DROPS / 168 / 2

Shades of Sky by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket worked in a square with wave pattern , worked top down in 1 strand ”Alpaca” and 2 strands ”Kid-Silk”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-735
Yarn group A + A + A or D
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Size: S - M/L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-150-150-200-200 g colour no 6205, light blue
200-200-250-250-250 g colour no 100, off white
and use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
75-100-100-125-125 g colour no 08, grey blue
75-75-100-100-100 g colour no 07, light steel blue
100-100-125-125-150 g colour no 01, off white
NOTE: Garment worked in one colour = 250-300-300-350-400 g Alpaca (= 1 strand) and 200-250-250-275-300 g Kid-Silk (= 2 strands) = 3 strands in total.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 6 mm – or size needed to get 14 sts x 16 rows in stocking st with 1 strand Alpaca and 2 strands Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm, and 1 repetition A.1 = 11 cm in width x 4 cm vertically with 1 strand Alpaca and 2 strands Kid-Silk (= 3 strands).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 7 mm – for cast-off.

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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.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. See diagram for correct size. Diagrams show all rows seen from RS.

STRIPES:
All stripes are worked with 1 strand Alpaca + 2 strands Kid-slik (= 3 strands).
STRIPE 1: Work 6 repetitions of A.1b and A.2b vertically with 1 strand Alpaca off white + 2 strands Kid-Silk off white.
Then work 2 repetitions vertically of pattern A.1b and A.2b in each of the stripes below.
STRIPE 2: 1 strand Alpaca off white + 1 strand Kid-Silk light steel blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk off white.
STRIPE 3: 1 strand Alpaca off white + 2 strands Kid-Silk light steel blue.
STRIPE 4: 1 strand Alpaca off white + 1 strand Kid-Silk grey blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk light steel blue.
STRIPE 5: 1 strand Alpaca off white + 2 strands Kid-Silk grey blue.
STRIPE 6: 1 strand Alpaca light blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk grey blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk light steel blue.
STRIPE 7: 1 strand Alpaca light blue + 2 strands Kid-Silk grey blue. When all stripes have been worked vertically, continue with 7th stripe until finished measurements.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS!
Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog.
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JACKET:
Work entire jacket back and forth on circular needle with 1 strand Alpaca + 2 strands Kid-Silk (= 3 strands).

Loosely cast on 215-221-229-239-245 sts on circular needle size 6 mm with 1 strand Alpaca off white and 2 strands Kid-Silk off white(= 3 strands). Work as follows on 1st row (= RS): 3-3-4-6-6 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, A.1 (= 19 sts on first row) 4 times in width, A.2 (find diagram for correct size) 3 times in width, A.1 4 times in width, 3-3-4-6-6 sts in garter st. When 1st row has been worked, there are 193-199-207-217-223 sts on needle. Work the remaining rows in A.1a and A.2a.
Now work STRIPES - see explanation above (beg with 1st STRIPE) and pattern as follows:
3 sts in garter st, 0-0-1-3-3 sts in stocking st, A.1b (= 17 sts) 4 times in width, A.2b (find diagram for correct size) 3 times in width, A.1b 4 times in width, 0-0-1-3-3 sts in stocking st, 3 sts in garter st. NOTE: On 6th row in A.1b P the 0-0-1-3-3 sts inside the 3 sts in garter st in each side. Repeat A.1b and A.2b vertically. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION.
When piece measures 15-17-19-20-21 cm, adjust so that next row is from RS and work as follows: Work as before over the first 71-71-72-74-74 sts, cast on 1 st = 72-72-73-75-75 sts for left front piece. Slip the remaining 122-128-135-143-149 sts on needle on a stitch holder without working them first.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
NOTE: Work the new st cast on in garter st. Continue back and forth with pattern and stripes as before over the 72-72-73-75-75 sts until piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm from the new st cast on (= armhole) – ADJUST SO THAT NEXT ROW IS WORKED FROM WS. On next row from WS, cast off the first st (= st that was cast on) = 71-71-72-74-73 sts. Work the rest of row. Cut the yarn. Slip sts on a stitch holder.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 1 new st on needle, then work from RS the first 51-57-63-69-75 sts from stitch holder on to needle, cast on 1 st = 53-59-65-71-77 sts for back piece. (71-71-72-74-74 sts remain on stitch holder for right front piece.) Now continue back and forth with pattern and stripes over sts on back piece. NOTE: Work the outermost st in each side in garter st. When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm from the new st cast on (= armhole) - ADJUST ACCORDING TO PATTERN ON LEFT FRONT PIECE, BUT STOP 2 ROW EARIER IN PATTERN - work as follows: On the next 2 rows cast off the outermost st in each side (= st cast on in each side of back piece) = 51-57-63-69-75 sts. Cut the yarn. Put all sts from back piece on a stitch holder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 1 new st on circular needle, and work from RS the 71-71-72-74-74 sts from stitch holder on to needle = 72-72-73-75-75 sts for right front piece. Turn and work pattern from WS. NOTE: Work the new sts cast on in garter st. Continue with pattern and stripes as before until piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm from the new st cast on (= armhole) - ADJUST ACCORDING TO PATTERN ON LEFT FRONT PIECE, BUT STOP 2 ROW EARIER IN PATTERN. On next row from RS, cast off the first st (= st that was cast on) = 71-71-72-74-74 sts. Work 1 row from WS. Cut the yarn.

Now work front pieces and back piece tog as follows: NOTE: Continue pattern and stripes as before with 3 sts in garter st in each side.
Beg from RS and work the 71-71-72-74-74 sts from left front piece, then work the 51-57-63-69-75 sts from back piece on to needle and finally work the 71-71-72-74-74 sts from right front piece on to needle = 193-199-207-217-223 sts. Continue back and forth with pattern and stripes until all the 7 stripes have been worked vertically. The piece now measures approx. 64 cm in all sizes. Now continue stripe 7 until finished measurements.

When piece measures 72-76-78-80-82 cm - adjust after one whole repetition of A.1b and A.2b vertically - work A.1c over A.1b, and A.2c (find diagram for correct size) over A.2b.
When entire A.1c and A.2c have been worked vertically there are 215-221-229-239-245 sts on needle. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm and LOOSELY cast off. Fasten off.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down, in stripes. NOTE: Beg on 2nd stripe.
Cast on 49-53-55-59-61 sts with 1 strand Alpaca off white + 1 strand Kid-Silk light steel blue + 1 strand Kid-Silk off white (= 3 strands) on circular needle size 6 mm. Work 1 ridge in garter st over all sts. On next row (= RS) work pattern as follows: Work 1 edge st in garter st, 15-17-18-20-21 sts in stocking st, A.1b (= 17 sts), 15-17-18-20-21 sts in stocking st, 1 edge st in garter st. When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in garter st in each side - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec approx. every 4½-4-3½-3-3 cm 10-11-12-13-13 more times = 27-29-29-31-33 sts. When piece measures 53-53-51-51-50 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), adjust after one whole repetition vertically, work 2 ridges. LOOSELY cast off.
Knit another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Assemble with 1 strand Alpaca off white and 1 strand Kid-Silk grey blue (= 2 strands). Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge st in garter st on body and in one and one st in cast-on edge on sleeve. Sew underarm seams inside one edge st in garter st. Fasten off.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K 2 tog
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next row P the YOs (= holes)
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next row K YO twisted (= not holes)
= Knitting direction


Lillie 04.05.2018 - 03:47:

I\'m lost on A1 the first 6 stitches are garter how do we end with 3 stitches for garter in A2b?

DROPS Design 04.05.2018 kl. 09:10:

Dear Lillie, when working b-sections in diagram, work: 6 sts in garter st, 0-1-3 sts in stocking st (see size), repeat A.1b a total of 4 times in width, then repeat A.2b a total of 3 times in width, repeat then A.1b a total of 4 times in width and finish with 0-1-3 sts in stocking st (see size) and 6 sts in garter st. When working row 6 in A.1b purl the 1-3 sts inside the 6 sts in garter st on each side. Happy knitting!

Rita 06.09.2016 - 10:40:

Avevo considerato di usare due capi alpaca di un solo colore. Ho notato che molti capi in alpaca sono lavorati con il kid silk e mi chiedevo se fosse per dare la giusta tensione e vestibilità che non con la sola alpaca.

DROPS Design 06.09.2016 kl. 11:00:

Buongiorno Rita, questo modello richiede 3 capi di filato del gruppo A come Alpaca o 1 capo di un filato del gruppo D: con due capi di Alpaca potrebbe non ottenere il campione indicato. Kid-Silk viene utilizzata per alleggerire il lavoro e conferire maggiore sofficità e morbidezza, e viene utilizzata spesso in combinazione con Alpaca. Buon lavoro!

Rita 06.09.2016 - 09:08:

Vorrei sapere se questo capo può essere realizzato solo con il filato alpaca. Grazie

DROPS Design 06.09.2016 kl. 09:59:

Buongiorno Rita. Dovrebbe verificare di ottenere il campione indicato lavorando con 3 capi di alpaca. Inoltre dovrebbe scegliere un ulteriore colore che consenta di ottenere le sfumature indicate. Il capo potrebbe risultare più pesante che non lavorato con 1 filo di Alpaca e 2 di Kid Silk. Buon lavoro!

Jennifer Francis 27.01.2016 - 14:12:

Hello i still don't get it what would the first row look like if i am knitting the m/l . sorry kindest regards jennifer

Jennifer Francis 27.01.2016 - 09:45:

Hello,i am planning on knitting design pattern number z-735 and a little UN share how the charts reads. I would be knitting a size m, do i just work from the selected chart size that would be M or are there two charts .sorry not sure . dose this mean for the first row size m/l 221 st , back garter st 3,chart A1. 19 REP 4TIMES then A2 size m/l 21st 3times then back to A1. chart for 19st rep 4time then garter st 3 end of row. kindest regards in advance Jennifer

DROPS Design 27.01.2016 kl. 10:39:

Dear Mrs Francis, diag. A1 is the same for all sizes, but diag. A.2 has to be worked differently depending on your size, in size M, you will work diagram A.2 M/L (this diagram works for these both sizes). Happy knitting!

Laura 26.01.2016 - 11:32:

This is gorgeous! Can you pls advise some alternative yarns?

DROPS Design 26.01.2016 kl. 15:52:

Dear Laura, please click here for alternative yarns, and remember your DROPS store will help you with any personnal assistance even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Radka Rinkova 12.01.2016 - 09:51:

Mořska pěna - nádherný přehoz

José 03.01.2016 - 20:06:

Mooi patroon en prachtig kleurverloop.

Sophia 03.01.2016 - 13:13:

EXCELLENT !!!!!!can we have the pattern?

Schwetta 02.01.2016 - 23:18:

Superbe modèle ! Vivement les explications que je puisse commander la liane et m'y mettre

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