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Afternoon Hug by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st with dropped sts and shawl collar in ”Alpaca Bouclé”. Size: S-XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no ab-057
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S/M - L/XL – XXL - XXXL

350-400-450-450 g color no 5110, light gray

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm). (+ 1 extra circular needle for beg of piece).

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80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide
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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.

Row 1 (= RS): * K 1, 2 YOs *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, finish with K 1.
Row 2: * K 1, drop YOs off the needle *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, finish with K 1.
Row 3-8: K all sts.
Repeat row 1 to 8.

Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next round K YOs twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st, to avoid holes.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. work on 2 circular needle size 80 cm / 32'' to make room for all sts at beg of piece.
Beg at the bottom of back piece and front piece, then bind off sts in each side, continue on back piece, then work shawl collar before sewing piece tog.

Cast on 258-292-316-330 sts on 2 circular needles size 5 mm / US 8 with Alpaca Bouclé. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work as follows from RS: 4 band sts in garter st, stockinette st until 4 sts remain, 4 band sts in garter st. Continue like this back and forth until piece measures 32 cm / 12½'' in all sizes. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Now work 3 ridges over all sts on needle, AT THE SAME TIME at beg of the last 2 rows bind off 75-88-97-101 sts = 108-116-122-128 sts. Now continue with DROPPED STS - see explanation above. When piece measures 36-44-49-51 cm / 14 1/4"-17 1/4"-19 1/4"-20" from the bind off sts (70-78-83-85 cm / 27½"-30 3/4"-32 3/4"-33½" in total), continue in garter st and shawl collar as follows: Work the first 45-48-50-52 sts, insert 1 marker in next st, work 4-4-5-5 sts, insert a marker in next st, work 6-8-8-10 sts, insert a marker in next st, work 4-4-5-5 sts, insert a marker in next st, work the next 45-48-50-52 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 every marker every 4th row 4 more times (= 20 sts inc) = 128-136-142-148 sts. On next ridge do not work the outermost 10-14-16-18 sts in each side (= short rows), 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 13-17-20-26 sts evenly = 141-153-162-174 sts. Bind off with 2 strands as follows: * bind off 3 sts, 1 YO, bind off YO *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, bind off the last 3 sts.

Sew seam A and B (see chart). Sew in outer loops of edge sts to avoid a chunky seam. Armhole = 20-22-23-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9"-9½" Repeat in the other side. I.e. sew seam C and D tog the same way. Fasten off.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Ricarda 24.10.2016 - 13:41:

Hallo, ein tolles Teil! Ein Minus gibt es aber doch nämlich für den unteren Rand wo man 3 Krausrippen (also immer re) und danach glatt rechts stricken soll. Beim fertigen Teil klappte der Rand mit den Krausrippen unschön außen nach oben. Das gefiel mir gar nicht und ich habe dann den unteren Rand mit einem nassen Tuch gedämpft und so das Hochklappen abstellen können. Wenn man Rippen, also 1re/1li. gestrickt hätte wäre das nicht passiert. Ansonsten kann ich dieses Teil nur empfehlen!

Pauli 12.06.2015 - 16:05:

Bello ... esperando el patrón para comenzar a tejer!

Wünsch 29.05.2015 - 17:14:

Schaut sehr bequem aus

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