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Garter sts, back and forth on needle: knit all rows.
Stripes: Work stripes as follows: *4 rows Muskat Soft, 2 rows Muskat*, repeat from *-*.
Decreasing tip: Make all dec from RS.
Beg 2 sts before Marking Thread (MT). K2 tog, MT, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Bikini top: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 76-84-92 sts on needle size 4 mm with Muskat. Work 12 rows garter st – see above. Now work only the first 38-42-46 sts on row and slip remaining sts on a st holder (piece divided mid front). Continue in stocking st and stripes – see above – with 3 garter sts each side. Remember the knitting tension! Work 2 rows, at the same time inc to 42-46-50 sts evenly on 2nd row. Insert a Marking Thread (MT) after 21-23-25 sts and now dec 2 sts on every other and 4th row alternately – see Decreasing tip. Continue dec until 6 sts remain on row, piece measures approx 20-22-24 cm. Continue on the remaining 6 sts in Muskat (do not work stripes) for strap as follows: *4 rows garter st, 4 rows stocking st*, repeat from *-* and cast off when strap measures approx 45 cm, or required length. Slip sts from st holder back on needle and work the other side as described above. Pick up 8 sts with Muskat in the garter sts at the side at bottom of top and work back strap as follows: *4 rows garter st, 4 rows stocking*, repeat from *-* and cast off when strap measures 40 cm. Repeat the other side.
Size: XS – S – M – L – XL –XXL
To fit hip: 82/86 – 88/92 – 96/100 – 104/108 – 112/116 – 120-124 cm
Materials: DROPS Muskat
100 g for all sizes, colour no 18, white
and use: DROPS Muskat Soft
150-150-150-200-200-200 g, colour no 03, blue
Drops circular needle size 4 mm (40 and 80 cm) or size needed to obtain 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Drops circular needle size 3.5 mm (80 cm) for Rib.
Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.
Stripes: Work stripes as follows: *2 rounds Muskat, 4 rounds Muskat Soft*, repeat from *-*. NB! Round beg mid back, change colour here (do not cut thread for each colour change).
Shorts: Worked in the round from waist down. Cast on 140-156-168-184-196-212 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Muskat. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round and 1 MT after 70-78-84-92-98-106 sts and now work 15 cm Rib – see above. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and continue in stocking st and stripes – see above- at the same time dec 0-1-0-1-0-1 st on both sides of MT mid back (= beg of round) on first row = 140-154-168-182-196-210 sts. Remember the knitting tension! Now inc 1 st on each side of both MT on every 2.5-2.5-2.5-2.5-3-3 cm a total of 8 times = 172-186-200-214-228-242 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm cast off the first 6-6-7-7-8-8 sts on round, slip the next 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts on a st holder (= leg), leave the next 11-12-13-14-15-16 sts on needle (= gusset), slip the next 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts on a st holder (= leg) and cast off the last 5-6-6-7-7-8 sts. Now work 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm stocking st on sts for gusset, cast off and sew gusset to the 11-12-13-14-15-16 sts cast off mid back.
Leg: Slip the 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts from 1 st holder back on needle on small circular needle size 4 mm and pick up 17-19-21-23-25-27 sts along the side of gusset = 92-100-108-116-124-132 sts. Work stocking st and stripes on all sts. When leg measures 4-4-5-5-6-6 cm work 2 cm Rib – see above. Cast off in Rib and repeat on the other leg.
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