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DROPS 106-10 by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket in “Alpaca” with stripes in textured patterns. Size S – XXXL

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour no 8105, ice blue

DROPS pointed needles size 3 mm - or size needed to obtain24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. 1 repeat of M.4 (front band) = width approx 4 cm

DROPS silver button, nr 534: 5-5-5-6-6-6 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 Diagram M.1 to M.4. The diagram shows the pattern from the right side.

Moss st, (back piece): first row: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1. Second row: P over K and K over P. Repeat second row.

Moss st, (front piece and sleeve): first row: *P1, K1*, repeat from *-*. Second row: K over P and P over K. Repeat second row.

Decreasing tip: Dec inside 3 front band sts towards mid front. Make all dec from RS! Even if you cannot fit in a full pattern repeat after a dec, continue in pattern to the 3 front band sts, but be careful not to make more YO than dec on row.
Dec as follows before 3 front band sts: K2 tog
Dec as follows after 3 front band sts: K2 tog into back of st.

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


Back piece: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 121-133-145-157-173-193 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3 mm. K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. Continue in Rib as follows from RS: 1 edge st, *P3, K1*, repeat from *-* and finish with P3 and 1 edge st. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 6 cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time dec 22-26-28-30-34-40 sts evenly = 99-107-117-127-139-153 sts. P 1 row from WS and now continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. Continue in moss st – see above – with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 12 cm K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 99-105-117-123-135-153 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A (= 3 sts), M.2B (= 6 sts) repeated on the next 90-96-108-114-126-144 sts, M.2C (= 4 sts) and 1 edge st. Continue like this until piece measures 22 cm (adjust to a full vertical repeat). K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 97-104-118-125-132-153 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.3A (= 7 sts) repeated on the next 91-98-112-119-126-147 sts, M.3B (= 4 sts) and 1 edge st. When piece measures 33 cm cm K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 97-105-117-125-133-153 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in moss st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 42-43-41-42-41-42 cm K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 99-105-117-123-135-153 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A (= 3 sts), M.2B (= 6 sts) repeated on the next 90-96-108-114-126-144 sts, M.2C (= 4 sts) and 1 edge st. Work 2-2-3-3-4-4 vertical repeats of M.2. Piece now measures approx 49-50-51-52-53-54 cm. K 1 row from RS, at the same time cast off 4 sts at beg of row for armhole, work row and at the same time
Size S: dec 1 st mid row
Size M + L + XL + XXL + XXXL: inc 6-2-3-1-1 sts evenly
= 94-107-115-122-132-150 sts. P 1 row from WS, at the same time cast off 4 sts for armhole at beg of row = 90-103-111-118-128-146 sts. Continue in M.1, at the same time dec to shape the armhole each side on every other row: 2 sts 1-2-4-4-3-8 times and 1 st 1-2-2-2-2-1 times. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. There are now 84-91-95-102-114-130 sts on row. Now continue in M.3A (= 7 sts) repeated across the row with 0-0-2-2-1-9 stocking sts each side (for size L + XL + XXL + XXXL continue to dec for armhole, i.e number of stocking sts each side dec). When all dec are complete there are 84-91-91-98-112-112 sts on row. When piece measures 65-67-69-71-73-75 cm work garter st on the middle 28-27-27-34-34-34 sts, work remaining sts as before. When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm cast off the middle 22-21-21-28-28-28 sts for neck = 31-35-35-35-42-42 sts left on each shoulder. Continue in pattern with 3 garter sts towards neckline until piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm. Cast off loosely.

Left front piece: Cast on 57-65-73-77-85-93 sts (includes 1 edge st at side and 3 front band sts towards mid front) on needle size 3 mm. Work the 3 front band sts in garter st – see above - until finished measurements. K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. Continue in Rib as follows from RS: 1 edge st, *K1, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 and 3 front band sts. When piece measures 6 cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time dec 11-15-17-17-19-21 sts evenly = 46-50-56-60-66-72 sts. P 1 row from WS and now continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. Continue in moss st – see above – with 1 edge st at side and 3 front band sts towards mid front. When piece measures 12 cm K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 47-53-59-59-65-71 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A (= 3 sts), M.2B (= 6 sts) repeated on the next 36-42-48-48-54-60 sts, M.2C (= 4 sts) and 3 front band sts. Continue like this until piece measures approx 22 cm (adjust to a full vertical repeat). K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 50-50-57-57-64-71 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.3C (= 4 sts), M.3A (= 7 sts) repeated on the next 42-42-49-49-56-63 sts and 3 front band sts. When piece measures 33 cm cm K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 44-46-52-54-60-68 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in moss st with 1 edge st at side and 3 front band sts towards mid front. When piece measures 42-43-41-42-41-42 cm K 1 row from RS, and P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 47-53-59-59-65-71 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A (= 3 sts), M.2B (= 6 sts) repeated on the next 36-42-48-48-54-60 sts, M.2C (= 4 sts) and 3 front band sts. At the same time after 2 rows of M.2 dec to shape the neckline – see Decreasing tip – as follows: 1 st on every 8th row a total of 0-3-3-3-3-4 times and 1 st on every 6th row a total of 9-5-7-7-8-4 times. After 2-2-3-3-4-4 vertical repeats of M.2, K 1 row from RS, at the same time cast off 4 sts at side for armhole. NB! Continue dec for neckline. P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1, at the same time dec to shape the armhole as described for back piece. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. Now continue in M.3A (= 7 sts) repeated across the row with 0-0-2-2-1-9 stocking sts at side and 3 front band sts towards mid front. When all dec are complete there are 31-35-35-35-42-42 sts on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm. Cast off loosely.

Right front piece: Cast on and work like left front piece, but mirrored.

Sleeve: Worked back and forth onn needle. Cast on 70-70-74-74-78-82 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3 mm. K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. Continue in Rib as follows from RS: 1 edge st, *K1, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st. When piece measures 5 cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time dec 14 sts evenly = 56-56-60-60-64-68 sts. P 1 row from WS and now continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 2 sts evenly = 58-58-62-62-66-70 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in moss st – see above – with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 10 cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 2-2-4-4-4-6 sts evenly = 60-60-66-66-70-76 sts. P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 3-3-3-3-5-5 sts evenly = 63-63-69-69-75-81 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A (= 3 sts), M.2B (= 6 sts) repeated on the next 54-54-60-60-66-72 sts, M.2C (= 4 sts) and 1 edge st. Continue like this until piece measures approx 21 cm (adjust to a full vertical repeat). K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 2-2-2-5-2-2 sts evenly = 65-65-71-74-77-83 sts. P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 0-0-1-5-2-3 sts evenly = 65-65-72-79-79-86 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.3A (= 7 sts) repeated across the row and 1 edge st. When piece measures approx 30 cm cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 1-3-4-3-5-4 sts evenly = 66-68-76-82-84-90 sts. P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 2-4-2-2-2-4 sts evenly = 68-72-78-84-86-94 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in moss st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures approx 40-40-39-39-38-36 cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 4-4-4-5-6-4 sts evenly = 72-76-82-89-92-98 sts. P 1 row from WS. Continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 3-5-5-4-7-7 sts evenly = 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.2A, M.2B repeated on the next 66-72-78-84-90-96 sts, M.2C and 1 edge st. When piece measures approx 47-47-46-46-45-43 cm K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 2-2-3-3-4-4 sts evenly = 77-83-90-96-103-109 sts. P 1 row from WS and now continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1, K 1 row from RS, at the same time inc 2-3-3-4-4-5 sts evenly = 79-86-93-100-107-114 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.3A repeated across the row and 1 edge st. At the same time when piece measures 51-51-50-50-49-47 cm (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) cast off 4 sts each side and dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 2-3-3-4-4-4 times, 1 st 5-3-5-4-3-6 times and then 3 sts each side until piece measures 57-57-57-57-56-56 cm. Now cast off 4 sts each side and cast off remaining sts on next row. Piece measures approx 58-58-58-58-57-57 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Front bands: Pick up 180 to 210 sts on needle size 3 mm on left front piece from mid back towards bottom edge (pick up in the outermost front band st on body piece). K 1 row from WS, at the same time adjust number of sts to 219-231-231-243-243-255 (includes 1 edge st mid back and 2 edge sts at bottom edge). Continue as follows from RS: 1 edge st, M.4 on the next 216-228-228-240-240-252 sts, K1 and 1 garter st. Work 6 vertical repeats of M.4, now work first row in M.4, at the same time cast off loosely. Repeat along right front band, but pick up sts from bottom edge towards mid back.
Assembly: Sew front bands tog mid back inside 1 edge st. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew buttons on left front piece, just before the 3 front band sts on body piece. Place the top button approx 2 cm from dec for neckline and the bottom one approx 24 cm from casting on row. Place the remaining buttons evenly in between. Use the holes (YO) in M.4 on right front piece as buttonholes.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= K2 tog into back of st
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= P3 tog

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