Mar de Invierno by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in stockinette st with ¾ sleeves and round yoke in "Verdi". Size: S-XXXL.

DROPS 129-9
DROPS design: Pattern no VE-006
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 78-86-96-102-118-126 cm / 30 3/4"-34"-37 3/4"-40"-46½"-49½"
Full length: 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''

Materials: DROPS VERDI from Garnstudio
350 g for all sizes in color no 03, blue/light blue/beige
Garment weight: approx. 215-240-265-290-315-340 g.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 6 mm / US 10 (80 cm / 32'') - or size needed to get 14 sts x 16 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 6-7-7-8-8-8 pieces


Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here


48% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 17% Polyester, 15% Mohair
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

All dec are done from RS.
Dec as follows before 6 sts in the side: Beg 2 sts before marker, K 2 sts tog.
Dec as follows after 6 sts in the side: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Dec 1 st on each side of marker.
Dec as follows before marker: begin 2 sts before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows after marker: K 2 tog.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO from RS. On next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of YO instead of front) to avoid holes.

Bind off for button holes on right front band.
1 button hole = bind off 2nd band st from edge. On next row cast on 1 new st over the bind off st.
Bind off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47 cm / ¾",4 3/8",8",11 3/8",15",18½".
SIZE M: 3, 11, 18, 26, 34, 41, 49 cm / 1 1/8",4 3/8",7",10¼",13 3/8",16 1/8",19¼".
SIZE L: 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 cm / 1 1/8",4 3/8",7½",10 5/8",13¾",17",20"
SIZE XL: 4, 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 46, 53 cm / 1½",4 3/8",7",9¾",12½",15¼",18",21".
SIZE XXL: 4, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47, 55 cm / 1½",4¾",7½",10¼",13",15¾",18½",21 5/8".
SIZE XXXL: 4, 12, 19, 27, 34, 42, 49, 57 cm/ 1½",4¾",7½",10 5/8",13 3/8",16½",19¼",22½''.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 122-134-146-158-178-190 sts (includes 4 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Verdi. Work as follows (1st row = from RS): 4 band sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, K 2, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 4 band sts in GARTER ST. When 3-3-3-5-5-5 rows have been worked, work 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 2-2-0-2-2-2 sts evenly (do not dec over band sts) = 120-132-146-156-176-188 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 4 band sts in garter st in each side. NOTE! Remember to bind off for BUTTON HOLES - see explanation above. Insert 4 markers in the piece as follows, from beg of row: 1st marker after 29-32-35-38-43-46 sts, 2nd marker after 35-38-41-44-49-52 sts, 3rd marker after 85-94-105-112-127-136 sts and 4th marker after 91-100-111-118-133-142 sts (= 6 sts between markers in each side). When piece measures 9 cm / 3½'' from cast on edge, dec 1 st on each side of 6 sts in each side - Read DECREASE TIP 1! Repeat dec when piece measures 11 cm / 4½'' and 13 cm / 5'' = 108-120-134-144-164-176 sts.
Continue in stockinette st with 4 band sts in each side. When piece measures 23 cm / 9'', inc 1 st on each side of 6 sts in the sides - Read INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc when piece measures 25-26-27-28-29-30 cm / 9¾''-10¼''-10 5/8''-11''-11 3/8''-11¾'' = 116-128-142-152-172-184 sts. Continue in stockinette st and 4 band sts in each side until piece measures 29-30-31-32-33-34 cm / 11 3/8''-11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13''-13 3/8''. Now work next row from RS as follows: Work 29-32-35-38-43-46 sts, bind off the next 4 sts, work 50-56-64-68-78-84 sts, bind off the next 4 sts and work the last 29-32-35-38-43-46 sts. Put piece aside = 108-120-134-144-164-176 sts remain on needle.

The sleeve is worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 34-34-34-38-38-42 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Verdi.
Work rib as follows (1st row = from RS): 1 edge st, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st. Continue like this until rib measures approx. 4 cm / 1½''. Now continue working in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 8 cm / 3'', inc 1 st in each side inside 1 edge st. Repeat inc every 2-1½-1½-1½-1-1 cm / 3/4"-½"-½"-½"-3/8"-3/8" a total of 9-10-11-11-12-12 times - Read INCREASE TIP! = 52-54-56-60-62-66 sts. When piece measures approx. 28-27-27-26-25-25 cm / 11"-10½"-10½"-10 1/4"-9 3/4"-9 3/4" (NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of broader shoulder width) bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows = 46-48-50-54-56-60 sts. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

Sew the sleeves tog inside 1 edge st.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 200-216-234-252-276-296 sts. Insert 1 marker after 23-24-26-26-30-31 sts, then insert 7-7-7-8-8-9 markers with 22-24-26-25-27-26 sts between each = 23-24-26-26-30-31 sts remain after last marker (= a total of 8-8-8-9-9-10 markers). Now measure the piece from here! Continue working in stockinette st (4 band sts in each side are worked as before). When piece measures 3 cm / 1'', dec 1 st on each side of every marker (= 16-16-16-18-18-20 sts dec) - Read DECREASE TIP 2! Repeat dec every 3 cm / 1'' 2 more times and then every 2 cm / 3/4'' a total of 4-4-5-5-6-6 times = 88-104-106-108-114-116 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8 ¾''-9''. On next row from RS, K over all sts while AT THE SAME TIME dec 13-26-26-22-25-25 sts evenly (do not dec over band sts) = 75-78-80-86-89-91 sts. Turn piece. P 1 row from WS but turn piece when 15 sts remain towards mid front. Tighten the yarn and K from RS until 15 sts remain in the other side towards mid front. Turn piece and tighten yarn . P 1 row from WS the entire row. K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS over all sts. Then loosely bind off with K from RS.

Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 129-9) for measurements and calculations.

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We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (34)

country flag Annette Busch wrote:

Hejsa. Når man skal lukke af på kropsdelen til ærmer, står der luk 4 af. På selve ærmerne skal man lukke 6 af. Er det fordi de to ekstra masker er til at sy sammen i?

14.12.2022 - 01:42

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Annette, det er lettere at få ærmet ind på rundpinden når du lukker 6 masker af på ærmet :)

15.12.2022 kl. 09:19

country flag Stephanie Wall wrote:

I have knitted this pattern 3 times. Every time it takes ALL my strength to knit the rows where the arms meet the body

12.11.2020 - 21:52

country flag Joëlle wrote:

Pouvez vous me dire si c'est normal que les manches se tricotent en jersey hors le reste se tricote au point mousse. D'avance merci pour votre réponse

15.02.2015 - 18:31

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Joëlle, le dos et les devants du gilet se tricotent également en jersey, avec 4 m de bordure devant au point mousse (bordures de boutonnage), l'empiècement se tricote ensuite entièrement en jersey, toujours avec les 4 m au point mousse au début et à la fin du rang (= de chaque côté). Bon tricot!

16.02.2015 kl. 11:05

country flag Constance wrote:

Love the neckline and the shaped fit. Would work well without the sleeves given the dropped shoulder design. Well done!

30.07.2013 - 14:48

country flag Noreen wrote:

On Pattern 129-9 there is a 2 purl 2 plain and then button bands are garter and the neck is stocking stitch I would like to ask if there is a reason for the difference regarding rib at start and garter button bands please Thanks Noreen As I am ready to start if anyone can help great

05.07.2013 - 20:32

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Noreen, you start at the bottom of the jacket with ribbing K2/P2 and 4 sts in garter st each side for button band - these 4 sts each side are worked in garter st all the way. For the neck, you finish with 1 ridge (2 rows garter st)on all sts. Happy knitting!

06.07.2013 kl. 11:41

country flag Sabine wrote:

Beim Vorder- und Rückenteil: 4 Marker setzen. dann nach 9 cm auf beiden Seiten und links und rechts der 6 M. je 1 M. abn. ( und das ganze 2x wiederholen bei 11 und 13 cm) man kommt von 120 auf 108 Maschen. also 4 Maschen pro Ausführung. Aber was heißt dann LINKS und RECHTS der 6 M. - bei 4 Markern wären das 8 Maschen pro Reihe, die man abnimmt. das ganze 3x insgesamt kommt man auf 24 Maschen Reduzierung.

21.05.2013 - 22:20

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Sabine, es sind nur an zwei Stellen 6 M zwischen den Markierungen (in der Mitte sind mehr Maschen) also nehmen Sie Sie pro Abnahmereihe 4 M ab. 3 x 4 M = 12 Maschen, dann also 120 M – 12 M = 108 M.

22.05.2013 kl. 09:47

country flag Marita wrote:

Hej, måtten på diagrammet är det kroppsmått eller mått på färdigt plagg?

04.09.2012 - 15:42

DROPS Design answered:

Det är på färdigt plagg.

05.09.2012 kl. 12:10

country flag Elisabeth wrote:


25.02.2012 - 19:00

Ewa wrote:

Sehr schick!

28.01.2011 - 16:42

country flag Gunnel wrote:

När kommer mönstret? Jag vill sticka den nu!!!!!!

25.01.2011 - 15:30

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