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Apple Blossom by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS tunic worked sideways in garter st with lace pattern in ”Safran”. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no E-181
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour no 01, light pink

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 44 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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.
EDGE PATTERN:
ROW 1 (= RS):
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, K 2 tog, P 1, K 2 twisted tog, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, K 3 (= 17 sts).
ROW 2 (= WS):
K 3, P 3, K 1, P 3, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 17 sts).
ROW 3-4: Work as 1st and 2nd row.
ROW 5:
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, K 2 tog, P 1, K 2 twisted tog, 1 YO, K 4 (= 18 sts).
ROW 6:
K 4, P 2, K 1, P 4, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 18 sts).
ROW 7:
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, K 1, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, 1 YO, K 5 (= 19 sts).
ROW 8:
K 5, P 7, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 19 sts).
ROW 9:
K 3, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, K 1 twisted, K 3, K 1 twisted, 1 YO, K 7 (= 21 sts).
ROW 10:
Cast off 4 sts (1 st is now on right needle), K 2, P 7, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 17 sts).
REPEAT THESE 10 ROWS.

LACE PATTERN:
See diagram M.1, diagram shows pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
SHORT ROWS:
Work 1st row from bottom edge (= from WS): * Work until 1st marker, turn, work back, work until 2nd marker, turn, work back, work until 3rd marker, turn, work back, work until 1st marker, turn, work back, work until 4th marker, turn and work back, work 2 rows over all sts. * Repeat from *-*, i.e. 12 rows at the bottom and 2 rows at the top in 1 repetition.
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TUNIC:
Worked sideways from mid back to mid back and sewn tog afterwards. Worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the sts.
NOTE: THE PICTURE HAS BEEN REVERSED IN THE CATALOGUE!

LOOSELY cast on 161-166-170-175-180-185 sts on circular needle size 3 mm. K 1 row over all sts (= WS).
Work next row as follows from the top (= RS): 16-18-19-21-23-25 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, diagram M.1 (= 25 sts), 103-106-109-112-115-118 sts in garter st and then EDGE PATTERN over the last 17 sts - see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from bottom edge (= WS) at the same time insert 4 markers in the piece as follows: Edge pattern over the first 17 sts, insert 1st marker, work 65-65-67-67-69-69 sts in garter st, insert 2nd marker, work 38-41-42-45-46-49 sts in garter st, insert 3rd marker, work diagram M.1 and work 8-10-11-13-15-17 sts in garter st, insert 4th marker, 8 sts remain after last marker. Turn and work 1 row back as 1st row. Continue the pattern like this – AT THE SAME TIME work SHORT ROWS, beg from WS – see explanation above!
When piece measures approx. 19-20-22-23-26-28 cm measured between 2nd and 3rd marker – measured from cast on edge and out to needle (adjust after 1 whole repetition with short rows), work next row as follows from WS: Work until 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts remain before 3rd marker (44-46-48-50-53-55 sts should remain), slip the sts just worked on a stitch holder. Work the row as before, turn and work back as before over the 44-46-48-50-53-55 sts. Then work back and forth over only the sts on the needle (= left sleeve).

LEFT SLEEVE:
Work pattern and in garter st as before with short rows as follows: * Work until 3rd marker (= 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts), turn and work back, work until 4th marker, turn and work back, work 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until sleeve measures approx. 26-28-30-32-34-36 cm in bottom edge - finish after 1 row from RS. Slip the sts on a stitch holder.

LEFT SIDE PIECE:
Slip sts from the first stitch holder back on needle and work 1 row from RS as before. Then work pattern as before and short rows as follows: * Work until 1st marker, turn and work back, work until 2nd marker, turn and work back, work 2 rows over all sts *, repeat from *-* until piece measures 2-4-4-6-6-8 cm at the top under the sleeve - finish after 1 row from RS over all sts.

FRONT PIECE:
Work all sts on needle + sts from stitch holder back on circular needle (this row is worked from WS without short rows). NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work 1 row back from RS with pattern as before. Then continue with pattern, in garter st and short rows as before until piece measures 38-40-44-46-52-56 cm measured between 2nd and 3rd marker (adjust after 1 whole repetition with short rows). Now work next row from WS as follows: Work until 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts remain before 3rd marker, 44-46-48-50-53-55 sts should remain, slip the sts just worked on a stitch holder. Work the row as before, turn and work back as before over the 44-46-48-50-53-55 sts. Then work back and forth over only the sts on the needle (= right sleeve).

RIGHT SLEEVE:
Work as left sleeve.

RIGHT SIDE PIECE:
Work as left side piece.

BACK PIECE:
Work all sts on needle + sts from stitch holder back on needle. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Then continue with pattern, in garter and short rows as before.
Work until piece measures approx. 19-20-22-23-26-28 cm measured between 2nd and 3rd marker (adjust after 1 whole repetition of Edge pattern and preferably also diagram M.1 if that fits). LOOSELY cast off - it is very important to avoid a tight cast off edge - if it is tight, the garment will not hang nicely.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew seam mid back – sew cast off edge against cast on edge, edge to edge with 1 stitch in every st.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
= K 3 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= knitting direction


Debra 23.04.2018 - 17:06:

I am really confused! I do have 8sts after my last maker and I think I am supposed to turn. Am I working the row 1 pattern all the way back across? Then I am really confused about the short row pattern. I have done short rows before, but this is really confusing. Are top rows the same as right side and bottom rows the same as wrong side? Am I following the entire short row instructions all at one time or what?

DROPS Design 24.04.2018 kl. 09:28:

Dear Debra, the first row from WS is worked in pattern as the first row from RS (= work garter st over garter st and row 2 in M.1 over sts in M.1, row 2 edge pattern over the 17 sts). Continue as pattern is established (continuing pattern/diagram) knitting short rows at the same time. Happy knitting!

Valerie TURCQ 28.05.2017 - 12:10:

Parfait ! superbe rendu... un peu compliqué à suivre entre points ajourés et rangs raccourcis mais avec la patience on y arrive. Merci Drops !

Ann Lykke Bollmann 07.11.2016 - 05:58:

Hvordan syr man sammen, så det bliver pænt?

DROPS Design 07.11.2016 kl. 12:10:

Hej Ann. Der er flere forskellige methoder, men maaske den her kan hjaelpe dig videre:

Jill 03.10.2016 - 04:08:

I am very confused on the short rows. Can you explain it any better for me to understand?

DROPS Design 03.10.2016 kl. 10:18:

Dear Jill, short rows are worked beg from WS: *work 2 rows over the sts from bottom to 1st marker, 2 rows over sts from bottom to 2nd marker, 2 rows over sts from bottom to 3rd marker, 2 rows over sts from bottom to 4th marker (work M.1 as in diagram), 2 rows over all sts (work M.1 as in diagram)* = You have now worked 12 rows over the sts on the bottom and 2 rows over the sts at the very top (= work M.1 when working sts in M.1). Happy knitting!

Jill 08.07.2016 - 19:18:

When I get to the edge pattern on row 1, everything seems to work out alright as far as my stitches go. But then I go to row 2, and I have an extra stitch....18 stitches instead of 17 stitches. I don't know what I am doing wrong, and I have ripped it out and redone it three times and I get the same result every time.

DROPS Design 11.07.2016 kl. 08:34:

Dear Jill, on row 2 in edge pattern, you work over the 18 sts from row 1 as follows: K 3, P 3, K 1, P 3, K 2, 1 YO, P 2 tog, 1 YO, P 2 tog, K 1 (= 17 sts). Do not hesitate to swatch only the edge pattern sts to train yourself on less sts. Happy knitting!

ENCARNACION RIOS BARCENA 17.01.2015 - 15:05:

Se podría ver mejor la parte baja de la túnica? lo estoy haciendo siguiendo el patrón pero tengo alguna duda de cómo se unen las ondas-picos. Viéndolo mejoraría las dudas pero no puedo ampliar la parte baja. Patrón 139-4 el que lleva la botonadura al frente. Gracias. Sois muy generosos y con vosotros se aprende un montón viendo los videos sobretodo.

DROPS Design 18.01.2015 kl. 00:12:

Hola Encarnación, el modelo 139-4 que indicas no tiene botonadura. El modelo 139-3 si la tiene. Puedes intentar descargar la foto y ampliarla pero no se si tendrá suficiente calidad. Si no te ayuda puedes concretarme la duda que tienes para poder ayudarte.

Tanja 28.05.2013 - 10:27:

Hallo nochmal, ich habe jetzt "nach Gefühl" gestrickt... :-) Ich glaube es passt so. Trotzdem vielen Dank!

Tanja 26.05.2013 - 14:24:

So, zur 2. Frage habe ich eine Lösung gefunden: Es sind immer sechs Reihen, die sich wiederholen. Man sollte erst probieren, bevor man fragt... ;-)

Tanja 25.05.2013 - 13:58:

2. Frage: Wie stricke ich den Ärmel richtig? Bis zur 3. Markierung, drehen und BIS ZUM ENDE DER R also inklusive der 8 Hals-M oder ist in dieser Rückreihe bereits das Stricken bis zur 4. Markierung/ Wenden enthalten? Die 2 R über alle M beginnen gleich beim Wenden der Arbeit, wenn ich auf der einen Seite wieder über die Markierung stricke? Wie ist es mit den zwei R über alle M zu verstehen? Ist der Rapport im Ärmel immer über 5 R zu sehen? Vielen Dank für die Bearbeitung!

Tanja 25.05.2013 - 13:57:

Hallo, ich habe Fragen zum li. Ärmel. 1. Frage: Vor dem Stilllegen der Seitenmaschen: Wenn ich von der Rücks. bis zu den 5 M hochstricke, muss ich das im Muster, also bis 1. Markierung, zurück, bis 2. Markierung, zurück und DANN bis zu den 5 M stricken ODER ohne Berücksichtigung des Rapportes?

DROPS Design 27.05.2013 kl. 11:45:

Liebe Tanja, ich bin nach ihrem letzten Kommentar nicht sicher, ob sich Ihre Fragen erledigt haben, oder ob noch etwas unklar ist.

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