My honey by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with honeycomb pattern in ”Alpaca”. Size 3 to 12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-031-bn
Yarn group A
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Full length: 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 g color no 7120, light gray green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st and 34 sts x 32 rows in honeycomb pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS w/HOLES, NO 521: 3-3-4-4-4 pieces

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

GARTER ST (in the round):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN: See diagram A.1. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

BUTTON HOLES: Bind off for button holes on right band. 1 button hole = bind off 3rd st from mid front. On next row cast on 1 new st over the bound off st.
Bind off for button holes when piece measures:
Size 3/4: 21, 27 and 33 cm / 8 1/4", 10 5/8" and 13"
Size 5/6: 24, 30 and 36 cm / 9½", 11 3/4" and 14 1/4"
Size 7/8: 25, 30, 35 and 40 cm / 9 3/4",11 3/4",13 3/4" and 15 3/4"
Size 9/10: 27, 32, 37 and 42 cm / 10 5/8",12½",14½" and 16½"
Size 11/12: 29, 34, 39 and 44 cm / 11 3/8",13 3/8",15 1/4" and 17 1/4".

DECREASE TIP (applies to armholes):
All dec are done from RS. Dec inside 3 sts in garter st. Work sts that do not fit A.1 in stockinette st.
Dec after 3 sts in garter st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 3 sts in garter st as follows: K 2 tog.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 202-202-226-226-250 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. P 1 row from WS. Then work 6 rows in garter st - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Then work in stockinette st but work the 5 outermost sts (= band) in each side in garter st until finished measurements.
When piece measures 24-26-28-29-30 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11 3/8"-11 3/4", K1 row from RS and AT THE SAME TIME inc 34-34-42-42-50 sts evenly = 236-236-268-268-300 sts on needle. K1 row on WS.
Work next row from RS as follows: 5 sts in garter st, K 1, diagram A.1 over the next 224-224-256-256-288 sts, finish with K 1 (i.e stockinette st) and 5 sts in garter st.
Continue like this and remember to bind off for button holes - see explanation above.
Insert 2 markers in the piece; 62-62-70-70-78 sts in from each side (back piece = 112-112-128-128-144 sts).
When piece measures 27-29-32-33-34 cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12½"-13"-13 3/8", work 2 rows in garter st over 8 sts on each side of markers, work the other sts as before.
On next row bind off 4 sts on each side of every marker and finish each piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 104-104-120-120-136 sts. Work as follows seen from RS: 3 sts in garter st, K 1, diagram A.1 over the next 96-96-112-112-128 sts, finish with K 1 and 3 sts in garter st.
At the same time dec for armholes in each side every other row as follows - read DECREASE TIP: 1 st 8 times = 88-88-104-104-120 sts.
When piece measures 38-41-45-47-49 cm / 15"-16 1/8"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4", bind off the middle 40-40-40-40-56 sts for neck = 24-24-32-32-32 sts remain on each shoulder. Finish each part separately.
Bind off when piece measures 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20".

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 58-58-66-66-74 sts. Work as follows seen from RS: 5 sts in garter st, K 1, A.1 over the next 48-48-56-56-64 sts, finish with K 1 and 3 sts in garter st. Dec for armhole in the side as on back piece. Remember to bind off for button holes.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 34-37-41-43-45 cm / 13 3/8"-14½"-16 1/8"-17"-17 3/4", put 14-14-14-14-22 sts towards mid front on a stitch holder.
Then bind off for neck in beg of every row from neck side: 2 sts 4 times, and 1 st 4 times – work the sts that do not fit A.1 in stockinette st.
After all bind offs, 24-24-32-32-32 sts remain on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20".

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 44-48-48-52-52 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. Insert a marker at the beg of round.
Work 6 rounds in garter st, then work in stockinette st until finished measurements.
When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', inc 1 st on each side of marker, repeat every 3½-4-3½-4½-4 cm / 1 1/4"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 3/4"-1½" a total of 7-7-8-8-9 times = 58-62-64-68-70 sts.
When piece measures 29-33-34-39-43 cm / 11 3/8"-13"-13 3/8"-15 1/4"-17", bind off 3 sts on each side of marker, now work piece back and forth. Then bind off for sleeve cap at beg of every row, in each side as follows: 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 0-1-3-5-6 times, then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 33-38-40-46-51 cm / 13"-15"-15 3/4"-18"-20", bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side.
Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 34-39-41-47-52 cm / 13 3/8"-15 1/4"-16 1/8"-18½"-20½".

NECK EDGE:
Pick up 74 to 94 sts (including sts on stitch holders) around the neck on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Work 6 rows in garter st. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle

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