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"Lots to cuddle with"
Knitted DROPS poncho with cables and textured pattern in "Nepal" and "Kid-Silk". Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 150-12
DROPS design: Pattern no ne-117
Yarn group C and A
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Size: S/M - L - XL/XXL - XXXL

Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
600-650-700-750 g color no 0500, light gray
and use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
175-175-200-225 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 – or size needed to get 12 sts x 16 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 6 mm / US 10 – for garter st.

DROPS METAL BUTTON, NO 542: 10 pieces for all sizes

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Nepal. All prices valid per 23/07/2014.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Kid-Silk. All prices valid per 23/07/2014.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS NEPAL UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.95 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    9.45 USD
  • DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
    9.45 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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

BUTTONHOLE:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S/M: 7, 15, 23, 31, 39 and 47 cm /
2 ¾”, 6”, 9”, 12¼”, 15¼” and 18½”
SIZE L: 8, 16, 25, 33, 42 and 50 cm /
3 1/8”, 6¼” 9¾”, 13”, 16½” and 19¾”
SIZE XL/XXL: 7, 16, 25, 34, 43 and 52 cm /
2 ¾”, 6¼”, 9¾”, 13 3/8”, 17” and 20½”
SIZE XXXL: 8, 18, 27, 37, 46 and 55 cm /
3 1/8”, 7”, 10 5/8”, 14½”, 18” and 21 5/8”
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 108-112-118-122 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands). Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 and work next row from RS as follows: Work 4 sts in garter st, K 3, P 3, 88-92-98-102 sts in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME inc 12 sts by working 2 sts in each of the first 6 sts and 2 sts in each of the last 6 sts in stockinette st (= 12 sts inc), P 3, K 3, 4 sts in garter st = 120-124-130-134 sts in total on needle. Work 1 row as follows from WS: 4 sts in garter st, P 3, K 3, 100-104-110-114 sts in stockinette st, K 3, P 3, 4 sts in garter st.

On next row from RS work as follows: Work A.1 (= 22 sts), work 76-80-86-90 sts in stockinette st and work A.2 (= 22 sts).
Continue pattern like this, i.e. on every other row the section in stockinette st in the middle gets smaller while A.1 and A.2 get bigger – no of sts does not vary. When A.1 and A.2 have been plaited 10-11-11-12 times in total vertically in each side, continue A.1 and A.2 without YOs and cable (work sts over cable in stockinette st).
When piece measures 53-56-59-62 cm / 21”-22”-23¼”-24 3/8”, bind off the middle 16-18-18-20 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to bind off 1 st on the next row towards the neckline = 51-52-55-56 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue until piece measures 55-58-61-64 cm / 21 5/8”-22¾”-24”-25¼” and bind off. Repeat on the other shoulder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 59-61-64-66 sts (includes 5 band sts towards mid front) on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 strand of each yarn. Work 3 ridges in garter st.
Switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 and work as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, work 44-46-49-51 sts in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME inc 6 sts by working 2 sts in each of the last 6 sts in stockinette st (= 6 sts inc), P 3, K 3, 4 sts in garter st = 65-67-70-72 sts in total on needle.
Work 1 row as follows from WS: 4 sts in garter st, P 3, K 3, 50-52-55-57 sts in stockinette st, 5 band sts in garter st.
On next row from RS work as follows: 5 band sts in garter st, 38-40-43-45 sts in stockinette st and then pattern according to diagram A.2 (= 22 sts).
Continue pattern like this, i.e. section in stockinette st towards mid front gets smaller while A.2 gets bigger (no of sts does not vary). Remember BUTTONHOLES on band - see explanation above. NOTE: When A.2 have been plaited 9-10-10-11 times in total vertically, continue A.2 without YOs and cable (work sts over cable in stockinette st).
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx. 47-50-52-55 cm / 18½”-19¾”-20½”-21½” (make sure that 1 row has been worked after last buttonhole and plaiting in A.2 has been finished), slip the first 10-11-11-12 sts towards mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck (work sts before slipping them on stitch holder to avoid cutting the yarn in piece). Then bind off at beg of every row from neck: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 51-52-55-56 sts remain on shoulder.
Continue until piece measures 55-58-61-64 cm / 21½”-22¾”-24”-25¼” - adjust according to back piece, bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right but reversed. Work pattern according to diagram A.1 instead of A.2.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew 2 decorative buttons at the bottom of edge in garter st 3 and 9 cm / 1” and 3½’’ from edge in each side (sew through both layers so that front and back piece is tog at the edge in each side at the bottom of garment).

NECK EDGE:
Pick up approx. 60 to 70 sts from RS around the neck (includes sts on stitch holders mid front) with 1 strand of each yarn on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10. Work 3 ridges in garter st back and forth. Loosely bind off with K from WS.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
slip 8 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, then K the 8 sts from cable needle twisted tog 2 by 2
slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K the next 8 sts tog 2 by 2, K 4 from cable needle




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