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DROPS 106-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket with ¾ sleeves and textured hem in “Muskat”

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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows

Pattern: See diagram M.1 and M.2. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS.

Decreasing tip 1, apply to neckline:
Dec as follows after 5 sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 5 sts: K2 tog

Decreasing tip 2, apply to armhole: Dec inside 4 sts
Dec as follows after 4 sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 4 sts: K2 tog

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front piece.
1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from mid front, 1 yo.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 2, 8, 13, 19, 24 and 29 cm.
Size M: 2, 8, 13, 19, 24 and 30 cm.
Size L: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26 and 32 cm.
Size XL: 3, 9, 15, 21, 27 and 33 cm.
Size XXL: 3, 10, 16, 23, 29 and 35 cm.
Size XXXL: 3, 10, 16, 23, 29 and 36 cm.

Front and back piece: Knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Loosely cast on 165-182-199-216-233-250 sts (incl 5 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Muskat. Work 4 rows garter st. Continue in pattern as follows: 5 front band sts in garter st, 1 stocking st, M.1 on 153-170-187-204-221-238 sts, 1 stocking st, 5 front band sts in garter st. Remember buttonholes – see explanation above. Continue in pattern like this, work 3 vertical repeats of M.1, then 1 vertical repeat of M.2 over M.1. Now work 1 row stocking st from RS, at the same time dec 12 sts evenly distributed (do not dec on 5 front band sts each side) = 153-170-187-204-221-238 sts. Continue in stocking st with front band sts in garter st. Remember the knitting tension! Insert a Marking Thread (MT) after 41-45-49-53-58-62 sts from each side (= 71-80-89-98-104-114) sts between MT mid back. When piece measures 20 cm inc 1 st on both sides of each MT on every 2.5-2.5-2.5-3-3-3 cm a total of 6 times.
Neckline: When piece measures 31-32-34-35-37-38 cm dec 1 st each side towards mid front – see Dec tip 1 – on every other row 10-10-10-10-12-12 times, then on every 4th row 3 times and on every 6th row 3 times.
Armhole: At the same time when piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts each side for armhole (i.e. 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts on each side of MT) and complete each side separately.

Left front piece: Continue dec for neckline and dec to shape the armhole – see Dec tip 2 – on every other row: 1 st 4-7-9-13-14-17 times. After all dec are complete there are 24-25-26-26-27-28 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm.

Right front piece: Like left front piece, but mirrored.

Back piece: = 77-86-93-102-107-116 sts. Dec to shape the armhole as described for front piece = 69-72-75-76-79-82 sts. When piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm work 4 rows garter st on the middle 31-32-33-34-35-36 sts (continue in stocking st on remaining sts), and now cast off the middle 21-22-23-24-25-26 sts for neck = 24-25-26-27-27-28 sts left on each shoulder. Continue in stocking st with 5 garter sts towards neckline and cast off when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm.

Sleeve: Knitted back and forth on pointed needles. Loosely cast on 53-53-53-70-70-70 sts on needle size 4.5 mm with Muskat. Work 4 rows garter st and continue in M.1 with 1 edge st side. Work 3 vertical repeats of M.1 and then 1 vertical repeat of M.2 over M.1. Now continue in stocking st. At the same time when piece measures 12 cm inc 1 st each side on every 2.5-2-1.5-3-2-1.5 cm a total of 9-11-13-7-9-11 times = 71-75-79-84-88-92 sts. When piece measures 35-34-33-32-31-30 cm (less on the larger sizes because of larger sleeve cap) dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 2-4-5-6-8-9 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 42 cm, dec 3 sts 1 time each side and cast off. Sleeve measures approx 43 cm.

Assembly: Sew sleeve seam inside 1 edge st. Sew shoulder seams and set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.
Crochet border: Crochet a border on crochet hook size 4 mm with Muskat along right front band, round the neck and down along left front band as follows: 1 dc in first st, *3 ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-*.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 yo
= Bobble. Work 4 sts in the same st by working in front and back of loop alternately. Work 3 rows stocking st on these 4 sts and work next row as follows: slip 1 st as if to knit, K3 tog, psso.

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