DROPS / 190 / 32

Love Story by DROPS Design

Knitted skirt with lace pattern and ties. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Paris.

Tags: lace, skirts,

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-723
Yarn group C or A + A
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
650-700-800-850-950-1000 g color 17, off white

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 mm/US 8 – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

ACCESSORIES: 4 small wooden beads for the ties or 70-120 cm / 27 ½"-47 ¼" trouser elastic.

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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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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 in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagram A.1.

When working wave pattern, the bottom edge of the piece will curve. Take all measurements from where the curve is shortest.

Decrease as follows after the marker thread: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease as follows before the marker thread: Start 2 stitches before the marker thread and knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, bottom up.
Cast on a little loosely 266-304-342-380-418-456 stitches with circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and Paris. Work 2 RIDGES in the round – see description above. Then work A.1 in the round (= 14-16-18-20-22-24 repeats of 19 stitches). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
NOTE: On the round marked with arrow-1 in A.1, the start of the round is shifted 2 stitches to the left to allow the pattern to fit, i.e. pass the first 2 stitches over onto the right needle without working them and then work A.1 in the round. The 2 stitches moved to the right needle are worked in the last repetition of A.1. On next round knit all stitches. Then start the round as usual. On the round marked with arrow-2 in A.1 the start is shifted 1 stitch to the left in the same way.
When A.1 has been completed, there are 154-176-198-220-242-264 stitches on the needle.
Continue with stockinette stitch. When the piece measures 28-28-28-28-30-30 cm / 11"-11"-11"-11"-11 ¾"-11 ¾" – read MEASURING TIP, insert 4 marker threads in the piece as follows: Marker thread 1 is inserted after the first 18-21-24-27-30-35 stitches, marker thread 2 after the next 41-46-51-56-61-62 stitches, marker thread 3 after the next 36-42-48-54-60-70 stitches and marker thread 4 after the next 41-46-51-56-61-62 stitches. There are 18-21-24-27-30-35 stitches left on the round after the last marker thread. Allow the marker threads to follow your work upwards. 
On the next round decrease after marker threads 1 and 3 and before marker threads 2 and 4 – read DECREASE TIP (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 6-5-4-4-3½-3½ cm a total of 8-10-12-13-14-14 times by each marker thread = 122-136-150-168-186-208 stitches.
Continue working until the piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30 3/4''-31½''-32¼''. Now work a waistband with holes for the cord as described below. If you want elastic in the waist instead of ties, do not work the holes in the front (the waistband is otherwise worked in the same way).
The next round is worked as follows: Knit 24-28-30-36-40-46 stitches, bind off 2 stitches for the cord in front, knit 9-8-9-8-9-8 stitches, bind off 2 stitches for the cord in front and knit to end of round. On the next round cast on 2 new stitches over the bind off stitches = 122-136-150-168-186-208 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29 1/8''-30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''. Purl 1 round (= folding edge), work stockinette stitch for 2 cm / 3/4'' as lining and loosely bind off.

If you do not want ties, then skip this section and go straight to assembly.
Cut 2 strands of Paris of 4-4-4½-4½-5-5 metres. Twist them together until they begin to resist, fold the cord double and it will continue to twist. Tie a knot in both ends. Fasten a small wooden bead in each end of the cord. Make another cord in the same way.

Lay both cords on the wrong side of the skirt, along the top edge and pull the ends with the beads out through the holes on the front piece.
Fold the lining over towards the wrong side so that the cords are hidden in the waist band. Sew down neatly with small stitches, but make sure you do not sew through the cords.
NOTE: If you want elastic in the waistband, instead of ties, fold the lining over to the wrong side and sew down neatly, but leave a small opening to thread the elastic through.

Make 4 tassels and sew one tassel in each end of the ties, under the beads. 1 tassel = cut 12 strands of Paris of 11 cm. Cut 1 strand of approx. 25 cm to use to sew on the tassel and lay this strand in the middle of the 12 strands. Fold the strands double and tie a new strand around the tassel (approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' from the top), fasten well and sew the tassel to the cord as described above. Make the other tassels in the same way.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round knit the yarn over to leave a hole
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn overs; on the next round knit the one yarn over and slip the other off the needle to make a slightly larger hole
= knit 2 together
= knit 3 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 3 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= shift the start of the round; start as described in the text

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