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Midsummer Dream by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero in ”Alpaca Bouclé” with crochet edges in “Cotton Viscose”. Size: S - XXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no AB-017
Yarn group A and C
Size: S - M/L - XL - XXL
Chest measurements:
80/84 - 88/96 - 100/106 - 110/116 cm /
31½"/33" - 34½"/37¾" - 39½"/41¾" - 43½"/45¾"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150 g color no 3125, light pink
50 g for all sizes in color no 28, light pink

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 17 sts in garter st with Alpaca Bouclé = width 10 cm / 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 - for edges.

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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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80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide
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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

PATTERN (applies to edge piece):
Row 1-4: K all sts.
Row 5: * K 1, 2 YO *, repeat from *-*.
Row 6: K while slipping the YOs off the needle (= dropped sts).

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 58-64-70-78 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alpaca Bouclé.
Work in GARTER ST back and forth over all sts - see explanation above! REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', inc 1 st in each side – inc on inside of 1 st in each side by making 1 YO, on next row K YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes. Repeat inc when piece measures 14-15-16-17 cm / 5½"-6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4" = 62-68-74-82 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 19-21-23-25 cm / 7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4", continue with edge piece.

Work next row as follows: K the first 62-68-74-82 sts on needle, cast on 33-36-39-43 new sts (= over armhole), then knit up 1 st in each of the 58-64-70-78 sts along cast on edge and cast on 33-36-39-43 new sts (= over other armhole) = 186-204-222-246 sts in total on needle.
K the first 31-34-37-41 sts, insert a marker (= mid back, up towards neck), turn piece. Then work PATTERN – see explanation above – over edge piece back and forth from marker.
AT THE SAME TIME when edge measures approx. 3 cm / 1 1/8'' (adjust so that next row is one of the first 4 of pattern), inc 31-34-37-41 sts evenly by making 1 YO after every 6th st (on next row, K all YOs twisted to avoid holes).
Repeat inc approx. every 5-5½-6-6½ cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2 3/8"-2½" a total of 4 times (there will be 1 more st between every YO every inc) = 310-340-370-410 sts. Continue Pattern until edge measures approx. 20-22-24-26 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4", finish after 4th row in pattern. LOOSELY bind off.
Sew tog edge to edge mid back of neck.

Crochet around the entire opening + around the armholes with Cotton Viscose on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4.
Work as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 3, 1 sc in first ch (= 1 picot), skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', fasten with 1 sc *, repeat from *-* all the way around but finish round with 1 sl st in first sc instead of 1 sc .


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Barbara 25.02.2014 - 18:38:

I know that you answer to all questions, but tomorrow we are travelling and I want to take this bolero with me.. Could you please help me to finish it till the night? Thank you very much!!!

DROPS Design 26.02.2014 kl. 09:55:

Dear Barbara, if you have some more questions, do not hesitate to ask them there, we'll do our best to help you - or to contact the store where you bought your yarn. Happy knitting!

Barbara 25.02.2014 - 14:40:

Also, when I have 186-204-222-246 sts in total on needle, the first 31-34-37-41 sts that I Knit are the sts that I casted on, right?

DROPS Design 25.02.2014 kl. 18:38:

Dear Barbara, the first 31-34-37-41 sts you work after inserting marker are the half of the 62-68-74-82 sts you worked on previous row, ie half sts on neckline on back piece. Happy knitting!

Barbara 25.02.2014 - 14:29:

Hello! I' m knitting this bolero but I can't understand what to do when I insert the marker.. what do you mean "turn piece"? like we do with short rows in garter stitch? Thank you!!

DROPS Design 25.02.2014 kl. 18:36:

Dear Barbara, you insert a marker to mark beg of round, turn to work next row from WS and continue back and forth as stated (i.e. alternately from RS and from WS). Happy knitting!

Krystyna 18.09.2013 - 19:35:

Hallo, ik begrijp de tekst: naai de zijkanten samen middenachter bij de hals. Kan iemand dit uitleggen?

DROPS Design 19.09.2013 kl. 11:16:

Hoi Krystyna. De rand rondom het work wordt heen en weer gebreid. Dit betekent dat je een naad krijgt middenachter, die je moet sluiten

Kateřina Škalová 15.10.2012 - 23:08:

Trochu pomoci ostatním k začátku lemu:všechna oka hladce,poté nahodíme nových 33-...ok a dále na tu samou jehlici začneme za tyto nahozené naplétat-jakoby znovunahodíme-oka ze začátku zadního dílu,tzn.první řadu 58-...ok.Vznikne vám vlastně na jehlicích takové kolo.Pak se nahodí další nová oka 33-... a práce se spojí dokola. Doufám,že můj popis trochu pomohl a předem díky za případné reakce :)

Rosemary Wong 16.09.2012 - 18:40:

Hi I am not Abe to download this free pattern. Please advise. I live in South Africa Tks Regards Rosemary

DROPS Design 17.09.2012 kl. 11:56:

Hi Rosemary. The pattern is okay. You can't download it, but you need to print it. Click on the button "print: pattern" and follow the instructions

Mariella 11.01.2012 - 15:10:

Un bolero davvero carino

Bourguignon 10.01.2012 - 17:59:

Petit modèle court pour les soirées plus fraîches de l'été, un fil bouclé tout doux .

Annette 09.01.2012 - 12:32:

Den er bare rigtig sød - en rigtig sommerting.

Bärebel 06.01.2012 - 15:18:

Tolles Stück zu Sommerkleidern

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