DROPS / 168 / 7

Mercy by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS fitted jacket with leaf pattern, worked top down in “Cotton Light”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-056
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
500-550-600-700-750-800 g color no 08, ice blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 - for edges.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 6-6-6-7-7-7 pieces

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

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

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

INCREASE TIP (applies to inc for armhole on body):
All inc are done from RS. Inc inside 2 edge sts in garter st by picking up yarn between 2 sts, slip yarn on needle and K yarn twisted to avoid hole (= 1 st inc).

DECREASE TIP (applies to sides on body and mid under sleeve):
All dec are done from RS! Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Beg 2 sts before marker, K 2 tog, marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 button hole = beg from WS on right front piece and K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO. Dec for first buttonhole on first row from WS after neck inc is done. Then dec the next 5-5-5-6-6-6 buttonholes every 7-7½-8-7-7½-8 cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8" downwards.
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JACKET:
Worked top down, back and forth on circular needle.
Beg with back piece, then work front pieces before slipping all parts tog and working in one piece until finished measurements. Work sleeves separately, top down.

LEFT SHOULDER BACK (when garment is worn):
Cast on 17-20-21-24-26-29 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Cotton Light. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6, P from WS until 2 sts remain on row and finish with K 2 (= edge sts towards armhole). Work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above (= edge sts against armhole), 6-0-1-4-6-0 sts stockinette st, then work A.1 over the next 9-18-18-18-18-27 sts (= 1-2-2-2-2-3 repetitions of 9 sts). Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', cast on 1 new st at the end of next row from RS. Work back from WS as before and then cast on 34 new sts for neck at the end of next row from RS = 52-55-56-59-61-64 sts on needle. Put piece aside and work right shoulder back.

RIGHT SHOULDER BACK (when garment is worn):
Cast on as on left shoulder back and K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6, K the first 2 sts (= edge sts towards armhole) and P the rest of row. Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 over the first 9-18-18-18-18-27 sts (= 1-2-2-2-2-3 repetitions of 9 sts), work 6-0-1-4-6-0 stockinette st and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st towards armhole. Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', cast on 1 new st at the end of row from WS = 18-21-22-25-27-30 sts on needle. Work 1 row pattern back from RS.

YOKE AT THE BACK:
Slip sts from left and right shoulder on to same circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 = 70-76-78-84-88-94 sts on needle. Continue pattern back and forth over all sts with 2 edge sts in garter st and 6-0-1-4-6-0 sts stockinette st in each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE.
When piece measures 15-16-15-15-15-14 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-6"-6"-6"-5½", work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in garter st, 6-0-1-4-6-0 sts stockinette st, work A.2A one time, work A.2B over the next 45-63-63-63-63-81 sts (= 5-7-7-7-7-9 repetitions of 9 sts), work 6-0-1-4-6-0 sts stockinette st and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. When A.2 has been worked one time vertically, there are 77-85-87-93-97-105 sts on needle. Continue with A.3A over A.2A and A.3B over A.2B the same way (there is now 1 st stockinette st more between each eyelet row). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 17-18-17-17-17-16 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-6 3/4"-6 3/4"-6 3/4"-6 1/4", inc 1 st for armhole in each side – READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 2-2-5-7-8-11 times in total – NOTE: Work inc sts in stockinette st. On first row from RS after last inc cast on 2-2-3-3-5-7 new sts at the end of row for armhole. Repeat on next row from WS = 85-93-103-113-123-141 sts on needle. Put pieces aside and work front piece.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE (when garment is worn):
Cast on 17-20-21-24-26-29 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6, P from WS until 2 sts remain on row and finish with K 2 (= edge sts towards armhole). Work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above (= edge sts against armhole), 6-0-1-4-6-0 sts stockinette st, then work A.1 over the next 9-18-18-18-18-27 sts (= 1-2-2-2-2-3 repetitions of 9 sts). Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 5-5-5-7-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4", cast on new sts for neck at the end of every row from RS as follows: Cast on 1 st 4 times, 2 sts 3 times and 13 sts 1 time = 40-43-44-47-49-52 sts. Continue the pattern with 2 edge sts in garter st towards the armhole and 5 band sts in garter st towards mid front (there is now room for 3-4-4-4-4-5 repetitions of A.1). Remember BUTTONHOLES on band - see explanation above.
When piece measures 15-16-15-15-15-14 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-6"-6"-6"-5½", work next row as follows from RS: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, 6-0-1-4-6-0 sts stockinette st, work A.2B over the next 27-36-36-36-36-45 sts (= 3-4-4-4-4-5 repetitions of 9 sts) and finish with 5 band sts in garter st towards mid front. When A.2B has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 43-47-48-51-53-57 sts on needle. Continue with A.3B over A.2B the same way (there is now 1 st stockinette st more between each eyelet row). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 17-18-17-17-17-16 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-6 3/4"-6 3/4"-6 3/4"-6 1/4", inc 1 st for armhole in the side – READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 2-2-5-7-8-11 times in total. On first row from WS after last inc cast on 2-2-3-3-5-7 new sts at the end of row for armhole = 47-51-56-61-66-75 sts on needle. Put the piece aside and work left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE (when garment is worn):
Cast on as on right front piece. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6, K the first 2 sts (= edge sts towards armhole) and P the rest of row. Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 over the first 9-18-18-18-18-27 sts (= 1-2-2-2-2-3 repetitions of 9 sts), work 6-0-1-4-6-0 stockinette st and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st towards armhole. Continue pattern like this and continue as on right front piece but cast on new sts for neck at the end of every row from WS (instead of every row from RS). Work pattern according to diagram A.2C (instead of A.2B) and continue pattern according to A.3C (instead of A.3B). Inc for armhole from RS and then cast on 2-2-3-3-5-7 new sts for armhole at the end of next row from RS. Work 1 row from WS as before.

BODY:
Now work all pieces tog from RS on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 as follows: Work sts from left front piece (= 47-51-56-61-66-75 sts), insert 1 marker, work sts from back piece (= 85-93-103-113-123-141 sts), insert 1 marker and work sts from right front piece (= 47-51-56-61-66-75 sts) = 179-195-215-235-255-291 sts on needle - NOW MEASURE FROM HERE!
Continue back and forth with pattern according to diagram A.3 and stockinette st as before and with 5 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', dec 1 st on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec in each side every 2-2-2½-2½-3-3½ cm / 3/4"-3/4"-7/8"-7/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4" 7-6-6-6-6-5 times in total = 151-171-191-211-231-271 sts.
When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'' (entire piece measures approx. 33-35-37-39-41-43 cm / 13''-13 3/4''-14½''-15 1/4''-16 1/8''-17'' from shoulder), remove the marker threads. Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, work A.4A (= 11 sts), repeat A.4B over the next 120-140-160-180-200-240 sts (= 12-14-16-18-20-24 repetitions of 10 sts), work A.4C (= 10 sts) and finish with 5 band sts in garter st (sts worked in A.4 will now match with eyelets in A.3 on front and back piece). Continue pattern back and forth like this and inc as shown in diagram. When A.4 has been worked, there are 207-235-263-291-319-375 sts on needle. Work next row as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, A.5A (= 15 sts), repeat A.5B over the next 168-196-224-252-280-336 sts (= 12-14-16-18-20-24 repetitions of 14 sts), work A.5C (= 14 sts) and finish with 5 band sts in garter st. When A.5 has been worked, piece measures approx. 65-67-69-71-73-75 cm / 25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾''-29½'' from shoulder. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work 3 rows rib (= with 5 band sts inK 1 / P 1) with garter st and 1 K in each side towards mid front (seen from RS). Then loosely bind off sts with K over K and P over P. Jacket measures approx. 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30'' from shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeve cap back and forth on circular needle, then work sleeve in the round on double pointed needles until finished measurements.
Cast on 23-25-27-31-33-37 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Light. Insert 1 marker in the middle st on row.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
Work stockinette st back and forth and cast on new sts for sleeve cap at the end of every row in each side as follows: Cast on 3 sts 1-1-2-5-4-3 times, 2 sts 7-8-6-1-1-0 times, 1 st 4-3-5-7-9-14 times and 2-2-3-3-5-7 sts 1 time = 69-73-79-85-89-97 sts on needle (piece measures approx. 9-9-10-10-11-13 cm / 3½"-3½"-4"-4"-4½"-5"). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', work pattern according to diagram A.6 over the middle 17 sts (st with marker should match mid st in diagram – work the other sts in stockinette st). When sleeve cap has been worked, switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6. Insert 1 marker thread at beg of round (= mid under sleeve) and continue in the round in stockinette st and A.6 over the middle sts. When A.6 has been worked one time vertically, work A.1 over the middle 5 sts until finished measurements (continue the other sts in stockinette st). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12-12-13-13-14-16 cm / 4 3/4"-4 3/4"-5"-5"-5½"-6 1/4'', dec 2 sts mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 2½-2½-2-2-2-1½ cm / 7/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-½" 15-16-17-19-20-23 times in total = 39-41-45-47-49-51 sts. When sleeve measures 56-55-55-55-55-55 cm / 22"-21½"-21½"-21½"-21½"-21½" (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer yoke) switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above, and loosely bind off with K, sleeve measures approx 57-56-56-56-56-56 cm / 22½"-22"-22"-22"-22"-22". Make another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside bind-off edge. Place sleeve approx. ½ cm / 1/4'' in under edge in garter st along armhole and fasten neatly so that edge in garter st shows. Repeat in the other side.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up from RS approx. 110 to 116 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Cotton Light. K 1 row from WS, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS before loosely binding off with K from RS.
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts, P YO on next row (= hole)
= pick up yarn between 2 sts and K yarn twisted (= not hole)
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= mid st
= knitting direction




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