DROPS / 147 / 40

Claire by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS vest in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-638
Yarn group A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Chest measurements: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm /
31½''-34 5/8''-37¾''-41¾''-46½''-51''

Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-350 g color no 101, white
and use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150-150-150 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 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.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.
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BODY:
The vest is worked top down.
Cast on 142-154-164-178-184-198 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands). Work A.1 with 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, in each side until piece measures 12 cm / 4¾''.
Then work in stockinette st with 2 edge sts in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row from RS inc 52-56-58-64-66-70 sts evenly = 194-210-222-242-250-268 sts.
When piece measures 19-19-19-19-19-19 cm / 7½" for all sizes, work in garter st over armholes on next row from WS as follows: 2 sts in garter st, 31-33-34-38-41-48 sts in stockinette st, 2 sts in garter st, 124-136-146-158-160-164 sts in stockinette st, 2 sts in garter st, 31-33-34-38-41-48 sts in stockinette st, 2 sts in garter st. Work 3 rows with stockinette st over stockinette st and garter st over garter st.
Piece measures approx. 21-21-21-21-21-21 cm / 8 1/4" for all sizes, and now divide for armhole as follows: Slip the first 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts at beg of row (seen from RS) on 1 stitch holder (= right front piece).
Slip the next 126-138-148-160-162-166 sts on another stitch holder (= back piece).
There are now 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts on needle for left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts. Now work in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st towards mid front and 1 st in garter st towards armhole until piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'' (armhole measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8 ¾''-9''), make sure that next row to be worked is from WS. Slip sts on a stitch holder.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle (= 34-36-37-41-44-51 sts) and work as left front piece, slip sts on a stitch holder when piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'', make sure that next row is from WS.

BACK PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on circular needle (=126-138-148-160-162-166 sts) and work in stockinette st with 1 st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 33-35-37-35-37-39 cm / 13"-13 3/4"-14½"-13 3/4"-14½"-15 1/4", insert a marker on each side of the middle 2 sts on row.
On next row from RS inc 2 sts by making 1 YO before 1st marker and 1 YO after 2nd marker. On next row from WS P the YOs twisted – SEE INCREASE TIP!
Repeat inc on every other row (i.e. on every row from RS), 19-19-19-23-23-23 more times (= 20-20-20-24-24-24 inc in total).
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'' (make sure that next row is from WS), slip left and right piece on to needle and work in stockinette st BUT work the first 4 rows with 2 sts in garter st under both armholes.
Continue in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures 53-55-57-59-61-63 cm / 21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼''-24''-24¾''.
On next row from RS dec 62-66-66-78-78-84 sts evenly (do not dec over the 2 sts in garter st in each side) = 172-184-196-212-220-232 sts.
Work 1 row in stockinette st with 2 sts in garter st in each side. On next row from RS work A.1 with 2 edge sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 65-67-69-71-73-75 cm / 25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾''-29½'' (A.1 measures approx. 12 cm / 4¾''), loosely bind off.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= knitting direction

Comments (46)

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Eli 27.05.2017 - 20:59:

I am also confused about the armhole spacing. For the size XXL when I split the stitches 51-166-51 they hang down around the elbows when in the picture it looks like that split should be on top of the shoulder.

DROPS Design 29.05.2017 kl. 09:25:

Dear Eli, jacket is worked top down, in the largest size, you first work for 23 cm over the 51 first sts, then work for 23 cm over the last 51 sts, then work for 23 cm over the 166 sts before working sts from front pieces back tog with the sts from back piece. Happy knitting!

Terhi 18.05.2017 - 18:59:

Should the arm holes be placed around 45cm from sides (size M) instead of 21cm? The model looks like she has about that much fabric hanging loose in front of the body. And 81cm in the back means the arm holes would be hanging around the elbows. I think the arm holes are too wide apart.

DROPS Design 19.05.2017 kl. 09:14:

Dear Terhi, Jacket is worked top down: armholes are placed 21 cm from the sides, ie the first 36 sts (= 2 sts in garter st, 33 sts in stocking st, 1 st in garter st) on row = left front piece then the next 138 sts (= 1 st in garter st, 136 st in stocking st, 1 st in garter st) = back piece and the last 36 sts (= 1 st in garter st, 33 sts in stocking st, 2 sts in garter st) = right front piece. After you have worked each piece separately (first the left front piece, then the right front piece then back piece) for the armholes, work all pieces tog (see under BACK PIECE: When piece measures approx. 40 cm ...). Happy knitting!

Caro 16.03.2016 - 11:06:

Hallo, Auch wenn die Umschläge links verschränkt abgestrickt werden, entstehen kleine Löcher. Ist das so gewollt?

DROPS Design 16.03.2016 kl. 18:27:

Liebe Caro, wenn es Ihnen nicht gelingt, die Umschläge abzustricken, ohne dass ein Loch entsteht, könnten Sie auch eine Masche verschränkt aus dem Querfaden aufnehmen. Ab besten schauen Sie sich mal alle Videos zum Thema "Maschen zunehmen / aufnehmen an und probieren, was für Sie am besten passt.

Aggeliki 25.02.2015 - 19:18:

126 sts for back piece is wrong?There are many 74 cm for the back.

DROPS Design 26.02.2015 kl. 14:48:

Dear Aggeliki, pattern is correct, the 74 cm goes from one shoulder to another (see picture of back piece) and match to the loose fitting. Happy knitting!

Aggeliki 25.02.2015 - 14:10:

I think the number of points on the back piece is wrong. The separation of points in three parts is certainly 34-126-34(small size);

DROPS Design 25.02.2015 kl. 15:33:

Dear Aggeliki, you are correct, that's how it is explained, you slip the first 34 sts from RS on 1 st holder, slip the next 126 sts for back piece on another st holder and keep the last 34 sts on row on needle for left front piece (in 1st size). Happy knitting!

Lucie Giebelhaus 29.12.2014 - 18:04:

When I print the pattern I don't get the diagram A-1--how can I get it.

DROPS Design 30.12.2014 kl. 14:15:

Dear Mrs Giebelhaus, diagram A.1 is at the right side of measurement chart (should be on page 3 when printing pattern), it's a small diagram with 2 sts in width and 4 rows in height. Happy knitting!

Christine 29.12.2014 - 18:01:

Hi. I am attempting to make pattern number 147-40 but the actual A.1 diagram is missing from the pattern. Could you please tell me where I can find the stitch?

DROPS Design 30.12.2014 kl. 14:38:

Dear Christine, you will find the diagram A.1 at the right side of measurement chart, it's a small diagram worked over 2 sts and 4 rows. Happy knitting!

Daniela Rogg 13.03.2014 - 14:22:

Hallo, mich würde interessieren welche Maße die Weste in XXXl hat. Leider find ich die genauen Maßangaben nicht in der Beschreibung

DROPS Design 14.03.2014 kl. 12:58:

Liebe Daniela, die Zahlen in der Schnittübersicht sind die cm-Angaben.

Theresia Djärf 21.01.2014 - 09:36:

Är det någon som har haft problem med denna mönster. Vänliga hälsningar Theresia

Marion 17.01.2014 - 13:06:

The materials section states double pointed needles are needed. But reading through the pattern I don't see them mentioned- at what point in the pattern are they used?

DROPS Design 18.01.2014 kl. 09:14:

Dear Marion, you are correct, double pointed needle are not used here, only circular. Happy knitting!

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