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DROPS jacket in stockinette st with front bands in rib in 2 strands ”Alpaca” or 1 strand ”Nepal”.

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

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.

BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = bind off 1 st and cast on 1 new st on next row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures 18 cm / 7'', 27 cm / 10½'' and 36 cm / 14 1/4'', measured from bottom edge of jacket.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 164-184-196-220-244-268 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 2 strands Alpaca or 1 strand Nepal (includes 1 edge st towards front edge each side). Work 1 edge st, rib K2 / P2 until 3 sts remain, finish with K2 and 1 edge st. Continue in rib like this until piece measures 7 cm / 2¾''. Now K 1 row from RS AT THE SAME TIME dec 32-36-38-42-48-52 sts evenly = 132-148-158-178-196-216 sts. Change to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Continue in stockinette st. Insert 2 markers in piece, 29-33-35-40-44-49 sts in from each side (back piece = 74-82-88-98-108-118 sts). When piece measures 10 cm / 4'' dec 1 st each side of both markers and repeat the dec on every 4.5-4.5-4.5-3.5-3.5-3.5 cm / 1 3/4"-1 3/4"-1 3/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/4" a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times = 112-128-138-154-172-192 sts. When piece measures 34 cm / 13½'' inc 1 st each side of both markers. Repeat the inc when piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'' = 120-136-146-162-180-200 sts. When piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm / 19''-19¼''-19¾''-20''-20½''-21'' bind off 6 sts for armhole each side (= 3 sts each side of marker) and complete each piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 62-70-76-84-94-104 sts. Bind off for armhole at beg of row each side as follows: 2 sts 0-1-2-3-5-7 times and 1 st 1-2-3-4-4-4 times = 60-62-62-64-66-68 sts. When piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm / 25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8'' bind off the middle 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 st on neckline on next row = 21-22-21-22-22-23 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 23-27-29-33-37-42 sts. Bind off for armhole at the side as described for back piece = 22-23-22-23-23-24 sts left on shoulder (includes 1 edge st towards front edge). Bind off when piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round. Cast on 52-52-56-60-60-60 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 2 strands Alpaca or 1 strand Nepal. Work rib K2 / P2 until piece measures 5 cm / 2''. K 1 round AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-10-12-14-12-10 sts evenly = 40-42-44-46-48-50 sts. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. Insert a marker at beg of round. Continue in stockinette st. When piece measures 8 cm / 3'' inc 1 st each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 7.5-6.5-5-4-3.5-3 cm / 2 7/8"-2½"-2"-1½"-1 1/4"-1 1/8" a total of 6-7-8-10-11-12 times = 52-56-60-66-70-74 sts. When piece measures 50-50-49-49-47-46 cm / 19 3/4"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-19 1/4"-18½"-18" (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve (= 3 sts each side of marker). Bind off for sleeve cap at beg of row each side as follows: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3-4-5-6-8-10 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 57-58-58-59-59-60 cm / 22½''-22¾''-22¾''-23¼''-23¼''-23 5/8''. Bind off 3 sts 1 time each side and then bind off remaining sts.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves.

LEFT FRONT BAND/NECKLINE:
Pick up 164-168-172-180-184-188 sts (approx 22 sts/10 cm/4") with start mid back on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 2 strands Alpaca or 1 strand Nepal (pick up inside bind off row on back piece and inside 1 edge st along the side of jacket). K 1 row from WS and continue in rib as follows from RS: 1 edge st, K1, * P2, K2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 garter sts – see above. Continue like this until rib measures 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2''-2''-2 3/8''-2 3/8''-2 3/4''-2 3/4''. Now inc 1 st in each of the top 10-10-11-11-12-12 K-sections (not in K1 at beg of row) – See INCREASING TIP! = 174-178-183-191-196-200 sts. Continue until rib measures 9-9-10-10-11-11 cm / 3½"-3½"-4"-4"-4½"-4½". Now inc 1 st in each of the top 8-8-9-9-10-10 K-sections (not in K1 at beg of row) = 182-186-192-200-206-210 sts. Continue until rib measures 13-13-14-14-15-15 cm / 5 1/8''-5 1/8''-5½''-5½''-6''-6''. Bind off with K over K and P over P.

RIGHT FRONT BAND/NECKLINE:
Like left side, but beg from bottom edge. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm / 1'' make BUTTONHOLES – see above – and repeat when piece measures 11-11-12-12-13-13 cm / 4 3/8''-4 3/8''-4¾''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5 1/8''. Bind off with K over K and P over P when rib measures 13-13-14-14-15-15 cm / 5 1/8''-5 1/8''-5½''-5½''-6''-6''.

FURTHER ASSEMBLY:
Sew front bands tog mid back inside 1 edge st. Sew buttons on left front band.


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