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Idun Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked top down with round yoke and Nordic pattern on the yoke. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-890
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
450-500-550-600-650-750 g colour 75, petrol cerise
50-50-100-100-100-100 g colour 77, light oak

KNITTING TENSION:
20 stitches in width and 26 rows in height with stocking stitch and Nordic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM: Length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch and Nordic pattern.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 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, Round (blue) NO 612: 6-6-7-7-8-8 items.

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Colour combinations shown are (in the same order as the materials list above):
A) DROPS KARISMA 39, 11.
B) DROPS KARISMA 72, 05.
C) DROPS KARISMA 52, 54.
D) DROPS KARISMA 55, 01.

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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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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.

ELEVATION (back of neck):
To make the jacket slightly higher at the back of the neck you can work an elevation as described here. Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker in the middle of the row (in S and XL insert the marker in the middle stitch, in M, L, XXL and XXXL insert the marker between the 2 middle stitches on the row). Start from the right side with petrol cerise and knit 13-14-15-15-16-17 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 27-28-30-31-32-34 stitches back. Turn, tighten strand and knit 40-42-45-46-48-51 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 53-56-60-61-64-68 stitches back. Turn, tighten strand and knit to end of row, work 1 row from wrong side (band worked in garter stitch). Then work YOKE as described in the text.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands at the back are not tight. You can use a larger size needle when working pattern if this is a problem.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 104 stitches), minus the bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 31) = 3. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after each 3rd stitch. Do not increase on the bands. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body and mid under sleeves):
All increases are worked from the right side!
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at the marker thread and 4 stitches increased on the row).
On the body the yarn overs are purled twisted on the next row (wrong side) to avoid holes. On the sleeves they are knitted twisted on the next round to avoid holes. Then the new stitches are worked in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (mid under sleeve): 
Work until there are 3 stitches left before the 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 (= 2 stitches decreased).

BUTTONHOLE:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when the garment is worn). Work from the right side when there are 3 stitches left on the row as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 together and knit 1. On the next row (wrong side), knit the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the rib on the neck measures approx. 1½-2 cm. Then work the other 5-5-6-6-7-7 buttonholes with approx. 9-9-8-8-7½-7½ cm between each one.

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:
The neck and yoke are worked back and forth from mid front with circular needle, top down. Then the yoke is divided for body and sleeves and the body continued back and forth with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 104-108-112-116-120-124 stitches (including 5 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 3.5 mm and petrol cerise. 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 *, repeat from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 3 cm – remember the BUTTONHOLE on the right band – read description above.
Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 31-32-34-35-36-38 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 135-140-146-151-156-162 stitches. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the row, after band; the yoke is measured from this marker!
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and purl 1 row from the wrong side (bands worked in garter stitch and yarn overs purled twisted).
You can now work an ELEVATION in the back of the neck – read description above. If you do not want an elevation go straight to YOKE.

YOKE:
The first row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A until there are 6 stitches left on the row (the number of stitches does not fit to begin with as each repeat has 10 stitches, but this does not matter as the first rows are one-coloured), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this pattern. Read KNITTING TIP and REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on each row marked with an arrow in A.1A increase stitches evenly spaced as described below – remember INCREASE TIP-1:
Arrow-1: Increase 41-43-45-47-49-55 stitches evenly spaced = 176-183-191-198-205-217 stitches.
Arrow-2: Increase 25-28-30-33-36-44 stitches evenly spaced = 201-211-221-231-241-261 stitches (there is now room for 19-20-21-22-23-25 repeats of A.1 with 10 stitches).
Arrow-3: Increase 22-30-40-48-54-58 stitches evenly spaced = 223-241-261-279-295-319 stitches.
Arrow-4: Increase 22-30-36-44-54-56 stitches evenly spaced = 245-271-297-323-349-375 stitches (there is now room for 9-10-11-12-13-14 repeats of A.1 with 26 stitches).
Arrow-5: Increase 16-20-24-28-22-26 stitches evenly spaced = 261-291-321-351-371-401 stitches (there is now room for 25-28-31-34-36-39 repeats of A.1 with 10 stitches).
Arrow-6: Increase 12-14-8-6-10-12 stitches evenly spaced = 273-305-329-357-381-413 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed the piece measures approx. 18-18-18-21-21-21 cm from the marker on the neck.
Continue with stocking stitch and petrol cerise and 5 band stitches in garter stitch until the piece measures 19-21-23-25-27-29 cm from the marker on the neck.
Now divide the yoke for body and sleeves on the next row as follows: Work 44-48-51-56-61-67 stitches in stocking stitch and garter stitch as before (= front piece), place the next 54-62-68-72-74-78 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 77-85-91-101-111-123 stitches in stocking stitch as before (= back piece), place the next 54-62-68-72-74-78 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve) and work the remaining 44-48-51-56-61-67 stitches in stocking stitch and garter stitch as before (= front piece). Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 177-193-209-229-253-277 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread 47-51-55-60-66-72 stitches in from each side (= in sides of body). There are 83-91-99-109-121-133 stitches between marker threads on the back piece. Allow the threads to follow your work onwards; they are used when increasing in the sides. 
Work stocking stitch back and forth with petrol cerise and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side towards mid front – remember the buttonholes on the right band.
When the piece measures 6 cm from the division in all sizes increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 6 cm a total of 4 times on each side = 193-209-225-245-269-293 stitches.
Continue working until the piece measures 29 cm from the division in all sizes (there is approx. 3 cm left to finished length; you can try the jacket on and continue working to desired length). 
Purl 1 row from the wrong side where you increase 51-55-59-67-71-79 stitches evenly spaced (bands continued in garter stitch; do not increase on the bands) = 244-264-284-312-340-372 stitches; this increase is to avoid the rib being tight.
Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work the next row from the right side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* until there are 7 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 3 cm. Cast off with garter stitch over garter stitch, knit over knit and purl over purl – read CASTING OFF TIP! The jacket measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 54-62-68-72-74-78 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles/short circular needle size 4.5 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 60-68-76-80-84-88 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches under the sleeve and allow the thread to follow your work onwards; it will be used when decreasing mid under sleeve.
Start the round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round with petrol cerise. When the sleeve measures 3-3-3-2-2-2 cm from the division decrease 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4-1½-1-1-1-1cm a total of 3-7-10-11-11-13 times = 54-54-56-58-62-62 stitches.
When the sleeve measures 15-15-16-16-16-17 cm from the division increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 4-4-3-3-2-2 cm a total of 3 times = 60-60-62-64-68-68 stitches. Continue working until the sleeve measures 39-38-36-35-33-32 cm from the division (there is approx. 3 cm left to finished length; you can try the jacket on and continue working to desired length). NOTE: shorter measurements in larger sizes due to wider neck and longer yoke.
Knit 1 round where you increase 16-16-18-20-20-20 stitches evenly spaced = 76-76-80-84-88-88 stitches.  
Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 3 cm. Cast off loosely with knit over knit and purl over purl – remember CASTING OFF TIP!
The sleeve measures approx. 42-41-39-38-36-35 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto the left band. 

Diagram

= petrol cerise
= light oak
= increase-row



KateC 05.08.2019 - 17:32:

To clarify, in this instruction, you only do a YO, you do not also do a M1, i.e. lift loop and knit into back of it? Thank you,

DROPS Design 07.08.2019 kl. 11:02:

Dear KateC, to increase 1 stitch you will make a yarn over and work the yarn over twisted on next row - as explained in this video. Happy knitting!

KateC 04.08.2019 - 22:54:

When you say “make 1 yarn over,” does this just mean Make 1, or do you then move the yarn over (to front)? Won’t this leave a hole? I am a new knitter, thank you.

DROPS Design 05.08.2019 kl. 07:41:

Hi Kate, 1 yarn over means wind the strand around the right needle to make an extra stitch. The yarn over is then worked twisted (in the back of the loop rather than the front) on the next row/round to avoid a hole. Happy knitting!

Jóna Marvinsdóttir 15.07.2019 - 12:51:

Get ég keypt þetta munstur? Og hvernig ber ég mig að? Hef aldrei pantað áður.

DROPS Design 15.07.2019 kl. 14:47:

Öll mynstrin eru frí. Þú getur prentað þau út.

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