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DROPS 104-17 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket with turns in ”Silke-Alpaca”.Sizes: S - XXXL

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
colour no 9015, middle grey:
750-850-950-1050-1150-1250 g

DROPS needles and double pointed needles size 4.5 mm – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting tension. NOTE: Ensure not to knit too loosely!

DROPS double pointed needles size 4 mm - for Rib.

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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Knit back and front pieces in 3 parts. 1 back piece (A) + 2 edge pieces (B) knit from mid back on back and ends neck mid back. Sew these tog to circle and then sew back piece - see Figure1. Sew sleeves on jacket in the end.

Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagrams are seen from RS.

Measuring tip: All length measurements on edge piece are done along shortest side.

Knitting tip: Slip 1st sts as if to knit loosely when turning on middle of row. Tighten thread and continue knitting like before. This is done to avoid holes in the turn.

Back piece: Remember knitting tension! Knit back piece in stocking sts, but assemble with WS out. Cast on 38-44-52-60-70-80 sts (incl 1 edge sts on each side) on needles size 4.5 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Knit stocking sts, at the same time cast on 2 new sts on each side on every other row 8 times in total = 70-76-84-92-102-112 sts. When piece measures 8 cm cast off for armhole on each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 0-0-0-1-1-1 times, 2 sts 0-0-1-1-2-3 times and 1 sts 2-3-3-3-4-5 times = 66-70-74-76-80-84 sts. When piece measures 26-27-28-29-30-31 cm cast off middle 30-30-32-32-34-34 sts for neckline. Continuing cast off 1 sts on next row at neckline = 17-19-20-21-22-24 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 28-29-30-31-32-33 cm.
Right front edge: Read entire section before knitting commences! Cast on edge is marked with E on measurement diagram. Cast on 68-70-72-74-76-78 sts (incl 1 edge sts) on needles size 4.5 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Then knit as follows (1st row = RS): M.1 (= 7 sts), K3, P6-7-8-9-10-11, K3, M.2 (= 24 sts), K3, P9, K3, P6-7-8-9-10-11, finish with 3 K and 1 edge sts. When piece measures 10 cm inc 1 sts on uppermost P part on right side on every 0-8-10-2-1.5-1 cm 0-2-2-7-10-14 times in total = 68-72-74-81-86-92 sts. When piece measures 18-20-22-24-27-30 cm knit shortened rows as follows:
* 2 rows over first 7 sts – read Knitting tip, 2 rows over first 19-22-23-29-33-38 sts, 2 rows over first 43-46-47-53-57-62 sts, 2 rows over first 58-61-62-68-72-77 sts, 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 31-34-39-43-51-57 cm – read Measuring tips. Continue over all sts. At the same time dec 1 sts on first P part on right side on every 0-8-10-2-1.5-1 cm 0-2-2-7-10-14 times in total = 68-70-72-74-76-78 sts. When piece measures 47-50-55-59-67-73 cm cast off outermost 17-19-20-21-22-24 sts on left side for shoulder = 51-51-52-53-54-54 sts left for neck edge. Measure piece from here: Knit shortened rows as follows: * 2 rows over first 7 sts, 2 rows over first 19-20-21-22-23-24 sts, 2 rows over first 43-44-45-46-47-48 sts, 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-*. Cast off when piece measures 9.5-9.5-10-10-10.5-10.5 cm (measured at shortest).

Left edge piece: Cast on and knit like right but mirrored – what is done on right side on right edge piece is done on left side on left edge piece and vice versa.

Sleeve: Knit piece in the round on needle. Knit sleeve in stocking sts, but turn when completed so WS is turned out. Cast on 45-45-54-54-63-63 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Knit Rib P3, K6. When piece measures 15 cm continue in stocking sts and on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm – at the same time dec evenly to 40-42-44-46-48-50 sts. When piece measures 16 cm inc 2 sts mid under sleeve on very 3-2.5-2.5-2-2-1.5 cm 11-12-12-14-15-16 times in total = 62-66-68-74-78-82 sts. When piece measures 50-49-49-48-48-46 cm cast off 8 sts mid under and complete piece knitting back and forth on needle. Then cast off for sleeve top on each side on every other row: 3 sts 2-2-2-2-2-3 times and 2 sts 1-1-1-2-3-4 times, then cast off 3 sts on each side until piece measures 54-54-54-54-55-55 cm, cast off 3 sts 1 time on each side and then cast off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 55-55-55-55-56-56 cm.

Assembly: – See measurement diagram Sew with mattress sts and ensure they are not tight. Sew edge pieces tog at bottom edge (E to E) and at neck (D to D). Sew edge piece onto back piece by sewing shoulder seams (C) and edge piece to bottom and top edges of back piece (G) and (F). Sew in sleeves.


= K on RS, P on WS
= P on RS, K on WS
= Cable: Slip 3 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= Slip 1 st onto cable needle to back of piece, K 3, P 1 from cable needle
= Slip 3 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, P 1, K 3 from cable needle
= back piece
= edge piece
= shoulder
= neck edge mid back
= mid back, bottom edge
= back
= neck opening

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