Prairie Fairy by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with round yoke and Norwegian pattern in ”Lima”. Size 3-12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no li-009-bn
Yarn group B
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
250-250-300-350-400 colour no 0619, beige.
100-100-100-100-150 g colour no 0100, off white
50-50-50-50-50 colour no 6273, cerise
50-50-50-50-50 g, colour no 2923, goldenrod
50-50-50-50-50 g, colour no 9018, sea green
50-50-50-50-50 colour no 7219, pistachio

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. NOTE: It is important that the knitting tension is correct vertically to get the right shape on the round yoke.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm for rib - or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CEDAR BUTTON NO 511: 6-6-7-7-7 pieces

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams are worked in stocking st. See diagram for correct size.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from the top and down.

YOKE:
Cast on 84-88-92-96-100 sts on a short circular needle size 3 mm with beige. 1 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, K 2, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sts in garter st. Work rib for 3-3-4-4-5 cm (= neck edge). Switch to a short circular needle size 4 mm. K 1 row while at the same time adjusting no of sts to 81-87-93-101-108. Insert 1 marker after 40-43-46-50-54 sts = mid back. Then work an elevation at the back in stocking st as follows: K 8 sts past marker, turn, tighten yarn and P 16 sts on return, turn, tighten yarn and K 24 sts, turn, continue by working 8 sts more on every turn until 24-24-32-32-40 sts have been worked on each side of marker mid back, turn and K the rest of row, P 1 row. Then work as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, A.1 (= 13-14-15-14-15 repetitions in width) finish with first st in diagram and 1 edge st in garter st -see diagram for correct size. READ KNITTING TIP! REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Switch to a longer circular needle when needed. When A.1 has been worked, there are 211-227-243-255-273 sts on needle. Work 0-1-2-0-1 cm with beige. Piece now measures approx. 15-16-17-17-18 cm mid front (measured without rib in the neck). Continue piece with beige and in stocking st. First work 1 row while AT THE SAME TIME inc 3-3-3-11-9 sts evenly = 214-230-246-266-282 sts. Work next row as follows: Work 32-34-36-38-40 sts (= front piece), slip the next 44-48-52-58-62 sts on 1 stitch holder for sleeve (without working them first), cast on 6 new sts, work 62-66-70-74-78 sts (= back piece), slip the next 44-48-52-58-62 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve (without working them first), cast on 6 new sts, work 32-34-36-38-40 sts (= front piece).

BODY:
= 138-146-154-162-170 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker in each side, in the middle of the 6 new sts that were cast on. Continue in stocking st with 1 st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 3 cm, inc 1 st on each side of markers (= 4 sts inc). Inc every 7-9-10-12-13 cm 3 times in total = 150-158-166-174-182 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 19-23-26-29-32 cm. Work A.2 with one edge st in each side. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 14 sts evenly = 164-172-180-188-196 sts. Work 1 row from WS. Then work as follows: 1 st in garter st, K 2, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 st in garter st. Work rib for 3 cm. Then cast off sts with K over K and P over P.

SLEEVE:
Slip sts from one stitch holder on double pointed needles size 4 mm, cast in addition on 6 sts mid under sleeve (insert 1 marker in the middle of these sts) = 50-54-58-64-68 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work in stocking st in the round with beige. When sleeve measures 2 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 4½-3½-4-3-3½ cm 5-7-7-10-10 times in total = 40-40-44-44-48 sts. When sleeve measures 18-23-27-30-34 cm, work diagram A.2, then switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 3 cm, then cast off with K over K and P over P.
Work the same way over the sts on the other stitch holder.

BAND:
Pick up from RS approx. 84 to 118 sts along right front piece inside 1 edge st on circular needle size 3 mm with beige. P 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 102-110-118-130-142 sts. Work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in garter st, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain and finish with K 2 and 2 edge st in garter st. Continue rib like this. AT THE SAME TIME after 1 cm, cast off for 6-6-7-7-7 button holes evenly. 1 button hole = work 2 sts tog and make 1 YO (casting off P 2 seen from RS will look more pretty). Upper button hole should be approx. 1 cm from neck edge and bottom hole approx. 8-8-10-10-10 cm from bottom edge. When band measures 3 cm, cast off K over K and P over P. Repeat along left front piece but do not cast off for button holes on left band.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= off white
= beige
= cerise
= sea green
= goldenrod
= pistachio
= 1 YO between 2 sts, work YO twisted on next row to avoid holes


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