DROPS / 200 / 15

Let the Sun In by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan and stripes in 2 strands DROPS Alpaca. Worked top down. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern z-842
Yarn group A + A or C
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour 2923, goldenrod
150-200-200-200-250-250 g colour 100, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows vertically in stocking stitch and 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 mm, length 40 and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 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 WOODEN BUTTON, coconut NO 516: 6 pieces for all sizes

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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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.

STRIPES:
Work stripes with 2 strands and stocking stitch as follows:
Work diagram A.1. When A.1 has been worked vertically, work diagram A.2 - choose diagram for your size. When A.2 has been worked vertically, work A.3. Then work with goldenrod until finished measurements.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly):
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 102 stitches), minus band stitches (8 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 6) = 15.6. 
In this example decrease by knitting alternately approx. every 14th and 15th stitch and every 15th and 16th stitch together (do not decrease over bands).

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides of body):
All increases are done from the right side.
Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), 1 yarn over. Repeat in the other side (= 4 stitches increased on row). On next row (wrong side) purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

INCREASE TIP-2 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 160 stitches), minus band stitches (= 8 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 30) = 5. 
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after every 5th stitch (do not increase over bands). On next row (wrong side) purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

RAGLAN:
All increases are done from the right side.
Work until 2 stitches remain before first marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over. Repeat at each of the remaining marker threads (= 8 stitches increased on row). On next row (wrong side) purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker thread and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.

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 knit yarn over to make holes.
Decrease first buttonhole when rib in neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then decrease the next 5 approx. 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm between each.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down. Work sleeves in the round on a short circular needle/double pointed needles. Work entire piece is knitted in 2 strands and stripes.

YOKE:
Cast on 102-106-110-114-118-122 stitches on circular needle size 4 mm with 2 strands off white. Purl 1 row from wrong side. Then work rib as follows (1st row = right side): 4 band stitches in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above, (knit 2/purl 2) until 6 stitches remain on needle, knit 2, 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Remember BUTTONHOLES - read explanation above. When rib measures 2 cm, knit 1 row from right side while at the same time decreasing 6 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 96-100-104-108-112-116 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm. Purl 1 row from wrong side (with 4 band stitches in garter stitch in each side). Now insert 4 marker threads in the piece as follows: Insert a marker thread 19-20-21-22-23-24 stitches in from each side (= transition between front pieces and sleeves), insert a marker thread after another 14 stitches in each side (= transition between sleeves and back piece). There are now 30-32-34-36-38-40 stitches between the last 2 marker threads inserted (= back piece).
Now work in stocking stitch with 4 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front side and STRIPES - read explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME on first row from right side begin increase for RAGLAN – read explanation above. Increase like this every other row 16-19-21-23-25-28 times in total = 224-252-272-292-312-340 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When all increases are done, continue until piece measures 19-21-23-25-27-29 cm from cast-on edge and down mid back. Work next row from wrong side as follows: Work the first 34-37-40-44-48-53 stitches (= right front piece), slip the next 48-56-60-62-64-68 stitches on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeves), work the next 60-66-72-80-88-98 stitches (= back piece), slip the next 48-56-60-62-64-68 stitches on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeves), work the remaining 34-37-40-44-48-53 stitches on row (= left front piece). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 144-156-172-188-208-228 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches cast-on in the side under the sleeves (= 4-4-5-5-6-6 new stitches on each side of marker thread). Move the marker thread upwards when working. Continue with stocking stitch, 4 band stitches in garter stitch in each side towards mid front as before and stripes. When piece measures 4 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of marker thread - read INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this approx. every 5-5-8-8-8-8 cm 4-4-3-3-3-3 times in total = 160-172-184-200-220-240 stitches. When piece measures 25 cm, increase 30-34-38-42-46-50 stitches evenly – read INCREASE TIP-2 = 190-206-222-242-266-290 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Now work rib as follows: 4 band stitches in garter stitch,
(knit 2/purl 2) until 6 stitches remain on row, knit 2, 4 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue like this until rib measures 2 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure that the cast-off edge is not too tight. Use a larger needle size when casting off. Jacket measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Slip the 48-56-60-62-64-68 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece back on a short circular needle/double pointed needles size 5 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the new 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches cast on under sleeve = 56-64-70-72-76-80 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches (= 4-4-5-5-6-6 new stitches on each side of marker thread). Work in stocking stitch and stripes as before. When sleeve measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker thread mid under sleeve - read DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease in the different sizes as follows:
Size S: Decrease approx. every 4 cm 7 times in total.
Size M: Decrease alternately every 2 and 3 cm 10 times in total.
Size L: Decrease approx. every 2 cm 12 times in total.
Size XL: Decrease alternately every 1 and 2 cm 13 times in total.
Size XXL: Decrease every cm 14 times in total.
Size XXXL: Decrease every cm 14 times in total.
When all decreases are done, there are 42-44-46-46-48-52 stitches on round. When sleeve measures 29-27-26-24-22-21 cm, increase 10-12-14-14-16-16 stitches evenly = 52-56-60-60-64-68 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work rib (knit 2/purl 2) for 2 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. Make sure that the cast-off edge is not too tight. Use a larger needle size when casting off. Sleeve measures approx. 31-29-28-26-24-23 cm. Work the other sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the buttons on to left band.

Diagram

= off white
= goldenrod



Susanne 11.06.2019 - 06:44:

Jeg fandt ud af det med knaphullet, som jeg spurgte om. Det var bare mig som var lidt forvirret. Tak for nogle dejlige opskrifter :-)

Susanne 10.06.2019 - 23:11:

Hej Hvordan kan knaphullet komme til at være på højre forkant, når tøjet er på, hvis jeg først laver knaphullet sidst på en ret pind? Så vil det, så vidt jeg kan regne ud, komme til at sidde på venstre forkant.

DROPS Design 11.06.2019 kl. 07:13:

Hei Susanne. Det strikkes ovenfre og ned, så da blir begynnelsen av pinnen på venstre forstykke og slutten av pinnen på høyre forstykke (når plagget has på). Knapphullene strikkes på slutten av en pinne fra retten = høyre forstykke. God fornøyelse

Solvejg Pedersen 25.02.2019 - 16:56:

Super sød sommer trøje, håber opskriften snart er klar

Rini C 24.02.2019 - 18:09:

Sunny Summer

Hanne Enghave 19.02.2019 - 17:56:

Venter dagligt på opskriften. Skøn trøje

Golden Sun 15.02.2019 - 19:28:

Ik vindt het op gouden zonnestralen lijken

Gerda Pennekamp 30.01.2019 - 12:57:

Happy yellow stripes

Anne Marie 13.01.2019 - 15:53:

Very nice summer cardigan with graduated stripes.

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