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DROPS 96-11 by DROPS Design

DROPS Jacket in Silke-Tweed and Alpaca with crochet borders

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Knitting Tension: 16 stitches x 20 rows on needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread of each yarn quality in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts: knit all rows
Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*
Crochet diamonds: 1 diamond = approx 20 x 20 cm.

Back piece: Cast on 101-113-119-125-137 st (incl 1 edge st each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) on needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread) and knit Rib as follows: 1 edge st, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K3 and 1 edge st. When piece measures 8 cm dec all P3 (seen from the RS) to P2 = 85-95-100-105-115 sts. Knit Rib *K3, P2* until piece measures 15 cm and continue in stocking sts. When piece measures 21 cm dec 1 st each side on every 6-6-6.5-6.5-7 cm a total of 5 times = 75-85-90-95-105 sts. When piece measures 56-55-54-62-61 cm dec for armhole each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-3-3-4-6 times and 1 st 1-2-4-4-4 times = 63-63-64-65-67 sts. When piece measures 69-72-75-78-81 cm cast off the middle 15-15-16-17-17 sts for neck and dec 1 st towards the neckline on next row = 23-23-23-23-24 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 75-75-75-84-84 cm.
Right front: Cast on 39-45-51-51-57 sts (incl 1 edge st at side) on needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread) and knit Rib as follows from mid front: 2 sts in garter sts, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st at side. When piece measures 8 cm dec all P3 (seen from the RS) to P2 = 33-38-43-43-48 sts. Knit Rib *K3, P2* until piece measures 15 cm and continue in stocking sts. At the same time, on 1st row after the Rib adjust number of sts to 34-39-41-43-48. When piece measures 21 cm dec at side as described for back piece = 29-34-36-38-43 sts. When piece measures 56-55-54-62-61 cm dec for armhole as described for back piece = 23-23-23-23-24 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 75-75-75-84-84 cm.

Left front: Cast on and knit as right front, but mirrored.

Sleeves: Cast on 50-50-56-56-56 sts (incl 1 edge st at side) on needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread) and knit Rib with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 8 cm dec all P3 (seen from the RS) to P2 = 42-42-47-47-47 sts. Knit Rib *K3, P2* until piece measures 15 cm and continue in stocking sts. At the same time after the Rib, inc 1 st each side on every 5-3.5-4-3-2 cm a total of 7-9-8-10-13 times = 56-60-63-67-73 sts. When sleeve measures 46-45-45-45-44 cm dec for sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-3-3-3 times, 1 st 1-3-3-3-4 times and 2 sts each side until sleeve measures 53-54-55-56-56 cm. Now dec 3 sts 1 time each side and cast off remaining sts on next row, sleeve measures approx 54-55-56-57-57 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves and sew sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st.

Crochet diamonds round front and back pieces: Crochet 8-8-8-9-9 diamonds with 1 thread Silke-Tweed and 1 thread Alpaca as follows:
Crochet info: Replace 1st dc on round with 2 ch, replace 1st tr on round with 3 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in 1st st from beg of round.
Crochet 6 ch with hook size 5 and form a ring with a sl st. Read Crochet info!
1st round: 16 tr in ring
2nd round: 1 dc in first tr, *3 ch, skip 1 tr, 1 dc in next tr*, repeat from *-* = 8 ch-loops
3rd round: *1 tr in each dc, 3 tr in each ch-loop*, repeat from *-* = 32 tr
4th round: * 1 dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip 1 tr, 1 dc in next tr*, repeat from *-* = 16 ch-loops
5th round: *1 tr in each dc, 2 tr in each ch-loop*, repeat from *-* = 48 tr
6th round: *1 dc in first tr, 7 ch, skip 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr*, repeat from *-* = 16 ch-loops
7th round: crochet sl st to the middle of first ch-loop, *7 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop, 7 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop, 7 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop, 10 ch (= corner), 1 dc in next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* all the way round – the circle has now become a square.
8th round: crochet sl st to the middle of the first ch-loop, *7 ch, 1 dc in the same ch-loop (= corner), 7 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* all the way round.
Cut the thread.

Crochet the diamonds tog 2 by 2 to create a long piece: Put 2 diamonds on top of each other and crochet as follows: 1 dc in the corner ch-loop through both diamonds, *5 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop through both diamonds*, repeat from *-* until the 2 diamonds are crochet tog. Crochet the remaining diamonds tog in the same way. Now crochet a border along each long side: *4 tr in ch-loop, 1 tr in dc*, repeat from *-*. Sew the diamonds to the jacket, along the front piece, along the nape of the back neck and along the other front piece. Sew 3 buttons on left front piece inside the crochet border (see photo) as follows:
Size S: 25, 33 and 41 cm
Size M: 27, 35 and 43 cm
Size L: 29, 37 and 45 cm
Size XL: 31, 39 and 47 cm
Size XXL: 33, 41 and 49 cm.
Sew on 1 button on the inside of right front piece inside the crochet border approx 33-35-37-39-41 cm from the bottom edge. Use an opening in the crochet border as buttonholes.
Crochet border: Crochet along the bottom edge on back and front pieces and the sleeves using crochet hook size 5 with 1 thread of each yarn quality as follows: 1 dc in first st, *4 ch, skip approx 2.5 cm, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-*.

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