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DROPS 86-10 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Headband in Alaska and Shawl in Vienna
DROPS 86-10
HEADBAND:
Size: One size

Materials: 1 skein DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio

DROPS 4.5 mm / US 7 needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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  • DROPS ALASKA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.50 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - 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 British English, please click here.

Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Headband:
Start at center back. Cast on 19 sts.
Work in rib as follows:
Row 1 (right side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * K 2, P 1 * repeat a total of 5 times – finish row with K 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Row 2 (wrong side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * P 2, K 1 * repeat a total of 5 times – finish row with P 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Make all incs on right side rows, inc by P 2 sts into 1 P stitch.
When the piece measures 8 cm/3" inc all P 1 to P 2 = 24 sts.
When the piece measures 14 cm/5½" inc all P 2 to P 3 = 29 sts.
When the piece measures 18 cm/7" inc all P 3 to P 4 = 34 sts.
When the piece measures 21 cm/ 8 1/4" inc all P 4 to P 5 = 39 sts.
When the piece measures 24 cm/ 9½" place a marker = this is the center of headband.
Now reverse shaping – measure from marker.
Make all decs on right side rows, dec by P2 tog.
When the piece measures 3 cm/ 1" dec all P 5 to P 4 = 34 sts.
When the piece measures 6 cm/ 2½" dec all P 4 to P 3 = 29 sts.
When the piece measures 10 cm/ 4" dec all P 3 to P 2 = 24 sts.
When the piece measures 16 cm/ 6 1/4" dec all P 2 to P 1 = 19 sts.
When the piece measures a total of 48 cm/ 19" bind off and sew to cast on edge.
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SHAWL :

Measurements:
Length: 100 cm [39 ½"]
Width: 205 cm [80.75"]

Materials: VIENNA from Garnstudio
200 gr nr 43, light brown

DROPS 15 mm [US 19] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm (this is loosely knit)

Shawl:
Cast on 4 sts and knit garter st, increasing 1 st at one side every other row. Inc by knitting 2 sts in 1 st. Continue incs until there are 50 sts, the piece measures approx. 102 cm.
Now dec on the same side as incs – dec every other row by K 2 tog the 2 outermost sts. Continue dec until 4 sts remain, the piece measures approx. 205 cm, bind off.

Fringe: Fasten fringe tufts along both sides approx. 4-5 cm apart – start at point at lower edge. Cut 6 strands 35 cm long, fold in half, pull folded end through outermost st and pull ends through loop.


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