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Love Letter by DROPS Design

Knitted dress with lace pattern. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Paris.

Tags: dresses, lace,

DROPS design: Pattern w-678
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
650-700-800-850-950-1050 g colour no 17, off white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group C)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - for eyelet row in waist and edge in garter stitch around the neck.

ASSESSORIES: 4 small wooden beads for the ties.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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 to A.3. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.3).
Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

MEASURING TIP:
When working wave pattern, the piece will curl in bottom edge. All length measurements are done from where curl is shortest.

DECREASE TIP-1 (applies to skirt part on dress):
Decrease as follows after marker thread: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease as follows before marker thread: Begin 2 stitches before marker thread, knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to armholes):
All decreases are done from the right side. Decrease inside 3 edge stitches in garter stitch.
Decrease after 3 edge stitches as follows: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease before 3 edge stitches as follows: Begin 2 stitches before the 3 edge stitches and knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

DECREASE TIP-3:
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 180 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 8) = 22.5.
In this example work alternately every 21st and 22nd stitch and every 22nd and 23rd stitch together.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sides of dress):
All increases are done from the right side!
Increase on each side of marker thread in the sides on dress as follows: Work until 2 stitches remain before marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next row/round work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
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DRESS:
Work in the round on circular needle from bottom edge and up until vent begins mid front, then work piece back and forth from mid front. After decrease for armholes work front and back piece back and forth separately.

SKIRT:
Cast on somewhat loosely 247-266-285-323-342-380 stitches on circular needle size 5 mm with Paris. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH in the round - see explanation above. Then work A.1 (= 13-14-15-17-18-20 repetitions of 19 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
NOTE! On round marked with arrow-1 in A.1 displace beginning of round 2 stitches to the left to make the pattern fit. On round marked with arrow-2 in A.1 displace beginning of round 1 stitch to the left.
When A.1 has been worked, there are 156-168-180-204-216-240 stitches on needle.
Then work in stocking stitch. When piece measures 28 cm - read MEASURING TIP, insert 4 marker threads in piece as follows: Insert 1st marker thread after the first 18-21-24-30-32-38 stitches, insert 2nd marker thread after the next 42-42-42-42-44-44 stitches, insert 3rd marker thread after the next 36-42-48-60-64-76 stitches and insert 4th marker thread after the next 42-42-42-42-44-44 stitches. 18-21-24-30-32-38 stitches remain on round after last marker thread. Move marker threads upwards when working. 
On next round, decrease after 1st and 3rd marker thread and before 2nd and 4th marker thread – read DECREASE TIP-1 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 4½-4½-5½-5½-6-6 cm 7-7-6-6-6-6 times in total at every marker thread = 128-140-156-180-192-216 stitches. Remove all marker threads.
When piece measures 59-60-61-62-63-64 cm (decreases are now done), knit 1 round while decreasing 0-0-0-8-0-4 stitches evenly = 128-140-156-172-192-212 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm and work A.2 in the round. When A.2 has been done, insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of round (= in the side), insert 1 marker after 32-35-39-43-48-53 stitches (= mid front) and 1 marker thread after 32-35-39-43-48-53 stitches (= in the side), there are 64-70-78-86-96-106 stitches between marker threads on back piece. Switch back to circular needle size 5 mm. Cut the yarn. Now work piece back and forth on circular needle from marker mid front.
Begin first row from right side at marker mid front and work as follows: A.3B (= 12-12-14-14-16-16 stitches), 40-46-50-58-64-74 stitches in stocking stitch (marker thread in the side is in the middle of these 40-46-50-58-64-74 stitches), work A.3A (= 12-12-14-14-16-16 stitches), A.3B (= 12-12-14-14-16-16 stitches), 40-46-50-58-64-74 stitches in stocking stitch (marker thread in the side is in the middle of these 40-46-50-58-64-74 stitches) and finish with A.3A (= 12-12-14-14-16-16 stitches). Continue pattern back and forth like this.
When piece measures 3 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of marker threads in the sides - read INCREASE TIP (= 4 stitches increased). Repeat increase when piece measures 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm from division = 136-148-164-180-200-220 stitches.
When piece measures 73-75-77-79-81-83 cm, work 2 ridges over the middle 12-12-14-18-22-26 stitches in each side (i.e. work 6-6-7-9-11-13 stitches in garter stitch on each side of both marker threads – work the other stitches as before).
On first row from right side after ridges cast off 6-6-8-12-16-20 stitches in each side for armholes (cast off 3-3-4-6-8-10 stitches on each side of both marker threads). Finish front pieces and back piece separately.

LEFT FRONT PIECE (when garment is worn):
= 31-34-37-39-42-45 stitches. Continue back and forth with A.3A towards mid front, stocking stitch and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch towards armhole (work first row from wrong side).
When 3 rows have been worked back and forth, decrease for armhole on next row from right side - read DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease like this on every other row (i.e. every row from right side) 2-3-5-6-8-11 times in total = 29-31-32-33-34-34 stitches.
Continue pattern back and forth as before with 3 edge stitches in garter stitch towards armhole, stocking stitch and A.3A towards mid front until piece measures approx. 84-87-90-93-96-99 cm (adjust so that next row is worked from wrong side and adjust to finish after one whole repetition vertically if possible).
Now slip the first 7-8-8-9-10-10 stitches on 1 stitch holder for neck but to avoid cutting the yarn work them before slipping them on the stitch holder.
Continue to cast off for neck at beginning of every row from mid front (i.e. at beginning of each row from wrong side) as follows: Cast off 2 stitches 2 times and 1 stitch 3 times = 15-16-17-17-17-17 stitches remain on shoulder. Work until 1 row remains before piece measures 90-93-96-99-102-105 cm, knit 1 row from wrong side and cast off by knitting from right side.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 31-34-37-39-42-45 stitches. Continue back and forth with 3 edge stitches in garter stitch towards armhole, stocking stitch and A.3B towards mid front (work first row from wrong side).
When 3 rows have been worked back and forth, decrease for armhole on next row from right side - read DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease like this on every other row (i.e. every row from right side) 2-3-5-6-8-11 times in total = 29-31-32-33-34-34 stitches.
Continue pattern back and forth as before with A.3B towards mid front, stocking stitch and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch towards armhole until piece measures approx. 84-87-90-93-96-99 cm (adjust so that next row is worked from right side and finish on the same row in A.3 as on left front piece).
Now slip the first 7-8-8-9-10-10 stitches on 1 stitch holder for neck but to avoid cutting the yarn work them before slipping them on the stitch holder.
Continue to cast off for neck at beginning of every row from mid front (i.e. at beginning of each row from right side) as follows: Cast off 2 stitches 2 times and 1 stitch 3 times = 15-16-17-17-17-17 stitches remain on shoulder. Work until 1 row remains until piece measures 90-93-96-99-102-105 cm, knit 1 row from wrong side and cast off by knitting from right side.

BACK PIECE:
= 62-68-74-78-84-90 stitches. Continue back and forth with 3 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side, stocking stitch and A.3A/A.3B mid back (work first row from wrong side).
When 3 rows have been worked back and forth, decrease for armhole in each side on next row from right side - read DECREASE TIP-2 (= 2 stitches decreased). Decrease like this on every other row (i.e. every row from right side) 2-3-5-6-8-11 times in total = 58-62-64-66-68-68 stitches.
Continue pattern back and forth as before with A.3A/A.3B mid back, stocking stitch and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side towards armholes until piece measures 88-91-94-97-100-103 cm.
Now cast off the middle 26-28-28-30-32-32 stitches for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue as before over shoulder stitches and cast off 1 stitch for neck on next row from the neck = 15-16-17-17-17-17 stitches remain on shoulder. Work until 1 row remains until piece measures 90-93-96-99-102-105 cm, knit 1 row from wrong side and cast off by knitting from right side. Work the other shoulder the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the opening at the mid front, start at the bottom and sew up until 10 cm remain before the neckline (or desired length) – sew in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so that the seam is flat.

NECK EDGE:
Begin mid front and pick up from right side approx. 72 to 88 stitches around the neck (including stitches on stitch holders at the front) on circular needle size 4 mm. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side. Cast off knitting from right side.

TWINED STRING:
Cut 2 strands Paris of 3 metres each. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that it twines again. Make a knot at each end. Fasten a small wooden bead in each end of the tie. Make 2 tassels and fasten one tassel in each end of string, under wooden bead in each side. 1 tassel = cut 12 strands Paris of 11 cm each. Cut 1 strand of approx. 25 cm to fasten tassel with and place this strand in the middle of the 12 strands. Fold the thread double and tie a new thread around the tassel (approx. 1 cm from the top), fasten tightly and sew tassel to string as explained below. Make the other tassel the same way. Place string with tassels double and thread loop through a stitch at the top of vent at the front on dress, pull string ends through loop. Make a similar string with wooden beads and tassels and fasten it at the top of vent on the other side.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 27.04.2018
Added info about sewing the opening at front piece.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next row/round work yarn over in stocking stitch to make hole
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn overs, on next round knit one yarn over, drop the other off the needle to make a bigger hole
= knit 2 together
= knit 3 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
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 3 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together




Susanne Christiansen 07.05.2019 - 11:08:

Har problemer med maskeantal, der skal være 168 masker tilbage når jeg er færdig med a1, men kan ikke få det til at passe.

DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 11:28:

Hej Susanne, Du tager 7 masker ind i hver diagram-rapport. Den 5. indtagning kan være svær at se. Det er den som er ud for pil 1. Her tager du 3 masker ind (over de sidste 4 masker) men tager kun 2 masker ud i midten. God fornøjelse!

Thoai Vu 15.08.2018 - 11:55:

Thank you for your support. I'm done

Thoai Vu 10.08.2018 - 08:18:

Sorry You don't understood what I mean. The round 27 is right. But round 29 and so on, it don't fit as pattern. At the beg of round 28: 5 sts, 1 st of YO, 1st, 1st of YO and 5sts. If the round 29 I work K4, YO, K3, YO, K4 and sl K, K2tog, psso, the position of K3 won't be able middle. Sorry for bothering you

DROPS Design 10.08.2018 kl. 08:52:

Dear Mrs Vu, you should have displaced the beg of the row from row 27, so that you knit one st less at the beg of the repeat = K4 , then work K3 (= YO from row 27, K1, YO from row 27), K4 and finish with the 3 sts worked tog (slip 1, K2 tog,psso). The K3 are not in the middle of repeat but there should be K4 on the outside of YO's. Happy knitting!

Thoai Vu 09.08.2018 - 17:05:

I did the 27 round as you guide, but when I did the round 29 it wasn't fit with the round 27. If I slip the 1 st at the beg of row, it will be perfect. Please help me again. Thank you

DROPS Design 10.08.2018 kl. 07:53:

Dear Mrs Vu, make sure you have 15 sts in each repeat when working row 27, at the end of each repeat you will work the last 2 sts tog with the first 2 sts next repeat (= you dec 3 sts and make 2 YOs = 1 st has been decreased in each repeat) = 14 sts remain in each repeat. Happy knitting!

Thoai Vu 09.08.2018 - 14:31:

I think there is an error from round 29 and so on of A.1 pattern. I have to displace beginning of round 1 stitch to the left to make it fit with 27th round. Can you double check?

DROPS Design 09.08.2018 kl. 15:48:

Dear Mrs Vu, pattern is right, at the arrow, you displace the beg of round of 2 sts to the left: slip the 2 sts at the beg of row with an arrow to the right needles without working them, then work row with arrow-1 as shown in diagram, you will finish the round with the 2 sts you slipped. Happy knitting!

Broňa 30.12.2017 - 21:24:

Také moc pěkná kombinace vzorů.

Tanja 30.12.2017 - 11:47:

Dit wil ik graag maken!

Tanja Taale 30.12.2017 - 11:45:

Dit wil ik graag maken

Martha 23.12.2017 - 18:13:

Das würde mir auch gefallen.

Beti 22.12.2017 - 19:47:

Eine traumhaftes Modell. Ich würde es gern nacharbeiten.

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