DROPS / 180 / 30

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Knitted jacket with rib and shawl collar. Size: S - XXXL Piece can be worked in 2 strands DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand DROPS Melody.

DROPS design: Pattern as-078
Yarn group C + C or D
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour no 10, purple

or:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group D)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour no 11, plum

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 12 stitches and 14 rows in stocking stitch with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk og 1 strand Melody = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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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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DROPS BrushedAlpacaSilk: Colour chart / Alternative Yarns (Yarn Group C)

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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

DECREASE TIP (applies to front and back piece):
All decreases are done from the right side.
Decrease after 1 edge stitch as follows: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over.
Decrease before 1 edge stitch as follows: Knit 2 together.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
All increases are done from the right side.
Increase 1 stitch inside 1 edge stitch in each side of piece by making 1 yarn over, on next row purl yarn over twisted to avoid holes.
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JACKET:
Work front and back piece back and forth separately. Work sleeves back and forth on circular needle.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 73-78-82-88-94-101 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side of piece) on circular needle size 8 mm with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody. Work 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Then work in stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side of piece. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 10 cm in all sizes, decrease 1 stitch in each side - READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 16-16-25-26-26-26 cm 4-4-3-3-3-3 times in total = 65-70-76-82-88-95 stitches. When piece measures 60-62-63-64-66-67 cm, cast off 4 stitches in each side for armholes at beginning of the next 2 rows. Then cast off for armholes in each side at beginning of every row as follows: Cast off 3 stitches 0-1-1-2-2-2 times, 2 stitches 2-1-2-1-3-4 times and 1 stitch 1-2-2-3-1-2 times = 47-48-50-52-54-55 stitches.
When piece measures 20-20-21-22-22-23 cm from where the first 4 stitches were cast off for armhole (piece measures 80-82-84-86-88-90 cm in total) cast off the middle 17-18-20-20-20-21 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately = 15-15-15-16-17-17 stitches remain on each shoulder. On next row from the neck, cast off 1 stitch = 14-14-14-15-16-16 stitches. Cast off when piece measures 82-84-86-88-90-92 cm in total. Work the other shoulder the same way.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 27-29-30-33-36-39 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody. Work 1 ridge. Continue with stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch at the end of row from right side. When piece measures 10 cm, decrease 1 stitch at the end of next row from right side. Decrease like this every 16-16-25-26-26-26 cm 4-4-3-3-3-3 times in total = 23-25-27-30-33-36 stitches. When piece measures 60-62-63-64-66-67 cm, cast off for armholes at the beginning of every row from wrong side as on back piece = 14-14-14-15-16-16 stitches. Cast off when piece measures 22-22-23-24-24-25 cm from where the first 4 stitches were cast off for armhole (piece measures 82-84-86-88-90-92 cm in total).

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on as right front piece and work in stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch at the beginning of row from right side. Decrease in the side at beginning of row from right side. Cast off for armhole at the beginning of row from right side.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 44-44-44-51-51-51 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side of piece) on circular needle size 8 mm with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody.
Work rib (= knit 3/purl 4) with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side of piece. When piece measures 4 cm, decrease every 4 purl stitches to 3 purl stitches = 38-38-38-44-44-44 stitches. Continue rib (= knit 3/purl 3) until piece measures 14 cm. Insert 1 marker in the piece (= folding edge). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work 1 ridge. Then work in stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side of piece.
When piece measures 1 cm, increase 1 stitch in each side of piece - read INCREASE TIP (= 2 stitches increased). Increase like this every 6½-6½-5½-6-5½-4½ cm 7-7-8-7-7-8 times in total = 52-52-54-58-58-60 stitches.
When piece measures 42-41-41-39-37-36 cm from marker (piece measures 56-55-55-53-51-50 cm in total) cast off 3 stitches in each side for sleeve caps. Then cast off stitches in each side every other row as follows: 2 stitches 1-2-2-2-3-3 times and 1 stitch 2-2-2-2-3-4 times. Then cast off 2 stitches in each side until piece measures 49 cm from marker (piece measures 63 cm in total). Now cast off 3 stitches 1 time in each side. Cast off. Sleeve measures 64 cm in total (including 14 cm folding edge).

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams.

RIB:
Rib around jacket: Pick up 219-225-231-237-243-249 stitches from right side on circular needle size 8 mm with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody up along right front piece, back of neck and down along left front piece inside 1 stitch. Knit 1 row from wrong side. Then work next row as follows: 3 stitches in garter stitch, * knit 3, purl 3 *, repeat from *-* and finish with knit 3 and 3 stitches in garter stitch. Work until rib measures 15 cm - adjust so that last row is worked from wrong side. On next row from right side, increase all 3 purl stitches to 4 purl stitches = 254-261-268-275-282-289 stitches.
ROW 1 (= wrong side): Work the first 42-42-42-48-48-48 stitches, then slip them on 1 stitch holder, work the rest of row as before.
ROW 2 (= right side): Work as 1st row.
ROW 3: Work the first 6 stitches, then slip them on the stitch holder, work the rest of row as before.
Repeat 3rd row (i.e. work 6 stitches less on every row) 6-6-6-8-8-8 times in total. After 78-78-78-96-96-96 stitches in each side have been slipped on stitch holders, slip all stitches back on needle again. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Neck measures approx. 25-25-25-28-28-28 cm in the back of neck.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew in sleeves. Sew underarm and side seams in one inside 1 edge stitch.

BRAID:
Short braid:
Cut 12 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 6 strands Melody of approx. 80 cm and make a braid.
Long braid:
Cut 12 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 6 strands Melody of approx. 100 cm and make a braid.
Make 2 short braids and 2 long braids.
Fasten braids on jacket approx. 60-70 cm from cast-on edge as follows:
Fasten 1 short braid on left front piece and 1 long braid on right front piece in cast-off edge on rib.
Fasten 1 short braid on wrong side of jacket on right front piece where stitches were picked up for rib.
Fasten 1 long braid on right side of jacket on left front piece where stitches were picked up for rib.

Diagram

= folding edge on sleeve

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