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Knitted DROPS vest in garter st with cables worked sideways in "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: sideways, vests,

DROPS design: Pattern no z-765
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
300-300-350-350-400-450 g colour no 8120, denim blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 7-7-7-8-8-8 pieces
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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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 diagram A.1. The diagram show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

SHORT ROWS:
The sts that are not worked according to A.1 are worked K from RS and K from WS.
* K 1 row from WS over all sts (= from the neck towards bottom edge).
Work until 1st marker, turn piece and work back.
Work until 2nd marker, turn piece and work back.
Work all sts, turn and work back.
Work until 5th marker, turn piece and work back.
Work until 4th marker, turn piece and work back.
Work until 3rd marker, turn piece and work back.
K 1 row from RS over all sts *, repeat from *-*. 14 rows have been worked at bottom edge and 4 rows at upper edge.

SHORT ROWS SLEEVE EDGE:
The sts that are not worked according to A.1 are worked K from RS and K from WS.
* K 1 row from WS over all sts (= from the neck towards bottom edge).
Work until 5th marker, turn piece and work back.
Work until 4th marker, turn piece and work back.
K 1 row from RS over all sts *, repeat from *-*. 6 rows have been worked at bottom edge and 2 rows at upper edge.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid holes in transitions in short rows tighten yarn on every turn.
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VEST:
Worked sideways and back and forth on needle. Beg mid front on left front piece, then work sleeve edge, back piece, the other sleeve edge and then right front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Loosely cast on 134-140-144-148-154-158 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Alpaca. 1st row = RS (from bottom edge and up to neck). Work 3 cm in GARTER ST - see explanation above - over all sts = band. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Work next row as follows from RS: K 5, A.1 (= 10 sts), K 78-81-83-85-88-90, A.1, K 7-9-10-11-12-15, A.1, K 14-15-16-17-19-18. Insert 5 markers in piece (without working the row, seen from bottom edge and RS as follows): 1st marker after 31-31-32-33-34-35 sts, 2nd marker after 60-62-64-66-67-69 sts, 3rd marker after 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts, 4th marker after 106-111-114-117-121-124 sts and 5th marker after 122-128-132-136-142-146 sts.
Then work SHORT ROWS - see explanation above. READ KNITTING TIP! Continue like this with short rows, garter st and A.1 until piece measures approx. 22-24-26-29-32-35 cm from cast-on edge (measured at 3rd marker), finish with 1 row from WS. Then work side piece as follows: Work 1 cm back and forth over only the 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts from bottom edge (without short rows). Insert 1 marker (= middle of the side). Work 1 cm more back and forth over the 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts and slip these sts on a stitch holder (sts are used for back piece later). Then work sleeve edge.

LEFT SLEEVE EDGE:
= 43-46-48-50-53-55 sts on needle. Continue with SHORT ROWS SLEEVE EDGE, garter st and A.1. Repeat until sleeve edge measures approx. 22-24-26-28-30-32 cm (bottom), finish with 1 row from WS.

BACK PIECE:
Slip the 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 134-140-144-148-154-158 sts. Work short rows, garter st and A.1 until piece measures 39-43-47-52-58-64 cm from marker in the side (measured along 3rd marker), finish with 1 row from WS. Work side piece as follows: Work 1 cm back and forth over only the 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts from bottom edge. Insert 1 marker (= middle of the side). Work 1 cm more back and forth over the 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts and slip these sts on a stitch holder.

RIGHT SLEEVE EDGE:
Work as left sleeve edge.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Slip the 91-94-96-98-101-103 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 134-140-144-148-154-158 sts. Continue with short rows. When piece measures 19-21-23-26-29-32 cm from marker in the side, work band as follows: Work approx. 1 ½ cm in garter st, on next row from RS dec for buttonholes as follows: K 22-28-32-18-24-28, K 2 tog, 1 YO, * K 16, K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* 5-5-5-6-6-6 more times, K 2. Continue in garter st until band measures 3 cm. Loosely cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
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
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

Mareile 21.07.2018 - 20:37:

Habe den Fehler gefunden!

Mareile 21.07.2018 - 13:17:

Hallo, ich habe das linke Vorderteil bis zu dem Punkt gestrickt wo das Seitenteil beginnt und fand die Anleitung schon sehr unklar. Insgesamt 2 cm über 91 M, in der Mitte am unteren Rand den Markierer? Danach soll für die verkürzten Reihen Ärmelblende mit Rückreihe begonnen werden. Das geht nicht, da dann das Muster nicht passt. Auch bis zu 4. Markierer kann ich nicht zurück stricken, da der innerhalb der 91 stillgelegten Maschen liegt. Was ist da falsch?

Catherine Viallet 22.10.2017 - 22:31:

Est-ce de toutes les zones qui ne font pas partie des torsades A1 se tricotent au point mousse? Si c'est le cas,il me semble qu'il y a une erreur dans la version française des explications, à la fin de la première ligne des paragraphes rangs raccourcis:"à l'endroit sur l'endroit et à l'envers sur l'envers",ce qui est la définition du point jersey. Ne faut-il pas lire: "à l'endroit sur l'endroit et sur l'envers"?

DROPS Design 23.10.2017 kl. 12:07:

Bonjour Madame Viallet, vous avez raison, ces mailles se tricotent au point mousse, la correction a été faite. Bon tricot!

Conny 19.10.2017 - 07:30:

Im Muster A1 werden Umschläge gearbeitet, die im Model nicht als Löcher erscheinen. Werden diese verschränkt in der Rückrunde gearbeitet? 2. Frage: "Die M, die nicht im Muster A 1 gestr. werden,..." Nach meinem Verständnis werden doch alle Maschen in A1 gestrickt , oder?

DROPS Design 19.10.2017 kl. 09:35:

Liebe Conny, bei der Rückreihen werden die Umschläge normal gestrickt - A.1 wird oben am Hals und unten gestrickt, alle andere Maschen werden kraus rechts gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Brown 10.07.2017 - 18:42:

Bonjour, je ne comprends pas les explications, quand on commence les rangs raccourcies, quand fait-on les points mousses, doit -on fait A1 à chaque rang? Merci

DROPS Design 11.07.2017 kl. 09:27:

Bonjour Mme Brown, tout à fait on continue A.1 comme dans le diagramme, même pendant les rangs raccourcis, les mailles sont croisées tous les 6 rangs pour la grande torsade. Bon triot!

Joan Reib 06.02.2017 - 15:56:

Jeg forstår ikke at der under vendinger skal strikkes 1 pind ret FRA VRANGEN over alle masker. Det giver da nogle underlige striber ???

DROPS Design 07.02.2017 kl. 13:49:

Hej Joan. Nej, det burde det ikke. Underdelen er strikket i retstrik og du skal kun strikke ret over de masker som ikke hörer med i A.1: De m som ikke strikkes efter A.1 strikkes ret fra retsiden og ret fra vrangen.

Jenny Watts 10.01.2017 - 13:30:

Have just started but length of button band is very long. It does match schematic but that is very long (77cm). Is there a mistake on the pattern?

DROPS Design 10.01.2017 kl. 13:45:

Dear Mrs Watts, make sure you get the correct tension, ie 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm - with 134 sts in 1st size and 158 sts in larger size, you should have the button band measuring approx. 56-66 cm. Happy knitting!

Kate 18.09.2016 - 14:16:

Er der korrekt forstået, at mønsteret A1 kun skal strikkes fra retsiden? Og skal der strikkes mønster samtidig med arbejde der strikkes vendinger?

DROPS Design 04.10.2016 kl. 16:45:

Hej Kate. Du strikker A.1 baade fra retten og fra vrangen. Og du strikker mönster samtidig med du strikker vendinger.

Laura 11.06.2016 - 06:05:

Love this😄

Giancarla Coco 08.06.2016 - 13:11:

Interessante la costruzione del carre'

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