DROPS / 133 / 2

Lily by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with lace pattern in "Lace".

Tags: lace, shawls,

DROPS design: Pattern no LA-001
Yarn group A
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Length mid back: approx. 48 cm when blocked
Width at top: approx. 155 cm when blocked

Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 0501, light grey

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 mm (80 cm) - NOTE! Read about the knitting tension below.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 and 3.5 mm

KNITTING TENSION:
This garment is to be soaked and stretched to size afterwards so the knitting tension is not that important. But to get a sense of whether you are working too loose/tight, work a test on needle size 3.5 mm in stocking st and get approx. 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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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.
KNITTING TIP 1 (provisional cast on):
Work a row with 26 ch on hook size 3.5 mm in Lace. Cut the thread - do not fasten. Use a new thread to knit up 26 sts in this ch-row with circular needle 3.5 mm – this is the row you will be unraveling afterwards to slip the cast on sts back on needle again.

KNITTING TIP 2:
To make the edge look nice, slip first st as if to P without working it – this is done on all rows (i.e. the outermost st each side is only worked on every other row – i.e. half as many rows vertically over this st).

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1. The diagram shows the pattern from RS.

BOBBLE:
1st row (RS): Work 7 sts in 1 st as follows: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with K 1 = 7 sts. It is important to work the sts loosely (approx. 1 cm long).
2nd row (WS): P these 7 sts tog. It will be difficult to work the sts from 1st row tog if they are too short and too tight.
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SHAWL:
Beg by working the lace edge on the shawl then knit up sts along this edge and work the shawl - piece is worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts.
The lace edge is worked in 2 parts starting mid back - see Fig. 1. For cast on - follow KNITTING TIP 1 on how to cast on with Lace - and read KNITTING TIP 2 before continuing.
Start by working 1st row from WS as follows:
P 1 row and P the last 2 sts tog = 25 sts. Work 15 repetitions of diagram M.1(= approx. 60 cm = 180 rows have been worked). Then slip these 25 sts on a stitch holder.
Unravel the crochet row at the cast on edge, the cast on sts are then released and are ready to be worked as follows:
Slip the 25 cast on sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm and work 15 repetitions of diagram M.1 in the opposite direction (= approx. 60 cm = 180 rows have been worked). Then slip these 25 sts on a stitch holder.
Now work the shawl itself:
Knit up sts along the lace edge on circular needle size 3.5 mm from RS in front loop of outermost st as follows:
* Pick up 1 st in each of next 3 sts, skip 1 st *, repeat from *-* finish the row = 270 sts on needle - pick up 1 extra sts in last st = 271 sts on needle.
P 1 row from WS. Work next row as follows: * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1. P 1 row while at the same time slipping the outermost 116 sts in each side on two stitch holders and keeping the middle 39 sts on the needle.
Now work back and forth in stocking st over the middle 39 sts while AT THE SAME TIME working 3 sts from stitch holder at the end of every row until 24 sts remain on the two stitch holders in each side.
Continue to work back and forth in stocking st over the middle sts while AT THE SAME TIME working 2 sts from stitch holder at the end of every row until 11 sts remain on the two stitch holders in each side.
Continue to work back and forth in stocking st over the middle sts while AT THE SAME TIME working 1 st from stitch holder at the end of every row until all sts from the two stitch holders have been worked. Now slip sts in each side of the lace edge with diagram M.1 back on circular needle = 321 sts.
K 4 rows over all sts with double thread. Loosely cast off.

CROCHET BORDER:
The border is worked along bottom edge of diagram M.1. Use hook size 2.5 mm and Lace. In every edge st work as follows: * 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc *, repeat from *-*.

BLOCKING:
Place the shawl in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze the water out of the shawl - do not twist the shawl - then roll the shawl in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the shawl will now only be moist. Place the shawl on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size and fasten it with pins. Leave to dry. Repeat the process each time when the garment has been washed.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 13.03.2015
New text under SHAWL:
Now work the shawl itself:
Knit up sts along the lace edge on circular needle size 3.5 mm from RS in front loop of outermost st as follows:

* Pick up 1 st in each of next 3 sts, skip 1 st *, repeat from *-* finish the row = 270 sts on needle - pick up 1 extra sts in last st = 271 sts on needle.

Diagram

= 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
= bobble - see explanation above
= temporary cast on edge
= knitting direction

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 133-2) 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.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

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 (39)

Matty 05.06.2019 - 02:13:

What language is written this pattern? If anyone could tell me please. Thank you!!

DROPS Design 05.06.2019 kl. 10:15:

Dear Matty, all available languages to this pattern can be found by clicking the scrolling down menu under the picture. Happy knitting!

Marie-Ève 29.05.2019 - 03:18:

Bonjour, lorsqu'on doit tricoter les 116 m, les mettre en attente, ensuite tricotez les 39 m suivantes, est que je dois simplement glissez les 116 dernières mailles avant de les mettre en attente ou les tricoter et les mettre en attentes? Car si je dois les tricoter, je ne comprends pas comment faire pour tourner et poursuive sur les 39 mailles au rang suivant... Merci à l'avance.

DROPS Design 29.05.2019 kl. 08:30:

Bonjour Marie-Ève, tricotez 1 rang envers, glissez les 116 premières mailles de ce rang en attente, tricotez les 39 m suivantes (= les 39 m centrales) et glissez (sans les tricoter) les 116 dernières mailles du rang. Ainsi, votre fil se trouve juste au début des 39 m. Bon tricot!

Pia 15.05.2019 - 08:37:

Jeg undre mig over at der står at sjælen skal strikkes vådt, er det en fejl?

DROPS Design 15.05.2019 kl. 09:37:

Hej Pia, Nej, hvis du strikker sjalet i DROPS Lace, så fugter du sjalet bagefter og strækker det til de rigtige mål. God fornøjelse!

Julia 06.02.2019 - 06:52:

Das Tuch ist wunderschön. Finde die Anleitung aber leider sehr verwirrend.

Patty Pang 21.09.2018 - 01:30:

I would like to use the edging lace pattern on a triangular shawl shape. My plan is to sew the edging onto a completed triangular shawl. Do you have such a design already? I can\\\'t figure out how to create the center V for the point of the triangle within the lace edging.

DROPS Design 21.09.2018 kl. 08:06:

Dear Mrs Pang, we are unfortunately not able to adjust every pattern to each individual request. You are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn - even per mail or telephone - or ask for assistance on a knitting forum. Happy knitting!

Gisela Storzum 30.07.2018 - 09:47:

Mir gefällt das Schultertuch sehr gut! Wie wird das Tuch vorne gehalten? Ist es lange genug, um es vorne zu binden? Oder: Wie wird es auf den Schultern gehalten, ohne dass es wegrutscht? Gibt es vielleicht noch ein Bild von vorne? Vielen Dank im Voraus für die Antwort.

DROPS Design 31.07.2018 kl. 09:36:

Liebe Frau Storzum, der Schal misst ca 155 cm oben, vorne können Sie beide Enden miteinander verknoten. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Roselyne Gisbert 08.07.2018 - 11:25:

Après avoir relevé les m., on a 116+39+116 = 271. On reprend les m. 3 par 3 sur les 116 m. de chaque côté jusqu'à ce qu'il en reste 24. Or, 116 - 24 = 92, ce qui n'est pas divisible par 3. De même, quand on reprend les m. 2 par 2, pour qu'il reste 11 mailles sur les 24, on en reprend 13, ce qui n'est pas divisible par 2 ! On peut bien sur adapter pour tomber juste, mais j'aimerais savoir s'il y a une finesse de tricotage que je n'ai pas comprise.

Katharina 27.12.2017 - 10:59:

Hallo liebes Drops Team. Ich habe eine Frage zu den Aufnahmen an der Lacekante. Durch das Abheben der ersten Masche in jeder Musterreihe habe ja nur 180 Randmaschen, nicht 360. Wie soll ich da 271 Maschen aus dem Rand aufnehmen? Vielen Dank für eine Antwort und viele Grüße

DROPS Design 02.01.2018 kl. 08:48:

Liebe Katharina, es werden je 1 Maschen aus den 3 nächsten M (nicht Musterreihe) aufgefassen, und dann 1 M überspringen = 270 M + 1 M aus der letzten Maschen aufnehmen = 271 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Nicole 07.07.2017 - 19:16:

Bonjour, comment pousuivre le tricot après avoir repris les 271 mailles sur le côté? Dans le rang envers, au moment où l'on met 116 mailles en attente de chaque côté comment faut-il procéder exactement? Faut-il tricoter le rang en entier et faire la répartition des mailles une fois le rang terminé ou faut-il tricoter le rang seulement jusqu'à la fin des 39 mailles centrales et commencer les allers-retours sur ces mailles à ce moment-là? Merci pour votre réponse.

DROPS Design 10.07.2017 kl. 09:12:

Bonjour Nicole, tricotez ainsi: 116 m et mettez les en attente, tricotez les 39 m suivantes et glissez les 116 dernières mailles en attente. Tournez, puis tricotez les 39 m en jersey en tricotant 3 m en plus à la fin de chaque rang jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 24 m sur les 2 arrêts de mailles. Bon tricot!

ANTJE Schupp 10.10.2015 - 10:15:

Schöner Kompromiss! Schönes Lace-Muster zur Verzierung und dann ein bissl (langweilige, aber gut zum Mitnehmen und nebenher-stricken) Entspannung. Für mich ein gutes Lace-Einstieger-Modell!

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