How to read crochet diagrams

A crochet diagram consists of symbols, 1 symbol = 1 stitch (or a group of stitches) - the symbol definition explains what kind of stitch it is/how it is worked. The diagram shows all stitches seen from... (Read more)

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How to read knitting diagrams

A knitting diagram consists of squares. 1 square = 1 stitch - the symbol definition provide information on how the stitch is worked. The diagram shows all stitches seen from the right side (unless otherwise... (Read more)

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How to place the chart in the middle.

The middle of the chart is placed like this (the stitch with arrow) in the middle of the front/back piece or mid sleeve. It says in the pattern that you need to continue working the front piece according... (Read more)

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Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

You can inc/dec on every 3rd and 4th row/round/cm alternately to get a smooth inc/dec in f.ex a raglan, in a V-neck or if you would like to shape your work, we sometimes write: Increase or decrease 1... (Read more)

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How to increase/decrease evenly!

How to calculate where to inc/dec when pattern says "inc/dec evenly" - You can use this lesson's tips both in knitting and crocheting: Increase evenly: The pattern tells you to increase a number of... (Read more)

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How to measure your tension/gauge

It`s important to check your gauge: Make sure that the measurements on your project will be according to the pattern. Always make a little swatch. If it says in the pattern that the gauge should... (Read more)

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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... (Read more)

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Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

A number of DROPS patterns are worked on circular needles. This technique is very popular in many countries in Northern Europe, the UK and the US and is a method with many advantages; you avoid seems and... (Read more)

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How can I get help with a DROPS pattern?

Each individual pattern contains a “Comments” section where you can post questions, get answers in your own language and also read what other knitters have commented on the pattern. If there have been... (Read more)

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