DROPS / 190 / 17

Beach Stripes by DROPS Design

Knitted top with garter stitch and stripes. Sizes XS - XL. The piece is worked in DROPS Paris.

Tags: stripes, tops, v-neck,

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-693
Yarn group C
Sizes: XS – S/M – M/L - XL
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200-200-250-250 g color 16, white
50-50-50-50 g color 101, light blue

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24" or 32") SIZE 5.5 MM/US 9 – or the size needed to get 16 stitches and 35 rows garter stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

All decreases are worked from the right side:
Decrease inside the 1 stitch in the side. Decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 stitches together.

Work 6 ridges with white and 1 ridge with light blue – repeat these stripes upwards.

The front and back pieces are worked back and forth separately and sewn together in the sides to finish. The straps are tied onto the shoulders.

Cast on 56-62-70-78 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle SIZE 5.5 mm/US 9 and white. Work GARTER STITCH and STRIPES – see description above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When the piece measures 5 and 10 cm / 4'' decrease 1 stitch in each side – read DECREASE TIP = 52-58-66-74 stitches.
When the piece measures 15 and 19 cm increase 1 stitch in each side = 56-62-70-78 stitches.

When the piece measures 22-23-24-25 cm / 8 5/8"-9"-9 3/8"-9 ¾" divide the piece mid front and the last 28-31-35-39 stitches are placed on a thread.

= 28-31-35-39 stitches. Continue with garter stitch and stripes AT THE SAME TIME start to decrease for the armhole and neckline – remember DECREASE TIP!

Decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of the row as follows (from the right side): Decrease every 2nd row a total of 2-5-10-15 times, then every 4th row a total of 11-10-8-6 times.

Decrease 1 stitch at the end of the row as follows (from the right side): Decrease every 4th row a total of 10-11-12-13 times. After all the decreases there are 5 stitches left on the needle. The piece is now finished with white. Work garter stitch over these 5 stitches until the strap measures approx. 25 cm/9 3/4" (from where the decreases finished). Now decrease 1 stitch in each side, work 1 row and then work the last 3 stitches together, cut the strand.

Worked as for the right, but in reverse; i.e. decrease for armhole at the end of rows from the right side and for the neckline at the beginning of rows from the right side.

Cast on and work as for front piece.

The top is assembled with the wrong side out. Sew the side seams in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch; start 4 cm / 1½'' from the bottom edge, the bottom 4 cm / 1½'' = split.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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