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Knitted DROPS bolero in "Paris". Size: S - XXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no W-410
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
Color no 32, light blue purple: 200-250-250-300-300 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 4.5 mm / US 7 (80 cm / 32'') - for rib.

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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.
(back and forth on needle): K all rows.
(in the round on circular needle): * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 54-54-60-66-72 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Paris and P 1 row from WS, then work rib with beg from RS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, K 2, * P 3, K 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 8-8-9-10-11 times, finish with P 2, 1 edge st in garter st. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', switch to needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME evenly inc the no of sts to 56-58-62-68-72.
When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'', inc 1 st in each side, repeat inc every 1.5-1.5-1.5-2-2 cm / ½"-½"-½"-3/4"-3/4" a total of 5-6-6-5-5 times = 66-70-74-78-82 sts. When piece measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½", insert a marker in each side (adjust so that last row is from WS) - now measure piece from here!
Now bind off and dec in the right side of piece (= towards front piece) while at the same time casting on new sts in the left side of piece (= towards back piece) as follows:
Towards front piece: bind off on every other row 3 sts 4 times and 2 sts 9-10-11-12-13 times, then dec on every 4th row 1 st 3 times.
Towards back piece: On every other row cast on 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 5-6-7-6-9 times, then on every 4th row 1 st 4-4-4-5-4 times.
After all bind offs, dec and cast ons, there are 48-51-54-56-60 sts on the needle. Continue in stockinette st.
When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8"-8 1/4" (adjust so that last row is from RS), work short rows for back as follows: Work 10 sts and slip these sts on a stitch holder (= bottom of back piece) - repeat a total of 4 times at the beg of every row from WS (a total of 40 sts on stitch holder) = 8-11-14-16-20 sts remain on needle. On next row from RS, slip all sts from the stitch holder back on the needle and work 4 rows in garter st (see explanation above) over all sts. Bind off. Do not remove the markers yet.

Cast on and work as right part but with inc, dec, bind offs and cast ons in the opposite side.

Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st up to marker. Sew tog the two parts mid back in the bind off edge. Knit up sts from RS along the opening of the bolero - i.e. up along right front piece, back of neck, down along left front piece and then along back piece = 180-195-210-225-240 sts (to be divided by 15) - on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Paris (knit up approx. 38-43-48-53-58 sts along each front piece, 16 sts in the neck, 88-93-98-103-108 sts along back piece) - NOTE: If more or fewer sts have been knitted up, inc/dec evenly on 1st round. It is also important to knit up enough sts by sleeve seam in each side so that the edge is not too tight under the arms. Work in the round on circular needle as follows (seen from RS): 4 rounds in garter st (see explanation above), then work rib (= K 3/P 2). When edge measures 2 cm / 3/4'', inc every third P-section to 3 P sts = 192-208-224-240-256 sts. Repeat inc when edge measures 5 and 8 cm / 2" and 3 1/8'', but displace inc so that next 2 st P section is inc to 3 P sts = 216-234-252-270-288 sts. After last round with inc, the rib should be K 3/P 3 the entire round. Loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knitting direction

Charlotte Lücking 15.01.2016 - 13:58:

Jeg har striket modellen i Paris str. M - det er ikke nok med 250 g. Jeg måtte købe et nøgle ekstra - surt når man handler online, og derved kommer til at betale porto to gange 😔

Drops Design 19.12.2011 - 17:45:

Hi Stephanie, yes, make sure last row you work is worked from WS so that next row will begin a RS row.

Stephanie Gum 19.12.2011 - 13:49:

Does "adjust so that last row is from WS" mean to the next row should begin a RS row? Or does it mean the next row should begin a WS row?

Myriam 02.02.2011 - 18:02:

Beautiful shape

Carole 31.01.2011 - 03:32:

I love shrugs. This one looks wonderful.

Lynne Keeton 15.01.2011 - 04:46:

Very cute vest, with pretty shaping.

Lana Lin 11.01.2011 - 04:35:

This is one of my favorite styles and please send my deeply heartfelt thanks and respects to the designer.

Judith 09.01.2011 - 15:50:

Prima! Möchte gleich anfangen! Wertet jedes Basic-T-Shirt auf!

Elisabeth 07.01.2011 - 17:32:

Sød lille trøje

Sylvia Tocklinq 02.01.2011 - 09:54:

Fin men rösterna räckte inte till

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