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Knitted DROPS bolero in "Vienna" or "Melody". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no o-314
Yarn group D
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS Vienna from Garnstudio
Color no 21, off white:
150-150-200-200-200-250 g

Or use:
DROPS Melody from Garnstudio
Colour no 01, off white:
150-150-150-150-150-200 g
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 8 mm/ US 11 – or size needed to get 9.5 sts in pattern A.1 = width 10 cm / 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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Back and forth on needle: K all rows.
In the round on needle: * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.
All edge sts are worked in garter st.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in 1 pattern repetition seen from RS.

Worked back and forth on needle.
Loosely cast on 74-78-82-86-90-94 sts on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with Vienna or "Melody". NOTE! Make sure that the cast on edge is not too tight.
Work 1st row from RS as follows: 1 edge sts in GARTER ST - read explanation above, work diagram A.1 until 1 st remains, finish with 1 edge st in garter st.
Then work diagram A.1 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until piece measures 3-3-4-5-6-7 cm / 1"-1"-1½"-2"-2½"-2 3/4". REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Now cast on 4 new sts in each side for sleeve = 82-86-90-94-98-102 sts, work the new sts in pattern.
Continue with A.1 and 1 edge st in each side. When piece measures 37-41-44-47-50-53 cm / 14½"-16"-17 1/4"-18½"-19 3/4"-21", bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows = 74-78-82-86-90-94 sts.
Continue with A.1 and 1 edge st in each side until piece measures 40-44-48-52-56-60 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22"-23½", loosely bind off all sts. NOTE! Make sure that the bind off edge is not too tight.

Place cast on edge against bind off edge, WS against WS, sew side and under arm seams in one inside 1 edge st - see dotted line in chart.

Worked in the round on needle.
Pick up from RS approx. 140 to 180 sts along the entire opening between sleeves.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 144-152-160-168-176-184.
Then work diagram A.2 in the round (= 36-38-40-42-44-46 repetitions). NOTE: On 5th round in pattern P YOs (= inc) twisted to avoid holes. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 180-190-200-210-220-230 sts on needle.
Then work 2 rounds in garter st, on next round loosely bind off all sts. NOTE! Make sure that the bind off edge is not too tight.


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

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