DROPS KARISMA UNI COLOUR (50g)
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Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm – in order for the pieces to fit together, you must obtain both st and row gauge accurately.
Knitting tips (for decreasing front and back):
Dec at each side of the marker at center front. On the back dec inside of 1 edge st at center back split, then dec at each side of the center back marker.
Dec as follows from right side:
Before the marker (or edge st): K 2 tog
After the marker (or edge st): Sl 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows from wrong side:
Before the marker (or edge st): slip 2 sts, return to left needle one by one, twisting each, then P 2 tog
After the marker (or edge st): P 2 tog
Inc 1 st by knitting 2 sts in the st next to the outermost st.
Inc 2 sts by knitting 2 sts in each of the 2 sts next to the outermost st.
Front: Cast on loosely 92-102-112-124-140 sts on larger needles with medium grey. Put a marker in the center of work, after 46-51-56-62-70 sts. Change to smaller needles, knit 4 rows garter st (dec 1 st each side of the marker every other row and inc 1 st at each side edge every other row – see knitting and increasing tips. Change to larger needles and stockinette st, continuing dec/inc every other row. When the piece measures 12 cm (at the side) inc 1 extra st at each side every 6 rows 5 times – see tip for increasing 2 sts = 102-112-122-134-150 sts. When the piece measures 23-24-25-26-27 cm (at the side) start armhole shaping by not increasing at each side. Continue to dec 1 st at each side of the marker at center front as follows: every other row: 34-35-34-32-28 times and then every row: 3-7-13-21-33 times = 28 sts remain on needle. Put sts on a st holder. The piece measures approx. 66-69-72-74-77 cm from point at lower edge and up to the top.
Back: The back is knit in 2 parts, then joined, forming a split at lower edge.
Side-1: Cast on loosely 47-52-57-63-71 sts on larger needles with medium grey. Change to smaller needles 4 and knit 4 rows garter st (dec 1 st at the side which will be center back every other row and inc 1 st at the side edge every other row – see knitting and increasing tips. Change to larger needles and stockinette st, but keep the edge st at center back in garter st.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
When the piece measures 12 cm inc 1 extra st at side edge every 6 rows 5 times as on front. When the piece measures 15 cm end split and bind off the edge st at center back edge. Put sts on a st holder.
Side-2: Knit the same as side 1, reversing shaping.
Back: Put both sides on the same needle, with the garter st edges meeting up to form the split.
Then knit the rest the same as the front. Continue to make the extra inc at each side every 6 rows until there are 102-112-122-134-150 sts.
Sleeve: Cast on 46-48-50-52-54 sts on smaller needles with light grey. Knit 6 rows stockinette st (= rolled edge), then knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and reverse stockinette st. When the piece measures 12 cm (measure from the 1st row of garter st) inc 1 st at each side 16-17-18-19-20 times: Size XS: alternately every 5th and 6th row.
Sizes S/M and M: every 5 rows
Sizes L and XL: alternately every 4th and 5th row
= 78-82-86-90-94 sts. When the piece measures 47 cm bind off 3 sts at each side. Then dec 1 st at each side every other row until 10-10-10-12-14 sts remain. Continue in stockinette st until the piece measures 74-76-78-79-81 cm, put sts on a st holder.
Assembly: Sew raglan seams using 1 edge st as seam allowance – remember that the sleeve is reverse stockinette and the body is stockinette st. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.
Collar: Put sts from st holders around the neck on smaller double-pointed needles = 76-76-76-80-84 sts; join and place a marker at the join. Knit stockinette st with medium grey – on the 1st row K 2 tog over the raglan seams = 72-72-72-76-80 sts. After 10 rows bind off all sts, the neckband will roll.
Sew 4 large Xs with Highlander over raglan seams front and back. Sew 3 large Xs over split at center back.
Measurement: Width approx. 143 cm [56.25"]
Length at center back: approx. 72 cm [28.25"]
Materials: Garnstudio VIVALDI
43% mohair, 27% acrylic, 30% polyester, 50 g./280 m./305 yards
150 gr nr 01, black
DROPS 3.5 mm [US ] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Crochet gauge: 1 blossom square = approx. 9.5 x 9.5 cm. Diagonal measurement from corner to corner = approx. 13 cm.
Crochet tip: To crochet 4 treble crochet (tc) tog, work 1 tc in each of the 4 tc from previous row, but do not pull last loop through, hold on hook until all 4 tc have been worked, yo, pull yarn through all 4 tc.
Blossom square: Ch 8 and join into a ring with a sl st.
Round 1: ch 3 (replaces 1 dc), * ch 2, 1 dc in the next ch *, repeat from * - * a total of 7 times and finish with ch 2, 1 sl st in the ch 3 at the beginning of row (= 8 dc on row).
Round 2: * 4 tc (replace first tc on row with ch 4) in ch 2 from previous row, ch 2 *, repeat from * * a total of 8 times and finish with 1 sl st in the ch 4 at beginning of row.
Round 3: * crochet 4 tc tog (replace first tc on row with ch 4), ch 6, 1 dc in the ch 2 from previous row, ch 6 *, repeat from * - * a total of 8 times and finish with 1 sl st in first tc group.
Round 4: Sl st to middle of first ch-loop, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-loop, * ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, 1 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 10, 1 dc in the next ch-loop (= corner), ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop *, repeat from * - * a total of 3 times, then ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, 1 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 10, 1 dc in the next ch-loop (= corner), ch 5, finish with 1 sl st in the 1st sc at beginning of row.
Half square: Ch 6 and join into a ring with 1 sl st.
Round 1: ch 5 (to replace 1st 1 dc + ch 2), * 1 dc in ring, ch 2 *, repeat from * - * a total of 3 times and finish with 1 dc in ring, turn the work.
Round 2: * 4 tc (replace first tc on row with ch 4) in ch-loop, ch 2 *, repeat from * - * a total of 3 times and finish with 4 tc in last ch-loop, turn the work.
Round 3: ch 9, * crochet 4 tc tog, ch 6, 1 dc in the ch 2 from previous row, ch 6 *, repeat from * - * a total of 3 times and finish with 4 tc tog, ch 6 and 1 dc in the 1st tc from previous row, turn the work.
Round 4: ch 8, 1 dc in ch-loop, * ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, 1 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 10, 1 dc in the next ch-loop (= corner), ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, 1 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 5, finish with 1 dc in the ch 6 from previous row.
Shawl: Crochet 55 blossom squares and 11 half squares. Place together as seen in diagram1 on page 24 of Drops No. 80. Sew squares edge to edge with small sts or crochet together with sc. Finish with 1 row sc around entire shawl.
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