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DROPS sleeveless dress, or skirt and top in 2 threads ”Alpaca”. Size: S - XXXL.

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL - XXXL
Knit this like a dress or a skirt and separate top.
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Colour no 0506, dark grey:
Dress:
450-500-550-600-650-700 g
Skirt:
300-350-400-400-450-500 g
Top:
250-250-300-350-350-400 g

DROPS circular needle size 6 mm (80 cm) – or size needed to get 15 sts x 19 rows in stocking st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS circular needle size 4 mm (40 and 60 cm).
DROPS crochet hook size 5 mm.

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

Skirt/dress: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 168-184-188-202-210-231 sts on circular needle size 6 mm with 2 threads Alpaca. K 1 round, P 1 round and continue in stocking st. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-45 cm change to circular needle size 4 mm, K 1 round, at the same time dec 42-46-38-40-30-33sts evenly (dec approx every 4-4-5-5-7-7 st by K 2 tog) = 126-138-150-162-180-198 sts. Now measure piece from here! Continue in rib.

Skirt: Cast off when rib measures 18 cm, skirt measures approx 58-59-60-61-62-63 cm.

Top: Cast on 126-138-150-162-180-198 sts on needle size 4 mm with 2 threads. Work 18 cm rib and now follow description for dress.

Dress: When rib measures 18 cm K 1 round and P 1 round. Change to needle size 6 mm and continue in stocking st. When piece measures 33 cm cast off 6-6-6-8-8-10 sts each side for armhole = 57-63-69-73-82-89 sts left on back and front piece. Complete each piece separately.
Front piece: = 57-63-69-73-82-89 sts. Cast off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 1-2-2-3-4-5 times and 1 st 2-3-5-4-5-5 times.
At the same time when piece measures 37-38-38-39-39-40 cm slip the middle 15-15-17-17-18-19 sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row towards mid front: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times = 7-7-7-8-9-10 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 52-53-54-55-56-57 cm. Dress now measures 92-94-96-98-100-102 cm in total.

Back piece: = 57-63-69-73-82-89 sts. Cast off for armhole as described for front piece = 49-49-51-53-56-59 sts. When piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm cast off the middle 27-27-29-29-30-31 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Cast off to shape the neckline on every row towards neck: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 7-7-7-8-9-10 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off as described for front piece.

Assembly top/dress: Sew shoulder seams.

Neckline: Pick up 132-132-138-138-144-144 m (incl sts from stitch holder mid front) round the neck on needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Alpaca. P 1 round, K 1 round and continue in rib. Cast off in rib when neckline measures 7 cm.
Sleeve borders: Pick up 84-90-96-102-108-114 sts round armholes on needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Alpaca. P 1 round, K 1 round and continue in rib. After 2 rounds rib cast off 6 sts mid under arm and continue back and forth on needle, at the same time cast off 3 sts at the beg of every row until border measures 3 cm. Now cast off remaining sts.
Assembly skirt/dress: Crochet a border along bottom edge with crochet hook size 5 mm and 2 threads Alpaca as follows: 1 dc i first st, * 2 ch, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.

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