DROPS / 139 / 6

Vanilla Lace by DROPS Design

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

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.

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.

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


= 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

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