DROPS / 108 / 33

Dune Wrap by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in ”Lin”. Size S-XXXL.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Materials: DROPS Lin from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-450 g colour no 103, linen

DROPS circular needle size 6 mm (80 cm and 40 cm) – or size needed to get 14 sts x 21 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS crochet hook size 5 mm – for crochet border and tie-strings.
DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons no 541 - 1 pc.

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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. 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.

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.
Back piece: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 66-72-78-84-90-100 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 6 mm. Work stocking st. When piece measures 7 cm dec 1 st each side on every 12-9-9-9-9-7 cm a total of 3-4-4-4-4-5 times = 60-64-70-76-82-90 sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm cast off for armhole each side at the beg of every row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-3-4-5 times and 1 st 0-1-2-2-2-3 times = 50-52-52-54-56-58 sts. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm cast off the middle 20-22-22-22-22-24 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 14-14-14-15-16-16 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off, piece measures approx 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.

Right front piece: Worked from side to side, back and forth on circular needle in stocking st.
Cast on 18-18-19-19-19-19 sts on needle size 6 mm.
K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. On next row from RS cast on 16-17-17-18-19-19 new sts at the end of row = 34-35-36-37-38-38 sts.
P 1 row from WS. On next row from RS cast on 16-17-17-18-18-19 new sts at the end of row = 50-52-53-55-56-57 sts. P 1 row from WS.
Now cast on new sts for armhole on the left side of piece (as seen from the RS) on every row from RS as follows:
Size S - M: 3-4 sts 1 time, 25 sts 1 time.
Size L: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, 25 sts 1 time.
Size XL - XXL: 4 sts 1 time, 2-3 sts 2 times, 24 sts 1 time.
Size XXXL: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 3 times, 22 sts 1 time
= 78-81-84-87-90-92 sts on row.
Continue in stocking st until shoulder measures 10-10-10-11-11-11 cm (measured on the left side of piece). Now dec for neck on the left side (as seen from the RS): 1 st at the beg of every other row a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times = 73-76-79-81-84-86 sts.
When piece measures 20-20-21-22-23-24 cm (measured on the right side of piece), cast off 2 sts on the right side of piece (as seen from the RS) at the beg of every other row a total of 9-9-10-10-11-11 times = 55-58-59-61-62-64 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm (measured on the right side of piece) cast off 1 st each side at the beg of every row on every 3.5 cm a total of 14-14-14-15-15-15 times = 27-30-31-31-32-34 sts. Cast off, piece measures approx 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm.

Left front piece: Like right front piece, but mirrored.

Sleeve: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 36-36-38-38-40-40 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 6 mm. Work stocking st back and forth on needle. When piece measures 6 cm inc 1 st each side on every 6-4.5-4-3.5-3-2.5 cm a total of 7-9-10-11-12-14 times = 50-54-58-60-64-68 sts. When piece measures 48-48-48-47-46-45 cm (less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders) cast off for sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-3-3-3-3 times, 1 st 2-4-2-2-4-4 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-55-57-57-57-58 cm, now cast off 3 sts each side and cast off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56-56-58-58-58-59 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seam inside 1 edge st.
Crochet border: Crochet a border along bottom edge, up along front pieces and round the neck with crochet hook size 5 mm as follows: *1 dc , 2 ch, skip 1 cm *, repeat from *-*. Crochet a similar border round sleeve edges. Sew on a button to left shoulder towards neckline and use the crochet border as buttonhole loop.
Tie-strings: Crochet 2 tie-strings. Place 1 string on the inside of right front piece in side seam, approx 18-20-22-24-26-28 cm from the bottom edge of jacket. Place the other string in the crochet border on left front piece, approx 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm from the narrow end of piece. Crochet the strings on crochet hook size 5 mm as follows: 1 dc in jacket, then work ch until string measures approx 20 cm. Cut the thread and fasten.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 13.02.2009
Right front piece:
Size XXXL: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 3 times, 22 sts 1 time


Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 108-33) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (58)

Jayne 23.04.2017 - 23:33:

For right front please explain "bind off 1st each side at the beginning of each row on every 3.5cm" as i have increased every 8 rows and ended up with this section being 21 cm too long! Help!

DROPS Design 24.04.2017 kl. 10:28:

Dear Jayne, make sure to measure on the right side of piece and cast off every 3.5 cm a total of 14-15 times (see your size), beg when piece measures 33-38 cm, you should work for 45.5-49 cm to get a total length of approx. 78-88 cm. Happy knitting!

Gillian 28.08.2015 - 10:28:

I can't work out how many 50g balls I need for the medium size

DROPS Design 28.08.2015 kl. 14:55:

Dear Gillian, you will find at the right side of the picture under tab "materials" total weight of yarn required for each size, ie for a size M you need there 350 g DROPS Lin / 50 g a ball = 7 balls. DROPS Lin is now discontinued - please click on the link and here for alternatives and calculate required yarn. Happy knitting!

Miola 10.08.2015 - 01:45:

Przejrzysty i zrozumiały również dla początkujących opis wykonania. Dziękuję i tak trzymać!

Solange 16.05.2015 - 01:06:

Hi, I really like this pattern but would prefer if it was longer in the back. Can I just add rows until I reach the length I want, and in that case do I have to add the same number of rows for the fronts as I do not want this to be too long at the front. Thanks for your reply.

DROPS Design 16.05.2015 kl. 09:55:

Dear Solange, if you add more rows to the back, adapt pattern for front pieces casting on more sts (front pieces are worked sideways, starting from the side towards seam to back piece and finishing on the "tip" (see arrows in measurement charts). Happy knitting!

Ewa 03.02.2015 - 19:38:

Błąd w opisie tyłu - po odjęciu oczek jest: "= 50-52-54-56-58 o. " a powinno być "= 50-52-52-54-56-58 o. " TYŁ: Na wys. 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm od dołu robótki zamknąć na podkroje rękawów z każdej strony, na pocz. każdego rzędu: 1 raz 3 o., 1-1-2-3-4-5 razy 2 o. i 0-1-2-2-2-3 razy 1 o. = 50-52-54-56-58 o.

DROPS Design 03.02.2015 kl. 21:45:

Zgadza się. Dziękuję za zwrócenie uwagi. Wzór na stronie został już poprawiony. Pozdrawiam

Mariola 27.12.2014 - 21:44:

Can I ask for a translation in Polish

DROPS Design 30.12.2014 kl. 15:28:

Wszystkie wzory, o które Pani prosi zostaną przetłumaczone do 10 stycznia. Pozdrowienia od DROPS Design

Susan Carroll 17.09.2014 - 15:06:

I'm having a difficult time with the left front of this pattern. Did anyone write out the instructions for the left front? I guess I'm having a hard time with "mirrored".

DROPS Design 17.09.2014 kl. 16:46:

Dear Mrs Caroll, to work left front piece mirrored, you will work as right front piece but when cast on at the end of row from RS, you will cast on at the end of row from WS and so on. Do not hesitate to contact the store where you bought your yarn for any further assistance. Happy knitting!

Karen Roed Jensen 17.02.2014 - 21:53:

Når arb måler 20-20-21-22-23-24 cm (målt i højre side af arb. Forstår ikke den "lap" som kommer frem. Jeg ved godt at forstykket strikkes på tværs, men hvad skal den lappen. På tegningen vises det som det som henger længst ned.

DROPS Design 19.02.2014 kl. 14:30:

Hej Karen. Det er underkanten af forstykket. Herfra tager du ind og strikker det löse stykke som du kan lade haenge/drapere. Du kan se det paa det förste billede paa det venstre forstykke (som er draperet over höjre skulder paa modellen).

Brigitte 15.02.2014 - 21:42:

Bonjour, je suis debutante et comme la laine drops lin n'existe plus ,je voudrai tricoter ce modèle avec drops muskat ; je voudrai savoir combien de pelotes il me faudrait pour la taille M ainsi que le numero des aiguilles. merci

DROPS Design 17.02.2014 kl. 09:35:

Bonjour Brigitte, à l'aide du tableau de nos fils à tricoter et de ces informations, vous pourrez calculer combien il vous faudra en Muskat. N'hésitez pas à demander conseil à votre magasin DROPS. Bon tricot!

Margriet 10.02.2014 - 14:42:

Heb ik met Drops Muskat (50g=100m) voor maat S voldoende aan 8 bollen ? (De Lin was nl 50g=120m) en op de afbeelding zie ik gaatjes, het lijkt niet op tricotsteek. Is de afbeelding met een andere steek gebreid ?

DROPS Design 11.02.2014 kl. 16:59:

Hoi Margriet. Ja, dat zou genoeg moeten zijn (zie ook de berekening hier). Het vest is gebreid in tricotsteken, maar vrij losjes. Lin had ook een andere "structuur" dan Muskat, dus het resultaat kan anders zijn, maar brei zoals altijd een proeflapje voor de stekenverhouding en zie of het bevalt.

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