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Summer Waves by DROPS Design

DROPS bolero in wavy pattern in “Silke Alpaca”. Size XS – XXXL

Size: XS/S – M/L – XL – XXL/XXXL

Materials: DROPS Silke Alpaca from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600 g colour no 1101, white

DROPS circular needle size 4.5 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to obtain 20 sts x 22 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Pattern: See diagram M.1 to M.4. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS.

Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.

Bolero: Knitted in the round on circular needle. Cast on 272-340-408-476 sts on 2 circular needles size 4.5 mm (to make the edge elastic). Remove 1 needle and work 2 rounds garter st - see above. Work M.1 (= 17 sts) = 16-20-24-28 pattern repeats on round. When piece measures approx 5 cm (adjust to a full vertical pattern repeat) work 1 vertical repeat of M.1b = 240-300-360-420 sts. Continue in M.2 (= 15 sts per horizontal pattern repeat). When piece measures approx 9 cm (adjust to a full vertical repeat) work 1 vertical repeat M.2b = 208-260-312-364 sts. Now continue in M.3 (= 13 sts per horizontal pattern repeat). When piece measures approx 13 cm (adjust to a full vertical repeat) work 1 vertical repeat of M.3b = 176-220-264-308 sts. Continue in M.4 (= 11 sts per horizontal pattern repeat) until piece measures 21-21-22-22 cm. Now keep the first 88-110-132-154 sts (= 8-10-12-14 repeats) on needle and slip the last 88-110-132-154 sts on a thread.
Part 1: Work back and forth on needle. Continue in M.4 back and forth on needle. At the same time cast on 14 new sts each side for sleeve = 116-138-160-182 sts. Continue on all sts in M.4 with 3 garter sts – see above - each side. When piece measures 34-36-39-41 cm continue in garter st on all sts. Cast off loosely after 4 rows. Piece measures approx 35-37-40-42 cm.
Part 2: Slip sts from thread back on needle and work back and forth on needle like Part 1.

Assembly: Sew tog cast off rows from Part 1 and Part 2 with neat sts. Sew seams under sleeves.


= how to wear the bolero
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= 1 yo between 2 sts

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