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DROPS 118-38 by DROPS Design

Short DROPS waistcoat in ”Safran” with lace pattern along front bands. Size XS to XXL.

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DROPS 118-38

DROPS design: Pattern no E-142
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Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-126 cm / 31½"-34 5/8"-37 3/4"-41 3/4"-46½"-49½"
Full length: 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm / 14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
color no 05, light blue purple: 150-150-200-200-250-250 g

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2or3 – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1 – for garter st.

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

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1, M.2 and M.3 - pattern in diagram is seen from RS and the first row in all diagrams = RS. To make M.1 and M.2 fall nicely you need to work more rows on these sts than the rest of front piece, do this as shown in diagram.

INCREASING TIP:
Make all inc from RS. Inc inside all sts in M.1/M.2 + 1 stockinette st by making 1 YO, on next row P YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.

DECREASING TIP-1 (applies to neck):
Make all dec from RS inside M.1/M.2.
Dec as follows AFTER M.1: slip 1 st as if to K, K1 and psso.
Dec as follows BEFORE M.2: K2 tog.

DECREASING TIP-2 (applies to armhole):
Make all dec from RS inside 8 sts (i.e. 3 garter sts + M.3).
Dec as follows AFTER 8 sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1 and psso.
Dec as follows BEFORE 8 sts: K2 tog.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 78-88-98-108-120-132 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1. Work 6 rows GARTER ST – see above! Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and continue in stockinette st (first row = RS). REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-2 3/4" inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 4th row a total of 10 times = 98-108-118-128-140-152 sts. When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾'' continue as follows (from RS): 7-9-11-13-15-17 garter sts, M.3 (= 5 sts), stockinette st until 12-14-16-18-20-22 sts remain, M.3 (= 5 sts) and 7-9-11-13-15-17 garter sts. Continue like this until there are 4 rows garter st each side. Now bind off 4-6-8-10-12-14 sts each side for armhole (i.e. at the beg of the next 2 rows) = 90-96-102-108-116-124 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 3 garter sts + M.3 each side, AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec 1 st each side to shape the armhole – SEE DECREASING TIP-2, and repeat the dec on every other row a total of 3-5-7-8-11-13 times = 84-86-88-92-94-98 sts. Continue with 3 garter sts and M.3 each side until finished measurements. When piece measures 33-35-37-39-41-43 cm / 13''-13 3/4''-14½''-15 1/4''-16 1/8''-17'' bind off the middle 24-24-26-26-28-28 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 st at the beg of every row from neck 3 times = 27-28-28-30-30-32 sts left on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm / 14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 30-35-40-45-51-57 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 (includes 1 edge st at the side). Work 6 rows garter st and change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue as follows (first row = RS): M.1 (= 12 sts), and stockinette st on remaining sts on row, AT THE SAME TIME on this row inc 1 st towards mid front – SEE INCREASING TIP, and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 10 times and then on every 4th row a total of 5 times.
INC AT SIDE: When piece measures 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-2 3/4" inc at the side as described for back piece (i.e. 1 st 10 times). When all inc are complete there are 43-48-53-58-64-70 stockinette sts (includes 1 edge st at the side) + M.1 (varies from 12 to 14 sts) on needle.
NECKLINE: When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' dec 1 st towards mid front for neck – SEE DECREASING TIP-1, and repeat the dec on every 4th row a total of 9-9-10-10-11-11 times.
ARMHOLE: When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾'' continue as follows (first row = RS). Work row until 12-14-16-18-20-22 sts remain, work M.3 (= 5 sts) and 7-9-11-13-15-17 garter sts.
Continue like this until there are 4 rows garter st at the side on the first 7-9-11-13-15-17 sts - AT THE SAME TIME on last garter st row bind off the first 4-6-8-10-12-14 sts for armhole - i.e. Bind off from WS. Continue with 3 garter sts + M.3 towards armhole, AT THE SAME TIME dec to shape the armhole as described for back piece.
When all dec for armhole and neck are complete there are 27-28-28-30-30-32 sts + M.1 left on needle. When piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm / 14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18'' bind off the 27-28-28-30-30-32 sts on shoulder (bind off from WS) and continue in M.1 on the remaining sts for collar until collar measures approx 7-7.5 cm / 2 3/4''-2 7/8'' on the shorter side.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work like right front piece, but mirrored, i.e. work first row after the garter st as follows: stockinette st until 12 sts remain, work these in M.2.
NOTE: bind off the 4-6-8-10-12-14 sts for armhole from RS – i.e. on first row AFTER the 4 rows garter st. Also bind off shoulder sts from RS.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew collar tog, edge to edge, mid back and sew collar to neckline on back piece by placing garter sts on collar on neckline and sew with small, neat sts.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS.
P from RS, K from WS.
From RS: 1 double-YO, i.e. 2 YO between 2 sts.
From WS: 1 YO between 2 sts.
From WS: K the first YO and K into back of loop the second YO from previous row
bind off 2 sts at beg of row - in M.1 (= right front piece) bind off from RS, and in M.2 (= left front piece) bind off from WS.
From RS: K2 tog into back of loop.
From RS: Slip 1 st as if to K, K2, psso the K2.
From WS: K first YO from previous row and slip the other off needle.
work remaining sts on row
work remaining sts on row

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