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Crashing Waves by DROPS Design

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

Tags: lace, raglan, top down, tops,

DROPS Design: Pattern no cl-071
Yarn group B
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g color 08, ice blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm / 16" + 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4 mm/US 6 – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stockinette stitch or 17 stitches and 28 rows lace pattern on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

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.
RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagrams A.1 to A.8. See arrow for your size in A.1 and A.4.

The top is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. Increase to raglan, the increases are shown in diagrams A.1 and A.3.

Cast on 132 stitches in all sizes with circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and Cotton Light. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above, then knit 1 round. Continue working as follows: * A.1 (= 5 stitches), A.2 (= 21 stitches), A.3 (= 7 stitches) *, work from *-* 4 times in total. The first repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3 = the back piece, the second repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3 = the sleeve, the third repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3 = the front piece and the fourth repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3 = the sleeve. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue this pattern until there are 3 rounds left before the round with the arrow – see the arrow for your size! Work as before over the first and then the third repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3. Over the second and the fourth repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3 work the next 3 rounds as follows: purl over all stitches, knit over all stitches, purl over all stitches, but continue the increases as in A.1 and A.3. The next round is worked as follows (= the round with the arrow): work the first 55-59-63-67-75-79 stitches (= the back piece) bind off the next 55-59-63-67-75-79 stitches (= second repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3), work the next 55-59-63-67-75-79 stitches (= the front piece), bind off the last 55-59-63-67-75-79 stitches (= the fourth repeat of A.1, A.2 and A.3).

Continue as follows – start on the round with the arrow for your size: * Work A.4 (= 16-19-20-23-27-28 stitches), A.5 (= 22-20-22-20-20-22 stitches), A.6 (= 17-20-21-24-28-29 stitches), cast on 14-14-20-22-26-30 new stitches *, work from *-* 2 times = 138-146-166-178-202-218 stitches. Work 2 ridges over the new 14-14-20-22-26-30 stitches in each side, continue the pattern over the other stitches as before. NOTE! no stitches are decreased in diagrams A.4, A.5 and A.6. The number of stitches in stockinette stitch between the front and back pieces increases while the number of stitches in A.4, A.5 and A.6 decreases. When you have worked 2 ridges over the new stitches, work A.7 over the middle 6 stitches in each side. The increased stitches in A.7 are worked in stockinette stitch = 4 increased stitches every 8th round. When A.4, A.5 and A.6 have been worked 1 time in height continue with A.8 over these stitches.

When A.8 is finished in height continue working with stockinette stitch over the stitches on the front piece and the back piece, continue with the pattern and increases in A.7 as before. Continue until the piece measures 41-42-43-43-43-43 cm / 16"-16½"-17"-17"-17"-17'', there are now approx. 190-206-222-238-258-278 stitches on the round. Work 2 ridges over all the stitches, then bind off. The piece measures in total 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾'' from the shoulder.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= knit 2 together
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches, on the next round knit the yarn over, there will be holes
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the stitches which were knitted together

Elisabeth BILLET 01.07.2019 - 10:10:

J'ai deux questions. Pour les diagrammes A4, A5 et A6, on part du rang de la flèche en allant vers le haut ? Et pendant les diminutions, comment savoir combien de mailles en jersey on doit faire avant de commencer le motif ? Par avance merci.

DROPS Design 01.07.2019 kl. 12:22:

Bonjour Mme Billet, tout à fait, vous commencez par le tour indiqué par la flèche correspondant à votre taille et tricotez le tour comme indiqué avec A.4 (= 16 à 28 m), A.5 (20 à 22 m), A.6 (17 à 29 m), les mailles montées sous les emmanchures se tricotent en jersey, puis, au fur et à mesure où l'on diminue le nombre de mailles du point ajouré, le nombre de mailles jersey augmente (= 1 m point ajouré en moins = 1 m jersey en plus). Bon tricot!

Anne 05.06.2019 - 19:38:

Two of the diagram symbols are missing in my download of this pattern. The two squares containing the forward and backward slashes are missing their slashes (just the squares are visible) can you tell me which slash is for the knit two together, forward slash or backward slash? Then I can deduce the other one. Thankyou

Anne 05.06.2019 kl. 19:46:

I have just refreshed the page again and they have now appeared so please ignore the last message

Pearl Perez 01.06.2019 - 03:09:

Hello, I havw nevwr tried one of your patterns before, so I have a question. Are the graphs read left to right or right to left? Thank you in advance for your help

DROPS Design 01.06.2019 kl. 06:41:

Hello Pearl. You read diagrams from bottom to top and from right to left. Here is explained how to read a knitting diagram. Happy knitting!

ADRIANA 01.05.2019 - 12:35:

Buongiorno. Non capisco una cosa. Voi scrivete: "NOTA! Non viene diminuita nessuna maglia sui diagrammi A.4, A.5 e A.6. Il numero delle maglie a maglia rasata tra il davanti e il dietro aumenta mentre il numero delle maglie in A.4, A.5 e A.6 diminuisce" come fa a diminuire il numero di maglie in A4 e A6? Se ci sono tanti gettati quante maglie lavorate assieme, il numero totale di maglie non può diminuire. Lo stesso in A8. Grazie.

DROPS Design 01.05.2019 kl. 12:47:

Buongiorno Adriana. Quello che cambia è il numero delle maglie su cui lavora i diagrammi. Il diagramma A.4 inizia ogni due giri una maglia dopo, rispetto alla volta precedente. Questa maglia viene lavorata a maglia rasata. Analogamente per A.6: ogni 2 giri lavora su 1 maglia in meno e questa m la lavora a maglia rasata. Buon lavoro!

Hilde Brepoels 27.04.2019 - 19:09:

Ik volg maat M, ben net met het lijf begonnen (A4-A5-A6), de eerste rij had ik 59 steken (zonder de bijkomende steken onder de mouwen), na de derde maar 57 meer. Als ik de steken op jullie patroon tel, tel ik er ook maar 57, dus dan wordt er toch geminderd? Wat doe ik mis?

DROPS Design 17.06.2019 kl. 16:02:

Dag Hilde,

Als je begint met het lijf dan heb je 59 steken op het voorpand en 59 op het acherpand (de steken daar tussen heb je afgekant). Dan begin je met de beschrijving voor het lijf en brei je A.4, A.5 en A.6 (= samen 49 steken), zet je 14 nieuwe steken op voor onder de arm, brei je weer A.4, A.5 en A.6 en zet je nog een 14 steken op onder de andere arm. Het totaal aantal steken blijft steeds hetzelfde. Dus aan de zijpanden komen er steeds meer tricotsteken bij en het patroon wordt steeds kleiner (uitlopend in een punt)

Anna Chow 30.03.2019 - 14:07:

I am working on the part with my size, not understand what it means, ( work as before over the first and then the third repeat of A1, A2 and A3 , over the second and the fourth repeat of A1,A2 and A3, workthe next 3 rounds as follows: purl over all stitches, Knit over all stitches , purl over all stitches, that is what I don't understand what are the ALL STITCHESSS? THANKS.

DROPS Design 01.04.2019 kl. 12:12:

Dear Mrs Chow, you will work first and third repeat in A.1, A.2 and A.3 as before (= body = front and back piece = next 3 rounds as shown in diagrams), but the 2nd and 4th repeat of A.1-A.3 will be now worked as follows on the next 3 rounds: P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round (instead of working A.1-A.3 as before) but continue to increase as you did before, you are here working the sleeve edges. Happy knitting!

Jacqueline 07.03.2019 - 21:01:

Ik vind dit een geweldige top. Is die te breien op twee naalden ben echt geen kei in rondbreien ? Kijk uit naar jullie antwoord

DROPS Design 07.03.2019 kl. 21:50:

Dag Jacqueline,

Helaas is deze niet geschikt om met rechte naalden te breien.

Mirka 10.01.2019 - 01:28:

Witam, co powinnam przerabiać po skończeniu schemat A4 jeśli nie skonczylam jeszcze schematu A5 i A6? Pozdrawiam

DROPS Design 11.01.2019 kl. 17:40:

Witaj Mirko! Gdy zaczynamy schematy A.4, A.5 i A.6 musisz zacząć je wszystkie w tym samym rzędzie co rozpoczyna się schemat A.4 w twoim rozmiarze. Wtedy zakończą się one również w tym samym miejscu. Pozdrawiamy!

Desirae 02.07.2018 - 03:53:

In the body, does A7 move to the new center of the stitches after the decrease? or does it always stay in the same spot?

DROPS Design 02.07.2018 kl. 09:55:

Dear Desirae, A.7 will be worked mid under arm all the way, ie work A.7 over the 6 sts mid under arm on each side to the end. Happy knitting!

Amanda 26.06.2018 - 16:07:

D'accord donc si j'ai bien compris on ne les décalé pas mais du coup si elle sont en jersey le motif ne ressemble plus à la photos il devrais y avoir du jersey au centre du motif ... Je ne vois pas où se trouve les mailles tricoter en jersey !

DROPS Design 27.06.2018 kl. 08:07:

Bonjour Amanda, au fur et à mesure que le point ajouré diminue en biais les mailles avant A.4 et après A.5 vont se tricoter en jersey, vous aurez ainsi de plus en plus de mailles tricotées en jersey sur les côtés et de moins en moins en point ajouré (au milieu devant et au milieu dos). Quand A.4, A.5 et A.6 seront tricotés en hauteur, vous tricotez A.8 sur les mailles restantes de A.4-6 = pointe . En même temps, vous tricotez A.7 au milieu sous chaque emmanchure = le nombre de mailles jersey entre A.7 et A.6 et A.4 sur les côtés va augmenter . Bon tricot!

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