Kaia by DROPS Design

Knitted top and hat with lace pattern, in DROPS Muskat or DROPS Belle. Size children 5 to 14 years.

Size (years):
5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14
Size in cm:
110/116 – 122/128 – 134/140 – 146/152 - 158/164

Materials: DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio
200-250-250-250-300 g colour no. 18, white

Or use:
DROPS Belle from Garnstudio
200-200-200-200-250 g colour no. 01, white

DROPS circular needles size 4.5 mm or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Knitting tension: 20 sts x 26 row on needles size 4.5 mm in stocking sts with Muskat or Belle = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 and M.2. The diagrams are shown from the RS.

Garter sts round on needle: 1st round: K, 2nd round: P
Garter sts back and forth: Knit on all rows.

Decreasing tips (apply for the arm hole): All decreases are done from the RS. Dec as follows for the arm holes inside 4 garter sts:
Before 4 garter sts: K2 tog.
After 4 garter sts: slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Back and front piece:
Knit around. Bend the circular needle double (or use 2 needles) and cast on 144-160-160-176-176 sts using 2 needles with Muskat or Belle(this will make the casting on edge more elastic). Pull out one needle. Insert a marking thread (MT) at the beg. of round and 1 MT after 72-80-80-88-88 sts (= the sides). Knit 4 rounds of garter sts – see explanation above. Continue according to M.1 – see explanation above. When M.1 is completed 1 vertical repeat continue in stocking sts over all sts. At the same time dec. 1 st each side on the MT on every 10-6-15-7-15 cm a total of 2-4-2-4-2 times (= 4 dec. on round) = 136-144-152-160-168 sts. When the piece measures 27-29-31-33-35 cm knit 2 round of garter sts over 14 sts each side (7 sts each side of the MT). On the next round cast off the mid 6 sts for the arm holes each side. Now continue each part separately.

Back piece: =62-66-70-74-78 sts. Continue with 4 garter sts towards the armholes. Then dec. 1 sts for the armhole on every other row – read decreasing tips 2-3-4-5-6 times = 58-60-62-64-66 sts. When the piece measures 42-45-48-51-54 cm cast off the mid 26-28-30-32-32 sts for the neck. Continue to cast off 1 st each side of the neck = 15-15-15-15-16 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off when the piece measures 44-47-50-53-56 cm.

Front piece: = 62-66-70-74-78 sts. Continue with 4 garter sts towards the arm hole: Cast off for armholes as done for the back piece. At the same time when the piece measures 30-32-34-36-38 cm knit 2 rows of garter sts over thee mid 6 sts (knit other sts as before). On the next row put half of the sts on a thread or a stitch holder and finish each side separately.
Side-1: Continue the dec. for the arm holes. Knit 4 garter sts at the side and 3 garter sts towards the slit. Inside the 3 garter sts for the slit knit according to M.2 - see diagram. When the piece measures 39-42-44-47-49 cm put 8-9-10-11-11 sts at the mid front on a thread or a stitch holder for the neck. Then cast off for the neck on every other row as follows: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 15-15-15-15-16 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 44-47-50-53-56 cm.
Side -2: Put sts from the thread or stitch holder back on needle. Knit as side-1 but reverse.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.

Neck edge: Pick up approx. 66-82 sts (incl. the sts from the thread or stitch holder) around the neck on circular needles size 4.5 mm. Knit 4 rows of garter sts back and forth from the mid front. Cast off loosely.

DROPS knitted hat with pattern in "Drops Muskat”

Size: 5/9 years - 10/14 years
Materials: DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio.
100-100 g colour no 71, purple mix

DROPS needles size 3 mm – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting tension.
DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm (for crochet edge).
Steel wire – approx 1 m fine steel wire

Knitting tension: 21 sts x 46 rows on needles size 3 mm with Drops Muskat in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagrams are seen from RS. 1 row = RS

Garter sts back and forth: Knit all rows.

Knit back and forth on needle.
Cast on 133-145 sts loosely (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3 mm with Drops Muskat, knit garter sts.
When piece measures 5 cm dec 35-31 sts evenly by K2 tog approx every 3rd -4th sts = 98-114 sts.
Continue in garter sts 1 cm, then knit M.1 with 1 edge st each side. After M.1 is knitted 1 time in height continuing in garter sts until piece is completed.
When piece measures 14-16 cm insert 8-9 marking threads (MT) in piece from RS as follows:
Knit 2-4 sts, insert 1 MT, * knit 12 sts insert 1 MT *, repeat from *-* 7-8 times in total. After last MT 12-14 sts are left, garter sts these sts. Dec 1 sts from RS on left side of all MT on every other row 11 times in total = 10-15 sts left on row. '
Pull 1 thread through remaining sts and sew on well. Sew hat tog mid back in outermost part of outer most sts to make slim and neat seam.

Hat measures approx 19-21 cm in height.
Tie 1 thin steel wire along the casting on edge of hat. Crochet 1 round with dc on crochet hook size 3 mm around steel wire + casting on edge, this is done to make hat firm at bottom edge.


= K from RS (tunic)
= 1 yo
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso
= K from RS, P from WS (hat)
= K from WS (P from RS)
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, yo
= yo, K2 tog
= yo, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, yo

Jacqueline 11.10.2018 - 10:38:

Merci pour votre réponse très rapide. Ça fait plaisir lorsqu’on a envie de poursuivre son tricot rapidement Bonne journée

Jacqueline 10.10.2018 - 19:29:

Bonjour Je commence le dos et je lis qu’il faut continuer avec les 4 mailles au point mousse puis diminuer. Ces diminutions se font elles sur les points mousse ou sur le jersey qui suit. Merci beaucoup

DROPS Design 11.10.2018 kl. 09:00:

Bonjour Jacqueline, vous diminuez pour les emmanchures après les 4 premières m point mousse et avant les 4 dernières m point mousse - cf DIMINUTIONS pour les emmanchures. Vous conservez ainsi toujours les 4 m point mousse côté emmanchure pour la bordure d'emmanchure. Bon tricot!

Sarah 19.08.2018 - 06:54:

When the piece measures 27-29-31-33-35 cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12 1/4"-13"-13 3/4" work 2 round of garter sts over 14 sts each side (7 sts each side of the marker) and rem sts as before. On the next round bind off the mid 6 sts for the arm holes each side. Now continue each part separately. I'm confused on these instructions. Do I only work the next 14 stitches?

DROPS Design 19.08.2018 kl. 21:24:

Dear Sarah, you've to work the 14 sts each side in garter sts and work the other sts as before. Happy knitting!!

Ann-Christine 15.08.2018 - 20:33:

Ich stricke in der Größe 134/140, habe M1 einmal in der Höhe und auch die Abnahmen direkt danach gestrickt. Jetzt befinden sich 156 Maschen auf meiner Nadel. Wo bzw wann werden die nächsten Abnahmen gemacht? In der Anleitung steht ja alle 15 cm - 2 mal. Wenn ich von jetzt aus messe, wird das Oberteil ja viel länger als angegeben. Kann es sein, dass von der Anschlagskante gemessen wird?

DROPS Design 16.08.2018 kl. 09:27:

Liebe Ann-Christine, die erste Abnahme wird nach 15 cm gestrickt und die 2. Abnahme nach insgesamt 30 cm (= 15 cm nach der 1. Abnahme). Sie nehmen jeweils 4 Maschen ab (= 1 M vor und 1 M nach jeder beiden Markierung): 160- (4 M x 2) = 152 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Alex 02.05.2018 - 13:45:

Grazieeeeeeeee.sempre gentili

Alex Benedetti 01.05.2018 - 19:30:

Aiuto.io continuo a non capire.....Sul davanti ...sono sul dritto e devo "intrecciare 2x2 e 1x 2 maglie per arrivare a 15 m dalle 21 di partenza Ma come faccio? Partendo dalla 1 m all'inizio delle 21 che ho, da quale maglia inizio a chiudere? E comunque dopo rimango con una maglia sul ferro, molto distante dalla 15?io proprio non capisco la tecnica per chiudere x lo scollo. Potete postare un video?!?graziee

DROPS Design 02.05.2018 kl. 11:33:

Buongiorno Alex. Per lo scollo, deve iniziare a chiudere le maglie quando il ferro inizia dallo scollo. Quindi, per la parte destra (quando il capo è indossato) chiude le maglie sul diritto del lavoro; per la sinistra sul rovescio. Non ci deve essere distanza tra le maglie. Buon lavoro!

Mara Giustini 30.04.2018 - 19:58:

Salve ,per le diminuzioni degli scalfi c'è scritto di farli ogni 2 giri,ma così mi ritrovo sul rovescio del lavoro mentre è consigliato di farli sul dritto.Come faccio?Grazie

DROPS Design 30.04.2018 kl. 21:12:

Buonasera Mara. Le diminuzioni vengono fatte un ferro sì (sul diritto del lavoro) e un ferro no (rovescio). Quindi diminuisce la prima volta sul diritto del lavoro e anche le diminuzioni successive saranno sul diritto. Buon lavoro!

Emilie 22.04.2018 - 21:27:

Bonjour, c'est la première fois que je vais tricoté avec des aiguille circulaire et je ne comprend pas cette phrase : Plier l’aiguille circulaire en 2 (ou utiliser 2 aiguilles) merci de votre aide.

DROPS Design 23.04.2018 kl. 09:58:

Bonjour Émilie, la vidéo ci-dessous montre comment monter les mailles sur 2 aiguilles droites, pour faire cette technique sur aiguille circulaire, utilisez les 2 pointes de l'aiguille circulaire et retirez délicatement une des pointes quand les mailles sont montées. Bon tricot!

Alex Benedetti 15.04.2018 - 15:31:

Aiuto, spero qualcuno possa rispondere alla mia domanda qui sotto! Sono ferma

Alex Benedetti 14.04.2018 - 17:58:

Avanti con il lavoro...altra domanda. DIETRO:dopo aver intrecciato le 32 maglie centrali si dice "intrecciare ora 1 maglia da ciascun lato" Come si fa, me lo potete spiegare x entrambe le spalle. Grazieee

DROPS Design 15.04.2018 kl. 17:35:

Buongiorno Alex. Può chiudere una maglia come la chiude normalmente a fine lavoro oppure può lavorare 2 maglie insieme a diritto. Buon lavoro!

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