DROPS / 112 / 34

Balestrand by DROPS Design

DROPS shoulder wrap with cable pattern in ”Alpaca” and ”Vivaldi”. Size S - XXXL.

Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
150-200-200 g color no 4050, purple
And use: DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 24, lavender

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) size 5.5 mm / US 9 – or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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100% Alpaca
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56% Mohair, 30% Polyamide, 14% Wool
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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.

INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st on each side of the middle repeat of M.1 by making 1 YO. K YO on return row.

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

Worked from neckline towards bottom edge, back and forth on circular needle in 2 pieces and sewn tog afterwards. Cast on 71-95-119 sts on needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with 1 thread of each quality. Work 6 rows garter st – see above. Continue as follows from RS: 5 garter sts, P1, * M.1 (= 3 sts), P9 *, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-4 times, M.1, P1, M.1, P1, * M.1, P9 *, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-4 times, and finish with M.1, P1 and 5 garter sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! Continue in pattern like this, AT THE SAME TIME on every row from RS inc 1 st on each side of the middle repeat of M.1 - SEE INCREASING TIP. After 12 rows with inc (= 24 rows in total) work next row as follows from RS: 5 garter sts, P1, * M.1, P9 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-4-5 times, M.1, P1, M.1, P1, * M.1, P9 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-4-5 times, finish with M.1, P1 and 5 garter sts. Continue to inc and in pattern like this, AT THE SAME TIME for every time you have inc 12 sts on each side of the middle repeat of M.1, work * M.1, P9 * 1 extra time. Continue like this until piece measures 33-35-37 cm / 13”-13¾”-14½” – following the knitting direction when measuring - and finish after a full vertical repeat of M.1. Work 4 rows garter st on all sts (continue to inc on each side of the centre) and bind off.
Make 2 similar pieces and sew tog in outer loops of garter sts each side.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 17.04.2009
Chart symbol:
1st rows symbol = slip 1 st as if to K, K2, psso


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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

Carrole Lebel 08.08.2018 - 14:55:

Merci pour votre réponse à ma question. Par contre, j'ai deux autres questions. Commence-t-on tous les rangs sur l'endroit par 5 m au point mousse, 1 env. (M.1, 9 m env) x 2-3-4, M.1, 1 m env, M.1, 1 m env, (M.1, 9 m env) x 2-3-4, M.1, 1 m env, 5 m point mousse ? Puisque le diagramme montre le motif sur l'endroit comment se tricotent les 9 m env et 1 m env que l'on retrouve entre chaque M1 sur l'endroit lorsqu'on les tricote sur l'envers de l'ouvrage ? Merci !

DROPS Design 08.08.2018 kl. 15:51:

Bonjour Mme Lebel, sur l'envers, tricotez les mailles comme elles se présentent (= les m env sur l'endroit se tricotent à l'endroit sur l'envers) et les mailles endroit de M.1 se tricotent à l'envers sur l'envers. Tous les rangs vont se tricoter plus ou moins ainsi: vous augmentez tous les 2 rangs de chaque côté du M.1 au milieu du rang, vous aurez ainsi progressivement 2 m env, puis 3 m env et ainsi de suite de chaque côté du M.1 du milieu (pointe). Bon tricot!

Lebel. Carrole 07.08.2018 - 19:55:

Ma question concerne le chauffe-épaule Balestrand. Sur le patron, on indique ce qu'il faut faire sur les rangs à l'endroit de l'ouvrage mais on n'indique pas si le rang « envers » du tricot se tricote soit en jersey envers ou soit en point mousse. Pourriez-vous svp me l'indiquer SVP merci

DROPS Design 08.08.2018 kl. 08:10:

Bonjour Mme Lebel, vous allez tricoter ainsi au début: 5 m point mousse, 1 m env (M.1, 9 m env) x 2-3-4, M.1, 1 m env, M.1, 1 m env, (M.1, 9 m env) x 2-3-4, M.1, 1 m env, 5 m point mousse. Ainsi, chaque motif de M.1 (= à tricoter en jersey end) sera séparé par 1 ou plusieurs mailles envers (= jersey envers). Tous les rangs sont représentés dans le diagramme, ceux sur l'endroit et ceux sur l'envers, soit M.1 = 4 rangs. Bon tricot!

Ingalill Fransson 23.02.2018 - 14:52:

Det är svårt att förstå hur avigsidan skall stickas. Det står räta på alla varven. Men enligt mönstret är det nästan bara aviga maskor. Ska jag sticka räta på avigan och annorlunda där M1 har stickats på rätsidan. Beskrivningen är oklar tycker jag. Snälla svara...

DROPS Design 26.02.2018 kl. 13:13:

Hei Ingalill, ja, maskene som strikkes vrang fra retten, skal strikkes rett fra vrangen slik at maskene mellom mønster M.1 blir vrang sett fra retten! God strikking!

Lene Gadgaard 22.04.2017 - 21:14:

Hejsa M1 skal strikkes på retsiden. Vil det sige at der skal strikkes vrang over alle masker på vrangsiden?

BLOCH Paskall 26.11.2016 - 14:26:

Grandes difficultés au niveau des explications surtout compréhension des augmentations au niveau de M1 du milieu.

DROPS Design 28.11.2016 kl. 10:01:

Bonjour Mme Bloch, pour augmenter au milieu devant et milieu dos, augmentez en faisant 1 jeté avant + 1 jeté après le M.1 du milieu devant/milieu dos. Au rang suivant, tricotez les jetés à l'end pour former des jours. Bon tricot!

Petra Penke 18.03.2013 - 20:58:

Kann man den Poncho verlängern?

DROPS Design 19.03.2013 kl. 07:41:

Hallo Petra, der Poncho ist von oben nach unten gestrickt und kann daher verlängert werden.

Kathy Teixeira 22.05.2012 - 19:33:

If I understand correctly (obviously NOT)..there are 9 {M.1}s(decreases) and 2 Increases for each RS row. What am I doing wrong?

Gertrud Jensen 12.07.2009 - 15:12:

Ang. Perlerine model nr.z-409....savner et tlf. nr? Ønsker hjælp til opskriften....

DROPS Design 17.04.2009 - 18:20:

1st round: slip 1 st as if to K, K2, psso, repeat all around 2nd round: K1, 1 YO, K1, repeat all around 3rd and 4th round = stockinette

Sandra Hammerstein 17.04.2009 - 06:55:

I can't read any of the comments-please translate I'm having trouble with the m.1 diagram--

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