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California Sun by DROPS Design
"A lovely dash of color for white jeans!"
Knitted DROPS vest in garter st worked from side to side in "Paris". Size XS - XXL
DROPS 139-19
DROPS design: Pattern no W-426
Yarn group C
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Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 68-78-88-98-108-118 cm / 26 3/4"-30 3/4"-34½"-38½"-42½"-46½"
Full length: 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''
Measurements might appear small but the garment will be very elastic so knit it in the size you normally use.

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
Color no 45, dusty orange: 400-450-450-500-550-600 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 34 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 3 pieces

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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.
SHORT ROWS:
* Work until 1st marker, turn, tighten yarn and work return row, work until 2nd marker, turn, tighten yarn and work return row, work all sts, turn and work return row*, repeat from *-*.
1 repetition = 2 rows at the top and 6 rows at the bottom.
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VEST:
Worked back and forth on needle from mid front on left front band. The entire piece is worked in K sts on all rows (= garter st).
All measurements should be done when piece is laying flat.
Cast on 92-95-98-102-105-109 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Paris. K 4 rows over all sts (1st row = RS).
Without working next row now insert 2 markers in the piece as follows (from RS): 1st marker after 79-81-83-86-88-91 sts and 2nd marker after a total of 89-92-95-99-102-106 sts (= 3 sts after last marker at the top by neck).
Then start working SHORT ROWS – see explanation above - until piece measures 6-6½-7-7½-8-8½ cm / 2 3/8"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/4" measured at the top (= by neck) and approx. 16-17½-19-20½-22-23½ cm / 6 1/4"-6 7/8"-7½"-8 1/8"-8 3/4"-9 1/4" at the bottom (stop after 1 row worked from RS).
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Insert a marker at the top by neck – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work the top 27-29-30-32-34-36 sts (= sleeve), slip the bottom 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts on a stitch holder (do not work them first). Continue working short rows as before over sleeve (but now there are only 14-15-15-16-17-18 sts before 1st marker) until piece measures approx. 7-7½-8-8½-9-9½ cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/4"-3½"-3 3/4" from marker at top by neck and approx. 21-22½-24-25½-27-28½ cm / 8 1/4"-8 7/8"-9½"-10"-10 5/8"-11 1/4" at the bottom (= along sleeve edge), stop after 1 row worked from WS, cut the yarn.
Slip sts on another stitch holder and slip sts from the first stitch holder back on needle = 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts.

K back and forth (beg from WS) over these sts for 4-6-8-10-12-14 cm / 1½"-2 3/8"-3 1/8"-4"-4 3/4"-5½" (stop after 1 row worked from WS). Now work all sts back on needle (1st row = RS) = 92-95-98-102-105-109 sts.
Move the measurement marker that was inserted at the top by neck to where you are now – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work 1 row from WS and then continue with short rows as before until piece measures approx. 10-11-12-13-14-15 cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½-6'' from marker at the top by neck (and approx. 30-33-36-39-42-45 cm / 11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4"-16½"-17 3/4" at the bottom (stop after 1 row from RS which was worked over all sts). Move the measurement marker that was inserted at the top by neck to where you are now – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work the top 27-29-30-32-34-36 sts (= sleeve), slip the bottom 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts on a stitch holder (do not work them first). Continue working short rows as before over sleeve until piece measures approx. 7-7½-8-8½-9-9½ cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/4"-3½"-3 3/4" from marker at top by neck and approx. 21-22½-24-25½-27-28½ cm / 8 1/4"-8 7/8"-9½"-10"-10 5/8"-11 1/4" at the bottom (= along sleeve edge), stop after 1 row worked from WS, cut the yarn.
Slip sts on another stitch holder and slip sts from the previous stitch holder back on needle = 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts.

K back and forth (beg from WS) over these sts for 4-6-8-10-12-14 cm / 1½"-2 3/8"-3 1/8"-4"-4 3/4"-5½" (stop after 1 row worked from WS). Now work all sts back on needle (1st row = RS) = 92-95-98-102-105-109 sts. Move the measurement marker that was inserted at the top by neck to where you are now – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

K 1 row from WS over all sts. Then work short rows as before over all sts until piece measures approx. 5-5½-6-6½-7-7½ cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2 3/8"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 7/8" from marker at the top by neck and approx. 15-16½-18-19½-21-22½ cm / 6"-6½"-7"-7 3/4"-8 1/4"-8 7/8" at the bottom.
Short rows are now finished.

On next row from RS, bind off for 3 button holes as follows: K 55-57-60-62-63-65 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 18-18-19-20-21-22 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 10-11-12-13-14-15 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO and K the remaining 3 sts.
K 3 rows over all sts before loosely binding off.

ASSEMBLY: Sew on buttons.


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