DROPS design: Pattern no LA-001
Yarn group A
Length mid back: approx. 48 cm / 19'' when blocked
Width at top: approx. 155 cm / 61'' when blocked
Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 0501, light gray
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3.5 mm / US 4 (80 cm / 32'') - NOTE! Read about the knitting gauge below.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5mm and 3.5mm / C/2 and E/4
This garment is to be soaked and stretched to size afterwards so the knitting 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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KNITTING TIP 1 (provisional cast on):
Work a row with 26 ch on hook size 3.5mm/E/4 in Lace. Cut the yarn - do not fasten. Use a new strand of yarn to knit up 26 sts in this ch-row with circular needle 3.5 mm/US 4 – this is the row you will be unraveling afterwards to slip the cast on sts back on needle again.
KNITTING TIP 2:
To make the edge look nice, slip first st as if to P without working it – this is done on all rows (i.e. the outermost st each side is only worked on every other row – i.e. half as many rows vertically over this st).
See diagram M.1. The diagram shows the pattern from RS.
1st row (RS): Work 7 sts in 1 st as follows: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with K 1 = 7 sts. It is important to work the sts loosely (approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' long).
2nd row (WS): P these 7 sts tog. It will be difficult to work the sts from 1st row tog if they are too short and too tight.
Beg by working the lace edge on the shawl then knit up sts along this edge and work the shawl - piece is worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts.
The lace edge is worked in 2 parts starting mid back - see Fig. 1. For cast on - follow KNITTING TIP 1 on how to cast on with Lace - and read KNITTING TIP 2 before continuing.
Start by working 1st row from WS as follows:
P 1 row and P the last 2 sts tog = 25 sts. Work 15 repetitions of diagram M.1 (= approx. 60 cm / 23½'' = 180 rows have been worked). Then slip these 25 sts on a stitch holder.
Unravel the crochet row at the cast on edge, the cast on sts are then released and are ready to be worked as follows:
Slip the 25 cast on sts on circular needle size 3.5mm / US 4 and work 15 repetitions of diagram M.1 in the opposite direction (= approx. 60 cm / 23½'' = 180 rows have been worked). Then slip these 25 sts on a stitch holder.
Now work the shawl itself:
Knit up sts along the lace edge on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 from RS in front loop of outermost st as follows:
New text under SHAWL:
Now work the shawl itself:
Knit up sts along the lace edge on circular needle size 3.5 mm from RS in front loop of outermost st as follows:
* Pick up 1 st in each of next 3 sts, skip 1 st *, repeat from *-* finish the row = 270 sts on needle - pick up 1 extra sts in last st = 271 sts on needle.
P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows: * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1. P 1 row while at the same time slipping the outermost 116 sts in each side on two stitch holders and keeping the middle 39 sts on the needle.
Now work back and forth in stockinette st over the middle 39 sts while AT THE SAME TIME working 3 sts from stitch holder at the end of every row until 24 sts remain on the two stitch holders in each side.
Continue to work back and forth in stockinette st over the middle sts while AT THE SAME TIME working 2 sts from stitch holder at the end of every row until 11 sts remain on the two stitch holders in each side.
Continue to work back and forth in stockinette st over the middle sts while AT THE SAME TIME working 1 st from stitch holder at the end of every row until all sts from the two stitch holders have been worked. Now slip sts in each side of the lace edge with diagram M.1 back on circular needle = 321 sts.
K 4 rows over all sts with 2 strands of the yarn = double strands. Loosely bind off.
The border is worked along bottom edge of diagram M.1. Use hook size 2.5mm/C/2 and Lace. In every edge st work as follows: * 1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 sc *, repeat from *-*.
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 or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size and fasten it with pins. Leave to dry. Repeat the process each time the garment has been washed.
K from RS, P from WS
1 YO between 2 sts
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
K 2 tog
bobble - see explanation above
temporary cast on edge
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