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Lady of the Forest by DROPS Design
"A classic garment with unique details"
Knitted DROPS jacket with stripes in stockinette st and double seed st in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 149-14
DROPS design: Pattern no bs-053
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-114-126-138 cm / 34½’’-37Ύ’’-41’’-45’’-49½’’-54Ό’’
Full length: 54-57-60-60-63-66 cm / 21Ό”-22½”-23½”-23½”-24Ύ”-26”

Materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
350-400-450-500-550-600 g color no 7820, green

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24’’ or 32’’) SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24’’) SIZE 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – for edges.

DROPS SEASHELL BUTTON, NO 525: 14 pieces for all sizes

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  • DROPS BABYALPACA SILK UNI COLOUR (50g)
    6.85 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 circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.

DOUBLE SEED ST:
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over K and P over P.
Row 3: P over K and K over P.
Row 4: As 2nd row.
Repeat row 1 to 4.

KNITTING TIP:
Work 1 row on right front piece before beg inc towards mid front. Work 2 rows on left front piece before beg inc towards mid front (i.e. left front piece is 1 row longer than right front piece. That way you avoid cutting the thread every time new sts are cast on in rounded edge at the front).

BUTTONHOLE BODY:
bind off for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = bind off 4th and 5th st from mid front and cast on 2 new sts on next row over these sts.
bind off for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 7, 15, 22, 30, 37 and 46 cm /
2Ύ”, 6”, 8Ύ”, 11Ύ”, 14½” and 18”.
SIZE M: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 49 cm /
3 1/8”, 6Ό”, 9½”, 12½”, 15Ύ” and 19Ό”.
SIZE L: 8, 17, 25, 33, 41 and 51 cm /
3 1/8”, 6Ύ”, 9Ύ”, 13”, 16 1/8” and 20”.
SIZE XL: 8, 17, 25, 33, 41 and 51 cm /
3 1/8”, 6Ύ”, 9Ύ”, 13”, 16 1/8” and 20”.
SIZE XXL: 9, 18, 26, 35, 43 and 53 cm /
3½”, 7”, 10Ό”, 13Ύ”, 17” and 21”
SIZE XXXL: 9, 18, 26, 35, 43 and 56 cm /
3½”, 7”, 10Ό”, 13Ύ”, 17” and 22”
NOTE! bind off the last buttonhole on 2nd row on neckline.

STRIPES BODY:
* Work 8½-9-9½-9½-10-10½ cm / 3Ό”-3½”-3 Ύ”-3Ύ”-4”-4Ό” in stockinette st, 8½-9-9½-9½-10-10½ cm / 3Ό”-3½”-3 Ύ”-3Ύ”-4”-4Ό” double seed st *, repeat from *-* 2 more times = 3 stripes in double seed st.

BUTTONHOLE SLEEVE:
bind off for buttonholes on part 1 of sleeve. 1 buttonhole = bind off 4th and 5th st from edge on band and cast on 2 new sts on next row over these sts.
bind off for buttonholes when piece measures:
2, 5, 8 and 11 cm / Ύ”, 2”, 3 1/8” and 4 3/8” for all sizes.

STRIPES SLEEVE:
Work 7½-7-6-5½-2-1 cm / 2 7/8”-2Ύ”-2 3/8”-2Ό”-3/4”-3/8” in stockinette st, 8½-9-9½-9½-10-10 cm / 3Ό”-3½”-3 Ύ”-3Ύ”-4”-4Ό” double seed st, 8½-9-9½-9½-10-10 cm / 3Ό”-3½”-3 Ύ”-3Ύ”-4”-4Ό” in stockinette st, 16½-16-15-14½-15-14 cm / 6½”-6Ό”-6”-5 Ύ”-6”-5½” double seed st = 2 stripes in total in double seed st.

INCREASE TIP:
At beg of row: Inc 1 st after 1 edge st by getting yarn between 2 sts from previous row - work this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes. K the new st twisted if next st is P, P the new st twisted if next st is K. Continue pattern as before.
At end of row: Inc 1 st before 1 edge st by getting yarn between 2 sts from previous row - work this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes. K the new st twisted if previous st is P, P the new st twisted if previous st is K.

DECREASE TIP:
At beg of row: Dec 1 st by working the 2 sts after 1 edge st tog, K tog if next st is P, P tog if next st is K. Continue pattern as before.
At end of row: Dec 1 st by working the 2 sts before 1 edge st tog, K tog if previous st is P, P tog if previous st is K. Continue pattern as before.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 99-107-117-129-143-159 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work DOUBLE SEED ST - see explanation above, with 1 edge st in GARTER ST in each side - see explanation above.
When 10 rows have been worked, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Then work STRIPES BODY - see explanation above – with 1 edge st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8’’, inc 1 st in each side - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc in each side every 8-6½-7-6½-7½-10 cm / 3 1/8”-2½”-2Ύ”-2½”-2 7/8”-4” 3-4-4-4-4-3 more times (= 4-5-5-5-5-4 sts inc in each side) = 107-117-127-139-153-167 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 36-38-40-39-41-43 cm / 14Ό”-15”-15Ύ”-15Ό”-16 1/8”-17”, bind off 2-5-5-6-6-6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows for armholes = 103-107-117-127-141-155 sts on needle. Continue with stripes until piece measures 52-55-58-58-61-64 cm / 20½”-21½”-22Ύ”-22Ύ”-24”-25Ό”. Now bind off the middle 37-37-39-39-41-41 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 32-34-38-43-49-56 sts remain on the shoulder. Bind off when piece measures approx. 54-57-60-60-63-66 cm / 21Ό”-22½”-23½”-23½”-24Ύ”-26”. Work the other shoulder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Cast on 39-43-47-53-61-69 sts (includes 1 edge st in the side) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work double seed st - see explanation above, with 1 edge st in garter st in the side (1st row = RS). NOTE: Beg seed st with K towards mid front on 1st row. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts at the end of every row towards mid front for rounded front edge as follows: Cast on 2 sts 5 times in total = 49-53-57-63-71-79 sts.
When 10 rows have been worked, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Continue with STRIPES BODY - AT THE SAME TIME work double seed st towards mid front as follows:

Row 1 (RS): 11 sts double seed st, stockinette st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st.
Row 2 (WS): 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 11 sts remain, work the remaining 11 sts in double seed st AT THE SAME TIME cast on 2 new sts towards mid front.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row 3 more times (= 4 times in total) = 8 sts inc. Then work as follows:
Row 1: 11 sts double seed st, stockinette st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st.
Row 2: 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 11 sts remain, work the remaining 11 sts in double seed st.
Row 3: 9 sts double seed st, stockinette st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st.
Row 4: 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 9 sts remain, work the remaining 9 sts in double seed st.
Row 5: 7 sts double seed st, stockinette st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st.
Row 6: 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 7 sts remain, work the remaining 7 sts in double seed st.
Inc towards mid front are done and there are 57-61-65-71-79-87 sts on needle. Work in stockinette st with 7 sts double seed st towards mid front and 1 edge st in garter st in the side – REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES on band – see explanation above.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8’’, inc in the side as on back piece = 61-66-70-76-84-91 sts on needle. When piece measures 36-38-40-39-41-43 cm / 14Ό”-15”-15Ύ”-15Ό”-16 1/8”-17” (measured on the side on the longest), bind off 2-5-5-6-6-6 sts at beg of next row from the side for armholes = 59-61-65-70-78-85 sts on needle. When piece measures 45-48-50-50-52-55 cm / 17Ύ”-19”-19Ύ”-19 Ύ”-20½”-21½”, slip 17-17-17-17-19-19 sts towards mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck (work sts before slipping them on stitch holder to avoid cutting the yarn). Then bind off at beg of every row from neck: 2 sts in total 4 times and then 1 st 2 times = 32-34-38-43-49-56 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 54-57-60-60-63-66 cm / 21Ό”-22½”-23½”-23½”-24Ύ”-26”.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed. READ KNITTING TIP!

RIGHT SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Bottom part of sleeve is worked in 2 parts before slipping them tog.
PART 1:
Cast on 26-27-28-28-28-29 sts (includes 1 edge st and 7 sts button band) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work double seed st - see explanation above, with 1 edge st in garter st in the side (1st row = RS). REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES when sleeve measures 2, 5, 8 and 11 cm / Ύ”, 2”, 3 1/8” and 4 3/8”. When 10 rows have been worked, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Then work as follows:
Row 11 (RS): 7 sts double seed st, stockinette st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st.
Row 12 (WS): 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 7 sts remain, work the remaining 7 sts in double seed st.
Continue working like this, REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE. When piece measures 12 cm / 4Ύ’’, bind off the 7 sts in seed st = 19-20-21-21-21-22 sts on needle. Put piece aside.
PART 2:
Cast on 38-40-41-43-43-45 sts (includes 1 edge st and 7 sts button band) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work double seed st - see explanation above, with an edge st in garter st in the side (1st row = RS). When 10 rows have been worked, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work as follows:
Row 11 (RS): 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 7 sts remain, work the remaining 7 sts in double seed st.
Row 12 (WS): 7 sts double seed st, stockinette st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st.
Continue working like this, REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE.
When piece measures 12 cm / 4Ύ’’, slip the two parts tog on needle, so that edges in seed st overlap and band's opening is faced forwards (PART 2 is under PART 1). There are now 57-60-62-64-64-67 sts on needle (includes 1 edge st in each side). Then work STRIPES SLEEVE - see explanation above, with 1 edge st in garter st in each side, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12 cm / 4Ύ’’, inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side – READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc in each side every 8th-7th-7th-6th-5th-4th row 15-16-17-18-21-22 more times (= 16-17-18-19-22-23 sts in total inc in each side) = 89-94-98-102-108-113 sts. When piece measures 52-51-50-48-46-44 cm / 20½”-20”-19Ύ”-19”-18”-17Ό”, insert 1 marker in each side. Continue until piece measures 53-53-52-51-49-47 cm / 21”-21”-20½”-20”-19Ό”-18½” and bind off.

LEFT SLEEVE:
Work as right sleeve but reversed. Remember BUTTONHOLES on PART 1!

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Fasten button band on sleeve. Sew in the sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one inside 1 edge st. (Markers on sleeve should fit towards the side of front and back piece).

NECK EDGE:
Pick up approx. 120 to 140 sts around the neck (includes sts on stitch holders at the front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work 9 rows double seed st back and forth, AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd row bind off for 1 buttonhole on right band. Bind off.

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