DROPS / 169 / 11

Spring Fling by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bolero with lace pattern and small cables in ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: boleros, lace,

DROPS design: Pattern no z-733
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
150-200-200-200-250-250 g colour no 2110, wheat

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 7 pieces in all sizes
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for rib.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

INCREASE TIP:
All inc are done from RS as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, make 1 YO, K 4 (marker is in the middle of these 4 sts), make 1 YO. On next row (= WS) P YOs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP:
To calculate how often dec should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 232 sts), minus bands (e.g. 14 sts) and divide the remaining sts by no of dec to be done (e.g. 47) = 4.6. I.e. in this example work alternately every third and fourth st and every fourth and fifth st tog (do not dec over bands).

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 button hole = K third and fourth st from mid front twisted tog and make 1 YO, on next row work YO in rib.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23 and 27 cm
SIZE M: 2, 7, 12, 17, 21, 25 and 29 cm
SIZE L: 2, 7, 12, 17, 21, 25 and 29 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 and 31 cm
SIZE XXL: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 and 31 cm
SIZE XXXL: 2, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28 and 33 cm
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BODY:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 232-256-280-312-356-392 sts (incl 7 band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in
garter st, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 2 (= 7 band sts), * K 2, P 2 * repeat from *-* until 9 sts remain on needle, finish with K 2 and 7 band sts as follows: P 2, K 1, P 1, K 1, 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue rib like this for 2 cm – remember BUTTONHOLES on right band – see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from RS: 7 band sts as before, work pattern according to diagram A.1A until 9 sts remain, work A.1B (= 2 sts) and finish with 7 band sts as before. Continue the pattern like this until piece measures 8-8-8-10-10-10 cm. Now K 1 row from RS while dec 47-55-59-67-79-83 sts evenly - READ DECREASE TIP = 185-201-221-245-277-309 sts. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and P 1 row (continue bands as before). Insert 1 marker 50-54-59-65-73-81 sts in from each side (= 85-93-103-115-131-147 sts between markers on back piece).
Work next row as follows from RS: 7 band sts as before, work pattern according to diagram A.2A over the next 40-40-50-50-60-70 sts (= 4-4-5-5-6-7 repetitions of 10 sts), work 3-7-2-8-6-4 sts in stocking st, marker, work 8-2-7-3-1-9 sts in stocking st, work pattern according to diagram A.2C over the next 60-80-80-100-120-120 sts (= 6-8-8-10-12-12 repetitions of 10 sts), work A.2B 1 time (= 9 sts), 8-2-7-3-1-9 sts in stocking st, marker, 3-7-2-8-6-4 sts in stocking st, pattern according to diagram A.2C over the next 40-40-50-50-60-70 sts and finish with 7 band sts as before.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING AND REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
PATTERN: Continue with pattern and in stocking st until 1 repetition has been worked vertically. Now work pattern the same way but over 1 repetition less towards the markers in the side, i.e. work A.2A 3-3-4-4-5-6 times in total, work 13-17-12-18-16-14 sts in stocking st, marker, 18-12-17-13-11-19 sts in stocking st, A.2C 4-6-6-8-10-10 times in total, A.2B 1 time, 18-12-17-13-11-19 sts in stocking st, marker, 13-17-12-18-16-14 sts in stocking st, A.2C 3-3-4-4-5-6 times in total. Continue the pattern like this by working over 1 repetition les towards the markers in the sides until 1 repetition has been worked over last repetition mid front and mid back. Then work in stocking st over all sts until finished measurements.
SIDE INC: AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10-10-10-12-12-12 cm, inc 1 st on each side of markers in the sides (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 1½-1½-2-2-2½-2½ cm 6-6-6-6-5-5 times in total = 209-225-245-269-297-329 sts.
ARMHOLE: When piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm, work next row as follows: Work 53-57-61-67-73-81 sts as before (= front piece), cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts for armhole, work 91-99-107-119-131-147 sts as before (= back piece), cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts for armhole, work the remaining 53-57-61-67-73-81 sts as before (= front piece).
Finish fronts and back piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 91-99-107-119-131-147 sts. Continue with stocking st back and forth and cast off for armholes at beg of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 3 sts 0-0-0-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 1-2-3-4-5-6 times and 1 st 1-2-3-3-6-7 times = 85-87-89-91-93-97 sts remain on needle. When piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm, cast off the middle 33-33-35-35-37-37 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to cast off 1 st at beg of the next 2 rows from neck = 24-25-25-26-26-28 sts remain on the shoulder. Continue to work until piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm and loosely cast off.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 53-57-61-67-73-81 sts. Continue in stocking st back and forth on circular needle with 7 band sts towards mid front as before and cast off for armhole at beg of every row from the side as on back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 28-30-30-32-32-34 cm, slip the first 12-12-13-13-14-14 sts at beg of row from mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck (work them before slipping them on stitch holder to avoid cutting the yarn). Continue to cast off for neck at the beg of every row from mid front as follows: Cast off 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 4 times, and 1 st 3 times. After all cast off for armhole and dec for neck, 24-25-25-26-26-28 sts remain on shoulder. Continue to work until piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm and loosely cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed - NOTE: Do not dec for buttonholes on left front piece.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles, switch to circular needle when sleeve cap beg.
Cast on 76-80-88-92-100-108 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. K 1 round. Then work rib = K 2/P 2. When piece measures 1 cm, work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1A. When piece measures 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm, work next round as follows: Cast off the first 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts, K 70-74-80-84-90-98 and cast off the last 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work pattern back and forth on circular needle according to diagram A.3. AT THE SAME TIME cast off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 2 sts 3-4-4-4-4-5 times and 1 st 6-7-9-9-12-12 times. Then cast off 2 sts at beg of every row in each side until piece measures 11-12-13-15-17-18 cm. Cast off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows before loosely casting off remaining sts, sleeve measures approx. 12-13-14-16-18-19 cm.
Knit another sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up from RS on circular needle size 2.5 mm approx. 118 to 138 sts around the neck (incl sts on stitch holders at the front). K 5 rows and then loosely cast off with K from RS.
Sew the buttons on to left front piece.

Diagram

= 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 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle


Lenia 03.09.2018 - 19:35:

Could you please explain A.1A each step.

DROPS Design 04.09.2018 kl. 08:04:

Hi Lenia, A.1 is repeated on the row. Each A.1 consists of 4 stitches and is read from bottom right to left and upwards. So row 1 repeats: 'place 1 stitch on cable needle at back of piece, knit 1, knit 1 from cable needle, purl 2'. Repeat these 4 stitches to end of row. Then row 2 is knit 2, purl 2 and row 3 is the same as row 1 etc. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Lenia 11.08.2018 - 18:17:

Please explain what this means: (includes 7 band sts each side towards mid front)

DROPS Design 12.08.2018 kl. 17:14:

Dear Lena, in this pattern you have 7 sts on each side for bands, and they're counted in the number of stitches that you have to cast on. Happy knitting!

Liselotte Lundqvist 30.04.2018 - 20:37:

Når jeg ser på billedet så syntes jeg der ligner at ribben er ca 8-10 cm ..inden der strikkes vidre med mønster..er det forkert set

Alice 12.04.2018 - 09:53:

Kan dit patroon ook met rechte naalden gebreit worden?

DROPS Design 21.04.2018 kl. 13:46:

Hallo Alice, Ja dat kan. Kijk wel even goed hoe je uitkomt met het kantpatroon in de zijnaden. Via deze link vind je meer informatie over hoe je een patroon aanpast om met rechte naalden te breien. Succes!

Jeanneke 05.01.2018 - 23:12:

Bij de beschrijving van het rechtervoorpand staat vermeld dat je moet afkanten voor het armsgat, aan het begin van elke nld aan de zijkant als op het achterpand?? Er staat niet vermeld hoeveel steken en in welke pen af te kanten, dit staat wél beschreven bij het achterpand. Zijn jullie vergeten de afhechtingen te benoemen? Kan ik de afhechtingen voor het armsgat zoals beschreven bij het achterpand aanhouden?

DROPS Design 08.01.2018 kl. 09:58:

Hoi Jeanneke, Het afkanten op de voorpanden doe je op precies dezelfde manier als op de achterpanden, zodat je dezelfde ronding erin hebt. Dus kant af net zoals op het achterpand.

Geeta 16.06.2016 - 06:12:

What will be the bust measurement in inches/cms for S M L etc sizes? thank you.

DROPS Design 16.06.2016 kl. 08:49:

Dear Geeta, you will find a measurement chart at the bottom of the pattern with all measurements for each size in cm - taken flat from side to side. Convert into inch and read more about sizing here. Happy knitting!

Johane 26.03.2016 - 00:25:

Je suis incapable d imprimer le diagramme merci de m aider johane

DROPS Design 29.03.2016 kl. 08:42:

Bonjour Johanne, un test nous a permis d'imprimer les diagrammes en page 6/8 des explications. Bon tricot!

Loredana 26.02.2016 - 10:21:

Quindi il motivo risulta più alto sul dietro.... Grazie ancora Loredana

DROPS Design 26.02.2016 kl. 11:53:

Buongiorno Loredana. Sì esatto: sul dietro ripete il motivo 5 volte in verticale; sul davanti 4 volte in verticale. Buon lavoro!

Loredana 26.02.2016 - 07:55:

Buongiorno, Le spiegazioni per il dietro sono: 2 m rasata, A2C × 8 volte (80 m), A2B x 1 volta (9 maglie), 2 m rasata (totale = 93 m). Quindi le ripetizioni sono 9...o sbaglio? Comunque, scalando di volta in volta un motivo da entrambi i lati, le ripetizioni totali in verticale sarebbero 5! Grazie Loredana

DROPS Design 26.02.2016 kl. 09:28:

Buongiorno Loredana. Chiediamo scusa. E' corretto come dice lei. Le ripetizioni sul dietro sono 9 e le ripetizioni in verticale sono 5. Grazie e buon lavoro!

Loredana 25.02.2016 - 16:24:

Buonasera. Sto realizzando la taglia M, ho sui ferri 201 maglie, quindi inizialmente 4 ripetizioni (orizzontali) del motivo ajour per il davanti e 9 per il dietro. Andandò a lavorare 1 motivo in meno ogni volta mi ritrovo con 4 ripetizioni (in totale) in verticale per il davanti e 5 per il dietro. Ovviamente il motivo è più alto nel dietro ....è giusto così il motivo deve avere lo stesso numero di ripetizioni? Grazie Loredana

DROPS Design 26.02.2016 kl. 06:42:

Buongiorno Loredana. Per la taglia M, sul dietro, le ripetizioni del motivo dovrebbero essere 8. In questo modo, per questa taglia, l'altezza finale del motivo risulta uguale sul davanti e sul dietro. Buon lavoro!

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