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DROPS 64-22 by DROPS Design

DROPS Bolero in Paris & Cotton Viscose

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Size: S – M – L

Materials: DROPS Paris,
100% cotton, 50g = 75m,
350-400-450 g colour no. 25, moss green
and: DROPS Cotton Viscose 54% cotton, 46% viscose, 50g = 160m,
250-300-300 g colour no. 11, khaki green
Needles: circular needle and double pointed needles 6mm, + circular needle 4.5mm.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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Knitting Tension: 15 stitches x 22 rows using 6mm needle = 10 x 10 cm.

Rib 1: *knit 3, purl 1*, repeat from * to *
Rib 2: *knit 6, purl 1*, repeat from * to *

The bolero is knitted in one piece, beginning at the right sleeve, and using double thread.

Pattern: Cast on 63-70-77 sts using 6mm double pointed needles with 1 thread Paris + 1 thread Cotton Viscose, i.e. double thread. Knit Rib 2. When sleeve measures 5 cm, decrease 9-10-11 sts evenly on round as follows: *knit 4, knit 2 together, purl 1*, repeat from * to * = 54-60-66 sts at the end of round. When sleeve measures 10 cm, decrease 9-10-11 sts evenly on round as follows: *lift 1st off, knit 1and pull through st off, knit 3, purl 1*, repeat from * to * = 45-50-55 sts at the end of round. When sleeve measures 15 cm, decrease 9-10-11 sts evenly on round as follows: *knit 2, knit 2 together, purl 1*, repeat from * to * = 36-40-44 sts at the end of round.

Continue in Rib 1. At the same time, when sleeve measures 18 cm, increase 2 sts mid under arm (on either side of a purled st) on every 3.5 cm a total of 10 times = 56-60-64 sts. Incorporate the increased sts in Rib1 as you go along. .

When piece measures 54-53-54 cm, transfer sts to circular needle 6mm (beginning and end mid under arm) and continue knitting back and forth on circular needle – measure piece from here from now on! Now decrease at one end of piece (= the front) and increase at the other (= the back) as follows: decrease on every other row, 2 sts 5-6-6 times, 1 st 14-14-16 times and increase on every other row 1 st 10-12-12 times – incorporate the increased sts in Rib 1 as you go along. After all decreases at front and increases on the back, there are 42-46-48 sts left on needle.

When piece measures 18-20-20 cm, put sts on thread from the bottom of the back towards the neck on every other row as follows: 8 sts 4 times = 10-14-16 sts left on needle. You have now reached the middle of the bolero and will knit the other half by doing opposite decreases and increases as follows:

When the last 8 sts have been put on thread, knit one row and then put sts back on needle on every other row as follows: 8 sts 4 times = 43-46-48 sts. When piece measures 29-30-31 cm, increase at one end (= the front where you decreased on other half) on every other row as follows: 1 st 14-14-16 times, 2 sts 5-6-6 times. At the same time, after 9-8-10 increases, decrease at the other end (= the back where you increased on the other half) on every other row 1 st 10-12-12 times. After all increases and decreases, there are 56-60-64 sts on needle. Insert a marking thread and measure the piece from here from now on.

Change to double pointed needles and continue knitting left sleeve. When sleeve measures 3.5 cm (from marking thread), decrease 2 sts mid under arm (on either side of a purled st) on every 3.5 cm a total of 10 times = 36-40-44 sts. Incorporate the increased sts in Rib1 as you go along. When sleeve measures 39-38-39 cm, increase 9-10-11 sts evenly on round as follows: *knit 2, knit 2 in same st, purl 1*, repeat from * to * = 45-50-55 sts. When sleeve measures 45 cm, increase 9-10-11 sts evenly on round as follows: *knit 2 in same st, knit 3, purl 1*, repeat from * to * = 54-60-66 sts at the end of round. When sleeve measures 50 cm increase 9-10-11 sts evenly on round as follows: *knit 4, knit 2 in same st, purl 1*, repeat from * to * = 63-70-77 sts. Continue in Rib 2 until sleeve measures 54-53-54 cm and cast off.

To make up: Pick up approx 140-156 sts round neck/armhole (dividable by 4) using circular needle 4.5mm and 1 thread Paris + 1 thread Cotton Viscose. Purl one round, continue next round with *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*. When border measures 4 cm, increase knit 2 to knit 3 as follows: *knit 1, knit 2 in same st, purl 2*, repeat from * to *. Cast off when border measures 8 cm.

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