Seaside Smiles by DROPS Design

DROPS short jacket with ties in "Alpaca” and “Vivaldi”

Size - years: 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 -11/12 - 13/14
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150-150 g color no 1101, white
and use: DROPS Vivaldi from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 07, white

DROPS needles size 6 mm / US 10 – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge.

Knitting gauge: 14 sts x 20 rows on needles size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand in each yarn in stockinette sts (= 2 strands held together) =10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''

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Garter st back and forth: Knit all rows.

Back piece:
Cast on 48-52-56-56-60 sts (includes 1 edge sts on each side) on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand of each quality yarn (= 2 strands held together).
K1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: K1 edge st, * K2, P2 * repeat from *-* and end with K2 and K1 edge st.
Next row from WS: K1 edge st, * P2, K2 * repeat from *-* and end with P2 and K1 edge st.
Repeat this for rib until piece measures 2 cm / 3/4''. Continue in stockinette sts.
When piece measures 5-6-7-8-9 cm / 2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-3 1/8"-3½" bind off for armholes in beg of every row, each side as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 1 st 1-2-3-2-3 times = 40-42-44-46-48 sts.
When piece measures 17-19-21-23-25 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4" bind off middle 16-18-18-18-20 sts for neck and work each side separately.
Continue and bind off 1 st on next row at neckline = -11-11-12-13-13 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 19-21-23-25-27 cm / 7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4"-10 5/8".

Right front piece:
Cast on 25-25-29-29-29 sts (includes 1 edge sts in side) on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand of each quality yarn (= 2 strands held together).
K1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: * K2, P2 * repeat from *-* and end with K1 edge st.
Next row from WS: K1 edge st, * K2, P2 * repeat from *-*.
Continue like this for rib until piece measures 2 cm / 3/4''.
Continuing in stockinette sts.
When piece measures 3-4-5-6-7 cm / 1 1/8"-1½"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4" bind off 1 st for v-neck mid front on every 2nd cm / 3/4'' a total of 5-6-6-6-9 times and then on every cm / 3/8'' a total of 5-3-5-5-1 times - and at the same time when piece measures 5-6-7-8-9 cm / 2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-3 1/8"-3½" bind off for armhole at side as on back piece = 11-11-12-13-13 sts.
Bind off when piece measures 19-21-23-25-27 cm / 7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4"-10 5/8".

Left front piece:
Work like right piece but reversed.

Sleeve:
Cast on 26-26-30-30-30 sts (includes 1 edge sts in each side) on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand of each quality yarn (= 2 strands held together).
K1 row from WS.
Continue in rib * K2, P2 * repeat from *-* with 1 edge st in each side worked in garter st until piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8''.
Continue in stockinette sts, on first row inc 1 sts in each side, repeat inc on every 7-6-7-7-6 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/8" a total of 5-6-6-6-7 times = 36-38-42-42-44 sts. When piece measures 33-36-40-42-44 cm / 13"-14 1/4"-15 3/4"-16½"-17 1/4" bind off to shape sleeve cap in beg of every row, each side: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1-2-3-4-5 times. Continuing to bind off 2 sts on each side until piece measures 37-41-46-49-52 cm / 14½"-16 1/8"-18"-19 1/4"-20½", then bind off 3 sts 1 time on each side.
Bind off rem sts when piece measures approx 38-42-47-50-53 cm / 15"-16½"-18½"-19 3/4"-21".

Assembly:
Sew shoulder seams. Pick up 74-98 (dividable by 6+2) sts on needle size 6 mm / US 10 along one front piece, around neckline and down along other front piece.
K1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: K 2 sts in garter st, * K4, P2 * repeat from *-* and end with K4 and K2 sts ingarter st.
Next row from WS: K 2 sts in garter st, * P4, K2 * repeat from *-* and end with P4 and K2 sts in garter st.
Work in rib like this until edge measures 3 cm / 1 1/8''.
Work first 8 sts and then put them on a stitch holder. Bind off remaining sts until 8 sts are left on row.
Now 8 sts are left at the bottom of each front piece that are to be worked for ties as follows seen from RS: K2 sts in garter st, 4 sts in stockinette st, K2 sts in garter st.
Bind off when tie measures approx 14 cm / 5½''.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one within 1 edge st.

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