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DROPS pleated jacket, knitted from side to side in garter st in “Alpaca” and “Cotton Viscose”. Size S – XXXL

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca, from Garnstudio
colour no 501, light grey
250-250-300-300-350-400 g
colour no 517, grey
100-150-150-150-150-200 g
colour no 101, white
50-100-100-100-100-100 g
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose, from Garnstudio
colour no 18, pearl grey
150-150-150-200-200-200 g

DROPS pointed needles size 3.5 mm - or size needed to obtain 23 sts x 45 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm – for crochet border

DROPS Silver button, no 534: 6-6-6-7-7-7 pcs

Note! On garments knitted from side to side it is extra important that the tension/gauge is totally correct both in width and hight.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Alternative colours: Redorange
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 3620, red
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 3650, red mix
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 2925, orange mix
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 06, rust

Alternative colours: Brown tones
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 618, light beige
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 403, middle brown
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 100, off white
and use DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 26, brown

Alternative colours : Greygreen
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 7120, light greygreen
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 7139, greygreen
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 100, off white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 29, light greygreen

Alternative colours: Pink
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 3720, medium pink
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 3140, light pink
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 100, off white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 27, heather

Alternative colours: Bluegrey
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g Nr 501, light grey
100-150-150-150-150-200 g Nr 6347, greypurple
50-100-100-100-100-100 g Nr 8105, iceblue
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g Nr 18, pearlgrey
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Knitting tip: Garter st is very elastic. The garment will therefore widen out, both width and length wise compared to the measurements in diagram.

Pleats: Work pleats in Cotton Viscose. 1 pleat is worked over shortened rows (first row = WS)
Work 75 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 68 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 62 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 55 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 49 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 42 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 36 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 29 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 23 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 16 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work all sts on row, turn piece and work return row
Work all sts on row, turn piece and work return row
Work 16 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 23 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 29 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 36 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 42 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 49 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 55 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 62 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 68 sts, turn piece and work return row
Work 75 sts, turn piece and work return row

Measurement tip: Measure from casting on row. Measure piece at the top of pleats (i.e. where piece is most narrow).

Back piece: Knitted back and forth on needle from side to side. The whole piece is worked in garter st. See Knitting tip! Loosely cast on 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts on needle size 3.5 mm with grey Alpaca. Work 5-11-13-15-19-21 rows (first row = RS). Remember the knitting tension! At the end of next row (from WS) inc 3 sts for armhole and inc at the end of every 6 row (from WS): 3 sts 0-0-1-2-4-5 times = 105-107-112-118-126-131 sts. At the end of next row from WS cast on 38-41-40-39-35-35 sts = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts. Continue in garter st on all sts until piece measures 9-10-11-12-14-16 cm (adjust so that next row is from RS). Now continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and now work 1 pleat – see explanation above. After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Continue in light grey Alpaca until piece measures 17-19-21-23-26-28 cm – see Measurement tip. Now cast off 5 sts at beg of row (from RS) for neck = 138-143-147-152-156-161 sts. Continue until piece measures 25-27-29-31-36-38 cm and now cast on 5 sts at the end of row (from WS) = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts. Continue on all sts until piece measures 32-35-38-41-47-49 cm (adjust so that next row is from RS). Continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose, work 1 row on all sts and then work 1 pleat. After the pleat work 1 row on all sts and then continue in grey Alpaca. When piece measures approx 40-43-45-47-52-54 cm cast off 38-41-40-39-35-35 sts at the beg of row (from RS) for armhole = 105-107-112-118-126-131 sts. At the beg of next row (from RS) cast off 3 sts and dec at the beg of every 6 row (from RS): 3 sts 0-0-1-2-4-5 times = 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts. Continue until piece measures 42-46-50-54-64-66 cm and cast off loosely.

Left front piece: Knitted back and forth on needle from side towards mid front. Loosely cast on 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts on needle size 3.5 mm with grey Alpaca. Continue and inc for armhole as described for back piece = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts. When piece measures 6-7-8-9-12-14 cm (adjust so that next row is from RS) continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and now work 1 pleat. After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Continue in light grey Alpaca until piece measures 13-15-17-17-19-21 cm – see Measurement tip - (adjust so that next row is from RS) and continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and then work 1 pleat. After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Now continue in white Alpaca until piece measures 3-3-3-5-6-6 cm from the last pleat (piece measures approx 17-19-21-23-26-28 cm). Now dec for neck at the beg of every row (from RS): 9-9-11-9-11-8 sts 1 time, 5 sts 7 times and 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2-4 times = 97-102-104-109-111-115 sts. Work 11 rows back and forth on all sts. Cast off loosely.

Right front piece: Knitted back and forth on needle from mid front towards the side. Loosely cast on 97-102-104-109-111-115 sts on needle size 3.5 mm with white Alpaca. Work 11 rows (first row = RS) and now inc for neck at the end of every row from WS: 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2-4 times, 5 sts 7 times and 9-9-11-9-11-8 sts 1 time = 143-148-152-157-161-166 sts. Continue until piece measures approx 10-10-10-12-13-14 cm (adjust so that next row is from RS) and continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and now work 1 pleat. After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Continue in light grey Alpaca until piece measures approx 17-18-19-20-20-21 cm (adjust so that next row is from RS) continue in pearl grey Cotton Viscose. Work 1 row and then work 1 pleat. After pleat work 1 row on all sts (from WS). Now continue in grey Alpaca, at the same time when piece measures 4-4-3-2-2-2 cm from the last pleat cast off the first 38-41-40-39-35-35 sts (from RS) for armhole. On next row (from RS) cast off 3 sts at beg of row and dec at the beg of every 6 row: 3 sts 0-0-1-2-4-5 times = 102-104-106-109-111-113 sts. Continue until piece measures 6-7-8-9-12-14 cm from the last pleat. Cast off loosely.

Sleeve: Knitted back and forth on pointed needles in garter st. Loosely cast on 55-57-60-62-62-66 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3.5 mm with light grey Alpaca. Work garter st until piece measures approx 3 cm. Change to pearl grey Cotton Viscose, work 2 cm and change back to light grey Alpaca. At the same time when piece measures 5-5-5-7-9-7 cm inc 1 st each side on every 5-4-3.5-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 9-11-12-15-17-18 times = 73-79-84-92-96-102 sts. At the same time when piece measures 18 cm work 2 cm in pearl grey Cotton Viscose and now complete sleeve in light grey Alpaca. When piece measures 48-48-47-47-45-44 cm (less on the larger sizes because of larger sleeve cap) cast off 3 sts each side for armhole and dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 2 sts 2-2-2-2-1-0 times and 1 st 10-12-14-15-24-28 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 54-55-55-56-56-57 cm, dec 3 sts 1 time each side and cast off. Sleeve measures approx 55-56-56-57-57-58 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams and set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams inside 1 edge st.

Crochet border: Crochet a border on crochet hook size 3 mm with white Alpaca round the front opening. Beg at the bottom of right front piece, work round the neck and down along left front piece as follows: 1 dc in first st, *2 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-*.

Assembly: Sew on buttons 1 cm from edge on left front piece. Place the top button approx 1 cm from neckline and the remaining buttons with approx 4 cm between each. Use crochet border on right front piece as buttonholes.

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Judy Maguire 12.01.2019 - 11:23:

I would like to knit this but see the cotton viscose is discontinued. What is an alternative yarn I can use

DROPS Design 12.01.2019 kl. 15:15:

Dear Judy, look in the yarngroup "A" for substitutes. I would try the DROPS Belle or the Drops Cotton Light yarn. Please make sure to knit a swatch and xheck the gauge before starting the project, and make adjustments if necessary.

Maud Engelbrektsson Jonsson 13.07.2018 - 09:59:

Stickade denna kofta för många år sedan och har haft STOR glädje av den och nu vill en bekant ha mönstret...hur skriver jag ut det.

Anne 28.03.2018 - 11:02:

Wäre ja nett gewesen, wenn in der Anleitung zur Falte wenigstens mal ein Hinweis gewesen wäre, daß man bei verkürzten Reihen mit Wendemaschen arbeitet und NICHT einfach die Arbeit umdreht und zurückstrickt. Dann hätte ich mich vorher schon mal kundig gemacht und jetzt keine Löcher in der Falte!

Maura 03.02.2018 - 17:58:

Nella piega in cotton viscosa si vedono molto gli aumenti e le diminuzioni, c'e un modo per renderlo meno visibile?

DROPS Design 02.07.2018 kl. 17:00:

Buongiorno Maura, il Cotton Viscose è un filato che risente molto della lavorazione, può provare a lavare il capo e vedere se il risultato migliora. Buon lavoro!

Sieta Stol 09.02.2017 - 13:55:

Ik ben deze prachtige vest aan het breien,maar 8 cm voor de achter halslijn is dat niet te weinig voor dit model?

DROPS Design 09.02.2017 kl. 14:20:

Hoi Sieta. Ja, dat is genoeg - hij valt los over de schouders.

Ria Agterberg 23.01.2017 - 11:45:

Ik ben bij de plooi aangekomen en lees het volgende Brei met Cotton Viscose 75 st, keer het werk en brei terug, Brei 68 st, keer het werk ...7x steeds minder tot 16 st, daarna steeds meer tot 75 st. Volgens mij is dit fout en moet je juist omgekeerd beginnen, dus de plooi beginnen met 16 st. met Viscose. Mag ik aub snel een reactie van u want ik wil graag verder breien en kan nu niet verder.

DROPS Design 23.01.2017 kl. 14:09:

Hoi Ria. Nee, het is correct als er staat. Vergeet niet dat je begint aan de verkeerde kant - dus vanaf de onderkant naar boven en dat je steeds minder st breit voordat je keert. Op deze manier wordt de plooi breder aan de onderkant dan aan de bovenkant (zie ook foto).

Ria Agterberg 22.01.2017 - 17:23:

Ik begrijp het begin en einde van de plooien niet. Er staat brei door met Parelgrijs Cotton Viscose. Brei 1 nld r. Brei de Plooi. Brei, als de plooi voltooid is 1 nld over alle st (op de verkeerde kant). Brei door met Lichtgrijs Alpaca. Ik zou denken dat ik met Parelgrijs Cotton Viscose gelijk met de plooi moet beginnen en ook eindigen en niet eerst over alle steken met Cotton Viscose Parelgrijs een toer moeten breien, dit kan ik ook niet terugzien op het plaatje van het patroon.

DROPS Design 23.01.2017 kl. 14:17:

Hoi Ria. Nee, je breit eerst 1 nld over alle st (je breit van beneden naar boven) en dan brei je de plooi (die gaat niet over alle st) en na de plooi brei je ook 1 nld over alle st. Je kan op de foto zien dat er een dunne ribbel met Cotton Viscose aan de bovenkant is.

Ria Agterberg 21.01.2017 - 06:51:

Weer een geweldig duidelijk patroon, die video's die erbij staan zijn ook zo makkelijk. Wat ik ook brei of haak van uw site het kan niet mislukken.

Ginny 02.01.2017 - 10:17:

Hi - back piece for 104 stitches states 'work 11 rows then inc 3 stitches for armholes'. Is this correct? 11 rows is not even 6 inches in length! What have I misunderstood?

DROPS Design 02.01.2017 kl. 10:48:

Dear Ginny, it's correct, you only work 11 rows in 2nd size before casting on the 3 sts for armhole. Happy knitting!

Susan Pod 31.10.2016 - 18:14:

Love pattern but have a problem with pleat pattern indicates for back to work first row of pearl grey on right side then do the short row on wrong side if I do that the pleat ends up towards the top of the jacket not the bottom what am I doing wrong. Thanks for your help.

DROPS Design 01.11.2016 kl. 12:17:

Dear Mrs Pod, first row with pearl grey is worked from RS then work the pleat: 1st row = from WS. So that the pleat will be at the bottom of the jacket and not at the top. Happy knitting!

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