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DROPS 102-17 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket with 2 threads of ”Alpaca”, with cables knitted in 2 directions. Short and long sleeves. Size S til XXXL.

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements at chest: 31½”-35½”-3 3/8”-43 3/8”-47 ¼”51”
Full length: 22”-22 ¾”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 ¼”-26”

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-700-750 g, clr. no. 0100 off white.

DROPS pointed needles and circular needle (80 cm [31½’’]) size 4 mm [US 6]- or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge.

DROPS Coconut buttons, no 516: 6-7-7-8-8-8 pcs.

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Knitting gauge: 19 sts x 25 rows in stockinette sts with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]. 1 repeat of M.1 measures 10 cm [4’’] in the vertical height.

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 og M.2. The diagram are shown from the RS.

Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.

Button hole: Bind off for button holes at the right front band. 1 button hole = bind off 1 st, on the next row cast on 1 new st at the same place.


JACKET
Knit the back and front piece in 2 parts, first knit the bottom part from side to side, then pick up sts and knit the top part.

Bottom part: Knit from the right side towards the left side. Cast on 58-59-61-63-65-67 sts on needles size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. K 1 row from the WS. Continue as follows (from the RS): P2, K2, M.1 (= 26 sts), K2, P 20-21-23-25-27-29 sts and 6 garter sts. Remember the knitting gauge! Continue until 8-9-10-11-12-13 vertical repeats of M.1 are completed. The work measures approx. 80-90-100-110-120-130 cm [31½”-35½”-39 3/8”-43 3/8”-47 ¼”-51”]. K 1 row from the WS. Bind off loosely.

Top part: Knit back and forth from mid front. Pick up 1 sts for each purl row inside the edge st and the bottom part on needle size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca = approx. 192-216-240-264-288-312 sts. K 1 row from the WS at the same time dec evenly distributed to 182-199-216-233-250-267 sts. Continue to measures from this point onwards. Continue as follows: 1 edge st, P3 , * M.2 (= 4 sts), P 6-7-8-9-10-11 sts *, repeat from *-* over the next 170-187-204-221-238-255 sts, M.2, P3 and 1 edge st. Insert 1 MT ( marking thread) 46-50-54-58-62-66 sts in each side (mid in M.2) = 90-99-108-117-126-135 sts in between the MT for the back piece.
When the piece measures 11 cm [4 3/8’’] bind off 3 sts each side of both MT =170-187-204-221-238-255 sts. Continue to knit each part seperatly.

Back piece: = 84-93-102-111-120-129 sts. Continue the pattern and bind off for armholes each side on every other row: 2 sts 1-1-2-2-3-3 times and 1 st 1-2-1-2-1-2 times = 78-85-92-99-106-113 sts. When the piece measures 28-29-30-31-32-33 cm [11”-11 3/8”-11 ¾”-12 ¼”-12½”-13”] bind off the mid 30-33-36-39-42-45 sts for the neck = 24-26-28-30-32-34 sts left for each shoulder. Note! Knit remaining sts over the cables towards the neck where bound off - in stockinette sts. When the piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm [11 ¾”-12 ¼”-12½”-13”-13 3/8”-13 ¾”] dec 1 st in each cable as follows: K the 2 mid sts in the cable tog. = 22-24-26-28-30-32 for each shoulder. Bind off loosely.

Left front: = 43-47-51-55-59-63 sts. Continue with pattern and bind off for armhole at the side as done for the back piece = 40-43-46-49-52-55 sts. When the piece measures 16-17-16-17-16-17 cm [6 ¼”-6 ¾”-6 ¼”-6 ¾”-6 ¼”-6 ¾”] put 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts towards the mid front on a thread or a stitch holder. Then bind off on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-1-2-2 times and 1 st 1-2-1-2-1-2 times = 24-26-28-30-32-34 sts left for shoulder. When the piece 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm [11 ¾”-12 ¼”-12½”-13”-13 3/8”-13 ¾”] dec 1 st in each cable as done for the back piece = 22-24-26-28-30-32 sts for the shoulder. Bind off loosely.

Right front piece: Knit as left front piece but reverse.

Sleeves: Knit short or long sleeves. Shorter measures for bigger sizes because of the longer sleeve cap and the wider shoulders.

Short sleeves: Cast on 59-61-63-65-69-73 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 8 rows of garter sts – see explanation above. Continue in reverse stockinette sts until finish. When the piece measures 4 cm [1½’’], inc. 1 st each side on every 4-3-2-1½-1-1 cm [1½”-1 1/8”-3/4”-½”-3/8”-3/8”] a total of 4-5-6-6-7-7 times = 67-71-75-77-83-87 sts. When the piece measures 20-19-18-16-15-14 cm [8”-7½”-7”-6 ¼”-6”-5½”] bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 4 sts 1-2-2-2-3-3 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 26-25-24-23-22-21 cm [10 ¼”-9 ¾”-9½”-9”-8 ¾”-8 ¼”]. Now bind off 4 sts each side. The piece measures approx. 27-26-25-24-23-22 cm [10 5/8”-10 ¼”-9 ¾”-9½”-9”-8 ¾”]. Bind off remeining sts.

Long sleeves: Cast on 51-53-55-57-59-61 sts on needle size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 8 rows of garter sts– see explanation above. Continue in reverse stockinette sts until finish. When the piece measures 8-8-8-7-7-6 cm [3 1/8”-3 1/8”-3 1/8”-2 ¾”-2 ¾”-2 3/8”] inc. 1 st each side on every 5½-4½-4-4-3-3 cm [2 1/4”-1 ¾”-1½”-1½”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”] a total of 8-9-10-10-12-13 times = 67-71-75-77-83-87 sts. When the piece measures 49-48-47-46-45-44 cm [19 ¼”-19”-18½”-18”-17 ¾”-17 ¼”] bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 4 sts 1-2-2-2-3-3 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 55-54-53-53-52-51 cm [21 5/8”-21 ¼”-21”-21”-20½”-20”]. Now bind off 4 sts each side. The piece measures approx. 56-55-54-54-53-52 cm [22”-21 5/8”-21 ¼”-21 ¼”-21”-20½”]. Bind off remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.
Neck line: Pick up 84-122 sts (incl. the sts on the threads) around the neck line with needle size 4 mm [US 6] and 2 threads of Alpaca. K 1 row from the WS and K 1 row from the RS. Continue in stockinette sts. When the neck line measures approx. 3 cm [1 1/8”] knit 4 rows of garter sts and bind off loosely.

Front band: Pick up approx. 88 to 104 sts (also over the front edge) on needles size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 12 rows of garter sts. At the same time on the 6th row bind off for 6-7-7-8-8-8 button holes evenly distributed – see explanation above. The lowest button hole should be approx. 3-5 cm [1 1/8”-2”] from the bottom edge at the top button holes should be approx 1 cm [3/8”] from the neck. Bind off loosely.

Assembly: Sew the side seams inside the edge st. Sew in the sleeves and sew the buttons on.

Diagram

= K from the RS, P from the WS
= K from the WS, P from the RS
= put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle
= put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of work, P2, K 2 from cable needle
= put 2 sts on cable needle behind the work, K2, P 2 sts from cable needle.
= Knitting direction.

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