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Marcia by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero in lace pattern with short raglan sleeve in ”Muskat”. Size XS/S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no R-562
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Size: XS/S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 72-86-94-102-116-132 cm / 28 3/8"-33 7/8"-37"-40"-45 3/4"-52"
Full length: 34-36-38-41-44-47 cm / 13 3/8"-14 1/4"-15"-16 1/8"-17 1/4"-18½"

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
color no 10, peach: 200-250-250-300-300-350 g

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4 mm / US 6 – or size needed to get 16 sts x 22 rows in lace pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 3.5 mm/US 4 - for rib.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS no 540: 1 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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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 – Diagram shows the pattern from RS (first row = RS).

DECREASING TIP (applies to raglan):
Dec 1 st inside 1 garter st along raglan:
FROM RS:
After 1 garter st: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
2 sts before 1 garter st: K2 tog.
FROM WS:
After 1 garter st: P2 tog.
2 sts before 1 garter st: P2 tog into back of loop.
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BOLERO:

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 59-71-77-83-95-107 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Muskat. P 1 row from WS and work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see above, M.1A (= 3 sts), M.1B until 1 st remain and finish with 1 edge st in GARTER ST. Continue in pattern like this. When piece measures 11-12-13-15-17-19 cm / 4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-6"-6 3/4"-7½" - adjust so that next row is from RS – bind off 3 sts for armhole at the beg of the next 2 rows. On next row from RS dec 1 st each side for raglan - see DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every other row a total of 2-7-6-5-10-9 times and then on every 4th row a total of 7-5-6-7-5-6 times = 35-41-47-53-59-71 sts – NOTE: Work sts not fitting into pattern in stockinette st until they fit pattern. Slip sts on a stitch holder, piece measures approx 25-27-29-32-35-38 cm / 9¾''-10 5/8''-11 3/8''-12½''-13¾''-15''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 17-23-29-29-35-41 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Muskat. P 1 row from WS and work next row as follows from RS (= from mid front): 1 edge st in garter st, M.1A (= 3 sts), M.1B until 1 st remain and finish with 1 edge st in garter st. Continue in pattern like this, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts at the end of every row from WS (= towards mid front) as follows: 1 st 2 times and then 2 sts a total of 5 times = 29-35-41-41-47-53 sts - NOTE: work inc sts not fitting into pattern in stockinette st until they fit pattern, with 1 edge st in garter st. When piece measures 11-12-13-15-17-19 cm / 4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-6"-6 3/4"-7½" - adjust so that next row is from WS - bind off 3 sts at the side for armhole. On next row dec for raglan as described for back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12-13-14-16-18-20 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½"-6 1/4"-7"-8" slip 9 sts towards mid front on a stitch holder for neck and bind off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 3 sts 1-2-2-2-3-4 times and 1 st 0-0-9-8-7-13 times, then on every other row from mid front: 1 st 3-3-2-3-4-1 times and then on every 3rd row from mid front: 1 st 2-2-0-0-0-0 times (i.e. all sts have been dec) – work sts not fitting into pattern in stockinette st until they fit pattern again.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Like right front piece, but mirrored, i.e. work first row from RS from the side towards mid front, cast on new sts towards mid front at the end of every row from RS (instead of WS). Bind off 3 sts for armhole at the beg of row from RS and bind off for neckline at the beg of row from WS (instead of RS).

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle. LOOSELY cast on 74-78-78-82-82-86 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Muskat. P 1 row from WS and continue in rib, K2/P2, with 1 garter st each side. When rib measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' P 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 18-16-16-14-14-12 sts evenly = 56-62-62-68-68-74 sts. Change to needle size 4 mm / US 6 and continue in M.1B with 1 edge st each side (first row = RS). When piece measures 7-7-9-11-12-13 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3½"-4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8" - adjust so that next row is from RS and finish on the same row in M.1 as on back piece to make pattern fit when body piece and sleeve are sewn tog – bind off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows = 50-56-56-62-62-68 sts. On next row from RS dec 1 st each side for raglan – see DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every other row a total of 15-15-18-16-18-18 times and then on every row a total of 0-3-0-5-3-6 times = 20 sts left on needle for all sizes. Slip sts on a stitch holder, piece measures approx 21-22-25-28-30-32 cm / 8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9 3/4"-11"-11 3/4"-12½".

ASSEMBLY:
Sew raglan seams inside 1 edge st.

RIB BORDER:
Pick up approx 198-234-258-290-330-378 sts (= approx 22 sts on 10 cm / 4'', number of sts should be divisible by 4 + 2) from RS inside 1 edge st along opening of bolero (do not pick up round neckline) on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Muskat – make sure to pick up enough sts on the rounded front pieces. P 1 row from WS and continue in rib back and forth on needle as follows (first row = RS): 2 edge sts in garter st, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 2 edge sts in garter st. Bind off LOOSELY with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st when rib measures 3 cm / 1 1/8''.

NECKLINE:
Slip sts from stitch holders back on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4, AT THE SAME TIME pick up approx 40 to 55 sts along neckline from RS on each front piece (also pick up on rib mid front and include sts from stitch holders mid front) = approx 155 to 221 sts on needle. P 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to approx 150-154-158-162-166-174 sts (number of sts divisible by 4 + 2). Continue in rib as follows (first row = RS): 2 edge sts in garter st, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 2 edge sts in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME after 1 cm / 3/8'' make 1 buttonhole on right side of piece (as seen from RS) as follows: bind off 4th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on next row. Bind off with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st when rib measures 3 cm / 1 1/8''. Sew on button.

Diagram

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

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