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Cassie by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero with lace pattern in ”Big Merino”. Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: boleros, lace,

DROPS design: Pattern no mb-002
Yarn group C
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Size: S/M - L - XL /XXL – XXXL
Chest measurements:
82/88 - 96 - 106/118 - 126 cm /
32"/34½" - 37¾" - 41¾"/46½" - 49½"

Materials: DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
300-300-350-350 g, color no 09, lavender

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm / 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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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. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1, diagram shows all rows pattern seen from RS.
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BOLERO:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts.
Cast on 107-117-127-137 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Merino. Work in garter st until piece measures 7 cm / 2¾''.
Then work as follows from RS: 3 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, A.1A (= 6 sts), A.1 B over the next 90-100-110-120 sts, finish with A.1 C (= 5 sts) and 3 sts in GARTER ST. Continue A.1 with 3 sts in garter st in each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 11-11-12-13 cm / 4½"-4½"-4 3/4"-5 1/8", cast on 10 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows for sleeve = 127-137-147-157 sts.
Work as follows: 3 sts in garter st, A.1A (= 6 sts), A.1 B over the next 110-120-130-140 sts, finish with A.1 C (= 5 sts) and 3 sts in GARTER ST.
NOTE! Continue A.1 so that A.1 fits before inc for sleeve.
When piece measures 45-50-55-59 cm / 17 3/4"-19 3/4"-21½"-23 1/4", bind off 10 sts at beg of the next 2 rows = 107-117-127-137 sts.
Work as follows: 3 sts in garter st, A.1A (= 6 sts), A.1 B over the next 90-100-110-120 sts, finish with A.1 C (= 5 sts) and 3 sts in garter st.
When piece measures 49-54-60-65 cm / 19 1/4"-21 1/4"-23½"-25½", work in garter st over all sts.
Bind off when piece measures 56-61-67-72 cm / 22"-24"-26½"-28½".

ASSEMBLY:
Sew side and underarm seams in one inside 1 edge st - see dotted line on chart.



Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= how to use the garment


Ava Goei-Vujovich 07.03.2019 - 12:40:

I have tried a sample swatch: using 21 stitches and interpreting A1. Its a total of 21 stitches but using your explanation above: first row in A: K3, K2 tog, YO - then B: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K5, K2 tog, YO, K1, and C: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K3. I end up with 23 sts and not 21 sts

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 14:19:

Dear Mrs Goei-Vujovich, on first row A.1A is worked as follows: K3, K2 tog, YO, K1 (= 6 sts), then work B over the next 10 sts: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K5, K2 tog, YO, K1, then work C: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K3 (= 5 sts) = 21 sts in total. You can insert a marker between each repeat to make sure you always get the correct number of sts in each part of the diagram. Happy knitting!

Ava Goei-Vujovich 07.03.2019 - 12:35:

I don't understand why a K1 is added at the end of section B - there isn't a K1 added at the end of section A if I am to read the diagram explanation as shown in A1 Row 1. I understand B is a 10 sts repeat: *YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K5, K2 tog, YO, K1*, repeat from *-*.

Ava Goei-Vujovich 07.03.2019 - 11:35:

First row in A: K3, K2 tog, YO = 6sts. then B: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K5, K2 tog, YO, K1 = 12 sts (repeat B), and work C: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K3 = 5sts. B should only be multiples of 10, not 12.

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 12:19:

Dear Mrs Goei-Vujovich, when working B you decrease 1 stitch 2 times (slip 1, K1, psso + K2 tog) and increase with 2 YOs = number of sts is the same = 10 sts. See previous answer for whole repeats on the row. Happy knititng!

Ava Goei-Vujovich 07.03.2019 - 11:27:

I believe your reply at 9:43 is incorrect. I have just tried in in a total of 21 stitches for a A,B,C section. It makes the entire section of section B : 12 stitches for a standard repeat when it should be 10! Standard repeat of 10 stitches and section C is 5.

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 12:18:

Dear Mrs Goei-Vujovich, B is a 10 sts repeat: *YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K5, K2 tog, YO, K1*, repeat from *-*. And you will work: 3 sts in garter st, A.1A (= 6 sts), repeat A.1B a total of 9-10-11-12 times (= over the 90-100-110-112 next sts), work A.1C (= 5 sts) and finish with 3 sts in garter st. Happy knitting!

Ava Goei-Vujovich 07.03.2019 - 06:16:

In section B, row 1, I start off with a *1 YO, sl1, K1, psso, k5, k2tog, 2 YO*, and then repeat from* to * for the next 90-100-etc stitches, until the last 5 stitches of that row?

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 08:06:

Hi Ava, You are right, apart from at the end of the sequence it is 1 YO, K1, 1 YO, not 2 YOs. This sequence is repeated until the last 8 stitches, finishing with A.1 C (5 stitches) and 3 stitches in garter stitch. Happy knitting!

Ava Goei-Vujovich 07.03.2019 - 06:07:

Agree not a well worded pattern & diagram explanations. In section A, I K2tog (4 & 5th stitch together), then immediately following: do I do 2 times YO followed by a sl1, K1, psso?

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 09:43:

Dear Mrs Goei-Vujovich, on first row in A.1, work A.1A as follows: K3, K2 tog, YO - then work B: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K5, K2 tog, YO, K1 (repeat B), and work C: YO, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K3. On row 15, work the last 2 sts in A tog with the next st in B, then work the last 2 sts in B with next st in next B / in C. Happy knitting!

Marcia Ebert 21.01.2019 - 04:51:

I have started knitting this pattern and realize that there are directions for knitting the RS but not for wrong side. Is this done in stockinette stitch except for pattern stitches? Garter stitch is the border stitches but what do you do on the wrong side in the middle. It looks like every other row of the pattern stitch on the diagram is plain so is it purl on the wrong side. Is this correct?

DROPS Design 21.01.2019 kl. 07:01:

Hi Marcia, All the rows in the diagram show the stitches from the right side, so between the lace pattern you work stocking stitch (knit from the right side and purl from the wrong side). Happy knitting!

Marcia Ebert 15.01.2019 - 04:08:

The pattern calls for knitting A then B then C That would be following the pattern right to left. Is this correct? It would be much easier to follow it left to right. I find this confusing. It is a pretty sweater.

DROPS Design 15.01.2019 kl. 09:39:

Dear Mrs Ebert, diagrams are worked top down, from RS read from the right towards the left and from WS from the left towards the right. Work A, then repeat B and finish row with C. On row 15, work the last 2 sts in A/B together with the first st B/next B/C. Happy knitting!

Carla 12.11.2018 - 00:51:

Drops 146-16. I’ve never read a pattern like this before and I’m very lost is there a tutorial showing what to do after doing the garter st for 7cm??

DROPS Design 12.11.2018 kl. 01:50:

Dear Carla, you can find the videos, related to this pattern at the left of the page, below the pictures. Also there are detailed explanation of the symbos of the pattern chart. If you need further help you can also ask for it in person in the store where you bought your DROPS yarn from. Happy Crafting!

Kitty Neijssel 26.03.2018 - 13:20:

Voor dit patroon zou voor maat XXXL 350 gram nodig zijn. Ik heb dus 7 bolletjes besteld. Al na 1 bolletje zag ik dat die hoeveelheid lang niet genoeg zou zijn. Na 4 bollen ben ik nog niet op de helft. Volgens mijn berekening heb ik nog 2 bollen nodig. Ik ben zeker geen beginnende breister ( ex-lerares Textiele Werkvormen en gedegen hobby-breister). Alles klopt volgens de stekenproef e.d. Ik ben een enthousiaste fan van Drops en tot nog toe heb ik nog nooit een probleem gehad met de patronen.

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