DROPS / 149 / 27

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Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st in ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-653
Yarn group A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 92-98-108-114-126-136 cm / 36 ¼”-38½”-42½”-45”-49½”-53½”
Full length: 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’-30 3/4’’-31½’’-32¼’’

DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color no 9020, light pearl gray
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color no 6347, gray purple

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 26 rows in garter st with 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.


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Pattern instructions

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

Measure when piece is held up (it will be longer), it is important not to stretch the piece when measuring.

Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 21, 27 and 33 cm /
8¼”, 10 5/8” and 13”
SIZE M: 22, 28 and 34 cm /
8 3/4”, 11” and 13 3/8”
SIZE L: 23, 29 and 35 cm /
9”, 11 3/8” and 13¾”
SIZE XL: 24, 30 and 36 cm /
9½”, 11¾” and 14¼”
SIZE XXL: 25, 31 and 37 cm /
9¾”, 12¼” and 14½”
SIZE XXXL: 26, 32 and 38 cm /
10¼”, 12½” and 15½”

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 152-160-176-184-200-216 sts (includes band st in each side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand of each color. Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above, until piece measures 43-44-45-46-47-48 cm / 17’’-17¼’’-17¾’’-18’’-18½’’-19’’ - read MEASURING TIP above.
Work the first 44-46-50-52-56-60 sts and slip them on 1 stitch holder, work the next 64-68-76-80-88-96 sts (= back piece) and slip the last 44-46-50-52-56-60 sts on 1 stitch holder for front piece = 64-68-76-80-88-96 sts remain on needle for back piece.

= 64-68-76-80-88-96 sts. Continue in garter st AT THE SAME TIME cast on 34-34-32-32-30-26 sts for sleeves (fewer sts in the larger sizes because of wider body) at the end of the next two rows = 132-136-140-144-148-148 sts. Continue in garter st.
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 sts for neck = 58-60-62-64-66-66 sts remain on each shoulder/sleeve. Now work each side separately.
Bind off when piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8’’-29 1/8’’-30’’-30 3/4’’-31½’’-32¼’’.

= 44-46-50-52-56-60 sts. Work in garter st as before and at the end of next row from RS cast on 34-34-32-32-30-26 new sts = 78-80-82-84-86-86 sts. Then work in garter st.
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 58-60-62-64-66-66 sts from WS = 20 sts remain on needle for collar.
Work in garter st over these sts with short rows, beg from RS (i.e. from beg): * 2 rows back and forth over the first 15 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 but reversed.

Sew shoulder/overarm seams and underarm seams. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to the neckline at the back. Sew on buttons.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Andree Lloyd 08.09.2018 - 23:24:

I would like to use DK, for pattern 149-27. Is this possible

DROPS Design 10.09.2018 kl. 09:08:

Dear Mrs Lloyd, this pattern is worked with 2 strands yarn group A which can be replaced by 1 strand yarn group C - read more about yarn alternatives here. Happy knitting!

Eva Karlsson 07.03.2016 - 11:55:

Denna kofta blir alldeles för vid nertill Stickfastheten stämmer.

DROPS Design 07.03.2016 kl. 14:55:

Hej Eva, Om stickfastheten stämmer får du samma mått som nederst på måttskissen x 2 = 92 cm i den minsta str.

Christine 13.06.2014 - 17:25:

Merci et excusez-moi, je n'avais pas bien lu les explications.

Christine Blanlot 11.06.2014 - 22:30:

Bonsoir, J'aimerais tricoter cette magnifique veste mais, faut il tricoter deux fils en même temps ou un fil d'une couleur puis l'autre !? Merci de votre réponse. Cordialement. Blanlot Christine

DROPS Design 12.06.2014 kl. 08:49:

Bonjour Mme Blanlot, la veste se tricote entièrement avec 1 fil de chaque couleur (= 2 fils tricotés ensemble), sur la base d'un échantillon de 14 m x 26 rangs au point mousse avec 2 fils = 10 x 10 cm. Bon tricot!

Selma 02.05.2014 - 17:39:

Je voudrais acheter de la laine pour realiser cette veste, mais ici en grece les revendeurs n applquent pas la promo des 35%du mois de mai.y aurait il un autre moyen de l aheter pour beneficier de cette offre interressante?merci

Herma Van Den Hoven 10.04.2014 - 16:38:

Als ik dit vest zou willen breien met de kleur 6834.Met welke kleur moet ik het dan combineren? Of met een dubbele draad van hetzelfde? Groetjes Herma

DROPS Design 11.04.2014 kl. 09:50:

Hoi Herma. Neem voor deze soort vragen contact op met uw DROPS verkooppunt. Ze helpen u graag verder met het kiezen van de juiste combinatie.

Lena 11.02.2014 - 20:18:

Hilfe!!!! Ich habe ein Problem mit der Zeichnung. Wie weit ist die Jacke? Bei Maschenprobe (14 M =10 cm) sind bei 152 M=108 cm. Die Zeichnung hat aber ganz andere Messwerte. Bitte, bitte, helfen Sie mir!!!

DROPS Design 12.02.2014 kl. 08:46:

Liebe Lena, wir haben bereits bei der Designabteilung dazu nachgefragt: in der Schemazeichnung wurden die Vorderteile weit überlappend dargestellt. Das Mdell auf dem Foto hat die legere Weite, wie sie in der Anleitung beschrieben ist.

Lena 03.02.2014 - 09:21:

Maschenprobe hat zwar gestimmt, die Jacke ist aber sehr weit geworden. Ist da ein Fehler bei Maschenzahlangabe?

Schöck 31.01.2014 - 10:30:

Sind wirklich so viele Maschen notwendig? Ich habe genaue Maschenanzahl genommen und es scheint aber mind. 15-20 cm zuweit zusein, trotz stimmenden Maschenprobe!!

Elsa 03.11.2013 - 22:54:

Hej! Jag undrar vilken garngrupp det motsvarar att sticka denna kofta med endast en tråd? (för att få samma masktäthet som två trådar alpaca) // Elsa

DROPS Design 04.11.2013 kl. 11:57:

Garngruppe A + A = C og C = Nepal, Alaska, Big Merino, Big Fabel med flere :)

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