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Petronella Top by DROPS Design

Knitted top with raglan and lace pattern, worked top down in DROPS Muskat. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no r-707
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
300-350-400-400-450-500 g colour 20, light mint

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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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.
RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1, A.2 and A.3. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern from the right side.

RAGLAN:
Increase every 2nd round as follows:
Increase as follows before the marker thread:
Start 1 stitch before the marker thread: Make 1 yarn over, knit 1, marker thread.
Increase as follows, after the marker thread: Marker thread, knit 1, make 1 yarn over.
On the next round work the yarn overs knit, there will be holes.

Increase every 4th round as follows:
Increase as follows before the marker thread:
ROUND 1: Start 1 stitch before the marker thread: Make 1 yarn over, knit1, marker thread.
ROUND 2: The yarn overs are worked knit, there will be holes.
ROUND 3: Start 3 stitches before the marker thread: Knit 2 together, make 1 yarn over, knit1, marker thread. No increases, but the row of holes continues as before.
ROUND 4: The yarn overs are worked knit, there will be holes.

Increase as follows, after the marker thread:
ROUND 1: Marker thread, knit 1, make 1 yarn over.
ROUND 2: The yarn overs are worked knit, there will be holes.
ROUND 3: Marker thread, knit 1, make 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch. No increases, but the row of holes is continued as before.
ROUND 4: Work the yarn overs knit, there will be holes.

DECREASE TIP:
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread: Knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch = 2 stitches decreased.

INCREASE TIP:
Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker thread. Make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches) and make 1 yarn over. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted knit to prevent holes (the increased stitches are worked in stocking stitch).
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TOP: 
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle from mid back, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 80-84-88-92-96-100 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm and Muskat. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above, on the last round of the ridges increase 20 stitches evenly along the round = 100-104-108-112-116-120 stitches. Insert 4 marker threads in the piece as follows: first marker thread after 19-20-21-22-23-24 stitches (= half the back piece), second marker thread after 12 new stitches (= sleeve), third marker thread after 38-40-42-44-46-48 new stitches (= front piece), fourth marker thread after 12 new stitches (= sleeve), there are 19-20-21-22-23-24 stitches left on the needle after the last marker thread (= half the back piece). Begin with the increases to RAGLAN as described above and work stocking stitch across the stitches on the back piece and front piece and A.1 across all the sleeve stitches. READ THIS WHOLE SECTION BEFORE WORKING! The increases are different on the front piece/back piece and the sleeves as follows:

FRONT PIECE/BACK PIECE:
Increase every 2nd round 12-15-17-25-30-35 times, then every 4th round 7-7-7-4-3-2 times.

SLEEVES:
Increase every 2nd round 18-23-27-29-26-25 times, then every 4th round 4-3-2-2-5-7 times.

When A.1 has been completed 1 time in height, repeat A.2 in height. The increased stitches on the sleeves are worked in to the pattern as you go. After the next to last increase on the sleeve (there are 4 rounds left), continue by working garter stitch across the stitches on each sleeve, the stitches on the front piece/back piece are continued in stocking stitch as before. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! After all the increases to raglan there are 264-296-320-352-372-396 stitches on the needle. The next round is worked as follows: Work 38-42-45-51-56-61 stitches (= half the back piece), cast off the next 56-64-70-74-74-76 stitches, work the next 76-84-90-102-112-122 stitches (= front piece), cast off the next 56-64-70-74-74-76 stitches, work the next 38-42-45-51-56-61 stitches (= half the back piece).

BODY:
Continue working as follows: work half the back piece, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches, work the front piece, cast on 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches, work half the back piece. There are now 168-184-200-224-248-272 stitches on the body. Insert a marker thread in each side, in the middle of the new stitches which were cast on. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE. Continue with stocking stitch, but across the 8-8-10-10-12-14 new stitches in each side work 2 ridges, then work stocking stitch across all stitches. When the piece measures 4 cm decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches decreased), decrease every 3 cm in total 4 times – READ DECREASE TIP = 152-168-184-208-232-256 stitches. When the piece measures 19-19-19-18-18-19 cm increase 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads (= 4 stitches increased), increase every 2 cm in total 6 times– READ INCREASE TIP = 176-192-208-232-256-280 stitches. When the piece measures 32-32-32-33-33-32 cm work A.3 across all stitches. Then cast off in knit, the piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm from the shoulder.

Diagram

= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together


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Dee 14.06.2018 - 22:34:

Can you tell me if the Petronella Top has negative or positive ease, and if so, how much? I am trying to determine which size to make.

DROPS Design 15.06.2018 kl. 08:24:

Dear Dee, you will find at the bottom of the pattern a measurement chart with all measurements in each size, taken flat from side to side Compare these to a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size. Read more about sizing here. Happy knitting!

Francesca 08.03.2018 - 00:35:

Je voudrais réaliser ce modèle mais j'aimerais que l'encolure devant soit un peu + basse, moins ras du cou. Pensez-vous que je puisse y parvenir en faisant des rangs raccourcis. Idéalement je voudrais conserver l'aspect "carré" de l'encolure, mais juste que ce soit moins près du cou.

DROPS Design 08.03.2018 kl. 09:20:

Bonjour Francesca, vous pouvez vous aider d'un modèle réalisé avec un fil du même groupe et qui a une réhausse pour l'encolure dos. N'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide à votre magasin, on pourra vous y donner quelques astuces, même par mail, téléphone ou via les réseaux sociaux. Bon tricot!

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney 07.03.2018 - 22:37:

This is the most confusing pattern I've ever tried to make. There are several questions, but let's just start with the one about the first increases. I'm told to increase 20 stitches evenly on the last row of the two ridges - which would be a purl row? Really? Yes, it can be done, but it ain't pretty. Do you mean to complete the four ridge rows and do the increases on the next row?

DROPS Design 08.03.2018 kl. 09:06:

Dear Mrs Jones-Pokorney, you will increase on the last row of the 2 ridges, ie on a Purl round, make a YO to increase 1 st and work this YO twisted on next round to avoid a hole. Happy knitting!

Shay 06.03.2018 - 14:56:

Just starting. When I increase front/back piece, is that the "Raglan" increase? Where does the "Increase as follows after marker thread' start?

DROPS Design 06.03.2018 kl. 16:08:

Dear Shay, the raglan inc on next round after inserting marking thread. You will inc for raglan on front/back piece after the marking thread at the beg of piece and before the marking thread at the end of piece. You will increase for raglan at the beg of sleeve after marking thread and at the end of sleeve before the marking thread. Happy knitting!

Sue 30.10.2017 - 11:54:

Arrr yes that makes perfect sense. I asked the question about which the row to start the increases on on Oct 2nd and was told to increase on even rows after the ridges. That's row 6,8,10, 12. (Row12 is row 2 of A2). But I should inc on row 5,7,9,11 (row 11 is row 1 of A2) . That is what I thought should happen. Thank you. So much. Confusion over :-).

Sue 30.10.2017 - 08:49:

Starting with 18 sleeve stitches. Marker, knit1, YO (raglan inc). Knit 2 tog, Yarn over (8times - A2). Then you need to do a YO, knit 1 for last raglan inc to make 20 stitches. That makes 2 YO's next to each other. If you don't do 2 yo's next to each oth r you end up with 19 stitches!!!

DROPS Design 30.10.2017 kl. 10:37:

Dear Sue, the row with K2tog, YO, is not a row with increase for raglan, you should have increased on row before, then work row 2 in diagram as explained in previous answer (repeating K2 tog/YO the number of sts required as number of sts will inc). Happy knitting!

Sue 30.10.2017 - 08:38:

Im sorry I just don't understand how this can occur. The increase occurs on the 2nd row of the A2 pattern. The row with all knit 2 tog followed by Yarn over. If you follow the pattern as per the chart as well as with the Raglan increase instructions then it should go like this..see above

DROPS Design 30.10.2017 kl. 10:34:

Dear Sue, you inc 1 st on first row in A.2, so that you will work the 12 sts between markers for sleeve as follows: marker, K1, YO, K10, YO, K1 (= 14 sts between markers). On row 2 in A.2 work: K2 (the first K1 + YO), (K2 tog, YO) x 6, K2 (the YO + last K1). Happy knitting!

Sue 30.10.2017 - 00:53:

Also I note that doing 2 Yarn overs next to each other just creates one big hole instead of 2 holes next to each other which I can't imagine is ideal. I'm stumped.

DROPS Design 30.10.2017 kl. 08:04:

Hi Sue, The pattern does not have 2 yarn overs next to each other. They are either between 2 stitches, with 2 stitches either side or have 1 knitted stitch either side. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Sue 29.10.2017 - 14:07:

Just to add the the last comment. I tried knitting the last 'knit 2 tog followed by Yarn over' (the 8th one - on the 2nd line A2) then just knitting the last s titch but that leaves you with an odd number of stitches, which I note is the same problem another person had. I think the difficulty with this pattern is that the increases aren't so straight forward when they fall on the patterned round for the sleeves, and the instructions don't seem to account for this.

DROPS Design 30.10.2017 kl. 09:52:

Dear Sue, you are starting sleeves with 12 sts less 2 sts for raglan line (1 st at the beg + 1 st at the end of sleeve) and you will increase 2 sts so that you should always get an even number of sts for sleeve. Happy knitting!

Sue 29.10.2017 - 07:34:

Hi I'm having trouble trying to figure out the increases on the sleeve pattern A2. As per raglan instructions I knit 1 Yarn over after the marker. Then knit 2 tog, Yarn over 8 times then I'm left with 1 stitch. How do I get the last Yarn over in before the last stitch.....do I do 2 Yarn overs next to each other ??

DROPS Design 30.10.2017 kl. 09:22:

Dear Sue, knit the last st in this case, ie when the number of sts do not match the diagram, finish pattern with K1 to avoid double yarn overs next to each other. Happy knitting!

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