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Violet Petal by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket with raglan in ”Silke Alpaca”. Size S - XXXL.

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Materials: DROPS SILKE ALPACA from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-700-750 g colour no 4010, pearl grey

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4 mm – for garter st.
DROPS METAL BUTTON no 542: 3 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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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round

Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 4th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 30, 38 and 46 cm.
SIZE: M: 32, 40 and 48 cm.
SIZE L: 34, 42 and 50 cm.
SIZE XL: 36, 44 and 52 cm.
SIZE: XXL: 38, 46 and 54 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 40 , 48 and 56 cm.

If your knitting tension is too tight, the raglan will be too short and the armhole too small. You may compensate for this by working 1 extra round without dec with regular intervals in between rounds with dec.

DECREASING TIP (applies to raglan):
Dec as follows from RS:
Before marker: K2 tog
After marker: slip1 st as if to K, K1, psso
Dec as follows from WS:
Before marker: P2 tog into back of loop
After marker: P2 tog.

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 158-170-186-202-222-242 sts (includes 14-14-16-16-16-16 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Work 6 rows garter st – see above. Insert 2 markers in piece, 42-45-49-53-58-63 sts in from each side (back piece = 74-80-88-96-106-116 sts). Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and continue in stocking st with 14-14-16-16-16-16 garter sts each side (= front bands). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 10 cm dec 1 st on each side of both markers and repeat the dec on every 12-12-13-13-14-14 cm a total of 3 times (= 4 dec per row) = 146-158-174-190-210-230 sts. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right front piece – see above. When piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm cast off 8 sts each side for armhole (= 4 sts on each side of marker) = 130-142-158-174-194-214 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 56-60-64-66-70-74 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm. Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under arm). Work garter st – see above. When piece measures 10 cm cast off 4 sts on each side of marker = 48-52-56-58-62-66 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

SEE KNITTING TIP! Slip sleeves on the same circular needle size 4.5 mm as body piece where cast off for armholes = 226-246-270-290-318-346 sts. Insert a marker in all transitions between body piece and sleeves = 4 markers. Now dec for raglan – SEE DECREASING TIP! NOTE! Make the first 2 dec on body piece only and not on the sleeves. Dec on every other row a total of 15-15-15-16-17-17 times and then on every row 2-4-6-6-7-9 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 45-47-49-51-53-55 cm slip 14-14-16-16-16-16 sts each side on stitch holders for neck and cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row: 2 sts 0-0-0-1-2-3 times and 1 st 0-1-1-3-3-4 times. When all dec are complete there are 70-72-76-80-88-94 sts on row. Pick up 20-21-22-26-26-29 sts (incl sts on stitch holders) along neckline on each front piece = 110-114-120-132-140-152 sts. Work 10 rows garter st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-12-14-22-26-34 sts evenly on first row = 98-102-106-110-114-118 sts. Remember the last buttonhole! Cast off.

ASSEMBLY: Sew opening under arms. Sew on buttons.


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