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DROPS 115-16 by DROPS Design

DROPS Bolero in ”Classic Alpaca” with ¾ sleeves. Size S – XXXL.

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DROPS design: Pattern no AC-013.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-110-120-130 cm / 33’’-36¼’’-39 3/8’’-43 3/8’’-47¼’’-51’’
Full length: 40-42-44-46-48-50 cm / 15¾’’-16½’’-17¼’’-18’’-19’’-19¾’’

Materials: DROPS CLASSIC ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-350-400-450-500-550 g color no 6310, blue.

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm/US 7 - or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) size 3.5 mm/US 4 – for rib and border round bolero.

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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 American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 – diagram is seen from RS and shows 1 horizontal pattern repeat.

DECREASING TIP (apply to neckline):
Dec from RS inside 1 edge st.
Dec as follows AFTER 1 st: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows BEFORE 1 st: K2 tog.
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BACK PIECE: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 74-82-90-100-110-120 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Classic Alpaca. Work stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 2-2-3-3-4-4 cm / ¾’’-¾’’-1 1/8’’-1 1/8’’1½’’-1½’’ inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 2 cm / 3/4’’ a total of 6 times = 86-94-102-112-122-132 sts. When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½’’-6’’-6¼’’-6¾’’-7’’-7½’’ bind off for armhole each side at the beg of every row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-0-0-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 1-2-3-3-3-5 times and 1 st 2-3-3-4-4-4 times = 70-72-76-78-82-84 sts. When piece measures 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm / 11¾’’-12½’’-13 3/8’’-14¼’’-15’’-15¾ slip the middle 22-22-24-24-26-26 sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 st on neckline on next row = 23-24-25-26-27-28 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm / 12½’’-13 3/8’’-14¼’’-15’’-15¾’’-16½’’.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 14-18-21-27-31-36 sts on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Classic Alpaca. Work stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 inc 1 st towards mid front, and repeat the inc on every row a total of 6 times and then on every other row a total of 8 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2-2-3-3-4-4 cm / ¾''-¾''-1 1/8''-1 1/8''1½''-1½'' inc at the side as described for back piece. When all inc and dec are complete there are 34-38-41-47-51-56 sts on needle. When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm / 5½’’-6’’-6¼’’-6¾’’-7’’-7½’’ bind off for armhole at the side as described for back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼’’-6¾’’-7’’-7½’’-8’’-8¼’’ dec 1 st towards mid front – SEE DECREASING TIP – and repeat the dec on every 4 cm / 1½’’ a total of 3-3-3-4-4-4 times = 23-24-25-26-27-28 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm / 12½’’-13 3/8’’-14¼’’-15’’-15¾’’-16½’’.

LEFT FRONT PIECE: Like right front piece, but mirrored.

SLEEVE: Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 54-58-62-66-70-74 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Classic Alpaca. Work rib, K2/P2, with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8’’ change to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts evenly on first row = 46-50-54-56-60-64 sts.
When piece measures 5 cm / 2’’ inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 5-4-4-3-3-3 row a total of 10-10-10-12-12-13 times = 66-70-74-80-84-90 sts. When piece measures 24-23-22-21-20-19 cm / 9½’’-9’’-8¾’’-8¼’’-8’’-7½’’ (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) bind off for sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 4 sts 1 time and 3 sts 1 time, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 31 cm / 12¼’’, now bind off 3 sts each side 1 time and cast of remaining sts, piece measures approx 32 cm / 12½’’.

ASSEMBLY: Sew shoulder seams and side seams (inside 1 edge st).
Pick up 288-304-336-352-384-400 sts (includes sts on stith holder on back piece) round the whole opening of bolero on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Classic Alpaca. NOTE: make sure to pick up enough sts along the shaped front pieces. Work M.1 (= 18-19-21-22-24-25 repeats). After M.1 there are 540-570-630-660-720-750 sts on needle, bind off with K over K and P over P.
Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st and set in sleeves.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K2 tog
= P2 tog
= P3 tog


Jeanette Gaboardi 20.04.2016 - 17:16:

Regarding 3/4 sleeve bolero AC 013 pattern. My piece measures 24" instead of the 28 I told you in the previous inquiry. This is the width before binding off for the arm holes. Will these extra inches make the finished bolero larger all over? Do you think 24" will work for the size L? Thank you Jeanette Gaboardi

DROPS Design 20.04.2016 kl. 17:44:

Dear Mrs Gaboardi, the best way to be sure about the size would be to compare a similar garment she has and like the shape to the finished measurements (taken flat from side to side, and remember in cm) - see here. Happy knitting!

Jeanette Gaboardi 20.04.2016 - 14:13:

Regarding the pattern for the Bolero w/3/4 sleeve pattern AC-013, I am now at the stage where you bind off for armholes. My work, before starting the bind off, is 28" wide. For size L should this piece measure 36 " as shown in diagram? Does the diagram mean the shoulder seams are 36" apart? When do you use the chart? Thank you. Jeanette Gaboardi

DROPS Design 20.04.2016 kl. 16:11:

Dear Mrs Gaboardi, with a tension of 20 sts = 10 cm (see under tab "materials") you should get approx. 50 cm/20 inc with the 102 sts in size L before binding off for armholes - remember to check and keep correct gauge. Measurement in chart are in cm, convert here into inches. Happy knitting!

Jeanette Gaboardi 19.04.2016 - 14:46:

In regards to Bolero w/3/4 sleeve pattern AC-013. Back piece (binding off for armholes size L). Pattern reads bind off 3 sts O-2 times. Don't understand this. Does it mean bind off 3 sts at the beg of two rows or no sts for 2 rows for size L?

DROPS Design 19.04.2016 kl. 16:46:

Dear Mrs Gaboardi, each number refers to a size, in size L, bind off for armholes as follows - at the beg of every row on each side: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 3 times = 76 sts remain. Happy knitting!

Jessica 21.01.2013 - 23:17:

Thank you for the response but i'm still strugglinig with how I end up with 38 sts. If I cast on 18 and do 6 increases (one every row RS and WS) and then 8 increases (every other row) and then 12 increases (inc 1 stitch each side 6 times) this equals 44 instead of the 38 I need. Can you help me understand where I have too many sts? Thank you!

DROPS Design 22.01.2013 kl. 09:48:

Dear Jessica, you will inc 12 sts towards mid front and only 6 sts towards the side (back piece are each side but front piece is only 1 side = towards seam to back), so 18 sts + 14 sts (6 every row + 8 every 2nd row) + 6 sts towards back piece = 38 sts. Happy knitting!

Jessica 19.01.2013 - 18:09:

I'm struggling with the front and am wondering if someone can help. It says on row 2 increase 1st towards frond mid every row. Is this only supposed to be on the front knit side of the garment or on both knit and purl sides? I am doing size M and struggling to understand how I end up with only 38 sts at end of increases. Right now I am casting on 18 +6 every row +8 inc every other + 12 (inc 1st each side 6 times) = 44. Can u help me understand where I have too many stitches?

DROPS Design 21.01.2013 kl. 09:18:

Dear Jessica, there are 2 kinds of inc for front pieces : the first one every row (= from RS and from WS) towards mid front (to shape the round border) + the same inc as for back piece towards the side. Happy knitting !

Jessica 19.01.2013 - 18:08:

I'm struggling with the front and am wondering if someone can help. It says on row 2 increase 1st towards frond mid every row. Is this only supposed to be on the front knit side of the garment or on both knit and purl sides? I am doing size M and struggling to understand how I end up with only 38 sts at end of increases. Right now I am casting on 18 +6 every row +8 inc every other + 12 (inc 1st each side 6 times) = 44. Can u help me understand where I have too many stitches?

Jessica 19.01.2013 - 18:08:

I'm struggling with the front and am wondering if someone can help. It says on row 2 increase 1st towards frond mid every row. Is this only supposed to be on the front knit side of the garment or on both knit and purl sides? I am doing size M and struggling to understand how I end up with only 38 sts at end of increases. Right now I am casting on 18 +6 every row +8 inc every other + 12 (inc 1st each side 6 times) = 44. Can u help me understand where I have too many stitches?

Cobi Keus 14.12.2012 - 09:08:

Ik ben bezig met de rand langs de bolero, nu begrijp ik niet goed welke steken er tussen het patroon gebreid moet worden. Na de 12e nld moeten dan de steken afgekant worden? Heeft u een iets duidelijkere omschrijving?

DROPS Design 15.12.2012 kl. 17:28:

U moet geen steken tussen het patroon breien, ALLEEN de st van de teltekening. Bijv maat S, heeft u 288 st op de nld. U herhaalt M.1 over alle st (16 st per herhaling = 18 herhalingen over de hele nld). Volgt u de teltekening en de beschrijving hiervoor, dan komen er eerst automatisch meerderingen (= omsl) en in nld 12 breit u st samen (zie beschrijving) Brei door volgens de teltekening.

Becky Brock 20.11.2012 - 13:30:

Thanks, the chart is upside down. It shows you starting with 30 sts.

Becky Brock 19.11.2012 - 15:37:

The chart says do yarn over for increase but the sts between the repeats decreases instead of increasing. Am I reading this wrong? What happened to the increases? Thanks for your patience.

DROPS Design 20.11.2012 kl. 10:02:

Dear Mrs Brock, you start with 16 sts on row 1, then inc 2 sts every other row a total of 5 times, so that you get 26 sts on row 11, then you dec 8sts on row 12 = 18 sts. you inc then 2 sts every other row a total of 6 times and will then have 30 sts in each repeat. Happy knitting!

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