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Knitted top with textured pattern in DROPS Belle. Size: S - XXXL

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DROPS design: Pattern no vs-038
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-400-450-500-550-600 g colour 16, mauve

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 20 stitches and 26 rows in stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height. And 22 stitches and 26 rows with textured pattern (A.2) = 10 cm in width and 10 cm vertically.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - for edges in garter stitch.
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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.
GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP:
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 104 stitches), minus edge stitches (e.g. 4 stitches in each side) and divide the remaining stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 9) = 10.6. In this example increase after alternately approx. every 10th and 11th stitch. Do not increase over edge stitches.
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TOP:
Work front and back piece back and forth on circular needle separately.


BACK PIECE:
Cast on 104-110-118-128-140-154 stitches on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Belle. Work 4 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME on 7th row (= right side) increase 9-11-11-13-13-15 stitches evenly – READ INCREASE TIP = 113-121-129-141-153-169 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work next row from right side as follows: 4 edge stitches in garter stitch, work A.1A until 5 stitches remain on row (= 26-28-30-33-36-40 repetitions of 4 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 4 edge stitches in garter stitch. Work back as shown in A.1 with 4 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side. Work next row as follows from right side: 4 edge stitches in garter stitch, work A.2A until 5 stitches remain on row, work A.2B (= 1 stitch) and finish with 4 edge stitches in garter stitch. Continue A.2 upwards with 4 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When piece measures 25-26-27-28-29-30 cm, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches at the end of the next 2 rows for sleeve edges = 129-137-149-161-177-193 stitches. Continue A.2 as before with 12-12-14-14-16-16 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side. When piece measures 43-45-47-49-51-53 cm, slip stitches on 1 stitch holder for diagonal shoulder (to avoid cutting the yarn work stitches before slipping them on stitch holder for diagonal shoulder). Slip the first 4-5-5-6-6-7 stitches at beginning of row on 1 stitch holder, work the rest of row and slip the first 4-5-5-6-6-7 stitches at beginning of next row on 1 stitch holder. Continue like this by slipping 4-5-5-6-6-7 stitches on stitch holders 9 times in total in each side, then slip the last 10-5-11-6-12-11 stitches on stitch holder for diagonal shoulder in each side.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm, cast off the middle 33-33-33-37-41-41 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to slip stitches on stitch holder for diagonal shoulder and cast off 2 stitches on next row from neck. When all stitches have been cast off for neck/slipped on a stitch holder, there are 46-50-56-60-66-74 stitches on stitch holder for shoulder and piece measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from the highest point on shoulder and down.
Slip stitches from stitch holder on circular needle size 3.5 mm. Begin from right side and knit 1 row over all stitches, but to avoid holes in transitions where stitches were slipped on stitch holder pick up loop between 2 stitches and knit it twisted together with first stitch on needle. Knit 1 row from wrong side and cast off by knitting from right side (it is important to avoid a tight cast-off edge). Work the other shoulder the same way.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on the same way as on back piece and work as back piece until piece measures 44-46-48-49-51-53 cm. Now slip the middle 19-19-19-23-27-27 stitches on 1 stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to slip stitches on stitch holder for diagonal shoulder and cast off for neck at beginning of every row from neck as follows: 2 stitches 3 times and 1 stitch 3 times. When all stitches have been cast off for neck/slipped on a stitch holder, there are 46-50-56-60-66-74 stitches on stitch holder for shoulder and piece measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm from the highest point on shoulder and down. Slip stitches from stitch holder on circular needle size 3.5 mm and work the same way as on back piece. Cast off knitting from right side. Work the other shoulder the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside cast-off edge to get 2 purled rows against each other on shoulder (seen from right side). Sew seam under armhole and down the side on front and back piece - sew in outer loops of edge stitch to get a flat seam but stop when approx. 8 cm remain in each side (= vents).
Fold the edge in garter stitch along armhole double towards right side and fasten sleeve edge with a couple of small stitches in the middle of shoulder and mid under sleeve. Repeat on the other sleeve edge.

NECK:
Pick up from right side approx. 90 to 108 stitches around the neck (including stitches on stitch holder at the front) on a short circular needle size 3.5 mm. Purl 1 round, knit 1 round and purl 1 round. Then loosely cast off by knitting.

Diagram

= knit from right side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= insert right needle through stitch from previous row, knit 1 and slip the stitches off the needle


Bernadette Van Duijvenbode 30.08.2018 - 16:44:

Het voorpand moet ik breien als het achterpand tot 46 cm hoog. Bij het achterpand moest ik bij 45 cm steken op een hulpdraad gaan zetten voor de schouderschuining. Dat moet bij het voorpand dus ook bij 45 cm?\r\nBij het achterpand moet ik 33 steken afkanten voor de hals, bij het voorpand moet ik 19 steken op een hulpdraad zetten voor de hals ? Klopt dat?

DROPS Design 31.08.2018 kl. 11:56:

Dag Bernadette, De afkantingen voor de schuine schouder kun je op het voorpand op dezelfde manier en bij dezelfde hoogte doen als op het achterpand. Op het voorpand is de hals dieper, vandaar dat je eerder begint met steken op een hulpnaad zetten. En omdat je in de naalden daarna nog gaat afkanten aan beide zijden van de hals aan de voorkanten, zet je in eerste instantie minder steken op de hulpnaald. Ter hoogte van de schouder kom je weer op een gelijk aantal steken uit als op het achterpand.

Taylor 20.03.2018 - 00:42:

Hi, I'm a beginner in knitting a full adult size garment. I just about nearly done with the back piece but got stuck after slipping the last 10 stitches on the holder (making a small size). How many stitches do i need to slip on holder after I binde off the 33 stitches in the middle?

DROPS Design 20.03.2018 kl. 08:06:

Hi Taylor, After you bind off the 33 stitches for the neck, you bind off the first 2 stitches on the next row from the neck (you are now working the first shoulder only) and continue slipping 4 stitches onto the stitch holder every other row (on the sleeve side of the shoulder) until you have 46 stitches left on the needle. Then continue as described in the text. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Geke 08.09.2017 - 19:31:

Bij de beschrijving bij de video staat dat je bij de teruggaande naald de dubbele steek averecht moet breien. Dit staat zo niet in het telpatroon. Wat is nu juist?

DROPS Design 13.09.2017 kl. 14:51:

Hallo Geke, Zoals het in het patroon staat is het juist. Je kunt die dubbele steken op de achterkant recht breien. Doordat je vervolgens op de voorkant weer in de steek van de vorige naald steekt, gaat a.h.w. het lusje van die dubbele steek weer naar achteren. Probeer het maar, al breiende zul je zien dat het goed komt met het patroon.

Geke 08.09.2017 - 17:37:

Moet het insteken in de vorige naald van de achterkant van het werk naar de voorkant of anders om?

DROPS Design 13.09.2017 kl. 13:48:

Hallo Geke, Deze steek je aan de voorkant van de steek in, zoals je de steek normaal ook zo breien, maar dan dus de steek van de vorige naald.

Geke Kunst 08.09.2017 - 12:37:

Wat wordt er bedoeld met: Denk om de stekenverhouding?

DROPS Design 13.09.2017 kl. 13:44:

Hallo Geke,' Daarmee wordt bedoeld dat je af en toe even controleert of de stekenverhouding nog klopt. Bij dit patroon is de steken verhouding 22 steken en 26 naalden in structuurpatroon is 10 cm breed en 10 cm hoog. Meer informatie over de stekenverhouding vind je via deze link

Birgit 26.08.2017 - 23:38:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team! Bitte beantwortet mir doch meine Frage.

Birgit 22.08.2017 - 21:59:

Ich habe schon ca. 20 cm gestrickt und erst jetzt mal in das Video zur doppelten Masche reingesehen. Dort wird diese Masche in der Rückreihe links gestrickt und nicht, wie hier im Muster A.2A, rechts. Die Rückseite im Video sieht auch ganz anders aus. Habe ich da jetzt A.2A falsch verstanden?

DROPS Design 28.08.2017 kl. 12:36:

Liebe Birgit, die Doppelte Masche wird hier gestrickt wie im Diagram gezeigt, dh rechts auf links. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Yvonne Hovland 07.08.2017 - 07:14:

Hei. Hvorfor er størrelsene så veldig store? Jeg bruker normalt xxl i vanlige klær, men her ser det ut som large er kjempestor. Har ikke kommet så langt på bakstykket ennå, så trenger råd på hva jeg skal gjøre??? Må jeg ta det opp og strikke medium el. Smal? Lividden min er(under bysten): 102cm og midjen er(største partiet): 116cm.

DROPS Design 07.08.2017 kl. 08:30:

Hei Yvonne, Størrelsene i cm er gitt i diagrammet på bunnen av oppskriften, så du kan finne den størrelsen som passer for deg der. God fornøyelse!

Geke Kunst 01.08.2017 - 16:27:

Bij het begin van de beschrijving van het achterpand wordt gezegd: Brei verder in telpatroon A.4A. Er is nergens A4A te vinden. Wat wordt hiermee bedoeld?

DROPS Design 01.08.2017 kl. 18:50:

Hoi Geke, Dat klopt inderdaad niet. Het moet A.1A zijn (en niet A.4A). Het is aangepast nu.

Maureen 23.03.2017 - 15:12:

I would like to knit this top but I can't use circular needles, any idea how I can do any other way. Than you.

DROPS Design 23.03.2017 kl. 16:12:

Dear Maureen, this top is worked back and forth on circular needle to get enough room for all sts, just sew one of both shoulders before picking up sts for neck. Read more about adapting a pattern for circular needles into straight needles here. Happy knitting!

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