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Fleur du Népal by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket knitted in a circle in ”Nepal” with leaf pattern. Size S to XXXL

  • Fleur du Népal / DROPS 126-1 - DROPS jacket knitted in a circle in ”Nepal” with leaf pattern. Size S to XXXL
  • Fleur du Népal / DROPS 126-1 - DROPS jacket knitted in a circle in ”Nepal” with leaf pattern. Size S to XXXL
  • Fleur du Népal / DROPS 126-1 - DROPS jacket knitted in a circle in ”Nepal” with leaf pattern. Size S to XXXL
DROPS design: Pattern no NE-014
Size: S/M - L - XL/XXL - XXXL
To fit chest: 84/90 - 100 - 110/120 - 130 cm
Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
1000-1100-1250-1350 g colour no 4311, grey/purple.

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES, DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) size 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. When working garter st approx 34 rows = 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm – for buttonhole loops.
2 pcs.

Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
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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.
See diagram M.1, M.2 and M.3 - diagrams show 1 pattern repeat from RS.
GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round.
INCREASING TIP (applies to after M.1 and M.2):
Inc 1 st by each marker per inc (i.e. inc 10 sts per round) – inc alternately to the left and to the right of all markers by making 1 YO – on next round work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.

Worked in the round as a circle from mid back.
Cast on 10 sts with Nepal and distribute them on 4 double pointed needles size 5 mm. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid piece towards the neck. Continue as follows in the round: M.1, M.2, M.2, M.2 and M.1 (= a total of 5 repeats across the round). Change to circular needle as you inc sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When M.1/M.2 is complete piece measures approx 19 cm from the middle and there are 210 sts on needle. Now insert a marker in each of the 5 stocking sts in the middle of pattern repeat (the inc were made each side of this st), and a marker in st mid between the first 5 markers (= a total of 10 markers).
PATTERN: Continue in GARTER ST – see above – at the same time on first round after M.1/M.2 inc by all markers - SEE INCREASING TIP - and repeat the inc on every 4th round as you go along.
ARMHOLE: At the same time after 2-6-10-14 rows garter st (= 220-230-240-250 sts on needle) work next round as follows (this is a round without inc): Work 25-27-29-31 sts, cast off 32-34-37-40 sts (= armhole), work 106-108-108-108 sts, cast off 32-34-37-40 sts (= armhole) and work 25-27-29-31 sts. On next round cast on 32-34-37-40 new sts over each armhole.
Continue and inc as before until there is a total of 480-520-560-600 sts on needle – piece now measures approx 50-55-60-65 cm from the middle, finish after a P round and cast off LOOSELY with K sts.

Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 45-47-49-51 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5 mm with Nepal, K 6 rows (first row = WS). Continue as follows (first row = WS): 1 edge st, 19-20-21-22 sts in reverse stocking st , M.3, 19-20-21-22 sts in reverse stocking st and 1 edge st. Continue in pattern like this. After M.3 continue in reverse stocking st on all sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20 cm inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 4-3.5-3-2.5 cm a total of 8-9-11-13 times = 61-65-71-77 sts. When piece measures 52 cm for all sizes cast off for sleeve cap at beg at beg of every row each side: 4 sts 1 time, then 2 sts each side until piece measures approx 60 cm. Cast off remaining sts.

Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st. Set in sleeves placing the middle of sleeve cap where the distance between armholes is shortest (i.e. where the first st was cast off on the first armhole and the last st was cast off on the other sleeve) and with the sleeve seams where the distance between the armholes is longest (i.e. the opposite side).

Place the jacket as shown in chart with RS facing up. Measure approx 5 cm down from the bottom of armhole on the left side of piece and then 10 cm out in a 90 degree angle and sew 1 button on here from RS – see the marking. Sew on the other button on the other side in the same position, but sew it on from WS.

Crochet 1 buttonhole loop with crochet hook size 4 mm in cast off row each side to fit the buttons (see chart). 1 LOOP = 1 dc in cast off row on jacket, 5 ch, skip approx 1 cm and fasten with 1 dc in cast off row.


symbols = K from RS, P from WS
symbols = P from RS, K from WS
symbols = 1 YO between 2 sts
symbols = slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
symbols = K2 tog
symbols = 1 YO, BODY PIECE: On next round P YO into back of loop to avoid a hole. SLEEVE: On next row K YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.
symbols = slip1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
symbols = P2 tog

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 126-1) 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.

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 (217)

country flag Katarzyna 13.05.2021 - 01:55:

Ile motków potrzeba tylko na rekawy w rozmiarze XL/XXL ?

user icon DROPS Design 13.05.2021 kl. 12:58:

Witaj Kasiu, niestety nie potrafię odpowiedzieć na twoje pytanie. Czy chcesz zrobić kamizelkę? W takim razie możesz wyszukać wzory na kamizelki dla tej włóczki i tak porównać ilość potrzebnej włóczki? Pozdrawiamy!

country flag Regina 24.07.2019 - 09:48:

Hallo, erst einmal vielen Dank für die bisherige Hilfe. Die Ärmel sind ganz schnell fertig geworden und nun habe ich auch schon das Muster (5 Blätter) vom Vorder und Rückenteil fertig. Jetzt wird ja in Krausrippe (1 Runde re, 1 Runde li,) weitergestrickt. Die Aufnahme bei den 10 markierten Maschen ist die immer rechts und links der markierten Masche. Oder nur auf der rechten Seite und nach 4 Runden dann auf der linke Seite? So immer im Wechsel?

user icon DROPS Design 24.07.2019 kl. 17:11:

Liebe Regina, letzteres ist zutreffend - Sie nehmen pro Zunahmerunde 10 Maschen zu, d.h. 1 Masche an jedem Markierer (es sind ja 10 Markierer vorhanden). In der ersten Zunahmerunde erfolgt die Zunahme auf der rechten Seite jedes Markierers, in der nächsten Zunahmerunde auf der linken Seite jedes Markierers usw. Viel Spaß beim Weiterstricken!

country flag Regina 25.06.2019 - 18:21:

Versuche seit über 2 Jahren diese herrliche Jacke zu stricken, aber leider ohne Erfolg. Dachte fang mit den Ärmeln an, die sehen einfach aus, aber nichts war. Um Ihren Hinweis von 06.02.2017 noch einmal aufzugreifen. Ich beginne mit der Rückreihe rechts gestrickt) von links nach rechts und dann die Hinreihe (links gestrickt) von rechts nach links. Wenn ich M3 fertig habe sieht es aber nicht so aus wie auf dem Bild, wo das Muster auf der Vorderseite rechts gestrickt aussieht. Was ist falsch?

user icon DROPS Design 26.06.2019 kl. 06:22:

Liebe Regina, für die Ärmel stricken Sie zuerst 6 Reihen rechts (= 3 Krausrippen), dann stricken Sie glatt lilnks mit M.3 in der Mitte, das Blatt in M.3 (= die leere Kästchen) sind glatt rechts gestrickt, nur die 2 (1. Mitte vom Blatt) dann die 1 ersten und letzten Maschen sind glatt links - gestrickt. hier lesen Sie mehr über Diagramme. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Ann Kristin Aaker 20.06.2018 - 19:10:

Kan jeg få et bilde av hvordan mønsteret M3 på armen blir i fht resten?

Orsi 10.06.2018 - 13:31:

I am finished with the body piece, and starting with the sleeves. I have a question regarding M3... The first row of M3 is 5 stitches. Row nr.2 ends up 5 stitches again with decreasing 2 and 2 YO. Yet, the third row is 7 stitches. Should I include stitches from the reverse stocking on the sides? Or is there something I'm missing?

user icon DROPS Design 11.06.2018 kl. 09:39:

Dear Mrs Orsi, that's because you will work always more sts in the pattern, ie on row 3 in 1st size for example you will work: 1 edge st, P 18, M.3 (= P2,K3, P2), P18, 1 edge st. Happy knitting!

country flag Samantha 14.02.2018 - 20:37:

I’ve finished the M1 & M2 sections and now am working in garter to the sleeves. I have 10 markets in my round. When it says ‘increase by all markers’ does that mean increase ONE by each marker or ONE each side of markers? (Ex: increase 10 each increase round or 20?)

user icon DROPS Design 15.02.2018 kl. 06:28:

Hi Samantha, It means increase 1 stitch by each marker by making 1 YO. Alternate each increase by making the YO first before and then after the markers. Work into the back loop of the YOs on the next round to avoid holes. Happy knitting!

country flag Gisela 21.11.2017 - 00:00:

Hallo, habe die Jacke nun fertig gestrickt. Sieht gut aus! Nur mit den Maßangeben für die Knöpfe komme ich leider nicht zurecht. Mit den 5 cm nach unten ist klar - nur wieviel cm im rechten Winkel? Kann ich ggf. auch noch nachträglich für einen schönen Abschluss eine Knopfleiste anbringen? Wenn ja, wie sind da ca. die Maße? Vielen Dank für die Hilfe.

user icon DROPS Design 21.11.2017 kl. 08:38:

Liebe Gisela, messen Sie 5 cm unter den Armloch, dann 10 cm links (am linken Vorderteil) messen - siehe auch Stern in der Maßskizze. Als Knopfleiste wird dann ein Schlaufe gehäkelt, siehe SCHLAUFEN. Viel Spaß beim fertigstellen!

country flag Carole Stevenson 31.08.2017 - 19:55:

Hi, I'm finishing up the sleeves but I need to reduce the length of the sleeves as the adult is under 5 ft (60cm would be far too long). Can you tell me approx how many sts I should be left with to cast off? I.e. When reducing from 61sts in the 8cm from 52cm to 60cm? Thanks, Carole

user icon DROPS Design 01.09.2017 kl. 09:07:

Dear Carole, we unfortunately are not able to adjust every pattern to each individual request. For any further personnal assistance you are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn. Happy knitting!

Debora 25.03.2017 - 03:26:

Estoy muy enojada por qué ya tejí la espalda y el delantero derecho tal como dice y no están bien las instrucciones por qué no lo arreglan o lo quitan

country flag Regina 04.02.2017 - 14:34:

Ich bin es schon wieder. Ärmel werden in Hin- und Rückreihen gestrickt. Im M.3 ist somit nur die vordere Reihe, links gestrickt, angezeigt, die hintere Reihe wird gestrickt wie die Maschen erscheinen, also meistens rechts. Und im M.1 und M.2 wird ja in Runden gestrickt und dort ist jede Runde angezeigt. Ist das richtig so? Vielen Dank. Regina

user icon DROPS Design 06.02.2017 kl. 09:28:

Liebe Regina, Alle Reihen sind im Diagramme gezeigt, im M.3 beginnen Sie mit 1 Rückreihe: von links nach rechts lesen, dann von der Vorderseite (= Hinreihen) rechts nach links stricken. Mehr über Diagramme lesen Sie hier. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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