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Autumn Vines Top by DROPS Design

Jacket with short sleeve, leaf pattern and raglan, knitted top down. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Alpaca.

DROPS design: Pattern z-796
Yarn group A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g color no 2925, rust

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch (24 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch) = width 10 cm / 4'' and height 10 cm / 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 6-6-6-7-7-7 pieces

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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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. Choose diagram for your size.

Make 1 yarn over after approx. every 5th stitch while binding off (bind off yarn over as stitch) to make the bind-off edge more elastic.

Decrease for first buttonhole on first row from right side after edge in garter stitch in neck, then decrease the next 5-5-5-6-6-6 approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8'' apart.
Decrease for buttonholes on right band as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain on needle (seen from right side), make 1 yarn over, purl 2 together and purl 1. On next row purl the yarn over to make holes.

Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down.

Cast on 106-110-116-122-128-134 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca. Work 3 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Decrease for BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above. Knit 1 row from right side while increasing 12-24-22-24-22-12 stitches evenly (purl the outermost 5 stitches in each side on every row) = 118-134-138-146-150-146 stitches. Knit 1 row.

Work next row as follows from right side: Purl 5 stitches (= band stitches), A.1 (= 13-15-17-13-15-17 stitches) and 7-7-5-12-13-13 stitches in garter stitch (= left front piece), A.2 (= 1 stitch), work 12-16-18-16-12-6 stitches in garter stitch (= sleeve), A.2, work 40-44-44-50-56-60 stitches in garter stitch (= back piece), A.2, work 12-16-18-16-12-6 stitches in garter stitch (= sleeve), A.2, work 7-7-5-12-13-13 stitches in garter stitch, A.1 (= right front piece) and finish with purl 5 (= band stitches).

Continue with A.1, A.2 and purl 5 for band in each side. Work the rest of stitches in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Work A.1 and A.2 3-3-3-4-4-4 times in total vertically, make sure that first stitch in A.2 is directly above middle stitch in previous repetition = 334-374-402-434-470-498 stitches on needle and piece measures approx. 20-23-25-27-30-33 cm / 8"-9"-9 3/4"-10½"-11 3/4"-13'' from cast-on edge.
Work next row as follows from right side: Work 53-58-61-67-74-80 stitches (= left front piece), READ BIND-OFF TIP - bind off the next 66-76-84-88-92-94 stitches, work 96-106-112-124-138-150 stitches (= back piece), bind off the next 66-76-84-88-92-94 stitches, and work the remaining 53-58-61-67-74-80 stitches (= right front piece).Knit 1 row from wrong side while casting on 10-10-12-12-14-16 new stitches in each side (between front pieces and back piece).

= 222-242-258-282-314-342 stitches. Continue to work in garter stitch, A.1 and purl 5 band stitches as before - remember buttonholes on right band. When piece measures approx. 26-25-25-25-24-23 cm / 10 1/4"-9 3/4"-9 3/4"-9 3/4"-9½"-9'', adjust after one whole or half repetition vertically, work ridges back and forth over all stitches. Work 5 ridges over all stitches (continue to purl band), then loosely bind off - READ BIND-OFF TIP. Jacket measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'' from shoulder.

Sew the buttons on to the left band.


= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches, on next round knit or purl (as pattern shows) yarn over to make holes
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches, on next round knit 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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