DROPS Extra / 0-963

Ruby Bay by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in seed st with shawl collar in ”Eskimo”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-461
Yarn group E
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-104-120-128-136 cm / 34½”-38”-41”-47”-50½”-53½”
Full length: 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29''-30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''

DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
850-950-1050-1150-1250-1400 g color no 50, dark rose

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 9 mm / US 13 - or size needed to get 10 sts x 14 rows in seed st = 4’’ x 4’’ (10 x 10 cm).

DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 536: 3 pieces for all sizes

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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Always switch yarn in the side of the piece. This is done to avoid visible fastened strands.

Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd row.

Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 29, 37 and 45 cm / 11 3/8”, 14½” and 17¾”
SIZE M: 30, 38 and 46 cm / 11¾”, 15” and 18”
SIZE L: 31, 39 and 47 cm / 12¼”, 15¼” and 18½”
SIZE XL: 32, 40 and 48 cm / 12½”, 15¾” and 19”
SIZE XXL: 33, 41 and 49 cm / 13”, 16 1/8” and 19¼”
SIZE XXXL: 34, 42 and 50 cm / 13 3/8”, 16½” and 19¾”

Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Inc 1 st in the side by working 2 sts in the last st on needle.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Read KNITTING TIP! Cast on 31-33-35-39-41-43 sts on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with Eskimo.
Work SEED ST - see explanation above, and beg with P 1. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 8 cm / 3'', dec 1 st in the side - SEE DECREASE TIP.
Repeat dec when piece measures 20 cm / 8'' =
29-31-33-37-39-41 sts on needle.
REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES on band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 51-52-53-54-55-56 cm / 20''-20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22'', inc 1 st for sleeve at end of every row from RS towards the side 2 times - Read INCREASE TIP = 31-33-35-39-41-43 sts on needle.
When piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29''-30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33'', bind off the first 18-20-22-25-27-29 sts for shoulder from WS.
Then work the remaining 13-13-13-14-14-14 sts on needle before slipping them on a stitch holder (= collar sts).

Work as right front piece but reversed. It is important to finish with the same row of seed st on both front pieces so that each shoulder is the same when collar is worked.

Cast on 48-52-56-64-68-72 sts on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with Eskimo. Work seed st, beg with K 1.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3'', dec 1 st on each side as on front piece.
Repeat dec when piece measures 20 cm / 8'' = 44-48-52-60-64-68 sts on needle.
When piece measures 51-52-53-54-55-56 cm / 20''-20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22'', inc 1 st for sleeve at end of every row 2 times in each side - Read INCREASE TIP = 48-52-56-64-68-72 sts on needle.
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 middle 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately.
On next row bind off 1 st towards the neck, 18-20-22-25-27-29 sts remain on each shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29''-30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''.

Slip the 13-13-13-14-14-14 collar sts from right front piece back on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13.
Then work short rows over collar while AT THE SAME TIME continuing with seed st as before, starting from RS: * 2 rows over all sts, 2 rows over 6-6-6-7-7-7 sts *.
Repeat from *-* until collar measures 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm / 3”-3”-3”-3½”-3½”-3½” at the shortest.
Bind off.
Work left part of collar the same way but reversed, i.e starting short rows from WS.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 24-24-26-26-26-28 sts on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with Eskimo and work seed st.
When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'', inc 1 st in each side of piece.
Repeat inc every 6-5-5-4-3½-3½ cm / 2½”-2”-2”-1½”-1¼”-1¼”, 5-6-6-7-8-8 more times (6-7-7-8-9-9 times in total) = 36-38-40-42-44-46 sts on needle.
When piece measures 55-54-53-50-49-48 cm / 21½”-21¼”-21”-19¾”-19¼”-19” (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), loosely bind off all sts.

Sew in sleeves.
Sew seams under sleeve and side seams in one in outer loops of edge sts.
Sew collar tog mid back and sew to back of neck.
Sew the buttons on to left front piece.


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