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DROPS 98-38 by DROPS Design
"Timeless vest with a fancy pattern"
DROPS Vest with textured pattern in Alpaca
DROPS 98-38
Size: S/M– M/L – XL - XXL
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150 g color n. 403, middle brown
100-100-150-150 g color no 601, dark brown

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 or size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

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Updated online: 05.09.2006 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

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Yarn type
  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 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.
The shrug is knitted in 3 pieces. 2 edge pieces which are knitted from the mid back and ends at the nape of the neck. These 2 pieces are sewn tog to a ring and then attached to the back piece – see figure 1.

Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 5 mm / US 8 with 2 strands of Alpaca in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Lace Pattern: See diagram M.1 The diagram are showing all rows in pattern seen from the RS.

Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows.

Measurement tips: All length measures for the edge piece are done at the shortest side.

Increasing tips: All increases are done from the RS.
For size S/M and M/L inc inside the first garter st (= 1 inc st per row).
For size XL and XXL inc inside the first garter st and after the first st in the stockinette sts section after diagram M.1 (= 2 inc sts per row).
See measurement drawing.
When knitting in garter sts inc as follows: Make a yo, on the returning row knit into back of you to avoid a hole.
When knitting in stockinette sts inc as follows: K2 sts in one st.

Decreasing tips: All decreases are done from the RS.
For size S/M and M/L decrease inside the first garter st (= 1 dec st per row).
For size XL and XXL dec inside the first garter sts and after the first st in stockinette sts section after M.1 (= 2 inc sts per row).
Decrease as follows: K2 tog.

Tips: You may choose to crochet an edge around the shrug on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with 2 strands of Alpaca. Crochet as follows: 1 sc, *2 ch, skip 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in the first sc.



Back piece:
Cast on 57-63-69-75 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand of each color.
Work in garter sts until the piece measures 3-3-1-1 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-3/8"-3/8".
Work next row as follows (from the RS): 4-5-6-7 sts of garter sts, *4-5-6-7 sts of stockinette sts, chart M.1 (=11 sts)*, repeat *-* a total of 3 times, 4-5-6-7 sts of stockinette sts and 4-5-6-7 sts of garter sts. Continue the pattern like this.
When the piece measures 10 cm / 4'' inc 1 st in the second st in each stockinette sts section = 61-67-73-79 sts.
Work a total of 4-4-5-5 repeats of M.1 and then finish the piece in garter sts.
At the same time when the piece measures 22-22-24-24 cm / 8 3/4"-8 3/4"-9½"-9½" bind off the mid 23-25-27-31 sts for the neck and work each shoulder separately.
Bind off 1 more st toward the neck on next row = 18-20-22-23 sts left for each shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 24-24-26-26 cm / 9½"-9½"-10 1/4"-10 1/4".

Right edge piece:
Cast on 39-41-43-46 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand of each color.
Work as follows (seen from the RS): 3 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stockinette sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter, 2 sts of stockinette sts, 4 sts of garter sts, diagram M.1 (=11 sts), 6-8-10-13 sts of stockinette sts, 2 sts of garter sts, 4 sts of stockinette sts, 3 sts of garter sts.
Continue the pattern like this.
When the piece measures 10 cm / 4'' inc 1-1-2-2 sts on every 4th row a total of 3-5-5-7 times – read increasing tips = 42-46-53-60 sts (work every row as follows - seen from the RS: 6-8-8-10 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stockinette sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stockinette sts, 4 sts of garter sts, diagram M.1 (=11 sts), 6-8-15-20 sts of stockinette sts, 2 sts of garter sts, 4 sts of stockinette sts, 3 sts of garter sts).

When the piece measures 17-19-21-22 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4"-8 3/4" work short rows as follows:
*work back and forth over the first 16-18-18-20 sts (6-8-8-10 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stockinette sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stockinette sts, 4 sts of garter sts),
work back and forth over the first 27-29-29-31 sts (6-8-8-10 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stockinette sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stockinette sts, 4 sts of garter sts, M.1 (=11 sts)),
work back and forth over all sts*,
repeat from *-* until the piece measures 29-32-36-39 cm / 11 3/8"-12½"-14 1/4"-15 1/4" – see measurement tips.

Continue over all sts at the same time bind off 0-1-2-2 sts on every 4th row at the right side a total of 0-2-3-5 times = 42-44-47-50 sts.
When the piece measures 45-48-51-53 cm / 17 3/4"-19"-20"-21" bind off the outermost 18-20-22-23 sts at the left side for shoulder = 24-24-25-27 sts left for the neck edge. Continue to measure from this point onwards.
Now work 6-6-5-5 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stockinette sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stockinette sts, 4 sts of garter sts, 8-8-10-12 sts of stockinette sts.
At the same time work *back and forth over the first 13-13-14-16 sts, back and forth over all sts*.
Bind off when the piece measures 8-8-9-10 cm / 3"-3"-3½"-4" (measured at the shortest side).

Left edge piece:
Cast on and work as done for the right front edge piece but reverse (this means work 3 sts of garter sts, 4 sts of stockinette sts, 2 sts of garter sts, 6-8-10-13 sts of stockinette sts, diagram M.1 (=11 sts), 4 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stockinette sts. 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stockinette sts (purl side shown) and 3 sts of garter sts.

Assembly:
See measurement drawing.
Sew the edge pieces tog in the bottom edge (E to E) and the neck (D to D).
Sew the edge pieces to the back piece as follows: Sew the shoulder seam (C to C) and the edge piece to the bottom and top edge of the back piece (G to G) and (F to F).

Diagram

back piece
edge piece
shoulder
neck edge mid back
mid back, bottom edge
back
neck shaping
K from the RS, P from the WS
make a yo
slip a st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso


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