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Coastal Blues by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with short raglan sleeves in ”Alaska”. Size S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no X-359
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS ALASKA
500-550-650-700-750-850 g colour no 12, marine

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4.5 mm for borders and collar.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) size 4 mm – for garter st.
DROPS BUFFALO HORN BUTTON, no 537: 6-6-6-6-8-8 pcs.

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pattern type: jackets, vests, pattern/technique: cable, lace, texture, shape: raglan, waist shaping,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle): K all rows.
GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round.
PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 to M.3. Diagram shows the pattern from RS. See diagram for your size.
KNITTING TIP (applies to front bands):
To avoid front bands becoming too tight because of the garter st work shortened rows on front band after every 4th row as follows: * beg mid front and K 1 row on the 6 front band sts only, turn piece, tighten thread and K the 6 front band sts. Turn piece and work 4 rows as before on all sts *, repeat from *-* until finished measurements.
DECREASING TIP-1 (applies to body piece): Make all dec from RS!
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
DECREASING TIP-2 (applies to raglan):
Make all dec from RS!
Dec as follows in each transition between body piece and sleeves (beg 2 sts before marker): K2 tog, marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
INCREASING TIP (applies to body piece):
Make all inc from RS!
Inc 1 st by picking up st from previous row, and K this.
BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 buttonhole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 4, 13, 22, 31, 40 and 49 cm
SIZE M: 4, 13, 23, 32, 42 and 51 cm
SIZE L: 5, 14, 24, 33, 43 and 52 cm
SIZE XL: 4, 14, 24, 34, 44 and 54 cm
SIZE XXL: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49 and 55 cm
SIZE XXXL: 8, 5, 22, 29, 36, 43, 50 and 57cm
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.

BODY PIECE:
See KNITTING TIP!
Cast on 148-162-176-196-216-236 sts (includes 6 front band sts each side towards front edge) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Alaska. Work 6 rows GARTER ST back and forth on needle - see above. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and work next row as follows from RS: 6 front band sts in garter st, M.1A (= 26 sts in SIZE S + M + L + XL and 31 sts in SIZE XXL + XXXL), 84-98-112-132-142-162 stocking sts, M.1B (= 26 sts in SIZE S + M + L + XL and 31 sts in SIZE XXL + XXXL) and 6 front band sts in garter st. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 156-170-184-204-230-250 sts on needle. On next row from RS work M.2A instead of M.1A and M.2B instead of M.1B (work remaining sts as before – remember diagram for your size). REMEMBER KNITTING TENSION and BUTTONHOLES ON RIGHT FRONT BAND! AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5-5-5-8-8-8 cm insert 4 markers in piece as follows: marker 1 after 36-36-36-36-44-44 sts (= right after M.2A), marker 2 after another 28-34-39-49-53-62 sts, marker 3 after another 28-30-34-34-36-38 sts and marker 4 after another 28-34-39-49-53-62 sts (= right before M.2B) – there are now 36-36-36-36-44-44 sts after the last marker. AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec as follows - see DECREASING TIP-1: Dec 1 st after marker 1 and 2 and 1 st before marker 3 and 4 (= 4 dec). Repeat the dec on every 5-5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 4-4-4-3-3-3 times = 140-154-168-192-218-238 sts.
When piece measures 24-25-25-25-25-26 cm inc 1 st after marker 1 and 2 and 1 st before marker 3 and 4 (= 4 inc) - see INCREASING TIP. Repeat the inc on every 1.5-1.5-1.5-2-2.5-3 cm a total of 4-4-4-3-3-3 times = 156-170-184-204-230-250 sts.
When piece measures approx 29-30-31-32-33-34 cm - adjust to after at least 1 row after a cable and to next row being worked from RS (inc are complete) - change to circular needle size 4 mm. Continue in garter st back and forth on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec 4-4-4-4-7-7 sts on M.2 each side (i.e. dec by K2 tog on the 6 sts in each cable, and P tog the 2 middle P sts in lace pattern) = 148-162-176-196-216-236 sts. When the garter st measures 4 cm (make sure to have a buttonhole in the middle of this garter st section), K 1 row from RS. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and work M.3 (front bands continue in garter st). After 3 rows in M.3 (piece measures approx 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm) work next row as follows from RS: work 37-41-44-49-54-59 sts (= right front piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, work 62-68-76-86-96-106 sts (= back piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole and work remaining 37-41-44-49-54-59 sts (= left front piece). Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 48-50-52-54-58-62 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with Alaska. Work GARTER ST in the round - see above. When piece measures 3 cm change to double pointed needles size 5 mm. K 2 rounds, AT THE SAME TIME on round 1 inc 10-12-12-14-14-14 sts evenly = 58-62-64-68-72-76 sts. On next round cast off 6 sts mid under sleeve = 52-56-58-62-66-70 sts left on needle. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armholes = 240-262-280-308-336-364 sts. Insert a marker in each transition between body piece and sleeves (= 4 markers). READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Work first row as follows from WS: 6 front band sts in garter st, continue M.3 as before on the next 30-34-37-42-47-52 sts, work 54-58-60-64-68-72 stocking sts (= P from WS, K from RS), continue M.3 on the next 60-66-74-84-94-104 sts as before, work 54-58-60-64-68-72 stocking sts, continue M.3 on the next 30-34-37-42-47-52 sts and finish with 6 front band sts in garter st. Continue in pattern like this, AT THE SAME TIME on first row from RS dec for raglan in each transition between body piece and sleeves as follows - See DECREASING TIP-2:
Beg on first row from RS and then dec on every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) a total of 4-3-3-2-0-0 times and then on every other row a total of 15-18-19-22-26-28 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 50-52-53-55-56-58 cm slip 9-11-11-14-14-17 sts at beg of the next 2 rows on a stitch holder for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-1-2-2 times and 2 sts 2-2-3-3-3-3 times, then 1 st at the beg of every row until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from shoulder (piece measures approx 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm measured from mid back).
After all dec for raglan and neck are complete there are approx 54-78 sts left on needle.

ELEVATION MID BACK:
Pick up from RS approx 90-140 sts round neck (includes sts on needle and stitch holders) on circular needle size 5 mm with Alaska.
Work 1 row from WS with front bands in garter st as before, M.3 continue as before and stocking st on remaining sts as before, AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to 80-82-84-86-88-90 sts (do not dec on front bands). Continue in pattern back and forth as before, AT THE SAME TIME work elevation mid back as follows – NOTE: When turning mid piece, slip first st and tighten thread before working return row.
Beg from RS on right front piece and work row to marker on left front piece (i.e. in the middle of raglan at the front), turn piece and work row to marker on right front piece (i.e. in the middle of raglan at the front the other side). Turn piece, and work row until 7 sts remain before marker on left front piece, turn piece and work row until 7 sts remain before marker on right front piece. Turn piece, work row to marker on left side on back piece, turn piece and work row to marker on right side on back piece. Turn piece and work row to end.

NECKLINE:
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and K 1 row from WS on all sts. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 111-117-117-123-129 sts (do not inc on front bands). Work next row as follows from WS: 6 front band sts in garter st, * P3, K3 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P3 and 6 front band sts in garter st. Continue in rib like this. When rib measures 3 cm inc all K3 to K4 (as seen from RS). When neck measures 7 cm inc all P3 to P4 (as seen from RS). Cast off with K over K and P over P when rib measures approx 10-11-12-13-14-15 cm.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew openings under sleeves. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= P2 in the same st
= K2 in the same st
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle


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