DROPS / 107 / 29

DROPS 107-29 by DROPS Design

DROPS tunic in garter st and lace pattern, knitted from side to side, in “Safran”. Size S – XXXL

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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
The measurements in the chart may seem small but the garment becomes rather elastic, so chose your usual size.

Materials: DROPS Safran, from Garnstudio
colour no 17, white: 250-300-300-350-350-400 g

DROPS circular needle size 4 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to obtain 21 sts x 42 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS crochet hook size 3.5 mm

Silk ribbon: width 15 mm, approx 2 meter white.

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pattern type: tops, tunics, pattern/technique: lace, shape: a-shape, sideways,

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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows

Turns and Pattern: In order to A-shape the tunic and make it wider at the bottom, work more rows on sts at the bottom than the top.
Work piece from side to side as follows: **2-2-2-4-4-4 rows garter st on all sts, 1 row garter st on the first (i.e. bottom) 42-42-44-44-46-46 sts, turn the piece, tighten thread and work return row, 2 rows garter st on all sts, turn the piece, work next row as follows: *K2 tog, 1 yo*, repeat from *-* on 78-80-82-84-86-88 sts, work remaining sts on row in garter st, turn the piece and work return row in garter st**, repeat from **-** until finished measurements.

Front piece: Knitted from side to side, back and forth on circular needle. Make all width measurements at the top by armhole. Loosely cast on 103-105-107-109-111-113 sts on circular needle size 4 mm and work Turns and Pattern as described above. Remember the knitting tension! At the same time, when piece measures 1-1.5-2-2.5-3-4 cm (= 4-6-8-10-12-16 rows garter st) cast on new sts on left side towards shoulder on every second row as follows: 1 st 1-1-2-2-5-6 times, 2 sts 1-2-1-2-4-5 times, 4 sts 1-1-2-2-1-1 times and 29-29-28-28-27-26 sts 1 time = 139-143-147-151-155-159 sts. Continue until shoulder measures 7-7-8-9-9-9 cm in the width (piece measures approx 10-11-13-15-17-19 cm from casting on row). Now dec for neckline on every other row as follows: 12-13-14-15-16-17 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 4 times = 110-113-116-119-122-125 sts left on row. Continue until piece measures 23-26-28-30-33-36 cm (= mid front) and now cast on new sts to shape the neckline on every other row: 1 st 4 times, 2 sts 3 times, 3 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time and 12-13-14-15-16-17 sts 1 time = 139-143-147-151-155-159 sts. Continue on all sts until shoulder measures 7-7-8-9-9-9 cm and now cast off for armhole on every other row: 29-29-28-28-27-26 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1-1-2-2-1-1 times, 2 sts 1-2-1-2-4-5 times and 1 st 1-1-2-2-5-6 times = 103-105-107-109-111-113 sts left on row. Continue until piece measures 1-1.5-2-2.5-3-4 cm (= 4-6-8-10-12-16 rows garter st) at the top by armhole after the last dec. Loosely cast off remaining sts.
Turn the garment inside out, i.e. WS becomes RS with 4-4-4-6-6-6 rows of garter st between each row with lace pattern at the top below the chest and 6-6-6-8-8-8 rows of garter st between each row with lace pattern at the bottom.

Back piece: Cast on and work like front piece, but dec for neck when piece measures 10-11-13-15-17-19 cm as follows: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 131-135-139-143-147-151 sts. Continue until piece measures 26-29-31-33-36-39 cm and cast on to shape the neckline again on every other row: 1 st 2 times, 2 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time = 139-143-147-151-155-159 sts. Complete piece as described for front piece and turn inside out.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams in the outermost loop of sts. Sew side seams.

Crochet border: Crochet round neckline and armholes on crochet hook size 3.5 mm as follows: 1 dc, *3 ch, 1 dc in the first ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in the first dc. Pull the silk ribbon through the lace row below the chest, tie a bow at front.

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