DROPS / 101 / 6

Venetian Romance by DROPS Design

DROPS shrug knitted in bobble and lace pattern with “Silke-Alpaca”. Size S - XXL

Tags: boleros, lace,

Size: S – M - L – XL – XXL

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
350-400-400-450-500 g colour no. 7120, light grey green

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 4.5 mm or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.

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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. 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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 4.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm

Rib: P 4-0-2-4-0, K3,*P3, K3*, repeat from *-* over the following 48-54-54-54-66 sts, P 6-3-3-4-2 sts, K 0-2-4-4-0 sts, P 0-3-3-4-0 sts *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* over the following 48-54-54-54-66 sts, K3, P 4-0-2-4-0 sts

Bobble: 1st row: Knit 3 sts into 1 st, turn. Now knit a total of 6 rows over these 3 sts - do not knit the other sts – as follows: 2nd row: P2, 1 yo, P1. 3rd row: Purl. 4th row: Knit. 5th row: Purl. 6th row: Knit the sts tog. 2 by 2 and pass the first st over the second sts (1 st left).

The diagrams are seen from the RS.

Dec and Increasing tip: When Dec/Inc in the P parts do not Dec/Inc in the outer most 3 sts each side.

Because of the number of sts knit the piece back and forth on circular needles. Cast on 116-122-128-134-140 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Knit Rib – see above. When the piece measures 4 cm knit as follows from the RS: P3, M.1, P 8-9-10-11-12, M.2, P 8-9-10-11-12, M.1, P 8-9-10-11-12, M.3, P 8-9-10-11-12, M.4, P 8-9-10-11-12, M.5, P 8-9-10-11-12, M.4, P3. When the piece measures 11-11-13-13-13 cm cast off 2 sts each side = 112-118-124-130-136 sts. At the same time when the piece measures 11-11-13-13-13 and 21-21-23-23-23 cm dec. 1 st each side each P part ( = 12 dec. each row) – read Dec and Increasing tips = 88-94-100-106-112 sts. When the piece measures 41-41-48-48-48 and 51-51-58-58-58 cm inc. 1 st each side each P part = 12 inc. each row) – read dec and Increasing tips = 112-118-124-130-136 sts. At the same time when the piece measures 51-51-58-58-58 cm cast on 2 new sts each side and P new sts (seen from the RS) = 116-122-128-134-140 sts. When the piece measures approx. 58-58-67-67-67 cm (adjust to a hole repeat vertically) knit 4 cm of Rib – see explanation above. Cast off loosely with K over K and P over P, the piece measures approx. 62-62-71-71-71 cm

Bend the piece double along the long side (Rib against Rib) and sew the outer most 11-11-13-13-13 cm tog – the remaining opening = arm hole. Pick up approx. 66 – 78 sts (divisible with 6) on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. Knit round. Knit Rib with K3 and P3 until the Rib measures 4 cm. Cast off with K over K and P over P. Repeat for the other armhole.


= K from the RS, P from the WS
= P from the RS, K from the WS
= Bobble: See explanation in pattern above
= Double yo, on returning row work only 1 yo and drop the other
= K 2 tog
= Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso

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M. Perlee 01.04.2015 - 20:32:

Mijn moeder probeert model 101-6 te breien, maar loop tegen het volgende probleem:Volgens de gegevens zou ik 112 steken moeten opzetten en daarmee de boord breien. Daarna breien volgens de telpatronen: 3 av, M 1 = 3 st. + 8 av. - M2 = 12 st. + 8 av. – M1 = 3 st. + 8 av – M3 = 26 st. + 8 av - M4 = 3 st. – 8 av - M5 = 12 st. + 8av - M4 = 3 st. – 3 av. Totaal 116 st. Wat doe ze fout?

DROPS Design 02.04.2015 kl. 09:37:

Waar hebt u 112 st vandaan? In het patroon staat: Zet 116-122-128-134-140 st op met rondbreinld 4.5 mm en Silke-Alpaca. Als u bijvoorbeeld maat S hebt gekozen, dan klopt 116 st precies.

Ruth 13.03.2015 - 21:36:

I also love the shrug. In the instructions what do you mean by "(adjust to a hole repeat vertically)"?

DROPS Design 17.03.2015 kl. 08:50:

Dear Ruth, adjust to a whole repetition of M2/M3/M5. Happy knitting!

Irene 24.07.2014 - 06:31:

3rd row in M4 work: K1, double YO, slip 1, K1, psso, K1. on 4th row in M4 work: P1, work first YO purlwise and drop the 2nd YO, P1.

Irene 20.07.2014 - 12:47:

Hi, As I am working on M.4. 1st row: work only P1 yo and drop the other. Am I right? How can I work on 2nd, 3rd and 4th row for M.4? Good day!

DROPS Design 23.07.2014 kl. 09:08:

Dear Irene, on 1st row in M4 work: double YO, slip 1, K1, psso, K1 (M4 = 3 sts), on 2nd row, P2, work first YO purlwise and drop the 2nd yo (= 3 sts). Happy knitting!

Diane 11.06.2014 - 17:27:

After you complete the ribbing at the start of the pattern, do you always Purl the 8 stitches in between the chart instructions for the both Right side and wrong side of this pattern.

DROPS Design 12.06.2014 kl. 08:39:

Dear Diane, the P8 worked between each diagram are worked P from RS and K from WS (reverse stockinette). Happy knitting!

Antje 09.02.2014 - 14:54:

Hallo, Ich habe diese Anleitung gefunden und finde sie wunderschön. Allerdings ist diese hier angegebene Wolle nicht mehr verfügbar. Welche Wolle wäre eine Alternative? Wäre die Drops Alpaka eine Alternative - wenn ja einfädig oder zweifädig? Danke für die Rückinfo. Viele Grüße Antje

DROPS Design 10.02.2014 kl. 09:36:

Liebe Antje, Sie finden eine ganze Reihe von Alternativen unter dem Stichwort "GARNALTERNATIVEN" in dem grauen Balken neben dem Foto.

Andrea 26.01.2014 - 12:02:

I love this shrug! Although i would like to make it with a little bit longer sleeve. Is this possible by modifying the number of stiches dec and inc? Thank you in advance :)

Susy 06.01.2014 - 20:45:

Is there a mistake in the first row of the instructions, after ribbing? The stitches should add to 116 (I'm knitting the small) and they only add to 112, as a result you end up with 4 stitches left. I'm taking care of the problem by P9 instead of P8 four times symmetrically along the row but please rectify. It could save time to someone else. It took me precious time to realize that it wasn't me making a mistake. Thnx

DROPS Design 07.01.2014 kl. 09:25:

Dear Suzy, no of sts match to pattern, in size S you work : P3, M.1 (= 3 sts), P 8, M.2 (=12 sts), P 8, M.1 (=3 sts), P 8, M.3 (=26 sts), P 8, M.4 (=3 sts), P 8, M.5 (= 12 sts), P 8, M.4 (=3 sts), P3 = 116 sts - You then cast off 2 sts each side = 116 - 4 = 112 sts. Happy knitting!

Anya 09.06.2013 - 07:22:

Hello, I have a question about the chart. The instructions for the double YO say that on the returning row, "knit only 1 yo and drop the other." But often on the returning row I am purling (for ex. in the second row of M.4 / M.1). So should I PPK or PPP? In other words, are the Double YO instructions correct in saying that on the returning row I should always "knit only 1 yo" or should I rather "work (whether knit or purl) only 1 yo" on the returning row? Thank you so much for clarifying.

DROPS Design 10.06.2013 kl. 08:54:

Dear Anya, after the double yo in M1/M4 you will purl all sts, ie work only 1 yo and drop the 2nd one. Happy knitting!

Edna 21.02.2013 - 18:30:

I have never read a chart before. Do you read from right to left and bottom to top? The instructions state knit from RS: P3, M.1 but chart says P from RS and knit from WS. I am confused.

DROPS Design 22.02.2013 kl. 12:04:

Dear Edna, correct, diagram is read from RS from right to the left and from WS from left to the right. When it says : P3, M1, P8-9-10-11-12 (see size),etc... you have to work the 3 sts from diagram M1 bewteen the P3 and P 8-9-10-11-12. Symbol for K from RS is white square, symbol for P from RS is a "-". Happy knitting!

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