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Knitted DROPS vest - jacket in ”Alpaca Bouclé” and “Lace”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 148-34
DROPS design: Pattern no ab-033
Yarn group C and A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio
300-350-400-400-450-500 g color no 0100, off white
and use: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes in color no 0100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 5.5 mm / US 9 (80 cm / 32'') - or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st with Alpaca Bouclé = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 4.5 mm / US 7 (80 cm / 32'') - for edges in garter st.

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS AlpacaBoucle. All prices valid per 29/03/2015.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Lace. All prices valid per 29/03/2015.

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The jacket is worked in stripes as follows:
2 rows Alpaca Bouclé
2 rows Lace
Repeat these 4 rows upwards.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

Worked back and forth on needle in one. Start at the top of front piece and cast on for back piece afterwards.

Cast on 104-108-110-114-118-120 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alpaca Bouclé. Work in GARTER ST back and forth on needle - see explanation above. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', switch to circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9. Then work in stockinette st and PATTERN with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 18-18-20-20-21-21 cm / 7"-7"-8"-8"-8 1/4"-8 1/4", cast on 5 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 114-118-120-124-128-130 sts. Continue with pattern in stockinette st but work the outermost 6 sts in each side in garter st.
When piece measures 33-34-37-38-40-41 cm / 13"-13½"-14½"-15"-15 3/4"-16", cast on 25-27-29-30-32-33 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 164-172-178-184-192-196 sts. Continue with pattern in stockinette st but work the outermost 30-32-34-35-37-38 sts in each side in garter st. When piece measures 37-38-41-42-44-45 cm / 14½"-15"-16"-16½"-17 1/4"-17 3/4", cast on 28-28-32-32-34-34 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 220-228-242-248-260-264 sts.

= 220-228-242-248-260-264 sts on row. Continue with pattern in stockinette st with 6 sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures 79-82-87-90-94-97 cm / 31"-32 1/4"-34 1/4"-35½"-37"-38 1/4", switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Now finish the piece with 2 strands Alpaca Bouclé. Work in garter st back and forth over all sts until piece measures 83-86-91-94-98-101 cm / 32 3/4"-34"-35 3/4"-37"-38½"-39 3/4", then loosely bind off all sts.

Sew edge A and edge B - see chart - tog inside 1 edge st = side seam. The remaining opening is left armhole. Repeat the same way with edge C and edge D on the other side.


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