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Knitted DROPS poncho / top in ”Alaska” with rib and lace pattern. Size S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no X-361
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
600-650-750-800-900-1000 g colour no 54m, purple mix

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 and 40 cm) size 4 mm - for rib.

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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PATTERN:
See diagrams M.1 to M.3. Diagrams show the pattern from RS.
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BODY PIECE:
Worked in the round.
Cast on 156-168-180-192-216-240 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with Alaska. Work 1 round stocking st and continue in rib as follows: * K2, P4 *, repeat from *-*. When piece measures 20 cm for all sizes work next row as follows: cast off the first 8-8-8-14-14-14 sts for armhole (= Size S, M and L: K2, P4, K2, Size XL, XXL, XXXL: K2, P4, K2, P4, K2), work the next 70-76-82-82-94-106 sts as before (= front piece), cast off the next 8-8-8-14-14-14 sts for armhole and work the last 70-76-82-82-94-106 sts as before (= back piece).
Change to circular needle size 5 mm. Now LOOSELY cast on 112-118-136-144-166-176 new sts (= over sleeve), P sts on front piece AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to 60-66-70-72-82-84 sts, LOOSELY cast on 112-118-136-144-166-176 new sts (= over the other sleeve) and P sts on back piece AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to 60-66-70-72-82-84 sts = 344-368-412-432-496-520 sts. Round now beg between back piece and one of the sleeves. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
P 1 round on all sts.
Continue as follows:
SIZE S: * M.1A (= 16 sts), P16 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, M.1A, P 60 (= front piece), * M.2A, P16 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with M.2A, P 60 (= back piece).
SIZE M: * M.1A (= 16 sts), P18 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, M.1A, P 66 (= front piece), * M.2A, P18 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with M.2A, P 66 (= back piece).
SIZE L: * M.1A (= 16 sts), P14 *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, M.1A, P 70 (= front piece), * M.2A, P14 *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, finish with M.2A, P 70 (= back piece),
SIZE XL: * M.1A (= 16 sts), P16 *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, M.1A, P 72 (= front piece), * M.2A, P16 *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, finish with M.2A, P72 (= back piece).
SIZE XXL: * M.1A (= 16 sts), P14 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, M.1A, P 82 (= front piece), * M.2A, P14 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, finish with M.2A, P82 (= back piece).
SIZE XXXL: * M.1A (= 16 sts), P16 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, M.1A, P 84 (= front piece), * M.2A, P16 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, finish with M.2A, P 84 (= back piece).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
When piece measures 5-5-3-2-3-2 cm dec on the P sts mid front and mid back by P tog the 2 first sts and P tog the last 2 sts. Repeat the dec on every 6-5-5-5-4-4 round a total of 13-16-17-18-22-23 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5-6-7-7-9-9 cm P tog the first 2 sts and P tog the last 2 sts on each P-section over sleeves Repeat the dec on every 12-10-14-12-14-12 round a total of 7-8-6-7-6-7 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm (adjust so that there is one round left in pattern repeat) slip the middle 12-12-14-14-16-16 sts mid front on a stitch holder for neck. Work remaining sts on round, cut the thread.
Continue back and forth from mid front – beg from WS and continue as follows: Over the first repeat of M.2A work M.2B, and over the last repeat of M.1A work M.1B (i.e. work the B-diagram each side of mid front), work the remaining repeats as before, but replace the last 2 rows in each repeat with M.3 (i.e. no YO on the last row).
AT THE SAME TIME cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 5 times (continue the other dec as before).
When all dec are complete there are 138-138-168-168-198-198 sts on needle.
Work next row from RS as follows: P2 tog 2 times, continue as follows over the first sleeve: K3 tog 2 times, P2 *, K2 tog 6 times, P2 * repeat from *-* a total of 2-2-3-3-4-4 times, finish with K2 tog 6 times, continue as follows over back piece: P2 tog 8-8-7-7-9-9 times, P 2-2-8-8-2-2, P2 tog 8-8-7-7-8-8 times, continue as follows over the other sleeve: * K2 tog 6 times, P2 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-4-4-5-5 times, and finish with K3 tog 2 times, P2 tog 2 times, now pick up 30-30-30-30-34-34 sts along neckline at front (includes sts on stitch holder) = 104-104-122-122-140-140 sts.

NECK:
Change to small circular needle size 4 mm and continue in rib, P2/K2 – make sure to have P2 over the P2 between the pattern repeats on sleeves. When neck measures 10 cm cast off loosely with K over K and P over P.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K3 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso


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