DROPS / 172 / 5

Highland Heather by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with multi-coloured pattern, raglan and twined string with tassels in waist, worked top down in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-798
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
350-400-450-500-550-550 g colour no 72, light pearl grey
250-250-250-300-350-350 g colour no 21, medium grey
100-100-100-150-150-150 g colour no 39, dark old rose
50-50-100-100-100-100 g colour no 13, cerise
50 g for all sizes of the following colours:
colour no 68, light sky blue
Colour no 65, denim blue
colour no 52, dark mustard
colour no 33, medium pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm for rib - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5 – see diagram for correct size. Work all sts in stocking st.

PATTERN TIP:
In size M, L and XL this round is a round in pattern with 2 colours. Cut the yarn if needed in pattern colour to avoid a long gap under sleeve. In size S, XXL and XXXL cast on on a round in base colour.

RAGLAN:
Inc 1 st on each side of marker thread as follows: Work until 1 st remains before marker thread, 1 YO, K 2 (marker thread is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO. On next round K the YOs to make holes.

INCREASE TIP-1:
Work until 2 st remains before marker in the side, 1 YO, K 4 (marker is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO. On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
To calculate how often inc should be done, use the total no of sts on round (e.g. 192 sts) and divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 12) = 16. I.e. in this example make a YO after approx. every 16th st worked. On next round work YO´s twisted to avoid holes.

ELEVATION:
Work an elevation in stocking st in the back of neck from mid back as follows: NOTE: On every turn in the middle of piece slip 1st st, tighten yarn and continue to work. Work 10-11-12-13-13-14 sts, turn, tighten yarn and work 20-22-24-26-26-28 sts. Turn, tighten yarn and work 35-38-41-44-44-47 sts, turn, tighten yarn and work 50-54-58-62-62-66 sts. Turn, tighten yarn and work 65-70-75-80-80-85 sts, turn, tighten yarn and work 80-86-92-98-98-104 sts. Turn and work until mid back.

DECREASE TIP:
Work until 4 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 4 (marker is in the middle of these sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

CAST-OFF TIP:
To avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use a needle ½ size larger.
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DRESS:
Worked in the round, top down. Rounds start mid back.

YOKE:
Cast on 110-115-130-135-145-150 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with light pearl grey. Work rib = K 2/P 3 for 6 rounds. Then work 1 round in stocking st while inc 2-5-10-17-19-26 sts evenly = 112-120-140-152-164-176 sts. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm.
Insert 1 marker in the first st = mid back (let this marker follow in piece. Then work ELEVATION - see explanation above - in the neck. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue in stocking st, on first round insert 4 marker threads and 3 markers more (= 4) in the piece as follows: Work the first 18-19-21-24-27-30 sts (= half back piece), insert a marker thread, work the next 11-12-15-15-15-15 sts, insert a marker in the last st on right needle (= mid st on sleeve), work the next 10-11-14-14-14-14 sts (= sleeve), insert a marker thread, work the next 18-19-21-24-27-30 sts, insert a marker in the last st on right needle (= mid st on front piece), work the next 17-18-20-23-26-29 sts (= front piece), insert a marker thread, work the next 11-12-15-15-15-15 sts, insert a marker in the last st on right needle (= mid st on sleeve), work the next 10-11-14-14-14-14 sts (= sleeve), insert a marker thread, work the last 17-18-20-23-26-29 sts (= half back piece).

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Now work PATTERN according to diagram A.1. NOTE: St with marker on back piece, front piece and sleeves should fit st with arrow in diagram. Count out towards the side (i.e. the pattern will not fit in transitions between body and sleeves).
Work st on each side of marker thread (i.e. in each raglan) in base colour in pattern. AT THE SAME TIME on first round inc for RAGLAN - see explanation above, in every transition between body and sleeves (= 8 sts inc on round). Inc like this every other round 21-24-25-27-29-32 times in total = 280-312-340-368-396-432 sts. NOTE: Work the new sts in pattern. When all inc are done, piece measures 22-24-25-26-29-31 cm from shoulder and last round worked is marked with arrow in A.1. Now continue next round in pattern as follows: Work the first 39-43-46-51-56-62 sts (= half back piece), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new sts under sleeve with base colour in pattern – READ PATTERN TIP, work the next 63-71-79-83-87-93 sts before slipping them on a stitch holder (= sleeve), work the next 77-85-91-101-111-123 sts (= front piece), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new sts under sleeve in base colour in pattern, work the next 63-71-79-83-87-93 sts before slipping them on a stitch holder (= sleeve), work the remaining 38-42-45-50-55-61 sts on round (= half back piece).

BODY:
There are now 170-186-202-222-246-274 sts for body. Insert a marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 new sts that were cast on under sleeves. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Continue with the remaining rounds in A.1. NOTE: The pattern will not fit in each side. Then continue with medium grey. When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker threads - READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Dec like this every 4th round 2 times in total = 162-178-194-214-238-266 sts. When piece measures 7 cm, work a round with eyelet holes as follows:
K 1, * K 2, K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 sts remain, K 1. Work 2 more rounds in medium grey.
Now work pattern A.2 (= 2 rounds). Then work with light pearl grey until piece measures 20 cm in all sizes, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of marker threads in each side – READ INCREASE TIP-1. Inc like this every 5th-5th-5th-4th-4th-4th round 6 times in total = 186-202-218-238-262-290 sts. Work 1 round while adjusting the no of sts to 192-204-228-240-264-300. Work A.3 (= 12 sts) 16-17-19-20-22-25 times on round. On 6th round in A.3 inc 12-12-24-24-24-24 sts evenly – READ INCREASE TIP-2 = 204-216-252-264-288-324 sts. When A.3 has been worked vertically, continue with medium grey. On first round with medium grey inc 12 sts evenly in all sizes = 216-228-264-276-300-336 sts. When piece measures 39-40-42-43-43-44 cm, work A.4 (= 12 sts) 18-19-22-23-25-28 times on round. On 8th round in diagram inc 8-12-8-12-20-16 sts evenly = 224-240-272-288-320-352 sts. When A.4 has been worked, switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work 1 round with light pearl grey while inc 31-45-48-47-55-63 sts evenly = 255-285-320-335-375-415 sts. Work rib = K 2/P 3 for 5 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P - READ CAST-OFF TIP. Piece measures 80-83-86-89-92-95 cm in total from shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Slip sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 4 mm and pick up 1 st in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 sts under sleeve = 71-79-89-93-99-107 sts. Insert 1 marker thread between the new sts under sleeve (= beg of round), and keep the marker in mid st on top of sleeve. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue with pattern as on body, i.e. the remaining rounds in A.1 - st with marker in mid on top of sleeve should fit st with arrow in diagram, the pattern will not fit mid under sleeve. When A.1 is done continue with medium grey and A.2 as on body. NOTE! Do not work eyelet row on sleeve, then continue with light pearl grey, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of marker thread under sleeve. Dec like this every 8th-6th-5th-5th-4th-3rd round 13-16-20-21-23-26 times in total = 45-47-49-51-53-55 sts. AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve measures 30-29-28-28-27-25 cm (NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer yoke) - work A.5 – st with marker mid on top of sleeve should fit st with arrow in diagram. When A.5 has been worked, continue with A.4 over A.5. NOTE: Do not inc on round with star. When A.4 has been worked, continue with light pearl grey until finished measurements. When piece measures 43-42-41-41-40-38 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Work 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 5-3-6-4-7-5 sts evenly = 50-50-55-55-60-60 sts. Work rib = K 2/P 3 for 3 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P. Work the other sleeve the same way.

TWINED STRING WITH TASSELS:
Cut 3 lengths of 3 metres each with cerise. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold them double so that they twine again. Make a knot at each end. Thread tie up and down through eyelet row in waist.
Make a tassel in each end as follows:
Cut 12 strands with cerise of 16 cm, thread them through knot at the end of string. Twine a strand around the top of tassel several times and tie this string to keep the tassel tog. Make another tassel in the other end of string with dark old rose.

Diagram

= light pearl grey
= denim blue
= medium pink
= cerise
= dark mustard
= light sky blue
= dark old rose
= medium grey
= inc row - see explanation in pattern
= arrow marks mid st in diagram - see explanation above



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