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Saturn Rings by DROPS Design

DROPS Headband in Alaska and Shawl in Vienna

Tags: headbands,

Size: One size

Materials: 1 skein DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio

DROPS 4.5 mm / US 7 needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.

Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Start at center back. Cast on 19 sts.
Work in rib as follows:
Row 1 (right side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * K 2, P 1 * repeat a total of 5 times – finish row with K 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Row 2 (wrong side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * P 2, K 1 * repeat a total of 5 times – finish row with P 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Make all incs on right side rows, inc by P 2 sts into 1 P stitch.
When the piece measures 8 cm/3" inc all P 1 to P 2 = 24 sts.
When the piece measures 14 cm/5½" inc all P 2 to P 3 = 29 sts.
When the piece measures 18 cm/7" inc all P 3 to P 4 = 34 sts.
When the piece measures 21 cm/ 8 1/4" inc all P 4 to P 5 = 39 sts.
When the piece measures 24 cm/ 9½" place a marker = this is the center of headband.
Now reverse shaping – measure from marker.
Make all decs on right side rows, dec by P2 tog.
When the piece measures 3 cm/ 1" dec all P 5 to P 4 = 34 sts.
When the piece measures 6 cm/ 2½" dec all P 4 to P 3 = 29 sts.
When the piece measures 10 cm/ 4" dec all P 3 to P 2 = 24 sts.
When the piece measures 16 cm/ 6 1/4" dec all P 2 to P 1 = 19 sts.
When the piece measures a total of 48 cm/ 19" bind off and sew to cast on edge.


Length: 100 cm [39 ½"]
Width: 205 cm [80.75"]

Materials: VIENNA from Garnstudio
200 gr nr 43, light brown

DROPS 15 mm [US 19] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm (this is loosely knit)

Cast on 4 sts and knit garter st, increasing 1 st at one side every other row. Inc by knitting 2 sts in 1 st. Continue incs until there are 50 sts, the piece measures approx. 102 cm.
Now dec on the same side as incs – dec every other row by K 2 tog the 2 outermost sts. Continue dec until 4 sts remain, the piece measures approx. 205 cm, bind off.

Fringe: Fasten fringe tufts along both sides approx. 4-5 cm apart – start at point at lower edge. Cut 6 strands 35 cm long, fold in half, pull folded end through outermost st and pull ends through loop.

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Grace Sverdlove 20.10.2018 - 13:04:

Thank you for this pattern. I\'m fairly new to knitting and was determined to complete this project. It was a bit challenging but I did complete it after restarting several times and rereading your posts. I love the headband! Hang in there knitters, it really is simple once you allow yourself to absorb the directions. Thank you!

Christine 19.10.2018 - 05:45:

How much negative ease should I work into the length? I know that "one size" will be too small for the person I want to knit this for (59cm head), but I don't want to accidentally not leave enough ease. Would working to 54cm be long enough, or too long?

DROPS Design 19.10.2018 kl. 08:48:

Dear Christine, you can check measurements when you have worked half the piece how much it will extend to stay comfortable (without tighten but still keeping in place). Do not hesitate to request further assistance from your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Zattara 15.10.2018 - 19:08: https://www.garnstud ...

Bonjour, Je suis débutante et je me demandais si l\'échantillon, il fallait le faire en point mousse ou en jersey. Je ne trouve pas cette précision. Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse.

DROPS Design 16.10.2018 kl. 09:16:

Bonjour Zattara, l'échantillon se tricote ici en jersey. Bon tricot!

Lynn 21.08.2018 - 14:47:

I don't see a yarn size on this pattern. Is it worsted weight?

DROPS Design 26.08.2018 kl. 16:30:

Dear Lynn, the yarn used for this pattern is Alaska, which is aran worsted. You can always check in the yarn section the characteristics of each yarn or group of yarns.

Lindsay 17.08.2018 - 19:50:

This is a beautiful headband, but I really feel like it could have been written way more clearly. I’ve been knitting for years and consider myself to be fairly advanced. I rarely find a pattern anymore that is so convoluted as this one, especially for something so simple in theory. Way to go.

Denise 05.08.2018 - 23:00:

Hi, I am new to knitting. What does "K 1 (edge st knit in garter st)" mean? Do you mean just knit the first stitch? Same question at the end. What does "K 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st)" mean? Do you knit the last 3 stitches? Thank you.

DROPS Design 06.08.2018 kl. 00:35:

Dear Denise it means that the first and last row on each row is knitter with a garter stitch. In other words, the frirst and the last stitch is always KNITTED from the right and from the wrong side as well. I hope this helped. Happy Knitting.

Beth 27.06.2018 - 08:05:

Thank you for design . It knitted up nicely and hugs the contour of the head.

Annie 12.01.2018 - 22:11:

Make all incs on right side rows, inc by P 2 sts into 1 P stitch. Does that mean increasing by two purl stitches anywhere, where there is a purl stitch across the row? Thanks

DROPS Design 13.01.2018 kl. 10:01:

Dear Annie, it basically means that you should do the increases on rows you are knitting from the right side. Also, in the rows you do the increases, they are done in every purled segment. The pattern does not specify where, so you can do them anywhere in the purled segment, however I would suggest you do them alternately at the beginning and at the end of each segment with purls. Happy Knitting!

Andrea 15.11.2017 - 06:26:

So once we get to the inc on RS, just to clarify, are we then going k2 p2/3/4/5 on RS to p2 k2/3/4/5 on WS?

DROPS Design 15.11.2017 kl. 08:55:

Dear Andrea, that's correct, the increase are done in the P-sections seen from RS, so that the number of P sts from RS and K sts from wS will inc (and then decrease on the 2nd half of headband). Happy knitting!

Katharina Splettstößer 07.10.2017 - 22:09:

Diese Anleitung ist nicht gut übersetzt! Anleitung: "Wenn die Arb. 8 cm mißt, alle 1 li. auf 2 li aufnehmen." Hä? Eine völlig unübliche Ausdrucksweise und irreführend. Gemeint ist wohl: Re M re str, aus jeder li M 2 M herausstricken (englisch pfb) 24 M. Wenn die Arb. 14 cm mißt, 1. M re, dann *aus der 1. li M 2 M herausstricken (pfb), 1 M li, 1 M re * 29 M Vielen Dank für die vielen kostenlosen Drops Anleitungen! Katharina

DROPS Design 09.10.2017 kl. 10:29:

Liebe Frau Splettstößer, danke für Ihre Rückmeldung, Anleitung wurde überarbeitet. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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