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Orange Dream Top by DROPS Design

Top knitted top down with raglan, lace pattern on yoke and A-shape in DROPS Safran. Size: S - XXXL

Tags: lace, raglan, top down, tops,

DROPS design: Pattern e-255
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g colour 28, orange

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 2.5 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 (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

ELEVATION:
Work as follows from beginning of round (= mid back), knit the first 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and knit 14-14-14-16-16-16 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and knit 21-21-21-24-24-24 stitches, turn, tighten yarn and knit 28-28-28-32-32-32 stitches. Continue back and forth like this by working 7-7-7-8-8-8 stitches more every time until the middle 70-70-70-80-80-80 stitches has been worked, turn and work back until beginning of round before continuing.

INCREASE TIP-1:
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 104 stitches) and divide number of stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 20) = 5.2. In this example increase after approx. every 5th stitch. Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next round purl yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 2 stitches remain before A.1, make 1 yarn over, knit 2, A.1 (marker thread is in the middle of A.1), knit 2, make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

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

RAGLAN:
Increase for raglan in every transition between sleeves and body. Knit the increased stitches until they fit the pattern.
INCREASE AS FOLLOWS WHEN INCREASING 2 STITCHES ON EACH SIDE OF STITCH WITH MARKER THREAD:
Begin before stitch with marker thread, pick up loop before stitch and knit loop twisted, make 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= stitch with marker thread), make 1 yarn over, pick up loop before next stitch and knit loop twisted (= 4 stitches increased). On next round knit the yarn overs to make holes.

INCREASE AS FOLLOWS WHEN INCREASING 1 STITCH ON EACH SIDE OF STITCH WITH MARKER THREAD:
Begin before stitch with marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= stitch with marker thread), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit the yarn overs to make holes.

KNITTING TIP:
When increasing for raglan on every 4th round, the holes in raglan line will be further apart than when increasing on every other round. To avoid this work holes on the rounds (every other round) without increase as follows:
Begin 2 stitches before stitch with marker thread, knit 2 tog, make 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= stitch with marker thread), make 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.
On next round knit the yarn overs to make holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to mid under sleeves):
Begin 2 stitches before A.1 and knit 2 together, A.1 (= 5 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).
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TOP:
Worked in the round on circular needle, top down. Work sleeve edges in the round on double pointed needles. Beginning of round = mid back.

YOKE:
Cast on 104-104-104-124-124-124 stitches on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Safran. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Knit 1 round while increasing 20 stitches evenly - READ INCREASE TIP-1 = 124-124-124-144-144-144 stitches. Purl 1 round.
For better fit work a small ELEVATION at the back of neck - see explanation above. When elevation has been worked, switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Knit 2 rounds.
Insert 4 marker threads in piece, begin from beginning of round (without working the stitches): Insert first marker thread in 21st-21st-21st-26th-26th-26th stitch on round, insert second marker thread in 42nd-42nd-42nd-47th-47th-47th stitch on needle, insert third in 83rd-83rd-83rd-98th-98th-98th stitch on needle and insert fourth marker thread in 104th-104th-104th-119th-119th-119th stitch on needle. There are now 40-40-40-50-50-50 stitches between stitches with marker thread on front and back piece and 20 stitches in all sizes on each sleeve.
Work next round as follows: Work A.1 (= 5 stitches) over the next 20-20-20-25-25-25 stitches on half back piece (= 4-4-4-5-5-5 repetitions of 5 stitches), increase 2 stitch on each side of stitch with marker thread for RAGLAN – see explanation above, work A.1 over the 20 stitches on sleeve (= 4 repetitions of 5 stitches), increase 2 stitches on each side of stitch with marker thread, work A.1 over the 40-40-40-50-50-50 stitches on front piece (= 8-8-8-10-10-10 repetitions of 5 stitches), increase 2 stitches on each side of stitch with marker thread, work A.1 over the 20 stitches on sleeve, increase 2 stitches on each side of stitch with marker thread, work A.1 over the next 20-20-20-25-25-25 stitches on half back piece.

Continue pattern and increase for raglan in every transition between body and sleeves as follows:
Increase 2 stitches on each side of stitches with marker thread on every other round 6-6-6-8-8-10 times in total (first increase is already done), then increase 1 stitch on each side of stitches with marker threads every other round 8-8-8-9-9-10 times in total. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When increase has been done 14-14-14-17-17-20 times in total, there are 284-284-284-344-344-384 stitches on round and piece measures approx. 10-10-10-12-12-14 cm from cast-on edge (measured mid front). Then knit the stitches. AT THE SAME TIME continue increase for raglan and increase 1 stitch on each side of stitches with marker threads every other round 0-7-12-4-13-12 times in total and then every 4th round 6-4-3-7-4-5 times in total – READ KNITTING TIP. After last increase for raglan there are 332-372-404-432-480-520 stitches on round and piece measures approx. 17-19-21-23-25-27 cm from cast-on edge (measured mid front).
Work next round as follows: Work the first 47-52-56-62-68-73 stitches as before (= half back piece), slip the next 72-82-90-92-104-114 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 7-7-9-9-13-15 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve), work the next 94-104-112-124-136-146 stitches as before (= front piece), slip the next 72-82-90-92-104-114 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 7-7-9-9-13-15 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve) and work the remaining 47-52-56-62-68-73 stitches as before. Finish body and sleeves separately. Remove the marker threads in piece. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 202-222-242-266-298-322 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 7-7-9-9-13-15 stitches cast on under each sleeve and move the marker threads upwards when working. Continue in stocking stitch in the round, in addition work A.1 over the middle 5 stitches in each side (stitch with marker thread is middle stitch in A.1). When piece measures 3 cm, increase 2 stitches in each side - READ INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 6-6-6-5-5-4 cm 5-5-5-6-6-7 times in total = 222-242-262-290-322-350 stitches. When piece measures 32 cm, switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work 3 ridges over all stitches. Switch back to circular needle size 3 mm and cast off by knitting. Top measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Slip the 72-82-90-92-104-114 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and pick in addition up 1 new stitch in each of the 7-7-9-9-13-15 stitches cast on under sleeve = 79-89-99-101-117-129 stitches on needle. Work 3 ridges in the round. Switch back to double pointed needles size 3 mm and cast off by knitting. Work the other sleeve edge the same way.

Diagram

= knit
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On next round knit the yarn over to make holes.
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked

Comments (4)

Janne V. Dyrhauge 21.04.2018 - 17:29:

Skal man strikke mønster i de masker man tager ud, syntes det er svært at læse sig til, eller skal man vente til man har fem masker til et helt mønster

Christine Hunter 13.03.2018 - 17:15:

I am looking to get materials for this pattern and need to clarity the needles needed. Do I need two 2.5 mm circular needles one 40 cm and the other either 60 or 80 cm and two 3 mm circular needles one 40 cm and the other either 60 or 80 cm? That is 4 circular needles. Do I change to larger circular needles as the stitches increase as I haven't noticed the length mentioned in the pattern. I understand I also need 3mm and 2.5 mm double pointed needles.

DROPS Design 14.03.2018 kl. 08:10:

Hi Christine, You need 4 circular needles, one of each size in each length (40 and 60/80 cm) for the body and the sleeves, unless you work the sleeves just with double pointed needles, in which case you only need the longer needles, one in each size. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Lucie 24.11.2017 - 13:19:

Dobrý den, chci se zeptat jakým vzorem se plete zvýšení zadního průkrčníku..tak nějak mi to vychází, že by se mělo plést pořád hladce (tedy že bude vycházet vroubek)? Je to tak nebo jinak? Díky

DROPS Design 27.11.2017 kl. 00:30:

Dobrý den, Lucie, ano, máte pravdu - pleteme stále hladce, tedy vroubkem. Hodně zdaru! Hana

Christina D. Cersosimo 01.08.2017 - 18:39:

Size L - The pattern is cast on 104 st, increase 20 st. evenly at yoke - now 124 stiches - but after the elevation and inserting markers there are only 120 stiches (20 half back, 20 sleeve, 40 full front, 20 sleeve, 20 second half of back) - where did the other 4 stiches go?

DROPS Design 01.08.2017 kl. 19:21:

Dear Christina, the markers are in 4 missing stiches because merkers are in stiches and not between stiches. Happy knitting!

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