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DROPS 114-9 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with cables in ”Karisma”. Size S – XXXL.

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DROPS design: Pattern no U-555.
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
500-550-600-650-700-750 g colour no 18, red

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm –
or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4 mm – for rib.
DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons, no 522:
4-4-5-5-5-5 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 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec for neck inside 6 front band sts and M.1/M.2. Make all dec from RS.
Dec as follows before M.1 and 6 front band sts: work row until 2 sts before M.1, K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 6 front band sts and M.2: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.

BUTTONHOLES:
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: 7, 15, 23 and 31 cm.
SIZE M: 8, 16, 24 and 32 cm.
SIZE L: 5, 12, 19, 26 and 33 cm.
SIZE XL: 6, 13, 20, 27 and 34 cm.
SIZE XXL: 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 8, 15, 22, 29 and 36 cm.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 100-112-120-140-156-168 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. P 1 row from WS and continue in rib as follows from RS: 1 edge st, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st.
When rib measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm change to needle size 4.5 mm. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 14-18-18-20-24-24 sts evenly = 86-94-102-120-132-144 sts. P 1 row from WS and now continue in stocking st with 1 edge st each side.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 7 cm dec 1 st each side, and repeat the dec on every 5 cm a total of 4 times = 78-86-94-112-124-136 sts. When piece measures 28 cm inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 3-3-4-4-4-5 cm a total of 4 times = 86-94-102-120-132-144 sts. Continue until piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm. Now cast off for armhole each side at the beg of every row: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-3-5-9-11-14 times and 1 st 0-1-0-0-1-0 times = 70-72-74-76-78-80 sts. Continue in stocking st with 1 garter st each side until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm. Now work GARTER ST – see above – on the middle 30-32-34-36-38-40 sts (with remaining sts as before). When piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm cast off the middle 16-18-20-22-24-26 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately with 7 garter sts towards neckline. Cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 26 sts left on shoulder. Piece now measures approx 59-61-63-65-67-69 cm. Work 4 rows garter sts on all sts and cast off loosely.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 59-63-67-79-87-91 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 6 front band sts towards mid front) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. P 1 row from WS and continue in rib as follows from RS: 1 edge st, * P2, K2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 6 front band sts in garter st. When rib measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm change to needle size 4.5 mm. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-10-10-13-15-13 sts evenly (do not dec on front band) = 49-53-57-66-72-78 sts. P 1 row from WS (with front band in garter st as before) and now continue in stocking st with 6 garter sts (front band) towards mid front and 1 edge st at the side. When piece measures 7 cm dec at the side as described for back piece.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14-14-15-15-16-16 cm from cast on row continue as follows starting from WS: 6 front band sts, M.1 (= 16 sts), stocking sts and end with 1 edge st.
After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 complete piece in M.1B over M.1.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 28 cm inc at the side as described for back piece.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm work 2 rows on front band sts only (to make the neckline neater) and then continue as before.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm dec for neck inside front band + M.1 – see DECREASING TIP!: dec 1 st on every other row 4-5-6-7-8-9 times, then 1 st on every 4th row 6 times and then 1 st on every 6th row 5 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm cast off for armhole at the side as described for back piece.
When all dec for armhole and neck are complete there are 35 sts left on shoulder. Continue as before until piece measures 59-61-63-65-67-69 cm. Now K 1 row on all sts from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 9 sts evenly over M.1 = 26 sts. K 1 row from WS and work 2 rows garter st on all sts. Cast off loosely.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored and work M.2 instead of M.1. Remember BUTTONHOLES – see above!

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 58-58-62-62-66-66 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. P 1 row from WS and continue in rib as follows: 1 edge st, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st. When rib measures 5-5-5-5-6-6 cm change to needle size 4.5 mm. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-8-10-8-12-10 sts evenly = 48-50-52-54-54-56 sts. Continue in stocking st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 9-8-8-7-8-9 cm inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 3.5-3.5-3-2.5-2-1.5 cm a total of 11-12-14-16-18-20 times = 70-74-80-86-90-96 sts. When piece measures 50-50-49-47-45-44 cm (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) cast off for sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row:
4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 4-4-4-3-3-2 times and 1 st 1-3-3-9-12-16 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 57-58-58-59-59-60 cm, now cast off 4 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 58-59-59-60-60-61 cm.

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

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= YO between 2 sts, on next row K YO into back of loop.
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K4 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K4, K2 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P2, K4 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K4, P2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K4, K4 from cable needle.
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K4, K4 from cable needle


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