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DROPS 69-18 by DROPS Design

DROPS Ribbed top in Safran.

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Sizes: S - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 88-104-116 cm [34-5/8" - 41" - 45-5/8"]
Note: the measurements on the diagram are shown in blocked condition – the top will initially be smaller because of the rib pattern.

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100% cotton, 50 g/160 m./174 yards
200-200-200 g. col. no. 15, raspberry.

Alternate yarns:
* DROPS SILKE-TWEED, 52% silk, 48% lambswool, 50 g./200 m./218 yards
* DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE, 54% Egyptian cotton, 46% viscose, 50 g./110 m./120 yards

DROPS 3 mm [US 2] circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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 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.
Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side. The charts for Patterns 3, 4 and 5 show the entire pattern and have arrows indicating the starting points for different sizes. «Str S = Size S»; «Str M = Size M»; «Str L = Size L». Remember that «m» means «sts».

Rib: * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from * - *.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.

Body: Cast on 212-248-276 sts; join and place a marker at the join. Knit Pattern 1 for approx. 6 cm [2 3/8"], centering marker between two K sts – this marks the left side (as the garment is worn). Then establish rib pattern as follows from the marker: 29-33-37 sts rib - the P sts and the K sts follow those in Pattern 1, the 2 following sts knit the cable as in Pattern 1, 50-58-66 sts rib, the next 2 sts knit the cable as in Pattern 1, 29-33-37 sts rib, put a marker (right side), 100-120-132 sts rib. Continue in pattern as established.
When the piece measures approx. 26-27-28 cm [10.25" - 10 5/8" - 11"] knit Pattern 2 over the 12 sts at center front, knit the remaining sts in rib as established. After 4 rows of Pattern 2 knit 4 rows garter st over 18 sts at each side (9 sts each side of each marker).
Knit the next row as follows from 1st marker: bind off 4 sts, knit Pattern 3 for first half of bodice (52-60-68 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), knit Pattern 3 for 2nd half of bodice (52-60-68 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), bind off 8 sts, Pattern 4 (29-33-37 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), 34-46-50 sts rib, Pattern 5 (29-33-37 sts - start at appropriate arrow on the chart), bind off 4 sts. Knit each side separately.

Front: = 104-120-136 sts. Divide piece at center front and knit each half of bodice separately following Pattern 3. After Pattern 3 is complete the piece measures approx. 40-43-47 cm [15.75" - 16 7/8" - 18.5"]. Knit garter st over the 6 remaining sts until band measures approx. 22-20-16 cm [8 5/8" - 7 7/8" - 6.25"] (or desired length), bind off.

Back: = 92-112-124 sts. Knit back as established in Patterns 4 and 5 until patterns are complete. The piece measures approx. 38-42-45 cm [14 7/8" - 16.5" - 17.75"], bind off in pattern. Sew bands to each side on back.


= knit (seen from the right side)
= purl (seen from the right side)
= mock cable over 2 sts as follows: knit the 2nd st on left needle first leaving on needle, then knit the 1st st and bring both sts to right needle.
= sl 2 sts, replace on left needle one by one, twisting sts, then P 2 tog
= P 2 tog
= K 2 tog
= sl 1, K 1, psso

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