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DROPS 105-13 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket with ¾ sleeves in “Silke-Alpaca” and Rib borders in “Cotton Viscose”. Size S – XXXL

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca, from Garnstudio
450-500-550-650-700-750 g colour no 4300, heather
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose
100-150-150-150-200-200 g colour no 27, light heather


DROPS pointed needles size 5 mm - or size needed to obtain 16 sts x 20 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS pointed and circular needle size 3 mm – for borders.
DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm – for button covers
Buttons: 4 pcs with a diameter of approx 2 cm.

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pattern type: jackets, shape: rounded front edges, shawl collar, waist shaping,

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

Increasing tip (applies to bottom of front piece): Inc inside 1 garter st from the RS by making 1 yo. P yo on return row (not into back of st, hole is to remain).

Decreasing tip (applies to neckline):
Dec inside 1 garter st.
Make all dec from RS!
Dec as follows after 1 garter st: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
Dec as follows before 1 garter st: K2 tog.

Back piece: Cast on 68-74-82-88-94-102 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Work 2 rows garter st and continue in stocking st with 1 garter st each side. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm dec 1 st each side on every 2-3-3-3-4-4 cm a total of 4-3-3-3-2-2 times = 60-68-76-82-90-98 sts. When piece measures 16-16-17-17-18-18 cm, inc 1 st each side on every 3-3-4-4-4-4 cm a total of 5-5-4-4-4-4 times = 70-78-84-90-98-106 sts. When piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm cast off for armhole each side on every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-3-4 times and 1 st 3-4-4-4-4-5 times = 58-60-62-64-66-68 sts. Continue in stocking st until piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm and now cast off the middle 16-16-16-18-18-18 sts for neck. Dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 20-21-22-22-23-24 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm.
Right front piece: Cast on 9-11-13-15-16-19 sts on needle size 5 mm with Silke-Alpaca and continue in stocking st with 1 garter st each side, at the same time inc 1 st each side on every other row – see Increasing tip – as follows: towards side: 1 st 10-10-11-11-12-12 times, towards mid front: 1 st 15-16-17-18-19-20 times. After all inc are complete = 34-37-41-44-47-51 sts on row and piece measures approx 15-16-17-18-19-20 cm.
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Continue in stocking st with 1 garter st each side.
Pocket hem: At the same time when piece measures 16-16-18-18-20-20 cm work next row as follows from RS (= from mid front): 7-9-10-11-11-13 garter sts, P 20-20-23-23-26 26 sts, 7-8-8-10-10-12 garter sts (sts for faux pocket hem to be picked up in P sts afterwards).
Side decreases: When piece measures 17-17-19-19-21-21 cm dec 1 st at side (NB! make sure this is the side with the least increases) on every 2-3-3-4-4-4 cm a total of 4-3-3-3-2-2 times = 30-34-38-41-45-49 sts.
Side increases: When piece measures 26-26-28-28-30-30 cm inc 1 st at side on every 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm a total of 5-5-4-4-4-4 times = 35-39-42-45-49-53 sts.
Armhole: When piece measures 41-42-44-45-47-48 cm cast off for armhole at side as described for back piece.
Neckline: At the same time when piece measures 43-44-45-46-48-49 cm dec to shape the neckline – see Decreasing tip (insert a MT when dec beg, this is to be used for working collar): 1 st 4-4-4-5-5-5 times on every other row and then 1 st 5 times on every 4th row. After all dec for armhole and neckline are complete = 20-21-22-22-23-24 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 60-62-65-67-70-72 cm.
Pocket hem: Pick up 1 st in each of the 20-20-23-23-26-26 P sts on needle size 3 mm with Cotton Viscose – pick up in the upper st loop. Work return row from WS as follows: 1 garter st, inc 1 st in next st and P both sts, inc 1 st in next st and K both sts, *P the next 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st and K both sts*, repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-7-7 times, inc 1 st in next st and P both sts, 1 garter st = 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts. Continue in Rib with 1 garter st each side until hem measures 3 cm. Cast off in Rib. Attach hem each side.
Left front piece: Cast on and work like right front piece, but mirrored.
Sleeve: Knitted back and forth on pointed needles. Cast on 70-74-78-82-86-90 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3 mm with Cotton Viscose and work Rib, K2/P2, with 1 garter st each side. When piece measures 3 cm change to needle size 5 mm and Silke-Alpaca. Work next row as follows: 0-4-3-2-1-0 garter sts, *K2 tog, K2 tog, K1*, repeat from *-* = 42-46-48-50-52-54 sts on row. Work 1 row garter st from WS and now continue in stocking st. At the same time when piece measures 7 cm inc 1 st each side on every 3.5-3.5-3.5-3-2.5-2 cm a total of 8-7-7-8-9-11 times = 58-60-62-66-70-76 sts. When piece measures 34-33-32-31-30-29 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 0-1-2-3-4-5 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 40 cm, dec 3 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 42 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams inside 1 edge st.
Border: Knitted back and forth on circular needle. Pick up approx 230-250-270-290-310-330 sts (approx 24 sts per 10 cm) on circular needle size 3 mm with Cotton Viscose along front and back pieces. K 1 row from WS, at the same time work 2 sts in every other st round the curves on both front pieces and 2 sts in every 3rd st along back piece = approx 328 to 468 sts (divisible by 4). Continue in Rib, K2/P2, with 1 edge st each side. When border measures 1.5 cm inc P2 to P3 (as seen from RS) in the middle 15 P sections on each curve on both front pieces = approx 358 to 498 sts. Continue in Rib until border measures 3 cm and cast off in Rib.
Front bands and collar: Knitted back and forth on circular needle. Pick up approx 256-266-276-286-296-306 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Cotton Viscose up along right front piece, round neckline and down along left front piece. K 1 row from WS, at the same time inc evenly to 320-332-344-356-368-380 sts (= 1 inc per approx every 5 cm). Continue in Rib, K2/P2, with 1 edge st each side.
Buttonholes: At the same time when border measures 1 cm make 4 buttonholes evenly distributed on right front band – top buttonhole approx 1 cm from neckline and lower buttonhole approx 2 cm from bottom border. 1 buttonhole = cast off 3 sts and cast on 3 new sts on return row. When border measures 2 cm inc all P2 to P3 along collar (i.e. between the 2 MT – make sure to inc so that the P3 shows when collar is turned). When border measures 3 cm cast off sts on both front bands (= 84-88-92-96-100-104 sts each side). Continue in Rib on collar (= approx 190-195-200-205-210-215 sts), at the same time put 5 sts on a thread each side (i.e. at the end of every row) a total of 10 times = 50 sts on thread each side. Now put all sts back on needle and work 1 row Rib on all sts, cast off loosely. Collar measures approx 9-10 cm where widest.
Assembly: Sew sleeve seam inside 1 edge st and set in sleeves.
Button covers: Crochet 4 covers with crochet hook size 3 mm and 1 thread Cotton Viscose as follows:
2 ch, then 16 tr in the first ch, finish with 1 sl st at the top of first tr (= round 1)
Round 2: 1 dc in each tr and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round.
Round 3: 1 tr in every other dc and finish with 1 sl st in first tr from beg of round = 8 tr.

Put buttons inside cover, sew round the edge of cover and tighten thread. Sew on buttons.

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