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Calista by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with lace pattern in ”Cotton Light” or "Belle". Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 148-14

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-011
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 94-94-112-112-132-132 cm /
37"-37"-44"-44"-52"-52"
Full length: 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm /
24½''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28½''

Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
500-550-600-650-700-800 g color no 23, light purple

Or us:
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g colour no 12, cherry

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm /US 4 - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows with lace pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') and 2 DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5 – for rib and belt.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.8. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP (applies to neckline):
Dec inside the outermost 11 sts in each side (= band + 1 st). All dec are done from RS!
Dec after 11 sts as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 11 sts as follows: K 2 tog.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 316-316-368-368-436-436 sts (incl 10 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Cotton Light or "Belle". P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows from RS:
SIZE S + M:
2 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 (= band), work A.1 (= 14 sts), work A.2 (= 30 sts) 2 times in total, insert 1 marker (= side), work A.3 (= 30 sts) 2 times in total, work A.1 2 times in total, A.2 2 times in total, insert 1 marker (= side), work A.3 2 times in total, A.1 one time and finish with P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2 and 2 sts in GARTER ST (= band).
SIZE L + XL:
2 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 (= band), work A.1 (= 14 sts) 2 times in total, work A.2 (= 30 sts) 2 times in total, insert 1 marker (= side), work A.3 (= 30 sts) 2 times in total, work A.4 (= 52 sts), A.2 2 times in total, insert 1 marker (= side), work A.3 2 times in total, A.1 2 times in total and finish with P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2 and 2 sts in GARTER ST (= band).
Size XXL + XXXL:
2 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 (= band), work A.1 (= 14 sts), work A.2 (= 30 sts) 3 times in total, insert 1 marker (= side), work A.3 (= 30 sts) 3 times in total, work A.1 2 times in total, A.2 3 times in total, insert 1 marker (= side), work A.3 3 times in total, A.1 (= 14 sts) and finish with P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2 and 2 sts in GARTER ST (= band).
ALL SIZES:
Continue rib like this until diagrams have been worked vertically (move the markers upwards when working), piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½'' and there are 228-228-267-267-312-312 sts on needle. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4, and work 1 row from WS with K over K and P over P.
Work next row as follows from RS:
SIZE S + M:
10 band sts as before, A.5 (= 10 sts), work A.6 (= 21 sts) 2 times in total, (marker), work A.7 (= 21 sts) 2 times in total, work A.5 2 times in total, work A.6 2 times in total, (marker), work A.7 2 times in total, work A.5 (= 10 sts) and finish with 10 band sts as before.
SIZE L + XL:
10 band sts as before, work A.5 (= 10 sts) 2 times in total, work A.6 (= 21 sts) 2 times in total, (marker), work A.7 (= 21 sts) 2 times in total, work A.8 (= 39 sts), work A.6 2 times in total, (marker), work A.7 2 times in total, work A.5 2 times in total and finish with 10 band sts as before.
Size XXL + XXXL:
10 band sts as before, work A.5 (= 10 sts), work A.6 (= 21 sts) 3 times in total, (marker), work A.7 (= 21 sts) 3 times in total, work A.5 2 times in total, work A.6 3 times in total, (marker), work A.7 3 times in total, work A.5 (= 10 sts) and finish with 10 band sts as before.
ALL SIZES:
Continue pattern like this upwards. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-45 cm / 15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾'', work 2 rows back and forth only over the outermost 10 sts in one side of piece (i.e. only over band, the other sts are not worked), turn piece, work 1 row pattern as before and then repeat over the outermost 10 sts in the other side (this is done to make the neckline fold nicely). On next row from RS, dec 1 st in each side towards mid front for neck line – READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec for neck in each side every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS), 4-4-14-13-12-12 more times and then every 6th row a total of 6-6-1-2-3-3 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 43-44-45-46-47-48 cm / 17''-17¼''-17¾''-18''-18½''-19'', divide the piece at the markers and finish front and back piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 104-104-123-123-146-146 sts. Work pattern back and forth on needle as before. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts for sleeves at the end of every row in each side as follows: Cast on 5 sts 3 times in total and then 8-10-8-10-8-10 sts 1 time = 150-154-169-173-192-196 sts – NOTE: Work the inc sts gradually in A.6/A.7. When all sts have been cast on, continue the pattern as before but work the outermost 4 sts in each side in garter st (in size S + L + XXL the pattern ends with 2 P inside 4 sts in garter st in each side and in size M + XL + XXXL the pattern ends with 2 K inside 4 sts in garter st in each side).
When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½'', bind off the middle 20-20-29-29-30-30 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 64-66-69-71-80-82 sts remain on needle. Continue the pattern with 1 st in garter st towards the neck and 4 sts in garter st towards the sleeve (the sts that do not fit the pattern are worked in stockinette st). When piece measures 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm / 24½''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28½'', loosely bind off all sts. Repeat on the other shoulder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Continue pattern and dec for neck as before. AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of every row towards the side as on back piece. After all dec for neck, 74-76-79-81-90-92 sts remain on needle (the sts that do not fit the pattern towards the neck are worked in stockinette st). When piece measures 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm / 24½''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28½'', bind off the outermost 64-66-69-71-80-82 sts on shoulder = 10 sts remain on needle for neck edge. Continue rib as before but work the outermost sts towards the neck in garter st. When neck edge measures approx. 7-7-9-9-10-10 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3½"-3½"-4"-4" from shoulder, slip sts on a stitch holder.

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

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew neck edge tog mid back - sew st by st with grafting/kitchener sts and sew neck edge to neckline in the back of neck.

BELT:
Cast on 4 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Cotton Light or "Belle". K 1 row, * move the sts to the right side of needle without turning the piece, tighten thread on the back and K 1 row from the same side as previous row *. Repeat from *-* (working like this forms a round tie in stockinette st without working P). NOTE: It is important to tighten the thread on the back to make the tie look nice. When tie measures approx. 150 to 200 cm / 60"-80", cut the yarn and pull it through the 4 sts, tighten tog and fasten. Thread the belt up and down through the holes in the pattern - try the jacket on for correct placement.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
P 2 tog
no stitch, skip this square
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
K 3, pass the first st worked over the 2 other sts so that this st is around the 2 last sts on right needle (= 1 st dec)


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