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Fresh Lemonade by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS fitted top, worked top down with raglan and lace pattern in “BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size: XS - XXL.

Tags: lace, raglan, top down, tops,

DROPS design: Pattern no bs-099
Yarn group A
Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL
200-200-250-250-300-300 g colour no 2110, wheat

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm – for yoke and edges.

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70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
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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.
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 *-*.

See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. NOTE: Choose diagram for correct size.

Inc by making 1 YO on each side of st with marker in (= 2 sts inc). On next round K the YOs to make holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sides of body):
Dec on each side of A.2. Beg 2 sts before A.2, K 2 tog, work A.2 (= 15-15-17-17-19-19 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

INCREASE TIP (applies to sides of body):
Inc on each side of A.2. Beg 1 st before A.2, make 1 YO, K 1 sts, A.2 and K 1 (= 17-17-19-19-21-21 sts), make 1 YO (= 2 sts inc). On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.

The piece is worked top down. Work yoke at the front and back back and forth separately until ridges are done. Then put pieces tog and work in the round until finished measurements.

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 96-96-102-102-112-114 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with BabyAlpaca Silk. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Insert 1 marker in piece the 24th-24th-26th-26th-28th-28th st in from each side (= 48-48-50-50-56-58 sts between markers). K 1 row from WS. K 1 row from RS while inc for RAGLAN on each side of the 2 sts with markers in – see explanation above. Then work pattern according to diagram A.1 (1st row = WS) AT THE SAME TIME repeat inc for raglan every other row (i.e. on every row from RS) – NOTE: On 4th row in A.1 K 2 tog and 1 YO until 1 or 2 sts remain before st with marker, K last st before st with marker in, inc as usual on each side of st with marker in and K 0 or 1 st after st with marker in so that pattern beg and ends the same on each side of st with marker. After A.1 work in garter st back and forth over all sts. When inc have been done 14-17-17-19-19-22 times in total for raglan there are 152-164-170-178-188-202 sts on needle. K 1 row from WS after last inc. Piece measures approx. 6-7-7-8-8-9 cm. Work next row as follows from RS: Cast off the first 37-40-42-44-46-49 sts (= strap), K the next 78-84-86-90-96-104 sts (the first of these sts is already on right needle), then cast off the last 37-40-42-44-46-49 sts (= strap), cut the yarn. Work next row as follows from WS: Cast on 6-8-12-15-17-20 new sts at beg of row, work the 78-84-86-90-96-104 sts from needle and cast on 6-8-12-15-17-20 new sts at the end of row = 90-100-110-120-130-144 sts. Work in garter st back and forth for 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm – AT THE SAME TIME after 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm, dec 1 st in each side by K tog the 2 second outermost sts in each side from RS = 88-98-108-118-128-142 sts. Adjust so that last row is a K row from WS. Put piece aside.

Cast on and work as yoke at the front.

Continue in the round on circular needle. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
Slip sts from front and back piece on to same circular needle size 3 mm. K 1 round over all sts = 176-196-216-236-256-284 sts. K 1 round but finish round when 8-8-9-9-10-10 sts remain on round. Insert 1 marker, ROUND NOW BEG HERE! Work next round as follows: Work A.2 (choose diagram for correct size = 15-15-17-17-19-19 sts), work 16-21-25-22-26-33 sts in stocking st, work A.3 (choose diagram for correct size = 41-41-41-57-57-57 sts), work 16-21-25-22-26-33 sts in stocking st, work A.2 (= 15-15-17-17-19-19 sts), work 16-21-25-22-26-33 sts in stocking st, work A.3 (= 41-41-41-57-57-57 sts) and finish with 16-21-25-22-26-33 sts in stocking st. Continue pattern like this. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work in stocking st over all these sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10 cm from marker (piece measures approx. 30-31-32-34-35-36 cm from shoulder), dec 1 st on each side of A.2 in each side – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec) = 172-192-212-232-252-280 sts remain on needle.
When piece measures 14-15-15-16-16-17 cm from marker (the entire top measures approx. 34-36-37-40-41-43 cm from shoulder), inc 1 st on each side of A.2 in each side - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 3-3-3-2½-2½-2 cm 7-7-7-8-9-10 times in total = 200-220-240-264-288-320 sts. When piece measures 55-57-59-61-63-65 cm from shoulder, switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST in the round - see explanation above, then LOOSELY cast off.

Sew shoulder seams and underarm seams under armholes - sew tog edge to edge in outer loop of edge sts.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 08.09.2016
INCREASE TIP (applies to sides of body):
Inc on each side of A.2. Beg 1 st before A.2, make 1 YO, K 1 sts, A.2 and K 1 (= 17-17-19-19-21-21 sts), make 1 YO (= 2 sts inc). On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.


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

Jolanta 02.09.2018 - 13:39:

Witam . Dla rozmiaru L schemat A3 jest na 57 oczek opisu i robótki wychodzi że schemat powinień być na 41 oczek. Czy dobrze myślę?

DROPS Design 03.09.2018 kl. 22:04:

Witaj Jolu! L to czwarty rozmiar (ROZMIARY: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL) więc schemat A.3 jest na 57 o. Miłej pracy!

Annab 02.06.2017 - 16:41:

Buongiorno, ho lavorato la prima parte del modello e ho messo da parte le maglie. Adesso però, per fare la parte del dietro, non so se devo tagliare il filo oppure continuare con un gomitolo nuovo? Non mi è molto chiaro il passaggio relativo al fatto di unire tutte le maglie su un ferro, con quale filo devo iniziare? potreste darmi qualche chiarimento in più? Grazie mille.

DROPS Design 02.06.2017 kl. 17:49:

Buongiorno Annab. Per il dietro, inizia con un nuovo gomitolo e segue le stesse istruzioni del davanti. Riporterà poi le maglie su un unico ferro lavorando prima le maglie del dietro e proseguendo sullo stesso giro con le maglie del davanti. Buon lavoro!

Cath 20.03.2016 - 23:35:

Hi Thanks for the reply to my previous question regarding the charts. I have just tried to join the yoke pieces in the round and I was getting the stocking stitch effect appearing on the very first K1 row but on the wrong side of the work!. Should I have slipped both yoke pieces onto the needles with the right side of the work facing outwards or inwards? Thanks.

DROPS Design 21.03.2016 kl. 10:30:

Dear Cath, yes you have to join in the round at the end of a row worked from RS so that you continue in the round from RS with the RS facing outwards. Happy knitting!

Cath 14.03.2016 - 20:38:

Hi, Please could you clarify the charts for me. For example am I reading Row 1 of A2 correctly if I work 3 stitches (knit or purl as appropriate), then 1 YO, then [s1, k1, psso], then 7 stitches (k or p), then K2 tog, then 1 YO, then a final 3 stitches (k or p)? Thank you.

DROPS Design 15.03.2016 kl. 08:54:

Dear Cath, that's correct in A.2 size M, but the first and last 2 st are P every row from RS (= every round), so that A.2 on row 1 has to be worked as follows: P2, K1, YO, (sl, K1, psso), K7, K2 tog, YO, K1, P2. Happy knitting!

Gunda Poll 10.02.2016 - 09:13:

Einfach fantastisch, diese Kollektion, wo soll ich nur anfangen, eins schöner als das andere, herrlich, danke, tausendmal danke!!!

Marilyn 14.01.2016 - 23:01:

Lovely pattern. Available to order

Janne Yde 14.01.2016 - 22:28:

Jeg er helt vild med den her sommerbluse

Päivi 03.01.2016 - 19:32:

Every pattern of Baby Alpaca Silk is intresting in my opinion

Roswitha 22.12.2015 - 17:57:

Sehr schön. Dazu eine Jacke. Das gäbe ein tolles Twinset.

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