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Gladiola by DROPS Design
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Knitted DROPS jacket with cables and shawl collar in ”Lima”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 150-10
DROPS design: Pattern no li-046
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 100-110-120-130-146-156 cm / 39½”-43½”-47Ό”-51½”-57½”-61Ό”
Full length: 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29 1/8’’-30’’-30Ύ’’-31½’’-32Ό’’-33’’

Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
750-850-950-1000-1100-1200 g color no 3609, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 - or size needed to get 16 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 6 mm / US 10 - for rib.

DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 535: 3 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. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

SEED ST:
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd row.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

SHORT ROWS IN BAND:
Work short rows over sts in band to avoid it contracting vertically. Work like this every 10th row – from RS: Work 18 sts (= right band), turn and work back. Work 1 row over all sts as before. Turn and work 18 sts (= left band), turn and work back. Turn and work 1 row over all sts as before.

BUTTONHOLE:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 26, 34 and 42 cm / 10Ό”, 13 3/8” and 16½”
SIZE M: 27, 35 and 43 cm / 10 5/8”, 13Ύ” and 17”
SIZE L: 28, 36 and 44 cm / 11”, 14Ό” and 17Ό”
SIZE XL: 29, 37 and 45 cm / 11 3/8”, 14½” and 17Ύ”
SIZE XXL: 30, 38 and 46 cm / 11Ύ”, 15” and 18”
SIZE XXXL: 31, 39 and 47 cm / 12Ό”, 15Ό” and 18½”
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 278-294-314-334-362-382 sts (includes 18 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Lima. P 1 row from WS, then continue as follows: 18 sts in garter st (= band), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*, finish with K 2 and 18 sts in garter st (= band). Work rib for 8 cm / 3’’. K 1 row from WS while dec 48-48-52-56-60-64 sts evenly (do not dec over the first and last 24 sts, continue these in garter st and rib as before) = 230-246-262-278-302-318 sts. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75. Then work as follows from RS: 18 sts in garter st, K 2, P 2, K 2, work SEED ST - see explanation above – until 24 sts remain, K 2, P 2, K 2, 18 sts in garter st. Insert 2 markers in the piece; 67-71-75-79-85-89 sts in from each side (back piece = 96-104-112-120-132-140 sts).
Continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME work short rows over sts in band – see explanation above. When piece measures 9 cm / 3½’’, dec 1 st on each side of markers, repeat dec every 4-4-4½-4½-3½-4 cm / 1½”-1½”-1Ύ”-1Ύ”-1Ό”-1½” 7 more times (= 8 dec in total ) = 198-214-230-246-270-286 sts. Remember to dec for BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 38-40-42-44-37-39 cm / 15”-15Ύ”-16½”-17Ό”-14½”-15Ό”, work 1 row from WS while inc evenly as follows: Inc 2-2-2-2-3-3 sts on each front piece and 8-8-8-8-10-10 sts on back piece = 210-226-242-258-286-302 sts.
Then work as follows from RS: 18 sts in garter st (= band), K 2, P 2 , K 2, A.1 (= 17 sts), * K 2, P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-1-1-2-2 times in total, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10-18-26-2-10 sts (in size S and XXL work only K 2) *, P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2, K 2 * repeat from *-* 1-1-1-1-2-2 times in total, A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 14 sts, A.1, * K 2, P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-1-1-2-2 times in total, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10-18-26-2-10 sts (in size S and XXL work only K 2), * P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-1-1-2-2 times in total, A.1, K 2, P 2, K 2, 18 sts in garter st (= band).

When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work as follows from RS:

SIZE S-M-L-XL: 18 sts in garter st (= band), K 2, P 2, K 2, A.1 (= 17 sts), K 2, A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10-18-26 sts (in size S work only K 2), A.1, K 2, A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 14 sts, A.1, K 2, A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10-18-26 sts (in size S work only K 2), A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, P 2, K 2, 18 sts in garter st (= band). Continue pattern like this.

SIZE XXL-XXXL:
18 sts in garter st (= band), K 2, P 2 , K 2, A.1 (= 17 sts), K 2, A.1, K 2, P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10 sts (in size XXL work only K 2), P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2, K 2, A.1, K 2. A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 14 sts, A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10 sts (in size XXL work only K 2), P 2, seed st over the next 13 sts, P 2, K 2, A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, P 2, K 2, 18 sts in garter st (= band).
When A.1 has been worked 2 times vertically mid front and mid back, continue as follows:
18 sts in garter st (= band), K 2, P 2, K 2, A.1 (= 17 sts), K 2, A.1, K 2, A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10 sts (in size XXL work only K 2), A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, A.1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 14 sts, A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, A.1, *K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 2-10 sts (in size XXL work only K 2), A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, A.1, K 2, P 2, K 2, 18 sts in garter st (= band). Continue pattern like this.

ALL SIZES: When piece measures 56-57-58-59-60-61 cm / 22”-22½”-22Ύ”-23Ό”-23 5/8”-24”, slip the first and last 61-65-69-73-80-84 sts on a stitch holder, work only over the middle 88-96-104-112-126-134 sts = back piece.

BACK PIECE:
Continue with pattern A.1 and rib until 4 rows remain before A.1 has been worked 4-4-4-4-5-5 times vertically mid back (piece measures approx. 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’-30 3/4’’-31½’’-32Ό’’). Now bind off the middle 18 sts for neck = 35-39-43-47-54-58 sts remaining on each shoulder.
Finish each part separately. Bind off when A.1 has been worked 4-4-4-4-5-5 times vertically (piece measures approx. 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29 1/8’’-30’’-30Ύ’’-31½’’-32Ό’’-33’’).

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip the first 61-65-69-73-80-84 sts back on needle. Continue pattern as before. When piece measures approx. 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29 1/8’’-30’’-30Ύ’’-31½’’-32Ό’’-33’’ vertically (adjust according to back piece), bind off the first 35-39-43-47-54-58 sts from WS for shoulder = 26 sts remain on needle. Work the rest of row.
Then work short rows over the 26 sts as follows - from RS: * Work 2 rows over the first 13 sts, work 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until neck edge measures 8 cm / 3’’ at the shortest. Bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right but reversed.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 44-48-48-52-52-56 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10 with Lima. Work rib K 2/P 2. When piece measures 8 cm / 3’’, P 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 7-9-7-9-9-11 sts evenly = 37-39-41-43-43-45 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 7 mm / US 10.75. Then work as follows: 16-18-20-22-22-24 sts seed st, K 2, A.1 (= 17 sts), K 2. Continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 9 cm / 3½’’, inc 1 st in each side of section in seed st, work inc sts in seed st. Repeat inc every 4-3½-3-3-2-2 cm / 1½”-1Ό”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-3/4”-3/4” 9-10-11-11-13-13 more times (= 10-11-12-12-14-14 inc total) = 57-61-65-67-71-73 sts. When piece measures 49-48-46-45-42-40 cm / 19Ό”-19”-18”-17Ύ”-16½”-15Ύ” (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), bind off all sts. Make another sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to the neckline. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
Bobble: Inc to 5 sts in 1 st (by working alternately 1 st and YO) P back over these 5 sts, on next row work sts tog into 1 st (by passing the four last sts over first st)
slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 2 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 2, P 1 from cable needle



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