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Knitted DROPS bolero with lace pattern in "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-545
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Colour no 3112, powder pink:
150-150-200-200-200-250 g

or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm and 20 sts in pattern = width 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm (60 cm) - for rib

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: boleros, lace,

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It is important that the cast on edge is not too tight in order to knit up sts later. Therefore loosely cast on, possibly on larger needle size.

See M.1 (diagram shows pattern seen from RS, 1st row = RS).

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

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO between 2 sts, on next round K YO twisted to avoid holes.


Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts.
Loosely cast on 116-120-124-128-132-136 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Alpaca – Read KNITTING TIP! Work M.1 over all sts with 1 edge st in GARTER ST – see explanation above – in each side. When piece measures 1-1-1-1-2-2 cm, cast on 6-6-6-8-8-8 sts for sleeves at the end of the next 2 rows = 128-132-136-144-148-152 sts on needle. Continue with M.1 with 3 sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm, cast off 6-6-6-8-8-8 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows = 116-120-124-128-132-136 sts on needle. Continue with M.1 over all sts with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until piece measures 33-35-37-39-42-44 cm.

Fold the piece double – see dotted line in chart. Sew tog the 6-6-6-8-8-8 sts that were cast on for sleeve + 1-1-1-1-2-2 cm before sleeve in each side.

= 116-120-124-128-132-136 sts on needle. In addition knit up 116-120-124-128-132-136 sts in cast on edge (from RS) = 232-240-248-256-264-272 sts. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Then work in the round on circular needle. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 116-120-124-128-132-136 sts evenly (i.e. work 2 sts in every other st) = 348-360-372-384-396-408 sts. P 1 round. Insert a marker between first and last st on round and a marker after 174-180-186-192-198-204 sts. Then work rib K 2/P 2.
When rib measures approx. 2 cm, inc 1 st in every K-section - Read INCREASE TIP! Continue with K 3/P 2 until rib measures 4 cm. Now inc 1 st in every K-section. Continue with K 4/P 2 until rib measures 6 cm. Now inc 1 st in every K-section in the bottom part (= cast on edge) and 3 sts in every K-section in the upper part. Continue with K 5/P 2 on bottom part and K 7/P 2 on upper part until rib measures 7 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P.


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

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