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Knitted DROPS vest in ”Fabel”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-152
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
Colour no 651, sandy dust:
150-200-200-200-250-250 g

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm - for cast on.


Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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: v-neck, vests,

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

DECREASE TIP (applies to waist front and back):
All dec are done from RS. Dec as follows after 1st and 2nd marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3rd and 4th marker: K 2 tog.

INCREASE TIP (applies to waist front and back):
All inc are done from RS. Inc 1 st by picking up a st from previous row and K this st. Inc 1 st after 1st and 2nd marker and 1 st before 3rd and 4th marker.

Cast off for button hole on right front band. 1 button hole = K 2 edge sts, 1 YO, K 2 tog.

Cast on 90-100-112-124-136-146 sts on needle size 3 mm with Fabel and P 1 row from WS. Switch to needle size 3.5 mm and work in stocking st. Insert 4 markers in the piece; after 2 and 12 sts in from each side. When piece measures 3 cm, dec 4 sts - see DECREASE TIP above. Repeat dec a total of 3-3-3-4-4-4 times every 3-3-3-2-2-2 cm = 78-88-100-108-120-130 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue to work until piece measures 13-14-15-15-15-16 cm. On next row inc 4 sts - see INCREASE TIP above. Repeat inc every 6-6-6-5-5-5 cm until there are 90-100-112-124-136-146 sts on the needle again. Continue to work until piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm. Then cast off for armholes at the beg of every row in each side as follows: 4-5-7-7-9-10 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-1-1-1-2-3 times, 2 sts 1-1-2-4-2-1 time, 1 st 1-2-2-1-3-4 times, and dec 1 st on every 4th row 1-1-2-2-4-5 times = 74-74-76-82-84-86 sts remain after all cast offs and dec. Continue as before but work 1 st in GARTER ST - see explanation above - in each side towards armholes. When piece measures 49-51-53-55-57-59 cm, cast off the middle 22-22-24-26-26-30 sts with P for neck and finish each shoulder separately = 26-26-26-28-28-28 sts on each shoulder. On next row dec 1 st towards the neck = 25-25-25-27-27-27 sts remain on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Cast on 45-50-56-62-68-73 sts (incl 2 band sts) on needle size 3 mm with Fabel. P 1 row from WS. Switch to needle size 3.5 mm and work in stocking st with 2 band sts in garter st towards mid front. Insert 2 markers in the piece; after 2 and 12 sts in from the side and continue to work with dec and inc as on back piece. When piece measures 23-24-25-26-27-28 cm, dec 1 st from RS on the inside of the 2 band sts for neck by K 2 tog. Repeat dec on every other row a total of 10 times and then on every 4th row 2-2-3-4-5-6 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 31-32-33-34-35-36 cm, cast off and dec in the side for armhole as on back piece = 25-25-25-27-27-27 sts remain after all cast offs and dec. Continue as before with 1 st in garter st towards the armhole. Cast off when piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Cast on and work as left front piece but reversed. NOTE: When piece measures 22-23-24-25-26-27 cm, cast off for 1 BUTTON HOLE inside 2 band sts - see explanation above.

Sew side seams. Sew the shoulder seams. Sew on button.


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