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DROPS jacket with short sleeves and wavy flounces in ”Alpaca” and ”Cotton Viscose”. Size S to XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-494

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
350-350-400-450-450-500 g colour no 1101, white
and use: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
50-50-100-100-100-100 g colour no 01, white

- or size needed to get 19 sts x 36 rows in garter st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON w/hole, no 522: 3-3-3-4-4-4 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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See diagram M.1. Diagram shows 1 vertical pattern repeat from RS.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
Worked in garter st with 2 strands of yarn. At the bottom part of body piece have an extra ball of yarn each side. For neatest result work front bands a little tight.
DECREASING TIP (applies to neck and armholes):
Dec from RS inside 5 sts.
Dec as follows before and after 5 sts: K2 tog.
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 buttonhole = cast off 3rd front band st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on next row.
Make buttonholes when FRONT BAND measures:
SIZE S, M and L: 3, 9 and 15 cm.
SIZE XL, XXL and XXXL: 2, 8, 14 and 20 cm.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. The bottom part of body pieces comprises 4 flounces, layered over one another.

Loosely cast on 216-240-264-288-312-336 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with 1 thread Cotton Viscose. Work first row from WS as follows: K5, K2 tog, * K10, K2 tog *, repeat from *-*, and finish with K5 = 198-220-242-264-286-308 sts. Now work the first 2 rows of M.1. Change to 1 thread Alpaca and continue in M.1 until there are 5 vertical repeats. Work the first 2 rows of M.1 and then work next rows as follows from RS: K 9-12-10-7-11-15 sts, * K2 tog, K 5 sts *, repeat from *-* until 7-12-8-5-9-13 sts remain, K these = 172-192-210-228-248-268 sts, AT THE SAME TIME at the end of row cast on 5 new sts for front band (cast these on with 2 threads Alpaca - see above under FRONT BAND – work the rest of the piece with 1 thread Alpaca). K 1 row from WS (= last row in M.1), cast on 5 new sts at the end of row with 2 threads (= front band the other side) = 182-202-220-238-258-278 sts. Work 5 cm GARTER ST - see above - finish with 1 row from WS. NOTE! Remember BUTTONHOLES when front band measures 3-3-3-2-2-2 cm - see above. Cut 1 thread, leave the extra thread for front band in piece. Put flounce aside, it measures approx 12 cm.

Like FLOUNCE-1 until there are 172-192-210-228-248-268 sts on needle, do not cast on new sts for front band, but K 1 row on all sts from WS (= last row in M.1).

Now place Flounce-2 on top of Flounce-1 and work them tog from RS as follows:
Work 5 front band sts in garter st from Flounce-1 (worked with 2 threads), then continue with 1 thread only as follows: K tog 1 st from Flounce-1 with 1 st from Flounce-2, and continue across the row until all sts have been K tog, work the last 5 sts on front band with 2 threads = 182-202-220-238-258-278 sts. Work 5 cm garter st on all sts (front bands with 2 threads as before) NOTE! Remember buttonholes. Finish with 1 row from WS, cut 1 thread, leave the extra thread for front band in piece. Put flounce aside.

Like Flounce-2, and work Flounce-3 tog with Flounce-2 as described above. Make sure to have the same number of garter st rows after M.1 in each flounce. NOTE! Remember buttonholes.

Like Flounce-3.

Like Flounce-3. Work Flounces tog as before, but after K them tog from RS work next row from WS as follows: 5 front band sts as before, K 4-5-4-3-3-3, * K2 tog, K 7-7-8-8-8-8 *, repeat from *-* until 11-12-11-10-10-10 sts remain, work these as follows: K2 tog, K 4-5-4-3-3-3 and 5 front band sts as before = 163-181-199-215-233-251 sts. Piece now measures approx 22-22-22-27-27-27 cm. Insert a marker 43-48-52-56-61-65 sts in from each side (= 77-85-95-103-111-121 sts between markers on back piece).
Insert a marker, and now measures piece from here.
Continue in GARTER ST with 2 threads on all sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 1 cm from marker dec 1 st each side towards mid front for neck - see DECREASING TIP! Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 5-6-6-6-8-7 times and then on every 4th row a total of 8 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2-3-4-2-3-4 cm from marker cast off 8 sts each side for armhole (= 4 sts each side of marker) and complete front and back pieces separately.

Continue dec for neck, AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at the side on every row from RS – see DECREASING TIP: 1 st 4-7-11-14-17-21 times. When all dec for armhole and neck are complete there are 22-23-23-24-24-25 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when armhole measures approx 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm (piece measures a total of approx 42-44-46-50-52-54 cm).

Like left front piece, but mirrored.

= 69-77-87-95-103-113 sts. Cast off for armhole each side on every row from RS as described for front piece = 61-63-65-67-69-71 sts left on needle. Continue until armhole measures approx 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm. Now cast off the middle 17-17-19-19-21-21 sts for neck and complete each shoulder (= 22-23-23-24-24-25 sts) separately. Cast off as described for front piece.

Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 50-54-60-66-70-74 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with Cotton Viscose. K 2 rows. Change to 2 threads Alpaca. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 10 sts evenly = 60-64-70-76-80-84 sts. Work garter st until piece measures 2 cm. Now cast off 3 sts each side for sleeve cap and cast off 1 st each side at beg of every row until piece measures 11-12-13-14-15-17 cm. Now cast off 3 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 12-13-14-15-16-18 cm.

Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves and sew sleeve seams. Sew buttons on left front band.


= K from RS, P from WS
= K2 tog
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K from WS

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