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DROPS 95-9 by DROPS Design

DROPS Short sleeved top in in Safran and Alpaca

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Size: XS - S – M – L – XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
150-150-200-200-200-200 g colour no. 23, brown
and use
DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour no. 3800, heather

Drops Circular needle and double pointed needles size 6mm

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pattern type: tops, pattern/technique: lace, shape: waist shaping,

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Knitting tension: 15 sts x 19 rows on needles size 6mm with 1 thread of each quality in stocking sts. = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: see diagram M.1 and M.2. The diagram shows the pattern from the right side

Increasing tips: Inc 1 st by picking up a st in st from previous row and knit it.

Body: The top is knitted round on circular needles.
Cast on 100-110-120-140-150-170 sts using both ends of the circular needle (to make sure the edge becomes elastic) with 1 thread of each quality (= double thread). Remove 1 needle.
Then K1 round, P 1 round and K 1 round and continue to knit M.1 round. After 1 repeat of M.1 continue in stocking whilst adjusting number of sts to 98-110-122-142-156-174 on first round after M.1. When piece measures 14-14-15-16-16-17 cm, insert 4 marking threads as follows: Knit 15-17-20-24-26-30 sts, insert marking thread before next st (= 1st mt), knit 19-21-21-23-26-27 sts, insert marking thread before next st (= 2nd mt), knit 30-34-40-48-52-60 sts, insert marking thread before next st (= 3rd mt), knit 19-21-21-23-26-27 sts, insert marking thread before next st (= 4th mt), knit the remaining 15-17-20-24-26-30 sts. Now inc 1 st after the 1st and 3rd marking thread and before the 2nd and 4th marking thread - see Increasing tips above – as follows:
Size XS - S: on every 5th round a total of 4-4 times = 114-126 sts
Size M: On every 6th round a total of 4 times = 138 sts
Size L - XL - XXL: on every 10th round a total of 3-3-3 times = 154-168-186 sts.
After all inc have been made, remove marking threads and insert 2 new marking threads, 1 at the beginning of round and 1 after 57-63-69-77-84-93 sts. When piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm cast off 8 sts each side for armhole (i.e. 4 sts both sides of marking threads) = 49-55-61-69-76-85 sts left on front and back piece. Put the piece aside and knit the sleeves.

Sleeve: Cast on 40-40-50-50-50-50 sts using 2 double pointed needles size 6mm with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= double thread). Remove 1 needle and knit 1 round on double pointed needles, purl 1 round and knit 1 round. Now knit M.1. After 1 repeat of M.1 cast off 8 sts mid under arm = 32-32-42-42-42-42 sts. Put the sts on a thread and knit the other sleeve.

Yoke: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needle as the body where you cast off for armholes = 162-174-206-222-236-254 sts. Knit 8-10-12-14-16-18 rounds in stocking st, at the same time dec 1-7-13-11-18-17 sts evenly on the 2-3-4-5-5-6 round and again on the 4-7-8-9-10-12 round = 160-160-180-200-200-220 sts. Now knit M.2. After M.2 there are 128-128-144-160-160-176 sts remaining. Knit 2 round stocking sts whilst adjusting number of sts to 117-123-129-135-144-159 on the last round. Purl 1 round, knit 2 rounds and knit a round of holes as follows: *yo, K3 tog*, repeat from *-* = 78-82-86-90-96-106 sts left. Knit 2 rounds, purl 1 round and cast off in purled sts. The top measures approx 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from lowest point.

Assembly: Sew the openings under the arms.


= K
= 1 YO
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= no st, st has been cast off
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso

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