DROPS / 180 / 33

Elegant Comfort Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with moss stitch, cables, shawl collar and pockets. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Air.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-077
Yarn group C or A + A
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
500-550-600-650-700-800 g colour 02, wheat

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group C)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5.5 MM – or the size needed to get 16 stitches and 20 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE – for cables.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 522: 5-5-5-5-6-6 pieces.

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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. 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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65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
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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.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

ROW 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, work from *-*.
ROW 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit. Repeat row 2.

DECREASE TIP (for body):
Decrease alternately before and after the marker thread, i.e. only decrease 2 stitches in each side of the piece (= 4 stitches in total), first decrease before marker thread, second decrease after marker thread, and so on.
When the first stitch is knit: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches (= 2 stitches decreased).
When the first stitch is purl: Purl 3 together (= 2 stitches decreased).
When the last stitch is knit: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 3 together (= 2 stitches decreased).
When the last stitch is purl: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, purl 3 together (= 2 stitches decreased).

See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

Decrease for buttonhole on right band. 1 BUTTONHOLE = knit 3rd and 4th stitch from the edge together and make 1 yarn over. On the next row knit the yarn over = hole.
Work buttonholes when the piece measures:
S: 36, 44, 52, 60 and 68 cm
M: 37, 45, 53, 61 and 69 cm
L: 38, 46, 54, 62 and 70 cm
XL: 39, 47, 55, 63 and 71 cm
XXL: 38, 45, 52, 59, 66 and 73 cm
XXXL: 39, 46, 53, 60, 67 and 74 cm

The jacket is worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front up to the sleeves; from there, each section is finished separately and new stitches are cast on for the sleeves.

Cast on 214-226-242-258-274-294 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side of the piece) with circular needle size 5.5 mm and Air. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above, on the last row in the ridges, increase 8 stitches evenly on row = 222-234-250-266-282-302 stitches. Continue working as follows – from the right side: 5 stitches garter stitch (= band), A.1 (= 13 stitches), work 186-198-214-230-246-266 stitches MOSS STITCH – see description above, work A.1 over the next 13 stitches and finish with 5 stitches garter stitch (= band). Insert 1 marker thread in each side, 60-63-67-71-75-80 stitches (= front pieces) in from mid front (back piece = 102-108-116-124-132-142 stitches).
Continue the pattern upwards, remember BUTTONHOLE – see description above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the piece measures 10 cm, decrease 2 stitches by each marker thread (= 4 stitches decreased) – READ DECREASE TIP! Decrease in this way every 3½-3½-3½-3½-4-4 cm a total of 14-14-15-15-14-14 times = 166-178-190-206-226-246 stitches. When the piece measures 61-62-63-64-65-66 cm place the first and last 46-49-52-56-61-66 stitches on a thread = 74-80-86-94-104-114 stitches left on needle. Each part is now finished separately.

= 74-80-86-94-104-114 stitches. Continue the pattern as before, now cast on new stitches at the end of each row in each side for sleeves as follows: Cast on 8 stitches 4-4-4-3-3-3 times and 18-16-14-20-18-14 stitches 1 time, the increased stitches are worked in moss stitch = 174-176-178-182-188-190 stitches.
Continue the pattern as before, but the 5 outermost stitches in each side are worked in garter stitch.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm from where the first stitches were cast on for sleeves (the piece measures a total of 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm), cast off the middle 16-16-18-18-20-20 stitches for neck and each shoulder/sleeve is finished separately = 79-80-80-82-84-85 stitches left on shoulder/sleeve. On the next row from the neck cast off 1 stitch = 78-79-79-81-83-84 stitches.
Cast off when the piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm from where the first stitches were cast on for sleeve (the piece measures a total of 80-82-84-86-88-90 cm). Work the other shoulder/sleeve in the same way.

Place the first 46-49-52-56-61-66 stitches back on the needle. Continue pattern as before, at the end of each row from the right side cast on new stitches for sleeve as for the back piece = 96-97-98-100-103-104 stitches. Continue pattern as before, but the outermost 5 stitches at the end of the sleeve is worked in garter stitch.
When the piece measures 80-82-84-86-88-90 cm cast off the first 78-79-79-81-83-84 stitches from the wrong side for shoulder/sleeve, work to end of row = 18-18-19-19-20-20 stitches left on the needle for shawl collar. Work short rows over these stitches, starting from the right side as follows:
Work 1 row over the first 12-12-13-13-14-14 stitches. turn and work back, work 1 row over all stitches, turn and work back. NOTE! There are cables in A.1, but because of the short rows there are more rows between the cable in the outermost part of the cable towards mid front. Continue in this way until the collar measures 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm at the shortest point. Decrease 4 stitches evenly over the stitches in A.1 = 14-14-15-15-16-16 stitches. Then cast off on the next row.

Work as for the right, but reversed. In other words, cast on new stitches at the end of each row from the wrong side. Cast off the first 78-79-79-81-83-84 stitches from the right side for shoulder/sleeve and work short rows over the neck edge, starting from the wrong side.

Sew the shoulder/sleeve seams. Sew the shawl collar together mid back (the seam should turn in when the collar is folded towards at the back). Sew the collar to the neckline in the back of the neck.
Sew the buttons onto the left band.

Cast on 32-32-32-36-36-36 stitches with needle size 5.5 mm and Air. Work moss stitch until the piece measures 20 cm. Cast off with knit over purl and purl over knit. Work 1 more pocket in the same way. Sew the pockets onto the front pieces, approx. 16-18 cm from the bottom edge and 12-14 cm in from mid front.


= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= place 3 stitches on cable needle behind the piece, knit 3, knit 3 from the cable needle
= place 3 stitches on cable needle in front of the piece, knit 3, knit 3 from the cable needle

Aurélie 31.10.2018 - 11:28:

Bonjour, comment savoir combien il faut prendre de pelotes de laine? Je ne trouve pas s'il vous plait

DROPS Design 31.10.2018 kl. 11:44:

Bonjour Aurélie, vous trouvez le poids total pour chaque taille sous l'en-tête, soit par ex en taille S: 500 g DROPS Air / 50 g la pelote = 10 pelotes DROPS Air. Bon tricot!

Зинаида 13.09.2018 - 08:38:

Спасибо за подробное описание. Жакет очень понравился.

TANGUY 19.03.2018 - 20:52:

Bonjour, Que signifie groupe de fils A + A : qu'il faut tricoter en double de la laine du groupe A ? Merci pour votre réponse, Corinne TANGUY POULLILIAN

DROPS Design 20.03.2018 kl. 08:49:

Bonjour Mme Tanguy Poullilian, tout à fait, vous pouvez par exemple pour ce modèle tricoter une laine du groupe C (= Air) ou bien la remplacer par 2 fils du groupe A (2 laines différentes du groupe A ou bien la même en double). Retrouvez tous nos groupes ici et plus d'infos sur les alternatives . Bon tricot!

Perla E Reyes 11.01.2018 - 17:09:

Hay un error en las instrucciones de la trenza en español. Son trenzas de 3 puntos. En lugar de decir 3 puntos siempre en algunas partes dice 2 puntos lo cual es incorrecto.

Kirsten Asmussen 19.06.2017 - 20:17:

Denne jakke ville jeg gerne have til vinterkulden!

Света 09.06.2017 - 15:49:

Очень красивый жакет! как раз для осени!

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