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Knitted DROPS jacket with raglan, lace pattern and sleeves in stockinette st in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-073
Yarn group A
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 94-116-140 cm / 37"-45 3/4"-55"
Full length: 52-56-60 cm / 20½"-22"-23½"

300-400-450 g color no 6347, blue purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm / US 2.5- or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: lace, shape: raglan,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

If you want to work the jacket a bit longer, there are two ways to adjust. Either work stockinette st longer before beg pattern, or work more repetitions with pattern before binding off for armholes.

See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Dec 2 sts in every transition between body and sleeves. Dec 1 st on each side of 2 sts in stockinette st in transitions. Dec are shown in diagram for body and dec are done the same way on sleeves, i.e. inside 1 st in stockinette st towards transitions. Before transition K 2 tog, after transitions slip 1 st as if to K, K 1 and psso.

Dec for buttonholes on right band from RS. 1 buttonhole = K tog 5th and 6th st from mid front, then make 1 YO. Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S/M: 3, 12, 21, 29, 37 and 45 cm / 1",4 3/4",8 1/4",11½",15½"
SIZE L/XL: 4, 13, 22, 31, 40 and 49 cm / 1½"-5",8 3/4",12 1/4",15 3/4",19 1/4"
SIZE XXL/XXXL: 3, 12, 21, 29, 37, 45 and 53 cm / 1",4 3/4",8 1/4",11½",15½", 21

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 242-300-354 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk (1st row = RS). K 2, 2 sts in garter st, K 2, 2 sts in garter st (= band), work rib with K 2 / P 2 until 8 sts remain, 2 sts in garter, K 2, 2 sts in garter st and K 2 (= band). Work rib band this way until rib measures approx. 1 cm / 3/8''. Work band as before the rest of piece while working body sts in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! On first row in stockinette st dec 1-3-1 sts evenly on needle, do not dec over band sts = 241-297-353 sts. NOTE! Beg dec for BUTTONHOLES – see explanation above – when piece measures 3-4-3 cm / 1"-1½"-1". Work until piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'' - read ADJUSTMENT TIP. Then work according to diagram A.1 as follows: 8 band sts as before, A.1A over 14 sts, repeat A.1B until 23 sts remain, A.1C over 15 sts and 8 band sts as before. Work diagram 2 times vertically, piece measures approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4''. Then work as follows: A.2A over 14 sts, A.2B over 28-42-56 sts, A.2C over 23 sts, A.4A over 19 sts, A.4B over 70-98-126 sts, A.4C over 23 sts, A.3A over 22 sts, A.3B over 28-42-56 sts and finish with A.3C over 14 sts. After the first 13 rows of these diagrams, 9 sts have been bind off in each side for armholes. 223-279-335 sts remain on needle and piece measures approx 34 cm/13½". Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

Worked in stockinette st in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 48-54-58 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work rib (= K 2/P 2) for 1 cm / 3/8''. Then work in stockinette st. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under sleeve. When piece measures 8-8-9 cm / 3"-3"-3½'', inc 1 st on each side of marker by making a YO. Inc approx. every 2-1½-1 cm / 3/4"-½"-1/4". Work YO twisted on next row to avoid holes. Repeat inc 17-21-26 more times (= 18-22-27 times in total) = 84-98-112 sts on needle. Work until piece measures 46-43-40 cm / 18"-17"-15 3/4", bind off 9 sts mid under sleeve = 75-89-103 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and Make another sleeve the same way.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body = 373-457-541 sts. Insert 4 markers in the piece, one between each piece. Dec for RAGLAN - see explanation above, inside 1 st in stockinette st on each side of the 4 transitions. Work as follows from 14th row in diagram: (= WS): P 2, 2 sts in garter st, P 2, 2 sts in garter st, P until 8 sts remain, 2 sts in garter st, P 2, 2 sts in garter st and P 2.
Work next row as follows from RS: A.2A over 14 sts, A.2B over 28-42-56 sts, A.2C over 18 sts, stockinette st over 75-89-103 sts (= sleeve sts, remember dec on sleeve) A.4A over 15 sts, A.4B over 70-98-126 sts, A.4C over 18 sts, stockinette st over 75-89-103 sts (= sleeve sts, remember dec on sleeve), A.3A over 18 sts, A.3B over 28-42-56 sts and A.3C over 14 sts.
Continue working according to diagram and dec on every row from RS on sleeves and body. Every time 14 rows have been worked of A.2, A.3 and A.4, work 1 less B between A and C. Work until pattern A.2, A.3 and A.4 have been work 1 time vertically. Now repeat the top 28 rows in all patterns. Continue until a total of 56-70-84 rows with pattern A.2, A.3 and A.4 have been worked. On next row slip the first and last 13-20-27 sts on a stitch holder for neck. Work A.5 over sts from A.2 and A.6 over sts from A.3, continue the remaining sts and dec as before. When A.5 and A.6 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 73-87-101 sts on needle. Slip sts on stitch holder back on needle = 99-127-155 sts, pick 14 sts along the side of A.5 and A.6 = 127-155-183. Work band as before, work the remaining sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row dec evenly to approx. 100-115-130 sts on needle. Work 2 ridges in total and bind off with double yarn from RS.

ASSEMBLY: Sew tog the openings under the sleeves and sew buttons on left front piece.


= K from RS, P from WS
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K from RS, K from WS
= bound off st

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