DROPS / 40 / 3

DROPS 40-3 by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with zip and English rib, knitted hat, scarf, fingerless mittens and socks in DROPS Alpaca.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca, from Garnstudio

Jacket, size: S-M -L:
400-450-500 g colour no 517, grey
400-450-500 g colour no 506, charcoal grey
DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and 5 mm.
Zip, 50 cm

Hat, size Ladies – Men’s
150-150 g colour no 506, charcoal grey
DROPS double pointed needles size 4 mm

Scarf:
150 g colour no 501, light grey
150 g colour no 506, charcoal grey
DROPS pointed needles size 5 mm

Fingerless mittens, size Medium
100 g colour no 517, grey
100 g colour no 506, charcoal grey
DROPS double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and 4 mm

Socks, size medium:
150 g colour no 506, charcoal grey
100 g colour no 501, light grey
DROPS double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and 3 mm

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

Pattern instructions

Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.

English Rib, back and forth on needle (for jacket and scarf):
first row: 1 edge st, *K1, 1 yo, slip 1 st as if to knit*, 1 edge st. Second row: *K tog yo and slipped st, 1 yo, slip 1 st as if to knit*, 1 edge st. Repeat row 2.

Back and front piece: Knitted back and forth on circular needle with double thread Alpaca, 1 thread of each colour. Cast on 160-164-168 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with grey/charcoal grey and work 6 rounds garter st, Change to needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st with 2 sts each side towards mid front in garter st, at the same time inc 36-44-52 sts evenly on first round = 196-208-220 sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 31-32-32 cm work next round as follows: 48-51-54 sts = front piece, cast off 4 sts for armhole, 92-98-104 sts = back piece, cast off 4 sts for armhole, 48-51-54 sts = front piece. Now complete each piece separately.

Front piece: = 48-51-54 sts. Dec to shape the armhole on every other row: 2 sts 1-1-2 times, 1 st 0-2-2 times = 46-47-48 sts. When piece measures 50-50-51 cm dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 5 sts 1-1-1 time, 2 sts 4-4-4 times, 1 st 1-2-2 times. Cast off remaining when piece measures 58-59-60 cm.

Back piece: = 92-98-104 sts. Dec to shape the armhole as described for front piece = 88-90-92 sts. When piece measures 56-57-58 cm cast off the middle 20-22-22 sts for neck and dec 2 sts on neckline on next row. Cast off remaining when piece measures 58-59-60 cm.

Sleeves: Cast on 36-40-40 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with grey/charcoal grey and work 4 rounds garter st. Change to needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 14-10-12 sts evenly on round = 50-50-52 sts. At the same time after the garter st inc 2 sts mid under arm 23-23-23 times on every 4th round = 96-96-98 sts. When piece measures 45-45-46 cm cast off 6 sts mid under arm and complete sleeve back and forth on needle. Dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 5 sts 4 times. Cast off when piece measures 50-50-51 cm.

Assembly: Join shoulders. Pick up approx 90-100 round the neck on double pointed needles size 5 mm with grey/charcoal grey and work 8 cm English Rib, cast off loosely. Pick up approx 85 sts from WS on needle size 5 mm with grey/charcoal grey along left front piece inside the 2 garter sts, work 2 rows stocking st, cast off = pocket for zip. Repeat along right front piece. Sew on zip as follows: S/M from bottom edge towards top, size L: 1 cm from bottom edge towards the top. Set in sleeves.

HAT:

Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Cast on 116-128 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with double thread Alpaca, 1 thread of each colour, and work 26-28 Rib. Cast off by K tog all sts 2 by 2, cut the thread and pull through remaining sts.

SCARF:

Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
English Rib, back and forth on needle: first row: 1 edge st, K1, 1 yo, slip 1 st as if to knit*, 1 edge st. Second row: *K tog yo and slipped st, 1 yo, slip 1 st as if to knit*, 1 edge st. Repeat these 2 rows.

Cast on 36 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 6 mm with double thread Alpaca, 1 thread of each colour. Work 6 rows garter st and continue in English Rib until piece measures 150 cm. Work 6 rows garter st and cast off.

FINGERLESS MITTENS:
Size: Medium
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.

Cast on 60 sts on double pointed needle size 3,5 mm with double thread Alpaca, 1 thread of each colour, and work Rib, beg round with P2 and insert a MT between these 2 sts. When piece measures 25 cm change to needle size 3 mm and work 4 rounds garter st, at the same time dec 20 sts evenly on first round = 40 sts. Continue in Rib, beg round with P2, and now measure piece from here! When piece measures 2 cm continue for thumb as follows: inc 1 st on both sides of MT and inc 1 st on both sides of these 2 sts on every other round 5 times = 12 sts for thumb (incorporate the inc sts in Rib as you go along). Now put the 12 sts + 1 st either side = 14 sts on a thread and cast on 2 new sts behind these 14 sts = 40 sts on round. When piece measures 12 cm cast off.
Thumb: Pick up 14 sts from thread and cast on 2 new sts behind these = 16 sts. Work 5 rounds, cast off.

Work the other mitten in the same way, but mirrored. Inc for thumb at the end of round instead of the beg.

SOCKS:
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Cast on 100 sts with double thread Alpaca, 1 thread of each colour, on needle size 3 mm and work 3 cm Rib. Continue in Rib, at the same time dec 1 st on both sides of 2 K sts (= mid back).
Dec as follows:
Before 2 K st (start 2 sts before): slip 1 st as if to knit, K1 or P1 (follow rib pattern), psso.
After st: K or P 2 tog (follow rib pattern).
Repeat this dec 14 times on every 4th round = 72 sts.
When piece measures 30 cm change to needle size 2.5 mm and 1 thread charcoal, at the same time dec 24 sts evenly on round = 48 sts. Distribute sts on 4 needles = 12 sts on each needle. Now work the foot. Change to stocking st and work 5 cm on sts on needle 1 and 4 for heel. Insert a MT in middle st and continue as follows:
Row 1: (RS) *work to 3 sts after MT, P2 tog into back of st), turn the piece
Row 2: work to 3 sts after MT, P2 tog into back of st, turn the piece
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until no sts left at sides. Now pick up 10 sts on each side of heel and distribute heel sts on 2 needles. Work stocking st on all sts, at the same time dec 1 st on either side of heel as follows: P2 tog into back of st at the end of first row (row beg mid under heel) and K2 tog at the beg of fourth row until there are 12 sts on each needle = total of 48 sts. Continue until foot measures approx 19 cm and now dec 4 sts on every other round by K tog 2 sts at the end of every row.
Continue until 24 sts on needles. Now dec 4 sts on every round until 8 sts left. Cut the thread and pull through remaining sts.

Diagram


Mevr. Span 29.10.2012 - 16:20:

In patroon 40-3 staat bij hoofdstuk mouwen dat als je 50 steken hebt nog 23 x 1 steek moet mindere tot 96 steken. 50+23= 73. Het moet zeker aan beide kanten 1 steek zijn. Met vriendelijke groeten, Afke

DROPS Design 30.10.2012 kl. 15:02:

De vertaling is inderdaad hier niet helemaal duidelijk. Het is nu geworden: Meerder bovendien vanaf de ribbelst rand 23 (23-23) keer 1 st aan beide kanten van de eerste st op de nld (= midden van de ondermouw) in Maat: S+M:

DROPS Design 14.06.2011 - 18:01:

Anthea, MT is short for marking thread, i.e a marker.

Anthea 14.06.2011 - 08:15:

Cast on 60 sts on double pointed needle size 4 mm with double thread Alpaca, 1 thread of each colour, and work Rib, beg round with P2 and insert a MT between these 2 sts. I haven't found a mistake but could you let me know what 'MT' means? Thankyou

DROPS Design NL 24.11.2010 - 10:26:

Beste Afke. Bij het afwerken sluit u eerst de schoudernaden van het vest, dan kunt u de steken 90 tot 100 st opnemen rond de hele hals: langs de voorpanden en achterpand. Vervolgens breit u het ritsbeleg op de binnenkant van de voorpanden zoals beschreven. Gr. Tine

Afke 24.11.2010 - 10:26:

Ik ben het vest aan het breien van patroon 40-03 Het is bijna af en ben terecht gekomen bij het afwerken Daar staat: Neem ca 90/100 steken op rond de hals. Zoveel steken zijn er niet want volgens mij zijn dit alleen de steken van het rugpand, Omdat er later staat neem de steken op langs het voorpand en de halsmindering voor 2 cm te breien voor het rits beleg. Op het patroon is het ook moeilijk tot niet te zien. Kunt u hulp bieden?

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