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Knitted DROPS tunic worked sideways in garter st with lace pattern in ”Safran”. Size: S - XXXL
DROPS 139-4
DROPS design: Pattern no E-181
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-104-116-128 cm / 31½"-34½"-37 3/4"-41"-45 3/4"-50½"
Full length: 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm / 27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾''-31½

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600-650 g color no 01, light pink

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm /US 2or3- or size needed to get 23 sts x 44 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.25 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.
EDGE PATTERN:
ROW 1 (= RS):
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, K 2 tog, P 1, K 2 twisted tog, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, K 3 (= 17 sts).
ROW 2 (= WS):
K 3, P 3, K 1, P 3, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 17 sts).
ROW 3-4: Work as 1st and 2nd row.
ROW 5:
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, K 2 tog, P 1, K 2 twisted tog, 1 YO, K 4 (= 18 sts).
ROW 6:
K 4, P 2, K 1, P 4, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 18 sts).
ROW 7:
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, K 1, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, 1 YO, K 5 (= 19 sts).
ROW 8:
K 5, P 7, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 19 sts).
ROW 9:
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, K 3, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, K 7 (= 21 sts).
ROW 10:
bind off 4 sts (1 st is now on right needle), K 2, P 7, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 17 sts).
REPEAT THESE 10 ROWS.

LACE PATTERN:
See diagram M.1, diagram shows pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

SHORT ROWS:
Work 1st row from bottom edge (= from WS): * Work until 1st marker, turn, work back, work until 2nd marker, turn, work back, work until 3rd marker, turn, work back, work until 1st marker, turn, work back, work until 4th marker, turn and work back, work 2 rows over all sts. * Repeat from *-*, i.e. 12 rows at the bottom and 2 rows at the top in 1 repetition.
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TUNIC:
Worked sideways from mid back to mid back and sewn tog afterwards. Worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the sts.
NOTE: THE PICTURE HAS BEEN REVERSED IN THE CATALOG!

LOOSELY cast on 161-166-170-175-180-185 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3. K 1 row over all sts (= WS).
Work next row as follows from the top (= RS): 16-18-19-21-23-25 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, diagram M.1 (= 25 sts), 103-106-109-112-115-118 sts in garter st and then EDGE PATTERN over the last 17 sts - see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from bottom edge (= WS) at the same time insert 4 markers in the piece as follows: Edge pattern over the first 17 sts, insert 1st marker, work 65-65-67-67-69-69 sts in garter st, insert 2nd marker, work 38-41-42-45-46-49 sts in garter st, insert 3rd marker, work diagram M.1 and work 8-10-11-13-15-17 sts in garter st, insert 4th marker, 8 sts remain after last marker.
Turn and work 1 row back as 1st row. Continue the pattern like this – AT THE SAME TIME work SHORT ROWS, beg from WS – see explanation above!
When piece measures approx. 19-20-22-23-26-28 cm / 7½"-8"-8 3/4"-9"-10 1/4"-11" measured between 2nd and 3rd marker – measured from cast on edge and out to needle (stop after 1 full repetition with short rows), work next row as follows from WS: Work until 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts remain before 3rd marker (44-46-48-50-53-55 sts should remain), slip the sts just worked on a stitch holder.
Work the row as before, turn and work back as before over the 44-46-48-50-53-55 sts. Then work back and forth over only the sts on the needle (= left sleeve).

LEFT SLEEVE:
Work pattern and in garter st as before with short rows as follows: * Work until 3rd marker (= 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts), turn and work back, work until 4th marker, turn and work back, work 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until sleeve measures approx. 26-28-30-32-34-36 cm / 10¼''-11''-11¾''-12½''-13 3/8''-14¼'' in bottom edge - finish after 1 row from RS. Slip the sts on a stitch holder.

LEFT SIDE PIECE:
Slip sts from the first stitch holder back on needle and work 1 row from RS as before.
Then work pattern as before and short rows as follows: * Work until 1st marker, turn and work back, work until 2nd marker, turn and work back, work 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 2-4-4-6-6-8 cm / 3/4"-1½"-1½"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-3 1/8" at the top under the sleeve - finish after 1 row from RS over all sts.

FRONT PIECE:
Work all sts on needle + sts from stitch holder back on circular needle (this row is worked from WS without short rows). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work 1 row back from RS with pattern as before.
Then continue with pattern, in garter st and short rows as before until piece measures 38-40-44-46-52-56 cm / 15"-15 3/4"-17 1/4"-18"-20½"-22" measured between 2nd and 3rd marker (stop after 1 full repetition with short rows).
Now work next row from WS as follows: Work until 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts remain before 3rd marker, 44-46-48-50-53-55 sts should remain, slip the sts just worked on a stitch holder.
Work the row as before, turn and work back as before over the 44-46-48-50-53-55 sts. Then work back and forth over only the sts on the needle (= right sleeve).

RIGHT SLEEVE:
Work as left sleeve.

RIGHT SIDE PIECE:
Work as left side piece.

BACK PIECE:
Work all sts on needle + sts from stitch holder back on needle. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Then continue with pattern, in garter and short rows as before.
Work until piece measures approx. 19-20-22-23-26-28 cm / 7½"-8"-8 3/4"-9"-10 1/4"-11" measured between 2nd and 3rd marker (stop after 1 full repetition of Edge pattern and preferably also diagram M.1 if that fits). LOOSELY bind off - it is very important to avoid a tight bind off edge - if it is tight, the garment will not hang nicely.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew seam mid back – sew bind off edge against cast on edge, edge to edge with 1 stitch in every st.


Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
K from WS
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
K 3 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
1 YO between 2 sts
knitting direction



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