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Flamingo Parade Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with flamingos in DROPS Merino Extra Fine. The piece is worked top down with round yoke and Nordic pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-170
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 19, light grey blue
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour 15, light greyish green
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour 18, green
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 17, cerise
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 35, dark heather
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 13, denim blue

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

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

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch and Nordic pattern.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Flower (white) NO 600: 6-6-7-7-8-8 items.

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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 back and forth):
Knit all rows.
1 ridge in height = Knit 2 rows.

ELEVATION (back of neck):
To make the jacket slightly higher at the back of the neck when working the yoke, work an elevation as described below. Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch of the row (in sizes L and XL the marker is inserted between the 2 middle stitches on the row). Start from the right side with light grey green and knit 15-15-16-16-18-18 stitches past the marker/stitch with marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 31-31-32-32-37-37 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 46-46-48-48-55-55 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 61-61-64-64-73-73 stitches. Turn, tighten strand and knit 76-76-80-80-91-91 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl to end of row (band is worked in garter stitch). Then work YOKE as described in text

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count all the stitches on the needle (e.g. 120 stitches), minus bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 23) = 4.8.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 5th stitch (do not increase on bands). On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1). A.1 is worked in stocking stitch. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.
As there are long gaps between colour changes, twist the strands together after approx. each 7th stitch to avoid loose strands at the back.

KNITTING TIP-1 (for bands):
When working pattern with 2 colours, work the 5 stitches in both bands with the background colour of the pattern.

KNITTING TIP-2:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important not to have tight strands at the back. You can increase the needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeves): 
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (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 (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when garment is worn). Work from the right side when there are 3 stitches left on the row as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit the last stitch. On the next row (wrong side), knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the rib in the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then work the other 5-5-6-6-7-7 buttonholes with 8½-9-8-8½-7½-7½ cm between each.

CASTING-OFF TIP:
To avoid the cast-off edge being tight, you can cast off with a larger needle size. Or make 1 yarn over after approx. each 8th stitch at the same time as you cast off (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Neck and yoke are worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front and top down. The yoke is divided for sleeves and body. The body is continued back and forth with circular needle from mid front, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 120-124-128-132-136-140 stitches (including 5 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3 mm and light blue grey. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). Change to light greyish green and work the next row as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for approx. 2½-3 cm. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – read description above.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm when the rib is finished. Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 23-19-26-22-29-25 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 143-143-154-154-165-165 stitches. Purl 1 row from the wrong side (the bands are worked in garter stitch and the yarn overs are worked twisted). Now you can work an ELEVATION in back of neck – read description above. If you do not want an elevation, go straight to YOKE.

YOKE:
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and KNITTING TIP-2!
The first row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch with light greyish green, A.1A until there are 6 stitches left on row (= 12-12-13-13-14-14 repeats of 11 stitches), A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch and light greyish green. Continue this pattern. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on each row marked with an arrow in A.1A increase as follows – read INCREASE TIP:
Arrow-1: Increase 33-44-44-44-44-44 stitches evenly spaced = 176-187-198-198-209-209 stitches (there is now room for 15-16-17-17-18-18 repeats of A.1A of 11 stitches).
Arrow -2: Increase 33-33-44-44-44-44 stitches evenly spaced = 209-220-242-242-253-253 stitches (there is now room for 18-19-21-21-22-22 repeats of A.1A of 11 stitches).
Arrow -3: Increase 22-22-22-33-44-44 stitches evenly spaced = 231-242-264-275-297-297 stitches (there is now room for 20-21-23-24-26-26 repeats of A.1A of 11 stitches).
Arrow -4: Increase 22-33-33-33-33-44 stitches evenly spaced = 253-275-297-308-330-341 stitches (there is now room for 22-24-26-27-29-30 repeats of A.1A of 11 stitches).
Arrow -5: Increase 11-11-11-22-33-33 stitches evenly spaced = 264-286-308-330-363-374 stitches (there is now room for 23-25-27-29-32-33 repeats of A.1A of 11 stitches).
Arrow -6: Increase 11-21-23-25-24-29 stitches evenly spaced = 275-307-331-355-387-403 stitches (there is now room for 33-37-40-43-47-49 repeats of A.1A of 8 stitches).
Arrow -7: Increase 12-19-19-25-23-25 stitches evenly spaced = 287-326-350-380-410-428 stitches (there is now room for 92-105-113-123-133-139 repeats of A.1A of 3 stitches).
On the last row in A.1, increase 1-0-2-0-0-2 stitches evenly spaced (increase in background colour) = 288-326-352-380-410-430 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed the piece measures approx. 23-23-23-27-27-27 cm from the cast-on edge mid front. The rest of the garment is worked with light grey blue.
Continue with stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side towards mid front until the piece measures 23-23-25-27-29-31 cm from the cast-on edge mid front (i.e. approx. 0-0-2-0-2-4 cm after A.1).
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 47-52-56-61-67-71 stitches in stocking stitch and garter stitch as before (= front piece), place the next 56-64-70-74-76-78 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 82-94-100-110-124-132 stitches in stocking stitch (= back piece), place the next 56-64-70-74-76-78 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 47-52-56-61-67-71 stitches in stocking stitch and garter stitch as before (= front piece). Body and sleeves are continued separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 192-214-232-252-282-302 stitches. Work stocking stitch back and forth with 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side and decrease AT THE SAME TIME 0-2-0-0-0-0 stitches evenly on first row = 192-212-232-252-282-302 stitches.
When you have worked 3-3-3-4-4-5 cm with light grey blue after A.1 on yoke (i.e. after fence), start the lace pattern on the body. The first row is worked from the right side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, A.2A until there are 6 stitches left on row (= 18-20-22-24-27-29 repeats of 10 stitches), A.2B (= 2 stitches) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this pattern. A.2 is worked a total of 3 times in height in all sizes, but the last repeat finishes after the row marked with a star in A.2A.
Then continue with stocking stitch, light grey blue and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 23-25-25-25-25-25 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4 cm left to finished length).
On the next row from the wrong side increase 36-40-44-48-54-58 stitches evenly spaced = 228-252-276-300-336-360 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib being tight. Change to circular needle size 3 mm and work the next row as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 4 cm. Cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING-OFF TIP! The jacket measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 56-64-70-74-76-78 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on circular needle/double pointed needles size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 64-72-80-84-88-92 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 stitches under the sleeve. Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used when decreasing mid under sleeve. Read the rest of the sleeve section before continuing!
Start the round by the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round (with light grey blue).
When the piece measures 2-2-3-3-3-3 cm from the division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this every 4-3-2-2-1½-1½ cm a total of 10-13-16-17-18-19 times = 44-46-48-50-52-54 stitches.
AT THE SAME TIME when you have worked a total of 3-3-3-4-4-5 cm with light grey blue after A.1 on the yoke (i.e. after fence), start the lace pattern on the sleeve. The first round is worked as follows (the first decrease under the sleeve has been done in sizes S, M and XL and there are 62-70-80-82-88-92 stitches on the needle when the lace pattern starts): Work 0-4-4-0-3-0 stitches in stocking stitch, A.2A over the next 60-60-70-80-80-90 stitches (= 6-6-7-8-8-9 repeats of 10 stitches), work A.2B (= 2 stitches) and finish with 0-4-4-0-3-0 stitches in stocking stitch. Continue this pattern, but make sure that the holes in A.2 are positioned over each other when decreasing under sleeve. A.2 is worked a total of 2 times in height in all sizes, but the last repeat finishes after the round marked with a star in A.2A. Then work stocking stitch in the round over all stitches until the piece measures approx. 39-39-38-36-35-33 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4cm left to finished length – NOTE: Shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke).
Knit 1 round where you increase 4-2-0-2-0-2 stitches evenly spaced = 48-48-48-52-52-56 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING-OFF TIP! The sleeve measures approx. 43-43-42-40-39-37 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= light greyish green
= off white
= cerise
= dark heather
= denim blue
= green
= light grey blue
= increase row
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with light grey blue
= knit 2 together with light grey blue
= last repeat finishes after this row/round




Eleanor 30.07.2019 - 23:06:

How do I print this pattern out? Is there an easy way? I tried just Ctl P but I get no photo...?

DROPS Design 31.07.2019 kl. 00:16:

Dear Eleanor, you can easily print our patterns for free whenever you like - see symbol of printer (i.e. printer icon with word "Pattern") just under the header of pattern and tab with material. Happy knitting!

Katariina 29.05.2019 - 20:05:

Mikä on eri kokojen rinnanympärys, pituus??En löytänyt ohjeesta ja vaikea valita kokoa. Koot eivät ole standardeja mitoiltaan.

DROPS Design 03.06.2019 kl. 14:38:

Hei, löydät mitat ohjeen alapuolella olevasta mittapiirroksesta.

LauraK 07.02.2019 - 11:43:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team, was sollen denn bei der Jacke für Randmaschen gestrickt werden? Danke und LG

DROPS Design 07.02.2019 kl. 12:25:

Liebe LauraK, bei der Jacke stricken Sie keine Randmasche, Sie stricken die Blendemaschen = 5 M kraus rechts am Anfang und Ende jeder Reihe. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Nathalie Vergobbi 16.01.2019 - 21:28:

Bonjour, Est-ce que sur le site de drops design,il y avait un onglet favoris?.

DROPS Design 17.01.2019 kl. 09:17:

Bonjour Mme Vergobbi, tout à fait, cette fonction a été, pour des raisons techniques, momentanément désactivée, mais devrait revenir très bientôt, merci pour votre compréhension.

Shirley Hill 14.01.2019 - 14:30:

Cannot wait for this pattern to come out. I absolutely love it.

Noelle Ehlinger 05.01.2019 - 08:21:

Flamingo lover

Anni Maier 02.01.2019 - 14:59:

Flamingos sind die neuen Einhörner!

Melanie 31.12.2018 - 12:54:

Der Hammer! Bitte lasst diese Jacke kommen!!!

Hanka 30.12.2018 - 10:20:

Suuuuuper Idee mal ganz was anderes ,klassisch und dennoch peppige Effekte :-)

Ariadne 21.12.2018 - 11:16:

Sehr schön

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