DROPS / 142 / 26

Paris weekend by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with raglan and ¾ sleeves in ”Alpaca Bouclé”, worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ab-028
Yarn group C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour no 0602, brown

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm - for edges in garter st.
DROPS WOOD BUTTON COCONUT, NO 515: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pieces

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Cast off for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Cast off for buttonholes when piece measures (measured from the neck and down):
SIZE S: 2, 11, 21, 30 and 40 cm
SIZE M: 2, 12, 22, 32 and 42 cm
SIZE L: 2, 12, 23, 33 and 44 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 10, 19, 28, 37 and 46 cm.
SIZE XXL: 2, 12, 21, 30, 39 and 48 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 2, 12, 21, 31, 40 and 50 cm.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show pattern from RS.

Beg 6 sts before marker: Make 2 YO on needle, work diagram A.1/A.2 (marker is in the middle of repetition), make 2 YO on needle. On next row slip one of the 2 YO before and after A.1/A.2 off the needle and work the other YO in stocking st (i.e. P from WS).

INCREASE TIP (applies to body):
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row work YO twisted to avoid holes.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from neck and down.

LOOSELY cast on 72-72-76-76-83-83 sts (incl 6 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Alpaca Bouclé. Work 6 rows in GARTER ST - see explanation above (1st row = RS). Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and work in stocking st AT THE SAME TIME work an elevation at the back of neck as follows (1st row = RS): Work until 16-16-18-18-19-19 sts remain, turn, tighten thread and work until 16-16-18-18-19-19 sts remain in the other side, turn, tighten thread and work until 22-22-24-24-26-26 sts remain, turn, tighten thread and work until 22-22-24-24-26-26 sts remain in the other side, turn, tighten thread and work until 28-28-30-30-33-33 sts remain, turn, tighten thread and work until 28-28-30-30-33-33 sts remain in the other side, turn, tighten thread and work the rest of row. Now insert 4 markers in the piece for raglan as follows (insert the markers in the piece without working the row): Insert 1st marker after 16-16-17-17-19-19 sts (= front piece), insert 2nd marker after 10-10-10-10-10-10 sts (= sleeve), insert 3rd marker after 20-20-22-22-25-25 sts (= back piece) and insert 4th marker after 10-10-10-10-10-10 sts (= sleeve). 16-16-17-17-19-19 sts remain on needle after last marker on front piece.
P 1 row from WS (work bands in garter st), AT THE SAME TIME inc 2 sts on each side of the 4 markers by working 2 sts in each of the 2 sts on each side of all 4 markers (= 16 sts inc) = 88-88-92-92-99-99 sts.
Then work in stocking st with 6 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front (1st row = RS) – AT THE SAME TIME work a cable according to diagram A.1 over 1st and 3rd marker and a cable according to diagram A.2 over 2nd and 4th marker (markers are in the middle of each cable) - Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME on first row from RS, beg inc for RAGLAN – see explanation above. NOTE: The inc on body and sleeves are uneven. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
INC AS FOLLOWS ON SLEEVES: Beg on 1st row from RS and inc on every other row (i.e. every row from RS) a total of 31-33-34-36-37-38 times.
INC AS FOLLOWS ON BODY: Beg on 1st row from RS and inc every other row (i.e. every row from RS) a total of 13-17-22-28-33-38 times and then every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) a total of 9-8-6-4-2-0 times = 300-320-340-364-387-403 sts. Inc for raglan are now done. Work 1 row from WS as before. Then work 1 row from RS as before while AT THE SAME TIME K sts in cable in diagram A.1 tog 2 by 2 and K sts in cable in diagram A.2 twisted tog 2 by 2 (= 4 sts dec per cable) = 284-304-324-348-371-387 sts remain on needle. Work next row as follows from WS: Work until 1st marker, slip the 72-76-78-82-84-86 sts between 1st and 2nd marker on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts over stitch holder, work until 3rd marker, slip the 72-76-78-82-84-86 sts between 3rd and 4th marker on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts over stitch holder and work the rest of row = 156-168-184-204-223-235 sts on needle.

NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue back and forth in stocking st and 6 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front. AT THE SAME TIME insert 1 marker in the middle of the 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts in each side. When piece measures 4-4-5-5-5-6 cm, inc 1 st on each side of markers in each side - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc when piece measures 8-8-10-10-11-12 cm = 164-176-192-212-231-243 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 9-9-11-11-12-13 cm (piece measures approx. 40-42-44-46-48-50 cm from shoulder and down). Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work in garter st back and forth for 6 cm, then LOOSELY cast off. Piece measures approx. 46-48-50-52-54-56 cm from shoulder and down.

Slip sts from one stitch holder on a short circular needle size 5 mm and cast in addition on 8-8-8-10-10-10 new sts under sleeve = 80-84-86-92-94-96 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work in stocking st in the round until sleeve measures 9-8-8-7-6-6 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of broader shoulder width and longer sleeve cap). Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work in garter st in the round for 6 cm, then LOOSELY cast off. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle

Ana María 25.02.2019 - 19:22:

Los comentarios son muy buenos para entender las indicaciones. Así como se puede leer en el idioma materno, por favor, dejen que los comentarios también sean en el mismo. Me encanta esta página.

Valérie 19.11.2018 - 16:57:

Hallo! Ook ik raak niet wijs uit het patroon. Ik heb de pas gebreid en 16 steken gemeerderd. Maar hoe gaat het verder? Als ik het goed begrijp staat het meerderen op de mouwen en op het lijf (telkens +1 omslag?) volledig apart van het breien van de kabels (raglan, 2 x +2 omslagen)? Maar dus hoe en vooral waar op de rij moet ik meerderen voor de mouwen en voor het lijf? Gaat het telkens maar om 1 omslag per onderdeel (voorbies, kabel, mouw, rug)? Waar dien ik deze omslag telkens te maken?

DROPS Design 13.12.2018 kl. 09:12:

Dag Valérie,

Nadat je de 16 meerderingen hebt gedaan, brei je verder en brei je A.1 over markeerdraad 1 en 3, waarbij de markeerdraad in het midden van A.1 zit, dus in het midden van de kabel. Op dezlfde manier brei je A.2 over markeerdraad 2 en 4.

Daarnaast moet ook meerderen voor de raglan. Bij 'RAGLAN' staat hoe je dit doet (begin 6 steken voor de markeerdraad, etc) en in de beschrijving staat hoe vaak je dit doet. Het aantal keren is namelijk verschillend voor het lijf en de mouwen.

Stefania 26.01.2017 - 09:32:

Ho letto che è possibile lavorare questo modello con i ferri dritti è possibile però avere le spiegazioni? grazie

DROPS Design 26.01.2017 kl. 12:15:

Buongiorno Stefania. Il cardigan è lavorato avanti e indietro sui ferri circolari. Se preferisce lavorare con i ferri dritti può seguire le stesse indicazioni riportate nel testo. Sarà un po’ più scomodo per via del numero delle maglie. Per le maniche può lavorarle sui ferri dritti, aggiungendo 1 m di margine che servirà per la cucitura. Buon lavoro!

Monica Filippa 01.09.2016 - 10:59:

Buongiorno, per realizzare questo modello con filato Drops Alaska, devo sempre considerare, per taglia S, gr 250? Grazie

DROPS Design 01.09.2016 kl. 11:05:

Buongiorno Monica. La resa del filato Alaska è diversa da quella di Alpaca Bouclè. Deve calcolare il totale dei metri necessari con Alpaca Bouclè e dividere per i metri in un gomitolo di Alaska. Nel suo caso: 5 gomitoli di Alpaca Bouclè x 140 m (m in un gomitolo) = 700 m / 70 m (m in un gomitolo di Alaska) = 10 gomitoli. Buon lavoro!

Liz 19.06.2016 - 05:37:

Thank you again for your reply. Very helpful. I'm loving the challenge of this pattern and determined to do it. I'm knitting it in your alpaca in black which makes it a little more challenging to see. Am I understanding correctly that the 2 yo are done on each side front and back and on each side of each sleeve for 22 times, then every 4 th row on the front back while I continue increasing on the sleeves every other row for 34 times.

DROPS Design 20.06.2016 kl. 08:53:

Dear Liz, in 3rd size, you will inc for raglan a total of 22 times in back, front pieces and sleeves every other row, then continue inc only on sleeve 12 more times every other row (= a total of 34 times), while you continue inc on body 6 times every 4th row, ie every other row you will inc only on sleeve (4 sts inc), and every 4th row inc for sleeves and body (8 sts inc). Happy knitting!

Liz 18.06.2016 - 03:41:

Thank you for your quick reply - I think it helps. The only other question I have is how to do 2 yo. Are they done in 2 consecutive stitches?

DROPS Design 18.06.2016 kl. 18:37:

Dear Liz, you've to do 2 YOs before and after working diagrams. See here a video on how to make a double yo: . Happy knitting!!

Liz 17.06.2016 - 04:28:

I simply cannot understand the instructions for this pattern. I have work the neck band and placed the markers. The section following is a complete jumble to me. Has anyone else written out the instructions? If not I am going to have to start over with another pattern.

DROPS Design 17.06.2016 kl. 08:34:

Dear Liz, work first 1 row from WS inc 2 sts on each side of 4 markers (kfb 2 sts before + 2 sts after each marker) - continue then in pattern with A.1 and A.2 and inc for raglan on next row from RS - You will inc differently on sleeves and on body, ie on some rows you will inc in each piece (sleeves, back and front pieces, when inc every other row) and in some rows you will only inc in sleeves (every other row in sleeves, but every 4th row in body). Inc in each piece to inc as explained under "RAGLAN". Happy knitting!

Shoshana Lev 20.12.2015 - 12:47:

Is it possible to get more explanation on the raglan ? please make it in english

DROPS Design 21.12.2015 kl. 11:09:

Dear Mrs Lev, inc for raglan are done before/after A.1/A.2 with 2 yos, only 1 of the yo will be then worked on next row. You will inc differently on sleeves (every other row) and on front pieces/back piece (firrst every 2 rows then every 4 rows). Happy knitting!

Dorothee 04.12.2015 - 09:16:

Jag provade att sticka omslaget på nästa varv vridet, men då fungerar inte mönstret längre då det är två omslag där det ena ska släppas i nästa varv. Det gick inte bättre att vrida maskerna innan och efter. Nåt mer tips eller får jag leva med skillnaden?

DROPS Design 04.12.2015 kl. 15:14:

Hej Dorothee, Då tror jag att du får leva med skillnaden. Lycka till!

Gunilla 02.12.2015 - 19:07:

Har just börjat att sticka på 130-27 kommit 25 cm och mätte bredden och stickfastigheten. Tycker inte jag stickar löst, men fick en chock då jag såg att på tio cm hade jag bara elva maskor istället för sjutton. Vilken sticka ska jag prova då 4-4.5 istället för 5 . Skulle mätt tidigare men som sagt efter trettio års stickande tycker jag att jag oftast får det rätt. Har även stickat ponchon i bouclen med luvan och den gick utan problem. /gunilla

DROPS Design 03.12.2015 kl. 10:15:

Hej. Ja prova att gå ner till sticka 4 och se om du får stickfastheten att stämma. Det kan hända att du också måste försöka sticka hårdare för att få det att stämma. Lycka till.

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