DROPS Extra / 0-1263

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Knitted DROPS dress with round yoke and Norwegian pattern in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.

Knitted DROPS dress with round yoke and Norwegian pattern in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS design: Pattern no u-776
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
550-600-700-750-800-900 g color no 65, denim blue
50-50-50-100-100-100 g color no 71, silver pink
50-50-50-100-100-100 g color no 75, petrol cerise
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color no 39, dark old rose
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color no 40, light old pink
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color no 52, mustard

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rounds in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 - for edges in garter st.

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.3.
Work A.1 and A.3 in denim blue. Work entire A.2 in stockinette st.

WAIST:
Dec for waist front and back at 4 of the 6 markers.
Dec as follows after 2nd and 5th marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows when 2 sts remain before 3rd and 6th marker: K 2 tog.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec in each side of body, i.e. dec on each side of 1st and 4th marker. Beg when 4 sts remain before marker and K 2 tog, K 4 (marker is between these 4 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).

INCREASE TIP:
Inc for waist front and back at 4 of the 6 markers as follows:
Make 1 YO after 2nd and 5th marker and before 3rd and 6th marker. On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.


EYELET ROW:
K 1, * 1 YO, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-*.

KNITTING TIP:
To avoid the knitting gauge to tighten when working pattern on yoke, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.
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BODY:
Worked in the round on circular needle from bottom up.
Cast on 247-260-273-299-325-351 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with denim blue. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work wave pattern according to diagram A.1 - see explanation above (= 19-20-21-23-25-27 repetitions on round). When A.1 has been worked, there are 209-220-231-253-275-297 sts on needle. K 1 round while at the same time dec 1-0-3-1-3-1 sts evenly = 208-220-228-252-272-296 sts. Then work in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
When piece measures 24-26-28-28-30-30 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11"-11 3/4"-11 3/4", insert 6 markers in piece as follows: Insert 1st marker at beg of round (= in the side), 2nd marker after 28-31-33-38-43-48 sts, 3rd marker after the next 48-48-48-50-50-52 sts, 4th marker after the next 28-31-33-38-43-48 sts (= in the side), 5th marker after the next 28-31-33-38-43-48 sts, 6th marker after the next 48-48-48-50-50-52 sts (28-31-33-38-43-48 sts on round after last marker).
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
On next round dec for WAIST at the front and back – see explanation above (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every 8th-10th- 10th-12th-14th-16th round 7-7-5-5-4-4 times in total. AT THE SAME TIME when dec for the second time (third time in size M) beg dec in the sides. Dec 1 st on each side of 1st and 4th marker (i.e. in the sides) - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec in the sides on every 8th round 6-5-4-4-3-3 times in total (all dec end at the same time) = 156-172-192-216-244-268 sts remain on needle. When piece measures 48-50-50-52-52-54 cm / 19"-19 3/4"-19 3/4"-20½"-20½"-21 1/4", inc after 2nd and 5th marker and before 3rd and 6th marker – READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 8th-8th-8th-8th-10th-10th round 3-3-3-3-2-2 times in total = 168-184-204-228-252-276 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 61-63-65-67-69-71 cm / 24''-24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''. Work next round as follows: bind off 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts for armhole, work EYELET ROW - see explanation above, over the next 76-84-92-104-114-126 sts (= front piece), bind off 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts for armhole, work EYELET ROW over the next 76-84-92-104-114-126 sts (= back piece) and bind off the last 4-4-5-5-6-6 sts for armhole.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 48-48-50-52-54-56 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with denim blue. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and work in stockinette st. When piece measures 10-10-10-12-12-10 cm / 4"-4"-4''-4 3/4"-4 3/4"-4", inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 3-2½-2½-2-2-2 cm / 1 1/8"-7/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4" 11-13-13-14-14-15 times in total = 70-74-76-80-82-86 sts. When piece measures 43-42-42-41-41-40 cm / 17"-16½"-16½"-16"-16"-15 3/4" - NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders, bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts under sleeve = 62-66-66-70-70-74 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and make another sleeve. 

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were bound off (without working them first) = 276-300-316-348-368-400 sts on needle. K 1 round with denim blue while dec 16-20-16-8-8-20 sts evenly = 260-280-300-340-360-380 sts. Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 (choose diagram for correct size and beg on round marked with arrow for correct size = 13-14-15-17-18-19 repetitions on round). Dec as shown in diagram. When A.2 has been worked, there are 117-126-135-153-162-171 sts remain on needle.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
For better fit work an elevation at the back of neck. Insert 1 marker mid front and 1 marker mid back (in size M + XXL insert a marker between the 2 middle sts, in the other sizes insert marker in the middle st).
Beg mid back and K with denim blue until 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts remain before marker at the front, turn, tighten yarn and P until 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts remain before marker at the front in the other side. Turn, tighten yarn and K with until 20-20-20-24-24-24 sts remain before marker at the front, turn, tighten yarn and P until 20-20-20-24-24-24 sts remain before marker at the front in the other side. Turn, tighten yarn and K with until 30-30-30-36-36-36 sts remain before marker at the front, turn, tighten yarn and P until 30-30-30-36-36-36 sts remain before marker at the front in the other side, turn, tighten yarn and K until mid back.
Then K 1 round over all sts with denim blue while dec 21-26-29-43-48-53 sts evenly = 96-100-106-110-114-118 sts.

NECK EDGE:
Switch to a short circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work pattern in the round according to diagram A.3. Then loosely bind off with K.

TIE WITH POMPOMS:
Cut 1 strand with denim blue of approx. 3 to 4 meters/3.25-4.25 yds (yarn should be approx.. 1.5 times longer than desired finished length). Twine it until it resists, fold it double and it will twine again, make a knot at each end. Beg mid front on dress and thread string up and down through eyelet row. Cut the string to desired length. Make 2 pompoms with denim blue with an approx. of diameter 4 cm / 1½'' and fasten a pompom in each end of string (sew knot on tie).

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the openings under the sleeves.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K with denim blue
= P with denim blue
= silver pink
= light old pink
= dark old rose
= petrol cerise
= dark mustard
= 1 YO (with denim blue)
= 2 YO (with denim blue), on next round K one YO and drop the other YO off the needle
= K 2 tog with base color in pattern
= K 3 tog (with denim blue)
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1 with base color in pattern, psso


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