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Estelle by DROPS Design
"Cute and feminine!"
Knitted DROPS jacket with short sleeves, lace pattern and round yoke in 2 strands ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 148-4
DROPS design: Pattern no z-635
Yarn group A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-102-110-122-134 cm /
33"-36 1/4"-40"-43½"-48"-52 3/4"
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm /
22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''

Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300-350 g color no 100, off white
200-200-200-250-250-300 g color no 3112, dusty pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm /US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 2 strands = 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 MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 pieces

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Yarn type
  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 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 circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 K rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by picking up a st from previous row, K this st.

BUTTONHOLE:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 11, 19, 28, 36, 45 and 53 cm /
3/4",4 3/8",7½",11",14¼",17¾" and 21"
SIZE M: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 and 55 cm /
3/4",4 3/8",8",11 3/8",15",18½" and 21 5/8"
SIZE L: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 and 57 cm /
3/4",4 3/8",8",11 3/8",15",18½" and 22½''
SIZE XL: 2, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 and 59 cm /
3/4",4 3/8",7½",10 5/8",13¾",17",20" and 23¼"
SIZE XXL: 2, 10, 19, 27, 36, 44, 53 and 61 cm /
3/4",4",7½",10 5/8",14¼",17¼",21" and 24"
SIZE XXXL: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47, 55 and 63 cm /
3/4",4 3/8",8",11 3/8",15",18½",21 5/8" and 24¾"
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 223-243-268-293-323-353 sts (includes 5 band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle 4 mm/ US 6 with 2 strands off white. P 1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above - * K 3, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 8 sts remain and finish with K 3 and 5 band sts in GARTER ST.
Continue rib like this - remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 69-77-86-95-105-115 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 154-166-182-198-218-238 sts.
Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work in stockinette st with 5 band sts in garter st each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts as before, 3-3-5-5-7-7 sts in stockinette st, work A.1 (= 13 sts), work in stockinette st until 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts remain on row, work A.1 (= 13 sts), 3-3-5-5-7-7 sts in stockinette st and 5 band sts as before. Continue pattern like this.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', insert 2 markers in the piece; 41-44-48-52-57-62 sts in from each side (= 72-78-86-94-104-114 sts between markers on back piece).
On next row from RS, dec 1 st on each side of both markers - Read DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec).
Repeat dec every 3-3-3½-3½-5-5 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-2"-2" 3-3-3-3-2-2 more times (= 4-4-4-4-3-3 dec in total) = 138-150-166-182-206-226 sts.
When piece measures 18-19-19-19-20-20 cm / 7"-7½"-7½"-7½"-8"-8", continue with 1 strand off white + 1 strand dusty pink.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 22-22-23-23-24-24 cm / 8 3/4"-8 3/4"-9"-9"-9½"-9½", inc 1 st on each side of both markers - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc).
Repeat inc every 5-5-5-5-8-8 cm / 2"-2"-2"-2"-3 1/8"-3 1/8" 3-3-3-3-2-2 more times (= 4-4-4-4-3-3 inc in total) = 154-166-182-198-218-238 sts.
When piece measures 39-41-42-43-44-45 cm / 15 1/4"-16 1/8"-16½"-17"-17 1/4"-17 3/4", work next row as follows from RS: Work 36-39-43-46-51-56 sts as before (= right front piece), bind off the next 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts for armhole, work 62-68-76-82-92-102 sts as before (= back piece), bind off the next 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts for armhole and work the last 36-39-43-46-51-56 sts as before (= left front piece).
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 70-70-75-80-85-90 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand off white + 1 strand dusty pink.
K 1 round. Then work rib (= K 3/P 2).
When rib measures 4 cm / 1½'', K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 16-12-13-16-17-18 sts evenly = 54-58-62-64-68-72 sts. Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve).
Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 and work in stockinette st.
When piece measures 12-12-13-13-14-14 cm / 4 3/4"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5 1/8"-5½"-5½", bind off 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 5-5-5-6-6-6 sts on each side of marker) = 44-48-52-52-56-60 sts.
Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 as body where armholes were bound off = 222-242-266-278-306-334 sts. Beg from WS, insert 1 marker at beg of round - NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.
Work back and forth as before with 2 strands dusty pink AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, dec 11-5-12-11-9-11 sts evenly (do not dec over the outermost 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts in each side) = 211-237-254-267-297-323 sts.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION ON YOKE BEFORE CONTINUING!
When piece 1-1-2-2-3-3 cm / 3/8"-3/8"-3/4"-3/4"-1 1/8"-1 1/8" from marker, work next row as follows from RS: Work 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts as before, work A.2 until 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts remain (i.e. 13-15-16-17-19-21 repetitions of A.2) and work the last 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts as before (i.e. work A.2 in stockinette st while at the same time dec as shown in diagram). Dec in addition 1 st inside band alternately on right and left front piece - NOTE: Dec on same row as dec in A.2 so that there are 3 dec in total inside right band and 3 dec inside left band.
After last dec, 127-141-152-159-177-191 sts remain on needle.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx. 54 cm / 21 1/4'' in all sizes (from cast on edge), finish A.1 in each side after one whole repetition vertically and continue in stockinette st over all sts (continue bands in garter st).
When piece measures 14-14-15-16-17-18 cm / 5½"-5½"-6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7" from marker (remember last buttonhole on band), K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 35-47-54-57-71-83 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 92-94-98-102-106-108 sts.

NECK EDGE:
Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and K 1 row from WS with 2 strands dusty pink. Then K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 21-24-25-26-27-30 sts evenly (do not inc over bands) = 113-118-123-128-133-138 sts.
Work next row as follows from WS: 5 band sts in garter st, * P 3, K 2 *, repeat from *-* until 8 sts remain and finish with P 3 and 5 band sts in garter st. Continue rib like this until neck edge measures 3 cm / 1 1/8''.
Then loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the opening under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left band.


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso



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