DROPS / 134 / 3

Diva by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with wave pattern in "Alpaca" or "BabyAlpaca Silk".

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  • Diva / DROPS 134-3 - Knitted DROPS shawl with wave pattern in Alpaca or BabyAlpaca Silk.
  • Diva / DROPS 134-3 - Knitted DROPS shawl with wave pattern in Alpaca or BabyAlpaca Silk.
DROPS design: Pattern no Z-569
Yarn group A
Size: One-size
Height: approx. 50 cm.
Width: 140 cm.

DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200 g colour no 3770, dark pink
Or use:
200 g colour no 4088, heather

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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

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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.
GARTER ST: K all rows.

See diagram M.1, M.2 and M.3 (the diagrams show the pattern from RS)

Dec 1 st before marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec 1 st after marker as follows: K tog 2 sts after marker.
Dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side of piece as follows: K tog the 2 sts after and before 1 edge st.

Worked back and forth on circular needle, bottom up. Cast on 363 sts (no of sts can be divided by 18 + 3) on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Alpaca. K 4 rows in garter st (1st row = RS). Then work from RS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, diagram M.1 (= 18 sts) a total of 20 times, finish with 1 st in stocking st and 1 edge st in garter st = 323 sts. Work 2nd row in diagram M.1 (2 dec sts per repetition = 16 sts per repetition). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Then work as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, diagram M.2 (= 16 sts) a total of 20 times, finish with K 1 and 1 edge st in garter st. Continue until diagram M.2 has been worked 5 times vertically. Then work as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, diagram M.3 (2 dec sts per repetition = 14 sts per repetition) a total of 20 times, finish with K 1 and 1 edge st in garter st = 282 sts. Work 2nd row in diagram M.3.
Insert 2 markers in piece from RS as follows: 113 sts, 1st marker, 57 sts, 2nd marker = 113 sts remain. Continue in stocking st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side of piece - At the same time dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side of piece on every row and dec 1 st before 1st marker and 1 st after 2nd marker on every row from RS - Read decrease tip above = 6 dec sts after every other row. Repeat dec until 7 sts remain before and after markers each side (57 sts still between markers).
On the following 2 rows dec 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side of piece, 1 st before 1st marker and 1 st after 2nd marker = 63 sts remain on needle. Loosely cast off on next row, piece measures approx. 50 cm vertically.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 12.09.2011
Number of sts corrected all through pattern
Updated online: 01.08.2018
Repeat dec until 7 sts remain before and after markers each side (previously 5 sts)


symbols = K from RS, P from WS
symbols = 1 YO between 2 sts
symbols = slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso.
symbols = st that is not there

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 134-3) 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 (104)

country flag Suzanne Bois 03.05.2021 - 04:36:

Quand on voit le carré noir et que l'on dit pas de maille je ne comprend pas

user icon DROPS Design 03.05.2021 kl. 09:34:

Bonjour Mme Bois, au 1er rang de A.1, on diminue 1 maille, il va donc y avoir 2 mailles en moins au rang suivant (= 16 mailles uniquement), les carrés noirs ne sont pas des mailles, car on les a diminué au rang précédent. Bon tricot!

country flag Gabriella 31.10.2020 - 12:16:

Jag förstår inte mönstret M1. Om jag inte räknat kantmaskan förstår jag det som att M1 stickas genom att sticka ihop två maskor, sticka 6 maskor, lyfta av 1 maska och sticka ihop 2 maskor samt lyfta över, och sedan sticka ytterligare 5 maskor och sedan sticka ihop de två sista. Då har jag stickat 18 maskor men minskat med totalt 4 maskor, dvs 14 maskor per rapport. Enligt er beskrivning ska man ha kvar 16 maskor. Vad är det som inte stämmer?

country flag Nicole 13.08.2020 - 22:25:

Bonjour, j’ai acheté 200 gr de Drops baby merino pour réaliser ce modèle , j’ai fait l’échantillon avec aiguilles 4 mm. Après avoir tricoté la première pelote : je n’ai que environ 8 cm de hauteur et 4 rangs de point mousse + 23 ou 24 rangs. La boutique n’a qu’une pelote en réserve pour moi. Est ce que pourrai compléter le modèle ? On n’avait dit que je pouvais choisir cette laine (c’est aussi inscrit dans les choix possibles. )

user icon DROPS Design 14.08.2020 kl. 07:22:

Bonjour Nicole, si votre tension est correcte (en largeur et en hauteur), vous devriez avoir suffisamment de laine, ce châle se tricote de bas en haut, autrement dit, vous montez 363 mailles et quand les diminutions sont terminées, il reste 63 m, vous pourrez donc progressivement tricoter plus de rangs avec une seule pelote car de moins en moins de mailles, mais si vous voulez être certaine d'en avoir assez et craignez que ça ne suffise pas, vous pouvez en prévoir une pelote supplémentaire. Bon tricot!

country flag Elisabeth 11.08.2020 - 16:59:

Spørgsmål til M1: Jeg starter med at strikke 1 kantmaske, 2 ret sammen. Så strikker jeg 8 ret og tager en maske løs af, strikker 2 ret sammen og tager løs maske over. Derefter strikker jeg 7 ret. Jeg gentager 8 ret, 1 m løs af, 2 ret sammen, 7 m ret på resten af pinden. Tæller jeg det samlet antal masker har jeg 321 efter at have strikket den første pind i M1. I opskriften står der at man skal strikke M1 20 gange for at få 323 masker. Hvad går galt?

country flag Lene Nielsen 28.03.2020 - 21:23:

Må gøre noget forkert. Er lige startet på M2. Når jeg er ved enden af M2, har jeg strikket 6 masker igen. Tror måske jeg efter enden skal slå om, ihvertfald mangler jeg 1 maske pr rapport. Skal den læses således: 1 kantmaske, slå om, 6 masker, 1 løs af, 2 ret sammen, løse maske over, 6 masker, slå om, 1 maske, slå om osv ,,,,,,,

user icon DROPS Design 31.03.2020 kl. 08:00:

Hej Ja det är riktigt som du skriver, men husk att kantmaskan inte är med i diagrammet så du stickar 1 kantmaska och sedan M2. M2 stickas sedan totalt 20 gånger, avsluta med 1 r och 1 kantm . Mvh DROPS Design

country flag Édith Gravel 07.03.2020 - 00:32:

Bonjour, ce chale est très beau. Cependant, j’aimerais le faire moins haut, environ 35 a 37 cm . Actuellement, j’ai tricoté 3 foi M2, je me demandais une chose: si je tricote M3 une fois et ensuite les diminutions qui suivent, obtiendrai-je le même résultat au point de vue apparence mais en plus petit, ce que je recherche. Merci de me faire part de votre réflexion.

user icon DROPS Design 09.03.2020 kl. 13:16:

Bonjour Mme Gravel, je crains que si vous le rétrécissez en hauteur, il sera également plus court tout en haut (envergure). Votre magasin DROPS devrait pouvoir vous assister dans vos ajustements, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

country flag Aubrey 29.10.2019 - 23:55:

Is this available in written instructions or only with the chart instructions? I love it I just don't find charts easy to knit from.

user icon DROPS Design 30.10.2019 kl. 10:20:

Dear Aubrey, unfortunately there are no written out instructions for this pattern. However we do have a lesson on how to read crochet patterns here. Also, you can always ask for help in the store where you bought your DROPS yarn from. Happy Crafting!

country flag Gnu 13.05.2019 - 21:57:

Lovely pattern. I'm a little confused though. Am I decreasing on the purl row in M1? (the 2 black blocks)

user icon DROPS Design 14.05.2019 kl. 08:16:

Dear Gnu, when working 1st row in A.1 you will decrease 2 sts (= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso in the middle of each A.1) so that there are only 16 sts in each A.1 after row 1. Happy knitting!

Damaris Seidler 08.12.2018 - 22:18:

Wenn ich 59 Maschen am Ende übrig habe und diese Abkette, dann stimmt doch mein Tuch nicht mit dem Bild überein. Darauf ist doch ganz deutlich zu sehen, dass da viel mehr abzuleiten sind😕😊

user icon DROPS Design 10.12.2018 kl. 11:28:

Liebe Damaris, der Rand, den Sie auf dem Bild sehen, ist nicht komplett die Abkettkante, sondern er ergibt sich teilweise beim Stricken des Tuchs (durch die Abnahmen). Die Endmaschenzahl war aber dennoch nicht korrekt - die Anleitung wurde nun komplett überarbeitet und sollte nun stimmen. Viel Spaß beim Weiterstricken!

country flag Condamin Nicole 31.10.2018 - 07:14:

J'adore ce modèle.

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