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DROPS 69-6 by DROPS Design
"Easy to knit and lovely to wear ..."
DROPS Top in Cotton Viscose and Safran.
DROPS 69-6
Sizes: S - M - L
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-94-102 cm [33" - 37" - 40 1/8"]
Waist: 76-84-90 cm [29 7/8" - 33" - 35 3/8"]
The shoulders will be approx. 2 cm [0.75"] smaller than shown on schematic before blocking – this is because the 6 rib sts pull in.

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN,
100% cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
150-150-200 g. col. no. 01, light pink.
and use: DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE,
54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards
200-200-250 g. col. no. 03, dusty pink.

Alternate yarns:
Note: Safran and Cotton-Viscose can also be interchanged with each other.
* DROPS SILKE-TWEED, 52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards

Alternate yarns:
1 strand of any of the following yarns may be interchanged with double strands of the yarns specified.
* DROPS PARIS, 100% cotton, 50 g/75 m./82 yards
* DROPS ALASKA, 100% pure new wool, 50 g/75 m./82 yards

DROPS 4 mm [US 6] and 5 mm [US 8] needles and 3.5 mm [US 4] short circular needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS CottonViscose. All prices valid per 20/11/2014.

The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Safran. All prices valid per 20/11/2014.

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Yarn type
  • DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.35 USD
  • 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.
Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on larger needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose and 1 strand Safran in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

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

Rib: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from * - *.

Knitting tips: At armhole edge dec inside 5 sts knit as follows (seen from the right side of work and from edge inward): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1.
At neck edge dec inside 3 sts knit as follows: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1.
All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st as follows:
After edge sts: sl 1, K 1, psso.
Before edge sts: K 2 tog.

Increase tips: Inc on right side row as follows: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st throughout), K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, K 1, in the 7th st bring up and knit a st from previous row (= increased st).

Front: Cast on 66-74-78 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose and 1 strand Safran. Knit 4 rows garter st, change to larger needles and stockinette st. When the piece measures 7-8-9 cm [2.75" - 3 1/8" - 3.5"] inc 1 st at each side inside 2 edge sts 4-4-5 times every 5-5-4 cm [2" - 2" - 1.5"] = 74-82-88 sts. When the piece measures 30-31-32 cm [11.75" - 12.25" - 12 5/8"] bind off 5-6-7 sts at each side for armhole on a wrong side row. Then dec 1 st at armhole every other row 5-7-8 times inside 5 edge sts - see knitting tips = 54-56-58 sts. When the piece measures approx. 38-40-42 cm [14 7/8" - 15.75" - 16.5"] inc 1 st at each side every 4 rows 3-3-3 times - see increase tips. At the same time when the piece measures 42-44-46 cm [16.5" - 17.25" - 18 1/8"] put the center 14-14-14 sts on a st holder for the neck. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 5-5-5 times - see knitting tips. Bind off the remaining 18-19-20 sts on each shoulder when the piece measures 48-50-52 cm [18 7/8" - 19.75" - 20.5"].

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off, dec and inc for armhole as on front. When the piece measures 46-48-50 cm [18 1/8" - 18-7/8" - 19.75"] bind off the center 20-20-20 sts for the neck. Then dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2-2-2 times - see knitting tips. Bind off the remaining 18-19-20 sts on each shoulder when the piece measures 48-50-52 cm [18 7/8" - 19.75" - 20.5"].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Pick up approx. 70 to 80 sts around the neck on short circular needles with 1 strand Cotton Viscose and 1 strand Safran. Knit rib - see instructions above - increasing on 1st row to approx. 100 sts (divisible by 2) evenly distributed on the row - do not inc over the center front 14 sts. Bind off in pattern when neckband measures 9 cm [3.5"]. Sew side seams using edge sts as seam allowance.

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