DROPS KID-SILK UNI COLOUR (25g)
DROPS KID-SILK LONG PRINT (25g)
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Back and forth on needle: Inc 1 st from RS by making 1 YO, on next row P YO twisted.
In the round on needle: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next round K YO twisted.
Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K 2 (marker is between these sts), K the next 2 tog.
The piece is worked from the neck and down. First work back and forth until front piece has been cast on, then work in the round. Cast on 48-50-52-52-52-58 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with 1 strand of each yarn.
ROW 1 (= WS): P all sts. Insert 1 marker 8-8-8-8-6-6 sts in from each side (= 8-8-8-8-6-6 sts on sleeve in each side, 32-34-36-36-40-46 sts on back piece between markers). Move the markers upwards when working.
ROW 2 (= RS): K 2, * inc 1 st - READ INCREASE TIP, K until 2 sts remain before next marker, inc 1 st, K 4 (marker is between these sts), inc 1 st, K until 2 sts remain before next marker, inc 1 st, K 4 (marker is between these sts), inc 1 st *, K until 2 sts remain, inc 1 st, K 2 = 6 inc sts. Now cast on 4 sts on needle for front piece = 58-60-62-62-62-68 sts on needle.
ROW 3: P all sts, at the end of row cast on 4 sts = 62-64-66-66-66-72 sts. Insert 1 new marker 4 sts in from each side (= 4 sts on front piece in each side, 4 markers in total in piece).
ROW 4: K 6, (1st marker is after the first 4 sts), repeat from *-* on 2nd row, K until 2 sts remain before last marker, inc 1 st, K 6 (last marker is before the last 4 sts) = 6 inc sts. Cast on 4 sts = 72-74-76-76-76-82 sts on needle.
ROW 5: P all sts, at the end of row cast on 4 sts = 76-78-80-80-80-86 sts (= 8 sts on front piece in each side).
ROW 6: K 10, (1st marker is after the first 8 sts), repeat from *-* on 2nd row, K until 2 sts remain before last marker, inc 1 st, K 10 = 6 inc sts (last marker is before the last 8 sts). Cast on 11-12-13-13-15-18 sts = 93-96-99-99-101-110 sts on needle.
ROW 7: P all sts, at the end of row cast on 11-12-13-13-15-18 sts = 104-108-112-112-116-128 sts on needle (= 19-20-21-21-23-26 sts on front piece in each side, 38-40-42-42-46-52 sts on back piece and 14-14-14-14-12-12 sts on each sleeve). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Then work the piece in the round on needle as follows:
ROUND 1: * K until 2 sts remain before next marker, inc 1 st, K 4 (marker is between these sts), inc 1 st *, repeat from *-* 3 more times (= 4 times in total), K the remaining sts = 8 inc sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
Then inc 8 sts on round the same way - i.e. inc 1 st on each side of every marker - every other round 10-11-12-17-20-21 more times (11-12-13-18-21-22 inc in total on front piece), then every 4th round 3-3-3-1-0-0 times in total.
When all inc are done, there are 216-228-240-264-284-304 sts on needle (= 66-70-74-80-88-96 sts on front and back piece, 42-44-46-52-54-56 sts on each sleeve). NOTE! Insert 1 marker in the middle of front piece (marks front piece which has shorter raglan).
Worked in the round. Work next round as follows: Work 66-70-74-80-88-96 sts on front piece, * slip the next 42-44-46-52-54-56 sts (= sleeve) on 1 stitch holder, cast on 6-8-10-12-14-16 sts for armhole *, work the next 66-70-74-80-88-96 sts on back piece, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 144-156-168-184-204-224 sts on needle.
Then work in stockinette st over all sts. NOTE: Insert 1 new marker mid under left armhole, i.e. between the 6-8-10-12-14-16 new sts for armhole (= beg of round), insert 1 new marker mid under right armhole, i.e. between the 6-8-10-12-14-16 new sts for armhole (= the side) = 72-78-84-92-102-112 sts between markers. Move the markers upwards when working.
Continue in the round in stockinette st.
When piece measures 52-54-55-57-58-60 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-21 5/8"-22½"-22 3/4"-23 5/8" in total vertically (measured on back piece), insert 1 marker on each side of the middle 22-28-28-36-38-46 sts on front piece.
Then work back and forth as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 1st marker before the middle sts on front piece, slip the next 22-28-28-36-38-46 sts on 1 stitch holder, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): P all sts on needle.
Row 3: K until 3 sts remain on needle, slip the last 3 sts on stitch holder, turn piece.
Row 4: P until 3 sts remain on needle, slip the last 3 sts on stitch holder, turn piece.
Then slip sts at the end of every row on stitch holder the same way as follows: 3 sts 0-0-1-1-3-4 more times (1-1-2-2-4-5 times in total), 2 sts 10-10-10-10-9-8 times in total = 2 sts remain before each marker in the side.
Now slip all sts on stitch holder on to same circular needle = 144-156-168-184-204-224 sts on needle as before.
Then work in the round until finished measurements. On next round switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and K while AT THE SAME TIME inc 36-40-44-48-52-56 sts evenly on round = 180-196-212-232-256-280 sts.
Then work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire round.
When rib measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', loosely bind off with K over K and P over P, piece measures approx. 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm / 27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾''-31½ in total.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm / US 9. Cast on 3-4-5-6-7-8 sts on double pointed needles with 1 strand of each yarn, pick up 42-44-46-52-54-56 sts on stitch holder from one sleeve, cast on 3-4-5-6-7-8 sts on double pointed needles = 48-52-56-64-68-72 sts in total (= 6-8-10-12-14-16 sts for armhole). Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). NOTE: Now measure the piece from here.
Then work in stockinette st in the round for 3 cm / 1 1/8''. On next round dec 1 st - READ DECREASE TIP - on each side of marker.
Repeat dec every 5½-5-4-2½-2½-2 cm / 2 1/4"-2"-1½"-7/8"-7/8"-3/4" 6-7-8-12-13-14 more times (7-8-9-13-14-15 times in total) = 34-36-38-38-40-42 sts. Continue in stockinette st until piece measures 40-39-39-38-38-37 cm / 15 3/4"-15 1/4"-15 1/4"-15"-15"-14½".
On next round switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 and K while AT THE SAME TIME inc 10-8-10-10-12-10 sts evenly on round = 44-44-48-48-52-52 sts. Continue to work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire round.
When rib measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', loosely bind off with K over K and P over P, piece measures approx. 46-45-45-44-44-43 cm / 18"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders).
Sew the openings under the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. Beg at transition between back piece and left sleeve, pick up from RS approx. 90 to 110 sts around the entire neck edge with 1 strand of each yarn.
K next round - while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 80-88-92-96-100-108.
Continue to work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire round.
When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4'', loosely bind off all sts with K over K and P over P.
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