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Knitted DROPS sleeveless jacket with round yoke and pockets in ”Cotton Light”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 147-3
DROPS design: Pattern no cl-013
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-110-120-132 cm /
33"-36 1/4"-39½"-43½"-47 1/4"-52"
Full length: 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm /
26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾''

Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g color no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm/ US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm/ US 2.5 – for edges.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 9 pieces for all sizes

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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 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

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.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1, A.2 and A.3. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

BUTTONHOLE:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 59 and 67 cm /
1 1/8",4 3/8",7½",10 5/8",13¾",17",20",23¼" and 26 3/8"
SIZE M: 5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 45, 53, 61 and 69 cm /
2",5 1/8",8¼",11 3/8",14½",17¾",21",24" and 27 1/8"
SIZE L: 5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 45, 54, 62 and 71 cm /
2",5 1/8",8¼",11 3/8",14½",17¾",21¼",24 3/8" and 28"
SIZE XL: 5, 13, 22, 30, 39, 47, 56, 64 and 73 cm /
2",5 1/8",8¾",11¾",15¼",18½",22",25¼" and 28¾"
SIZE XXL: 3, 12, 21, 30, 39, 48, 57, 66 and 75 cm /
1 1/8",4¾",8¼",11¾",15¼",19",22½",26" and 29½"
SIZE XXXL: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 59, 68 and 77 cm /
2",5½",9",12½",16 1/8",19¾",23¼",26¾" and 30 3/8"
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 226-246-270-294-318-346 sts (includes 5 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Cotton Light.
Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above.
Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work in stockinette st - but continue the outermost 5 sts in each side in garter st until finished measurements (= bands).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE and remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 6-7-8-8-8-8 cm / 2½"-2 3/4"-3"-3"-3"-3", insert 1 marker 59-64-70-76-82-89 sts in from each side (= 108-118-130-142-154-168 sts between markers on back piece). Now dec 1 st on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec).
Repeat dec every 4½-4-3½-3½-3-3 cm / 1 3/4"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-1 1/8" 9-10-11-12-13-14 more times (= 10-11-12-13-14-15 dec in total) = 186-202-222-242-262-286 sts.
When piece measures approx. 49-50-51-52-53-54 cm / 19¼''-19¾''-20''-20½''-21''-21¼'' - make sure that next row is from WS, work 2 ridges over the middle 14 sts in each side (i.e. 7 sts in garter st on each side of both markers - work the other sts as before).
On next row from WS, P (bands in garter st as before) while AT THE SAME TIME binding off 10 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off 5 sts on each side of markers in the sides) = 78-86-96-106-116-128 sts remain on back piece and 44-48-53-58-63-69 sts on each front piece.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeve edges.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 56-58-60-66-70-74 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Light.
Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST in the round on needle - see explanation above! K next round while AT THE SAME TIME binding off the 10 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 5 sts at beg and 5 sts at the end of round) = 46-48-50-56-60-64 sts.
Put piece aside and knit another sleeve edge.

YOKE:
Slip sleeve edges on to same circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 as body (without working sts) = 258-278-302-334-362-394 sts. Insert 1 marker – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.
K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-2-12-2-2-6 sts evenly (do not dec over band sts) = 248-276-290-332-360-388 sts.
Work next row as follows from WS: 5 band sts, work pattern according to A.1 until 5 sts remain (= 17-19-20-23-25-27 repetitions) and finish with 5 band sts.
When A.1 has been worked, 146-162-170-194-210-226 sts remain on needle.
Work next row as follows from WS: 5 band sts, * P 1, K 1 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain, P 2 tog and finish with 5 band sts = 145-161-169-193-209-225 sts.
Then work rib with K over K and P over P. AT THE SAME TIME when rib measures 1-2-3-4-5-6 cm / 3/8"-3/4"-1 1/8"-1½"-2"-2 3/8" – make sure that next row is from RS, work an elevation in the back of neck with short rows as follows (beg from RS and continue with rib and bands as before):
Work until 25-27-29-31-33-35 sts remain, turn and work back until 25-27-29-31-33-35 sts remain in the other side.
Turn and work until 31-33-35-37-39-41 sts remain, turn and work back until 31-33-35-37-39-41 sts remain in the other side.
Turn and work until 37-39-41-43-45-47 sts remain, turn and work back until 37-39-41-43-45-47 sts remain in the other side.
Turn and work until 43-45-47-49-51-53 sts remain, turn and work back until 43-45-47-49-51-53 sts remain in the other side.
Turn piece and work the rest of the row.
Then work 3 rows rib over all sts (continue bands in garter st as before).
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts, work pattern according to A.2 until 5 sts remain (choose diagram for your size) AT THE SAME TIME dec 7 sts evenly and finish with 5 band sts = 138-154-162-186-202-218 sts on row after 1st row in A.2.
When A.2 has been worked vertically, 122-136-143-142-154-166 sts remain on needle.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 28-38-41-36-44-50 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 94-98-102-106-110-116 sts.
K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS before loosely binding off with K from WS.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.

POCKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 36-36-36-40-40-40 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Light and work in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side.
When pocket measures 13-13-13-15-15-15 cm / 5"-5"-5"-6"-6"-6" - make sure that next row is worked from RS, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5.
Then work A.3 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. After A.3, loosely bind off with K from RS.
Knit another pocket.
Sew a pocket on to each front piece with duplicate sts, place pocket directly above the edge in garter st at the bottom of jacket and approx. 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm / 3 1/8''-3 1/8''-3½''-3½''-4''-4'' from edge at the front (try the jacket on for where the pockets should be placed).


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
from WS: K 2 tog, 1 YO
from RS: K 2 tog



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