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April Showers Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted long jacket with round yoke in 2 strands DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-041
Yarn group B + B or D
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
350-400-450-500-550-600 colour 13, light jeans blue

KNITTING TENSION:
12 stitches in width and 17 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 40 cm and 80 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 MM: for rib.
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, Arched (white) NO 522: 7 items in all sizes.

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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.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 62 stitches) minus the bands (e.g. 8 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be made (e.g. 19) = 2.8. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 3rd stitch. On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over. On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

DECREASE TIP (for sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before 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.

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: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 1. On the next row knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
First buttonhole is worked when the neck measures 2 cm. Then work the other 6 buttonholes with 7-7-8-8-8-9 cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down. Sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

NECK:
Cast on 62-62-66-66-70-70 stitches (including 4 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 8 mm and 2 strands Sky. Purl 1 row from the wrong side, then work rib as follows: 4 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 6 stitches left on row, knit 2 and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for approx. 3 cm – adjust so you finish after a row from the wrong side. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band!

YOKE:
Change to circular needle size 9 mm. Work pattern and increase evenly spaced as follows: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1 (choose diagram for your size) until there are 5 stitches left on row, A.2 (choose diagram for your size), 4 band stitches in garter stitch. AT THE SAME TIME increase on each row with an arrow in the diagram as follows:
Arrow-1: Increase 19-19-21-21-21-23 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 70-70-76-76-80-82 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Arrow-2: Increase 26-28-30-30-30-32 stitches evenly spaced = 107-109-117-117-121-125 stitches.
Arrow-3: Increase 24-28-30-30-30-32 stitches evenly spaced = 131-137-147-147-151-157 stitches.
Arrow-4: Increase 24-30-30-30-30-32 stitches evenly spaced = 155-167-177-177-181-189 stitches.
Now the increases in sizes S, M and L are finished. In sizes XL, XXL and XXXL continue to increase as follows:
Arrow-5: Increase 22-30-32 stitches evenly spaced = 199-211-221 stitches

All sizes:
When A.1 and A.2 have been completed in height, the piece measures approx. 18-18-18-22-22-22 cm from the cast-on edge. Continue with stocking stitch and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side towards mid front. When the piece measures 19-20-22-24-26-28 cm increase 23-29-31-19-27-31 stitches evenly spaced = 178-196-208-218-238-252 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 21-23-25-27-29-31 cm. The next row from the wrong side is worked as follows: Work the first 28-30-32-34-38-41 stitches (= right front piece), place the next 37-42-44-45-47-48 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), work the next 48-52-56-60-68-74 stitches (= back piece), place the next 37-42-44-45-47-48 stitches on a thread (= sleeve), cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 28-30-32-34-38-41 stitches (= left front piece). THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 116-124-132-144-160-176 stitches. Insert a marker thread on each side, in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches cast on under each sleeve. Allow the threads to follow your work onwards. Continue back and forth with stocking stitch and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side towards mid front. When the piece measures 4 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 12-12-8-8-8-8 cm a total of 3-3-4-4-4-4 times = 128-136-148-160-176-192 stitches. When the piece measures 32 cm increase 26-30-30-34-38-38 stitches evenly spaced = 154-166-178-194-214-230 stitches. Change to circular needle size 8 mm and work rib from the right side as follows: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, (knit 2, purl 2) until there are 6 stitches left on row, knit 2 and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch. When the rib measures 4 cm, cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure the cast-off edge is not tight; increase a needle size when casting off if this is a problem. The jacket measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 37-42-44-45-47-48 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 9 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 43-48-50-53-55-58 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches (= 3-3-3-4-4-5 new stitches on each side). Allow the marker thread to follow your work onwards. Work stocking stitch in the round. When the sleeve measures 4 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease as follows in the different sizes:
Size S: Decrease alternately every 4 cm and 5 cm a total of 8 times.
Size M: Decrease every 3 cm a total of 10 times.
Size L: Decrease every 3 cm a total of 10 times.
Size XL: Decrease alternately every 2 cm and 3 cm a total of 11 times.
Size XXL: Decrease alternately every 2 cm and 3 cm a total of 11 times.
Size XXXL: Decrease every 2 cm a total of 12 times.
When all the decreases are finished there are 27-28-30-31-33-34 stitches on the round. Continue with stocking stitch until the sleeve measures 40-38-37-35-33-32 cm (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Now increase 5-4-6-5-7-6 stitches evenly spaced = 32-32-36-36-40-40 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 8 mm and work rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure the cast-off edge is not tight; increase a needle size when casting off if this is a problem. The sleeve measures approx. 44-42-41-39-37-36 cm. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on next row (wrong side) knit yarn over to leave a hole
= knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased)
= increase row – see explanation in the pattern


Mona Granath 21.03.2019 - 15:29:

Hej! Vill gärna sticka denna kofta, men jag tål inte garnet Sky, som innehåller ull Har ni förslag på annat garn? Enligt garnkonverteraren finns inte garnet Belle med som alternativ (?)/Mvh Mona

DROPS Design 26.03.2019 kl. 13:20:

Hej. Vi håller fortfarande på att utveckla konverteraren så därför finns inte alla alternativ med ännu. Du kan ersätta Sky med ett annat garn i garngrupp B (som då också stickas med 2 trådar), t.ex. DROPS Belle. Tänk bara på att räkna om garnmängden, du hittar hur du gör det här, samt att få rätt stickfasthet. Lycka till!

Arja Nielsen 06.03.2019 - 12:27:

Olen tekemässä tätä juuri nyt. Etu-ja takakappaleosiossa neuvotaan leventämään 2x2 silmukkaa koossa L ensin 4 cm:n kohdalla ja lisäksi vielä neljä kertaa 8 cm:n välein. Näistä tulee jo 36 cm. 32 cm:n kohdalla pitäisi kuitenkin jo lisätä 32 silmukkaa ja aloittaa resori. Onko ohjeessa vai sen tulkitsijana vikaa?

DROPS Design 06.04.2019 kl. 14:07:

Hei, nämä lisäykset tehdään yhteensä 4 kertaa, eli ensimmäinen lisäyskerros + vielä 8 cm välein 3 kertaa.

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