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Friar's Robe by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS poncho with large collar/hood in Vienna or Melody and crochet borders in Silke Alpaca or Nepal. Size S - XXXL.

Size: S/M - M/L - XL/XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS Vienna
350-400-450-500 g colour no 43, light brown
and use: DROPS Silke Alpaca
100 g for all sizes colour no 1340, light beige

Or use: DROPS Melody
250-300-350-350 g colour no 15, beige
and use: DROPS Nepal
100 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white

DROPS circular needle size 9 mm (40 and 80 cm) – or size needed to get 10 sts x 12 rows in stocking st with Vienna or Melody = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS crochet hook size 5 mm – for crochet border.

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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.
DROPS Vienna DROPS Vienna
91% Mohair, 9% Polyester
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DROPS Silke Alpaca DROPS Silke Alpaca
80% Wool, 20% Silk
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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.
Garter st in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.
Decreasing tip: Dec on both sides of all Marking Threads (MT). Beg 3 sts before MT. Dec as follows before MT: K2 tog, K1.
Dec as follows after MT: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Measuring tip: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be too long when worn.

Poncho: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 180-192-204-216 sts on circular needle size 9 mm with Vienna or Melody. Work 6 rounds garter st – see above. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) after 15-16-17-18 sts, and a further 5 MT with 30-32-34-36 sts between each (= 6 MT). Continue in stocking st. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 10-12-13-14 cm dec 1 st on both sides of each MT (= 12 dec) – see Decreasing tip – on every 9-9-10-11 cm a total of 5 times = 120-132-144-156 sts. At the same time when piece measures 19-21-25-29 cm divide the piece to make openings for armholes as follows:
Slip sts from beg of round to MT-1 on a stitch holder, leave sts between MT-1 and MT-3 on needle and slip remaining sts on the stitch holder. Work remaining sts on needle back and forth in stocking st with 1 garter st each side. Remember to continue dec! When piece measures 18-19-20-21 cm from dividing the piece slip sts from needle on a new stitch holder. Slip sts from the first stitch holder back on needle and work stocking st back and forth on needle with 1 garter st each side. Remember to continue dec! When piece measures 18-19-20-21 cm from dividing the piece slip all sts back on the same needle. Continue in stocking st in the round at the same time continue dec. When piece measures 48-50-55-60 cm (all dec are now complete = 120-132-144-156 sts on round) dec 4 sts evenly = 116-128-140-152 sts. Continue until piece measures 61-65-71-77 cm and dec 18-20-20-22 sts evenly on next round = 98-108-120-130 sts. K 1 round. On next round beg dec 12-14-16-18 sts evenly on round on every 3 cm a total of 4 times = 50-52-56-58 sts. Insert 1 MT and now measure piece from here.
Neck: Continue in stocking st. When piece measures approx 10 cm from MT inc 10-11-11-12 sts evenly and repeat the inc when piece measures 14 cm and 18 cm from MT = 80-85-89-94 sts. When neck measures 38-40-42-44 cm from MT work 6 rounds garter st, cast off loosely.
Crochet border: Crochet a border along bottom edge, round the neck and round both armholes with crochet hook size 5 mm with Silke Alpaca or Nepal as follows (beg at side for bottom edge): * 1 dc, 4 ch, 1 tr in the first of these ch, skip approx 1 cm *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.
Twisted ribbon with tassels:
Cut 2 threads Vienna or Melody and 2 threads Silke Alpaca or Nepal measuring approx 300 cm each. Twist them until they resist, fold threads double and let them twist again. Tie a knot each end. Make 1 more ribbon. Tie the 2 ribbons tog at the ends and pull through neckline, placing the knot mid back and the 2 ends at the front. Tassels: Cut 5 threads Vienna or Melody and 9 threads Silke Alpaca or Nepal measuring approx 22 cm each. Fold threads double, pull loop through loop at the end of ribbon at front and pull threads through loop. Repeat at the end of the other ribbon.


Camella 31.01.2019 - 15:43:

Hello, I am wondering if there is an option to make this longer? I like the look of it, but was looking for a longer style. If not, do you have a pattern you would recommend?

DROPS Design 01.02.2019 kl. 08:19:

Dear Camella, you probably can make it longer starting decrease later than in the pattern. We are unfortunately not able to adjust every pattern to every single request, you can take inspiration from our patterns for ponchos and request assistance from your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Jacqueline GASNIER 07.07.2018 - 19:12:

Bonjour, ma fille qui est enceinte,

Cyndy 18.09.2017 - 15:01:

I could use more direction about placement of twisted ribbon in the neckline please. Am not sure of where in the neckline to place this. Thank you

DROPS Design 18.09.2017 kl. 16:40:

Dear Cindy, baste it up and down the sts just before neck, starting and ending on mid front. Happy knitting!

Elly 01.11.2015 - 11:57:

3 jaar terug wilde ik deze maken, maar ik vond hem veel te lastig door het pluizige draad. Heb hem zopas afgehaald, en wil hem toch nog eens proberen. Bij het afhalen kwam ik erachter dat hij behoorlijk wijd was geworden aan de onderkant. wel 2 meter in de rondte (had slechts 8 steken teveel). Ik ben zelf slank, dus vraag ik mij af of ik hem dan beter kan aanpassen, maar zo ja, hoe doe ik dat dan? Voor zover ik kon meten kwam mijn stekenpatroon we overheen. Met vriendelijke groet, Elly

DROPS Design 02.11.2015 kl. 14:37:

Hoi Elly. Afhankelijk van welke maat je hebt gemaakt, dan heeft de poncho - met de juiste stekenverhouding - een omtrek van; maat S een ca 180 cm en de XXL ca 216 cm. Wil je hem kleiner maken, dan kan bepalen welke omtrek je wilt, brei een proeflapje (hoeveel st je hebt per 10 cm) en reken uit hoeveel st je dan moet opzetten voor de juiste omtrek. Minder dan tot het aantal st aangegeven in het patroon (als die afmetingen wel passen bij jou) of reken ook hier uit hoeveel st je moet hebben. Succes!

Schmidt-wellenburg 09.09.2015 - 13:14:

Peux-ton faire ce modèle avec la laine NEPAL? Nepal est certifiée oeko-tex ou gots non? est-elle coloré à base de plantes ou chimiquement? d'vaance merci pour vos précisions

DROPS Design 09.09.2015 kl. 14:17:

Bonjour Mme Schmidt-wellenburg, DROPS Vienna appartenait au groupe D de nos fils à tricoter, Nepal appartient au groupe C (voir les groupes ici. Retrouvez ici les équivalences possibles. La certification Oeko-Tex est indiquée sur les nuanciers des qualités qui l'ont eue, Nepal ne l'a pas. Pour toute aide ou conseil à choisir une alternative, merci de bien vouloir contacter votre magasin DROPS qui saura vous renseigner. Bon tricot!

Stephanie Schmidt 06.09.2015 - 17:48:

Je souhaite réaliser ce modèle mais avec une laine 100% alpaca naturelle car j'ai de gros problème d'allergie. Auriez-vous une laine 100% naturelle à me proposer sauf la laine qui gratte? et me préceiser quelle quantité j'aurai besoin pour le modèle en S/M? d'avance je vous remercie beaucoup!

DROPS Design 07.09.2015 kl. 11:27:

Bonjour Mme Schmidt, merci de bien vouloir contacter votre magasin DROPS, il pourra vous renseigner en fonction de vos exigences et vous aider. Bon tricot!

Maria Del Carmen Cardozo 18.05.2015 - 14:43:

Buenos días: Se puede confeccionar este modelo abierto en la parte delantera y con dos agujas? Gracias por responderme Saludos Carmen

DROPS Design 20.05.2015 kl. 17:16:

Hola Maria Del Carmen, está prenda en concreto con este tipo de cuello y las aberturas de las mangas no creo que quedaría bien en abierto. Las variaciones con respecto al patrón serían muchas.Te recomiendo buscar otro patrón que se adapte a tus gustos en nuestro amplio catálogo.

Magdalena 10.01.2015 - 21:25:

I love this design but I can't find the right yarn. Vienna is completely unavailable in the Irish Drops Superstore. The closest in blend that I could find is Puddel but I quite dislike how "curly" it is. The alternatives you recommend are discontinued and have very limited stock. The only other yarns with mohair I could find are Vivaldi and Kid Silk but recommended needle size for those are much smaller than the 9mm specified in the poncho pattern... Which should I use?

DROPS Design 12.01.2015 kl. 09:45:

Dear Magdalena, you will find here some alternatives with groups, ie 1 strand group D (Vienna) = 3 strands group A = 2 strands group B - as well as how to recalculate amount of yarn. Happy knitting!

Jacqueline 07.12.2014 - 16:39:

Patroon begint met ribbelsteek 1nld recht, 1 naald averecht.. Maar dit is een tricotsteek.. Ribbelsteek is alles echt. Dus de boord klopt volgens mij niet.

DROPS Design 08.12.2014 kl. 14:30:

Hoi Jacqueline. Ribbelst in de rondte breien is 1 nld r, 1 nld averecht.

Annika Mathiasson 29.09.2014 - 12:43:

Det står att det skall vara DROPS Silke Alpaca från Garnstudio 100 g i alla strl nr 1340, ljusbeige Men det verkar som silke alpaca utgått? Vad ersätter jag det med bäst/liknande?

DROPS Design 29.09.2014 kl. 13:36:

Hej Annika, Silke-alpaca kan ersättas med DROPS Nepal https://www.garnstudio.com/includes/oldalternatives.php?cid=1&id=50&group=C

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