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DROPS 69-18 by DROPS Design
"Smart and elegant summer top!"
DROPS Ribbed top in Safran.
DROPS 69-18
Sizes: S - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 88-104-116 cm [34-5/8" - 41" - 45-5/8"]
Note: the measurements on the diagram are shown in blocked condition – the top will initially be smaller because of the rib pattern.

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100% cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
200-200-200 g. col. no. 15, raspberry.

Alternate yarns:
* DROPS SILKE-TWEED, 52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards
* DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE, 54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards

DROPS 3 mm [US 2] circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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.
Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side. The charts for Patterns 3, 4 and 5 show the entire pattern and have arrows indicating the starting points for different sizes. «Str S = Size S»; «Str M = Size M»; «Str L = Size L». Remember that «m» means «sts».

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

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 212-248-276 sts; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 for approx. 6 cm [2 3/8"], centering marker between two K sts – this marks the left side (as the garment is worn). Then establish rib pattern as follows from the marker: 29-33-37 sts rib - the P sts and the K sts follow those in Pattern 1, the 2 following sts knit the cable as in Pattern 1, 50-58-66 sts rib, the next 2 sts knit the cable as in Pattern 1, 29-33-37 sts rib, put a marker (right side), 100-120-132 sts rib. Continue in pattern as established.
When the piece measures approx. 26-27-28 cm [10.25" - 10 5/8" - 11"] knit Pattern 2 over the 12 sts at center front, knit the remaining sts in rib as established. After 4 rows of Pattern 2 knit 4 rows garter st over 18 sts at each side (9 sts each side of each marker).
Knit the next row as follows from 1st marker: bind off 4 sts, knit Pattern 3 for first half of bodice (52-60-68 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), knit Pattern 3 for 2nd half of bodice (52-60-68 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), bind off 8 sts, Pattern 4 (29-33-37 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), 34-46-50 sts rib, Pattern 5 (29-33-37 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), bind off 4 sts. Knit each side separately.

Front: = 104-120-136 sts. Divide piece at center front and knit each half of bodice separately following Pattern 3. After Pattern 3 is complete the piece measures approx. 40-43-47 cm [15.75" - 16 7/8" - 18.5"]. Knit garter st over the 6 remaining sts until band measures approx. 22-20-16 cm [8 5/8" - 7 7/8" - 6.25"] (or desired length), bind off.

Back: = 92-112-124 sts. Knit back as established in Patterns 4 and 5 until patterns are complete. The piece measures approx. 38-42-45 cm [14 7/8" - 16.5" - 17.75"], bind off in pattern. Sew bands to each side on back.


knit (seen from the right side)
purl (seen from the right side)
mock cable over 2 sts as follows: knit the 2nd st on left needle first leaving on needle, then knit the 1st st and bring both sts to right needle.
sl 2 sts, replace on left needle one by one, twisting sts, then P 2 tog
P 2 tog
K 2 tog
sl 1, K 1, psso

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