DROPS / 132 / 1

Forest Nymph by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with yoke worked across with cables, short rows and crochet border in ”Delight” and ”Kid-Silk”. Size: S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no DE-072
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300-350 g colour no 01, gray mix
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
100-100-125-125-150-150 g colour no 02, black

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 1 thread Delight and 1 thread Kid-Silk = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm

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 (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

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

SHORT ROWS:
To make the yoke wider at the bottom, work more rows over the bottom sts than the upper sts. This is done as follows:
* Work 2 rows over all sts, work until 2nd marker, turn, tighten thread and work back, work until 1st marker, turn, tighten thread and work back, work 2 rows over all sts, work until 2nd marker, turn, tighten thread and work back, work 2 rows over all sts, work until 1st marker, turn, tighten thread and work back *, repeat from *-*, i.e. 1 repetition = 6 rows at the top and 14 rows at the bottom.

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1. Diagram shows 1 repetition of pattern in breadth (= 24 sts), the diagram shows pattern from RS.

MEASURING TIP:
Measure when piece is flat, it is important not to stretch the piece when measuring.

DECREASE TIP:
Work until 2 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
Work until 1 st remains before marker, make 1 YO, work 2 sts (marker is between these 2 sts), make 1 more YO. On next round K YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes .
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YOKE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, worked sideways from mid back.
LOOSELY cast on 32-32-36-36-40-40 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with 1 thread Delight and 1 thread Kid-Silk. K 2 rows over all sts (1st row beg from bottom edge from RS).
Work next row as follows (from RS): K 10-10-13-13-16-16, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1, K 2 sts in each of the next 4 sts (= K 8), K 2, K 2 in each of the next 4 sts (= K 8), K 1, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K 6-6-7-7-8-8 = 40-40-44-44-48-48 sts.
Work next row as follows (from WS): K 6-6-7-7-8-8, P 2, K 1, P 8, K 2, P 8, K 1, P 2 and K 10-10-13-13-16-16.
Insert 2 markers in the piece as follows (from RS): 1st marker after 13-13-16-16-19-19 sts and 2nd marker after a total of 31-31-34-34-37-37 sts = 9-9-10-10-11-11 sts remain at the top after 2nd marker. Then work SHORT ROWS – see explanation above and PATTERN as follows: 10-10-13-13-16-16 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, diagram M.1 over the next 24 sts and 6-6-7-7-8-8 sts in garter st.
Work until piece measures approx. 112-120-128-140-152-164 cm at bottom edge – SEE MEASURING TIP – finish after 2 rows have been worked on all sts. Work next row as follows (from RS): K 13-13-16-16-19-19, K the next 8 sts tog 2 by 2, K 2, K the next 8 sts tog 2 by 2, K 9-9-10-10-11-11 = 32-32-36-36-40-40 sts. K 1 row over all sts, then cast off all sts with K from RS. Piece measures approx. 114-122-130-142-154-166 cm at bottom edge.

INSERTING MARKERS:
Remove the markers in the piece and insert 4 new markers as follows: Place piece flat on a table and measure along the longest side. First find centre of piece – measure 18-20-21½-24-26½-29½ cm from centre out to each side – insert a marker in each side (i.e. there are 36-40-43-48-53-59 cm between markers on front piece), then measure 18-20-21½-24-26½-29½ cm in from cast off edge and cast on edge (= back piece) – insert markers here. There are now approx. 21-21-22-23-24-24 cm in each side between markers on front and back piece (= armholes).
Sew yoke tog, sew edge to edge mid back to avoid a chunky seam.

BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Knit up sts along bottom edge of yoke with 1 thread Delight and 1 thread Kid-Silk on circular needle size 5 mm – start round at marker in transition between left sleeve and back piece. Knit up 1 st in front loop of st in every ridge (1 ridge = 2 rows in garter st) between markers on back piece (approx. 60 to 98 sts), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new sts (= under sleeve), skip to first marker on front piece and knit up 1 st in front loop of sts in every ridge on front piece (= approx. 60 to 98 sts), cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new sts (= under the other sleeve).
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
P 1 round while at the same time adjusting the no of sts to 136-148-162-180-200-220.
Remove markers and insert 4 new markers as follows: K 14-15-16-18-20-22 sts, insert a marker, K 34-38-41-46-50-56 sts, insert a marker (these 2 markers marks where waistline should be worked on back piece), K 34-36-40-44-50-54 sts, insert a marker, K 34-38-41-46-50-56 sts, insert a marker (these 2 markers marks where waistline should be worked on front piece), K rest of round (= 20-21-24-26-30-32 sts). On next round, P 10-10-12-12-14-14 sts under each sleeve, K the remaining sts. Continue in stocking st over all sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 10 cm, dec 1 st on each side of the 4 markers - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec when piece measures 15 cm = 120-132-146-164-184-204 sts.
When piece measures 20-21-21-22-22-23 cm, inc 1 st on each side of the 4 markers – see INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every 8 rounds a total of 9 times = 192-204-218-236-256-276 sts. When piece measures 63-65-65-67-67-69 cm, K 1 round while at the same time dec 12 sts evenly. Then work 4 cm in garter st. LOOSELY cast off.

CROCHET LACE EDGE:
Crochet an edge in bottom st in garter st along yoke (i.e. in same st that was knit up on body). Hold piece with neck opening towards you, work with 1 thread Kid-Silk on hook size 3.5 mm as follows – start mid back as follows:
ROUND 1: 1 dc in first ridge (1 ridge = 2 rounds in garter st), * 3 ch, 1 dc in next ridge *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in first dc on round (adjust so that there is an even number of ch-loops).
ROUND 2: 2 ch, 1 dc in first ch-loop, * 5 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st (instead of 1 dc) in first dc on round.
ROUND 3: Work as follows in each of the large ch-loops (= 5 ch): 1 dc, 5 tr, 1 dc and work 1 dc in each of the small ch-loops (= 1 ch), finish with 1 sl st at beg of round, cut and fasten the thread.
Steam the lace edge well to make it fold nicely downwards.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= K 2 tog, 1 YO
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

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