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Rainbow Hugs Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with round yoke, stripes and multi-coloured pattern, worked top down with split in sides. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Nepal.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-246
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
550-600-650-750-800-900 g colour 0300, beige
50 g for all sizes in following colours:
1709, navy blue
8906, forest
8905, deep ocean
6314, denim blue
4434, purple
2923, goldenrod
8910, raspberry rose
3608, deep red

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 5 MM – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM for garter stitch edges and bands - or the size needed to get 19 stitches and 25 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS METAL BUTTONS, Jagged NO 534: 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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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round – for sleeves):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

MOSS STITCH:
ROW 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, work from *-*.
ROW 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit.
Repeat row 2.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from right side. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

ROUND YOKE:
All increases are worked from the right side!
Increase on yoke on each side of the stitches with markers (= 16 increased stitches per row – see arrows in A.1) as follows: Make 1 yarn over on each side of stitch with marker. On next row purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP (for body):
All increases are worked from right side!
Work until there are 2 stitches left before marker thread, make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), knit 4 stitches (marker thread sits in middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased). Increase in this way at both marker threads (= a total of 4 stitches increased). Purl the yarn overs twisted on next row to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, knit 2 (marker thread sits in middle of these 2 stitches), knit the next 2 stitches together.
The stitches which do not fit into the pattern are worked in background colour.

BUTTONHOLES (for band):
Work buttonholes in right band.
When band measures approx. 1.5 cm work 7-7-7-8-8-8 buttonholes evenly spread (the buttonholes are worked in purl section seen from right side). 1 buttonhole = purl 2 stitches together and make 1 yarn over – top buttonhole should be approx. 2 cm from the top, the other buttonholes with approx. 7 cm between each.
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JACKET:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front and top down.
You can work an elevation in back of neck for a better fit, so the neck is a little higher at back. You can skip this elevation if you wish; the neck will then be the same front and back – see description of elevation further down in text. After the yoke, work the body back and forth with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down. The bands are worked back and forth to finish.

NECKLINE:
Cast on 76-80-84-88-92-98 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 4mm and beige. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Change to circular needle size 5 mm. Then work as follows - from the right side: 1edge stitch in garter stitch, 13-14-15-16-17-18 stitches stocking stitch and increase 0-2-2-2-3-5 stitches evenly over these stitches, * 1 yarn over, knit 1 *, work from *-* a total of 11 times, 26-28-30-32-34-37 stitches stocking stitch and increase 0-4-4-4-6-9 stitches evenly over these stitches, * 1 yarn over, knit 1 *, work from *-* a total of 11 times, 13-14-15-16-17-19 stitches stocking stitch and increase 0-2-2-2-3-4 stitches evenly over these stitches and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 98-110-114-118-126-138 stitches. Work the yarn overs twisted, there should be no holes. Now you can work an elevation in back of neck or go straight to yoke if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation. Insert 1 marker between the 2 middle stitches on the row (= mid back). Purl 1 row from wrong side. Start from the right side with beige and knit until you have reached 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 55-55-60-65-65-70 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl to end of row. Knit 1 row from right side.

YOKE:
Insert 8 marker threads in the piece from wrong side as follows: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 5-7-6-8-9-8 stitches stocking stitch, insert 1 marker in next stitch, * 11-12-13-13-14-16 stitches stocking stitch, insert 1 marker in next stitch *, work from *-* until there are 7-10-8-10-10-9 stitches left (= a total of 7 times), finish with 6-9-7-9-9-8 stitches in stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. On the next row from the right side work A.1 (= 4 stitches) with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side of piece (= 24-27-28-29-31-34 times) AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker – read ROUND YOKE, on the rows marked with an arrow in diagram A.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Increase a total of 9-10-11-12-13-14 times (when you have increased this number of times, you no longer increase on the rows marked with arrows in the diagram) = 242-270-290-310-334-362 stitches. Continue this pattern without increases until the piece measures21-22-23-25-27-29 cm from the cast-on edge mid front.
The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side – make sure it is a row worked in beige: Work 35-39-41-45-50-55 stitches (= right front piece), place the next 52-58-64-66-68-72 stitches on 1 thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on needle (= under sleeve), work 68-76-80-88-98-108 stitches (= back piece), place the next 52-58-64-66-68-72 stitches on 1 thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on needle (= under sleeve) and work the remaining 35-39-41-45-50-55 stitches (= left front piece).

BODY:
= 150-166-178-194-218-238 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches that where cast on. And insert 1 marker in piece to measure from, THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Let the marker threads follow in piece. Continue back and forth with stocking stitch, A.1 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When A.1 has been completed in height continue working with beige. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches cast on. Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards.
When piece measures 3 cm from where sleeves were placed on a thread, increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker thread (= 4 stitches increased) – read INCREASE TIP! Increase in this way every 5th row a total of 6 times = 174-190-202-218-242-262 stitches.
When piece measures 29-30-31-31-31-31 cm from where the piece was divided (adjust so that the last row was from the wrong side), divide the piece at the marker threads; front and back pieces are finished separately (= 8 cm split).

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 38-42-45-49-55-60 stitches. Work as follows from the right side: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, work stocking stitch until there are 5 stitches left before the first marker thread and 5 stitches MOSS STITCH – see description above, turn the piece. Continue the pattern in this way over these stitches. When piece measures 36-37-38-38-38-38 cm from the marker, change to circular needle size 4mm and work 2 ridges over all stitches. Then cast off with circular needle size 5mm (this is so the cast-off edge will not be tight). The piece measures a total of 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm measured from the shoulder.

BACK PIECE:
= 74-82-88-96-108-118 stitches. Work as follows from the right side: Work 5 stitches moss stitch, work stocking stitch until there are 5 stitches left before the marker thread in the side and finish with 5 stitches moss stitch, turn the piece. Continue the pattern in this way over these stitches. When piece measures 36-37-38-38-38-38 cm from the marker, adjust so that it matches the front piece, change to circular needle size 4 mm and work 2 ridges over all stitches. Then cast off with circular needle size 5 mm.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 38-42-45-49-55-60 stitches. Work as follows from the right side: Work 5 stitches moss stitch, work stocking stitch until there is 1 stitch left on the row, finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way over these stitches. When piece measures 36-37-38-38-38-38 cm from the marker, adjust so that it matches the left front piece, change to circular needle size 4 mm and work 2 ridges over all stitches. Then cast off with circular needle size 5 mm.

SLEEVE: 
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles. Place the 52-58-64-66-68-72 stitches from the thread in one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 5 mm and, in addition, knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches cast on under sleeve = 58-64-72-74-78-82 stitches. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and A.1. When A.1 has been completed in height, continue with beige. When the piece measures 3 cm decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease in this way every 3-3-2-2-1½-1½ cm a total of 10-12-16-16-17-18 times = 38-40-40-42-44-46 stitches. When piece measures 41-40-40-38-37-35 cm, change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work 2 RIDGES – see description above, over all stitches. Cast off with double pointed needles size 5 mm (this is so the cast-off edge will not be tight). The sleeve measures approx. 42-41-41-39-38-36 cm from where it was separated from body. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

BAND:
Start at the top by neck on the left front piece and knit up stitches inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Knit up approx. 118-138 stitches (divisible by 4 + 2) from the right side with circular needle size 4 mm and beige. Knit 1 row, then work as follows – from the right side: 2 stitches garter stitch, * knit 2 / purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 4 stitches left, knit 2 and 2 stitches garter stitch. Continue the rib like this until the band measures 3 cm. Cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl. Repeat on right band, but knit up starting from the bottom – remember BUTTONHOLES – see description above. Sew the buttons onto the left band.

Diagram

= beige
= navy blue
= forest
= deep ocean
= denim blue
= purple
= golden rod
= raspberry pink
= deep red
= increase row


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