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DROPS 86-36 by DROPS Design

Shrug and Wristwarmers in Alpaca

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DROPS 86-36

DROPS 86-36
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Wrist to Center back: 75-76-77-78-79 cm
Underarm to Center back: 18-19-20-21-22 cm

Materials: ALPACA
200-200-250-250-250 gr nr 0506, charcoal grey
100-100-100-100-100 gr nr 8903, black

DROPS 4 mm straight needles and 6 mm circular needles, or size 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: 21 sts x 27 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.

Rib: *K 3, P 4*, repeat *-*

Right side: Loosely cast on 51-51-51-58-58 sts on larger circular needles with 1 strand charcoal grey + 1 strand black (= 2 strands). Knit 2 rows reverse stockinette st (row 1 = right side), then knit rib, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. When the piece measures 10 cm dec all P 4 to P 3 = 44-44-44-50-50 sts. When the piece measures 18 cm K 2 rows (1st row = right side). Change to smaller needles, take away black strand and continue in stockinette st with 1 strand charcoal grey, increasing 12-14-16-12-12 sts evenly distributed on first row = 56-58-60-62-62 sts.

When the piece measures 21-21-24-24-21 cm inc 1 st at each side every 2-2-1.5-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 15-16-17-18-20 times = 86-90-94-98-102 sts. When the piece measures 53 cm put a marker at each side – measure the piece from here.
Now bind off at one side of piece (= the front) and at the same time cast on new sts at the other side of piece (= the back):
At front: bind off 3 sts, then bind off every other row: 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 15-16-17-18-19 times and 1 st 2-2-1-1-1 times, then every 4th row: 1 st 2-2-3-3-3 times.

At back: inc every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 8-11-13-12-15 times, and then every 4th row: 1 st 5-4-4-5-4 times.
After all shaping is complete, there are 60-64-68-70-74 sts. When the piece measures 18-19-20-21-22 cm put 8 sts on a st holder from lower edge and from neck edge every other row: 6 times = 12-16-20-22-26 sts remain.
The shrug is now at center back, that is, halfway – put a new marker at neck edge. Knit the other half, reversing shaping as follows: after the last 8 sts are put on the st holder, knit 1 row stockinette st, and then put 8 sts from st holder back on needles every other row: 6 times = 60-64-68-70-74 sts. When you put sts back on needle pick up 1 st between the last st on needle and first st on st holder, K this st tog with the 1st st on st holder. This prevents a hole.
When the piece measures 5 cm from the marker at back of the neck increase at front (= the side where you decd before) every 4th row: 1 st 2-2-3-3-3 times, then every other row: 1 st 2-2-1-1-1 times, 2 sts 15-16-17-18-19 times and 3 sts 3 times. When the piece measures 8 cm (measured from the marker at back of the neck dec at back (= the side where you incd before) every 4th row: 1 st 5-4-4-5-4 times, then every other row: 1 st 8-11-13-12-15 times and 2 st 2 times.

After all shaping is complete 86-90-94-98-102 sts. Put 1 marker at each side – measure the piece from here. When the piece measures 4-2-5-3.5-3.5 cm dec 1 st at each side with every 2-2-1.5-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 15-16-17-18-20 times = 56-58-60-62-62 sts. When the piece measures 33 cm change to larger circular needles, add 1 strand black (= 2 strands) and P 1 right side row and then K 1 wrong side rowdecreasing 12-14-16-12-12 sts evenly distributed on the 2nd row = 44-44-44-50-50 sts. Now knit rib (K 3, P 3), keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. When rib measures 10 cm inc all P 3 to P 4 = 51-51-51-58-58 sts.
When rib measures 20 cm K 1 right side row, then K 1 wrong side row, then bind off all sts.

Assembly: Sew sleeve seams up to markers, using edge sts as seam allowance. Pick up sts on larger circular needles around outer edge of the garment – up along right front, at back of the neck, down along left front and around back: 162-180-198-198-216 sts (divisible by 18) with 1 strand black + 1 strand charcoal grey (= 2 strands). Join and knit as follows (1st row is the right side): P 1 row, K 1 row, and then knit rib (K 3, P 3). When edge measures 2 cm inc every third P 3 to P 4 (as seen from right side) = 171-190-209-209-228 sts. When edge measures 5 cm and 8-8-8-9-9 cm repeat inc, so that the next P 3 is incd to P 4 = 189-210-231-231-252 sts. After the last row with incs the rib is K 3, P 4 over all sts (seen from the right side). Bind off in rib.

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