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DROPS 108-14 by DROPS Design

DROPS neck warmer and ear warmer with cables in 2 threads ”Alpaca”.

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Size: One size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
50 g color no 4434, purple/violet mix

DROPS pointed needles size 3.5 mm [US 4] – or size needed to get 20 sts x 27 rows with 2 threads Alpaca in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

Size: One size
Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250 g color no 4434, purple/violet mix.

DROPS circular needle size 4 mm [US 6] (60 cm [24’’]) – or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 rows in moss st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
DROPS circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] (60 cm [24’’]) – for rib

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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.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.

Cable: See diagram M.1. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

Increasing tip: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO from RS to the left and right of P sts alternately.
K YO into back of loop on return row.

Decreasing tip: Dec 1 st by K2 tog. The dec mirror the inc on the other side of the middle of ear warmer.

Worked back and forth on needle. Beg mid back and cast on 19 sts on needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] with 2 threads Alpaca. Work first row as follows: 2 garter sts – see above – * M.1, P1 *, repeat from *-* until 5 sts remain, M.1, 2 garter sts. Continue in pattern like this with 2 garter sts each side. When piece measures 7 cm [2¾”] inc all P1 to P2 – see Increasing tip = 22 sts. When piece measures 10 cm [4”] inc all P2 to P3 = 25 sts. When piece measures 13 cm [5 1/8”] inc all P3 to P4 = 28 sts. When piece measures 16 cm [6 ¼”] inc all P4 to P5 = 31 sts. When piece measures 19 cm [7½”] inc all P5 to P6 = 34 sts. When piece measures 23 cm [9”], insert 1 MT to mark the middle of piece. Now mirror the piece, i.e. dec 3 sts when piece measures 27, 30, 33, 36 and 39 cm [10 5/8”, 11¾”,13”,14¼” and 15¼”] = 19 sts. Note! If you want the ear warmer longer, work piece before the middle slightly longer and remember to dec according to the new measurements.
When piece measures 46 cm [18”] slip sts on a stitch holder. Sew sts from stitch holder to cast-on edge with 1 st in each st to make the seam elastic.

Decreasing tip-1: Dec by P tog the last 2 sts in each P-section.
Decreasing tip-2: Dec by P tog the first 2 sts in each P-section.

Moss st:
Row 1 * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat row 2.

Increasing tip: Inc by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.

Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 216 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 2 threads Alpaca. K 1 row and continue in rib, K3/P5 for 4 cm [1½”]. On next row dec 1 st in each P-section – see Decreasing tip-1 = 189 sts. Repeat the dec when piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8”] – see Decreasing tip-2 = 162 sts. Continue in rib, K3/P3 until piece measures 12 cm [4¾”]. K 1 row, at the same time dec 25 sts evenly = 137 sts. Change to needle size 4 mm [US 6]. Remember the knitting gauge! Continue in moss st – see above – until piece measures 36 cm [14¼”]. Change to needle size 4.5 mm [US 7], K 1 row, at the same time inc 25 sts evenly – see Increasing tip = 162 sts. Now work rib, K3/P3, until piece measures approx 40 cm [15¾”]. Bind off in rib.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2, psso
= st not included on this row

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Ylva 15.12.2016 - 09:04:

Mönster 108-14. I mönstret står att "m stickas inte detta varv". Skall den bara lyftas? skall tråden löpa på baksidan? När det blir 6 maskor där, skall de bara lyftas men tråden löpande på baksidan. Det vore bra med bild på avigsidan i mönstren.

DROPS Design 15.12.2016 kl. 11:55:

Hej Ylva. Masken er der ikke, saa du behöver ikke göre noget (den er taget ind i forrige p), saa i den paagaeldende p strikker du kun 1 r, 1 omsl, 1 r (og saa har du 3 m igen)

Gudrun Petersen 27.06.2016 - 16:59:

Hej. Jeg er ikke helt med mht til udtagningerne: 1 vr tages ud til 2 vr efter 7cm, senere 2vr til 3 vr. Kan ikke hitte rede i eller finde vr-maskerne, jeg skal tage ud ved (skiftevis hø og ve side af vr-masken. Hvilken?

DROPS Design 29.06.2016 kl. 13:06:

Hej Gudrun. Du strikker M.1 med 1 vr mellem. Du öker denne til 2 vr ved 7 cm. Du tager ud vekselvis til höjre og venstre, dvs, ved 7 cm kan du tage alle m ud til höjre for den av m og ved 10 cm til venstre osv.

Mette Mørk 11.10.2015 - 16:32:

3. pind (forside): 2 r (kant), *3 r, 1 vr*. Gentag dette yderligere 2 gange, hvorefter der strikkes 3 r + 2 r (kant). 4. pind (bagside): 2 r (kant), *3 vr, 1 r*. Gentag dette yderligere 2 gange, hvorefter der strikkes 3 vr + 2 r (kant).

Mette Mørk 11.10.2015 - 16:32:

Jeg har nøjagtigt samme problem som flere andre, nemlig at jeg efter 2. pind i M1 har 20 masker på pinden i stedet for 19. Jeg har dog selv løst problemet: 1. pind i M1 er korrekt. 2. pind (bagside) strikkes således: 2 m ret (kant),* 1 vr, slå om, 1 vr, 1 r*. Gentag dette yderligere 2 gange, hvorefter der strikkes 1 vr, slå om, 1 vr, 2 r (kant).

Helle Hansen 01.04.2015 - 22:58:

Opskriften til pandebåndet er rodet. Det kan da ikke passe hvad I svarer en læser d. 15.11.12 for så ender man jo op med flere masker end de 19. Er det meningen allerede på 2. pind ? Og de norske svar nederst skriver at to masker strikkes sammen inden den løse maske trækkes over, hvor der på dansk står to ret og derefter den løse over. Noget værre rod, desværre.

DROPS Design 29.04.2015 kl. 14:50:

Hej Helle. I det svar skriver vi ikke hvordan du strikker förste pind (hvor du tager ind), men hvordan hun skulle strikke pinden fra vrangen (pind 2). Hvis du ellers synes noget er fejl eller noget du ikke forstaar, angiv saa gerne praecis hvor i mönstret, saa skal vi kigge paa det og pröve at hjaelpe dig videre ;-)

Patricia Livesay 16.12.2014 - 19:54:

A little, but if you start with 19 cast on sts, how can you M1 4 times and end with 2 garter sts. Also the increase tip says to YO to the left and right of the P st alternately. Won't that give me 2 increases. Sorry but I am having difficulty with the directions. You said to YO on row 2. Thought the increases didn't sart until piece measured 2-3/4"

DROPS Design 17.12.2014 kl. 09:33:

Dear Mrs Livesay, work M1 over 19 sts as follows: K2 (garter sts edge), *M1 (over 3 sts), P1*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, then M1 (over 3 sts), K2 (garter st edge). Inc are made with a YO (not same YO as in M1), First inc will be done after P1 (to the left of Pst), 2nd inc will be done before P st (to the right of Psts). Happy knitting!

Patricia Livesay 16.12.2014 - 07:08:

Is there a better explanation for this pattern. I don't understand the pattern after the first row.

DROPS Design 16.12.2014 kl. 09:55:

Dear Mrs Livesay, do you mean diagram M.1? M1 is worked over 3 sts. On row 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K2, psso (2 sts remain) - on row 2, P1, YO, P1 (=3 sts) - on row 3: K3 - on row 4: P3. Hope it helps. Happy knitting!

Patricia Livesay 16.12.2014 - 04:11:

I am not understanding these directions. If first row says 2 garter sts, I asume you mean knit 2, then M.1, P1 until 5 sts remain, then M.1, 2 garter sts. I still have 3 sts left. Can someone explain what I am not understanding.

DROPS Design 16.12.2014 kl. 10:05:

Dear Mrs Livesay, you work as follows: K2 (garter sts edge), *M1 (over 3 sts), P1*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, then M1 (over 3 sts), K2 (garter st edge) = 19 sts. Happy knitting!

Diane Orr 24.09.2014 - 17:17:

I find the instructions very difficult for the ear warmer. After I knit the 2 3/4" I don't understand "increase all P1 to P2 - which P stiches are you referring to? Row 1 of the Chart where I psso or 2nd row where I do YO? Very confusing

DROPS Design 25.09.2014 kl. 08:45:

Dear Mrs Orr, you inc in the Purl sections seen from RS, so that you will have at the end of this row P2 between each M1. In M1, you work a double dec (sl 1, K2 tog, psso) = 2 sts remain, then on next row, make a yo = 3 sts again. Happy knitting!

Fanta 25.06.2014 - 19:29:

Die Deutsche Version ist falsch! 2 Maschen (nicht zusammen)= 2 M. Dann mit 1 Umschlag= 3 M.

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