DROPS / 131 / 11

Sweet Caroline by DROPS Design

Set consists of: Knitted DROPS scarf and hat with lace pattern in “Alpaca”.

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-573-574
Yarn group A
Width: approx. 25 cm / 9 3/4''
Length: approx. 160 cm / 63''
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
150 g color no 9020, light pearl gray

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 - for English rib.

Head circumference: 54/56 cm / 21"/22"
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100 g color no 9020, light pearl gray

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3.5 mm / US 4 (60 cm / 24'') - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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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.

See diagrams M.1 and M.2. The diagrams show the pattern from RS.

ENGLISH RIB (back and forth on needle):
1st row: 1 st in garter st, * K 1, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with K 1 and 1 st in garter st.
2nd row: 1 st in garter st, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, 1 st in garter st.
3rd row: 1 st in garter st, * K tog YO and slipped st, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, K tog YO and slipped st, 1 st in garter st.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row upwards.

1st row: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1.
2nd row: K over K and P over P.
Repeat 2nd row upwards.

The scarf consist of 2 equal parts that are sewn together in the middle at the end. Cast on 57 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Alpaca and work 4 rows in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Work next row from RS as follows: 4 sts in garter st, diagram M.1A 1 time, diagram M.1B 2 times, diagram M.1C 1 time, 4 sts in garter st. Continue like this until piece measures approx. 72 cm / 28½'', finish nicely according to pattern. On next row inc by working * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, K 1 = 85 sts. Now work 4 cm / 1½'' in RIB - see explanation above - make sure to work 1 row from WS at the end. Then switch to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and work 10 rows in ENGLISH RIB - see explanation above. LOOSELY bind off on next row, bind off YOs as K sts. Knit another part the same way.

Sew the two parts tog in outermost loops of sts along cast on edge. The piece measures approx. 160 cm / 63''.


Worked in the round on circular needle and then on double pointed needles. Cast on 120 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Alpaca and work 5 cm / 2'' in rib; K1, P1.
Work next round in stockinette st while at the same time inc 36 sts evenly = 156 sts.
Then work diagram M.2 13 times on round. NOTE! After each repetition of diagram M.2 vertically, the pattern will shift 1 st to the right. Work diagram M.2 a total of 3 times vertically.
Then work 1 round in stockinette st.
* On next round dec by K2 tog around. Switch to double pointed needles when needed.
Work 2 cm / 3/4'' in stockinette st *, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 39 sts.
Dec on next round by K2 tog around, finish with K 1 = 20 sts.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog, fasten tightly.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 12.02.2013
Work diagram M.2 a total of 3 times vertically.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= K 2 tog

Donna 29.07.2018 - 18:28:

So sorry to ask, what I assume is, an elementary question: Since your chart lines are not numbered, do they start at the bottom left as RS and proceed up through the finished pattern?

DROPS Design 29.07.2018 kl. 19:57:

Dear Donna, read charts from bottom RIGHT corner and go to the left, line by line (ass if you knit). All rows are seen from RS. Happy crafting!

Asma 29.12.2016 - 08:36:

Bonjour, pourriez-vous avoir la gentillesse de me répondre, merci!

DROPS Design 29.12.2016 kl. 14:45:

Bonjour Asma, vous trouverez la réponse ci-dessous. Merci pour votre patience, bon tricot!

Asma 23.12.2016 - 14:31:

Bonjour,pour l'echarpe est ce qu'on tricote les 4 points mousse de chaque cote lorsqu'on tricote les 2 cm de cotes Merci

DROPS Design 29.12.2016 kl. 13:22:

Bonjour Asma, les côtes anglaises vont se tricoter juste avec 1 m lis au point mousse de chaque côté (elles sont mentionnées dans l'explications des côtes anglaises). Bon tricot!

Asma 19.12.2016 - 13:18:

Bonjour, faut-il tricoter les 4 point mousse tout le long de l'echarpe? merci

DROPS Design 19.12.2016 kl. 16:18:

Bonjour Asma, tout à fait, on tricote les diagrammes comme indiqué avec 4 m point mousse de chaque côté (= au début et à la fin de chaque rang). Bon tricot!

Chometon Laura 20.11.2016 - 10:46:

Bonjour Doit on joindre ou tricoter en a/r svp ?

DROPS Design 21.11.2016 kl. 09:53:

Bonjour Mme Chometon, le bonnet se tricote en rond, d'abord sur l'aiguille circulaire, puis sur les aiguilles doubles pointes quand on commence les diminutions et qu'il n'y a plus suffisamment de mailles pour la circulaire. Bon tricot!

Donatella 03.01.2016 - 14:14:

Grazie, sono stupita della Vostra efficienza: rispondete anche la domenica! Sto imparando molte cose nuove grazie a Voi, e la differenza nella lavorazione si nota, eccome se si nota! Un saluto da Donatella S.

Donatella 02.01.2016 - 11:45:

1) quale metodo uso per l'avvio maglie della sciarpa? (partenza dal centro) 2) non riesco di conseguenza a capire le istruzioni di CONFEZIONE sempre relative alla sciarpa Grazie (il filato ALPACA è bellissimo!)

DROPS Design 03.01.2016 kl. 13:01:

Buongiorno Donatella. Per l’avvio delle m può seguire il metodo presentato nel video sotto. Per la cucitura: una volta terminate le due parti della sciarpa, dovrà mettere vicino la parte iniziale di entrambe le parti e cucirle, maglia con maglia, in modo che la cucitura sia il più possibile piatta. Buon lavoro!

Sandra 16.06.2015 - 11:22:

Danke für die schnelle Antwort. Ich interpretiere das Diagramm so, dass ich die erst Runde mit Muster stricke, die zweite Runde glatt rechts, dann wieder eine Runde mit Muster und dann immer so weiter. Also das M2 insgesammt 20 Runden hat.

DROPS Design 16.06.2015 kl. 11:29:

Ja, Sie haben 100%-ig richtig interpretiert, genau so machen Sie es! :-) Viel Spaß beim Stricken und gutes Gelingen!

Sandra 15.06.2015 - 22:16:

Hallo, ich habe eine Frage zur Mütze. Stricke ich bei den Diagrammen jede zweite Reihe glatt rechts? Oder ignoriere ich diese Reihen da es ja keine Rückreihen gibt? Danke schon mal für die Hilfe.

DROPS Design 16.06.2015 kl. 11:16:

Sie müssen immer alle R des Diagramms stricken, auch in Runden. Stellen Sie sich vor, dass in Runden jede Rd eine Hin-R ist, also auch die Rück-R. Oder interpretieren Sie die Symbole so, dass das weiße Kästchen "glatt rechts in R und glatt rechts in Rd" bedeutet.

Hellingrath 25.11.2014 - 07:56:

Hallo, habe eine Frage zum Diagramm M2 muss ich bei der letzten Reihe die letzte und die erste Masche stricken um diese Verschiebung des Musters zu erreichen?

DROPS Design 03.12.2014 kl. 08:58:

Am besten orientieren Sie sich an den Umschlägen, die ja immer genau übereinander liegen müssen, dann erkennen Sie, an welcher Stelle Sie die 3 M zusammenstricken müssen.

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