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Saralyn by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket worked in a circle in garter st with lace pattern in ”Big Merino”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no mb-016
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S/M - L – XL/XXL - XXXL

DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
750-800-950-1050 g color no 10, amethyst

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm), or 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 - for button loop.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 1 piece for all sizes

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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 (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

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

See diagrams A.1-A.3. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row work YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

Worked in the round in a circle from mid back.
Cast on 7 sts with Big Merino and divide them on 4 double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME K 2 sts in every st = 14 sts. Insert 7 markers in the piece, 2 sts apart. 1st marker = at beg of round = back of neck. P 1 round. On next round K while AT THE SAME TIME working 2 sts in every other st = 21 sts. P 1 round. On next round K with 2 sts in every 3rd st = 28 sts. P 1 round. Then work according to A.1, work 1 repetition over the 4 sts between every marker. When A.1 has been worked, continue according to A.2. After A.2 continue pattern in A.2 the same way with 7 inc on every other round, work the inc sts in pattern. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 when needed. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8" from middle, work 3 ridges in GARTER ST – see explanation above - over all sts. NOTE! Continue inc every other round, inc with a YO after every marker (= 7 inc).
Work next round as follows: Work 25-27-29-31 sts, bind off 32-34-37-40 sts (= armhole), work until 57-61-66-71 sts remain on needle, bind off 32-34-37-40 sts (= armhole) and work 25-27-29-31 sts. P 1 round - AT THE SAME TIME cast on 32-34-37-40 new sts over each armhole, same no of sts that were bind off for armhole. Work 4 ridges. Continue with A.2 and inc for 4-5-7-9 cm / 1½"-2"-2 3/4"-3½", work 5 ridges with inc, work A.2 with inc for 13-16-18-20 cm / 5"-6 1/4"-7"-8", finish with 5 ridges with inc – piece measures approx. 45-50-55-60 cm / 17 3/4"-19 3/4"-22"-23½" from middle and outwards. LOOSELY bind off.

The sleeve is worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 44-46-48-50 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Merino, work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above (= 1st row = WS). Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, A.3A (= 2 sts) A.3B until 3 sts remain, finish with A.3C (= 2 sts) and 1 edge st in garter st. When piece measures 17 cm / 6 3/4'', work 3 ridges. Then work in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side – AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS inc 1 st in each side – read INCREASE TIP, repeat inc every 3½-3-2½-2 cm / 1 1/4"-1"-7/8"-3/4" 9-10-12-15 times in total = 62-66-72-80 sts. When piece measures 52 cm / 20½" in all sizes, bind off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: 5 sts 1 time, then 2-2-3-3 sts in each side until piece measures approx. 60 cm / 23½'' - NOTE! For size XL-XXL bind off 3 sts only 6 times in each side, then 2 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Sew the sleeve seams inside 1 edge st. Sew in the sleeves so that middle of sleeve cap is placed where armholes are the closest tog (i.e where 1st st was dec for first armhole and where last st was dec on second armhole) and sleeve seams are placed where the armholes are the furthest apart (i.e. in opposite side - see chart).

Lay the jacket down as shown in chart with RS up and sleeves straight out, sew button in the left side under sleeve from RS. Crochet 1 buttonhole loop on hook size 4 mm / G/6 in bind-off edge under sleeve in the right side as follows: 1 sc in bind-off edge on jacket, ch 5, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'' and fasten with 1 sc in bind-off edge.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= middle
= fasten button

Orielle 06.06.2014 - 11:03:

Good project for some serious redesign. Collar as a hood, round shape way over done. Has some good textural variation and interest.

Silvia Fischer 02.06.2014 - 20:07:

Wunderschöne Rückansicht. ich liebe dieses Modell

Fina 02.06.2014 - 16:34:

Mooie tekening op de rug

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