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Josephine by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dress with raglan and cables, worked top down in ”Karisma”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-792
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
700-800-850-950-1050-1150 g colour no 39, dark old rose

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.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

RAGLAN:
Inc as follows before A.1a: Work until 1 sts remain before A.1a, 1 YO, K 1.
Inc as follows after A.1a: K 1, 1 YO.
On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-1:
Inc 1 st K by making 1 YO. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Inc 1 st P by making a YO. On next round P YO twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (sleeve):
Dec as follows before A.1b: Work until 3 sts remain before A.1b, K 2 tog, K 1.
Dec as follows after A.1b: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

DECREASE TIP (body):
Dec as follows before marker: Work until 6 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 4.
Dec as follows after marker: K 4, 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 124-124-132-140-148-148 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Karisma. K 1 round. Then work 6 rounds rib = K 2/P 2. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. On first round work as follows: K the first 16-16-18-18-20-20 and inc 1-2-2-2-2-2 sts evenly (= half back piece), work A.1a (= 6 sts on first round), K the next 18-18-18-22-22-22 and inc 2-2-2-2-4-4 sts evenly (= right sleeve), work A.1a over the next 6 sts, K the next 32-32-36-36-40-40 and inc 2-4-4-4-4-4 sts evenly (= front piece), work A.1a over the next 6 sts, K the next 18-18-18-22-22-22 and inc 2-2-2-2-4-4 sts evenly (= left sleeve), work A.1a over the next 6 sts, K the remaining 16-16-18-18-20-20 and inc 1-2-2-2-2-2 sts evenly (= half back piece) = 132-136-144-152-164-164 sts (+ 1 st that will be inc in each report of A.1a on round = 4 sts on round). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION On next round work pattern and inc for raglan as follows: READ WHOLE SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING.

Continue in stocking st and A.1a in every transition between body and sleeves. When A.1a has been worked vertically, repeat A.1b over A.1a - NOTE: On last repeat of A.1b in height on yoke do not inc with YO (i.e. there are 6 sts in every repetition of A.1b when inc for raglan is done). AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd round in A.1a start inc for RAGLAN - see explanation above, on each side of A.1a/A.1b. NOTE: Inc differently on body and sleeves.
RAGLAN BODY:
Inc like this on every round 0-0-0-7-9-12 times, every other round 19-22-23-23-24-26 times and on every 4th round 1-1-1-0-0-0 times (= 20-23-24-30-33-38 times in total).
RAGLAN SLEEVES:
Inc like this every other round 13-18-23-22-20-18 times and every 4th round 4-3-1-2-4-7 times (= 17-21-24-24-24-25 times in total).

When all inc are done there are 280-312-336-368-392-416 sts on round. Work next round as follows: Work 40-44-47-53-58-63 sts (= half back piece), slip the next 60-68-74-78-80-82 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 sts under sleeve, work the next 80-88-94-106-116-126 sts (= front piece), slip the next 60-68-74-78-80-82 sts on a stitch holder (= sleeve), cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 sts under sleeve, work the last 40-44-47-53-58-63 sts (= half back piece).

BODY:
There are now 176-192-208-232-256-280 sts for body. Continue in stocking st. Insert a marker in each side, in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-14 sts that were cast on under sleeves. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of markers (= 4 sts dec) - READ DECREASE TIP (body)! Dec like this every 6th round 2 times in total = 168-184-200-224-248-272 sts. When piece measures 7 cm, dec 25-30-35-37-39-41 sts evenly = 143-154-165-187-209-231 sts. NOTE: This is done to compensate for the 26-28-30-34-38-42 sts inc on 1st round in pattern A.2a. Work 1 round more that finishes when 2 sts remain on round. This is now beg of round. This is done to get a symmetrical pattern. Now work pattern as follows: * A.2a (= 3 sts on 1st round), K 8 * repeat from *-* 12-13-14-16-18-20 more times on round (= 13-14-15-17-19-21 repetitions) = 169-182-195-221-247-273 sts. Continue with pattern in the round like this. When entire A.2a has been worked vertically, there is 195-210-225-255-285-315 sts on round. Then work A.2b over A.2a until finished measurements AT THE SAME TIME inc in the sections with P and the sections in stocking st as follows:
INC IN SECTIONS IN STOCKING ST:
When piece measures 14 cm, inc 2 sts in every repetition in stocking st by making a YO inside 1 st K in each side of repetition – READ INCREASE TIP-1 (= 26-28-30-34-38-42 sts inc on round). Inc like this every 8 cm 3 times in total.
INC IN SECTIONS WITH P:
When piece measures 20 cm, inc 1 P st in every section with P - READ INCREASE TIP-2 (= 26-28-30-34-38-42 sts inc on round). Inc like this every 8 cm 3 times in total.

When all inc are done there are 351-378-405-459-513-567 sts on round. Continue until piece measures 83-86-89-92-95-97 cm measured from shoulder – adjust so that last round is 2nd round in A.2b. Cast off with K over K and P over P - READ CAST-OFF TIP.

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 new sts cast on under sleeve = 68-76-84-88-92-96 sts. Insert a marker in the middle of the new sts under the sleeve. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Now continue in stocking st and A.1a mid under sleeve (i.e. 3 sts in A.1a on each side of marker). When A.1a has been worked vertically, continue with A.1b over A.1a. When piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 st on each side of A.1b under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP (sleeve). Dec like this every 8th-6th-5th-4th-4th-4th round 12-15-18-19-20-21 times in total = 44-46-48-50-52-54 sts. When sleeve measures 38-37-36-35-34-33 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because wider shoulders) - adjust so that next round is 2nd round in A.2b, inc 8-6-8-6-8-6 sts evenly over sts in stocking st = 52-52-56-56-60-60 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Now work rib (K 2/P 2) – adjust to work K over K and P over P over the 6 sts over A.2b. When rib measures 6 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P. Work the other sleeve the same way.

This pattern has been corrected. .

SLEEVE:...
When sleeve measures 38-37-36-35-34-33 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because wider shoulders) - adjust so that next round is 2nd round in A.2b, inc 8-6-8-6-8-6 sts evenly over sts in stocking st = 52-52-56-56-60-60 sts...
Updated online: 18.09.2017

Diagram

= K
= P
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next round K the YO to make hole.
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next round P YO twisted to avoid holes.
= K 2 sts in 1 st I.e. work in front and back loop of st.
= K 3, pass first st worked over the other 2 so that this st is around the last 2 sts on right needle (= 1 st dec)
= this st has been dec