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Holiday Bliss by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS top in garter st with lace pattern and vent mid back in ”Cotton Light”. Worked top down. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-059
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
350-350-400-450-500-550 g color no 02, white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') 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).
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 - for garter st.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 521: 1 piece for all sizes

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

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

GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1.

INCREASE TIP-1:
Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row K YO twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Work until 1 st remains before marker, 1 YO, work 2 sts in garter st (marker is between these 2 sts), 1 YO. On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new sts in stockinette st.

BUTTONHOLE:
Dec for 1 buttonhole on left back piece at the top in vent mid back when piece measures 1½ cm / ½'' as follows: K tog 3rd and 4th st from edge and make 1 YO.
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TOP:
First worked back and forth on needle in parts, then work pattern in the round. The piece is worked top down.

LEFT BACK PIECE:
Cast on 10-12-12-13-13-14 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Cotton Light. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Remember BUTTONHOLE - see explanation above. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', inc for armhole as follows from RS: Work 3 sts in garter st, 1 YO (= 1 st inc) – READ INCREASE TIP-1, work in garter st over the remaining 7-9-9-10-10-11 sts and cast on 1 new st for neck at the end of row. Work 1 row. At the end of the next row from RS, cast on 14-15-15-16-16-17 new sts for neck = 26-29-29-31-31-33 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE

Then continue inc for armhole AT THE SAME TIME dec and inc for vent mid back as follows:
ARMHOLE:
Repeat inc for armhole every 4th row 10-12-13-11-6-6 more times and then every other row 7-5-6-12-24-26 times.
VENT MID BACK:
Dec for vent as follows (from RS): Work until 5 sts remain, K 2 tog, work 3 sts in garter st. Repeat this dec every 4th row 3 more times. Then when piece measures 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm / 3½''-4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½'' from the new sts cast on for neck, inc as follows (from RS): Work until 3 sts, 1 YO, work 3 sts in garter st. K YO twisted on next row to avoid hole. Repeat inc every 4th row 3 more times. When all inc for armholes are done, there are 43-46-48-54-61-65 sts on left back piece. Work last row from RS. Piece measures approx. 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''. Put piece aside and knit right back piece.

RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as left back piece but reversed. I.e. inc for armhole inside 3 sts in garter st at the end of row from RS and cast on for neck at the end of row from WS. When all inc are done there are 43-46-48-54-61-65 sts on right back piece. Adjust according to left back piece. Work last row from RS, cast on 3-4-5-6-6-6 sts at the end of this row, turn piece and work as follows from WS: Work in garter st over the new 3-4-5-6-6-6 sts, in garter st over the 43-46-48-54-61-65 sts from right back piece, cast on 1-0-1-1-1-0 new sts, then work in garter sts over the next 43-46-48-54-61-65 sts from left back piece from WS, cast on 3-4-5-6-6-6 sts at the end of row. There are now 93-100-107-121-135-142 sts on back piece. Continue in garter st until piece measures 24-25-27-28-30-31 cm / 9½"-9 3/4"-10½"-11"-11 3/4"-12 1/4" from shoulder – adjust so that the last row is worked from WS. Slip all sts on a stitch holder and work the front piece.

FRONT PIECE:
Left shoulder:
Cast on 10-12-12-13-13-14 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Cotton Light. Work in garter st. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', work as follows on next row from RS: Work until 3 sts, 1 YO (= 1 st inc), work 3 sts in garter st.
Now continue inc for armhole the same way as on right back piece, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8-8-10-10-12-12 cm / 3"-3"-4"-4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4" - adjust so that last row is worked from WS, slip sts on a stitch holder and work right shoulder.

Right shoulder:
Cast on and work as left shoulder but reversed. Inc sts for armhole the same way as on left back piece (i.e. inside 3 sts in garter st at beg of row from RS).

When piece measures 8-8-10-10-12-12 cm / 3"-3"-4"-4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4", cast on 31-32-33-35-35-36 sts for neck at the end of row from RS, then work sts from stitch holder (= left shoulder) on to needle. Continue back and forth in garter st. NOTE: Continue inc for armhole as before. When all inc for armholes are done, there are 87-92-97-109-123-130 sts on needle. Adjust so that last row is from WS, cast on 3-4-5-6-6-6 sts at the end of row, turn and K over all sts, cast on 3-4-5-6-6-6 sts at the end of row = 93-100-107-121-135-142 sts on front piece. Piece measures approx. 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''. Continue in garter st until piece measures 24-25-27-28-30-31 cm / 9½"-9 3/4"-10½"-11"-11 3/4"-12 1/4" from shoulder – adjust according to back piece (last row is worked from WS).

BODY:
Now work in the round. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work as follows from RS: K the 93-100-107-121-135-142 sts on front piece, then work sts from stitch holder on back piece on to same circular needle = 186-200-214-242-270-284 sts on needle. Insert a marker in transition between front and back piece (= 93-100-107-121-135-142 sts between each marker). First marker is beg of round. K 1 round. Then work pattern as follows: 1 st in stockinette st, work A.1 (= 7 sts) 13-14-15-17-19-20 times in width, 1 st in stockinette st, (marker is here), 1 st in stockinette st, A.1 13-14-15-17-19-20 times in width, 1 st in stockinette st. Continue as follows. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', inc 1 st on each side of marker in each side of piece - READ INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 3½-3-2½-3½-4-3 cm / 1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8"-1 1/4"-1½"-1 1/8" 7-8-9-7-6-9 more times = 218-236-254-274-298-324 sts. When piece measures 31-32-32-33-33-34 cm / 12 1/4"-12½"-12½"-13"-13"-13½" (adjust to finish nicely according to pattern), switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Bind off. The whole piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew tog ridges under each armhole in outer loops of edge sts (= side seams). Sew on button at the top of vent on right back piece.

Diagram

= K
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso

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