DROPS / 101 / 32

Seaside Affair by DROPS Design

DROPS Jersey with short sleeve, V-neck and lace pattern in “Muskat”

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio
350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 70, off white/rose

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

DROPS edged silver button no 534: 5 pcs

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Knitting tension: 21 sts x 28 rows on needle size 4 mm with Muscat in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm

Front band: Knit front edge as follows from mid front (viewed from RS): Knit 1 garter st on all rows, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1.

Pattern: Diagram M.1 to M.4. Diagrams are seen from RS.

Decreasing tip (applies to neckline):
Dec from RS within 7 first band sts on each side
Dec as follows after 7 sts: Slip 1 sts as if to knit, K1, psso. Dec as follows before 7 sts: K2 tog
Note: Knit sts that cannot be incorporated into diagram during dec. in stocking sts

Buttonholes: Cast off for buttonhole on right front band. 1 buttonhole = K 5th and 6th sts tog from mid front, make a yo.
Cast off for buttonhole when piece measures:
Size S: 4, 10, 16, 22 and 28 cm.
Size M: 4, 11, 17, 23 and 29 cm.
Size L: 4, 11, 17, 24 and 30 cm.
Size XL: 4, 11, 18, 25 and 31 cm.
Size XXL: 4, 11, 18, 25 and 32 cm.

Back and front pieces:
Knit piece back and forth on circular needles from mid front. Cast on 187-204-221-238-255 sts loosely (incl 8 front band sts on each side) on circular needles size 4 mm and K2 rows – at the same time dec 10-11-12-13-14 sts evenly on 1st row = 177-193-209-225-241 sts. Continuing, knit next row as follows (from RS): 8 front band sts – see explanation above, M.1A (= 8 sts) M.1B over 144-160-176-192-208 sts, M.1C (= 9 sts) and 8 front band sts. Continue pattern. NOTE: Remember buttonhole on right front band – see explanation above. On second last row of M.1 inc 20-22-24-26-28 sts as shown on diagram = 197-215-233-251-269 sts. Now knit M.2 as follows: 8 front band sts as before, A (= 9 sts), B over 162-180-198-216-234 sts, C (= 10 sts) and front band as before. After M.2 piece measures approx 29 cm – insert 1 marking thread in 54th-58th-63rd-67th-72nd sts from each side.

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Continue with M.3 until complete measurement is reached.
Neckline: At the same time when piece measures 29-30-31-32-33 cm dec for neckline on each side mid front – see Decreasing tip: Dec 1 sts on every other row 9-9-11-11-13 times and then on every 4th row 9 times.

Armhole: At the same time when piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm cast off 9 sts on each side for armhole (= sts with marking thread + 4 sts on each side of this). Complete back and front piece separately.

Back piece:
= 81-91-99-109-117 sts. Cast off for armhole on each side on every other row: 3 sts 0-1-1-1-1 times, 2 sts 1-1-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2-2-2-3-5 times = 73-77-81-85-89 sts left on row. Continue with M.3 – knit sts that cannot be incorporated into diagram in stocking sts, there should be at least 2 sts stocking sts outside 1 pattern repeat each side. When piece measures approx 49-51-53-55-57 cm – adjust after at least 2 rows stocking sts – cast off 31-33-35-37-39 sts for neck. and cast off 1 sts to shape neckline on every other row 2 times = 19-20-21-22-23 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm.

Right front piece:
Continue dec for neckline– at the same time cast off for armhole at side like back piece. After all dec there are 27-28-29-30-31 sts on shoulder. When piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm cast off 19-20-21-22-23 sts from shoulder side towards the neck to shape neckline. Continue knitting the remaining 8 front band sts for 8-8-9-9-9 cm, slip sts onto 1 thread or stitch holder. Sew on neckline to back piece afterwards, do not knit further than indicated as edge is easily stretched when sewing it on.

Left front piece:
Knit like right but reversed.

Knit sleeve back and forth on needles. Cast on 71-81-81-91-91 sts (incl 1 edge st on each side) on needle size 4 mm and K2 rows – at the same times on 1st row dec 5-6-6-7-7 sts evenly = 66-75-75-84-84 sts. Continue with M.4 as follows: 1 edge st, A (= 9 sts), B over 45-54-54-63-63 sts, C (= 10 sts) and 1 edge st. After M.4 continue with M.3 at the same time cast off to shape sleeve cap on each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 sts 7-7-8-9-11 times, continuing cast off 2 sts on each side until piece measures 12-12-13-14-15 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 times on each side. Cast off when piece measures 13-13-14-15-16 cm.

Sew 2 neck bands from front piece tog with invisible crafting sts. Sew band neatly for neckline on back – remember to stretch slightly. Sew shoulder seams and sleeve seams and sew in sleeves. Sew on the buttons.


= K from RS, P from WS
= K2 tog, yo
= yo, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
= yo, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, yo
= inc 1 st by K2 in st

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