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Born To Be Blue by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero in garter st in ”Paris”. Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: boleros,

DROPS design: Pattern no w-522
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color no 30, denim blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 – or size needed to get 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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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 = K2 rows.

bind off as follows to avoid a tight edge: * bind off 4 sts, 1 YO and bind off YO *, repeat from *-* until all sts have been bound off.

Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 86-90-94-96-100-104 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Paris. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When piece measures 10-11-12-13-14-15 cm / 4''-4½''-4¾''-5''-5½-6'', cast on 24 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows = 134-138-142-144-148-152 sts. When piece measures 26-28-29-30-31-32 cm / 10 1/4"-11"-11½"-11 3/4"-12 1/4"-12½" measured from where the new sts were cast on (piece measures approx. 36-39-41-43-45-47 cm / 14 1/4"-15 1/4"-16"-17"-17 3/4"-18½" in total) bind off the 24 sts at beg of the next 2 rows = 86-90-94-96-100-104 sts remain on row. Continue until piece measures 10-11-12-13-14-15 cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½-6'' from bind off sts – piece measures 46-50-53-56-59-62 cm / 18"-19 3/4"-21"-22"-23 1/4"-24½" in total. Bind off - read BIND OFF TIP above.

Sew tog under sleeves and sides (= A and B and then C and D – see chart). Sew in edge sts to avoid a chunky seam.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knitting direction

Maria 24.08.2017 - 16:50:

Wunderschön, ich habe sie in paris rot (12) gestrickt

Rouison 15.07.2014 - 17:21:

Les mesures sur le dessin sont en cm ? pour ce modéle 17 mailles mesure 10 cm (échantillon) si je veux 81 cm il me faut 137 mailles ? merci pour votre réponse

DROPS Design 16.07.2014 kl. 09:11:

Bonjour Mme Rouison, toutes les mesures indiquées sont en cm, en taille M, l'ouvrage mesure 81 cm de large au total manches comprises (cf explications). Bon tricot!

Rita 26.03.2014 - 20:06:

Salve, vorrei sapere se utilizzando filato brushed alpaca silk il peso rimane lo stesso (300 g). In alternativa spero mi indichiate il peso equivalente. Grazie

DROPS Design 26.03.2014 kl. 21:05:

Buonasera Rita, per utilizzare un filato alternativo, bisogna considerare il metraggio totale: per questo modello, ad esempio per la taglia S vengono utilizzati 300g di Paris (75m/50g), cioè 6 gomitoli, cioè 75mx6= 450m totali. Il filato Brushed Alpaca Silk dà 140m per 25g, e quindi 450m/140m= 3,21 gomitoli, quindi poco più di 3 gomitoli. Buon lavoro!!

Veronica Cofre 24.03.2014 - 18:25:

Era justo lo q estaba buscando!!!

Gisa 22.12.2013 - 12:12:

Tolles Teil. Sollte in keiner Garderobe fehlen.

Isa 16.12.2013 - 20:32:

Perfektes Basic zum Kombinieren! Ist sicherlich schnell gestrickt! Würde ich gerne nachstricken.

Astrid Depper 11.12.2013 - 09:58:

Herrlich für kühle Sommer Nächte

Simone 10.12.2013 - 23:35:

Zu Jeanshosen ein schönes Kombinierstück, würde ich auch gerne Nachstricken....

Tania 10.12.2013 - 22:20:

Mooi, eenvoudig en snel klaar : heerlijk !

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