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Aubergine by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat and shawl with simple textured pattern in ”Karisma”.

  • Aubergine / DROPS 142-29 - Knitted DROPS hat and shawl with simple textured pattern in ”Karisma”.
  • Aubergine / DROPS 142-29 - Knitted DROPS hat and shawl with simple textured pattern in ”Karisma”.
  • Aubergine / DROPS 142-29 - Knitted DROPS hat and shawl with simple textured pattern in ”Karisma”.
DROPS design: Pattern no u-689
Yarn group B
Size: S/M - M/L
Head circumference: approx. 54/56 - 56/58 cm
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100-100 g colour no 39, dark old rose

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3 mm – for rib.

Width at top: approx. 150 cm
Length on the middle: approx. 75 cm
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
250 g colour no 39, dark old rose

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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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 diagrams A.1 (= hat) and A.2 (= shawl). Diagrams show pattern from RS.

DECREASE TIP (applies to hat):
Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog. NOTE: Do not dec on round with holes. Displace if needed dec until round before or after.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

Cast on 100-108 sts with Karisma on circular needle size 3 mm and work rib = K 2/P 2 for 4 cm. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work PATTERN according to diagram A.1. When piece measures 17-20 cm, insert 10-12 markers in the hat, 10-9 sts apart. On next round, dec 1 st after all markers – READ DECREASE TIP (switch to double pointed needles when needed). Repeat dec every other round 8-7 more times = 10-12 sts remain on needle. On next round K all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. The hat measures approx. 23-25 cm vertically.

The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts.
Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with Karisma. K 6 rows. At the end of 6th row do not turn piece but rotate 90 degrees clockwise, knit up 3 sts along the edge (i.e. 1 st in every ridge (1 ridge = 2 rows in garter st)), rotate piece again, 90 degrees clockwise and knit up 3 sts along cast on edge (i.e. 1 st in every st) = 9 sts on needle. Then work as follows:
Row 1 (= WS): K 3, P 3 and K 3.
Row 2 (= RS): K 3, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 3 = 13 sts on needle.
Row 3 (= WS): K 3, P 2, P YO twisted, P 1, P YO twisted, P 2, K 3.
Row 4 (= RS): K 3, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 3 (= mid sts), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 3 = 19 sts on needle.
Row 5 (= WS): K 3, P 13 and K 3.

Work next row as follows from RS: K 3, 1 YO, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until the 3 mid sts, 1 YO, K 3, 1 YO, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until 3 sts remain on needle, finish with 1 YO and K 3.
Work as follows from WS: K 3, P YO, work A.2 until YO before mid sts, P YO, P the 3 mid sts, P YO, work A.2 until YO before the 3 last sts on row, P YO and K the 3 last sts. Continue pattern like this, i.e. the 3 outermost sts in each side on shawl are worked K on every row, inc 4 sts on every row from RS by making 1 YO inside the 3 outermost sts in each side and on each side of the 3 mid sts (P YOs on every row from WS), work the 3 mid sts in stocking st and the other sts according to diagram A.2.
When A.2 has been worked 2 times vertically (piece measures approx. 47 cm in knitting direction and approx. 66 cm in the middle), work in garter st over all sts with 4 inc as before (also work mid sts in garter st). Loosely cast off after approx. 6 cm in garter st or when piece measures 75 cm in the middle – NOTE: To avoid the tip from bending in cast off edge, cast off as follows (applies to the 3 mid sts): * Cast off 1 st, make 1 YO on right needle, cast off YO *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, then loosely cast off the remaining sts as before.


symbols = K from RS, P from WS
symbols = P from RS, K from WS
symbols = beg here
symbols = 1 YO between 2 sts
symbols = K 2 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 142-29) 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 (21)

country flag Ida 10.02.2021 - 09:50:

För mössan, ska jag fortsätta sticka enligt mönster A1 när jag minskar?

user icon DROPS Design 11.02.2021 kl. 09:20:

Hej Ida. Ja det stämmer. Mvh DROPS Design

country flag Irena 23.04.2020 - 09:49:

Przepiękny! Zabieram się za robótkę.

country flag Nathalie 23.04.2020 - 03:54:

Bonjour j'aimerais savoir si ce châle peut aussi se tricoter avec un fil du groupe C vu que c'est un châle triangulaire? Merci beaucoup pour vos beaux modèles

user icon DROPS Design 23.04.2020 kl. 09:57:

Bonjour Nathalie, tout à fait, mais l'échantillon sera différent, et la quantité de laine sera fort probablement différente également - vous pouvez vous baser également sur des châles du groupe C ou ceux qui ont par exemple un échantillon/une tension de 16 m pour 10 cm. Bon tricot!

country flag Gertrude Van Der Zande 20.04.2020 - 11:42:

Hoe moet ik een patroon afdrukken.

country flag Gertrude Van Der Zande 20.04.2020 - 11:38:

Het lukt mij niet om een patroon af te drukken. Wat moet ik doen?

user icon DROPS Design 20.04.2020 kl. 18:57:

Dag Gertrude,

Onder de lijst met materialen zit een knop 'Afdrukken'. Hier klik je op en dan klik je op patroon. Nu opent een nieuw scherm en rechts boven zie je dan een link 'Het patroon afdrukken'. Klik hierop om het patroon naar de printer te sturen.

country flag Ella 04.04.2018 - 00:23:

This was my first shawl and I loved the design! Simple to follow and easy stitches. My only problem was finding mistakes (I'm relatively new to knitting) near the increases - I got frustrated a few times but managed to tink my way back and now have a lovely piece of work! Thank you!

country flag Nathalie 09.10.2017 - 22:14:

Bonjour, je fais le châle et ma question est que lorsque l'on commence A2 on a 19 mailles( 8mailles ,3mailles centrales , 8 mailles) ( on fais 3 mailles end. 1 jeté . A2( 6mailles) et le problème est là car on empiète sur les 3 mailles centrales de 1 maille donc ça n'arrive pas

user icon DROPS Design 10.10.2017 kl. 09:34:

Bonjour Nathalie, tricotez 3 m end, 1 jeté, tricotez les 5 m suivantes en A.2, 1 jeté, 3 m end, 1 jeté, tricotez les 5 m suivantes en A.2, 1 jeté, 3 m end = 19 + 4 augm = 23 m. Bon tricot!

country flag Maikki Oksa 23.01.2016 - 21:41:

Kannataisi tarkistaa ohjeessa annetut mitat. On ilmoitettu, että pituus on 75 cm. Kuitenkin ohjeen mukaan neulotaan 6 cm aina oikeaa sen jälkeen, kun neuleen korkeus on n. 47 cm! Kallion laskuopin mukaan siitä kertyy vasta 53 cm, Pitäisikö kenties mallikerta toistaa 3 kertaa vai missä vika? Onneksi olen tottunut neuloja, joten "sävelsin" oman version. Ensikertalainen on ehkä ymmällään.

country flag Giulia 07.12.2015 - 10:55:

Nella prima ripetizione del motivo A2 dello scialle, precisamente nel primo ferro con motivo 2 ins e 1 gettato, ho lavorato il get dopo le 3 m a legaccio e quando sono arrivata alle ultime 2 maglie insieme a diritto (prima delle 3 centrali) mi è rimasta una m da lavorare, che è quella del gettato precedente, e le 3 maglie rasate centrali. Come è possibile? Ho sbagliato qualcosa? M potete spiegare meglio questo ferro?

user icon DROPS Design 09.12.2015 kl. 12:20:

Buongiorno Giulia. Abbiamo chiesto una verifica del grafico e delle spiegazioni. Eventuali correzioni verranno inserite direttamente on line. Buon lavoro!

country flag Lorraine Anderson 02.12.2015 - 03:22:

Hi, I am just starting to knit the hat and noted that the A1 diagram says to knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side, but since the hat is knit in the round which is the right and which is the wrong side? Should I put a stitch marker at the end of a round and then switch to the opposite stitch? Also, the A1 pattern is over 24 stitches but I will be working with 100 stitches, so what do I do with the 2 extra? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks, Lorraine

user icon DROPS Design 02.12.2015 kl. 09:48:

Dear Mrs Anderson, A.1 is worked in the round, but the same symbol are used for A.2 (worked back and forth), when working A.1 only follow the "from RS" - A.1 is worked over 6 sts x 24 rows: repeat 16 times the 6 sts in A.1 and finish with the first 4 sts = 100 sts - read more about diagrams here. Happy knitting!

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