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Lonely Horizon by DROPS Design

Knitted top in DROPS BabyMerino. Piece is knitted top down with raglan and stripes. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-063
Yarn group A
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200-250-250-300-300-350 g colour 39, purple orchid
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 17, beige

KNITTING TENSION:
24 stitches in width and 32 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm, length 40 and 60 or 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm: length 40 and 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 144 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 8) = 18. In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after every 18th stitch. On next round knit yarn over twisted to avoid holes.

RAGLAN:
Increase for raglan in every transition between sleeves and body as follows: Work until 2 stitches remain before marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. Increase 8 stitches in total on every increase round.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to increase in the sides of body):
Work until 2 stitches remain before marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread is in the middle of these 4 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the increased stitches in stocking stitch. Increase 4 stitches in total on every increase round.

STRIPES:
4-4-4-5-5-5 rounds with beige.
10-10-10-10-12-12 rounds with purple orchid.
Then work with beige until finished measurements.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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TOP - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Yoke and body are worked in the round on circular needle, top down. Work sleeve edge in the round on double pointed needles/a short circular needle, top down.

YOKE:
Cast on 144-148-156-160-168-176 stitches on a short circular needle size 2.5 mm with purple orchid. Knit 1 round. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 2 cm. Then knit 1 round while increasing 8-4-4-8-4-4 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP-1 = 152-152-160-168-172-180 stitches.
Insert 4 marker threads in piece without working stitches as follows: First marker thread at beginning of round, second marker thread after 48-48-52-56-58-62 stitches (= back piece), third marker thread after another 28 stitches (= sleeve), fourth marker thread after 48-48-52-56-58-62 stitches (= front piece), 28 stitches now remain until first marker thread (= sleeve). Switch to circular needle size 3 mm.
Work in stocking stitch in the round, AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd round begin increase for RAGLAN – see explanation above. Increase like this every other round 18-23-26-29-32-36 times in total. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
After last increase there are 296-336-368-400-428-468 stitches on needle. Work without increases until piece measures 18-19-20-22-24-26 cm from cast-on edge.
Work next round as follows: Knit 85-95-104-115-125-138 (= back piece), slip the next 62-72-80-84-86-92 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-14-14 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve), knit 86-96-104-116-128-142 (= front piece), slip the next 62-72-80-84-86-92 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 10-10-12-12-14-14 new stitches on needle (= in the side under sleeve) and work the last 1-1-0-1-3-4 stitches (= back piece). Cut the yarn. Finish body and sleeves separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 192-212-232-256-284-312 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches that were cast on under each sleeve. Move the marker threads upwards when working; they should be used for increase later.
Begin round at one of the marker threads and continue in stocking stitch. When piece measures 12-13-14-14-14-14 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 4 cm 5 times in total = 212-232-252-276-304-332 stitches. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20-21-21-21-20-20 cm from division, work STRIPES - read explanation above.
When piece measures 30-31-32-32-32-32 cm from division, increase 40-44-48-52-60-64 stitches evenly = 252-276-300-328-364-396 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 2 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. To avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use circular needle size 3 mm. Top measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Slip the 62-72-80-84-86-92 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on a short circular needle/double pointed needles size 3 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches cast on under sleeve = 72-82-92-96-100-106 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 10-10-12-12-14-14 stitches under sleeve and move the marker thread upwards when working. Marker thread marks the beginning of round. Begin round at the marker thread and work stocking stitch in the round with purple orchid. When piece measures 6-5-5-3-1-0 cm from division, increase 12-14-16-16-20-18 stitches evenly = 84-96-108-112-120-124 stitches. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 2 cm. Loosely cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl. To avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use needles size 3 mm.
Work the other sleeve edge the same way.

Diagram


Rodica Cristea 12.08.2019 - 13:46:

Can you tell me the knitting tension: 24 stiches and 32 rows in stocking stich =10*10 cm is knitted for 3 mm needles or for 2.5 mm needles ? The pattern is worked on 2.5 mm needles, but the tension is not specified for witch size of needle would be worked.

DROPS Design 12.08.2019 kl. 14:35:

Dear Mrs Cristea, tension is for larger needle sizes, ie for the stocking stitch part in the pattern (after rib on yoke). Happy knitting!

Evelyn 07.08.2019 - 05:52:

Hi, can you share with me the measurement in long sleeves please? Thank you

DROPS Design 08.08.2019 kl. 10:25:

Dear Evelyn, we are unfortunately not able to adjust every pattern to every single request, however you can get inspired from jumpers with long sleeves worked top down. Happy knitting!

Vasilisa 06.08.2019 - 15:13:

Hi! You could help me please, couldn't you? I've bought Drops Delight 300g. Is this amount enough for the pattern? Yarn converter is not helpful with my question. Thank you so much!

DROPS Design 06.08.2019 kl. 15:25:

Dear Vasilisa, DROPS Delight belongs to the same yarn group of Baby Merino, so you can use it as substitute: just remember to check your gauge first! Baby Merino and Delight are both 175m/50g so you can use the same amount indicated in the pattern. Happy knitting!

Francesca 29.06.2019 - 13:57:

Non ho capito cosa significa "riprendere 1 maglia in ognuna delle 10-10-12-12-14-14 maglie avviate sotto la manica".

DROPS Design 29.06.2019 kl. 22:15:

Buonasera Francesca, in quel punto deve riprendere le maglie nelle maglie avviate per la manica, e ciò serve per evitare il "buchino" sotto la manica. Questo video può aiutarla a capire come riprendere le maglie: . Buon lavoro!

Helena Maine 26.06.2019 - 12:50:

I am not quite clear on the part where stitches for sleeves are put on stitch holders and 10 new stitches are cast on under arms. It says work 1 last stitch (for S/M) and cut the yarn. I am not sure why 1 stitch is left to knit if the division of stitches is equal for back and front. Why cut the yarn if I am to continue knitting the rest of the body with the same yarn? Thanks Helena

DROPS Design 26.06.2019 kl. 14:17:

Dear Mrs Maine, you work all sts from beg of round to 1 st after marker (= back piece = 95 sts), then slip the next 72 sts on a thread for sleeve and cast on 10 sts, 1 st remain before next marker, work this st + the next 95 sts for front piece (= 96 sts), 1 st remain after marker on sleeve, slip this st with the next 71 one on a thread for sleeve (= 72 sts) and cast on 10 sts, 1 st remain before last marker, K this st = last and 96th st on back piece + 10 sts under each sleeve = 212 sts. You then cut the yarn since body will now start in the middle of the 10 new sts mid under one sleeve. Happy knitting!

Tove Andersen 17.06.2019 - 16:50:

Hej. Jeg er ved at strikke denne bluse. Jeg kan ikke gennemskue, hvor langt, jeg skal strikke efter jeg er færdig med raglanudtagningen. Der står, at man skal strikke til det måler 18 cm. Der er langt med almindelig strik rundt. Ca 8 cm. på mit strikketøj. Kan det være rigtigt, eller har jeg gjort noget galt?

Clearyroel 14.06.2019 - 13:37:

Hello, I am going to make this top in size S. When preparing for the sleeve armholes, it says to put 62 stiches on a stitch holder, then cast on 10 new stiches. Should the 10 new stiches be in between the 62 stiches, like put 31+ cast on 10+ put 31 on a stitch holder?

DROPS Design 14.06.2019 kl. 14:11:

Dear Clearyroel, this video shows how to slip the stitches for the sleeve on a thread and how to cast on the new stitches under the sleeve - from time code 06:58 approx. Happy knitting!

Helena Maine 27.05.2019 - 14:31:

This is a lovely pattern and as soon as I saw it, I bought the yarn to make it. Mine will be red/navy and with 3/4 sleeves. Thank you for all your wonderful patterns and great yarn.

Karine 10.02.2019 - 14:05:

Très joli, simple et belle couleur!

Karine 10.02.2019 - 14:05:

Très joli, simple et belle couleur!

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