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Stella Alpina by DROPS Design

DROPS dress in ”Alpaca” and ”Fabel” with star pattern border. Size S - XXL.

Size: S – M – L – XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-90-100-110-120 cm [31½’’-35½’’-39 3/8’’-43 3/8’’-47¼’’]
Full length: 83-84-86-87-89 cm [32¾’’-33’’-33 7/8’’-34¼’’-35’’]
Because of the weight of the yarn the dress will be approx 5 cm [2”] longer than measurements in diagram when worn.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
400-450-450-500-550 g color no 506, dark gray
50 g for all sizes, color no 517, gray
50 g for all sizes color no 100 off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 7120, light gray/green
and use: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
150-150-200-200-200 g color no 905, black/white mix

DROPS circular needle (80 cm [32’’]) size 6 mm [US10] – or size needed to get 14 sts x 28 rows in garter st with 1 thread Alpaca + 1 thread Fabel = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]

DROPS double pointed and circular needle (40 + 80 cm [16” and 32”]) size 4.5 mm [US 7] – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

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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.
Measurement tip: Measure piece when lying flat.

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

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

Shortened rows: To shape the skirt work shortened rows as follows: 2 rows garter st on all sts, * 1 row garter st on 25 sts only, turn piece, tighten thread and work return row, 4 rows garter st on all sts, 1 row garter st on 50 sts only, turn piece, tighten thread and work return row, 4 rows garter st on all sts *, repeat from *-*.
I.e. 1 repeat = 12 rows at bottom and 8 rows at top.

Pattern: See diagram M.1, the entire pattern is worked in stockinette st with 2 threads Alpaca.

SKIRT
Worked from side to side in garter st from mid back to mid back. Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Loosely cast on 75 sts (for all sizes) on circular needle size 6 mm [US 10] with 1 thread Fabel and 1 thread dark gray Alpaca. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) after 25 sts and 1 MT after 50 sts and let the MT follow the piece as you go along.
Work garter st with shortened rows – see above. Continue like this until piece measures 36-40-44-48-52 cm [14 ¼”-15 3/4”-17¼”-19”-20½”] at the top, piece measures approx 54-60-66-72-78 cm [21¼”-23 5/8”-26”-28 3/8”-30¾”] at the other side towards the bottom edge – see Measurement tip!
Insert 1 MT in piece (= mid front) and continue as before until piece on this side of MT = piece on the other side of MT. Piece now measures 72-80-88-96-104 cm [28 3/8”-31½”-34 5/8”-37¾”-41”] at the top and 108-120-132-144-156 cm [47¼’’-52’’-56½’’-61¼’’] along bottom edge. Bind off very loosely. Sew skirt tog mid back, edge to edge from RS to avoid a chunky seam.

Yoke:
Worked in 2 threads Alpaca. Pick up 130-144-158-172-188 sts with dark gray Alpaca on circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] along the top of skirt - make sure the skirt seam sits mid back, beg picking up sts at one side and continue all the way round! Now measure piece from here!
P 1 round, 2 rows garter st with gray and 2 rows garter st with light gray/green. Change to off-white, K 1 round, at the same time inc evenly to 144-162-180-198-216 sts. Insert 1 MT each side as follows:
Size S: Insert MT in middle of st at side so that there are 71 sts on front and back piece + 1 st each side.
Size M: Insert MT between 2 sts at side so that there are 81 sts on front and back piece.
Size L: Insert MT in middle of st at side so that there are 89 sts on front and back piece + 1 st each side.
Size XL: Insert MT between 2 sts at side so that there are 99 sts on front and back piece.
Size XXL: Insert MT in middle of st at side so that there are 107 sts on front and back piece + 1 st each side.
All sizes: Work M.1 – make sure that st marked with an arrow sits mid front. After M.1 work 2 rows garter st with light gray/green, 2 rows garter st with gray and 2 rows garter st in dark gray. Continue in stockinette st and dark gray.
When yoke measures 10-10-11-11-12 cm [4”-4”-4 3/8”-4 3/8”-4¾”] bind off 5-6-7-8-9 sts each side for armhole = 67-75-83-91-99 sts on front and back piece. Now complete each piece separately.

Front piece:
= 67-75-83-91-99 sts. Continue in stockinette st, at the same time bind off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 3 sts 0-0-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-3 rimes and 1 st 2-3-3-4-5 times = 63-65-67-69-71 sts. When piece measures 22-23-24-25-27 cm [8¾”-9”-9½”-9¾”-10 5/8”] slip the middle 15-17-17-19-19 sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row towards mid front: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 16-16-17-17-18 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 29-30-32-33-35 cm [11 3/8”-11¾”-12½”-13”-13¾”]. The whole dress now measures approx 83-84-86-87-89 cm [32¾’’-33’’-33 7/8’’-34¼’’-35’’] .

Back piece:
= 67-75-83-91-99 sts. Bind off for armhole as described for front piece = 63-65-67-69-71 sts. When piece measures 27-28-30-31-33 cm [10 5/8”-11”-11¾”-12¼”-13”], bind off the middle 27-29-29-31-31 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. On next row bind off 2 sts on neckline = 16-16-17-17-18 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 29-30-32-33-35 cm [11 3/8”-11¾”-12½”-13”-13¾”].

Sleeves:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40-42-44-46-48 sts on needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 2 threads dark gray Alpaca. Work 6 rounds garter st and continue in stockinette st. At the same time when piece measures 10 cm [4’’] inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3.5-3.5-3-2.5-2 cm [1¼”-1¼”-1 1/8”-7/8”-3/4”] a total of 11-11-12-14-16 times = 62-64-68-74-80 sts. When piece measures 49-48-47-46-45 cm [19¼”-19”-18½”-18”-17¾”] (less on larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap) bind off 6 sts mid under arm for armhole and complete piece back and forth on needle. Bind off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 2-3-4-5-6 times, and then 2 sts each side until piece measures 56 cm [22’’], now bind off 3 sts each side 1 time and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 57 cm [22½’’].

Assembly:
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckline: Pick up approx 75 to 85 sts (includes sts on stitch holder mid front) on small circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 1 thread dark gray Alpaca + 1 thread Fabel. P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round and bind off in K sts.
Set in sleeves.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 31.03.2009
front piece: When piece measures 22-23-24-25-27 cm [8¾”-9”-9½”-9¾”-10 5/8”] slip the middle 15-17-17-19-19 sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each shoulder separately.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= off-white
= dark gray
= gray
= light gray/green

Comments (75)

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Elin Sandane 04.12.2018 - 17:39:

Sett 1 merke i arb (= midt foran). Strikk videre på samme måte til det er strikket like mange pinner på hver side av merke midt foran. Arb måler nå totalt 72-80-88-96-104 cm øverst og 108-120-132-144-156 cm nederst, fell svært løst av. Jeg forstår ikke helt hva jeg skal gjøre her, kan du hjelpe meg?

DROPS Design 05.12.2018 kl. 08:09:

Hei Elin. Når arbeidet måler 36-40-44-48-52 cm i den ene siden og 54-60-66-72-78 cm i den andre siden har du strikket halve skjørtet. Du setter et merke i arbeidet her, som markerer midt foran. Så fortsetter du med forkortede pinner som før til du har strikket like langt som før du satte merket. Altså du strikker til arbeidet måler totalt 72-80-88-96-104 cm øverst og 108-120-132-144-156 cm nederst. Så feller du av og syr sammen oppleggskanten og avfellingskanten (= midt bak). God fornøyelse.

Jozefien De Bruijn 08.11.2017 - 10:53:

Ik had mijn vraag bij de opmerkingen geplaatst, dus even opnieuw: Model 140-30 heb ik al gemaakt, superfijn om te dragen, en wil nu dit model gaan breien. Echter met een enkele draad Fabel. De maat van de naalden en het aantal steken zal verschillen. Kan ik alles simpelweg met twee vermenigvuldigen ? Of hoe zou ik dat anders moeten aanpassen ?

DROPS Design 09.11.2017 kl. 10:05:

Hallo Jozefien, Het beste is om eerst een proeflapje te maken en op basis van de stekenverhouding die daar uit komt, uit te rekenen hoeveel je op moet zetten, hoeveel je moet meerderen/minderen etc. Je kunt niet zomaar alles keer 2 doen, maar je moet het even opnieuw uitrekenen.

Jozefien De Bruijn 08.11.2017 - 10:48:

De jurk nr 140-30 heb ik al gemaakt, echt superfijn om te dragen ! Nu zou ik dit model ook willen maken, maar dan van een enkele draad Fabel. Het aantal steken en de maat van de naald zullen anders zijn dan in de beschrijving. Kan ik alles gewoon met twee vermenigvuldigen ? Of hoe moet ik dat anders berekenen ?

LAPALUS 13.02.2016 - 17:49:

Très beau modèle - taille parfaitement. J'ai pris T.M pour un 38 merci pour vos explications gratuites Christiane

Anu 22.06.2015 - 16:46:

Thank you .Checked for an update on my question as soon as I came back from work.For a newbie to short rows this explanation was easy to understand .I am off to a flying start!!!.

Anu 21.06.2015 - 12:18:

Thx for your reply ,but am still confused on short rows - work on 25 st ,turn ,tighten thread and knit on the same 25 sts again( this is a short row). then work on 50sts,turn,tighten and work on the same 50 sts again(short row) .My quesstion - I have CO 75 st - but have worked on 50 sts only .So,once the short rows are done I will knit on all 75 sts? What happens to the remaning 25 sts

DROPS Design 22.06.2015 kl. 10:34:

Dear Anu, repeat the short rows from *-* as in pattern: *2 rows garter st on 25 sts only, 4 rows garter st on all sts (= 75 sts), 2 rows garter st on 50 sts only, 4 rows garter st on all sts (=75 sts)*, repeat from *-*. I.e. 1 repeat = 12 rows at bottom (= beg on rows from RS) and 8 rows at top. Happy knitting!

Anu 19.06.2015 - 12:01:

Hi,Have made a few of drops patterns,I am knitting short rows for the first time. What does the line :Worked frm side to side in garter st frm mid-back to mid-back.Work back & forth on circular needle. The skirt is knitted flat? No need to work in round? Pls advise.

DROPS Design 19.06.2015 kl. 18:16:

Dear Anu, the skirt is worked flat (= back and forth) sideways, ie you will have a seam at mid back (cast on edge is sewn to cast off edge). Happy knitting!

Iris Bellekens 03.02.2015 - 17:02:

Is er een verschil met de basismethode verkorte toeren en de verkorte toeren met omslag? Welke methode gebruik je van de beide of kan je ze allebei gebruiken voor dit jurkje?

DROPS Design 04.02.2015 kl. 13:22:

Hoi Iris. Ja, de basismethode heeft geen omslag... Je kan beide gebruiken, dus je mag kiezen welke methode je het fijnst vindt. Met de omslag krijg je een kleiner gaatje in de overgangen en dat vind ik persoonlijk wel mooier. Veel breiplezier.

Vanda 29.01.2015 - 13:29:

Hallo, has anybody knit this pattern in brown with Fabel color 912 soft chocolate and Alpaca 601 dark brown? If yes, did it come out nicely ? I would like to try this combination out, but I don't know if the result looks nice. Thanks.

DROPS Design 29.01.2015 kl. 17:44:

Dear Vanda, for any tip, help & advices choosing colours, you are welcome to contact your DROPS store. Happy knitting!

Petra Marggraf 10.01.2015 - 20:12:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, in der Anleitung zum Modell 110-3 heißt es: Oberteil: Das Oberteil wird mit 2 Fäden Alpaca gestrickt... Danach 1 Krausrippe in mittelgrau und 1 Krausrippe in hell graugrün. Zu natur wechseln und 1 R. re. stricken...ich verstehe nicht, ob ich die Krausrippen in mittelgrau und hellgrün und alle anderen farbigen Musterabschnitte ebenfalls mit doppeltem Faden stricken muss. Ganz herzlichen Dank! Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Petra Marggraf

DROPS Design 11.01.2015 kl. 15:45:

Ja, Sie stricken alles immer doppelfädig. Je nach Abschnitt entweder mit 1 Faden Fabel und 1 Faden Alpaca oder wie beim Oberteil mit 2 Fäden, also z.B. mittelgrau doppelt genommen. Auch die Musterbordüre wird doppelfädig gestrickt.

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