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Forest Princess by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with domino squares in ”Big Delight”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no db-020
Yarn group C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 104-112-120-130-142-154 cm / 41"-44"-47 1/4"-51½"-55 3/4"-60½"
Full length: 60-66-71-78-86-95 cm / 23½"-26"-28"-30 3/4"-34"-37½"

Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
500-500-600-600-700-800 g color no 03, mint chocolate

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 6 mm/US 10 – or size needed to get 15 sts x 30 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON w/HOLES, NO 522: 5-5-6-6-7-7 pieces

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.

HALF A DOMINO SQUARE 1:
Row 1 (= WS): K all sts.
Row 2 (= RS): K the first 2 sts in domino square tog, then K the rest of row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 1 st remains on row, cut the yarn and pull it through st.

HALF A DOMINO SQUARE 2:
Row 1 (= WS): K all sts.
Row 2 (= RS): K until 2 sts remain in domino square, K 2 tog.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 1 st remains on row, cut the yarn and pull it through st.
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RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Piece is worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts when working. The piece is worked top down. A.1 shows right front piece – arrows show knitting direction.
Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Big Delight. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above - AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at beg of every row by working 2 sts in first st on all rows until there are 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts on needle. At the end of last row from WS, cast on 22 new sts on needle = 65-69-71-77-83-89 sts.
Then work in garter st over the first 22 sts (= sleeve) and HALF A DOMINO SQUARE 1 over the last 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts seen from RS – see explanation above, beg on 2nd row in domino square.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20-22-24-26-29-32 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"-11 3/8"-12½" (measured straight up on sleeve), bind off the first 22 sts, continue with Half a domino square 1.
Pick up 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts along left side on first square, work HALF A DOMINO SQUARE 2 - see explanation above. Pick up 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts along right side on previous square.
Then work in garter st, AT THE SAME TIME K the last 2 sts on all rows tog until 1 st remains on row. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last st.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. A.2 shows left front piece – arrows show knitting direction.
Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Big Delight.
Work in garter st AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at beg of every row by working 2 sts in first st on all rows until there are 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts on needle.
At the end of last row from RS, cast on 22 new sts on needle = 65-69-71-77-83-89 sts.
Then work in garter st over the first 22 sts (= sleeve) and HALF A DOMINO SQUARE 2 over the last 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts - from WS.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20-22-24-26-29-32 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"-11 3/8"-12½" - on a row from WS (measured straight up on sleeve), bind off the first 22 sts, continue with Half a domino square 2.
Pick up 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts along right side on first square, work HALF A DOMINO SQUARE 1.
Pick up 43-47-49-55-61-67 sts along left side on previous square. Then work in garter st, AT THE SAME TIME K the last 2 sts on all rows tog until 1 st remains on row.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the last st.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 78-84-90-98-106-116 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Big Delight. Work in garter st. When piece measures 40-44-47-52-57-63 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-18½"-20½"-22½"-24 3/4", cast on 22 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 122-128-134-142-150-160 sts.
When piece measures 58-64-69-76-84-93 cm / 22 3/4"-25 1/4"-27 1/8"-30"-33"-36 5/8", bind off the middle 18-18-20-20-22-22 sts for neck = 52-55-57-61-64-69 sts remain on each shoulder. Now finish each side separately.
Bind off when piece measures 60-66-71-78-86-95 cm / 23½"-26"-28"-30 3/4"-34"-37½".

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew underarm and side seams in front loop of outermost sts.

FRONT BAND:
Pick up approx. 198-216-232-254-280-306 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Big Delight, up along right front piece, around the neck and down left front piece.
Work in garter st. When band measures 4-4-5-5-6-6 cm / 1½''-1½''-2''-2''-2½''-2½'', dec 5-5-6-6-7-7 buttonholes evenly on right band, the bottom hole should be approx. 18 cm / 7'' from bottom edge, the top hole approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' from shoulder.
Dec for buttonholes by K 2 tog, then make a YO.
Continue in garter st until band measures 6-6-7-7-8-8 cm / 2½"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3"-3", bind off. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

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