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Marie by DROPS Design

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

DROPS Design: Pattern no r-715
Yarn group B
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
550-650-700-750-850-900 g colour 60, ice blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 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.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM for the garter stitch borders/sleeve edges – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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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 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 to A.3. The diagrams show all rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 142 stitches), divide this number by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 12) = 11.8. In this example, work every 11th and 12th stitch together.
DECREASE TIP (for the sides):
Work to the purl stitch in the side, purl the first 2 stitches together, work until there are 2 purl stitches remaining and purl these 2 stitches together. Repeat in the other side (= 4 stitches decreased on the round).

INCREASE TIP (yoke):
The increases are different in the different sizes.
Sizes S, M and L: Increase 1 stitch by each marker.
Sizes XL, XXL and XXXL: First increase 2 stitches by each marker, then increase 1 stitch by each marker.
INCREASE 2 STITCHES AS FOLLOWS:
Work to the first marker, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit until there are 2 stitches left before the next marker, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (the marker sits here). Repeat in the other side (= 8 stitches increased on the round).
INCREASE 1 STITCH AS FOLLOWS:
Work to the first marker, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit until there is 1 stitch left before the next marker, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (the marker sits here). Repeat in the other side (= 4 stitches increased on the round).
NOTE: On the next round knit all the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes! Then knit the new stitches.
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DRESS:
The dress is worked in the round and top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 138-142-148-154-162-168 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm and Muskat. Purl 1 round. Insert 1 marker at the start of the round (= the transition between the sleeve in stocking stitch and the pattern on the back of the dress). Knit 1 round and decrease 12-12-14-14-14-14 stitches evenly along the round – READ DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced) = 126-130-134-140-148-154 stitches. Knit 1 more round.
Work the pattern as follows: * Work A.1 in total 11-12-13-13-15-17 times, purl 2, insert a marker here, knit 16-14-12-15-11-6 stitches (sleeve), insert a marker here, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* 1 more time. There are now 4 markers in the piece. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
On the next round (= the round with a star in A.1) start increasing by each of the 4 markers – READ INCREASE TIP! Increase 1-1-1-2-2-2 stitches every 2nd round 11-14-16-4-5-6 times and increase 1 stitch every 4th-4th-4th-2nd-2nd-2nd round 4-4-4-18-20-23 times. When the whole of A.1 has been worked in height, there are 88-96-104-104-120-136 increased stitches in pattern A.1. Continue by repeating A.2 over each repeat of A.1. When all the increases are finished, there are 274-298-318-348-388-430 stitches on the needle. The piece measures approx. 15-17-18-18-20-22 cm from the cast-on edge and down (including the roll-edge in the neck).
The next round is worked as follows:
NOTE: In sizes S, M and L in this round, work 4-4-3 stitches of pattern A.2 in each side of the front and back pieces. If there is not room for the lace pattern (both the yarn over and decrease) knit (instead of yarn over and decrease) over the 4-4-3 stitches in each side.
Work the first 52-56-61-69-73-78 stitches before placing them on a thread for the sleeve, work the next 81-89-95-105-121-137 stitches in the pattern as before, place the next 56-60-64-69-73-78 stitches on a thread for the sleeve, cast on 8-8-10-12-12-14 new stitches under the sleeve, work the next 81-89-95-105-121-137 stitches in the pattern as before, cast on 8-8-10-12-12-14 new stitches under the sleeve, work the next 4-4-3-0-0-0 stitches before they are placed on the same thread for the sleeve at the start of the round (= 56-60-64-69-73-78 stitches on a thread for each sleeve). Cut the strand.



BODY:
There are now 178-194-210-234-266-302 stitches for the body. Insert a marker in each side of the body where the new stitches are cast on under the sleeve (= 4-4-5-6-6-7 new stitches on each side of the marker). Adjust so that the round starts by one of the markers under the sleeves. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Work the pattern as follows: Purl 8-8-8-6-6-7 stitches, work A.2 in total 9-10-11-13-15-17 times, purl 17-17-17-13-13-15 stitches, work A.2 in total 9-10-11-13-15-17 times, purl 9-9-9-7-7-8 stitches. There are now 18-18-18-14-14-16 purled stitches in each side including the purl stitch in A.2. When the piece measures 4 cm in all sizes, start the decreases in each side – READ DECREASE TIP (for the sides)! Decrease in this way every 3rd-3rd-3rd-4th-4th-3rd round in total 8-8-8-6-6-7 times (= 2 purl stitches in each side) = 146-162-178-210-242-274 stitches. When the piece measures 14-14-15-15-15-15 cm increase as follows:
Work * 1 yarn over, A.2 *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-12-14-16 more times, purl 1 (the marker sits here). Work * 1 yarn over, A.2 *, repeat from *-* 8-9-10-12-14-16 more times, purl 1 (the marker sits here) = 164-182-200-236-272-308 stitches. On the next round, purl the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes. Continue by purling the new stitches. Continue the increases, i.e. increase alternately on each side of the purl stitches, every 12th round 7 more times = 290-322-354-418-482-546 stitches.
Continue working with purl over purl and A.2 over A.2 until the piece measures 60-60-60-61-61-61 cm, but adjust so that a whole repeat is completed in height. Work the purled stitches as before and work A.3 over each repeat of A.2. When the whole of A.3 is completed in height, there are 470-522-574-678-782-886 stitches on the round. The piece measures in total 84-86-88-90-92-94 cm from the shoulder. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Cut and fasten the strand.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Place the stitches from the thread back on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and pick up 1 stitch in each of the new 8-8-10-12-12-14 stitches which were cast on under the sleeve = 64-68-74-81-85-92 stitches. Work 3 RIDGES – see description above, in the round with double pointed needles. Cast off. Cut and fasten the strand.
Work the other sleeve edge the same way.

Diagram

= Knit
= Purl
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches. On the next round knit the yarn overs so that there are holes
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.
= Knit 2 stitches together
= Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
= Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over
= direction of knitting
= On this round, the increases start in the sections with knitted stitches on each shoulder – see the description in the text!