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DROPS 98-38 by DROPS Design

DROPS Vest with textured pattern in Alpaca

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Size: S/M– M/L – XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150 g colour n. 403, middle brown
100-100-150-150 g colour no 601, dark brown

DROPS pointed needles size 5 mm or size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

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pattern type: boleros, vests, pattern/technique: lace, shape: rounded front edges, short rows,

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The shrug is knitted in 3 pieces. 2 edge pieces which are knitted from the centre back and ends at the nape of the neck. These 2 pieces are sewn tog to a ring and then attached to the back piece – see figure 1.

Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 5 mm with 2 threads of Alpaca in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Lace Pattern: See diagram M.1 The diagram are shown from the RS.

Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows.

Measurement tips: All length measures for the edge piece are done at the shortest side.

Increasing tips: All increases are done from the RS. For size S/M and M/L inc inside the first garter st (= 1 inc st per row). For size XL and XXL inc inside the first garter st and after the first st in the stocking sts section after M.1 (= 2 inc sts per row). See measurement drawing. When knitting in garter sts inc as follows: Make a yo, on the returning row knit into back of you to avoid a hole. When knitting in stocking sts inc as follows: K2 sts in one st.

Decreasing tips: All decreases are done from the RS. For size S/M and M/L decrease inside the first garter st (= 1 dec st per row). For size XL and XXL dec inside the first garter sts and after the first st in stocking sts section after M.1 (= 2 dec sts per row). Decrease as follows: K2 tog.

Tips: You may choose to crochet an edge around the shrug on hook size 4 mm with 2 threads of Alpaca. Crochet as follows: 1 dc, *2 ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in the first dc.



Back piece:
Cast on 57-63-69-75 sts on needle size 5 mm with 1 thread of each colour. Knit in garter sts until the piece measures 3-3-1-1 cm.
Knit next row as follows (from the RS): 4-5-6-7 sts of garter sts, *4-5-6-7 sts of stocking sts, chart M.1 (=11 sts)*, repeat *-* a total of 3 times, 4-5-6-7 sts of stocking sts and 4-5-6-7 sts of garter sts. Continue the pattern like this.
When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st in the second st in each stocking sts section = 61-67-73-79 sts.
Knit a total of 4-4-5-5 repeats of M.1 and finish the piece in garter sts. At the same time when the piece measures 22-22-24-24 cm cast off the centre 23-25-27-31 sts for the neck and work each shoulder separately.
Cast off 1 more st toward the neck on next row = 18-20-22-23 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off remaining sts when the piece measures 24-24-26-26 cm.

Right edge piece: Cast on 39-41-43-46 sts on needle size 5 mm with 1 thread of each colour. Knit as follows (seen from the RS): 3 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stocking sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter, 2 sts of stocking sts, 4 sts of garter sts, M.1 (=11 sts), 6-8-10-13 sts of stocking sts, 2 sts of garter sts, 4 sts of stocking sts, 3 sts of garter sts.
Continue the pattern like this. When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1-1-2-2 sts on every 4th row a total of 3-5-5-7 times – read increasing tips = 42-46-53-60 sts (knit every row as follows - seen from the RS: 6-8-8-10 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stocking sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stocking sts, 4 sts of garter sts, M.1 (=11 sts), 6-8-15-20 sts of stocking sts, 2 sts of garter sts, 4 sts of stocking sts, 3 sts of garter sts).

When the piece measures 17-19-21-22 cm work short rows as follows:
*2 rows over the first 16-18-18-20 sts (6-8-8-10 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stocking sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stocking sts, 4 sts of garter sts),
2 rows over the first 27-29-29-31 sts (6-8-8-10 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stocking sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stocking sts, 4 sts of garter sts, M.1 (=11 sts)),
2 rows over all sts*,
repeat from *-* until the piece measures 29-32-36-39 cm – see measurement tips.

Continue over all sts at the same time cast off 0-1-2-2 sts on every 4th row at the right side a total of 0-2-3-5 times = 42-44-47-50 sts. When the piece measures 45-48-51-53 cm cast off the outermost 18-20-22-23 sts at the left side for shoulder = 24-24-25-27 sts left for the neck edge. Continue to measure from this point onwards.
Now knit 6-6-5-5 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stocking sts (purl side shown), 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stocking sts, 4 sts of garter sts, 8-8-10-12 sts of stocking sts. At the same time knit *2 rows over the first 13-13-14-16 sts, 2 rows over all sts*.
Cast off when the piece measures 8-8-9-10 cm (measured at the shortest side).

Left edge piece: Cast on and knit as done for the right front edge piece but reverse (this means knit 3 sts of garter sts, 4 sts of stocking sts, 2 sts of garter sts, 6-8-10-13 sts of stocking sts, M.1 (=11 sts), 4 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of stocking sts. 2 sts of garter sts, 2 sts of reverse stocking sts (purl side shown) and 3 sts of garter sts.

Assembly: See measurement drawing. Sew the edge pieces tog in the bottom edge (E to E) and the neck (D to D). Sew the edge pieces to the back piece as follows: Sew the shoulder seam (C to C) and the edge piece to the bottom and top edge of the back piece (G to G) and (F to F).

Diagram

= back piece
= edge piece
= shoulder
= neck edge at the center back
= center back, bottom edge
= back
= neck shaping
= K from the RS, P from the WS
= make a yo
= slip a st as if to knit, K2 tog., psso

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