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Sea Bird by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with darts at the front, lace pattern and ¾ sleeves in ”Merino Extra Fine”. Size XS/S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-022

Size: XS/S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g colour no 19, light blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS SILVER BUTTON, no 534: 3-3-3-3-4-4 pcs.

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: lace, shape: v-neck, waist shaping,
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See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from RS. First row = RS.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
DECREASING TIP (applies to neck):
Make all dec from RS inside front band sts in garter st.
Dec as follows after 8 front band sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 8 front band sts: K2 tog.
BUTTONHOLES: Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 4th front band st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on next row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE XS/S: 17, 24 and 31 cm.
SIZE M: 16, 24 and 32 cm.
SIZE L: 17, 25 and 33 cm.
SIZE XL: 16, 25 and 34 cm.
SIZE XXL: 14, 21, 28 and 35 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 13, 21, 28 and 36 cm.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 229-253-265-289-317-341 sts (includes 8 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work 4 rows GARTER ST - see above, and continue in stocking st with 8 front band sts each side in garter st. When piece measures 4-4-4-4-3-3 cm work next row as follows from RS: 8 garter sts (= front band), 24-24-24-24-23-23 stocking sts, M.1 (= 3 sts), 23-23-23-35-33-45 stocking sts, M.1, 106-130-142-142-176-176 stocking sts, M.1, 23-23-23-35-33-45 stocking sts, M.1, 25-25-25-25-24-24 stocking sts and 8 garter sts (= front band). Repeat the 4 dec in M.1 (= 8 dec sts) in the same place on every 2 cm a total of 7-7-7-7-6-6 times = 173-197-209-233-269-293 sts – NOTE: For every row with dec there will be 1 less stocking st each side of M.1. After the last row with M.1 work next row as follows from RS (piece measures approx 16-16-16-16-13-13 cm): 8 front band sts in garter st, M.2 on the next 156-180-192-216-252-276 sts, 1 stocking st, 8 front band sts in garter st. REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES ON RIGHT FRONT BAND - see above - NOTE: Make sure st marked with arrow in M.2 sits mid over M.1. Work 4-4-4-4-5-5 vertical repeats of M.2. After M.2 continue in stocking st with front bands in garter st as before. Insert a marker 48-53-56-62-71-77 sts in from each side (= 77-91-97-109-127-139 sts between markers on back piece) – let the markers follow the piece as you go along. When piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm - adjust so that next row is from WS – work 2 rows garter st on the 8 front band sts only (do not work remaining sts) work 1 row stocking st from WS on all sts, and then work 2 rows garter st on the 8 front band sts only the other side. Now continue on all sts again. AT THE SAME TIME on first row from RS dec 1 st for neck each side towards mid front – see DECREASING TIP! Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 13-8-8-7-7-6 times and then on every 4th row a total of 8-11-12-13-14-15 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm cast off 6 sts each side for armhole (= 3 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 beg of every row from the side: 3 sts 0-0-0-0-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-5-7 times and 1 st 0-3-3-6-5-4 times. When all dec are complete there are 24-26-26-27-29-32 sts left on needle. Cast off when piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.

Like left front piece, but mirrored.

= 71-85-91-103-121-133 sts. Cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece = 71-75-77-79-85-91 sts. When piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm work garter st on the middle 37-37-39-39-41-41 sts (remaining sts in stocking st as before). When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm cast off the middle 21-21-23-23-25-25 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Continue in stocking st with 8 garter sts towards neckline. AT THE SAME TIME cast off 1 st on neckline on next row – see DECREASING TIP = 24-26-26-27-29-32 sts. Cast off when piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. LOOSELY cast on 62-62-62-74-74-74 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work 2 rows garter st and continue in M.2 with 1 edge st each side. After 1 vertical repeat of M.2 complete piece in stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6 cm inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 6.5-4-3-4-2.5-2 cm a total of 5-7-10-7-10-12 times = 72-76-82-88-94-98 sts. When piece measures 35-34-34-33-31-31 cm - NOTE! 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: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3-3-4-4-5-5 times and 1 st 2-2-3-4-5-7 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 41-41-42-42-42-43 cm, now cast off 3 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 42-42-43-43-43-44 cm.

Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st and set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.


= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso

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