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Knitted DROPS shoulder piece with lace pattern in ”Verdi”. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS 147-15
DROPS design: Pattern no ve-035
Yarn group D
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

DROPS VERDI from Garnstudio
350 g for all sizes in color no 05, pink

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 8 mm / US 11 – or size needed to get 8 sts lace pattern = width 10 cm / 4''. And 12 sts x 14 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 7 mm / US 10.75 - for edges in garter st.

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS Verdi. All prices valid per 30/03/2015.

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Alternative yarn : Verdi = Delight and Brushed Alpaca Silk – Pink

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DROPS Tutorial Videos: Decrease – K2tog (knit 2 together)

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Garter stitch

DROPS Tutorial Videos: Knit (K) - continental

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DROPS Tutorial Videos: Sew together pieces knit in garter

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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 circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 K rows.

See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc by making 1 YO. Work YOs twisted on next row to avoid holes.

The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts.
LOOSELY cast on 152-164-168-180-192-204 sts on 2 circular needles size 7 mm / US 10.75 (or 7 + 8 mm/ US 10.75+11) with Verdi.
Pull out one circular needle (keep circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75) and work in GARTER ST – see explanation above (1st row = RS).
When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', K tog every 3rd and 4th st (= 38-41-42-45-48-51 sts dec) = 114-123-126-135-144-153 sts.
When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', K every other and 3rd st tog (= 38-41-42-45-48-51 sts dec) = 76-82-84-90-96-102 sts.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' - on next row worked from RS dec 26-28-28-30-32-34 sts evenly = 50-54-56-60-64-68 sts.
K 1 row from WS.
Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 and work next row from RS as follows: 4 edge sts in garter st, diagram A.1 until 4 sts remain and finish with 4 edge sts in garter st.
Continue pattern like this with 4 sts in garter st in each side. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 13 cm / 5'' (i.e. 5 cm / 2'' from edge in garter st), cast on 4 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows for sleeves = 58-62-64-68-72-76 sts.
Continue pattern but work the outermost 8 sts in each side in garter st.
When 3 ridges in total have been worked in each side, work in garter st only over the outermost 4 sts in each side (work the other sts in pattern).
When piece measures 50-54-58-62-66-70 cm / 19 3/4"-21 1/4"-22 3/4"-24½"-26", work 3 ridges in garter st over the outermost 8 sts in each side again (work the other sts in pattern).
On first row after the 3 ridges, bind off the first 4 sts at beg of row. Work the rest of row, turn piece and bind off the first 4 sts at beg of row = 50-54-56-60-64-68 sts.
Continue pattern with 4 sts in garter st in each side.
When piece measures 58-62-66-70-74-78 cm / 22 3/4"-24½"-26"-27½"-29"-30 3/4", switch to circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75. K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME inc 26-28-28-30-32-34 sts evenly - READ INCREASE TIP = 76-82-84-90-96-102 sts.
Continue to work in garter st back and forth on needle.
When edge in garter st measures 2 cm / 3/4'', inc 38-41-42-45-48-52 sts evenly (i.e. inc after 1st and 2nd st on row, then after every other st) = 114-123-126-135-144-152 sts.
When edge in garter st measures 6 cm / 2 3/8'', inc 38-41-42-45-48-52 sts evenly (i.e. inc after 1st and 2nd st on row, then after every 3rd st) = 152-164-168-180-192-204 sts.
When edge in garter st measures 8 cm / 3'' (the entire piece measures 66-70-74-78-82-86 cm / 26"-27½"-29"-30 3/4"-32 1/4"-34"), very loosely bind off while AT THE SAME TIME making a YO after approx. every 5th st to avoid a tight cast-off edge (bind off YO as a st).

Sew side and underarm seams in one, sew in outermost sts - see dotted line in chart.


K from RS, P from WS
K 2 tog, 1 YO
1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
how the garments is when worn

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