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Date Night by DROPS Design

Knitted dress with round yoke in DROPS Sky. The piece is worked top down with lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no sk-060
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS SKY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour 08, lavender

KNITTING TENSION:
21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: Length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: Length 40 cm and 80 cm for garter stitch edges.
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.

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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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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Choose diagram for your size.

ELEVATION (back of neck):
The elevation is worked in garter stitch. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round (= mid back). Start from the right side and knit 7-8-8-9-9-10 stitches past the marker thread, turn tighten the strand and knit 14-16-16-18-18-20 back. Turn tighten the strand and knit 21-24-24-27-27-30, turn tighten the strand and knit 28-32-32-36-36-40 back. Turn tighten the strand and knit 35-40-40-45-45-50, turn tighten the strand and knit 42-48-48-54-54-60 back. Turn tighten the strand and knit 49-56-56-63-63-70, turn tighten the strand and knit 56-64-64-72-72-80 stitches, turn tighten strand and knit back to the marker thread. 

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 92 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 22) = 4.2. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 4th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body):
Work until there are 2 stitches left before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker thread sits between these 4 stitches) make 1 yarn over (= 2 stitches increased at each marker thread; 4 stitches increased on round).
On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stocking stitch. 

DECREASE TIP-1 (for sleeves): 
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread as follows: Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker thread, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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DRESS – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. Then it is divided for body and sleeves and the body continued in the round with circular needle. The sleeves are worked in the round with short circular needle/double pointed needles.

YOKE:
Cast on 92-96-100-108-112-118 stitches with short circular needle size 3.5 mm and Sky. Work 2 RIDGES – read description above. 
Knit 1 round and increase 22-24-26-24-26-26 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 114-120-126-132-138-144 stitches. Purl 1 round. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. 
For a better fit you can now work an elevation at the back of the neck; makes the neck slightly higher – read ELEVATION. This elevation can be left out, which leaves the neck the same front and back.
Work A.1 (= 6 stitches) over all stitches (= a total of 19-20-21-22-23-24 times in width). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
On each round with a star (= increase-round) increase as follows:
INCREASE 1: Increase 24-24-24-24-30-30 stitches evenly spaced = 138-144-150-156-168-174 stitches. A.1 repeats 23-24-25-26-28-29 times in width.
INCREASE 2: Increase 12-18-24-24-24-30 stitches evenly spaced = 150-162-174-180-192-204 stitches. A.1 repeats 25-27-29-30-32-34 times in width.
INCREASE 3: Increase 6-6-6-12-12-12 stitches evenly spaced = 156-168-180-192-204-216 stitches. A.1 repeats 26-28-30-32-34-36 times in width. 
When A.1 has been completed 1 time in height the piece measures approx. 8 cm from the cast-on edge. Work A.2 (= 12 stitches) over all stitches (= 13-14-15-16-17-18 times in width).
When A.2 has been worked 1 time in height there are 273-308-330-368-391-414 stitches on the round. On the next round increase 7-4-8-0-1-12 stitches evenly spaced = 280-312-338-368-392-426 stitches. The piece measures approx. 21-22-22-24-24-24 cm. Continue with stocking stitch in the round until the piece measures 21-23-24-26-28-29 cm from the cast-on edge. Now divide the piece for body and sleeves as follows:
Work stocking stitch over the first 38-42-45-51-56-62 stitches, place the next 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches on a thread for sleeve and cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve, work stocking stitch over the next 76-84-91-102-112-125 stitches, place the next 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches on a thread for sleeve and cast on 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve, work stocking stitch over the last 38-42-46-51-56-63 stitches. Body and sleeves are finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE.

BODY:
There are 168-184-202-224-248-274 stitches for the body.
Insert 1 marker thread on each side of the body, in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 new stitches cast on under the sleeves; allow them to follow your work onwards, they will be used when increasing in the sides. When the piece measures 3 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 2nd round a total of 25 times = 268-284-302-324-348-374 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch until the piece measures 55-55-56-56-56-57 cm. Work 1 round where you increase 2-4-4-0-0-4 stitches evenly spaced = 270-288-306-324-348-378 stitches. Work A.3 (= 6 stitches) the whole round. When A.3 is finished in height change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work garter stitch for 2 cm. Cast off with knit. The piece measures approx. 86-88-90-92-94-96 cm from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Place the 64-72-78-82-84-88 stitches from the thread on the one side of the piece on double pointed needles or short circular needle size 4 mm and knit up 1 stitch in each of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve = 72-80-88-92-96-100 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the 8-8-10-10-12-12 stitches under the sleeve. Work stocking stitch in the round.
When the piece measures 3 cm, decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker thread - read DECREASE TIP-1. Decrease like this every 2½-2-1½-1½-1½-1½ cm a total of 13-16-19-19-20-21 times = 46-48-50-54-56-58 stitches. When the sleeve measures 42-41-40-39-37-36 cm (short measurements in larger sizes due to longer yoke), change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Work garter stitch for 2 cm then cast off with knit. The sleeve measures approx. 44-43-42-41-39-38 cm from the division. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= knit
= purl
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round work the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= increase-round; on this round increase stitches evenly spaced as explained in the text
= this square is no stitch (due to displacement at beginning of round), go directly to next symbol in diagram




Yvonne 18.08.2019 - 15:58:

Volgens mij staat er in de 21nld van patroon A2 een fout hier hou ik op het laatst 7 steken over ipv 5 steken.

Line 30.07.2019 - 01:53:

Inspiration tout à fait divine

Yvonne 09.07.2019 - 14:43:

Heel mooi jurk. Hopelijk komt de beschrijving snel zou hem graag willen maken

Beata 08.07.2019 - 17:29:

Piękna sukienka!

Stefania 18.06.2019 - 13:25:

Non vedo l'ora di fare questo abito ai ferri!

Claire 17.06.2019 - 20:57:

Amo este vestido

Kerstin Strand 16.06.2019 - 14:10:

En varm o skön klänning till vintern

Rosa Maria 10.06.2019 - 08:43:

Sofisticado

Doris 09.06.2019 - 19:19:

Bitte die Anleitung unbedingt veröffentlichen. Dieses Kleid muß ich stricken!

Merete 08.06.2019 - 17:20:

Meget flot (super pretty) - den bliver jeg nødt til at lave!

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