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Knitted DROPS poncho in garter st with vent in ”Brushed Alpaca Silk”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no as-007
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
75-100-100-100-125-125 g color no 6, coral

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 26 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON NO 522: 4 pieces for all sizes

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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DROPS BrushedAlpacaSilk: Colour chart / Alternative Yarns (Yarn Group C)

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

Inc 1 st by getting yarn between 2 sts from previous row - K this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

Dec for buttonholes in right side of piece, seen from RS. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Measure from neck edge and dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 10, 18 and 26 cm / 3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4"
SIZE M: 2, 10, 18 and 26 cm / 3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4"
SIZE L: 2, 10, 18 and 26 cm / 3/4", 4", 7", 10 1/4"
SIZE XL: 2, 11, 20 and 29 cm / 3/4", 4 3/8", 8", 11 3/8"
SIZE XXL: 2, 11, 20 and 29 cm / 3/4", 4 3/8", 8", 11 3/8"
SIZE XXXL: 2, 11, 20 and 29 cm / 3/4", 4 3/8", 8", 11 3/8"

Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down.
Loosely cast on 106-111-115-119-123-126 sts with Brushed Alpaca Silk on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. On next row from RS, inc 20-21-23-23-25-24 sts evenly = 126-132-138-142-148-150 sts - READ INCREASE TIP. Continue back and forth in garter st until finished measurements. AT THE SAME TIME dec for BUTTONHOLE and inc evenly as follows: Inc 8-9-10-10-10-10 sts every 2 cm / 3/4'' 5-5-6-6-6-7 times in total, 8-8-6-7-9-9 sts every 4 cm / 1½'' 2 times in total for all sizes and 8-7-0-6-8-8 sts after another 5 cm / 2'' 1 time (= 64-68-72-80-86-96 sts inc) = 190-200-210-222-234-246 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 26-28-30-32-34-36 cm / 10¼''-11''-11¾''-12½''-13 3/8''-14¼'' in total. Then insert a marker in the side for vent so that there are 95-100-105-111-117-123 sts on each side of marker. Then finish front and back piece separately.

Continue back and forth in garter st over the 95-100-105-111-117-123 sts on front piece. Loosely bind off all sts from WS when piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm / 15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''-19'' in total.

Work as front piece and loosely bind off from WS.

Fasten all strands and sew buttons on to left band, i.e. in left side of piece seen from RS.


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