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DROPS 113-23 by DROPS Design

DROPS bolero in ”Paris” with short, wide sleeves in lace pattern. Size S – XXXL.

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour no 38, coral

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm – for border on sleeve.
DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons no 522: 3 pcs.

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pattern type: boleros, pattern/technique: lace, shape: raglan, v-neck,

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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st towards mid front from RS inside 5 garter sts by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.

PATTERN: See diagram M.1 and M.2 – the diagrams show the pattern from the RS.

BUTTONHOLES: Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 14, 20 and 26 cm.
SIZE M: 15, 21 and 27 cm.
SIZE L: 15, 22 and 29 cm.
SIZE XL: 16, 23 and 30 cm.
SIZE XXL: 16, 24 and 32 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 17, 25 and 33 cm.

RAGLAN DECREASES:
Dec 1 st on each side of 4 garter sts.
From RS:
Before 4 garter sts: K2 tog.
After 4 garter sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
From WS:
Before 4 garter sts: P2 tog into back of loops
After 4 garter sts: P2 tog
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BODY PIECE: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 102-114-130-146-166-186 sts (includes 5 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 5 mm with Paris. Insert a marker 22-25-29-33-38-43 sts in from each side (= 58-64-72-80-90-100 sts on back piece). Work 4 rows garter st – SEE ABOVE - (first row = RS). Continue in stocking st with 5 front band sts in garter st each side. AT THE SAME TIME on first row in stocking st inc 1 st inside the 5 front band sts each side – SEE INCREASING TIP – and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 12 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st on each side of both markers at the sides and repeat the inc on every 2-2.5-3-3-3.5-3.5 cm a total of 5 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14-15-15-16-16-17 cm make BUTTONHOLE on right front piece – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When inc mid front and at the sides are complete there are 146-158-174-190-210-230 sts on row.
When piece measures approx 15-17-19-19-21-23 cm – adjust so that next row is from WS – work 2 rows garter st on 18 sts each side (= 9 sts on each side of marker) with remaining sts as before. After these 2 rows cast off 10 sts each side (= 5 sts of each side of marker) for armhole – cast off with K sts from WS. On next row (from RS) loosely cast on 69-69-69-81-81-81 new sts for sleeves over each armhole = 264-276-292-332-352-372 sts – continue in garter st on the 4 sts on each side of sleeve.
WORK NEXT ROW AS FOLLOWS: (= WS): 5 garter sts, P 25-28-32-36-41-46 sts, K 77-77-77-89-89-89 sts, P 50-56-64-72-82-92 sts, K 77-77-77-89-89-89 sts, P 25-28-32-36-41-46 sts, 5 garter sts. Now work 2 rows stocking st on the 69-69-69-81-81-81 sleeve sts each side with remaining sts as before.

NOW READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue as follows: 5 front band sts in garter st, 25-28-32-36-41-46 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 4 stocking sts, M.1 on 60-60-60-72-72-72 sts, 5 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 50-56-64-72-82-92 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 4 stocking sts, M.1 on 60-60-60-72-72-72 sts, 5 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 25-28-32-36-41-46 stocking sts and 5 front band sts in garter st.
RAGLAN DECREASES: at the same time on row 3 of M.1 dec for RAGLAN – see above – on every other row a total of 14-14-14-15-15-15 times and then on every row 3-3-3-5-5-5 times. AT THE SAME TIME after M.1 (41-41-41-49-49-49 sts left on each sleeve) work M.2 (see diagram for your size) on sleeves – AT THE SAME TIME continue dec for raglan (marked in M.2).
NECKLINE: at the same time when piece measures 27-28-30-31-33-34 cm (from cast on row) slip 7-8-9-11-11-12 sts each side towards mid front on stitch holders for neck. Dec 1 st each side towards mid front at the beg of every row until raglan dec are complete. After M.2 there are approx 68-78-92-98-116-134 sts on row.

NECK: Pick up 12 to 17 sts (incl sts on stitch holders) on each neckline on front pieces = approx 92 to 168 sts. K 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to 90-94-96-104-108-112 sts (do not dec on front bands and raglan). K 2 rows and cast off loosely.

CROCHET BORDER: Crochet a border along cast on row on sleeves with crochet size 4 mm as follows: 1 dc in first st, *3 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*.
Sew on buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= From RS: K2 tog. From WS: P2 tog
= From RS: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso. From WS: P2 tog into back of loop
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts


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