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DROPS 101-30 by DROPS Design

DROPS short-sleeved top with round yoke in “Muskat”

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Size: S – M – L – XL/XXL

Materials: DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio
300-350-400-450 g colour no 19, light grey

DROPS circular needle size 4 mm or size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension

DROPS silver button, no 534, 6-7-7-7 pcs

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pattern type: jackets, shape: round yoke,
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Knitting tension: 21 sts x 28 rows on needle size 4 mm in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See diagram M.1. Note! First row in diagram is worked from WS. The pattern in diagram is seen from the RS.

Garter st, back and forth on needle: Knit all rows.

Increasing tip (apply to P sections): Inc in the last st before the next K section (to make the inc less noticeable).

Diagonal pattern on front pieces: Insert a marking thread (MT) in the last K st on front piece before left sleeve and 1 MT in the first K st on front piece after right sleeve. Dec and inc to create the diagonal pattern on every other row a total of 24-30-36-36 times as follows:
Left side: Beg 2 sts before st with MT: P2 tog, K1 (= st with MT), K 2 sts in next st.
Right side: Beg 1 st before st with MT: K 2 sts in this st, K1 (= st with MT), P2 tog.
Incorporate new sts in Rib K1/P5 as you go along.

Buttonholes: Make buttonholes on right front band from RS.
1 buttonhole: K 2nd and 3rd front band st tog and make a yo.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33 and 41 cm
Size M: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36 and 43 cm
Size L: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41 and 49 cm
Size XL/XXL: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41 and 49 cm

Note! The pattern at the bottom of yoke on front piece will differ
slightly from the pictured version. If you would like the pattern to be like the pictured (i.e. identical on both sides of the front bands), then work M.1 mirrored from mid back and work the pattern diagram from left to right until 11 sts remain. This will create two identical pattern repeats next to each other on back piece.
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TOP
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front, and from top down.

Cast on 139-155-171-203 sts (inclusive 5 front band sts each side) on needle size 4 mm.
Insert 4 marking threads (MT) in piece as follows:
MT-1 after 21-25-29-33 sts,
MT-2 after 52-56-60-72 sts,
MT-3 after 87-99-111-131 sts,
MT-4 after 118-130-142-170 sts.
The sts between MT-1 and MT-2 and between M-3 and MT-4 mark the sleeves = 31-31-31-39 sts.

Knit 8 rows garter st – remember to cast off for buttonholes – see above. At the same time on the last row inc evenly as follows: 5 sts on left front piece, 10 sts on back piece and 5 sts on right front piece = 159-175-191-223 sts (do not inc on sleeve sts).

Work a further 2 rows in garter st and work next row as follows (from RS): 5 garter sts (= front band), *K1, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 and 5 garter sts (= front band). Work the front band in garter st throughout.
Continue like this until piece measures 4 cm.
Now inc 1 st in every other P section – see Increasing tip – (= K1, P4, K1, P3).
When piece measures 6-6-6-7 cm inc 1 st in the other P sections (= K1, P4) = 196-216-236-276 sts.
Continue until piece measures 8-8-8-10 cm and now inc 1 st in every other P section (= K1, P5, K1, P4).
When piece measures 10-10-11-13 cm inc 1 st in the other P sections (= K1, P5) = 233-257-281-329 sts.
When piece measures 11-12-13-15 cm work 6 rows garter st on 47-47-47-59 sts each side between marking threads (= sleeves).
Now cast off 47-47-47-59 sts each side in Rib, K1/P1, (= sleeves) = 139-163-187-211 sts left on back and front pieces.
On next row cast on 17-19-19-21 sts each side over the cast off sts (= armholes) = 173-201-225-253 sts.

Work next row as follows from RS:
Size S + M + L: 5 garter sts, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 30-36-42 sts, K1, P 8-9-9, K1 (insert a MT in this st = mid side), P 8-9-9, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 66-78-90 sts, K1, P 8-8-9, K1 (insert a MT in this st = mid side), P 8-8-9, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 30-36-42 sts, 5 garter sts.
Size XL/XXL: 5 garter sts, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 48 sts, K1, P 5, K1, P9 (insert a MT in the 5th P st = mid side), K1, P5, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 102 sts, K1, P5, K1, P9 (insert a MT in the 5th P st = mid side), K1, P5, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 48 sts, 5 garter sts.
Continue with K over K and P over P.

Read all of the following section before knitting it!
At the same time when piece measures 6-4-2-3 cm from MT at sides beg inc and dec for diagonal pattern on front pieces – see above.
At the same time when piece measures 4 cm for all sizes from MT at sides dec 1 st (by P 2 tog) on both sides of each MT on every 7-6-6-13 cm a total of 3-4-4-2 times = 161-185-209-245 sts.
Continue with K over K and P over P until piece measures 27-28-29-31 cm from MT at sides. Where the diagonal pattern is now completed there is an extra st (the one that has been moved from the side). Dec this st. At the side (where the st was moved from) cast on 1 new st in order that the pattern fits.
Now work next row as follows (from WS): 5 garter sts, P1, M.1A until 11 sts left on row. Work these 11 sts as follows: K5, P1, 5 garter sts.
After 1 vertical repeat of M.1A continue in M1.B.
Knit 3 vertical repeats of M.1B and work 1 vertical repeat of M.1C. Piece now measures approx 38-39-40-42 cm from MT at sides. Work 1 cm with K over K and P over P and cast off.
Piece measures approx 52-54-56-60 cm.

Assembly: Sew on buttons.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso
= 1 yo

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