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Nordic Beauty by DROPS Design
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Knitted DROPS jacket with raglan and Norwegian pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine”. Size: S to XXXL.
DROPS 131-37
DROPS design: Pattern no ME-044
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
Colour no 02, black: 500-550-600-650-700-750 g
Colour no 01, off white: 200-250-250-300-300-350 g

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - for rib.

DROPS Angular buffelhorn buttons no 537: 10 pieces

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  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.10 GBP
  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE MIX (50g)
    3.10 GBP
Yarn type
  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.50 EUR
  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE MIX (50g)
    3.50 EUR
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - 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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams M.1, M.2 and M.3 - all diagrams are worked in stocking st.

RAGLAN:
Dec for raglan on each side of the 4 markers.
Dec as follows from RS: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), K 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes).
Dec as follows from WS: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, P 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of sts instead of front), P 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), P 2 tog.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 220-240-260-280-308-340 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with black. Work rib as follows (seen from RS): 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 2 and 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. Continue rib like this for approx. 5 cm (adjust so that next row is from RS). Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. K 1 row while at the same time dec 33-35-37-39-43-51 sts evenly (K approx. every 6th and 7th st tog) = 187-205-223-241-265-289 sts. Continue with diagram M.1 (2nd row = WS) and 1 edge st in each side as before. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures approx. 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm (adjust after 1 whole repetition of diagram M.1), work diagram M.2 one time vertically – AT THE SAME TIME on last row in diagram M.2 (= RS), cast off for armholes. This is done as follows: Work 43-47-52-56-62-69 sts, cast off 8 sts for armhole, work 85-95-103-113-125-135 sts, cast off 8 sts for armhole, work the rest of row (= 43-47-52-56-62-69 sts). Piece measures approx. 43-44-45-46-47-48 cm. Put piece aside and work the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 56-56-60-64-64-68 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with black. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 8 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and K 1 round while at the same time dec 2-2-6-4-4-2 sts evenly = 54-54-54-60-60-66 sts. Insert a marker mid under sleeve. Then work diagram M.1 upwards.
At the same time when piece measures 10-10-10-12-12-12 cm, inc 1 st on each side of marker mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 10-7-6-5-4-4 rounds a total of 9-12-15-15-18-18 times = 72-78-84-90-96-102 sts – work the inc sts gradually in pattern.
When piece measures approx. 41-41-41-40-40-40 cm, inc should be done (adjust after 1 whole repetition of diagram M.1), work diagram M.2 – AT THE SAME TIME on last round of diagram M.2, cast off 8 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 4 sts on each side of marker) = 64-70-76-82-88-94 sts remain on needle. Now piece measures approx. 48-48-48-47-47-47 cm. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.


YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off = 299-329-359-389-425-461 sts. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body (= 4 markers). Continue with diagram M.3 with 1 edge st in each side as before – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row (= WS), dec 4 sts evenly = 295-325-355-385-421-457 sts. On next row (= RS), beg dec for RAGLAN – see explanation above. Repeat dec on every other row a total of 25 times for all sizes and then on every row: 0-3-6-9-12-15 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm, work next row as follows: Work 8-9-10-11-12-13 sts and slip them on 1 stitch holder, work until 8-9-10-11-12-13 sts remain in the other side, slip these on 1 stitch holder (without working them first). Turn piece, then cast off for neck at beg of every row in each side: 2 sts 2 times and then 1 st in each side until dec for raglan has been worked. After all dec for raglan and neck approx. 65 to 97 sts remain on needle and piece measures approx. 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm up to shoulder.

NECK EDGE:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Knit up approx. 16-23 sts on each side mid front of neck (incl sts on stitch holders) = approx. 97-143 sts. K 1 row from WS while at the same time adjusting no of sts to 96-100-104-108-112-116. Continue with rib as follows (seen from RS): 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 2 and 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. When neck edge measures approx. 3 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P.
ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves tog.

LEFT FRONT BAND:
Knit up (from RS) approx. 120 to 146 sts inside edge st along left front piece on needle size 3 mm with black. K 1 row from WS while at the same time inc evenly to 148-156-164-172-180-188 sts. Then work rib as follows (seen from RS): 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 2 and 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. When band measures approx. 4 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P.

RIGHT FRONT BAND:
Work as left front band, but cast off for 10 button holes evenly after 2 cm. 1 button hole = cast off 1 st, on next row cast on 1 new st over the cast off st. Upper button hole should be approx. 1½ cm from the top, and bottom hole approx. 3 cm from bottom edge.
Sew on buttons.


Diagram

black
off white


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