Materials: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g colour no 26, brown
DROPS circular needle size 3.5 mm (80 cm) – or size needed to obtain correct knitting tension: 23 sts x 30 rows stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm. 1 pattern repeat of M.1 = width 7 cm. 1 pattern repeat of M.3 = width 6.5 cm.
Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)
The right order for diagram text is:
blank square = K
cross in square = P
triangle in bottom right corner = K2 tog
triangle in bottom left corner = slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
upwards triangle in center of square = slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
circle in square = 1 YO
diagonal line in square = P2 tog
downwards triangle in center of square = P3 tog
Updated online: 11.04.2008 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)
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Garter st , back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.
Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.5. Note! M.1 varies from 16 to 24 sts.
Decreasing tip (for armhole): Dec inside 3 garter sts. Make all dec from RS!
Dec as follows after 3 sts: Slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3 sts: K2 tog.
Front and back piece: Worked in the round on circular needle. Loosely cast on 176-192-208-224-256-288 sts on circular needles size 3.5 mm. Work 3 vertical repeats of M.1 and then 1 vertical repeat of M.2 (= 1 round) = 154-168-182-196-224-252 sts. Continue in M.3 until piece measures approx 30 cm – adjust to 1 whole pattern repeat, then work 1 vertical repeat of M.4 (= 2 rounds) = 176-192-208-224-256-288 sts. Insert a marking thread or stitch marker each side (= 88-96-104-112-128-144 sts on front and back piece). Continue in stocking sts. Remember knitting tension! At the same time when piece measures 32-32-33-33-35-35 cm inc 1 st on each side of both marking threads or stitch markers on every 6 round a total of 3-3-4-4-3-3 times = 188-204-224-240-268-300 sts. When piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm work 4 rows garter st on 12-14-16-18-20-22 sts each side (i.e. 6-7-8-9-10-11 sts on either side of marking thread), work remaining sts in stocking st as before. Now cast off 6-8-10-12-14-16 sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.
Front piece: = 88-94-102-108-120-134 sts. Continue in stocking st with 3 garter sts each side. At the same time dec to shape the armhole each side on every other row – read Decreasing tips: 1 st 5-7-10-11-15-20 times. Continue with 3 garter sts each side towards armhole.
At the same time when piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm slip the middle 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts on a thread or stitch holder for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 7 times = 11-12-12-14-15-17 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm.
Back piece: = 88-94-102-108-120-134 sts. Dec for armhole as described for front piece = 78-80-82-86-90-94 sts. Continue with 3 garter sts each side until piece measures 53-55-57-59-61-63 cm. Now cast off the middle 42-42-44-44-46-46 sts for neck and cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 5 times = 11-12-12-14-15-17 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckline: Pick up 168-168-168-180-180-180 sts round neckline (includes sts on thread or stitch holder at front) on circular needle size 3.5 mm. P 1 round, then work M.5. After M.5 there are 112-112-112-120-120-120 sts on round. P 1 round and cast off.
slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
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