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Erica Singlet by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS top with lace pattern and A-shape in ”Cotton Light”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-063
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
350-400-450-450-500-550 g color no 02, white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 4 mm / US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.7. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

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

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to armholes):
Dec inside 2 edge sts in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows after 2 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before 2 edge st: Beg 2 sts before edge sts and K 2 tog.
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TOP:
Worked back and forth on needle in 2 parts.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 111-117-129-141-147-159 sts on needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Cotton Light. Work first row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work pattern according to diagram A.1 until 3 sts remain on row, work 1st st in A.1 and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st - NOTE: On 7th row in A.1 K last st before edge sts.
When A.1 has been worked, work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in garter st, work pattern according to diagram A.2A over the next 18-21-27-33-36-42 sts (= 6-7-9-11-12-14 repetitions of 3 sts), work A.3 (=11 sts), insert 1 marker (= marker A), work pattern according to diagram A.4 over the next 48 sts (= 6 repetitions of 8 sts), work 1st st in A.4, insert 1 marker (= marker B – there are now 49 sts between markers), work A.3 (= 11 sts), work pattern according to diagram A.2B over the next 18-21-27-33-36-42 sts and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this. NOTE: Continue A.2 and A.3 upwards outside of marker A and B up to armhole. Between marker A and B work a lace edge, no of sts between markers will vary upwards.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
PATTERN (applies to sts between marker A and B):
When A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, work pattern according to diagram A.5 as follows (continue sts before marker A and after marker B as before): Work A.5A (= 12 sts), repeat A.5B over the next 24 sts (= 2 repetitions of 12 sts) and finish with A.5C (= 13 sts).
When A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, work pattern according to A.4 again the same way as last time. Then work A.1 while AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS dec 4 sts evenly in size S + M + L + XL and inc 2 sts evenly in size XXL + XXXL (between marker A and B) = 45-45-45-45-51-51 sts between markers. On next row from RS work A.6 as follows: Work A.6A (= 4 sts), repeat A.6B over the next 36-36-36-36-42-42 sts (= 6-6-6-6-7-7 repetitions of 6 sts) and finish with A.6C (= 5 sts). After A.6 work A.1 again AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS dec 4-4-4-4-2-2 sts evenly = 41-41-41-41-49-49 sts between markers. After A.1 work A.4 again AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS inc 2 sts in size XXL + XXXL = 41-41-41-41-51-51 sts between markers. Then work A.7 as follows: Work A.7A (= 5 sts), repeat A.7B over the next 30-30-30-30-40-40 sts (= 3-3-3-3-4-4 repetitions of 10 sts) and finish with A.7C (= 6 sts). On last row from RS in A.7 dec 2 sts evenly in size XXL + XXXL (do not dec in the other sizes) = 41-41-41-41-49-49 sts. After A.7 repeat A.4 and A.1 alternately up to neck dec.

DECREASE IN THE SIDES:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', dec 1 st in each side - READ DECREASE TIP-1! Repeat dec every 6-6-6-4-4-4 cm / 2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-1½"-1½"-1½" a total of 6-6-6-9-9-9 times - NOTE: Work sts that do not fit the pattern out towards the side in stockinette st when dec. After dec in the sides, 12-15-21-24-27-33 sts remain in A.2 in each side.

ARMHOLE:
When piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm / 15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17''-17¼'', work 2 ridges over the outermost 14-17-23-26-29-35 sts in each side (i.e. over all sts on outside of A.3 in each side - work the other sts as before). Then bind off the outermost 4-6-6-8-10-14 sts at beg of the next 2 rows for armholes. Continue pattern between marker A and B as explained above, continue A.3 on outside of marker A and B as before and work in garter st over the outermost 10-11-17-18-19-21 sts in each side. AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes in each side every other row (i.e. every row from RS) as follows - READ DECREASE TIP-2: Dec 1 st 7-8-12-13-16-18 times in total.

NECK:
When piece measures approx. 50-50-54-54-54-54 cm / 19 3/4"-19 3/4"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21 1/4" - adjust after one whole repetition of A.1 or A.4 - bind off the middle 31-31-31-31-37-37 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue A.3 as before with 5-5-5-5-6-6 edge sts in garter st towards the neck and 3-3-5-5-3-3 edge st in garter st towards the armhole. Continue until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' and bind off. Repeat on the other shoulder.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as back piece.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew side seams - sew edge to edge with 1 stitch in every st to get a flat seam.

Diagram

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



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