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DROPS 96-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS Dress with raglan sleeve and decoration buttons

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Knitting Tension: 10 sts x 14 rows on needle size 9 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm
Rib: *K4, P4*, repeat from *-*.
Decreasing tips (applies to raglan): All dec are done from the RS.
Dec as follows (beg 2 sts before the marking thread): K2 tog, marking thread, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
Knitting: If your knitting tension doesn’t match vertically, i.e. it’s too tight, the raglan will become too short and the armhole too small. You may compensate for this by knitting random rows without dec between the rounds with decreases.

Back and front piece: The dress is knitted round on circular needles. Cast on 96-104-112-128-136 sts on circular needle size 9 mm with Ull-Flame. Knit 6 cm Rib and then continue in stocking sts.
Knit 16-17-18-21-23 sts, insert a marking thread, knit 16-18-20-22-22 sts, insert a second marking thread, knit 32-34-36-42-46 sts, insert a third marking thread, knit 16-18-20-22-22 sts, insert a forth marking thread and knit the remaining 16-17-18-21-23 sts.
When piece measures 10 cm dec 1 st before the first and third marking thread and 1 st after the second and fourth marking thread (= 4 dec per round). Repeat the inc on every 5-5-5½-5-5 cm a total of 6-6-6-7-7 times = 72-80-88-100-108 sts on round.
When piece measures 43-44-45-47-48 cm inc1 st before the first and third marking thread and 1 st after the second and fourth marking thread - inc by picking up st from previous row and knit this. Repeat the inc on every 5 cm a total of 3 times = 84-92-100-112-120 sts on round. Remove the marking threads after the last inc. When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65 cm insert a marking thread each side (= 42-46-50-56-60 sts between marking threads). On next round cast off 6 sts each side (i.e 3 sts on each side of marking threads) = 36-40-44-50-54 sts left on front and back piece respectively. Put the piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Sleeves: Cast on 24-24-24-32-32 sts on double pointed needles size 9 mm with Ull-Flame and knit 6 cm Rib. Continue in stocking sts, at the same time adjusting number of sts to 22-24-26-28-30 on the first round. When sleeve measures 10 cm inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 7 cm a total of 6 times = 34-36-38-40-42 sts. When sleeve measures 53-53-52-52-51 cm cast off 6 sts mid under arm for armhole = 28-30-32-34-36 sts left. Knit another sleeve.

Yoke: Put sleeves in on the same circular needle as back and front pieces where you cast off for armholes = 128-140-152-168-180 sts. Insert a marking thread in all transitions between sleeves and body pieces = 4 marking threads. Knit 2-2-1-0-0 rounds before starting the raglan dec. Now dec for raglan on both sides of each marking thread (= 8 dec per round) – see Decreasing tips - on every 4th row 2 times and on every other row 6-7-8-9-10 times. At the same time, when piece measures 69-72-75-78-81 cm put the middle 12-14-16-20-22 sts on a thread for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row. After all dec for raglan and neck are complete = 50-52-54-58-60 sts left.
Neck: Now pick up approx 14 to 24 sts round the front neckline (incl sts on thread) on double pointed needles size 9 mm with Ull-Flame = approx 64 to 84 sts. Purl 1 row and knit 1 round whilst adjusting number of sts to 48-48-56-56-56. Knit 4 cm Rib and cast off loosely in Rib.

Assembly: Sew the openings under the arms.

Buttons: Sew on 3 buttons for decoration purposes along the raglan dec on left front 3-9 and 15 cm from the neckline.


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