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Ilona by DROPS Design
"A feminine touch"
Knitted DROPS jacket with leaf pattern in ”Big Merino”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 151-27
DROPS design: Pattern no mb-007
Yarn group C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-112-124-138 cm / 34½''-37 3/4''-41''44''-48 3/4''-54 1/4''
Full length: 61-62-63-65-67-69 cm / 24''-24½''-24 3/4''-25½''-26½''-27''

Materials:
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
600-650-700-750-850-900 g color no 10, amethyst

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16’’ and 32’’) 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 DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 4 mm / US 6 - for edges in garter st.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 522: 5-6-6-6-6-6 pieces

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DROPS Tutorial Videos: Put sleeve (round on needle) together with front and back piece.

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DROPS Tutorial Videos: Raglan dec from RS and WS

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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 circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. When 14 rows of diagram A.1 have been worked on right front piece, beg 1st row in A.2 on left front piece. When A.1 and A.2 have been worked 4 times vertically, continue to P over pattern until finished measurements.

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: 17, 27, 37, 47 and 58 cm /
6¾”, 10 5/8”, 14½”, 18½” and 22¾”.
SIZE M: 14, 23, 32, 41, 50 and 59 cm /
5½”, 9”, 12½”, 16 1/8”, 19¾” and 23¼”
SIZE L: 14, 23, 32, 41, 50 and 59 cm /
5½”, 9”, 12½”, 16 1/8”, 19¾” and 23¼”
SIZE XL: 11, 21, 31, 41, 51 and 61 cm /
4 3/8”, 8¼”, 12¼”, 16 1/8”, 20” and 23 5/8”.
SIZE XXL: 12, 22, 32, 42, 52 and 62 cm /
4¾”, 8¾”, 12½”, 16½”, 20½” and 24 3/8”.
SIZE XXXL: 14, 24, 34, 44, 54 and 64 cm /
5½”, 9½”, 13 3/8”, 17¼”, 21¼” and 25¼”.

RAGLAN:
Dec as follows from RS: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows from WS: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, P 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of sts instead of front), P 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), P 2 tog.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 160-176-188-204-224-248 sts (includes 6 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Big Merino. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work first row from RS as follows: 6 sts in garter st (= band), A.1 (= 21 sts), stockinette st over the next 106-122-134-150-170-194 sts, P 21, 6 sts in garter st. REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES!
Continue pattern like this until 14 rows in pattern A.1 have been worked. Then work as follows from RS: 6 sts in garter st (= band), continue with A.1 (= 21 sts), stockinette st over the next 106-122-134-150-170-194 sts, A.2 (= 21 sts), 6 sts in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8 cm / 3’’, insert 1 marker 43-47-50-54-59-65 sts in from each side (= 74-82-88-96-106-118 sts between markers on back piece) and dec 1 st on each side of marker in each side (= 4 sts dec).
Repeat dec every 6-6-6-6-6-4 cm / 2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-1½” 2-2-2-2-2-3 more times (3-3-3-3-3-4 times in total) = 148-164-176-192-212-232 sts in total on row.
When piece measures 24 cm / 9½’’ in all sizes, inc 1 st on each side of marker in each side (= 4 sts inc).
Repeat inc every 6-6-6-6-6-5 cm / 2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2” 2-2-2-2-2-3 more times (= 3-3-3-3-3-4 inc) = 160-176-188-204-224-248 sts.
When piece measures 45-45-45-46-47-48 cm / 17¾”-17¾”-17¾”-18”-18½”-19”, bind off 8 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off 4 sts on each side of marker in each side) = 39-43-46-50-55-61 sts remain on each front piece and 66-74-80-88-98-110 sts on back piece.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles/circular needle. Cast on 40-41-44-44-45-45 sts on double pointed needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Big Merino. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST. Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 and work in stockinette st.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3’’, insert 1 marker at the beg of round = mid under sleeve. Then inc 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat inc every 4-3½-3½-2½-2½-2 cm / 1½”-1¼”-1¼”-7/8”-7/8”-3/4” 9-10-10-12-13-15 more times (= 20-22-22-26-28-32 inc sts) = 60-63-66-70-73-77 sts on needle.
When piece measures 49-49-48-48-48-48 cm / 19¼”-19¼”-19”-19”-19”-19”, bind off 8 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. bind off 4 sts on each side of marker) for armhole = 52-55-58-62-65-69 sts remain on needle.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 248-270-288-312-338-370 sts.
Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body (= 4 markers). Continue with pattern, stockinette st and 6 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row (= RS), dec for RAGLAN - see explanation above!

NOTE: The dec on body and sleeves are uneven.

SLEEVE:
Dec every 3rd row a total of 4-4-5-4-4-6 times, every other row a total of 11-12-10-10-12-10 times and then every row a total of 3-3-6-9-8-10 times (= 18-19-21-23-24-26 dec in total).

BODY:
Dec every 3rd row a total of 3-0-0-0-0-0 times, every other row a total of 14-18-18-16-15-11 times and then every row a total of 0-3-4-10-15-25 times (= 17-21-22-26-30-36 dec in total).
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 59-60-60-62-63-65 cm / 23¼”-23 5/8”-23 58/8”-24 3/8”-24¾”-25½” (A.2 should have been worked 4 times in total vertically), slip the outermost 12-12-13-13-14-14 sts in each side towards mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck (work sts first to avoid cutting the yarn). Then bind off on every row from neck: bind off 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times. After all dec for raglan and bind offs for neck, 70-72-76-76-80-80 sts remain on needle.
Work 1 row in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec 9-11-11-11-13-13 sts evenly (do not dec over band sts) = 61-61-65-65-67-67 sts remain on needle.

NECK EDGE:
Using circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and starting from RS: K sts from right holder, then pick up approx 5-7 sts along edge, K sts from yoke, then pick up approx 5-7 sts along edge, K sts from last holder. Work 3 ridges in garter st.
Bind off with K from WS.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves tog. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.



Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
1 YO between 2 sts
slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, K 2, K 1 from cable needle
K 3 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
K 2 tog
slip 1 st, work 1 st, psso



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