DROPS design: Pattern no la-017
Yarn group A
Size: approx. 65 cm / 25½'' measured at the back of neck and down along mid st.
Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 0501, light gray
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 – NOTE: Read about gauge below.
The shawl 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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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
Row 1-7: K from RS, K from WS
Row 8 (from WS): * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
Row 9-12: K from RS, K from WS
Repeat these 12 rows upwards.
All inc are done from RS. Inc 4 sts (1 st in each side, 2 sts in the middle) on every row from RS as follows: 3 sts in garter st, 1 YO, work until st with marker (= mid st), 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, work until 3 sts remain on row, 1 YO, 3 sts in garter st. On next row (from WS) K all sts incl YOs.
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. The shawl is worked from mid back and down.
Cast on 7 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lace. Insert 1 marker in 4th st (= mid st) and move it upwards in mid st when working. Work 1st row as follows (= RS): 3 sts in GARTER ST - read explanation above, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st with marker), 1 YO, 3 sts in garter st = 9 sts.
Then work LACE PATTERN with 3 sts in garter st each side while AT THE SAME TIME inc 4 sts on every row from RS - Read INCREASE TIP!
Continue inc until there are 229 sts on the needle.
Piece measures approx. 37 cm / 14½'' measured in knitting direction from cast-on edge to needle.
Now work as follows: 3 sts in garter st, A.1, A.2 over the next 108 sts, work until 2 sts remain before mid st, work A.3, 1 st in garter st (= mid st), A.1, A.2 over the next 108 sts until 5 sts remain, work A.3 and 3 sts in garter st.
Continue to work according to A.1/A.2/A.3 until diagrams have been worked 4 times in total vertically.
Every time A.1/A.2/A.3 have been worked 1 time vertically, there is room for 2 more repetitions of A.2 between A.1 and A.3 on each side of mid st - AT THE SAME TIME on last row of last repetition (= WS) inc 8 sts evenly by working 2 sts in 1 st = 301 sts.
Work 2 ridges in garter st over all sts (remember inc as before in each side and in the middle), bind off.
Cast on 8 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lace. Work back and forth according to A.4, AT THE SAME TIME work edge tog with shawl – beg at the top of shawl and fasten edge along left diagonal side down to tip.
Knit edge to shawl as follows - on every row from RS: Pick up the outermost st in front loop from shawl with right needle, work first st from left needle (1st st in A.4), pass the new st over, work the rest of row.
When lace edge has been worked all the way down to tip of shawl, work in garter st over all sts, AT THE SAME TIME bind off 1 st at beg of every row from WS, continue in garter st until all sts have been bound off.
Repeat along the right side of shawl but now work according to A.5. Knit edge to shawl as follows - on every row from WS: Pick up the outermost st in front loop from shawl with right needle, work first st from left needle (1st st in A.5), pass the new st over, work the rest of row.
Sew tog bind off edge on A.4 and A.5 at the bottom of tip.
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. NOTE: 1 pin in the outer st in each side of shawl, along the 2 diagonal sides, insert 1 pin in the middle of every repetition and 1 pin in mid st (= bottom of tip on shawl), lightly pull at every needle so that the edge is shaped into small tips. Leave shawl to dry like this.
Repeat the process when the shawl has been washed.
K from RS, P from WS
K from WS
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1,
bind off 1 st
1 YO between 2 sts
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