DROPS Alpaca
DROPS Alpaca
100% Alpaca
from 3.40 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 6.80$.

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DROPS SS24
DROPS 108-3
Size: One size
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100 g color no 3720, violet.

DROPS double pointed needles and circular needle (40 cm [16"]) size 3.5 mm [US 4] – or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

DROPS circular needle (40 cm [16"]) size 3 mm [US 2or3].

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Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

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DROPS Alpaca
DROPS Alpaca
100% Alpaca
from 3.40 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 6.80$.

The yarn cost is calculated from the pattern’s smallest size and the yarn’s cheapest product type. Looking for an even better price? You might find it on the DROPS Deals!

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.
Pattern: See diagram M.1 - 1 repeat across is 12 sts at the bottom, the repeat then inc to 22 sts and dec again to 6 sts. Note: The diagram is slightly distorted to make the pattern easier to read. This means that you need to beg 1 st before diagram (i.e. last st on previous round) in row 21 in diagram.

Basque hat:
Worked in the round on small circular needle. Cast on 120 sts with Alpaca on circular needle size 3 mm [US 2or3]. Work 2 cm [3/4"] stockinette st and then work next round as follows: * K2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* (= folding edge), 2 cm [3/4"] stockinette st.
Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] and continue in M.1 = 10 repeats round hat. Remember the knitting gauge!
After M.1 there are 60 sts on round.
Work 1 round K all sts tog 2 by 2, work 1 round stocking st and then work all sts tog 2 by 2 again = 15 sts.
Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten. Fold edge double towards WS and fasten. Hat measures approx 22 cm [8¾"].

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = K
symbols = 1 YO between 2 sts
symbols = K2 tog, 1 YO
symbols = 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
symbols = K2 tog
symbols = slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
symbols = 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso, 1 YO
diagram
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (112)

country flag Maria Taub wrote:

Please explain the increases at the beginning and end of rows 3-11 in the diagram. As far as I understand, one ends with 10 stitches more due to the increases at both sides of the pattern. There are 8 decreases at the end of rows 33-60 not 10. I am confused. Thanks

29.08.2022 - 20:45

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Maria, you need to increase stitches between each repeat of the pattern on the round. After the last increase, in row 11, you should have 220 stitches on the round (you increase 10 stitches on each of the 10 12-stitch repeat). You need to decrease on each side of the diagram, so you have 16 decreases, not 8. In the end, you decrease 160 stitches in the round. So 220-160 are 60 stitches after finishing M.1. Happy knitting!

30.08.2022 - 01:03

country flag Maria Taub wrote:

Entiendo que debo repetir el diseño 10 veces antes de comenzar las disminuciones. Las instrucciones leen: "Después de M.1 debe tener 60 pts en la vta. Trab 1 vta ..." ¿Por qué no 120 pts.? Yo creo que debe haber 60 pts después de la primera corrida de disminuciones. ¿Se disminuye 2pjd + 2pjd, etc , una vta punto jersey, otra corrida con disminuciones y después se toman los puntos restantes? ¿Cuántos puntos se toman con una aguja? Mil gracias por su ayuda.

29.08.2022 - 16:55

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Maria, trabajas M.1 10 veces en la vuelta, no en vertical. Empiezas M.1 con 120 pts (10 repeticiones en la vuelta del diagrama de 12 pts). Después trabajas las disminuciones (incluidas en el diagrama). Al terminar las disminuciones (y M.1), debes tener 10 repeticiones en la vuelta de 6 pts del diagrama M.1.

30.08.2022 - 00:59

country flag Gabriele Zehner wrote:

Sorry wollte keinen Kommentar sondern eine Frage stellen Verstehe den Abschluss der Mütze nicht ganz. Habe am Schluss 15 Maschen , wie werden diese verarbeitet.

10.10.2021 - 12:07

DROPS Design answered:

Siehe Antwort unten :)

11.10.2021 - 07:47

country flag Gabriele Zehner wrote:

Bin jetzt am Ende der Mütze. leider komme ich mit dem Abschluss nicht ganz klar, wie ich die letzten beiden Runden stricken soll. Vor allem auch den Abschluss der Mütze.

10.10.2021 - 12:05

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Zehner, nach M.1 haben Sie 60 Maschen übrig auf der Nadel, bei der nächsten Runde stricken Sie 2 Maschen rechts zusammen die ganze Runde = es sind nur noch 30 Maschen übrig; bei der nächsten Runde stricken Sie 2 Maschen rechts zusammen die ganze Runde = es sind nur noch 15 Maschen; den Faden abschneiden und durch diese 15 Maschen ziehen - siehe Timecode ca 15:18 in diesem Video. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

11.10.2021 - 07:47

country flag Gabriele Zehner wrote:

Ich habe mir die Wolle bei Ihnen gekauft. leider kann ich jetzt bei der Anleitung kein Foto oder Diagramm ausdrucken. Ist auch auf der Internetseite nicht sichtbar. Welche Möglichkeit habe ich, jetzt an die komplette Anleitung zu kommen.

25.09.2021 - 22:04

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Zehner, es gab ein Problem beim Laden von Bildern auf unserer Website und wir arbeiten daran, es zu lösen. Wir entschuldigen uns für die Unannehmlichkeiten! Jetzt funktioniert alles wieder. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

27.09.2021 - 08:18

country flag Céline Francoeur wrote:

Que veut dire 62 omg = ca 19 cm ?

10.03.2021 - 13:58

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Francoeur, omg est l'abréviation norvégienne pour "omgang", autrement dit pour "tour", on a donc ici: 62 tours = 19 cm environ. Bon tricot!

10.03.2021 - 15:14

country flag Birgit wrote:

Vielen Dank, das hat so geklappt! Gehe ich richtig in der Annahme, dass die Verschiebung (und damit die neuen Markierungen) für den Rest der Strickarbeit, also auch bei den Abnahmereihen, dann so beibehalten wird? Laut Diagramm müsste dies ja so sein. Nochmals danke!

25.03.2019 - 14:38

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Birgit, es wird so bis zur Ende gearbeitet, damit die doppelte Abnahme immer über die von der vorrigen Runde gestrickt wird, gleichzeitig stricken Sie die Abnahmen wie im Diagram gezeigt (es wird dann mehr Abnahme als Umschläge gearbeitet). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

25.03.2019 - 15:55

country flag Birgit wrote:

Aufgehen tut es mit der Maschenanzahl und dem Muster des vorherigen Rapports (einzeln gestrickte Masche über der vorherigen), wenn ich nur den Umschlag am Ende des vorherigen Rapports mache, aber habe ich dann nicht am Ende eine Masche zuviel im vorherigen Rapport bzw. im letzten der Vorrunde, geht das dann mit der Maschenanzahl pro Rapport noch auf. Will nicht die ganze Runde stricken, nur um dann festzustellen, dass es doch falsch ist...

24.03.2019 - 14:25

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Birgit, Diagram ist schon richtig, schauen Sie mal die Antwort unten. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

25.03.2019 - 11:42

country flag Birgit wrote:

Ich komme mit dieser Verschiebung in Reihe 21 auch nicht wirklich zurecht. 1. Mache ich nur den Umschlag am Ende der Vorrunde bzw. am Ende des vorherigen Rapports oder mache ich einen Umschlag vor der letzten Masche der Vorrunde bzw. des vorheriger Rapports und hebe die Letztere dann ab? 2. Und muss das am Ende JEDES markierten Rapports gemacht werden (ich habe die einzelnen Rapporte markiert), logisch wäre das ja, aber dann hätte man das auch so angeben müssen. Bitte um Hilfe!

24.03.2019 - 14:22

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Birgit, am Anfang Runde 21 stricken Sie die letzte Masche der vorrigen Runde zusammen mit den 2 ersten Maschen der Runde (der Umschlag ist jetzt die letzte Masche der Runde), die Abnahme ist jetzt die erste Masche der Runde. Und nun immer so wiederholen, dh immer die Maschen vom vorrigen Rapport zusammen mit den 2 ersten Maschen der nächsten Rapport stricken.Viel Spaß beim stricken!

25.03.2019 - 11:41

country flag Bácskainé Varga Anna wrote:

Kedves Drops, A 108-3 modell jelmagyarázatában az utolsó tételnél rossz a magyar fordítás (az angol eredeti jó). Itt ugyanis 2 ráhajtás között hármas fogyasztás lenne, vagyis: 1 rh, 1 szemet simán leemelünk, 2 sima egybe, a leemelt szemet áthúzzuk a lekötött szemeken, 1 rh. Üdvözlettel Bácskainé Varga Anna

07.01.2019 - 19:05

DROPS Design answered:

Kedves Anna! Köszönjük, hogy felhívta a figyelmet a hibára, ami így javításra került. Sikeres Kézimunkázást Kívánunk!

12.01.2019 - 15:51