DROPS / 171 / 2

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Knitted DROPS jacket with double seed st in band and shawl collar in ”Eskimo”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-565
Yarn group E or C + C
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
650-750-800-900-1000-1050 g color no 21, blue/violet

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') size 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') size 7 mm / US 10.75 for garter st - or size needed to get 12 sts x 16 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 540: 2 pieces for all sizes

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.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern, seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before 1 edge st: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after 1 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog fourth and fifth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 17 and 26 cm / 6 3/4" and 10 1/4"
SIZE M: 18 and 27 cm / 7" and 10½".
SIZE L: 19 and 28 cm / 7½" and 11".
SIZE XL: 20 and 29 cm / 8" and 11½".
SIZE XXL: 21 and 30 cm / 8 1/4" and 11 3/4''.
SIZE XXXL: 22 and 31 cm / 8 3/4" and 12 1/4".
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 62-66-70-78-82-86 sts on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Eskimo. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11. Work in stockinette st with 3 sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', cast on 1 new st at the end of the next 2 rows = 64-68-72-80-84-88 sts. Work in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When piece measures 11 cm / 4½'', dec 1 st in each side of piece - READ DECREASE TIP! Dec like this every 3-3-4-3-4-4 cm / 1"-1"-1½"-1"-1½"-1½" 8-8-7-8-7-7 times in total = 48-52-58-64-70-74 sts. When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm / 13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15''-15¼''-15¾'', bind off for armhole in each side of piece on every other row: 3 sts 0-1-1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 1-0-1-2-3-3 times and 1 st 1-1-2-2-2-3 times = 42-44-44-46-48-50 sts. When piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'', bind off the middle 10-10-12-12-14-14 sts for neck = 16-17-16-17-17-18 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 45-47-49-55-57-59 sts (includes 14-14-14-16-16-16 band sts) on circular needle size 7 with Eskimo. Work 2 ridges. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11. Work as follows from RS: 14-14-14-16-16-16 band sts in A.1, stockinette st until 3 sts remain, finish with 3 sts in garter st. Continue like this until piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8''. Cast on 1 new st at the end of next row from RS = 46-48-50-56-58-60 sts. Work as follows from WS: 1 edge st in garter st, stockinette st until 14-14-14-16-16-16 sts remain, A.1 over band sts as before. Continue like this. When piece measures 11 cm / 4½'', dec in the side (i.e. at the end of row from RS) as on back piece = 38-40-43-48-51-53 sts. REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES! When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm / 13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15''-15¼''-15¾'', bind off for armhole in the side as on back piece = 35-36-36-39-40-41 sts. When bind off for armhole is done work band sts (= 14-14-14-16-16-16 sts towards mid front) in garter st until finished measurements. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'', bind off the first 16-17-16-17-17-18 sts for shoulder on next row from WS = 19-19-20-22-23-23 sts remain for shawl collar. Continue in garter st over these sts - AT THE SAME TIME work short rows, beg from the neck (RS) as follows: * Work 1 ridge over all sts (= 2 rows K). On next row from RS K 14-14-14-16-16-16, turn and K back *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm / 2¾''-2¾''-3 1/8''-3 1/8''-3½''-3½'' from bind off for shoulder (short side). Loosely bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed. Do not dec for buttonholes on left band.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 34-34-36-36-38-38 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Eskimo. Work 6 ridges. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11. Work in stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 12-13-13-12-10-11 cm / 4 3/4"-5"-5"-4 3/4"-4"-4½", inc 1 st in each side of piece. Inc like this every 8-6-6-5-5-4 cm / 3"-2 1/4"-2 1/4"-2"-2"-1½" 5-6-6-7-7-8 times in total = 44-46-48-50-52-54 sts. When piece measures 48-47-47-46-44-43 cm / 19''-18½''-18½''-18''-17¼''-17'', bind off for sleeve cap in each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 2-3-4-4-6-7 times, then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 54-54-55-55-55-55 cm / 21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21½"-21½"-21½"-21½" , then bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side before binding off the remaining sts. Piece measures approx. 56-56-57-57-57-57 cm / 22"-22"-22½"-22½"-22½"-22½". Make another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams tog. Sew in the sleeves inside 1 edge st. Sew side and sleeve seams in one inside 1 edge st down to where edge st were cast on (i.e. approx. 8 cm / 3'' vent). Sew collar tog mid back - NOTE: Seam should be at the back so that it is not visible when collar is folded down. Sew collar along neckline in the back of neck. Sew buttons on left band.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS

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