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Valerie by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS vest worked in a circle in garter st with lace pattern in "Alpaca" and "Kid-Silk". Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 148-5

DROPS design: Pattern no z-640
Yarn group A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450-450 g color no 8105, light steel blue
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
125-150-150-175-175-200 g color no 07, light steel blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 6 mm / US 10 – or size needed to get 15 sts x 19 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)

New diagram - next to last row in A.2

Updated online: 08.04.2014 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

See all corrections to catalogue DROPS 148

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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 diagrams A.1 and A.2.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Worked in the round in a circle from mid back.
Cast on 7 sts with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk and distribute them on 4 double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME K 2 sts in every st = 14 sts. Insert 7 markers in the piece, 2 sts apart. 1st marker = at beg of round = back of neck.
P 1 round.
On next round K while AT THE SAME TIME working 2 sts in every other st = 21 sts. P 1 round.
On next round work 2 sts in every 3rd st = 28 sts. P 1 round.
Then work according to A.1, work 1 repetition over the 4 sts between every marker.
When A.1 has been worked, continue according to A.2.
After A.2 continue the pattern in A.2 the same way with 7 inc every other round, work the inc sts in pattern.
Switch to circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 when needed. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 23-24-25-26-27-28 cm / 9''-9½''-9¾''-10¼''-10 5/8''-11'' from the middle, work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above - over all sts. NOTE! Continue inc every other round, inc with one YO after every marker = 7 inc.
There are now approx. 30-31-32-33-34-35 sts between every marker (= 210-217-224-231-238-245 sts in total).
K until the second marker.
Bind off all sts between second and third marker (= approx. 30-31-32-33-34-35 sts). Work until 6th marker.
Bind off all sts until 7th marker (= approx. 30-31-32-33-34-35 sts). Work until first marker.
P 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME casting on same no of sts that was bound off over the bound off sts = approx. 210-217-224-231-238-245 sts.
Work 2 ridges – there are now 3 ridges on each side of armhole. Continue with A.2 and inc for 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'', work 6 ridges with inc, work A.2 with inc for 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½''-6''-6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½'', finish with 6 ridges with inc.
There are now approx. 376-396-416-436-456-476 sts on round.
Bind off.


1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog

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