DROPS / 173 / 30

Clarice by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with pockets and collar in "Alpaca Bouclé" and "Brushed Alpaca Silk". Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ab-064
Yarn group C + C or E
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio
300-350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 5110, light grey
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
150-175-200-200-225-250 g colour no 02, light grey

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands) = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON Arched (white) NO 540 – 2 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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

SHORT ROWS:
Work short rows over sts in band to avoid it contracting vertically. Work as follows from RS on every 10th row: K over all sts in band, turn, tighten yarn and K back, turn and work over all sts as before. NOTE! When working short ros on left band start from WS.

DECREASE TIP:
All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows on right front piece (i.e. after band sts): Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
Dec as follows on left front piece (i.e. before band sts): Work until 2 sts remain before band, K 2 tog.

INCREASE TIP:
All inc are done from RS.
Inc 1 st on right band as follows: Work until 1 st remains in band, 1 YO, work last sts in band.
Inc 1 st on left band as follows: Work 1 st, 1 YO, work the remaining sts in band.
On next row K YO twisted to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 28 and 36 cm.
SIZE M: 30 and 38 cm.
SIZE L: 32 and 40 cm.
SIZE XL: 34 and 42 cm.
SIZE XXL: 36 and 44 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 38 and 46 cm.
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JACKET:
Piece is worked back and forth in parts and sewn tog when finished.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 58-60-66-72-78-84 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm with 1 strand Alpaca Bouclé and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above - for 5 cm. On next row from RS work in stocking st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm, cast on new sts at the end of every row for sleeves as follows: 3 sts 2 times, 4 sts 1 time and 16-16-14-12-10-9 st 1 time (= 26-26-24-22-20-19 sts inc for sleeve in each side) = 110-112-114-116-118-122 sts. Now continue in stocking st with 4 sts in garter st in each side (= sleeve edge). When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm, cast off the middle 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to cast off 1 st on next row from neck = 49-50-51-51-52-54 sts. When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm, work on next row from RS 1 ridge over all sts. Cast off with K. Work the other shoulder the same way.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 37-38-41-44-47-50 sts (incl 1 edge st in the side) on circular needle size 8 mm with 1 strand Alpaca Bouclé and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work in garter st - see explanation above - for 5 cm. On next row from RS work as follows: Work 8 band sts in garter st, stocking st until 1 sts remain, 1 edge sts in garter st. Work SHORT ROWS - see explanation above - over all sts in band. REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES! When piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm, inc 1 st in band – see INCREASE TIP. Inc like this every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 8 times in total (= 16 sts in band), AT THE SAME TIME dec sts in stocking st inside band st, cast on new sts for sleeve and cast off sts for vent in collar as follows: READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!

SLEEVE: When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm, cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of every row from RS as follows: 3 sts 2 times, 4 sts 1 time and 16-16-14-12-10-9 sts 1 time (= 26-26-24-22-20-19 sts inc for sleeve). Work the new sts in stocking st with 4 sts in garter st at the edge (= sleeve edge).
DECREASE TIP INSIDE BAND:
When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm, dec 1 st in stocking st inside band sts – see DECREASE TIP. Dec like this every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) 6-6-6-7-7-7 times in total.
COLLAR: When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65-67 cm, work as follows from RS: Cast off the first 8 sts (= lapel), work the remaining sts. Turn and work back, at the end of row cast on 6 new sts (= 14 sts for collar).

When all inc and dec are done, there are 63-64-65-65-66-68 sts on needle. Continue to work until piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm. Then work 1 ridge in garter st over all sts. On next row from RS work as follows: Work the first 14 sts, cast off the remaining 49-50-51-51-52-54 sts for shoulder/sleeve. Cut the yarn. Now work collar as follows: Beg from WS and work over all 14 sts, * turn and work 8 sts back, turn and work back, turn, work over all sts, turn and work over all sts *, repeat from *-* until collar measures 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm on the shortest side. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right front piece. NOTE: Do not dec for buttonholes on left band. Cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of row from WS. When casting off sts for vent in collar, work as follows from WS: Cast off the first 8 sts (= lapel), work the remaining sts. Turn and work back, at the end of row cast on 6 new sts (= 14 sts for collar).
When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm, work 1 ridge over all sts. Then work as follows from RS: Cast off the first
49-50-51-51-52-54 sts, then work the remaining 14 sts in band. Turn and work short rows over band as follows:
Beg from WS and work back over all 14 sts, turn and work over all sts, * turn and work 8 sts back, turn and work back, turn, work over all sts, turn and work over all sts *, repeat from *-* until collar measures 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm on the shortest side. Cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams tog. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to neck edge. Sew underarm and side seams in one inside 1 edge st in garter st. Fasten off.

POCKETS:
Worked back and forth on needle. LOOSELY cast on 20 sts on circular needle size 8 mm with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). Then work in garter st. When piece measures 20 cm, cast off.
Place pocket on front piece so that there are 3 sts in stocking st between pocket and band, and bottom of pocket goes all the way down to edge in garter st at the bottom of body. Sew pocket with 1 strand of each quality in one and one st so that pocket is flat on front piece. Repeat on the other front piece. Fasten off.

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