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Sweet Siren by DROPS Design

DROPS Moebius shawl in Alpaca and Vivaldi. Moebius was a German mathematician from the beginning of the 18th century. He developed and gave the name to the turned circle ring on which this design is based.

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL
Length around the shoulders 100-110-120-130-140 cm / 39½"-43½"-47"-51½"-55"
Height approx 35-36-37-38-39 cm / 13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½"-15"-15 1/4"

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150-150-150-150-200 g color no. 7300, apple green
and use: DROPS Vivaldi from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-150 g color no. 18, mint

DROPS pointed circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9, 80 cm / 32'' long – or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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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.
Knitting Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows with 2 strands on needles size 5.5mm/US 9 in seed sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Seed sts: 1st round: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-* until finished measurements.
Note: The number of sts round the shawl will become odd on the round where new sts are picked up under the sts on row, and because of the twist in the shawl the sts will automatically shift and create the moss/seed pattern. Therefore repeat round 1 throughout.

Knitting info: Knit on a circular needle 80 cm / 32'' long. It is important that the needle is long as it has to twist as a spiral.

Picking up tips (fig 1): (The yarn used in fig. 1-3 is different to the one used in the pattern). It is the long loose end under the sts you need to use to pick up- see fig. 1.
When picked up the sts tighten a bit.

The shawl is knitted in a twisted circle from the center of the piece towards the outer edges – this means you knit upwards and down at the same time. All measurements are for the total piece (not from the center and out).

Fold the circular needle in the middle and cast on 160-176-192-208-224 sts (divisible by 4) around 2 needles size 5.5mm/US 9 with 1 strand of Alpaca and 1 strand of Vivaldi (= 2 strands)- use two needles to make the cast on edge really loose.
Pull out one needle, the sts are now very loose.

Pick up new sts under all sts on round without knitting the sts on round (see fig. 1 and read picking up tips above – do not pick up under the 1st st on round).
When finished picking up the circular needle is now like a twisted circle – fig. 2 = 319-351-383-415-447 sts.

Now continue to work in seed sts, it is the sts on the needle tip which should be worked. The sts picked up will automatically come around to the needle tip later.
After a few rounds the twist will become visible - see fig. 3.
Work in seed sts until the work measures 28-29-30-31-32 cm / 11"-11 3/8"-11 3/4"-12 1/4"-12½".
Work 2 sts in the 1st st on round = 320-352-384-416-448 sts.
Continue in Rib, K2/P2 until the rib measures approx. 3 cm / 1 1/8'' – at the same time on the last round K2 sts into every 4th sts = 400-440-480-520-560 sts.
Bind off loosely with K over K and P over P.
The work measures approx 35-36-37-38-39 cm / 13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½"-15"-15 1/4".


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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Patrizia 28.02.2018 - 12:28:

Ho fatto un campione ed è venuto abbastanza bene. Vorrei solo sapere se è normale che in centro ben visibile rimane una linea di congiunzione! Grazie.

Jule 24.01.2018 - 19:07:

Hallo ihr Lieben! Welches Garn aus der Garngruppe C eignet sich denn am besten als Ersatz für Vivaldi? Eher was 'Flauschiges' wie die Air oder Brushed Alpaca Silk oder etwas glattes wie die Baumwoll-Garne? Liebe Grüße, Jule

DROPS Design 25.01.2018 kl. 08:12:

Lieber Jule, DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk ist die beste Alternative zu Vivaldi - aber gerne können Sie Vivaldi auch durch 2 Fäden Kid-Silk ersetzen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Fyrkrkr 21.09.2015 - 11:15: www.pawsitivestepsse ...

Why not call it "Cross My Heart"?

Filiz 03.02.2015 - 19:07:

I wish I had looked up "Moebius cast on" on Youtube first. There are alternate methods that probably would have worked better with this yarn choice.

Filiz 03.02.2015 - 19:07:

I tried casting on following the instructions on the video many times. Looser with each try and yet still unable to pick up the bottom stitch. By the time it was loose enough, I ended up with an eyelet like hole in the middle of my knitting. I don't think it is a fault of the technique. It probably works fine with different yarns. The problem in this case lies in the fuzzy Vivaldi yarn not slipping past itself.

Marianne Rytter Behrens 26.01.2015 - 14:17:

Af hensyn til strikkefastheden er jeg blevt nødt til at bruge pind nr. 6. Her er 80 cm længde fuldstændig umulig. Den er simpelthen for kort. M.h.t. opsamling af masker , måtte jeg opgi, fandt en anden metode på youtube hvor man går ind laver en ny maske ml. hver eksisterende maske. nemt og bekvemt.

Joke 15.02.2014 - 21:49:

Zo twee mnd. Later, maar nu ga ik beginnen met precies de juiste kleur. Bedankt voor het filmpje.

Joke 15.02.2014 - 20:28:

Zo twee mnd. Later, maar nu ga ik beginnen met precies de juiste kleur. Bedankt voor het filmpje.

Joke 26.12.2013 - 19:10:

Is dit model ook alleen op de gewone breinaalden te breien? En welk nummer zal dit dan zijn? Heel leuk model, zeker in het groen😊

DROPS Design 28.12.2013 kl. 18:20:

Hoi Joke. Het breien van een Moebius sjaal is niet te doen op gewone naalden vanwege de draai. Je kan eventueel op deze video kijken hoe je deze sjaal breit:

Ana 26.11.2013 - 11:46:

Yesterday got started!

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