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Mardi Gras Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with balloon sleeves, V-neck and stripes in DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. Sizes: S-XXXL

DROPS Design: Pattern no as-104
Yarn group C or A + A
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SIZES: 
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS: 
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 19, curry
125-125-125-175-175-175 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 12, powder pink
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 14, light grey green
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 13, denim blue

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 522: 4 items in all sizes.

KNITTING TENSION:
15 stitches in width and 24 rows in height with moss stitch = 10 x 10 cm with needle size 6 mm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 6 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 6 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for moss stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 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.

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Colour combinations shown are:
A) DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 08, 01, 09, 12, 04.
B) DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 04, 01, 14, 02, 05.
C) DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 15, 01, 05, 13, 17.
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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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MOSS STITCH (worked in the round):
Round 1: * Knit 1, purl 1*, repeat from *-*.
Round 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit.
Repeat round 2 onwards.

MOSS STITCH (worked back and forth):
Row 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit.
Repeat row 2 onwards.

STRIPES BODY:
Work 12-12.5-13-12-13.5-14 cm light grey green, 12-12.5-13-12-14-14.5 cm off-white, 12-12.5-13-12-13.5-14 cm powder pink and then finish with denim blue = 12-12.5-13-12-14-14.5 cm.

STRIPES SLEEVES:
Work 4.5 cm off-white, 3 cm curry, 4.5 cm off-white, 3 cm curry, 4.5 cm off-white and 3 cm curry.

BANDS ON FRONT PIECES:
The outermost 6 stitches towards mid front = bands. Work as follows:
Knit the 5 outermost stitches towards mid front on all rows and the 6th stitch is worked in stocking stitch seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP-1:
Decrease only from the right side, inside the bands towards mid front as follows:
Knit 5, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 1 stitch decreased).

DECREASE TIP-2:
Decrease only from the right side, inside the bands towards mid front as follows:
Work moss stitch until there are 7 stitches left on row. Decrease 1 stitch by knitting together the 7th and 6th stitch. Knit the remaining 5 stitches.

DECREASE TIP-3:
Knit together the 3 middle stitches under the sleeve (= 2 stitches decreased).

INCREASE TIP-1:
Work 2 stitches in 1 stitch as follows: Work 1 stitch but do not slip this stitch off the left needle, work 1 more stitch in same stitch - working in the back loop this time = 1 stitch increased.

INCREASE TIP-2: (evenly spaced at bottom of sleeve):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 44 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 20) = 2.2.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 2nd stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs to leave a small hole.

BUTTONHOLES (bottom up):
Work buttonholes on right band. 1 BUTTONHOLE = Cast off the 3rd and 4th stitch from the edge. On the next row cast on 2 new stitches over the cast-off stitches.
Work buttonholes when the piece measures approx.:
S: 1, 10, 19 and 28 cm
M: 1.5, 10.5, 19.5 and 28.5 cm
L: 1, 10.5, 20 and 29.5 cm
XL: 1, 11, 21 and 31 cm
XXL: 1, 11, 21 and 31 cm
XXXL: 1.5, 11.5, 21.5 and 31.5 cm

CASTING-OFF TIP:
To avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with a larger size needle; or make 1 yarn over after approx. each 8th stitch at the same time as casting 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:
Front and back pieces are worked separately, back and forth with circular needle and bottom up. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles or short circular needle, bottom up.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 66-72-78-86-94-104 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm and curry. Work rib ( = knit 1, purl 1) for 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm. Change to circular needle size 6 mm and light grey green and continue with MOSS STITCH – read description above – AT THE SAME TIME as you work STRIPES BODY – read description above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm increase 1 stitch on each side for sleeve-seams – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 68-74-80-88-96-106 stitches. When the piece measures 46-48-50-52-54-56 cm work garter stitch over the middle 38-38-40-40-42-42 stitches; the remaining stitches are continued in moss stitch as before. When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm cast off the middle 26-26-28-28-30-30 stitches and each shoulder is finished separately = 21-24-26-30-33-38 stitches on each shoulder.
Continue with garter stitch over the outermost 6 stitches towards the neck and moss stitch over the other stitches. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - read CASTING-OFF TIP above. Work the other shoulder in the same way.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
When working the right front piece you also work buttonholes on the band – read description above.
Cast on 39-42-45-49-53-58 stitches (including 6 band stitches) with circular needle size 4 mm and curry. Work rib (= knit 1, purl 1) for 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm at the same time as you work BANDS – read description above. After the rib is finished, change to circular needle size 6 mm, light grey green and work MOSS STITCH, STRIPES BODY and BANDS onwards.
When the piece measures 28-29-30-31-31-32 cm start to decrease to V-neck: Decrease 1 stitch every 1 cm a total of 19-19-20-20-21-21 times - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 20-23-25-29-32-37 stitches on needle - AT THE SAME TIME, when the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm increase 1 stitch for the sleeve-seam, outermost towards the armhole - read INCREASE TIP-1 = 21-24-26-30-33-38 stitches.
When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - read CASTING-OFF TIP above.

LEFT FRONT PIECE
Work as for right front piece, but without buttonholes and with the band at the other end of the row. At V-neck, read DECREASE TIP-2.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 36-38-40-42-44-46 stitches with double pointed needles size 4 mm and curry. Work rib ( = knit 1, purl 1) for 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm. Change to double pointed needles size 6 mm and off-white and knit 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 24-22-22-22-20-20 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-2 = 60-60-62-64-64-66 stitches. Continue with MOSS STITCH and STRIPES SLEEVES – read description above. When STRIPES SLEEVES are finished continue with off-white to finished length.
When the piece measures 25-25-25-25-25-25 cm decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP-3, repeat this decrease every 4-6-5-5-0-0 cm a total of 4-3-2-2-0-0 times = 52-54-58-60-64-66 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 52-52-51-49-47-45 cm (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to broader shoulders) and then loosely cast off the remaining stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl - read CASTING-OFF TIP. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY
Sew the pieces together in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so the seams are flat - the bands on each front piece are sewn to the garter stitch along the neck on the back piece. Sew sleeves to body inside the 1 edge stitch on the front and back pieces. Sew buttons onto left band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 21.05.2019
Correction - MATERIALS: DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 125-125-125-175-175-175 g colour 01, off white

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Margrethe Mogensen 15.04.2019 - 17:25:

Undrer mig over garnforbruget. Skulle den have været strikket med dobbelt garn?

DROPS Design 03.05.2019 kl. 10:25:

Hej Margrethe, Modellen strikkes ret løst med enkelt tråd. Husk at DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk ligger i 25 g/nøgle. God fornøjelse!

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 - 09:32:

Colour alternatives shown are: A) DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 08, 01, 09, 12, 04. B) DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 04, 01, 14, 02, 05. C) DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 15, 01, 05, 13, 17.

Sahar Taha 06.03.2019 - 08:12:

You are great and l follow you for many years so can l make a point please if l want to knit jumper on needle e .g 6can you make a category on the search where I can write'jumper on needle 6. " then all jumper made of needle 6 appear and we can choose among them . Thanks again

DROPS Design 06.03.2019 kl. 09:24:

Dear Sahar, needles size is different for everyone as knitting tensione is different. You can search by yarn group, i.e. Knitting tension. You can make a swatch with the needles and yarn you want to use and then you can search by The tension you'll reach. Happy crafting!

Margit 12.02.2019 - 16:50:

Liebes Drops-Team, wird für dieses Modell die Anleitung noch zur Verfügung gestellt? Man hat nur Einsicht auf den Materialbedarf und auf die Modellzeichnung. Liebe Grüße Margit

DROPS Design 13.02.2019 kl. 08:57:

Liebe Margit, ja sicher, die deutsche Anleitung wird bald hochgeladen, danke für den Hinweis. Viel Spaß beim stsricken!

Marinette 28.01.2019 - 19:36:

Hâte d'avoir les explications pour le faire. J'espère ne pas devoir attendre trop longtemps.

Anett 05.01.2019 - 09:56:

Als ich die Jacke sah, wusste ich, die muss ich haben! Ich hoffe sehr, dass die Anleitung erscheint.

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