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Marea by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket worked in a circle with garter stitch. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern as-086
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL – XXXL
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
225-250-300-300 g colour 15, light sea green

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 5.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 stitches and 22 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm for rib – or size needed to get 18 stitches and 23 rows in stocking stitch = 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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77% Alpaca, 23% Silk
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DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk uni colour DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk uni colour 1.80 £ /25g
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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.

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.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

All increases are done on 1 round with knit.
Work until the knit stitch, make 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= the knit stitch), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Repeat at every knit stitch (= 32 stitches increased on round). Purl the increased stitches twisted on next round to avoid holes. Then work them in garter stitch until finished measurements.

Piece is worked from the centre and outwards, first work back and forth and then in the round. Divide the piece, cast off stitches and work back and forth on each front piece. Work sleeves back and forth separately and sew them on when finished.

First work back and forth on 2 double pointed needles, then work in the round on 5 double pointed needles. Switch to circular needle when there are enough stitches.
Cast on 8 stitches with Brushed Alpaca Silk on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm. Work according to A.1 (= 8 repetitions of 1 stitch) back and forth. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 32 stitches on row. Piece measures approx. 6 cm in diameter. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Then work pattern according to diagram A.2 (= 16 repetitions of 2 stitches). Round begins mid back of neck. Continue this pattern, i.e. increase 2 stitches in every repetition every 10th round. Work until piece measures 36-38-40-42 cm in diameter = approx. 192-224-224-256 stitches (= 32 knit stitches with approx. 5-6-6-7 stitches in garter stitch between each).
Make armholes as follows (adjust so that the next 2 rounds are not increase rounds): Work the first 31-33-35-37 stitches as before, cast off the next 28-32-36-38 stitches (make sure to avoid a tight cast-off edge, use a larger needle if needed), work as before until 59-65-71-75 stitches remain (= approx. 74-94-82-106 stitches), cast off the next 28-32-36-38 stitches, work the last 31-33-35-37 stitches as before.

On next round cast on 28-32-36-38 new stitches over the cast off stitches in each side (make sure to avoid a tight cast-on edge) = approx. 192-224-224-256 stitches.
Now work pattern over A.2 as follows: * work in GARTER STITCH – see explanation above, until 2nd knit stitch in first /next repetition of A.2 (= approx. 6-7-7-8 stitches in garter stitch, i.e. work in garter stitch over first knit stitch), knit 1 as before (= the knit stitch), garter stitch over the last stitches in A.2 (= 5-6-6-7 stitches, i.e. there is only 1 knit stitch in every repetition) *, work from *-* the entire round (= 16 knit stitches in total on round with approx. 11-13-13-15 stitches in garter stitch between each). Continue pattern until finished measurements AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 stitch on each side of every knit stitch every 10th round as before – read INCREASE TIP.
Continue like this until piece measures 96-102-108-112 cm in diameter, adjust so that last round is purled over stitches in garter stitch = approx. 480-544-576-608 stitches.
Now divide the piece for front pieces as follows: Cast of the first 40-45-48-51 stitches, knit over the next 120-135-144-153 stitches (= left front piece), cast off stitches until 160-180-192-204 stitches remain (= approx. 160-184-192-200 stitches cast off), knit over the next 120-135-144-153 stitches (= right front piece), then slip them on a stitch holder, cast off the last 40-45-48-51 stitches. Cut and fasten the thread.

Continue pattern back and forth over the 120-135-144-153 stitches (1st row = from wrong side) AT THE SAME TIME cast off the first 2-3-3-3 stitches at beginning over every row (i.e. cast off 2-3-3-3 stitches in each side). Continue pattern and cast off like this until piece measures 63-63-66-68 cm in total from centre of circle (i.e. front piece measures approx. 15-12-12-12 cm) = approx. 20-15-24-33 stitches remain. Cast off the remaining stitches.

Work as left front piece.

Work sleeve back and forth on needle/circular needle.
Cast on 38-42-42-46 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on needle size 4.5 mm with Brushed Alpaca Silk. Work rib (= knit 1/purl 3) with 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, in each side of piece. When piece measures 5 cm, switch to circular needle size 5.5 mm and work in stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side of piece. When piece measures 10 cm, adjust so that next row is from right side, increase 1 stitch, by making a yarn over inside 2 stitches in each side of piece = 2 stitches increased. Purl yarn over twisted on next row (= from wrong side), it should not make holes. Increase like this every 3-2½-2-1½ cm 11-12-15-17 times in total = 60-66-72-80 stitches.
When piece measures 42-42-40-40 cm, cast off stitches for sleeve cap at beginning of every row (i.e. in each side of piece) as follows: Cast off 3 stitches 1 time, then 1 stitch 14-18-20-26 times in total, then cast off 1 stitch at beginning of every other row (i.e. in each side of piece) 7-6-7-5 times in total = 12 stitches. Piece measures approx. 55-56-56-57 cm. Cast off the remaining stitches. Knit another sleeve the same way.

Sew in sleeves and sew underarm seam inside 1 edge stitch. Sew the inner circle together in outermost loop of edge stitch (= approx. 3 cm seam).


= 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, work yarn over twisted on next row/round; it should not make a hole

Comments (2)

Jantina Strangmann 04.10.2018 - 13:29:

Graag zou ik willen weten of het aantal gr. klopt met het patroon, lijkt mij dat er meer in gaat dan 250 gr.

Lizeth 25.01.2018 - 13:13:

Weten jullie al hoeveel garen erin gaat? Ik heb nog 125 gram BrushedAlpacaSilk en zoek een leuk patroon

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