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DROPS pleated jacket, knitted from side to side in garter st in “Alpaca” and “Cotton Viscose”. Size S – XXXL

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-108-124-132 cm
[33"-36,2"-39,4"–42½"-48,4"-52"]
Hem: 120-128-136-144-160-168 cm
[47,2"-50,4"-53½"–56½"-63"-67"]
Full length: 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm
[24,4"-25,2"-26"-26,4"-27½"-28,4"]

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
colour no 501, light grey: 250-250-300-300-350-400 g
colour no 517, grey: 100-150-150-150-150-200 g
colour no 101, white: 50-100-100-100-100-100 g
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
colour no 18, pearl grey: 150-150-150-200-200-200 g

DROPS pointed needles size 3.5 mm [US 4] - or size needed to obtain 23 sts x 45 rows in garter st = 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm [US C] – for crochet border

DROPS Silver button, no 534: 6-6-6-7-7-7 pcs

Note! On garments knitted from side to side it is extra important that the gauge is totally correct both in width and hight.

Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: stripes, shape: a-shape, short rows, sideways, v-neck,

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Alternative colors: Redorange
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 3620, red
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 3650, red mix
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 2925, orange mix
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 06, rust

Alternative colors: Brown tones
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 618, light beige
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 403, middle brown
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 100, off white
and use DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 26, brown

Alternative colors : Graygreen
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 7120, light graygreen
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 7139, graygreen
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 100, off white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 29, light graygreen

Alternative colors: Pink
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 3720, medium pink
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 3140, light pink
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 100, off white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 27, heather

Alternative colors: Bluegray
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 501, light gray
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 6347, graypurple
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 8105, iceblue
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 18, pearlgray
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Knitting tip: Garter st is very elastic. The garment will therefore widen out, both width and length wise compared to the measurements in diagram.

Pleats: Work pleats in Cotton Viscose. 1 pleat is worked over shortened rows (first row = WS)
Work 75 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 68 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 62 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 55 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 49 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 42 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 36 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 29 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 23 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 16 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work all sts on row, turn piece and work return row
Work all sts on row, turn piece and work return row
Work 16 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 23 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 29 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 36 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 42 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 49 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 55 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 62 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 68 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 75 sts, turn piece and work return row

Measurement tip: Measure from casting on row. Measure piece at the top of pleats (i.e. where piece is most narrow).

Back piece:
Knitted back and forth on needle from side to side. The whole piece is worked in garter st. See Knitting tip!
Loosely cast on 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts on needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] with grey Alpaca.
Work 5-11-13-15-19-21 rows (first row = RS). Remember the knitting gauge! At the end of next row (from WS) inc 3 sts for armhole and inc at the end of every 6 row (from WS): 3 sts 0-0-1-2-4-5 times = 105-107-112-118-126-131 sts. At the end of next row from WS cast on 38-41-40-39-35-35 sts = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts.
Continue in garter st on all sts until piece measures 3½”-4”-4.4”-4.7”-5½”-6.2” (adjust so that next row is from RS).
Now continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and now work 1 pleat – see explanation above.
After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Continue in light grey Alpaca until piece measures 6.7”-7½”-8.2”-9”-10.2”-11” – see Measurement tip. Now bind off 5 sts at beg of row (from RS) for neck = 138-143-147-152-156-161 sts.
Continue until piece measures 9.7”-10.6”-11.4”-12.2”-14.2”-15” and now cast on 5 sts at the end of row (from WS) = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts.
Continue on all sts until piece measures 12½”-13.7”-15”-16.1”-18½”-19.2” (adjust so that next row is from RS). Continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose, work 1 row on all sts and then work 1 pleat.
After the pleat work 1 row on all sts and then continue in grey Alpaca.
When piece measures approx 15.7”-17”-17.7”-18½”-20½”-21.2” bind off 38-41-40-39-35-35 sts at the beg of row (from RS) for armhole = 105-107-112-118-126-131 sts.
At the beg of next row (from RS) bind off 3 sts and dec at the beg of every 6 row (from RS): 3 sts 0-0-1-2-4-5 times = 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts.
Continue until piece measures 16½”-18”-19.7”-21.2”-25.2”-26” and bind off loosely.

Left front piece:
Knitted back and forth on needle from side towards mid front. Loosely cast on 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts on needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] with grey Alpaca. Continue and inc for armhole as described for back piece = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts. When piece measures 2.4”-2.7”-3.1”-3½”-4.7”-5½” (adjust so that next row is from RS) continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose.
Work 1 row and now work 1 pleat. After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Continue in light grey Alpaca until piece measures 5.1”-6”-6.7”-6.7”-7½”-8.2” – see Measurement tip - (adjust so that next row is from RS) and continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and then work 1 pleat.
After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Now continue in white Alpaca until piece measures 1.1”- 1.1”- 1.1”-2”-2.4”-2.4” from the last pleat (piece measures approx 6.7”-7½”-8.2”-9”-10.2”-11”). Now dec for neck at the beg of every row (from RS): 9-9-11-9-11-8 sts 1 time, 5 sts 7 times and 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2-4 times = 97-102-104-109-111-115 sts.
Work 11 rows back and forth on all sts. Bind off loosely.

Right front piece:
Knitted back and forth on needle from mid front towards the side. Loosely cast on 97-102-104-109-111-115 sts on needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] with white Alpaca. Work 11 rows (first row = RS) and now inc for neck at the end of every row from WS: 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2-4 times, 5 sts 7 times and 9-9-11-9-11-8 sts 1 time = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts. Continue until piece measures approx 4”-4”-4”-4.7”-5.1”-5½” (adjust so that next row is from RS) and continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and now work 1 pleat.
After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Continue in light grey Alpaca until piece measures approx 6.7”-7”-7½”-8”-8”-8.2” (adjust so that next row is from RS) continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and then work 1 pleat.
After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Now continue in grey Alpaca, at the same time when piece measures 1½”-1½”-1.1”-0.7”-0.7”-0.7” from the last pleat bind off the first 38-41-40-39-35-35 sts (from RS) for armhole.
On next row (from RS) bind off 3 sts at beg of row and dec at the beg of every 6 row: 3 sts 0-0-1-2-4-5 times = 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts.
Continue until piece measures 2.4”-2.7”-3.1”-3½”-4.7”-5½” from the last pleat. Bind off loosely.

Sleeve:
Knitted back and forth on pointed needles in garter st. Loosely cast on 55-57-60-62-62-66 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] with light grey Alpaca. Work garter st until piece measures approx 1.1”. Change to pearl grey Cotton Viscose, work 0.7” and change back to light grey Alpaca.
At the same time when piece measures 2”-2”-2”-2.7”-3½”-2.7” inc 1 st each side on every 2”-1½”-1.3”-0.9”-0.75”-0.75” a total of 9-11-12-15-17-18 times = 73-79-84-92-96-102 sts. At the same time when piece measures 7” work 0.75” in pearl grey Cotton Viscose and now complete sleeve in light grey Alpaca.
When piece measures 19”-19”-18½”-18½”-17.7”-17.2” (less on the larger sizes because of larger sleeve cap) bind off 3 sts each side for armhole and dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 2 sts 2-2-2-2-1-0 times and 1 st 10-12-14-15-24-28 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 21.2”-21.6”-21.6”-22”-22”-22½”, dec 3 sts 1 time each side and bind off.
Sleeve measures approx 21.6”-22”-22”-22½”-22½”-22.7”.

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

Crochet border:
Crochet a border on crochet hook size 3 mm [US C] with white Alpaca round the front opening.
Beg at the bottom of right front piece, work round the neck and down along left front piece as follows: 1 sc in first st, *2 ch, skip approx ½”, 1 sc*, repeat from *-*.

Assembly:
Sew on buttons ½” from edge on left front piece. Place the top button approx ½” from neckline and the remaining buttons with approx 1½” between each.
Use crochet border on right front piece as buttonholes.

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