DROPS / 88 / 2

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Children’s knitted jacket in "Muskat" with cuffs and crochet edges in "Vivaldi"

DROPS design: Pattern no R-021-bn
5/6 years - 7/8 years - 9/10 years - 11/12 years -13/14 years
110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152 - 158/164 cm

Materials: DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350 g colour no 53, apple green
and use: DROPS Vivaldi from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in colour no 19, lime

DROPS Needle sizes 3.5 and 4 mm.
DROPS Double pointed needles sizes 4 and 8.
DROPS Crochet hook size 4 mm.
DROPS Mother of Pearl Buttons no 521: 6-7 items.

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Knitting tension: Remember needle size is only a guide, 21 stitches x 28 rows with needle size 4 mm and stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

Ridge/Garter stitch (back and forth on needle):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.
Ridge/Garter stitch (in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

Decrease tip (for armholes and neck):
Decrease inside the 4 stitches stocking stitch for armholes and 3 stitches stocking stitch in neck.
All decreases are worked from the right side.
Decrease as follows after the 4/3 stitches: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, K1, pass the slipped stitch over. Decrease as follows before the 4/3 stitches: K2 together.

Buttonhole: Buttonholes are worked on right front piece. Work buttonholes as follows from the right side: 2 stitches garter stitch, K1, 1 yarn over, K2 together.
On the next row purl the yarn over twisted.
Work buttonholes when piece measures:
Size 5/6 years: 3, 9, 16, 22, 27 and 32 cm
Size 7/8 years: 4, 10, 16, 22, 29 and 35 cm
Size 9/10 years: 4, 11, 17, 24, 31 and 37 cm
Size 11/12 years: 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, 34 and 39 cm
Size 13/14 years: 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, 34 and 40 cm

Back piece: Cast on 72-78-84-90-96 stitches (incl. 1 edge stitch in each side) with needle size 3.5 mm and Muskat and work 1 ridge. Change to needle size 4 mm and continue with stocking stitch. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 7 cm, increase 1 stitch in each side every 7 cm a total of 3 times = 78-84-90-96-102 stitches.
When piece measures 24-26-28-29-30 cm, cast off 3-4-5-6-6 stitches in each side for armholes. Then decrease for armholes in each side every 2nd row: 1 stitch 3-4-5-6-8 times = 66-68-70-72-74 stitches. When piece measures 35-38-41-43-45 cm, cast off the middle 20-20-22-22-24 stitches for neck. Then decrease on each side of neck every 2nd row - see Decrease tip: 1 stitch 2 times = 21-22-22-23-23 stitches left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 37-40-43-45-47 cm.

Right front piece: Cast on 41-44-47-50-53 stitches (incl. 1 edge stitch in side and 5 band stitches towards mid front) with needle size 3.5 mm and Muskat. Work 1 ridge,
change to needle size 4 mm and continue with stocking stitch, but the 2 outermost stitches towards mid front are worked in garter stitch up to the neckline. Remember Buttonholes - see description above. When piece measures 7 cm, increase 1 stitch in the side every 7 cm a total of 3 times = 44-47-50-53-56 stitches. When piece measures 24-26-28-29-30 cm, decrease for armhole in side as for back piece = 38-39-40-41-42 stitches on needle. When piece measures 33-36-38-40-41 cm, cast off 13-13-13-13-14 stitches towards mid front for neck. Then decrease towards neck every 2nd row - see Decrease tip: 1 stitch 4-4-5-5-5 times = 21-22-22-23-23 stitches left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 37-40-43-45-47 cm.

Left front piece: Cast on and work as for right but in reverse. Do not work buttonholes on left front piece.

Sleeve: The sleeve is worked in the round to avoid a visible seam on the cuffs. Cast on 42-44-47-47-49 stitches with double pointed needles size 8 mm and Vivaldi and purl 1 round. Continue with stocking stitch at the same time as you decrease 6-6-7-7-7 stitches evenly on first round = 36-38-40-40-42 stitches. When piece measures 10-11-12-13-13 cm, change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and Muskat. Work 1 ridge then continue with stocking stitch. At the same time, when piece measures 11-13-15-16-16 cm increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve every 3.5-3-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 7-8-10-13-15 times = 50-54-60-66-72 stitches. When sleeve measures 34-37-41-44-47 cm, cast off 6 stitches mid under. Then finish working sleeve back and forth on needle. Decrease in each side every 2nd row: 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-3 times and 1 stitch 2-3-2-3-3 times, then 2 stitches in each side until piece measures 38-42-46-50-53 cm, finally 3 stitches 1 time in each side. Cast off the remaining stitches, piece measures approx. 39-43-47-51-54 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Neck: Knit up approx. 66 to 82 stitches around the neck (over bands as well) with needle size 3.5 mm and Muskat and knit 1 row from the wrong side before casting off with knit from right side.
Sew sleeve and side seams in one go inside the 1 edge stitch. Sew on buttons.

Crochet edge: Work with hook size 4 mm and Vivaldi along the whole opening (i.e. from mid back along bottom of body, up the right front piece, around neck, down left front piece and along bottom to mid back). Work as follows: 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 3 chain stitches, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 double crochet in next stitch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 chain stitches and 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round.


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