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DROPS 127-38 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS vest with wavy pattern in "Alpaca" and "Kid-Silk". Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 127-38

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-551
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 72-80-88-98-110-122 cm /
Full length: 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm /

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Color no 3112, powder pink:
200-200-200-250-250-250 g
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
Color no 03, light pink:
75-75-75-100-100-100 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 4 mm / US 6 - or size needed to get 19 sts x 38 rows in garter st with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 – for round piece.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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.
See diagram M.1 to M.7. The diagram shows the pattern from RS.

The entire back piece is worked in Garter st, i.e. K all rows.
Cast on 70-78-86-96-106-118 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk. Work back and forth with 1 edge st in each side.
When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Continue to bind off for armholes at beg of every row in each side as follows: 3 sts 0-0-0-0-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-1-3-5-5-7 times and 1 st 1-2-1-1-1-2 times = 60-62-64-66-70-72 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm / 7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½''. Work next row from RS as follows:
Work 30-31-32-33-35-36 sts. Insert a marker, this is now the beg of the round (= mid back of neck) and measures the piece from here.

See Fig. 1 (X = beg of round). Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Work the next 30-31-32-33-35-36 sts, while AT THE SAME TIME inc 4-5-5-6-6-6 sts evenly = 34-36-37-39-41-42 sts. Then cast on 37-41-42-45-47-47 new sts for armhole edge. Then knit up 5 sts inside the edge st along the side of back piece (2 cm / 3/4'') before the armhole. Then knit up inside 1 st 79-89-96-108-122-131 sts along the cast on edge on back piece (i.e. inc 11-13-12-14-18-15 sts evenly while AT THE SAME TIME knitting up sts, by working 2 sts in 1 st). Then knit up 5 sts inside the edge st along the other side of back piece (2 cm / 3/4'') before the armhole. Then cast on 37-41-42-45-47-47 new sts for armhole edge before working over the last 30-31-32-33-35-36 sts while AT THE SAME TIME inc 4-5-5-6-6-6 sts evenly over these sts.
Now there are 231-253-264-286-308-319 sts on needle.
Now work diagram M.1 (= 11 sts) in the round over all sts. When round piece measures 6 cm / 2½'', work M.2 over all sts. When M.2 has been worked 1 time vertically (= 273-299-312-338-364-377 sts), work M.3 (= 13 sts). When round piece measures 12-13-14-15-16-17 cm / 4¾''-5 1/8''-5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾'', work M.4 over all sts. When M.4 has been worked 1 time vertically (= 315-345-360-390-420-435 sts), work M.5 (= 15 sts). When round piece measures 18-20-22-24-26-28 cm / 7''-8''-8¾''-9½''-10¼''-11'', work M.6. When M.6 has been worked 1 time vertically (= 357-391-408-442-476-493 sts), work M.7 (= 17 sts). Continue with M.7 until round piece measures approx. 20-22-24-27-30-33 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 5/8"-11 3/4"-13". Bind off LOOSELY.


1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog

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