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DROPS bolero in garter st in 2 threads ”Kid-Silk”, knitted in one piece. Size 7 to 14 years.

Size: 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14 years
Size in cm: 122/128-134/140-146/152-158/164
Materials: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
75-75-100-100 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 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 borders.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

DECREASING TIP: Dec 1 st towards mid front inside 1 st by K2 tog.
BOLERO: Worked in 1 piece in garter st. Beg at bottom of back piece, inc for sleeves, dec for neckline, cast off sleeve sts and complete piece by knitting the front pieces. In order to fit in all sts work piece back and forth on circular needle.

BACK PIECE: Cast on 60-64-66-70 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 5 with 2 threads Kid-Silk. Continue in garter st – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 14-15-16-17 cm cast on new sts each side at the end of every row: 1 st 1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 2-2-1-1 times, 4 sts 2-2-2-1 times, 6 sts 2-1-2-2 times, 8 sts 0-1-1-2 times and 10-12-14-15 sts 1 time = 130-142-156-170 sts on needle. Continue until piece measures 29-31-33-35 cm. Now cast off the middle 14 sts for neck = 58-64-71-78 sts left on each shoulder/sleeve. Slip sts from one shoulder/sleeve on a stitch holder.

FRONT PIECE 1: = 58-64-71-78 sts. Work 1 cm and insert a marker in piece = middle of shoulder. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! When piece measures 11-12-13-14 cm cast off sleeve sts at the beg of every row from sleeve edge: 10-12-14-15 sts
1 time, 8 sts 0-1-1-2 times, 6 sts 2-1-2-2 times, 4 sts 2-2-2-1 times, 2 sts 2-2-1-1 times and 1 st 1-1-1-1 time = 23-25-26-28 sts left on needle.
When piece measures 22-23-25-26 cm dec 1 st towards mid front to shape the front piece – SEE DECREASING TIP – and repeat the dec on every 4th row 2-3-3-3 times, then on every other row 4-4-4-6 times and then on every row 8-8-8-8 times = 8-9-10-10 sts left on needle. Cast off on next row.

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

ASSEMBLY: Fold bolero double by shoulder and sew side and sleeve seams inside 1 edge st.

CROCHET BORDER: Crochet a border round the opening with crochet hook size 3.5 mm and Cotton Viscose 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 from previous round, * 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.


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