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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
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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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

See diagram A.1, diagram shows all rows pattern seen from RS.

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".

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


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

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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.

Anna 20.11.2017 - 07:53:

Da quale lato va letto il diagramma A1? La linea tratteggiata è la manica?

DROPS Design 20.11.2017 kl. 11:04:

Buongiorno Anna. Il diagramma si legge dal basso verso l’alto e da destra verso sinistra (lavorando avanti e indietro, i ferri pari si leggono da sinistra verso destra). Nel grafico con le misure, le linee tratteggiate sono le parti che verranno cucite: dovrà cucire sotto le maniche e i lati del davanti e dietro. Buon lavoro!

Natasja 07.08.2017 - 12:24:

Hi. Im about to cast on for the sleeves, and i dont understand the 10 st. Is it 10 st in each side or 5 st in each side, and how ?

DROPS Design 07.08.2017 kl. 15:53:

Hi Natasja, You cast on 10 new stitches at the end of the next 2 rows, so 10 stitches at the end of the first row and then 10 new stitches at the end of the next row. So 20 stitches all in all. I hope this helps. Happy knitting!

Karine 03.04.2017 - 17:49:

Bonjour, Je tricote la taille L J'ai un souci à la première ligne du diagramme A1. 3 m. pt mousse - A1a - A1b - terminer par A1c OK mais il me reste 6 mailles avant de terminer 3 m pt mousse de la fin ? Logiquement, répétition de 5 fois diagramme A1 sur la ligne c'est juste ? Je refais plusieurs fois, j'arrive toujours pareil, je ne comprends pas :(

DROPS Design 04.04.2017 kl. 10:04:

Bonjour Karine, vérifiez bien que vous avez bien 6 m pour A.1A, 10 m pour chaque motif de A.1B et 5 m pour A.1C, ainsi, vous devriez bien avoir: 3 m point mousse, 6 m de A.1A, 11-12-13-14 fois A.1B (= 110-120-130-140 m en A1B), 5 m de A.1C et 3 m point mousse = 127-1237-147-157 m. Bon tricot!

April 18.07.2016 - 04:05:

Reading the pattern as we add the sleeves which pattern do we follow. It says to fit A.1 in before the increase. I'm confused as to which diagram we use for the sleeves.

DROPS Design 18.07.2016 kl. 09:35:

Dear April, start with 3 sts in garter st, then work A.1A on the next 6 sts (= new sts cast on for sleeve), now work first A.1B over the next 10 sts (= last st cast on for sleeve + the next 3 sts previously worked in garter st + the next 6 sts previously worked in A.1A), then repeat A.1B and A.1C as before until end of row, cast on the 10 new sts and continue as before. Happy knitting!

Arika 15.06.2016 - 05:07:

There is no way size L needs just 300 g. I am at 24 cm and I'm starting my 4th skein. I did the gauge and it was correct so it is not an issue of my loose knitting style. Now I have to order one more skein just to finish the garment. This is extremely frustrating as I'm not even sure if the dye lots match. Not to mention extra shipping cost (I was not planning to buy any yarn anytime soon). PLEASE correct the yardage for other knitters!

Jayne Bradbury 31.05.2016 - 16:17:

Regarding the chart: Are all rows, both right and wrong side, on the chart? Or just the right side? There are no numbers on the side of the chart to clarify and I want to be sure.

DROPS Design 31.05.2016 kl. 17:01:

Dear Mrs Bradbury, diagram shows all rows both from RS and from WS, seen from RS - read more about diagrams here. Happy knitting!

Sue 29.05.2016 - 02:59:

I do not understand the construction of this garment. Where are the sleeves? Where is the head?

DROPS Design 30.05.2016 kl. 09:26:

Dear Sue, the moss st edge around opening consists on the 7 cm worked at the beg of piece and the 7 cm worked at the end of piece (see measurement chart). The sts cast on /cast off on each side are for sleeves. The dotted lines on each side are the sides you will sew tog to create sleeves. In chart with black star, you can see the dotted line (seam for sleeves) and the 7 cm moss st edge around opening. Happy knitting!

Jayne Bradbury 25.04.2016 - 02:33:

I am just beginning this project and cannot visualize how the two diagrams given relate to one another, nor can I visualize even how this is constructed. I imagine that once I get going, I may figure it out, but I want to be sure to select the correct size. My bust measurement is 36, which of course is between sizes S and M. Can you give me some guidance as to how this is constructed and perhaps which size might be best?

DROPS Design 25.04.2016 kl. 10:24:

Dear Mrs Bradbury, check the measurement from chart compared to a similar garment you have. The dotted line in measurement chart are the seam on sides and sleeves (34-46 cm = around sleeve), and the 7 cm at the beg (bottom) and end (top) of chart = the garter st edge worked at the beg and end of piece. Happy knitting!

Marlie 11.04.2016 - 15:09:

This looks like a great pattern but in the picture it looks like there is a seam in the garter stitch border. Is that right? Is there any way to make that less obvious? I am looking forward to making something in Big Merino...it is so soft! Many thanks

DROPS Design 11.04.2016 kl. 16:04:

Dear Marlie, yes that's correct, there is a seam on each side: you sew tog side and underarm seams in one - see also dotted line in chart and how the bolero looks when it's ready to wear. Happy knitting!

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