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Erica Singlet by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS top with lace pattern and A-shape in ”Cotton Light”. Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: a-shape, lace, tops,

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-063
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
350-400-450-450-500-550 g colour no 02, white

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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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50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
from 0.95 £ /50g
DROPS Cotton Light uni colour DROPS Cotton Light uni colour 0.95 £ /50g
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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.

See diagrams A.1 to A.7. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP-1 (applies to sides of body):
Dec inside 2 edge sts in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows after 2 edge sts: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows before 2 edge st: Beg 2 sts before edge st, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to armholes):
Dec inside 2 edge sts in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows after 2 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before 2 edge st: Beg 2 sts before edge sts and K 2 tog.

Worked back and forth on needle in 2 parts.

Cast on 111-117-129-141-147-159 sts on needle size 4 mm with Cotton Light. Work first row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work pattern according to diagram A.1 until 3 sts remain on row, work 1st st in A.1 and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st - NOTE: On 7th row in A.1 K last st before edge sts.
When A.1 has been worked, work next row as follows from RS: 2 edge sts in garter st, work pattern according to diagram A.2A over the next 18-21-27-33-36-42 sts (= 6-7-9-11-12-14 repetitions of 3 sts), work A.3 (=11 sts), insert 1 marker (= marker A), work pattern according to diagram A.4 over the next 48 sts (= 6 repetitions of 8 sts), work 1st st in A.4, insert 1 marker (= marker B – there are now 49 sts between markers), work A.3 (= 11 sts), work pattern according to diagram A.2B over the next 18-21-27-33-36-42 sts and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this. NOTE: Continue A.2 and A.3 upwards outside of marker A and B up to armhole. Between marker A and B work a lace edge, no of sts between markers will vary upwards.
PATTERN (applies to sts between marker A and B):
When A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, work pattern according to diagram A.5 as follows (continue sts before marker A and after marker B as before): Work A.5A (= 12 sts), repeat A.5B over the next 24 sts (= 2 repetitions of 12 sts) and finish with A.5C (= 13 sts).
When A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, work pattern according to A.4 again the same way as last time. Then work A.1 while AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS dec 4 sts evenly in size S + M + L + XL and inc 2 sts evenly in size XXL + XXXL (between marker A and B) = 45-45-45-45-51-51 sts between markers. On next row from RS work A.6 as follows: Work A.6A (= 4 sts), repeat A.6B over the next 36-36-36-36-42-42 sts (= 6-6-6-6-7-7 repetitions of 6 sts) and finish with A.6C (= 5 sts). After A.6 work A.1 again AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS dec 4-4-4-4-2-2 sts evenly = 41-41-41-41-49-49 sts between markers. After A.1 work A.4 again AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS inc 2 sts in size XXL + XXXL = 41-41-41-41-51-51 sts between markers. Then work A.7 as follows: Work A.7A (= 5 sts), repeat A.7B over the next 30-30-30-30-40-40 sts (= 3-3-3-3-4-4 repetitions of 10 sts) and finish with A.7C (= 6 sts). On last row from RS in A.7 dec 2 sts evenly in size XXL + XXXL (do not dec in the other sizes) = 41-41-41-41-49-49 sts. After A.7 repeat A.4 and A.1 alternately up to neck dec.

AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6 cm, dec 1 st in each side - READ DECREASE TIP-1! Repeat dec every 6-6-6-4-4-4 cm a total of 6-6-6-9-9-9 times - NOTE: Work sts that do not fit the pattern out towards the side in stocking st when dec. After dec in the sides, 12-15-21-24-27-33 sts remain in A.2 in each side.

When piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm, work 2 ridges over the outermost 14-17-23-26-29-35 sts in each side (i.e. over all sts on outside of A.3 in each side - work the other sts as before). Then cast off the outermost 4-6-6-8-10-14 sts at beg of the next 2 rows for armholes. Continue pattern between marker A and B as explained above, continue A.3 on outside of marker A and B as before and work in garter st over the outermost 10-11-17-18-19-21 sts in each side. AT THE SAME TIME dec for armholes in each side every other row (i.e. every row from RS) as follows - READ DECREASE TIP-2: Dec 1 st 7-8-12-13-16-18 times in total.

When piece measures approx. 50-50-54-54-54-54 cm - adjust after one whole repetition of A.1 or A.4 - cast off the middle 31-31-31-31-37-37 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue A.3 as before with 5-5-5-5-6-6 edge sts in garter st towards the neck and 3-3-5-5-3-3 edge st in garter st towards the armhole. Continue until piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm and cast off. Repeat on the other shoulder.

Cast on and work as back piece.

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew side seams - sew edge to edge with 1 stitch in every st to get a flat seam.


= 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

Comments (21)

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Esther 17.06.2017 - 09:00:

Hallo, in het patroon lees ik, brei tussen markeerders A en B kanten randen. Wordt daar mee bedoelt kantsteken??

DROPS Design 17.06.2017 kl. 20:26:

Hoi Esther, Excuses, er stond een typefout. Er moet staan: kantrand. Ik heb het aangepast. Veel haakplezier!

Brita Skyborg-Møller 19.04.2017 - 09:13:

Kan den strikkes på rundp?

DROPS Design 26.04.2017 kl. 16:24:

Hej Brita, Ja det kan den godt, men vi kan desværre ikke hjælpe dig med at skrive opskriften om, så hvis du kan det selv så er det helt fint :) God fornøjelse!

Chad Parmalee 10.09.2016 - 16:52:

In pattern blocks 6 and 7, how do the repeats work when the sk2p is partially in the stitches outside the repeat? (ex. A6A, B, C 3rd and 7th rows; A7A, B, C 9th and 15th rows)

DROPS Design 12.09.2016 kl. 08:54:

Dear Mrs Parmalee, On these row, work the last st from diagram A (= A.6A/A.7A) tog with the first 2 sts in next repeat of diagram B, then work the last st in diag. B tog with first st of next diagram B and at the end of row, tog with the first st of diagram C. Happy knitting!

Nancy Goldberg 18.06.2016 - 05:19:

How do we know how much ease there is in the pattern? Does this answer hold for all patterns or is each one different? Not sure what size to choose especially if in between sizes given Thank you

DROPS Design 20.06.2016 kl. 08:39:

Dear Mrs Goldberg, you will find at the bottom of the pattern a measurement chart with all measurements in cm, taken flat from side to side. Compare these to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size - read more here<. Happy knitting!

Annette 28.03.2016 - 21:45:

Jeg synes ikke rigtig maskeantallet passer. Jeg har købt det rigtige garn og slået 147 masker op til en str. xxl. I følge diagrammet skulle det passe med 70 cm i forstykket - det passer ikke, forstykket er 87 cm. bredt i en xxl - det er et helt villatelt - blot til orientering.

DROPS Design 31.03.2016 kl. 09:56:

Hej, Hvis du har 21 m på 10 cm så bliver arbejdet også 70 cm i bredden. 147/2,1 = 70 cm. God fornøjelse!

Gunda Poll 10.02.2016 - 09:17:

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

DieAnne 01.02.2016 - 10:31:

Wenn ich am Vorder- und Rückteil jeweils an beiden Rändern eine der Randmaschen abziehe, könnte ich das Top dann bis zum Armausschnitt in Runden stricken? (Ich bin faul und habe gern möglichst wenige Nähte.)

DROPS Design 07.02.2016 kl. 13:26:

Theoretisch ist das möglich, aber vielleicht kommen Sie dann mit dem Muster und den Seitenabnahmen durcheinander, das Muster ist ja nicht ganz einfach. Vielleicht geben Sie sich besser einen Ruck und nehmen die Nähte in Kauf, es sind ja auch nicht viele. :-)

Mandy Cabot 29.01.2016 - 19:49:

Echoing the first comment, where are the diagrams for this pattern? Please advise, as I have already purchased the yarn.

DROPS Design 01.02.2016 kl. 09:11:

Dear Mrs Cabot, diagrams and chart measurements are now visible. Happy knitting!

Irene Johnston 28.01.2016 - 17:29:

The charts aren't included with the pattern. Am I looking in the wrong place?

DROPS Design 01.02.2016 kl. 09:11:

Dear Mrs Johnston, diagrams and measurement chart are now visible. Happy knitting!

Bonny 19.01.2016 - 11:04:

Ich kann es kaum erwarten,diese Anleitung zu stricken.Ist wirklich wunderschön luftig und doch wirkt es ganz fein und ich werde es mit Seide stricken.

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