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Inner Circle Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with round yoke in DROPS Merino Extra Fine or DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked top down with Nordic pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-150
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
450-500-550-600-650-750 g color 07, light brown
100-100-150-150-150-150 g color 15, light grayish green
Or use:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
500-550-600-650-700-750 g color 54, beige brown
100-150-150-150-150-200 g color 69, light gray green

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM / US 6: for stockinette stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM / US 6: length 40 cm and 80 cm/16" and 32" for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM / US 2.5: for rib.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM / US 2.5: length 80 cm/32" for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 522: 7 items in all sizes.

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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 American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. All stitches worked in stockinette stitch.
The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

KNITTING TIP (for multi-colored pattern):
To avoid the knitting gauge becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands at the back are not tight. Use a size larger needle when working pattern if this is a problem.

ELEVATION:
Insert a marker thread in the 51st-54th-56th-58th-60th-62nd stitch on the row (= mid back). Start from the right side and knit until you have knitted 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker thread, turn, tighten the strand and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 55-55-60-65-65-70 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl to end of row (the band is knitted).

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the row (e.g. 124 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 18) = 6.3.In this example, knit each 5th and 6th stitch together (approx.) and do not decrease over the bands.
When increasing make 1 yarn over after approx. each 6th stitch and do not increase over the bands. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP (for sides of body):
All increases are made from the right side!
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 stitches (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On the next row purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left 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 (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Work the buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn). 1 buttonhole = Knit from the right side until there are 3 stitches left on the row, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit the last stitch. On the next row (wrong side) knit the yarn over to leave a hole. 
The first buttonhole is worked when the neck measures 1½-2 cm. Then work the next 6 buttonholes with approx. 7½ -8-8-8-8½-9 cm between each.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, from mid front and top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

NECK:
Cast on 120-128-132-136-140-144 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and light grayish green. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Change to light brown. Now work rib as follows: 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2, work 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib until the piece measures 3 cm / 1'' – adjust so that the next row is worked from the right side. Work BUTTONHOLE on right band – read description above! Knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 18-21-21-21-21-21 stitches evenly on row – read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 102-107-111-115-119-123 stitches. Purl 1 row. Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 21-23-33-36-39-42 stitches evenly on row = 123-130-144-151-158-165 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. For a better fit you can now work an elevation in the back of the neck so that the yoke is slightly higher at the back. This elevation can be left out; the neck will then be the same front and back – read ELEVATION. 

YOKE:
Now work pattern as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1 until there are 6 stitches left on the row (= 16-17-19-20-21-22 repeats of 7 stitches), A.2 (= 1 stitch), finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch - read KNITTING TIP and REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Continue this pattern. When A.1 and A.2 have been completed in height there are 299-317-353-371-389-407 stitches on the needle.
The piece should now measure 23-24-24-24-24-24 cm / 9"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8" from the cast on edge.
Size S is now finished – Continue with ALL SIZES.
In sizes M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL continue working as follows:
Sizes M, L and XL:
Continue working stockinette stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front and with light brown until the piece measures 25-27-28 cm / 9 ¾"-10 5/8"-11" from the cast-on edge, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 24-24-24 cm / 9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8", increase 13-5-19 stitches evenly on row = 330-358-390 stitches. Continue with ALLSIZES.
Sizes XXL and XXXL:
Continue working stockinette stitch and with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front and with light brown until the piece measures 30-32 cm / 11 ¾"-12 ½" from the cast-on edge, AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 24-24 cm / 9 3/8"-9 3/8" increase 11-14 stitches evenly on row and when the piece measures 27-29 cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/8" increase 10-13 stitches evenly on row = 410-434 stitches. Continue with ALL SIZES.

ALL SIZES:
The next row is worked from the wrong side as follows: Work 47-51-55-61-65-70 stitches as before (= right front piece), place the next 60-68-74-78-80-82 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 85-92-100-112-120-130 stitches (= back piece), place the next 60-68-74-78-80-82 stitches on a thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 47-51-55-61-65-70 stitches as before (= left front piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 195-210-230-254-274-298 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread 51-55-60-66-71-77 stitches in from each side = 93-100-110-122-132-144 stitches between marker threads on the back piece. Continue with stockinette stitch and light brown and 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front. When the piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from the division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 6th row (approx. every 2 cm / 3/4'') a total of 10 times in each side = 235-250-270-294-314-338 stitches on the needle. When the piece measures 24-24-24-25-25-25 cm / 9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 3/8"-9 ¾"-9 ¾"-9 ¾" from the division, purl 1 row from the wrong side where you increase 57-62-66-74-78-82 stitches on row = 292-312-336-368-392-420 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work rib from the wrong side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work rib (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 7 stitches left, knit 2, work 5 band stitches in garter stitch. When the rib measures 4 cm / 1½'' bind off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the bind-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after each 4th stitch (the yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches). The jacket measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'' / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'' from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 60-68-74-78-80-82 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 68-76-84-88-92-96 stitches on the needle. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches (= mid under sleeve). Work stockinette stitch in the round with light brown. When the piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from the division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 8th-6th-5th-4th-4th-4th round a total of 12-15-18-19-20-21 times = 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches. When the sleeve measures 38-36-35-34-33-31 cm / 14 7/8"-14 1/8"-13 ¾"-13 3/8"-13"-12 1/8" from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke), knit 1 round where you increase 12-14-16-18-20-22 stitches evenly on round = 54-60-64-68-72-76 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm / 1½''. Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl, but to avoid the bind-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after each 4th stitch (the yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches). The sleeve measures approx. 42-40-39-38-37-35 cm / 16 ½"-15 ¾"-15 ¼"-14 7/8"-14 ½"-13 ¾" from the division and down
Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto the left band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Correction: INCREASE TIP (for sides of body):..Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread
Updated online: 11.09.2018

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= light brown
= light greyish green
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On the next row purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes
= knitting direction


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Lone Lyk-Jensen 17.09.2018 - 18:47:

Angående Inner circle jacket: hvorfor skal man i halskanten strikke 1 retpind og tage 21 masker ind for dernæst at strikke en retpind og tage 33 masker ud? Der skal vel i al fald være en vrangpind imellem. Kan man ikke blot tage 12 masker ud for at ramme de 144 masker, jeg skal have før mønsteret

DROPS Design 20.09.2018 kl. 09:52:

Hej Lone, ja det stemmer, det giver en pæn overgang mellem halskant og bærestykke. God fornøjelse!

Mary 16.09.2018 - 07:42:

There is some error in the pattern,,, in the elevation i think that at last it must finish with a knit row to be correct and two sides be the same,,,, and the elevation must be done before increasing some stitches in the neck as you have mentioned size of stitches before increasing, but in the pattern it is written that elevation can be done after increasing in the neck. Please check and if it is true, correct it. Thank you

Karin 09.09.2018 - 22:10:

Ang ökning på fram- och bakstycke - Om jag ska öka en maska fyra maskor innan markören och sedan sticka fyra maskor är jag ju framme vid markören. Men i er beskrivning står det ”markören sitter mitt emellan dessa fyra maskorna”. Är det en miss eller missförstår jag?

DROPS Design 11.09.2018 kl. 08:27:

Hei Karin. Det har du helt rett i! Du skal strikke til det gjenstår 2 masker før merketråden. Dette har nå blitt rettet, takk for beskjed og god fornøyelse.

Siwan Bowen 30.08.2018 - 23:53:

I have only just started the Cardigan. When I make the button hole after knitting 3cm rib. Do I continue to knit 2 purl 2? Or is the whole row a knit?

DROPS Design 31.08.2018 kl. 03:13:

Dear Siwan, th first buttonhole at the necklin should be placed about 1½-2 cm fron the cast on edge. Since the pattern says you need to knit the ribbing for 3 cm-s, if you make the buttonholes where the pattern says, you will have to continue to knit with the rib pattern for a 1½-1 cm. Happy Knitting!

Sini Marie Næs 23.08.2018 - 22:14:

Hvorfor skal en først felle, for så å øke etter første knapphull? Mvh Sini Marie

DROPS Design 24.08.2018 kl. 08:37:

Hei Sini Marie, Du feller og øker etter første knapphull for å få en bedre passform i nakken. God fornøyelse!

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