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DROPS 129-23 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS vest with lace pattern worked sideways in "Bomull-Lin". Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS design: Pattern no L-105
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm /
31½''-34 5/8''-37¾''-41¾''-46½''-51''
Full length: 87-88-96-96-97-97 cm /
34 1/4"-34½"-37 3/4"-37 3/4"-38 1/4"-38 1/4"

Materials: DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio
Color no 03, beige/linen: 550-600-650-750-800-850 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 4.5 mm / US 7 (80 cm / 32'') - or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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: See diagram M.1 (= 5 sts). The diagram shows the pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
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VEST:
The garment is knitted back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts. Cast on 156-158-172-172-174-174 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Bomull-Lin. K 4 rows, then work as follows from RS: 5 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, * P 3, M.1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-6-6 times, 34-36-34-34-36-36 sts in reverse stockinette st, * M.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 9-9-10-10-10-10 times, finish with 5 sts in garter st.
Continue like this. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 33-35-37-39-41-43 cm / 13''-13 3/4''-14½''-15 1/4''-16 1/8''-17'', work next row from RS as follows: 5 sts in garter st, * P 3, M.1 * repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-6-6 times, 34-36-34-34-36-36 sts in reverse stockinette st (i.e WS out), M.1, P 3, M.1, 35-35-43-43-43-43 sts in garter st, * M.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with 5 sts in garter st. Work a total of 4 rows this way. Next row from RS is worked as before while AT THE SAME TIME casting/binding off the middle 29-29-37-37-37-37 sts of the 35-35-43-43-43-43 sts in garter st for armhole. On next row cast on 29-29-37-37-37-37 new sts over the bind off sts. Work as follows from RS: 5 sts in garter st, * P 3, M.1 * repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-6-6 times, 34-36-34-34-36-36 sts in reverse stockinette st, M.1, P 3, M.1, 35-35-43-43-43-43 sts in garter st, * M.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with 5 sts in garter st. Work a total of 4 rows like this, then work as follows from RS: 5 sts in garter st, * P 3, M.1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-6-6 times, 34-36-34-34-36-36 sts in reverse stockinette st, * M.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 9-9-10-10-10-10 times, finish with 5 sts in garter st.
Continue to work like this until piece measures 73-79-85-92-100-108 cm / 28 3/4"-31"-33½"-36 1/4"-39 3/8"-42½". Now work and bind off in the same way as with previous armhole. Continue to work as follows from RS: 5 sts in garter st, * P 3, M.1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-6-6-6-6 times, 34-36-34-34-36-36 sts in reverse stockinette st, * M.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 9-9-10-10-10-10 times, finish with 5 sts in garter st.
Continue this pattern until piece measures 107-115-123-132-142-152 cm / 42"-45 1/4"-48½"-52"-55 3/4"-59 3/4" (adjust so that the length from armhole and out to the edge is the same on each side of piece), K 4 rows over all sts, then bind off.
The piece measures approx. 108-116-124-133-143-153 cm / 45½"-45 3/4"-48 3/4"-52 3/8"-56 1/8"-60 1/8", measured from side to side. The vest can be worn from both sides. Therefore fasten the yarn ends neatly, seen from both sides.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts

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