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Knitted DROPS shoulder piece in ”Big Delight” and “Vivaldi”.

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DROPS 148-19

DROPS design: Pattern no db-009
Yarn group C and C
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL

DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100 g color no 04, marina
And use:
DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
50 g color no 36, light beige

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES 7 mm/US 10.75 – or size needed to get 9 sts in width in pattern with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 cm / 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 inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K sts on all rows.

Row 1 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1.
Row 2 (= WS): K while slipping the YOs from previous row off the needle (= dropped sts).
Row 3 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1.
Row 4 (= WS): K while slipping the YOs from previous row off the needle (= dropped sts).
Row 5 (= RS): K all sts.
Row 6 (= WS): K all sts.
Repeat these 6 rows upwards.

Inc by making a YO, K YOs on next row to make holes.

Cast on 5 sts on needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Big Delight.
Work in garter st back and forth until piece measures 5 cm / 2'', then inc 2 sts by K 2 sts in the first and last st on row = 7 sts.
Continue in garter st until piece measures 20-22-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" (= tie).
Then inc - READ INCREASE TIP. Inc 1 st in each side by making a YO after first st on every row a total of 10-12-14 times (i.e. 5-6-7 times in each side) = 17-19-21 sts.
On next row inc with 1 YO between every st on row = 33-37-41 sts.
K 1 row, piece measures approx. 27-30-33 cm / 10½"-11 3/4"-13", insert 1 marker – now measure piece from here.
Then work according to PATTERN – read explanation above, until piece measures approx. 78-94-108 cm / 30 3/4"-37"-42½" from marker, make sure that last row worked is 4th row in pattern.
On next row, work as follows: K 1, * K 2 and pass the first of the 2 sts over the last st *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 17-19-21 sts.
Continue in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME K tog the first 2 sts on every row until only 7 sts remain on row.
Insert 1 new marker and continue in garter st to make a tie, when piece measures 15-17-19 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½" from the new marker, K the first 2 and last 2 sts tog = 5 sts.
Continue to work in garter st until piece measures 20-22-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" from the new marker.
Bind off, cut and weave in the tails.
Piece measures 132-154-174 cm / 52"-60½"-68½" in total.


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