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Take Me To Spain by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS asymmetric vest, worked top down in ”Lin” or ”Muskat”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no LN-010
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 70-78-84-96-108-120 cm /
27½"-30 3/4"-33"-37 3/4"-42½"-47 1/4"
Full length: 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm /
20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''

Materials: DROPS LIN from Garnstudio
Color no 103, linen: 150-150-150-200-200-200 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 (60 cm / 24'') - or size needed to get 17 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Alternative materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
The whole vest can be knitted in Muskat instead of Lin if desired. Replace in that case Lin with Muskat color no 61, light beige: 200-200-200-250-250-250 g
And use CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 6 mm / US 10 (60 cm / 24'') - or size needed to get 17 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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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 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.
INCREASE TIP:
Inc by making 1 YO on each side of st with marker in each side as follows: Work in stockinette st until marker, 1 YO, work st with marker in stockinette st, 1 YO. P YOs on next row to make holes.
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The piece is worked top down. Front and back piece are worked back and forth separately down to and with armhole. Then all sts are slipped on the same circular needle. Then the piece is worked back and forth from mid front.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 17-17-18-18-21-21 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Lin. Work in stockinette st. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', inc 1 st towards armhole side by working 2 sts in the last st (seen from RS). Repeat inc in outermost st towards the side on every 9th-7th-6th-4th-4th-3rd row (i.e. in last st from RS or in first st from WS) a total of 6-8-10-14-15-20 times = 23-25-28-32-36-41 sts. REMEMBER THE TENSION/GAUGE! When all inc towards the side are done, the piece measures approx. 22-23-25-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4"-9"-9 3/4"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"-10 5/8". Slip the sts on a stitch holder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work as on left front piece but with inc in the opposite side.

BACK PIECE:
Left shoulder:
Cast on 17-17-18-18-21-21 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Lin. Work 5 rows in stockinette st with start from RS. Cut the thread and put piece aside.
Right shoulder:
Cast on 17-17-18-18-21-21 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Lin. Work 5 rows in stockinette st with start from RS, then cast on 16-18-18-20-22-22 sts at the end of next row from WS = 33-35-36-38-43-43 sts. Work sts from left shoulder on to same needle = 50-52-54-56-64-64 sts. Continue in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from shoulder, inc 1 st in first and last st on needle. Repeat inc in each side on every 9th-7th-6th-4th-4th-3rd row a total of 6-8-10-14-15-20 times = 62-68-74-84-94-104 sts. When all inc are done, the piece measures approx. 22-23-25-25-26-27 cm / 8 3/4"-9"-9 3/4"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"-10 5/8". Cut the thread.

BODY:
Slip sts from right and left front piece on to same circular needle as back piece. Now work piece back and forth with start from mid front = 108-118-130-148-166-186 sts. Insert 2 markers in the piece; in 24th-26th-29th-33rd-37th-42nd st in from each side (back piece = 60-66-72-82-92-102 sts). Continue in stockinette st for 2 cm / 3/4'', piece now measures approx. 24-25-27-27-28-29 cm / 9½"-9 3/4"-10 5/8"-10 5/8"-11"-11 3/8". On next row from RS, inc 1 st on each side of st with marker in each side - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc on every row from RS until finished measurements = approx. 32-33-33-36-37-38 rows with inc (approx. 28-29-29-31-32-33 cm / 11"-11 3/8"-11 3/8"-12 1/4"-12½"-13"). After all inc there are approx. 236-250-262-292-314-338 sts on needle. LOOSELY cast/bind off. Now piece measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'' measured straight down from shoulder (the sides are longer because of inc to give extra width and length).

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams.

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