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Telegram Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with multi-coloured pattern and raglan. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Karisma.

DROPS design: Pattern u-818
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
600-700-750-800-900-1000 g colour no 01, off white
250-300-350-350-400-450 g colour 05, black

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm for rib – or size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS METAL BUTTON (uneven), NO 534: 8-8-8-9-9-9 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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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Work the entire pattern in stocking stitch. Choose diagram for your size.

KNITTING TIP-1:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle number when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.

KNITTING TIP-2 (applies to yoke on jacket):
If knitting tension is incorrect in height and there are more rows vertically on 10 cm than stated in pattern the yoke will be too short and the armhole too small. This can be compensated by working 1 extra row in stocking stitch evenly on yoke.

DECREASE TIP:
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 272 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 44) = 6.1. In this example work approx. every 5th and 6th stitch together.

INCREASE TIP:
Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread, make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased). On next row work yarn over twisted It should not make a hole.

RAGLAN:
All decreases are done from the right side!
Decrease for raglan on each side of every A.6 as follows:
Decrease 1 stitch after A.6 as follows: Slip last stitch in A.6, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease 1 stitch before A.6 as follows: Work until 1 stitch remains before A.6, knit the next 2 stitches together (= 1 stitch decreased). I.e. decrease 2 stitches at every A.6 and 8 stitches in total on row.

BUTTONHOLES (applies to right band):
Decrease for buttonholes on right band.
When band measures approx. 1.5 cm, decrease for 8-8-8-9-9-9 buttonholes evenly (decrease for buttonholes in purl sections seen from right side). 1 buttonhole = purl 2 together and make 1 yarn over – top buttonhole should be approx. 2 cm from the top, the other buttonholes should be approx. 7-8 cm apart.
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JACKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Sleeves are work in the round on double pointed needles, switch to a short circular needle when needed. Join the parts together and work yoke back and forth. Work band back and forth at the end.

BODY:
Cast on 276-288-320-332-372-388 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side of piece) on circular needle size 3 mm with black. Work as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – see explanation above, work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2), until 3 stitches remain, finish with knit 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When piece measures 5 cm, switch to circular needle size 4 mm and knit 1 row from right side while decreasing 39-45-53-47-57-55 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP = 237-243-267-285-315-333 stitches.
Work 1 row as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 60-60-66-72-78-84 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), insert 1 marker in next stitch, and work this stitch in stocking stitch, work 113-119-131-137-155-161 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), insert 1 marker in next stitch, and work this stitch in stocking stitch, work 60-60-66-72-78-84 stitches in stocking stitch until 1 stitch remains, finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch (= front piece). Markers shows sides of garment.
Then work next row as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in base colour in pattern, A.1 (= 6 stitches) until 2 stitches remain (= 39-40-44-47-52-55 times in width), and finish with A.2 over next stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch - read KNITTING TIP-1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 and A.2 have been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.1a and A.2a vertically.
When piece measures 39-41-40-42-41-43 cm, work A.3 over A.1 and A.4 over A.2. When you have worked up to arrow in A.3, work next row in A.3 as follows: Work the first 58-58-64-70-76-82 stitches as before, cast off 3 stitches before marker and 4 stitches after marker (= 7 stitches in total), work the next 107-113-125-131-149-155 stitches as before, cast off 3 stitches before marker and 4 stitches after marker (= 7 stitches), work the last 58-58-64-70-76-82 stitches as before. Piece measures approx. 44-44-44-45-45-45 cm. Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

SLEEVES:
Work in the round on double pointed needles, switch to a short circular needle when needed. Cast on 48-52-56-60-64-64 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib (= knit 2/purl 2). When piece measures 5 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work 1 round in stocking stitch while decreasing 6-8-8-10-12-10 stitches evenly = 42-44-48-50-52-54 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round (= mid under sleeve). Work 1 round with black, then work next round as follows: Work 0-1-0-1-2-0 stitches A.5, work A.1 over the next 42-42-48-48-48-54 stitches (= 7-7-8-8-8-9 repetitions), finish with 0-1-0-1-2-0 stitches A.5. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.1a. When piece measures 6 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of marker thread (= 2 stitches increased) - read INCREASE TIP! Increase like this every 3-2½-2-1½-1½-1½ cm 12-14-15-17-19-21 times in total = 66-72-78-84-90-96 stitches. Work stitches in A.5 and the increased stitches in the pattern. When piece measures 38-39-37-37-34-35 cm, work A.3 over A.1. When all stitches under sleeve have been increased, work A.3 11-12-13-14-15-16 times in total in width. When you have worked up to arrow in A.3, work next round as follows: Cast off 4 stitches, work the next 59-65-71-77-83-89 stitches as before, cast off the last 3 stitches. Sleeve measures approx. 43-42-41-40-38-37 cm. Knit another sleeve the same way.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off = 341-359-395-425-467-497 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread between every transition between each sleeve and body before continuing. Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work pattern as before until 2 stitches remain before marker thread between sleeve and body, A.6 over the next 2 stitches (= front piece), work pattern over the 59-65-71-77-83-89 stitches (= sleeve), A.6 over the next 2 stitches, work pattern over the next 103-109-121-127-145-151 stitches as before, A.6 over the next 2 stitches (= back piece), work pattern over the next 59-65-71-77-83-89 stitches (= sleeve), A.6 over the next 2 stitches, pattern as before until 1 stitch remains, finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch – read KNITTING TIP-2. Continue pattern like this and decrease for RAGLAN – see explanation above, every other row 26-29-31-33-36-39 times in total = 133-127-147-161-179-185 stitches. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, switch to black. Work 1 row with black. Yoke measures approx. 19-21-23-24-26-28 cm.
An elevation in the back of neck can be worked to get a better fit so that yoke is somewhat higher in the neck. This elevation can be skipped, to make the neck the same at the front and back. Work elevation in the back of neck or start to work the neck edge if you don’t want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this paragraph if you do not want an elevation. Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on needle (= mid back).
Knit 30-30-34-34-40-40 past marker, turn, tighten yarn and purl 60-60-68-68-80-80. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 54-54-61-61-72-72, turn, tighten yarn and purl 48-48-54-54-64-64. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 42-42-48-48-56-56, turn, tighten yarn and purl 36-36-42-42-48-48. Turn, tighten yarn and knit 30-30-35-35-40-40, turn, tighten yarn and purl 24-24-28-28-32-32, turn, tighten yarn and work the rest of row.

NECK EDGE:
On next row from right side decrease as follows: Knit 27-24-29-34-37-40 and decrease 3-0-4-6-9-10 stitches evenly, work the next 18 stitches together 2 by 2 (= 9 stitches decreased), knit 44-44-54-58-70-70 and decrease 5-0-8-10-18-18 stitches evenly, work the next 18 stitches together 2 by 2 (= 9 stitches decreased), knit the last 26-23-28-33-36-39 and decrease 3-1-5-7-10-11 stitches evenly = 104-108-112-120-124-128 stitches.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Work next row as follows: Knit 1, * Knit 2, purl 2, knit 1, make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), purl 2, knit 2, make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), purl 1 *, work from *-* until 3-7-11-19-3-7 stitches remain, work rib (= knit 2/purl 2) until 3 stitches remain, finish with knit 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 124-128-132-140-148-152 stitches. Work yarn overs twisted in rib (i.e. knit 2/purl 2) on next row to avoid holes. When rib measures 3 cm, cast off knit over knit and purl over purl.

LEFT BAND:
Work band back and forth on circular needle size 3 mm with black.
Pick up 174-210 stitches (number of stitches must be divisible by 4 + 2) on circular needle size 3 mm with black inside 1 edge stitch from right side. Knit 1 row from wrong side. Work rib (= purl 2/knit 2) until 2 stitches remain, finish with knit 2. Continue with knit over knit and purl over purl until rib measures 3 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl.

RIGHT BAND:
Work as left band but decrease for BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew opening under each sleeve in front loop of outermost stiches. Sew on buttons on left band.

Diagram

= black
= off white



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