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Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with short sleeves, short rows and stripes in ”Delight” and ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 155-1
DROPS design: Pattern no de-117
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-106-122-130 cm / 33"-36 1/4"-39½"-41 3/4"-48"-51½"
Full length: 50-53-56-60-64-68 cm / 19 3/4"-21"-22"-23½"-25 1/4"-26 3/4"

Materials:
DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
150-150-150-150-200-200 g color no 17, raspberry cake
And use:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
150-150-150-150-200-200 g color no 100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 40 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 521: 6-6-6-7-7-7 pieces

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 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 = K2 rows.

STRIPES:
* 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above - (= 2 rows) Delight, 1 ridge (= 2 rows) Alpaca *, repeat from *-*. NOTE: Make sure that the strands always are on WS of piece.

TIP FOR CHANGING YARN:
To make the color transitions in Delight pretty when switching ball, it is important to find a ball that starts with the same color last ball ended with.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right front piece from RS. 1 buttonhole = K tog 3rd and 4th st from mid front, then make 1 YO. Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 7, 13, 19, 25, 31 and 37 cm / 2 3/4",5",7½",9 3/4",12 1/4" and 14½".
SIZE M: 10, 16, 22, 28, 34 and 40 cm / 4",6 1/4",8 3/4",11",13½" and 15 3/4".
SIZE L: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42 cm / 2 3/4",5½",8 1/4",11",13 3/4" and 16½".
SIZE XL: 10, 16, 22, 28, 34, 40 and 46 cm / 4",6 1/4",8 3/4",11",13½",15 3/4" ad 18".
SIZE XXL: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 and 49 cm / 2 3/4",5½",8 1/4",11",13 3/4",16½" and 19 1/4".
SIZE XXXL: 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 46 and 53 cm / 4½",7",9 3/4",12½",15 1/4",18" and 21".
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JACKET:
Worked in 4 parts, left and right back piece are sewn tog mid back when finished.

LEFT BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 44-48-52-56-64-68 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Delight. Work in STRIPES - see explanation above. When piece measures 7-7-7-8-7-8 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3 1/8"-2 3/4"-3 1/8", continue with stripes (adjust so that last row is from WS and that next stripe is with Alpaca) AT THE SAME TIME work short rows, beg from RS as follows: Work until 2 sts remain, turn and work back, work until 4 sts remain, turn and work back. Continue like this (work 2 sts less than previous time) until the last 2 sts on needle have been worked back and forth (= 21-23-25-27-31-33 times). Then work 1 ridge over all sts with Delight (1st row = from RS). REMEMBER STRIPES!

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! On next row (= from RS) work as follows: Slip the first 2 sts loosely over on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts, work the remaining sts and work back but not over the last 2 sts. Continue like this (slip 2 sts more on to right needle for every time) until 2 sts remain on needle and last row is from WS. AT THE SAME TIME dec at the end of every row from RS with Delight (NOTE: Do not dec on first short row with Delight in all sizes. In size S and XXL K the first 2 tog on last short row so that 2 sts remain on needle, and do not dec on last short row in Delight in size L) by K the last 2 sts tog until there are 36-40-44-46-52-56 sts on needle (= 8-8-8-10-12-12 sts dec).

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! On next row (= from RS) work as follows: Work over the 2 sts, turn and work back. On next row (= RS) slip 2 sts loosely from right to left needle (= 4 sts on left needle) work over the 4 sts, turn and work back, slip 2 sts on every row from RS, turn and work back. Make sure to always have the strands on WS of piece. NOTE: Do not tighten yarn to much, but just enough to avoid holes. Continue like this (work 2 more sts every time) until 1 ridge with Delight has been worked over all sts. AT THE SAME TIME inc at the end of every row from RS with Delight (NOTE: Inc the same way as it was dec. Do not inc on first short row with Delight in all sizes. In size S and XXL K 2 in last st on last short row. Do not inc on last short row in Delight in size L) by working 2 sts in the last st until there are 44-48-52-56-64-68 sts on needle (= 8-8-8-10-12-12 sts inc).

Then on next row (= RS) work as follows: Work 2 sts, turn and work back, work over 4 sts, turn and work back. Continue like this (work 2 more sts every time) until all sts have been worked. Now work stripes over all sts until finished measurements.

Work until piece measures 34-36-38-41-44-47 cm / 13½"-14 1/4"-15"-16"-17 1/4"-18½". Then cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of every row from RS in the left side of piece (seen from RS) as follows: Inc 1 st 0-1-2-3-3-1 time, then 2 sts 5-4-3-2-0-0 times. On next row from RS, inc 5-4-3-2-0-0 sts = 59-61-63-65-67-69 sts on needle. NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders. When piece measures 48-51-54-58-62-66 cm / 19"-20"-21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24½"-26", bind off for neck at the beg of first row from RS in right side of piece (seen from RS) as follows: bind off 17-17-18-18-19-19 sts = 42-44-45-47-48-50 sts remain on needle, then on next row from RS bind off 1 st = 41-43-44-46-47-49 sts remain on needle. Bind off when piece measures 50-53-56-60-64-68 cm / 19 3/4"-21"-22"-23½"-25 1/4"-26 3/4".

RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Read TIP FOR CHANGING YARN - above.
Work as left back piece but reversed. Beg short rows from WS. Inc for sleeve in right side of piece (seen from RS). Bind off for neck in left side of piece (seen from RS).

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right back piece. When piece measures 38-41-43-47-50-54 cm / 15"-16"-17"-18½"-19 3/4"-21 1/4", bind off for neck at beg of every row from WS in left side of piece (seen from RS) as follows: bind off 7 sts 1 time, then 2 sts 3 times, then 1 st 5-5-6-6-7-7 times = 41-43-44-46-47-49 sts remain on needle. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts for sleeve as on right back piece. Bind off when piece measures 50-53-56-60-64-68 cm / 19 3/4"-21"-22"-23½"-25 1/4"-26 3/4".

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as left back piece but dec for BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. When piece measures 38-41-43-47-50-54 cm / 15"-16"-17"-18½"-19 3/4"-21 1/4", bind off for neck at beg of every row from RS in right side of piece (seen from RS) as follows: bind off 7 sts 1 time, then 2 sts 3 times, then 1 st 5-5-6-6-7-7 times = 41-43-44-46-47-49 sts remain on needle. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts for sleeve as on left back piece. Bind off when piece measures 50-53-56-60-64-68 cm / 19 3/4"-21"-22"-23½"-25 1/4"-26 3/4".

ASSEMBLY:
Sew right back piece to left back piece. Sew shoulder and side seams. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.

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