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Cassie by DROPS Design

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

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''.

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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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.


= 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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