DROPS design: Pattern no la-016
Yarn group A
Width: approx. 45 cm / 17¾” when blocked
Length: approx. 170 cm / 66” when blocked
Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 2020, light camel
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24” or 32”) SIZE 3.5 mm / US 4 – NOTE! Read about the knitting gauge below.
This garment is to be soaked and blocked/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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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show the pattern from RS.
Row 1 (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).
Row 2 (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.
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 105 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lace and K 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows from RS: 3 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, A.1AA (= 13 sts), A.1BB over the next 80 sts, A.1CC (= 6 sts), finish with 3 sts in garter st.
When AA, BB and CC have been worked, there are 81 sts on needle. Work next row as follows: 3 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, A.1A (= 9 sts), A.1B over the next 60 sts, A.1C (= 6 sts), finish with 3 sts in garter st.
Continue like this until A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically (last row = from WS), then K 5 rows and P 1 row from WS.
Then work as follows from RS: 3 sts in garter st, A.2A (= 5 sts), A.2B over the next 64 sts, A.2C (= 6 sts), finish with 3 sts in garter st.
Continue like this until piece measures approx. 75 cm / 29½, make sure that one complete repetition of A.2 has been worked vertically.
Now K 4 rows over all sts.
Put all sts on a stitch holder. Knit another part the same way.
Graft/sew the 2 parts 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 or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size and fasten it with pins. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when 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
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
bobble - see explanation above
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