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Knitted DROPS dress with round yoke and lace pattern, worked top down in ”Muskat”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no r-688
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
550-600-650-700-800-850 g colour no 05, dusty pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - for edges in garter st.

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

See diagrams A.1 to A.3. See diagram for correct size.

Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes. Repeat inc alternately on right and left side of the four markers.

Work until 4 sts remain before marker and work: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K 4, K 2 tog = 2 sts dec. Repeat in the other side.

Worked in the round, top down.

Cast on 126-132-138-140-146-150 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Muskat. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Insert a marker at the beg of the round. Work 1 round in stocking st while inc 4-8-6-4-7-12 sts evenly = 130-140-144-144-153-162 sts. Then work 0-0-0-0-2-2 more rounds in stocking st. On next round work pattern A.1 - see diagram for correct size, 13-14-16-16-17-18 repetitions on round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When entire A.1 has been worked vertically, piece measures 11-11-12-12-13-13 cm and there are 234-252-288-320-340-360 sts on round. Now insert 2 markers in piece which marks transition for pattern continued down the back. Work the first 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts and insert a marker here. This is now beg of round. Then insert the second marker after 49-49-49-53-53-53 sts without working them first. Now work pattern - see diagram for correct size, as follows: Work A.2 (= 49-49-49-53-53-53 sts). NOTE: Pattern in A.2 should fit over pattern A.1. I.e. st with arrow in diagram A.2 should fit over st with arrows in diagram A.1. Then work in stocking st over the remaining sts on round AT SAME TIME inc 20-26-14-14-30-42 sts evenly over sts in stocking st = 254-278-302-334-370-402 sts.
Work next round as follows: Work pattern as before over the first 49-49-49-53-53-53 sts, 14-17-22-25-32-38 sts in stocking st, slip the next 50-56-58-64-68-72 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8 new sts under sleeve (insert a marker in the middle of these new sts, i.e. 4 new sts on each side of marker), work the next 77-83-93-103-117-129 sts, slip the next 50-56-58-64-68-72 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 new sts under sleeve (insert a marker in the middle of these sts, i.e. 4 new sts on each side of marker), work the remaining 14-17-22-25-32-38 sts on round. There are now 85-91-101-111-125-137 sts for front and back piece = 170-182-202-222-250-274 sts in total.

NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Continue pattern on the back as before, and work in stocking st over the remaining sts on round. NOTE: Continue in stocking st on the back when the pattern has been worked.
When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker in each side - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 5-5½-5½-6-6½-7 cm 3 more times = 154-166-186-206-234-258 sts. When piece measures 24-26-27-29-30-32 cm, insert 4 new markers in piece, beg from marker in the right side:
NOTE: Remove the 2 markers on each side of the pattern on the back piece first! Work 16-17-19-21-24-27 sts, insert 1st marker, work 45-49-55-61-69-75 sts, insert 2nd marker, work 16-17-19-21-24-27 sts, marker in left side is here, work 16-17-19-21-24-27 sts, insert 3rd marker, work 45-49-55-61-69-75 sts, insert 4th marker, work the remaining 16-17-19-21-24-27 sts until marker in the right side. Move the markers upwards when working. On next round inc 1 st before all markers (= 6 sts inc) – see INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every 6th round 1 more time, every 4th round 12-12-12-12-9-8 times, every 6th round 2-2-2-2-4-4 times = 250-262-282-302-324-342 sts. When piece measures 62-64-65-67-68-70 cm, inc 2-8-6-4-0-0 sts evenly = 252-270-288-306-324-342 sts. Then work pattern A.3 (= 18 sts) 14-15-16-17-18-19 repetitions in width. When entire A,3 has been worked vertically, switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work 2 ridges and cast off.

Slip sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 4 mm (= 50-56-58-64-68-72 sts). Pick up 1 st in each of the 8 new sts cast on under sleeve = 58-64-66-72-76-80 sts. Work 1 round in stocking st while dec 4 sts evenly = 54-60-62-68-72-76 sts. Continue with 2 rounds in stocking st. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work 2 ridges. Cast off. Repeat on the edge of the other sleeve.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 30.09.2016
Correction in diagram A.1 row 29 size L (YO added).


= K
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next round K the YO to make hole.
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next round K YO twisted, i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= st with arrow in diagram A.2 should fit over st with arrow in A.1

Müller 12.07.2019 - 17:00:

Hallo, ich finde es sehr schlecht gekennzeichnet und verwirrend, daß ich in Reihe 21 mit einem Umschlag beginnen soll. Danach aber mit re M beginnen soll. Sehr Fehleranfällig die Anleitung. Wie ist es in Reihe 29? Am Anfang nur 1 Umschlag? Danach direkt immer das Triangel mit U danach?

DROPS Design 15.07.2019 kl. 08:37:

Liebe Frau Müller, oops der Umschlag wird in A.2 bei 21. Reihe gestrickt, nicht bei A.1, entschuldigung. Bei der Reihe 29 in A.1 beginnen Sie die Runde mit der letzten Maschen vorrigen Runde, der Umschlag, die letzte Masche wird dann mit den 2 ersten Maschen zusammen gestrickt und der Umschlag ist jetzt die letzte Masche der Runde, Dann stricken Sie die letzte Masche in 1 A.1 zusammen mit die 2 ersten Maschen vom nächsten A.1 usw. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Müller 12.07.2019 - 10:11:

Hallo, ich stricke das Diagramm A1 in L nun das 2. Mal. Wieder in Reihe 21 fügt sich durch die eine Rechts-M am Beginn das Triangel nicht über die anderen. Hier muß ein Fehler vorliegen. Bitte helfen Sie mir.

DROPS Design 12.07.2019 kl. 12:57:

Liebe Frau Müller, bei Reihe 21 in A.1 fangen Sie mit 1 Umschlag, beachten Sie nur daß Sie beim vorrigen Runde die richtigen Maschenanzahl haben. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Seda 07.07.2019 - 19:57:

Hello, Thanks for the beautiful dress pattern. I am making the medium size and confused about the increase part of the body. I understand that from now on there would be 48 rows and I am going to increase 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 28th, 30th, 32nd, 36th, 40th, 42nd, 44th, 48th rows for the medium size. Is it correct? Thank you

DROPS Design 08.07.2019 kl. 10:27:

Dear Seda, in size M you increase the 2nd time 6 rows after the first increase (= work 1st row with increase, work 5 rows, then increase 2nd time on next row), then *work 3 rows, increase on next row*, repeat from *-* a total of 12 times, then *work 5 rows, increase on next row*, repeat from *-* a total of 2 times. Happy knitting!

Jette 04.07.2019 - 09:37:

Når arb måler fx 24 cm......, hvorfra måles der?

DROPS Design 05.07.2019 kl. 12:27:

Hej Jette, jeg kan ikke finde hvor i opskriften du er... Enten måler du fra starten, eller er du kommet ned til RYG & FORSTYKKE så har vi skrevet "herfra måles arbejdet". God fornøjelse!

Jette 28.06.2019 - 11:40:

Der skal sættes 4 mærker og tages ud før mærkerne = 6 m taget ud? Hvordan hænger det sammen?

DROPS Design 04.07.2019 kl. 07:37:

Hej Jette. Du har kvar 2 mærken från BÆRESTK (de under ærmer) + 4 nye mærker. Lycka till!

Sarah 01.06.2019 - 12:51:

Where am I suppose to make the decreases when it says "When piece measures 4cm/1.5" dec 1 at n each side of the marker in the side."

DROPS Design 01.06.2019 kl. 16:38:

Dear Sarah, you should decrease directly by the marker on each side - i.e. the same marker which continue from under the sleeve. For detailed instructions how to decrease, please, see DECREASE TIP above the pattern. Happy knitting!

Sarh 17.05.2019 - 15:36:

I am still confused about the 13 repetitions and A.1. I assume that with A.1 each line is a row so does each row get worked 13 times or does the entire A.1 get worked 13 times. Also which way is A.1 supposed to be worked? I assume that you work from the arrow at the top down

DROPS Design 20.05.2019 kl. 08:56:

Dear Sarah, diagrams are read bottom up (read more here) -the arrow means something else, see diagram key. So that on the first round in A.1 there are 10 stitches and you repeat these 10 sts a total of 13 times in width = 130 sts. You will increase in the diagram, for ex. on round 3 you make 2 yo in each A.1 = there will be 12 sts in each A.1 x 13 repeats = 156 sts. And there are 18 sts on last row in A.1 x 13 = 234 sts. Happy knitting!

Sarah 14.05.2019 - 15:21:

What does it mean when it says On next round work A.1 13 repetitions on round? I understand the A.1 part, but I'm not sure about the 13 repetitions

DROPS Design 14.05.2019 kl. 16:16:

Dear Sarah, you have now 130 stitches on needle, you work A.1 all the round, ie A.1 will be repeated 13 times in the round = 10 stitches (= round 1 in A.1) x 13 times = 130 stitches. When A.1 is done, there are 18 sts in each A.1 x 13 repeats = you will have 234 stitches on needle. Happy knitting!

Sarah 10.05.2019 - 21:39:

I am slightly confused by what the directions mean when it says to "work 1 round in Stockinette st while inc 4sts evenly. Where do those four stitches get worked?

DROPS Design 11.05.2019 kl. 07:43:

Hello Sarah. You increase making sure you have the same number of stitches between the increases. I.e for size S: you have 126 sts and must increase 4 sts. You divide the n of sts by the number of inc to be made: 126 : 4 = 31,5. You then increase first time after 31 sts, 2nd time after 32, third time after 31 sts and so on. Happy knitting!

Jirina 12.02.2019 - 12:04:

Hallo, also ich hab jetzt A1 fertig und habe die erste Runde A2 gestrickt. Ich muss 50 Maschen stilllegen und dann 8 Maschen neu anschlagen. Wie muss ich das machen? Ich hab überhaupt keine Idee. Muss ich nach den 50 Maschen eine neue Wolle dran machen und 8 mal immer wieder in das selbe Loch stechen bis ich 8 Maschen habe?

DROPS Design 12.02.2019 kl. 13:36:

Liebe Jirina, dieses Video zeigt, wie man die Maschen für die Ärmel stilllegt, und wie man die neuen Maschen unter den Ärmeln anschlägt ab ca 06:55- es handelt sich um eine Raglanpasse, aber diese Technik wird auch bei Rundpasse benutzt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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