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DROPS 107-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket, knitted in different directions in garter st in “Fabel”. Size S – XXXL

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm
[31½"- 34,6"- 37,7"– 41,7"- 46½"-51"]
Hem: 94-102-110-118-130-142 cm
[37"- 40"- 43,4"– 46½"- 51"- 55,75"]
Full length: 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm
[23,6"-24,4"- 25,2"- 26"- 26,7"- 27½"]

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
colour no 904, lavender mix
400-450-450-500-550-600 g

DROPS circular needle size (80 cm) 3 mm [US 2or3] - or size needed to obtain 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS crochet hook size 3.5 mm [US E/4] for borders
DROPS Silver button, no 534: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pcs

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows

Buttonholes: Make buttonholes on right front piece. 1 buttonhole = bind off 4th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Bind off for buttonholes when right front piece measures (measured from where sts were picked up):
Size S: ½”, 2.4”, 4”, 6” and 7½”
Size M: ½”, 2.4”, 4.4”, 6.2” and 8.2”.
Size L: ½”, 2.4”, 4.4”, 6.2” and 8.2”.
Size XL: ½”, 2”, 4”, 14, 7½” and 9”.
Size XXL: ½”, 2”, 4”, 14, 7½” and 9”.
Size XXXL: ½”, 2.4”, 4.4” 6.2”, 8.2” and 9.7”.

The jacket is knitted in different directions. The arrows in diagram show the different knitting directions.

Bottom part: Knitted back and forth on circular needle. The entire jacket is worked in garter st, e.i. K all rows. Cast on 67 sts on circular needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] with Fabel. Work all sts back and forth on needle in garter st until piece measures 9”-9.7”-10.6”-11.4”-12½”-13.7”.
Remember the knitting gauge!
Now work shortened rows as follows:
Work 20 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 30 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 40 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 50 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 60 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work all sts on row, insert a Marking Thread (MT) in the last st marks the side), turn piece and work return row
Work 60 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 50 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 40 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 30 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 20 sts, turn piece and work return row
Continue back and forth on all sts. When piece measures 16½”-18”-19.7”-21.2”-23.6”-26” from MT work shortened rows again as described above. Continue on all sts until piece measures 9”-9.7”-10.6”-11.4”-12½”-13.7” from MT-2 and bind off loosely.
The piece measures approx 34.6”-37.7”-41”-44”-48.7”-53½” at one side and 38.2”-41.4”-44½”-47½”-52.4”-57” at the other.
Back piece: From the RS pick up 1 st in each garter st on back piece, i.e. between the two MT. On next row adjust number of sts to 96-106-116-128-142-156. Work garter st back and forth on needle, at the same time inc 1 st each side (edge st) = 98-108-118-130-144-158 sts. Continue until piece measures 4.7”-5.1”-5½”-6”-6.2”-6.7” from where sts were picked up, and now cast on 10-10-10-7-7-7 new sts each side for sleeve. Then cast on new sts for sleeve each side on every other row: 4-3-3-3-2-2 sts 12-15-15-17-17-19 times and 15-15-11-3-14-5 sts 1 time = 244-248-250-252-254-258 sts. Work all sts back and forth on needle until piece measures 11.7”-12½”-13.4”-14.2”-15”-15.7”. Now bind off the middle 36-38-40-40-42-46 sts for neck and dec 1 st each side towards neckline on next row = 103-104-104-105-105-105 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off loosely when piece measures 12½”-13.4”-14.2”-15”-15.7”-16½” from where sts were picked up for back piece, width of sleeve at sleeve edge = approx 5½”-5½”-6”-6”-6.2”-6.2”.
Left front piece: From the RS pick up 1 st in each garter st on left front piece, i.e. from MT at side towards mid front. Work garter st back and forth on needle, at the same time inc 1 st each side (edge st) = 56-62-66-72-80-87 sts. Continue until piece measures 4.7”-5.1”-5½”-6”-6.2”-6.7” from where sts were picked up, and now cast on sts for sleeve as described for back piece = 129-132-132-133-135-137 sts. Work all sts back and forth on needle until piece measures 8”-8.7”-8.7”-9½”-9½”-10.2”. Now bind off 18-18-18-18-20-22 sts towards mid front for neck and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 4-5-5-5-5-5 times = 103-104-104-105-105-105 sts left on shoulder. Bind off loosely when piece measures 12½”-13.4”-14.2”-15”-15.7”-16½” from where sts were picked up, make sure that width of sleeve at sleeve edge = measurements on back piece.
Right front piece: Worked like left front piece, but mirrored. Note! Remember buttonholes – see explanation above.
Assembly: Sew shoulder/upper sleeve seam, sew in edge sts to avoid a chunky seam.
Neckline: From RS pick up 100-140 sts on needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] with Fabel. Work 6 rows garter st and bind off loosely.
Cuffs: Pick up 1 st in each garter st along bottom edge of sleeve. On next row adjust number of sts to 68-68-72-72-78-78. Work garter st back and forth on needle and bind off loosely when cuff measures 6.7”-7”-7”-7½”-7½”-7½” (or desired length).

Assembly: Sew side seams, under arm and cuff seams in one, inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons ½” from edge on left front piece to fit buttonholes on right front piece.

Crochet border: Beg mid back and crochet a border on crochet hook size 3.5 mm [US E/4] with Fabel round the neck, down along left front piece, along bottom edge, up along right front piece and round the other half of neck as follows: 1 sc, *3 ch, skip approx ½”, 1 sc*, repeat from *-*.
Finish round with a sl st in first sc from beg of round. Crochet a similar border round cuffs at sleeve edges.

Diagram


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