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City Chic Jacket by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with pepita-pattern in DROPS Kid-Silk. The piece is worked with garter stitch and a square pattern with raised stitches. Sizes S – XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ks-159
Yarn group A
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
75-100-100-100-125-125 g colour 02, black
75-75-100-100-100-125 g colour 32, raspberry

KNITTING TENSION:
23 stitches in width and 46 rows in height with garter stitch and raised stitches = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: Length 80 cm for garter stitch and raised stitches (pepita-pattern).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: Length 80 cm for edges.
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: 7-7-7-8-8-8 items.

Colour combinations shown are:
A) DROPS Kid-Silk 02, 30
B) DROPS Kid-Silk 02, 03

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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.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The diagrams show all rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP-1 (for sides of body and sleeves).
Increase on the inside of the outermost stitch on both sides on back piece and on sleeves, and on side on each front piece. Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, which is knitted twisted on the next row to avoid a hole. Then work the new stitches in garter stitch and into the pattern as you go.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for neck):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 104 stitches) and take away from the number of stitches you are increasing to (e.g. 122 stitches) = 18 increases. Then divide 104 stitches by 18 = 5.8. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 6th stitch. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

CASTING OFF TIP:
To avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with a double strand or a larger size needle.

BUTTONHOLES (on right band when garment is worn):
Work 6-6-6-7-7-7 buttonholes. 1 buttonhole = knit 2 together and make 1 yarn over. On the next row knit the yarn over to leave a hole – NOTE the buttonholes are neatest when you purl 2 stitches together in a section of 2 purled stitches (seen from the right side).
The first buttonhole is worked approx. 2 cm from the bottom edge and the last buttonhole approx. 6 to 7 cm from the top of the neck. The remaining 4-4-4-5-5-5 buttonholes are worked evenly with approx. 7 to 8 cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Back and front pieces and sleeves are worked separately, back and forth with circular needle and bottom up. The piece is sewn together before working the bands, the neck and false pockets.

BACK PIECE:
Using 2 strands of black, cast on 95-105-115-125-140-155 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 3 mm. Work GARTER STITCH back and forth – read description above, for approx. 2 cm, with 2 strands of black.
Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Remove the one strand and continue working with just 1 strand of black.
Now start the pepita-pattern as follows from the right side: Work A.1 over 2 stitches, repeat A.2 until there are 3 stitches left on the row, work A.3 over 1 stitch and finish with A.1 over the last 2 stitches. Continue this pattern onwards (A.X is repeated in height as shown in the diagrams). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When the piece measures 5 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side – read INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this every 5-5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 5 times on each side = 105-115-125-135-150-165 stitches.
When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm, cast off stitches for the armholes at the beginning of each row on each side as follows: Cast off 3 stitches 1-1-1-2-3-3 time, 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-4-5 times and 1 stitch 3-3-6-8-8-11 times on each side = 85-95-95-95-100-105 stitches. Then continue the pattern as before.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm, cast off the middle 33-35-35-35-34-39 stitches for neck and each shoulder is finished separately (26-30-30-30-33-33 stitches on each shoulder). Continue the pattern and cast off at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: Cast off 1 stitch 2 times = 24-28-28-28-31-31 stitches left on shoulder. Continue working until there is ½ cm left before the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm, but finish either after a complete stripe of black or of raspberry. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Start from the right side and work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches with black. Cast off with knit from the right side – read CASTING OFF TIP!
Work the other shoulder in the same way. The back piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm from the shoulder down.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE (when the garment is worn):
Using 2 strands of black, cast on 45-50-55-60-70-75 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 3 mm. Work garter stitch back and forth for approx. 2 cm, with 2 strands of black.
Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Remove the one strand and continue working with just 1 strand as follows from the right side (i.e. from mid front): Work A.1 over 2 stitches, repeat A.2 until there are 3 stitches left on the row, work A.3 over 1 stitch and finish with A.1 over the last 2 stitches. Continue this pattern.
When the piece measures 5 cm increase 1 stitch in the side – remember INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this every 5-5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 5 times = 50-55-60-65-75-80 stitches.
When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm, cast off stitches for the armhole at the beginning of each row from the side as follows (i.e. at the beginning of each row from the wrong side): Cast off 3 stitches 1-1-1-2-3-3 times, 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-4-5 times and 1 stitch 3-3-6-8-8-11 times = 40-45-45-45-50-50 stitches. Continue the pattern as before.
When the piece measures 43-45-46-48-49-51 cm, place the outermost 10-11-11-11-13-13 stitches towards mid front on 1 thread for the neck, but to avoid cutting the strand work these stitches before placing them on the thread. Continue the pattern as before and cast off at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: Cast off 2 stitches 2 times and 1 stitch 2 times = 24-28-28-28-31-31 stitches left on the shoulder. Continue working until there is approx. ½ cm left before the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm but finish so it matches the back piece. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Starting from the right side work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches with black. Cast off with knit from the right side - remember CASTING OFF TIP!

LEFT FRONT PIECE (when the garment is worn):
Using 2 strands of black, cast on 45-50-55-60-70-75 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 3 mm. Work garter stitch back and forth for approx. 2 cm, with 2 strands of black.
Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Remove the one strand and continue working with just 1 strand from the right side as follows (i.e. from the side): Work A.1 over 2 stitches, A.3 over 1 stitch, repeat A.4 until there are 2 stitches left on the row and finish with A.1 over the last 2 stitches. Continue this pattern.
When the piece measures 5 cm increase 1 stitch in the side – remember INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this every 5-5-5-6-6-6 cm a total of 5 times = 50-55-60-65-75-80 stitches.
When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm, cast off stitches for the armhole at the beginning of each row from the side as follows (i.e. at the beginning of each row from the right side): Cast off 3 stitches 1-1-1-2-3-3 times, 2 stitches 2-2-3-3-4-5 times and 1 stitch 3-3-6-8-8-11 times = 40-45-45-45-50-50 stitches. Continue the pattern as before.
When the piece measures 43-45-46-48-49-51 cm, place the outermost 10-11-11-11-13-13 stitches towards mid front on 1 thread for the neck. Continue the pattern as before and cast off at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: Cast off 2 stitches 2 times and 1 stitch 2 times = 24-28-28-28-31-31 stitches left on the shoulder. Continue working until there is approx. ½ cm left before the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm but finish so it matches the other front piece and the back piece. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Starting from the right side work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches with black. Cast off with knit from the right side.

RIGHT SLEEVE (when the garment is worn):
Using 2 strands of black, cast on 58-58-62-62-66-66 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 3 mm. The whole of the rib is worked with 2 strands black. Purl 1 row (wrong side) then work rib (knit 2/ purl 2) with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side for 6 cm. Knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 8-8-7-7-6-6 stitches evenly spaced = 50-50-55-55-60-60 stitches. Knit 1 row from the wrong side. Remove the one strand and continue working with just 1 strand. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work pattern as follows from the right side: Work A.1 over 2 stitches, repeat A.2 until there are 3 stitches left on the row, A.3 over 1 stitch and finish with A.1 over the last 2 stitches. Continue this pattern.
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 7-8-7-8-6-9 cm increase 1 stitch on each side – remember INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this every 3-2½-2½-2-2-1½ cm a total of 15-17-18-21-22-24 times = 80-84-91-97-104-108 stitches.
Continue working until the piece measures 51-51-51-50-49-47 cm (there is approx. 8-8-9-11-12-14 cm left for the sleeve cap and to finished length; you can try the sleeve on and continue to desired length, but be aware that the bottom 3 cm will be turned up NOTE: Shorter measurements in larger sizes due to broader shoulders and longer sleeve cap.
Now work the sleeve cap; i.e. cast off stitches at the beginning of every row on both sides as follows: Cast off 3 stitches 1-1-1-1-1-1 time, 2 stitches 2-2-2-3-3-3 times and 1 stitch 12-12-14-17-20-24 times on each side. Then cast off 2 stitches on each side until the sleeve measures approx. 58-58-59-60-60-60 cm. Cast off 3 stitches 1 time on each side and then cast off the remaining stitches – remember CASTING OFF TIP. The sleeve measures approx. 59-59-60-61-61-61 cm from the top down.

LEFT SLEEVE:
Work the left sleeve in the same way as the right sleeve, but when the pepita-pattern begins, work the first row from the right side as follows: Work A.1 over 2 stitches, A.3 over 1 stitch, repeat A.4 until there are 2 stitches left and finish with A.1 over the last 2 stitches. Continue this pattern.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams inside the cast-off edge. Sew in the sleeves inside the 1 edge stitch. Sew the sleeve and side seams in one go inside the 1 edge stitch. Fold up the bottom 3 cm on the sleeves.

RIGHT BAND (when the garment is worn):
Using 2 strands of black and circular needle size 3 mm knit up from the right side approx. 109-113-117-121-125-129 stitches along the mid-front edge on the right front piece (the number of stitches must be divisible by 4 + 1). The whole band is worked with 2 strands black.
Knit 1 row from the wrong side and knit 1 row from the right side.
The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side (i.e. from the neck): 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * purl 2 / knit 2 *, work from *-* until there are 4 stitches left on the row, purl 2 and finish with 2 edge stitches in garter stitch. Continue this rib, but after approx. 1-1½ cm work 6-6-6-7-7-7 BUTTONHOLES evenly spaced – read description above. Continue working until the band measures 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

LEFT BAND (when the garment is worn):
Using 2 strands of black and circular needle size 3 mm knit up from the right side approx. 109-113-117-121-125-129 stitches along the mid-front edge on the left front piece.
Knit 1 row from the wrong side and knit 1 row from the right side.
The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side (i.e. from the bottom edge): 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, * purl 2, knit 2 *, work from *-* until there are 3 stitches left on the row, purl 2 and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue this rib for approx. 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

NECK:
Using 2 strands of black and circular needle size 3 mm knit up from the right side approx. 104 to 124 stitches around the neck (including the stitches from the threads in front).
Knit 1 row from the wrong side. Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase evenly to 122-126-130-130-134-142 stitches (the number of stitches must be divisible by 4 + 2) – read INCREASE TIP-2. The next row is worked as follows from the wrong side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * purl 2 / knit 2 *, work from *-* until there are 3 stitches left on the row, purl 2 and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue this rib, but when the neck measures approx. 1-1½ cm work the last buttonhole over the other buttonholes on the right band. Work the buttonhole by knitting together the third and fourth stitch from the edge then making 1 yarn over (the yarn over is purled on the next row to leave a hole). Continue working until the neck measures approx. 3 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

FALSE POCKET:
The false pockets are for decoration only.
Using 2 strands of black and circular needle size 3 mm cast on 20-20-22-22-24-24 stitches. Work garter stitch back and forth with 2 strands black for approx. 2 to 2½ cm. Cast off with knit from the right side. Work another false pocket in the same way. Place the pockets on the front pieces approx. 8 to 12 cm from the bottom edge and approx. 7 to 11 cm from the outermost edge on the bands (you can try the jacket on and move the pockets if you wish). Sew the false pockets on with small stitches.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 30.08.2019
Chart text:
= slip the stitch as if to purl, make sure the strand you are using is on the wrong side (away from you seen from the right side)
= slip the stitch as if to purl, make sure the strand you are using is on the wrong side (towards you seen from the wrong side)

Diagram

= knit from right side, knit from wrong side with raspberry
= knit from right side, knit from wrong side with black
= slip the stitch as if to purl, make sure the strand you are using is on the wrong side (away from you seen from the right side)
= slip the stitch as if to purl, make sure the strand you are using is on the wrong side (towards you seen from the wrong side)


Sahar Taha 26.08.2019 - 13:25:

Thanks for your explanation l got it

Sahar Taha 25.08.2019 - 17:34:

I can't understand the daigram specially how can a slip the stitches and the strand Ian using in the wrong side... Can you make keep video about this stitch

DROPS Design 26.08.2019 kl. 09:16:

Dear Mrs Taha, your request has been forwarded to our team. When you slip the stitch from RS, the working yarn should be behind work = from WS (as before, ie just slip the stitch and work the next stitch) - when you have to slip the stitch from WS the working yarn is behind work (facing RS), before slipping the stitch, place the working yarn facing you (= towards the WS of piece), slip the stitch, then place the working yarn again as it should be (= facing RS) to continue knitting the next stitches. Happy knitting!

Sahar Taha 25.08.2019 - 17:32:

This pattern is beautiful but l can not understand the diagram especially how can l slip stitch and the strand I am using in the wrong side. can you make video about this stitch thanks a lot

DROPS Design 25.08.2019 kl. 18:21:

Dear Sahar, unfortunately we don't have a video tutorial, but you simply have to pass one stitch from the left to the right needle kkeping the yarn in front or on the back of the work to get the decorative pattern. Happy knitting!

Pia Olsen 21.08.2019 - 14:07:

Hvor bliver den fulde opskrift til denne pæne trøje/jakke af? Jeg kan se at den er der på blusen. Venlig hilsen Pia

DROPS Design 22.08.2019 kl. 08:40:

Hej. Nu finns den även på danska. Lycka till!

Maria Bækkelund 20.08.2019 - 17:50:

Der mangler stadig beskrivelsen i opskriften.Glæder mig til at strikke denne trøje,jakke🙃

Ann-Sofie Ekblom 08.08.2019 - 11:29:

Längtar efter mönster, så jag kan sätta igång och sticka denna snygga jacka

Rosy 29.07.2019 - 09:00:

Un adorable classique style années soixante remis au goût du jour, indémodable et les motifs sont très originaux !

Eva Johnson 21.07.2019 - 07:50:

Ärmsluten ser väldigt klumpiga ut. Det hade varit snyggare med en likadan kant som hals- och framkant.

Lise-Lotte Ingerslev 15.07.2019 - 16:57:

Glæder mig til at opskriften kommer så jeg kan komme igang

Geneviève 14.07.2019 - 14:34:

J'attends les explications de ce modèle avec impatience, pour ma part je le verrait bien en tons gris/écru

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