ANETTE ERIKSSON JEANS DROP STITCH TOP

Anette Eriksson Jeans Drop Stitch Top Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Anette Eriksson' Jeans 4 (5-6-7-8) x 50g balls
  • 1 pair 8mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

Sizes S (M-L-XL-XXL)

To Fit Bust 85 (95-105-115-125) cm

Actual Size (approx at underarm) 90 (100-110-122-135) cm

Length To Shoulder (approx) 52 (54-56-58-60) cm

TENSION

11 sts to 10cm in width over patt, using 8mm needles and 2 strands of yarn tog.

Note: This design is worked using 2 strands of yarn tog throughout.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK AND FRONT (both alike)

Using 8mm needles and 2 strands of yarn tog, cast on 42 (48-54-62-70) sts.

Beg Patt - This is a make and lose patt, where a number of sts is stated this does not include sts made or lost in patt.

1st row (RS) - K1, P1, rep from to end.

2nd row - P1, K1, rep from to end.

3rd row - Purl.

4th row - Knit.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

7th row - K2, yfwd, K1, rep from to end.

8th row - K1, drop yfwd from previous row, K1, rep from to last st, K1.

9th row - As 1st row.

10th row - Purl.

11th row - Knit.

12th row - Purl.

13th row - K2, (yfwd) twice, K1, rep from to end.

14th row - Knit, dropping yfwd's from previous row off needle.

15th row - As 1st row.

16th row - K2, P2, rep from to end.

17th row - P2, K2, rep from to end.

18th row - P2, K2, rep from to end.

19th row - Knit.

20th row - Purl.

21st row - Purl.

22nd row - Knit.

23rd row - K2, yfwd, K1, rep from to end.

24th row - Knit, dropping yfwd's from previous row off needle.

25th row - Knit.

26th row - Knit.

27th row - K2, yfwd, K1, rep from to end.

28th row - Knit, dropping yfwd's from previous row off needle.

29th row - Knit.

30th row - Purl.

Rows 1 to 30 incl form patt.

Keeping patt correct, inc one st at each end of next row.

Work a further 5 (5-5-8-8) cm patt, working last row on WS.

Rep from to 3 (3-3-2-2) times more � 50 (56-62-68-76) sts.

Shape Armholes - Next row - Cast off 1 (2-2-3-4) sts, K4 (5-5-6-7) (including st already on needle), patt to end.

Next row - Cast off 1 (2-2-3-4) sts, K4 (5-5-6-7) (including st already on needle, patt to last 4 (5-5-6-7) sts, K4 (5-5-6-7) � 48 (52-58-62-68) sts.

Sizes L, XL and XXL Only - Next row - K (5-6-7), K2tog, patt to last 7 (8-9) sts, K2tog, K (5-6-7).

Cont dec one st (as before) in every foll alt row (1-2-3) time/s � (54-56-60) sts.

All Sizes - Keeping garter sts correct at each end, cont in patt until work measures 49 (51-53-55-57) cm from beg, working last row on WS.

Shape Neck - Next row (RS) - K9 (11-12-13-15), cast off next 30 sts purlways, knit to end.

Cont on last 9 (11-12-13-15) sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Cast off 2 sts, knit to end � 7 (9-10-11-13) sts.

Cont in garter st until work measures 52 (54-56-58-60) cm, working last row on WS.

Cast off rem sts knitways for shoulder.

With WS facing, join yarn to rem 9 (11-12-13-15) sts and complete to correspond with other side of neck.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using half mattress st, join shoulder seams. Join side seams, leaving 5cm open at lower edges for side splits.

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