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Gentle Breeze by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket worked in a circle in garter st and stockinette st in ”Verdi”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ve-051
Yarn group D
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL /XXXL
Chest measurements: 88/96 – 104/114 – 126/138 cm / 34½"/37 3/4" - 41"/45" - 49½"/54 1/4"
DROPS VERDI from Garnstudio
350 g for all sizes in color no 09, turquoise

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 16 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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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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48% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 17% Polyester, 15% Mohair
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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 = K2 rows.

* Work 1 row over the first 10 sts on row, turn and work back. Work 1 row over the first 31 sts on row, turn and work back. Work 1 row over the first 52 sts on row, turn and work back. Work 1 row over all sts, turn and work back *, repeat from *-*, i.e. 8 rows at the widest and 2 rows at the most narrow in 1 repetition.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 64-70-76 sts on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Verdi. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work SHORT ROWS – see explanation above (1st row = from RS): 5 sts in garter st, stockinette st over the 54-60-66 sts and finish with 5 sts in garter st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue with short rows until piece measures 38-39-41 cm / 15"-15 1/4"-16" at the most narrow and 160-164-172 cm / 63"-64½"-67½" at the widest. Work 1 ridge in garter st and bind off. Sew tog the cast-on and bind-off edge.

Work as right front piece/back piece.

Place the two part towards each other on the widest so that the 5 ridges are edge to edge, and sew tog in outer loops of edge sts approx. 30-35 cm / 11 3/4"-13 3/4" mid back – make sure that seam on the parts is mid under sleeve.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knitting direction

Marie Poppins 11.11.2018 - 11:54:

Bonjour, Je ne suis pas sûre d'avoir bien compris...Après les 2 rangs de point mousse, le rang sur 10 mailles : on tricote 5mmousse puis 5mjersey endroit puis on retourne son ouvrage et on tricote 5mjersey envers puis 5mailles mousse. Les "5 m mousses- les mailles jersey -5 m mousse " de calculent sur les 2 rangs raccourcis? Ou faut il finir chaque rang raccourci par 5 mailles mousses. Merci

DROPS Design 12.11.2018 kl. 10:02:

Bonjour Mary Poppins, quand vous tricotez les rangs raccourcis, tricotez les mailles soit au point mousse (= les 5 premières et les 5 dernières mailles) soit en jersey (celles du milieu), par ex pour le 1er rang: 10 m = 5 m point mousse, 5 m jersey (2ème rang= 5 m env, 5 m end), 3ème rang: 5 m end, 26 m jersey (= 31 m), 4ème rang: 26 m env, 5 m end et ainsi de suite. Bon tricot!

Debbie 09.11.2018 - 14:31:

Is the arc the widest point for meaning or is it point to point? I am measuring to finish Knitting and not sure if it is the right size. ( the other question was what do the numbers on the drawing represent)

DROPS Design 09.11.2018 kl. 15:28:

Dear Debbie, the longuest measurement (=80-82-86 cm) is the total length of garment - the shorter length (= 19-20-21 cm) is the width of wrist/sleeve (folded = when worn). Each piece is 46-50-54 cm width from sleeve edge to middle front/back piece. Should you need any futher help to choose your size, please contact your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone, they will be able to give you further advices. Happy knitting!

Debbie 09.11.2018 - 02:47:

What is considered the widest for 64\" measurement. The outside circular edge or point to point. Also what are the numbers for on the drawing?

DROPS Design 09.11.2018 kl. 08:57:

Dear Debbie, all measurements in chart are taken in cm and measured flat from side to side - read more here. At the beginning of the pattern (header) you'll find the matching chest measurements in inches. Happy knitting!

Pamela Franks 20.06.2018 - 23:52:

If this pattern is correct and there are only 2 pieces, then I can only deduce the horizontal seam across the back, shown in the PHOTO for the pattern, is a result of the knitter sewing the back seam while the sleeve seams run across the back instead of under the arms, giving the appearance of three pattern pieces. Please review the PHOTO of the back of the garment and let me know if this is the case or if the wrong PHOTO is posted for this pattern.

DROPS Design 21.06.2018 kl. 08:24:

Dear Mrs Franks, picture is matching pattern, you work first the right front piece/back piece and sew the cast on edge to the cast off edge together on this piece (= ridge against ridge as you can see in the middle back on the picture). Work then the left front piece/back piece and sew the cast on edge to the cast off edge together. (ridge against ridge as for 1st piece). Now sew both pieces together along midback. Happy knitting!

Pamela Franks 19.06.2018 - 22:17:

I have made two of your garments in this shape (Summer Snug 154-8 and Barroque 149-6), so I understand the diagram. However the photo of this one shows what appears to be a horizontal seam across the back which seems to indicate thete are THREE pieces to this pattern. It is shown clearly on the photo of the BACK of the garment. Is this the correct photo for this pattern? I didn't see any instructions for a third piece.....

DROPS Design 20.06.2018 kl. 08:08:

Dear Mrs Franks, the ridge you can see in the back is the ridges at the beg and end end of each piece, ie you sew each piece together with cast on edge to cast off edge (1st ridge to last ridge on piece). There are 2 pieces (right front/back piece and left front/back piece) that are both sewn into a "ring" then you sew both pieces tog along back piece. Happy knitting!

Anna 10.02.2018 - 12:18:

Hi. Please can you explain when and how to join the edges first? I can see on the picture that the joining bit is on the back... Thanks

DROPS Design 11.02.2018 kl. 09:29:

Dear Arina, the back is sewn together in the following way: put the edges next to each other so they are barely touch. Then stitching in to the outer leg of the edge stitch one on the right side and one the left side pul them a bit closer. This way the sem lies flat and will not be chunky. Happy knitting!

Auberger 05.01.2018 - 10:58:

Bonjour, je voudrai des précisions sur les rangs raccourcis. Si j ai bien compris, il faut après avoir fait les 2 rangs côtes pt mousse,: 5mendroit, 10 m endroit puis retour des 10 m à l enverspuis 31 m endroit et 31 m envers pour le retourpuis 52 m endroit et 52 envers pour le retourpuis 60 m endroit et 60 envers pour le retour A que moment dois je tricoter mes 5 mailles en point mousse ? Faut il faire 5pt mousse à chaque début de rangs raccourcis ?

DROPS Design 08.01.2018 kl. 08:48:

Bonjour Mme Auberger, après les 2 rangs point mousse, tricotez ainsi: *2 rangs sur 10 m, 2 rangs sur 31 m, 2 rangs sur 52 m, 2 rangs sur toutes les mailles*, répétez de *-*, tricotez les 5 premières et les 5 dernières m au point mousse, et les autres en jersey, ainsi sur 10 m, vous tricotez 5 m point mousse, 5 m jersey sur l'endroit (= 5 m jersey, 5 m point mousse sur l'envers) et ainsi de suite. Bon tricot!

Deborah 01.12.2017 - 17:46:

È normale che tornando indietro nei ferri accorciati si formi un buco?

DROPS Design 02.12.2017 kl. 07:53:

Buongiorno Deborah. Sì un po’ il buco rimane. Ci sono diversi modi di lavorare i ferri accorciati. Le proponiamo alcuni video e può scegliere quello che dà il risultato che la soddisfa maggiormente. Il lavoro si uniforma anche un po’ con il lavaggio. Buon lavoro!

Silke Gade 14.12.2016 - 18:18:

Hi, I would like to use your pattern for the "Gentle Breeze" cardigan. You have discontinued the Verdi yarn. In order to calculate the amount of yarn I need, could you please tell me the number of metres it ran per 50 g? I love your patterns and the detailed help videos. Thank you, Silke

DROPS Design 15.12.2016 kl. 09:20:

Dear Mrs Gade, you will find here all informations about Verdi - see here some alternatives and more info here. Your DROPS store will provide you any further personnal assistance. Happy knitting!

María Le Blanc 27.07.2016 - 22:38:

No logro entender el patrón de este diseño y cada cuánto debo hacer las vueltas al revés por favor ¿

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