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Knitted DROPS bolero with lace pattern in ”Cotton Viscose” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size XS/S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no N-110
Size: XS/S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
color no 28, light pink: 200-250-250-300-300-350 g
and use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
color no 03, light pink: 75-75-75-100-100-100 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 4.5 mm/US 7 - or size needed to get 14 sts in lace pattern with 1 thread of each quality = width 10 cm / 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 4 mm/US 6 – for rib.

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: boleros, lace,

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

PATTERN: See diagram M.1 – Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

INCREASING TIP: Inc by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.

Body piece worked back and forth on needle, and rib border worked in the round on circular needle.

Cast on 104-111-118-126-133-140 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 thread of each quality. K 3 rows (first row = WS) AT THE SAME TIME on row 3 dec 17-18-19-21-22-23 sts evenly (work approx every 5th and 6th st tog) = 87-93-99-105-111-117 sts. Continue as follows from RS: 3 GARTER STS - see above, M.1A (= 3 sts), M.1B until 3 sts remain and finish with 3 GARTER STS. Continue in M.1 like this with 3 garter sts each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 3-3-4-5-6-7 cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1½"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4" cast on 6 new sts each side for sleeve = 99-105-111-117-123-129 sts. Continue in M.1 on all sts with 3 garter sts each side. When piece measures 37-41-44-47-50-53 cm / 14½"-16 1/8"-17 1/4"-18½"-19 3/4"-21" bind off 6 sts each side = 87-93-99-105-111-117 sts. Continue in M.1 with 3 garter sts each side until piece measures 39-43-47-51-55-59 cm / 15 1/4"-17"-18½"-20"-21 5/8"-23 1/4" (adjust so that next row is from WS). K 3 rows AT THE SAME TIME on row 1 inc 17-18-19-21-22-23 sts evenly (approx after every 5th st) = 104-111-118-126-133-140 sts. Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Now pick up 104-111-118-126-133-140 sts in cast on row = 208-222-236-252-266-280 sts, and continue in the round. P 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME inc 80-86-92-100-106-112 sts evenly on round (after approx every other and 3rd st alternately) –see INCREASING TIP = 288-308-328-352-372-392 sts. K 1 round and then continue in rib K2/P2 on all sts. When rib measures 2.5 cm / 7/8'' inc 1 st in each P-section (P2 in first P st) and continue in rib K2/P3 until rib measures 5 cm / 2''. On next round inc 1 st in each K-section (K2 in the last K st) and continue in rib K3/P3 until rib measures 7 cm / 2¾''. Bind off with K over K and P over P.

Sew side and under arm seams inside 1 edge st – see broken line in chart.


= how to wear the bolero
= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso

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