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Knitted DROPS vest in garter st worked from side to side in "Paris". Size XS - XXL

DROPS 139-19

DROPS design: Pattern no W-426
Yarn group C
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Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 68-78-88-98-108-118 cm / 26 3/4"-30 3/4"-34½"-38½"-42½"-46½"
Full length: 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''
Measurements might appear small but the garment will be very elastic so knit it in the size you normally use.

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
Color no 45, dusty orange: 400-450-450-500-550-600 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 34 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 3 pieces

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SHORT ROWS:
* Work until 1st marker, turn, tighten yarn and work return row, work until 2nd marker, turn, tighten yarn and work return row, work all sts, turn and work return row*, repeat from *-*.
1 repetition = 2 rows at the top and 6 rows at the bottom.
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VEST:
Worked back and forth on needle from mid front on left front band. The entire piece is worked in K sts on all rows (= garter st).
All measurements should be done when piece is laying flat.
Cast on 92-95-98-102-105-109 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Paris. K 4 rows over all sts (1st row = RS).
Without working next row now insert 2 markers in the piece as follows (from RS): 1st marker after 79-81-83-86-88-91 sts and 2nd marker after a total of 89-92-95-99-102-106 sts (= 3 sts after last marker at the top by neck).
Then start working SHORT ROWS – see explanation above - until piece measures 6-6½-7-7½-8-8½ cm / 2 3/8"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/4" measured at the top (= by neck) and approx. 16-17½-19-20½-22-23½ cm / 6 1/4"-6 7/8"-7½"-8 1/8"-8 3/4"-9 1/4" at the bottom (stop after 1 row worked from RS).
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Insert a marker at the top by neck – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work the top 27-29-30-32-34-36 sts (= sleeve), slip the bottom 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts on a stitch holder (do not work them first). Continue working short rows as before over sleeve (but now there are only 14-15-15-16-17-18 sts before 1st marker) until piece measures approx. 7-7½-8-8½-9-9½ cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/4"-3½"-3 3/4" from marker at top by neck and approx. 21-22½-24-25½-27-28½ cm / 8 1/4"-8 7/8"-9½"-10"-10 5/8"-11 1/4" at the bottom (= along sleeve edge), stop after 1 row worked from WS, cut the yarn.
Slip sts on another stitch holder and slip sts from the first stitch holder back on needle = 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts.

K back and forth (beg from WS) over these sts for 4-6-8-10-12-14 cm / 1½"-2 3/8"-3 1/8"-4"-4 3/4"-5½" (stop after 1 row worked from WS). Now work all sts back on needle (1st row = RS) = 92-95-98-102-105-109 sts.
Move the measurement marker that was inserted at the top by neck to where you are now – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work 1 row from WS and then continue with short rows as before until piece measures approx. 10-11-12-13-14-15 cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½-6'' from marker at the top by neck (and approx. 30-33-36-39-42-45 cm / 11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4"-16½"-17 3/4" at the bottom (stop after 1 row from RS which was worked over all sts). Move the measurement marker that was inserted at the top by neck to where you are now – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work the top 27-29-30-32-34-36 sts (= sleeve), slip the bottom 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts on a stitch holder (do not work them first). Continue working short rows as before over sleeve until piece measures approx. 7-7½-8-8½-9-9½ cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/4"-3½"-3 3/4" from marker at top by neck and approx. 21-22½-24-25½-27-28½ cm / 8 1/4"-8 7/8"-9½"-10"-10 5/8"-11 1/4" at the bottom (= along sleeve edge), stop after 1 row worked from WS, cut the yarn.
Slip sts on another stitch holder and slip sts from the previous stitch holder back on needle = 65-66-68-70-71-73 sts.

K back and forth (beg from WS) over these sts for 4-6-8-10-12-14 cm / 1½"-2 3/8"-3 1/8"-4"-4 3/4"-5½" (stop after 1 row worked from WS). Now work all sts back on needle (1st row = RS) = 92-95-98-102-105-109 sts. Move the measurement marker that was inserted at the top by neck to where you are now – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

K 1 row from WS over all sts. Then work short rows as before over all sts until piece measures approx. 5-5½-6-6½-7-7½ cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2 3/8"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 7/8" from marker at the top by neck and approx. 15-16½-18-19½-21-22½ cm / 6"-6½"-7"-7 3/4"-8 1/4"-8 7/8" at the bottom.
Short rows are now finished.

On next row from RS, bind off for 3 button holes as follows: K 55-57-60-62-63-65 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 18-18-19-20-21-22 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 10-11-12-13-14-15 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO and K the remaining 3 sts.
K 3 rows over all sts before loosely binding off.

ASSEMBLY: Sew on buttons.

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