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Northern Lights by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with short rows and stripes, worked top down in ”Big Delight” and ”Nepal”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no db-037
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-700-750 g colour no 8903, black
and use:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
400-400-400-500-500-500 g colour no 09, atlantis

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 13 sts x 24 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTON NO 536: 2 pieces for all sizes

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: stripes, shape: diagonal-knit, oversized, shawl collar, short rows, top down,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
* K 2 rows with Big Delight (= 1 stripe), K 2 rows with Nepal (= 1 stripe) *, repeat from *-*.

TIP 1:
When changing colour in stripes, the strands must always be on WS of piece.

TIP 2:
To make the colour transitions in Big Delight pretty when switching ball, it is important to find a ball that starts with the same colour last ball ended with.

COLLAR:
* K 1 row over all sts, turn piece, K 1 row over all sts, turn piece, K 1 row over the first 17-17-17-18-18-18 sts, turn piece, K 1 row, turn piece *, repeat from *-*.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right front piece. 1 buttonhole = K tog fourth and fifth st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes (measured from shoulder) when piece measures:
SIZE S: 29 and 37 cm.
SIZE M: 30 and 38 cm
SIZE L: 31 and 39 cm.
SIZE XL: 32 and 40 cm
SIZE XXL: 33 and 41 cm
SIZE XXXL: 34 and 42 cm.
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JACKET:
Worked in 4 parts, left and right back piece are sewn tog mid back when finished. Pick up sts around the sleeves and work a cuff from elbow and down. Work back and forth on circular needle so that piece can be moved to the opposite side and worked from each side of needle. READ TIP 2!

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work back and forth on circular needle size 8 mm in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work from collar and down.
Cast on 22-22-22-24-24-24 sts with Nepal and work COLLAR - see explanation above (1st row = WS).
When collar measures 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm on the shortest side, cast on 49-53-53-55-57-61 new sts for sleeve from the shortest side on collar = 71-75-75-79-81-85 sts.
Insert 1 marker on this row – now measure piece from here. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Now work piece in PATTERN - see explanation above, yarn change for stripes is done in the side of piece. When piece measures 10 cm, dec from WS inside 1 edge st towards mid front as follows: 1 st every 6th row 2 times in total, 1 st every 4th row 4-4-4-5-5-5 times in total. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm, cast off sts for sleeve as follows: Cast off 0-0-3-4-2-2 sts 1 time, then cast off 5 sts every other row 5-5-4-4-4-4 times in total = 40-44-46-48-52-56 sts after all cast offs. Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above.
Work pattern until piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm, adjust so that next row is worked from RS with Nepal.

Section 1
Row 1: Slip the first 2 sts loosely over on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts - READ TIP 1 - see explanation above, work the remaining sts on row, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back but do not work the last 2 sts slipped, turn piece.
Row 3: Slip the first 2 sts loosely over on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts, work the remaining sts on row, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back but do not work the last 4 sts slipped, turn piece.
Continue like this by working 2 sts less for every other row until 2 rows have been worked over the last 2 sts. Cut the yarn. Then work 1 stripe over all sts with 1st row from RS.

Section 2
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND DEC AT THE SAME TIME.
SHORT ROWS:
Row 1: Work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back.
Row 3: Work until 4 sts remain, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back.
Continue like this with 2 sts less for every other row until 2 sts remain on right needle.
DECREASE:
Work 3-3-3-2-2-2 stripes. Then dec at beg of next stripe as follows: K 2 tog, repeat dec every other stripe (= every 4th row) 6-7-8-8-8-10 times in total, then dec 0-1-0-0-0-0 times on next stripe = 34-36-38-40-44-46 sts.

Section 3
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND INC AT THE SAME TIME.
SHORT ROWS:
Row 1: Work the first 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back over these 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 3: Work the first 6 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back over these 6 sts, turn piece.
Continue like this with 2 sts more for every other row - repeat until 1 stripe has been worked over all sts.
INCREASE:
Work 2 stripes. Then inc at beg of next stripe as follows: Work 2 sts in first st, repeat inc every other stripe (= every 4th row) 6-8-8-8-8-10 times in total = 40-44-46-48-52-56 sts. Cut the yarn.

Section 4
Slip the first 38-42-44-46-50-54 sts on to right needle. Then work as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): Work 2 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back over the 2 sts, turn piece.
Row 3: Slip 2 sts from right needle on to left needle, work the 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back over the 4 sts.
Continue like this with 2 sts more for every other row until all sts have been slipped on to same needle and 1 stripe has been worked over all sts.

Bottom part of jacket:
Now work pattern. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm, inc in the side as follows: Work 2 sts in first st from RS 4 times in total every 4 cm = 44-48-50-52-56-60 sts. Work until piece measures 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm, adjust so that last stripe is with Nepal and loosely cast off with Nepal.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right front piece but reversed, collar beg from RS, do not dec for buttonholes - yarn change in stripes is done mid front. Work until piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm, adjust so that next row is worked from RS with Nepal.

Section 5
SHORT ROWS:
Row 1: Work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back.
Row 3: Work until 4 sts remain, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back.
Continue like this by working 2 sts less for every other row until the last 2 sts have been worked back and forth.
Work one stripe over all sts.

Section 6
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND DEC AT THE SAME TIME.
Row 1: Slip the first 2 sts loosely on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts - REMEMBER TIP 1 - see explanation above, work the remaining sts on row, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back but do not work the last 2 sts slipped, turn piece.
Row 3: Slip the first 2 sts loosely over on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts, work the remaining sts on row, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back but do not work the last 4 sts, turn piece.
Continue like this with 2 sts less for every other row until 2 sts remain on left needle. Cut the yarn.
DECREASE:
Work 3-3-3-2-2-2 stripes. Then dec at the end of next stripe as follows: K 2 tog, repeat dec every other stripe (= every 4th row) 6-7-8-8-8-10 times in total, then dec 0-1-0-0-0-0 times on next stripes = 34-36-38-40-44-46 sts.

Section 7
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND INC AT THE SAME TIME.
The first 32-34-36-38-42-44 sts are on the right needle. Then work as follows:
Row 1: Slip 2 sts from right needle on to left needle, work the 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back over the 4 sts.
Row 3: Slip 2 sts from right needle on to left needle, work the 6 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back over the 6 sts.
Continue like this with 2 sts more for every other row until all sts have been slipped on to same needle and 1 stripe has been worked over all sts.
INCREASE:
Work 2 stripes. Then inc at the end of next stripe as follows: Work 2 sts in last st, repeat inc every other stripe (= every 4th row) 6-8-8-8-8-10 times in total = 40-44-46-48-52-56 sts.

Section 8
Row 1: Work the first 2 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back over these 2 sts, turn piece.
Row 3: Work the first 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back over these 4 sts, turn piece.
Continue like this with 2 sts more for every other row - repeat until 1 stripe has been worked over all sts.

Bottom part of jacket:
Now work pattern. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm, inc in the side as follows: Work 2 sts in last st from RS 4 times in total every 4 cm = 44-48-50-52-56-60 sts. Work until piece measures 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm, adjust so that last stripe is with Nepal and loosely cast off with Nepal.

LEFT BACK PIECE:
Work back and forth on circular needle size 8 mm in pattern, change yarn in the side, worked top down. Cast on 49-53-53-55-57-61 sts with Nepal. Work 2 rows (1st row = RS). Then cast on at the end of the next 2 rows from RS for neck as follows: 1 st 1 time and 7-7-7-8-8-8 sts 1 time = 57-61-61-64-66-70 sts. When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm, cast off sts for sleeve as follows: Cast off 0-0-3-4-2-2 sts 1 time, then cast off 5 sts every other row 5-5-4-4-4-4 times in total = 32-36-38-40-44-48 sts.
Work pattern until piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm, adjust so that next row is worked from RS with Nepal.

Work Section 1 – see RIGHT FRONT PIECE.

Then work 4-3-4-3-4-3 stripes over all sts. AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st every other stripe at beg of row from RS, and dec 1 st at the end of row from RS. This is done to get the correct angle on piece.

Section 9
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND DEC AT THE SAME TIME.
SHORT ROWS:
Row 1: Work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back.
Row 3: Work until 4 sts remain, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back.
Continue like this with 2 sts less for every other row until 2 sts remain on right needle.
DECREASE:
Work 1-0-0-2-0-0 stripes. Then dec at beg of next stripe as follows: K 2 tog, repeat dec every other stripe (= every 4th row) 4-6-6-6-6-8 times in total = 28-30-32-34-38-40 sts.

Section 10
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND INC AT THE SAME TIME.
SHORT ROWS:
Row 1: Work the first 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back over these 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 3: Work the first 6 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back over these 6 sts, turn piece.
Continue like this with 2 sts more for every other row - repeat until 1 stripe has been worked over all sts.
INCREASE:
Work 2 stripes. Then inc at beg of next stripe as follows: Work 2 sts in first st, repeat inc every other stripe (= every 4th row) 4-6-6-6-6-8 times in total = 32-36-38-40-44-48 sts. Cut the yarn.

Then work 4 stripes over all sts. AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st every other stripe at beg of row from RS, and dec 1 st at the end of row from RS. This is done to get the correct angle on piece. Cut the yarn.

Work Section 4 – see RIGHT FRONT PIECE.

Bottom part of jacket:
Now work pattern. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm, inc in the side as follows: Work 2 sts in first st from RS 4 times in total every 4 cm = 36-40-42-44-48-52 sts. Work until piece measures 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm, adjust so that last stripe is with Nepal and loosely cast off with Nepal.

RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as left back piece but reversed - change yarn for stripes mid back. Work until piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm, adjust so that next row is worked from RS with Nepal.

Work Section 5 – see LEFT FRONT PIECE.

Then work 4-3-4-3-4-3 stripes over all sts. AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st every other stripe at beg of row from RS, and inc 1 st at the end of row from RS. This is done to get the correct angle on piece.

Section 11
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND DEC AT THE SAME TIME.
Row 1: Slip the first 2 sts loosely on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts - REMEMBER TIP 1, work the remaining sts on row, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back but do not work the last 2 sts slipped, turn piece.
Row 3: Slip the first 2 sts loosely on to right needle, pull yarn behind the 2 sts, work the remaining sts on row, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back but do not work the last 4 sts, turn piece.
Continue like this with 2 sts less for every other row until 2 sts remain on right needle. Cut the yarn.
DECREASE:
Work 1-0-0-2-0-0 stripes. Then dec at the end of next stripe as follows: K 2 tog, repeat dec every other stripe (= every 4th row) 4-6-6-6-6-8 times in total = 28-30-32-34-38-40 sts.

Section 12
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING – WORK SHORT ROWS AND INC AT THE SAME TIME.
The first 26-28-30-32-36-38 sts are on the right needle. Then work as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): Slip 2 sts from right needle on to left needle, work the 4 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work back over the 4 sts.
Row 3: Slip 2 sts from right needle on to left needle, work the 6 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work back over the 6 sts.
Continue like this with 2 sts more for every other row until all sts have been slipped on to same needle and 1 stripe has been worked over all sts.
INCREASE:
Work 2 stripes. Then inc at the end of next stripe as follows: Work 2 sts in last st, repeat inc every other stripe (= every 4th row) 4-6-6-6-6-8 times in total = 32-36-38-40-44-48 sts.

Then work 4 stripes over all sts. AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st every other stripe at beg of row from RS, and inc 1 st at the end of row from RS. This is done to get the correct angle on piece.

Work Section 8 – see LEFT FRONT PIECE.

Bottom part of jacket:
Now work pattern. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm, inc in the side as follows: Work 2 sts in last st 4 times in total every 4 cm = 36-40-42-44-48-52 sts. Work until piece measures 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm, adjust so that last stripe is with Nepal and loosely cast off with Nepal.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew right back piece to left back piece mid back. Sew shoulder and side seams. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to the neckline at the back.

RIGHT CUFF:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Pick up 42-44-46-50-52-54 sts on circular needle size 8 mm around the sleeve with Nepal. Piece is worked in pattern. Cast off when piece measures 17-16-16-15-13-11 cm, adjust to cast off with Nepal.

LEFT CUFF:
Pick up and work as right cuff.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew cuff seams tog. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.

Diagram

= knitting direction
= Section 1-8 - see pattern

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