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Water Diamonds by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with lace pattern and shawl collar in "Brushed Alpaca Silk" and "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no as-038
Yarn group A and C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 90-98-108-116-128-142 cm / 35½"-38½"-42½"-45 3/4"-50½"-55 3/4"
Full length: 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''


Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
150-175-175-200-225-225 g color no 14, light gray green
And use:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color no 7120, light grayish green

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 6 mm/US 10 – or size needed to get 14 sts x 16 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 – for garter st.

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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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. NOTE: Finish 3rd row in A.2 with YO, and beg 3rd row in A.4 with YO.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS.
Dec 1 st at beg of row as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st at end of row as follows: Work until 3 sts remain on needle, K the next 2 sts tog, 1 edge st in garter st.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row work YO twisted to avoid holes.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 77-83-91-99-107-115 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 strand Alpaca (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10. Work as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, 16-19-23-27-31-35 sts in stockinette st, A.1A (= 3 sts), A.1B over the next 28 sts, A.1C (= 12 sts), 16-19-23-27-31-35 sts in stockinette st, 1 edge st in garter st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
Continue the pattern like this - AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec in each side every 8-8½-7-6-6½-6½ cm / 3"-3 1/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/8"-2½"-2½" - 5-5-6-7-7-6 more times = 65-71-77-83-91-101 sts. When piece measures 51-52-53-54-55-56 cm / 20''-20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22'' – adjust according to 10th or last row in A.1 insert 1 marker in each side (markers are needed for adjustment of pattern and for assembly). Bind off 4-4-6-7-10-13 sts for armholes at beg of the next 2 rows = 57-63-65-69-71-75 sts. When 24 rows have been worked from marker, continue in stockinette st over all sts – AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm / 5 1/8''-5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7'' from marker (piece measures approx. 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm / 25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''), bind off the middle 13-13-13-15-15-15 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 st on next row towards the neck = 21-24-25-26-27-29 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 15-16-17-18-19-20 cm / 6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8'' / 6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8'' from marker (piece measures approx. 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30'').

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 43-46-50-55-59-63 sts (includes 12-12-12-14-14-14 band sts and 1 edge st) on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 strand Alpaca (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10. Work as follows from RS: A.2 (= 12-12-12-14-14-14 band sts), 1 st in stockinette st, A.3 (= 15 sts), 14-17-21-24-28-32 sts in stockinette st, 1 edge st in garter st. Continue the pattern like this - AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in the side. Repeat dec in the side every 8-8½-7-6-6½-6½ cm / 3"-3 1/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/8"-2½"-2½" 5-5-6-7-7-6 more times = 37-40-43-47-51-56 sts. When piece measures 51-52-53-54-55-56 cm / 20''-20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22'' – adjust according to back piece – insert a marker in the side (marker is needed for adjustment of pattern and for assembly). Bind off 4-4-6-7-10-13 sts for armhole at beg of next row from WS = 33-36-37-40-41-43 sts. When 24 rows have been worked from marker, continue in stockinette st over A.3. When piece measures 15-16-17-18-19-20 cm / 6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8'' from marker - adjust according to back piece and so that next row is from WS, bind off the first 21-24-25-26-27-29 sts (= shoulder), work the rest of row = 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts. Work in garter st over these sts for shawl collar - AT THE SAME TIME work short rows, beg from the neck (1st row = RS) as follows: * Work 1 ridge over all sts. On next row from RS K 8-8-8-10-10-10, turn and K back *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm / 3"-3"-3"-3½"-3½"-3½" from bound off for shoulder (short side). Loosely bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work the same way as on right front piece but reversed - work A.4 (= 12-12-12-14-14-14 band sts) instead of A.2. Beg short rows on shawl collar from WS.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 33-35-35-37-39-39 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 strand Alpaca (= 2 strands). Work 2 ridges. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 and work next row from RS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, 8-9-9-10-11-11 sts in stockinette st, A.3 (= 15 sts), 8-9-9-10-11-11 sts in stockinette st, 1 edge st in garter st. Continue the pattern like this - AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14 cm / 5½'', inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side - READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc in each side every 7-7-5½-4½-4½-3 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 1/4"-1 3/4"-1 3/4"-1" 5-5-6-7-7-9 more times = 45-47-49-53-55-59 sts. When piece measures 50-50-49-48-46-44 cm / 19 3/4"-19 3/4"-19 1/4"-19"-18"-17 1/4", insert 1 marker in each side (these markers are needed for assembly). Bind off when piece measures approx. 53 cm / 21''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves in outer loops of edge sts (make sure that markers on sleeve meet markers on front and back piece). Sew sleeve and side seams in one inside 1 edge st. Sew band tog mid back for collar. Sew collar to neck line.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

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


Jennifer Clarke 05.12.2018 - 14:17:

Hi, I have so far done 2 swatches and there is no way that 14 stitches is 10 cms I have done 1 in 6 mm and one in 6.5 mm needles. Is there a mistake in the pattern? Thank you. I did ask this question last year but got no reply.

DROPS Design 05.12.2018 kl. 15:13:

Dear Mrs Clarke, there is no mistake in the pattern, tension should be 14 sts x 16 rows in stocking stitch with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk worked together = 10 x 10 cm - Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles. Do not hesitate to contact your DROPS store - even per mai or telephone - they may have tips for you. Happy knitting!

Kathryn 28.03.2018 - 20:49:

I'm looking for a one strand alternative to the 2 strands you suggest?

DROPS Design 29.03.2018 kl. 02:03:

Dear Kathryn, if you want to knit this with only one strand, you might try DROPS Air, or if you like the halo effect, then the DROPS Melody yarn. Please make sure you knit and wash a swatch and check the gauge before you start the whole piece and change needle sizes and/or stitch count accordingly, if necessary. Happy Knitting!

Jennifer Clarke 11.11.2017 - 13:30:

Hi, I have so far done 2 swatches and there is no way that 14 stitches is 10 cms I have done 1 in 6mm and one in 6.5 mm. Is there a mistake in the pattern? Thank you.

Tove Zilliacus 29.08.2017 - 06:22:

Hei. Sopiiko Drops Muskat tähän työhön, yksinkertaisena lankana? Pitääkö silmukkamäärät paikkaansa, minulla on löysä käsiala. Puikoilla 4 - 4,5.

DROPS Design 29.08.2017 kl. 14:26:

Hei! En suosittelisi Muskat-langan käyttöä tähän malliin. Käytä mieluummin joku toinen lanka lankaryhmästä C + joku toinen lanka lankaryhmästä A. Tärkeintä kuitenkin on, että neuletiheys täsmää, eli neulo mallitilkku ja tarkista että työhön tulee 14 silmukkaa ja 16 kerrosta per 10 x 10 cm.

Claudia Alarcon 06.01.2017 - 04:06:

Hola antes quiero comentarles que el patrón es hermoso!. Como se tejen las hebras en la vuelta de revés? Estoy un poco confundida si debo tejer con la hebra retorcida o no. Saludos!

DROPS Design 06.01.2017 kl. 18:15:

Hola Claudia. Las lazadas (hebras) en las filas de revés del patrón se trabajan como pts no retorcidos para que se formen los agujeros. En elcaso de hacer las lazadas para realizar aumentos, las hebras se trabajan como pts retorcidos.

Petra 18.11.2016 - 11:02:

Ik heb alle onderdelen van het vest nu gebreid. Is het aan te raden om het nu eerst op te spannen/blocken voordat ik het in elkaar zet vanwege het kantpatroon? In het patroon staat hier niks over beschreven.

DROPS Design 18.11.2016 kl. 12:11:

Hoi Petra. Het is niet verplicht om te blokken, maar je kan het doen als je dat fijner vindt.

Soulie 16.09.2016 - 09:27:

Bonjour, superbe veste que je fais actuellement , Quand vus dites EN MÊME TEMPS, quand l'ouvrage mesure 7 cm, diminuer 1 m à 1 m du bord sur le côté, c'est sur le coté emmanchure? OUPS Je fais le devant gauche je vous remercie d'avance

DROPS Design 16.09.2016 kl. 09:31:

Bonjour Mme Soulie, tout à fait, vous diminuez côté couture au dos (= le côté où sera l'emmanchure ensuite). Bon tricot!

Monika 28.07.2016 - 16:54:

Meine Frage hat sich erledigt hab das Video gefunden und verstanden.

DROPS Design 01.08.2016 kl. 08:11:

Liebe Monika, das freut mich, viel Spass beim Stricken!

Monika 26.07.2016 - 18:48:

Können Sie mir helfen bei dem Schalkragen? ich habe die maschen für die schulter abgekettet. es verbleiben die 12 Blenmaschen. Nun sollen 2reihen rechts gestrickt werden und verkürzte Reihen. dann ist danach die rede von 8 maschen und 8 cm. wie kann ich in zwei reihen 4 maschen verkürzt stricken? verstehe ich nicht. Dank im voraus.

DROPS Design 28.07.2016 kl. 15:41:

Liebe Monika, ich verstehe nicht ganz, was Sie mit "in zwei reihen 4 maschen verkürzt stricken" meinen. Haben Sie sich unsere Tutorials zum Thema verkürzte Reihen angeschaut? Vielleicht wird dann klar, was gemeint ist - sonst fragen Sie bitte nochmals nach.

Jette Asp Bøttcher 30.06.2016 - 16:06:

Jeg kunne tænke mig at gå igang med denne trøje. Men jeg er ikke så begejstret for de 2 garntyper der er brugt. Kan jeg evt bruge babymerino og bigmerino, eller er der en garn jeg kan bruge, så jeg kun strikker med en tråd. Hilsen Jette

DROPS Design 01.07.2016 kl. 12:18:

Hej Jette. Du kan i princippet godt erstatte med 1 x BabyMerino og 1 x Big Merino, men det er to helt andre slags garner (Brushed er mohair), saa udtrykket vil blive anderledes. Saa strik en pröve först og tjek strikkefastheden. Vi har ikke et garn til pinde 6, du kan pröve Air (og strikke löst) eller Melody (og lidt strammere).

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