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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 stocking 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

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

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges.

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

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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 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 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 with 604, ocean view. Pull out one of the needles (to avoid a tight cast on edge) 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 (= 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 piece 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 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 from marker (i.e. front and back piece are the same length) then VERY LOOSELY cast 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 knit up 1 st in every ridge (2 rows in garter st) around the entire opening of the skirt on circular needle size 2.5 mm 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 a lace edge 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 and ocean view and work in stocking 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 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 from where sts were knitted up for body, cast 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 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 and K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME casting 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 cast off = 292-326-356-390-424-458 sts. Work in stocking 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 stocking 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. 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 lace edge 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 cast off with P sts. Piece measures approx. 82-85-88-91-94-97 cm when flat, it will be longer when dress is worn.

TIE WITH CONE:
Crochet a ch-row on hook size 2.5 mm with off white until row measures approx. 130 cm (or desired measurement around waist). Then work 1 sl st in 4th ch from hook (= beg of cone).
ROUND 1: Work 6 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 3: Work * 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 dc.
ROUND 4-7: Work 1 dc in every dc = 18 dc.
ROUND 8: Work * 1 dc in first dc, then work the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 dc.
ROUND 9: Work 1 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 10: Crochet all dc tog 2 by 2 = 6 dc.
ROUND 11: Work all dc tog 2 by 2 = 3 dc.
Cut the thread, baste it up and down through sts, pull the thread to tighten and fasten tightly.
Crochet another cone. Beg by working 4 ch 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 lace edge.
Work another tie for neck with a length of approx. 100 cm.


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Marina 19.07.2018 - 14:57:

Hallo, könnten Sie mir bitte einen Tipp geben wie ich am besten das Rockteil zusammen nähe.

DROPS Design 19.07.2018 kl. 16:20:

Liebe Marina, Sie können die abgeketteten Kante zusammen mit der Anschlagskante wie z.B. für Schulter zusammennähen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

GoldenEagle1620 13.03.2018 - 11:57:

Thank you very much for your help and hopefully I can continue without having to bother you once more. I have complete two of your creations ('Stripes in Monaco' & 'Spring Forest') - they are brilliant. I am also making 'Lemon Parfait' & 'Emerald Queen'; when the wool arrives..

GoldenEagle1620 12.03.2018 - 21:22:

Hello again. I've completed the first 12 rows and am ready to knit the short rows. But tell me, should I be knitting most of the stitches so that I can get to Marker1? I am working on the RS of the piece! But am I correct with having the RS when working and also should the marker numbering be:- 8-14-18-10-10-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-finishing with 6sts. But is it necessary to do w/t (so there will be no holes). All your expertise would be very much appreciated. Thank you. GoldenEagle1620.

DROPS Design 13.03.2018 kl. 10:11:

Dear GoldenEagle1620, you will now work short rows starting from RS: 2 rows over sts to marker-1, then 2 rows over sts to marker 2, 2 rows over sts to marker-3 and so on until you have worked to marker-16, then work 2 rows over all sts with off white and work now short rows from marker-16 to marker-1. You can work short rows with w&t or just turn (see basic technique). Happy knitting!

GoldenEagle1620 12.03.2018 - 21:19:

I AM NOT A 'SPAMMER' I NEED HELP WITH PATTERN 'DANCE WITH ME' GoldenEagle1620

GoldenEagle1620 07.03.2018 - 15:39:

Good afternoon. Lovely pattern, for which I have 2 questions, to begin with:- 1). Why have you asked for the 'cast on' to be done, using TWO CIRCULAR needles? 2). Must I knit back and forth or may I knit as normal in the round?

DROPS Design 07.03.2018 kl. 16:53:

Dear GoldenEagle1620, cast on sts on 2 circular needles to get an elastic cast on edge (cast off sts will be then seamed together to the cast on edge at the end of skirt part). Skirt part = bottom of the dress is worked sideways back and forth on circular needles with short rows to get the A shape of the skirt. Happy knitting!

Mamieflo 20.05.2017 - 18:35:

Je ne me souvenais pas l'avoir remarquée en 2010 puis à nouveau en 2016 je viens de la tricoter en 3 semaines et l'ai terminée le 10 mai 2017, super simple à faire et si jolie ! J'espère qu'il fera beau pour la fête des mères !

R. Andersson 02.05.2017 - 18:58:

Hej Kunne godt have ønsket mig at opskriften var så man skulle starte oppe i livet med natur/hvide stibe, da jeg så kunne undgå at klippe tråden over hver gang. Har strikket samme slags kjole i børne opskrift hvor man skiftede i livet, hvilket var meget letter. Men ellers en flot og spændende kjole at lave. God dag til jer alle. MVH R. Andersson

Birthe Okholm 01.05.2017 - 11:16:

Hvis jeg ønsker at lave 3/4 eller lange ærmer i kjolen , kan jeg så bare strikke flere cm på ærme stykket inden der samles til bærestykket ?

DROPS Design 03.05.2017 kl. 13:34:

Hej Birthe, Ja det må du gerne, eller så samler du op i ærmekanten og strikker nedad. Vi kan desværre ikke hjælpe dig med at ændre opskriften, men vi har flere med lange ærmer, som du kan kigge på. God fornøjelse!

Marianne Lund 29.04.2017 - 10:19:

Hej! Jeg har fået købt det fine garn og glæder mig til at strikke med fabel-garn. Jeg kan ikke finde en størrelsesguide i mønstret. Har jeg overset det? Jeg har købt garn efter en str. M, men nu er jeg i tvivl, om det skal være S i stedet. Er der angivet nogle mål et sted. Jeg kan ikke se, om diagrammet er antal masker eller centimeter. Venlig hilsen Marianne

DROPS Design 03.05.2017 kl. 11:31:

Hej Marianne, Jo hvis du går længst ned i opskriften, så finder du en måleskitse som viser tøjets mål. Vælg den størrelse som passer dine mål. God fornøjelse!

R. Andersson 29.04.2017 - 10:05:

Hej Kunne godt have ønsket mig at opskriften var så man skulle starte oppe i livet med natur/hvide stibe, da jeg så kunne undgå at klippe tråden over hver gang. Har strikket samme slags kjole i børne opskrift hvor man skiftede i livet, hvilket var meget letter. Men ellers en flot og spændende kjole at lave. God dag til jer alle. MVH R. Andersson

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