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Winter Escape Jacket by DROPS Design

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

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-318
Yarn group C or A + A
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 2923, goldenrod
100-100-150-150-150-150 g colour 0100, off white
50-100-100-100-100-100 g colour 1477, pistachio
50-100-100-100-100-100 g colour 2920, orange
50-50-50-50-50-100 g colour 8911, sea blue
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 6273, cerise
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 6790, royal blue
50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 4434, purple

KNITTING TENSION:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 MM: Length 40 cm and 60 cm or 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 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: 6-7-7-7-7-7 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.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Choose diagram for your size in A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP-1 (for bands):
On the rows with 2-coloured pattern use the background colour over the 5 band stitches on each side.

KNITTING TIP-2:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern it is important that the strands at the back are not tight. Use a size larger needle when working pattern if this is a problem.
Make sure the knitting tension is correct in height, if this is too tight the yoke will be too short and the armholes too small!

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 82 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 4) = 20.5. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately each 20th and 21st stitch. On the next row purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits between these 4 stitches) make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at each marker thread; 4 stitches increased on round).
On the next row 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 the marker thread as follows: 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.

BUTTONHOLES:
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 5-5-6-6-6-6 buttonholes with approx. 8-8-8-8-8½-9 cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle from mid front, top down. You can work an elevation in the back of the neck for a better fit. This elevation can be left out; the neck will then be the same front and back – see description further down the text. Buttonholes are worked on the right band. After the yoke the body is continued back and forth on the needles. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles, top down.

NECK:
Cast on 80-84-96-100-104-108 stitches (including 5 band stitches on each side towards mid front) with circular needle size 4 mm and goldenrod. 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 the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 4 cm.
Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 1-2-0-1-2-3 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 81-86-96-101-106-111 stitches. Change to circular needle size 5 mm and purl 1 row from the wrong side (band stitches in garter stitch). Now you can work an elevation in the back of the neck or go straight to yoke if you do not want an elevation.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Insert 1 marker mid-back, between 2 stitches in sizes M, L and XXL and in the middle stitch in sizes S, XL and XXXL (= 40-43-48-50-53-55 stitches in from each side).
Start from the right side with goldenrod and knit 11-11-12-13-13-14 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten the strand and purl 22-22-24-26-26-28 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit 33-33-36-39-39-42 stitches, turn, tighten the strand and purl 44-44-48-52-52-56 stitches. Turn, tighten the strand and knit to end of row. Purl 1 row from the wrong side with 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side. 

YOKE:
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and KNITTING TIP -2!
The first row is worked as follows from the right side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.1 over the next 70-75-85-90-95-100 stitches (= 14-15-17-18-19-20 repeats of 5 stitches) work A.2 (= 1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch.
Continue this pattern until there is 1 row left in A.1 and A.2. There are 263-281-317-335-353-371 stitches on the needle. Work the last row in A.1 and A.2, AT THE SAME TIME adjust the number of stitches to 257-285-315-333-355-373 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work the next row from the right side as follows, with A.3 over A.1 and A.4 over A.2: Work 5 band stitches in garter stitch, 38-41-45-49-53-56 stitches as shown on the first row in A.3 (= front piece), place the next 48-56-62-64-66-68 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 75-81-91-97-107-115 stitches as shown on the first row in A.3 (= back piece), place the next 48-56-62-64-66-68 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work 38-41-45-49-53-56 stitches as shown on the first row in A.3, work A.4 (1 stitch) and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch (= front piece).
Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! 

BODY:
= 173-185-203-221-239-257 stitches. Insert a marker thread in each side in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 new stitches. The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, work A.3 over the next 162-174-192-210-228-246 stitches, A.4 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Continue with A.3 and A.4 until they have been completed 1 time in height. Then work stocking stitch with goldenrod and 5 band stitches in garter stitch on each side. When the piece measures 15 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads. Increase every 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm a total of 5 times = 193-205-223-241-259-277 stitches – read INCREASE TIP-2. When the piece measures 34-36-36-38-38-40 cm from the division, work 1 row from the wrong side where you increase 39-43-45-51-53-59 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 232-248-268-292-312-336 stitches. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and work from the right side as follows: 5 band stitches in garter stitch, *knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 7 stitches left, knit 2 and finish with 5 band stitches in garter stitch. Work this rib for 4 cm, cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The jacket measures approx. 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm from the shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Place the 48-56-62-64-66-68 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece 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 = 54-62-68-72-74-78 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 6-6-6-8-8-10 stitches under the sleeve. Work A.3 over all stitches, AT THE SAME TIME on the first round adjust the number of stitches to 54-60-66-72-78-78 stitches. When the piece measures 4 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread under the sleeve; decrease every 5-3-2½-2-2-2 cm a total of 7-10-12-14-15-15 times = 40-40-42-44-48-48 stitches – read DECREASE TIP. Any stitches which do not fit into A.3 are worked in the background colour. When the sleeve measures 35-36-34-35-33-34 cm from the division (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke), knit 1 round with goldenrod where you increase 8-8-6-8-8-8 stitches evenly spaced = 48-48-48-52-56-56 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work rib (= knit 2, purl 2) for 5 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl; make sure the cast-off edge is not tight. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

Diagram

= goldenrod
= cerise
= pistachio
= royal blue
= orange
= off white
= sea blue
= purple
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over





Giancarla Coco 19.09.2019 - 02:41:

Ho trovato un errore nella traduzione in italiano: e' errato il numero di maglie da avviare per il collo . Sono indicate 68-72-84-88-92-100 maglie ,anziche' 80-84-96-100 104 108 come nelle altre traduzioni

DROPS Design 19.09.2019 kl. 06:54:

Buongiorno Giancarla, grazie per la segnalazione, abbiamo corretto il testo. Buon lavoro!

Anna-Karin Andersson 25.07.2019 - 07:44:

Vackra färger. Den ska jag sticka i höst

Emma 02.07.2019 - 17:06:

Un modèle bien coloré pour passer un bon hiver

Ann Lindberg 26.06.2019 - 13:49:

Jättefina färger!

Mirjam De Vries 22.06.2019 - 19:27:

Elsker mønstrene. Jeg vil dog bruge en anden farvesammensætning.

Florence 19.06.2019 - 10:23:

Superbe,lumineux. Je suis impatiente d'avoir les explications.

Michaux Laurence 15.06.2019 - 11:11:

J'adore les couleurs,le modèle…..vite vite les explications

Urszula 12.06.2019 - 19:41:

Cudowny te kolory są wspaniałe już chciałabym go zrobić

Loreto 12.06.2019 - 18:13:

Enamorada

Henriette 11.06.2019 - 18:14:

Ich liebe Sonnenfarben!

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