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DROPS Extra 0-25 by DROPS Design

DROPS top in Vienna

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Garter st: 1st row: Knit, 2nd row: Knit.

Rib: * K1, P1 *. Repeat *-*.

Knitting tip! Cast off like this from RS:
Before 2 edge sts: K2 tog.
After 2 edge sts: slip 1 st, K1, psso.
Cast off like this on WS:
Before 2 edge sts: P2 twisted tog.
After 2 edge sts: P2 tog.

Top: Work whole garment back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 144 (150-162) sts on circular needle size 7 mm and knit 4 rows in garter st. Then place a marking thread in each side as follows: 48 (50-54) sts front piece, place marking thread, 48 (50-54) sts back piece, place marking thread, 48 (50-54) sts front piece.
Now continue in stocking stitches, and at the same time after garter stitch inc 1 sts each side of marking threads on every 5th row a total of 5 (5-5) times.
When piece measures 5-(5-5) cm knit 2 rows with garter sts over the outermost 11 sts each side, then cast off 9 sts each side. Now work the outermost 2 sts (= edge sts) each side of piece in garter sts. Now dec along front band within the 2 edge sts - read Knitting tip:
on every v: 1 st 8 (6-6) times,
on every other row: 1 st 10 (13-15) times,
on every 4th row: 1 st 4 times.
At the same time when piece measures 20 (20-20) cm knit garter sts over 6 (6-6) sts each side of marking threads, then cast off 4 (4-4) sts each side of marking threads, and work front- and back pieces separate.

Front piece: Work the outermost 2 sts (= edge sts) towards armhole in garter sts.
Continue dec for armhole within edge sts on every other row: 1 st 4 (4-6) times - read Knitting tip! When all sts is dec along front band and armhole 14 (15-15) sts remains on needle. Cast off when piece measures 40 (42-44) cm.

Back piece: = 58 (60-64) sts. Cast off for armholes as on front piece = 42 (44-44) sts.
When piece measures 37 (39-41) cm knit 2 rows with garter stitch over the center 18 (18-18) sts, then cast off center 14 (14-14) sts for neck. On next row dec additional 1 st towards neck within 2 sts in garter st - read Knitting tip! Cast off when piece measures 40 (42-44) cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Pick up 9-11 sts (uneven number) from RS along the 6 cm wide “end piece” at front on circular needle size 7 mm and knit a belt back and forth on needle like this (seen from RS): 2 sts in garter st, 5-7 sts in rib, 2 sts in garter st. When belt measures 99 cm knit 2 rows in garter st, then cast off. Knit a similar belt at other “end piece”.

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