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DROPS 81-27 by DROPS Design

DROPS Top in Muskat and Shawl in Vivaldi

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Sizes: XS - S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-90-98-108-116 cm [31.5" - 35 3/8" - 38 5/8" - 42.5" - 45 5/8"]
Due to the pattern, the top looks small when knit, but will be stretchy, so make a size smaller than usual.

100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50 g./100 m./109 yards
250-250-300-350-350 gr nr 19, light grey.

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] straight and short circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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pattern type: tops, technique: rib-shifting,

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Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Row 1 (right side): * P 3, K 2 *, repeat from * - *.
Row 2 (wrong side): * K 3, P 2 *, repeat from * - *.

Decreasing tips: All decs are made on right side rows.
Dec by P 2 tog each side of the center 6 sts.

Increasing tips: So that the number of sts remains constant, you must inc 1 st at each side for every dec at center. Inc on right side rows by K 2 sts in 1 st. Make incs inside 1 edge st to keep the edge smooth. Knit the increased sts in the rib pattern.

Front: Cast on 90-100-110-120-130 sts and knit rib, keeping 1 edge st in garter st at each side – begin and end rib with P 3 at each side. Put a marker at center front, between 2 K sts.
After 1 cm start dec at the center front and inc at sides – see Decreasing tips and Increasing tips above – dec and inc every other row.
When the piece measures approx. 32-33-34-35-36 cm – Sizes XS, S and M shall have K 1 (edge st) and K 2 at each side, and Sizes L and XL shall have K 1 (edge st) and P 3 at each side – bind off 3-3-3-6-6 sts at each side for armhole = 84-94-104-108-118 sts. Continue to dec at center front but do not inc at sides, so that the armhole will be automatically formed. Knit the 3 outermost sts at each side in garter st.
When there are 58-58-68-68-78 sts on needles (the piece measures approx. 41-45-46-48-49 cm) put the center 22-22-22-22-26 sts on a st holder for the neck. Then continue rib as before, and bind off for the neck every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-1-1-2 times and 1 st 2-2-2-2-3 times = 11-11-16-16-16 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. When there are 58-58-68-68-78 sts on needles end dec at center back and knit rib with 3 sts in garter st at each side until the piece measures 47-49-51-53-55 cm. Bind off the center 28-28-28-28-38 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 11-11-16-16-16 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder- and side seams using edge sts as seam allowance.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 90-110 sts (incl. sts on st holder) around the neck on short circular needles; join and knit 5 rows stockinette st for rolled edge and then bind off. So the at the edge will roll nicely, K 2 sts in approx. every 10th st at the same time as binding off.


Width at top: approx. 150 cm [59"]
Length at center back: approx. 70 cm [27 5/8"]

Materials: Garnstudio VIVALDI
43% mohair, 27% acrylic, 30% polyester, 50 g./280 m./305 yards
50 gr nr 08, dusty pink

DROPS 15 mm [US 19] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts x 10 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

Increasing tips: Inc 1 st inside of 2 sts at each side by making a yo.

Shawl: Loosely cast on 5 sts and knit garter st over all sts, increasing every other row - see Increasing tips. Inc until you have 75 sts, then knit 1 row increasing 1 st in every other st (= 112 sts), then bind off with double strands of yarn.


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