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DROPS 62-19 by DROPS Design
"Celebrate the coming of spring!"
DROPS Long cardigan and hat in Big Bouclé.
DROPS 62-19
CARDIGAN:

Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 128-140-152 cm
[50-3/8" - 55-1/8" - 59-7/8"]

Materials: DROPS BIG BOUCLÉ,
60% wool, 40% acrylic, 50 g./50 m./54 yards
1000-1100-1200 g color no. 06, natural

Alternate yarns:
* DROPS PUDDEL, 64% mohair, 20% wool, 16% viscose, 50 g./50 m./54 yards

DROPS 6 mm [US 10] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

9 DROPS Stein Optik Buttons (no. 201)

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CARDIGAN:

Gauge: 10 sts x 17 row in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Garter Stitch, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter Stitch, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl *. Repeat from * - *.

Buttonholes: Bind off the 4th st on the right front for buttonholes and cast on 1 new st over the bound-off st on the next row when the work measures: 14-17-20 cm [5.5" - 6.75" - 7-7/8"]
25-28-32 cm [9-7/8" - 11" - 12-5/8"]
36-40-43 cm [14-1/8" - 15.75" - 16-7/8"]
47-51-55 cm [18.5" - 20" - 21-5/8"]
58-63-67 cm [22-7/8" - 24.75" - 26-3/8"]
69-74-78 cm [27-1/8" - 29-1/8" - 30.75"]
80-85-90 cm [31.5" - 33.5" - 35-3/8"]
91-96-101 cm [35-7/8" - 37.75" - 39.75"]
102-107-112 cm [40-1/8" - 42-1/8" - 44"] (the 2 last buttonholes will be on the collar).

Left Front: Cast on 37-40-43 sts, knit 4 rows garter st. Change to stockinette st, but keep the 5 sts at the center front and 3 sts at the side in garter st. When the work measures 16-19-22 cm [6.25" - 7.5" - 8-5/8"] (the side split is finished here) knit stockinette st over the 3 sts at the side. When the work measures 56-60-65 cm [22" - 23-5/8" - 25-5/8"] bind off for armhole every other row: 3 sts 1-1-2 times, 2 sts 2-3-2 times, 1 st 3-3-4 times = 27-28-29 sts. When the work measures 70-75-80 cm [27-5/8" - 29.5" - 31.5"] inc 1 st inside the 5 edge sts for collar alternately every 3 cm [1.25"] and every 4 cm [1.5"] 3 times. When the work measures 80-85-90 cm [31.5" - 33.5" - 35-3/8"] bind off 12-12-12 sts at the side for the shoulder. Put the remaining 18-19-20 sts on a st holder for the collar.

Right Front: Cast on and knit like the left but reverse all shapings and make buttonholes (see instructions above).

Back: Cast on 64-70-76 sts, knit 4 rows garter st. Change to stockinette st, but keep the 3 sts at each side in garter st. When the work measures 16-19-22 cm [6.25" - 7.5" - 8-5/8"] (the side split is finished here) knit stockinette st over all sts. When the work measures 56-60-65 cm [22" - 23-5/8" - 25-5/8"] bind off for armhole on each side as on the front = 44-46-48 sts. When the work measures 80-85-90 cm [31.5" - 33.5" - 35-3/8"] bind off all sts. The center 20-22-24 sts = neck. Attach a marker at the center of the neck, after the 10th-11th-12th st.

Sleeve: Cast on 30-32-32 sts. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to stockinette st. When the work measures 4 cm [1.5"] dec 1 st on each side = 28-30-30 sts. Continue knitting until the work measures 13 cm [5-1/8"], attach a marker. Measure the work from here. When the work measures 9 cm [3.5"] inc 1 st on each side 10 times every 3 cm [1.25"] = 48-50-50 sts. When the work measures 43-41-39 cm [16-7/8" - 16-1/8" - 15.25»] bind off on each side for sleeve cap every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1 time, 2 sts 3-2-1 times, 1 st 3-6-10 times, then bind off 2 sts on each side until the work measures 55 cm [21-5/8"], bind off.

Pockets: Cast on 22 sts. Knit 4 rows garter st. Change to stockinette st but keep 2 sts at each side in garter st throughout. When the work measures 18 cm [7"] knit 4 rows garter st over all sts. Bind off.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.

Collar: Pick up sts from the st holder on the right front, then 20-22-24 sts over the back, plus sts from the st holder on the left front = 56-60-64 sts. Continue with garter st over the outermost 5 edge sts and stockinette st over the remaining sts. Inc 1 st at each side inside the 5 edge sts 7 times alternately every 3 cm [1.25"] and every 4 cm [1.5"]. After 16 cm [6.25"] and 24 cm [9.5"], also inc 1 st on each side of the marker at the center back = 74-78-82 sts. Remember to make buttonholes in collar (see instructions above). When the collar measures 25 cm [9-7/8"] dec 2 sts inside the 5 edge sts on each side every other row 6 times, and with the last 2 decreases knit garter st over all sts. Bind off after the last row of garter st, the collar measures approx. 32 cm [12-5/8"]

Assembly: Sew in the sleeves. Sew sleeve- and side seams in one, start 16-19-22 cm [6.25" - 7.5" - 8-5/8"] from the bottom edge (side split). Sew on the pockets approx. 10-11-11 cm [4" - 4.25" - 4.25"] from the front edge and 14-17-20 cm [5.5" - 6.75" - 7-7/8"] from the bottom edge. Sew on the buttons. Approx. 13 cm [5-1/8"] have been allowed for a cuff.





HAT:

Sizes: S/M - M/L

Materials: Garnstudio BIG BOUCLÉ,
60% wool, 40% acrylic, 50 g./50 m./54 yards
150-150 g color no. 06, natural

DROPS 5 mm [US 8] double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 11 sts x 27 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Garter Stitch, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter Stitch, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl *. Repeat from * - *.

Hat: Knit the peak first. Cast on 7-9 sts and knit garter st back and forth on the needles, increasing 1 st on each side every other row 8 times = 23-25 sts. The work measures approx. 6 cm [2-3/8"]. Continue on these sts with garter st until the work measures 15-17 cm [5-7/8" - 6.75"], then dec 1 st on each side every other row 8 times = 7-9 sts on the needles, bind off - the peak measures approx. 21-23 cm [8.25" - 9"]. Pick up 80-90 sts around the peak. Knit garter st. After 7-8 cm [2.75" - 3-1/8"] dec evenly distributed to 60-70 sts, continue in garter st, then bind off loosely when the piece measures 12-14 cm [4.75" - 5.5"]. Fold the edge over double against the right side.

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