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DROPS 104-43 by DROPS Design

Garter stitched DROPS neck with buttons in ”Eskimo”

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DROPS 104-43

Size: One-size

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
200 g color no 33, red mix

DROPS needles size 8 mm [US 11] – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge.

DROPS buffalo horn button, no 536: 4 pcs

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Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)

* Knit 9 sts, turn – read knitting tips – and knit 9 sts back, knit 15 sts, turn and knit 15 sts back, knit 2 rows garter sts over all sts *

Updated online: 22.05.2009 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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.
Knitting gauge: 11 sts x 15 rows stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]

Knitting tip: Each time piece is turned in middle of work slip first sts as if to knit, tighten thread and knit back, this is done to avoid holes in transitions.

Garter st: Knit all rows back and forth on needle

Buttonhole: Bind off for 4 buttonholes on right front edge from WS as follows: 1 buttonhole = P2 sts tog and yo. On next row knit into back of yo sts (i.e. do not knit into front of sts) to avoid large hole. Knit 3 sts, bind off to 1st buttonhole, knit 5 sts, bind off for 2nd buttonhole, knit 5 sts, bind off for 3rd buttonhole, knit 5 sts and bind off for last (4th) buttonhole.

Cast on 28 sts on needle size 8 mm [US 11] with Eskimo. Knit first 2 sts (top of neck) on needle with 2 threads Eskimo.
Knit 6 rows garter sts – see explanation above. Now K1 row from RS and then P1 row at the same time as binding off for buttonhole - see explanation above. Knit 1 row garter sts.
Continue in garter sts at the same time as knitting shortened rows as follows: * Knit 9 sts, turn – read knitting tips – and knit 9 sts back, knit 15 sts, turn and knit 15 sts back, knit 2 rows garter sts over all sts * repeat from *-* - adjust after 1 repeat - until piece measures approx 36 cm [14,25’’] at top.
Continue with 3 rows stockinette sts and then 6 rows garter sts like beginning of neck. Bind off.
Sew in buttons on left front edge and over 3 rows stockinette sts.
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