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DROPS bolero in garter st in 2 threads ”Kid-Silk”. Size S - XXXL.

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL- XXXL
Materials: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
100-125-125-150-150-175 g colour no 06, light grey/green
And use: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes colour no 29, light grey/green

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 32 rows in garter st with 2 threads Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm – for crochet borders.

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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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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
from 3.80 £ /25g
DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 3.80 £ /25g
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DROPS Kid-Silk long print DROPS Kid-Silk long print 3.80 £ /25g
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54% Cotton, 46% Viscose
from 2.30 £ /50g
DROPS Cotton Viscose uni colour DROPS Cotton Viscose uni colour 2.30 £ /50g
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You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 17.50£. Read more.

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.

DECREASING TIP: Dec inside 1 st by K 2 tog.

BOLERO: Worked in 1 piece, back and forth on circular needle in garter st. Beg at bottom of back piece, inc for sleeves, dec for neckline, and continue on the 2 front pieces.

BACK PIECE: Cast on 60-66-74-82-92-102 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 5 mm with 2 threads Kid-Silk. Work garter st – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st each side by K 2 sts in the last but one st, and repeat the inc on every 3-3-3.5-3.5-4-4 cm a total of 5 times = 70-76-84-92-102-112 sts. When piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm cast on new sts at the end of every row each side for sleeves. 1 st 1-1-2-2-3-4 times, 2 sts 2-3-2-2-1-1 times, 4 sts 2-1-1-1-1-0 times, 6 sts 1 time, 8 sts 1 time and 14-15-14-12-9-9 sts 1 time = 152-156-160-164-166-170 sts on needle. Continue until piece measures 37-39-41-43-45-47 cm. Now cast off the middle 16-16-16-18-18-18 sts for neck = 68-70-72-73-74-76 sts left on each shoulder/sleeve. Slip sts on one side on a stitch holder.
FRONT PIECE 1: = 68-70-72-73-74-76 sts.
Continue for 1 cm and insert a marker in piece = mid shoulder. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm from marker loosely cast off sleeve sts at the beg of every row from sleeve edge as follows: 14-15-14-12-9-9 sts 1 time, 8 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 4 sts 2-1-1-1-1-0 times, 2 sts 2-3-2-2-1-1 times and 1 st 1-1-2-2-3-4 times = 27-30-34-37-42-47 sts left on needle.
When piece measures 22-24-24-26-26-28 cm from marker dec 1 st at the side – SEE DECREASING TIP – and repeat the dec on every 3-3-3.5-3.5-4-4 cm a total of 5 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 26-28-30-32-34-36 cm dec 1 st towards mid front (to curve the piece) – SEE DECREASING TIP – and repeat the dec on every 4th row a total of 4-3-3-2-2-2 times, then on every other row 7-8-7-9-8-6 times and then on every row 6-8-10-10-12-16 times = 4-5-8-10-14-17 sts left on needle. Cast off on next row.

FRONT PIECE 2: Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and work like piece 1, but mirrored.

ASSEMBLY: Fold bolero double at shoulder = by marker. Sew side and sleeve seams inside 1 edge st.
CROCHET BORDER: Crochet a border round the opening with Cotton Viscose and crochet hook size 3.5 mm as follows:
ROUND 1: * 1 dc, 3 ch, skip approx 1 cm *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round.
ROUND 2: 2 ch, 1 dc in first ch-loop *, 5 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 5 ch and 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round.
Crochet a similar border round both sleeve edges.


Comments (25)

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Ingrid Birkeland 15.02.2018 - 16:15:

Hei, Jeg lurer på hvor lang rundpinne jeg trenger?

DROPS Design 16.02.2018 kl. 06:24:

Hei Ingrid, 80 cm rundpinne er den riktige lengde. God fornøyelse!

Meema Traxler 18.03.2016 - 19:23:

I don't understand where after knitting 1 1/2" at the beginning, it states to increase each side by 2sts in the last but one st. Is the word "but" an error? What does last but one st mean?

DROPS Design 21.03.2016 kl. 08:57:

Dear Mrs Traxler, you will inc 1 st on each side by K 2 sts inside 1 st at the beg and end of row as follows: K1, K2 sts in next st, K remaining sts until 2 sts remain, K2 sts in next st, K1 st. Happy knitting!

Renate 20.03.2015 - 16:39:

Renate 20.03.2015 kl. 15:19: You advised my to click on "continue to print pattern" I had and have been clicking on this link - which then takes me back to the original pattern page, not the print version. Very frustrating...

DROPS Design 21.03.2015 kl. 10:08:

Dear Renate, there maybe some settings to update/edit in your computer - please send a mail to france@garnstudio.com to get the pattern as a pdf. Happy knitting!

Renate 20.03.2015 - 15:19:

You advised my to click on "continue to print pattern" I had and have been clicking on this link - which then takes me back to the original pattern page, not the print version. Very frustrating...

DROPS Design 20.03.2015 kl. 16:32:

Dear Renate, we just made a test from the US-English pattern and it worked fine, when you click on "continue to print the pattern" on the new window, you should get the page to print and launch your printer. Happy knitting!

Renate 20.03.2015 - 14:41:

How can I download the print version? Whenever I click on "print" I get an advertisement for your yarn which takes me back to the original website.

DROPS Design 20.03.2015 kl. 14:42:

Hi Renate. At the top right of the commercial it says "Continue to print the pattern". Click here to proceed with printing.

Maria Alicia Garcia Prina 30.12.2014 - 02:03:

I,d like to knit this bolero in black; my daughter would wear it on a lace black dress. I live in Uruguay and here there were not yarns like these. Could you kindly tell me if you think this bolero would work as a party warm garment and if you could send the required black yarns by mail which I'd pay with PayPal. Thank you for your respond. Greetings fro Uruguay, Alicia

DROPS Design 30.12.2014 kl. 14:27:

Dear Mrs Garcia Prina, please click here to get a list of DROPS store shipping all around the world. Happy knitting!

Atha 03.06.2014 - 16:54:

I want to make this bolero with Drops Cotton Viscose. Do I need 150 gr for an XL size, or do I need more?

DROPS Design 04.06.2014 kl. 08:44:

Dear Atha, Cotton Viscose and Kid-Silk belong both to group A but has different length/weight. Please click here to learn how to calculate the amount of yarn in an alternative. Happy knitting!

Benedetta 10.01.2014 - 10:29:

Buongiorno, vorrei fare questo lavoro ma con le maniche lunghe....come devo procedrre? Grazie per la sempre vostra disponibilità.

Renate 15.09.2010 - 17:17:

Habe mir das Jäckchen gestrickt. Ging super schnell und sieht ganz schick aus!

Drops Design 25.05.2009 - 14:15:

Merci Béné, le modèle a été corrigé.

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