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Knitted DROPS shawl with lace pattern in ”Lace”.
DROPS 146-24
DROPS design: Pattern no la-013
Yarn group A
Width: approx. 45 cm / 17 3/4"
Length: approx. 160 cm / 63"

Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 0501, light gray

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - NOTE: Read about the gauge below.

This garment is to be soaked and blocked/stretched to size afterwards so the gauge is not that important but to get a sense of whether you are working too loose/tight, work a test on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 in stockinette st and get approx. 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

See diagrams A.1 to A.9. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Worked in 2 pieces that are sewn tog mid back when finished. Loosely cast on 117 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lace.
Work as follows (1st row = RS): 2 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work diagram A.1 over 4 sts, work diagram A.2 over the next 98 sts (= A.2 is worked 7 times), 13 sts remain on row.
Work diagram A.3 over 11 sts and work 2 sts in garter st = 16 sts dec on first row = 101 sts remain on row after A.1/A.2/A.3.
Then work as follows from RS: 2 sts in garter st, work diagram A.4 over 4 sts, work diagram A.5 over the next 84 sts (= A.5 is worked 7 times), 11 sts remain on row.
Work diagram A.6 over 9 sts and work 2 sts in garter st.
Continue to work according to diagrams A.4/A.5/A.6 until diagrams have been worked 5 times vertically.
K 4 rows.
On next row from RS work as follows: 2 sts in garter st, work diagram A.7 over 2 sts, work diagram A.8 over the next 90 sts (= A.8 is worked 15 times), 7 sts remain on row.
Work diagram A.9 over 5 sts and work 2 sts in garter st.
Continue to work according to diagrams A.7/A.8/A.9 until piece measures approx. 79 cm / 31'', adjust after 1 full repetition of diagrams A.7/A.8/A.9 vertically.
K 4 rows over all sts and slip sts on a stitch holder. Knit another piece the same way.

Graft/sew the 2 pieces tog stitch by stitch.

Place the shawl in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze the water out of the shawl - do not twist the shawl - then roll the shawl in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the shawl will now only be moist.
Place the shawl on a carpet, mattress (or blocking boards) - carefully stretch it out to size and fasten it with pins.
Fasten pins evenly upwards in the outermost sts on each side of shawl.
Pull the cast on edge slightly and fasten 1 pin in the middle of dec in every repetition so that the edge is shaped with small tips.
Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the shawl has been washed.


K from RS, P from WS
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
1 YO between 2 sts
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso

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