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Fly Away by DROPS Design

Long DROPS jacket with short sleeves knitted from side to side in Alpaca and Vivaldi or Brushed Alpaca Silk. Size S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-490
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
NOTE: Because of the knitting direction and the elasticity of the yarn the jacket will be approx 3-5 cm / 1"-2" longer than measurements in chart when worn.

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
color no 2917, turquoise: 250-300-300-350-400-400 g
And use: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
color no 22, light turquoise: 200-200-200-250-250-300 g
Or: DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
200-200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 15, light sea green

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 6 mm/US 10 – or size needed to get 15 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 5 mm/US 8 – for garter st.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle in order to fit in all sts. Beg mid front on left front piece and knit towards the side, bind off for armhole and continue to mid back and bind off. Work right front piece in the same way but mirrored and sew tog the 2 pieces mid back. Work the sleeves separately and set in.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
LOOSELY cast on 113-117-121-126-130-135 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Alpaca and Vivaldi or Brushed Alpaca SIlk (= 2 threads). Work 4 rows GARTER ST - see above (first row = RS). Change to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and continue in stockinette st with 2 garter sts each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures approx 46-51-56-63-70-80 cm / 18"-20"-22"-24 3/4"-27½"-31½" - make sure that next row is from RS – slip 44-45-46-51-52-54 sts on left side of piece (as seen from RS) on a stitch holder.
Work 4-4-4-8-8-8 rows stockinette st with 2 garter sts each side (= 2-2-2-4-4-4 cm / 3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-1½"-1½"-1½") on the remaining 69-72-75-75-78-81 sts on needle. Now slip these sts on a stitch holder.
Slip the 44-45-46-51-52-54 sts from the first stitch holder back on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and work armhole as follows from RS:
Size S + M + L: bind off the first 29-30-31 sts at beg of row, work remaining 15 sts on needle as before. Insert a marker in the outermost st on right side of piece (as seen from RS – this marks where sleeve cap is sewn to armhole). Turn piece, work the 15 sts on needle as before and then cast on 29-30-31 sts at the end of row.
Size XL + XXL + XXXL: bind off the first 16-17-18 sts at beg of row, work remaining 35-35-36 sts on needle as before, turn piece. Work the 35-35-36 sts on needle as before, turn piece. Bind off the first 17-17-18 sts at beg of row and work remaining 18 sts as before. Insert a marker in the outermost st on right side of piece (as seen from RS – this marks where sleeve cap is sewn to armhole). Turn piece, work the 18 sts as before, cast on 17-17-18 new sts at the end of row, turn piece. Work the 35-35-36 sts on needle as before, turn piece. Work the 35-35-36 sts on needle as before and cast on 16-17-18 new sts at the end of row.
ALL SIZES: Now slip the 69-72-75-75-78-81 sts from stitch holder back on needle and continue in stockinette st with 2 garter sts each side on all 113-117-121-126-130-135 sts again. When piece measures 61-67-73-82-90-101 cm / 24"-26 3/8"-28 3/4"-32 1/4"-35½"-39 3/4" (measured on left side of piece as seen from RS, piece measures approx 62-68-74-84-92-103 cm / 24 3/8"-26 3/4"-29 1/8"-33"-36 1/4"-40½" on right side) work shortened rows to create extra width mid back as follows (beg from WS = from neckline): Work the first 30-33-36-41-45-48 sts on needle and then slip these sts on a stitch holder, work the remaining sts on needle, turn piece and work return row, * work the first 11-8-7-7-6-5 sts on needle, slip these sts on the same stitch holder and work remaining sts on needle, turn piece and work return row *, repeat from *-* a total of 7-9-11-11-13-15 times. Turn piece, work the remaining 6-12-8-8-7-12 sts. Now slip the 107-105-113-118-123-123 sts from stitch holder back on needle and work 2 rows garter st on all sts, bind off LOOSELY = mid back. Piece measures approx 62-68-74-83-91-102 cm / 24 3/8"-26 3/4"-29 1/8"-32 3/4"-35 3/4"-40" on left side of piece (as seen from RS) and 72-80-88-98-108-121 cm / 28 3/8"-31½"-34 5/8"-38½"-42½"-47½" on right side of piece – measured in the knitting direction.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work like left front piece, but mirrored, i.e. make all measurements on right side of piece - as seen from RS. When working the 4-4-4-8-8-8 rows under sleeve, adjust so that first row is worked from WS (and not RS) and slip the outermost 44-45-46-51-52-54 sts on left side of piece as seen from WS (and not RS) on a stitch holder. Work armhole as described for left front piece, but from WS (and not RS). Beg working shortened rows mid back from RS (and not WS).

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 41-43-44-47-50-53 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Alpaca and Vivaldi (= 2 threads). Work 4 rows garter st, change to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and work stockinette st. When piece measure 5 cm/2" dec 1 st at beg of following 2 rows, repeat dec at 10 cm/4", and then dec 1 st at the beg of every row a total of 4-4-5-6-7-8 times each side.
Bind off 4 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows and then bind off remaining sts.
Sleeve measures approx 15-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 6''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew jacket tog mid back inside bind off rows. Set in sleeves - NOTE: Sew sleeve cap to marker on shoulder and set in sleeve each side along the armhole marked by stars in diagram (no seam mid under sleeve, i.e. leave open where the 4-4-4-8-8-8 rows were knitted).

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 17.02.2010
SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 41-43-44-47-50-53 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Alpaca and Vivaldi (= 2 threads). Work 4 rows garter st, change to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and work stockinette st. When piece measure 5 cm/2" dec 1 st at beg of following 2 rows, repeat dec at 10 cm/4", and then dec 1 st at the beg of every row a total of 4-4-5-6-7-8 times each side.
Bind off 4 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows and then bind off remaining sts.
Sleeve measures approx 15-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 6''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knitting direction
= mid front
= sew sleeve to here
= mid back

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Maurisa Solomon 21.12.2018 - 02:04:

Do you have a guide for the small and medium sizes for pattern 119-1? I would appreciate knowing before I make a commitment. Thank you.

DROPS Design 21.12.2018 kl. 08:08:

Dear Mrs Solomon, you will find a measurement chart at the bottom of the pattern with all measurements for each size taken flat from side to side. Compare these to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. read more about sizing here. Happy knitting!

Camilla Jansson 09.09.2017 - 21:23:

Hej. Har stickat 56cm för storlek L sedan 4 varv på drygt hälften medan nästan hälften vilat på garn. Har sedan bytt så de första som har 2cm extra i höjd sitter på garn och de som vilade sitter nu på sticka igen. Garnet befinner sig i mitten på stycket vid brytpunkten. Allt sett från rätsidan. Skall jag öppna ett nytt nystan? Alternativt klippa av och skarva på senare? Eller fortsätter jag bara med samma nystan trots 2 cm/4varv höjdskillnad????

DROPS Design 19.09.2017 kl. 16:05:

Hej Camilla, du måste klippa tråden och/eller börja på ett nytt nystan. Det nya nystanet kommer du att kunna fortsätta med när du har alla m tillbaka på stickan. Lycka till!

Marilyn 04.08.2017 - 01:11:

I cannot find the gauge for pattern 119-1. What is the gauge? Thank you

DROPS Design 04.08.2017 kl. 08:49:

Dear Marilyn, you will find gauge under tab "Materials". Happy knitting!

Debbie 13.04.2017 - 04:02:

Love this pattern but I'm confused on creating the sleeve opening. Do you need to pick up new yarn to bind off and then work the sleeve opening? Working yarn is on the far right side of the stitches on the stitch holder. Can you clarify? Thank you?

DROPS Design 13.04.2017 kl. 20:45:

Dear Debbie, first you put stitches at the end of a row (without knitting them, so you have the yarn at the turning point. From then, you knit an even number of rows , so you will have the yarn back at the turning point again. Now put the stitches you just worked with on a stitch holder and continue with the other side,with the same yarn that is (roughly) at the middle of the piece (no need to cut it, just continue), and cast of the given number of stitches. I hope this helps. Happy knitting!

Esther Kirsch 01.07.2016 - 22:15:

I want to buy your circular needles in US 8 and 10, but it does not tell me the length of the needle. To do my pattern I need 33". How do I buy this Thank you

Anna 02.07.2016 kl. 17:15:

Pattern does tell: 80 cm = 32 inches.

Esther 01.07.2016 - 04:43:

I mean Fly Away pattern # Z490

Esther 01.07.2016 - 04:40:

Hi, I wanted to do Drops pattern 119-1 Fly Away using Drops Baby Alpaca Silk. I asked you if this was ok and you answered me saying "yes" but you would have to double the yarn. Well, I did a Gauge and it did not work. So I tried 3 strands and that works. I am upset because what you told me was wrong. Now I do not want to have to order another 10 skeins . I already hv 20 skeins. This is costing me more than I anticipated. How can you help

DROPS Design 01.07.2016 kl. 17:51:

Dear Esther, you can use Baby Alpaca Silk as an alternative to Alpaca (= yarn group A), but then you have to use either Brushed Alpaca Silk instead of Vivaldi (group C) or 2 strands group A = 2 strands Baby Alpaca Silk, so that you will have to work with 3 strands Baby Alpaca Silk (= 3 strands group A) instead of 1 strand group A + 2 strands group C - read more here. Happy knitting!

Esther Kirsch 10.06.2016 - 01:25:

Thank you

Esther Kirsch 08.06.2016 - 01:59:

Thank you

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