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DROPS 87-15 by DROPS Design

DROPS Bolero in Alpaca, Vivaldi and Glitter.

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DROPS 87-15

DROPS 87-15
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-110-122 cm
Hem: 68-76-84-98-110 cm

Materials: DROPS ALPACA
150-150-150-200-200 gr nr 0618, beige heather.
and use: DROPS VIVALDI
100-100-150-150-150 gr nr 13, beige
and use: DROPS GLITTER
1 spool nr 01, gold (for all sizes)

DROPS 4.5 mm and 5.5 mm needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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 American English, please click here.
Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows with 1 strand of each yarn (3 strands) on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side. The chart on the left (M.2) is Pattern 2. The chart on the right shows Patterns 1A and 1B (M.1A and M.1B)
«18 p/v = ca 9 cm» – 18 rows = approx. 9 cm.


Back: Cast on 53-59-65-75-85 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand of each yarn (= 3 strands). Knit 2 rows garter st, change to larger needles and stockinette st. When the piece measures 5 cm P 1 row (right side), then 2 rows stockinette st, K 1 row (wrong side) and 2 rows stockinette st.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Establish pattern on the next row as follows from right side: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), 3-0-3-2-1 sts stockinette st, Pattern 1A over the following 42-54-54-66-78 sts, Pattern 1B (= 3 sts), 3-0-3-2-1 sts stockinette st and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st). Continue in pattern as established.
When Pattern 1 is complete repeat Pattern 2 a total of 2 times (Pattern 2 starts inside of 1 edge st + the increased sts at each side (see instructions below) + 3-0-3-2-1 sts stockinette st at each side so that the lace pattern in Pattern 2 comes between the 2 lace patterns in Pattern 1).
After Pattern 2 continue in stockinette st to finished measurements.
Side inc: When the piece measures 9 cm inc 1 st at each side a total of 6-6-6-5-4 times:
Sizes S + M + L: every other row
Size XL: every 3 rows, and
Size XXL: every 4 rows
= 65-71-77-85-93 sts – knit the increased sts in stockinette st.
Armhole: When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 3-3-2-3-5 times = 53-55-59-61-61 sts.
When the piece measures 34-36-38-40-42 cm bind off the center 11-11-11-13-13 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 20-21-23-23-23 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 36-38-40-42-44 cm.

Right front: Cast on 46-49-52-57-62 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand in each yarn (= 3 strands). Knit 2 rows garter st, change to larger needles and stockinette st but keep the outermost st at the center front edge in garter st throughout.
When the piece measures 5 cm, P 1 right side row (keep edge st at the center front edge in garter st as before), 2 rows stockinette st and K 1 wrong side row.
Knit the next row as follows from right side: bind off the outermost 19 sts at the center front edge for tie, then K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1 (= 5 edge sts) and K 22-25-28-33-38 = 27-30-33-38-43 sts.
P 1 row back, keeping the outermost 5 edge sts at the center front in rib and 1 garter st at the edge as established.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Pattern: Knit the next row as follows (right side row): 5 edge sts as before, 3 sts stockinette st, Pattern 1A over the following 12-18-18-24-30 sts, Pattern 1B (= 3 sts), 3-0-3-2-1 sts stockinette st and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st). Continue in pattern as established. When Pattern 1 is complete repeat Pattern 2 a total of 2 times (start Pattern 2 inside of 5 edge sts and 3 sts in stockinette st from center front edge so that the lace pattern in Pattern 2 comes between the 2 lace patterns in Pattern 1).
After Pattern 2 continue in stockinette st to finished measurements.
Side inc: When the piece measures 9 cm inc at the side as on back = 33-36-39-43-47 sts – knit the increased sts in stockinette st.
Armhole: When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 27-28-30-31-31 sts.
When the piece measures 36-38-40-42-44 cm bind off the 20-21-23-23-23 sts on shoulder.
Continue neckband over the remaining 7-7-7-8-8 sts as before. When neckband measures approx. 4-4.5 cm from shoulder (the edge should stretch slightly when sewn to neckband) put sts on a st holder.

Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right reversing shaping.

Sleeve: Cast on 38-40-42-44-46 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand in each yarn (= 3 strands). Knit 2 rows garter st, change to larger needles and stockinette st, decreasing 4 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 34-36-38-40-42 sts.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
When the piece measures 10 cm, P 1 right side row, 2 rows stockinette st, K 1 wrong side row, and 2 rows stockinette st.
Pattern: Establish pattern on the next row as follows (right side row): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), 1-2-0-1-2 sts stockinette st, Pattern 1A over the following 30-30-36-36-36 sts, 1-2-0-1-2 sts stockinette st and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Continue the pattern as established. When Pattern 1 has been knit 1 time (18 rows), repeat Pattern 2 a total of 3 times (54 rows). Place Pattern 2 above Pattern 1. After Pattern 2 continue in stockinette st to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 14 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3.5-3.5-3-2.5-2.5 cm a total of 10-10-11-12-13 times = 54-56-60-64-68 sts.
When sleeve measures 49-48-48-47-46 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2-3-3-2-4 times, continue to bind off 2 sts at each side until piece measures 56-56-56-56-57 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 57-57-57-57-58 cm.

Assembly: sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Join neckband at center back with Kitchener st. Sew the edge to back neckband.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
K2 tog, 1 yo
1 yo, slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso, 1 yo

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