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Claire by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS vest in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 147-40

DROPS design: Pattern no z-638
Yarn group A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Chest measurements: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm /
31½''-34 5/8''-37¾''-41¾''-46½''-51''

Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-350 g color no 101, white
and use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150-150-150 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.85 USD
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  • DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g)
    4.85 USD
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  • DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
    6.80 USD
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  • DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
    6.80 USD
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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.
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BODY:
The vest is worked top down.
Cast on 142-154-164-178-184-198 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work A.1 with 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, in each side until piece measures 12 cm / 4¾''.
Then work in stockinette st with 2 edge sts in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row from RS inc 52-56-58-64-66-70 sts evenly = 194-210-222-242-250-268 sts.
When piece measures 19-19-19-19-19-19 cm / 7½" for all sizes, work in garter st over armholes on next row from WS as follows: 2 sts in garter st, 31-33-34-38-41-48 sts in stockinette st, 2 sts in garter st, 124-136-146-158-160-164 sts in stockinette st, 2 sts in garter st, 31-33-34-38-41-48 sts in stockinette st, 2 sts in garter st. Work 3 rows with stockinette st over stockinette st and garter st over garter st.
Piece measures approx. 21-21-21-21-21-21 cm / 8 1/4" for all sizes, and now divide for armhole as follows: Slip the first 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts at beg of row (seen from RS) on 1 stitch holder (= right front piece).
Slip the next 126-138-148-160-162-166 sts on another stitch holder (= back piece).
There are now 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts on needle for left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts. Now work in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st towards mid front and 1 st in garter st towards armhole until piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'' (armhole measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8 ¾''-9''), make sure that next row to be worked is from WS. Slip sts on a stitch holder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle (= 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts) and work as left front piece, slip sts on a stitch holder when piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'', make sure that next row is from WS.

BACK PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle (=126-138-148-160-162-166 sts) and work in stockinette st with 1 st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 33-35-37-35-37-39 cm / 13"-13 3/4"-14½"-13 3/4"-14½"-15 1/4", insert a marker on each side of the middle 2 sts on row.
On next row from RS inc 2 sts by making 1 YO before 1st marker and 1 YO after 2nd marker. On next row from WS P the YOs twisted – SEE INCREASE TIP!
Repeat inc on every other row (i.e. on every row from RS), 19-19-19-23-23-23 more times (= 20-20-20-24-24-24 inc in total).
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'' (make sure that next row is from WS), slip left and right piece on to needle and work in stockinette st BUT work the first 4 rows with 2 sts in garter st under both armholes.
Continue in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures 53-55-57-59-61-63 cm / 21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24''-24¾''.
On next row from RS dec 62-66-66-78-78-84 sts evenly (do not dec over the 2 sts in garter st in each side) = 172-184-196-212-220-232 sts.
Work 1 row in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st in each side. On next row from RS work A.1 with 2 edge sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 65-67-69-71-73-75 cm / 25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾''-29½'' (A.1 measures approx. 12 cm / 4¾''), loosely bind off.

Diagram

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

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