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Soda Fountain by DROPS Design

Knitted top in DROPS Flora. Piece is knitted top down with round yoke, English rib stitches on yoke and short sleeves. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern fl-041
Yarn group A
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SIZE:
S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200-250-250-300-300-350 g colour 21, pink

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 80 cm for stocking stitch and English rib stitches.
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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PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Choose diagram for your size.

INCREASE TIP -1 (applies to increases in A.1):
Increase 1 stitch in every purl section by making 1 yarn over after every English rib stitch.
On next round purl yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 6 (marker thread is in the middle of these 6 stitches), make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased). Increase the same way at the other marker thread.
On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

INCREASE TIP-3 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 228 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 66) = 3.5.
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after alternately every 3rd and 4th stitch. On next round work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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TOP - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Neck edge and yoke are worked in the round on circular needle, top down. Divide yoke for body and sleeve edges. Continue body in the round on circular needle, top down. Work sleeve edges in the round on double pointed needles/short circular needle, top down.

NECK EDGE:
Cast on 111-123-129-129-138-150 stitches on a short circular needle size 2.5 mm with Flora. Rounds begin mid back. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 1 / purl 2) for 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm.
Work next round as follows:
SIZE S, M and L: * Knit 1, purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1 *, work from *-* the entire round = 148-164-172 stitches.
SIZE XL, XXL and XXXL: * Knit 1, purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* the entire round = 215-230-250 stitches.
ALL SIZES: Work 1 round with knit over knit and purl over purl (purl the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes). Then work yoke as explained below.

YOKE:
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Work A.1 in the round (= 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 4-4-4-5-5-5 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 4-4-4-5-6-6 cm from cast-on edge, increase 1 stitch in every purl section – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 185-205-215-258-276-300 stitches. Continue pattern as before with 4-4-4-5-5-5 purl between every English rib stitch.
When piece measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm from cast-on edge, work A.2 in the round (= 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 5-5-5-6-6-6 stitches). When A.2 has been worked, there are 333-369-387-430-460-500 stitches on needle. Then work A.3 in the round (= 37-41-43-43-46-50 repetitions of 9-9-9-10-10-10 stitches). Continue A.3 until piece measures approx. 16-17-19-21-23-25 cm from cast-on edge.
Now work 4 rounds in stocking stitch, BUT continue the English rib stitches as before, on every other round (i.e. work English rib stitch as before but knit between every English rib stitch - NOTE: The English rib stitches will not be very visible on these 4 rounds but they give a softer transition between texture and stocking stitch).
Then work in stocking stitch in the round over all stitches AT THE SAME TIME adjust number of stitches to 332-368-388-428-460-500 on first round (i.e. decrease or increase for correct number of stitch – applies to the 4 smallest sizes).
When piece measures 20-22-24-26-28-30 cm from cast-on edge, divide yoke for body and sleeve edges. I.e. work next round as follows: Knit 50-54-57-63-70-77 (= ½ back piece), slip the next 66-76-80-88-90-96 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve), knit 100-108-114-126-140-154 (= front piece), slip the next 66-76-80-88-90-96 stitches on 1 stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches on row (= in the side under sleeve) and knit the remaining 50-54-57-63-70-77 stitches as before (= ½ back piece). Cut the yarn. Finish body and sleeve edges separately. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE!

BODY:
= 212-232-248-272-304-332 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in each side, in the middle of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 stitches that were cast on under sleeves. Move the marker threads upwards when working; they should be used for increase later in the sides.
Begin round at one of the marker threads and work stocking stitch in the round. When piece measures 4-4-4-3-3-3 cm from division, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads - read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every 5-5-3½-3-3-3 cm a total of 4-4-5-6-6-6 times in each side = 228-248-268-296-328-356 stitches.
Work until piece measures 21 cm from division (or desired length, approx. 3 cm remain until finished measurements). Knit 1 round while increasing 66-70-74-82-92-100 stitches evenly - read INCREASE TIP-3 = 294-318-342-378-420-456 stitches. This is done to avoid the rib to be worked, from contracting.
Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work rib in the round = knit 1/purl 2 for 3 cm. Then loosely cast off by knitting. Top measures approx. 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Slip the 66-76-80-88-90-96 stitches from stitch holder in one side of piece on double pointed needles or a short circular needle size 3 mm and pick in addition up 1 stitch in each of the 6-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches cast on under sleeve = 72-84-90-98-102-108 stitches.
Knit 1 round while increasing 0-0-0-1-0-0 stitch = 72-84-90-99-102-108 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and work rib in the round = knit 1/purl 2 for 3 cm. Loosely cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl but to avoid at tight cast-off edge make 1 yarn over after approx. every 6th stitch at the same time cast off (cast off yarn overs as stitches). Work another sleeve edge the same way in the other side of piece.

Diagram

= purl
= knit 1 in stitch below next stitch - this stitch is now called an English rib stitch
= work 5 stitches in English rib stitch as follows: Knit 1, but wait to slip the stitch off the needle, * make 1 yarn over on right needle, knit same stitch without slipping the stitch off left needle *, work from *-* 2 times in total, then drop this stitch off left needle = 5 stitches (i.e. 4 stitches increased)


Unn-Lisbeth Hansen 08.07.2019 - 22:20:

Kan det stemme at denne skal være bare 21 cm fra deling og ned til vrangbord?

DROPS Design 09.07.2019 kl. 07:29:

Hei Unn-Lisbeth, Det er riktig som står i oppskriften, men hvis du vil ha det lengre kan du strikke videre før du strikker vrangbord. God fornøyelse!

Agnethe Jernek 13.06.2019 - 10:41:

Kan jeg strikke fra neden fra og opp

DROPS Design 13.06.2019 kl. 10:51:

Hei Agnetha. Ja, du må gjerne reversere oppskriften og strikke den nedenfra og opp om du ønsker det. Begynn nederst på bolen, fell der det står øk, øk der det står fell, husk å snu diagrammene opp-ned (altså les dem ovenfra og ned, fra venstre mot høyre). God fornøyelse

Jan 11.06.2019 - 17:58:

Is there a way to make the back insert so that the neckline doesn’t sit so high up in the front?

DROPS Design 12.06.2019 kl. 07:20:

Dear Jan, you can try to make an elevation on back of neck. Happy knitting!

Garciamina 16.05.2019 - 01:18:

Es un modelo precioso, elegante y creo será sencillo hacerlo, gracias a todos

Britta Berg 10.05.2019 - 16:48:

Jag vill sticka modellen Soda Fountain med långa ärmar istället för korta. Hur mycket mer garn behövs?

DROPS Design 23.05.2019 kl. 14:47:

Hei Britta. Vi har dessverre ikke en nøyaltig oversikt over dette. Men du kan se på garnforbrukte til tilsvarende gensere i Flora, for en ide om garnforbruk. feks modell 179-23 og 184-28. God fornøyelse

Elżbieta Jurewicz 07.05.2019 - 13:34:

Piękny!!!

Lisbeth G Tørvi 12.01.2019 - 15:47:

Veldig fin og sommerlig, men jeg ville ikke valgt å strikke den i ull🤔

Gonny 29.12.2018 - 07:31:

Very sweet. I love the textured yoke.

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