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Lothlorien by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with lace pattern and shawl collar in "BabyAlpaca Silk" and "Kid-Silk". Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-085
Yarn group A + A or C
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL - XXXL
300-350-400-450 g, colour no 8465, medium grey
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
125-150-175-175 g colour no 10, grey

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm. (+ 1 extra circular needle for beg of piece).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm – for garter st on collar.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 3 pieces in all sizes

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70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
from 4.10 £ /50g
DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk uni colour DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk uni colour 4.10 £ /50g
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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
from 3.80 £ /25g
DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 3.80 £ /25g
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DROPS Kid-Silk long print DROPS Kid-Silk long print 3.80 £ /25g
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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.8. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

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

Dec for buttonholes on right band (i.e. the first 4 sts seen from RS). 1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S/M: 29, 37 and 45 cm
SIZE L/XL: 28, 36 and 44 cm
SIZE XXL: 27, 35 and 43 cm
SIZE XXXL: 27, 35 and 43 cm

Worked back and forth on circular needle. work on 2 circular needle size 80 cm to make room for all sts at beg of piece.
Beg at the bottom of back piece and front piece, then cast off sts in each side, continue on back piece, then work shawl collar before sewing piece tog.

Cast on 429-489-529-549 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work pattern as follows from RS: 4 band sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work last st in A.1, A.1 (= 20 sts) 21-24-26-27 times in width, 4 band sts in garter st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Work the 4 band sts in garter st until finished measurements. When entire A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 261-297-321-333 sts on needle. Repeat A.X 1 more time vertically. Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. Then repeat the 2 last rows in A.X 11-10-9-9 more times vertically. Piece measures approx. 38-37-36-36 cm from cast-on edge.
Now work as follows: 4 band sts in garter st, A.2 (= 6 sts), A.3 (= 12 sts) 20-23-25-26 times in width, A.4 (= 7 sts), 4 band sts in garter st. When A.2-A.4 have been worked 1 time vertically, continue with A.5 inside band sts in each side. NOTE: On 7th row work last st before band sts K, and on 10th row inc 2-1-2-1 sts = 263-298-323-334 sts. When entire A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 2 rows in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME at beg of these 2 rows cast off 77-91-100-102 sts = 109-116-123-130 sts. Now continue as follows: 4 sts in garter st, A.6 (= 6 sts), A.7 (= 7 sts) until 8 sts remain, A.8 (= 4 sts), 4 sts in garter st. When piece measures 84-92-96-97 cm - adjust to finish after 6th or 12th row in A.6-A.8 - switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and continue in garter st until finished measurements. Work the first 45-48-50-53 sts, insert 1 marker in next st, work 4-4-5-5 sts, insert a marker in next st, work 7-8-9-10 sts, insert a marker in next st, work 4-4-5-5 sts, insert a marker in next st, work the next 45-48-50-53 sts (= 4 markers). On next row from RS, inc 1 st before the 4 sts with markers – READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc alternately on right and left side of each marker every 4th row 4 more times (= 20 sts inc) = 129-136-143-150 sts. On next ridge do not work the outermost 10-14-16-18 sts in each side, then on the next 8 ridges work over 4 sts less on every row. Work 2 ridges over all sts, AT THE SAME TIME on first row inc 12-16-20-24 sts evenly = 141-152-163-174 sts. Loosely cast off.

Sew seam A and B tog (see chart). Sew in outer loops of edge sts to avoid a chunky seam. Armhole = 20-22-23-24 cm Repeat in the other side. I.e. sew seam C and D tog the same way. Fasten off.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts, on next row P YOs They should make holes.
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= increase row - see explanation in pattern
= repeat the last 2 rows in diagram - see explanation in the pattern.
= knitting direction

RossWildflower 27.06.2019 - 19:30:

The first row instructions say: Cast on 429-489-529-549 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work pattern as follows from RS: 4 band sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work last st in A.1, A.1 (= 20 sts) 21-24-26-27 times in width, 4 band sts in garter st. Does this mean I should work the first stitch in ALL RS rows and last stitch in ALL WS rows as the last st in A.1? For how many rows?

DROPS Design 28.06.2019 kl. 06:27:

Dear Mrs RossWildflower, from RS you will always work the last stitch in A.1 after the front band sts and before repeating A.1 (read diagrams from the right towards the left). From WS work the front band sts, then repeat A.1 (read diagrams from the left towards the right) then work the last st in A.1 and finish with the front band sts. That way pattern will be symetrical on each side. Read more about diagrams here. Happy knitting!

Pauline 20.06.2019 - 20:52:

Hallo, ich würde allzu gerne dieses Modelll stricken, vertrage aber keine Mohair-Garne auf meiner Haut. Kann ich Kid-Silk einfach weglassen? Falls ja, reicht Baby Alpaca Silk 2-fädig für dieses Modell aus oder benötige ich das Garn dann 3-fädig? Welche Nadelstärke ist für Alpaca Silk 2-fädig oder 3-fädig am Besten?

DROPS Design 21.06.2019 kl. 06:56:

Liebe Pauline, Sie können 1 Faden Kid-Silk durch 1 Faden BabyAlpaca Silk ersetzen, so stricken Sie mit 2 Fäden BabyAlpaca Silk - beide gehören der Garngruppe A - benutzen Sie unseren Garnumrechner um die neue Menge zu kalkulieren (die Garnmenge in BabyAlpaca Silk für Ihre Größe kommt noch dazu). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Susanne 18.05.2019 - 14:36:

Hallo, ich verstehe nicht, was mit „A.X“ gemeint ist? „Wenn A.1 1 x in der Höhe gestr wurde, sind 261-297-321-333 M auf der Nadel. A.X noch 1 x in der Höhe arb. Die KNOPFLÖCHER nicht vergessen - siehe oben. Dann die 2 letzten R von A.X noch 11-10-9-9 x in der Höhe arb. Die Arb hat eine Gesamtlänge von ca. 38-37-36-36 cm ab dem Anschlagrand.“ Nochmal A1???? Danke und Gruß!

DROPS Design 20.05.2019 kl. 10:11:

Liebe Susanne, wenn A.1 1x in der Höhe gestrickt wird, stricken Sie die mit A.X markierten Reihen = die letzten 18 Reihen in A.1 - dann wiederholen Sie nur die 2 letzten Reihen (siehe Pfeil und schwarzer Punkt). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Valérie P. 26.08.2018 - 09:58:

Bonjour, Je viens de recommencer l'ouvrage car je ne sais pas si il faut commencer le A1 par la dernière maille du motif sur toute la hauteur du A1? ou simplement sur les 3 premiers rangs ? merci de votre réponse

DROPS Design 05.09.2018 kl. 14:37:

Bonjour Valérie, quand vous tricotez A.1, vous tricotez ainsi: 4 m point mousse, la dernière m de A.1, puis vous répétez A.1 en largeur et terminez par 4 m point mousse, et ce, jusqu'à ce que A.1 soit terminé en hauteur: le motif est ainsi symétrique de chaque côté. Bon tricot!

Valérie P. 10.08.2018 - 10:45:

Bonjour, Je voudrais savoir si vous avez une vidéo qui montre comment monter les 429 mailles avec 2 jeux d'aiguilles circulaires pour ce modèle. Merci

DROPS Design 10.08.2018 kl. 10:56:

Bonjour Valérie P., nous n'avons pas de vidéo de ce type, montez simplement la moitié des mailles sur une aiguille circulaire, et montez l'autre moité des mailles sur l'autre aiguille à suivre simplement. Bon tricot!

Marilyn 09.02.2018 - 03:15:

I am on row 10, having made the yarnovers in row 9. I don't know how I can purl the yarnovers without creating a new stitch. Row 11 does not show additional stitches. Please help!

DROPS Design 09.02.2018 kl. 07:06:

Hi Marilyn, All the yarn overs are accompanied by either K2 together or slip 1 stitch, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over. So the number of stitches stays the same and the pattern gives the lace effect. On the next row purl the yarn overs to leave a hole. Happy knitting!

Dolfin 19.12.2017 - 22:09:

Bonjour à la fin après les rangs en point mousse où on fait les rangs raccourcis, vous dites : Tricoter 2 côtes mousse sur toutes les mailles, Le travail étant en plein milieu puisqu'on a laissé des mailles en attente de chaque côté, dois t-on finir la ligne pour se retrouver au début du rang ou dois t-on arrêter le travail où on est, et reprendre au début du rang pour faire les rangs en entier. Merci

DROPS Design 20.12.2017 kl. 09:24:

Bonjour Mme Dolfin, pour éviter de couper le fil, on tricote d'abord les mailles jusqu'à la fin du rang, puis au rang retour, sur l'autre partie des mailles en attente (de l'autre côté du rang). Bon tricot!

DOLFIN 02.12.2017 - 09:49:

Bonjour à partir du rang 7, j'ai du mal à comprendre ce qu'il faut faire, pour le rang 7 je fais 1m end, 1env, 1end, 1 env, 1 end, 1 env et 3 end etc Mais pour le rang 8 et tous les rangs pairs, dois-je comprendre qu'il faut tricoter tout le rang à l'envers ? Pouvez-vous me l'expliquer autrement que tel qu'expliqué par rapport au dessin. Merci Je débute et c'est un peu compliqué . Bonne journée

DROPS Design 04.12.2017 kl. 09:12:

Bonjour Mme Dolfin, au rang 8 de A.1 vous tricotez les mailles comme elles se présentent = 2 m env, 1 m end, 1 m env, 1 m end, 1 m env, 1 m end, 3 m env, 1 m end, 1 m env, 1 m end, 1 m env, 1 m end, 1 m env = lisez le diagramme de gauche à droite sur l'envers. Bon tricot!

Francesca 17.09.2017 - 17:13:

Buonasera, ho terminato l'esecuzione degli schemi A4 A3 e A2. Devo fare A5 all'interno delle 4 maglie iniziali e finali, non capisco: A5 va ripetuto per tutte le 253 maglie interne ai bordi? Grazie mille, saluti Francesca

DROPS Design 17.09.2017 kl. 19:18:

Buonasera Francesca, si, esattamente deve lavorare il diagramma A.5 su tutte le maglie, tranne le 4 maglie ai bordi a ogni lato. Buon lavoro!

Nyllie 09.02.2016 - 19:41:

Thanks for reply assumed that was the case. Gave it a try and finished it up about an hour after posting.

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