How to read a schematic drawing

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How to read a schematic drawing

You will find the schematic drawing for each garment below the patterns. It will have all the measurement for each size we have in this pattern. If you follow the pattern and keep the tension/gauge the garment will have the same size as the schematic drawing.

If you think it is hard to decide what size to make, if can be a good idea to measure a sweater you have and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by looking at the schematic drawing and find the correct size there.

If your sweater is approx 60 cm/23½" in length, the chest circumference is 96 cm/37 3/4" and the hip circumference is 108 cm. Then this will be equivalent to size L in this schematic drawing.


Circumference at the bottom = 54 cm/21 1/4" x 2 = 108 cm/42½" all the way round!

Chest circumference = 48 cm/19" x 2 = 96 cm/37 3/4" all the way around the chest!

Comments (50)

Silvia 12.02.2020 - 08:40:

Non riesco ad interpretare il diagramma con le misure del modello 178-58. Ho capito che il disegno si riferisce al bolero piegato in due, ma quale sarebbe dunque ad esempio la larghezza della manica alla partenza per la taglia XL-XXL? Grazie per l'aiuto

Silvia Lentijo 08.02.2020 - 21:00:

Quiero agradecer sus publicaciones, ya que desde un cardigan a dos agujas hasta una carpetitas en crochet, cuando comienzo un tejido, busco inspiración en los modelos, los puntos, los tips de ayuda, todo lo que ofrecen en su página. Lo único que lamento es que los hilados no se venden en Buenos Aires. Es un placer seguirlos en Instagram y ver todas las novedades, siguiendo los patrones, las prendas salen perfectas y está explicado hasta el mínimo detalle, gracias

Corina 14.01.2020 - 16:41:

Hello, I am beginning the twin river sweater (ne-236) for my husband. He seems to be between sizes L and XL - he has a long torso and I can easily lengthen the garment as needed. But his chest is 113cm around (56.5cm, which is right in the middle of the L (52cm) and XL (59cm). I don't want the sweater to be too tight, but he does prefer a fitted look. Any suggestions?

DROPS Design 15.01.2020 - 10:08:

Dear Corina, measure one of his jumpers he likes the shape and compare to the measurements, this should help you to decide which size to chose. Your DROPS store can even help you if necessary, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Laperrière 22.11.2019 - 16:13:

Je ne sais pas quel mesure choisir; s,m,l. Les mensurations sont en cm poitrine;105,taille;103 longueur 72cm. Manche;50cm. Merci de m éclairé.

DROPS Design 25.11.2019 - 13:04:

Bonjour Mme Laperrière, comparez les mesures d'un vêtement similaire que vous avez et dont vous aimez la forme à celles du schéma. Si vous n'avez pas les mêmes mesures, décidez s'il doit être plus serré (= choisissez la taille en dessous) ou plus ample (la taille au-dessus). Bon tricot!

Char 04.11.2019 - 23:17:

Is there a tutorial for pattern DROPS 32-20?

DROPS Design 05.11.2019 - 10:57:

Dear Char, there is no specific video to this pattern, but you will find videos to the relevant techniques used in that pattern here. Happy knitting!

Judi 19.10.2019 - 03:31:

Drops 194-36. Blue helix. Is a step by step tutorial available on line or for purchase? Thank you

DROPS Design 21.10.2019 - 14:18:

Dear Judi, there is no step-by-step tutorial to this pattern, remember to check how to read crochet diagrams in the FAQ, feel free to ask your question on this pattern, and remember, your DROPS store will provide you any further individual assistance, even per mail. Happy crocheting!

Rochelle Jaffe 29.09.2019 - 17:40:

Pattern 179-2 Namdalen Jacket. The size diagram indicates width at the bust of 50 cm and at the bottom of 61 cm for size large. However, the instructions indicate stitch count of 226 (all around ) at the bust or 54 cm for 21 st/10 cm (4 mm needle). The instructions also indicate stitch count of 293 (all around) at the bottom or 66.6 cm for 22 st./10 cm (3.5 mm needle). Would you please tell me if I am wrong of if the pattern is wrong? Thank you.

Julie 06.08.2019 - 00:41:

Hola. Quisiera saber si la medida de la sisa (la abertura) es considerada desde la parte más alta de los hombros (la cercana al cuello) o desde la más baja de los hombros (la de la costura con las mangas)? Muchas gracias.

DROPS Design 15.10.2019 - 00:23:

Hola Julie. Todas las medidas están en el diagrama bajo el texto. La medida de la sisa depende del modelo, pero habitualmente es desde donde se cose la manga (es decir el final del hombro y hacia abajo)

Beatrice 15.07.2019 - 15:12:

Liebes Drops Team meine Strickarbeit hat 181 M. Nun muss ich auf diese Maschenzahl 79 M regelmässig verteilt abnehmen. Wie muss ich das ausrechnen. Danke

DROPS Design 16.07.2019 - 09:47:

Liebe Beatrice, hier lesen Sie wie Sie regelmäßig verteilt abnehmen sollen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!!

Laurencs 13.07.2019 - 00:22:

Hi, I would like to know whether borders and edgings are included in schematics. For instance, when schematics show a cardigan with a 6 cm high neck opening, does it mean 6 cm once the cardigan is finished and the border has been sewn around the neck opening? With thanks for your help.

DROPS Design 15.07.2019 - 12:33:

Dear Laurencs, should you please post your question under the pattern you are talking about? It would be then easier to answer. Thanks for your comprehension.

MaryLewis 14.06.2019 - 04:20:

Drops 153-14, new to your patterns, I know sc, but for BACK PIECE: what does 1 sc in each of next 1-3-1-3 ch mean? Thanks!

DROPS Design 14.06.2019 - 07:29:

Dear MaryLewis, in the 1st and 3rd size you will crochet 1 sc in each of the next 1 chain, and in 2nd + 4th size you will crochet 1 sc in each of the next 3 chains. Happy crocheting!

Andrea Blümel 27.05.2019 - 09:45:

Liebes DROPS Team! Ich habe ein Problem mit einer Maschenprobe (DROPS Air Mix) es sollen laut der Strickanleitung Nr. ai-020: 10x10 cm= 16Mx20 R sein. Ich bekomme aber nur bei den 20 Reihen eine Länge von 8,5 cm anstatt 10 cm, bei der Maschen von 16, komme ich dagegen auf 10 cm ?! Vielen Dank im Voraus

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 - 13:33:

Liebe Frau Blümel, hier lesen Sie mehr über Maschenprobe - die Nadelgrösse müssen Sie so anpassen, bis die Maschenprobe stimmt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Linda Stynen 18.03.2019 - 12:03:

Betreft instructie voor patroon: ik begrijp deze regel niet i.v.m. afkanten, ik heb de kleinste maat. Rechter voorpand, Minder TEGELIJKERTIJD bij een hoogte van 17-18-21 (24-24) cm voor de armsgaten om de nld: 1 x 3 st, 1-1-1 (2-1) x 2 st, 2-1-1 (1-1) x 1 st. Kant de overgebleven st af bij een hoogte van 27-29-33 (37-40) cm. Met vriendelijke groeten

Hery 09.03.2019 - 11:16:

Re Bonjour J'ai fait une erreur dans le mail précédent, il s'agit du modèle 171-21. Merci et bonne journée. Mme hery

Hery 09.03.2019 - 11:10:

Bonjour Je désire réaliser le modèle 271-21,je fais T 44,quelle est la lettre qui correspond. Merci Mme hery

DROPS Design 11.03.2019 - 12:21:

Bonjour Mme Hery, pour ce modèle, vous pouvez comparer les mesures d'une veste similaire de la même façon: 38-42-42 cm entre les manches, 50-57-64 cm du milieu dos au devant soit 100-114-128 cm d'un devant à l'autre (diamètre du cercle) et 54-54-56 cm pour la longueur des manches. Bon crochet!

Laura 03.01.2019 - 17:55:

Buona sera. Sto per iniziare a fare un cappottino. È il vostro modello \"Cappottino smilzo doppio petto Candido ed elegante\" Modello ne-158. DROPS NEPAL colore n 0100. Il problema è che non riesco a prendere le misure. Non riesco a capire lo schema. Potete aiutarmi e spiegarmi come fare le misure, per favore? Grazie anticipatamente.

DROPS Design 04.01.2019 - 22:05:

Buonasera Laura, innanzitutto deve prendere come riferimento un capo simile che le piace e prendere le misure di quel capo. Confrontandole con il disegno in fondo alla pagina del modello che vuole realizzare può trovare la taglia da seguire. Se ha bisogno di un ulteriore aiuto può scrivere direttamente nella pagina del modello o rivolgersi al suo rivenditore DROPS preferito. Buon lavoro!

Judih Brennan 12.10.2018 - 14:13:

I am working on Drops Design pattern Champagne No li-023, I am having a problem with the diagrams A1 and A2, because this is the first time I have knit from diagrams, I would like to know is there a video tutorial to take me through the first 5/6 lines of the diagrams as I am having problems understanding the pattern. Thank you

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 - 11:45:

Dear Mrs Brennan, we do not have any video to these diagrams, just work as explained in previous answer and remember 1 square = 1 st x 1 row. For any further individual assistance remember you will get helped from the store you bought the yarn - even per email or telephone. Happy knitting!

Judith Brennan 12.10.2018 - 14:04:

I am working on Champagne by DROPS Design pattern No li-023 I am having problems with A1 and A2 diagrams, as this is my first time working from a diagram, Is there a tutorial step by step vidéo I could watch to grasp the pattern. Thank you .

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 - 11:44:

Dear Mrs Brennan, start reading the diagrams from the RS from the bottom corner on the right side towards the left and work all WS rows from the left towards the right. You'll find the matching key just above diagrams. Happy knitting!

Edilia Saldo 05.10.2018 - 09:51:

Per una taglia 52 quanti gomitoli a 4 caipi dovrei comprare ?

DROPS Design 09.10.2018 - 09:57:

Buongiorno Edilia, deve scegliere il modello che vuole realizzare, guardare lo schema a fondo pagina per trovare la taglia adeguata e poi in alto di fianco alla foto può trovare la quantità di filato necessaria per la lavorazione. Buon lavoro!

Mary 13.08.2018 - 18:36:

There are 2 numbers after every pattern photo. What do they mean?

DROPS Design 14.08.2018 - 08:22:

Dear Mary, the number under each photo on this page is the number of sts for 10 cm in the pattern. Happy knitting!

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