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DROPS 126-16 by DROPS Design

DROPS waistcoat in garter st in ”Nepal” with turns. Size S to XXXL.

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DROPS 126-16

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-035
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS NEPAL
500-600-650-700-750-850 g colour no 0612, medium brown mix

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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.
TURNS-1: Work turns to curve/shape the piece as follows:
Row 1: Work 30-33-36-42-48-54 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work return row.
Row 3: Work 27-30-33-39-45-51 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work return row.
Row 5: Work 24-27-30-36-42-48 sts, turn piece.
Row 6: Work return row.
Row 7: Work 21-24-27-33-39-45 sts, turn piece.
Row 8: Work return row.
Continue like this with 3 less sts before each turn until you have worked back and forth on only the first 3 sts. Now K 2 rows on all sts. There are now 20-22-24-28-32-36 rows garter st towards the outside edge and 2 rows garter st towards the inside. Repeat from row 1 a total of 5 times.
The curve now measures approx 30-33-36-42-48-54 cm on the outside and 2 cm on the inside.
TURNS-2: Work turns to curve/shape the piece as follows:
Row 1: Work 27-27-30-30-33-36 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work return row.
Row 3: Work 24-24-27-27-30-33 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work return row.
Row 5: Work 21-21-24-24-27-30 sts, turn piece.
Row 6: Work return row.
Row 7: Work 18-18-21-21-24-27 sts, turn piece.
Row 8: Work return row.
Continue like this with 3 less sts before each turn until you have worked back and forth on only the first 3 sts. Now K 2 rows on all sts. There are now 18-18-20-20-22-24 rows garter st towards the outside edge and 2 rows garter st towards the inside. Repeat from row 1 a total of 5 times.
The curve now measures approx 27-27-30-30-33-36 cm on the outside and 2 cm on the inside.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 64-70-76-88-96-106 sts on needle size 5 mm with NEPAL and work GARTER ST – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 4th cm a total of 3 times = 70-76-82-94-102-112 sts. When piece measures 15 cm cast off for armhole at the beg of every row each side as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-2-2-4-5-7 times and 1 st 1-2-2-4-5-5 times = 58-58-64-64-66-68 sts.
When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm cast off the middle 16-16-16-18-18-18 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. On next row cast off 1 st on neckline = 20-20-23-22-23-24 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
MAKE ALL MEASUREMENTS ON THE SHORTER SIDE! Cast on 33-36-39-45-51-57 sts on needle size 5 mm with Nepal. Work garter st. When piece measures 18-20-22-26-28-31 cm work TURNS-1 from RS – see above. After 5 repeats continue in garter st on all sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! When piece measures 4 cm inc at the side as described for back piece = 36-39-42-48-54-61 sts. When piece measures 15 cm cast off for armhole at the side as described for back piece (cast off for armhole on the shorter side) = 30-30-33-33-36-39 sts. Continue in garter st until piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm. Now work TURNS –2. When turns are completed piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm on the shorter side. On next row from WS cast off 20-20-23-22-23-24 sts at the side for shoulder, work remaining sts on row = 10-10-10-10-13-15 sts left for collar. Continue in garter st until collar measures approx 7-8-8-9-9-10 cm (measured from shoulder). Cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Like right front piece, but mirrored.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew cast on row on front pieces tog mid back and sew to bottom edge on back piece. Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seam inside edge st. Sew collar tog mid back and sew to neckline.

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