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Forest Shadows by DROPS Design

Knitted jacket with raglan in 3 strands DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk. The piece is worked top down with stripes. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no as-115
Yarn group C + C + C
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
100-100-100-125-125-150 g colour 11, forest green
125-125-150-150-175-175 g colour 03, grey
125-125-125-150-150-175 g colour 02, light grey
25-25-25-25-25-25 g colour 01, off white

KNITTING TENSION:
10.5 stitches in width and 14 rows in height with stocking stitch and 3 strands = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 MM: Length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 6 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 6 MM: Length 40 cm and 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 BUFFALO HORN BUTTONS, NO 535: 6-6-6-6-6-7 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.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 54 stitches) minus the band stitches (= 8 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 11) = 4.1. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch. On the next row work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

STRIPES-1:
All stripes are worked with 3 strands.
STRIPE 1: 7-7-8-8-8-9 cm with 2 strands forest green + 1 strand grey.
STRIPE 2: 14-14-16-16-16-18 cm with 2 strands grey + 1 strand forest green.
STRIPE 3: 7-7-8-8-8-9 cm with 1 strand forest green + 1 strand grey + 1 strand light grey.
STRIPE 4: 7-7-8-8-8-9 cm with 2 strands grey + 1 strand light grey.
STRIPE 5: 7-7-8-8-8-9 cm with 1 strand grey + 2 strands light grey.
STRIPE 6: Work with 3 strands light grey as far as the rib.
STRIPE 7: Work rib with 2 strands light grey + 1 strand off-white

STRIPES-2 (for sleeves):
All stripes are worked with 3 strands.
Continue with STRIPES-1 – read description above, until stripe 3 is finished. The sleeve measures approx. 8-6-8-6-4-6 cm from the division. Continue the stripes as follows:
STRIPE 4: 13-13-12-12-12-11 cm with 2 strands grey + 1 strand light grey.
STRIPE 5: 13-13-12-12-12-11 cm with 1 strand grey + 2 strands light grey.
STRIPE 6: Work with 3 strands light grey to finished length.

RAGLAN:
All increases are worked from the right side!
Increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread in each transition between body and sleeves (= 8 stitches increased on the round) as follows: Work until there is 1 stitch left before marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Repeat at all marker threads. 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 2 cm. Then work the other 5-5-5-5-5-6 buttonholes with approx. 9½-9½-10-10-10-10 cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

NECK:
Cast on 54-58-58-62-66-66 stitches with circular needle size 6 mm and 3 strands forest green. Purl 1 row from the wrong side. Then work as follows: 4 band stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) until there are 6 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and 4 band stitches in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE BUTTONHOLE on the right band – read description above. When the rib measures 4 cm, insert 1 marker in the piece. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

YOKE:
Knit 1 row from the right side where you increase 11-11-11-11-15-19 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP = 65-69-69-73-81-85 stitches. Knit 1 row back from the wrong side (band stitches are knitted). Change to circular needle size 8 mm. Now insert 4 marker threads in the piece as follows: Insert the first marker thread after the first 14-15-15-16-18-19 stitches, skip the next 8 stitches (= sleeve), insert the next thread here, skip the next 21-23-23-25-29-31 stitches (= back piece), insert the next thread here, skip the next 8 stitches (= sleeve), insert the last thread here; there are 14-15-15-16-18-19 stitches between the last marker thread and end of row. Change to circular needle size 8 mm. Continue with stocking stitch and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side and work STRIPES-1 – read description above. AT THE SAME TIME on the first row from the right side begin to increase to RAGLAN – read description above. Increase like this every 2nd row a total of 12-13-15-16-16-17 times = 161-173-189-201-209-221 stitches. Then continue to increase every 2nd row on the front and back pieces (do not increase further on the sleeves = 4 stitches increased on round) 2-2-2-2-3-4 more times = 169-181-197-209-221-237 stitches. Continue working without increasing until the piece measures 21-23-25-27-29-31 cm. The next row from the wrong side is worked as follows:
Work the first 28-30-32-34-37-40 stitches (= right front piece), place the next 32-34-38-40-40-42 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work the next 49-53-57-61-67-73 stitches (= back piece), place the next 32-34-38-40-40-42 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 new stitches on the needle (= in side under sleeve), work the remaining 28-30-32-34-37-40 stitches (= left front piece).

BODY:
= 117-125-133-145-157-169 stitches. Continue back and forth with STRIPES-1, stocking stitch and 4 band stitches in garter stitch on each side. When the piece measures 31 cm increase 17-21-21-21-25-25 stitches evenly spaced – remember INCREASE TIP = 134-146-154-166-182-194 stitches. Change to circular needle size 6 mm and work rib as follows: 4 band stitches in garter stitch, rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) until there are 6 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 4 band stitches in garter stitch. When the rib measures 4 cm, cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. The jacket measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 32-34-38-40-40-42 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on short circular needle/double pointed needles size 8 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-6-8-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeve = 38-40-44-48-48-50 stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches (= 3-3-3-4-4-4 new stitches on each side of the thread). Work stocking stitch and STRIPES-2; at the same time when the sleeve measures 4 cm decrease 2 stitches under the sleeve - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 4½-3½-3-2-2-2 cm a total of 7-8-9-11-10-11 times = 24-24-26-26-28-28 stitches. When the piece measures 38-36-35-33-31-30 cm (shorter measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke) increase 4-4-6-6-8-8 stitches evenly spaced = 28-28-32-32-36-36 stitches. Change to double pointed needles size 6 mm and work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the strands. The sleeve measures approx. 42-40-39-37-35-34 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew buttons onto left band.

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Carol Mauriello 21.08.2019 - 21:09:

Thank you kindly

Lesley 17.08.2019 - 01:51:

Love the colour changes, makes it look seamless

Marina 08.08.2019 - 18:34:

I like it very much.

Line 30.07.2019 - 01:49:

Superbe *** très beau choix de couleur

Eva Filipsson 26.07.2019 - 18:38:

Underbara färger helt klart en favorit Väntar på att mönstret ska komma

Bullermor 19.06.2019 - 23:48:

Rigtig pæn,kan bruges til alt

Kerstin 09.06.2019 - 23:26:

Mycket fina färgkombinationer, ovanlig och fin!

Lise 07.06.2019 - 19:23:

Fine farger og anvendelig

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