DROPS / 104 / 7

Marimar by DROPS Design

DROPS tunic with pleats and closed front edge in 2 threads “Alpaca”. Sizes: S - XXXL

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements at chest: 33”-36 ¼”-39 3/8”-43 3/8”-48 ¾”-53½”
Full length: 30 3/8”-31½”-32 ¾”-33 7/8”-35”-36 ¼”

Materials:DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Color no 517, middle gray:
650-700-800-850-950-1050 g
For button cover: a remnant of color no100 off white, 506 dark gray and 501 light gray.

DROPS double pointed needles and circular needles (80cm) needle size 5 mm [US 8] – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge.
DROPS circular needles (80 cm [31½’’]) size 4 mm [US 6] – for garter sts
DROPS double pointed needles and circular needles (40 cm [15 3/4’’]) size 4.5 mm [US 7] – for Rib
DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm [US C/2] - for button cover.

3 buttons – approx 2-3 cm [3/4”-1 1/8’’] in diameter

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

Garter sts (on circular needles as follows): K1 round, P1 round and so on.

Pleat: See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagrams are seen from RS. English Translations for wording in diagrams are given at the bottom of pattern and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in diagram.

Rib: * K3, P3 *, repeat from *-*.

Tunic: Remember knitting gauge! Knit piece in the round. Cast on 174-210-222-258-302-322 sts on circular needles size 5 mm [US 8] with with 2 threads Alpaca. Knit 4 rounds garter sts – see explanation above. Continue in stockinette sts. When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm [18½”-19”-19 ¼”-19 ¾”-20”-20½”] knit next row as follows: K 8-6-9-7-7-12, M.1. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total (= 33-44-44-55-66-66 sts), K5, M.2. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total, K16-12-18-14-14-24, M.1. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total, K5, M.2. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total, K 8-6-9-7-7-12 = 114-130-142-158-182-202 sts. Insert 2 marking threads or stitch markers into piece, 1 in beg of round and 1 after 57-65-71-79-91-101 sts. Change to circular needles size 4 mm [US 6] and knit 10 rounds garter sts. Continue in stockinette sts on circular needle size 5 mm [US 8]. At the same time inc 1 sts on each side of marking thread or stitch marker (= 4 inc per round) on every 2nd -2nd -2nd -2nd -3rd -3rd rounds 7 times on total = 142-158-170-186-210-230 sts. When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65-67 cm [22½”-23 ¼”-24”-24 ¾”-25½”-26 3/8”] bind off 3 sts on each side of each marking thread or stitch marker and complete each part separately.

Back piece: = 65-73-79-87-99-109 sts. Bind off for armhole on each side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 0-0-1-2-4-6 times and 1 sts 1-3-3-4-5-5 times = 63-67-69-71-73-75 sts. When piece measures 75-78-81-84-87-90 cm [29½”-30 ¾”-32”-33”-34 ¼”-35½”] bind off middle 21-23-23-25-27-27 sts for neckline. Continuing bind off 1 sts on next row at neckline = 20-21-22-22-22-23 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm [30 3/8”-31½”-32 ¾”-33 7/8”-35”-36 ¼”].

Front piece: = 65-73-79-87-99-109 sts. Bind off for armhole like back piece = 63-67-69-71-73-75 sts. At the same time when piece measures 58-61-62-64-65-68 cm [22 ¾”-24”-24 3/8”-25 ¼”-25½”-26 ¾”] purl seen from RS over middle 9-9-11-11-13-13 sts until completed measurement. When piece measures 71-74-77-79-82-85 cm [28”-29 1/8”-30 3/8”-31”-32 ¼”-33½”] slip middle 9-11-11-13-15-15 sts onto 1 thread or stitch holder. Then cast of to shape neckline on every other row as follows: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times = 20-21-22-22-22-23 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm [30 3/8”-31½”-32 ¾”-33 7/8”-35”-36 ¼”].

Sleeve: Knit piece in round on circular needles. Cast on 42-42-48-48-54-54 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 2 threads Alpaca. Knit Rib – see explanation above. When piece measures 12 cm [4 3/4’’] knit 2 rounds garter sts – at the same time on last round dec evenly to 38-40-42-44-46-48 sts. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm [US 8] and continue in stockinette sts – at the same time when piece measures 13 cm [5 1/8’’] inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3 -3 -2.5 -2.5 -2 -2 cm [1 1/8”-1 1/8”-7/8”-7/8”-3/4”-3/4”] 12-12-13-14-15-16 times in total = 62-64-68-72-76-80 sts. When piece measures 49-48-48-47-47-45 cm [19 ¼”-19”-19”-18½”-18½”-17 ¾”] bind off 6 sts mid under arm and complete piece knitting back and forth on needle. Then bind off to shape sleeve top on each side on every other row: 2 sts 3 times and 1 sts 0-1-2-3-4-5 times, then bind off 2 sts on each side until piece measures 55-55-56-56-57-57 cm [21 5/8”-21 5/8”-22”-22”-22½”-22½”], bind off 3 sts 1 time on each side and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56-56-57-57-58-58 cm [22”-22”-22½”-22½”-22 ¾”].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Pick up approx 72-84 sts incl sts on thread or stitch holder (dividable by 6) on circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] around neck and knit 4 rounds garter sts. Then knit Rib – see explanation above. Bind off K over K and P over P when piece measures 14-14-15-15-16-16 cm [5½”-5½”-6”-6”-6 ¼”-6 ¼”].

Button cover: Crochet 3 button covers on crochet hook size 3 mm [US C/2] with 1 thread Alpaca. Crochet each button cover in stripes of 4 different colors. Change color as follows:
Button 1: Off white, light gray, off white, dark gray, finish with middle gray until button is completed.
Button 2: Dark gray, dark gray, middle gray, off white, dark gray, finish with middle gray until button is completed.
Button 3: Middle gray, middle gray, off white, light gray, middle gray, finish with dark gray until button is completed.
Crochet button cover as follows: Crochet 2 ch, then crochet 7 sc in the first of the 2 ch, finish off with 1 sl st in first sc (=1st round).
2nd round: 1 ch, crochet 2 sc in each sc and finish off with 1 sl st in first sc in beginning of round (= 14 sc).
2nd round: 1 ch, * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *-* = 21 sc.
4th round: *1 sc in each of 2 first sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *-* = 28 sc.
5th – 8th round: Crochet 1 sc in each sc = 28 sc.
9th – 10th round: Crochet all sc tog 2 by 2. Crochet 2 sc tog as follows: Crochet 1 sc, but wait pulling through last sts (= 2 sts on crochet hook), crochet next sc but when last pull through is made, pull yarn through all sts on crochet hook. After 2 rounds = 7 sc left.
Slip button inside cover, sew around opening and pull tog. Sew buttons on front edge.


= K from RS
= Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, K sts from cable needle first tog with first sts from needle, 5 times in total.
= Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to back of piece, K sts from needle first
tog with first sts from cable needle, 5 times in total.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K on RS
= Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, knit first sts on cable needle tog with first sts from needle, 5 times in total
= Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to back of piece, knit first sts from needle tog with first needle from cable needle 5 times in total

Comments (44)

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Mary 21.08.2013 - 12:20:

Hi, I discovered a mistake. I am making this design in size S. The no of stiches in the row where the pleats are made is not adding up. There are 6 extra stiches so that instead of 8 stiches on each side there should be 12. Otherwise I'm loving the design and am thinking of knitting a light and lacy short-sleeved version of the same dress. Regards

DROPS Design 21.08.2013 kl. 16:02:

Dear Mary, both diagrams M.1 and M.2 are worked on 11 sts : M.1 starts with a pleat on 10 sts + K1, and M.2 starts with K1 + a pleat on 10 sts. Happy knitting!

DROPS Design 20.02.2008 - 08:43:

Hej, början på varvet är där du började lägga upp. Sätt en märktråd i varje sida; en i början och en efter 65 m, så har du en i varje sida:-)

Johanna 16.02.2008 - 00:46:

Hej! Jag stickar i stl M. När jag har gjort varvet med M1:or och M2:or, så hamnar jag inte där jag började på varvet, dvs 6 maskor innan första M1. Så jag hänger inte med var "början på varvet " är, där jag förväntas sätta första märktråden? Jag har ju inte kommit tillbaka till min början ännu? (jag hamnar alltså 16 maskor från min "början") Vad har jag gjort för fel? Mvh// Johanna P

Therese 29.11.2007 - 22:32:

Jätte snygg modell! Vill ha!!

Eowyn 26.11.2007 - 10:45:

Sehr schönes Modell, mein Kopliment - What a nice dress - I like it really, it´s so sweet...

Nathalie 01.11.2007 - 16:20:

Man, dans les explications, il est indiqué de suivre les diagrammes M1 et M2 ce qui va former les plis de la taille.

Man 31.10.2007 - 22:13:

Super ! comment faire le pliser ? afin que la robe se gondole au niveau de la taille ! merci

Nina 05.08.2007 - 20:33:

Den här var ju ändå snyggare. Älskar kläningar. Äger inget annat än klännignar i min garderob. Den här ska ingå i min garderob.

Gitte 02.08.2007 - 14:00:

Underbar! Kul modell!

Cicci 27.07.2007 - 09:55:

Den är jättefin ! Hoppas den kommer med i katalogen !

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