DROPS / 164 / 40

Autumn Forest Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with garter st and shawl collar in ”Air”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ai-015
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
400-450-450-500-550-600 g colour no 12, moss green

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DARK BUFFELHORN BUTTONS NO 536: 4 pieces in all sizes

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.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (worked in the round):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

Work short rows over sts in band to avoid it contracting vertically. Work like this every 10th row – from RS: Work 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts (= right band), turn and work back. Work 1 row over all sts as before. Turn and work 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts (= left band), turn and work back. Turn and work 1 row over all sts as before.

Dec for buttonholes on right band. 2 buttonholes = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO, and K tog third and fourth last band st and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 31 and 41 cm
SIZE M: 31 and 41 cm
SIZE L: 32 and 42 cm
SIZE XL: 32 and 42 cm
SIZE XXL: 33 and 43 cm
SIZE XXXL: 33 and 43 cm

Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 162-178-198-214-238-254 sts (incl 16-16-18-18-20-20 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 5 mm with Air. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work as follows from RS: 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts in garter st (= band), stocking st until 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts and finish with 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts in garter st (= band). Continue in stocking st and garter st AT THE SAME TIME work SHORT ROWS IN BAND – see explanation above. Remember to dec for BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 46-47-48-49-50-51 cm, switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work in garter st over all sts until finished measurements. When piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm, work as follows: Work 41-45-51-55-61-65 sts, cast off the next 6 sts, work 68-76-84-92-104-112 sts, cast off the next 6 sts and work the last 41-45-51-55-61-65 sts. Now finish each part separately.

= 68-76-84-92-104-112 sts. Now cast off for armholes in each side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 1-1-2-3-5-6 times and 1 st 0-3-4-5-6-7 times = 64-66-68-70-72-74 sts. Continue in garter st. When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm, cast off the middle 18-18-18-18-22-22 sts for neck = 23-24-25-26-25-26 sts remain on each shoulder. Finish each part separately. Continue in garter st until piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm, cast off.

= 41-45-51-55-61-65 sts. Continue in garter st and cast off for armhole in the side as on back piece = 39-40-43-44-45-46 sts. When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm, cast off the first 23-24-25-26-25-26 sts from WS for shoulder = 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts remain on needle. Work the rest of row. Then work short rows over the 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts as follows - beg from RS: * Work 2 rows back and forth over the first 8-8-9-9-10-10 sts, work 2 rows back and forth over all sts *, repeat from *-* until neck edge measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm at the shortest. Cast off.

Work as right but reversed. Cast off for shoulder from RS and beg short rows from WS.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 40-40-44-44-48-48 sts on double pointed needle size 4.5 mm with Air. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm and work in stocking st. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round. When piece measures 8 cm, inc 1 st on each side of marker, repeat inc every 3½-3½-3-2½-2-2 cm 9-11-11-14-14-16 more times = 60-64-68-74-78-82 sts. When piece measures 46-46-45-45-42-42 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders), cast off 6 sts mid under sleeve and work back and forth until finished measurements. Cast off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 3-3-3-3-4-4 times and 1 st 1-2-3-4-5-6 times. Then cast off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 53-54-54-55-55-56 cm. Cast off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows before loosely casting off all sts. Knit another sleeve.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 20 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with Air. Work 1 ridge, then work in stocking st with 2 sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures 13 cm, work 2 ridges over all sts. Cast off. Knit another pocket.

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to the neckline. Fasten pockets, approx. in the middle of stocking st on front piece and 5 cm from bottom edge (see picture).


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