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Dance With Me by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with skirt worked from side to side with short rows and stripes, and knitted top in stockinette st with round yoke in "Fabel". Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-137
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-90-98-108-118-128 cm / 31½"-35½"-38½"-42½"-46½"-50½"
Full length: 82-85-88-91-94-97 cm / 32 1/4"-33½"-34 5/8"-35 3/4"-37"-38 1/4"

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
Color no 604, ocean view: 450-500-550-600-650-750 g
Color no 100, off white: 50-50-50-100-100-100 g

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm /US 2or 3 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' and 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 2.5 mm / US 1or2- for edges.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm / C/2 - for ties and cones.

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pattern type: dresses, shape: belt, round yoke, sideways, waist shaping,

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GARTER ST (in the round): *K 1 round and P 1 round*, repeat from *-*.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row knit YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec by K 2 sts tog.
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DRESS:
Beg by working a skirt back and forth on circular needle from side to side. To give the skirt width at the bottom work with short rows. Then work round yoke.

LOOSELY cast on 132-134-136-140-142-144 sts on 2 circular needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 with 604, ocean view (to avoid a tight cast on edge). Pull out one of the needles and work as explained below.

The entire skirt is worked in Garter st, i.e. K all rows.
Work first row as follows (from waist down = WS):
Work 8-10-12-14-16-18 sts, insert MARKER 1,
work 14-14-14-16-16-16 sts, insert MARKER 2,
work 18 sts, insert MARKER 3,
work 10 sts, insert MARKER 4,
work 10 sts, insert MARKER 5,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 6,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 7,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 8,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 9,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 10,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 11,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 12,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 13,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 14,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 15,
work 6 sts, insert MARKER 16,
work the remaining 6 sts.
Move the markers upwards when working.
Continue to work with short rows (NOTE! Tighten the thread on every turn in mid of piece before continuing, to avoid holes) as follows:
* Work 2 rows with 100, off white back and forth over all sts (1st row = RS), work 10-10-10-12-12-14 rows with 604, ocean view back and forth over all sts (= a total of 12-12-12-14-14-16 rows in garter st over all sts).
Then work until MARKER 1, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 2, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 3, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 4, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 5, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 6, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 7, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 8, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 9, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 10, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 11, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 12, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 13, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 14, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 15, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 16, turn and work back over the remaining 6 sts.
Switch to off white and work 2 rows back and forth over all sts. Switch back to ocean view and work until MARKER 16, turn piece and work back.
Then work until MARKER 15, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 14, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 13, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 12, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 11, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 10, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 9, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 8, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 7, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 6, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 5, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 4, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 3, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 2, turn and work back.
Work until MARKER 1, turn and work back.
Work 10-10-10-12-12-14 rows back and forth over all sts with ocean view *.
Repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 35-40-45-53-58-60 cm / 13 3/4"-15 3/4"-17 3/4"-21"-22 3/4"-23 5/8" vertically (measured at the shortest when piece is flat on the table) - adjust after one whole repetition, but possibly round down to avoid longer measurements. Insert a marker (= side of dress). Repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 35-40-45-53-58-60 cm / 13 3/4"-15 3/4"-17 3/4"-21"-22 3/4"-23 5/8" from marker (i.e. front and back piece are the same length) then VERY LOOSELY bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew skirt tog in the side - sew edge to edge in front loop of outermost st so that the seam is flat.

BODY:
Beg from RS at side seam and pick up 1 st in every ridge (i.e in every 2nd row in garter st) around the entire opening of the skirt on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 with off white. P 1 round. K 2 rounds while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 168-192-216-240-264-288 on 1st round. Then work an eyelet round as follows: * 1 YO, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Then K 2 rounds. Then P 1 round and K 1 round. Now insert a marker in each side, i.e. at beg of round and after 84-96-108-120-132-144 sts - move the markers upwards when working.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and ocean view and work in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd round, inc 1 st on each side each marker - READ INCREASE TIP! (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 1½-1½-2½-2½-3-3 cm / ½"-½"-7/8"-7/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/8" a total of 6-6-5-5-5-5 times = 192-216-236-260-284-308 sts. When piece measures 11-12-13-14-15-16 cm / 4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½''-6''-6¼'' from where sts were picked up for body, bind off 12 sts in each side (i.e. 6 sts on each side of both markers) = 84-96-106-118-130-142 sts remain for front and back piece. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 74-79-84-89-94-99 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 with ocean view. Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Work 6 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 and K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME bind off 12 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 6 sts each side of marker) = 62-67-72-77-82-87 sts. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off = 292-326-356-390-424-458 sts. Work in stockinette st with ocean view while AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-1-5-0-4-10 sts evenly on 1st round = 286-325-351-390-420-448 sts. Insert 11-13-13-13-14-14 markers in piece with 26-25-27-30-30-32 sts between each. After 5-8-5-5-8-5 rounds in stockinette st, dec 1 st before every marker - Read DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec on every 6th round a total of 6-6-7-7-7-8 times, then on every other round a total of 3-3-3-4-5-5 times = 187-208-221-247-252-266 sts. After last dec, switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2. K 2 rounds while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 186-207-219-246-252-264 on last round.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Now work an elevation in back of neck, back and forth on needle as follows:
Insert a marker in the middle st mid front.
Start mid back and work until 19 sts remain before marker at the front, turn piece, tighten thread and work until 19 sts remain before marker in the other side.
Turn piece, tighten thread and work until 46 sts remain before marker at the front, turn piece, tighten thread and work until 46 sts remain before marker in the other side.
Turn piece, tighten thread and work until 67-75-79-85-87-90 sts remain before marker, turn piece, tighten thread and work back until 67-75-79-85-87-90 sts remain before marker in the other side.
Turn piece, tighten thread and work until mid back.

NECKLINE:
P 1 round and K 2 rounds, then work eyelet round as follows: * 1 YO, K 3 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 124-138-146-164-168-176 sts remain on needle. K 2 rounds while AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-8-10-20-18-20 sts evenly on the last round = 118-130-136-144-150-156 sts. P 1 round and K 1 round, and then loosely bind off with P sts. Piece measures approx. 82-85-88-91-94-97 cm / 32 1/4"-33½"-34 5/8"-35 3/4"-37"-38 1/4" when flat, it will be longer when dress is worn.

TIE WITH CONE:
Crochet a ch-row on hook size 2.5 mm/C/2 with off white until row measures approx. 130 cm / 51'' (or desired measurement around waist). Then work 1 sl st in 4th ch from hook (= beg of cone).
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: Work * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4-7: Work 1 sc in every sc = 18 sc.
ROUND 8: Work * 1 sc in first sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 sc.
ROUND 9: Work 1 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 10: Crochet all sc tog 2 by 2 = 6 sc.
ROUND 11: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 3 sc.
Cut the yarn, baste it up and down through sts, pull the thread to tighten and fasten tightly.
Crochet another cone.
Begin by ch 4 and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch. Then continue as explained above. Sew this cone to the ch-row after the tie has been inserted in the eyelet round.
Work another tie for neck with a length of approx. 100 cm / 40''.


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