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Sweet Ruffles by DROPS Design

DROPS sleeveless top with lace borders in double or single thread “Alpaca”. Size S – XXXL

Size: S – M – L - XL – XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Colour no 0100, off-white

Double thread: 300-350-400-400-450-500 g
Single thread: 200-250-250-250-300-300 g

Double thread:
DROPS pointed needles size 4 - or size needed to obtain 19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS circular needle size 3.5 mm (60 + 40 cm) –for Rib and lace border.

Single thread:
DROPS pointed needles size 3 - or size needed to obtain 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st with 1 thread = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS circular needle size 2.5 mm (60 + 40 cm) – for Rib and lace border.

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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 tip: Use double or single thread. All numbers without ( ) refer to double thread, all numbers in ( ) refer to single thread.

Garter st, in the round: K1 round, P 1 round.

Increasing tip-1: Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in outermost st.

Increasing tip-2: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.

Pattern: See diagram M.1 and M.2 (M.3 and M.4). The diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
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Top: Knitted from top down. Beg with back piece, then work front piece, slip both pieces on the same circular needle and work lower body part and lace border.

Back piece: Worked back and forth on needle.

Left shoulder:
Loosely cast on 11-11-11-12-12-13 (13-13-13-14-15-16) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm (3 mm) with double (single) thread Alpaca. Work stocking st until piece measures 1.5-1.5-1.5-2.5-2.5-2.5 cm On next row (from WS) inc 1 st towards neckline = 12-12-12-13-13-14 (14-14-14-15-16-17) sts. Slip sts on a thread.

Right shoulder:
Work like left shoulder, but mirrored, and without slipping sts on thread.
On next row (from RS) cast on 38-40-42-44-46-48 (48-50-52-56-58-60) sts for neckline and slip sts from thread back on needle = 62-64-66-70-72-76 (76-78-80-86-90-94) sts. Piece now measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm.
Back piece: Work stocking st until piece measures 13-12-11-12-12-10 (13.5-13-13-13-12.5-12) cm. Now inc for armhole at the end of every row – see Increasing tip-1: 1 st 3-5-6-5-4-7 (3-4-4-5-5-6) times and 2 sts 1-1-2-4-6-6 (2-3-5-6-8-10) times. Cast on 3 sts each side = 78-84-92-102-110-120 (96-104-114-126-138-152) sts. Piece now measures approx 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm. Continue in stocking st until piece measures 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm. Cast off 1 st edge each side and slip the remaining 76-82-90-100-108-118 (94-102-112-124-136-150) sts on a thread.

Front piece:
Left shoulder:
Loosely cast on 11-11-11-12-12-13 (13-13-13-14-15-16) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm (3 mm) with double (single) thread Alpaca. Work stocking st until piece measures 10-9-10-10-11-10 (12 for all sizes) cm and now inc for neckline on every other row – see Increasing tip-1: 1 st 5-6-6-5-5-6 (4-5-5-5-5-6) times and 2 sts 2-2-2-3-3-3 (3-3-3-4-4-4) times. At the same time when piece measures 13-12-11-12-12-10 (13.5-13-13-13-12.5-12) cm inc for armhole as described for back piece. NB! After the last inc for neckline slip sts on a thread (adjust so that last row is worked from WS).
Right shoulder:
Work like left shoulder, but mirrored. At the same time, after the last inc for neckline cast on 22-22-24-24-26-26 (30-30-32-32-34-34) sts for neckline and slip sts from thread back on needle.
Front piece: Work stocking st and inc for armhole as described for back piece. After all inc for neckline and armhole are complete = 78-84-92-102-110-120 (96-104-114-126-138-152) sts on needle. Piece now measures approx 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm. Continue in stocking st until piece measures 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm. Cast off 1 edge st each side = 76-82-90-100-108-118 (94-102-112-124-136-150) sts left. Leave sts on needle.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seam inside 1 edge st before slipping all sts on circular needle.
Lower part and lace border: Worked in the round on circular needle. Slip sts from back piece and front piece on the same circular needle size 3.5 (2.5) mm = 152-164-180-200-216-236 (188-204-224-248-272-300) sts. Work 4 rounds garter st – see above, at the same time inc 0-4-4-4-8-12 (12-16-16-16-16-20) sts on first round = 152-168-184-204-224-248 (200-220-240-264-288-320) sts. Continue in Rib, K2/P2. When piece measures 48-50-53-56-58-60 cm inc all P2 to P3 – see Increasing tip-2 = 190-210-230-255-280-310 (250-275-300-330-360-400) sts. Work 1 cm Rib with K2/P3. On next round inc all K2 to K3 – see Increasing tip 2 = 228-252-276-306-336-372 (300-330-360-396-432-480) sts. Continue in Rib, K3/P3, until piece measures 54-56-59-62-64-66 cm. On next round work M.1 (M.3) on all sts. Now work 1 round Rib, K5/P5 (K6/P6). On next round work M.2 (M.4) on all sts and then work 1 round in Rib, K9/P9 (K12/P12). Cast off loosely in Rib. Piece measures approx 56-58-61-64-66-68 cm.

Neckline: Pick up 120 to 152 (168 to 192) sts – divisible by 6 - round neckline on small circular needle size 3.5 (2.5) mm with double (single) thread Alpaca. P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round. Continue in Rib, K3/P3, until border measures approx 2 cm. On next round work M.1 (M.3) on all sts. Now work 1 round Rib, K5/P5 (K6/P6). On next round work M.2 (M.4) on all sts and then work 1 round in Rib, K9/P9 (K12/P12). Cast off loosely in Rib.

Armholes: Pick up 69-71-77-79-85-87 (91-97-101-107-111-117) sts inside 1 edge st round the armhole on small circular needle size 3.5 (2.5) mm with double (single) thread Alpaca. Beg mid under arm. Work 4 rounds garter st. On next round cast off the first 9-10-10-11-11-12 (14-14-16-16-18-18) sts. Turn the piece and now continue back and forth on needle. Cast off the first 9-10-10-11-11-12 (14-14-16-16-18-18) sts and K the remaining 51-51-57-57-63-63 (63-69-69-75-75-81) sts. On next row work M.1 (M.3) on all sts. Now work 1 round Rib, K5/P5 (K6/P6). On next round work M.2 (M.4) on all sts and then work 1 round in Rib, K9/P9 (K12/P12). Cast off loosely in Rib.

Diagram

= K
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= P

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