DROPS / 160 / 25

Kamelia by DROPS Design

DROPS square knitted bolero with lace pattern in ”Safran”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no e-225
Yarn group A
Size: S/M – L/XL - XXL - XXXL

DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300 g color no 17, white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 or 80 cm / 16" and 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.

See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Work first a square in the round, then work out to each sleeve back and forth.

Work in the round on double pointed needles, switch to circular needle when needed. Cast on 12 sts with Safran and distribute sts on 4 double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 (= 3 sts on each needle). Then insert 4 markers in the piece as follows: Insert 1st marker between 3rd and 4th st, 2nd marker between 6th and 7th st, 3rd marker between 9th and 10th st and 4th marker between 12th and 1st st. Then work according to A.1 – choose diagram for correct size (= 4 times). Sts with markers are corner sts, let the markers follow when working outwards. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically (see arrow for your size) each side will be worked seperatly = 63-67-71-75 sts along each side and 252-268-284-300 sts in total on needle. Then work only over the first 63-67-71-75 sts (= one side, sts between 4th and 1st marker), slip the other sides on stitch holders, work over sts between 2nd and 3rd marker later.
Now work piece back and forth. On next row from RS work as follows: Work 2 sts in first st, K 0-2-4-6, A.2 (= 61 sts), K 0-2-4-6, work 2 sts in last st on row = 65-69-73-77 sts. Then work as follows: 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above, 1-3-5-7 sts in stockinette st, A.2, 1-3-5-7 sts in stockinette st, 1 edge st in garter st. Work edge sts in garter st until finished measurements.

On next row from RS inc 1 st in each side of piece inside 1 edge st– READ INCREASE TIP, repeat inc on every row from RS 2-4-8 more times = 75-83-95 sts. Work inc sts in stockinette st.

= 65-75-83-95 sts. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, work as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, 27-32-36-42 sts in stockinette st, A.3 (= 9 sts), 27-32-36-42 sts in stockinette st, 1 edge st in garter st. Work A.3 2 times in total vertically. Work 0-6-0-4 rows in stockinette st. On next row from RS, dec 3-1-1-3 sts evenly = 62-74-82-92 sts. P 1 row from WS. Work A.4 – see diagram for correct size (= 12-12-10-10 sts) 5-6-8-9 times in width. Work A.4 2-2-3-3 times in total vertically. Then work A.5 (= 6 sts) 10-12-13-15 times, AT THE SAME TIME on first row dec 0-0-2-0 sts evenly = 62-74-80-92 sts. Bind off when A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically.

Work sts between 2nd and 3rd marker the same way.

Sew tog the side inside 1 edge st, 27 cm / 10½'' up from bottom of sleeve and up. Do same in the other side.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Beg at one sleeve seam and work with circular needle 3.5 mm with Safran from RS as follows: Pick up 20-25-28-30 sts inside 1 edge st in garter st, K the 63-67-71-75 sts from stitch holder, pick up 40-50-56-60 sts inside 1 edge st, K the 63-67-71-75 sts from stitch holder, pick up 20-25-28-30 sts = 206-234-254-270 sts. P 1 round - AT THE SAME TIME insert 4 markers in the piece as follows: P 40-47-52-56, insert 1st marker, P 23, insert 2nd marker, P 80-94-104-112, insert 3rd marker, P 23, insert 4th marker, work the rest of round (= P 40-47-52-56). When inc sts, do not inc sts between 1st and 2nd marker (marks the neck) and between 3rd and 4th marker (marks mid back on the back). K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 14-15-18-22 sts evenly = 220-249-272-292 sts. P 1 round. Then work A.6 (= 6 sts) AT THE SAME TIME on first round inc 14-15-16-20 sts evenly = 234-264-288-312 sts. A.6 is now worked 39-44-48-52 times in width. Repeat A.6 1 time vertically AT THE SAME TIME on first round inc 24-30-36-36 sts evenly = 258-294-324-348 sts. A.6 is now worked 43-49-54-58 times in the round. When A.6 is done, loosely bind off.


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

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