DROPS / 98 / 1

DROPS 98-1 by DROPS Design

DROPS Neck warmer and hair band in Alpaca

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Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
200 g colour no 0100, off-white
and use DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
a small remnant of colour no 01, off-white (for flower attachment)

DROPS circular needle (80 cm) size 4 mm or size needed to obtain the correct tension.
DROPS crochet hook size 7 mm (for flower attachment)
1 small safety pin for flower

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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Knitting Tension: 19 sts x 25 rows on needles size 4 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See diagram M.1.

Increasing tips: Inc inside 1 edge st by making a yo. On the return row knit yo into back of st in order to avoid a hole.

Decreasing tips: Dec inside 1 edge st.
Dec as follows after 1 edge st: P2 tog.
Dec as follows before 1 edge st: P2 tog into back of st.

Neck warmer: Begin with the centre part with cable pattern, pick up sts round the piece and knit the Rib. Cast on 15 sts on needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Alpaca (double thread). Knit 2 rows garter sts and continue in M.1 (= 13 sts) with 1 edge st each side knitted in garter sts throughout. At the same time inc 1 st each side on every other row a total of 6 times – see Increasing tips = 27 sts – knit new sts from the WS and purl them from the RS. When piece measures 65 cm dec 1 st each side on every other row a total of 6 times - see Decreasing tips = 15 sts. Knit 2 rows garter sts and cast off loosely.
Rib: Knitted round. Pick up approx 342 to 366 sts (divisible by 3) round the neck warmer on circular needle size 4 mm with 2 threads Alpaca. Purl 1 round, knit 1 round and continue in Rib, K2/P1. When Rib measures 2 cm inc every other P section to P2. When piece measures 3 cm inc remaining purl sections to P2. When Rib measures 5 cm inc every other purl section from P2 to P3. Cast off on next row in Rib.

Crochet flower: Crochet with crochet hook size 7 mm and Eskimo as follows:
4 ch and form a ring with a sl st.
1st round: 6 dc in ring and finish with a sl st in the first dc.
2nd round: *4 ch, 1 tr in the first of these ch, 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st = 6 leaves
Cut the thread. Sew on a small safety pin and attach to neck warmer.

Hair band: Cast on 4 sts on needle size 4 mm and 2 threads Alpaca. Knit a tube as follows: *K1, place yarn in front of piece, slip 1 st as if to purl, place yarn behind piece again*, repeat from *-*. Cast off when hair band measures approx 150 cm.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle

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