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Soft Moonlight Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan and balloon sleeves. The piece is worked top down in DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk and DROPS Kid-Silk. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bs-153
Yarn group A + A or C
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g colour 1306, powder
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125-125-150-150-175-175 g colour 01, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with stocking stitch and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 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 521: 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.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on needle (e.g. 96 stitches) minus bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining 86 stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 22) = 3.9.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch (do not increase on bands). On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for mid under sleeve):
Start 2 stitches before the marker, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker sits in middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

RAGLAN:
All increases are worked from the right side!
Increase to raglan in each transition between body and sleeves as follows: Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker sits in middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over = 2 stitches increased and a total of 8 stitches increased on round. On the next row (wrong side) purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes, and then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). Decrease as follows from the right side when there are 3 stitches left on row: 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit1. 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 5-5-6-6-7-7 buttonholes are worked with approx. 8-8½-7½-8-7-7 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. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 96-100-104-108-112-112 stitches (including 5 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 4 mm and 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked 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 row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 3 cm – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – read description above. 
After the rib, purl 1 row from the wrong side where you increase 14-14-14-18-18-18 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 110-114-118-126-130-130 stitches.
Then work rib as described below.

YOKE:
Insert 4 markers in the piece as described below (without working the stitches). The markers will be used when increasing to raglan.
Count 23-24-25-27-28-28 stitches (= front piece), insert first marker, count 14 stitches (= sleeve), insert 2nd marker, count 36-38-40-44-46-46 stitches (= back piece), insert 3rd marker, count 14 stitches (= sleeve) and insert 4th marker. There are 23-24-25-27-28-28 stitches left on row after the last marker (= front piece).
Change to circular needle size 5 mm and work stocking stitch back and forth with 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side towards mid front. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME when you have worked 2 rows stocking stitch, increase to RAGLAN on the next row from the right side – read description above (= 8 stitches increased). Increase to raglan like this every 2nd row (i.e. every row from the right side) a total of 15-18-21-22-25-27 times. After the last increase there are 230-258-286-302-330-346 stitches on the needle. Continue with stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side (without increasing) until the piece measures approx. 19-21-23-25-27-29 cm from the cast-on edge mid front.
The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: Work 38-41-45-48-53-57 stitches as before (= front piece), place the next 44-52-58-60-64-64 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve), work 66-72-80-86-96-104 stitches as before (= back piece), place the next 44-52-58-60-64-64 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 38-41-45-48-53-57 stitches as before (= front piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 154-166-182-198-218-238 stitches. Continue back and forth with stocking stitch and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side until the piece measures 28 cm from the division in all sizes (or to desired length; there is 4 cm left to finished length).
Purl 1 row from the wrong side (bands worked in garter stitch) where you increase 18-18-22-22-22-22 stitches evenly spaced = 172-184-204-220-240-260 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. The next row is worked 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. Change back to circular needle size 5 mm and loosely cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl. The jacket measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 44-52-58-60-64-64 stitches from the thread on the one side of the body on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 5 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 50-58-64-68-72-74 stitches. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches under the sleeve. It will be used when increasing mid under sleeve. Work stocking stitch in the round. When the piece measures 3 cm from the division increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 2½-3½-3-3½-2½-3 cm a total of 15-11-12-10-12-11 times = 80-80-88-88-96-96 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 46-44-43-41-40-39 cm from the division (short measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke). Work 1 round where all stitches are knitted together 2 and 2 = 40-40-44-44-48-48 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm (or to desired length) – make sure the rib is not work too loosely.
Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The sleeve measures approx. 50-48-47-45-44-43 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

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Gabriela Jorajuria 17.04.2019 - 01:17:

Muchisimas gracias queria cerciorarme

Gabriela Jorajuria 16.04.2019 - 03:00:

Con cuantos puntos se empieza?

DROPS Design 16.04.2019 kl. 15:57:

Hola Gabriela! Hay que montar 96-100-104-108-112-112 puntos (depende de vuestra talla). Buen trabajo!

Gabriela Jorajuria 13.04.2019 - 18:36:

Can I have the prices in U$S dollars please?

DROPS Design 13.04.2019 kl. 19:15:

Hello Gabriela. If you choose the English/us language, prices will automatically show in us$. For example, for the pattern you are interested in, this is the link to the en/us version and as you can see, yarn prices are expressed in US dollars. Enjoy your knitting!

Bianca 06.04.2019 - 11:59:

Zou ik dit vest met alleen baby alpaca dolk kunnen breien en hoe pas ik dan het patroon aan? Groet, bianca

DROPS Design 06.04.2019 kl. 20:55:

Dag Bianca,

Dat kan, maar dan heb je een andere stekenverhouding. Als je de stekenverhouding weet, zou je op basis daarvan om kunnen rekenen hoeveel je op moet zetten, hoeveel je moet meerderen, etc. Het beste is om dit eerst even goed uit te rekenen en op te schrijven.

Degn ;Miriam 30.01.2019 - 23:07:

Så feminin og fin

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