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DROPS 90-11 by DROPS Design

DROPS Jacket with neckpiece in Vivaldi

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DROPS 90-11

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL
The garment will be slightly smaller than the measurements in measurement chart because of the rib, but it will be very elastic.

Materials: Vivaldi
100-150-150-150-150 g colour no. 09, light blue

Drops Circular needle 4.5mm, Drops crochet hook 3.5mm
Drops mother-of-pearl buttons no 521: 4 pcs

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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. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Knitting Gauge: 18 sts x 25 rows on needles size 4.5mm with Vivaldi in rib = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib-1: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*
Garter stitch: (front and back on needle) 1st row: K, 2nd row: K

Body: The jacket is knitted front and back on circular needles starting from the centre mid front. Cast on 149-167-179-197-215 0 sts (inclusive of 4 edge sts each side in the centre mid front) on circular needles size 4.5 with Vivaldi. Knit Rib with 1 edge st in garter and K3 each side (seen from the right side). Remember to check your knitting gauge! Insert a marking thread in the 39.-45.-48.-51.-57. st from each side (= in a knitted st for Size S + M + XL and XXL, in a purled st for Size L) = 71-77-83-95-101 sts between the marking threads for the back piece. When piece measures 32-32-33-34-35 cm knit next row as follows: 1 garter st, rib over the next 30-36-39-39-45 sts, 1 garter st, cast off the next 13-13-13-19-19 sts loosely in rib (= armhole), 1 garter st, rib over the next 57-63-69-75-81 sts, 1 garter st, cast off the next 13-13-13-19-19 sts loosely in rib (= armhole), 1 garter st, rib over the next 30-36-39-39-45 sts and finish with 1 garter st. Knit 3 rows rib over each front piece + back piece separately with 1 garter st each side.
Knit next row as follows form the right side:
1 garter st, rib over the next 30-36-39-39-45 sts, K1 for Size S + M and P1 for Size L + XL + XXL, cast on 43-49-49-55-61 new sts loosely (= right sleeve), K1 for Size S + M and P1 for Size L + XL + XXL, rib over the 57-63-69-75-81 sts (= back piece), K1 for Size S + M and P1 for Size L + XL + XXL, cast on 43-49-49-55-61 new sts loosely (= left sleeve), K1 for Size S + M and P1 for Size L + XL + XXL rib over the next 30-36-39-39-45 sts (= left front) and finish with 1 garter st = 209-239-251-269-299 sts on needle. Measure piece from here from now on! Continue in rib as before with 1 garter st and K3 each side towards mid front. When piece measures 4 cm dec. all P3 to P2 (seen from the right side) = 175-200-210-225-250 sts. When piece measures 8-9-9-10-10 cm, dec. all K3 to K2 = 140-160-168-180-200 sts. When piece measures 14-15-15-16-16 cm inc. all K2 to K3 = 175-200-210-225-250 sts. When piece measures 22-24-24-26-26 cm, cast off loosely in rib – the shoulder piece measures 11-12-12-13-13 cm.

Crochet border: Crochet a row of ch-loops along the edge of both front pieces on hook size 3.5 with Vivaldi as follows: 1 dc in first st, *5 ch, skip 2 rows/sts, 1 dc in next row/st*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in last st.

Sew 4 buttons evenly on left front piece (the ch-loops are used as button holes), the top button is places about 16-17-17-18-18 cm from where the shoulder piece is folded and the bottom button about 22-24 cm from the bottom edge of the sweater.

Neck piece:
Measurements approx 15 x 38 cm + ribbon
Materials: Vivaldi
A remnant (approx 5 g) colour no 09, light blue

DROPS needles size 20mm
Accessory: approx 38 cm lace (width 40mm) + 90 cm silk-ribbon (width 10mm)

Knitting Gauge: 4 sts x 8 rows on needles size 20mm with Vivaldi in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter stitch: (front and back on needle) 1st row: K, 2nd row: K

Neckpiece: Cast on 40 sts using 2 needles size 20mm (do this to ensure the edge doesn’t become too tight). Remove 1 needle and knit garter st until piece measures approx 15 cm (= approx 12 rows). Cast off. NB! To ensure the edge doesn’t become too tight, make a yo after every other st whilst casting off (cast off yo as well)

Assembly: Insert a drawing thread horizontally in the middle of the piece and pull until the piece is the length of the lace. Sew on lace (use a sewing machine). Now sew on the silk-ribbon on top of the lace (through both layers) – adjust so that the middle of the silk-ribbon is covering the knitted piece and use the remaining ribbon at each end to tie the piece.


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