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Lake Geneva by DROPS Design

DROPS Lacy Tunic in Passion

Tags: lace, sweaters,

Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 104-114-124 cm [41" - 44 7/8" - 48-7/8"]

Materials: DROPS PASSION from Garnstudio
60% merino wool, 25% viscose, 15% nylon, 50 g./100 m./109 yards
350-400-450 g. col. no. 08, periwinkle.

DROPS 7 mm [US 10½] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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. 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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60% Wool, 25% Viscose, 15% Polyamide
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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.
Gauge: 13 sts in the pattern = 10 cm [4"]

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side. Note: the 8th through 10th rows on the chart and the last 3 rows on the chart are 3 rows of garter st.

Knitting tips: Bind off for armhole at each side, but after initial bind off row, knit 3 edge sts in garter st and make decs inside the edge sts along armhole.

Note: Passion has a tendency to twist when knit. For best results, untwist the yarn as you go along.

Note: All measurements in pattern refer to the garment when held up or worn, because the pattern pulls in and lengthens.

Front: Cast on 68-74-80 sts and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to Pattern 1 but keep 3 sts at each side in garter st throughout. When the piece measures 52-55-58 cm [20.5" - 21 5/8" - 22 7/8"] bind off 4-4-6 sts at each side for armhole. Dec 1 st every other row - see knitting tips - a total of 5-7-8 times = 50-52-52 sts. Note: See that the pattern is not disrupted by the armhole shaping – if it is not possible to knit the pattern over all the sts, knit leftover sts in stockinette st. After armhole shaping continue to knit the 3 edge sts in garter st to finished measurements. When the piece measures approx. 62-66-70 cm [24-3/8" - 26" - 27 5/8"] (approx. 8 cm [3 1/8"] remains to finished dimensions; adjust length so that there will be 3 rows garter st before shoulder bind off) bind off the center 10-12-12 sts for the neck. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times. Bind off the remaining 15 sts on each shoulder when the piece measures approx. 70-74-78 cm [27 5/8" - 29 1/8" - 30.75"] - adjust so you bind off after 3 rows garter st.

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off for armhole as on front and knit until the piece measures 68-72-76 cm [26.75" - 28.25" - 29 7/8"]. Bind off the center 18-20-20 sts for the neck. Dec 1 st at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off the remaining 15 sts on each shoulder when the piece measures approx. 70-74-78 cm [27 5/8" - 29 1/8" - 30.75"] - adjust so you bind off after 3 rows garter st and match up length with front.

Sleeve: Cast on 28-30-32 sts and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to Pattern 1, keeping 3 sts at each side in garter st throughout. When the piece measures 10 cm [4"] inc 1 st at each side (inside 3 edge sts) 8-9-9 times every 4.5-3.5-3.5 cm [1.75" - 1 3/8" - 1 3/8"] = 44-48-50 sts - knit the increased sts into Pattern 1 as you go along and there are enough sts for pattern. Bind off for sleeve cap when sleeve measures approx. 46-44-43 cm [18 1/8" - 17.25" - 16 7/8"]. Bind off 2 sts at each side every other row until the piece measures 57-57-58 cm [22.5" - 22.5" - 22 7/8"]. Bind off the remaining sts.

Assembly: Sew right shoulder. Pick up approx. 50 to 56 sts around the neck and knit 4 rows garter st, bind off. Sew left shoulder and neckband. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams, leaving an opening for the side slit of desired length.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit (as seen from the right side)
= purl (as seen from the right side)
= yo, sl 1, K 1, psso.
= K 2 tog, yo.

Comments (9)

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Laure 09.03.2018 - 00:26:

Merci beacoup pour votre réponse rapide. Est ce que c'est possible de faire une épaule complète sur l'avant et l'autre sur l'arrière (un peu comme un puzzle que s'emboîte!)? Ou ça reste mieux de faire les deux des deux côtés?

DROPS Design 09.03.2018 kl. 09:09:

Bonjour Laure, je ne suis pas certaine de bien visualiser ce que vous voulez dire, mais n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide auprès du magasin où vous avez acheté votre laine. Bon tricot!

Laure 04.03.2018 - 02:15:

Bonjour, c'est le premier vêtements adulte que je fais. Je ne comprends pas comment faire l'encolure. Je comprends de rabattre les mailles centrales, mais comment faire pour continuer l'ouvrage sans couper le fil entre l'encolure pour les 2 épaules? Merci

DROPS Design 05.03.2018 kl. 08:46:

Bonjour Laure, il vous faudra couper le fil pour faire la 2ème épaule. Procédez ainsi: tricotez 1 rang en rabattant les mailles centrales pour l'encolure, tournez et tricotez la 1ère épaule sur les mailles de la fin du rang. Quand cette épaule est terminée et que les mailles sont rabattues, coupez le fil, et reprenez les mailles de l'autre épaule de la même façon, mais en sens inverse. Bon tricot!

Kathy 28.01.2018 - 23:11:

Me again. The chart should show the stitches you are to do, not what you see. Also, I find the armhole decrease confusing - "...knit 3 edge sts in garter stitch and make decreases inside the edge sts along armhole" What is meant by "inside the edge sts"?

DROPS Design 29.01.2018 kl. 10:39:

Dear Kathy, decrease inside edge sts means you will dec after the edge st at the beg of row and before edge st at the end of row. Happy knitting!

Kathy 28.01.2018 - 22:54:

I agree that it's confusing, and actually printing out the actualinstruction would be best... I'm not sure if pattern goes up or down,

April Sokolowsky 05.02.2017 - 15:58:

It would be better if you could write out the pattern row by row. It is very confusing the way the pattern is given

DROPS Design 06.02.2017 kl. 13:28:

Dear Mrs Sokolowsky, there is only diagram to this pattern, read more about diagrams here. Happy knitting!

Serial Frogger 21.05.2014 - 06:44:

The diagram for this tunic is confusing. Is there supposed to be a knit row between the yarn over rows? Also, if I do what the diagram indicates for rows 8-10 rows (pkp) they will not end up in garter stitch. So this leaves me thinking that the diagram does no actually have knit rows. This diagram totally needs to be reworked for this cute tunic. Thanks!

DROPS Design 21.05.2014 kl. 09:53:

Dear Serial Frogger, diagram shows pattern seen from RS, you on rows 2,4, 6, you should see K sts from RS, ie you will P these from WS. Row 8 will be K from WS, row 9 K from RS and row 10 K from RS. Happy knitting!

Cat 25.07.2013 - 19:56:

Feather - for the name

DROPS Design 19.11.2010 - 08:54:

Feilen er rettet.

Helle 16.11.2010 - 14:15:

Hvad man gør på pind 3 - "slå om, tag 1 m løs af p, løft den løse m over". Den løse m skal over hvilken? Jeg synes også man mister en maske..

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