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Simple Mind Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan in 3 strands DROPS Kid-Silk. The piece is worked top down with moss stitch. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ks-136
Yarn group A + A + A or D

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-125-125-125-150-150 g colour 05, heather
100-125-125-125-150-150 g colour 12, beige
100-125-125-125-150-150 g colour 15, dark brown


14 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with moss stitch and 3 strands Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 6 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for moss stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 MM: length 80 cm for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 522: 5-5-5-5-6-6 items.


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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.

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

MOSS STITCH (double height):
ROW/ROUND 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, work from *-*.
ROW/ROUND 2: Knit over knit and purl over purl.
ROW/ROUND 3: Purl over knit and knit over purl.
ROW/ROUND 4: As row/round 2.
Repeats rows/rounds 1 to 4 onwards.

Increase 1 stitch on each side of each A.1 (= 8 stitches increased on row).
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in moss stitch (double height).

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 74 stitches) minus the bands (e.g.10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 7) = 9.4. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 9th and 10th stitch. Do not increase over the bands. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the stitch with the marker as follows: Work until there are 4 stitches left before the marker, knit 2 together, 4 stitches in moss stitch (marker sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES (top down):
Work buttonholes on right band (when the garment is worn). 1 buttonhole = Work from the right side until there are 3 stitches left on the row, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 1. On the next row (wrong side) knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the rib in the neck measures approx. 3 cm. Then work the next 4-4-4-4-5-5 buttonholes with approx. 10 cm between each one.




The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles. The whole piece is worked with 3 strands Kid-Silk.

Cast on 74-78-82-82-86-94 stitches with circular needle size 5 mm and 1 strand Kid-Silk in each colour (= 3 strands). Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Now work rib from the right side as follows: 4 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - read description above, (knit 2 / purl 2) until there are 6 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and then 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue the rib like this until the piece measures 4 cm – Remember BUTTONHOLES! Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 7 stitches evenly on row – read INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced) = 81-85-89-89-93-101 stitches. Knit 1 row back from the wrong side. Change to circular needle size 6 mm.

Now work pattern from the right side as follows: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, 8-9-10-10-11-13 stitches in MOSS STITCH (double height) – read description above, (= left front piece), 1 yarn over, A.1 (= 6 stitches), 1 yarn over, 8 stitches in moss stitch (= sleeve), 1 yarn over, A.1, 1 yarn over, 17-19-21-21-23-27 stitches in moss stitch (= back piece), 1 yarn over, A.1, 1 yarn over, 8 stitches in moss stitch (= sleeve), 1 yarn over, A.1, 1 yarn over, 8-9-10-10-11-13 stitches in moss stitch (= right front piece) and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! The first increase to RAGLAN – read description above, is now finished = 89-93-97-97-101-109 stitches. Continue like this and increase to raglan every 2nd row a total of 22-23-25-27-29-31 times = 257-269-289-305-325-349 stitches. Continue until the piece measures 27-29-31-33-34-36 cm from the cast-on edge and down the band mid front.
The next row from the right side is worked as follows: Work as before over the first 37-39-42-44-47-51 stitches (= left front piece), cast on 5-5-7-7-9-9 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), place the next 58-60-64-68-72-76 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), work the next 67-71-77-81-87-95 stitches (= back piece), cast on 5-5-7-7-9-9 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), place the next 58-60-64-68-72-76 stitches on a thread (= sleeve) and work the remaining 37-39-42-44-47-51 stitches (= right front piece). THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

= 151-159-175-183-199-215 stitches. Continue with 4 band stitches in garter stitch and moss stitch (double height) as before until the piece measures 36-36-36-36-37-37 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl; but to avoid the cast off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after each 4th stitch (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches). The piece measures approx. 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm from the shoulder down.

Place the 58-60-64-68-72-76 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 6 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 5-5-7-7-9-9 new stitches cast on in the side under the sleeve = 63-65-71-75-81-85 stitches. Insert a marker in the middle of the 5-5-7-7-9-9 new stitches in side under sleeve. Continue with moss stitch in the round. When the piece measures 2 cm decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 3rd-3rd-2nd-2nd-2nd-1st round 4-9-4-11-24-1 times and every 4th-4th-3rd-3rd-3rd-2nd round 14-9-17-11-1-25 times = 27-29-29-31-31-33 stitches. Continue with moss stitch until the piece measures 35-33-32-30-29-28 cm (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Knit 1 round where you increase 5-7-7-9-9-11 stitches evenly on round = 32-36-36-40-40-44 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and work rib (knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure the cast-off edge is not tight! The sleeve measures approx. 39-37-36-34-33-32 cm. Work the other sleeve in the same way.


= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side

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Pascale 16.11.2018 - 08:23:

Bonjour, Je m'étonne de la petite quantité de laine demandée pour ce modèle. Sachant que le fils est tricoté triple, cela fait un gilet avec uniquement 3 grosses pelotes (triple fils) soit environ 167 m X 3 = 501 m. N'y-a-t-il pas une erreur? Belle journée

DROPS Design 16.11.2018 kl. 09:57:

Bonjour Pascale, DROPS Kid-Silk se présente sous forme de pelotes de 25 g/200 m. Ainsi, en taille S, il vous faudra un total de 300 g soit 300/25 g la pelote = 12 pelotes (4 de chaque couleur) de 200 m chacune. Bon tricot!

Karin 31.10.2018 - 19:48:

Har följt instruktionerna för ok och börjat på raglan. Efter första ökningen står det ”Fortsätt så och öka till raglan på vartannat varv totalt 22-23-25-27-29-31 ggr”. Fortsätt hur då? Med samma instruktioner för ok och raglan? Nästa omgång har jag ju 8 nya maskor, så den initiala instruktionen för ok och raglan funkar ju inte.

DROPS Design 01.11.2018 kl. 15:37:

Hej Karin, jo du ökar alltid på samma ställe (på varje sida av A.1) de nya maskorna stickas in i moss-stickningen. Lycka till!

Gabi 08.10.2018 - 18:33:

Ich würde sehr gerne die Anleitung hierzu ausdrucken, aber es wird nur die Seite mit dem Zubehör für die Arbeit ausgedrückt. Könnt Ihr das bitte klären... vielen Dank

DROPS Design 09.10.2018 kl. 09:06:

Liebe Gabi, wir könnten gerade diese Anleitung erfolgreich ausdrücken. Beachten Sie in den Drückereinstellungen, daß alle Seiten ausgedrückt werden - Versuchen Sie zudem, den Browsercache und Cookies zu löschen. Sollte all das nichts ändern, sagen Sie uns bitte Bescheid , welchen Browser Sie benutzen.

Solveig 31.08.2018 - 16:52:

Hej, Virkelig flot jakke! Har I et forslag til 3 farver, så jakken får et rødligt eller blåligt look?

DROPS Design 03.09.2018 kl. 15:42:

Hej Solveig, Det rødlige kunne være DROPS Kid-Silk fv 13+17+14. Det blålige look kunne være DROPS Kid-Silk fv 21+08+07. Se farverne her: DROPS Kid-Silk

Helle 06.08.2018 - 18:02:

Skøn jakke før overtøjet skal i brug

Monique 12.07.2018 - 14:07:

Eine zeitlose schöne Jacke, die nicht nur im Winter toll ist. Hoffentlich kommt sie mit in das Sortiment!

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