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Andromeda by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket worked in a circle with leaf pattern in DROPS Alpaca. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no z-779
Yarn group A
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Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-350-400 g colour 2917, turquoise

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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pattern type: circle jackets, jackets, pattern/technique: leaf pattern, shape: circle,

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INCREASE TIP:
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker thread. Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker is between these 2 stitches) and make 1 yarn over. On next round work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes - work increased stitches in stocking stitch.

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

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.
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JACKET WORKED IN A CIRCLE:
Work jacket in the round from centre of motif (back), then back and forth in each side. Work sleeves separately and sew them in when finished.

Cast on 7 stitches with Alpaca and divide them on 4 double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work according to A.1 (= 7 repetitions of A.1 on round). Insert a marker thread at beginning of round. Work until round marked with arrow for desired size. There are now 273 stitches on needle. Make armholes as follows: Work the first 58 stitches on needle (= 1½ repetition), cast off the next 39-46-53 stitches, work the next 117-103-89 stitches, cast off the next 39-46-53 stitches, work the last 20 stitches. On next round cast on 39-46-53 new stitches over the cast off stitches = 273 stitches in all sizes. Finish A.1.

When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.1X above A.1. Every time A.1X is worked vertically, 6 stitches have been increased on each side of A.1X, work the new stitches as the outermost stitches in A.1X. Work A.1X 2-3-4 times in total vertically (84 stitches increase every time A.1X is worked) = 441-525-609 stitches.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Then work as follows: Slip the first 63-75-87 stitches on a stitch holder (= 1 repetition), keep the next 153-187-217 stitches on needle, slip the rest of stitches on a stitch holder. Now work back and forth over all stitches on needle. Work A.2 directly over leaves in A.1X and GARTER STITCH between leaves as before - see explanation above. At the end of every row slip the last 2 stitch on to stitch holder (do not work them, turn). Continue until 41-75-49 stitches remain on the needle (A.2 has now been worked 2-2-3 times vertically). Slip the last 41-75-49 stitches on stitch holder. 

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip the last 153-187-217 stitches on round back on needle, and work as left front piece over these stitches.

Then knit all stitches from stitch holders from right side back onto circular needle size 3 mm, pick up stitches between the 2 and 2 stitches that were put on holders in each side as follows: Pick up the strand between 2 stitches, twist the strand and place in on the right hand needle (i.e. between 2 and 2 stitches 1 stitch is increased and holes in transitions are avoided) = 553-637-777 stitches. Work 3 ridges over all stitches and loosely cast off.

SLEEVES:
Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles bottom up, switch to short circular needle when needed.
Cast on 46-50-56 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm with Alpaca. Work A.3 over all stitches. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in stocking stitch. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round = mid under sleeve. When piece measures 6-10-4 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of marker thread mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3-2-2 cm 15-21-25 times in total = 76-92-106 stitches. When sleeve measures approx. 55-56-56 cm, loosely cast off. Knit another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew in sleeves.

Diagram

= knit
= purl
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches, on next round knit or purl yarn over to make holes
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches, on next round knit or purl yarn over twisted to avoid holes
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 and pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 together and pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together


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