DROPS COTTON LIGHT UNI COLOUR (50g)
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See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.
GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to waist):
Dec after 1st and 3rd marker and before 2nd and 4th marker.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to armhole):
Dec inside 3 edge sts in garter st.
All dec are done from RS!
Dec after 3 edge sts as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 3 edge sts as follows: K 2 tog.
INCREASE TIP (applies to waist):
Inc after 1st and 3rd marker and before 2nd and 4th marker.
Inc as follows after marker: K 1, then pick up same st from previous round and K this st.
Inc as follows before marker: Beg 1 st before marker and pick up this st from previous round, K this st and K last st before marker.
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 220-240-260-280-310-340 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Cotton Light. K 1 round.
Work next round as follows: Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= side), K 1, * P 3, K 2 *, repeat from *-* 21-23-25-27-30-33 times in total, P 3, K 2 (insert 1 marker in the middle of these 2 K sts = side), * P 3, K 2 *, repeat from *-* 21-23-25-27-30-33 times in total and finish with P 3 and K 1. Continue rib like this.
When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', dec all 3 P sts to 2 P sts by P tog the first 2 sts in every P-section = 176-192-208-224-248-272 sts.
Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4. Beg next round 3 sts before marker at beg of round: Diagram A.1 (= 6 sts – marker in the side is in the middle of A.1), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-3-4-5 times in total, K 2, diagram A.1 (= 6 sts), insert 1 marker (= 1st marker), work in stockinette st over the next 58-66-66-66-70-74 sts, insert 1 marker (= 2nd marker), diagram A.1 (= 6 sts), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-3-4-5 times in total, K 2, diagram A.1 (= 6 sts – marker in the side is in the middle of A.1), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-3-4-5 times in total, K 2, diagram A.1 (= 6 sts), insert 1 marker (= 3rd marker), work in stockinette st over the next 58-66-66-66-70-74 sts, insert 1 marker (= 4th marker), diagram A.1 (= 6 sts), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-3-4-5 times in total and finish with K 2.
Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 6-7-7-7-8-8 cm / 2½"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3"-3", dec 1 st after 1st and 3rd marker and before 2nd and 4th marker - READ DECREASE TIP 1 (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 4th round 8-7-7-7-6-6 more times = 140-160-176-192-220-244 sts.
When piece measures 22 cm / 8 3/4'', inc 1 st after 1st and 3rd marker and before 2nd and 4th marker - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc).
Repeat inc every 7th-8th-9th-10th-13th-14th round 6-5-5-5-4-4 more times = 168-184-200-216-240-264 sts. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
When piece measures 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm / 15-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17'', work rib (= K 2/P 2) over the middle 54-62-62-62-66-70 sts in stockinette st front and back (i.e. between 1st and 2nd marker and between 3rd and 4th marker, work the other sts as before – NOTE: Beg and end rib with K 2 in each side).
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'', work 2 ridges in GARTER ST over the middle 12 sts in each side (= 6 sts in garter st on each side of markers in the sides - work the other sts as before).
On next round after the 2 ridges, bind off the middle 6 sts in each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off 3 sts on each side of both markers). Work front and back piece separately, back and forth on circular needle.
= 78-86-94-102-114-126 sts. Continue pattern as before but work the outermost 3 sts in each side in GARTER ST - read explanation above.
AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, dec 1 st on each side for armhole - Read DECREASE TIP 2 (= 2 sts dec).
Repeat dec every other row (i.e. on every row from RS), 1-1-3-6-10-14 more times and then every 4th row (i.e. on every other row from RS) a total of 0-0-2-3-3-3 times = 74-82-82-82-86-90 sts.
When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'', bind off the middle 34-34-34-34-38-42 rib sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately.
Continue to bind off 2 sts on next row from neck = 18-22-22-22-22-22 sts remain on the shoulder.
Continue pattern as before with 3 sts in garter st towards the armhole and 2 sts in garter st towards the neck.
Bind off when piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23½''-24½''-25¼''-26''. Repeat on the other shoulder.
= 78-86-94-102-114-126 sts. Work as on back piece but when piece measures 44-46-48-48-50-52 cm / 17 1/4"-18"-19"-19"-19 3/4"-20½", bind off the middle 14-14-14-14-18-22 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately.
Then bind off at beg of every row from neck: 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 4 times = 18-22-22-22-22-22 sts remain on shoulder.
Continue with pattern with 3 sts in garter st towards armhole and 2 sts in garter st towards neck until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23½''-24½''-25¼''-26'' and bind off.
Repeat on the other shoulder.
Sew the shoulder seams.
Beg mid back and work a finishing edge around the neck on hook size 3 mm / C as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 2, skip approx. 1-1½ cm / 1/4"-½", 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with ch 2 and 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round. Fasten off.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
K 3, pass the first st worked over the 2 other sts so that this st is around the 2 last sts on right needle (= 1 st dec)
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