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Two to Tango by DROPS Design

Set consists of: Knitted top with lace pattern in DROPS Alpaca and shoulder piece with lace pattern in DROPS Alpaca. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no z-782
Yarn group A
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TOP:
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200-250-250-250-300-350 g colour no 100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (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 CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm for rib – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

SHOULDER PIECE:
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-150-200-200-250-250 g colour no 100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (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 CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm for rib – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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pattern type: boleros, sets, tops, pattern/technique: lace,

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

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.

DECREASE TIP BODY:
Begin 3 stitches before marker thread in the side and knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread is between these stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.

DECREASE TIP ARMHOLE:
Decrease inside 3 stitches in garter stitch. All decreases are done from the right side.
Decrease as follows after 3 stitches in garter stitch: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
Decrease before 3 stitches as follows: Knit 2 together.
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TOP:
Worked in the round on circular needle up to armhole, then work front and back piece separately.

Cast on 480-528-576-624-720-768 stitches on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. Knit 1 round, then work as follows: * Knit 1, purl 3 *, repeat from *-*. Continue rib like this. When piece measures 2 cm, decrease all 3 purl stitches to 2 purl stitches by purling 2 together = 360-396-432-468-540-576 stitches. When piece measures 3 cm, decrease every other 2 purl stitches to 1 purl stitch = 300-330-360-390-450-480 stitches. When piece measures 4 cm, decrease the remaining 2 purl stitches to 1 purl stitch = 240-264-288-312-360-384 stitches. When rib measures 6 cm, switch to circular needle size 3 mm, knit 1 round then work as follows: Work A.1 over all stitches (= 20-22-24-26-30-32 repetitions of A.1). When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 200-220-240-260-300-320 stitches on round. Insert 2 marker threads in piece; 1 at the beginning of round and 1 after 100-110-120-130-150-160 stitches = sides.

Work as follows: Stocking stitch over the first 110-120-130-140-160-170 stitches, A.2 over the next 80-90-100-110-130-140 stitches (= A.2 is directly above 8-9-10-11-13-14 repetitions of A.1), stocking stitch over the last 10 stitches. Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 12 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of markers in the side (= 4 stitches decreased) - READ DECREASE TIP BODY! Decrease every 6-6-7-7-7-7 cm 5 times in total = 180-200-220-240-280-300 stitches. When piece measures approx. 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm and 3 rounds remain before an entire repetition of A.2 work in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, over 12-12-14-14-16-18 stitches in each side (= 6-6-7-7-8-9 stitches on each side of each marker), continue the remaining stitches as before. NOTE: Begin with purl 1 round over the 12-12-14-14-16-18 stitches in each side, knit 1 round over the 12-12-14-14-16-18 stitches in each side - 1 round remains in A.2. Work this round as follows: Cast off the first 3-3-4-4-5-7 stitches, purl 3, work the next 78-88-96-106-122-130 stitches as before, purl 3, cast off the next 6-6-8-8-10-14 stitches, purl 3, work the next 78-88-96-106-124-130 stitches, purl 3, cast off the last 3-3-4-4-5-7 stitches. NOW FINISH EACH PART SEPARATELY:

BACK PIECE:
Slip the first 84-94-102-112-130-136 stitches on a stitch holder, now work over the last 84-94-102-112-130-136 stitches on needle (= the part where A.2 is) – begin from right side: Continue with GARTER STITCH - see explanation above - over 3 stitches in each side, 9-9-18-18-27-25 stitches in stocking stitch, pattern A.2 as before over the next 60-70-60-70-70-80 stitches ( = 6-7-6-7-7-8 repetitions), 9-9-18-18-27-25 stitches in stocking stitch, 3 stitches in garter stitch. AT THE SAME TIME decrease 1 stitch inside 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side - READ DECREASE TIP ARMHOLE. Decrease every 6th row 4-0-0-0-0-0 times, every 4th row 2-5-9-6-6-2 times, then every other row 0-4-4-10-17-23 times = 72-76-76-80-84-86 stitches. When A.2 has been worked 2-2-3-3-4-4 times vertically after division for armholes, work 2 rows in stocking stitch with 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side, then work 3 ridges over all stitches. Cast off knitting from right side.

FRONT PIECE:
Slip the 84-94-102-112-130-136 stitches from stitch holder back on needle. Continue with stocking stitch and 3 stitches in garter stitch, decrease the same way as on back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when 14-14-28-28-42-42 rows in stocking stitch have been worked, work A.2 over the middle 60-70-60-70-70-80 stitches, continue the same remaining stitches as before, continue with decreases in the sides. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 2 rows in stocking stitch with 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side, then work 3 ridges over all stitches (same number of rows has been worked on back piece and front piece). After all decreases are done, 72-76-76-80-84-86 stitches remain on needle.

On next row slip the first 17-17-17-18-19-19 stitches on a stitch holder (work them first), cast off the next 38-42-42-44-46-48 stitches, continue to work over the last 17-17-17-18-19-19 stitches on needle. Work in garter stitch over these stitch until strap measures approx. 12-14-8-12-6-8 cm, try the top on and adjust the length if needed. Cast off. Slip the first 17-17-17-18-19-19 stitches back on needle, work the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew strap from front piece on to back piece.

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SHOULDER PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle in 2 parts and sewn together mid back.

Cast on 175-199-223-247-271-295 stitches on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. Purl 1 row from wrong side, then work as follows from right side: 3 edge stitches in garter stitch, * knit 1, purl 3 *, repeat from *-* until 4 stitches remain and finish with knit 1 and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch. Continue rib like this. When piece measures 2 cm, decrease all 3 purl stitches to 2 purl stitches by purling 2 together from right side = 133-151-169-187-205-223 stitches. When piece measures 3 cm, decrease every other 2 purl stitches to 1 purl stitch = 112-127-142-157-172-187 stitches. When piece measures 4 cm, decrease the remaining 2 purl stitches to 1 purl stitch = 91-103-115-127-139-151 stitches. When rib measures 6 cm, switch to circular needle size 3 mm, purl 1 row from wrong side, then work as follows from right side: 3 stitches in garter stitch, A.1 over the next 84-96-108-120-132-144 stitches (= 7-8-9-10-11-12 repetitions of A.1), knit 1 and finish with 3 stitches in garter stitch. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 77-87-97-107-117-127 stitches on row. Continue as follows: 3 stitches in garter stitch, A.2 over the next 70-80-90-100-110-120 stitches (= 7-8-9-10-11-12 repetitions of A.2), knit 1 and finish with 3 stitches in garter stitch. Continue this pattern until piece measures approx. 45-47-49-51-53-55 cm, finish after one whole repetition of A.2 vertically, work 2 ridges over all stitches and cast off.

Knit another part the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew cast-off edges on the two parts neatly tog with grafting/kitchener stitches. Fold the piece along and then sew the sides tog along the dotted lines shown on chart.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together



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