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DROPS 117-50 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS cushion cover with cables in ”Alaska”.

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DROPS design: Pattern no X-333

Measure: approx 48 x 48 cm / 19" x 19"

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
500 g color no 02, off-white

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES (80 cm / 32'') size 5 mm/US 8 – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS burned wooden button no 511: 6 pcs.

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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.

PATTERN: See diagrams M.1 and M.2. Diagrams show the pattern from RS.


Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 86 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Alaska and work 2 rows garter st, AT THE SAME TIME on last row inc 24 sts evenly on the middle 58 sts = 110 sts. Work next row as follows: 2 edge sts in garter st, M.2 on the next 12 sts, M.1 (= 82 sts), M.2 on the next 12 sts and finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue in pattern like this. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 48 cm / 19'' work 2 rows garter st on all sts (= folding edge), AT THE SAME TIME on first row dec 24 sts evenly on the middle 82 sts = 86 sts. Now continue in M.2 with 2 edge sts in garter st each side. When piece measures 96 cm / 37 3/4'' insert a marker in piece, and when piece measures 102 cm / 40'' make 6 buttonholes as follows: 2 garter sts, M.2 on the next 5 sts, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, * work M.2 on the next 12 sts, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, and finish with M.2 on the next 5 sts and 2 garter sts. Cast on 2 new sts over bind off sts on next row. Continue in M.2 with 2 garter sts each side until piece measures 104 cm / 41''. Work 2 rows garter st on all sts and bind off. Piece measures approx 105 cm / 41 3/8''.

Fold piece by the garter st rows at 48 cm / 19'' and by marker so that buttonholes are on the outside of cover. Sew side seams from RS through all layers. Sew on buttons.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 08.09.2009
DROPS burned wooden button no 511: 6 pcs.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K3, K1 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K3 from cable needle

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Margret Bermes 01.04.2018 - 00:50:

Hallo und guten Abend, Ich denke bei der Anleitung ist bezüglich der Reihenfolge ein Fehler unterlaufen. Sie sagen in dem Diagramm zeigen sich hin- und Rückreihe.. das ergibt aber keinen Sinn. Es sind nur die Hinreihen gezeigt - wie allgemein üblich. Und dieRückreihe muss dann so wie die Maschen liegen. Freundlichen Gruß Margret Bermes Otto Stange Str. 15, 51377 Leverkusen 5

Vaidehi 13.01.2018 - 18:31:

The pattern says to Knit two rows (garter st) and on same time the last row add 24 sts. Can you confirm If I understand this correct: RW1: Knit RW2: knit 16sts, k58 and add 24sts, K16 How to add 24 sts? is it every 2nd st and do I do YO or KFB since its on the WS? The Charts M.1 and M.2 are both to be read bottom right side to top in a zigzag flow right? I am doing cables for the 1st time I dont want to mess with it. Thanks Regards

DROPS Design 13.01.2018 kl. 21:48:

Dear Vaidehi, the 24 stitches "added" in the second row of the garter stitch, increasing the stitches, by making evenly distributed yarnovers. In teh next row, the yarnovers are knitted or purled (according to the pattern) twisted (so there is no holes left in their places. Yesm the patterns are read in zig zag fashion. Happy Knitting!

Catrin 01.05.2017 - 10:31:

Är det OK att ta inspiration av flätmönstret, komponera ihop ett eget mönster på en tröja och dela online?

DROPS Design 03.05.2017 kl. 13:32:

Hej Catrin, ja det må du gerne for privat-brug, så skriver du bare i hvilken DROPS opskrift du har fundet inspiration :)

Christine 26.06.2016 - 16:55:

Doesn't one need to increase 24 after the fold so as to have back & front the same size? Thanks.

DROPS Design 27.06.2016 kl. 10:00:

Dear Christine, after the fold you are working in M.2, ie different pattern the front side of cushion, and there is then no need to inc sts evenly (cables tighten pieces in width, that's why you inc before working M.1 and dec before fold). Happy knitting!

Marta Baranowska 14.12.2015 - 13:08:

I'm not sure, but I think there is small mistake in the pattern and in place where is: slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K3, K1 from cable needle should be instead slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K3, P1 from cable needle. Am I correct?

DROPS Design 14.12.2015 kl. 14:54:

Wykonałam schemat i jest w porządku, czyli mamy: 'slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K3, K1'. POWODZENIA

Marta Baranowska 13.12.2015 - 09:58:

What is the best was to increase in that pattern? YO of other technique? Where the new stitches should be included?

DROPS Design 14.12.2015 kl. 10:10:

Dear Mrs Baranowska, you can choose your favorite technique to inc (YO worked into back of loop on next row, Knit 2 sts in 1 st (Kfbl)...). You first K 2 rows, inc are done evenly on 2nd row = from WS. Read more about inc evenly here. Happy knitting!

Roelanda Bonder 14.02.2015 - 12:09:

Ik snap de afmeting niet zo goed, want moet ik na de 1e 48 cm al minderen? dan krijg ik toch een kleiner achterpand en komt het patroon toch niet uit?

DROPS Design 17.02.2015 kl. 15:54:

Hoi Roelanda. Bij 48 cm brei je verder volgens een ander patroon (M.2). De st van dit patroon trekken zich minder samen dan de st van het kabelpatroon. Dus het komt goed. Veel breiplezier verder.

Kristin 29.08.2014 - 05:03:

Hello! I am very confused by this chart. Does it read from bottom to top, beginning at the bottom right? Do I alternate rows (meaning, I read one line from right to left, then the next from left to right, moving from bottom to top)? Thank you very much!

DROPS Design 29.08.2014 kl. 09:32:

Dear Kristin, in diagram 1 square = 1 st x 1 row - start at the bottom corner on the right side from RS and read towards the left - from WS, read from the left towards the right. Happy knnitting!

Wenche Mostad 09.02.2014 - 20:39:

Har strikket denne flotte puten i farge turkis med hvite knapper til. Har også strikket et tilsvarende turkis pledd. Dette settet passer fint i den hvite sittebenken på terrassen min en sommerkveld !!!!

Isabel 14.01.2014 - 12:47:

Buenos días. Estoy trabajando sobre este patrón y tengo dudas respecto al diagrama M2. Al tratarse de una combinación de tan sólo dos puntos, interpreto que los 12 puntos por vuelta a trabajar según este gráfico, son siempre alternando derecho y revés tal y como corresponda a la vuelta, es decir, vuelta uno, diagrama M21, vuelta dos, diagrama M22, y así sucesivamente. La incorrecta interpretación de esto puede provocar un cambio en el dibujo, por eso ruego me lo aclareis. Muchas gracias

DROPS Design 16.01.2014 kl. 10:13:

Hola Isabel. En primer lugar por favor marca la casilla pregunta en lugar de comentario para otra ocasión y así te responderemos antes. En todos los patrones, en el apartado PATRÓN viene indicado como leer el diagrama. En este caso el diagrama muestra todos los pts vistos por el Lado Derecho, es decir al trabajar la fila de vta si en el diagrama se ve un revés hay que trabajar un derecho para que por el LD quede un revés.

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