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DROPS Extra 0-108 by DROPS Design

DROPS summer top in "Paris". Size S-L.

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DROPS Extra 0-108

Size: S/M – M/L.
Finished measures:
Chest: 90 - 96 cm / 35½" - 37 3/4"
Full length: 43 - 46cm / 17" - 18"

Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
350-400 g colour no 17, off-white
or use: DROPS Bomull-Lin from Garnstudio
350-400 g colour no 02, off-white

DROPS pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 12 sts on 10 cm / 4" in garter st in width.

DROPS mother-of-pearl button, no 523, 1 pc, for split mid back.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.

The whole top is worked in two strands of the yarn.

FRONT
The top is worked in two strands of the yarn.
Cast on 52-56 sts with double strands and work 5 rows stockinette st. Continue in garter st with 3 edge sts each side in stockinette st until piece measures 10 cm/ 4". Now continue in garter st on all sts.
On 4th row dec 1 st each side, repeat on 8th row and then continue and now inc 1 st each side on every 4th row
3 times = 54-58 sts. When piece measures 26-27 cm / 10 1/4"-10 5/8" work 3 sts each side in stockinette st with remaining sts as before. Now dec 1 st inside the 3 stocking sts each side on every other row until there are 28-30 sts on row. When piece measures 41-44 cm / 16 1/8"-17 1/4" work 5 rows stockinette st on all sts and then bind off. Piece measures approx 43-46 cm / 17"-18".

BACK
Cast on and work like front piece until piece measures 37-40 cm / 14½"-15 3/4".
Now divide the piece in 2 and complete each side separately, finishing with 5 rows stockinette sts as described for front piece. 1 edge stitch towards split works in stockinette st.
Bind off when piece measures approx 43-46 cm / 17"-18".

ASSEMBLY
Sew pieces tog with single thread. Sew side seams from armhole to bottom edge, but leave approx 8 cm / 3" open at the bottom. Sew neckline tog each side along the 5 rows of stockinette. Sew a buttonhole loop at the top of split mid back and sew button to the other side. Try the top on in order to place the button in the right position.
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