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Rocky Bay by DROPS Design

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

Tags: lace, tops,

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-691
Yarn group C
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
400-400-450-500-550-600 g color 19, light yellow

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLES (40 + 60 or 80 cm / 16" + 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.

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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 diagrams A.1 to A.7.
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 204 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 38) = 5.3. In this example, work approx. every 4th and 5th stitch together.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for body): 
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, knit 2 (the marker thread sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), knit 2 together.

DECREASE TIP-3 (for armholes):
Decrease on the inside of A.5/A.7 in each side. All decreases are made from the right side!
Decrease as follows after A.5: Slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch. Decrease as follows before A.7: Start 2 stitches before A.7: Knit 2 together.

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle as far as the armholes, then the front and back pieces are worked separately, back and forth.

Cast on 204-221-238-255-272-289 stitches with circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and Paris. Work 2 RIDGES – see description above. Then work according to A.1 (= 12-13-14-15-16-17 repeats in width). Work A.1 three times in height. Knit 1 round where you decrease 38-43-44-45-42-39 stitches evenly on round – read DECREASE TIP-1 = 166-178-194-210-230-250 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, 1 at the beginning of the round and 1 after 83-89-97-105-115-125 stitches (= sides). When the piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker threads in the sides (= 4 stitches decreased) – read DECREASE TIP-2. Decrease every 4-4-4-4-4½-4½ cm a total of 7 times = 138-150-166-182-202-222 stitches. When the piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm / 13''-13 3/8''-13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15'' / 13''-13 3/8''-13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15'' work A.2 over all stitches, on the last round in A.2 decrease 0-0-4-2-4-0 stitches evenly on round = 138-150-162-180-198-222 stitches. Work A.3, on the last round in A.3 increase 0-0-4-2-4-0 stitches evenly on round = 138-150-166-182-202-222 stitches. The next round is worked as follows: Work garter stitch over the first 7-7-8-8-9-10 stitches, A.4 over the next 55-61-67-75-83-91 stitches (finish with knit 1), garter stitch over the next 14-14-16-16-18-20 stitches, A.4 over the next 55-61-67-75-83-91 stitches and finish with 7-7-8-8-9-10 stitches garter stitch. Work A.4 one time in height (continue with garter stitch in each side). Then work next round as follows: bind off the first 3-3-4-4-5-6 stitches, knit 63-69-75-83-91-99 stitches, bind off the next 6-6-8-8-10-12 stitches, knit 63-69-75-83-91-99 stitches and bind off the last 3-3-4-4-5-6 stitches. Now finish the front and back pieces separately, working back and forth.

= 63-69-75-83-91-99 stitches. Continue as follows, the first row is worked from the wrong side: A.7, start on row 2 in the pattern (from the left side of the diagram) (= 4 stitches), purl 55-61-67-75-83-91 stitches, A.5 (start on row 2 in the pattern). The next row is worked as follows – from the right side: A.5, decrease 1 stitch – read DECREASE TIP-3, work 0-3-3-7-8-12 stitches stockinette stitch, A.6 A over the next 48-48-54-54-60-60 stitches, A.6 B (= 3 stitches), 0-3-3-7-8-12 stitches stockinette stitch, decrease 1 stitch, A.7. Continue this pattern upwards and decrease on each row from the right side 0-3-3-7-8-12 more times = 61-61-67-67-73-73 stitches. Continue this pattern until the piece measures 56-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22"-23 5/8"-24 3/8"-25 1/8"-26"-26 ¾", bind off the middle 25-25-29-29-33-33 stitches. Each shoulder is finished separately. On the next row bind off 1 stitch from the neck = 17-17-18-18-19-19 stitches left on the shoulder. NOTE: The stitches which do not fit the pattern as you decrease towards the neck are worked in stockinette stitch. Bind off when the piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''. Repeat on the other shoulder.

= 63-69-75-83-91-99 stitches. Work as for back piece until the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'' = 61-61-67-67-73-73 stitches. Now place the middle 19-19-23-23-27-27 stitches on a thread for the neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Continue to bind off for the neck at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: bind off 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch 2 times = 17-17-18-18-19-19 stitches left on shoulder – NOTE: The stitches which do not fit the pattern as you decrease towards the neck are worked in stockinette stitch. Continue the pattern as before. Bind off when the piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''. Repeat on the other shoulder.

Sew the shoulder seams; sew edge to edge in the outermost stitch so that the seam is flat.

Knit up approx. 65 to 80 stitches around the neck (including the stitches on the thread) with short circular needle size 5 mm / US 8. Work 2 ridges, then bind off with knit.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= work 2 stitches in 1 stitch
= bind off 1 stitch

Clare Little 22.04.2019 - 21:04:

The chart A7 is wrong. The yarn over should be before the k2tog and not after as on chart

Ann-Britt Landin 10.04.2019 - 11:08:

Hej jag beställde garn den 3 april och jag väntar på garnet

DROPS Design 10.04.2019 kl. 14:55:

Hei Ann-Britt. Vi sender ikke ut garn direkte til kunder, så om du har spørsmål vedrørende leveringstid ol må du ta direkte kontakt med butikken du handlet hos - det er de som er ansvarlige for din bestilling. hilsen DROPS

Lolih 28.03.2019 - 18:49:

Est ce possible traduire en français les 2premiers com. il semblerait qu on y parle d’erreur de mailles . merci Bonjour depuis chez moi

Diana Hart 26.08.2018 - 20:35:

I have just started the back piece size small, but number of stitches don't match the pattern. It says work A5 decrease 1 stitch, (no stitches in stocking stitch), A6A over next 48 stitches then A6 B for 3 stitches decrease 1 stitch (no stitches in stocking stitch ), A7. Continue this pattern upwards, but I have 5 stitches before and after A6. Should I decrease 1 more stitch each side or work the extra stitch each side in stocking stitch.

DROPS Design 30.08.2018 kl. 13:15:

Dear Diana, Please keep in mind that decreses are knitted in A.5 and A.7 and not after/before. However, since you have to make more decresases and in order not to frog your project, you can decrease those extra stitches on each side. Happy Knitting!

Beti 22.12.2017 - 19:45:

Eine traumhaftes Modell. Ich würde es gern nacharbeiten.

Amyah 11.12.2017 - 18:49:

Ooooooh! Nice!!!!!!! Another want...

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