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Blue Leaf by DROPS Design
"Featherlight and still warm!"
Knitted DROPS over-sized jacket with lace pattern and shawl collar in ”Vivaldi”. Size: S - XXXL
DROPS 149-31
DROPS design: Pattern no oo-104
Yarn group C
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Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 142-158-178 cm / 55 3/4"-62"-70"
Full length: 70-76-83 cm / 27½"-30"-32 3/4"

Materials:
DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
150-200-250 g color no 30, faded purple

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' and 32'') SIZE 8 mm/US 11 - or size needed to get 12 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS VIVALDI UNI COLOUR (50g)
    8.00 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. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1, A.2, A.3 and A.4, diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

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

KNITTING TIP 1:
To make a nice finish on repetition, continue with diagram A.3 instead of A.2 (right front piece) and A.1 instead of A.2 (left front piece).

SHORT ROWS:
To make a better shape on the collar work short rows in garter st as follows: * 2 rows back and forth over 15 sts, 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* 1 more time.

KNITTING TIP 2:
When dec sts on each side of sleeve and lace pattern A.4 continues, stripes in lace pattern will disappear in sleeve seam. Work sts that do not fit in stockinette st.
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JACKET:

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
LOOSELY cast on 59-64-70 sts (includes 3-3-3 band sts towards mid front and 1 edge st in garter st) on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with Vivaldi. Work 2 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above. Then work as follows from RS: 3-3-3 band sts in garter st, PATTERN according to diagram A.1 (= 12 sts), A.2 over the next 26-26-39 sts, A.3 (= 15 sts), 2-7-0 sts in garter st, 1-1-1 edge st in garter st. Continue like this with pattern and garter st in the side and on band. When piece measures 50-54-59 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-23 1/4", bind off 2-7-13 sts in the side for armhole on next row from WS = 57-57-57 sts on row.
Then continue with pattern, 3 band sts in garter st and 1-1-1 edge st in garter st in the side. NOTE! In size XXL/XXXL continue with 1 edge st in garter st and A.3 instead of A.2 over the outermost repetition with A.2 (repetition at the edge towards armhole) as follows: 3 band sts in garter st, A.1 (= 12 sts), A.2 over the next 26 sts, A.3 (= 15 sts), 1 edge st in garter st.
When piece measures 70-76-83 cm / 27½"-30"-32 3/4", bind off the outermost 27 sts from WS = 30 sts remain on needle for collar. Then work as follows from WS: A.3, A.1, 3 band sts in garter st - Read KNITTING TIP 1! When collar measures approx. 10 cm / 4'', work SHORT ROWS, beg from RS - see explanation above. Loosely bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
LOOSELY cast on 59-64-70 sts (includes 3-3-3 band sts towards mid front and 1 edge st in garter st) on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with Vivaldi. Work 2 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above. Then work as follows from RS: 1-1-1 edge st in garter st, 2-7-0 sts in garter st, A.1 (= 12 sts), A.2 over the next 26-26-39 sts, A.3 (= 15 sts), 3 band sts in garter st.
Continue like this with pattern and garter st in the side and on band.
When piece measures 50-54-59 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-23 1/4", bind off 2-7-13 sts in the side for armhole from RS = 57-57-57 sts on row.
Then continue with pattern, 3 band sts in garter st and 1-1-1 edge st in garter st in the side. NOTE! In size XXL/XXXL continue with 1 edge st in garter st and A.1 instead of A.2 over the outermost repetition with A.2 (repetition at the edge towards armhole) as follows: 1-1-1 edge st in garter st, A.1 (= 12 sts), A.2 over the next 26 sts, A.3 (= 15 sts), 3 band sts in garter st.
When piece measures 70-76-83 cm / 27½"-30"-32 3/4", bind off the outermost 27 sts from RS = 30 sts remain on needle for collar. Then work as follows from RS: A.1, A.3, 3 band sts in garter st - Read KNITTING TIP 1! When collar measures approx. 10 cm / 4'', work SHORT ROWS, beg from WS - see explanation above. Loosely bind off.

BACK PIECE:
LOOSELY cast on 85-95-107 sts (includes 1-1-1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with Vivaldi. Work 2 ridges in garter st - see explanation above.
Then work as follows from RS: 1-1-1 edge st, 2-7-0 sts in garter st, A.1 (= 12 sts), A.2 over the next 52-52-78 sts, A.3 (= 15 sts), 2-7-0 sts in garter st, 1-1-1 edge st. Continue with pattern like this with edge st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 50-54-59 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-23 1/4", bind off 2-7-13 sts at beg of the next 2 rows = 81-81-81 sts on row. Continue with pattern the same way and with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. NOTE! In size XXL/XXXL continue with 1 edge st in garter st and A.1 instead of A.2 (right side) and A.3 instead of A.2 (left side) repetition at the edge towards armholes.
When piece measures 68-74-81 cm / 26 3/4"-29 1/8"-32", bind off the middle 27-27-27 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Loosely bind off when piece measures 70-76-83 cm / 27½"-30"-32 3/4".
Sew shoulder seams from front pieces and back pieces nicely tog in outermost st.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked back and forth on circular needle.
Beg at the bottom of armhole and pick up 68-74-82 sts inside 1 edge st in garter st around the armhole = approx. 1 st in every row. P 1 row, AT THE SAME TIME dec 18-20-22 sts evenly (P tog approx. every 3rd and 4th st) = 50-54-60 sts includes 1 edge st in garter st in each side. Then work as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, 5-7-7 sts in stockinette st, * A.4, 6-6-8 sts in stockinette st *, repeat from *-* 2 more times (= 3 times in total), A.4, 5-7-7 sts in stockinette st, 1 edge st in garter st. Continue back and forth the same way with pattern, stockinette st and 1 edge st in garter st in each side.
When sleeve measures 3 cm / 1", dec 1 st on each side of piece by K 2 tog.
Continue as before AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st in each side every 3-3½-2½ cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/4"-7/8" 9-9-12 more times (= 10-10-13 times in total) – Read KNITTING TIP 2! When dec are done, 30-34-34 sts remain on row includes 1 edge st in garter st in each side. Work until sleeve measures 39-41-43 cm / 15 1/4"-16 1/8"-17". K 4 rows and then LOOSELY bind off with 2 strands.
Make another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeve seams. Sew side seams tog in outer loops of edge sts. Sew collar tog mid back. Sew collar evenly and neatly tog to neck edge.



Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
K 2 tog
1 YO between 2 sts
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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