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DROPS 95-33 by DROPS Design

DROPS Jacket in Alpaca and Safran with circle effect

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Size: S – M – L – XL/XXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-350 g colour no. 7139, pale green
and use: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350 g, colour no 26, grey/green

DROPS pointed needle and double pointed needle size 6mm
DROPS circular needle size 5mm (for border)

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Pattern instructions

Knitting tension: 15 sts x 19 rows with 1 thread of each yarn quality on needle size 6mm = 10 x 10 cm

Knitting tips: It is very important to adhere to the knitting tension, both width and length wise as otherwise the circle on front piece will not be of the right shape. If you knit more than 19 rows to reach 10 cm, you may compensate by knitting a couple of rows without increasing in the circle at regular intervals.

Increasing tips: Inc 1 st by picking up st from previous row and knit it.

Left front piece: Read Knitting tips!
Cast on 3 sts on double pointed needle size 6 with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread). NB! As increases are made, it might be a good idea to distribute sts on more needles to ensure the piece doesn’t “pull”.
1st row: Purl
2nd row: (= right side): Knit, at the same time inc 1 st on both sides of the middle st – see Increasing tips = 5 sts
3rd row: Purl
4th row: Knit, at the same time inc 1 st after 1st st, 1 st on both sides of the middle st, and 1 st before the last st = 9 sts
5th row: Purl
6th row: Knit 2, inc 1 st, knit 2, inc 1 st, knit 1, inc 1 st, knit 2, inc 1 st and knit 2 = 13 sts
7th row: Purl
8th row: Insert a marking thread in the 2nd, 5th, 7th (= middle st), 9th and 12th st. Continue inc as before on all rows from the right side, i.e. inc 1 st after the first 2 marking threads and 1 st before the last 2 marking threads. At the same time inc 1 st on the right and left side of the middle st on every other row.

After 34-34-36-38 rows (remember Knitting tips!) there are 97-97-103-109 sts on needle and the piece measures approx 18-18-19-20 cm (= half circle).
Continue in stocking sts over all sts, at the same time casting off loosely towards lower edge on one side and for armhole the other side on every other row as follows:
Size S: Towards lower edge: 10 sts 2 times and 46 sts 1 time.
For armhole: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times.
Size M: Towards lower edge: 7 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 5 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time and 41 sts 1 time.
For armhole: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
Size L: Towards lower edge: 7 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 4 sts 2 times, 3 sts 1 time and 42 sts 1 time.
For armhole: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2 times.
Size XL/XXL: Towards lower edge: 10 sts 1 time, 8 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 2 times and 33 sts 1 time. For armhole: 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3times and 1 st 4 times.

After all dec are complete there are 24-25-26-22 sts left.
Now dec to shape the neckline on every 4th row: 1 st 7-7-7-3 times = 17-18-19-19 sts left on shoulder.
Cast off loosely when armhole measures 18-20-21-23 cm.

Right Front: Cast on and knit as left front, but mirrored.

Back piece: Cast on 65-71-78-90 sts (incl 1 seam st each side) on needle size 6 with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread). Knit stocking sts. When piece measures 8 cm dec 1 st each side. Repeat the dec when piece measures 16 cm = 61-67-74-86 sts.
When piece measures 20-21-22-23 cm inc 1 st each side on every 6 cm a total of 3 times = 67-73-80-92 sts.
When piece measures 38-38-40-40 cm dec for armhole each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 1-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2-2-2-4 times = 53-55-58-60 sts.
When piece measures 54-56-59-61 cm cast off the middle 17-17-18-20 sts for neck. Dec 1 st at neckline on next row = 17-17-18-19 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 56-58-61-63 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 36-38-40-42 sts (inclusive of 1 edge st each side) on needle size 6 mm with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread). Knit 2 rows garter st and continue in stocking sts. When sleeve measures 12 cm, inc 1 st each side on every 5.5-4-3.5-2.5 cm a total of 7-9-10-13 times = 50-56-60-68 sts. When piece measures 49-48-47-46 cm cast off for sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-3-3-3 times, 1 st 1-1-2-3 times, and then 2 sts each side until piece measures 56-56-56-57 cm, now dec 3 sts each side and cast off when sleeve measures approx 57-57-57-58 cm

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams within 1 edge st.

Rib: Pick up approx 392 to 420 sts (i.e. approx 18-22 sts per 10 cm – number of sts multiple of 4) along the entire opening, i.e. along right front piece, along neckline at back piece, along left front piece and along lower edge, using circular needle size 5mm and double thread Alpaca (make sure you pick up enough sts round the circle on front piece so that the border won’t pull). Purl 1 row, knit 1 round and continue in Rib K2, P2. Cast off loosely when border measures 3-3-3-4 cm.

Close the jacket with a pin or brooch.

Diagram


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Sarah Dale 31.10.2018 - 17:03:

I don't know how long the cable should be on the circular needles? Can anyone help as I need to buy some?

DROPS Design 31.10.2018 kl. 20:46:

Dear Sarah, circular needles long 80 cm will be perfectly fine, for smaller sizes you can use 60 cm as well. Happy knitting!

Tina 22.02.2018 - 09:51:

Scusate la mia ignoranza... Ma cosa si intende x ferri appuntiti?? Grazie mille!! 😊😍😍

DROPS Design 22.02.2018 kl. 10:58:

Buongiorno Tina. Abbiamo corretto il testo; sono ferri dritti. Buon lavoro!

Sophia 23.12.2015 - 12:51:

Yes,but say that after 34 row will have 97st. 34*6=204st. or if we don't count purl row and have 17row * 6st=102st. that is where i'm comfused.thank you .

DROPS Design 02.01.2016 kl. 12:56:

Dear Sophia, there are 13 sts as you start row 8, then you inc 6 sts a total of 14 times (14 rows from RS, starting on row 8 to 34) = 84 sts inc + 13 = 97 sts. Happy knitting!

Sophia 22.12.2015 - 11:03:

To the 8th row,left front piece the pattern say: inc 1st before and after 2 marker , and the same time inc 1st before and after the midlle marker every other row. it means i will inc 6st in the same row or 4st in 1row and to the next row only 2st in the midlle marker?

DROPS Design 23.12.2015 kl. 09:03:

Dear Sophia, you ins 6 sts every other row (= every row from RS): 1 st after the first 2 marking threads + 1 st before the last 2 marking threads + 1 st on each side of middle st. Happy knitting!

Beate Bratgjerd 02.12.2014 - 17:58:

I oppskriften står det: (på slutten av første avsnitt) : "Samtidig økes det nå 1 m på høyre og venstre side av den midterste m på hver 2.p oppover." Betyr dette hver 2. pinne som hver pinne det strikkes rett, eller annenhver pinne det strikkes rett?

DROPS Design 03.12.2014 kl. 16:28:

Hei Beate. Du teller hver pind du strikker, saa hver pind der strikkes ret

Jane Barnett 25.03.2014 - 16:22:

Thank you very much for answering my question. Now I have another one. I am knitting this pattern with the two yarns suggested, alpaca and safran. The washing instructions for alpaca are hand wash 30 degrees. For safran the instructions are machine wash 40 degrees. You recommend not to wash cotton any cooler to prevent the colour from running. How should I wash this garment? Thank you

DROPS Design 26.03.2014 kl. 09:15:

Dear Mrs Barnett, follow care instructions for the Alpaca. You can first knit a sample and wash it. Happy knitting!

Jane Barnett 21.03.2014 - 15:51:

I would like to be sure about the number of stitches to cast on for the sleeve and for the back. For the sleeve the number given is 'inclusive of' the edge stitches so for the medium size I would cast on 38. But for the back, the instruction is 'incl 1 seam stitch at each side'. Is this 'include' or 'inclusive of'? Should I cast on 71 for the medium size or 73?

DROPS Design 23.03.2014 kl. 17:31:

Dear Mrs Barnett, edge st for seams are inluded in the number of stated sts for both pieces. For back piece, size M, you will cast on 71 sts. Happy knitting!

Anna Piontkowsky 09.08.2012 - 18:40:

Liebe Strickfreunde, möchte gern wissen in welcher Richtung die Vorderteile gestrickt werden! Bin leider nicht schlau geworden mit dem Tipp! Liebe Grüße

DROPS Design 11.08.2012 kl. 10:50:

Wenn Sie das Detailbild vergrössern (mit der Maus darüberfahren) können Sie die Strickrichtung genau erkennen.

FULCONIS 19.07.2012 - 21:23:

Peux-t-on remplacer la laine Safran par de la laine Lace?Merci pour votre réponse

DROPS Design 20.07.2012 kl. 09:30:

Safran et Lace sont du même groupe mais ont une tension différente et un rapport métrage/poids différent. N'hésitez pas à contacter votre magasin Drops pour une aide personnalisée. Bon tricot !

DROPS Design NL 13.07.2012 - 12:01:

Hoi Eline. Je hebt gelijk dat er iets hier niet klopt. Het is nu vakantietijd bij Design, daarom moet ik wachten totdat ze terug zijn om de juiste beschrijving te krijgen en het patroon aan te passen.

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