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Coyote by DROPS Design

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

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.

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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 instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
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

Comments (38)

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Beth Cole 24.07.2013 - 16:08:

I am going to take this pattern and knit st st instead of the bobble with some colored yarn. I have two daughters and doing the bobbles for 2 boleros might just drive me mad ;) I will tackle the pattern as is for myself, however. Great pattern!

Carol Brown 20.12.2012 - 19:07:

I have completed the body of the shrug and am ready to begin the ribbing. It looks to me as though I should sew up the side seams before I do the ribbing, but the directions are written in such a way as to make me think the seams are done after the ribbing. Could you clarify for me? Thank you.

DROPS Design 20.12.2012 kl. 21:09:

Dear Mrs Brown, you are right, you work the edge around the shrug : sts on needle + sts picked up along cast on edge. Seams for sleeves are done afterwards (see dotted lines on charts). Happy knitting!

Margreet 04.10.2012 - 21:22:

Hallo Rita, dank je wel, je bevestigt mijn vermoeden. Dit blijft een mooie bolero, maar dus minder flatteus voor wat vollere vrouwen. Ik kies een ander patroon.

Rita 04.10.2012 - 16:15:

Hallo Margreet, ik heb dit gemaakt in XL en het verdikt verschrikkellijk op de boezem,heb het maar een keer gedragen.

Margreet 03.10.2012 - 22:49:

Wat een prachtige bolero, ik zou 'm graag maken voor mezelf, maar ik vraag mij af of het in XL nog steeds leuk is?

Eva 07.09.2012 - 10:30:

Hallo zusammen, habe mir dieses Modell passenderweise in "brombeer" gestrickt. Was mich etwas stört, ist das es im nacken eine große Falte gibt, und würde beim nächsten mal einen Halsausschnitt einbringen. Aber sonst eine Top Anleitung trage den Bolero gerne. Danke!

Rina Luban 14.05.2012 - 22:35:

I am about to start this pattern. what is the measurement for the two smallest sizes? the pattern does not say. Thanks so much.

DROPS Design 17.05.2012 kl. 20:38:

We are publishing a measure chart with each design. There you see the actual garments finished measures. The measures in the chart is in cm and measured from side to side. So to figure out which size to make, the best is to measure a garment you already have and like the size of and then compare with the chart.

DROPS Deutsch 25.12.2010 - 20:06:

Links auf rechts = li. auf der Vorderseite.

A.m. 25.12.2010 - 08:54:

Frage zum Brombeermuster: in der Legende zum Diagramm steht, man möge in der Hinreihe "links auf rechts" stricken (verstehe ich als Maschen so stricken, wie sie erscheinen, ist das ein bundesdeutscher Ausdruck??), bei der Videoanleitung steht "1. u. 3. R. li stricken". Habe ich irgendwas falsch verstanden? Danke im Voraus.

DROPS Design 08.10.2010 - 08:21:

Man nimmt unten an der Kante auf sodass rund um die Arbeit mit dem Brombermuster ein Bündchen gestrickt werden kan.

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