DROPS / 141 / 19

Birch Leaves by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with cables, lace pattern and band collar in ”Nepal”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-083
Yarn group C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
850-950-1000-1100-1250-1350 g colour no 4311, grey/purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 6 mm - or size needed to get 16 sts x 19 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm. And 15 sts x 19 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm - for rib.

DROPS ANGULAR BUFFELHORN BUTTONS NO 537: 2 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.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.7. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. Choose diagram for your size.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sides of body):
All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

KNITTING TIP (applies to band):
To avoid the bands contracting at the front, work short rows over bands on every row marked with arrow in diagram A.5/A.6 as follows: * Beg from RS on right front piece (= mid front) on row marked with arrow in diagram and K 1 row over the outermost 16-16-18-18-22-22 sts (= band – the other sts on row are not worked), turn piece, tighten thread and K the rest of row, turn piece and work 1 row as before (in garter st and with pattern) over all sts, turn piece, K 1 row over the outermost 16-16-18-18-22-22 sts (= band on left front piece – the other sts on row are not worked), turn piece, tighten thread and K the rest of row *, repeat from *-* on every row marked with arrow in diagram.

BUTTONHOLES:
Cast off for 2 buttonholes on right band as follows: K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO, work until 5 sts remain on band, K the next 2 tog and make 1 YO.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 239-251-269-305-335-347 sts (incl 16-16-18-18-22-22 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 5 mm with Nepal. P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows from RS: 3 edge sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above , * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-4-4-5-5 times, K 3, work diagram A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 35-35-35-44-44-44 sts), * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-3-3-4-5 times, K 3, work diagram A.1 in sizes S + M + L (= 35 sts) and diagram A.2 in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL (= 44 sts), * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-4-4-5-5 times, K 3, work diagram A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 35-35-35-44-44-44 sts), * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-3-3-4-5 times, K 3, work diagram A.1 in sizes S + M + L (= 35 sts) and diagram A.2 in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL (= 44 sts), * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-4-4-5-5 times, K 3 and 3 edge sts in GARTER ST. Continue rib like this until piece measures 5 cm.
Switch to circular needle size 6 mm and work next row from RS as follows: 3 edge sts in garter st, K while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-7-9-12-12-10 sts evenly over the next 21-21-27-27-33-33 sts, work last row in A.3 over sts from A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 9-9-9-10-10-10 sts dec), K while AT THE SAME TIME dec 5-7-7-7-11-11 sts evenly over the next 15-21-21-21-27-33 sts, work last row in A.3 in sizes S + M + L over sts from A.1 (= 9 sts dec) and work last row in A.4 in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL over sts from A.2 (= 10 sts dec), K while AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-4-4-10-8-4 sts evenly over the next 21-21-27-27-33-33 sts, work last row in A.3 over sts from A.1 (choose diagram for your size = 9-9-9-10-10-10 sts dec), K while AT THE SAME TIME dec 5-7-7-7-11-11 sts evenly over the next 15-21-21-21-27-33 sts, work last row in A.3 in sizes S + M + L over sts from A.1 (= 9 sts dec) and work last row in A.4 in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL over sts from A.2 (= 10 sts dec), K while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-7-9-12-12-10 sts evenly over the next 21-21-27-27-33-33 sts and finish with 3 edge sts in garter st = 171-183-197-217-241-261 sts.
Work 1 row from WS with K over K and P over P but K the outermost 16-16-18-18-22-22 sts in each side (= bands).
Then work pattern as follows, beg from RS - READ KNITTING TIP: 16-16-18-18-22-22 band sts in garter st, 0-1-3-0-2-4 sts in reverse stocking st, work pattern according to diagram A.5 (choose diagram for your size = 26-26-26-34-34-34 sts), work in stocking st over the next 10-14-14-14-16-22 sts, work A.5 in sizes S + M + L (= 26 sts) and A.6 in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL (= 34 sts), 0-1-3-0-2-4 sts in reverse stocking st, work diagram A.7 (choose diagram for your size = 15-15-17-17-21-21 sts), 0-1-3-0-2-4 sts in reverse stocking st, work A.5 (choose diagram for your size = 26-26-26-34-34-34 sts), work in stocking st over the next 10-14-14-14-16-22 sts, work A.5 in sizes S + M + L (= 26 sts) and A.6 in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL (= 34 sts) and 0-1-3-0-2-4 sts in reverse stocking st and 16-16-18-18-22-22 band sts in garter st.
Insert 2 markers in the piece; 47-50-54-59-66-71 sts in from each side = 77-83-89-99-109-119 sts between markers on back piece. Continue pattern. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 10 cm, dec 1 st on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 10-10-10-8-9-9 cm, 3-3-3-4-4-4 more times = 155-167-181-197-221-241 sts. When piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm, cast off for 2 buttonholes on right band - see explanation above! When piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm, cast off the first 15-15-17-17-21-21 sts on row, insert 1 marker (shows where to beg knit up for collar), work the rest of row. Turn piece, cast off the first 15-15-17-17-21-21 sts on row, insert 1 marker (this marks where to end the knit up for collar), work the rest of row = 125-137-147-163-179-199 sts. Continue pattern as before with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm, cast off 2-4-4-4-6-8 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. 1-2-2-2-3-4 sts on each side of both markers) = 67-71-77-85-93-101 sts on back piece and 27-29-31-35-37-41 sts on front piece. Finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
Continue pattern as before with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 75-78-81-84-87-90 cm, cast off the middle 11-11-13-13-17-17 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then cast off 1 st on next row from neck = 27-29-31-35-37-41 sts remain on needle. Continue until piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm and cast off.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Continue pattern as before with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm – adjust so that same no of rows has been worked as on back piece, cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round. Cast on 42-42-42-48-48-48 sts on double pointed needles size 5 mm with Nepal. K 1 round, then work rib (= K 3/P 3). When rib measures 8 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 6 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-7-6-11-10-9 sts evenly = 34-35-36-37-38-39 sts. Then work in stocking st. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round. When piece measures 10 cm, inc 1 st on each side of marker mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 13-10-7½-6-5-4 cm 3-4-5-6-7-8 more times = 42-45-48-51-54-57 sts. When piece measures 52-52-51-50-48-45 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and broader shoulder width), finish the piece back and forth on needle from mid under sleeve as follows:
Sizes S + M + L + XL: Cast on 1 new st in each side (= edge st for assembly) and work until piece measures 53-53-52-51 cm, loosely cast off.
Size XXL + XXXL: Cast on 1 new st in each side (= edge st for assembly) and work until 2 rows remain before piece measures 50-48 cm. Now cast off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows before casting off all sts.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge st (section worked back and forth at the top of sleeve should fit the cast off for armhole). Sew on buttons.

COLLAR:
Knit up sts from RS (inside 1 edge st) on circular needle size 5 mm - start mid front at marker on right front piece: Knit up approx. 38 to 46 sts up to shoulder, then 16 to 22 sts along the neck, and 38 to 46 sts down along left front piece until marker = 92 to 114 sts. K 1 row from WS. Then K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME inc no of sts evenly to 137-143-149-155-161-167. Then work rib as follows (from WS): 1 edge st in garter st, * P 3, K 3 *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain and finish with P 3 and 1 edge st in garter st (from RS there are 3 K sts in each side inside edge st). Continue rib like this until collar measures approx. 5 cm. Now inc 1 st in each of the middle 12 P-sections, seen from RS (= back of neck) = 149-155-161-167-173-179 sts. Continue with K over K and P over P until collar measures approx. 9-9-11-11-13-13 cm. Now work as follows: Work 1 row as before and slip the first 16 sts worked on a stitch holder, turn piece, work the rest of row and slip the first 16 sts worked at the beg of row on another stitch holder. Turn piece, work the rest of row and slip the first 15-15-15-18-18-18 sts worked at the beg of row on the first stitch holder, turn piece, work the rest of row and slip the first 15-15-15-18-18-18 sts worked at the beg of row on the other stitch holder. Continue like this by slipping the first 15-15-15-18-18-18 sts worked on stitch holder in each side until there are 61-61-61-70-70-70 sts in total on stitch holder in each side. Then slip sts from stitch holders back on needle and work 1 row as before over all the 149-155-161-167-173-179 sts – NOTE: To avoid holes in every transition where piece was turned, slip loop before next st twisted on needle and work tog with first st on needle. On next row cast off with K over K and P over P. Neatly fasten collar with stitches in each side towards band – sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.

POCKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 28-28-28-36-36-36 sts on circular needle size 6 mm with Nepal. Work pattern according to diagram A.5 (choose diagram for your size) with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When pocket measures approx. 17-17-17-20-20-20 cm – adjust after one whole repetition of lace pattern in the middle – dec from RS 2 sts over each cable and 3 sts over lace pattern in the middle = 21-21-21-27-27-27 sts. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and K 4 rows and cast off with K from WS. Knit another pocket but in sizes XL + XXL + XXXL work diagram A.6 instead of A.5. Sew 1 pocket on to each front piece with stitches inside 1 edge st - approx. 13-13-13-17-17-17 cm from bottom edge (try the jacket on for placement) – pattern on pocket should fit pattern repetition on front piece.

BELT:
Cast on 9 sts on needle size 5 mm and work in garter st back and forth until belt measures approx. 150-190 cm, cast off.


Diagram

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


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Janneke 08.02.2018 - 17:17:

Ik heb een vraag: moeten de omslagen die in de heengaande toer gebreid worden in de teruggaande toer verdraaid averecht gebreid worden of gewoon averecht in de voorkant van de steek?

DROPS Design 11.02.2018 kl. 21:21:

Hallo Janneke, De omslagen die in het telpatroon staan brei je op de teruggaande naald niet gedraaid, zodat er gaatjes ontstaan.

Janina 30.09.2017 - 22:21:

Ich habe gerade ein Brett vor dem Kopf :( Ich habe eine Frage zu den Hinreihen im Muster. Ich stricke diese ja „von rechts nach links“, muss ich die Strickschrift dann auch von rechts nach links oder normal lesen? Danke.

DROPS Design 02.10.2017 kl. 09:46:

Liebe Janina, die Hinreihen werden rechts nach links gelesen, und die Rückreihen werden von links nach rechts gelesen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Camilla 05.09.2017 - 14:51:

Hei, jeg er ny på strikking og finner ikke ut hvor i mønsteret det står hvor mange nøster garn jeg må beregne.. Tenker å strikke denne i størrelse small. Kan dere hjelpe meg med hvor mange nøster jeg bør bestille? Mvh Camilla

DROPS Design 06.09.2017 kl. 07:56:

Hei Camilla. Du finner garnmengden til høyre for bildet (eller under bildet). På denne jakken i str. S trenger du 850 gram (ett nøste nepal veier 50 gram), slik at du trenger da 17 nøster à 50 gram. God Fornøyelse!

Janina 15.06.2017 - 11:52:

Hallo :) Im 2. Absatz bei der Jacke heißt es "3 M kraus re, die nächsten 21 M re stricken {...} die letzte R von A.3 über den M von A.1 stricken (das Diagramm für die gewünschte Größe wählen, = 9 abgenommene M)". Warum sollen bei der letzen Reihe von Diagramm A3 9 M abgenommen werden? In dem Diagramm werden doch in der letzen Reihe nur re und li M gestrickt weil die letzte Reihe von A1 u. A3 sind ja gleich und die Abnahmen kommen erst in der zweiten Reihe von A3?! Danke für die Antwort :)

DROPS Design 15.06.2017 kl. 13:44:

Liebe Janina, die Diagramm liest man von unten nach oben, dh bei der 2. (= letzten) Reihe in A.3 wird 9 M abgenommen. Damit hat man die richtige Breite (mit Bündchenmuster braucht man mehr Maschen für dieselbe Breite). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Jodie 30.01.2016 - 20:37:

Hi please could you explain chart A5 for s/m/l please as i cant understand where the extra 4 rows on either side have come from and what to do with the empty space between them? Thankyou

DROPS Design 01.02.2016 kl. 09:54:

Dear Jodie, after you have worked the 7 rows with lace pattern in A.5 (middle sts), continue cables at the beg and end of repeat as in diagram, and work the middle sts from row 1. Happy knitting!

Kirsten 08.12.2015 - 13:50:

Ich habe eine Frage zum Ärmel. Ab einer Länge von 52 cm (Gr.M) soll in Hin-u.Rückrunden gearbeitet werden. Ich habe den Ärmel auf einem Nadelspiel und so lange nicht abgekettet wird, stricke ich immer in Hinrunden. Beim Fertigstellen steht dann, dass der in Hin-u.Rückrunden gestrickte Abschnitt in den für den Armausschnitt abgeketteten Teil passen soll. Mir ist nicht klar, welcher Teil das sein soll.

DROPS Design 12.12.2015 kl. 21:14:

Wenn Sie ab 52 cm in Hin- und Rück-R stricken, entsteht ja an der unteren Ärmelmitte eine Öffnung, denn Sie wenden ja nach jeder R, d.h. Sie haben nun einen "Spalt" an der unteren Ärmelmitte. Sie stricken nun 1 cm in Hin- und Rück-R und dieser cm soll dann hinterher in den Armausschnitt passen.

Oksana 27.08.2015 - 17:02:

The model is described in quite complicated way. Could you please specify about collar in here: there are 61-61-61-70-70-70 sts in total on stitch holder in each side - so IN TOTAL or IN EACH SIDE? (Why not to describe the quantity of short rows instead? It is equal for all the sizes, isnt it)

DROPS Design 28.08.2015 kl. 09:49:

Dear Oksana, you work short rows over collar sts slipping the first 16 sts (then the first 15-18 sts) sts at beg of every row (in each side) on a thread/ st holder until you have a total of 61-70 sts on each st holder (= on each side), you will repeat this a total of 4 times (1 time 16 sts + 3 times 15-18 sts) on each side. Happy knitting!

Eefje 16.02.2015 - 15:20:

Wanneer je in het patroon met rondbreinaald 6 moet beginnen staat er een aantal keer aangegeven dat bepaalde stukken recht gebreid moeten worden. Ik heb nu het volgende gebreid: 3 knt.stk. - 14 r. - 26 p. (patroon) - 14 - 26 p. - 17 r. - 26 p. - 14 - 26 p. - 14 - 3 knt stk. Ik heb nu 183 steken, dat klopt, maar de stukken recht komen me nogal willekeurig voor. Klopt dat?

DROPS Design 17.02.2015 kl. 15:40:

Hoi Eefje. Het patroon zou correct moeten zijn. Maar twijfel je nog, dan geef aan waar in het patroon je precies bent, dan kan ik nakijken en bevestigen. bvd.

Frieda 15.02.2015 - 11:39:

Bedankt voor het patroon. Hij is mooi geworden en ik ben er erg blij mee

Frieda 07.02.2015 - 10:15:

Ik ben nu met de laatste naalden van de kraag bezig, maar kom er niet zo goed uit. In de beschijving staat om gaatjes te voorkomen, een lus voor de volgende steek gedraaid op de naald gezet moet worden. Welke lus wordt hiermee bedoeld?

DROPS Design 10.02.2015 kl. 15:16:

Hoi Frieda. Je neemt een steken op tussen de te breien st een de st op de nld en plaatst deze verdraait op de nld (zet de lus vóór de volgende st). Zie hier hoe je een st opneemt:

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