Lotta by DROPS Design

Children’s tunic with round yoke and multi-coloured Norwegian pattern, worked top down. Sizes 2 - 12 years. The piece is worked in DROPS BabyMerino.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-011-bn
Yarn group A
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-150-200-200-250-300 g colour 16, red
50-50-100-100-100-100 g colour 05, light pink

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group A)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm) SIZE 2.5 MM for rib - or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

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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.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Choose diagram for your size.

KNITTING TIP (for multi-coloured pattern):
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working the pattern, it is important that the strands do not pull at the back of the piece. You can increase a needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. You can work an elevation in the back of the neck to get a better fit, so that the yoke is a little higher in the neck. You can choose to leave out this elevation; the neck will then be the same front and back – see description of elevation further down the page. After the yoke, the body is worked in the round with circular needle. The sleeve edges are worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down.

Cast on 88-88-92-96-96-100 stitches with short circular needle size 2.5 mm and with red. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid back). Work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 1½ cm. Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Knit 1 round where you increase 7-17-18-19-24-25 stitches evenly on round = 95-105-110-115-120-125 stitches.
Now work an elevation in the back of the neck or go straight to working the yoke if you do not want an elevation.

Skip this section if you do not want an elevation.
Knit 8 stitches past the marker, turn, tighten strand and purl 16 stitches back. Turn, tighten strand and knit 24 stitches, turn, tighten strand and purl 32 stitches back. Continue working 8 more stitches each time you turn until you have worked over a total of 48-48-48-64-64-80 stitches, turn and knit to mid back.

Continue by working A.1 (= 19-21-22-23-24-25 repeats in width) and read KNITTING TIP! REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Change to longer circular needle when necessary. When A.1 has been completed, there are 228-252-264-276-288-300 stitches on the round. Knit 1 round where the number of stitches is adjusted to 236-252-260-280-292-304 stitches, continue with red for 0-1-2-0-1-2 cm. The yoke now measures approx. 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm mid front (measured without the rib in neck). The next round is worked as follows: Work 35-38-39-42-44-46 stitches (= half back piece), place the next 48-50-52-56-58-60 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve edge (without working them), cast on 6-6-8-8-8-8 new stitches (= in side under sleeve), work 70-76-78-84-88-92 stitches (= front piece), place the next 48-50-52-56-58-60 stitches on 1 thread for sleeve edge (without working them), cast on 6-6-8-8-8-8 new stitches (= in side under sleeve), work 35-38-39-42-44-46 stitches (= half back piece). Body and sleeve edges are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

= 152-164-172-184-192-200 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and red. When the piece measures 19-22-25-28-31-34 cm from the separation, knit 1 round where you increase 0-4-4-0-0-0 stitches evenly on round = 152-168-176-184-192-200 stitches. Work A.2 over all stitches (= 19-21-22-23-24-25 repeats of 8 stitches). Continue with red when A.2 has been completed. Purl 1 round (= the folding round), then work stocking stitch for 7 cm. Cast off.

Place the stitches from one of the threads on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and, in addition, knit up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-8-8 stitches cast on under the sleeve in red = 54-56-60-64-66-68 stitches. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the 6-6-8-8-8-8 stitches = mid under sleeve. Knit 1 round where you increase 2-0-0-0-2-0 stitches evenly on round = 56-56-60-64-68-68 stitches. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 1½ cm, then cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl. Work the other sleeve edge in the same way.

Fold the bottom 7 cm on the body in towards the wrong side of the tunic (at the folding round) and fasten neatly with small stitches.


= red
= light pink
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next round knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes

Comments (4)

Nathalie 04.10.2018 - 04:23:

Bonjour j’ai une question je suis rendu dos et devant dans le patron il indique de tricoter en jersey et quand l’ouvrage mesure x (depuis la séparation ) que voulez vous dire depuis la séparation? Et que veut dire :rang de cassure ?

DROPS Design 04.10.2018 kl. 10:24:

Bonjour Nathalie, la hauteur depuis séparation correspond à la hauteur tricotée uniquement sur le dos et le devant, après avoir mis les mailles des manches en attente. Le rang de cassure est le tour envers que l'on tricote sur l'endroit, on va ensuite replier la bordure au niveau de ce rang et coudre les mailles rabattues sur l'envers -cf vidéo. Bon tricot!

Kari 24.06.2018 - 21:10:

Takk for svar ang. Lotta tunika. Hvis jeg ikke skal ha mønster hvordan øker jeg for å få 252 masker, når jeg har 105. Er det på hver pinne jeg øker, hvor mange, eller? Beklager at jeg ikke skjønner, men håper på en forklaring. MVH Kari nordstrand

DROPS Design 25.06.2018 kl. 06:17:

Hei Kari, Du kan følge økningene i A.1 uten å strikke mønster. For eksempel, øk med 1 kast om pinnen hver 5. maske på omgang 3 og hver 6. maske på omgang 8 osv. God fornøyelse!

Kari 20.06.2018 - 15:41:

Ser på oppskrift Lotta tunika , eller hvem som helst oppskrift hvor det sakl strikkes ovenifra, halsen, og ned, det står ikke hvor ofte en skal øke for å få det maksimale antall masker. her 252 str 3/4.

DROPS Design 22.06.2018 kl. 07:37:

Hei Kari. Det står du skal strikke 21 rapporter av A.1 etter at halskanten er ferdig. Alle økingene er lagt inn i diagrammet, som du ser nederst på siden – det økes med kast som strikkes vridd på neste omgang for at det ikke skal bli hull. Husk at diagrammet leses fra bunnen og opp selv om plagget strikkes ovenfra og ned. God fornøyelse.

Hélène 06.11.2017 - 15:23:

Bonjour, Concernant les augmentations, comment les faites-vous? Merci, Hélène

DROPS Design 06.11.2017 kl. 15:54:

Bonjour Hélène, les augmentations dans le diagramme (jacquard) sont faites avec 1 jeté (= 3ème symbole dans la légende) à tricoter torse à l'endroit au tour suivant pour éviter un trou (dans la vidéo ci-dessous, on le tricote torse à l'envers car l'échantillon se tricote en allers et retours). Bon tricot!

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