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La Belle by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with textured pattern at the front in "Karisma". Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 149-28

DROPS design: Pattern no u-713
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-112-122-134 cm / 33"-36 1/4"-39½"-44"-48"-52 3/4"
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''

Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
550-600-650-700-750-850 g color no 64, gray purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm / US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - for edges.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 521: 6 pieces for all sizes

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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS!
Dec 1 on each side of marker in each side as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, (marker), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row work YO twisted to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 8, 16, 24, 31, 38 and 45 cm /
3 1/8",6 1/4",9½",12 1/4",15" and 17 3/4".
SIZE M: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 47 cm /
3 1/8",6 1/4",9½",12½",15 3/4" and 18½".
SIZE L: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 49 cm /
3 1/8",6 1/4",9½",12½",15 3/4" and 19 1/4".
SIZE XL: 8, 17, 25, 34, 42 and 51 cm /
3 1/8",6 3/4",9 3/4",13 3/8",16½" and 20".
SIZE XXL: 8, 17, 26, 35, 44 and 53 cm /
3 1/8",6 3/4",10 1/4",13 3/4",17 1/4" and 21".
SIZE XXXL: 8, 17, 27, 36, 46 and 55 cm /
3 1/8",6 3/4",10 5/8",14 1/4",18" and 21 5/8".
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Cast on 186-202-222-246-266-290 sts (includes 5 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Karisma. Work 5 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work in stockinette st with 5 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
DEC IN THE SIDES:
When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', insert 1 marker 49-53-58-64-69-75 sts in from each side (= 88-96-106-118-128-140 sts between markers on back piece). On next row from RS, dec 1 st on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 3 cm / 1 1/8'' 3 more times (= 4 dec in total) = 170-186-206-230-250-274 sts. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
PATTERN:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 9 cm / 3½'', work pattern as follows (1st row = RS): 5 band sts in garter st, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, work in garter st (K from RS, K from WS) until 9-9-10-10-11-11 sts remain and finish with 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st and 5 band sts in garter st. Continue like this until 4 ridges have been worked in total.
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, diagram A.1 (= 8 sts), work in stockinette st until 17-17-18-18-19-19 sts remain on row, work A.1 (= 8 sts), 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st and 5 band sts in garter st. Continue like this until 4 rows in stockinette st have been worked after ridges.
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, A.1 (= 8 sts), 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, work in garter st until 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts remain on row, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, A.1 (= 8 sts), 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st and 5 band sts in garter st. Continue like this until 4 ridges have been worked in total.
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, A.1, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, A.1, work stockinette st until 29-29-31-31-33-33 sts remain on row, work A.1, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st, A.1, 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts in stockinette st and 5 band sts in garter st.
Continue pattern like this until finished measurements, i.e. work in stockinette st on body while AT THE SAME TIME continuing the two pattern borders up along both front pieces until finished measurements.
INC IN THE SIDES:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 22 cm / 8 3/4"'', inc 1 st on each side of both markers - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4-4-4½-5-5-5½ cm / 1½"-1½"-1 3/4"-2"-2"-2 1/4" 3 more times (= 4 inc in total) = 186-202-222-246-266-290 sts.
ARMHOLES:
When piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm / 14½''-15''-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½'', bind off 2-2-2-4-6-8 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. 1-1-1-2-3-4 sts on each side of both markers) = 86-94-104-114-122-132 sts on back piece and 48-52-57-62-66-71 sts on each front piece. Now finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 86-94-104-114-122-132 sts. Continue back and forth in stockinette st. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'', bind off the middle 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 28-32-35-40-42-47 sts remain on the shoulder. Continue until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' and bind off. Repeat in the other side.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 48-52-57-62-66-71 sts. Continue pattern and in stockinette st as before with 5 band sts in garter st towards mid front. When piece measures approx. 46-48-50-52-54-56 cm / 18''-19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22'' – adjust so that 1-2 rows have been worked after last buttonhole on band, slip the outermost 10-10-12-12-14-14 sts from mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck (work sts before slipping them on holder to avoid cutting the thread). Then bind off for neck at beg of every row from mid front as follows: bind off 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 2 times = 28-32-35-40-42-47 sts remain on shoulder. Continue to work until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' and loosely bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right but reversed – NOTE: Do not dec for buttonholes on left band.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 46-48-50-52-54-56 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Karisma. Work 5 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and work in stockinette st. When piece measures 10-7-10-8-13-12 cm / 4"-2 3/4"-4"-3 1/8"-5 1/8"-4 3/4", inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 2½-2½-2-2-1½-1½ cm / 7/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-½"-½" 16-17-18-19-20-21 more times (17-18-19-20-21-22 inc in total) = 80-84-88-92-96-100 sts. When piece measures 53-52-50-49-47-46 cm / 21"-20½"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-18½"-18", insert 1 marker mid under sleeve. Continue until piece measures 54-53-51-50-49-48 cm / 21 1/4"-21"-20"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-19" and bind off. Make another sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves - marker mid under sleeve should fit against marker in the side on body.
Sew on buttons.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up from RS approx. 96 to 116 sts around the neck (includes sts on stitch holders) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Karisma. K 6 rows and bind off with K from WS.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
K 3, pass 1st st worked over the 2 other sts (= 1 st dec).


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