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Sweet Ivy Leaves by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with lace pattern and shawl collar in DROPS Flora. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no fl-007
Yarn group A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-400-400-450-500-550 g colour 16, pistachio

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically. 1 repetition of A.1 measures approx. 9-9-9-12-12-12 cm in width.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges in garter stitch.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 4 pieces for all sizes

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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 STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. Choose diagram for your size.

Because of the pattern in A.1 number of stitches on needle will vary. Where number of stitches is given in pattern the numbers are given without increases in pattern (i.e. with number of stitches A.1/A.2 have at the beginning of 1 repetition vertically).

To avoid the bands from contracting vertically work short rows over band in each side as follows:
* Knit 2 rows back and forth only over the outermost 10-10-12-12-14-14 band stitches in one side of piece (or over as many stitches as there are in band after increase for shawl collar), work 1 row over all stitches on needle, turn piece and knit 2 row back and forth over the 10-10-12-12-14-14 band stitches in the other side of piece *, repeat from *-* every 4 cm until finished measurements.

DECREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides of body):
All decreases are done from the right side.
Begin 4 stitches before marker and knit 2 together, knit 4 (marker is between the 4 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to neck at the front):
All decreases are done from the right side.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE (= after A.2): Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 1 stitch decreased).
LEFT FRONT PIECE (= 2 stitches before A.1): Knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides on body and mid under sleeve):
All increases are done from the right side. Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 6 (marker is in the middle of these 6 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to shawl collar):
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over needle inside the 2 outermost stitches in each side towards mid front. On next row knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

Decrease for buttonhole at the edge on right band when piece measures 4, 10, 16 and 22 cm in all sizes. 1 buttonhole = begin from wrong side and work until 1 stitch remains on needle towards mid front, make 2 yarn overs and knit last stitch. Turn piece, knit first stitch together with the first yarn over, knit the second yarn over together with next stitch, then continue as before.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle.

Cast on 215-235-255-279-311-339 stitches on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Flora. Work 3 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work next row from right side as follows: 10-10-12-12-14-14 band stiches in garter stitch, A.1 (= 21-21-21-28-28-28 stitches), A.2 (= 2-2-2-3-3-3 stitches), 26-31-34-32-38-45 stitches in stocking stitch, insert 1 marker thread (= in the side), 16-21-26-21-29-36 stitches in stocking stitch, A.1 over the next 63-63-63-84-84-84 stitches (= 3 repetitions of 21-21-21-28-28-28 stitches), A.2 (= 2-2-2-3-3-3 stitches), 16-21-26-21-29-36 stitches in stocking stitch, insert 1 marker thread (= in the side), 26-31-34-32-38-45 stitches in stocking stitch, A.1 (= 21-21-21-28-28-28 stitches), A.2 (= 2-2-2-3-3-3 stitches) and finish with 10-10-12-12-14-14 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION

BAND: When piece measures 3-3-3-3-4-4 cm, work SHORT ROWS over band in each side - see explanation above.
BUTTONHOLES: When piece measures 4 cm, work BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
DECREASE IN THE SIDES: When piece measures 5 cm in all sizes, decrease 1 stitch on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP-1 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 5 cm 3 times in total in each side = 203-223-243-267-299-327 stitches.
INCREASE IN THE SIDES: When piece measures 22 cm in all sizes, increase 1 stitch on each side of both markers - READ INCREASE TIP-1 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 2-2-3-3-4-4 cm 5-5-5-5-4-4 times in total in each side.
NECK: When piece measures 23 cm in all sizes, decrease 1 stitch for V-neck inside A.1 and A.2 on each front piece – READ DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease like this every 8th-8th-10th-10th-10th-10th row 11-11-10-10-9-9 times in total in each side.
SHAWL COLLAR: When piece measures 30 cm in all sizes, increase 1 stitch in each side - READ INCREASE TIP-2! Increase like this every 4th row (i.e. every other row from right side) 12-13-13-14-14-15 times in total and then every 6th row 2 times in total in all sizes.
ARMHOLES: When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm, cast off 6 stitches for armholes in each side (3 stitches on each side of both markers). Then finish front and back piece separately.

= 95-105-115-127-141-155 stitches. Continue pattern as before and cast off for armholes at the beginning of every row in each side as follows: 3 stitches 0-0-1-1-2-3 times, 2 stitches 1-2-2-3-4-4 times and 1 stitch 1-3-4-4-5-6 times = 89-91-93-101-103-109 stitches – READ KNITTING INFO. When piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm, cast off the middle 17-17-17-25-25-25 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue with stocking stitch and pattern and cast off 2 stitches on next row from neck = 34-35-36-36-37-40 stitches remain on shoulder (22-22-22-29-29-29 stitches pattern and 12-13-14-7-8-11 stitches stocking stitch. Cast off when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm. Work the other shoulder the same way.

Continue pattern as before with decrease for neck and increase for shawl collar as before. AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole in the side the same way as on back piece. After all increases and decreases, there are 58-60-62-67-69-73 stitches on needle. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm, cast off the outermost 34-35-36-36-37-40 stitches on shoulder = 24-25-27-28-30-31 stitches remain on needle for shawl collar. Work the rest of row. Then work short rows over shawl collar as follows (begin from wrong side): * 1 ridge back and forth over the outermost 14-15-15-16-16-17 stitches towards mid front, 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 6-6-6-8-8-8 cm on the shortest (measures from shoulder). Cast off.

Continue the same way as on left front piece but with increases and decreases in the opposite side.

Cast on 48-50-52-56-58-60 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Flora. Work in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. When piece measures 4 cm, insert 1 marker - NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue in garter stitch for 4 cm (piece measures 8 cm in total). Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round (= mid under sleeve). Work in stocking stitch. When piece measures 8-5-6-5-7-5 cm, increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this every 2½-2½-2-2-1½-1½ cm 15-17-19-21-24-25 times in total = 78-84-90-98-106-110 stitches. When piece measures 47-47-46-46-45-43 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders), cast off 6 stitches mid under sleeve (3 stitches on each side of marker). Then work sleeve cap back and forth on circular needle until finished measurements. Work stocking stitch and cast off at beginning of row in each side as follows: 2 stitches 3-3-4-4-5-6 times and 1 stitch 5-6-6-6-7-8 times, then cast off 2 stitches in each side until piece measures 54-55-55-55-55-55 cm before casting off 3 stitches 1 time in each side. Cast off the remaining stitches. Sleeve measures approx. 55-56-56-56-56-56 cm from the top
and down to marker (59-60-60-60-60-60 cm from top and down to cast-on edge). Knit another sleeve the same way. 

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Fold up half the edge in garter stitch at the bottom of sleeves and fasten with a couple of stitches mid under sleeve. Sew collar tog mid back (seam mid back should be inwards when collar is folded). Sew collar to neckline in the back of neck.
Sew on buttons.


= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over on needle, on next row knit yarn over (1 stitch increased)
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn over on needle, on next row knit one yarn over and knit the other yarn over twisted (= 2 stitches increased)
= knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased)
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 1 stitch decreased)
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn over
= * slip 1 stitch knitwise, drop 2 yarn overs off the needle *, repeat from *-* 7 times in total, make 1 yarn over, insert left needle from left to right through the 7 loose stitches on right needle, pull yarn over through these 7 stitches with right needle, slip drop stitches off left needle, * slip 1 stitch knitwise, drop 2 yarn overs off the needle *, repeat from *-* 7 times in total, knit 1, insert left needle from left to right through these 8 stitches, put stitches back on left needle, knit 8 stitches together (from left to right), then lift second stitch on right needle over first stitch (= 1 stitch remains)

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Ma 12.08.2018 - 18:30:

Hoi, Ik heb t vestje gemaakt maar in tegenstelling tot eerder vesten valt t vrij klein. Loopt t nog uit door t patroon of kan ik t beter in n maat groter gaan maken?

DROPS Design 14.08.2018 kl. 10:28:

Dag Ma, Het vest zou met dit garen, gewoon in model moeten blijven dus het loopt niet uit door het patroon. Je kunt de stekenverhouding aanhouden en kijken naar de maattabel voor de juiste maat/afmetingen. Vergelijk de afmetingen in de maattekening eventueel met een bestaand kledingstuk dat je goed past. Succes!

Marieke Schoutsen 21.03.2018 - 15:46:

Goedemiddag, Het lukt mij niet het knoopsgat te maken. Ik kan helaas geen filmpje vinden. Ik brei tot de voorlaatste steek maak de 2 omslagen brei de laatste steek. Na het keren brei ik de omslagen samen met de andere steken en vervolg mijn naald, maar er onstaat geen knoopsgat? Wat doe ik verkeerd?

DROPS Design 21.03.2018 kl. 21:00:

Hallo Marieke, Zoals je het beschrijft doe je het goed en zou er wel een knoopsgat moeten ontstaan, dus de eerste steek recht samen breien met de eerste omslag en dan de volgende omslag recht samen breien met de volgende steek. Helaas kan ik vanaf hier niet meekijken, maar je kunt evt. ook altijd hulp vragen bij de winkel waar je het garen hebt gekocht

Fiona 11.03.2018 - 17:41:

I am a bit confused about the length of the sleeves. I am making size xl. If I measure from the 4cm marker, garter 4cm, stocking stitch 5cm,then increase 2 stitches every 2cm 21 times that makes 51cm ... but the instructions say to work until piece measures 46cm before decreasing for the sleeve cap. Are the measurements correct?

DROPS Design 12.03.2018 kl. 10:14:

Dear Fiona, starting the inc mid under sleeve when piece measures 5 cm (= 4 cm garter st + 1 cm stocking st) you will dec at the fisrt time at 5 cm, then at 7 cm, ... and the last inc will be worked when piece measures 45 cm. Happy knitting!

DROPS Design 08.05.2017 - 16:03:

There is now a new video showing how to work A.1 and A.2. Happy knitting!

Lynette Stakenburg 03.05.2017 - 05:37:

Good morning/afternoon I would like to know if there is a written pattern for the sweet ivy leaves cardigan. Thank you Lynette Stakenburg

DROPS Design 06.05.2017 kl. 10:57:

Dear Lynette, for the lace pattern in the Sweet Ivy Leaves cardigan you have to follow the charts. Beside the charts there are explanations for the symbols, and everything else is witten out. I hope this helps. Happy knitting!

Anja 15.04.2017 - 17:50:

Nach 23cm kommen die Anbnahmen für den Halsauschnitt. Werden diese nicht in den Blendenmaschen vorgenommen, vor dem Mustersatz? In der Anleitung werden die Abnahmen nach dem Mustersatz abgenommen, das wäre ja fast unterm Arm. Bitte um Überprüfung.

DROPS Design 18.04.2017 kl. 10:43:

Liebe Anja, die Abnahmen für den Halsausschnitt sind im Glatt-rechts Teil gestrickt, siehe ABNAHMETIPP-2 (gilt für den Halsausschnitt vorne). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anja 31.03.2017 - 13:17:

Ich habe nun in den glatt rechts gestrickten Reihe eine Höhe von 14cm. Bei der Blende habe ich laut Anleitung bis jetzt 3x verkürzte Reihen eingearbeitet, aber sie hat nur eine Höhe von 11,8cm. Soll ich mehr verkürzte Reihen stricken oder gibt sich das, wenn die Jacke fertig ist?

DROPS Design 31.03.2017 kl. 13:38:

Liebe Anja, gerne können Sie die Höhe der verkürkzten Reihen anpassen, damit die Blende nicht zusammenzieht. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anja 20.03.2017 - 15:48:

Verbesserung: Ich meinte Reihe 11.

Anja 20.03.2017 - 15:38:

Frage zu A1 Reihe 10, dort heißt es: *... 1 Umschlag, die linke Nadel von links nach rechts durch die 7 abgehobenen Maschen auf der rechten Nadel stechen, die Maschen zurück auf die linke Nadel setzen, * Es wären ja jetzt wieder alle Maschen auf der linken Nadel und man könnte mit dem Muster nicht fortfahren. Müßte nicht der Umschlag mit der rechten Nadel durch alle 7 Maschen gezogen werden, so daß dann eine Masche auf der rechten Nadel übrig bleibt?

DROPS Design 21.03.2017 kl. 08:40:

Liebe Anja, diese Maschen muß man von der linken Nadel gleiten lassen, die Anleitung wurde korrigiert. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Julia Meinel 28.02.2017 - 13:53:

Ich hätte eine kurze Frage zur Sweet Ivy Leaves, in den Bildern sieht es aus, als wenn das Muster links wäre (also HinReihen links - laut Chart sind es aber rechte Maschen. Somit sieht mein Ergebnis auch aktuell ganz anders aus :-( Was ist korrekt? LG Julia Meinel

DROPS Design 28.02.2017 kl. 15:54:

Liebe Frau Meinel, die mittleren Maschen sind Kraus re gestrickt, so lautet es im Diagram: rechts in Hin-Reihen und rechts in Rück-Reihen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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