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Knitted DROPS dress with round yoke and lace pattern in ”Big Merino”. Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 151-6

DROPS design: Pattern no mb-005
Yarn group C
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Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-106-130 cm / 34½”-41¾”- 51½”
Full length: 74-78-82 cm / 29”-30¾”-32¼”

Materials:
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
700-850-1000 g color no 09, lavender

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. See diagram A.1 for size!
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DRESS:
Worked in the round on circular needle, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 54-58-58 sts on a short circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Merino. Work 2 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above, on last round inc 9-5-5 sts evenly = 63 sts in all sizes. Insert 1 marker at beg of round = mid back. Then work an elevation at the back in garter st as follows: K 8 sts past marker, turn, tighten yarn and K 16 sts back, turn, tighten yarn and K 24 sts, turn, continue by working 8 sts more on every turn until a total of 48 sts have been worked, turn and K 1 round until marker mid back again. Then work according to A.1 (work 7 repetitions of A.1 in width). Switch to a longer circular needle when needed. When A.1 has been worked, there are 245-287-343 sts on round. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 240-288-340.

Work next round as follows from mid back: Work 33-41-51 sts, slip the next 54-62-68 sts on 1 stitch holder for sleeve (without working them first), cast on 8 new sts, work 66-82-102 sts (= front piece), slip the next 54-62-68 sts on 1 stitch holder for sleeve (without working them first), cast on 8 new sts, work 33-41-51 sts.

BODY:
= 148-180-220 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Insert 1 marker in each side, in the middle of the 8 new sts that were cast on. Work in stockinette st. When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8’’, dec 1 st on each side of markers, repeat dec every 4-4½-5 cm / 1½”-1¾”-2” 3 more times (4 dec in total ) = 132-164-204 sts. When piece measures 21-23-25 cm / 8 1/4”-9”-9¾”, inc 1 st on each side of each marker, repeat inc every 3 cm / 1 1/8’’ 8 more times (9 inc in total) = 168-200-240 sts. Continue until piece measures 53-55-57 cm / 21”-21½”-22½”, bind off.

SLEEVE:
Slip sts from one stitch holder on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8, cast in addition on 8 sts mid under sleeve (insert 1 marker in the middle of these sts) = 62-70-76 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work in stockinette st in the round. When sleeve measures 3 cm / 1 1/8’’, dec 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat dec every 2½-2-1½ cm / 7/8”-3/4”-½” 10-13-14 more times (11-14-15 times in total) = 40-42-46 sts. When sleeve measures 35-34-32 cm / 13 ¾”-13½”-12½” (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), work 2 ridges in garter st. Bind off.

Work the same way over the sts on the other stitch holder.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves.

EDGE WITH LEAF PATTERN:
Work edge back and forth on circular needle and fasten at the bottom of dress when finished. Cast on 8 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Big Merino. Work according to A.2 (1st row = from RS). Work A.2 until piece measures 98-118-142 cm / 38½”-46½”-55¾” vertically, bind off. Sew cast-on edge and cast-off edge tog, fasten the edge at the bottom of dress, make sure that the seam on edge is mid back on dress.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
1 YO between 2 sts, on next row P YO
1 YO between 2 sts, on next row K YO twisted
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
P 2 tog
inc by working 2 sts in 1 st
bind off 1 st




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