Bluebelle by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with lace pattern in ”Karisma”.

DROPS design: Pattern no U-055-bn
Yarn group B
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 64-68-74-80-86 cm / 25 1/4"-26 3/4"-29"-31½"-34"
Full length: 52-57-62-67-72 cm / 20½"-22½"-24½"-26½"-28½"

Materials: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
Color no 64, gray purple: 250-300-350-400-450 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 4.5 mm / US 7 (60 cm / 24'') - or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 4 mm / US 6 (60 cm / 24'') - for yoke

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 524: 3 pieces for all sizes

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GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A-1 and A-2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to body):
Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, (marker), K tog the next 2 sts.

DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to armhole and neck line on front piece):
All dec are done from RS!
Dec 1 st at beg of row as follows: K 2, K the next 2 sts tog.
Dec 1 st at end of row as follows: Work until 4 sts remain on needle, K the next 2 sts tog, K 2.

BUTTON HOLES:
1 BUTTON HOLE = K 2 sts tog and make 1 YO. Bind off for 3 button holes evenly on band on left shoulder.

MEASURING TIP:
Because of the garter st all measurements must be done by holding the piece up otherwise the garment will be too long when worn.
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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 190-209-228-228-247 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with gray purple. K 1 round and P 1 round. Then work A-1 over all sts 1 time vertically = 170-187-204-204-221 sts (= 10-11-12-12-13 repetitions). Then work A-2 over all sts until piece measures approx. 9-9-10-10-11 cm / 3½"-3½"-4"-4"-4½". K next round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 2-11-16-4-9 sts evenly on round = 168-176-188-200-212 sts. Then work in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 10-10-11-11-12 cm / 4"-4"-4½"-4½"-4 3/4", insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 84-88-94-100-106 sts (= middle of sides), and move the marker upwards when working. On next round, dec 1 st on each side of every marker - READ DECREASE TIP 1 = 4 sts dec on round. Repeat dec every 2½-2½-3-3½-3½ cm / 7/8"-7/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1 1/4" a total of 10 times = 128-136-148-160-172 sts.
When piece measures 33-37-40-44-47 cm / 13"-14½"-15 3/4"-17 1/4"-18½" (all dec should now be done), switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and continue in garter st over all sts until finished measurements - READ MEASURING TIP!
When piece measures 38-42-46-50-54 cm / 15"-16½"-18"-19 3/4"-21 1/4", bind off 4-4-5-5-6 sts for armholes on each side of both markers (= 8-8-10-10-12 bound off sts in each side). Finish each piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 56-60-64-70-74 sts. Continue in garter st back and forth on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 - AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st in each side of piece for armholes - READ DECREASE TIP 2. Repeat dec on every row from RS a total of 6-6-6-7-7 times = 44-48-52-56-60 sts remain.
When piece measures 50-55-60-65-70 cm / 19 3/4"-21½"-23½"-25½"-27½", bind off the middle 16-18-20-22-24 sts for neck. Now finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off 1 st on every row from neck 2 times = 12-13-14-15-16 sts remain on shoulder.
When piece measures 52-57-62-67-72 cm / 20½"-22½"-24½"-26½"-28½", bind off sts on right shoulder, and work a band on left shoulder.

BAND - AT THE BACK:
Work a band over sts on left shoulder as follows: On last row from WS, inc 1-0-1-0-1 st = 13-13-15-15-17 sts. Then work rib on next row from RS as follows: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire row.
When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4'', loosely bind off all sts with K over K and P over P.

FRONT PIECE:
= 56-60-64-70-74 sts. Continue in garter st back and forth on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and dec for armholes as on back piece.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 45-49-53-57-61 cm / 17 3/4"-19 1/4"-21"-22½"-24", bind off the middle 14-14-16-16-18 sts for neck line. Now finish each shoulder separately. Then dec on every row from RS as follows: 1 st 3-4-4-5-5 times - READ DECREASE TIP 2 = 12-13-14-15-16 sts remain on shoulder.
When piece measures 52-57-62-67-72 cm / 20½"-22½"-24½"-26½"-28½" - READ MEASURING TIP - bind off sts on right shoulder, and work a band on left shoulder.

BAND - AT THE FRONT:
Work a band over sts on left shoulder as follows: On last row from WS, inc 1-0-1-0-1 st = 13-13-15-15-17 sts. Then work rib on next row from RS as follows: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire row. On next row from RS, bind off for 3 button holes evenly - read explanation above.
When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4'', loosely bind off all sts with K over K and P over P.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew right shoulder seam. Sew the buttons on to band on left back piece.

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Hat - see pattern SmåDrops 23-6
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Diagram

= K from RS
= P from RS
= YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso


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