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Blue Billows by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with zigzag pattern in "Muskat Soft". Size: XS - XXL

DROPS design: Pattern no R-578
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Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT SOFT from Garnstudio
Colour no 03, blue print: 500-550-600-650-700-750 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st and 27 sts x 31 rows in zigzag pattern = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 mm (80 cm) - for garter st.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 5-5-5-5-6-6 pieces

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.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec for neck and armholes inside 5 P sts. All dec are done from RS.
Dec after 5 sts as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 5 sts as follows: K 2 tog

BUTTON HOLES:
Cast off for button holes on right front band.
1 button hole = cast off the 3rd band st, on next row cast on 1 new st over the cast off st.
Cast off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE XS: 3, 11, 20, 29 and 37 cm
SIZE S: 2, 11, 20, 29 and 38 cm
SIZE M: 3, 12, 21, 30 and 39 cm
SIZE L: 4, 13, 22, 31 and 40 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34 and 41 cm
SIZE XXL: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34 and 42 cm
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 227-251-275-299-331-363 sts (incl 5 band sts in each side towards mid front) on 2 circular needles size 4 mm with Muskat Soft (to avoid a tight cast on edge). Pull out one of the circular needles. P the 5 band sts on every row until finished measurements!
Work 2 rows in GARTER ST - see explanation above - with 5 band sts in each side. Continue as follows (beg from RS): 5 band sts, M.1 (see diagram for size) over the next 216-240-264-288-320-352 sts, 1 st in stocking st, 5 band sts.
NOTE! REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
NOTE! Remember to cast off for BUTTON HOLES on right front band - see explanation above. When piece measures approx. 9 cm, dec 2 sts in every other M.1 from RS (see explanation in M.2) = 215-239-263-283-315-347 sts. Then continue with pattern as before. When piece measures approx. 18 cm, dec 2 sts in the remaining M.1 as before = 203-227-251-267-299-331 sts. Then continue with pattern as before until piece measures 27 cm. Now dec 2 sts in every M.1 as before = 179-203-227-235-267-299 sts. Then continue with pattern as before until piece measures 36 cm in all sizes. Now dec 2 sts in every M.1 again as before = 155-179-203-203-235-267 sts.
On next row from RS, K all sts while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 162-178-194-206-234-258. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. K 1 row from WS (work the 5 band sts in each side as before). On next row, divide piece as follows: Work 43-47-51-54-61-67 sts and slip these sts on a stitch holder (= right front piece), work 76-84-92-98-112-124 sts (= back piece), slip the remaining 43-47-51-54-61-67 sts on a stitch holder (= left front piece), now measure piece from here and finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 76-84-92-98-112-124 sts.
Then work in Garter st back and forth until piece measures 4-5-6-7-8-9 cm from where it was divided.
Now on every row, P 8-8-9-10-10-11 sts in each side.
When piece measures 5-6-7-8-9-10 cm from where piece was divided, cast off 3-3-4-5-5-6 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows for armholes, continue with 5 P sts in each side. Then continue in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME continuing to dec for armholes inside the 5 P sts in each side – Read DECREASE TIP. Dec 1 st on every other row a total of 3-6-8-9-15-19 times = 64-66-68-70-72-74 sts.
Then continue until piece measures 19-21-23-25-27-29 cm from where piece was divided. Now P the middle 32-34-36-38-40-42 sts on every row (work the other sts as before). Continue to work like this until piece measures 21-23-25-27-29-31 cm. Now cast off the middle 22-24-26-28-30-32 sts for neck = 21 sts remain for each shoulder. Finish each shoulder separately. Then continue in Garter st and 5 P sts in each side until piece measures 23-25-27-29-31-33 cm from where the piece was divided. Cast off. The whole piece measures approx. 59-61-63-65-67-69 cm.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 43-47-51-54-61-67 sts.
Then work in Garter st back and forth with 5 band sts towards mid front. NOTE! Remember to cast off for BUTTON HOLES - see explanation above. When piece measures 2-3-4-5-6-7 cm from where piece was divided (cast offs for button holes are now done), P 2 rows back and forth only over the 5 band sts. Then on next row, beg to dec for neck – Read DECREASE TIP! Dec 1 st on every other row 7 times, then on every 4th row 4-5-6-7-8-9 times and then on every 6th row 5 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4-5-6-7-8-9 cm from where piece was divided, P over 8-8-9-10-10-11 sts in the side on every row. When piece measures 5-6-7-8-9-10 cm from where piece was divided, cast off and dec for armhole as on back piece.
When all dec and cast offs for armhole and neck are done, 21 sts remain on needle. Continue until piece measures 23-25-27-29-31-33 cm from where piece was divided. Cast off. The whole piece measures approx. 59-61-63-65-67-69 cm.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed and without button holes.

SLEEVES:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 47-50-52-54-57-57 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Muskat Soft. Work in garter st until piece measures 5 cm. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm, then continue in stocking st until finished measurements. When piece measures 8-8-9-8-9-9 cm, inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 4.5-4-3-3-2.5-2 cm a total of 10-11-13-14-15-18 times = 67-72-78-82-87-93 sts. When piece measures 51-51-50-50-48-47 cm - NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and broader shoulder width - cast off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 3-3-4-4-5-6 times.
Then cast off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 58-59-59-60-60-61 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Cast off the remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx. 59-60-60-61-61-62 cm.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one in front loop of outermost st. Sew on buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= slip 2 sts as if to K, K 3 tog, pass the 2 slipped sts over


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