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DROPS 104-31 by DROPS Design

Long DROPS jacket in ”Alaska” with short sleeves and cables. Size: S to XXXL

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DROPS 104-31

Size: XS/S – M/L – XL – XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements at chest: 31½”-37 ¾”-44”-50 3/8”-56½”
Full length: 28 3/8”-29 1/8”-30”-30 ¾”-31½’’

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
Color no 04, gray: 800-900-1000-1100-1200 g

DROPS circular needles size 6 mm [US 10] (80 and 40 cm [31½ and 15 3/4’’]) – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge.

DROPS buffalo horn button, no 536: 5-5-5-6-6 pcs

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Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)

Front- and Back piece:
Continue as follows seen from RS:
1 edge sts, 4 reverse stockinette, M.1 (= 8 sts), 4 reverse stockinette, * P4 on each row, K8 sts on each row *, repeat from *-* 7-9-11-13-15 times in total, P4 on each row, 4 reverse stockinette, M.1 (= 8 sts), 4 reverse stockinette and 1 edge sts.

Pocket: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles.
Cast on 24-24-24-28-28 sts on circular needles size 6 mm [US 10] with Alaska. Knit 1 row from WS. Continue as follows – seen from RS: P4 sts (reversed stockinette), M.1 (= 8 sts), P4 sts (reversed stockinette st), K4 (stocking st) and P4-4-4-8-8 sts (reversed stockinette st).

Updated online: 07.02.2009 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 15sts 28 rows in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]

Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagram is seen from RS. English translations for wording in diagrams are given at the bottom of pattern and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in diagram.

Back and front pieces: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles from mid front. Cast on 142-166-190-214-238 sts (includes 1 front band sts on each side) on needles size 6 mm [US 10] with Alaska. Knit 1 row garter st from WS.
Knit next row as follows: 1 edge sts, Rib = K4 / P4, finish with 4 K and 1 edge sts.
When piece measures 12 cm [4 3/4’’] knit 2 rows garter sts – at the same time dec on 1st row evenly to 122-146-170-194-218 sts. Insert 1 marking thread or stitch marker after 31-37-43-49-55 sts on each side.
Continue as follows seen from RS:
1 edge sts, 4 reverse stockinette, M.1 (= 8 sts), 4 reverse stockinette, * P4 on each row, K8 sts on each row *, repeat from *-* 7-9-11-13-15 times in total, P4 on each row, 4 reverse stockinette, M.1 (= 8 sts), 4 reverse stockinette and 1 edge sts.
When piece measures 48-50-51-53-54 cm [19”-19 ¾”-20”-21”-21 ¼”] inc 1 sts on each side of both marking threads on every other row 7-6-5-4-3 times in total = 150-170-190-210-230 sts – P new for sizes XS/S, XL and XXXL and K for sizes M/L and XXL. When piece measures 53-54-55-56-57 cm [21”-21 ¼”-21 5/8”-22”-22½”] split at marking thread or stitch marker and complete each part separately.

Back piece = 74-84-94-104-114 sts. Continue with P over P and K over K. When piece measures 70-72-74-76-78 cm [27½”-28 3/8”-29 1/8”-30”-30 ¾”] bind off middle 28-28-30-30-32 sts for neck = 23-28-32-37-41 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 72-74-76-78-80 cm [28 3/8”-29 1/8”-30”-30 ¾”-31½’’].

Left Front piece = 38-43-48-53-58 sts. Continue with pattern as before. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68 cm [23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25 ¼”-26”-26 ¾”] bind off 6-6-7-7-8 sts mid front towards neckline. Continuing bind off at neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 23-28-32-37-41 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 72-74-76-78-80 cm [28 3/8”-29 1/8”-30”-30 ¾”-31½’’].

Right front piece: Knit like left piece but reversed.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Right front Edge: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles. Pick up 100 to 116 sts (dividable with 8 + 4) along right front piece on circular needle size 6 mm [US 10] with Alaska. Knit 1 row garter st from WS.
Knit next row as follows: K 4 sts on each row, Rib = P4/ K4 until 8 sts are left, knit these P4 and K4 on each row. When Rib measures 4 cm [1½’’] bind off for buttonholes 5-5-5-6-6 evenly, place top buttonhole approx 1 cm [3/8”] from edge and bottom buttonhole approx 15 cm [6’’] from bottom edge.
1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on next row. Continue Rib until it measures 7 cm [2 3/4’’], bind off loosely with K over K and P over P.

Left front Edge: Knit like right, but with no bind off for buttonholes.

Sleeve edge: Pick up 64 to 72 sts (dividable with 8) around armhole on small circular needle size 6 mm [US 10]. P1 round, then knit Rib = K4 / P4 until edge measures 7 cm [2 ¾”]. Bind off loosely K over K and P over P.

Collar: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles. Pick up 124 to 132 sts (also over front edges) on circular needle size 6 mm [US 10] with Alaska. K1 row from WS, next row from RS as follows:
K4 sts, Rib = K4 / P4 until 8 sts remains on row, K 8.
Next row (WS): K4 sts, Rib = P4 / K4 until 8 sts remains on row, P 4 and K 4.
Continue with 4 sts each side in garter and rem sts in established rib. Bind off loosely with K over K and P over P when collar measures 30-30-32-32-34-34 cm [11 ¾”-11 ¾”-12½”-12½”-13 3/8”-13 3/8”].

Pocket: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles.
Cast on 24-24-24-28-28 sts on circular needles size 6 mm [US 10] with Alaska. Knit 1 row from WS. Continue as follows – seen from RS:
P4 sts (reversed stockinette), M.1 (= 8 sts), P4 sts (reversed stockinette st), K4 (stocking st) and P4-4-4-8-8 sts (reversed stockinette st).
Knit until piece measures 13-13-13-15-15 cm [5 1/8”-5 1/8”-5 1/8”-6”-6”-] – at the same time on last row dec 4 sts over cable by knitting 8 sts tog 2 by 2 = 20-20-20-24-24 sts. Continue like before but P4 sts over cables on all rows. Bind off when pocket measures 27-27-27-29-29 cm [10 5/8”-10 5/8”-10 5/8”-11 3/8”-11 3/8”].
Knit 1 more pocket, but opposite, i.e. with cable on other side.
Fold top 7 cm [2 3/4’’] double towards WS and sew onto back of pocket. Sew pockets onto front piece of jacket right over Rib so pattern fits on top of pattern of jacket.

Sew in buttons.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
Slip 4 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, K 4 K 4 from cable needle

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