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DROPS 68-1 by DROPS Design

DROPS Pullover in Ribbon and Den-M-Nit with beads.

DROPS 68-1

Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements: 88-98-108-118 cm [34 5/8" - 38 5/8" - 42.5" - 46.5"]

Materials: DROPS RIBBON from Garnstudio
45% cotton, 45% viscose, 10% linen, 50 g./78 m./85 yards
400-450-500-550 g. col. no. 02, natural.

and use: DROPS DEN-M-NIT from Garnstudio
100% Egyptian cotton, 50 g/92 m./100 yds
100-100-100-100 g. col. no. 52, natural.

Alternate yarns (for both yarns):
* DROPS PARIS, 100% cotton, 50 g/75 m./82 yards

DROPS Wood beads: 40-44-48-52 beads

DROPS 5.5 mm [US 9] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 3 mm [US C] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"] in stockinette st.

Note: Ribbon has a tendency to twist when knit. For best results, untwist the yarn as you go along.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Decreasing tips (for neck + armhole):
All decs are made on right side rows inside 4 edge sts in stockinette st at armhole edge and in garter st at neck edge. There are 2 different decs, 1 with a yo that creates a hole and 1 without a yo.
1st dec (with yo):
Dec 1 st as follows before 4 edge sts (7 sts remain on left needle): yo, K 3 tog.
Dec 1 st as follows after 4 edge sts: Sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, yo.
2nd dec (without yo):
Dec 1 st as follows before 4 edge sts: K 2 tog.
Dec 1 st as follows after 4 edge sts: sl 1, K 1, psso.
Alternate 1st and 2nd decs.

Front: Cast on 66-74-82-90 sts with Den-M-Nit and knit Pattern 1 once. Change to stockinette st and Ribbon, increasing 7 sts evenly distributed on the 2nd row = 73-81-89-97 sts. When the piece measures 33-35-36-38 cm [13" - 13.75" - 14 1/8" - 14 7/8"] bind off 3-3-4-4 sts at each side for armhole. Then dec 1 st for armhole every other row - see knitting tips - 5-7-9-13 times (there will be 3-4-5-7 holes along armhole). When the piece measures 34-36-38-40 cm [13 3/8" - 14 1/8" - 14 7/8" - 15.75"] knit 4 rows garter st over the center 5 sts, then bind off the center st for slit. Knit each piece separately from here = 28-30-31-31 sts each side. Continue in stockinette st keeping 2 sts at edge of slit in garter st. When the piece measures 43-45-47-49 cm [16 7/8" - 17.75" - 18.5" - 19.25"] knit 4 rows garter st over the 12-12-13-13 sts at neck edge, then bind off 8-8-9-9 sts at neck edge. Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 7 times - inside 4 sts knit in garter st - see knitting tips (there will be 4 holes along neckband) = 13-15-15-15 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front, but when the piece measures 49-51-53-55 cm [19.25" - 20" - 20 7/8" - 21 5/8"] knit 4 rows garter st over the center 37-37-39-39 sts. On the next row bind off the center 29-29-31-31 sts for the neck. Dec 1 st at each neck edge on the next row (inside 4 sts in garter st) = 13-15-15-15 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 52-54-56-58 cm [20.5" - 21.25" - 22" - 22 7/8"].

Sleeve: Cast on 38-38-40-40 sts with Den-M-Nit and knit Pattern 1. Change to stockinette st and Ribbon. When the piece measures 10 cm [4"] inc 1 st at each side a total of 9-9-10-10 times every 4.5-4-3.5-3.5 cm [1.75" - 1.5" - 1 3/8" - 1 3/8"] = 56-56-60-60 sts. When sleeves measures 50-48-47-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 3-3-3-2 times, 1 st 1-3-5-8 times, then 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 58-58-59-59 cm [22 7/8" - 22 7/8" - 23.25" - 23.25"]. Bind off.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.

Beads: Thread 32-36-40-44 beads on a strand of Den-M-Nit. Crochet around bottom edges on Body as follows:
* 3 sc (1 in every knitted st), crochet the next st as follows: pull 1 bead toward hook, wrap yarn around your thumb and hold bead in place, 1 sc in next st – this leaves a loop with the bead on it approx. 2 cm [0.75"] long *, repeat from * - *.

Cord for neck: cut 1 strand of Den-M-Nit approx. 50 cm [19.75"] long. Thread 3 beads onto strand, put at center of strand, fold yarn double around the bottom bead and thread yarn back through the other two beads. Fasten the doubled strand to one side of neck slit. Repeat on the other side.

Diagram

Den-M-Nit: K 1
Den-M-Nit: P 1 (seen from the right side)
Ribbon: K 1, yo
Ribbon: P 1 (seen from the right side), let yo from previous row drop
Ribbon: K 1
Ribbon: P 1 (seen from the right side)

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