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Driftwood by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket in garter stitch with stripes and hood in DROPS Melody. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern ml-020
Yarn group D or A + A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL - read MEASURING TIP.
Materials:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group D)
300-300-350-400-400-450 g color 01, off white
100-150-150-150-150-200 g color 09, light sea green

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 9 mm/US 13 – or size needed to get 10 stitches and 18 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and height 10 cm / 4''.

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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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

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

MEASURING TIP:
All length measurements are done when piece is held up, otherwise the jacket will be longer than measurements in chart when worn. This is important because the texture will make the garment longer.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease inside 3 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side by knitting 2 stitches together. All decreases are done from the right side.

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to sleeves):
Increase 1 stitch inside 2 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side. Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next row knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 56 stitches), minus 16 band stitches in each side and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 24) = 1.6. In this example increase after alternately approx. every and every other stitch. Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next row knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle in parts and sewn together when finished.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 54-58-62-68-74-78 stitches on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with 2 strands light sea green. Remove one strand and work in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'' - READ MEASURING TIP, work STRIPES as shown in A.1. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 24 cm / 9½" in all sizes, decrease 1 stitch in each side - READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 7-7-7-8-8-8 cm / 2¾''-2¾''-2¾''-3 1/8''- 3 1/8''- 3 1/8'' 6 times in total in each side = 42-46-50-56-62-66 stitches. When diagram A.1 has been worked, continue with off white until finished measurements. When piece measures 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm / 24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾'' - remember MEASURING TIP, bind off for armholes at the beginning of every row in each side as follows: 3 stitches 0-0-1-1-1-1 time, 2 stitches 1-1-0-1-2-2 times and 1 stitch 1-2-2-3-3-4 times = 36-38-40-40-42-44 stitches. Continue to work until piece measures 81-84-87-90-93-96 cm / 32"-33"-34 1/4"-35½"-36½"-37 3/4". Now bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 stitch on next row from neck = 13-14-14-14-14-15 stitches remain on the shoulder. Work until piece measures 83-86-89-92-95-98 cm / 32 3/4"-34"-35"-36 1/4"-37½"-38½" – remember MEASURING TIP and bind off with 2 strands off white (this is done to avoid a tight bind-off edge). Work the other shoulder the same way.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 43-45-47-50-53-55 stitches (including 16 band stitches towards mid front) on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with 2 strands light sea green. Remove one strand and work in garter stitch. When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'', work stripes as shown in A.1 the same way as on back piece. When piece measures 24 cm / 9½'' in all sizes, begin decrease in the side and decrease the same way as on back piece = 37-39-41-44-47-49 stitches. When piece measures 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm / 24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾'', bind off for armholes at the beginning of every row the same way as on back piece = 34-35-36-36-37-38 stitches. When piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm / 3/8''-31½''-32¾''-33 7/8''-35''-36¼'', slip the outermost 17-17-18-18-19-19 stitches towards mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck (work them before slipping them on stitch holder to avoid cutting the yarn). Continue to bind off for neck at beginning of every row from neck as follows: 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch 2 times = 13-14-14-14-14-15 stitches remain for shoulder. Work until piece measures 83-86-89-92-95-98 cm / 32 3/4"-34"-35"-36 1/4"-37½"-38½"– remember MEASURING TIP and bind off with 2 strands off white.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right front piece but with decreases in the opposite side.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 20-22-22-24-24-26 stitches on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with 2 strands off white. Remove one strand and work in garter stitch back and forth. When piece measures 10 cm / 4'', increase 1 stitch in each side - READ INCREASE TIP-1! Increase like this every 5-5-4-3½-3-3 cm / 2"-2"-1½"-1 1/4"-1"-1" 8-8-9-10-11-11 times in total = 36-38-40-44-46-48 stitches. When piece measures 47-47-46-45-44-43 cm / 18½"-18½"-18"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-17", bind off for sleeve cap at beginning of every row in each side as follows: 3 stitches 1 time, 2 stitches 1-1-2-2-2-2 times and 1 stitch 3-3-3-5-6-7 times. Then bind off 2 stitches at beginning of every row in each side until piece measures 54-54-54-55-55-55 cm / 21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21½"-21½"-21½". Bind off 3 stitches at beginning of the next 2 rows before loosely binding off the remaining stitches with 2 strands off white. Entire sleeve measures approx. 55-55-55-56-56-56 cm / 21½"-21½"-21½"-22"-22"-22" from top and down. Make another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew underarm seams and side seams in one - sew in outer loops of edge stitches to avoid a chunky seam, but leave approx. 20 cm / 8'' at the bottom of each side of front and back piece for vents.

HOOD:
Pick up from right side approx. 56 to 68 stitches around the neck (including stitches on stitch holders at the front) on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with off white. Work in garter stitch back and forth and increase AT THE SAME TIME evenly to 80-82-84-86-88-90 stitches on first row – READ INCREASE TIP-2 (do not increase over the outermost 16 stitches in each side). When hood measures 35-35-36-36-37-37 cm / 13¾''-13¾''-14¼''-14¼''-14½''-14½'', loosely bind off with 2 strands off white.
Place hood double and sew together at the top with grafting/kitchener stitches.

TIES:
The jacket has 4 ties, 2 ties in 2 strands off white and 2 strands in 1 strand off white + 1 strand light sea green.
1 tie = cut 2 strand of approx. 2.8 meters/3 yds. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the strands double so that they twine. Tie a knot in each end (string should be approx. 1 meter/1.2 yds when finished, cut it to correct length if needed).
Fasten 1 tie in off white + light sea green on the outside on the left side of jacket approx. 2 cm / 3/4'' below armhole (try the jacket on and adjust placement of string). The other tie with off white + light sea green should be fastened to the edge of right front piece approx. 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4''-9''-9½''-9 3/4''-10 1/4''-10 5/8'' from shoulder and down. Fasten 1 tie in off white approx. 2 cm / 3/4'' below armhole on the inside of jacket in right side. The other tie in off white should be fastened at the other at the edge of left front piece approx. 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4''-9''-9½''-9 3/4''-10 1/4''-10 5/8'' from shoulder and down.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side with off white
= knit from wrong side with off white
= knit from right side with light sea green
= knit from wrong side with light sea green


Mary 06.02.2018 - 21:48:

Bonjour, je ne comprends pas trop le début des explications. Faut-il monter les nombre de mailles avec 2 fils vert océan clair uniquement pour la 1ère ligne et ensuite continuer au point mousse avec 1 fil? D'avance merci. :-)

DROPS Design 07.02.2018 kl. 08:47:

Bonjour Mary, c'est tout à fait ainsi que l'on procède: on monte les mailles avec 2 fils mais on continue avec un seul fil. Bon tricot!

Melanie Kurpiers 17.01.2018 - 15:41:

Guten Tag, Ihr habt schöne Anleitungen auch fpr grosse Grössen! Leider muss ich sagen das es für mich als Anfänger doch recht schwer zu verstehen ist. Es mag für erfahrene Strickerinnen bestimmt einfach sein aber für mich ist es recht kompliziert beschrieben. Ich versteh die abnahmen bei den ärmeln nicht geschweige den ein ärmel Stricken. Gibt es eine Anleitung in der das evtl schrit für Schritt gezeigt wird? Liebe grüsse Melanie Kurpiers

DROPS Design 17.01.2018 kl. 17:15:

Liebe Frau Kurpiers, für die Armkugel sollen Sie die Maschen beidseitig so abketten (= am Anfang jeder Reihe, dh Hin- sowie Rückreihe = auf beiden Seiten jeder 2. Reihe): 3 Maschen 1 x, 2 Maschen 1-1-2-2-2-2 x und 1 Masche 3-3-3-5-6-7 x. Dann 2 Maschen am Anfang jeder Reihe abketten, bis die Ärmel 54-54-54-55-55-55 cm mist. Dann je 3 Maschen am Anfang der nächsten 2 Reihen abketten und dann die restlichen Maschen mit 2 Fäden natur abketten. Für eine genauere Antwort können Sie gerne Ihre Größe schreiben. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Fetta 09.01.2018 - 14:43:

Bonjour, Je lis : Quand l'ouvrage mesure 14-15-18-19 cm tricoter les rayures. Sur la photo je vois que les rayures sont fait au début de l'ouvrage. Aidez moi. Merci.

DROPS Design 09.01.2018 kl. 17:03:

Bonjour Mme Fetta, tout à fait, les rayures commencent en bas, à 14-19 cm (cf taille et diagramme) en les commençant en naturel. Bon tricot!

Susanne Hagman 06.01.2018 - 09:06:

Hej Jag skulle vilja sticka denna snygga kofta i ett bomullsgarn? Vilket garn ska jag använda? Tack för en trevlig sida

DROPS Design 10.01.2018 kl. 11:13:

Hei Susanne. Vi har dessverre ikke et bomulsgarn i garngruppe D i vårt sortiment. mvh Drops design

Bernadette 30.12.2017 - 14:28:

Is it possible to adjust the pattern to make the cardigan longer? If so where would I do that?

DROPS Design 30.12.2017 kl. 16:01:

Dear Bernadette, of course you can, the how depends how much longer you want this cardigan. This cardigan is knitted from the bottom up, you could add a stripe that is two rows longer than the first one (just to keep the stiping sequence), and add two stitches to the back and 1 to each front, which you decrease at the point where the original pattern would start. I hope this helps. Happy Knitting!

Elisabeth Kongsvik 23.10.2017 - 14:58:

Heia.gleder meg til å begynne på denne jakka men får ikke begynt?det står at jeg skal legge opp med 2 tråder.den er grei.mem så står det I oppskrifta at etter at jeg har lagt opp maskene som jeg skal ha,skal jeg ta bort den ene tråden å strikke riller?hvorfor bare med den ene tråden og ikke begge??

María 05.09.2017 - 22:01:

Quisiera hacer esta chaqueta. para una talla M, cuántos ovillos necesito??? Un saludo

DROPS Design 11.09.2017 kl. 23:56:

Hola Maria. Para hacer esta chaqueta necesitas 6 ovillos de blanco hueso y 3 ovillos de verde mar claro.

Anne 19.08.2017 - 00:41:

Hi, I'd like to know how are the ties supposed to be placed because I just can't imagine where they should be and I can't see it from the pictures. I am sorry if this question is silly, I am a beginner knitter and I have no clue what to do. Thank you for your answer and patience.

DROPS Design 19.08.2017 kl. 11:43:

Dear Anne, the ties should be fastened in two different places: one pair of ties should be aprox. 2 cm under the armhole on each side of jacket, the other pair shoud be placed approx. 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm under the shoulder and fastened to the front edge of left/right front piece. (So one pair is supposed to tie whole jacket, the other is mostly for neck/hood.) Happy knitting!

Nga 11.08.2017 - 19:21:

What size is the model wearing? Thanks for your answer ^_^

DROPS Design 13.08.2017 kl. 20:50:

Dear Nga, the models in the photos usually wear the M size.

Lucy 05.08.2017 - 10:31:

Which yarn can I use instead of the yarn above? Thanks for reply :)

DROPS Design 06.08.2017 kl. 10:00:

Dear Lucy, you can substitute DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk (used doubled up), and get a similar effect. Or you can use any other yarn that is in the yarn group D, but the final effect will be slightly different. And do not forget, you should always make a swatch and check your gauge and change the tension if necessary. Happy Knitting!

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