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Knitted DROPS jacket with cables and shawl collar in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 151-1
DROPS design: Pattern no u-707
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M/L - XL - XXL/XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 74-88-104-122 cm / 29”-34½”-41”-48”
Full length: 74-78-80-84 cm / 29”-30¾”-31½”-33”

Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
700-800-900-1000 g color no 44, light gray

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 DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 – for rib

DROPS ANGULAR BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 538: 4 pieces

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  • DROPS KARISMA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.05 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 = K 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagrams show all rows in pattern 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.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog 3rd and 4th st from mid front, make 1 YO, K 8, K tog 13th and 14th st from mid front, make 1 YO (= 2 buttonholes).
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 29 and 37 cm / 11½” and 14½”.
SIZE M/L: 30 and 38 cm / 11¾” and 15”.
SIZE XL: 31 and 39 cm / 12¼” and 15¼”.
SIZE XXL/XXXL: 33 and 41 cm / 13” and 16”.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 266-290-350-386 sts (includes 18 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Karisma. Work 2 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above AT THE SAME TIME on last row inc 40 sts evenly = 306-330-390-426 sts.
Then work as follows from RS: 18 sts in garter st (= band), P 8-8-8-10, * A.1 (= 3 sts), P 10-12-12-14 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-2 times in total, A.2 (= 23 sts), P 10-12-12-14, * A.1, P 10-12-12-14 *, repeat from *-* 2-2-2-2 times in total, A.2, * P 10-12-12-14, A.1 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-2 times in total, P 10-12-12-14, A.3 (= 18 sts), P 10-12-12-14, * A.1, P 10-12-12-14 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-2 times in total, A.2, P 10-12-12-14, * A.1, P 10-12-12-14 *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total, A.2, * P 10-12-12-14, A.1 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-2 times in total, P 8-8-8-10, 18 sts in garter st (= band).

Continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME work short rows over sts in band – see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8 cm / 3’’, dec 1 st at beg of every P-section, P the first 2 sts tog (= 14-14-18-18 dec sts).
Repeat dec every 5-5½-5½-6 cm / 2”-2¼”-2¼”-2 3/8”, dec alternately at beg and end of all P-sections 5 more times (= 6 dec in total) = 222-246-282-318 sts. Remember to dec for BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 40-41-42-44 cm / 15¾”-16 1/8”-16½”-17¼”, on next RS row inc 1 st at beg of every P-section, inc with a YO and K yo twisted on next row from WS (= 14-14-18-18 inc sts). Repeat inc but at the end of every P-section when piece measures 50-52-53-55 cm / 19¾”-20½”-21”-21½” = 250-274-318-354 sts.
When piece measures 56-58-59-61 cm / 22”-22¾”-23¼”-24”, divide the piece, finish front and back piece separately as follows: Slip the first and last 66-71-82-91 sts on a stitch holder for front piece, cut the yarn, then work only over the middle 118-132-154-172 sts (= back piece).

BACK PIECE:
= 118-132-154-172 sts. Continue pattern as before. When piece measures 72-76-78-82 cm / 28½”-30”-30¾”-32¼”, bind off the middle 22-26-26-26 sts for neck = 48-53-64-73 sts remain on each shoulder. Finish each part separately.
Continue with pattern until piece measures 74-78-80-84 cm / 29”-30¾”-31½”-33”, bind off.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip the first 66-71-82-91 sts back on needle. Continue pattern as before. When piece measures 74-78-80-84 cm / 29”-30¾”-31½”-33”, bind off the first 48-53-64-73 sts from WS for shoulder = 18 sts remain on needle. Work the rest of row.
Then work short rows over the 18 sts as follows - beg from RS: * Work 2 rows back and forth over the first 9 sts, work 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until neck edge measures 7-8-8-8 cm / 2¾”-3”-3”-3” at the shortest. Bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right but reversed. Bind off for shoulder from RS and beg short rows from WS.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 56-60-64-68 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Karisma. Work rib = K 2/P 2.
When piece measures 16-16-16-14 cm / 6¼”-6¼”-6¼”-5½”, switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6, continue in stockinette st AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round dec 8-8-10-10 sts evenly = 48-52-54-58 sts. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round. AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of marker, repeat inc every 2½-2-1½-1½ cm / 7/8”-3/4”-½”-½” 13-15-16-18 more times (14-16-17-19 inc in total) = 76-84-88-96 sts.
When piece measures 52-51-47-44 cm / 20½”-20”-18½”-17¼” (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), bind off all sts.
Knit 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 band.


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
this st has been bound off
1 YO between 2 sts
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2, psso the 2 K sts
slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 4, P 1 from cable needle
slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 4 from cable needle
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, P 3 from cable needle
slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 3, K 4 from cable needle



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