DROPS / 201 / 36

Life With Flair by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket in DROPS Alpaca. Piece is knitted top down with round yoke, English rib stitches on yoke and ¾ flounce sleeves. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern z-854
Yarn group A
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 3112, powder pink

KNITTING TENSION:
24 stitches in width and 32 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm : Length 40 and 80 cm for stocking stitch and English rib stitches.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm : Length 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL-BUTTON, flower (blush), NO 615: 7 pieces for 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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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
Knit all rows.
1 ridge vertically = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1, A.2 and A.3). Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP -1 (applies to increases in A.1):
All increase are done from the right side.
Increase 1 stitch in every purl section by making 1 yarn over after every English rib stitch (do not increase between English rib stitch and band).
On next row (wrong side) knit yarn overs twisted to avoid hole.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
All increases are done from the right side.
Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, make 1 yarn over, work 6 stitches in stocking stitch (marker thread is in the middle of these 6 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Increase the same way at the other marker thread.
On next row (wrong side) purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

INCREASE TIP-3 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 258 stitches), minus bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining 248 stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 71) = 3.5.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately every 3rd and 4th stitch. Do not increase over bands. On next row (wrong side) work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeves): 
Begin 3 stitches before marker thread and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Decrease for buttonholes on right band (when garment is worn). Decrease from right side when 3 stitches remain on row as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit the next 2 stitches together, knit last stitch. On next row (wrong side) knit the yarn over to make a hole.
Decrease first buttonhole when rib in neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then decrease the next 6 buttonholes, approx. 6½-7-7½-7½-8-8½ cm between each.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Work neck edge and yoke back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down. Now divide yoke for body and sleeves. Work body back and forth on circular needle from mid front, work top down. Work sleeves in the round on double pointed needles/short circular needle, top down.

NECK EDGE:
Cast on 122-134-140-140-149-161 stitches (including 5 band stitches in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). Work next row as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above - * knit 1, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until 6 stitches remain, knit 1 and finish with 5 band stitches on needle in garter stitch. Continue rib like this for 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - read explanation above.
Work next row as follows from right side:
SIZE S, M and L: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 1, purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* until 6 stitches remain on needle, knit 1 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch = 159-175-183 stitches.
SIZE XL, XXL and XXXL: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 1, purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-* until 6 stitches remain on needle, knit 1 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch = 226-241-261 stitches.
ALL SIZES: Work back from wrong side with garter stitch over garter stitch, purl over purl and knit over knit (knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes). Then work yoke as explained below.

YOKE:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Work first row as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A until 6 stitches remain on row (= 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 4-4-4-5-5-5 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 4-4-4-5-6-6 cm from cast-on edge, increase 1 stitch in every purl section (seen from right side) – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 196-216-226-269-287-311 stitches. Continue pattern as before with 4-4-4-5-5-5 purl (seen from right side) between every English rib stitch.
When piece measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm from cast-on edge mid front, work next row as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.2A (= 5-5-5-6-6-6 stitches), work A.2B until 6 stitches remain on row (= 36-40-42-42-45-49 repetitions of 5-5-5-6-6-6 stitches), work A.2C (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. When A.2 has been worked, there are 340-376-394-437-467-507 stitches on needle.
Work next row as follows from right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.3A (= 5-5-5-6-6-6 stitches), work A.3B until 6 stitches remain on row (= 36-40-42-42-45-49 repetitions of 9-9-9-10-10-10 stitches), work A.3C (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue pattern like this until piece measures approx. 16-17-19-21-23-25 cm from cast-on edge mid front.
Now work 4 rows in stocking stitch with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front, BUT on every row from right side continue English rib stitches as before (i.e. work English rib stitches as before but work stocking stitch between English rib stitches - NOTE: The English rib stitches will not be very visible on these 4 rounds but they give a softer transition between texture and stocking stitch).
Then work stocking stitch back and forth over all stitches with 5 band stitches in garter stitches in each side towards mid front – AT THE SAME TIME on first row from right side increase 0-0-4-1-1-1 stitch evenly = 340-376-398-438-468-508 stitches.
When piece measures 20-22-24-26-28-30 cm from cast-on edge mid front, divide yoke for body and sleeves. I.e. work next row from wrong side as follows: Work 55-59-62-68-75-82 stitches in garter stitch and stocking stitch as before (= front piece), slip the next 65-75-80-88-89-95 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve), work 100-108-114-126-140-154 stitches in stocking stitch as before (= back piece), slip the next 65-75-80-88-89-95 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve) and work the remaining 55-59-62-68-75-82 stitches in stocking stitch and garter stitch as before (= front piece).
Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 222-242-258-282-314-342 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches that were cast on under sleeves. Move the marker threads upwards when working; they should be used for increase later in the sides.
Work in stocking stitch back and forth with 5 band stitches in garter stitch in each side - remember buttonholes on right band.
When piece measures 4-4-4-3-3-3 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 5-5-3½-3-3-3 cm a total of 4-4-5-6-6-6 times in each side = 238-258-278-306-338-366 stitches.
Work until piece measures 21 cm from division (or desired length, approx. 3 cm remain until finished measurements). Knit 1 row from right side while increasing 67-71-78-83-93-101 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP-3 = 305-329-356-389-431-467 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib to be worked, from contracting.
Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work next row as follows from wrong side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * purl 1, knit 2 *, repeat from *-* until 6 stitches remain on needle, purl 1 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this for 3 cm. Loosely cast off by knitting from right side. Jacket measures approx. 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Slip the 65-75-80-88-89-95 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle or double pointed needles size 3 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches cast on under sleeve = 71-83-90-98-101-107 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under sleeve. Move the marker thread upwards when working; it should be used for decrease mid under sleeve.
Begin round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm from division, decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease as follows 8-11-14-17-17-19 times in total in the different sizes: S: On every 8th round, M: On every 5th round, L: On every 4th round, XL: On every 3rd round, XXL: Alternately on every 2nd and 3rd round, XXXL: On every other round = 55-61-62-64-67-69 stitches.
Continue until piece measures 24-21-20-19-17-15 cm from division (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider neck and longer yoke).
Knit 1 round while increasing 1-3-2-0-5-3 stitches evenly = 56-64-64-64-72-72 stitches. Work A.4 in the round (= 7-8-8-8-9-9 repetitions of 8 stitches). When A.4 has been worked, there are 84-96-96-96-108-108 stitches on needle. Work stocking stitch in the round until piece measures 35-32-31-30-28-26 cm from division. Knit 1 round while increasing 24-27-27-27-30-30 stitches evenly = 108-123-123-123-138-138 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib to be worked, from contracting.
Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm. Work rib in the round = knit 1/purl 2 for 3 cm. Then loosely cast off by knitting. Sleeve measures approx. 38-35-34-33-31-29 cm from division. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= knit 1 in stitch below next stitch - this stitch is now called an English rib stitch
= work 5 stitches in English rib stitch as follows: Knit 1, but wait to slip the stitch off the needle, * make 1 yarn over on right needle, knit same stitch without slipping the stitch off left needle *, work from *-* 2 times in total, then drop this stitch off left needle = 5 stitches (i.e. 4 stitches increased)
= work 5 stitches in stitch as follows: Knit 1, but wait to slip the stitch off the needle, * make 1 yarn over on right needle, knit same stitch without slipping the stitch off left needle *, work from *-* 2 times in total, then drop this stitch off left needle = 5 stitches (i.e. 4 stitches increased)



Sofie Jonsson 18.01.2019 - 22:50:

Äntligen! Letat länge efter denna modell. Hoppas den kommer snart så att jag kan börja sticka. Tycker den ska heta Princess cake. Den är så söt och läcker!😊

Michaela 05.01.2019 - 12:26:

Wunderschöne Jacke! Möchte am liebsten gleich loslegen mit stricken. Ich hoffe sehr,dass die Anleitungen bald freigeschaltet werden und diese Jacke auch dabei ist 😥

Sylvia 16.12.2018 - 11:42:

Such a beautiful Cardigan, love it, but it seems to be, I am lonely with it. Sad about it, if this Cardigan doesn't make it. ;-(

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