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DROPS 107-8 by DROPS Design

DROPS top with lace pattern in ”Cotton Viscose”. Sizes: S - XXXL

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 32 1/4"- 34 5/8"- 38½"– 41"- 45 3/8"- 51"
Hem: 30 3/4"- 33"- 36 1/4"– 38½"- 44"- 49½"
Full length: 22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26"-26 3/4"

Materials: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color no 26, brown

DROPS circular needle (80 cm size 3.5 mm) [32’’US 4] – or size needed to obtain correct knitting gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
1 pattern repeat of M.1 = width 7 cm [2.75”].
1 pattern repeat of M.3 = width 6.5 cm [2½”].

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pattern type: tops, pattern/technique: lace, shape: waist shaping,

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

Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.5. Note! M.1 varies from 16 to 24 sts.

Decreasing tip (for armhole): Dec inside 3 garter sts. Make all dec from RS!
Dec as follows after 3 sts: Slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3 sts: K2 tog.

Front and back piece:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Loosely cast on 176-192-208-224-256-288 sts on circular needles size 3.5 mm [US 4]. Work 3 vertical repeats of M.1 and then 1 vertical repeat of M.2 (= 1 round) = 154-168-182-196-224-252 sts. Continue in M.3 until piece measures approx 30 cm [11 3/4’’] – adjust to 1 whole pattern repeat, then work 1 vertical repeat of M.4 (= 2 rounds) = 176-192-208-224-256-288 sts.
Insert a marking thread or stitch marker each side (= 88-96-104-112-128-144 sts on front and back piece). Continue in stockinette sts. Remember knitting gauge!
At the same time when piece measures 32-32-33-33-35-35 cm [12½’’-12½’’-13’’-13’’-13 3/4’’-13 3/4’’] inc 1 st on each side of both marking threads or stitch markers on every 6 round a total of 3-3-4-4-3-3 times = 188-204-224-240-268-300 sts. When piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm [15 1/4’’-15 3/4’’-16 1/8’’-16½’’-17’’¬-17 1/4’’] work 4 rows garter st on 12-14-16-18-20-22 sts each side (i.e. 6-7-8-9-10-11 sts on either side of marking thread), work remaining sts in stockinette st as before. Now bind off 6-8-10-12-14-16 sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.

Front piece: = 88-94-102-108-120-134 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 3 garter sts each side. At the same time dec to shape the armhole each side on every other row – read Decreasing tips: 1 st 5-7-10-11-15-20 times. Continue with 3 garter sts each side towards armhole.
At the same time when piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm [16 1/8’’-16½’’-17’’-17 1/4’’-17 3/4’’-18’’] slip the middle 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts on a thread or stitch holder for neck at work each side separate.
Bind off to shape the neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 7 times = 11-12-12-14-15-17 sts left on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm [22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26"-26 3/4"].

Back piece:
= 88-94-102-108-120-134 sts. Dec for armhole as described for front piece = 78-80-82-86-90-94 sts.
Continue with 3 garter sts each side until piece measures 53-55-57-59-61-63 cm [21’’-21 5/8’’-22½’’-23 1/4’’-24’’-24 3/4’’]. Now bind off the middle 42-42-44-44-46-46 sts for neck, work each side separate and bind off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 5 times = 11-12-12-14-15-17 sts left on shoulder.
Bind off when piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm [22 3/4"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/4"-26"-26 3/4"].

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.

Neckline: Pick up 168-168-168-180-180-180 sts round neckline (includes sts on thread or stitch holder at front) on circular needle size 3.5 mm [US 4]. P 1 round, then work M.5.
After M.5 there are 112-112-112-120-120-120 sts on round.
P 1 round and bind off.


= K
= P
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 YO
= P2 tog
= P3 tog

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