Lyrah by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS tunic in ”Merino Extra Fine” with pockets and yoke in seed st. Size 3 to 12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-002-bn
Yarn group B
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 62-66-72-74-76 cm / 24 3/8"-26"-28 3/8"-29 1/8"-30"
Full length: 50-55-60-65-70 cm / 19 3/4"-21 5/8"-23 5/8"-25½"-27½"

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
300-350-400-450-500 g color no 17, cerise

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 - for garter st.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 - for picot border.

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SEED ST:
ROUND 1: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 2: K over P and P over K. Repeat 2nd round.

PICOT BORDER:
Work on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Merino as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 3, 1 dc in first ch, skip 1 cm / 3/8'', fasten with 1 sc *, repeat from *-*. When working in the round, finish with 1 sl st in first sc (instead of working last sc).
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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 198-210-228-234-240 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Merino. K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round and P 1 round. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work in stockinette st.
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 32-36-39-43-46 cm / 12½"-14 1/4"-15 1/4"-17"-18", work next round as follows: * K 4, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 165-175-190-195-200 sts. Work next round as follows: * K 3, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 132-140-152-156-160 sts. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4. P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round and P 1 round. Switch back to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6, K 1 round, then work in SEED ST until finished measurements – see explanation above! AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 37-41-45-49-53 cm / 14½"-16 1/8"-17 3/4"-19 1/4"-21", work next round as follows: bind off 6 sts for armhole, work 60-64-70-72-74 sts (= front piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole, work the rest of row (= back piece). Finish front and back piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 60-64-70-72-74 sts. Continue with seed st back and forth on needle – AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes at the beg of every row: 1 st 4-4-5-5-5 times in each side = 52-56-60-62-64 sts. When piece measures 48-53-58-63-68 cm / 19"-21"-22 3/4"-24 3/4"-26 3/4", bind off the middle 18-20-24-26-28 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately.
Then bind off on every row starting from neck: 1 st 2 times = 15-16-16-16-16 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 50-55-60-65-70 cm / 19 3/4"-21 5/8"-23 5/8"-25½"-27½".

FRONT PIECE:
= 60-64-70-72-74 sts. Bind off for armholes as on back piece. When piece measures 41-45-49-53-57 cm / 16 1/8"-17 3/4"-19 1/4"-21"-22½", bind off the middle 12-14-16-18-18 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off on every row starting from neck: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3-3-4-4-5 times = 15-16-16-16-16 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 50-55-60-65-70 cm / 19 3/4"-21 5/8"-23 5/8"-25½"-27½".

POCKET:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 18-18-20-20-22 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work in seed st for 9-9-10-10-11 cm / 3½"-3½"-4"-4"-4½". Then K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS, then bind off with K sts from RS.
Crochet a PICOT BORDER – see explanation above, along both sides and bottom edge of pocket (not along bind off edge). Knit another pocket.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams.
Crochet a PICOT BORDER – see explanation above, around the armholes, along the entire neckline and at the bottom of body.
Place the pockets on front piece, approx. 12-13-14-15-16 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½"-6"-6 1/4" from cast on edge, and so that they are approx. 10-11-12-14-15 cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5½"-6" apart. Sew in outermost sts in seed st inside crochet border so that the crochet border is loose on the outside of seam.

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