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Summer Mirage by DROPS Design

DROPS bolero in stockinette sts with rib edges in “Vivaldi” and “Alpaca”.

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DROPS 100-23

Size: S/M – L/XL –XL/ XXL

Materials: DROPS Vivaldi from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 24, purple
and use: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 6347, purple

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 and pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 or size needed to obtain the correct gauge

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.
Knitting gauge:
12 sts x 17 rows on needles size 8 mm / US 11 with Vivaldi (single strand) in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
17 sts x 22 rows on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Vivaldi and Alpaca (double strands) in Rib = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Rib: *K1, P2*, repeat from *-*.
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Back and front piece:
The bolero is in reverse stockinette sts!
Cast on 86-91-96 sts using 2 needles size 8 mm / US 11 (to ensure the edge becomes elastic) with Vivaldi.
Remove 1 needle and continue in stockinette sts.
When piece measures 13-14-15 cm / 5"-5½"-6" bind off 1 st each side in beg of every row a total of 1-1-2 times each side = 84-89-92 sts.
Continue in stockinette sts until piece measures 50-53-55 cm / 19 3/4"-21"-21½" and now inc 1 st each side on every other row a total of 1-1-2 times.
Continue in stockinette sts until piece measures 64-68-72 cm / 25 1/4"-26 3/4"-28½" and bind off loosely.

Assembly:
Fold piece double with WS out and sew side seams.
Pick up 243-258-273 sts (divisible by 3) on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Alpaca (double strands) along the casting on and binding off edge = bottom edge of bolero.
Work 8 cm / 3 1/8'' in Rib - read explanation above.
On next round inc all P2 to P3 = 324-344-364 sts.
Continue until Rib measures 10 cm / 4'' and bind off loosely.
Pick up 66-75-81 sts (divisible by 3) on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 round the armhole with 1 strand of each quality.
Work 5 cm / 2'' in Rib and bind off loosely.
Repeat around the other armhole.

Diagram

This is how the garment is knitted

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