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Mint Tulip by DROPS Design

Knitted skirt in DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern and garter stitch. Sizes S - XXXL.

Tags: lace, skirts,

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-009
Yarn group B

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
150-150-200-200-200-250 g colour 07, light sea green


21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 40 cm and 80 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: length 60 cm for lining and edge.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

ACCESSORIES: Approx. 70-120 cm 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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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 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.


RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagram A.1.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 144 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 12) = 12. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after each 12th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.




The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. First a lining is worked, which is later used to thread the elastic through. You then continue with lace pattern and garter stitch.

Cast on 144-156-168-180-204-228 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm and Sky. Work 1 RIDGE – read description above. Then work 4 rounds stocking stitch. Purl 1 round (= folding edge). Insert 1 marker in the piece. THE PIECE IS MEASURED FROM HERE!

Work 2 ridges. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Then work A.1 (= 12 stitches) a total of 12-13-14-15-17-19 times in the round. On rounds 11 and 41, the round is displaced by 1 stitch so that the lace pattern fits.
On the round marked with an arrow, increase as follows:
INCREASE 1: Increase 12-12-12-24-24-24 stitches evenly on round – read INCREASE TIP = 156-168-180-204-228-252 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 13-14-15-17-19-21 times in width.
INCREASE 2: Increase 12-24-24-24-24-24 stitches evenly on round = 168-192-204-228-252-276 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 14-16-17-19-21-23 times in width.
INCREASE 3: Increase 12-12-24-24-24-24 stitches evenly on round = 180-204-228-252-276-300 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 15-17-19-21-23-25 times in width
INCREASE 4: Increase 12-12-12-12-12-24 stitches evenly on round = 192-216-240-264-288-324 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 16-18-20-22-24-27 times in width.
Repeat A.1 in height and increase evenly 12 stitches on each round with an arrow 2-1-2-1-1-1 times more = 216-228-264-276-300-336 stitches. A.1 is then repeated 18-19-22-23-25-28 times in width. Continue with pattern until the piece measures 39-41-43-45-47-49 cm from the marker; adjust so that you finish neatly in relation to the pattern. Work 2 ridges. Then cast off with knit. The skirt measures approx. 40-42-44-46-48-50 cm from the marker.

Fold the lining towards the wrong side and sew down neatly, but leave a small opening to thread the elastic through. 


= knit
= purl
= 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
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over the knitted stitch
= increase round - read description in the text
= this square is not a stitch, go directly to the next symbol in the diagram
= on this round the last stitch from previous round is worked as the first stitch on this round (= the round is displaced with 1 stitch), displace the round back again by knitting first stitch on the round 1 more time at the end of round

Comments (7)

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Gaëlle Deray 15.01.2019 - 16:09:

Bonjour, pour 204 m je dois augmenter à intervalles réguliers toutes 8,5m. Comment dois je m'y prendre? Merci

DROPS Design 15.01.2019 kl. 16:52:

Bonjour Mme Deray, cette leçon explique comment répartir les augmentations en fonction de votre résultat. Bon tricot!

Eva 04.12.2018 - 23:28:

Hello! This pattern is amazing! I have started already, but I am stuck at the point where there is "no stitch". What does it mean? Because there is no decrease. I have the same number of stitches as before. Many Thanks, Eva

DROPS Design 05.12.2018 kl. 08:16:

Dear Eva, on the rows with a small black star, you start this rows 1 st before the beg of round - see diagram key to the symbol, so that the last st of each repeat will be worked together with the first 2 sts on next repeat. Happy knitting!

Laura 10.10.2018 - 09:39:

Hallo, zou het kunnen dat het telpatroon A1 op de kop staat afgebeeld? Ik ben bovenaan begonnen maar zie nu dat op de voorbeeldfoto het patroon andersom is gemaakt. En jullie lijken met het verspringen van de eerste steek ook van onderaf te beginnen te tellen. Is het verkeerd dat ik bovenaan begonnen ben met het telpatroon? Ik hoor het graag.

DROPS Design 11.10.2018 kl. 16:33:

Dag Laura, De telpatronen begin je altijd rechtsonder en dan werk je naar boven toe.

VIVIER Evelyne 24.08.2018 - 19:24:

Bonsoir Pour la taille L vous dites augmenter 12m 2fois aux niveaux des flèches on obtient 264m je n ai pas ce nombre pourquoi Merci

DROPS Design 05.09.2018 kl. 14:06:

Bonjour Mme Vivier, en taille L, vous avez d'abord 180 m. Vous augmentez d'abord 24 m = 204 m. Puis vous augmentez de nouveau 24 m: 204-24= 228 m. Et vous augmentez ensuite 12 m (Augmentations 4): 228+12= 240 m. Vous répétez ensuite A.1 en augmentant encore 2 fois 12 m à chacun des tours avec une flèche = 240 + 12 + 12 = 264 m. Bon tricot!

Lisa 10.07.2018 - 11:37:

Was für ein tolles Muster! Ich würde mich rießig über dasStrickmuster freuen. *Fir green Dream*

Maria Isabel Berbegall 11.06.2018 - 22:21:

Me encanta, debería de tener una chaqueta que sobrepasara el largo de la falda a juego. Muy bonita

Krysztasz 05.06.2018 - 21:00:

Nagyon szép, szeretném, ha bekerülne a kiválasztott minták közé.

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