DROPS / 126 / 6

Cherry with a Twist by DROPS Design

Asymmetric DROPS Jacket in ”Karisma” with cables on one front piece. Size S to XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no U-597
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
500-550-600-700-750-800 g colour no 39, maroon

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4 mm – or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS SHELL BUTTON no 525: 9-9-9-10-10-10 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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PATTERN:
See diagram M.1- Diagram shows the pattern from RS (Row 1 = RS).
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on front band on right front piece. 1 BUTTONHOLE = K tog third and fourth st from mid front and make 1 YO. Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S, M and L:
2, 8, 15, 21, 27, 33, 40, 46 and 52 cm.
SIZE XL, XXL and XXXL:
2, 9, 15, 22, 28, 34, 41, 47, 54 and 60 cm.
INCREASING TIP (applies to right front piece):
Inc 1 st inside 9 sts towards front edge (= 5 garter sts, 2 stocking sts and 2 garter sts) by making 1 YO. On next row K YO into back of loop to avoid a hole - K or P acc to pattern.
Work the first 2 inc sts in garter st, the next 6 in stocking st, after the 8th inc continue these 8 sts in M.1.
Repeat the 8 inc a total of 6-6-6-7-7-7 times.
DECREASING TIP (applies to left front piece):
Make all dec from RS. Dec 1 st inside 9 sts (= 5 garter sts, 2 stocking sts and 2 garter sts) by K2 tog.
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BACK PIECE:
Cast on 90-96-102-114-126-138 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Work next row as follows (from WS): 1 edge st in garter st, P7, * K2, P4 *, repeat from *-* until 10 sts remain, K2, P7 and 1 edge st in garter st. Continue as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, 7 stocking sts, * 2 garter sts, 4 stocking sts *, repeat from *-* until 10 sts remain, 2 garter sts, 7 stocking sts and 1 edge st in garter st.
SIDE INC AND DEC: At the same time when piece measures 6 cm dec 1 st each side and repeat the dec on every 3-3-3-3.5-3.5-3.5 cm a total of 6 times = 78-84-90-102-114-126 sts. When piece measures 24-24-24-28-28-28 cm inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 3-3-3-3.5-3.5-3.5 cm a total of 6 times (work inc sts in stocking st) = 90-96-102-114-126-138 sts.
ARMHOLE: When piece measures 42-42-42-48-48-48 cm cast of for armhole at the beg of every row each side: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-0-0-1-2-3 times, 2 sts 0-1-1-3-4-4 times and 1 st 3-3-3-2-3-4 times = 76-78-84-84-84-88 sts. Continue pattern as before with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 59-60-61-68-69-70 cm cast off the middle 30-24-30-30-30-30 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Cast off 2 sts on neckline on next row = 21-25-25-25-25-27 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 61-62-63-70-71-72 cm.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 41-49-57-57-65-73 sts (includes 5 front band sts towards front edge and 1 edge st at the side) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Work next row as follows (from WS): 1 edge st in garter st, P7, * K2, P6 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-4-5-5-6-7 times, K2, P2, K5.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
PATTERN: Continue as follows (= from RS): 5 front band sts in garter st, 2 stocking sts, 2 garter sts, M.1 (= 8 sts) 3-4-5-5-6-7 times, 7 stocking sts and 1 edge st in garter st.
INC FOR SLOPED FRONT: At the same time on 6th row (from cast on row) inc 1 st towards front edge inside 9 sts – SEE INCREASING TIP. Repeat the inc on every 3rd row (i.e. from RS and WS alternately) a total of 48-48-48-56-56-56 times.
BUTTONHOLES: At the same time when piece measures approx 2-3 cm (measured in knitting direction) make buttonholes – see above.
SIDE DEC AND INC: At the same time when piece measures 6 cm dec at the side as described for back piece. When piece measures 24-24-24-28-28-28 cm inc at the side as described for back piece.
ARMHOLE: At the same time when piece measures 42-42-42-48-48-48 cm cast off for armhole at the beg of every row from the side: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-0-0-1-3-4 times, 2 sts 0-1-1-4-4-5 times and 1 st 3-3-3-2-4-5 times (you dec more sts for armhole on right front piece due to no of sts in cables).
After all inc towards front edge and dec for armhole are complete there are 82-88-96-96-96-98 sts on needle. After the last inc piece measures approx 53-53-53-61-61-61 cm. Work next row from mid front as follows: 5 garter sts, K2, * 2 garter sts, K2 tog 3 times *, repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-6-6 times, then work remaining sts on row as before = 67-73-78-78-78-80 sts. Turn and work the first 35-41-41-41-41-43 sts as before, slip the last 32-32-37-37-37-37 sts on a stitch holder for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline at beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times = 27-33-33-33-33-35 sts left on shoulder. Continue in pattern as before with 1 edge st each side until piece measures approx 60-61-62-69-70-71 cm. On next row dec 2 sts on each cable = 21-25-25-25-25-27 sts, now cast off all sts.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 71-77-77-89-95-101 sts (includes 5 front band sts towards front edge and 1 edge st at the side) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Work next row as follows from WS (from mid front): 5 garter sts, P2, 2 garter sts, * P4, 2 garter sts *, repeat from *-* until 8 sts remain, P7 and 1 edge st in garter st.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue like this with garter st over garter st and stocking st over stocking st.
DEC FOR SLOPED FRONT EDGE: At the same time on row 4 dec 1 st towards front edge – SEE DECREASING TIP, repeat the dec on every 4th row a total of 42-42-42-48-48-48 times.
SIDE DEC AND INC: At the same time when piece measures 6 cm dec at the side as described for back piece. When piece measures 24-24-24-28-28-28 cm inc at the side as described for back piece.
ARMHOLE: At the same time when piece measures 42-42-42-48-48-48 cm cast off for armhole at the side as described for back piece (you have cast off more sts on right front piece). After all dec and inc are complete there are 22-26-26-26-26-28 sts left on needle (i.e. 1 st more than on the other shoulder). Continue until piece measures 61-62-63-70-71-72 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 66-66-66-74-74-82 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm with Karisma. K 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 2 garter sts (first st = edge st), then M.1 to end (last st = edge st). Continue like this until piece measures 14 cm. Work next row from RS as follows: K2, * K1, K2 tog, K2 tog, K1, K2 *, repeat from *-* to end = 50-50-50-56-56-62 sts. Continue in stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 15 cm inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 3-2.5-2-2-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 11-13-16-15-18-17 times = 72-76-82-86-92-96 sts. When piece measures 49-48-47-46-45-44 cm (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) cast off for sleeve cap at the beg of every row each side: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 3-5-6-7-9-10 times,
then 2 sts each side until piece measures 56 cm. Now cast off 4 sts 1 time each side, and cast off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 57 cm for all sizes.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew right shoulder seam.

NECKLINE:
Slip the 32-32-37-37-37-37 sts from stitch holder on right front piece back on needle size 4 mm, then pick up approx 20 to 30 sts up to the shoulder and approx 30 to 36 sts on back piece = approx 82 to 103 sts. K 1 row on all sts, cast off with K sts from RS.

FURTHER ASSEMBLY:
Sew left shoulder seam – sew the extra st towards the garter st along neck on back piece.
Set in sleeves, sew sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle

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