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Knitted long circle jacket in 1 strand DROPS Air and 1 strand DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. The piece is worked in the round in a circle with texture. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-134
Yarn group C + C or E
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 64-64-76-76-82-82 cm = 25 1/4”-25 1/4”-30”-30”-32 1/4”-32 1/4”
Full length: 121-121-131-131-145-145 cm = 47 1/4”-47 1/4”-51 1/2”-51 1/2”-57”-57”

All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
450-450-500-550-600-700 g color 03, pearl grey
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
225-250-275-300-325-375 g color 01, off white

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
11 stitches in width and 15 rows in height with stockinette stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 MM = US 11.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 MM = US 11: length 40 cm, 60 cm and 80 cm = 16”, 24” and 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 7 MM = US 10,75: length 40 cm = 16” for rib on sleeves.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller needle size.

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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 in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Choose diagram for your size.
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side!

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves):
All decreases are made from the side in purl!
Decrease 1 stitch by purling 2 stitches together

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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CIRCLE JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round in a circle from the middle of the back outwards. Change to circular needle(s) when necessary. Then work back and forth with short rows for the front pieces and down the back. The sleeves are worked top down in stockinette stitch with the wrong side out. Because of the weight of the yarn, the garment will stretch somewhat after use.

CIRCLE JACKET:
CIRCLE:
Cast on 8 stitches with double pointed needles size 8 mm = US 11 and 1 strand Air and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Divide the stitches between 4 needles so that there are 2 stitches on each. Insert a marker thread at the beginning of the round. Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards. Work pattern in the round according to A.1 – choose diagram for your size, a total of 8 times on the round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! When A.1 is finished, there are 48 stitches on the round. Now work pattern as follows: Work A.2 – choose diagram for your size, a total of 16 times on the round. After the next-to-last round in A.2 there are 128-128-144-144-160-160 stitches on the round. The last round in A.2 is worked as follows: Work the first 39-39-45-45-49-49 stitches (there is now 1-1-0-0-1-1 stitch left in the last repeat of A.2 worked), insert a new marker thread here (follows your work onwards and is later used when you work short rows from the front pieces and down the body on the back piece), bind off the next 20-21-22-23-24-25 stitches (= armhole), work the next 49-47-55-53-63-61 stitches, bind off the last 20-21-22-23-24-25 stitches (= armhole). The piece measures approx. 39-39-41-41-47-47 cm = 15 1/4”-15 1/4”-16 1/8”-16 1/8”-18 1/2”-18 1/2” in diameter. The next round is worked as follows: Work A.3 – choose diagram for your size (= 8-8-9-9-10-10 stitches on the first round in the diagram) a total of 16 times on the round and at the same time cast on 20-21-22-23-24-25 new stitches on the needle where the stitches were bind off for the armholes = 128-128-144-144-160-160 stitches. Continue in the round with A.3 until the whole diagram has been completed in height. There are now 304-304-352-352-400-400 stitches on the round. The piece measures approx. 87-87-97-97-111-111 cm = 34 1/4”-34 1/4”-38 1/4”-38 1/4”-43 3/4”-43 3/4” in diameter. Cut the strand. Place the first 94-94-110-110-124-124 stitches on the round (= stitches between the 2 marker threads) on a thread.

FRONT PIECES AND DOWN THE BODY:
There are now 210-210-242-242-276-276 stitches for the front pieces and down the body on the back piece.
Start from the right side after the second marker thread and work short rows back and forth for the front pieces and down the body on the back piece as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): Purl over purl and work A.4 (= 3 stitches) over each cable until there are 3 stitches left before the next marker thread (i.e. start of round), turn.
ROW 2 (wrong side): Work back until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, turn.
ROW 3: Purl over purl and work A.4 over each of the cables until there are 6 stitches left before the marker thread, AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 purled stitch after each cable/A.4, turn.
ROW 4: Work back until there are 6 stitches left before the marker thread, turn.
Continue back and forth like this by working 3 fewer stitches than the previous row and increase 1 stitch after each cable/A.4 every 4th row until you have worked 7 repeats of A.4 in height (= 42 rows). The piece measures approx. 72-72-77-77-84-84 cm = 28 3/8”-28 3/8”-30 3/8”-30 3/8”-33”-33” from the middle of the circle and down mid back. The last row is worked from the wrong side. Do not cut the strand. Insert a marker thread in the middle cable/A.4 mid back of jacket. Continue back and forth with pattern as before over the bottom of the left front piece as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): Work until there are 4 stitches left before the cable/A.4 with the marker thread mid back, turn.
ROW 2 (wrong side): Work until there are 3 more stitches left before the marker thread than the previous row (start of round), AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 purled stitch after each cable/A.4, turn.
ROW 3 (right side): Work until there are 4 more stitches than last time left before the cable/A.4 with the marker thread mid back, turn.
ROW 4 (wrong side): Work until there are 3 more stitches before the marker thread than the previous row, turn.
Continue back and forth with pattern and increase after each cable/A.4 every 4th row until you have worked 3 repeats of A.4 in height (= 18 rows). Cut the strand. Start from the right side and after A.4/mid back and work short rows back and forth over the bottom of the right front piece in the same way, but reversed, i.e. each row from the wrong side is turned when there are 4 more stitches before the cable/A.4 with the marker thread mid back than the previous time and on each row from the right side is turned when there are 3 more stitches left than the previous time.

EDGE:
Place all stitches on the circle back on circular needle and work 2 RIDGES – read description above, around the whole circle. Bind off, but to avoid the bind-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after approx. each 5th stitch - the yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked in stockinette stitch with the wrong side out (reversed stockinette stitch).
Cast on 11-11-12-12-14-14 stitches with circular needle size 8 mm = US 11 and 1 strand Air and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work stockinette stitch back and forth, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new stitches at the end of each row in each side as follows: Cast on 2 stitches 2 times, 1 stitch 3-4-5-6-6-7 times, 2 stitches 1 time and 4 stitches 1 time = 37-39-42-44-46-48 stitches. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE. Continue back and forth with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read description above, in each side. When the piece measures 4 cm decrease 1 stitch inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 7-6-6-5-5-4 cm = 2 3/4”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2”-2”-1 1/2” a total of 6-7-7-8-8-9 times = 25-25-28-28-30-30 stitches. When the piece measures 42-42-40-40-39-39 cm = 16 1/2”-16 1/2”-15 3/4”-15 3/4”-15 1/4”-15 1/4” increase 7-7-4-9-7-7 stitches evenly on row = 32-32-32-37-37-37 stitches. Change to circular needle size 7 mm = US 10,75. Work rib, starting from the side with purl (reversed stockinette stitch/the wrong side out) as follows: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch (knit 2, purl 3) until there is 1 stitch left, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When the rib measures 5 cm = 2” bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 55-56-55-56-56-57 cm = 21 5/8”-22”-21 5/8”-22”-22”-22 1/2” from the sleeve cap down. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeves to body inside the bind-off/cast-on edge. Sew sleeve seams. Make sure that the seam is not tight.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 28.11.2018
Correction - FRONT PIECE AND DOWN THE BODY: ROW 3 (right side): Work until there are 4 more stitches than last time left before the cable/A.4 with the marker thread mid back, turn.
Updated online: 28.03.2019
Correction: diagram A.2 for size S-M and XXL-XXXL has been corrected. 1 purl stitch has been removed from row 14 (S-M) and rows 14 and 20 (XXL-XXXL)
Updated online: 07.05.2019
Correction - YARN AMOUNT: DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C) 450-450-500-550-600-700 g color 03, pearl grey And use: DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C) 225-250-275-300-325-350 g color 01, off white

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= purl
= make 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= make 1 yarn over. On the next round purl the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.
= work 2 stitches in 1 stitch (= 1 stitch increased)
= insert the right needle through the middle of the 3 knitted stitches 4 rounds below, make 1 yarn over and pull the strand back to the right side so that the yarn over is 4½ cm = 1 3/4" long (the yarn over must not be too tight - the knitting tension will then be too tight in height), knit 3, insert the right needle through the same stitch, make 1 yarn over and pull the strand back to the right side so that the yarn over is 4½ cm = 1 3/4" long
= slip 1 stitch (= yarn over made on previous round) as if to knit, knit 3, slip the next stitch (= yarn over made on previous round) as if to purl
= lay the strand over the piece so that it is towards you, slip the yarn over as if to purl, purl 3, lay the strand over the piece so that it is still towards you, slip the yarn over as if to knit
= knit 2 twisted together
= knit 2 together





Jette Fabricius 15.05.2019 - 16:06:

Hej Drops jeg har et problem med mønster A2 i 1 omgang skal man strikke hver anden maske 2 gange men når 2 række skal strikkes går det ikke op med antal mansker, i række 2 strikkes der mønster over 70 masker i str L men man har jo 72 masker efter at have strikket 1 omgang, hvad gør jeg forkert

DROPS Design 16.05.2019 kl. 07:56:

Hei Jette. Det stemmer, du øker 2 masker i hver rapport av A.2 på første omgang. Du har 48 masker på pinnen etter at du har strikket A.1, og før du begynner med A.2. Du gjentar A.2 totalt 16 ganger i breddem. Siden du øker 2 masker i hver rapport vil det si du øker: 16 x 2 = 32 masker økt på første pinne av A.2. 32 masker økt + 48 masker fra før = 80 masker på pinnen etter første omgang. På 2 omgang er det 4 masker i hver rapport, og det er fortsatt 16 rappoert i bredden. God fornøyelse

Toni Verning Pedersen 09.05.2019 - 10:33:

Har fundet den

Toni Verning Pedersen 09.05.2019 - 10:28:

Er der ingen forklaring til hvad de forskellige tegn i mønstrer betyder ?

DROPS Design 10.05.2019 kl. 08:56:

Hei Toni. Jo, det er en symbolforklaring rett over diagrammene. Om du har problemer med å se den kan du forsøke å bruke en annen enhet (PC, mobil, nettbrett), eller printe ut oppskriften. God fornøyelse

Ninna 04.05.2019 - 12:16:

Jeg har brugt 9 ng silk og 10 ng air, og mine mål passer jeg jeres. Jeg har strikket den nøjagtig efter opskriften.

DROPS Design 06.05.2019 kl. 07:31:

Hei Ninna. Designavdelingen skal ta en titt på garnforbruket i oppskriften, eventuelle rettelser vi bli informert om nederst på oppskriften, over diagrammene. hilsen DROPS

Ninna Van Veen 02.05.2019 - 15:56:

Jeg har købt 15 nøgler af alpaka og 14 nøgler drops air, som der stod i opskriften. Min trøje vejer 618 g den holder målene efter skitsen. Så jeg forstår det ikke.

DROPS Design 03.05.2019 kl. 10:17:

Hej Ninna, det er garnforbruget til den største størrelse og der strikkes med dobbelt garn. Har du strikket strukturmønstret (det bruger en del garn). Måler din jakke 145 cm i højden og 111 cm i bredden? Hvor mange nøgler har du brugt af DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk? og hvor mange nøgler i DROPS Air?

Ninna Van Veen 02.05.2019 - 08:23:

Jeg har strikket denne trøje , og bestilte garn til str. XXxl. Men jeg har alt for meget garn tilbage .5 nøgler drops air, og 6 nøgler drops brusede alpaka silk tilbage. Der må være sket et fejl med jeres beregning af garn. Strikkefasthed passer.

DROPS Design 02.05.2019 kl. 13:44:

Hei Ninna. Dette høres merkelig ut, garnmengden skal stemme. Om du strikker XXXL har du kjøpt 14 nøster Air (=14x50 = 700 gram), og 15 nøster Brushed Alpaca Silk (15x25 = 375 g). Du har strikket med 1 tråd av hver kvalitet (altså 2 tråder) alle omganger. Om du har 5 nøster Air igjen, har du altså brukt 450 gram, som er garnmengde som trengs for en XXXL genser/jakke i hoftelengde. Det samme for Brushed Alpaca Silk: om du har 6 nøster igjen har du bare brukt 225 g, som tilsvarer genser/jakke i hoftelengde. Og denne jakken er jo veldig mye lenger enn ned dette (ca 145 cm). Veier genseren din kun 675 gram? Kanskje du har fått tilsendt feil antall nøster fra butikk? hilsen Drops

Cookie 19.04.2019 - 20:01:

Hallo, ich habe nun im mittleren Zopf der Rückenmitte die Markierung angebracht. Muss ich jetzt die Hälfte der stillgelegten Maschen wieder aufnehmen? Denn in der 2. Reihe (Rückreihe), soll ich ja bis zur Markierung des Rundenbeginns stricken. Vielen Dank und Grüße, Cookie

DROPS Design 23.04.2019 kl. 12:28:

Liebe Cookie, wenn Sie nur den linken Vorderteil stricken, stricken Sie von der oberen Seite (wie zuvor) bis zur Markierer aber mit verkürzten Reihen, dh immer weniger Maschen auf beiden Seiten oben (wie zuvor) und jetzt unten (untere Kante). Dann wird der rechten Vorderteil gegengleich gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Deborah Byer 08.04.2019 - 23:27:

On chart A-2 for S-M size, It seems there is an extra purl stitch on the left side of the chart on line 14 (counting up from the bottom). If this stitch is suppose to be there where did I miss the increase? Just want to make sure I am reading the chart correctly. Thanks

DROPS Design 09.04.2019 kl. 07:34:

Dear Mrs Deborah Byer! In row 13: there is 1 stitch added and 2 decreased: 8+1-2=7. As a result in row 14 there are only 7 stitches. You should also see the video How to knit an exciting texture pattern. Happy knitting!

Cookie 05.04.2019 - 15:49:

Hallo, ich starte gerade mit Diagramm A.3. Hier verstehe ich nicht, wie ich in der dritten Runde, 4 Maschen tiefer über den Ärmelausschnitten einstechen soll? Ich habe dort doch erst den Maschenanschlag + zwei Runden? Danke für die Hilfe

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 16:16:

Liebe Cookie, stechen Sie hier in die Maschen von Anschlag für die Ärmel ein. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Deborah Byer 29.03.2019 - 15:48:

I have a question about chart A-2 in this pattern. On row 1 the first stitch is increased knit wise, then knit one, then increase purl wise. When I start row 2 of the chart the purl stitches don't match up. Am I shifting the purl stitches to my left? Or am I doing something wrong?

DROPS Design 01.04.2019 kl. 11:32:

Dear Mrs Byer, on first row in A.2 you can purl the first stitch, then K the same stitch, K next stitch, K next stitch and P same stitch, so that on next round you will have P1, K3, P1. Happy knitting!

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