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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
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 mm (60 cm) - or size needed to get 17 sts x 23 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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 colour no 61, light beige: 200-200-200-250-250-250 g
And use CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 6 mm (60 cm) - or size needed to get 17 sts x 23 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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. 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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Inc by making 1 YO on each side of st with marker in each side as follows: Work in stocking st until marker, 1 YO, work st with marker in stocking st, 1 YO. P YOs on next row to make holes.

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.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 17-17-18-18-21-21 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with Lin. Work in stocking st. When piece measures 2 cm, 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 KNITTING TENSION! When all inc towards the side are done, the piece measures approx. 22-23-25-25-26-27 cm. Slip the sts on a stitch holder.

Work as on left front piece but with inc in the opposite side.

Left shoulder:
Cast on 17-17-18-18-21-21 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with Lin. Work 5 rows in stocking 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 with Lin. Work 5 rows in stocking 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 stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm 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. Cut the thread.

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 stocking st for 2 cm, piece now measures approx. 24-25-27-27-28-29 cm. 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). After all inc there are approx. 236-250-262-292-314-338 sts on needle. LOOSELY cast off. Now piece measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm measured straight down from shoulder (the sides are longer because of inc to give extra width and length).

Sew shoulder seams.


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Debbie Owen 25.04.2018 - 16:18:

When doing the YO, do we need to move the marker? I am not but do have the correct increases each time. Marker started at 37 and after 2 rows of increases it is now in 39. Is that correct.

DROPS Design 25.04.2018 kl. 16:39:

Dear Mrs Owen, marker should stay in the same st all the way (just move it upwards when working), ie after 2 rows increase you have increased 2 sts and there are now 38 sts before marker (= marker is in the 39th st) in 5th size. Happy knitting!

Connie Ruebling 17.06.2015 - 21:18:

While making this vest I have noticed by looking at the finished projects, there are two different ways people are knitting the yarn over increases. The pattern says in the body to increase in the 24-42nd stitch depending on your size in from each side. As you continue, that number does not stay the same. The next knit row after you have purled back, the increase will be in the 25-43rd stitch, then the 26-44th stitch and so on. Not the 24-42nd stitch throughout.

DROPS Design 18.06.2015 kl. 09:08:

Dear Mr Ruebling, the marker on body has to be inserted in the 24th st in each side, and inc are done each side of the marker, so that you will have 23 sts for front piece before 1st inc, 24 sts after 1st inc and so on. Let marker follow this st and inc each side of this st will make the front pieces inc with 1 st and back piece with 2 sts on each inc row. Happy knitting!

Cindy 02.06.2015 - 03:05:

I am trying to decide which size to make. My actual bust is 35 1/2 inches. I usually make a small or medium. According to the pattern, I should probably make at least the large. How much gap should this vest have in the front? Does this pattern run small?

DROPS Design 02.06.2015 kl. 08:36:

Dear Cindy, you will find at the bottom of the pattern a measurement chart with all measurements in cm taken flat from side to side - compare these to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size - convert into inch here. Happy knitting!

Tamila 05.05.2015 - 18:08:

I have made it, and mine curls so much being stockinette stitch. The picture with the model doesn't seem to curl so much. Is that because of blocking? Or is there something I can do to keep it from curling. I tried doing a rib edge, but didn't like it, and it still curled some.

DROPS Design 06.05.2015 kl. 09:17:

Dear Tamila, blocking will prevent curling, you can also add a crocheted edge.

Neuling 23.09.2014 - 16:23:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team! Sie schreiben in der Anleitung "...glatt stricken...". Meinen Sie damit glatt rechts, also Vorderseite rechte Maschen, Rückseite linke Maschen. Oder meinen Sie damit wirklich Vorder- und Rückseite rechte Maschen? Jetzt schon vielen lieben Dank für Ihre Antwort.

DROPS Design 23.09.2014 kl. 22:16:

"glatt" bedeutet bei uns immer glatt rechts. Gutes Gelingen!

Cherry 02.08.2014 - 11:39:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team! Ich habe gerade das linke Vorderteil gestrickt und es rollt sich an den Seiten sehr ein. Ist das so gewollt (auf dem Bild ist das für mich nicht ersichtlich!)oder sollte ich einfach ein/zwei Maschen am Rand als kraus rechts dazustricken (oder einfach von den anfänglichen 17 Maschen vier als Randmaschen (kraus rechts) einplanen - also auf jeder Seite 2?)???? Für eine Antwort wäre ich sehr dankbar.

DROPS Design 04.08.2014 kl. 13:48:

Sie können die Weste nach dem Stricken anfeuchten und spannen oder unter feuchten Tüchern trocknen lassen, dann rollen sich die Ränder weniger stark. Sie können ein Probestück stricken und ausprobieren, wie stark es sich nach solch einer Behandlung noch einrollt. Falls das nicht reicht, können Sie wie von Ihnen vorgeschlagen ein paar Maschen am Rand kraus rechts stricken statt glatt rechts (nicht zusätzlich), ich würde 3-4 M kraus re pro Seite stricken.

Heike König 01.06.2014 - 16:23:

150 g Wolle haben für die Größe S nicht ausgereicht. Ich habe noch 100 g dazubestellt.

Tammy 06.05.2014 - 06:38:

I'm used to reading a pattern as "left front" meaning from the perspective of the wearer. This would mean the armhole side would be to the right from RS, thus the initial increasing in the last stitch from the RS would be to the center. Is the "left front" meant as seen looking at the wearer? Thank you.

DROPS Design 06.05.2014 kl. 09:13:

Dear Tammy, the left front piece is the left side when worn, you will inc 1 st at the end of row from RS, ie at the left side of work seen from RS - inc will be done either at the end of row from RS or at the beg of row from WS. Happy knitting!

Giusy 28.04.2014 - 21:28:

Bello, molto bello il top lo chiamerei "sahara" non ho trovato il negozio che vende il materiale drops lin in Italia posso saperlo? grazie posso saperlo?

DROPS Design 29.04.2014 kl. 16:09:

Buongiorno Giusy, per suggerire il nome del modello può cliccare qui. Per quanto riguarda il Lin, è una qualità fuori produzione, ma può utilizzare il cotone Muskat, che può ordinare dai nostri rivenditori italiani. Buon lavoro!!

Gwen 13.10.2013 - 19:33:

The patter states: sew shoulder seams. Does this mean on a sewing machine or using mattress stitch. I'm uncertain. Could somebody help, please

DROPS Design 14.10.2013 kl. 09:10:

Dear Gwen, here is below a video that should help you to vizualize how to shoulder seam. Happy knitting!

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