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Breaking Waves Dress by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with stripes and round yoke in ”Muskat”. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no CL-001
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
The dress will be somewhat longer than the measurements in the chart when worn.

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
Colour no 60, ice blue:
200-200-250-250-250-300 g
Colour no 08, off white:
100-150-150-150-150-200 g
Colour no 01, light blue purple: 100-100-100-100-150-150 g
Colour no 61, light beige:
50-50-50-50-100-100 g
Colour no 76, sky blue:
100 g in all sizes
Colour no 02, light blue:
100 g in all sizes
Colour no 04, lilac:
50 g in all sizes

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3 mm - for edges.

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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GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
1 ridge = 2 rounds * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 (zigzag pattern) - diagram shows pattern from RS. And diagram M.3 (stripes).

DECREASE TIP (applies to zigzag pattern):
See M.2 for example. All dec are done on the rounds where pattern is worked. Dec 2 sts in every repetition by working as follows: 2 sts in same st, work until 3 sts remain before the middle of repetition, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 3 tog. Work the rest of the repetition and finish by working 2 sts in the same st. On next round work as before but with 1 st less on each side of the middle.

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

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DRESS:
Worked in the round on circular needle. Start the round at the side. Cast on 260-286-312-338-364-390 sts on 2 circular needles size 4 mm (to avoid a tight cast on edge) with light blue. Pull out one of the circular needles.
Work 4 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work zigzag pattern following chart M.1 (10-11-12-13-14-15 repetitions) and AT THE SAME TIME work stripes following chart M.3 (repeat M.3 until piece measures 54-55-56-57-58-59 cm). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12-12-11-11-14-14 cm from bottom tip, dec 2 sts in every repetition - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 9-9-10-10-12-12 cm a total of 5-5-5-5-4-4 times = 160-176-192-208-252-270 sts (= 16-16-16-16-18-18 sts remain in every repetition). Continue to work until piece measures 54-55-56-57-58-59 cm. K 1 round with the colour used on last stripe while AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-12-12-6-26-18 sts evenly = 148-164-180-202-226-252 sts. Insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 74-82-90-101-113-126 sts (markers = each side). Move the markers upwards when working.
Switch to ice blue and work in stocking st.
When piece measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm from the start of ice blue, inc 1 st on each side of both markers in each side (= 4 sts inc) - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every 2-2½-2½-2½-3-3 cm a total of 3 times = 160-176-192-214-238-264 sts, now ice blue section measures 6-7-7-8-9-9 cm. K 1 round with ice blue while AT THE SAME TIME casting off 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts in each side (i.e. 4-4-4-5-5-5 sts on each side of both markers) for armholes = 72-80-88-97-109-122 sts remain on front and back piece.
Cut the thread, put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 60-66-69-75-78-81 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with off white. Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Work in GARTER ST for 2 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and ice blue. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME casting off 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts mid under sleeve (4-4-4-5-5-5 sts on each side of marker) = 52-58-61-65-68-71 sts. Cut the thread, put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 4 mm as body where armholes were cast off = 248-276-298-324-354-386 sts. Insert a marker, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work in stocking st in the round on circular needle size 4 mm with ice blue.
Start round mid back!
Size S + M + L: When piece measures 2 cm, dec 34-40-40 sts evenly (tighten the thread a little when working 2 and 2 sts tog to make dec less visible), repeat dec when piece measures 4 cm and 6 cm = 146-156-178 sts. When piece measures 8 cm, dec 20 sts evenly = 126-136-158 sts.
Size XL + XXL + XXXL: When piece measures 3 cm, dec 40-42-44 sts evenly (tighten the thread a little when working 2 and 2 sts tog to make dec less visible), repeat dec when piece measures 6 cm and 9 cm = 204-228-254 sts. When piece measures 12 cm, dec 20 sts evenly = 184-208-234 sts.
ALL SIZES: Now work an elevation in the back of neck with ice blue as follows (work in stocking st back and forth on needle): Insert a marker between the middle 2 sts at the front. Start mid back and work until 20 sts remain before marker mid front, turn piece, tighten thread and work until 20 sts remain before marker in the other side. Turn piece, tighten thread and work until 40 sts remain before marker mid front, turn piece, tighten thread and work until 40 sts remain before marker in the other side. Turn piece, tighten thread and work until 55-60-70-80-90-100 sts remain before marker mid front, turn piece, tighten thread and work until 55-60-70-80-90-100 sts remain before marker in the other side, turn and work until mid back.

NECKLINE:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and off white and work in garter st in the round on circular needle for 2 cm before loosely casting off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= work 2 sts in same st
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= K 3 tog
= light blue
= light blue purple
= off white
= ice blue
= sky blue
= light beige
= lilac


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