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Knitted DROPS jacket with blackberry pattern and shawl collar in ”Vienna” OR "Melody. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS 150-41

DROPS design: Pattern no o-317
Yarn group D
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Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 106-124-142 cm / 42”-49”-57”
Full length: 72-76-80 cm / 29”-30”-31½”

Materials:
DROPS VIENNA from Garnstudio
350-350-400 g color no 43, light brown

Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
250-250-300g color no 15, beige

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 12 mm / US 17 - or size needed to get 9 sts x 9 rows in blackberry pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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BLACKBERRY PATTERN:
See diagram A.1, diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS. 1 repetition = 4 sts.

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

SHORT ROWS (applies to band):
To avoid the ridges contracting mid front work short rows over band as follows:
* Beg mid front, work 19 sts in garter st, turn piece, tighten yarn and work 19 sts in garter st.* Then work back and forth over all sts as before. Repeat from *-* approx. every 10th row until bind off on shoulder.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the sts.
Cast on 50-58-66 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 12 mm / US 17 with Vienna or Melody. Work BLACKBERRY PATTERN – see explanation above, with 1 edge st in each side in GARTER ST - see explanation above. (1st row = WS.) REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! When piece measures 42-44-46 cm / 16½”-17”-18”, cast on 24-24-24 new sts in each side for sleeves (i.e. cast on at the end of the next 2 rows) = 98-106-114 sts.
Continue with blackberry pattern over all sts and 1 edge st in garter st in each side at the edge of sleeve. When piece measures 70-74-78 cm / 27½”-29”-30¾”, loosely bind off the middle 14 sts for neck = 42-46-50 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue blackberry pattern with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. Bind off with K from RS when piece measures approx. 72-76-80 cm / 29”-30”-31½”.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 36-40-44 sts (includes 1 edge st in the side and 19 band sts in garter st towards mid front) on circular needle size 12 mm / US 17 with Vienna.
Work blackberry pattern with 19 band sts in garter st towards mid front and 1 edge st in garter st in the side (1st row = WS) – AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx. 7 cm / 2¾’’, beg to work SHORT ROWS over band - see explanation above. When piece measures 42-44-46 cm / 16½”-17”-18”, cast on 24-24-24 new sts at the end of next row from WS for sleeve = 60-64-68 sts.
Continue to work 1 st in garter st on the outer edge of sleeve, blackberry pattern over 40-44-48 sts and 19 sts in garter st towards mid front.
When piece measures approx. 72-76-80 cm / 29”-30”-31½” (stop after 1 row from WS), bind off the first 42-46-50 sts with K from RS. K the remaining 18 band sts and then slip them on 1 stitch holder for collar.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work as left but reversed, i.e. when casting on new sts for sleeve this is done at the end of row from RS and when piece measures approx. 72-76-80 cm / 29”-30”-31½” (stop after 1 row from WS) work next row as follows from RS: Work 18 sts in garter st and then slip them on 1 stitch holder for collar, bind off the remaining 42-46-50 sts with K from RS, cut the yarn.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder/overarm seams tog edge to edge.
Sew side and underarm seams in one inside 1 edge st.

COLLAR:
Slip the 18 sts from stitch holder on left band on circular needle size 12 mm / US 17. Then work as follows, beg mid front:
* Work 1 ridge in garter st back and forth over all sts, work 1 ridge in garter st back and forth over the outermost 12 sts towards mid front *, repeat from *-* until collar measures approx. 9-10 cm / 3½”-4” (measured at the shortest), loosely bind off.
Work the same way on right band but K 1 row from WS over all sts before repeating from *-*. Sew collar tog mid back and sew collar to neckline at the back of neck edge to edge.

Diagram

From WS: P 3, pass first st worked over the 2 others, then the second over the last st = 1 st remains.
From WS: = Work 3 sts in 1 st as follows: K 1, P 1, K 1.
From RS: P all sts.

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