DROPS / 126 / 1

Fleur du Népal by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket knitted in a circle in ”Nepal” with leaf pattern. Size S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-014
Size: S/M - L - XL/XXL - XXXL
To fit chest: 84/90 - 100 - 110/120 - 130 cm/ 33"/35½" - 40" - 44"/47" - 51"

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
1000-1100-1250-1350 g color no 4311, gray/purple.

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES, DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') size 5 mm /US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. When working garter st approx 34 rows = 10 cm / 4''.

DROPS HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – for buttonhole loops.


Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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, M.2 and M.3 - diagrams show 1 pattern repeat from RS.

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

INCREASING TIP (applies to after M.1 and M.2):
Inc 1 st by each marker per inc (i.e. inc 10 sts per round) – inc alternately to the left and to the right of all markers by making 1 YO – on next round work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.

Worked in the round as a circle from mid back.
Cast on 10 sts with Nepal and distribute them on 4 double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid piece towards the neck. Continue as follows in the round: M.1, M.2, M.2, M.2 and M.1 (= a total of 5 repeats across the round). Change to circular needle as you inc sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When M.1/M.2 is complete piece measures approx 19 cm / 7½'' from the middle and there are 210 sts on needle. Now insert a marker in each of the 5 stockinette sts in the middle of pattern repeat (the inc were made each side of this st), and a marker in st mid between the first 5 markers (= a total of 10 markers).
PATTERN: Continue in GARTER ST – see above – at the same time on first round after M.1/M.2 inc by all markers - SEE INCREASING TIP - and repeat the inc on every 4th round as you go along.
ARMHOLE: At the same time after 2-6-10-14 rows garter st (= 220-230-240-250 sts on needle) work next round as follows (this is a round without inc): Work 25-27-29-31 sts, bind off 32-34-37-40 sts (= armhole), work 106-108-108-108 sts, bind off 32-34-37-40 sts (= armhole) and work 25-27-29-31 sts. On next round cast on 32-34-37-40 new sts over each armhole.
Continue and inc as before until there is a total of 480-520-560-600 sts on needle – piece now measures approx 50-55-60-65 cm / 19½"-21½"-23½"-25½"'' from the middle, finish after a P round and bind off LOOSELY with K sts.

Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 45-47-49-51 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal, K 6 rows (first row = WS). Continue as follows (first row = WS): 1 edge st, 19-20-21-22 sts in reverse stockinette st , M.3, 19-20-21-22 sts in reverse stockinette st and 1 edge st. Continue in pattern like this. After M.3 continue in reverse stockinette st on all sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20 cm / 8'' inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 4-3.5-3-2.5 cm / 1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8'' a total of 8-9-11-13 times = 61-65-71-77 sts. When piece measures 52 cm / 20½'' for all sizes bind off for sleeve cap at beg at beg of every row each side: 4 sts 1 time, then 2 sts each side until piece measures approx 60 cm / 23½''. Bind off remaining sts.

Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st. Set in sleeves placing the middle of sleeve cap where the distance between armholes is shortest (i.e. where the first st was bind off on the first armhole and the last st was bind off on the other sleeve) and with the sleeve seams where the distance between the armholes is longest (i.e. the opposite side).

Place the jacket as shown in chart with RS facing up. Measure approx 5 cm / 2'' down from the bottom of armhole on the left side of piece and then 10 cm / 4'' out in a 90 degree angle and sew 1 button on here from RS – see the marking. Sew on the other button on the other side in the same position, but sew it on from WS.

Crochet 1 buttonhole loop with hook size 4 mm / G/6 in bind off row each side to fit the buttons (see chart). 1 LOOP = 1 sc in bind off row on jacket, ch 5, skip approx 1 cm / 3/8'' and fasten with 1 sc in bind off row.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= K2 tog
= 1 YO. BODY PIECE: On next round P YO into back of loop to avoid a hole. SLEEVE: On next row K YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.
= slip1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= P2 tog

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