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Blue Mountain by DROPS Design
"Get cozy in a warm jacket!"
Knitted DROPS jacket with pattern and shawl collar in ”Alaska”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS Extra 0-817
DROPS design: Pattern no X-384
Yarn group C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-92-100-114-122-136 cm /
33 7/8''-36 1/4''-39 3/8''-45''-48''-53½''
Full length: 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm /
26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''

Materials:
DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
Color no 37, dark blue:
650-700-750-850-950-1050 g
Color no 03, light gray:
100-100-100-150-150-150 g
Color no 55, beige:
50-50-100-100-100-100 g

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - for rib.

DROPS WOOD BUTTON DUFFLE NO 520: 6 pieces for all sizes

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  • DROPS ALASKA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.50 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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

BUTTON HOLES:
Bind off for 6 button holes on right band, all bind offs are done from RS.
1 button hole = P tog 5th and 6th st from mid front and make 1 YO. On next row K the YO.
Bind off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 6, 14, 22, 30, 38 and 46 cm / 2 3/8",5½",8 3/4",11 3/4",15",18".
SIZE M: 6, 15, 23, 31, 39 and 47 cm / 2 3/8",6",9",12 1/4",15 1/4",18½".
SIZE L: 6, 15, 24, 32, 40 and 48 cm / 2 3/8",6",9½",12½",15 3/4",19".
SIZE XL: 6, 15, 24, 33, 41 and 49 cm / 2 3/8",6",9½",13",16 1/8",19 1/4".
SIZE XXL: 6, 15, 24, 33, 42 and 50 cm / 2 3/8",6",9½",13",16½",19 3/4".
SIZE XXXL: 6, 15, 24, 33, 42 and 51 cm / 2 3/8",6",9½",13",16½",20".

PATTERN:
See diagram A-1 – the diagram shows 2 repetitions in width. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

DECREASE TIP (applies to neckline at the front):
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 210-226-242-270-286-314 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with dark blue Alaska. P 1 row from WS. Then work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above - * K 2/P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain and finish with K 2 and 2 edge sts in GARTER ST.
Continue rib like this until piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8''. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', beg to bind off for BUTTON HOLES on right band – see explanation above!
After rib, switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work next row from RS as follows: 2 sts in garter st, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 (= 14 band sts), work in stockinette st until 14 sts remain while AT THE SAME TIME dec 49-53-57-61-65-69 sts evenly (do not dec over bands), finish with P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2 and 2 sts in garter st = 161-173-185-209-221-245 sts.
Insert a marker 44-47-50-56-59-65 sts in from each side (= 73-79-85-97-103-115 sts between markers on back piece). Move the markers upwards when working.
Then work in stockinette st with 14 band sts in each side towards mid front as before. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm / 11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13''-13 3/8''-13¾''
work chart A-1 as follows: Work 14 band sts as before with dark blue, work A-1 until 15 sts remain, work 1st st in A-1 (so that pattern beg and ends the same way on each side of band) and finish with 14 band sts in dark blue as before.
When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm / 18½''-19''-19¼''-19¾''-20''-20½'', work next row from RS as follows: bind off the first 13 sts, insert a marker (this marks where to beg the pick up for collar), work the rest of row. Turn and bind off the first 13 sts, insert a marker (this marks where to end the pick up for collar), work the rest of row = 135-147-159-183-195-219 sts.
Now divide the piece at the markers in the sides and finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 73-79-85-97-103-115 sts. Continue A-1 (when A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with dark blue until finished measurements) – AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes at beg of every row in each side: 3 sts 0-1-2-2-3-4 times, 2 sts 1-1-1-3-3-4 times and 1 st 3-2-1-2-1-1 times = 63-65-67-69-71-73 sts remain on needle.
When piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm / 25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8'', bind off the middle 17-19-19-21-23-23 sts for neck. Now finish each shoulder separately.
Continue to bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 22-22-23-23-23-24 sts remain on the shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 31-34-37-43-46-52 sts. Continue A-1 as on back piece with 1 edge st in garter st towards mid front - AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armhole in the side as on back piece.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm / 19''-19¼''-19¾''-20''-20½''-21'', dec 1 st towards the neck - SEE DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec on every 4th row a total of 2-2-3-3-4-4 times, and on every 8th row a total of 2-3-2-3-3-3 times.
After all bind offs and dec are done, 22-22-23-23-23-24 sts remain on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles, switch to circular needle when needed.
Cast on 48-48-52-52-56-56 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with dark blue. K 1 round, then work rib = K 2/P 2.
When piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 9-7-9-7-9-9 sts evenly = 39-41-43-45-47-47 sts.
Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Then work in stockinette st. When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', inc 1 st on each side of marker mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 4½-4-3½-3-3-2½ cm / 1 3/4"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8" a total of 9-10-11-12-13-15 times = 57-61-65-69-73-77 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20 cm / 8'', insert a marker in the middle st on round (= mid on top of sleeve). Work chart A-1. NOTE: St marked with arrow in chart should be the st with marker mid on top of sleeve.
When A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with dark blue until finished measurements.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 47-47-46-46-45-45 cm / 18½"-18½"-18"-18"-17 3/4"-17 3/4" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap), bind off 4-6-6-6-6-6 sts mid under sleeve. Then work back and forth on needle until finished measurements.
AT THE SAME TIME bind off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side: 2 sts 0-2-3-3-3-4 times and 1 st 3-3-4-4-5-6 times. Then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 54-55-55-56-56-57 cm / 21¼''-21 5/8''-21 5/8''-22''-22''-22½'', then bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 55-56-56-57-57-58 cm / 21 5/8''-22''-22''-22½''-22½''-22¾''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves.

SHAWL COLLAR:
Worked back and forth on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with dark blue.
Pick up sts from RS inside 1 edge st along the neck as follows: Start mid front at the marker on right front piece, pick up sts up to shoulder, then along the neck and down along left front piece until marker = approx. 90 to 110 sts.
K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc no of sts to 118-122-126-130-138-146. Then work rib as follows (seen from RS): 2 sts in garter st, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 2 and 2 sts in garter st. Continue like this until collar measures approx. 5 cm / 2''.
Now inc 1 st in each of the middle 12 P-sections, seen from RS (= back of neck) = 130-134-138-142-150-158 sts. Then work K over K and P over P until collar measures approx. 7 cm / 2¾''.
Now work as follows: Work 1 row on all sts as before and then slip the first 10 sts worked on a stitch holder, turn piece, work the next row and then slip the first 10 sts worked at the beg of row on another stitch holder.
Turn piece, work the next row and then slip the first 10 sts worked at the beg of row on the first stitch holder, turn piece, work the next row and then slip the first 10 sts worked at the beg of row on the other stitch holder.
Continue like this until there are a total of 40 sts on the stitch holders in each side. Then slip sts from stitch holders back on needle and work 1 row as before over all 130-134-138-142-150-158 sts. NOTE: To avoid holes in every transition where sts where put on holders, slip bar before next st twisted on to left needle and work tog with first st on needle.
Bind off with K over K and P over P. Neatly fasten collar with stitches in each side towards band – sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew on buttons.


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dark blue
beige
light gray



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