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DROPS 93-27 by DROPS Design
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Vest in Silke-tweed and Alpaca
DROPS 93-27
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-116 cm
[31.5" - 34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41.75" - 45-5/8"]
Hem: 70-80-90-98-108 cm
[27-5/8" - 31.5" - 35-3/8" - 38-5/8" - 42.5"]

Materials:
Garnstudio SILKE-TWEED
200-200-200-250-250 gr nr 02, brown
and use:
Garnstudio ALPACA
200-200-200-250-250 gr nr 7139, grey green

DROPS 5 mm [US 8] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

DROPS 4.5 mm [US 7] circular and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
  • DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American 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 British English, please click here.
Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on larger needles with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands) in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Striping hints: Because the model in the photograph was knit on the machine, it looks more striped than it will appear when knit by hand. Hand knitting results in a more tweed effect.

Rib: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *.

Knitting tips (for armhole):
Dec 1 st inside of 1 st in garter st as follows.After 1 edge st: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso. Before 1 edge st: K 2 tog.

Increasing tips (for shoulders):
Inc inside of K 2 by pulling up a st from previous row and knit the st.

Back: Cast on 64-72-80-88-96 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). P 1 row (wrong side row) and then knit rib, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st and begin rib with K 2.
When the piece measures 12 cm change to larger needles and stockinette st, decreasing evenly spaced to 62-70-78-86-94 sts on 1st row. When the piece measures 17-17-18-19-19 cm inc 1 st at each side every 5-5-7-7-7 cm a total of 4-4-3-3-3 times = 70-78-84-92-100 sts.
When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off 3-4-5-5-5 sts at each side for armhole. Then dec 1 st at each side every other row – see knitting tips: 2-3-3-5-7 times = 60-64-68-72-76 sts.
When the piece measures 40-42-44-46-48 cm inc 1 st at each side for shoulder – see increasing tips: every 2.5-2.5-2.5-4-4 cm a total of 4-4-4-3-3 times = 68-72-76-78-82 sts.
When the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm bind off the center 22-22-24-24-26 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 22-24-25-26-27 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Left front: Cast on 34-38-42-46-50 sts on smaller circular needles with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). P1 row (wrong side row) and then knit rib, keeping 1 edge st in garter st at each side and begin rib with K 2 (at the center front).
When the piece measures 12 cm change to larger needles and stockinette st, decreasing evenly spaced to 31-35-39-43-47 sts on the 1st row.
Read the entire section before knitting:
Side inc: When the piece measures 17-17-18-19-19 cm inc at the side as on back.
Neck shaping: When the piece measures 22-23-24-25-26 cm dec 1 st at center front edge for neck every 2 cm a total of 12-12-13-13-14 times.
Armhole: When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back.
Inc for shoulder: When the piece measures 40-42-44-46-48 cm inc for shoulder as on back.
After all shaping is complete 22-24-25-26-27 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.
Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left, reversing shaping.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams using edge sts as seam allowance.
Buttonband: Pick up approx. 222 - 254 sts (divisible by 4 + 2) along right center front edge, around back neck and down along left center front edge on smaller circular needles with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). K 2 rows (1st row = wrong side). Then knit rib, keeping 2 sts in garter st at each end and begin rib with P 2 (K 2 seen from the right side). When edge measures 9-9-10-10-11 cm bind off all sts loosely in rib.
Armhole edge: Pick up approx. 68 - 84 sts (divisible by 4) inside edge st around armhole with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands) on smaller double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. P 1 row and K 1 row, then knit rib. When edge measures 2 cm bind off all sts loosely in rib.

I-cord Belt: Cast on 5 sts with 1 strand on smaller double-pointed needles with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). Knit as follows: K 1 row, * scoot sts back to right side of needle without turning, pull yarn tight on back side and K 1 row from same side as previous row *, repeat * - *. Bind off when belt measures approx. 175 - 220 cm.






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