DROPS / 101 / 6

Venetian Romance by DROPS Design

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

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.

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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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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