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Diamonds Are Forever by DROPS Design
"With its diamond knit pattern and gorgeous detail, this cozy jacket is ideal for a fresh summer afternoon stroll."
Knitted DROPS jacket with lace pattern in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 153-1
DROPS design: Pattern no z-663
Yarn group A + A or C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-750 g color no 100, off white
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
200-200-225-250-275-300 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm / US 6 – for edge in garter st.

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Kid-Silk. All prices valid per 22/10/2014.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
  • DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    9.45 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
    9.45 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 = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows the pattern seen from RS.
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JACKET:
Cast on 229-229-265-265-301-301 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above - for 10 cm / 4''. On next row from RS switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work as follows: Work 6 sts in garter st, A.1 A (= 12 sts), A.1 B over the next 192-192-228-228-264-264 sts, A.1 C (= 13 sts) over the next 13 sts, finish with 6 sts in garter st. Continue this pattern until piece measures 40-41-42-42-43-44 cm / 15 3/4"-16"-16½"-16½"-17"-17 1/4". Adjust so that last row is from WS. Work next row as follows - from RS: Work 6 sts in garter st, A.1 A (= 12 sts), A.1 B over the next 48-48-60-60-72-72 sts, A.1 C (= 13 sts), garter st over the next 11 sts, A.1 A (= 12 sts), A.1 B over the next 24-24-36-36-48-48 sts, A.1 C (= 13 sts), garter st over the next 11 sts, A.1 A (= 12 sts), A.1 B over the next 48-48-60-60-72-72 sts, A.1 C (= 13 sts), 6 sts in garter st. Work like this for 4 rows AT THE SAME TIME on last row dec the middle st in every 11 sts ridge = 227-227-263-263-299-299 sts.

Now divide piece and work opening for armhole:

RIGHT FRONT PIECE: Slip the last 143-143-167-167-191-191 sts on a stitch holder, only work over the first 84-84-96-96-108-108 sts. Continue pattern as before, i.e. work as follows from RS: 6 sts in garter st, A.1 as before, finish with 5 sts in garter st. Work until piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾'' from where piece was divided. NOTE: Adjust so that last row is from WS. Slip sts on a stitch holder and work left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Slip the last 84-84-96-96-108-108 sts back on needle, work as right front piece. Slip sts on 1 stitch holder and work back piece.

BACK PIECE:
Slip the remaining 59-59-71-71-83-83 sts back on needle. Continue pattern, work the 5 sts in each side in garter st. When back piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾'', slip all sts back on the same needle size 5 mm / US 8. NOTE: Adjust so that last row is from WS. Now work according to A.1a/A.1b/A.1c as before AT THE SAME TIME on first row (= RS) cast on 1 new st between each of the parts = 229-229-265-265-301-301 sts on needle. Work until piece measures 69-71-73-75-77-79 cm / 27 1/8''-28''-28 3/4''-29½''-30 3/8''-31'' in total, adjust after one whole or half repetition of A.1. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work in garter st for 10 cm / 4''. Bind off.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 32-35-37-38-39-41 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side of piece) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand of each yarn. Work 4 ridges in garter st. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Now continue piece in stockinette st. When piece measures 9 cm / 3½'', inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side of piece. Repeat inc every 3-3-3-2½-2½-2½ cm / 1"-1"-1"-7/8"-7/8"-7/8" 13-13-14-15-16-17 more times = 60-63-67-70-73-77 sts on needle. Work in stockinette st until piece measures 52-53-54-55-56-57 cm / 20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22''-22½''. Bind off edge st in each side of piece at beg of the next 2 rows = 58-61-65-68-71-75 sts remain on needle. Then bind off for sleeve cap in each side of piece at beg of every row as follows: bind off 4 sts 5 times in total = 18-21-25-28-31-35 sts remain on row. Bind off the remaining sts. Piece measures approx. 58-59-60-61-62-63 cm / 22¾''-23¼''-23 5/8''-24''-24 3/8''-24¾''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew in sleeves. Sew underarm seams inside one edge st.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
knitting direction



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