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Gentle Waves by DROPS Design

Top with lace pattern and A-shape, knitted top down. Size: S - XXXL Piece is knitted in DROPS Belle.

DROPS design: Pattern vs-040
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
300-300-350-350-400-450 g colour no 15, denim blue

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 20 stitches and 26 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen
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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.

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.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

All increases are done from right side.
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over. On next row purl yarn over twisted to avoid hole. Work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

Work until 1 stitch remains before marker in the side, make 1 yarn over, knit 2, make 1 yarn over. Repeat in the other side. On next round knit yarns over twisted to avoid holes. Work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

Worked top down. Work first front and back piece separately, back and forth down to armholes, then work body in the round.

Work right shoulder as follows: 
Cast on 16-17-17-18-19-20 stitches on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Belle.
ROW 1 (= right side): 3 stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above (= towards the neck), knit 10-11-11-12-13-14, 3 stitches in garter stitch (= towards armhole).
ROW 2: 3 edge stitches in garter stitch, purl until 3 stitches remain, 3 edge stitches in garter stitch.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row 8 more times (= 9 times in total) = 18 rows.
On next row increase 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck - read INCREASE TIP-1 = 17-18-18-19-20-21 stitches. Work 1 row from wrong side and put piece aside. Piece measures approx. 8 cm from cast-on edge and down.
Work left shoulder as follows: 
Cast on and work as right shoulder but reversed. I.e. when increasing 1 stitch towards the neck increase 1 stitch before the 3 stitches in garter stitch towards the neck on 19th row. Work 1 row from wrong side.
Now work right and left shoulder together as follows:
Turn piece (= left shoulder) and work as before over all stitches and cast on 35-35-37-37-39-39 new stitch for neck at the end of row, then work the 17-18-18-19-20-21 stitches from right shoulder on to needle = 69-71-73-75-79-81 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Work the new stitches cast on for neck mid back in garter stitch, work the other stitches on back piece in stocking stitch and garter stitch as before.

When 2 ridges have been worked over the new stitch for neck, work pattern while at the same time increasing for armhole. Beginning from right side and work as follows: 3 stitches in garter stitch, 13-14-15-16-18-19 stitches n stocking stitch, A.1 (= 7 stitches), A.2 (= 23 stitches), A.1, 13-14-15-16-18-19 stitches in stocking stitch, 3 stitches in garter stitch. Continue back and forth like this, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 13-12-12-10-10-9 cm from cast-on edge on shoulder, increase 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side for armhole. Increase like this on every row from right side 3-5-7-10-12-16 times in total = 75-81-87-95-103-113 stitches. Work 1 row from wrong side after last increase and put piece aside. Piece measures 15-16-17-18-19-21 cm from shoulder and down.

Cast on and work the same way as back piece.
When all increases for armhole are done, = 75-81-87-95-103-113 stitches on needle. After last increase work 1 row from wrong side.

Now work as follows from right side: Turn and work over all stitches on front piece, cast on 4-6-8-10-12-14 new stitch for armhole, insert a marker thread in the middle of these new stitches (= 2-3-4-5-6-7 stitches on each side of marker thread), work the 75-81-87-95-103-113 stitches from back piece on to same circular needle, and cast on 4-6-8-10-12-14 new stitches for armhole, insert a marker thread in the middle of these new stitches (= 2-3-4-5-6-7 stitches on each side of marker thread). MEASURE FROM HERE FORM NOW ON!

= 158-174-190-210-230-254 stitches. Then work in the round on circular needle. Work pattern and stocking stitch as before, but over the middle 10-12-14-16-18-20 stitches in each side (i.e. 5-6-7-8-9-10 stitches on each side of marker thread in each side) work in garter stitch. When 2 ridges have been worked over stitch in each side, continue in stocking stitch, A.1 and A.2 as before. When piece measures 4 cm, increase 2 stitches in each side of piece - read INCREASE TIP-2! Increase like this every 6th-6th-7th-7th-7th-7th round 13 times in total = 210-226-242-262-282-306 stitches. Continue until piece measures 40-41-42-43-44-44 cm (56-58-60-62-64-66 cm in total from shoulder). Work 2 ridges. Cast off by knitting. To avoid a tight cast-off edge make 1 yarn over after approx. every 6th stitch. Cast off yarn overs as stitches.

Sew the shoulder seams together. Make sure that to avoid a tight seam.


= 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
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
= knit a knot like this: Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 in same stitch, pass the 2nd slipped stitch over the outermost stitch on right needle, pass next stitch over the outermost stitch on needle, and continue like this until 4 stitches in total have been passed over the outermost stitch.

Lyfit 12.09.2018 - 15:47:

I would appreciate the type of yarn to be specified such as lace, dk, worsted etc.

DROPS Design 13.09.2018 kl. 09:09:

Dear Mrs Lyfit, you will find all relevant informations about the yarn under its shadecard - Remember your DROPS store will provide you any further informations even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Sleyp Linda 10.01.2018 - 11:42:

Prachtig model voor de zomer. dit wordt mijn volgende project

Silvia 09.01.2018 - 23:38:

Si può avere lo schema anche all'uncinetto? Grazie

SARRASIN NATHALIE 05.01.2018 - 14:31:

Modèle sublime pour les journées chaudes d'été

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