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DROPS vest knitted in a circle in ”Alpaca Bouclé.” Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no AB-006
Yarn group C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
To fit bust: 76-80-84-88-92-96 cm / 30"-31½"-33"-34½"-36 1/4"-37 3/4"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color no 602, brown

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 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.
Work in the round on double pointed needles and switch to circular needle when there are enough sts. Cast on 4 sts on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 with Alpaca Bouclé.
Work as follows: K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1 and 1 YO = 8 sts. On next round K all sts.
Then work next round as follows: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 16 sts. Insert a marker in each of the 16 sts. Continue in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round, beg to inc 1 st after every marker by making 1 YO. Repeat inc every 4 rounds (= 16 new sts per inc).
When piece measures approx. 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm / 7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½'' from the middle, there are approx. 176-192-192-208-208-224 sts on the needle.
Now make armholes on next round as follows: bind off 30-32-34-36-36-40 sts (= first armhole), work 48-53-58-63-63-70 sts (= sts in neck), bind off 30-32-34-36-36-40 sts (= next armhole), work the remaining sts (= bottom of back = approx. 68-75-66-73-73-74 sts).
On next round cast on same no of sts that were bind off over the bind off sts - continue in the round with inc until piece measures approx. 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm / 18½''-19''-19¼''-19¾''-20''-20½'' from the middle = approx. 416-432-432-448-448-464 sts on needle.
On next round bind off the middle 68-70-72-74-76-78 sts at the top of neck and the middle 68-70-72-74-76-78 sts at the bottom of back – finish each side separately.

= approx. 140-146-144-150-148-154 sts.
Now continue in stockinette st back and forth over sts on needle and inc with YO as before for approx. 10-13-16-19-22-25 cm / 4"-5 1/8"-6 1/4"-7½"-8 3/4"-9 3/4" – at the same time bind off at beg of every row in each side:
S-M-XXL-XXXL: bind off 3-3-2-2 sts in each side a total of 11-14-24-27 times.
L-XL: bind off 2 and 3 sts alternately in each side a total of 17-20 times.
After last bind off, bind off the remaining sts

Crochet an edge around the body and the armholes on hook size 4.5mm/US 7 with Alpaca Bouclé as follows: * 1 sc, ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'' *, repeat from *-* and end with a sl st in sc at the beg of round.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Gina Sykes 07.05.2018 - 15:41:

Do you have a video tutorial for the first few rows, inc cast on. I'm finding it very difficult (probably me) and there must be an easier way. I'd really appreciate some assistance Regards Gina

DROPS Design 07.05.2018 kl. 16:14:

Dear Mrs Sykes, you can also cast on the first 4 sts using this technique and increase to 8 sts on first round as explained in pattern. The first few rounds may be a bit tricky but since you are increasing you should be comfortable after few rounds. Happy knitting!

M Linden 31.12.2017 - 23:50:

Safe to assume the back is finished the same as the front?

DROPS Design 02.01.2018 kl. 11:23:

Dear M Linden, piece is worked in the round in a circle starting from mid back, then each front will be worked separately back and forth. Happy knitting!

Kirsten 29.10.2015 - 09:31:

Hallo, mir ist nicht ganz klar, wie man über den abgeketteten Maschen für die Armlöcher neue Maschen anschlägt.

DROPS Design 30.10.2015 kl. 13:09:

Schauen Sie sich dazu am besten das Video "Seitlich neue M anschlagen" im Kopf neben dem Foto unter "Videos" an. Zur besseren Vorstellung: Sie arbeiten in die Jacke sozusagen 2 Schlitze für die Armausschnitte, daher ketten Sie erst Maschen ab und schlagen hinterher an der gleichen Stelle wieder Maschen an, damit Sie in Runden weiterstricken können und einen Schlitz zum Durchstecken der Arme erzielt haben.

Karin Matthiesen 13.01.2015 - 20:19:

Tak for hurtig svar. Så kun jeg da regne den ud hvordan det skal læses😄 måske en god ide hvis der i opskriften står hvor mange masker man skal lukke af til sidst

Karin Matthiesen 11.01.2015 - 00:17:

Jeg strikker str. S og skal nu til at tage ind på hver side. Jeg har 140 M og der står jeg skal tage 3-3-2-2 ind i hver side 11 gange. Det er 110 M på hver side men jeg har kun 140 M og så mange ekstra masker kan jeg ikke nå at tage ud. Læser jeg det forkert?

DROPS Design 13.01.2015 kl. 14:18:

Hej Karin. Du har 140 masker og skal lukke 3 m af i hver side i alt 11 gange. Det er 33 m i hver side = 66 masker i alt. Saa du ender med at have 74 m til overs inden du skal lukke helt af.

Carolyn M M 11.02.2014 - 19:15:

Has the pattern been updated and made clearer since the enquiries were made by confused ladies? I really want to knit this but don't want to be frustrated by it. Thank you.

Gina Pander 04.02.2014 - 09:01:

Met welke nederlandse kledingmaat komt xl overeen?

DROPS Design 04.02.2014 kl. 13:55:

Hoi Gina. XL is ongeveer vergelijkbaar met 42/44, maar kijk onderaan het patroon voor de afmetingen in cm per maat. Je kan deze vergelijken met je eigen afmetingen om de juiste maat te kiezen.

Zulema Skye 24.06.2013 - 14:26:

Thank you so much. thanks margit!

Zulema Skye 22.06.2013 - 19:50:

Margits answer makes the most sense, is it the correct way?

DROPS Design 24.06.2013 kl. 09:09:

Dear Zulema Skye, Margits answer is correct. Happy knitting!

Margit 22.06.2013 - 18:59:

Bind off: R.1:2 R.2:2 R.3:3 R.4:3...and so on!

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