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Greek Melody by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with stripes, lace pattern 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 ml-023
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)
125-150-150-175-200-200 g colour 02, light grey
100-100-125-125-125-150 g colour 15, light sea green
75-75-100-100-100-125 g colour 01, off white
NOTE: If the garment is made in only 1 colour, it requires 300-300-350375-400-450 g Brushed Alpaca Silk.

Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group D)
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour 03, pearl grey
100-100-150-150-150-150 g colour 09, light sea green
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour 01, off white
NOTE: If the garment is made in only 1 colour, it requires 300-300-350375-400-450 g Melody.

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 12 stitches and 14 rows in stocking stitch with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 7 mm – or size needed to get 13 stitches and 15 rows in stocking stitch with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

ACCESSORIES: 2 wooden beads (10 mm) - for ties.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

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

PATTERN (applies to band):
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. Repeat A.1 and A.2 vertically (= 12 rows).

STRIPES-1 (applies to body):
STRIPE 1: Work 26-27-28-29-30-31 cm with 2 strands light grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand pearl grey Melody.
STRIPE 2: Work 26-27-28-29-30-31 cm with 2 strands light sea green Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand light sea green Melody.
Then work with 2 strands off white Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand off white Melody until finished measurements.

STRIPE-2 (applies to sleeves):
STRIPE 1: Work 3½-3½-3½-3-3-3 cm with 2 strands light sea green Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand light sea green Melody.
STRIPE 2: Work 3½-3½-3½-3-3-3 cm with 2 strands light grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand pearl grey Melody.
STRIPE 3: Work 3½-3½-3½-3-3-3 cm with 2 strands off white Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand off white Melody.
Repeat stripes 1-3 2 more times, then repeat stripe 1 1 more time. Then work with 2 strands light grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand pearl grey Melody until finished measurements.

DECREASE TIP:
Begin 3 stitches before marker thread: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.
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JACKET:
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front, bottom up to armholes. Then work front pieces and back piece back and forth on circular needle separately. Work sleeves in the round on short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

Cast on 140-148-160-174-186-202 stitches (including 12-12-12-14-14-14 band stitches in each side of piece) on circular needle size 7 mm with 2 strands light grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand pearl grey Melody - read STRIPES-1. Work 3 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 8 mm. Then work as follows from right side: Work A.1 over the first 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches (= band stitches), work in stocking stitch until 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches remain, work A.2 over the last 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches (= band stitches) - read PATTERN.
Insert 1 marker thread each side, 38-40-43-47-50-54 stitches in from mid front (back piece = 64-68-74-80-86-94 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 19 cm, decrease 2 stitches at each marker thread (= 4 stitches decreased) - read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this every 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm 3 times in total = 128-136-148-162-174-190 stitches.
When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65-67 cm, work next row as follows from right side: Work the first 33-35-38-42-45-49 stitches, cast off the next 4 stitches for armhole (= 2 stitches on each side of marker thread), work the next 54-58-64-70-76-84 stitches, cast off the next 4 stitches for armhole, work 33-35-38-42-45-49 stitches. Finish each part separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 54-58-64-70-76-84 stitches. Continue in stocking stitch as before. When piece measures 75-78-81-84-87-90 cm, cast off the middle 10-10-10-12-12-12 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Cast off 1 stitch on next row from neck = 21-23-26-28-31-35 stitches. Continue until piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm and cast off. Work the other shoulder the same way.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 33-35-38-42-45-49 stitches. Continue with pattern A.1 over band stitches as before and in stocking stitch over the remaining stitches. When piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm, cast off the first 21-23-26-28-31-35 stitches from wrong side for shoulder, work the rest of row = 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches remain on needle for shawl collar. Work short rows in garter stitch over these stitches, begin from right side as follows: Work 1 row over the first 8-8-8-9-9-9 stitches, turn and work back, work 1 row over all stitches, turn and work back. Continue like this until neck edge measures 6-6-6-7-7-7 cm at the shortest. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed. I.e. continue pattern A.2 over band stitches, cast off the first 21-23-26-28-31-35 stitches from right side for shoulder and work the short rows over neck edge with beginning from wrong side.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on short circular needle/double pointed needles, switch to double pointed needles when needed.
Loosely cast on 48-50-53-55-58-60 stitches on short circular needle size 8 mm with 2 strands off white Brushed Alpaca Silk or 1 strand off white Melody. Work 1 round in stocking stitch. Then work in stocking stitch and STRIPES-2. Insert 1 marker thread at beginning of round = mid under sleeve. When piece measures 3 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread - remember DECREASE TIP (= 2 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 4-3½-3½-3-2½-2½ cm 10-11-11-12-13-13 times in total = 28-28-31-31-32-34 stitches. When piece measures 42-41-40-38-37-34 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), switch to double pointed needles size 7 mm. Work 3 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Cast off - to avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use a needle 1 size larger. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew shawl collar together mid back (seam mid back should be inwards when collar is folded towards the back). Sew collar to neckline in the back of neck. Sew in sleeves.

TIES:
The jacket has 2 ties.
1 tie= cut 4 strands light grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 2 strands pearl grey Melody of approx. 1.5 meters. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the strands double so that they twine. Tie a knot in one end and tie a knot approx. 10 cm from edge in the other side (the tie should be approx. 50 cm when finished, cut it to correct length). Thread the tie through a wooden bead and tie a knot - make 1 tassel (= cut 16 strands light grey Brushed Alpaca Silk or 8 strands pearl grey Melody of 16 cm) and tie another knot (with the strand from the tie) in the middle of the tassel. Fold the tassel double and tie a knot approx. 1½ cm down from wooden bead, around the tassel. Cut the tassel in bottom edge.
Fasten the tie in the left side on the outside of jacket approx. 10 cm below armhole (try the jacket on and adjust placement of the tie).
Make another tie the same way and fasten it at the edge of band on right front piece approx. 28-29-30-31-32-33 cm from shoulder and down.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= knitting direction


Maria 22.09.2019 - 21:18:

Dzień dobry, Chciałabym bardzo zrobić ten sweter, jednak pojedynczą nitką włóczki drops sky . W jaki sposób można zmodyfikowac ten wzór, żeby sweter wyszedł dobrze? Pozdrwiam, Maria

Yvonne Luoto 26.05.2019 - 17:28:

Hej! Vilka garn har ni använt på bilden. Jag har köpt Drops Brushed alpaca silk enligt mönstret färg 02, 15 och 01 och de är inte av samma färg som på bilden. Där ser 15 ljusblå ut och 02 ljusgrå. Jag har nu en mörk beige och en grönaktig färg.

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 18:00:

Hej, jackan på bilden är stickad utav Brushed Alpaca Silk i färgerna 02 ljus grå, 15, ljus sjögrön och 01 natur. Beroende på skärm och skärminställningar kan färgerna du ser tyvärr ibland avvika ganska mycket från det riktiga.

Joan 02.04.2019 - 19:56:

Kan ikke få strikkefasthed til at passe ....? 😳 12 masker og 14 pinde kan jeg hverken med pinde 7 eller 8 få til at passe med 10 cm i højden (14 pinde) .....! 🤔 Er der fejl i opskrift ....? 🤔 Mvh Joan

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 14:15:

Hej Joan, da må du følge strikkefastheden i bredden og følge målene i højden efter opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Ethel Stewart 09.09.2018 - 12:10:

Thank you - I bought wool online so might send a photo or just have a big neck and shoulders😂

Christine 07.09.2018 - 21:24:

Regarding sleeves - according to the pattern picture it looks like it has a few rows of garter stitch, however, the pattern says to start with stockinette and at the garter stitch before binding off. Are the sleeves being knitted from top down to cuff?

DROPS Design 10.09.2018 kl. 08:39:

Dear Christine, yes the sleeves are worked top down to cuff. Happy knitting!

Ethel Stewart 06.09.2018 - 14:07:

Hello - me again - my tension is correct but I've just realised I am an idiot - I didn't insert marker and decrease until I was doing the white bit!!!!!!!!! So any ideas how to remedy this without taking the whole thing back to almost the beginning - help!! :)

DROPS Design 07.09.2018 kl. 08:30:

Dear Mrs Stewart, not sure how far you should have to unravel or can adjust. Bring your work to your store (or send them a photo per mail) so that they can check together with you if they can find any solution. Happy knitting!

Marielle 03.09.2018 - 22:08:

Ik bedoel bij de voorbiezen... zie vorige vraag.

Marielle 03.09.2018 - 22:05:

De telpatronen, A1 en A2 zijn dat de heen en terughaalden ? Ik krijg nu 2 ribbels bij de voorbijzien, afgewisseld met 2 naalden tricot.. klopt dat wel?

DROPS Design 05.09.2018 kl. 09:21:

Dag Marielle, Het telpatroon laat alle naalden (dus zowel de heen- als teruggaande naalden) aan de goede kant zien. Je hoort dus geen tricotsteek te krijgen maar ribbels in de biezen met af en toe een naald met gaatjespatroon.

Ethel Stewart 03.09.2018 - 20:59:

Hi has anyone finished this using the above measurements? I am currently measuring 14cm after first marker so have two more decreases to make - the length is past my knees before I even start armholes and I have run out of white wool and had to order more ! I’m a bit concerned there is a problem in translation (I also have three balls of grey left!) can anyone advise please

DROPS Design 04.09.2018 kl. 08:00:

Hi Ethel, Have you checked your knitting tension - with the yarn and needles stated in the pattern you should work 12 stitches in width and 14 rows with 2 strands Alpaca Silk or 1 strand Melody on 10 x 10 cm. It is possible you need to use a smaller needle size. Happy knitting!

Christine 23.08.2018 - 21:28:

"Decrease Tip: Begin 3 stitches before marker thread:" On the 2nd marker thread, do you still begin 3 stitches before marker or do you do this decrease on the next row (wrong side)?

DROPS Design 24.08.2018 kl. 07:00:

Hello Christine. Decreases are made before/after each marker on the same row. Happy knitting!

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