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DROPS 101-20 by DROPS Design
"A true classic .... Picture it with a black skirt or with some plain pants, and of course with your jeans. Always well dressed and stylish in this one!"
DROPS large jacket knitted in several parts with 2 strands of "Alpaca”
DROPS 101-20
Size: S/M - M/L - XL - XXL -XXXL
Sleeves can seem short, this is due to wide shoulders piece will reach out over shoulders resulting in long sleeves.
Finished measurements:
Bust: 100-110-120-134-148 cm / 39½"-43½"-47 1/4"-52 3/4"-58"
Full length: 60-62-64-66-68 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
450-500-550-550-600 g color no 8903, black
350-400-450-450-500 g color no 1101, white

DROPS needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm / US 7

DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm / C (for button cover).

Buttons: 4 pcs of 2 cm / 3/4'' in diameter.


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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
  • DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g)
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    5.40 USD
    4.05 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.
Knitting gauge: 18 sts x 35 rows on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 2 strands Alpaca in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''

Garter st back and forth: Knit all rows.

Crochet edge: Crochet with 2 strands black on crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 as follows: 1 row sc, then 1 row sl st.

Knitting info: It is important that knitting gauge is adhered so measures in piece are correct both in width and height. Knit a sample and change to thicker or thinner needles to ensure correct knitting gauge.

Increasing tip for right front piece:
Inc 1 sts by K2 in same st
Inc 2 sts by K 2 sts in second last st and K2 sts in last st.
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Back piece:
Back piece is worked in 3 parts – see figure 1.

Mid back piece: Work piece from bottom up. Cast on 36-38-40-42-44 sts with 1 strand of each color on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Knit garter sts – see explanation above – until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26".
Now bind off middle 28-30-32-34-36 sts for neck and work each side separately.
Then bind off at neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times, all sts are now bound off and piece measures approx 60-62-64-66-68 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'' on longest part.

Right side piece:
Piece is worked side ways from the side towards mid back.
Cast on 91-91-94-96-99 sts with 1 strand of each color on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Read entire section before knitting commences!
Knit garter sts at the same time cast on new sts on one side towards bottom edge as follows: On every 4th row: 1 st 12-15-16-18-19 times.
At the same time cast on other side (= shoulder): On every 12th row: 1 sts 5 times.
On completion of all increases there are 108-111-115-119-123 sts on needle.
When piece measures 15-17-19-22-25 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4"-9 3/4"-, bind off loosely.

Left back side piece:
Cast on and knit like right but reversed.

Assembly back piece:
Crochet around all pieces but not along bottom edges – see explanation above. Sew side pieces onto middle piece – sew in sc so sl st is lying on outside of seam.

Right front piece:
Work in 2 parts = A (top, large piece) and B (bottom, small slanted piece) – see figure 2.

Right front piece A (top, large part):
Knit piece from bottom up. Cast on 3 sts with 1 strand of each color on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Knit garter sts – at the same time inc on left side on every other row = inc towards side at end of row - see Increasing tip in explanation above, inc as follows:
Size S/M: *1 st 15 times and knit 2 rows garter sts without inc *, repeat *-* until there are 63 sts on needle.
Size M/L: *1 st 30 times and knit 2 rows garter sts without inc *, repeat *-* until there are 68 sts on needle.
Size XL: *1 st 22 times and 2 sts 1 time *, repeat *-* until there are 74 sts on needle.
Size XXL: *1 st 7 times and 2 sts 1 time *, repeat *-* until there are 81 sts on needle.
Size XXXL: *1 st 5 times and 2 sts 1 time *, repeat *-* until there are 88 sts on needle.
After last inc piece measures approx 37-38-39-40-41 cm / 14½"-15"-15 1/4"-15 3/4"-16 1/8". Continue knitting over all sts until piece measures 53-55-57-59-61 cm / 21"-21 5/8"-22½"-23 1/4"-24" from cast on edge.
Now bind off 13-15-17-19-21 sts mid front for neck.
Then bind off at neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 8 times. At the same time when piece measures 57-59-61-63-65 cm / 22½"-23 1/4"-24"-24 3/4"-25½" from cast on edge (= approx 20-21-22-23-24 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9"-9½" on short side) bind off for slanting shoulder as follows: bind off from shoulder and towards neckline on every other row: 7-8-9-10-11 sts 4 times, then bind off remaining 7-6-6-7-8 sts.
Piece measures approx 60-62-64-66-68 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'' at longest part when all sts are bound off.

Right front piece B (bottom small slanting piece):
Knit this part sideways from the side towards mid front. Read entire section before knitting commences! Cast on 54-54-54-54-54 sts with 1 strand of each color on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Knit garter sts at the same time as inc on right side and bind off on left side as follows:

Right side (towards bottom edge): Inc 1 st on every 4th rows 12-15-16-18-19 times.

Left side:
Bind off 1 sts 63-66-67-69-70 times in total:
for size S/M + M/L: On every other row
for size XL: On every other row – but after every 13th bind off, knit 2 rows garter st without binding off.
for size XXL: On every other row – but after every 7th bind off, knit 2 rows garter st without binding off.
for size XXXL: On every other row – but after every 5th bind off, knit 2 rows garter st without binding off.
When there are 5-3-3-3-3 sts left, bind these off.
Piece measures approx 35-38-41-45-49 cm / 13 3/4"-15"-16 1/8"-17 3/4"-19 1/4" in knitting direction.

Assembly right front piece:
Crochet along the long slanted side on both pieces – see explanation above.
Sew two pieces A+B tog with slanted sides towards each other – sew like back piece was sewn tog.
Continuing crochet along the entire side, up along armhole and over shoulder – see explanation above.

Left front piece:
Work in 2 parts = C (side piece) and D (front piece) – see figure 3.

C (side piece):
Knit like right side back piece.

D (front piece):
Knit piece from bottom up. Cast on 16-18-20-22-24 sts with 1 strand of each color on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Knit garter sts – at the same time inc 1 st on one side (= towards mid front) on every 4-4.5–4.5-5-5 cm / 1½"-1 3/4"-1 3/4"-2"-2" a total of 12 times = 28-30-32-34-36 sts.
When piece measures 53-55-57-59-61 cm / 21"-21 5/8"-22½"-23 1/4"-24" bind off 13-15-17-19-21 sts towards mid front (= the side where inc was made) for neck.
Continuing bind off at neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 8 times.
Piece measures approx 60-62-64-66-68 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'' at longest part when all sts are bound off.

Assembly left front piece:
Crochet along side of front piece to be sewn onto side piece – see explanation above. Crochet in same way on side piece: Along bind off edge, shoulder and cast on edge (do not crochet along bottom edge). Sew on front piece to side piece like back piece was sewn tog.

Sleeve:
Knit piece back and forth. Cast on 46-48-51-53-56 sts with 2 strands black on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Knit 5 cm / 2'' garter sts, change to 1 strand white + 1 strand black. Continue in garter sts – at the same time inc 1 st on each side on every 2.5 -2.5 -2 -2 -2 cm / 7/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4" a total of 13-14-14-15-15 times = 72-76-79-83-86 sts.
Bind off when piece measures 41-40-38-36-34 cm / 16 1/8"-15 3/4"-15"-14 1/4"-13 3/8".
Crochet around top of sleeve – see explanation above.
Sew sleeve tog in outermost part of outermost sts.

Assembly of collar:
Sew shoulder seams and side seams – sew in sc so sl st is lying on outside of seam.
Pick up approx 120 to 140 sts (from WS) round neckline on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 2 strands. Knit 11 cm / 4½'' garter sts, bind off loosely.

Assembly:
Sew sleeves onto back and front pieces – sew in sc so sl st is lying on outside of seam.
Crochet with 2 strands black on crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 around entire jacket, i.e. collar, front edge, bottom edge as follows: 2 rounds sc and then 1 round sl st.

Assembly Buttons:
Crochet cover for 4 buttons on crochet hook size 3 mm / C with 1 strand black as follows:
Button cover: ch 2, then crochet 6 sc in the first of the ch 2, finish off with 1 sl st in first sc of round (= 1st round).
2nd round: Crochet 2 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
3rd round: * crochet 1 sc in 1st sc, crochet 1 sc in 2nd sc, crochet 2 sc in 3rd sc *, repeat from *-* and finish off with 1 sl st in 1st of round = 16 sc.
4 th, 5 th and 6th round: Crochet 1 sc in each sc.
7th round: Crochet 1 sc in every 2nd sc = 8 sc.
Finish off with 1 sl st in 1st sc of round.
Slip button inside cover, sew around edge and pull tog.
Sew in buttons at a slant along left front piece as follows: Top button: 1 cm / 3/8'' from seams between the 2 front piece parts, second top button: 3 cm / 1 1/8'' from seam, next 5 cm / 2'' from seam and last 7 cm / 2¾'' from seam – see also black marking for buttons on figure 3.

Button hole loop:
Crochet 4 button hole loops on front edge along right front piece – place the top button just under the neck opening, hereafter there has to be approx 5 cm / 2'' between the loops.
Crochet with 2 strands black on crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 as follows:
1 sc on front edge, ch 8, skip 2 cm / 3/4'', fasten with 1 sl st, turn and crochet 10 sc in ch loop, turn and crochet 1 sl st in each sc going back.



Diagram

Back piece
Right front piece
Left front piece
Knitting direction


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