DROPS Extra / 0-443

Mermaid Stripes by DROPS Design

DROPS stripy bikini top and shorts in “Muskat” and” Muskat Soft”.

Size: S – M - L
Materials: DROPS Muskat
50 g for all sizes, colour no 18, white
and use: DROPS Muskat Soft
50 g for all sizes, colour no 03, blue

Drops pointed needle size 4 mm or size needed to obtain 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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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.
Garter sts, back and forth on needle: knit all rows.
Stripes: Work stripes as follows: *4 rows Muskat Soft, 2 rows Muskat*, repeat from *-*.
Decreasing tip: Make all dec from RS.
Beg 2 sts before Marking Thread (MT). K2 tog, MT, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Bikini top: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 76-84-92 sts on needle size 4 mm with Muskat. Work 12 rows garter st – see above. Now work only the first 38-42-46 sts on row and slip remaining sts on a st holder (piece divided mid front). Continue in stocking st and stripes – see above – with 3 garter sts each side. Remember the knitting tension! Work 2 rows, at the same time inc to 42-46-50 sts evenly on 2nd row. Insert a Marking Thread (MT) after 21-23-25 sts and now dec 2 sts on every other and 4th row alternately – see Decreasing tip. Continue dec until 6 sts remain on row, piece measures approx 20-22-24 cm. Continue on the remaining 6 sts in Muskat (do not work stripes) for strap as follows: *4 rows garter st, 4 rows stocking st*, repeat from *-* and cast off when strap measures approx 45 cm, or required length. Slip sts from st holder back on needle and work the other side as described above. Pick up 8 sts with Muskat in the garter sts at the side at bottom of top and work back strap as follows: *4 rows garter st, 4 rows stocking*, repeat from *-* and cast off when strap measures 40 cm. Repeat the other side.

Size: XS – S – M – L – XL –XXL
To fit hip: 82/86 – 88/92 – 96/100 – 104/108 – 112/116 – 120-124 cm
Materials: DROPS Muskat
100 g for all sizes, colour no 18, white
and use: DROPS Muskat Soft
150-150-150-200-200-200 g, colour no 03, blue

Drops circular needle size 4 mm (40 and 80 cm) or size needed to obtain 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Drops circular needle size 3.5 mm (80 cm) for Rib.

Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.
Stripes: Work stripes as follows: *2 rounds Muskat, 4 rounds Muskat Soft*, repeat from *-*. NB! Round beg mid back, change colour here (do not cut thread for each colour change).

Shorts: Worked in the round from waist down. Cast on 140-156-168-184-196-212 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Muskat. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round and 1 MT after 70-78-84-92-98-106 sts and now work 15 cm Rib – see above. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and continue in stocking st and stripes – see above- at the same time dec 0-1-0-1-0-1 st on both sides of MT mid back (= beg of round) on first row = 140-154-168-182-196-210 sts. Remember the knitting tension! Now inc 1 st on each side of both MT on every 2.5-2.5-2.5-2.5-3-3 cm a total of 8 times = 172-186-200-214-228-242 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm cast off the first 6-6-7-7-8-8 sts on round, slip the next 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts on a st holder (= leg), leave the next 11-12-13-14-15-16 sts on needle (= gusset), slip the next 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts on a st holder (= leg) and cast off the last 5-6-6-7-7-8 sts. Now work 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm stocking st on sts for gusset, cast off and sew gusset to the 11-12-13-14-15-16 sts cast off mid back.

Leg: Slip the 75-81-87-93-99-105 sts from 1 st holder back on needle on small circular needle size 4 mm and pick up 17-19-21-23-25-27 sts along the side of gusset = 92-100-108-116-124-132 sts. Work stocking st and stripes on all sts. When leg measures 4-4-5-5-6-6 cm work 2 cm Rib – see above. Cast off in Rib and repeat on the other leg.

Comments (19)

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Eden 16.06.2017 - 09:12:

The instructions for the shorts say to work 15cm of rib, followed by 8 increases 2.5cm apart (8x2.5=20cm). From where are we supposed to measure the 33/34cm before dividing for legs and gusset? If it's from the start of the cast on, then we're already 35cm at this point.

DROPS Design 16.06.2017 kl. 09:39:

Dear Eden, the dividing for legs is measured from cast-on edge, the inc are done on 15 cm, 17.5 cm, 20 cm, 22.5 cm, 25 cm, 27.5 cm, 30 cm and 32.5 cm (= 8x 2,5 cm). Happy knitting!

Rebecca 18.05.2017 - 15:01:

Pattern doesn't have instructions for finishing waist band.

DROPS Design 18.05.2017 kl. 15:17:

Dear Rebecca, shorts are worked top down, ie fom waist down. You first work 15 cm / 6" Rib K2/P2, then continue in stockingtte st and stripes. Happy knitting!

Helibert 16.11.2016 - 19:19:

El modelo de DROPS Extra 0-443 no podria ser tejido a chochet? es que me llama mucho la atension

DROPS Design 27.11.2016 kl. 12:09:

Hola Helibert. Tenemos varios modelos de bikinis hechos a ganchillo. Este modelo está trabajado con agujas de punto, las explicaciones no son las mismas.

Kathi 26.09.2016 - 21:50:

92 M. anschlagen und 6 Krausrippen stricken – ist klar. Weiter nur über die ersten 46 M. stricken. - ist auch klar Die restlichen M. auf einen Hilfsfaden legen. - auch klar 2 R. stricken, bei der letzten R. gleichmässig verteilt 50 M. aufnehmen. - soll ich da jetzt auf 50 M hoch gehen (also 4 M zunehem) oder auf 96 M?

DROPS Design 27.09.2016 kl. 09:20:

Liebe Kathi, Sie müssen hier 4 M gleichmässig zunehmen, d.h. die 46 M. werden 50 M. (den 2. Teil stricken Sie dann später nach dem 1.).

Catherine 17.02.2015 - 20:22:

Merci pour la réponse. En fait, la bonne traduction est "En même temps, diminuer 0-1-0-1-0-1 m de chaque côté du marqueur etc...". Il n'y a pas à répartir les mailles puisqu'elles se diminuent de chaque côté du marqueur. Merci !

DROPS Design 18.02.2015 kl. 09:52:

Merci Catherine, la correction a été faite. Bon tricot!

Catherine 16.02.2015 - 21:31:

Bonjour, Dans la traduction française du short, vous écrivez " En même temps, répartir 0-1-0-1-0-1 m etc..."ça ne veut rien dire "répartir" tout seul, répartir une aug ou une diminution ? Après vérification sur la version anglaise, il est écrit "decrease" alors c'est mal traduit et maintenant il faut que je défasse 3 rangs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ça m'énerve !!!!!!!!!!!!!

DROPS Design 17.02.2015 kl. 15:35:

Bonjour Catherine, il fallait effectivement lire de répartir des diminutions, la correction a été faite, merci. Bon tricot!

Kristin Andersen 03.06.2014 - 08:21:

Hva er målene på bikini toppen de står ikke i oppskriften?

DROPS Design 03.06.2014 kl. 10:34:

Hei Kristin. Dem har vi desvaerre ikke, men du kan udregne det ca med hjaelp fra strikkefastheden. F.eks. str S har du 76 masker til start: 76/21 x 10 = 36 cm bred foran. Haaber det kan hjaelpe dig videre.

Rosalia Zafra 06.10.2013 - 15:36:

Pt resorte que es. Pt musgo (de ida y vuelta en la ag): Tejer todas las vtas de derecho. como se hace esto

DROPS Design 10.10.2013 kl. 10:59:

Hola Rosalia. Aquí van los videos:

Katelynn 03.03.2013 - 15:42:

I cannot seem to find the measurements for the bikini top, but i can find them for the shorts. What are the measurements for the bikini top.

DROPS Design 05.03.2013 kl. 14:06:

For M size is cup width 20 cm, when starting dec. It should be for cup B, C. It can be made bigger by adding more sts when dividing for from front.

Brenda 25.02.2013 - 19:41:

What are the cup sizes for the top. is it bigger then a D? if not is there a way to make it bigger?

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