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Valerie by DROPS Design
"Light and airy "
Knitted DROPS vest worked in a circle in garter st with lace pattern in "Alpaca" and "Kid-Silk". Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 148-5
DROPS design: Pattern no z-640
Yarn group A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-450 g color no 8105, light steel blue
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
125-150-150-175-175-200 g color no 07, light steel blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 6 mm / US 10 – or size needed to get 15 sts x 19 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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New diagram - next to last row in A.2

Updated online: 08.04.2014 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

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See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Worked in the round in a circle from mid back.
Cast on 7 sts with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk and distribute them on 4 double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME K 2 sts in every st = 14 sts. Insert 7 markers in the piece, 2 sts apart. 1st marker = at beg of round = back of neck.
P 1 round.
On next round K while AT THE SAME TIME working 2 sts in every other st = 21 sts. P 1 round.
On next round work 2 sts in every 3rd st = 28 sts. P 1 round.
Then work according to A.1, work 1 repetition over the 4 sts between every marker.
When A.1 has been worked, continue according to A.2.
After A.2 continue the pattern in A.2 the same way with 7 inc every other round, work the inc sts in pattern.
Switch to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 when needed. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 23-24-25-26-27-28 cm / 9''-9½''-9¾''-10¼''-10 5/8''-11'' from the middle, work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above - over all sts. NOTE! Continue inc every other round, inc with one YO after every marker = 7 inc.
There are now approx. 30-31-32-33-34-35 sts between every marker (= 210-217-224-231-238-245 sts in total).
K until the second marker.
Bind off all sts between second and third marker (= approx. 30-31-32-33-34-35 sts). Work until 6th marker.
Bind off all sts until 7th marker (= approx. 30-31-32-33-34-35 sts). Work until first marker.
P 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME casting on same no of sts that was bound off over the bound off sts = approx. 210-217-224-231-238-245 sts.
Work 2 ridges – there are now 3 ridges on each side of armhole. Continue with A.2 and inc for 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'', work 6 ridges with inc, work A.2 with inc for 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'', finish with 6 ridges with inc.
There are now approx. 376-396-416-436-456-476 sts on round.
Bind off.


1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog

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