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Knitted DROPS jacket in ”Nepal” or "DROPS ♥ You #3". Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS Extra 0-913
DROPS design: Pattern no ne-116
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-90-98-112-120-136 cm / 32 1/4"-35½"-38½"-44"-47 1/4"-53½"
Full length: 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''

Materials: NEPAL from Garnstudio
Color no 0100, off white: 400-400-500-500-600-600 g

Or use:
DROPS ♥ You #3 from Garnstudio
No 01, off white:
200-200-250-250-300-300 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES 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 STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 - for edges

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 5-6-6-7-7-7 pieces

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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 needle): K all rows.

MEASURING TIP:
Measure piece from cast on edge and up to the shoulder on the longer piece.

BUTTON HOLES: Bind off for 5-6-6-7-7-7 button holes on right band.
1 button hole = bind off 4th st from mid front, make 1 YO.
Bind off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 5, 14½, 24, 33½, 42 cm / 2",5 3/4",9½",13 1/4",16½".
SIZE M: 5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 44 cm / 2",5 1/8",8 1/4",11 3/8",14½",17 1/4".
SIZE L: 6, 14, 22, 30, 38, 45 cm / 2 3/8",5½",8 3/4",11 3/4",15",17 3/4".
SIZE XL: 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 46 cm / 2",4 3/4",7½",10 1/4",13",15 3/4",18".
SIZE XXL: 6, 13, 20, 27, 34, 41, 47 cm / 2 3/8",5 1/8",8",10 5/8",13 3/8",16 1/8",18½".
SIZE XXXL: 5, 12½, 20, 27½, 35, 42½, 49 cm / 2",4 7/8",8",10 3/4",13 3/4",16 3/4",19 1/4".
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BACK PIECE:
Cast on 76-82-88-100-108-120 sts on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with off white and work 6 rows in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm / 3/4''-3/4''-3/4''-1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'', dec 1 st in each side. Repeat dec every 2-2-2-2-2½-2½ cm / 3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-7/8"-7/8" a total of 5-5-5-5-6-5 times = 66-72-78-90-96-110 sts.
When piece measures 15-16-16-17-18-18 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7"-7", inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc every 5-7-5-5-4-5 cm / 2"-2 3/4"-2"-2"-1½"-2" a total of 3-2-3-3-4-2 times = 72-76-84-96-104-114 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm / 11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13''-13 3/8''-13¾''. Now inc for sleeves as follows: Inc 1 st in beg of every row 2 times each side = 76-80-88-100-108-118 sts. Then cast on 34-33-30-27-24-20 sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 144-146-148-154-156-158 sts.
Continue in stockinette st - work the outermost 4 edge sts in each side in garter st for sleeve edges.
When piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm / 20''-21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24'', bind off for sleeves/diagonal shoulders at the beg of every row in each side: 15-15-15-15-16-16 sts 1 time, 15-16-15-16-15-16 sts 1 time and 15-15-15-15-16-16 sts 1 time = 54-54-58-62-62-64 sts remain on needle.
When piece measures 53-55-57-59-61-63 cm / 21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24''-24¾'', bind off the middle 24-24-26-26-28-28 sts for neck and finish each part separately - see MEASURING TIP above. On next row bind off 1 st towards the neck = 14-14-15-17-16-16 sts remain for shoulder.
Work 2 rows and bind off.
Piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 43-46-49-55-59-66 sts (includes 5 band sts) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with off white and work 6 rows in garter st. Switch to needle size 5 mm / US 8 and continue in stockinette st - with 1 edge st in garter st towards mid front.
When piece measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm / 3/4''-3/4''-3/4''-1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'', dec in the side as on back piece = 38-41-44-50-53-61 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 15-16-16-17-18-18 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7"-7".
Now inc in the side as on back piece = 41-43-47-53-57-63 sts.
When piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm / 11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13''-13 3/8''-13¾'', inc in the side 1 st in beg of following 2 rows from RS. On next row towards the side, cast on 34-33-30-27-24-20 sts for sleeve as on back piece = 77-78-79-82-83-85 sts. Continue in stockinette st - work the outermost 4 edge sts on the sleeve in garter st.
When piece measures 44-45-46-50-51-53 cm / 17 1/4"-17 3/4"-18"-19 3/4"-20"-21", bind off towards the neck on every other row: 6-6-7-7-8-8 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 3-3-3-3-3-4 sts 1 time and on every 4th row: 1 st 2 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm / 20''-21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24'', bind off from the side for sleeve/diagonal shoulder as on back piece = 14-14-15-17-16-16 sts remain after all bind offs.
Work 2 rows and bind off.
Piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as left front piece but reversed. NOTE: bind off for BUTTON HOLES on front band - see explanation above.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew side seams and under sleeve in front loop of outermost st to avoid chunky seams.
Sew on buttons.

NECKLINE: Pick up approx. 70 to 80 sts from RS around the neck on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with off white. Work 4 rows in garter st. Loosely bind off.


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