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Saturn Rings by DROPS Design

DROPS Headband in Alaska and Shawl in Vienna

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.

Hilde Pedersen 17.04.2019 - 10:29:

Hei! På den norske oversettelsen på pannebåndet, står bare en pinne forklart. Jeg skjønner at rett og vrangsiden skal strikkes ulikt, men dette går ikke frem i den norske oversettelsen. Resultatet blir derfor feil.

DROPS Design 03.05.2019 kl. 11:01:

Hej Hilde, det stemmer, pandebåndet strikkes i rib med 2 ret fra retsiden, det vil sige at du tager ud i vrangmaskerne fra retsiden. God fornøjelse!

Diane 19.03.2019 - 14:50:

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am a beginner at knitting and found your pattern very easy to follow. I love my headband and received many compliments.

Wendy 25.02.2019 - 02:25:

I have made several of these headbands, LOVE the pattern, did not have any issues with it all!! Thank you Drops!

MJ.the.SKEINdinavian 14.02.2019 - 10:44:

Dear Drops employee, I want to thank you for the information you shared with all of us, and me. It has helped this old lady to better understand this wonderful pattern that I want to turn into pieces for my granddaughters. I appreciate your understanding and input so much. Have a great day... KNITTING, as I do.

MJ, The SKEINdinavian 06.02.2019 - 05:52:

If this pattern is so popular, has this “Purl-section error” and is SO POORLY WRITTEN. The ONLY instructions are: “Row 1 (RS): K1 (garter edge), * K2, P1 * 5 times – finish row with K2 and K1 (garter edge), and Row 2 (WS): K1 (garter edge), * P2, K1 * 5 times – finish row with P2 and K1 (garter edge). We are left to figure out and change, HOW MANY ROWS? These are errata! IT’S TIME FOR DROPS TO REWRITE THE PATTERN!!! PLEASE! DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!

DROPS Design 06.02.2019 kl. 09:13:

Dear Mrs The SKEINdinavian, we are very sorry to hear you have worries with this popular pattern. Just repeat the 2 rows until piece measures 8 cm (the number of rows will depend on your tension in height), then increase 1 stitch in each P-section seen from RS = there are now 24 sts. Continue with K over K and P over P and repeat the decreases when piece measures 14, 18, and 21 cm. Insert a marker at 24 cm (=middle of piece) then continue with K over K and P over P decreasing this time after 3, 6, 10, and 16 cm from marker. Happy knitting!

MJ, The SKEINdinavian 05.02.2019 - 20:36:

I agree with Susan and Lindsay, wholeheartedly! The responding Drops Design employee should be doing tech editing and pattern writing. I find so many errors in Drops patterns... and others. Is it really so hard to edit patterns? NO!!! I speak from experience.

Annika Nilsson 14.01.2019 - 17:40:

Lättstickat pannband. Det som var tråkigt var att det inte räckte med 50g. Så jag rekommenderar att beställa 100g.

Susan 09.12.2018 - 03:58:

Totally agree with Lindsay....I gave up after trying to understand what appears to be an easy pattern in the picture.

DROPS Design 10.12.2018 kl. 10:44:

Dear Susan, sorry to hear you had worries working this so popular pattern. Please feel free to ask your question here and/or contact the store where you bought the yarn for any individual assistance. Happy knitting!

Maria 04.12.2018 - 04:24:

I understand that we are suppose to increase on purl stitch. So when increasing to 24 stitches do you do it gradually or all at once in that 1st row of the increase. I am just a little confused. Thanks Maria

DROPS Design 04.12.2018 kl. 07:50:

Dear Maria, when piece measures 8 cm, you will increase 1 st in each P-section = there are 5 P-sections (= 19 sts) you will increase 5 sts (=24 sts) and you will now work (seen from RS): K1 (edge st), *K2,P2* and finish with K2, K1. On next increase row, increase 1 more P stitch (= K2/P3) and so on. Happy knitting!

Paula 20.11.2018 - 18:22:

Hola! me gustaría saber cómo hacer las disminuciones en este patrón, ya que viene el vídeo específico de cómo hacer los aumentos pero no qué tipo de disminuciones hacer. Gracias!

DROPS Design 30.12.2018 kl. 18:03:

Hola Paula. En este modelo para las disminuciones se trabajan 2 puntos juntos de revés.

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