DROPS / 166 / 42

Sweet As Honey by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with lace pattern, small cables and raglan in ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: cable, jackets, lace, raglan,

DROPS design: Pattern no z-725
Yarn group A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 2923, goldenrod

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 521: 9 pieces for all sizes

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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.
Comments (48)

100% Alpaca
from 3.20 £ /50g
DROPS Alpaca uni colour DROPS Alpaca uni colour 3.20 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Alpaca mix DROPS Alpaca mix 3.30 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 19.20£. Read more.

Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

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

Dec for buttonholes on right band. P tog fourth and fifth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 and 43 cm
SIZE M: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 and 44 cm
SIZE L: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 and 44 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 8, 15, 21, 28, 34, 41 and 47 cm
SIZE XXL: 2, 8, 15, 21, 28, 34, 41 and 47 cm
SIZE XXXL: 2, 9, 15, 22, 28, 35, 41 and 48 cm
NOTE: Dec the last buttonhole on neck edge.

Beg 3 sts before marker in the side, make 1 YO, work 6 sts in stocking st (marker is in the middle of these 6 sts), make 1 YO (= 2 sts inc). On next row work YOs twisted to avoid holes. Work inc sts in stocking st.

Dec for raglan on each side of A.6.
Beg 2 sts before A.6, K 2 tog, work A.6 (= 6 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).
Beg 2 sts before A.6, P 2 twisted tog, work A.6 (= 6 sts), P 2 tog (= 2 sts dec).

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 231-251-281-311-341-381 sts (incl 9 band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. P 1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 (= 9 band sts), work rib with cables according to diagram A.2 until 12 sts remain on needle, finish P 3 and A.3 (= 9 band sts). Continue rib like this until piece measures 5 cm. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 as before over band, work A.4A (= 28-28-33-38-38-43 sts), work the last 2 sts in A.2 (= cable), work A.2 as before over the next 50-60-65-70-85-95 sts AT THE SAME TIME dec all 3 P (in A.2) to 2 P by P 2 tog in every P-section, work A.4B (= 28-28-33-38-38-43 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size), work A.4C (= 25-25-30-35-35-40 sts), work the last 2 sts in A.2 (= cable), work A.2 as before over the next 50-60-65-70-85-95 sts AT THE SAME TIME DEC all 3 P (in A.2) to 2 P, work A.4D (= 28-28-33-38-38-43 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size) and finish with A.3 as before over band.
When next row from WS has been worked with K over K and P over P as shown in diagram there are 193-209-233-257-281-313 sts on needle.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work next row from RS as follows: Work A.1 as before over band, A.5A (= 23-23-27-31-31-35 sts), stocking st over the next 42-50-54-58-70-78 sts, A.5B (= 26-26-30-34-34-38 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size), A.5C (= 19-19-23-27-27-31 sts), stocking st over the next 42-50-54-58-70-78 sts, A.5D (= 23-23-27-31-31-35 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size) and finish with A.3 as before over band.
Insert 1 marker 53-57-63-69-75-83 sts in from each side (= 87-95-107-119-131-147 sts between markers on back piece). Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 10 cm, inc 1 st on each side of markers in the sides - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4½-4½-6-6-6-6 cm a total of 5-5-4-4-4-4 times = 213-229-249-273-297-329 sts.
When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm, work next row from WS as follows: Work 54-58-62-68-73-81 sts as before (= left front piece), cast off 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts for armhole, work 89-97-105-117-127-143 sts as before (= back piece), cast off 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts for armhole, work the remaining 54-58-62-68-73-81 sts as before (= right front piece). Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 60-60-65-65-70-70 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. K 1 round. Then continue rib in the round according to diagram A.2. When piece measures 16 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 12-12-13-13-12-12 sts evenly = 72-72-78-78-82-82 sts. Work in stocking st in the round. When piece measures 20 cm, inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 9-5-8½-4-5-3½ cm a total of 4-6-4-7-6-8 times = 80-84-86-92-94-98 sts. When piece measures 49-49-48-48-47-47 cm, cast off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts mid under sleeve = 72-76-76-82-82-86 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off (without working them first) = 341-365-381-417-437-477 sts. Insert 1 marker in every transition between sleeves and body = 4 markers.
Continue back and forth with stocking st, A.1/A.3 over bands, A.5A/A.5D in each side towards mid front and A.5B/A.5C mid back. AT THE SAME TIME work A.6 in every transition between body and sleeve (marker is in the middle of A.6) and on 1st row from RS beg dec for RAGLAN – see explanation above (= 8 sts dec). Repeat dec for raglan on every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 24-25-28-28-32-33 times in total and then every row (i.e. both from RS and WS) 4-5-2-5-1-2 times in total.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 46-48-50-51-53-54 cm, slip the outermost 13-15-19-21-24-29 sts in each side towards mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck on the next 2 rows (work them before slipping them on stitch holder to avoid cutting the yarn).
Continue back and forth as before while AT THE SAME TIME cast off for neck at beg of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 3 sts 1 time and 2 sts 2-2-2-2-3-3 times. Continue to cast off 1 st in each side at beg of every row until dec for raglan are finished. After all dec for raglan and neck, approx. 73-77-85-91-101-113 sts remain on needle.

Pick up from RS approx. 117-125-141-153-173-197 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. K 1 row from WS. Then K 1 row from RS while at the same time adjust to 138-138-146-150-158-162 sts. Then work from WS as follows: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work rib (= P 2/K 2) ending rib with P 2 and 2 edge sts in garter st. After 1 cm dec for 1 buttonhole over the other holes on band. When rib measures 3 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P and K over sts in garter st on band.

Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= no stitch, skip this square
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
= P 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso

Kim 25.06.2018 - 17:40:

Pour le dos et les devants, après les côtes, je n’arrive pas à obtenir le même nombre de mailles total en commençant les diagrammes. Par exemple, en taille XXL : 9 (A.1) + 38 (A.4A) + 2 (torsade) + 68 (A.2 après 17 diminutions, car sur 85 m. j’ai 17 sections de 3 m. env.) + 38 (A.4B) + 35 (A.4C) + 2 (torsade) + 68 (même calcul) + 38 (A.4D) + 9 (A.3) = 307 mailles au lieu de 281 mailles. Pourriez-vous me dire où je me trompe ?

DROPS Design 26.06.2018 kl. 08:13:

Bonjour Kim, au 1er rang de A.4A à D on diminue des mailles (= 2 m ens à l'env) soit 7 m dans A.4A et A.4D et 6 m dans A.4B et A.4C, ce sont les 26 m de différence que vous avez pour obtenir les 307 m. Bon tricot!

Jacqueline Veerbeek 08.06.2018 - 08:32:

A4B eindigt met 5steken recht A4C niet die eindigt met een mindering Klopt dit wel de patroondelen zijn zo toch niet gelijk

DROPS Design 08.06.2018 kl. 10:52:

Dag Jacqueline, A.4b en A.4c sluiten op elkaar en zijn a.h.w. elkaars spiegelbbeld. Het klopt dat ze op een verschillende manier eindigen. Als je het patroon precies volgt zoals beschreven zou je goed uit moeten komen.

Chester 23.02.2018 - 11:29:

Dommage que ce modèle n'existe pas en pull comme beaucoup d'autres modèles Drops qui existent en pull et en gilet. Je ne me lancerai pas à le tricoter car je remarque que des tricoteuses rencontrent des difficultés dans la lecture des explications comme dans d'autres modèles Drops!! En effet, les modèles sont très jolis mais les explications ne sont pas à la hauteur. Le tricot devient une prise de tête et plus un plaisir

DROPS Design 23.02.2018 kl. 13:30:

Bonjour Mme Chester, quand vous avez une question sur un modèle, vous pouvez volontiers la poser ici ou bien demander de l'aide auprès du magasin où vous avez acheté votre laine ou sur le forum DROPS. Bon tricot!

Anna Kirstine Bendtsen 06.02.2018 - 08:29:

Skal ribben på selve blusen ikke afsluttes med pind 2 eller 6 for at det passer med snoningerne når man strikker videre?

DROPS Design 12.02.2018 kl. 15:50:

Hej, du fortsätter snoningerne med samme mellemrum som tidligere. God fornöjelse!

Bellion Béatrice 10.01.2018 - 16:25:

Bonjour, merci pour votre réponse rapide ouf je suis rassurée j'ai presque voulu tout défaire :) :) :)

Bellion Béatrice 09.01.2018 - 15:24:

Bonjour, je suis un peu perdu je fais la taille XL pour ce modèle et sur la photo il y a 4 tresses pour le dos et pour le modèle XL j'en trouve 8 est-ce normal merci à bientôt

DROPS Design 09.01.2018 kl. 17:08:

Bonjour Mme Bellion, le nombre de mailles en taille XL est différent en taille XL, soit au milieu dos: A.5B (= 34 m), A.5C (= 27 m) = on aura 8 petites torsades au milieu dos, soit 3 avant le point ajouré, 2 entre les motifs ajourés et 3 après le point ajouré). Bon tricot!

Marie Barot 27.06.2017 - 10:20:

Bonjour, Si je comprends bien, on commence le col par une côte mousse ?

DROPS Design 27.06.2017 kl. 13:25:

Bonjour Mme Barot, tout à fait, en même temps au rang sur l'endroit, ajustez le nombre de mailles comme indiqué. Bon tricot!

Madelaine 10.05.2017 - 17:40:

Merci 😊 Je peux repartir sereine ! Y'a plus qu'à...

Yarzabal Madeleine 10.05.2017 - 13:52:

Bonjour je suis un peu perdue : vous dites pour une taille M monter 251 m y compris 9m de chaque côté pour bande de boutonnage . Ces 18 m sont elles déjà comptabilisées dans les 251 m ou dois je les rajouter? J'ai essayé des deux façons et je ne tombe jamais à finir mon rang par 3m envers (qui s'intégreraient logiquement au diagramme) avant mes 9 dernières mailles du premier rang . Merci pour l'aide que vous voudrez bien m'apporter. à bientôt !

DROPS Design 10.05.2017 kl. 15:20:

Chere Madeleine, ces 18 m sont déjà inclues dans les 251 mailles montees. Bon tricot!

Lise 08.03.2017 - 10:14:

Hvilken str skal jeg velge ved dersom jeg har mål 94cm over brystparti?

Post a comment to pattern DROPS 166-42

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process. Required fields are marked *.