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Knitted DROPS top in stocking st with lace pattern and round yoke in ”Muskat”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no r-680
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
350-400-450-500-550-600 g colour no 40, coral

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40, 60 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 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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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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The diagrams show all rounds in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec as follows before marker: Work until 2 sts before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next round K YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.
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TOP:
Worked in the round on circular needle.

Cast on 210-224-238-266-294-322 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with Muskat. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above. Then work PATTERN A.1 (= 14 sts on 1st round) from mid back (= beg of round) = 180-192-204-228-252-276 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When entire A.1 has been worked vertically, insert a marker in each side as follows: Work the first 45-48-51-57-63-69 sts, insert a marker, work the next 90-96-102-114-126-138 sts, insert a marker and work the remaining 45-48-51-57-63-69 sts on round.
Then continue in stocking st. When piece measures 7 cm, dec 1 st on each side of each marker - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 2-2½-4-2½-2-2½ cm 6-5-3-5-5-5 more times = 152-168-188-204-228-252 sts. When piece measures 24 cm, inc 1 st on each side of the 2 markers - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every 1-1-1½-2-2-2 cm 7-6-5-4-6-6 more times = 184-196-212-224-256-280 sts. When piece measures 35-37-38-40-41-43 cm, cast off sts for armhole as follows on next round: Work the first 42-45-49-51-59-65 sts, cast off the next 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts for armhole, work the next 84-90-98-102-118-130 sts, cast off the next 8-8-8-10-10-10 sts for armhole, work the remaining 42-45-49-51-59-65 sts = 168-180-196-204-236-260 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeve edges.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 62-64-65-71-72-76 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with Muskat. K 3 rows back and forth (1st row = WS). Work next row as follows: Cast off the first 4-4-4-5-5-5 sts, K the next 54-56-57-61-64-66 sts while AT THE SAME TIME inc 6-6-5-5-4-4 sts evenly (inc by working 2 sts in 1 st), cast off the last 4-4-4-5-5-5 sts, cut the yarn = 60-62-62-66-66-70 sts. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve edge.

YOKE:
Slip sleeve edges on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off = 288-304-320-336-368-400 sts. Then work and dec according to A.2 (= 18-19-20-21-23-25 repetitions). NOTE: See arrow in diagram A.2 and A.3 for correct size. When A.2 has been worked vertically, continue with A.3. When A.3 has been worked vertically, continue with A.4. There are now 108-114-120-126-138-150 sts on round. Work 1 ridge while AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-4-2-0-4-8 sts evenly = 102-110-118-126-134-142 sts. Work 1 more ridge and loosely cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeve seams tog edge to edge in front loop of outermost sts. Sew the openings under the sleeves.

Diagram

= K
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= K 2 tog
= Round beg here in the different sizes.


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