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Simply Red by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero with ¾ sleeves in “Alpaca”, “Vivaldi” and “Glitter”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-576
Yarn group A and C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm / 31½''-34 5/8''-37¾''-41¾''-46½''-51''
Full length: 34-36-38-40-42-44 cm / 13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17 ¼''

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Color no 3620, red: 150-200-200-200-250-250 g
And use: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
Color no 31, red: 100-100-100-150-150-150 g
And use: DROPS GLITTER from Garnstudio
Color no 08, red: 10-10-10-10-10-10 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand Alpaca, 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Glitter = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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DROPS Vivaldi DROPS Vivaldi
56% Mohair, 30% Polyamide, 14% Wool
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60% Cupro, 40% Metal
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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.
1st row: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
2nd row: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd row.

INCREASE TIP 1 (applies to body):
Inc 1 st on each side of markers as follows: Work 2 sts in 1 st on each side of marker.

INCREASE TIP 2 (applies to sleeve):
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row work YO twisted (i.e. K or P in the back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.
NOTE: Work the new sts in seed st.

Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 98-108-124-138-158-176 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Alpaca, 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Glitter. Work in seed st - see explanation above (1st row = RS). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2''-2''-2 3/8''-2 3/8''-2 3/4''-2 3/4'', insert 2 markers in the piece; 20-22-26-29-34-38 sts (= front piece) in from each side (back piece = 58-64-72-80-90-100 sts). Move the markers upwards when working. On next row, inc 1 st on each side of each markers - Read INCREASE TIP 1 above = 4 new sts. Repeat inc every 3 cm / 1 1/8'' a total of 5 times in all sizes = 118-128-144-158-178-196 sts. Continue until piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm / 7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½'', divide the piece at the markers and finish each part separately.

= 68-74-82-90-100-110 sts. Now bind off for armholes in beg of every row each side as follows: 3 sts 0-1-1-2-3-4 times, 2 sts 2-1-2-2-4-4 times and 1 st 2-3-4-4-1-2 times = 56-58-60-62-64-66 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm / 12½''-13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''. Now bind off for shoulder and neck as follows: bind off the first 6 sts on row, work 14-14-15-15-16-16 sts, bind off the next (= middle) 16-18-18-20-20-22 sts for neck, work the rest of row. Now finish each shoulder separately. Bind off the first 6 sts on next row from WS = 14-14-15-15-16-16 sts remain. On next row from RS (i.e from neck) bind off 1 st. Bind off the first 6 sts on next row from WS = 7-7-8-8-9-9 sts remain. Loosely bind off all sts on next row from RS, piece now measures approx. 34-36-38-40-42-44 cm / 13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17 ¼''. Work the other shoulder the same way but reversed.

= 25-27-31-34-39-43 sts. Bind off for armhole in the side as on back piece = 19-19-20-20-21-21 sts remain for shoulder. Continue until piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm / 12½''-13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½'', bind off for shoulder as follows: bind off on every row from shoulder 6 sts 2 times, bind off the remaining 7-7-8-8-9-9 sts on next row.

Work as right front piece but reversed.

Worked back and forth with 1 strand Alpaca, 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Glitter on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Cast on 36-38-40-42-44-46 sts (includes 2 edge sts), and work in seed st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'', inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side - Read INCREASE TIP 2 = 2 new sts on needle. Repeat inc every 3½-3½-3-2½-2-2 cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4" a total of 7-7-8-9-10-10 times = 50-52-56-60-64-66 sts. When piece measures 32-33-32-32-32-32 cm / 12½"-13"-12½"-12½"-12½"-12½", bind off for sleeve cap in beg of every row each side as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-1-1-2-2 times, and 1 st in each side until piece measures 40-41-41-41-42-42 cm / 15 3/4"-16 1/8"-16 1/8"-16 1/8"-16½"-16½". Now bind off in beg of every row each side: 2 sts 2 times and 3 sts 1 time. Loosely bind off all sts on next row from RS (piece now measures approx. 43-44-44-44-45-45 cm / 17"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"). Work another sleeve.

Sew the shoulder seams tog. Sew sleeves tog inside 1 edge st and sew in sleeves.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Utente 30.04.2018 - 16:54:

Quando nelle maniche (taglia M) dice di intrecciare tutte le maglie alla fine del lavoro all'incirca quante maglie devono essere rimaste?

Elisa 24.02.2018 - 23:07:

Scusatemi ancora, quindi quando invece c'è scritto "intrecciare per lo scalfo ogni due ferri" cosa si intende? Grazie mille ancora

DROPS Design 25.02.2018 kl. 00:59:

Buongiorno Elisa. Ogni due ferri significa che intreccia un ferro sì e uno no. Buon lavoro!

Elisa 24.02.2018 - 13:07:

Scusate le molte domande, Ma quando per i pezzi davanti dice "intrecciare ad ogni ferro dal lato della spalla" cosa si intende? Come faccio a intrecciare ad ogni ferro dallo stesso lato nell'andata e nel ritorno? Non è ogni 2 ferri? Grazie

DROPS Design 24.02.2018 kl. 19:18:

Bionasera Elisa, da una parte intreccia all'inizio del ferro e quando gira il lavoro intreccerà all'inizio del ferro. Buon lavoro!

Elisa 23.02.2018 - 14:53:

È possibile lavorare le maniche in tondo (non avanti e indietro sui ferri)? Grazie

DROPS Design 23.02.2018 kl. 15:57:

Buongiorno Elisa, sì, può lavorarle in tondo. Buon lavoro!

Luisa 12.01.2018 - 23:02:

Buona sera, Quando intreccio per gli scalfi, all'inizio del ferro intreccio normalmente andando avanti come nel video, ma alla fine del ferro come devo fare? Grazie

DROPS Design 13.01.2018 kl. 06:57:

Buongiorno Luisa. Per il secondo scalfo, intreccia le maglie all'inizio del ferro successivo, quindi sul rovescio del lavoro e poi prosegue lavorando le maglie sul ferro. Buon lavoro!

Sarah 01.03.2017 - 16:32:

Ich bin jetzt soweit, dass ich oben am Rücken die Abnahmen für Schulter und Halsausschnitt stricken soll. Ich bin verwundert, dass ich nur am anfang 6 Maschen abketten soll dann 14 Maschen stricke, 16 abkette und den Rest normal stricke. Müsste ich nicht am Ende noch mal 6 Maschen an der Schulter abnehmen damit es symmetrisch wird?

DROPS Design 01.03.2017 kl. 17:26:

Liebe Sarah, am Ende der nächste Hin-Reihe sollen Sie 6 M (Schulter) abketten, dann 14 M stricken (Schulter), 16 M abketten (= Halsausschnitt), dann bis zur Ende der Reihe stricken. Am Anfang nächster Reihe (= Rückreihe), sollen Sie dann die ersten 6 M für Schulter abketten = 14 M bleiben wie beim 1. Schulter. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Karine 07.12.2016 - 10:51:

Bonjour, J'aurais voulu faire ce modèle, hors la laine Drops Vivaldi est épuisée. Puis la remplacée par Drops kid-silk rouge ? Si oui combien de pelotes 3 ou 4 ? Par avance merci pour vos conseils. Cordialement

DROPS Design 07.12.2016 kl. 11:54:

Bonjour Karine, vous pouvez effectivement remplacer Vivaldi par 2 fils Kid-Silk ou bien 1 fil Brushed Alpaca Silk. Retrouvez ici comment calculer le métrage nécessaire. Bon tricot!

Martine 22.02.2015 - 14:32:

Hei, jeg har strikket denne en gang tidligere i sort med både Alpaca- og Vivaldi-garn, nå ønsker jeg å strikke den på nytt i marineblått, men jeg finner ingen gode alternativer til Vivaldi-garnet i marineblått. Vil denne boleroen bli god og varm, men samtidig litt pyntet om jeg kun bruker Alpaca-garnet? Kan alternativet da være og bruke Glitter-tråd i stedet? Takk for svar.

DROPS Design 05.03.2015 kl. 14:49:

Hej Martine. Og Kid Silk kan du ikke bruge sammen? Du kan altid strikke en pröve med Alpaca + Glitter og se om du kan lide strukturen med den rette strikkefasthed. God fornöjelse.

Ayu 17.05.2013 - 10:14:

Hello, this is my first time knitting for bolero. I like to ask you, what is the different between "body" pattern and "back piece" pattern? In this bolero pattern DROPS 131-51. Thank you for the explanation.

DROPS Design 17.05.2013 kl. 10:29:

Dear Ayu, Body is the bottom part of the bolero including back piece and both front pieces, you work this piece until armhole, then divide in 3 parts : right front piece, back piece and left front piece and you finish each part separetaly from armhole to shoulder. Happy knitting!

Kathrine 24.11.2012 - 15:28:

Jeg trenger denne billetten! Men den må være i koboltblått eller dyp lilla, farger jeg ikke finner i Alpaca. Men i Vivaldi. Kan jeg bruke en annen garntype?

DROPS Design 25.11.2012 kl. 15:38:

Du kan klikke paa link "Se garnalternativer til: DROPS Alpaca (garngruppe A)". Vivaldi er tyndere en Alpaca, saa du maa eventuelt bruge 2 traade, men strik da först en pröve og tjek at strikkefastheden for mönstret er i orden (17 m x 22 p glatstrik = 10x10 cm)

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