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Top with wave pattern and lace pattern, worked bottom up in

DROPS Safran. Sizes S - XXXL.
DROPS Design: Pattern no e-253
Yarn group A
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g color 17, white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16") SIZE 2.5 mm/ US 1.5 for the garter stitch edges – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with measurements (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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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.5. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP (for the sides on the body):
Start 4 stitches before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 4 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over (= 2 stitches decreased).
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TOP:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle up to the armhole, then the front and back pieces are worked back and forth separately. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles and the sleeve cap is worked back and forth.

BODY:
Loosely cast on 336-360-384-408-432-456 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and Safran. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. The next round is worked as follows: A.1A (= 13 stitches), work A.1B (= 24 stitches) 13-14-15-16-17-18 times in width, A.1C (= 11 stitches). Continue the pattern in this way. When A.1 has been completed, there are 280-300-320-340-360-380 stitches on the round.
The next round is worked as follows: A.2A (= 11 stitches), work A.2B (= 20 stitches) 13-14-15-16-17-18 times in width, A.2C (= 9 stitches). Continue the pattern in this way. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When A.2 has been completed there are 308-330-352-374-396-418 stitches on the round.
The next round is worked as follows: A.3A (= 12 stitches), work A.3B (= 22 stitches) 13-14-15-16-17-18 times in width, A.3C (= 10 stitches). Continue the pattern in this way. When the diagrams have been completed in height there are 252-270-288-306-324-342 stitches. The piece measures approx. 17 cm / 6 3/4'' in all sizes.

Insert a marker thread at the beginning of the round and after 126-135-144-153-162-171 stitches (= in the sides) – allow the marker threads to follow in the piece upwards. Continue by working stockinette stitch and on the first round decrease 2 stitches in each side – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way approx. every 3rd-3rd-3rd-4th-6th-9th round a total of 12-12-11-10-7-5 times in each side. After all the decreases, there are 204-222-244-266-296-322 stitches. Knit one round where you decrease 2-0-2-0-2-0 stitches evenly on the round = 202-222-242-266-294-322 stitches.
Continue with stockinette stitch until the piece measures 35-37-38-40-41-43 cm / 13 3/4"-14½"15"-15 3/4"-16"-17''. Now work A.4 over the middle 11 stitches on the front piece (arrow in the diagram shows the middle stitch on the front piece), AT THE SAME TIME, when the piece measures 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm / 15-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17'' bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches in each side (= 4-4-5-5-6-6 stitches on each side of the marker threads) for the armholes. Place the 93-103-111-123-135-149 stitches for the back piece on a thread. The front and back pieces are now worked back and forth and worked separately.

FRONT PIECE:
= 93-103-111-123-135-149 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch, A.4 and work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. AT THE SAME TIME bind off stitches in each side of the piece for the armholes. Bind off stitches at the beginning of each row in each side as follows: bind off 3 stitches 0-1-1-1-1-2 times, 2 stitches 2-2-3-5-7-7 times and 1 stitch 1-1-2-3-4-6 times = 83-87-89-91-93-97 stitches remaining. When A.4 has been completed in height, work stockinette stitch over these stitches.
When the piece measures 44-46-47-49-50-52 cm / 17 1/4"-18"-18½"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20½'' place the middle 19-19-21-21-23-23 stitches on 1 thread for the neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Continue to bind off for the neck at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: bind off 2 stitches 3 times and 1 stitch 4 times = 22-24-24-25-25-27 stitches left on the shoulder. Continue working until the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'', knit 1 row from the wrong side and loosely bind off in knit from the right side. Repeat on the other shoulder.

BACK PIECE:
= 93-103-111-123-135-149 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. AT THE SAME TIME bind off stitches in each side for the armholes as for the front piece = 83-87-89-91-93-97 stitches. AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 44-46-48-50-52-54 cm / 17¼''-18''-19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼'' work pattern according to diagram A.4 over the middle 11 stitches (arrow in the diagram shows the middle stitch on the back piece – the remaining stitches are worked in stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side).
When A.4 has been completed work stockinette stitch over these stitches to finished length. When the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'' bind off the middle 35-35-37-37-39-39 stitches for the neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Continue to bind off for the neck at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: bind off 1 stitch 2 times = 22-24-24-25-25-27 stitches left on the shoulder. Continue working until the piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'', knit 1 row from the wrong side and loosely bind off while knitting from the right side. Repeat on the other shoulder.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 67-73-81-87-95-101 stitches with double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and work pattern in the round according to diagram A.5 (On the 7th round in the diagram, knit the last stitch on the round). After A.5 change to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5. Work stockinette stitch in the round.
Now work pattern and bind off for the armholes and sleeve cap as follows:
NOTE: In sizes S and M start pattern A.4 before binding off for the sleeve cap. In sizes L, XL, XXL and XXXL start pattern A.4 after you have started binding off for the sleeve cap!

When the piece measures 12-13-14-15-15-16 cm / 4 3/4"-5"-5½"-6"-6"-6 1/4" work pattern according to diagram A.4 over the middle 11 stitches (arrow in the diagram shows the middle stitch on the round) – the remaining stitches are worked in stockinette stitch. AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 14-14-13-13-12-11 cm / 5½"-5½"-5"-5"-4 3/4"-4½" bind off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches mid under the sleeve and the sleeve cap is worked back and forth with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Continue with stockinette stitch and A.4 over the middle 11 stitches and bind off for the sleeve cap in each side as follows (NOTE: When A.4 has been completed work stockinette stitch over these stitches): bind off 3 stitches 1 time in all sizes, 2 stitches 3-3-3-4-4-5 times and 1 stitch 3-3-3-5-6-6 times in each side, continue by binding off 2 stitches in each side until the piece measures 20-21-21-22-22-22 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-8 1/4"-8 3/4"-8 3/4"-8 3/4", then bind off 3 stitches 1 time in each side. Bind off the remaining stitches, the sleeve measures approx. 21-22-22-23-23-23 cm / 8 1/4"-8 3/4"-8 3/4"-9"-9"-9". Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the sleeves to the body. Sew inside the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on the front and back pieces and inside the bind-off edge on the sleeves.

NECK:
Knit up from the right side approx. 110 to 120 stitches around the neck with short circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5. Purl 1 round, knit 1 round and purl 1 round. Then bind off in knit (make sure the binding off is not tight).

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= knit 2 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
= Bubble: Knit 1 in front and back of the same stitch until there are 5 stitches, work 4 rows stocking stitch over these 5 stitches, then pass the second stitch on the right-hand needle over the outermost stitch, pass the third stitch over the outermost, fourth stitch over the outermost and finally the fifth stitch over the outermost (= 1 stitch left)




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