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DROPS 35-5 by DROPS Design

Drops Jacket or Waistcoat with Peruvian pattern in “Alaska”

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Size: Jacket: Small/Medium-Medium/Large
Waistcoat: Small/Medium-Medium/Large

Materials: Drops Alaska from Garnstudio
Jacket (Waistcoat:
750-800(600-600) g col no 04, grey (col no 22, beige)
150-150(150-150) g col no 02, cream (col no 02, cream)

Drops Buttons: 5 (4) pieces.
Drops Circular Needles, long (80cm): 3,5mm and 5mm
Drops Circular Needles, short (40cm): 3,5mm and 5mm
Or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.

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Pattern instructions

Knitting Tension: 17sts x 21 rows in stocking st on needles size 5 mm = 10x10cm.

Pattern: See diagram (1 diagram = 1 repeat). Pattern is read from right to left, and is seen from RS. Pattern is worked in stocking st.
Moss st: 1st round: K1, P1. 2nd round: work K over P and P over K. Repeat rounds 1 and 2.

Body: Knitted back and forth on circ needle. Numbers in () (= waistcoat).
Cast on 204-218 (204-218) sts on long circ needle size 3.5mm with grey (beige). Work 4cm moss st. Change to circ needle size 5mm and work M.1 with 4 sts in moss st in grey (beige) each side for button band.
Continue in pattern. Remember to check your tension. At the same time when piece measures Jacket: 4-4, 14.5-15, 25-26, 35.5-37, 46-48 cm or Waistcoat: 4-4, 14-14.5, 24-25.5, 34-37.5 cm make buttonholes on right front band – 1 buttonhole = cast off the 3rd st and cast on 1 new sts on next row.
Complete M.1. Work 3 rows moss st and then finish in M.2. At the same time when piece measures 29-31 (36-39) cm work next row as follows: work 51-54 (51-54) sts for front, cast off 4 sts for armhole, work 94-102 (94-102) sts for back, cast off 4 sts for armhole, work 51-54 (51-54) sts for front. Finish back and fronts separately.

Front: = 51-54 (51 -54) sts. (Waistcoat: Work the 3 last sts on arm hole edge in moss st for rest of body and work dec sts for armhole before the 3 sts).
Cast off for armhole on every other row as follows: 1 st 2-3 (2-3) times. = 49-51 (49-51) sts. At the same time when piece measures 48-50 (36-39) cm dec on neck edge on every 2nd row as follows: Jacket: 6 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 5 times. Waistcoat: 4 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 9 times, then on every 4th row: 1 st 5 times. Cast off when piece measures 58-60 (65-68) cm.

Back: = 94-102 (94-102) sts. Cast off for armhole as on fronts = 90-96 (90-96) sts. Continue until piece measures 56-58 (63-65) cm. Cast off centre 28-30 (28-30) sts for neck. Dec at neck edge on every other row as follows: 2 sts once. Cast off when piece measures 58-60 (65-68) cm.

Sleeves: Cast on 36-40 sts on short circ needle size 3.5mm with grey. Work 4 cm moss st. Change to short circ needle size 5mm work M.3 and at the same time inc 12-10 sts evenly on first round = 48-50 sts.
At the same time after the moss st, inc underneath sleeve as follows: 2 sts 25-24 times on every 3rd round = 98-98 sts. Complete M.3, then finish in M.2. Continue until piece measures 45-45 cm. Cast off centre 6 sts under arm, finishing each side separately knitting back and forth. Dec on every other row each side as follows: 5 sts 4 times.
Cast off when piece measures 50-50 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Jacket: Pick up approx 100 sts around neck (don’t include the front band sts) on circ needle size 3,5mm with grey. Work 4 cm moss st back and forth on needle starting and finishing centre front. Work 4 rows stocking st. Cast off. Let the stocking st fall into a roll.
Sew big buttonhole stitches in cream over the rolled edge – 1 st = 2 knitted sts. Sew sleeves to the body. Sew in buttons. Sew big buttonhole stitches round bottom edge of body and sleeves.

Waistcoat: Pick up approx 120 sts around neck on circ needle size 3,5mm with beige. Work 3 rows moss st, then 4 rows stocking st. Cast off.
Sew big buttonhole stitches in cream over the rolled edge – 1 st = 2 knitted sts. Sew in buttons. Sew big buttonhole stitches round bottom edge of body.

Diagram

= beige, K (waistcoat), grey (jacket)
= cream (waistcoat), cream (jacket)
= beige, P (waistcoat), grey, P (jacket)

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