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DROPS square knitted jacket with lace pattern on the back, cuffs and bands in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-598
Yarn group A
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Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
Chest measurements: 84/92 - 98/106 - 112/120 cm

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-450 g colour no 7300, lime
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
125-150-175 g colour no 18, apple green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40, 60 and 80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk = 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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PATTERN:
See diagrams M.1, M.2, M.3 and M.4. Diagrams show pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

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JACKET:
Worked from mid back in a square, then worked down the back piece and outwards in each side for front piece. Finish by working the sleeves.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 8 sts with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk and divide them on 4 double pointed needles size 5 mm (= 2 sts on every needle). Insert a marker in the first, third, fifth and seventh st (= 4 markers).
Then work diagram M.2 3 times (i.e. over the first 6 sts), then diagram M.1 over the last 2 sts (= up towards neck). Sts with markers are corner sts, let the markers follow when working outwards. Switch to circular needle when needed.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When diagrams M.1 and M.2 have been worked, there are 214 sts on needle.
Work next round as follows: K the first 175 sts (all corner sts are here), then K the last 39 sts before slipping them on a stitch holder (= up towards neck). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Continue in stocking st back and forth over the remaining 175 sts – AT THE SAME TIME continue inc as before in the 2 corners in the opposite side of where sts were slipped on a stitch holder (i.e. inc on each side of corner sts by making 1 YO on every other row). When 4-8-12 rows have been worked back and forth (next row = RS), cast off for armholes. This is done as follows: K 10, cast off the next 32-36-39 sts, then work as before with inc until 42-46-49 sts remain, cast off the first 32-36-39 sts and K the last 10 sts. On next row cast on 32-36-39 new sts over the cast off sts. Work and inc until there are 247-263-279 sts on needle (adjust so that next row is worked from WS, approx. 16-20-24 cm in stocking st have been worked). Now K 3 rows over the middle 93-101-109 sts (= bottom of back), work the other sts in stocking st as before and continue inc as before (i.e. there will be 95-103-111 sts which are worked K on next row from WS). Work next row from RS as follows: K the first 79-83-87 sts (incl 1 st which is inc at the corner) and slip them on a stitch holder (= right front piece), LOOSELY cast off the next 97-105-113 sts (incl 2 sts which are inc), and K the last 79-83-87 sts (incl 1 st which is inc at the corner (= left front piece).

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Continue in stocking st on circular needle size 5 mm, back and forth over the 79-83-87 sts – but work the bottom 2 sts (in the left side seen from RS) K on all rows (= garter st). When piece measures 41-44-48 cm - measured outwards from where armhole was cast off (adjust so that next row is from WS), K 3 rows back and forth, then LOOSELY cast off.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle size 5 mm and work as left front piece but now work the 2 sts at the bottom in the right side (seen from RS) in garter st.

NECK EDGE AND BANDS:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Knit up on circular needle size 5 mm with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk: 74-84-94 sts at the top along right front piece, then work the 39 sts from stitch holder in the neck on to needle, then knit up 74-84-94 sts at the top along left front piece (= 187-207-227 sts). K 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows: 2 sts in garter st, diagram M.3A 9-10-11 times, diagram M.3B (= 3 sts), and 2 sts in garter st. Continue like this until edge measures approx. 10-11-12 cm (adjust so that next row is worked from WS). Now K 3 rows over all sts, then LOOSELY cast off – it is very important to avoid a tight cast off edge.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 42-46-50 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 5 mm with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk. K 3 rows back and forth. Continue with diagram M.4 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 12 cm, work in stocking st until finished measurements. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 15 cm, inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 4-3½-3 cm a total of 9-10-11 times = 60-66-72 sts. When piece measures 50 cm in all sizes, cast off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2 times, then cast off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 59 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Cast off the remaining sts. Piece measures approx. 60 cm.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st and sew in the sleeves.

Diagram

= K
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= knitting direction


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