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Ice Dancer by DROPS Design

Knitted fitted jacket in DROPS Lima. Piece is knitted back and forth from mid front with lace pattern, cables and shawl collar. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no li-105
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
750-850-950-1000-1100-1250 g colour 0100, off white

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 mm, length 40 and 80 cm for the garment.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 mm, length 80 cm for edges in garter stitch.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 4 pieces 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.
EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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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: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.8. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

SHORT ROWS IN BAND:
Work short rows over stitches in band to avoid it contracting vertically. Work as follows from right side every 20th row: Knit 5 (= right band), turn and work back. Work 1 row over all stitches as before. Turn and knit 5 (= left band), turn and work back. Turn and work 1 row over all stitches as before.

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides of body):
All increases are done from the right side.
Increase 2 stitches in each section with marker thread as follows:
Work until first section in stocking stitch and marker thread, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit until 1 stitch remains in section with stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= 2 stitches increased). Repeat at each of the remaining sections with stocking stitch and marker thread (= 8 stitches increased on every row with increase). On next row purl yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to collar):
All increases are done from the right side.
Increase 1 stitch by making a yarn over inside 3 stitches in garter stitch on band mid front. On next row knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-3 (applies to sleeves):
Work until 2 stitches remain before marker under sleeve, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker is in the middle of these stitches), make 1 yarn over. On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (applies to body):
All decreases are done from the right side!
Decrease 2 stitches in each of the 8 sections with 20-22-24-24-24-24 stitches in stocking stitch as follows: Work until first section with stocking stitch, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, work until 2 stitches remain in this section with stocking stitch, knit the last 2 stitches together (= 2 stitches decreased). Repeat at each of the remaining 7 sections with stocking stitch (= 16 stitches decreased on every row with decrease).
 
BUTTONHOLES:
Decrease for buttonholes on right band when garment is worn (i.e. decrease at the beginning of row from right side). 1 BUTTONHOLE = knit third and fourth stitch from edge together and make 1 yarn over. On next row knit yarn over = hole.
Decrease for buttonholes when piece measures:
S: 27, 36, 45 and 54 cm
M: 28, 37, 46 and 55 cm
L: 29, 38, 47 and 56 cm
XL: 30, 39, 48 and 57 cm
XXL: 31, 40, 49 and 58 cm
XXXL: 32, 41, 50 and 59 cm

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle up to armhole, then work front pieces and back piece back and forth separately. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle.

BODY:
Cast on 323-339-355-391-391-427 stitches on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Lima. Work 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Work 2 rows in stocking stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front. Now work pattern from right side in the different sizes as follows:

Size S, M and L:
5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.1 (= 9 stitches), A.3 (= 18 stitches), * stocking stitch over the next 20-22-24 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches *, work from *-* 3 times in total, stocking stitch over the next 20-22-24 stitches, A.5 over the next 18 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches, A.3 over the next 18 stitches, * stocking stitch over the next 20-22-24 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches *, work from *-* 3 times in total, stocking stitch over the next 20-22-24 stitches, A.5, A.1, 5 band stitches in garter stitch.

Size XL, XXL and XXXL:
5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.1 (= 9 stitches), A.7 (= 18 stitches), A.1 over the next 9-9-18 stitches (= 1-1-2 repetitions in total), * stocking stitch over the next 24-24-24 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches *, work from *-* 3 times in total, stocking stitch over the next 24-24-24 stitches, A.1 over the next 9-9-18 stitches (= 1-1-2 repetitions in total), A.7 over the next 18 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches, A.7 over the next 18 stitches, A.1 over the next 9-9-18 stitches (= 1-1-2 repetitions in total), * stotcking stitch over the next 24-24-24 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches *, work from *-* 3 times in total, stocking stitch over the next 24-24-24 stitches, A.1 over the next 9-9-18 stitches (= 1-1-2 repetitions in total), A.7 over the next 18 stitches, A.1 over the next 9 stitches, 5 band stitches in garter stitch.

All sizes:
On first row increase stitches in each diagram, increases are shown in diagram (= 17-17-17-21-21-25 stitches increased) = 340-356-372-412-412-452 stitches. Work band stitches in garter stitch until finished measurements and on every 20th row work SHORT ROWS IN BAND – read explanation above. When A.1, A.3, A.5 and A.7 have been worked vertically, work A.2 over A.1, A.4 over A.3, A.6 over A.5 and A.8 over A.7 until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION. When piece measures 9-6-7-11-8-9 cm, begin decrease in every section with 20-22-24-24-24-24 stitches in stocking stitch – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 5-5-5-4-5-5 cm 8-9-9-10-9-9 times in total = 212-212-228-252-268-308 stitches. After all decreases are done, there are 4-4-6-4-6-6 stitches in stocking stitch in every section with stocking stitch. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - read explanation above. When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm, insert 4 marker threads in piece as follows: Insert a marker thread in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th section with stocking stitch. I.e. the 2 middle section in stocking stitch in each side of piece. On next row from right side, increase in every section with marker thread - read INCREASE TIP-1! Increase like this every 4-4-4-4-2-2 cm 1-2-3-3-3-3 times in total = 220-228-252-276-292-332 stitches.
When piece measures 58-59-60-61-62-63 cm, work next row from wrong side as follows:
Work the first 56-58-64-70-74-84 stitches (= right front piece), cast off the next 8 stitches under sleeve, work the next 92-96-108-120-128-148 stitches (= back piece), cast off the next 8 stitches under sleeve, work the last 56-58-64-70-74-84 stitches on needle (= left front piece). Cut the yarn. Slip stitches for right and left front piece on separate stitch holders and work the back piece.

BACK PIECE:
= 92-96-108-120-128-148 stitches. Continue pattern back and forth the same way but work edge stitch in each side in garter stitch, AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at the beginning of every row in each side of piece as follows: Cast off 3 stitches 0-0-0-0-0-2 times, 2 stitches 1-2-3-3-3-3 times and 1 stitch 1-1-3-2-3-2 times = 86-86-90-104-110-120 stitches. When piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm, cast off the middle 24-24-26-26-28-28 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately = 31-31-32-39-41-46 stitches. Continue with knit over knit and purl over purl until piece measures 75-77-79-81-83-85 cm. Now work 1 ridge over all stitches, at the same time decrease 3-3-3-4-4-6 stitches evenly = 28-28-29-35-37-40 stitches. Cast off. Work the other shoulder the same way.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 56-58-64-70-74-84 stitches. Continue pattern back and forth the same way. On first row begin increase for collar - read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 4th row 8-8-10-10-12-12 times in total, AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at beginning of every row from side the same way as on back piece. When all cast offs for armhole and all increases for collar are done, there are 61-61-65-72-77-82 stitches on needle. Continue until piece measures 75-77-79-81-83-85 cm, adjust so that next row is worked from right side:
Knit the first 30-30-33-33-36-36 stitches before slipping them on a stitch holder (= collar), knit the next 31-31-32-39-41-46 stitches, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 3-3-3-4-4-6 stitches evenly = 28-28-29-35-37-40 stitches for shoulder. Turn and knit over stitches for shoulder, turn and cast off. Slip stitches from stitch holder back on circular needle and knit 1 row from wrong side. Then work shawl collar in garter stitch, begin from mid front as follows: * Work 2 rows back and forth over the first 18-18-20-20-21-22 stitches, work 2 rows back and forth over all stitches *, work from *-* until collar measures 6-6-6-6-7-7 cm on the shortest. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 56-58-64-70-74-84 stitches. Continue pattern back and forth the same way. On first row begin increase for collar - remember INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 4th row 8-8-10-10-12-12 times in total, AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at beginning of every row from side the same way as on back piece and right front piece. When all cast offs for armhole and all increases for collar are done, there are 61-61-65-72-77-82 stitches on needle. Continue until piece measures 75-77-79-81-83-85 cm, adjust so that next row is worked from wrong side: Knit the first 30-30-33-33-36-36 stitches before slipping them on a stitch holder (= collar), knit the next 31-31-32-39-41-46 stitches, AT THE SAME TIME decrease 3-3-3-4-4-6 stitches evenly = 28-28-29-35-37-40 stitches for shoulder, turn and cast off. Slip stitches from stitch holder back on circular needle and knit 1 row from right side. Then work shawl collar in garter stitch, begin from mid front as follows: * Work 2 rows back and forth over the first 18-18-20-20-21-22 stitches, work 2 rows back and forth over all stitches *, work from *-* until collar measures 6-6-6-6-7-7 cm on the shortest. Cast off.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeve in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 52-54-56-58-60-60 stitches on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with Lima. Work 1 ridge. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work 1 round in stocking stitch. Then work as follows: 8-9-10-11-12-12 stitches in stocking stitch, A.1 (= 9 stitches), A.7 (= 18 stitches), A.1, 8-9-10-11-12-12 stitches in stocking stitch, insert 1 marker at the beginning of round. Continue pattern like this. When A.1 and A.7 have been worked vertically, continue with A.2 over A.1 and A.8 over A.7. When piece measures 8 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of marker - read INCREASE TIP-3. Increase like this every 3-3-3-3-1-1 cm 11-10-7-4-2-9 times and every 4-2-2-2-2-2 cm 1-3-7-11-14-9 times = 76-80-84-88-92-96 stitches. Work the increased stitches in stocking stitch. When piece measures 46-45-44-43-40-38 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders), cast off for sleeve cap at beginning of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 4 stitches 1 time, 2 stitches 4-3-3-3-3-3 times, 1 stitch 2-6-7-6-9-10 times, 2 stitches 3-1-1-1-3-3 times and 3 stitches 2-3-3-4-2-2 times = 24-26-28-28-30-32 stitches. Cast off the remaining stitches. Piece measures 55-55-55-54-53-52 cm. Work another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams together. Sew in sleeves. Sew the collar tog mid back and sew it to the neckline. Sew the buttons on to the left band.

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. On next row purl or knit yarn over - see next row in digram – it should make a hole
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn over. On next row purl first yarn over in front loop of stitch and purl next yarn over in back loop of stitch - it should make a hole (= 2 stitches increased)
= knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased)
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 1 stitch decreased)
= knit 3 together (= 2 stitches decreased)
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together (= 2 stitches decreased)
= slip 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= this square is not a stitch, go directly to next symbol in diagram
= 1 yarn over, knit 1 On next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes
= 1 yarn over, purl 1 On next row work yarn over twisted to avoid holes




Wenche Tveråen 19.08.2019 - 13:13:

Har strikket 14 rader med mønster til Ice Dancer jakke på diagram A1 og A2 -samt 14 rader med diagram A7 og begynt på A8.. Regnet da med at man skulle starte på nytt på diagram A1 og A2? (Disse diagram har ikke samme antall rader) Hvis jeg skal starte fra nytt på diagram A1 -vil det si at det blir et kast, som da øker antallet fra 6 rette, der det skal flettes (som da vil bli 7 rette)?!?? Er det en feil i oppskriften?

Fiona Allen 30.07.2019 - 22:32:

Hi. Is this supposed to be knitted in stocking stitch or garter stitch? If the pattern is followed as is knitted in rows, not in the round, then the graph surely should read the opposite stitch on alternate rows as it is being knitted on the other side of the garment? I have tried to check the photograph to see what it should look like but the resolution is not clear enough. Sorry, but I'm confused. Thanks for a reply.

DROPS Design 31.07.2019 kl. 07:37:

Hi Fiona, Yes, from the wrong side, you will purl all the stitches in stocking stitch. Happy knitting!

Freres Christelle 15.07.2019 - 20:13:

Bonjour,pour la manche,lorsque j'ai fini les augmentations,je n'ai pas le même nombre de mailles que vous,j'en ai 4 de plus,celles qui sont rajoutée dans les diagrammes A.1 (1m x 2),A.7 (2m) mais je ne vois nul part quand on les diminue.Merci d'avance

DROPS Design 16.07.2019 kl. 08:58:

Bonjour Mme Freres, on doit augmenter 2 m tous la manche 11-10-7-4-2-9 fois tous les 3-3-3-3-1-1 cm et 1-3-7-11-14-9 fois tous les 4-2-2-2-2-2 cm soit un total de 24-26-28-30-32-36 augmentations + les 52-54-56-58-60-60 m du début = 76-80-84-88-92-96 m. Vérifiez bien votre nombre d'augmentations, l'erreur vient probablement de là. Bon tricot!

Patti Mabon 24.06.2019 - 17:39:

Just asked a question about the ice dancer sweater. I can get back to your site please reply there about sizes on the swater thank you Patti

DROPS Design 25.06.2019 kl. 00:19:

Dear Patti, when you posting a question, as opposed to a comment that does not need a reply, please mark your comment as a question, and then you will also get an e-mail notification about the answer. Thank you! Happy Knitting!

Patti Mabon 24.06.2019 - 17:34:

Could you please tell me the sizes on the ice dancer sweater s m lg xxl , what would these sizes be in numeral sizes ( ex sm bust 34 med 36 etc? )? would love to make this sweater but would not like to make it to big or to small. also could you sent the reply to my email ? since I do not knowhow to get back to this site thank you . thank you patti

DROPS Design 25.06.2019 kl. 00:17:

Dear Patti, you canfind the measurements of each size on the shcematics, below the pattern at the bottom of the page. Happy Knitting!

Gwyneth Woollard 17.06.2019 - 10:36:

I am going to knit this pattern for my daughter who is just 5’ 2” tall, and I need to make the overall length about 8cm. shorter, and the sleeves about 4cm. shorter. What is the best way to go about this?

DROPS Design 17.06.2019 kl. 12:24:

Dear Mrs Woollard, we are unfortunately not able to adjust every pattern to every single request. For any individual assistance, please contact your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Kirsi 02.06.2019 - 16:12:

Hei En ymmärrä miten hihassa aletaan päättämään silmukoita hihanpyöriötä varten. Miten päätetään kummassakin reunassa, kun neule on sukkapuikoilla? Tästä ei ollut ohjevideotakaan? Työni pysähtyi nyt tähän pisteeseen, joten toivottavasti ehditte vastata pian, jotta pääsen jatkamaan. Kiitos!

Jasmin Obert 26.05.2019 - 20:52:

Ich möchte die Jacke in gr.L stricken. Ich habe 355 M aufgenommen und die Jacke das zweite mal nach der Anleitung angefangen. Jedes mal sind 7 M am Ende der ersten Reihe im strickmuster zu viel auf der Nadel. Was mache ich falsch?

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 11:44:

Liebe Frau Obert, so stricken Sie die 355 M: 5 M kraus re, A.1 (= 9 M), A.3 (= 18 M), * 24 M glatt re, A.1 (= 9 M)*, von *-* insgesamt 3 x arbeiten [= (= 24 +9)x3 =99 M] , 24 M glatt rechts, A.5 (= 18 M), A.1 (= 9 M), A.3 (= 18 M), *24 M glatt rechts, A.1 (= 9 M)*, von *-* insgesamt 3 x arbeiten [= (= 24 +9)x3 =99 M], 24 M glatt rechts, A.5 (= 18 M), A.1 (= 9 M), 5 M kraus re = 5 + 9 + 18 + 99 + 24 + 18 + 9 + 18 + 99 + 24 + 18 + 9 + 5 = . 355 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Connie Tissue 21.04.2019 - 21:07:

Love it

Elly 11.03.2019 - 08:03:

Thank you for your generosity. This cardigan is just gorgeous! Kind regards Elly

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