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Knitted DROPS shawl with lace pattern in ”Eskimo”.

Tags: lace, shawls, top down,
Length mid back: approx 85 cm
Width at top: approx 170 cm
Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
750 g colour no 01, off-white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 8 mm (80 cm) – or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 8 mm – for 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.

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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.
PATTERN: See diagrams M.1, M.2 and M.3.
The diagrams show the pattern from the RS.
Fig-1 shows how to work the beg of the shawl.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

INCREASING TIP: Make all inc from RS. Inc 4 sts on every other row until finished measurements as follows:
Inc 1 st at beg of row as follows: 3 garter st, 1 double YO. On return row P 1 YO and slip the other YO off needle.
Inc 2 sts mid piece as follows: 1 double YO, 1 stocking st (= st with marker), 1 double YO. On return row P 1 YO and slip the other YO off needle each side of st with marker.
Inc 1 st at the end of row as follows: 1 double YO, 3 garter sts. On return row P 1 YO and slip the other YO off needle.

To fit in all sts work shawl back and forth on circular needle. The piece is worked from the top down mid back. NOTE: Make sure to start a new ball at the beg of row and not mid piece.
Cast on 7 sts on circular needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. Insert a marker in the 4th st (marks the middle). Work first row as follows (= RS): 3 garter sts, 1 double YO, K1, 1 double YO, 3 garter sts = 9 sts. Continue in stocking st with 3 garter sts each side, AT THE SAME TIME inc 4 sts on every other row (= every row from RS) – SEE INCREASING TIP! Continue like this until there are 17 sts on row. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Now continue as follows from RS: 3 garter sts, 1 double YO, M.1 A (= 3 sts), M.1 C (= 2 sts), 1 double YO, K1 (= middle st), 1 double YO, M.1 A, M.1 C and finish with 1 double YO and 3 garter sts. Continue the inc at the sides and mid back - see Fig 1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 (= 37 sts) continue as follows: 3 garter sts, 1 double YO, M.1 A (= 3 sts), M.1 B on the next 10 sts, M.1 C (= 2 sts), 1 double YO, K1 (= middle st), 1 double YO, M.1 A, M.1 B on the next 10 sts, M.1 C, 1 double YO, 3 garter sts. Continue in pattern like this, but for every vertical repeat of M.1 work 1 extra repeat of M.1 B on each side of the middle. When piece measures 70 cm, adjust to a full repeat of M.1, continue in stocking st on all sts until piece measures 75 cm (continue the inc at the sides and mid back), then work M.2 on all sts – incorporate the inc sts in pattern as you go along. Cast off loosely.

Crochet a border along cast off row (crochet along one short side towards the point and up along the other short side) as follows with crochet hook size 8 mm: M.3 A, then repeat M.3 B and finish with M.3 C. Make sure to have a full repeat of M.3 B on both sides of point. Cut the thread and fasten.


= K from RS, P from WS
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 double YO between 2 sts, on return row work 1 YO and slip the other YO off needle.
= K from WS
= 1 ch
= 1 tr
= 1 dc
= 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch)

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 112-2) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

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

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2) What are the yarn groups?

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

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

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?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

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

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

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

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

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.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

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.

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8) What is a repeat?

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.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

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

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

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

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

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

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

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.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

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.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

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)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

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

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

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!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

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

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

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?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

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.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

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.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

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.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

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 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.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

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.

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Comments / Questions (97)

Ghislaine Ethier 10.05.2019 - 14:26:

Bonjours c'est encore moi les explication que vous me donner ne fonctionne vraiment pas je suis très déçu car j'aime beaucoup ce modèle mais je bloque après la figure 1 quand je regarde le schéma m1 m1 b et m1c au troisième rang il y a 4 mailles ensuite au rang 5 il y a 5 mailles au rang 7 il y a 6 mailles et au rang 9 il y a 7 mailles !!!! Dommage je l'aimais beaucoup mais j'abandonne il est très très mal expliqué !!!!

DROPS Design 10.05.2019 kl. 15:51:

Bonjour Mme Ethier, après fig. 1, vous avez tricoté de chaque côté de la m centrale: M.1A, 2 x M.1B en largeur, M.1C - au rang suivant, tricotez: M.1A, 3xM.1B en largeur, M.1C (de chaque côté de la m centrale, avec 3 m point mousse de chaque côté). On augm. comme avant 1 m à 3 m des bords + 1 m de chaque côté de la m centrale. Les modèles DROPS sont réalisés par des milliers de personnes du monde entier. Nous comprenons toutefois qu’en fonction du pays, les explications puissent être formulées différemment. Pour toute assistance individuelle complémentaire, n'hésitez pas à contacter votre magasin. Bon tricot!

Ghislaine Ethier 09.05.2019 - 12:09:

Bonjour merci pour la réponse mais ce que vous me dites ça fonctionne pour la moitié du Chale après la maille centrale ca marche pas le nombre de mailles que vous dites n'arrive pas et aussi mon autre question est çe que le schéma m1A a toujours 3 mailles le m1C 2 mailles je le comprends vraiment pas SVP me mettre plus de détails merci !!!

DROPS Design 09.05.2019 kl. 14:13:

Bonjour Mme Ethier, une erreur de calcul de ma part dans la 2ème moité (sur l'endroit), on répéète M.1B jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 5 m, puis on tricote M.1C (= 2 m), 1 double jeté et 3 m point mousse. Le nombre de mailles indiqué ici et précédemment se rapporte au 1er rang. Tous les rangs, on augmente d'1 m en plus dans chaque M.1A et M.1C (cf diagrammes) = le double jeté avant M.1A/Après M.1C à 3 m point mousse des bords et de chaque côté de la m centrale. Bon tricot!

Ghislaine Ethier 09.05.2019 - 01:10:

Bonjour je trouve çe Chale super beau mais je comprend pas le schéma pour le diagramme fig 1 pas de problème mais après je ne sais plus quoi faire j'aurais besoin de votre aide pour le continuer le diagramme m1 je le comprend vraiment pas !!! Merci

DROPS Design 09.05.2019 kl. 10:47:

Bonjour Mme Ethier, quand vous avez fini la fig. 1 vous continuez comme avant: 3 m point mousse, 1 double jeté, M1A (= 3 m), répétez M1B jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 2 m avant la maille centrale, M1C (= 2m), 1 double jeté, 1 m jersey end (= m centrale), 1 double jeté, M1A, répétez M1B jusqu'àu ce qu'il reste 6 m, M1C (= 2 m), 1 double jeté, 3 m point mousse. À chaque fois que vous tricotez 1 fois les diagrammes M.1A à M.1C en hauteur, vous avez suffisamment de mailles pour tricoter 1 motif de plus de M.1B entre M.1A et M.1C de chaque côté de la m centrale. Bon tricot!

Hélène 24.01.2019 - 16:33:

Bonjour, au moment où je dois tricoter un motif de M1B en plus de chaque côté de la maille centrale, je me retrouve avec 2 doubles jetés à la suite (celui qui vient après la maille centrale et celui du début de M1B). Au rang suivant, les tricote-t-on de la même façon que les autres ?

DROPS Design 25.01.2019 kl. 08:34:

Bonjour Hélène, tricotez les augmentations au milieu comme la Fig. 1 le montre: vous terminez la 1ère moitié du châle par 1 jeté, puis vous tricotez la maille centrale, et commencez la 2ème moitié du châle par 1 jeté, 1 m end. Vous ne devez pas avoir 2 jetés à suivre au milieu du châle. Bon tricot!

Hélène 11.01.2019 - 12:27:

Bonjour, est-ce que les jetés entre 2 mailles qui se trouvent à la fin de M1A et au début de M1C font partie de ces diagrammes ou de M1B ?

DROPS Design 11.01.2019 kl. 12:34:

Bonjour Hélène, le jeté au début de M.1B appartient à M.1B et compense la diminutions, le jeté au début de M.1C appartient à M.1C et vient compenser la diminution également. Regardez dans Fig.1 comme se tricote M.1 et le début du châle pour mieux comprendre les motifs. Bon tricot!

Monica 24.11.2018 - 16:37:

Buongiorno, non capisco cosa vuol dire "incorporare gli aumenti" quando sto lavorando M2. Non li devo fare? Dalla figura non si capisce molto ... Grazie per una risposta - Monica

DROPS Design 24.11.2018 kl. 16:49:

Buongiorno Monica. Continua ad aumentare anche quando lavora M2. Lavora poi le nuove maglie come indicato nella riga del diagramma M2 che sta lavorando. Buon lavoro!

Marechal 12.02.2017 - 21:36:

Je comprend pas tres bien dois je suivre la fig1 ou les diagramme fait les augmentations jusqu a 17 m au total puis il faut passer au M1A et M1C et la je bloque cela ne corresponds pas a la fig 1 je pense que M1A correspond donc au rang 3 de la fig 1 est ce bien cela ? svp au secours aider moi rapidement car c 'est pour un mariage et rapidement merci merci cordialement annick en francais svp

DROPS Design 13.02.2017 kl. 12:02:

Bonjour Mme Marechal, quand vous avez les 17 m, tricotez ainsi: 3 m point mousse, 1 double jeté, M1A (= 3 m), M1C (= 2 m), 1 double jeté, 1 m jersey end (= m centrale), 1 double jeté, M1A, M1C et terminer par 1 double jeté, 3 m point mousse, c'est-à-dire comme indiqué dans fig. 1 où les jetés sont représentés après les 3 m point mousse, de chaque côté de la m centrale et avant les 3 m point mousse. Bon tricot!

Eve 25.01.2017 - 09:24:

Hallo, ich habe folgendes Problem: bei jeder 9.Reihe eines Mustersatzes habe ich immer eine Masche vor den Doppelumschlägen zu wenig, in allen anderen Reihen stimmt die Maschenzahl. Kann es sich hierbei vielleicht um einen Berechnung stehlen in der Anleitung handeln?

DROPS Design 01.02.2017 kl. 11:23:

Liebe Eve, bei der 8. Reihe haben Sie 16 M beidseitig der mittleren M, diese 16 M stricken Sie so: 3 M re, 1 doppelter Umschlag, 1 M re, 2 M re zs, 3 M re, 1 doppelter Umschlag, 1 M re, 1 doppelter Umschlag, 3 M re, 1 M. re. abheben, 1 re., die abgehobene über die gestrickte ziehen., 1 M re, 1 doppelter Umschlag = 18 M (2 Zunahmen). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Jo 06.01.2016 - 06:23:

Hallo, ich komme in der Anleitung nicht zurecht. In der Anleitung steht, dass in jeder 2. Reihe 4M zugenommen werden. Bei Tipps zum Aufnehmen: Am Anfang 1M dann Krausrippe dann 1doppelter Umschlag (=1M zunahme). In der Mitte 2xdoppelter Umschlag. Am Schluss 1doppelter Umschlag. Das sind doch insgesamt 5M in jeder 2 Reihe? Und so wird die Arbeit ja auch nicht symmetrisch. Über eine Denk-/Lesehilfe würde ich mich sehr freuen.

DROPS Design 10.01.2016 kl. 23:35:

Wie kommen Sie auf 5 M? Jeder doppelte Umschlag wird ja als 1 Umschlag abgestrickt, also als 1 zugenommene M. 1 Zunahme am Anfang, 2 in der Mitte und 1 am Ende sind 4 zugenommene M.

Flittiglise 19.07.2015 - 01:52:

Hvorfor er der dobbelt omslag? Jeg synes hullerne bliver meget store og " løse" Kunne man få et OK resultat med enkelt omslag? Hilsen Flittiglise

DROPS Design 29.07.2015 kl. 13:52:

Hej Flittiglise, Det er en smagssag, så det gør du bare som du vil. God fornøjelse!

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