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Knitted shorts with rib, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Flora.

DROPS Design: Pattern no fl-018
Yarn group A
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Sizes: XS/S - M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-150-200-200 g color 07, beige

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') 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 CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm / 16'' and 24'') SIZE 2.5 mm/ US 1.5 for rib - 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 sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker as follows: Work until there is 1 stitch left before the marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted (i.e. in the back loop of the stitch instead of the front) to avoid holes.
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SHORTS:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. Cast on 168-192-216-240 stitches with circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and Flora. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the round (= mid back) and 1 marker after 84-96-108-120 stitches (= mid front).

Work rib as follows from mid back:
Sizes XS/S and L/XL: Purl 1, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 3 stitches left, finish with knit 2 and purl 1.
Sizes M and XXL/XXXL: Knit 1, * purl 2, knit 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 3 stitches left, finish with purl 2, knit 1.
When the piece measures 5 cm / 2'', work an elevation at the back as follows: Work 11 stitches rib, turn, tighten strand, work 22 stitches rib back, turn, tighten strand, work 32 stitches rib. Continue in this way by working 10 more stitches each time you turn until you have worked over a total of 122-122-142-142 stitches. Turn one last time to be on the right side of the piece. Work to the marker mid back = beginning of the round. Continue in the round with rib until the piece measures 20-22-24-26 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4''. Change to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work as follows: 27-33-39-45 stitches stockinette stitch, 30 stitches rib as before, 54-66-78-90 stitches stockinette stitch, 30 stitches rib as before and 27-33-39-45 stitches stockinette stitch.

When the piece measures 24-26-28-30 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11 3/4'' mid front, increase 2 stitches front and back – READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat the increases every 4th round a total of 10 times – the increased stitches are worked in stockinette stitch = 208-232-256-280 stitches. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When the piece measures 35-37-39-41 cm / 13 3/4"-14½"-15 1/4"-16'' mid front, bind off the first 8-8-10-10 stitches after the marker mid back, work the next 88-100-108-120 stitches and then place them on 1 thread (= leg), work the next 16-16-20-20 stitches and leave them on the needle (= gusset), work the next 88-100-108-120 stitches and then place them on 1 thread (= leg), bind off the remaining 8-8-10-10 stitches, cut the strand. Then work 11-12-13-14 cm / 4½"-4 3/4"-5"-5½'' stockinette stitch back and forth over the 16-16-20-20 stitches on the needle, bind off and sew the gusset to the 16-16-20-20 stitches which were bind off mid back.

RIGHT LEG:
Place the 88-100-108-120 stitches from the thread in the right side on short circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5, in addition knit up 24-28-32-32 stitches along the one side of the gusset = 112-128-140-152 stitches. Continue by working rib over 30 stitches in the side as before, the other stitches are worked in stockinette stitch. Work as this until leg measures 3 cm / 1''. Change to short circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and work rib, knit 2 / purl 2 over all stitches, make sure the rib is worked as before over the 30 stitches in the side. Work rib for 6 cm / 2 3/8'', bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

LEFT LEG:
Place the stitches from the other thread back on the needle and work as for the first leg.

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