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Amanda by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS top in garter st with wave pattern in ”Bomull-Lin” or "Paris". Size: XS - XXXL.

Tags: tops, wave pattern,

DROPS design: Pattern no l-126
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: XS – S/M – L/XL - XXL /XXXL.
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-100-120-140 cm / 31½"-39½"-47"-55"
Full length: 50-54-58-62 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24½"
The garment will stretch approx. 5 cm / 2'' in length after wash.

DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350 g color no 03, light beige
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400 g color no 26, dark beige

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 6 mm / US 10 - or size needed to get 14 sts pattern = 10 cm / 4'' in width or 15 sts x 29 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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53% Cotton, 47% Linen
from 3.75 $ /50g
DROPS Bomull-Lin uni colour DROPS Bomull-Lin uni colour 3.75 $ /50g
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
To make the pattern fit, work 1 edge st in right side of piece seen from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc 1 st by picking up yarn between 2 sts from previous row.
K this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from WS!
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Bomull-Lin will be more even and look better after it has been washed. When the garment is finished, soak it, stretch it to correct measurements - see chart, and leave it to dry flat. The garment will stretch approx. 5 cm / 2'' in length after wash.

Worked back and forth on circular needle with 1 edge st in garter st in right side seen from RS - READ KNITTING TIP!
Cast on 57-71-85-99 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Bomull-Lin. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Continue to work PATTERN from RS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, A.1 (= 14 sts) 4-5-6-7 times in total.
Continue back and forth with pattern and 1 edge st in garter st in right side of piece. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 31-34-37-40 cm / 12 1/4"-13½"-14½"-15 3/4", insert a marker in each side to mark armholes. When piece measures 39-42-46-49 cm / 15 1/4"-16½"-18"-19 1/4", continue in garter st AT THE SAME TIME on first row inc 3-4-5-6 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP (= 60-75-90-105 sts on needle). When piece measures 47-51-55-59 cm / 18½"-20"-21½"-23 1/4", bind off the middle 28-29-32-33 sts on next row from WS and finish each shoulder separately. On next row from WS, dec 1 st for neck - READ DECREASE TIP = 15-22-28-35 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 50-54-58-62 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24½". Work the other shoulder the same way.

Cast on and work as back piece. When piece measures 42-45-49-52 cm / 16½"-17 3/4"-19 1/4"-20½", bind off the middle 20-21-22-23 sts on next row from WS and finish each shoulder separately. Then work in garter st and dec 1 st for neck on next row from WS - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec on every row from WS 4-4-5-5 more times (i.e. 5-5-6-6 dec in total) = 15-22-28-35 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 50-54-58-62 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24½". Work the other shoulder the same way.

Sew shoulder seams and side seams tog in outer loops of edge sts. Side seam should beg 31-34-37-40 cm / 12 1/4"-13½"-14½"-15 3/4" from cast-on edge.
When the garment is finished and assembled, soak it, stretch it to correct measurements - see chart, and leave it to dry flat.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS
= 1 YO, K 1
= 2 YO, K 1
= 3 YO, K 1
= K from WS, do not work YOs but drop them off the needle (= dropped sts)
= K from WS

Comments (36)

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Maria Eugenia 20.12.2018 - 13:22:

Hola y gracias por su hermosa página web!! Mi pregunta es qué pasa si comienzo este modelo por la espalda y lo hago en una sola pieza hasta terminar el delantero? (Haciendo las mismas disminuciones y aumentos que indican para el escote, pero sin cerrar en los hombros para evitar la costura)? Gracias desde ya por su respuesta! Un gran saludo de Navidad y Año Nuevo desde Argentina.

DROPS Design 30.12.2018 kl. 15:50:

Hola Maria. De este modo el dibujo no queda igual en el delantero y la espalda, porque una parte la quieres trabajar de arriba abajo y la otra parte de abajo arriba.

Heike Mauermann 30.01.2018 - 13:59:

Hallo! Ich würde das Top gerne stricken.Meinen Sie,man kann es auch in Runden stricken? Ich versuche immer gerne mir das Zusammennähen zu ersparen. 😂

DROPS Design 30.01.2018 kl. 14:03:

Liebe Frau Mauermann, es kann vielleicht auch klappen, aber mit einigen Muster ist es nicht immer so einfach das gleiche Ergebnis zu bekommen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Astrid 18.04.2017 - 11:38:

Guten Tag, ich habe jetzt Vorder- und Rückenteil fertig, leider kann ich mir das Zusammennähen nicht richtig vorstellen, wegen der Fallmaschen am Rand. Für einen Tipp wäre ich sehr dankbar. PS: Müsste es in der Anleitung bei der Fertigstellung nicht heißen: "Die Seitennaht sollte ... cm über der Anschlagkante ENDEN" ?

DROPS Design 18.04.2017 kl. 13:18:

Liebe Astrid, wenn Sie die Reihen mit den Fallmaschen zusammennähen, lassen Sie den Faden genau so long wie den Fallmaschen sein, damit es nicht so eng wird. Die Seitennaht beginnt hier von Anschlagskante und endet an der Anschlagskante. Viel Spaß beim zusammennähen!

Kristine 15.03.2017 - 12:51:

I will rephrase my question. The difference between sizes for this pattern is 8 inches and is much different from sizing in your other patterns. How is it best to resize? Add stitches to the edges? Make the front and back different widths? My bust measurement is 34. In the pattern XS is 31.5 and S is 39.5.

DROPS Design 15.03.2017 kl. 15:26:

Dear Kristine, as previously answered, you have to compare the measurements in chart with a similar garment (not from your own measurements), you can then choose to get a fitter or a looser shape as you rather like it to be. For any further personnal assistance, you are welcome to contact your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Krisitne 06.03.2017 - 20:26:

The sizing for this sweater is extreme. XS is too small and S is too big. I am a 34 bust. Would it work if i knit the back S and the front XS? I suggest this since I just finished the back. Would the arms work?

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 kl. 08:34:

Dear Krisitne, compare the measurements in the chart with a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. Read more here. Happy knitting!

Hanne 27.07.2016 - 14:47:

Er gået igang med trøjen i L/XL i Paris på pind 6, tør ikke rigtig fortsætte, da arbejdet virker til at blive alt for bredt 😳

DROPS Design 29.07.2016 kl. 11:11:

Hej Hanne. Stemmer din strikkefasthed? Du skal have 14 m i mönster i bredden per 10 cm. Stemmer det, saa er dit arbejde med 85 m ca 60 bredt som angivet paa maalskitsen. Skift eventuelt til en tyndere p om det ikke stemmer.

Beti 10.05.2016 - 08:18:

¿Se puede hacer este modelo con agujas rectas?

DROPS Design 17.05.2016 kl. 09:41:

Hola Beti, si se puede. Utilizamos aguja circular porque es más cómoda para trabajar con muchos puntos.

Nathalie 03.06.2015 - 22:37:

Bonsoir, Je viens de commencer l'ouvrage, j'ai effectué le premier rang avec le point fantaisie (qui se répète 5 fois 14 mailles). Pour la suite, quand vous dites " Continuer en aller-retour, en point fantaisie" : - il s'agit bien de répéter 5 fois le diagramme A1 (de 14 mailles) pour terminer le rang ? - et de continuer les 8 rangs que composent le diagramme ? A répéter jusqu'à 34 cm de hauteur totale. J'espère que mes questions sont claires. Merci d'avance.

DROPS Design 04.06.2015 kl. 08:31:

Bonjour Nathalie, c'est tout à fait exact, répétez le point fantaisie des 14 m (5 fois en largeur dans votre taille) sur 8 rangs jusqu'à 34 cm de hauteur totale. Quand le 8ème rang est tricoté, reprenez au rang 1 comme avant et ainsi de suite. plus d'infos sur les diagrammes ici. Bon tricot!

Esther 30.05.2014 - 06:56:

Hallo, ihr schreibt bei der Garngruppe C oder A+A. Bedeutet das, dass man bei der Garngruppe A das Garn doppelt nimmt? Und wie ist dann der Materialbedarf? LG Esther

DROPS Design 31.05.2014 kl. 00:26:

Liebe Esther, ganz genau, A+A bedeutet, dass das Garn aus Gruppe mit 2-fachem Faden gestrickt wird. Die Garnmenge richtet sich immer nach der Lauflänge des jeweiligen Garns. Eine Hilfe zum Berechnen finden Sie unter "Tipps & Hilfe => Häufig gestellte Fragen" => Punkt 5. (Da Sie A aber doppelt nehmen müssen, brauchen Sie dann auch die doppelte Menge.)

Andrea 20.03.2014 - 22:35:

Hallo, habe gerade angefangen das Top zu stricken. Wie stricke ich einen neuen Wollknäul ein? Wie Fäden einweben? Das Vernähen der Fäden scheint mir etwas schwierig zu sein bei den Fallmaschen. LG Andrea

DROPS Design 21.03.2014 kl. 09:56:

Liebe Andrea, ich würde empfehlen, den Faden an den Stellen zu wechseln, an denen es keine Fallmaschen gibt (also in der Mitte des Rapports), in einer R, die kraus rechts ohne Umschläge gestrickt wird. Sie können die Fäden an diesen Stellen einweben oder an dieser Stelle die Fäden hinterher vernähen:

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