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Perles du Nord Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with round yoke, multi-coloured Norwegian pattern and A-shape, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Flora.

DROPS Design: Pattern no fl-009
Yarn group A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-400-400-450-500-550 g colour 15, green
50-100-100-100-100-100 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 16, pistachio

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 MM for rib – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS METAL BUTTONS, Jagged NO 534: 8 items in all sizes.

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Colour combinations shown are:
A) DROPS Flora 01, 14, 10.
B) DROPS Flora 01, 07, 08.
C) DROPS Flora 03, 04, 05.
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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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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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP:
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 132 stitches) minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 19) = 6.4.
In this example, decrease by knitting alternately every 5th and 6th stitch and every 6th and 7th stitch together. Do not decrease over the bands.
If you are increasing, do this after alternately every 6th and 7th stitch (increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on the next round, knit the yarn overs twisted and into the pattern so that there are no holes).

ELEVATION:
Insert 1 marker mid back. Start from the right side with off white and knit until you have worked 10-10-11-12-12-13 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten the strand and purl 20-20-22-24-24-26 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 30-30-33-36-36-39 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 40-40-44-48-48-52 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 50-50-55-60-60-65 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 60-60-66-72-72-78 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 70-70-77-84-84-91 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl to end of row (the band is knitted).

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Choose diagram for your size. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP-1 (for the bands):
When working the pattern edge with two colours on the yoke, work the background colour in the pattern also over the 5 band stitches in each side.

KNITTING TIP-2:
To prevent the knitting tension from becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands do not tighten at the back of the piece. You can increase the size of your needle when working pattern if you find you are working too tightly.

INCREASE TIP (for the sides on body):
All increases are from the right side!
Start 2 stitches before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeve):
Work until there are 4 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 4 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Decrease for buttonholes on the right band (when garment is worn): Knit from the right side until there are 3 stitches left at the end of the row, make 1 yarn over, knit the next 2 stitches together and knit the final stitch. On the next row knit the yarn over to make a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the band at the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then work the next 7 buttonholes with approx. 7½-8-8-8½-8½-9 cm between each.
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JACKET:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front and is worked top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle, top down, change to double pointed needles when you have decreased enough stitches.  

NECKLINE:
Cast on 132-136-140-144-152-160 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 2.5 mm and off white. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – see description above, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the needle, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the rib in this way – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see description above. When the rib measures 3 cm knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 19-17-15-13-15-17 stitches evenly on row – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 113-119-125-131-137-143 stitches. Continue by working the yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Purl 1 row from wrong side with 5 band stitches in each side. For a better fit, you can now work an ELEVATION at the back of the neck – see description above.
When you have completed the elevation, work the next row as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A until there are 6 stitches left on the needle (= 17-18-19-20-21-22 repeats of 6 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way and increase as shown in the diagram. Read KNITTING TIP-1 and KNITTING TIP-2. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
On the row marked with a star in A.1 (i.e. the last row from the right side in A.1) there are 232-245-258-271-326-341 stitches on the needle, increase at the same time 11-22-33-36-21-22 stitches evenly on row – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 243-267-291-307-347-363 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed, work the next row from the right side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.2A until there are 6 stitches left on the needle (= 29-32-35-37-42-44 repeats of 8 stitches), work A.2B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way, but on the row marked with a star in A.2 (i.e. the last row from the right side in A.2) increase 8-16-24-24-16-16 stitches evenly on row = 251-283-315-331-363-379 stitches.
When A.2 has been completed, work the next row as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.3A until there are 6 stitches left on the row (= 15-17-19-20-22-23 repeats of 16 stitches), work A.3B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way and increase as shown in the diagram.
When the last row in A.3 remains (marked with an arrow in each size) there are 326-368-410-431-473-494 stitches on the needle, increase at the same time 11-11-1-11-0-5 stitches evenly on the last row from the wrong side = 337-379-411-442-473-499 stitches. The piece now measures approx. 24-26-28-30-32-34 cm from the cast-on edge measured mid front. NOTE: If the piece is shorter than this, continue working stocking stitch with green and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side to required length.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side with green: Knit 55-60-64-70-76-81 stitches (= front piece), place the next 64-75-83-86-90-93 stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-14-16 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve), knit 99-109-117-130-141-151 stitches (= back piece), place the next 64-75-83-86-90-93 stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-14-16 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve) and knit the remaining 55-60-64-70-76-81 stitches (= front piece). The body and sleeves are now finished separately. THE PIECE IS MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 229-249-269-294-321-345 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread 60-65-70-76-83-89 stitches in from each side = 109-119-129-142-155-167 stitches between marker threads on the back piece. Continue with green and work stocking stitch back and forth with 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front. When the piece measures 2 cm from the division increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP (= 4 stitches increased). Increase in this way every 10th row (approx. every 3 cm) to finished length (if the knitting tension is correct in height, there should be approx. 9 increase rows in each side).
When the piece measures 30 cm from the division in all sizes, there are 265-285-305-330-357-381 stitches on the needle.
Purl 1 row from wrong side where you increase 83-87-95-106-115-123 stitches evenly on row – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 348-372-400-436-472-504 stitches.
Change to circular needle size 2.5 mm and work the next row from the right side as follows: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the needle, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib in this way for 4 cm. Then cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl, but to prevent the cast-off edge being tight, you can make 1 yarn over after every 4th stitch AT THE SAME TIME as you cast off (the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches). The jacket measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 64-75-83-86-90-93 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on a short circular needle size 3 mm and in addition, knit up 1 stitch in each of the 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 74-85-95-98-104-109 stitches on the needle. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 10-10-12-12-14-16 stitches under the sleeve. Start the round here and work stocking stitch in the round with green. When the sleeve measures 2 cm from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under the sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way a total of 11-15-19-19-21-22 times in S: Every 9th round, in M: Every 6th round, in L and XL: Every 4th round, in XXL: Alternately every 3rd and 4th round and in XXXL: Every 3rd round = 52-55-57-60-62-65 stitches. When the sleeve measures 31-29-28-26-25-23 cm from the division (shorter measurements in the larger sizes due to longer yoke), knit 1 round where you increase 16-17-19-20-18-19 stitches evenly = 68-72-76-80-80-84 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2). When the rib measures 10 cm (or the desired length) cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to prevent the cast-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after every 4th stitch AT THE SAME TIME as you cast off (the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches). The sleeve measures approx. 41-39-38-36-35-33 cm from the division. Work a second sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons onto the left band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 15.09.2017
New diagram A.3b in sizes XL-XXL-XXXL.

Diagram

= off white
= green
= pistachio
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with background colour in pattern stripe, on the next row purl the yarn overs twisted so that there are no holes
= increase row
= finish after this row




Luzia 05.08.2019 - 18:59:

Oh thank you for your quick reply to my question, but I meant to ask about the measurements for sizes so I can pick my size to start knitting it, sorry I wasn't more clear in my first question.

DROPS Design 05.08.2019 kl. 19:02:

Dear Luzia, the drawing at the bottom of the page shows the final measurement expressed in cm, so you can choose your size. Happy crafting!

Luzia 05.08.2019 - 15:07:

Hello! What are the Finished Measurements on this piece? Thanks!

DROPS Design 05.08.2019 kl. 16:11:

Dear Luzia, for the finished measurements, please see the schematics drawing below the pattern, at the bottom od the page. Happy Knitting!

Lisbeth Vindstad 17.06.2019 - 23:47:

Hei. Diagram A.1A, omgang 3: skal jeg lage et kast etter hver 6 maske, og så øke 1 maske etter hver 6 maske på omgang 4?

DROPS Design 18.06.2019 kl. 07:36:

Hei Lisbeth. Når du lager kast er dette en økning. Omgang 3 strikkes fra retten (diagrammet leses da fra høyre mot venstre), så du begynner med å lage 1 kast, så strikker du 6 masker. Du øker altså 1 maske i hver rapport av A.1A på omgang 3. På omgang 4 (=vrangen) er det ingen økinger, alle masker strikkes vrang fra vrangen med natur. På omgang 5 (= retten) strikkes 7 masker, og så lages 1 kast om pinnen (= 1 maske økt). God fornøyelse

Kathy 16.05.2019 - 15:49:

How do you carry the yarn across the garter stitch band

DROPS Design 16.05.2019 kl. 16:03:

Dear Kathy, the garter stitch band stitches are worked with the background colour, just carry the secondary colour on next row from previous row. Happy knitting!

Margit Larsen 10.03.2019 - 16:26:

Jeg har strikket rigtig mange trøjer og bluser fra drops men denne trøje har jeg problemer. Jeg er startet på A3A men 3. og 4. Udtagning kan jeg ikke få maskerne til at passe med mønster. Hvad gør jeg.

DROPS Design 12.03.2019 kl. 14:16:

Hej Margit, Hvis det er de største størrelser du strikker så får du efter 3.udtagning 4 hvide imellem de grønne 3 gange, men sidste gang i diagrammet får du kun 3 hvide. God fornøjelse!

Birgitta 15.09.2018 - 11:31:

Tråkigt att upptäcka att mönstret inte kommer att stämma när man kommit en bit in i 3a. Hur hade ni tänkt att man skulle få ihop mönstret när man ökar så maskantalet inte stämmer med mönstret?

Helga 07.08.2018 - 16:26:

Die Jacke ist wunderschön geworden und die Passform ist auch gut. Dankeschön für das Design und die gut verständliche Anleitung.

Helga 21.03.2018 - 17:49:

Wenn man im Rückenteil die Erhöhung strickt, ist dann die eine Seite nicht länger als die andere ( laut Beschreibung)? Denn man fängt mit einer Hin-Reihe an, wendet nach den 70 Maschen und endet mit einer "angebrochenen" Rück- Reihe...

DROPS Design 22.03.2018 kl. 21:46:

Liebe Helga, die Reihen passen insgesamt. Die erste Hin-Reihe stricken Sie ja auch über die Seite, auf der die Rück-Reihen verkürzt werden. Daher stricken Sie bei den Rück-Reihen 1 x weniger verkürzte Reihen, damit die Reihenzahl passt. Die nächste Reihe nach der Erhöhung stricken Sie dann ja wieder über alle Maschen. Weiterhin viel Spaß beim Stricken!

Helga 21.03.2018 - 17:48:

Wenn man im Rückenteil die Erhöhung strickt, ist dann die eine Seite nicht länger als die andere ( laut Beschreibung)? Denn man fängt mit einer Hin-Reihe an, wendet nach den 70 Maschen und endet mit einer "angebrochenen" Rück- Reihe...

DROPS Design 22.03.2018 kl. 21:45:

Liebe Helga, die Reihen passen insgesamt. Die erste Hin-Reihe stricken Sie ja auch über die Seite, auf der die Rück-Reihen verkürzt werden. Daher stricken Sie bei den Rück-Reihen 1 x weniger verkürzte Reihen, damit die Reihenzahl passt. Die nächste Reihe nach der Erhöhung stricken Sie dann ja wieder über alle Maschen. Weiterhin viel Spaß beim Stricken!

Eva-Lisa Liljenbäck 17.01.2018 - 16:11:

Hej Anna! Jag har också gjort ett eget mönster. Tur att det inte är det första plagget man stickar :).Dessutom läste jag nånstans att DROPS är mycket angelägna om att fel blir påtalade och rättade. Hur är det med det tro?

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