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DROPS 106-6 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket in stocking st and garter st in “Cotton Viscose” and “Alpaca”. Size S – XXXL

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Materials: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
Colour no 01, white
400-450-500-550-600-650 g
and use: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Colour no 1101, white
300-300-350-350-400-450 g

DROPS pointed needles and circular needle (80 cm) size 5 mm - or size needed to obtain 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st and 20 sts x 22 rows in pattern with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS pointed needles and circular needle (80 cm) size 4 mm – for garter st.

DROPS pearl button, nr 542: 6 pcs

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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: See M.1. The diagram is seen from the RS.

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

Decreasing tip (applies to front piece): Make all dec from RS!
Dec as follows before 6 sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
Dec as follows after 6 sts: K2 tog.

Buttonholes: Make buttonholes on right front piece. 1 buttonhole = cast off 3rd st from mid front, cast on 1 new st on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 16, 21, 26, 31, 36 and 41cm.
Size M: 16, 22, 27, 32, 37 and 42 cm.
Size L: 16, 22, 28, 33, 38 and 43 cm.
Size XL: 16, 22, 28, 34, 39 and 44 cm.
Size XXL: 16, 22, 28, 34, 40 and 45 cm.
Size XXXL: 16, 22, 28, 34, 40 and 46 cm.

Back and front piece: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 199-216-233-250-284-301 sts on 2 circular needle (4 + 5 mm, to make the edge elastic) with 1 thread of each quality. Remove needle size 4 and continue back and forth on needle size 5 mm as follows: 6 garter sts (front band), M.1 on the next 187-204-221-238-272-289 sts, and finish with 6 garter sts (front band). Work 3 vertical repeats of M.1 and continue in stocking st with front bands in garter st, at the same time dec 24-28-33-29-45-42 sts on first row in stocking st (do not dec on front band sts) = 175-188-200-221-239-259 sts. Remember buttonholes on right front piece – see above. Insert 2 Marking Threads (MT), 47-50-53-59-63-68 sts in from each side (back piece = 81-88-94-103-113-123 sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures10 cm dec 1 st on each side of both MT (4 dec per row) on every 10-10-10-12-12-12 cm a total of 3 times = 163-176-188-209-227-247 sts. When piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm change to needle size 4 mm and work 16 rows garter st – see above. Change back to needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st with front bands in garter st. When piece measures 44-45-46-47-48-49 cm cast off 3 sts on each side of both MT for armhole and now complete back and front pieces separately.

Back piece: = 69-76-82-91-101-111 sts. Dec to shape the armhole each side on every other row: 3 sts 0-0-0-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 1-2-2-2-3-5 times and 1 st 0-1-3-4-6-6 times = 65-66-68-69-71-73 sts. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm work garter st on the middle 27-28-30-31-33-35 sts, work remaining sts as before. When piece measures 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm cast off the middle 13-14-16-17-19-21 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 25 sts left on each shoulder. Continue with 6 garter sts towards neckline and cast off when piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm.

Left front piece: = 41-44-47-53-57-62 sts. Dec for armhole at side as described for back piece. At the same time dec to shape the neckline – see Decreasing tip: 1 st on every 4th row a total of 7-7-7-8-8-8 times, and then 1 st on every other row a total of 7-7-8-9-9-10 times. After all dec are complete there are 25 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm.

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

Sleeve: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 50-52-54-56-58-60 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with 1 thread of each quality. Work 16 rows garter st, change to needle size 5 mm and continue in stocking st. At the same time when piece measures 8-8-8-8-8-10 cm inc 1 st each side on every 8-6-5.5-4-3-2.5 cm a total of 5-6-7-9-10-11 times = 60-64-68-74-78-82 sts. When piece measures 44-44-43-43-41-40 cm (less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, then 1 st each side until piece measures 55-56-56-57-57-58 cm. On next row work all sts tog 2 by 2. Cast off remaining sts, piece measures approx 56-57-57-58-58-59 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves and sew side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= 1 YO between 2 sts

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