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DROPS 128-36 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS vest in rib in "Alpaca" and "Kid-Silk". Size S-XXXL.

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DROPS 128-36

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-538
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Colour no 6347, graypurple:
150-200-200-250-250-250 g
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
Colour no 11, lavender:
75-100-100-125-125-125 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 mm (40 cm and 80 cm) - or size needed to get 24 sts x 23 rows in rib with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.90 GBP
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  • DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g)
    2.90 GBP
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  • DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    4.60 GBP
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  • DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
    4.60 GBP
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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.
INCREASE TIP 1:
Inc by making 1 YO before the first P st in every P section. On next round P the YO twisted, i.e. through the back loop of the YO to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP 2:
Inc by making 1 YO after the last K st in every K section. On next round K the YO twisted, i.e. through the back loop of the YO to avoid holes.
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VEST:
Worked in 2 parts that are sewn tog mid back when finished.

PART 1:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 105-108-111-114-117-120 sts with 1 thread Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk on a small circular needle size 4.5 mm. Work rib K2/P1. When piece measures 5 cm, inc 1 st in every P section - READ INCREASE TIP 1 = 140-144-148-152-156-160 sts. Continue with rib K2/P2. When piece measures 10 cm, inc 1 st in every K section - READ INCREASE TIP 2 = 175-180-185-190-195-200 sts. Continue with rib K3/P2.
When piece measures 15cm, inc 1 st in every P section = 210-216-222-228-234-240 sts. Continue with rib K3/P3.
When piece measures 22-24-26-28-30-32 cm, slip the first 105-108-111-114-117-120 sts on the round on a stitch holder (= half a back piece, insert a marker in each side of the sts on the stitch holder to mark the transition between front and back piece). Continue to work back and forth over the remaining 105-108-111-114-117-120 sts as follows (1st row = WS): Work rib until 12 sts remain on the needle, slip these on a stitch holder. Turn and work return row until 12 sts remain on the needle, slip these on a stitch holder. Work back and forth and continue to slip 12 sts on the stitch holder in each side until 9-12-15-18-21-24 sts remain on the needle (= mid front). Slip all the sts back on the needle = 210-216-222-228-234-240 sts.
K 1 round over all the sts while AT THE SAME TIME dec 42-43-44-46-47-48 sts evenly = 168-173-178-182-187-192 sts. P 1 round. Cast loosely off to avoid a tight cast off edge.
The piece measures approx. 23-25-27-29-31-33 cm, measured mid back.

PART 2:
Worked as part 1 but when dividing the piece and working back and forth, slip the last 105-108-111-114-117-120 sts on a stitch holder. Continue to work as on part 1.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the 2 parts tog mid back, rib to rib. Start the seam approx. 10 cm down on the back piece and sew tog approx. 22-23-23-24-24-25 cm down so that approx. 12-12-13-14-15-15 cm of the back piece remain open (see arrows on chart). Fasten the threads.

Diagram

sew the 2 parts tog mid back between the arrows

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