Sunny Day Stripes Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket for children with raglan in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. The piece is worked top down with stripes. Sizes 2 – 12 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-048-bn
Yarn group B
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Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
150-150-150-200-200-200 g colour 08, light beige
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour 30, mustard

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

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

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM – for stocking stitch on sleeves.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 60 cm or 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM – for rib on sleeves.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 60 cm or 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 WOOD BUTTONS, Oak NO 503: 5-5-6-6-7-7 items.

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Pattern instructions

EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

STRIPES:
The piece is worked in stripes (apart from the bands); there are different stripes on yoke and body/sleeves. Do not cut the strand after each stripe; allow it to follow your work onwards. The first row in each stripe is always worked from the right side.
Stripes on yoke:
Work * 4 rows with mustard, 2 rows with light beige *, work from *-* until the yoke is finished. Adjust so that you finish after 4 rows with mustard (in other words you may need to divide the piece for body and sleeves and continue the yoke-stripes until you have worked 4 rows with mustard).
Then continue with stripes on body and sleeves as follows:
Work * 4 rows/rounds with light beige, 2 rows/rounds with mustard *, work from *-* until body/sleeves are finished.

KNITTING TIP (for bands):
The whole band is worked in mustard. In other words use 1 ball of mustard for each band where needed (i.e. on the rows where mustard is not part of the pattern).
Change strand between band and yoke/body (so you do not get a change of strands outermost on band). When changing strands, twist the strands together so that the stitches stay together.

INCREASE TIP-1 (for raglan):
All increases are made from the right side.
Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker, 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), knit 2 (the marker sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased). Increase like this at all markers (= a total of 8 stitches increased). The yarn overs are purled twisted on the next row (= from the wrong side), to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needles (e.g. 138 stitches), minus the bands (= 128 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 30) = 4.3. In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch; do not increase over the bands. On the next row work 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 stitches together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn). Work as follows when there are 3 stitches left on the row: Make 1 yarn over, knit the next 2 stitches together and knit the last stitch. On the next row knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the piece measures approx. 1-1½ cm. Then work the next 4-4-5-5-6-6 buttonholes with approx. 6-7-6½-7-7-7 cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The yoke and body are worked back and forth with circular needle, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 88-92-96-100-104-108 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side) with circular needle size 3 mm and mustard. The piece is worked in STRIPES – read description above and read KNITTING TIP. Work 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) until there are 7 stitches left, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. When you have worked 4 rows like this, change to circular needle size 4 mm. Remember BUTTONHOLE – read description above. Continue the piece in stocking stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch and insert 4 markers for raglan on the next row from the right side as follows: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work 15-15-17-17-19-19 stitches, insert 1 marker, work 10 stitches AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 3 stitches evenly over these stitches, insert 1 marker, work 28-32-32-36-36-40 stitches, insert 1 marker, work 10 stitches AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 3 stitches evenly over these stitches, insert 1 marker, work 15-15-17-17-19-19 stitches and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch = 94-98-102-106-110-114 stitches.
Purl 1 row from the wrong side with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side. On the next row from the right side begin to increase to raglan. Increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker – read INCREASE TIP-1, every 2nd row a total of 15-16-17-18-19-20 times = 214-226-238-250-262-274 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch, garter stitch over the bands and stripes as before until the piece measures 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm from the cast-on edge. On the next row divide the piece for body and sleeves as follows:
Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, 29-31-33-35-37-39 stitches in stocking stitch (= front piece), place the next 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve and cast on 6 stitches under the sleeve, 58-62-66-70-74-78 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), place the next 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve and cast on 6 stitches under the sleeve, 29-31-33-35-37-39 stitches in stocking stitch and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch (= front piece) = 138-146-154-162-170-178 stitches.

BODY:
Continue working in stocking stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side and stripes. When the piece measures 15-17-20-23-26-29 cm from where body and sleeves were divided, increase 30-34-34-38-42-42 stitches evenly on the next row from the right side – read INCREASE TIP-2 = 168-180-188-200-212-220 stitches. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. The next row from the wrong side is worked as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work rib (= purl 2 / knit 2) until there are 7 stitches left, purl 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Cast off with knit from the right side when the piece measures 17-19-22-25-28-31 cm from where body and sleeves were divided; make sure that the cast-off edge is not tight, you can use a larger size needle when casting off if this is a problem. The jacket measures a total of approx. 33-36-40-44-48-52 cm, measured from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 50-52-54-56-58-60 stitches. Continue with stripes in the same way as on the body, in stocking stitch and in the round. Insert 1 marker thread mid under sleeve. When the sleeve measures 2 cm from where body and sleeve were divided, decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread (= 2 stitches decreased) – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4-4-5-5-7-6 cm a total of 5-6-5-6-5-6 times = 40-40-44-44-48-48 stitches. When the sleeve measures 19-23-27-31-35-38 cm from where body and sleeve were divided, change to double pointed needles size 3 mm and work rib over all stitches (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit. The sleeve measures a total of 23-27-31-35-39-42 cm from where body and sleeve were divided. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= knitting direction

Comments (3)

Fillette 29.11.2018 - 17:22:

Je ne sais pas comment reprendre les 6 mailles sous la manche. pouvez vous m’aider ? serait il possible de les monter lorsque l’on reprend la manche après séparation des différentes parties merci

DROPS Design 30.11.2018 kl. 08:05:

Bonjour Fillette, cette vidéo montre comment tricoter un pull de haut en bas, vous monterez les mailles sous les manches de la même façon (à partir du time code 6:50 environ: on met les mailles des manches en attente), et, plus tard, vous relèverez les mailles pour les manches comme dans la vidéo. Bon tricot!

Ilana 30.09.2018 - 11:20:

Hello I like this pattern and knitt already 11/5 cm.from the beginning(middle back mesure) I began with 92 st.( for a 3 y old child) and worked as written. 10cm=21 st. as written..... Why the back is already 31 cm??? the sleeve 22 cm.??? Must be a mistake somewhere... Can you help me? Thanks

DROPS Design 01.10.2018 kl. 09:10:

Dear Hana, with 21 sts = 10 cm, the 32 sts for back piece will be 15 cm and the 13 sts on sleeve will be 6 cm. Please make sure you get the correct tension, adjust needle size if necessary. Happy knitting!

Madeleine 27.09.2018 - 19:46:

Jag förstår inte hur jag ska kunna sticka med samma färg på rätstickningen när jag ska ha ränder i slätstickningen?

DROPS Design 28.09.2018 kl. 15:17:

Hej Madeleine, har du läst Sticktipsen som beskriver hur man gör? STICKTIPS (gäller framkanterna): Hela framkanten stickas i senap. Dvs använd 1 nystan med senap till varje framkant, förutom nystanen som används på själva plagget. Trådbyte görs mellan framkant och ok/fram- och bakstycke (detta för att undvika trådfästning ytterst på framkanten). När det byts tråd tvinnas trådarna med varandra så att maskorna hänger tillsammans.

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