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Blueberry Fizz 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 Alpaca.

DROPS Design: Pattern no z-795
Yarn group A
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to Yarn Group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g colour 6736, navy/purple
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour 3800, old pink
50 g in all sizes in following colours:
2020, light camel
6309, medium petrol
7233, olive
7238, dark olive
7240, petrol
7323, aqua grey

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 (60 or 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 (40 or 60 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 MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 items.

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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.

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

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. 17) = 7.1.
In this example, decrease by knitting together every 6th and 7th stitch. Do not decrease over the bands.
If you are increasing, make 1 yarn over after approx. every 7th stitch, on the next row work the yarn overs twisted into the pattern so that there are no holes.

Insert 1 marker mid back. Start from the right side with old pink and knit until 8-8-8-9-9-10 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten the strand and purl 16-16-16-18-18-20 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 24-24-24-27-27-30 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 32-32-32-36-36-40 stitches. Continue back and forth in this way by working 8-8-8-9-9-10 more stitches each time you turn (remember to tighten the strand when you turn) until you have worked back and forth over a total of 64-64-64-72-72-80 stitches and the last row is from the wrong side, purl to end of row (knit the band).

See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP-1 (for bands):
When working pattern-borders with 2 colours on the yoke, work the background colour in the border on the 5 band stitches as well.

To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when you work pattern, it is important that the strands at the back of the piece are not tight. You can increase a needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

INCREASE TIP (for the sides in the body):
All increases are made from the right side!
Start 1 stitch before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 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 the sleeve):
Start 3 stitches before marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).

Work buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn): Work from the right side until there are 3 stitches left, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit the last stitch. On the next row knit the yarn over so that there is a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the rib in the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then work the next 6-6-6-7-7-7 buttonholes with approx. 8½ cm between each one.

The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front and top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle, top down, change to double pointed needles when necessary.  

Cast on 132-136-140-148-152-160 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 2.5 mm and old pink. 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 row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the rib in this way – remember BUTTONHOLE on right band – see description above. When the rib measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 17 stitches in all sizes evenly on row – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 115-119-123-131-135-143 stitches. Continue to work the yoke as described below.

Read KNITTING TIP-1 and 2!
Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Purl 1 row from the wrong side with 5 band stitches knit in each side. For a better fit, you can now work an ELEVATION in the back of the neck – see description above. When the elevation has been completed, work the next row from the right side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A until there are 6 stitches left on the needle (= 26-27-28-30-31-33 repeats of 4 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
Continue the pattern in this way and at the same time increase on each row marked with an arrow in A.1A as described below – remember DECREASE/INCREASE TIP (always increase on a row from the right side) and REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Arrow-1: Increase 36-40-44-48-52-56 stitches evenly on row = 151-159-167-179-187-199 stitches.
Arrow-2: Increase 36-38-40-44-48-50 stitches evenly on row = 187-197-207-223-235-249 stitches.
Arrow-3: Increase 28-34-36-40-48-50 stitches evenly on row = 215-231-243-263-283-299 stitches.
Arrow-4: Increase 28-34-40-40-44-48 stitches evenly on row = 243-265-283-303-327-347 stitches.
Arrow-5: Increase 26-34-34-38-44-48 stitches evenly on row = 269-299-317-341-371-395 stitches.
Arrow-6: Increase 26-32-34-38-40-40 stitches evenly on row = 295-331-351-379-411-435 stitches.
Arrow-7: Increase 24-28-32-36-40-40 stitches evenly on row = 319-359-383-415-451-475 stitches.
Arrow-8: Increase 20-20-28-28-32-32 stitches evenly on row = 339-379-411-443-483-507 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 24-24-24-28-28-28 cm from the cast-on edge mid front. Continue stocking stitch with navy/purple and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side until the piece measures 24-25-26-28-30-32 cm from the cast-on edge mid front (if the knitting tension is right in height, this measurement is reached in S and XL when A.1 has been completed).
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Knit the first 54-59-63-69-76-82 stitches (= front piece), place the next 67-77-85-89-95-95 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve), knit the next 97-107-115-127-141-153 stitches (= back piece), place the next 67-77-85-89-95-95 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in the side under the sleeve) and knit the remaining 54-59-63-69-76-82 stitches (= front piece).
Body and sleeves are now finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

= 221-241-261-285-317-345 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread 58-63-68-74-82-89 stitches in from each side (= 105-115-125-137-153-167 stitches between marker threads on the back piece). Work stocking stitch back and forth with navy/purple and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front. When the piece measures 1-1-2-2-2-2 cm from the separation, increase 2 stitches in each side – read INCREASE TIP (= 4 stitches increased). Increase in this way every 8th row (approx. every 2½ cm) to finished length (if the knitting tension is right in height, increase 13 times in each side).
When the piece measures 32-33-34-34-34-34 cm from the separation, there are approx. 273-293-313-337-369-397 stitches on the needle. Work 4 ridges back and forth over all stitches. Then cast off with knit from the right side, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after approx. every 8th 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.

Place the 67-77-85-89-95-95 stitches from the thread in one side of the piece on short circular needle size 3 mm, in addition knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under the sleeve with navy/purple = 75-85-95-99-107-109 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve. Start the round here and work stocking stitch in the round. When the sleeve measures 2-2-2-2-3-3 cm from the separation, decrease 2 stitches mid under the sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way every 2½-2-1½-1½-1-1 cm a total of 12-16-19-20-23-23 times = 51-53-57-59-61-63 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 34-34-33-32-30-28 cm from the separation (shorter measurements in larger sizes because of longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 17-19-19-21-19-21 stitches evenly on round = 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 8 cm (or desired length) cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can make 1 yarn over after every 4th stitch AT THE SAME TIME as you cast off (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches). The sleeve measures approx. 42-42-41-40-38-36 cm from the separation. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Sew the buttons onto the left band.


= olive
= dark olive
= light camel
= aqua grey
= medium petrol
= navy/purple
= petrol
= old pink
= increase row

Comments (7)

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DROPS Design 06.02.2018 - 10:25:

Colour combinations shown are: A) DROPS Alpaca 607, 618, 2020, 7139, 2915, 2925, 6309, 2923

Grethe Netland Dypvik 16.01.2018 - 14:28:

Hei,Hvilket garn kan jeg bytte i for å strikke BlackBerry fizz jakka.Vil gjerne strikke i pinne 3-4 men ikke i det alpakkagarnet som er i oppskriften.mvh Grethe

DROPS Design 17.01.2018 kl. 08:03:

Hei Grethe. Du kan bytte ut Alpaca med andre kvaliteter vi har i garngruppe A, bare husk at du må ha samme strikkefasthet som er oppgitt i oppskriften. God Fornøyelse!

Maria 15.11.2017 - 12:18:

Was bedeuten die (24M) oder +(17M) an den Bildern.Ich kann das nicht verstehen da doch die Maschenanzahl in der Anleitung sind?

DROPS Design 15.11.2017 kl. 13:20:

Liebe Maria, die Maschenanzahl an den Bildern ist die Maschenanzahl für 10 cm (meistens glatt oder kraus rechts gestrickt), "+" ist wenn mehr als 1 Wolle/Qualität gestrickt wird. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Minna Pikkarainen 29.09.2017 - 12:46:

MIksi suomenkielisessä ohjeessa ei näy kaavioita eikä piirroksia?

DROPS Design 02.10.2017 kl. 17:44:

Nyt kaavion tulisi aueta.

Vicky Williams 24.06.2017 - 01:33:

Do love the colour combinations on this cardigan. Looks interesting to knit!

Conny 07.06.2017 - 14:39:

Möchte ich sehr gerne nacharbeiten

Silvia 01.06.2017 - 17:16:

Meraviglia di modello e di colore!!!!!

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