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DROPS 102-11 by DROPS Design

Short DROPS vest knitted in garter sts with a big collar in ”Eskimo”. Size S - XXXL.

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS Eskimo
500-550-600-650-700-800 g, clr. no. 01, off white

DROPS Pointed needles size 9 mm – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.
DROPS Pointed needles size 8 mm – for the belt
DROPS Crochet hook size 8 mm – for the crochet edge.

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pattern type: vests, shape: belt, shawl collar, wrap-around,

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Knitting tension: 10 sts x 22 rows in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows. Knitting tips: For every turn made in the middle of the work slip the first st, tighten the thread and knit back. This is done to avoid hole in the transitions.
Lobster stitches: Crochet as dc, but backwards. I.e. crochet from left towards the right.


Back piece: Remember the knitting tension! Cast on 34-38-42-46-54-58 sts with needle size 9 mm in Eskimo. P the first row from the WS. Continue with Rib as follows- from the RS: *P2,K2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P2. When the piece measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm knit in garter sts until finish - see explanation above. When the piece measures 5 cm inc. 1 st each side on every 6-6-7-7-8-8 cm a total of 3 times = 40-44-48-52-60-64 sts. When the piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm cast off the outer most st each side = 38-42-46-50-58-62 sts. When the piece measures 25-26-27-28-29-30 cm inc. 1 st each side for the wide shoulder on every 3-3-4-4-5-5 cm a total of 3 times = 44-48-52-56-64-68 sts. When the piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm cast off the mid 12-14-14-16-16-16 sts for the neck. On the next row cast off 1 more sts towards the neck. At the same time when the piece measures 35-37-39-41-43-45 cm cast off for a slanting shoulder on every other row as follows - Beg at the outer part of the shoulder and cast off towards the neck: 5-6-6-7-9-9 sts 1 time, 5-5-6-6-7-8 sts 2 times. When all sts are cast off the piece measures approx. 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm.

Right front piece: Cast on 25-25-29-29-33-33 sts (incl. 5 front band sts) with needle size 9 mm in Eskimo. P the first row from the WS. Continue as follows – from the RS: 5 garter sts (front band), *P2, K2 *, repeat from *-*. On every 6 row knit 2 extra row over the front band – read knitting tips above. Continue this until finish. When the piece measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm adjust the number of sts to 22-24-26-28-32-34, (do not inc/dec in the front band) Continue to knit in garter sts until finish.
Please read all of the next section before knitting it!
When the piece measures 5 cm inc. as done for the back. At the same time inc. 1 st inside the outer most edge st mid front on every 6 rows a total of 8-8-9-9-10-10 times (Incorporate new sts into the front band – i.e. knit extra rows over these sts too). At the same time when the piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm cast off the outer most st at the side. When the piece 25-26-27-28-29-30 cm inc. for the wide shoulder as done for the back piece. After all inc. = 35-37-40-42-47-49 sts on row. When the piece measures 35-37-39-41-43-45 cm cast off for the slanting shoulder as done for the back piece = 20-21-22-23-24-24 sts left for the neck line. Continue with ”shorten rows” as follows - read knitting tips * Knit 2 rows over the outermost 10-10-11-11-12-12 sts towards mid front, 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-*. Knit until the neck line measures 6-7-7-8-8-8 cm at the shortest side and cast off.

Left front piece: Cast on and knit as right front but reverse.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the side seams in the outer most part of the outer most st. Sew the front band tog. at the mid back and sew it to the neck line. Crochet edge: Crochet an edge with hook size 8mm around the opening of the vest and around the armholes as follows: 1 lobster st - see explanation above, * 3 ch, skip approx 1½ cm, 1 lobster st *, repeat from *-*.

Belt: Cast on loosely 8 sts with needle size 8 mm in Eskimo. Knit in garter sts, but P the first and the last st on each row. Knit until the belt measures approx. 130 cm. Cast off loosely.

Belt loop: Crochet 10 ch on hook size 8 mm. Crochet a total of 4 loops. Sew 2 loops to the front piece and 2 to the back piece just above the Rib. Pull the belt through the loops.

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