DROPS / 89 / 21

Tam's Beauty by DROPS Design

DROPS Top in Safran and Glitter

Sizes: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 78-88-96-106-114-122 cm
[30.75" - 34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41.75" - 44-7/8" - 48"]
Hem: 72-82-90-100-108-118 cm
[28.25" - 32.25" - 35-3/8" - 39-3/8" - 42.5" - 46.5"]

Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400-400-450 gr nr 01, light pink
and use:
DROPS GLITTER from Garnstudio
2 spools (for all sizes) nr 04, light pink

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 3 mm [US 2] short circular needles or double-pointed needles (for the neck edge), or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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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: 2 repeats wide (24 sts) and 30 rows in Pattern = approx. 9 x 10 cm.

Pattern: The pattern is showing all rows seen from the right side.

Front: Cast on 98-110-122-134-146-158 sts around 2 needles with 1 strand Safran + 1 strand Glitter (2 strands), pull out one needle and knit 2 rows garter st (1st row = right side). Then knit Pattern 1, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st.
When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st at each side every 5 cm a total of 5 times = 108-120-132-144-156-168 sts – knit the increased sts in stockinette st. When the piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-2-2-3-3 times, 2 sts 0-2-3-3-4-6 times and 1 st 2-4-5-5-6-8 times = 98-98-98-110-110-110 sts – be sure the number of sts is correct for Pattern.
Continue in Pattern, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. When the piece measures 45-47-48-50-52-53 cm to dec 6-6-6-8-8-8 sts evenly distributed over the center 24-24-24-34-34-34 sts (knit the remaining sts as before). On the next row bind off the center 24-24-24-34-34-34 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times = 26 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue in Pattern, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st. When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm dec 4 sts evenly distributed on each shoulder, and on the next row bind off all sts.

Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front.
Bind off for armhole as on front. When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm dec 6-6-6-8-8-8 sts evenly distributed over the center 36-36-36-46-46-46 sts. On the next row bind off the center 36-36-36-46-46-46 sts for the neck. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 26 sts remain on each shoulder.
When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm dec 4 sts evenly distributed on each shoulder, and on the next row bind off all sts.

Sleeve: Cast on 74-74-86-86-98-98 sts around 2 needles with 1 strand Safran + 1 strand Glitter (2 strands). Pull out one needle and knit 2 rows garter st (1st row = right side). Knit Pattern, keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st.
When the piece measures 2 cm inc 1 st at each side every 2.5-1.5-2-1.5-2-1 cm a total of 6-10-8-10-7-11 times = 86-94-102-106-112-120 sts.
When the piece measures 19-19-19-18-17-17 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3-3-3-4-4-5 times and 1 st 1-2-3-4-5-6 times. Then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 25-26-27-27-27-28 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Then dec 7-7-9-9-12-12 sts evenly distributed over the remaining sts, and on the next row bind off all sts. The piece measures approx. 26-27-28-28-28-29 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 100-126 sts around the neck on short circular needles with 1 strand Safran + 1 strand Glitter (2 strands). Join and P 1 row, K 1 row, and P 1 row, then K and bind off all sts on the next row. Sew in sleeves using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.

Diagram

= knit on right side, purl on wrong side.
= knit 2 sts in this st as follows: K 1 in the front of the st and K 1 in the back of the st, then slip st off the left needle.
= K 2 tog.
= Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.

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