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Knitted DROPS poncho with different patterns in “Alpaca” and “Brushed Alpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-768
Yarn group A and C
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/ XXXL
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-250-300 g color no 0100, off white
And use:
150-150-175 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands) = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Diagrams show 1 repetition of pattern seen from RS, no of sts in A.2 will vary from 15 to 23 sts.

Worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 82-96-110 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME on last row (= WS) inc 17 sts evenly = 99-113-127 sts. On next row (= RS) work PATTERN as follows: 2 sts in garter st, A.1 over 12-16-20 sts, A.2 (= 15 sts), A.1 over 12-16-20 sts, A.3 (= 23 sts), A.1 over 12-16-20 sts, A.4 (= 17 sts) and 6-8-10 sts in garter st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Continue pattern like this until A.3 has been worked 16-17-18 times vertically. Piece measures approx. 127-135-150 cm / 50"-53"-59" (the no of sts will not be the same as when started working the diagrams since the no of sts in A.2 is different depending on where you are in the diagram). Work 3 ridges and AT THE SAME TIME adjust the no of sts on first row to 82-96-110 sts. Bind off and fasten the threads.

Place one long side against one short side and sew tog (opposite long side now forms a tip mid front).


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 1, P 1 from cable needle
= slip 1 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 1 from cable needle
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= P 3 tog
= work 3 sts in 1 st as follows: K 1, P 1, K 1.
= 1 BOBBLE: Work 4 sts in 1 st by working alternately in front and back loop of st 4 times in total. Work 4 rows in stocking st back and forth over these sts. Then slip 2nd st on right needle over 1st st, then slip 3rd st over 1st st, then 4th st over 1st st (= 1 sts remains).
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= knitting direction

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