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DROPS 106-30 by DROPS Design

Short DROPS jacket in stockinette stitch in Silke-Alpaca”. Sizes: XS - XXL.

Tags: boleros, flounce,
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Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 28 3/8"-31½"-34 5/8"–37 3/4"-41"-45 3/4"
Full length: 14½’’-15 1/4’’-16 1/8’’-17’’-17 3/4’’-18½’’

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
Color no 7120, grey green
350-400-400-450-500-550 g

DROPS circular needles (80 cm [31½’’]) and pointed needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] – or size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge 17 sts x 22 rows stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]
Note! Be careful not to knit too loosely.

DROPS metal button, no 542: 2 pcs

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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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagrams are seen from RS.

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

Buttonhole: Bind off for buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = bind off 3rd st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row. bind off for buttonhole for all sizes when piece measures 7 and 10 cm [2 3/4’’ and 4”].

Measuring tip: Because of the weight of the yarn all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be too long when worn.

Back and front piece:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 197-218-239-267-288-323 sts (includes 4 front band sts towards mid front each side) on circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] with Silke-Alpaca. Work 4 rows garter st – see explanation above - and continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts each side (= front bands) until piece measures 6 cm [2 3/8’’]. Remember knitting gauge.
Now work 1 repeat of M.1 with front band sts in garter st = 116-128-140-156-168-188 sts. Remember buttonholes - see explanation above. After M.1 work 4 rows garter st, at the same time insert 2 marking threads or stitch markers in piece as follows: 1 marking thread or stitch marker after 31-33-36-40-42-47 sts (= front piece) and 1 marking thread after 85-95-104-116-126-141 sts (= back piece = 54-62-68-76-84-94 sts). Continue in stockinette st with 4 garter sts (= front bands) each side.
Read all of the following section before continuing:
Side increases: When piece measures 11 cm [4 3/8’’] inc 1 st on both sides of each marking thread or stitch marker on every 2-2.5-3-4-8-10 cm [3/4’’-2 7/8’’-1 1/8’’-1½’’-3 1/8’’-4’’] a total of 4-3-3-3-2-2 times.
Collar: At the same time when piece measures 12 cm [4 3/4’’] inc 1 st each side towards mid front by knitting 2 sts in first st on every cm [3/8’’] a total of 5-6-6-6-7-8 times – work front bands in garter st as before.
Armhole: When piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm [7½’’-8’’-8 1/4’’-8 3/4’’-9’’-9½’’] bind off 2-2-3-3-3-3 sts on both sides of each marking thread or stitch marker for armhole and now complete back and front pieces separately.

Back piece:
= 58-64-68-76-82-92 sts. Bind off to shape the armhole each side on every other row: 2 sts 0-0-0-1-2-3 times, 1 st 0-1-2-3-3-5 times = 58-62-64-66-68-70 sts. When piece measures 35-37-39-41-43-45 cm [13 3/4’’-14½’’-15 1/4’’-16 1/8’’¬-17’’-17 3/4’’] bind off the middle 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 18-20-20-21-21-22 sts left on each shoulder. bind off when piece measures 37-39-41-43-45-47 cm [14½’’-15 1/4’’-16 1/8’’-17’’-17 3/4’’-18½’’].

Left front piece: Continue inc for collar and dec for armhole as described for back piece. After all inc and dec are complete there are 38-39-40-41-41-43 sts on row. When piece measures 35-37-39-41-43-45 cm [13 3/4’’- 14½’’-15 1/4’’-16 1/8’’-17’’-17 3/4’’] slip outermost 15-15-16-17-17-18 sts towards mid front on a thread or stitch holder for neck.
Dec to shape neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times = 18-20-20-21-21-22 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 37-39-41-43-45-47 cm [14½’’-15 1/4’’-16 1/8’’-17’’-17 3/4’’-18½’’].

Right front piece:
Like left front piece but mirrored.

Cast on 50-52-54-56-58-60 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with Silke-Alpaca. Work 4 rows garter st and now complete piece in stockinette st.
When piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8’’] dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 1-2-3-4-5-7 times, then dec 2 sts each side until piece measures 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm [5 1/8’’-5½’’-6’’-6 1/4’’-6 3/4’’-7’’].
Now bind off 3 sts 1 time each side and bind off remaining sts on next row. Piece measures approx 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm [5½’’-6’’-6 1/4’’-6 3/4’’-7’’-7½”].

Sew side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.

Neckline: Pick up 80-88 sts (includes sts on thread or stitch holder) on needle size 4.5 mm [US 7]. Work 6 rows garter st. Bind off.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= This st is bound off
= K2 tog
= K from RS, P from WS

Martha 04.01.2018 - 18:04:

Ich habe dieses süsse Jäckchen heute beim stöbern entdeckt, ich muss es einfach stricken, der nächste Sommer kommt bestimmt ;) .

Marie Laport 07.12.2017 - 23:46:

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I'm here in the United States . I'm totally confused with my collar . is it increase one or two stitches at each end and is that done in the four Stitch garter? Thanks again

DROPS Design 08.12.2017 kl. 08:34:

Dear Mrs Laport, you increase for collar 1 st on each side = on each front piece knitting 2 sts in the 1st and in the last st on row. YOu will increase a total of 2 sts per row (1 on each front piece). Happy knitting!

LUCIA MELENDEZ RUEDA 13.05.2017 - 19:38:

Con respecto al patrón M1, ¿podrían decirme cómo se hace el punto negro que dice: este punto está cerrado? gracias

DROPS Design 14.05.2017 kl. 11:37:

Hola Lucia. Después de trabajar en la primera fila 2 puntos juntos, en las siguientes filas, en lugar de dos puntos tenemos solo un punto, el otro punto ni existe (esta cerrado) y en el diagrama se representa como un punto negro.

Lis 26.11.2012 - 20:38:

Please can someone explain.. Garter 4 rows on hem and at waist after decreases.... But garter 6 rows on sleeve?

Drops Design 08.06.2009 - 09:00:

Hej Jo hvis du ser på rækken under så tager du 1 m ind for hver gang du strikker rapporten. 1.række 5 r, 2r sm, 5 r 2r sm, osv.... Man starter jo altid diagrammet fra nederste højre hjørne! God fornøjelse!

Bettina Hall Nielsen 06.06.2009 - 19:47:

Hjælp til m1. Der står i række 1 og 2: Denne maske er lukket af. Men der står ikke noget tidligere i opskriften om at man skal lukke masker af?

Birgitte Bailey 05.08.2008 - 08:17:

Hello Sue! The diagram works as follows: Bigin at the Right hand bottom corner. 1st row RS: K5, K2 tog. Repeat. 2nd row WS: P5, Repeat 3rd row RS: K1, K2 tog, K1, K2 tog, Repeat. Best Wishes Birgitte

Sue Hartland 04.08.2008 - 15:05:

Please could you explain how diagram M1 works as I cannot make it fit the stitches - are the 3 bars worked one after the other? Thanks.

DROPS Design 30.06.2008 - 07:34:

The 239 are dec to 140 sts after M.1 (= flounce). 140 sts divided by 17 (gauge) gives a measure around bust of 82 cm/32" which should be ok for a size Medium.

SMH 29.06.2008 - 10:53:

Please help! I am attempting to make this charming sweater...however...I am about 20 rows in and I believe it will be large enough to fit an elephant. Has anyone else had any problems with the amount of cast-on stitches? I did check my guage before starting and it matches...I am using the Paris alternative yarn on US size 7 needles. Looking at some of the other patterns it seems as though 239 cast on stitches for a medium is alot. Any help? Thank you.

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