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Henry by DROPS Design
"He’s ready for school and for a party!"
Knitted DROPS vest with pattern in "Alpaca". Size 3 to 12 years.
DROPS Children 23-32
DROPS design: Pattern no Z-032-bn
Yarn group A
Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 60-64-74-78-84 cm / 23½"-25 1/4"-29"-30 3/4"-33"
Full length: 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-150 g color no 0506, dark gray eco
100-100-100-100-100 g color no 0501, light gray eco

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (50 or 60 cm / 20" or 24") size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm / 16" and 24") SIZE 2 mm / US 0 - for rib.

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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.
See diagram A.1. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to dec in V-neck):
Dec inside of 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. All dec are done from RS.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.

DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to rib in V-neck):
Beg 1 st before st with marker, slip 2 sts as if to K tog, K 1, pass the slipped sts over.

Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 188-204-232-244-260 sts on circular needle size 2 mm/ US 0 with dark gray eco Alpaca. K 1 round, then work rib = K 2/P 2. When rib measures 5 cm / 2'', switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and light gray eco.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 32-36-40-40-44 sts evenly = 156-168-192-204-216 sts. Then work in stockinette st and PATTERN - see explanation above.
When piece measures 27-29-32-33-34 cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12½"-13"-13 3/8", work next round as follows: bind off 4 sts for armhole, work 39-42-48-51-54 sts pattern as before (= left front piece), slip the last 7 sts worked on a stitch holder for V-neck at the front, work 32-35-41-44-47 sts pattern as before (= right front piece), bind off 7 sts for armhole, work 71-77-89-95-101 sts pattern as before (= back piece) and bind off the last 3 sts for armhole, cut the thread.
Finish each part separately.

= 71-77-89-95-101 sts. Continue pattern as before. AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes at beg of every row, in each side as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-3-4-4 times and 1 st 3-3-4-3-3 times = 51-57-63-67-73 sts.
When piece measures 38-41-45-47-49 cm / 15"-16 1/8"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4", bind off the middle 21-23-27-29-31 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 14-16-17-18-20 sts remain on shoulder.
Work pattern until piece measures 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20" and then loosely bind off.

= 32-35-41-44-47 sts. Continue pattern as before while AT THE SAME TIME dec for armhole in the side as on back piece. AT THE SAME TIME dec for V-neck towards mid front - READ DECREASE TIP 1: Dec 1 st every 4 rows a total of 8-9-11-12-13 times. After all bind offs, 14-16-17-18-20 sts remain on shoulder. Work pattern until piece measures 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20" and then loosely bind off (bind off on same row in pattern as on back piece).

= 32-35-41-44-47 sts. Work as right front piece but reversed.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Pick up approx. 72 to 94 sts around one armhole on double pointed needles size 2 mm/ US 0 with dark gray. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 88-92-100-108-112. Then work rib = K 2/P 2.
When armhole edge measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'', LOOSELY bind off with K over K and P over P. Repeat around the other armhole.

Beg mid back and pick up approx. 96 to 128 sts around the neck (including the 7 sts from stitch holder at the front) on circular needle size 2 mm/ US 0 with dark gray eco.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 123-127-139-147-159 sts (do not inc over the middle 7 sts at the front). Place a marker in the middle st in front. Then work rib (= K 2/P 2) but K the middle sts at the front with 2 P sts on each side (count outwards from mid front to find out how the rib starts mid back).
AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd round in rib, dec 2 sts mid front - READ DECREASE TIP 2. Repeat dec every other round 3 more times. When neck edge measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'', LOOSELY bind off with K over K and P over P.


light gray eco
dark gray eco

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