DROPS / 110 / 28

DROPS 110-28 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero in berry pattern and rib in ”Alaska”. Size S-XXXL.

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour no 49, light brown mix

DROPS circular needle size 5 mm (80 cm) – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in berry pattern = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS circular needle size 4.5 mm (80 cm) – for rib.

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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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.

Berry pattern: See diagram M.1. Note! First row in pattern is worked from the WS.

Increasing tip: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On return row work YO into back of st to avoid a hole.

Bolero: Work Berry pattern back and forth on circular needle, then pick up additional sts for rib and work rib in the round. Cast on 122-126-130-134-138-142 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 5 mm. K 3 rows, at the same time dec 24 sts evenly on third row (K tog approx every 5th and 6th st) = 98-102-106-110-114-118 sts. Continue as follows: 3 garter st – see above – Berry pattern – see above - until 3 sts remain, 3 garter sts. Continue in Berry pattern like this with 3 garter sts each side. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 8-9-10-11-12-13 cm cast on 12 new sts each side for sleeves = 122-126-130-134-138-142 sts. Continue in pattern on all sts with 3 garter sts each side. Insert a Marking Thread (MT) when piece measures 26-28-30-32-34-36 cm. Now mirror piece from here. When piece measures 44-47-50-53-56-59 cm cast off 12 sts each side = 98-102-106-110-114-118 sts. Continue in Berry pattern with 3 garter sts each side until piece measures 52-56-60-64-68-72 cm (adjust so that the last row is P from RS). K 3 rows, at the same time inc 24 sts evenly on first row = 122-126-130-134-138-142 sts. Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm. Pick up 122-126-130-134-138-142 sts from cast on row = 244-252-260-268-276-284 m. Now continue in the round on all sts. P 1 round, inc 60-64-64-68-68-72 sts evenly (approx 1 st between every 4th and 5th st) - see Increasing tip = 304-316-324-336-344-356 sts. K 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2 on all sts. When rib measures 3 cm inc 1 st in each P-section (work 2 sts in first P st) = 380-395-405-420-430-445 sts. Now continue in rib, K2/P3 until rib measures 6 cm. Now inc 1 st in each K-section (work 2 sts in last K st) = 456-474-486-504-516-534 sts. Continue in rib, K3/P3 until rib measures 9 cm. Cast off in rib.

Assembly: Sew side seams. Sew under arm seams – see broken line in measurement chart.


= how to wear bolero
= P from RS
= K 3 sts in 1 st as follows: K1, P1, K1
= P 3 tog, tighten thread

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