when checking your gauge.

DROPS 2.5 mm (US 1) and 3.5 mm (US 4) circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

6 DROPS "Stein Optik" buttons (button no. 117 K).

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows on larger needle in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4» x 4»]

Border 1: Knit 2 cm [0.75»] stockinette st, purl 1 row (= folding edge - measure the work from here), knit 2 cm [0.75»] stockinette st.

Border 2: Knit 3 cm [1.25»] stockinette st, purl 1 row (= folding edge), knit 3 cm [1.25»] stockinette st.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch.

Body: Cast on 254 (270-282) sts (including 1 edge st each side at center front) on smaller circular needles with navy and knit Border 1. Change to larger needles and knit Pattern 1, then Pattern 2 then Pattern 3. When the work measures 35 (36-38) cm [13.75» (14-1/8" - 14-7/8»)], work the next row as follows: 61 (64-67) sts for the front, bind off 6 (8-8) sts for armhole, 120 (126-132) sts for the back, bind off 6 (8-8) sts for armhole, 61 (64-67) sts for the front. Knit the fronts and back separately.

Front: = 61 (64-67) sts. Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1 (1-1) time, 2 sts 3 (3-4) times, dec 1 st 3 (4-4) times, then dec 1 st every 4th row 3 (4-4) times = 46 (47-48) sts. When the work measures 50 (52-54) cm [19.75» (20.5" - 21.25»)], bind off at the neck edge every other row: 11 (12-12) sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, dec 1 st 3 times. If Pattern 3 is finished before finished dimensions are reached, knit Pattern 4. Bind off all sts when the work measures 58 (60-62) cm [22-7/8» (23-5/8" - 24-3/8»)].

Back: = 120 (126-132). Shape armholes as on the front = 90 (92-94) sts. When the work measures 56 (58-60) cm [22» (22-7/8" - 23-5/8»)], bind off the center 36 (38-38) sts for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. If Pattern 3 is finished before finished dimensions are reached, knit Pattern 4. Bind off all sts when the work measures 58 (60-62) cm [22-7/8» (23-5/8" - 24-3/8»)].

Sleeves: Cast on 48 (48-50) sts on smaller double pointed needles with navy; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Border 1. Change to larger double pointed needles and knit Pattern 1 once, increasing 4 sts evenly spaced on the first row = 52 (52-54) sts. After Pattern 1 knit Pattern 2 once, then Pattern 3. At the same time, when the work measures 5 cm [2»], inc 1 st each side of marker every 4th row 25 (26-26) times = 102 (104-106) sts. When the work measures 43 cm [16-7/8»], bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needle. Then bind off for sleeve caps on each side every other row: 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 2 times, dec 1 st 11 (12-14) times, bind off 2 sts 2 times, 4 sts 2 times. The work measures approximately 56 (57-58) cm [22» (22.5" - 22-7/8»)].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx. 95-105 sts along the left front on smaller needles with navy and knit Border 2, bind off all sts. Repeat along the right front, but after 1 cm make 6 buttonholes evenly distributed on the row (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts over the bound-off sts on the next row) -- make corresponding buttonholes on the folding edge.
Pick up approx. 110 sts around the neck on smaller needles with navy and knit border as follows: 2 cm [0.75»] stockinette stitch, with wrong side facing, change to rust (13) and purl 3 rows (= folding edge), change back to navy and knit 2 cm [0.75»] stockinette stitch, bind off all sts. Sew in the sleeves. Fold all edges over against the wrong side and sew. Sew on the buttons.


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