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DROPS 78-2 by DROPS Design
"Perfect for a beach party"
DROPS Top in Paris with or without sleeves
DROPS 78-2
Sizes: XS/S - M - L/XL - XXL
Finished measurements: 78-92-106-120 cm
[30.75" - 36.25" - 41.75" - 47.25"]
On account of the pattern the garment will appear smaller than indicated on the diagram.

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
Without sleeve:
300-350-400-450 gr nr 44, brown.
With sleeve:
400-450-500-550 gr nr 44, brown.

DROPS 5 mm [US 8] circular and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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  • DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.35 USD
  • DROPS PARIS RECYCLED DENIM (50g)
    2.50 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American 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 British English, please click here.
Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette st.

Rib: * K 2, P 4 *, repeat from * - *.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Knitting tips (for armhole):
All decs are made from right side.
Without sleeve: Dec inside 3 edge sts knit as follows from edge (as seen from the right side): K 3
With sleeve: Dec inside 2 edge sts knit as follows from edge (as seen from the right side): K 2
After edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso. Before edge sts: K 2 tog.

Body: If there are different measurements or numbers for the version with or without sleeve, instructions for the version without sleeve will come before ( ) and the version with sleeve will be inside ( ). If the instructions are the same, there will not be ( ).
Cast on 132-156-180-204 sts on circular needles; join and knit rib. Place a marker at each side in the center of a K 2 rib (there will be 66-78-90-102 sts between markers).
Read entire next section before knitting:
When the piece measures 19-21-23-25 cm knit Pattern 1 over the 20 sts at center front (knit the remaining sts the same as before). After Pattern 1 knit rib over all sts.

Without sleeve: At the same time when the piece measures 33-35-36-38 cm knit 4 rows garter st over 10 sts at each side (= 5 sts each side of marker), then bind off the center 6 sts at each side for armhole. Knit each side separately.

With sleeve: At the same time when the piece measures 34-36-37-39 cm bind off 8 sts at each side for armhole (= 4 sts each side of marker). Knit each side separately.

Front: = 60-72-84-96 (58-70-82-94) sts. Keep 2 (1) sts in garter st at each armhole edge and dec 1 st for armhole at each side every other row 0-6-6-12 times - see knitting tips = 60-60-72-72 (58-58-70-70) sts. When the piece measures 44-47-50-53 cm put the center 12 sts on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times = 16-16-22-22 (15-15-21-21) sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off in pattern when the piece measures 52-55-58-61 cm.

Back: = 60-72-84-96 (58-70-82-94) sts. Bind off for armhole as on front. When the piece measures 50-53-56-59 cm put the center 24 sts on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row = 16-16-22-22 (15-15-21-21) sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off in pattern when the piece measures 52-55-58-61 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 48-48-54-54 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib, with marker in the center of a K 2 rib. When the piece measures 5-4-3-2 cm inc 1 st each side of the K 2 with marker every 10-5-5-3 rows a total of 3-5-6-8 times - P the increased sts = 54-58-66-70 sts. When the piece measures 17-16-16-14 cm bind off 4 sts each side of marker and knit back and forth on needles. Bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 2 sts 3-2-3-3 times and 1 st 1-2-2-5 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 23-24-24-25 cm, then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 24-25-25-26 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up 72 sts (divisible by 6, incl. sts on st holders) around the neck on double-pointed needles; join and knit rib - match up rib at center front and center back. Bind off in pattern when the collar measures approx. 8 cm.
Sew in sleeves.

Diagram

knit from RS, purl from WS
purl from RS, knit from WS
Put 2 sts on cable needle in back of work, K 2, P 2 from cable needle
Put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, P 2, K 2 from cable needle
Put 2 sts on cable needle in back of work, K 2, K 2 from cable needle


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