DROPS Extra / 0-1288

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Knitted DROPS top with lace pattern worked top down in ”Muskat”. Size: S - XXXL.

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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

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

INCREASE TIP-1:
Inc by making 1 YO on each side of st with marker in (= 2 sts inc). On next round K the YOs to make holes.

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP (applies to distribution of dec/inc):
To calculate how often dec/inc should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 154 sts) and divide by no of dec/inc to be done (e.g. 10) = 15.4. I.e. in this example K alternately approx. every 14th and 15th st and 15th and 16th st tog (when dec) or inc after alternately approx. every 15th and 16th st.
NOTE: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next round P YO twisted to avoid holes.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Choose diagram for correct size.
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TOP:
The piece is worked top down. First work yoke at the front and back, back and forth in 2 parts, then slip sts tog and work piece in the round until finished measurements.

YOKE AT THE BACK:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 71-71-77-81-85-91 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Muskat. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and insert 1 marker in the 18th-18th-20th-22nd-22nd-24th st in from each side (= 35-35-37-37-41-43 sts between markers).
K 1 row from WS. Then work in GARTER ST - see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME on first row from RS inc on each side of the 2 sts with markers - READ INCREASE TIP-1 (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 18-20-20-22-25-25 times in total = 143-151-157-169-185-191 sts on needle. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
K 1 row from WS after last inc. Piece measures approx. 8-9-9-10-11-11 cm / 3"-3½"-3½"-4"-4½"-4½". Work next row as follows from RS: bind off the first 35-37-39-43-46-48 sts (= strap), K the next 73-77-79-83-93-95 sts (the first of these sts is already on right needle), then bind off the last 35-37-39-43-46-48 sts (= strap), cut the yarn. Work next row as follows from WS: Cast on 3-5-9-12-14-20 new sts at beg of row, work the 73-77-79-83-93-95 sts from needle and cast on 3-5-9-12-14-20 new sts at the end of row = 79-87-97-107-121-135 sts. Work in garter st back and forth for 4-4-4-5-5-5 cm / 1½''-1½''-1½''-2''-2''-2'' – AT THE SAME TIME after 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1½''-1½''-1½'', dec 1 st in each side by K tog the 2 second outermost sts in each side from RS = 77-85-95-105-119-133 sts. When ridges are done, adjust so that last row is a row with K from WS, put piece aside.

YOKE AT THE FRONT:
Cast on and work as yoke at the back.

BODY:
Slip sts from yoke front and back on to same circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 = 154-170-190-210-238-266 sts. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 and dec AT THE SAME TIME 10-14-10-6-10-14 sts evenly on 1st round – READ DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 144-156-180-204-228-252 sts and 12-13-15-17-19-21 repetitions of 12 sts. When A.1 has been worked, work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 while AT THE SAME TIME dec 2-6-6-6-6-6 sts evenly on 1st round = 142-150-174-198-222-246 sts and dec 6 sts evenly on 11th round = 136-144-168-192-216-240 sts. After A.2 work pattern in the round according to diagram A.3 (NOTE: Choose diagram for correct size = 17-18-21-24-27-30 repetitions of 8 sts). When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 170-180-210-216-243-270 sts on needle. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work 2 ridges. LOOSELY bind off. Top measures approx. 47-49-49-52-53-54 cm / 18½"-19 1/4"-19 1/4"-20½"-21"-21 1/4" from shoulder and down (measured flat) - NOTE: The weight of the yarn will make the piece longer when worn.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew side seams on yoke edge to edge in outer loops of edge sts so that the seam is flat.

Diagram

= K
= P
= 1 YO between 2 sts, K YO on next rnd (= holes)
= 1 YO between 2 sts, K YO twisted on next rnd (= no 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


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