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DROPS 123-4 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with wavy pattern and collar in ”Alpaca” and ”Vivaldi”.

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DROPS design: Pattern no Z-466
Size: S /M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 100, eco off-white
And use: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
200-250-300-300-350 g colour no 06, off-white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5.5 mm - or size needed to get 19 sts x 20 rows in pattern with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5 mm or size needed to get 16 sts x 35 rows in garter st with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm.

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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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 buttonhole = cast off 3rd front band st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S/M: 29, 37 and 45 cm.
SIZE L: 30, 38 and 46 cm.
SIZE XL: 31, 39 and 47 cm.
SIZE XXL: 32, 40 and 48 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 33, 41 and 49 cm.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. LOOSELY cast on 185-208-231-254-277 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Vivaldi (= 2 threads). Work 2 rows GARTER ST – SEE ABOVE, and continue in M.1 (= 23 sts) with 12 garter sts each side (first row = from RS). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Remember BUTTONHOLES on right front band – SEE ABOVE! When piece measures 42-44-46-48-50 cm inc 1 st each side towards mid front, and repeat the inc on every 7 cm a total of 4 times, work inc sts in garter st. Continue in M.1 and garter st on front bands until piece measures 46-47-48-49-50 cm (= 1 inc st each side towards mid front = 187-210-233-256-279 sts on needle). K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 29-28-35-38-41 sts evenly (do not dec on front bands) = 158-182-198-218-238 sts. Insert a marker 43-49-53-58-63 sts in from each side (back piece = 72-84-92-102-112 sts). Change to circular needle size 5 mm and continue in garter st on all sts. When piece measures 48-49-50-51-52 cm cast off 6 sts each side for armhole (= 3 sts each side of marker) and complete front and back pieces separately.

= 66-78-86-96-106 sts. Continue in garter st. Cast off for armhole each side at the beg of every row: 3 sts 0-0-0-1-1 times, 2 sts 1-3-4-4-5 times and 1 st 1-2-3-4-6 times = 60-62-64-66-68 sts. When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74 cm cast off the middle 16-18-18-20-22 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 21-21-22-22-22 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 68-70-72-74-76 cm.

Continue in garter st on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at the side as described for back piece. Continue inc on front band. When all inc and dec are complete there are 40-41-42-43-44 sts on needle. When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76 cm cast off 21-21-22-22-22 sts from RS for shoulder = 19-20-20-21-22 sts left on needle for collar. Work remaining sts on row. Now work shortened rows on front band (with start from WS) as follows: * K 2 rows on the first 8-9-9-9-10 sts only, K 2 rows on all sts *, repeat from *-* until collar measures approx 6-6-7-7-8 cm on the shorter side (measured from shoulder). Cast off.

Like left front piece, but mirrored.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 40 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with 1 thread of each quality (= 2 threads). Work garter st on all sts, When piece measures 7 cm K 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 8 sts evenly = 48 sts. Change to needle size 5.5 mm and continue in M.1 with 1 edge st each side. AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 3-2.5-2-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 13-15-18-20-23 times = 74-78-84-88-94 sts. Work inc sts into M.1, but on rows with YO and K2 tog K inc sts from RS. When piece measures 48-47-45-44-42 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 as follows: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 2-4-6-8-10 times, then 3 sts each side until piece measures 55-56-56-57-57 cm. NOTE: Make sure to cast off the right number of sts on rows with YO and K2 tog. Now cast off 4 sts 1 time each side and cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 56-57-57-58-58 cm.

ASSEMBLY: Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves and sew under arm seams. Sew collar tog mid back and sew to neckline. Sew on buttons.


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

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