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Empress by DROPS Design

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
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
450-500-500-550-650-700 g colour 03, pearl grey
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
225-250-275-300-325-375 g colour 01, off white

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
11 stitches in width and 15 rows in height with stocking stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 MM: length 40 cm, 60 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 7 MM: length 40 cm for rib on sleeves.
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.

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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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
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77% Alpaca, 23% Silk
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Pattern instructions

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 stocking 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 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 TENSION! 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), cast off the next 20-21-22-23-24-25 stitches (= armhole), work the next 49-47-55-53-63-61 stitches, cast off the last 20-21-22-23-24-25 stitches (= armhole). The piece measures approx. 39-39-41-41-47-47 cm 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 cast 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 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 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 stitches 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/mdi 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. Cast off, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after approx. each 5th stitch - the yarn overs are cast off as normal stitches.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked in stocking stitch with the wrong side out (reversed stocking stitch).
Cast on 11-11-12-12-14-14 stitches with circular needle size 8 mm and 1 strand Air and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands). Work stocking 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 stocking 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 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 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. Work rib, starting from the side with purl (reversed stocking 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 cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 55-56-55-56-56-57 cm from the sleeve cap down. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

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

Diagram

= 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 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 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





Comments (18)

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Helen Holland 18.10.2018 - 15:36:

Hello. , I really love this design and although I can knit it really hurts you hands and shoulders , is there any pattern similar to this but crocheted not knitted ?

DROPS Design 18.10.2018 kl. 16:02:

Dear Mrs Holland, this pattern is only avaiable to knit - you'll find all our crocheted circle jackets here. Happy knitting and/or crocheting!

Rachael 14.10.2018 - 23:16:

Love love love this pattern!! Could I substitute a 60/40 Merino/possum dk/light worsted yarn?

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 kl. 10:41:

Dear Rachael, We are able to provide free patterns thanks to our yarns sold throughout the world. You will therefore understand that we can only recomand you to contact your DROPS Store for any further help & assistance. Thank you for your comprehension.

Marieke 06.10.2018 - 21:06:

Goedenavond, Ik heb gezocht op de garenvervanger, ik zie dat beide garens vervangen kunnen worden door bv. Nepal of Alaska. Moet ik dan met met n dubbele draad alaska breien?

DROPS Design 09.10.2018 kl. 20:03:

Dag Marieke, Dit kledingstuk is gemaakt van 2 draden uit de garengroep C. Alaska zit ook in garengroep C, dus dat zou dan kunnen qua garendikte, maar in dit geval moet je er wel rekening mee houden dat het werk dan wel veel zwaarder wordt en dus anders valt/uitpakt. Mijn advies zou zijn om wel de lichte en luchtige garens aan te houden. Je zou bijv. ook kunnen kiezen voor 2 draden DROPS Air.

Anita 11.08.2018 - 19:50:

Schneeweißchen - kann es kaum erwarten - wunderschön!

Sytske 06.08.2018 - 23:49:

Prachtig, dit vest ga ik breien

Dawn Lenz 03.08.2018 - 00:19:

Stunning! I look forward to making this.

Elżbieta 20.07.2018 - 20:19:

Piękny :-)

SARDA 16.07.2018 - 15:08:

Gilet long magnifique !!!!

Hana 04.07.2018 - 19:39:

Totaly my friend style. Hope you will translate to Czech so I can make it for her.

Marie Jibbefors 29.06.2018 - 18:59:

Så otroligt vacker,väntar på mönstret 😄

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