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DROPS Men’s Vest in Alpaca

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DROPS 59-18

MEN'S VEST:

Sizes: Small/Medium - Medium/Large (Extra Large - Extra-Extra Large)
Finished measurements: 108-116 (120-126) cm
[42.5" - 45-5/8" (47.25" - 49-5/8")]

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
350-350 (400-450) g. Col. 6347, gray-blue

8 DROPS Stein Optik buttons (no. 117K)

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
MEN'S VEST:

Gauge: 24 sts x 40 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side.

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *. Repeat from * - *.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Body: Cast on 236-252 (264-276) sts (including 1 edge st at each side (center front) knit in garter st throughout) on smaller circular needles and knit rib for 4 cm [1.5"]. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern. When the work measures 33-34 (35-37) cm [13" - 13-3/8" (13.75" - 14.5")], dec 1 st inside each edge sts. Then dec 1 st for the neck inside the edge sts every 3-4 (4-4) cm [1.25" - 1.5" (1.5" - 1.5")] 5-6 (6-7) times. At the same time, when the work measures 34-35 (36-38) cm [13-3/8" -13.75" (14-1/8" - 14-7/8")], knit the next row as follows: 50-54 (57-60) sts for the front, bind off 6 sts for armhole, 124-132 (138-144) for the back, bind off 6 sts for armhole, 50-54 (57-60) sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1-2 (2-2) times, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 4-3 (4-4) times = 39-41 (43-46) sts. When the work measures 59-61 (62-65) cm [23.25" - 24" (24-3/8" - 25-5/8")], bind off for the shoulder every other row: 6-6 (5-5) sts 3-4 (4-6) times, 5-5 (4-4) sts 3-2 (4-2) times. Now all sts are bound off and the work measures approx. 62-64 (66-69) cm. [24-3/8" - 25.25" (26" - 27-1/8")].

Back: 124-132 (138-144) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 102-106 (110-116) sts. When the work measures 59-61 (62-65) cm [23.25" - 24" (24-3/8" - 25-5/8")], bind off for the shoulder as on the front. At the same time, when the work measures 60-62 (64-67) cm [23-5/8" - 24-3/8" (25.25" -26-3/8")], bind off the center 30-32 (32-34) sts for the neck. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1 time. All sts are bound off and the work measures approx. 62-64 (66-69) cm [24-3/8" - 25.25" (26" - 27-1/8")].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Right buttonband: Place 2 markers on the front edge - where the front measures 33-34 (35-37) cm [13" - 13-3/8" (13.75" - 14.5")] and 46-47 (49-52) cm [18-1/8" - 18.5" (19.25" - 20.5")] from the bottom edge. Pick up approx. 236-242 (250-260) sts along the right front to the center back on smaller circular needles distributed approx. as follows: 110-114 (118-124) sts up to the first marker, 44-44 (47-50) sts between the first and the second markers and 82-84 (85-86) sts from the second marker to the center back. Begin with a right side row: P 1 row, K 1 row, then knit rib. When the buttonband measures 3 cm [1.25"], put the sts from the center back to the second marker on a stitch holder. Continue to knit rib and at the same time put more sts on the stitch holder every other row: 8-8 (11-5) sts 1 time, 4-4 (5-5) sts 9 times. The buttonband from bottom edge to the first marker now measures approx. 9 cm [3.5"] in width. Put all sts from the stitch holder back on the needles and knit 4 rows garter st over all sts, bind off (first row of the garter st is knit from the right side).

Left buttonband: Knit like the right, but after 1 cm [3/8"] make 4 buttonholes evenly spaced between the bottom edge and the first marker (place the lowest buttonhole approx. 1.5 cm [5/8"] from the bottom edge - place the top buttonhole at the same height as the first marker). (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on the next row.) When 7 rows remain before binding off, make 4 buttonholes over the first buttonholes. Bind off as on the right buttonband. Weave the ends of the buttonbands together at the center back.
Pick up approx. 140-150 sts (divisible by 2 sts) around the armhole on smaller double pointed needles; join and (from the right side) P 1 row, K 1 row, then 2 cm [0.75"] rib, K 1 row, purl 1 row, bind off loosely.
Sew on the buttons.





CHILD'S VEST:

Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 (9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14) years
Finished measurements: 68-74-80-86 (92-98-104) cm
[26.75" - 29-1/8" - 31.5" - 33-7/8" (36.25" - 38-5/8" - 41")]

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250 (300-300-350) g. Col. 6347, gray-blue

8 DROPS Stein Optik buttons (no. 117K)

DROPS 2.5 mm [US 1] and 3.5 mm [US 4] circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 24 sts x 40 rows on larger needles in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See chart (1 chart = 1 repeat). The pattern is seen from the right side.

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *. Repeat from * - *.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Body: Cast on 150-162-174-190 (200-216-226) sts (including 1 edge st at each side (center front) knit in garter st throughout) on smaller circular needles and knit rib for 3-3-3-4 (4-4-4) cm [1.25" -1.25" -1.25" -1.5" (1.5" -1.5" -1.5")]. Change to larger circular needles and knit Pattern. When the work measures 20-21-22-23 (24-25-26) cm [7-7/8" - 8.25" - 8-5/8" - 9" (9.5" - 9-7/8" - 10.25")], knit the next row as follows: 31-34-36-40 (42-46-48) sts for the front, bind off 6 sts for armhole, 76-82-90-98 (104-112-118) sts for the back, bind off 6 sts for armhole, 31-34-36-40 (42-46-48) sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Front: Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-1 (2-2-2) times, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 5-4-5-5 (4-4-4) times = 17-21-22-26 (26-30-32) sts. At the same time, when the work measures 21-22-24-26 (27-28-29) cm [8.25" - 8-5/8" - 9.5" - 10.25" (10-5/8" - 11" - 11-3/8")], dec 1 st inside the edge sts. Then dec 1 st for the neck inside the edge sts every 3-3-4-4 (3-3-3) cm [1.25" -1.25" -1.5" -1.5" (1.25" -1.25" -1.25")] 4-5-4-4 (5-6-6) times. When the work measures 35-38-41-44 (46-48-50) cm [13.75" - 14-7/8" - 16-1/8" - 17.25" (18-1/8" - 18-7/8" - 19.75")], bind off for the shoulder every other row: 3-4-5-4 (4-4-5) sts 4-3-1-3 (2-5-1) times, 0-3-4-3 (3-3-4) sts 0-1-3-3 (4-1-5) times. All sts are bound off and the work measures approx. 37-40-43-47 (49-51-53) cm [14.5" - 15.75" - 16-7/8" - 18.5" (19.25" - 20" - 20-7/8")].

Back: = 76-82-90-98 (104-112-118) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 48-56-62-70 (72-80-86) sts. When the work measures 35-38-41-44 (46-48-50) cm [13.75" - 14-7/8" - 16-1/8" - 17.25" (18-1/8" - 18-7/8" - 19.75")], bind off for the shoulder as on the front. At the same time, when the work measures 35-38-41-45 (47-49-51) cm [13.75" - 14-7/8" - 16-1/8" - 17.75" (18.5" - 19.25" - 20")], bind off the center 20-22-24-24 (28-30-32) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. All sts are bound off and the work measures approx. 37-40-43-47 (49-51-53) cm [14.5" - 15.75" - 16-7/8" - 18.5" (19.25" - 20" - 20-7/8")].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Right buttonband: Place 2 markers on the front edge - where the front measures 21-22-24-26 (27-28-29) cm [8.25" -8-5/8" -9.5" -10.25" (10-5/8" - 11" - 11-3/8")] and 27-29-32-35 (36-38-39) cm [10-5/8" - 11-3/8" - 12-5/8" - 13.75" (14-1/8" - 14-7/8" - 15.25")].
Pick up approx. 146-156-170-180 (190-198-206) sts along the right front to the center back on smaller circular needles distributed approx. as follows: 72-74-82-86 (92-94-98) sts up to the first marker, 20-24-28-32 (32-36-36) sts between the first and the second marker and 54-58-60-62 (66-68-72) sts from the second marker to the center back. Begin with a right side row: P 1 row, K 1 row, then knit rib. When the buttonband measures 2-2-2-3 (3-3-3) cm [0.75" -0.75" -0.75" -1.25" (1.25" -1.25" -1.25")], put the sts from the center back to the second marker on a stitch holder. Continue to knit rib and at the same time put more sts on the stitch holder every other row: 5-9-6-8 (11-8-12) sts 1 time, 3-3-3-4 (3-4-3) sts 5-5-7-6 (7-7-8) times. The buttonband from the bottom edge to the first marker now measures approx. 6-6-7-7 (8-8-9) cm [2-3/8" - 2-3/8" - 2.75" -2.75" (3-1/8" - 3-1/8" - 3.5")] in width. Put all sts from the stitch holder back on the needles and knit 4 rows garter st over all sts, bind off (first row of the garter st is knit from the right side).

Left buttonband: Knit like the right, but after 1 cm [3/8"], make 4 buttonholes evenly spaced between the first marker and the bottom edge (place the lowest buttonhole approx. 1.5 cm [5/8"] from the edge - place the top buttonhole at the same height as the first marker). (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on the next row.) When 7 rows remain before binding off, make 4 buttonholes over the first buttonholes. Bind off as on the right buttonband. Weave together the buttonbands at the center back. Pick up approx. 80-104-110-122 (128-134-138) sts (divisible by 2 sts) around the armhole on smaller double pointed needles; join and (right side row) P 1 row, K 1 row, then 1.5-1.5-1.5-2 (2-2-2) cm [5/8" - 5/8" - 5/8" - 0.75" (0.75" - 0.75" - 0.75")] rib, K 1 row, purl 1 row, bind off loosely.
Sew on the buttons.

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