DROPS / 187 / 21

Early May by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with lace pattern and raglan. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Muskat.

Tags: jackets, lace, raglan,

DROPS Design: Pattern no r-717
Yarn group B
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
500-550-600-650-750-800 g colour 10, peach

The 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 the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows of stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows of stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) N0 521: 8 items for all sizes.


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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.

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

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round - for sleeve):
1 ridge = Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

Work buttonholes on right band. 1 BUTTONHOLE = knit together the 3rd and 4th stitch from the edge and make 1 yarn over. Knit the yarn over on the next row = hole.
Work buttonholes when the piece measures:
S: 2, 8, 14, 20, 27, 34, 41 and 48 cm
M: 2, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43 and 50 cm
L: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37, 44 and 52 cm
XL: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 38, 46 and 54 cm
XXL: 2, 9, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 cm
XXXL: 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 58 cm

To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 223 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 29) = 7.3. In this example work approx. every 6th and 7th stitch together; do not decrease over the bands.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for the sides):
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

INCREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

Decrease 2 stitches in each transition between body and sleeves. 
Decrease as follows from the right side:
Start 3 stitches before the marker and work as follows: Knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over.

The body is worked back and forth with circular needle, bottom up. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, then the sleeves and body are put on same needle and the yoke is worked back and forth with decreases to raglan.

Cast on 223-241-259-289-313-343 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side) with circular needle size 3.5 mm and Muskat. Purl 1 row from the wrong side, then work as follows – from the right side: 5 stitches GARTER STITCH– see description above, rib (knit 3 /purl 3) until there are 8 stitches left on the row, knit 3 and 5 stitches in garter stitch. Work BUTTONHOLES on right band – see description above. Continue with rib until the piece measures 3 cm, knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 29-31-33-39-39-45 stitches evenly on row – read DECREASE TIP-1 = 194-210-226-250-274-298 stitches on needle. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Continue with stocking stitch and 5 stitches in garter stitch in each side (= bands). Insert 2 marker threads in the piece, 51-55-59-65-71-77 stitches in from each side (back piece = 92-100-108-120-132-144 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the piece measures 6 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches decreased), decrease every 7 cm a total of 4 times – read DECREASE TIP-2 = 178-194-210-234-258-282 stitches. When the piece measures 30-30-31-32-32-32 cm cast off for armholes in each side as follows: Work until there are 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches left before the first marker thread in the side, cast off the next 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches, work until there are 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches before the marker thread in the other side, cast off the next 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches and work to end of row. There are now 76-84-90-102-112-124 stitches on the back piece and 43-47-50-56-61-67 stitches on each front piece. Lay the piece to one side and work the sleeves.

The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles. Cast on 47-49-51-53-55-57 stitches with double pointed needles size 4 mm and Muskat. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round. Then work as follows: Knit 9-10-11-12-13-14 stitches, A.1 (= 29 stitches), knit 9-10-11-12-13-14 stitches. Continue this pattern upwards, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 6-6-8-8-8-6 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread – read INCREASE TIP. Increase every 3½-2½-1½-1½-1½-1½ cm a total of 10-14-18-18-19-20 times = 67-77-87-89-93-97 stitches. The increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch. When the piece measures 42-41-40-40-38-37 cm, (NOTE! Shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer raglan decrease and wider neck) cast off 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches on each side of the marker thread = 59-69-77-79-81-85 stitches. Lay the piece to one side and work the other sleeve.

Place the sleeves on the same circular needle as the body where you cast off stitches for the armholes = 280-316-344-372-396-428 stitches. Insert 1 marker in all the transitions between body and sleeves (= 4 markers). Continue with stocking stitch over the stitches on the body, garter stitch on the bands and pattern and stocking stitch as before on the sleeves, AT THE SAME TIME on the next row, start the decreases to RAGLAN – see description above (= 8 stitches decreased). Decrease every 4th row 11-10-8-8-9-8 times, then every 2nd row 7-12-17-19-20-24 times (a total of 18-22-25-27-29-32 times). After all decreases to raglan there are 136-140-144-156-164-172 stitches left on the needle. Work 2 ridges, AT THE SAME TIME on the first row of the ridges, decrease 30-30-30-36-38-42 stitches evenly – remember DECREASE TIP-1 = 106-110-114-120-126-130 stitches. Cast off.

Sew openings under the sleeves. Sew buttons onto left band.


= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 4 stitches twisted together
= knit 4 stitches together
= no stitch, skip this square

Debbie Legault 31.03.2019 - 00:47:

As far as I can make out, you only present finished measurements. I don't know how to figure out what size to make for a Canadian Size Large, any advise would help. I really don't want to put so much time into knitting it and it not fit.

DROPS Design 01.04.2019 kl. 13:00:

Dear Mrs Legault, measure a similar garment you have and like the shape and compare these measurements to the ones in the chart to find out the matching size. read more about sizing here. Happy knitting!

Pani 07.01.2019 - 23:02:

Die Passe bin ich dabei und es sieht gut aus. Aber 316 maschen zu 140 maschen ist es für mich schwierig, weil nur maximal 17x Raglanabnahmen gestrickt werden. Sonst die Raglanabnahmen das Ärmel-muster überlappen. Oder habe ich Raglanabnahmen falsch gestrickt, im vergleich zu bilder? Können Sie mir bitte erklären und empfehlen, wie ich reibungslos weiter stricken kann?

DROPS Design 08.01.2019 kl. 09:20:

Liebe Pani, Sie nehmen 8 Maschen für den Raglan ab - siehe RAGLANABNAHMEN: in jede 4. Reihe 10 x und in jede 2. Reihe 12 x = es werden 10+12= 22 x 8 M = 176 Maschen abgenommen, so haben Sie 316 - 176 = 140 M übrig. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Angatahi 08.11.2018 - 19:31:

Bonjour, combien mesure le gilet?

DROPS Design 09.11.2018 kl. 08:02:

Bonjour Angatahi, vous trouverez toutes les mesures pour chaque taille dans le schéma des mesures à la fin des explications - d'autres infos sur les tailles et les mesures ici. Bon tricot!

PS 17.10.2018 - 22:09:

Ich bin am Anfang oder 1. Reihe der Passe (316 Maschen sind auf meinem Nadel).Aber ich kann die Anleitung nicht nachvollziehbaren,wie ich zu 140 Maschen kommen kann.Mit der größe M sollte die 22 mal (22×8=176 maschen abzunehmen) Raglanabnahmen gestrickt werden, ich kann leider nur bis einer länge von 16 cm, NICHT 22 cm. Sollte ich die 316 Maschen ohne abnehmen bis einer Länge von 6 cm weiterstricken und danach fange ich Raglanabnahmen an? Ich bitte bei Ihnen um die detaillierte Erklärung.

DROPS Design 18.10.2018 kl. 10:01:

Liebe PS, wenn Ihre Maschenprobe in der Höhe nicht genau stimmt, dann können Sie regelmäßig Reihen ohne Abnahmen zwischen den Raglanabnahmen Reihen stricken. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Edith 23.09.2018 - 19:54:

Mit jelent az SZO? Nem ertem az alabbi akat...mit jelent sikban kotve? BORDA / LUSTAKÖTÉS (oda-vissza haladva - síkban - kötve). 1 borda= 2 sima szemekkel kötött sor. ? BORDA/ LUSTAKÖTÉS: (körben kötve a kéthegyű kötőtűkön- a két ujjához.) 1 borda = 1 kör sima szemekkel, 1 kör fordított szemekkel.

DROPS Design 30.09.2018 kl. 09:04:

Kedves Edit, a SZO = színe oldal. A borda a lustakötés során kialakult bordára utal, ami két sima szemekkel kötött sorból alakul ki, ugyanez körben kötve egy sima szemekkel és egy fordított szemekkel kötött sorból alakul ki. Sikeres kézimunkázást!

Fabienne 07.09.2018 - 12:35:

Bonjour, j'ai les bras plutôt courts et je voulais faire les manches un peu plus courtes (71 cm est beaucoup trop long, il me faudrait 4 cm de moins). Où est-ce que je dois faire ce "raccourci" ? Est-ce que je commence les augmentations plus tard et je les fais plus rapprochées ? Est-ce que je m'arrête plus tôt avant la fin de la manche ? Merci d'avance de vos conseils.

DROPS Design 07.09.2018 kl. 13:52:

Bonjour Fabienne, les manches mesurent 42-41-40-40-38-37 cm depuis la séparation d'avec l'empiècement (71 cm depuis le milieu de l'encolure dos jusqu'au poignet) - si vous lez voulez plus courtes, vous pouvez ajuster les diminutions en les faisant plus tôt ou plus fréquemment. Vous pouvez vérifier les mesures finales d'après un vêtement similaire que vous avez et dont vous aimez la forme et ajuster en fonction. Bon tricot!

Borel 16.08.2018 - 09:44:

Merci pour la précision, j'avais mal compris le rang 3 et pensais qu'il fallait tricoter ensemble les mailles endroit et non séparément. Dès lors tout rentre dans l'ordre 😉. Je trouve votre site vraiment indispensable et votre rapidité de réaction très professionnelle, merci pour tout.

Borel 15.08.2018 - 17:08:

J'ai un soucis avec le diagramme. A la 4e ligne aux mailles 4, 5, 6 je n'ai qu'une maille et pas deux pour faire le jeté entre deux. Où dois-je le faire ? Avant la maille tricotée ou après ? Je ne peux pas avoir deux mailles puisque au rang précédent on fait un surjet sur deux mailles ensemble il n'en reste donc qu'une. Merci pour vos éclaircissements.

DROPS Design 16.08.2018 kl. 09:16:

Bonjour Mme Borel, au 3ème rang, on doit avoir 2 mailles au lieu de 3 (on ne diminue qu'une seule maille: glissez 1 m à l'end, tricotez les 2 m suivantes à l'endroit et passez la m glissée par-dessus les 2 mailles tricotées), au rang suivant, faites 1 jeté entre ces 2 m = vous avez de nouveau 3 m. Bon tricot!

Christina 07.03.2018 - 20:20:

Die angegebene Maschenanzahl scheint wirklich nicht zu stimmen! Ich habe eine Maschenprobe gemacht (passte genau mit 10 cm) und habe dann mal die kleinste Größe begonnen (ich stricke immer Gr. S, das passte bisher immer). Als das Bündchen fertig war, habe ich mal nachgemessen - viel zu weit! Beim zweiten Anlauf habe ich 30 Maschen weniger angeschlagen, nun scheint es zu passen!

Kate Andersen 22.02.2018 - 23:05:

Jeg er lige blevet færdig med denne skønne cardigan. Den er bare SÅ sød altså. Kan jeg varmt anbefale til andre.

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