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Jacket with leaf pattern and stripes, worked in 2 strands DROPS Air or 2 strands DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. The piece is worked top down with ¾-length sleeves. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-194
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)
250-250-300-300-350-350 g colour 15, purple haze
200-250-250-250-300-300 g colour 01, off white

Or use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
125-150-150-175-175-200 g colour 17, light lavender
100-125-125-150-150-175 g colour 01, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
10 stitches in width and 14 rows in height with stocking stitch and 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 9 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 9 MM: length 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 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, Round (purple) NO 609: 5-5-6-6-6-6 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

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 57 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 8 stitches) and divide the remaining 49 stitches with number of increases to be made (e.g. 12) = 4.1. In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch - do not increase on bands. On the next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1 to A.3). Diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

STRIPES:
The whole garment is worked in 2 strands Air or 2 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk. On the yoke you use 2 strands off-white until the piece measures approx. 23-23-23-23-28-28 cm from the cast-on edge – finish after a whole/half leaf in height. Then on the body you use 1 strand off-white + 1 strand purple haze/light lavender until the piece measures approx. 34-34-34-34-39-39 cm from the cast-on edge – finish after a whole/half leaf in height. Then work with 2 strands purple haze/light lavender to finished length.
The sleeves are worked with 1 strand off-white + 1 strand purple haze/light lavender until this stripe measures approx. 15-14-14-14-12-12 cm. Then work with 2 strands purple haze/light lavender to finished length.  

RAGLAN:
All increases are worked from the right side!
Increase to raglan in each transition between body and sleeves as follows: Start just before the stitch with marker, make 1 yarn over, knit stitch with marker from right side and purl it from wrong side (= raglan-stitch), 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at marker and a total of 8 stitches increased on row). On next row knit the yarn overs towards the front/back pieces from the wrong side and purl the yarn overs towards the sleeves from the wrong side (there will be holes).

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). Work from the right side when there are 3 stitches left on row as follows: 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 1. On the next row (wrong side) knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then the next 4-4-5-5-5-5 buttonholes are worked with approx. 9-9-8-8-9-9 cm between each one.

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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, top down. The yoke is divided for body and sleeves. The body is continued back and forth with circular needle from mid front, top down. Sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 57-57-61-61-65-65 stitches (including 4 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 8 mm and 2 strands off-white Air or 2 strands off-white Brushed Alpaca Silk. Purl 1 row from the wrong side.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 4 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, * knit 1, purl 1 *, work from *-* until there are 5 stitches left on row, knit 1 and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 4 cm – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – read description above. Purl 1 row from the right side where you increase 12-12-8-8-8-8 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 69-69-69-69-73-73 stitches. Then work yoke as described below.

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 9 mm. Insert 4 markers in the piece as described below (without working the stitches). The markers will be used when increasing to raglan.
Count 15-15-15-15-16-16 stitches (= front piece), insert first marker in the next stitch, count 6 stitches (= sleeve), insert 2nd marker in next stitch, count 23-23-23-23-25-25 stitches (= back piece), insert 3rd marker in next stitch, count 6 stitches (= sleeve) and insert 4th marker in next stitch. There are 15-15-15-15-16-16 stitches left after last marker (front piece).
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A (= 11-11-11-11-12-12 stitches), increase to RAGLAN on each side of stitch with marker (raglan-stitch) – read description above, work stocking stitch with right side out over the stitches on sleeve and as far as the next raglan-stitch, increase to raglan on each side of raglan-stitch, work A.1B (= 11-11-11-11-12-12 stitches), work 1 stitch stocking stitch with wrong side out, A.1A (= 11-11-11-11-12-12 stitches), increase on each side of raglan-stitch, work stocking stitch with right side out over the sleeve as far as the next raglan-stitch, increase on each side of the raglan-stitch, work A.1B (= 11-11-11-11-12-12 stitches) and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch towards mid front.
Continue this pattern and increase to raglan every 2nd row (i.e. each row from right side) a total of 9-9-12-12-13-13 times (including the first increase described in text) – the increased stitches on front and back pieces are worked into the pattern as you go as shown in A.1. On the sleeves the increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch with right side out. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION and read STRIPES!
When the increases to raglan are finished there are 161-161-185-185-205-205 stitches on the needle. Continue with pattern as shown in diagram, but to avoid the lace pattern on each side of the raglan-line being broken when the increases are finished, work A.4 at markers 1 and 3 and A.5 at markers 2 and 4 (stitch with markers should match mid-stitches in A.4/A.5).
Work until the last row in A.1 remains. Now divide the yoke for body and sleeves as follows: Work 29-29-32-32-36-36 stitches as before (= front piece), place the next 26-26-32-32-34-34 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 4-6-4-8-6-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 51-51-57-57-65-65 stitches as before (= back piece), place the next 26-26-32-32-34-34 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 4-6-4-8-6-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 29-29-32-32-36-36 stitches as before (= front piece). The yoke measures approx. 20-20-23-23-26-26 cm from the cast-on edge mid front. Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 117-121-129-137-149-157 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread 31-32-34-36-39-41 stitches in from each side (= 55-57-61-65-71-75 stitches between marker threads on back piece). The marker threads mark the sides of the body.
First row worked as follows from the right side (with 1 strand off-white + 1 strand purple haze/light lavender):
SIZES S, M, L and XL: Work 4 band stitches in garter stitch, A.2A (= 24 stitches), 6-8-12-16 stitches in stocking stitch with wrong side out (marker thread sits in middle of these stitches), work A.2B (= 24 stitches), 1 stitch in stocking stitch with wrong side out, work A.2A (= 24 stitches), 6-8-12-16 stitches stocking stitch with wrong side out (marker thread sits in middle of these stitches) work A.2B (= 24 stitches) and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch towards mid front. Continue this pattern – remember STRIPES. When A.2 has been worked a total of 2 times in height, work A.3A over A.2A and A.3B over A.2B (the other stitches are continued as before). When A.3 has been worked 1 time in height, work stocking stitch with wrong side out and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 28-30-29-31 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4cm left to finished length). Then work rib-body as described below.

SIZES XXL and XXXL: Work 4 band stitches in garter stitch, 1-1 stitch in stocking stitch with wrong side out, work A.2 (= 29 stitches), 11-15 stitches in stocking stitch with wrong side out (marker thread sits in middle of these stitches with 6-8 purled stitches towards back piece and 5-7 purled stitches towards front piece), work A.2 (= 29 stitches), 1 stitch in stocking stitch with wrong side out, A.2 (= 29 stitches), 11-15 stitches in stocking stitch with wrong side out (marker thread sits in middle of these stitches), work A.2 (= 29 stitches), 1-1 stitch in stocking stitch with wrong side out and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch towards mid front. Continue this pattern – remember STRIPES. When A.2 has been worked 1 time in height, work A.3 over A.2 (the other stitches are continued as before). When A.3 has been worked 1 time in height work stocking stitch with wrong side out and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 30-32 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4cm left to finished length). Then work rib-body as described below.

RIB-BODY:
= 117-121-129-137-149-157 stitches. Knit 1 row from the right side over all stitches. Change to circular needle size 8 mm. The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, * purl 1, knit 1 *, work from *-* until there are 5 stitches left on row, purl 1 and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 4 cm. Loosely cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl. The jacket measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 26-26-32-32-34-34 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles size 9 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 4-6-4-8-6-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve, with 1 strand off-white and 1 strand purple haze/light lavender (= 2 strands) = 30-32-36-40-40-44 stitches. Work stocking stitch in the round with right side out. When the stripe with off white + purple haze/light lavender measures 15-14-14-14-12-12 cm, change to 2 strands purple haze/light lavender, Continue with stocking stitch in the round until the piece measures 25-26-23-24-21-22 cm from the division (or to desired length; there is 4 cm left to finished length. NOTE: Shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Knit 1 round. Change to double pointed needles size 8 mm and work rib in the round (= knit 1 / purl 1) for 4 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 29-30-27-28-25-26 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn over to leave a hole
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next row (wrong side) knit the yarn twisted over to avoid a hole
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= purl 2 together
= yoke divided for body and sleeves on this row




Maike 03.03.2019 - 09:11:

Das Diagramm für Grösse L-XL scheint ab Reihe 12 nicht zu stimmen. Nach der gestrickten Reihe 11 stimmt es, ab 12 nicht mehr...

DROPS Design 04.03.2019 kl. 09:57:

Liebe Maike, bei der 11. Reihe in A.1B/A.1A nehmen Sie 2 Maschen (1 für Raglan + 1 im Diagram) = dann haben Sie 2 Maschen mehr bei der 12. Reihe. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Nashwa Sakr 21.02.2019 - 10:40:

Ok, thanks alot for your help, one last thing,on row 16 of diagram A1.A, it's shown as k6,p6,k5,p3,k4, shouldn't it be k6, p7, k4, p3, k4 instead ? because after i worked as shown i felt that the leaf pattern was broken

DROPS Design 21.02.2019 kl. 11:20:

Dear Mrs Sakr, it looks like you are right, our design team will check diagram, thank you. Happy knitting!

Nashwa Sakr 20.02.2019 - 18:28:

Ok so this means that i will replace last 2 sts of A1.A with the first 2 sts of A.4, and the first 2 sts of A1.B with the last 2 sts of A.5? and if this is the case how will i do it on row 21 for size s/m, as the last 2 sts of A1.A is k1,p1

DROPS Design 21.02.2019 kl. 09:49:

Dear Mrs Sakr, the first 2 sts in A.1 will be worked as the first 2 sts of A.4 = instead of working K1, P1, work P2 tog, YO. Happy knitting!

Nashwa Sakr 20.02.2019 - 16:16:

For example, i am starting to work row 19 of diagram A1.A size s/m, so i will work (4 garter sts, 3 purl sts, p2tog, yo, k1, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, sl,k,psso,k5, k2tog, yo,p6) so these will be 29 sts of the left front, now i should work diagram A.4 which requires 5 sts but i can't find these 5 sts in my actual work as the next st to be worked after working the 29 sts of the left front is the raglan st, so how can i make it?

DROPS Design 20.02.2019 kl. 16:30:

Dear Mrs Sakr, instead of the P6 at the end of A.1A work P4 and work the first 2 sts in A.4 (= P2 tog, YO), then work the 3rd stitch in A.4 (= K1 = stitch with marker), and work the last 2 sts in A.4 over sleeve. Same on each raglan. Happy knitting!

Nashwa Sakr 20.02.2019 - 14:24:

But if i did so and started 3 sts before the raglan st, i will work these 3 sts from the left front piece? which will make the remaining number of sts not equal to the 25 sts in the A1.A diagram

DROPS Design 20.02.2019 kl. 16:23:

Dear Mrs Sakr, oops you start 2 sts before the stitch with marker (= the raglan stitch) and work the first 2 sts in A.1A as shown in the first 2 sts in A.4 and work the last 2 sts in A.1B as shown in the first 2 sts in A.5 (2 sts from A.4/A.5 are worked on the sleeves and 2 sts are worked on front/back pieces). Happy knitting!

Nashwa Sakr 20.02.2019 - 12:54:

I am working on this pattern size medium, and i am stuck at the part after the raglan increases has been finished, i finished the 9 times raglan increases, and now i am working on row 19 of diagram A1.A, and i have 25 sts for the right front, so how i will insert diagram A.4 which requires 5 sts to be worked, i don't find these sts, i only have 1 raglan st, then the right shoulder sts thank you :)

DROPS Design 20.02.2019 kl. 14:06:

Dear Mrs Sakr, when raglan increases are done, you continue as before and work A.4/A.5 over the raglan sts (to continue lace rows as before on each side of raglan). Start 3 sts before the raglan stitch and work A.4/A.5: the middle stitch in diagram should be the raglan stitch. Happy knitting!

Debbie Hayward 25.01.2019 - 18:07:

Love it! Can't wait to make it.... 'Lavender Parfait'...

Nanny 23.01.2019 - 01:22:

I would call this Autumn Leaves , very beautiful 😍

Jättesnygg Tröja Och Härligt Garn 15.01.2019 - 07:44:

När kommer mönstret?

Iris 21.12.2018 - 22:41:

What a lovely feminine pattern.

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