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"Pure softness to wrap your shoulders on a cool summer evening..."
Knitted DROPS poncho in garter st with vent in ”Brushed Alpaca Silk”. Size S-XXXL.
DROPS 154-4
DROPS design: Pattern no as-007
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
75-100-100-100-125-125 g color no 6, coral

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 26 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 522: 4 pieces for all sizes

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  • DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    3.80 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 needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by getting yarn between 2 sts from previous row - K this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes in right side of piece, seen from RS. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Measure from neck edge and dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 10, 18 and 26 cm / 3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4"
SIZE M: 2, 10, 18 and 26 cm / 3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4"
SIZE L: 2, 10, 18 and 26 cm / 3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4"
SIZE XL: 2, 11, 20 and 29 cm / 3/4", 4 3/8", 8", 11 3/8"
SIZE XXL: 2, 11, 20 and 29 cm / 3/4", 4 3/8", 8", 11 3/8"
SIZE XXXL: 2, 11, 20 and 29 cm / 3/4", 4 3/8", 8", 11 3/8"
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PONCHO:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down.
Loosely cast on 106-111-115-119-123-126 sts with Brushed Alpaca Silk on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. On next row from RS, inc 20-21-23-23-25-24 sts evenly = 126-132-138-142-148-150 sts - READ INCREASE TIP. Continue back and forth in garter st until finished measurements. AT THE SAME TIME dec for BUTTONHOLE and inc evenly as follows: Inc 8-9-10-10-10-10 sts every 2 cm / 3/4'' 5-5-6-6-6-7 times in total, 8-8-6-7-9-9 sts every 4 cm / 1½'' 2 times in total for all sizes and 8-7-0-6-8-8 sts after another 5 cm / 2'' 1 time (= 64-68-72-80-86-96 sts inc) = 190-200-210-222-234-246 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 26-28-30-32-34-36 cm / 10¼''-11''-11¾''-12½''-13 3/8''-14¼'' in total. Then insert a marker in the side for vent so that there are 95-100-105-111-117-123 sts on each side of marker. Then finish front and back piece separately.

FRONT PIECE:
Continue back and forth in garter st over the 95-100-105-111-117-123 sts on front piece. Loosely bind off all sts from WS when piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm / 15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''-19'' in total.

BACK PIECE:
Work as front piece and loosely bind off from WS.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten all strands and sew buttons on to left band, i.e. in left side of piece seen from RS.

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