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Lady Feather Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with lace pattern and round yoke in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size S - XXXL

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DROPS 149-30

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-049
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 86-92-102-114-124-138 cm / 34”-36”-40”-45”-48Ύ”-54Ό”
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22’’-22Ύ’’-23 5/8’’-24 3/8’’-25Ό’’-26’’

Materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
350-400-450-500-550-600 g color no 6347, blue purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 80 cm / 16’’ + 32’’) SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
+ an extra circular needle (80 cm / 32’’) in the same size for cast-on edges.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 521: 9-9-9-9-10-10 pieces

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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 = K 2 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 diagrams A.1 to A.10. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

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: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 56 and 61 cm /
1 1/8”, 4 3/8”, 7½”, 10 5/8”, 13 Ύ”, 17”, 20”, 22” and 24”
SIZE M: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 57 and 63 cm /
1 1/8”, 4 3/8”, 7½”, 10 5/8”, 13 Ύ”, 17”, 20”, 22½” and 24Ύ”.
SIZE L: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 58 and 65 cm /
1 1/8”, 4 3/8”, 7½”, 10 5/8”, 13 Ύ”, 17”, 20”, 22Ύ” and 25½”.
SIZE XL: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 59 and 67 cm /
1 1/8”, 4 3/8”, 7½”, 10 5/8”, 13 Ύ”, 17”, 20”, 23Ό” and 26 3/8”.
SIZE XXL: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 59, 64 and 69 cm /
1 1/8”, 4 3/8”, 7½”, 10 5/8”, 13 Ύ”, 17”, 20”, 23Ό”, 25 Ό” and 27 1/8”.
SIZE XXXL: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 59, 65 and 71 cm /
1 1/8”, 4 3/8”, 7½”, 10 5/8”, 13 Ύ”, 17”, 20”, 23Ό”, 25½” and 28”.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec for raglan in every transition between sleeves and body. All dec are done from RS.
Beg 3 sts before marker and dec as follows: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 235-255-285-319-349-389 sts (includes 5 band sts in each side towards mid front) on 2 circular needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Pull out one circular needle and then work 2 ridges in GARTER ST – see explanation above (this is done to avoid a tight edge in garter st when working pattern later).

Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, work A.1 (= 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts), 1 st in stockinette st, work A.2 until 17-17-17-19-19-19 sts remain on row, finish with A.1 (= 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts) and 5 band sts in garter st. Continue the pattern like this. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 195-211-235-263-287-319 sts on needle. Then work in stockinette st but work the outermost 17-17-17-19-19-19 sts in each side as before (i.e. 5 band sts in garter st + A.1).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE and REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.

When piece measures 8 cm / 3’’, insert 1 marker 51-55-61-68-74-83 sts in from each side = 93-101-113-127-139-153 sts between markers on back piece.
Now inc 1 st on each side of both markers (= 4 sts inc).
Repeat inc every 6-6-6-6-7-7 cm / 2 3/8”- 2 3/8”- 2 3/8”- 2 3/8”-2Ύ”-2Ύ” 4 more times (= 5 inc in total in each side) = 215-231-255-283-307-339 sts on row.
When piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm / 13 3/8’’-13Ύ’’-14Ό’’-14½’’-15’’-15Ό’’, work next row from WS as follows: 5 band sts in garter st, A.1 as before, P 33-37-43-47-53-62 (= left front piece), bind off 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts for armhole (i.e. 6-6-6-7-7-7 sts on each side of marker), P 91-99-111-123-135-149 (= back piece), bind off 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts for armhole, P 33-37-43-47-53-62, A.1 as before and 5 band sts in garter st (= right front piece).
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Work in the round on double pointed needles, switch to circular needle when needed.
Cast on 70-70-70-80-80-80 sts on 2 circular needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Baby Alpaca Silk. Pull out one circular needle, divide sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work 2 ridges in GARTER ST in the round on needles – see explanation above.
Then work pattern according to diagram A.2. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 56-56-56-64-64-64 sts on needle.
Then work in stockinette st in the round. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round.
When piece measures 10-10-8-8-10-8 cm / 4”-4”-3”-3”-4”-3”, inc 2 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 1 st on each side of marker). Repeat inc every 6th-5th-5th-5th-4th-4th round 17-19-21-20-22-25 more times (= 18-20-22-21-23-26 inc in total) = 92-96-100-106-110-116 sts.
When piece measures 44-44-43-43-42-42 cm / 17Ό”-17Ό”-17”-17”-16½”-16½”, bind off 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 6-6-6-7-7-7 sts on each side of marker) = 80-84-88-92-96-102 sts remain on needle.
Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off (without working them first) = 351-375-407-439-471-515 sts.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body piece = 4 markers.
Work in stockinette st but work the outermost 17-17-17-19-19-19 sts in each side as before. AT THE SAME TIME on first row (= RS), dec for raglan on each side of the 4 markers - READ DECREASE TIP (= 8 sts dec). Repeat dec every other row (i.e. on every row from RS), 2-2-3-3-3-3 more times (= 3-3-4-4-4-4 dec in total) = 327-351-375-407-439-483 sts.
On next row from WS dec 18-10-2-30-30-10 sts evenly (do not dec over the outermost 17-17-17-19-19-19 sts in each side) = 309-341-373-377-409-473 sts remain on row.
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, A.1 as before (= 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts), * work A.3 (= 19 sts), 13 sts in stockinette st *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-10-11-13 times in total, work A.3 (= 19 sts), A.1 (= 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts) and finish with 5 band sts in garter st. Continue the pattern like this.
When pattern has been worked for approx. 1 cm / ½’’ – make sure that next row is a row from RS in A.1, dec 1 st in A.1 so that A.1 becomes smaller. Dec 1 st in A.1 by working the last 2 sts in A.1 on right front piece (seen from RS) K tog, work the first 2 sts in A.1 on left front piece (seen from RS) as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).
Repeat dec every 8th row 6-6-6-5-5-5 more times and then every 4th row 3-3-3-6-6-6 times in total (= 10-10-10-12-12-12 dec in total on each side of mid front).
AT THE SAME TIME when A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts as before, A.1 (with dec) as before, * work A.5 (= 19 sts), A.4 (= 13 sts) *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-10-11-13 times in total, work A.5 (= 19 sts), A.1 (with dec) as before and finish with 5 band sts as before.
When A.5/A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts, A.1, * A.5 (= 19 sts), A.6 (= 12 sts) *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-10-11-13 times in total, A.5, A.1 and 5 band sts.
When A.5 has been worked 2-2-2-2-3-3 times in total vertically (A.6 has been worked 1-1-1-1-2-2 times vertically), work A.7 instead of A.5 and A.8 instead of A.6 (beg A.8 at arrow at the bottom in diagram for correct size – NOTE: Work the other sts as before).
Continue pattern like this while AT THE SAME TIME dec as shown in diagram. When A.7/A.8 has been worked 1 time vertically (finish after row marked with arrow at the top in diagram for correct size) and dec in A.1 has been done, 145-160-175-175-190-220 sts remain on row.
Insert 1 marker on row – now measure piece from here (yoke measures approx. 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm / 8Ύ”-9”-9½”-9Ύ”-10Ό”-10½” from armhole, the entire jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22’’-22Ύ’’-23 5/8’’-24 3/8’’-25Ό’’-26’’ from bottom and up and 2 buttonholes remain on right band).
Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts as before, A.1 (= 2 sts), * K 1, P 2 tog, K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 1, P 2 tog, K 1, A.10 (= 4 sts – beg at arrow in diagram for correct size) *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-10-11-13 times in total, K 1, P 2 tog, K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 1, P 2 tog, K 1, A.1 (= 2 sts) and 5 band sts as before = 109-120-131-131-142-164 sts. Work back from WS with K over K and P over P.
Then work high collar as follows (1st row = RS - remember the last 2 buttonholes on band):
5 band sts, A.1 (= 2 sts), * A.9 (= 7 sts), A.10 (= 4 sts) *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-10-11-13 times in total, A.9 (= 7 sts), A.1 (= 2 sts) and 5 band sts as before.
Continue pattern like this back and forth until piece measures approx. 6 cm / 2½’’ from marker (approx. 1 cm / ½’’ should be worked after last buttonhole). Then loosely bind off with K over K and P over P

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the opening under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
P 2 tog
P 2 twisted tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso



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