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Making Waves by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with stripes and wave pattern, worked top down in ”Belle”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no vs-015
Yarn group B
Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio
150-150-200 color no 06, silver
150-150-200 color no 04, dandelion
100-150-150 color no 16, mauve
100-150-150 g color no 02, off white
100-150-150 g color no 03, light beige
100-100-150 g color no 09, beige

NOTE: Dress worked with one color = 550-650-800 g Belle.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 30 rows in wave pattern = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen
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Pattern instructions

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.
See diagrams A.1 to A.14.

Work as follows: Switch color after a round worked P.
Cast on to 10 cm / 4'': Off white
10 cm / 4'' to 21-22-22 cm / 8 1/4"-8 3/4"-8 3/4": Dandelion
21-22-22 cm / 8 1/4"-8 3/4"-8 3/4" to 32-34-35 cm / 12½"-13½"-13 3/4": Silver
32-34-35 cm / 12½"-13½"-13 3/4" to 43-46-48 cm / 17"-18"-19": Beige
43-46-48 cm / 17"-18"-19" to 54-58-61 cm / 21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24": Light beige
54-58-61 cm / 21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24" to 66-70-74 cm / 26"-27½"-29": Mauve
66-70-74 cm / 26"-27½"-29"to 78-82-86 cm / 30 3/4"-32 1/4"-33 7/8": Silver

Worked in the round on circular needle, top down. Cast on 98-112-140 sts on a short circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with off white. Work according to A.1 (= 14-16-20 repetitions in width) and work STRIPES – see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.1 has been worked one time vertically, there are 322-368-460 sts on needle. Switch to a longer circular needle when needed. Continue with A.2 until piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾''. Then work as follows: Work 92-115-138 sts (= back piece), slip the next 69-69-92 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8 new sts, work the next 92-115-138 sts (= front piece), slip the next 69-69-92 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8 new sts.

BODY: = 200-246-292 sts. Continue with A.2 over sts in wave pattern, over the 8 new sts in each side work K when K is worked in pattern and work P when P is worked in pattern. When piece measures 3 cm / 1'', dec 2 st in middle of the 8 new sts in each side (= 4 sts dec), repeat dec every 4 cm / 1½'' 3 more times so that all of the new 8 sts has been dec = 184-230-276 sts. Continue with A.2 over all sts (= 8-10-12 repetitions in width).

When piece measures 38-40-42 cm / 15"-15 3/4"-16½", work A.3 1 time vertically = 200-250-300 sts. Work A.4 2 times vertically. Work A.5 1 time vertically = 216-270-324 sts. Work A.6 2 times vertically. Then work A.7 1 time vertically = 232-290-348 sts. Work A.8 2 times vertically. Then work A.9 1 time vertically = 248-310-372 sts. Work A.10 2 times vertically. Then work A.11 1 time vertically = 264-330-396 sts. Work A.12 2 times vertically. Then work A.13 1 time vertically = 280-350-420 sts. Work A.14 3 times vertically, or until piece measures 78-82-86 cm / 30 3/4"-32 1/4"-33 7/8" from shoulder. Loosely bind off.

Slip sts back on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6, pick up 1 st in each of the 8 sts under sleeve = 77-77-100 sts. Continue with dandelion, work A.2 over sts in wave pattern, over the 8 new sts in each side work K when K is worked in pattern and work P when P is worked in pattern. Work 2 repetitions of A.2, every time holes and YOs are worked in A.2 dec 2 st in the middle of the 8 new sts mid under sleeve = 73-73-96 sts. Bind off. Work the other sleeve edge the same way.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= K 2 tog
= 1 YO between 2 sts

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Breige McShane 22.09.2018 - 22:24:

Hello, previously I left this as a comment. Should be a question. I wish to make this in black and white, please tell me what quantities I need for each. Thank you

DROPS Design 23.09.2018 kl. 23:13:

Dear Breige this depends on what size you want to make and what proportion you want to use the black and the white color. If I would make this in two colors in teh smallest size, I would buy 300 grams from the dominant color and 250 grams of the contrast color. Happy Crafting!

Breige McShane 22.09.2018 - 17:42:

Hello, I wish to make this in black and white. What quantities do I require in each? I have already made this in Muskat and it is fabulous. Thank you for lovely patterns and affordable wool. Breige

DROPS Design 24.09.2018 kl. 11:04:

Dear Mrs McShane, this will depends on how many stripes/how large you like to get the stripes in black and white. You are welcome to contact your DROPS store - even per mail or telephone - for any individual assistance and help with the number of balls. Happy knitting!

Paola 16.07.2018 - 22:45:

Vorrei sapere gli 8 aumenti come vanno fatti e dove

DROPS Design 16.07.2018 kl. 23:03:

Buongiorno Paola. Deve avviare 8 maglie quando mette in attesa le maglie delle maniche e prosegue solo sulle maglie del davanti/dietro. P.es, per la taglia S/M, lavora 92 m, mette su un fermamaglie le 69 m successive, avvia 8 maglie iniziando dalla maglia con il filo, lavora 92 m, mette su un fermamaglie le 69 m successive e avvia 8 m. Il video sotto spiega come avviare le maglie. Buon lavoro!

Claudia 06.01.2018 - 17:13:

Hallo, nach welchem Wellenmuster wird die Maschenprobe gestrickt? Die Wellenbreite verändert sich ja im Verlauf des Kleides, und ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass eine Maschenprobe im Muster A.2 andere Maße ergibt als eine im Muster A.14 - oder vielleicht doch nicht? Gruß Claudia

DROPS Design 08.01.2018 kl. 09:02:

Liebe Claudia, Sie können die Maschenprobe in A.2 stricken - Glatt rechts hat Belle eine gewöhnliche Maschenprobe von 21 M x 28 M = 10 x 10. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Jan Walters 15.11.2017 - 08:42:

169-12 I cannot get past 11th row on A1. On row 5 I k2tog,yo k1 4 times, k2tog, then rept patt by k2tog etc so that you have 2, k2tog together. On row 11 I k2tog, k1,yo k1 4 times, k1, k2tog, when I go to do the 2nd repeat of pattern the YO sts do not line up with the YO stitches in row 5.

DROPS Design 15.11.2017 kl. 13:15:

Dear Mrs Walters, on row 5 in A.1 work: K2 tog, (YO, K1) x 3, YO, K2 tog = 9 sts - on row 11: k2 tog, (K1, YO) x 4, K1, K2 tog = 11 sts. Happy knitting!

Margaret 19.08.2016 - 04:49:

When looking at the pattern, there is only a diagram for A.1, where do I find A.2-A.14?

DROPS Design 19.08.2016 kl. 10:01:

Dear Margaret, you will find diagrams A.2 to A.14 below A.1, just before measurement chart at the bottom of the page. Happy knitting!

Kirsten Ellebæk 29.05.2016 - 08:36:

Jeg har strikket den i Belle, som i opskriften, men med Hvidt bærestykke og et Hvidt mønster i bund og ærme og ellers ensfarve i gammelrosa, den er blevet så fin- har lige haft den på til sølvbryllup, og den blev rost så meget, så nu tror jeg, jeg skal have lavet en til i en anden farve. Det er et skønt garn, både at strikke i og have på! Jeg er så vild med både kjolen og garnet!

Sue Williams 29.04.2016 - 21:15:

This traditional stitch pattern is known in the UK as "Feather & Fan". You won't need very much on underneath as the yarn overs are actually quite small. A bra and half slip (petticoat) should be fine. Be aware though that the whole garment is likely to drop over time so wash it carefully and store folded.

Susi 17.04.2016 - 02:05:

Was bedeutet ein Umschlag vor zwei Maschen

Manuela 30.03.2016 - 19:24:

Hi, i am making this dress for me with belle yarn and my question is about the yarn overs. Can i wear this dress without anything bellow? Cause of the yarn overs i think my skin will be seen. Is there another way to make the yarn overs? Please give me a reply asap. In your image i think theres is no need to wear anything bellow. Looking forwarder to hear from you soon. I like it a lot. Congratulations.

DROPS Design 31.03.2016 kl. 08:39:

Dear Manuela, you may have to wear something below because of the lace pattern. Happy knitting!

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