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Ruby Turns by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with rounded front edges and cables in ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-645
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-110-120-132 cm / 33''-36 1/4''-39 3/8''-43 3/8''-47 1/4''-52''
Full length: 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm / 19 3/4’’-20½’’-21Ό’’-22’’-22Ύ’’-23 5/8’’

Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600-650 g color no 3770, dark pink

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24’’ or 32’’) SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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pattern type: jackets, shape: rounded front edges, short rows, sleeves: long sleeves, technique: cable,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

SHORT ROWS 1 RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work short rows to get a rounded edge on front piece. Short rows (1 repetition) are worked in garter st and cable pattern as follows – 1st row = RS:
Row 1-2: Work A.1 (= 12 sts) + 1 st in garter st, turn piece and work back (i.e. 1 st in garter st and A.1 over the last 12 sts).
Row 3-4: Work A.1 + 2 sts in garter st, turn and work back (remember A.1 over the last 12 sts).
Row 5-6: Work A.1 + 4 sts in garter st, turn piece and work back.
Row 7-8: Work A.1 + 6 sts in garter st, turn piece and work back.
Continue like this by working A.1 + 2 sts in garter st more every time until 3 sts remain on row, then work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1, * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain on row and finish with K 3, turn and work back (K YOs to make holes). 1 repetition = 44-50-54-60-66-74 rows in total.

SHORT ROWS 2 RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
(1st row = RS.)
Row 1-2: Work A.1 (= 12 sts), turn piece and work A.1 back.
Row 3-4: Work A.1 + 3-9-3-11-5-1 st in garter st, turn and work back (remember A.1 over the last 12 sts).
Row 5-6: Work A.1 + 7-13-8-15-10-7 sts in garter st, turn and work back.
Row 7-8: Work A.1 + 11-17-13-19-15-13 sts in garter st, turn and work back.
Row 9-10: Work A.1 + 15-21-18-23-20-19 sts in garter st, turn and work back.
Continue like this by working A.1 + 4-4-5-4-5-6 sts in garter st more every time until all sts on row have been worked back and forth. 1 repetition = 24-24-24-28-28-28 rows in total.

SHORT ROWS 1 LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Short rows (1 repetition) are worked in garter st and cable pattern as follows – NOTE: 1st row = WS, i.e. read 1st row in A.2 from left to right.
Row 1-2: Work A.2 (= 12 sts) + 1 st in garter st, turn piece and work back (i.e. 1 st in garter st and A.2 from RS over the last 12 sts).
Row 3-4: Work A.2 + 2 sts in garter st, turn and work back (remember A.2 over the last 12 sts).
Row 5-6: Work A.2 + 4 sts in garter st, turn piece and work back.
Row 7-8: Work A.2 + 6 sts in garter st, turn piece and work back.
Continue like this by working A.2 + 2 sts in garter st more every time until 3 sts remain on row, then work next row as follows from WS: Work A.2, * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain on row and finish with K 3, turn and work back (K YOs to make holes). 1 repetition = 44-50-54-60-66-74 rows in total.

SHORT ROWS 2 LEFT FRONT PIECE:
(1st row = WS.)
Row 1-2: Work A.2 (= 12 sts), turn piece and work A.2 back.
Row 3-4: Work A.2 + 3-9-3-11-5-1 st in garter st, turn and work back (remember A.2 over the last 12 sts).
Row 5-6: Work A.2 + 7-13-8-15-10-7 sts in garter st, turn and work back.
Row 7-8: Work A.2 + 11-17-13-19-15-13 sts in garter st, turn and work back.
Row 9-10: Work A.2 + 15-21-18-23-20-19 sts in garter st, turn and work back.
Continue like this by working A.2 + 4-4-5-4-5-6 sts in garter st more every time until all sts on row have been worked back and forth. 1 repetition = 24-24-24-28-28-28 rows in total.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS.
Dec 1 st after A.1 as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st before A.2/A.3 as follows: K 2 tog.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row K YO twisted to avoid holes.
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RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 55-61-65-71-77-85 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. Work SHORT ROWS 1 RIGHT FRONT PIECE - see explanation above. Work a total of 3 repetitions with short rows 1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
After last repetition work 1 repetition with SHORT ROWS 2 RIGHT FRONT PIECE. Insert 1 marker after last repetition. The rounded edge is finished.
Continue back and forth over all sts in garter st and A.1 over the outermost 12 sts towards mid front.
When piece measures 9-8-7-6-5-4 cm / 3½”-3 1/8”-2 Ύ”-2 3/8”-2”-1½” from marker, dec 1 st for neck inside A.1 towards mid front - READ DECREASE TIP.
Repeat dec every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) 3-4-4-4-4-5 more times (= 4-5-5-5-5-6 times in total) and then every 6th row 8-8-8-9-9-9 times in total.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10-9-8-6-5-3 cm / 4”-3½”-3 1/8”-2 3/8”-2”-1 1/8” from marker, cast on new sts at the end of every row towards the side for sleeve as follows: Cast on 3-2-2-2-1-1 st 3 times in total and then 13-14-11-7-8-4 sts 1 time.
After all inc and dec, 65-68-69-70-74-77 sts remain on needle. Continue in garter st and A.1 towards mid front until piece measures 29-29-29-28-28-27 cm / 11 3/8”-11 3/8”-11 3/8”-11”-11”-10 5/8” from marker.
On next row from RS K 2 tog over the first 8 sts in cable = 61-64-65-66-70-73 sts remain on needle. Loosely bind off on next row.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right but reversed. I.e. work SHORT ROWS 1 LEFT FRONT PIECE – see explanation above, then SHORT ROWS 2 LEFT FRONT PIECE – see explanation above. And work A.2 instead of A.1. At the top on shoulder dec the last 8 K sts in cable tog (instead of the first 8).

BACK PIECE:
Work in 2 parts to make a vent mid back, then place tog and work over all sts.

LEFT BACK PIECE:
Cast on 53-61-65-69-77-81 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. P 1 row from WS. Continue to work rib as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): 2 edge sts in garter st, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, * K 2, 2 sts in garter st *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain on row and finish with K 2 and 1 edge st in garter st.
Row 2 (= WS): 1 edge st in garter st, P 2, * 2 sts in garter st, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 14 sts remain on row, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2 and 2 edge sts in garter st.
Repeat row 1 and 2 until piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8’’. Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, work A.1 (= 12 sts – there will be 2 sts in garter st at beg of row) AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st in stockinette st section in A.1 (the last 2 P sts in A.1 will be above 2 P in rib), then work in garter st over the other 39-47-51-55-63-67 sts while AT THE SAME TIME dec 0-3-3-1-3-0 sts evenly over these sts = 52-57-61-67-73-80 sts on row. Continue pattern like this with A.1 and garter st until piece measures 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm / 3”-3”-3”-4”-4”-4”. Put piece aside and knit right back piece.

RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Cast on as left back piece. P 1 row from WS. Continue to work rib as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): 1 edge st in garter st, * K 2, 2 sts in garter st *, repeat from *-* until 16 sts remain on row, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2 and 2 edge sts in garter st.
Row 2 (= WS): 2 edge sts in garter st, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, * 2 sts in garter st, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains on row and finish with 1 edge st in garter st.
Repeat row 1 and 2 until piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8’’. Work next row as follows from RS: Work 39-47-51-55-63-67 sts in garter st (incl 1 edge st) AT THE SAME TIME dec 0-3-3-1-3-0 sts evenly over these sts, then work A.3 AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st in stockinette st section on cable (so that pattern fits over rib), finish with 1 edge st in garter st (there will be 2 sts in garter st at the end of row) = 52-57-61-67-73-80 sts on row. Continue pattern like this in garter st and A.3 until piece measures 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm / 3”-3”-3”-4”-4”-4” – finish after same row in pattern as on left back piece.

Now slip sts from right back piece tog with sts from left back piece so that cables are against each other mid back and work back and forth over all 104-114-122-134-146-160 sts as follows (seen from RS): 39-44-48-54-60-67 sts in garter st, work A.3 (= 12 sts), work 2 sts in garter st, work A.1 (= 12 sts) and finish with 39-44-48-54-60-67 sts in garter st. Continue the pattern like this.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10 cm / 4’’, inc 1 st in each side by working 2 sts in second and next to last st in garter st in each side.
Repeat inc every 8-8-6-6-6-6 cm / 3 1/8”-3 1/8”-2 3/8” -2 3/8” -2 3/8”, 2-2-3-3-3-3 more times (3-3-4-4-4-4 times in total) = 110-120-130-142-154-168 sts.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
When piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm / 12Ό’’-12½’’-13’’-13 3/8’’-13Ύ’’-14Ό’’, cast on new sts at the end of every row in each side for sleeves as follows: Cast on 3-2-2-2-1-1 st 3 times in total and then 13-14-11-7-8-4 sts 1 time = 154-160-164-168-176-182 sts on row.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm / 12Ό’’-12½’’-13’’-13 3/8’’-13Ύ’’-14Ό’’ – make sure that next row is from RS, beg displacement of A.1 and A.3 so that cables beg to slant outwards and there are more sts in garter st between the 2 cables.
This is done as follows: Insert 1 marker on each side of A.1 and A.3.
Work in garter st until 2 sts remain before first marker (i.e. before A.3), dec 1 st – READ DECREASE TIP, work A.3 and inc 1 st after second marker – READ INCREASE TIP, work in garter st until third marker (i.e. before A.1), inc 1 st, work A.1 and dec 1 st after last marker – READ DECREASE TIP, then work in garter st over the remaining sts.
Repeat displacement every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS), 3 more times (= 4 times in total) and then every 8th row 7-7-8-9-9-9 times in total.
After last displacement there are 24-24-26-28-28-28 sts in garter st between 2nd and 3rd marker mid back and 26-26-28-30-30-30 sts in garter st in total between the 2 cables mid back.
When piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19’’-19Ύ’’-20½’’-21Ό’’-22’’-22Ύ’’, bind off the middle 20-20-22-24-24-24 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately.
Then bind off for neck at beg of every row from neck as follows: bind off 1 st 2 times = 65-68-69-70-74-77 sts remain on row. When piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm / 19 3/4’’-20½’’-21Ό’’-22’’-22Ύ’’-23 5/8’’ – make sure that front and back pieces are the same length, work next row from RS and K 2 tog over 8 of the 9 sts in cable = 61-64-65-66-70-73 sts remain on row.
Loosely bind off on next row. Repeat in the other side of neck.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 11 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. P 1 row from WS but when 5 sts remain on row, work 2 sts in each of the next 4 sts before finishing with 1 edge st in garter st. Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 (= 12 sts) and finish with 3 sts in garter st.
Continue pattern back and forth like this until piece measures 24-24-25-25-26-26 cm / 9½”-9½”-9Ύ”-9Ύ”-10Ό”-10Ό”. On next row from RS K 2 tog over the first 8 sts in cable = 11 sts remain on row, loosely bind off and cut the yarn.
Pick up from RS 1 st in every ridge along the side with 3 sts in garter st at the edge (pick up inside 1 edge st in garter st). On next row (= WS) dec/inc evenly to 60-60-62-62-64-64 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side).
Work 3 ridges in garter st back and forth on row, then work in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 8-8-10-8-12-9 cm / 3”-3”-4”-3”-4Ύ”-3½”, inc 1 st in each side by working 2 sts in the second and next to last st in each side. Repeat inc in each side every 3-2½-2-2-1½-1½ cm / 1 1/8”-7/8”-3/4”-3/4”-½”-½”, 11-13-15-17-18-21 more times (= 12-14-16-18-19-22 inc in total in each side) = 84-88-94-98-102-108 sts. Loosely bind off when piece measures 44-44-44-44-43-43 cm /17Ό”-17Ό”-17Ό”-17Ό”-17”-17”.

Work another sleeve the same way but work cable edge at the bottom of sleeve reversed. I.e. after cast-on P 1 row from WS while at the same time working 2 sts in second, third, fourth and fifth st at beg of row (instead of end of row). Work next row as follows from RS: 3 sts in garter st and then A.3. Continue as first sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in the sleeves inside 1 edge st. Sew underarm and side seams in one inside 1 edge st.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle


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