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Knitted DROPS poncho in 1 thread ”Symphony”, 1 thread "Melody" or 1 thread "Brushed Alpaca Silk" + 1 thread "Alpaca" with rib in ”Alpaca”. Size S to XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no WW-034
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL

Materials: DROPS SYMPHONY from Garnstudio
600-650-750 g, color no 02, beige
Or use:
150-175-200 g, colour no 05, beige
And: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
450-500-650 colour no 0618m, eco light beige mix (incl. Neck and Sleeve Edges).
Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
300-350-400 g, colour no 15, beige
And: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-200-300 g colour no 2020, light camel.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 6 mm/US 10 – or size needed to get 15 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread Symphony, 1 tread Melody or 1 thread Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 thread Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') size 4 mm/US 6 – for rib.

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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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65% Wool, 35% Polyamide
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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.

DECREASING TIP 1 (applies to mid front and mid back):
Dec from RS each side of 2 sts.
Dec as follows 3 sts BEFORE marker: K2 tog, K1.
Dec as follows AFTER marker: K1, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.

DECREASING TIP 2 (applies to the side):
Dec by K2 tog before marker and K2 tog into back of loop after marker.


Worked in 2 parts, then parts are put tog and piece completed in the round on all sts. Arrows in diagram show the knitting direction.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from the bottom edge up. Cast on 162-180-198 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with with 1 thread Symphony, 1 tread Melody or 1 thread Brushed Alpaca Silk + 1 thread Alpaca. Work 4 rows GARTER ST - see above! Insert a marker in the middle of piece, i.e. after 81-90-99 sts.
REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME cast on 2 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows for sleeve edges. Repeat the inc at the end of every row a total of 9-10-11 times each side (= 18-20-22 inc sts for sleeve edge each side). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' dec 1 st each side of marker – See DECREASING TIP 1! Repeat the dec on every row from RS a total of 46-52-58 times, and when all inc for sleeve edges are complete (piece measures approx 10-11-12 cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4") finish with 1 row from WS. Put piece aside.

Like back piece.

Slip all sts on the same circular needle and continue in the round. Insert 1 marker at beg of round and 1 after half the sts (to mark the sides). Continue to dec mid front and mid back as before. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 12-12-13 cm / 4 3/4"-4 3/4"-5 1/8" dec 1 st each side of marker each side – See DECREASING TIP 2! Repeat the dec at the sides on every 6th round (every 3 cm / 1 1/8'') a total of 13-15-17 times (= until finished measurements). After all dec are complete there are 160-172-184 sts left on needle. Continue until piece measures 51-57-63 cm / 20"-22½"-24 3/4".

Change to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and 2 strands Alpaca. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME K2 tog across the round = 80-86-92 sts. P 1 round and K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME inc 20-22-24 sts evenly = 100-108-116 sts. Now continue in rib, K2/P2, on all sts. When rib measures 28 cm / 11'' bind off LOOSELY with K over K and P over P.

Worked in the round. Sew the garter st at the bottom of back and front piece tog with a couple of sts each side (sleeve edge now has a circumference of approx 24-26-30 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11 3/4"). Pick up 44-48-52 sts round sleeve edge on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with 2 strands Alpaca. P 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2, on all sts. When rib measures 12 cm / 4¾'' bind off with K over K and P over P.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Kelly M 06.07.2019 - 05:18:

This english translation is very confusing and I think I’ve made a huge mistake as a result after re-reading several more times in addition to the thread of comments. I feel I have grossly misunderstood on the first front/back piece and ended up knitting the entire side (104 rows) on the first piece before setting aside. I am hoping I dont have to start the side all over again. Is it possible to sew both pieces together to save the weeks of work and THEN do the neck and sleeves in round?

Ms Green 26.06.2019 - 10:29:

Hi, When I join the front and the back and begin knitting in the round, do I continue to do the center decreases on every 2nd row knitted in the round or will it be on every row?

DROPS Design 26.06.2019 kl. 12:18:

Dear Mrs Green, when working in the round continue to increase as before every other round. Happy knitting!

Anja 09.05.2019 - 08:13:

Komme nicht ganz hin mit den cm, kann ich mit den 172 Maschen auch noch weiter stricken, bis ich die 57 cm erreicht habe ?

DROPS Design 09.05.2019 kl. 10:58:

Liebe Anja, nach allen Abnahmen sind noch 172 M übrig, weiterstricken bis die Arbeit 57 cm misst, dann den Rollkragen mit Nadeln Nr 4 und 2 Fäden Alpaca stricken.. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Mona 13.03.2019 - 19:37:

Hei! Finnes denne oppskrift til barn fra 6 år og oppover? Hvilken type garn vil dere event anbefale, meget viktig at det er helt klø fritt

DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 08:49:

Hei Mona. Nei, denne modellen finnes kun i voksenstørrelse dessverre. Om du filtrerer søket ditt etter "barn" vil du få opp de poncho-oppskriftene vi har til barn. Alpakkagarn klør generelt mindre enn ull da fibrene er mindre og garnet derfor er mykere. God fornøyelse

Heike 27.01.2019 - 17:18:

.........und die Arbeit zur Seite legen ( die Arbeit misst ca. 10 cm ). Von wo muss ich da messen, von der Mitte oder den Seiten?

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 11:32:

Liebe Heike, messen Sie von der Anschlagskante zwischen die Ab- und Zunahme, wo die Maschen "gerade" sind. Viel spaß beim stricken!

Mirka 31.12.2018 - 17:38:

Czy ten wzór będzie dostępny w języku polskim?

DROPS Design 01.01.2019 kl. 19:20:

Witaj Mirko. W przyszłym tygodniu tłumaczenie pojawi się na naszej stronie. Pozdrawiamy!

Joyce Mac Donald 18.11.2018 - 00:39:

Hello, Just starting the increase for the sleeves. I am a bit confused when to start the dec after the middle marker. After the piece measures 3 cm and is that measured from the bottom of the garter stitch or from the beginning of the Stockinette stitch.

DROPS Design 19.11.2018 kl. 08:28:

Dear Mrs Mac Donald, you will decrease in the middle of piece on each side of marker as explained under DECREASING TIP-1 = work until 3 sts remain before marker, K2 tog, K1, marker, K1, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso. The 3 cm are measured from cast on edge - remember to put piece aside when all inc for sleeve edges are done - you will continue the decrease later when working back and front piece together in the round. Happy knitting!

Annette Hedegaard 01.11.2018 - 13:16:

Hej 🤗 Jeg har købt garn til denne dejlige sag. Nu er mit spørgsmål: Kan man ikke strikke på rundpind? Istedetfor strikke 2 dele. Mvh Annette Hedegaard

DROPS Design 01.11.2018 kl. 15:26:

Hej Annette, Ja er den ikke lækker :) Jo det er kun de første cm du strikker frem og tilbage, herefter strikkes alt rundt på rundpind. God fornøjelse!

Audrey 26.10.2018 - 02:51:

When I start this project and I cast on 180 stitches, am I doing that on straight knitting needles or on the circular?

DROPS Design 26.10.2018 kl. 08:09:

Hi Audrey, We recommend using a circular needle so that you have room for all the stitches. Happy knitting!

Chalotte 12.10.2018 - 12:02:

Hej Jeg vil gerne strikke denne i DROPS Air - er det muligt at omregne. Str. S

DROPS Design 22.10.2018 kl. 10:48:

Hei Charlotte. I utgangspunktet vil jeg tro du helt fint kan strikke denne med 1 tråd Air og 1 tråd Alpaca. Strikk en prøve lapp så du er sikker på at strikkefastheten blir overholdt. Strikkefastheten passer garn i garngruppe D, og siden Air tilhører garngruppe C må du i tillegg bruke 1 tråd fra grangruppe A. Vær obs på at ponchoen vil bli noe annerledes enn på bildet da Air ikke har den hårete effektek som de opprinnelige garnene har. Bruke vår Garnkalkulator for å regne ut hvor mye Air du trenger. God fornøyelse.

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