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Short DROPS waistcoat in ”Safran” and ”Cotton Viscose”. Size S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no E-152
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-90-100-110-120-130 cm / 32 1/4"-35½"-39 3/8"-43 3/8"-47 1/4"-51"
Full length: 42-44-46-48-50-52 cm / 16½''-17¼''-18''-19''-19¾''-20½''

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
color no 22, light brown: 150-200-200-200-250-250 g
And use: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
color no 26, chestnut: 200-200-250-250-300-300 g

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, no 521: 5 pcs.

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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Tags: texture, v-neck, vests,

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

PATTERN:
Row 1: K from RS.
Row 2: P from WS.
Row 3: K from RS.
Row 4: K from WS.
Repeat row 1-4.

DECREASING TIP-1 (applies to armhole and neck):
Make all dec from RS inside 4 garter sts by armhole and 5 garter sts by neck.
Dec as follows AFTER 4/5 sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1 and psso.
Dec as follows BEFORE 4/5 sts: K2 tog.

BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 buttonhole = K tog 3rd and 4th st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures (for all sizes): 2, 6, 10, 14 and 18 cm / 1", 2 ½", 4", 5½" and 7".
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 64-71-80-89-98-107 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 thread of each quality. K 5 rows (first row = WS). Continue in PATTERN – see above!
REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm / 3 1/8''-3 1/8''-3½''-3½''-4''-4'' inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 2 cm / 3/4'' a total of 6 times = 76-83-92-101-110-119 sts.
When piece measures 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4"-9"-9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"-10 5/8" work 4 rows garter st on 7-8-9-10-12-14 sts each side (work remaining sts as before), and then bind off 3-4-5-6-8-10 sts each side for armhole (bind off at the beg of the next 2 rows). Continue in pattern with 4 garter sts each side, AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec 1 st each side to shape the armhole before and after the 4 garter sts – SEE DECREASING TIP!
Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 3-5-8-11-12-13 times = 64-65-66-67-70-73 sts. Continue in pattern with 4 garter sts each side. When piece measures 39-41-43-45-47-49 cm / 15 1/4"-16 1/8"-17"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4" work 4 rows garter st on the middle 28-29-30-31-32-33 sts (work remaining sts as before), and now bind off the middle 18-19-20-21-22-23 sts for neck and complete each shoulder (= 23-23-23-23-24-25 sts) separately. Continue as before with 5 garter sts towards neck until piece measures 42-44-46-48-50-52 cm / 16½''-17¼''-18''-19''-19¾''-20½'' / 16½''-17¼''-18''-19''-19¾''-20½'', bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 37-41-45-51-55-59 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 5 front band sts towards mid front) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 thread of each quality. Insert a marker in the middle st.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
K 5 rows (first row = WS).
AT THE SAME TIME on row 4 (= RS) beg dec in the middle of piece and inc each side - to make the front piece pointed - as follows: Make 1 YO inside 1 edge st at the side, work row to 1 st before st with marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso, work row until 6 sts (i.e. 5 front band sts + 1 st) remain, make 1 YO, work remaining sts.
On next row K YO into back of loop to avoid a hole. Repeat this dec/inc on every 4th row.
After the 5 K rows continue in PATTERN with 5 front band sts towards mid front in garter st.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm / 3 1/8''-3 1/8''-3½''-3½''-4''-4'' inc 1 st 6 times at the side as described for back piece (make sure to make this inc on a row without inc/dec as above).
When piece measures 20 cm / 8'' (for all sizes) stop the inc/dec and continue in pattern with front bands in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME dec for neck as follows: Dec 1 st on the inside of the 5 front band sts – SEE DECREASING TIP - and repeat the dec on every other row a total of 10-11-11-12-12-12 times and then on every 4th row a total of 4-4-4-5-5-5 times. When piece measures 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4"-9"-9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"-10 5/8" (measured at the side as piece will be longer in the middle) work 4 rows garter st on 7-8-9-10-12-14 sts at the side (work remaining sts as before), and now bind off 3-4-5-6-8-10 sts for armhole at the side. Bind off to shape the armhole as described for back piece.
When all dec for armhole and neck are complete there are 23-23-23-23-24-25 sts left on shoulder (= 4 garter sts towards armhole, 14-14-14-14-15-16 sts in pattern and 5 garter sts towards neck). Bind off when piece measures 42-44-46-48-50-52 cm / 16½''-17¼''-18''-19''-19¾''-20½'' / 16½''-17¼''-18''-19''-19¾''-20½'' (measured at the side).

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored. Remember BUTTONHOLES when piece measures 2 cm / 1'' – see above!

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons.

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