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Akropolis by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero with crochet edge in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 139-5

DROPS design: Pattern no BS-016
Yarn group A
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Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
200-250-300 g color no 1306, powder

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 6 dc-groups = width 10 cm / 4''.

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Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)

There has been several corrections, please reprint and follow the online version.

Updated online: 07.03.2012 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

See all corrections to catalogue DROPS 139

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.
TEMPORARY CAST ON EDGE:
Crochet a row with ch - unravel this row afterwards to get the cast on sts on needle again. Cut the yarn - do not fasten. Use a new strand to pick up sts in ch-row.

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams M.1 to M.4B. The diagrams show the pattern from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 st in each side as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, work the next 2 sts tog, work until 3 sts remain on needle, work the next 2 sts tog, 1 edge st in garter st. Make sure that pattern in M.1 is correct when dec, adjust when there are fewer sts, i.e. sometimes there is no room to work pattern at beg and end of row. Make sure that pattern in the rest of diagram is correctly above each other as before.

DC-GROUPS:
1 dc-group = 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-space. Replace 1st dc on round with ch 3, then work 1 dc-group in every ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round, work sl st until next ch-space to beg next round.
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BOLERO:
Worked back and forth on needle. Worked sideways, first from left shoulder to the bottom of right sleeve, and then from cast on edge to bottom of left sleeve.

BACK PIECE:
Crochet a TEMPORARY CAST ON EDGE - Read explanation above - with BabyAlpaca Silk on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 as follows: Loosely ch 80-96-101, then use a new strand and needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 to pick up 1 st in every ch on ch-row = 80-96-101 sts (1st row = RS). Work next row from WS as follows: 2 edge sts in garter st, P until 2 sts remain and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
SIZE S/M and XXL/XXXL:
= 80-101 sts. On next row from RS work as follows: 2 edge sts in garter st, * diagram M.4A, diagram M.4B *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-4 times, then diagram M.4A 1 more time, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue in pattern with 2 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures approx. 32-39 cm / 12½"-15 1/4"'' - finish after a full repeat of diagram M.4A - AT THE SAME TIME inc 0-1 st on last row = 80-102 sts.
SIZE L/XL:
= 96 sts. On next row from RS work as follows: 2 edge sts in garter st, * diagram M.4B, diagram M.4A *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, then diagram M.4B 1 more time, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue in pattern with 2 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures approx. 35 cm / 13 3/4'', finish after a full repeat of diagram M.4A.

RIGHT SLEEVE:
= 80-96-102 sts. Then work diagram M.2 1 time vertically with 2 sts in garter st in each side - AT THE SAME TIME on last row in diagram M.2 adjust no of sts to 84-94-104. Then work diagram M.3 (= 8-9-10 repetitions of diagram M.3 with 2 sts in garter st in each side), and then diagram M.2 1 time vertically with 2 sts in garter st in each side. NOTE: On last row in the second repetition of diagram M.2 adjust no of sts to 82-98-106 (= 10-12-13 repetitions of diagram M.1 with 1 st in garter st in each side).
Insert a marker in each side of piece (sleeve seam ends here).
Then work diagram M.1 with 1 st in garter st in each side. When diagram M.1 has been worked 8 rows vertically, dec on next row (= 9th row in diagram M.1) 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side - Read DECREASE TIP above. Repeat dec on every 6th-3rd-3rd row a total of 8-16-16 times = 66-66-74 sts (= 8-8-9 repetitions of diagram M.1 with 1 st in garter st in each side). Work M.1 3 times vertically and then work rows 1-8 in M.1 1 more time (= 56 rows M.1 in total). Then work 2 rows in stockinette st before loosely casting/binding off all sts (piece measures approx. 61-64-68 cm / 24"-25 1/4"-26 3/4"'' from cast on edge).

LEFT SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4. Worked from left shoulder to the bottom of left sleeve. Unravel the ch-row on the temporary cast on edge and slip cast on sts back on needle = 80-96-101 sts. Then work diagram M.2, beg on 3rd row (instead of 1st row) in pattern - AT THE SAME TIME inc 0-0-1 st on same row = 80-96-102 sts. Then work as on right sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold the piece double so that the longest sides of the bolero (markers on each sleeve) are place towards each other. Sew the sleeve seams inside 1 edge st as follows: Beg at the bottom of sleeve, sew towards mid front until markers (or desired length), repeat on the other sleeve.

CROCHET EDGE:
Crochet from RS on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with BabyAlpaca Silk as follows:
ROUND 1: Beg mid under one sleeve, crochet along the opening between the sleeves (approx. 15 sc on 5 cm / 2'', or approx. 10 sc on every repetition of diagram M.4A, no of sts must be divisible by 5), finish round with 1 sl st in 1st sc. NOTE: Make sure to work enough sc to avoid a tight edge.
ROUND 2: ch 1, in 1st sc work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc, * skip the next 4 sc, in next sc work 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 3: Read DC-GROUPS above! In every ch-space on round work 1 dc-group.
Repeat 3RD ROUND until edge measures approx. 6 cm / 2 3/8''. On next round work in every ch-space as follows: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. Repeat this round until edge measures approx. 10-11-12 cm / 4"-4½"-4 3/4", fasten off.

CROCHET EDGE - SLEEVE:
Crochet an edge from RS at the bottom of sleeve on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with BabyAlpaca Silk as follows:
ROUND 1: Beg mid under sleeve, work approx. 15 sc on 5 cm / 2'' (no of sts must be divisible by 5), finish round with 1 sl st in 1st sc. NOTE: Make sure to work enough sc to avoid a tight edge.
Then work ROUNDS 2 and 3 as on the bolero edge, repeat 3RD ROUND for approx. 6-7-8 cm / 2 3/8''-2¾''-3 1/8, fasten off.
Repeat on the edge of the other sleeve.

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TOP– see design: 139-6
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Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
K 2 tog
From RS: slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. From WS: P 2 tog
1 YO between 2 sts
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
knitting direction


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