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DROPS Extra 0-443 by DROPS Design
DROPS stripy bikini top and shorts in “Muskat” and” Muskat Soft”.
DROPS Extra 0-443
BIKINI TOP
Size: S – M - L
Materials: DROPS Muskat
50 g for all sizes, colour no 18, white
and use: DROPS Muskat Soft
50 g for all sizes, colour no 03, blue

Drops pointed needle size 4 mm or size needed to obtain 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Muskat. All prices valid per 18/04/2014.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS MuskatSoft. All prices valid per 18/04/2014.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS MUSKAT UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.20 GBP
Yarn type
  • DROPS MUSKAT UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.50 EUR
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - 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 sts, back and forth on needle: knit all rows.
Stripes: Work stripes as follows: *4 rows Muskat Soft, 2 rows Muskat*, repeat from *-*.
Decreasing tip: Make all dec from RS.
Beg 2 sts before Marking Thread (MT). K2 tog, MT, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Bikini top: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 76-84-92 sts on needle size 4 mm with Muskat. Work 12 rows garter st – see above. Now work only the first 38-42-46 sts on row and slip remaining sts on a st holder (piece divided mid front). Continue in stocking st and stripes – see above – with 3 garter sts each side. Remember the knitting tension! Work 2 rows, at the same time inc to 42-46-50 sts evenly on 2nd row. Insert a Marking Thread (MT) after 21-23-25 sts and now dec 2 sts on every other and 4th row alternately – see Decreasing tip. Continue dec until 6 sts remain on row, piece measures approx 20-22-24 cm. Continue on the remaining 6 sts in Muskat (do not work stripes) for strap as follows: *4 rows garter st, 4 rows stocking st*, repeat from *-* and cast off when strap measures approx 45 cm, or required length. Slip sts from st holder back on needle and work the other side as described above. Pick up 8 sts with Muskat in the garter sts at the side at bottom of top and work back strap as follows: *4 rows garter st, 4 rows stocking*, repeat from *-* and cast off when strap measures 40 cm. Repeat the other side.

SHORTS
Size: XS – S – M – L – XL –XXL
To fit hip: 82/86 – 88/92 – 96/100 – 104/108 – 112/116 – 120-124 cm
Materials: DROPS Muskat
100 g for all sizes, colour no 18, white
and use: DROPS Muskat Soft
150-150-150-200-200-200 g, colour no 03, blue

Drops circular needle size 4 mm (40 and 80 cm) or size needed to obtain 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Drops circular needle size 3.5 mm (80 cm) for Rib.


Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.
Stripes: Work stripes as follows: *2 rounds Muskat, 4 rounds Muskat Soft*, repeat from *-*. NB! Round beg mid back, change colour here (do not cut thread for each colour change).

Shorts: Worked in the round from waist down. Cast on 140-156-168-184-196-212 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Muskat. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round and 1 MT after 70-78-84-92-98-106 sts and now work 15 cm Rib – see above. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and continue in stocking st and stripes – see above- at the same time dec 0-1-0-1-0-1 st on both sides of MT mid back (= beg of round) on first row = 140-154-168-182-196-210 sts. Remember the knitting tension! Now inc 1 st on each side of both MT on every 2.5-2.5-2.5-2.5-3-3 cm a total of 8 times = 172-186-200-214-228-242 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm cast off the first 6-6-7-7-8-8 sts on round, slip the next 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts on a st holder (= leg), leave the next 11-12-13-14-15-16 sts on needle (= gusset), slip the next 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts on a st holder (= leg) and cast off the last 5-6-6-7-7-8 sts. Now work 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm stocking st on sts for gusset, cast off and sew gusset to the 11-12-13-14-15-16 sts cast off mid back.

Leg: Slip the 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts from 1 st holder back on needle on small circular needle size 4 mm and pick up 17-19-21-23-25-27 sts along the side of gusset = 92-100-108-116-124-132 sts. Work stocking st and stripes on all sts. When leg measures 4-4-5-5-6-6 cm work 2 cm Rib – see above. Cast off in Rib and repeat on the other leg.



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