DROPS / 146 / 21

Long Nights by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with shawl collar in ”Lima”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no li-025
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 98-106-112-122-134-146 cm /
Full length: 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm /
28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾-31½''-32¼''

Materials: DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
700-750-800-900-1000-1100 g color no 0206, light beige

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 7 mm /US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 26 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

Measure when piece is flat, it is important not to stretch the piece when measuring.

Row 1-16: K from RS, K from WS.
Row 17: K from RS.
Row 18 (from WS): * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
Repeat these 18 rows upwards.

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 148-156-164-180-196-212 sts on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Lima. Work PATTERN but work the 14-14-14-15-15-15 sts in each side in garter st on all rows (= front bands).
Continue this pattern until piece measures 43-44-45-46-47-48 cm / 17''-17¼''-17¾''-18''-18½''-19'' - read MEASURING TIP above. Slip the first 40-42-44-48-52-56 sts and the last 40-42-44-48-52-56 sts on stitch holders for front piece = 68-72-76-84-92-100 sts remain on needle for back piece.

= 68-72-76-84-92-100 sts. Continue with PATTERN, AT THE SAME TIME cast on 34-34-34-32-28-26 sts for sleeves (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders) at the end of the next two rows = 136-140-144-148-148-152 sts.
Continue with PATTERN but work the outermost 10 sts in each side in garter st on all rows.
When piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm / 27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾''-31½, bind off the middle 16-16-16-18-18-18 sts for neck = 60-62-64-65-65-67 sts remain on each shoulder/sleeve.
Bind off when piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30 3/4''-31½''-32¼''.

= 40-42-44-48-52-56 sts. Work band and pattern as before and at the end of next row from RS, cast on 34-34-34-32-28-26 new sts = 74-76-78-80-80-82 sts.
Then work pattern but work the 14-14-14-15-15-15 sts towards mid front and the outermost 10 sts on sleeve in garter st on all rows.
When piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30 3/4''-31½''-32¼'', bind off the outermost 60-62-64-65-65-67 sts from WS = 14-14-14-15-15-15 sts remain on needle for collar.
Work in garter st over these sts with short rows, beg from RS:
* 2 rows back and forth over the first 7 sts, 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm / 3"-3"-3"-3½"-3½"-3½" at the shortest. Bind off.

Work as right front piece but reversed.

Cast on 25-25-25-28-28-28 sts on needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Lima. Work in garter st until piece measures 18-18-18-20-20-20 cm / 7"-7"-7"-8"-8"-8", bind off. Make one more.

Sew shoulder/overarm seams and underarm seams. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to the neckline at the back.
Place the pockets on front piece approx. 11-13-15-17-19-21 cm / 4½"-5"-6"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4" from bottom edge and edge to edge with the band (try the jacket on for desired placement).


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