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DROPS 6-9 by DROPS Design

Drops Short jacket in Retinella

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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: 19 sts x 28 rows on needle size 4 mm and texture pattern = 10x10 cm 21 sts in width on needle size 2.5 mm and garter st = 10 cm

Moss stitch: 1st row: K1, P1. 2nd row: Knit K over P and P over K. Repeat 1st and 2nd rows continuously.

Back piece: Cast on 95(105) sts on needle size 2.5 mm and knit 6 rows garter sts. Change to needle size 4 mm and knit texture pattern see diagram, at the same time cast off 5 sts evenly on lst row = 90(100) sts. Knit until piece measures 47 cm. Then knit moss sts over middle 52 sts. Cast off all sts in garter sts when piece measures 50 cm.

Left front piece: Cast on 51(58) sts on needle size 2.5 mm and knit 6 rows garter sts. Change to needle size 4 mm with texture pattern at the same time as casting off 3(5) sts evenly on lst row = 48(53) sts. Knit outermost 6 sts mid front in moss sts. When piece measures 27 cm cast off for neckline – knit 2 sts tog within moss stitch edge: 23 times in total alternating every 2nd and 3rd row (- on RS K tog and on WS P tog).
Cast off remaining 25(30) sts for shoulder when piece measures 50 cm.

Right front piece: Knit like left, but cast off for buttonholes in moss stitch edge: Knit 2 sts from mid front, cast off next 2 sts, knit 2 sts – and 2 new sts over the cast off sts on next row. Knit 1 buttonhole 2 cm from bottom edge. 1. Buttonhole in – transition to v-neck and knit 2 button holes between them with 8 cm between - 4 buttonholes in total. When casting off for v-neck do not knit 2 sts tog but – slip 1 sts as if to knit, knit 1 sts, psso.

Sleeve: Cast on 58 sts on needle size 2,5 mm, knit 6 rows garter sts. Change to needle size 4 mm and texture pattern at the same time inc 3 sts evenly on lst row = 61 sts. Continuing inc on each side 1 sts 21 times on every 5th row. Incorporate inc sts into pattern after each. Cast off when piece measures 42 (40) cm

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Crochet a row dc along neck line back to tighten in. Sew sleeves onto body and sew sleeve and side seams in on in outermost sts.


P 1 sts – seen from RS
K 1 sts – seen from RS

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