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DROPS 96-12 by DROPS Design

DROPS Long jacket with ¾ sleeves

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Size: S/M – M/L – XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Highlander or Eskimo from Garnstudio
550-600-700-750 g colour no 18, charcoal; grey

Drops circular needle size 8 mm
Drops crochet hook size 7 (for borders)
Drops buffalo horn button, no 536: 5-5-6-6 pcs

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.

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Knitting tension: 12 sts x 17 rows on needle size 8mm in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts (back and forth on needle): knit all rows.
Increasing tips: Inc inside 1 edge st on front piece and inside 2 edge sts on back piece. Inc by making a yo and knit into back of yo on the returning row (to avoid making a hole). Knit inc sts in stocking sts.
Measurements tips: Because of the weight of the yarn, make all measurements whilst the pieces are hanging.

Left front + back piece: Because of the number of sts the jacket is knitted back and forth on circular needles. The jacket is knitted from top down.
Loosely cast on 35-38-41-43 sts on needle size 8 mm with Highlander and knit 4 rows garter sts (1st row = RS). At the same time insert a marking thread after the first 19-21-23-25 sts on left front (= 16-17-18-18 sts left on row towards back piece) - let the marking thread follow the piece as you progress.
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Continue in stocking sts, but with the 1st st on the right side of piece (= mid front) and the first 2 sts on the left side of piece (= mid back) in garter sts.
Inc for sloping front: At the same time after the 4 rows in garter sts inc towards mid front on every 3rd row a total of 29-31-34-35 times – see Increasing tips. Inc mid back: At the same time when piece measures 17-13-11-8 cm – see Measurement tips – inc 1 st mid back on every 17-13-11-8 cm a total of 3-4-5-7 times – see Increasing tips.
Armhole: At the same time when piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm cast off 1 st on both sides of the marking thread and continue knitting each piece separately – continue inc. as described above.
When front piece and back piece measures 36-38-41-43 cm put all sts back on the same needle and cast on 2 new sts over the 2 sts cast off for armhole. Continue with inc as before. After all inc are complete = 67-73-80-85 sts on needle. When piece measures approx 89-93-97-101 cm (or desired length) – see Measurement tips – knit 1 row from the WS and cast off.

Right front + back piece: Cast on and knit as left front + back piece, but mirrored.

Sleeve: Knitted back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 28-30-32-34 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 8 mm with Highlander. Knit 4 rows garter sts and continue in stocking sts. When sleeve measures 8 cm inc 1 st each side on every 6-6-5-5 cm a total of 6-6-7-7 times = 40-42-46-48 sts. When sleeve measures 43-43-43-44 cm dec for sleeve cap on every other row: 3 sts 2 times. Cast off remaining sts when sleeve measures approx 46-46-46-47 cm.

Assembly: Sew left and right back pieces tog mid back – sew in the outer loop of the outermost st ( = 4 garter sts mid back). Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st and sew in sleeves.
Crochet border: Crochet a border along the whole opening of the jacket and round the sleeve edges with crochet hook size 7 and Highlander as follows: 1 dc in first st, *2 ch, skip approx 2 - 2.5 cm, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in first dc from beginning of round – make sure the border is even and neither wavy nor too tight.
Buttons: Sew on buttons on left front piece. Place the top button in line with the upper edge of the armhole approx 9-10-11-12 cm from the armhole towards mid front. Place the remaining buttons parallel with the sloping front edge – see measurement chart. There should be approx 7 to 10 cm between each button. Use the ch-loops in the crochet border as buttonholes. Crochet a buttonhole loop (approx 5-6 ch) and place this on the inside of the right front piece and sew on a button at the top of the left front edge to keep the jacket in place – try on the jacket for placing of the buttonhole loop and button.


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