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Vanilla Lace by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS top with lace pattern in ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: S – XXXL.

Tags: lace, top down, tops,

DROPS design: Pattern no BS-017
Yarn group A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
Colour no 1306, powder
150-150-200-200-250-250 g

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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

See diagram M.1. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

No of sts is adjusted with inc or dec as follows: Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog, or inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row K YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to body):
Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, (marker), K 2 tog.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row/round work YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.

Worked sideways back and forth on needle. Cast on 17 sts on needle size 3 mm with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work in garter st - Read explanation above - for approx. 1½ cm (1st row = RS). Work next row from RS as follows: Work diagram M.1 and finish with 1 edge st in garter st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue diagram M.1 with 1 edge st in garter st in the left side (seen from RS) until piece measures approx. 24-26-29-29-31-31 cm from cast on edge - NOTE: Finish with last row in diagram M.1 (= approx. 10-11-12-12-13-13 repetitions of diagram M.1 vertically). Then work in garter st over all sts for 1½ cm, cast off all sts (piece measures approx. 26-28-31-31-33-33 cm vertically).

Then work on circular needle size 3.5 mm top down from yoke. Knit up from RS approx. 70 to 90 sts along the left side on yoke inside 1 edge st in garter st. K next row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 68-72-78-78-84-84 - Read KNITTING TIP above. K 2 more rows (= 4 rows in garter st = 2 ridges in total). Work next row from RS as follows: 4 sts in garter st, inc 1 st - Read INCREASE TIP above, K until 4 sts remain on needle, inc 1 st, 4 sts in garter st. Then work in stocking st - AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st inside 4 sts in garter st in each side on every row (i.e. from RS and WS) a total of 6-7-9-14-17-22 times = 80-86-96-106-118-128 sts. Then P 0-1-1-0-1-0 rows from WS with 4 sts in garter st in each side, piece now measures approx. 10-10-11-12-13-15 cm. Slip sts on a stitch holder and put piece aside. Work 1 more yoke the same way and work up along the left side the same way but leave the sts on the needle (last row = WS).

= 80-86-96-106-118-128 sts. On next round, work in the round as follows: K the 80-86-96-106-118-128 sts on needle, cast on 8-10-10-12-14-16 sts, K the 80-86-96-106-118-128 sts from stitch holder on to needle, and cast on 8-10-10-12-14-16 sts = 176-192-212-236-264-288 sts. Insert a marker in the middle of the 8-10-10-12-14-16 new sts in each side (= 1 marker in the middle of each side). NOTE: Now round beg at the 2nd marker. Move the markers upwards when working.
On next round K until 2nd marker. Then work next round as follows: * (marker), P 8-9-9-10-11-12, K 72-78-88-98-110-120, P 8-9-9-10-11-12, (marker), P 8-9-9-10-11-12, K 72-78-88-98-110-120, P 8-9-9-10-11-12 *. Then K 1 round. Repeat from *-* 1 more time (= 2 rounds with 16-18-18-20-22-24 P sts under armhole in each side), then K all sts.
When piece measures 15-16-17-19-19-21 cm (measured from the upper edge on yoke), dec 1 st on each side of each marker - Read DECREASE TIP above = 4 dec sts. Repeat dec every 5½-5½-6-6-6½-6½ cm a total of 4 times = 160-176-196-220-248-272 sts.
When piece measures 37-39-41-42-44-46 cm, remove the marker in each side and insert 4 new markers in the piece as follows: Work 20-20-24-24-28-28 sts, 1 marker, work 40-48-50-62-68-80 sts, 1 marker, work 40-40-48-48-56-56 sts, 1 marker, work 40-48-50-62-68-80 sts, 1 marker, work the remaining 20-20-24-24-28-28 sts (= 2 marker at the front and 2 markers at the back). On next round, inc 1 st on each side of each marker - Read INCREASE TIP above = 8 new sts. Repeat inc one more time when piece measures 41-43-45-46-48-50 cm = 176-192-212-236-264-288 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 43-45-47-49-51-53 cm. Then work rib (K 1/P 1) until piece measures 45-47-49-51-53-55 cm, then loosely cast off all sts with K over K and P over P.

Knit up 6-6-7-7-8-8 sts in the right corner along the upper edge on one yoke (= front). Work in garter st for 16-16-16-18-18-18 cm, cast off. Sew strap along the upper edge on the second yoke (= back). Repeat on the left side.

BOLERO– see design: 139-5

This pattern has been corrected. .

New diagram M.1 has been posted
Updated online: 26.04.2012


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

Comments (65)

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Chiara 28.11.2016 - 17:12:

Volevo iniziare questo modello..ma non capisco il nono ferro del diagramma..involontariamente sbaglio qualcosa e mi ritrovo con più maglie sul ferro

DROPS Design 28.11.2016 kl. 20:52:

Buonasera Chiara, abbiamo corretto la legenda, l'ultimo simbolo era sbagliato. Provi a vedere se ora le torna il conto delle maglie. Buon lavoro!

Zsuzsa 13.06.2016 - 16:32:

This is a wonderful pattern! Unfortunately I don't understand how to do this: "Knit up from RS approx. 70 to 90 sts along the left side on yoke inside 1 edge st in garter st." Do you have a video tutorial on how to knit up from the edge in garter stitches? I cannot imagine where to put the needle. Thank you in advance!

DROPS Design 13.06.2016 kl. 17:47:

Dear Mrs Zsuzsa, the video below shows how to pick up sts along the side, inside 1 edge st. Swatch is here worked in stocking st, but the technique will be the same here. Happy knitting!

Ginny Trueman 28.05.2016 - 23:28:

Where is the pattern for the shrug that the model is wearing I would like to knit both?

DROPS Design 29.05.2016 kl. 10:32:

Dear Mrs Trueman you can find the related bolero under the tab "related patterns" next to the picture: it's the pattern a href="https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=5553&cid=19">139-5. Happy knitting!

Ana 27.05.2016 - 06:45:

Je suis arrivée à la partie des augmentations pour l'emmanchure mais je suis incapable d'obtenir 4m en pt mousse et le reste en jersey. Les augmentations apparaissent toujours en point mousse et, si j'ai bien compris il faut qu'elles restent en jersey pour avoir une lisière en mousse. Si l'on fait 4m mousse + augmentation+ jersey en CD, c'est au retour (lorsque je dois tricoter le point jersey à l' envers), que je n'arrive pas à faire l'augmentation. Merci

DROPS Design 27.05.2016 kl. 09:05:

Bonjour Ana, quand vous augmentez à 4 m point mousse des bords sur l'endroit, faites 1 jeté, au rang suivant (= sur l'envers), tricotez ce jeté torse à l'env (= dans le brin arrière au lieu du brin avant) comme dans la vidéo ci-dessous au time code 00:49. Bon tricot!

Michele 06.10.2015 - 17:06:

Thanks so much! I had a feeling I was doing something wrong. I only have to rip out one row.

Michele 06.10.2015 - 15:41:

Hi Drops, I'm stuck. Is this correct? Knit 86, place marker, cast on 10, knit 86, place marker, cast on 10 join? Thank you!

DROPS Design 06.10.2015 kl. 15:50:

Dear Michele, under "Body", size M, you work 86, cast on 5, place marker, cast on 5, work 86, cast on 5, place 2nd marker, cast on 5 and join in the round. So that you have 1 marker in the middle of the 10 new sts cast on on each side(= sides). Happy knitting!

Michele 29.09.2015 - 19:25:

Thank you so much for your responses. I have to rip out 7 rows but than I am good to go! Michele

Michele 28.09.2015 - 19:34:

The 3rd paragraph states to work in stocking knit. Do we continue with the 4 knit stitches at each end? Also directions say inc 1 st inside 4 sts? Can u explain inside? Thank you.

DROPS Design 29.09.2015 kl. 09:16:

Dear Michele, that's correct, you continue in stocking st with 4 sts in garter st on each side, and inc 1 st inside the 4 sts in garter st in each side on every row: work 4 sts in garter st, inc 1 st (see Increase Tip), work in stocking st until 4 sts remain, inc 1 st, 4 sts in garter st. Happy knitting!

Michele 23.09.2015 - 18:49:

Thank you Drops. I understand now -- the previous increase is included in the 7 times. What does P 0-1-1-0-1-0 rows mean? Thanks so much.

DROPS Design 24.09.2015 kl. 09:17:

Dear Michele, pattern is given in 6 sizes, numbers apply to size in the same order, ie: P 0 rows in 1st, 4th and last size (S, XL and XXXL), and P 1 row in 2nd, 3rd and 5th size (M, L, and XXL). Happy knitting!

Michele 22.09.2015 - 23:53:

Drops 139-6 After adjusting to 72 stitches than increasing 2 stitches and working in stockinette for 7 times, I have 88 stitches not 86 as pattern states. The math does not add up. Please advise. Thank you Michele

DROPS Design 23.09.2015 kl. 10:50:

Dear Michele, you have 72 sts and inc 2 sts a total of 7 times = a total of 14 sts increased: 72+14=86 sts. Happy knitting!

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