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DROPS 51-9 by DROPS Design
"Perfect wear for a stroll along the docks !"
DROPS Cardigan in Paris
DROPS 51-9
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Finished measurements (hip): 130 (140, 140) cm [51-1/8" (55-1/8", 55-1/8")]
Finished measurements (bust): 104 (112, 120) cm [41" (44", 47.25")]

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
650 (750, 800) g. Col. No. 48 petrol
400 (450, 500) g. Col. No. 17 natural white
7 DROPS silver metal buttons (button No. 529)

DROPS 4 mm (US 6) and 5 mm (US 8) circular needles and double pointed needles, or sizes required to give correct gauge

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  • DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.35 USD
  • DROPS PARIS RECYCLED DENIM (50g)
    2.50 USD
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. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on 5 mm needle in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm (4» x 4»)

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side and is knit entirely in stockinette st.


Seed st (on an uneven number of stitches): All rows: K 1, *P 1, K 1*
Seed st (on an even number of stitches): Row 1: *K 1, P 1*; Row 2: * P 1, K 1 *

BODY
Cast on 222 (242-242) sts (including 1 edge st at each side which is not knit in pattern) on smaller needles with petrol and work in seed st for 3 cm (1.25»). Change to larger needles and knit Pattern 1 and then 2. Then knit Pattern 3 and at the same time on the first row of each Pattern 3 stripe, decrease evenly distributed along row:
Size S: dec 7 sts 4 times, dec 8 sts 2 times
Size M: dec 8 sts 6 times
Size L: dec 6 sts 6 times
= 178 (194-206) sts.
When work measures 43 (47-47) cm (17» (18.5», 18.5»), adjusting to get a whole stripe, knit Pattern 4 (start Pattern 4 with the opposite color to the last stripe of Pattern 3).
When the work measures 46 (50-52) cm (18-1/8» (19-5/8», 20.5»), work the next row as follows: 43 (47-50) sts for the front, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 84 (92-98) sts for the back, bind off 4 sts for armhole, 43 (47-50) sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: = 43 (47-50) sts. Bind off at armhole edge every other row: 2 sts 1 (3-4) times, dec 1 st 4 (3-4) times = 37 (38-38) sts. When the work measures 59 (63-66) cm (23.25» (24.75», 27-1/8») bind off at neck edge every other row: 4 (5-5) sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, dec 1 st 2 times, then dec 1 st every 4th row 2 times. Bind off all sts when the work measures 70 (74-77) cm (27.5» (29-1/8», 30.25»).

Back: = 84 (92-98) sts. Shape armholes as for fronts =72 (74-74) sts. When the work measures 68 (72- 75) cm (26.75» (28-3/8», 29.5») bind off the center 22 (24-24) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts on each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures 70 (74-77) cm (27.5» (29-1/8», 30.25»).

Sleeves: Cast on 34 (36-36) sts on smaller double pointed needles with petrol; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Seed st for 3 cm (1.25»). Change to larger needles and knit Pattern 2, increasing 6 sts evenly distributed on the first row = 40 (42-42) sts. Knit Pattern 3, then Pattern 4 to finished dimensions. At the same time, when the work measures 6 cm (2.5») inc 1 st each side of marker 21 (20-22) times:
Sizes S + M: every 4th row
Size L: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
= 82 (82-86) sts. When the work measures 47 (45.5-45) cm (18.5» (18», 17.75»), bind off 2 sts each side of marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Bind off 3 sts each side every other row 7 (8-9) times = 36-30-28 sts left on needle, bind off all sts. The work measures 54 (54-55) cm (21.25» (21.25», 21-5/8»).

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up 95-105 sts along the left front on smaller circular needles with petrol and knit seed st for 3 cm (1.25»), bind off all sts. Repeat along the right front, but after 1 cm (3/8») make 7 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).
Pick up 100-110 sts around the neck from the wrong side on smaller needles with petrol and knit seed st for 8-10 cm (3-1/8" - 4»), increasing 1 st each edge every 4th row. Sew on sleeves and buttons.

Diagram

natural white
petrol


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