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Knitted DROPS top with stripes and button band at the back in ”Paris”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no w-579
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-350 g color no 101, light blue
200-200-250-250-250-300 g color no 16, white

NOTE: Top worked in one color = 400-450-500-500-550-600 g Paris.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - for edges in garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON, flower (white), NO 600: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pieces

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pattern type: tops, pattern/technique: stripes, shape: a-shape,

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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

STRIPES:
* 1 row white, 1 row light blue *, repeat from *-*. NOTE: To avoid cutting the yarn work alternately 2 rows from RS and 2 rows from WS but note that the band sts in garter sts on these rows are worked as follows: * K from RS, P from RS, P from WS, K from WS *, repeat from *-*.

DECREASE TIP-1 (applies to body):
All dec are done from RS!
Beg 3 sts before marker and K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to armholes):
Dec inside 3 edge sts in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows after 3 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3 edge st: K 2 tog.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on left back piece (seen from RS). 1 buttonhole = K tog second and third st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 29, 35, 42, 48 and 55 cm
SIZE M: 29, 36, 43, 51 and 57 cm
SIZE L: 29, 36, 44, 52 and 59 cm
SIZE XL: 29, 35, 42, 48, 55 and 61 cm
SIZE XXL: 29, 35, 42, 49, 56 and 63 cm
SIZE XXXL: 29, 37, 44, 51, 58 and 65 cm
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TOP:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid back.

Cast on 166-178-194-210-230-250 sts (includes 5 band sts in each side towards mid back) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with light blue. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and insert a marker 44-47-51-55-60-65 sts in from each side (= 78-84-92-100-110-120 sts between markers on front piece). Then work in stockinette st with 5 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid back. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'', dec 1 st on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP-1 (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 10-10-10-12-12-12 cm / 4"-4"-4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4" 3 times in total = 154-166-182-198-218-238 sts. Remember BUTTONHOLES on left band - see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm / 11¾''-12¼''-12½''-13''-13 3/8''-13¾'', work STRIPES over all sts - see explanation above!
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
When piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm / 16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾''-18''-18½'', continue with white until finished measurements - AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm / 16½''-17''-17¼''-17¾''-18''-18½'' work 2 ridges over the middle 12-14-16-20-24-28 sts in each side (work the other sts as before). On next row from RS after the ridges, bind off the middle 6-8-10-14-18-22 sts in each side for armholes and finish front and back pieces separately.

FRONT PIECE:
= 66-70-76-80-86-92 sts. Continue back and forth in stockinette st with 3 edge sts in garter st in each side. On first row from RS, dec 1 st more for armhole in each side - READ DECREASE TIP-2. Repeat dec every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 4-5-7-8-10-12 times in total = 58-60-62-64-66-68 sts. When piece measures 54-56-57-59-60-62 cm / 21 1/4"-22"-22½"-23 1/4"-23½"-24½", slip the middle 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts on a stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue in stockinette st with 3 edge sts in garter st towards the armhole and bind off for neck at beg of every row from the neck as follows: bind off 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 15-16-16-17-17-18 sts remain on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½'' and bind off. Repeat on the other shoulder.

LEFT BACK PIECE:
= 38-40-43-45-48-51 sts. Continue pattern back and forth with 5 band sts in garter st towards mid back and 3 edge sts in garter st towards armhole. AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armhole as on front piece = 34-35-36-37-38-39 sts remain on needle. When piece measures 55-57-59-60-62-64 cm / 21½"-22½"-23 1/4"-23½"-24½"-25 1/4", slip the first 15-15-16-16-17-17 sts seen from RS on a stitch holder for neck (1 row should be worked after last buttonhole) - NOTE: To avoid cutting the yarn being used, work the sts before slipping them on the stitch holder. Then bind off at beg of every row from neck as follows: bind off 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 15-16-16-17-17-18 sts remain on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½'' and bind off.

RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Work as left but reversed.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up from RS approx. 90 to 110 sts around the neck on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with white (including all sts slipped on threads). K 1 row from WS, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS before binding off with K from RS.
Sew on buttons.

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