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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
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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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.
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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 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 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. 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.

This pattern has been corrected. .

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: 28.11.2018

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 (42)

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Rachael 05.12.2018 - 23:00:

An Alternative Short Row Technique that can be used is 'Wrap & turn'. Very effective to eliminate holes that can still appear when following the Drops Short Rows Tutorial.

Rachael 05.12.2018 - 22:56:

An alternative increase option that renders the stitches almost invisible is the M1R/M1L (Make 1 right / Make 1 Left) Technique.

Katinka 28.11.2018 - 15:14:

Bedankt voor het antwoord. Ik gaf echter in mijn vraag al aan dat ik een steek in de voorste en een steek in de achterste lus brei. Ik wil zo graag weten of er nog een (onzichtbare) methode bestaat om te meerderen. In het antwoord lijkt een tweede zin te beginnen, maar na het woordje ‘In’ wordt het bericht afgebroken. Ik hoop dat u mij nog verder kunt helprn.

DROPS Design 09.12.2018 kl. 17:17:

Dag Katinka

Een andere manier van 'onzichtbaar' meerderen is door het lusje tussen 2 steken van de vorige toer op de linker naald te zetten en deze gedraaid te breien. In deze video kun je zien hoe je dat doet.

Katinka 25.11.2018 - 15:07:

Enthousiast ben ik aan dit vest begonnen, maar ben niet zeker over de voortgang. Hoe moet je de eerste naald van A2 breien (m.n. de meerderingen)? Ik brei steeds 1 recht voorin en 1 recht achterin de steek. Het resultaat is steeds een horizontaal streepje, waardoor deze hele naald erg rommelig wordt. Bovendien worden de ‘stralen’ van de ster hierdoor onderbroken, waardoor het werk er nog slordiger uitziet. Is er een andere methode om 2 steken in 1 steek te breien? Alvast hartelijk dank.

DROPS Design 28.11.2018 kl. 12:47:

Dag Katinka,

2 steken in 1 steek breien kun je het beste doen door in de voorste en de achterste lus van de steek te breien. In deze video zie je hoe je dat doet.

Vera 21.11.2018 - 23:32:

Do you ship to Canada or Germany? How much would this cost?

DROPS Design 22.11.2018 kl. 09:05:

Dear Vera, yes we ship in both countries see DROPS stores shipping to USA and DROPS stores shipping to Germany. Happy knitting!

Tine 21.11.2018 - 20:34:

Is geen antwoord op de vraag. Ik wil weten of ik na het laten wachten van steken bij naar beneden breien voor lijf, steeds meer steken laat wachten voor de voorpanden, of eerst over alle steken moet breien. is niet heel duidelijk, ik DENK dat ik steeds meer steken moet laten wachten? de tekening maakt mij ook niet wijzer over wat voor vorm ik moet krijgen

DROPS Design 22.11.2018 kl. 11:09:

Dag Tine,

Je moet inderdaad steeds meer steken laten wachten. Er staat ergens halverwege de verkorte toeren dat je de laatste naald op de verkeerde kant breit. Deze laatste naald is ook een verkorte toer. Nadat je de verkorte toeren voor het rechter voorpand hebt gedaan knip je de draad af en doe je de verkorte toeren voor het linker voorpand. Let erop dat je de verkorte toeren tussen de juiste markeerdraden maakt, zoals aangegeven in het patroon. Pas bij het breien van de pas brei je weer over alle steken. Hopelijk is het zo duidelijk.

Petra 20.11.2018 - 18:19:

Hej stickar kofta 194-17 och funderar på när man kommit till varv 2 (avigsidan) när du stickar ”framstycken och ner över bålen på bakstycke”. Står det att man ska sticka tillbaka. Skall man sticka rät maska ovan rät maska och avig maska ovanför avig maska?

DROPS Design 23.11.2018 kl. 10:07:

Hei Petra. Strikk rett over rett og vrang over vrang, og etter diagram der disse er. Diagrammene er vist fra rettsiden, så når du srtikker fra vrangsiden leses de motsatt vei: fra venstre mote høyre, rettmasker strikkes som vrangmasker, og vrangmasker strikkes som rettmasker. God fornøyelse.

Roberta Courtney 19.11.2018 - 20:35:

Would it be possible to do a tutorial for A2.? It is to explain 6,7,8 of the diagram explanations. Thanks

DROPS Design 20.11.2018 kl. 08:14:

Dear Mrs Courtney, this video is showing how to knit the pattern without the increases, just make sure to not forget to work the yarn over as shown in diagram when you need to (= either before the K2 twisted tog or after the K2 tog). Happy knitting!

Susan Greenfield 16.11.2018 - 20:24:

Can I make this in just brushed alpaca silk? Plus can I buy a printed pattern?

DROPS Design 19.11.2018 kl. 07:54:

Dear Mrs Greenfield, this jacket is worked with 2 strands yarn group C (= Air + Brushed Alpaca Silk), you could replace Air by Brushed Alpaca Silk working then with 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk, but remember the texture will be different - read more about alternatives here. Our patterns can be printed for free - you may ask your DROPS Store for any printed version. Happy knitting!

Tine Vanderheyden 15.11.2018 - 21:51:

In het patroon staat: \"Ga zo verder heen en weer gebreid door steeds 3 steken minder te breien dan de vorige naald en meerder 1 steek na elke kabel/A.4 iedere 4e naald tot u 7 herhalingen van A.4 in de hoogte heeft gebreid (= 42 naalden). Het werk meet ongeveer 72-72-77-77-84-84 cm vanaf het midden van de cirkel en naar beneden midden achter. De laatste naald wordt aan de verkeerde kant gebreid. Knip de draad niet af.\" \r\nIs die naald aan de verkeerde kant over alle steken ?

DROPS Design 19.11.2018 kl. 08:56:

Dag Tine,

Je breit verder zoals beschreven staat bij NAALD 1 t/m NAALD 4, dat betekent dus dat je zowel op de heengaande als de teruggaande naald 3 steken minder breit.

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