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Winter Song by DROPS Design

DROPS Dress with shoulder straps in ”Alaska” knitted with cables and Rib, size S til XXL

Size: S – M – L – XL - XXL
Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
500-550-600-650-700 g, clr. 04, grey

DROPS circular needles size 5mm – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.
DROPS circular needle and pointed needles size 4 mm.
DROPS Buffalohorn buttons no. 535: 4 pcs.

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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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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: 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm. 1 repeat of the length of M.2 measures approx. 10 cm in the width and 7 cm in the length.

Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.

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

Dress: The dress is knitted round on circular needles beg. from the bottom and work upwards. Cast on 171-190-209-228-247 sts loosely on circular needles size 5 mm with Alaska.
Knit according to M.1, continue with M.2 until the work measures approx. 45-50-50-55-55 cm – adjust so you finish at the arrow in the diagram.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm
Knit the next row as follows: * K1, K2 tog., P2, K1 , K2 tog, P2, K2 , P2 , K1 , K2 tog., P2 *, repeat from *-* = 144-160-176-192-208 sts. Now continue in Rib = K2 / P2 for 20 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P. The dress measures approx. 65-70-70-75-75 cm.
Shoulder straps: Cast on 14 sts on pointed needles size 4mm with Alaska. Knit as follows: 2 garter sts, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2 and 2 garter sts. Knit until the strap measures approx. 38-40-42-44-46 cm. Then cast off for 2 button holes as follows: 2 garter sts, K2 tog, make a yo, P2, K2, P2, make a yo, K2 twisted tog. ( i.e. knit into back part of sts instead of front part) and 2 garter sts. Then knit 2 rows with K over K and P over P and cast off. Make another strap.
Sew the straps tight to the back part of the dress approx. 30-33-36-40-43 cm apart. Sew on 2 buttons each side of the front of the dress to button up the straps.


= K
= P
= Cable: Put 1 st on a cable needle behind the work, K3, P1 from cable needle.
= Cable: Put 3 sts on a cable needle in front of the work, P1, K3 from cable needle.
= Cable: Put 3 sts on a cable needle behind the work, K3, K3 from cable needle.

Olga 08.03.2019 - 04:58:

I have a question

DROPS Design 08.03.2019 kl. 08:14:

Dear Olga, please try to reword your question - can you also please notify us on Facebook which words you are using so that we can adjust if necessary? Thank you!

Clara 20.11.2017 - 16:10:

Mais le losange du torsade n est pas de même grandeur en hauteur, c est normal?

DROPS Design 21.11.2017 kl. 08:53:

Bonjour Clara, on commence par M1 = côtes, puis on répète les rangs indiqués pour M2, soit pour le losange les 8 rangs de la fin de M2 et les 3 rangs du début de M2 pour 1 losange. En répétant M2 en hauteur ainsi, vous aurez toujours ces 11 rangs au milieu des losanges. Bon tricot!

Clara 20.11.2017 - 15:58:

Bonjour, est-ce que c est le motif M2 qui se répète en hauteur?

DROPS Design 20.11.2017 kl. 16:05:

Bonjour Clara, tout à fait, on répète M2 en hauteur jusqu'à la hauteur indiquée. Bon tricot!

Ma.Josep 13.06.2013 - 16:35:

En el patrón habla de iniciar el elástico a los 42 cm de haber trabajado las trenzas según diagrama pero en el dibujo la medida anotada es de 65 cm. entiendo que la correcta es la de 65 cm.

DROPS Design 15.06.2013 kl. 00:54:

El elástico se inicia a los 45 cm. La medida anotada en el diagrama (65-70....) incluye la suma de los 20 cm que aparecen en la parte de abajo.

Gina 24.03.2013 - 01:03:

The chart section of the pattern does not indicate whether or not to "Knit on Right side, Pearl on Wrong side". So what to do?

DROPS Design 25.03.2013 kl. 14:01:

Dear Gina, the dress is worked in the round, so that you will work always from RS and K or P all rounds the stated sts. Happy knitting!

Mary 28.02.2012 - 00:13:

I did not see how much yarn is needed for size Medium? Can you please let me know? Thanks, Mary

DROPS Design 28.02.2012 kl. 23:16:

It says 550 gram which is 11 skeins. There are 50 gr on each skein.

DROPS Design 15.03.2011 - 12:37:

No, there is no decrease. The shape is because of the rib after the cables.

Helvi 13.03.2011 - 16:23:

Pitääkö työtä kaventaa jossain vaiheessa..? Piirroksen kuvakin kapenee vyötäröä kohden. En kuitenkaan löytänyt ohjeesta kavennuksia. Kiitos.

DROPS Design NL 19.09.2008 - 17:45:

Beste Tanja. Als u nieuw bent in het breien, dan kunnen kabels best lastig zijn. U kunt deze bijvoorbeeld alleen in boordsteek breien? Let altijd op de steekverhouding en de afmetingen op de teltekening! Wij proberen altijd om een patroon zo goed mogelijk te beschrijven en uitleggen. Wij kunnen helaas niet een nieuwe patroon voor u bedenken. Er zijn ook veel andere jurken op deze sites zonder kabels of motieven. Succes verder. Tine

Tanja Nijholt 19.09.2008 - 17:38:

Ik vond deze jurk erg moeilijk ik ga er iets anders op bedenken, maar kue jullie deze eenvoudig vertellen of ies anders gr tanja

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