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Karen by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shoulder piece in ”Big Delight” and “Vivaldi”.

DROPS design: Pattern no db-009
Yarn group C and C
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL

DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100 g color no 04, marina
And use:
DROPS VIVALDI from Garnstudio
50 g color no 36, light beige

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES 7 mm/US 10.75 – or size needed to get 9 sts in width in pattern with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 cm / 4''.

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Comments (14)

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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 sts on all rows.

Row 1 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1.
Row 2 (= WS): K while slipping the YOs from previous row off the needle (= dropped sts).
Row 3 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1.
Row 4 (= WS): K while slipping the YOs from previous row off the needle (= dropped sts).
Row 5 (= RS): K all sts.
Row 6 (= WS): K all sts.
Repeat these 6 rows upwards.

Inc by making a YO, K YOs on next row to make holes.

Cast on 5 sts on needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Big Delight.
Work in garter st back and forth until piece measures 5 cm / 2'', then inc 2 sts by K 2 sts in the first and last st on row = 7 sts.
Continue in garter st until piece measures 20-22-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" (= tie).
Then inc - READ INCREASE TIP. Inc 1 st in each side by making a YO after first st on every row a total of 10-12-14 times (i.e. 5-6-7 times in each side) = 17-19-21 sts.
On next row inc with 1 YO between every st on row = 33-37-41 sts.
K 1 row, piece measures approx. 27-30-33 cm / 10½"-11 3/4"-13", insert 1 marker – now measure piece from here.
Then work according to PATTERN – read explanation above, until piece measures approx. 78-94-108 cm / 30 3/4"-37"-42½" from marker, make sure that last row worked is 4th row in pattern.
On next row, work as follows: K 1, * K 2 and pass the first of the 2 sts over the last st *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 17-19-21 sts.
Continue in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME K tog the first 2 sts on every row until only 7 sts remain on row.
Insert 1 new marker and continue in garter st to make a tie, when piece measures 15-17-19 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½" from the new marker, K the first 2 and last 2 sts tog = 5 sts.
Continue to work in garter st until piece measures 20-22-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" from the new marker.
Bind off, cut and weave in the tails.
Piece measures 132-154-174 cm / 52"-60½"-68½" in total.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Isabelle 30.04.2016 - 09:39:

Bonjour, Par quelle laine puis-je remplacer la laine Vivaldi, qui est épuisée ? Merci

DROPS Design 02.05.2016 kl. 09:21:

Bonjour Isabelle, vous pouvez remplacer Vivaldi par DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk, cliquez ici pour savoir comment calculer la quantité d'une qualité alternative. Bon tricot!

Gail Thorpe 12.03.2016 - 07:44:

I am just beginning Karen 148-19. Using the yarns that I purchased at Nordic Mart. Beautiful! I am increasing from 5 stitches to 7 stitches. I did this by knitting front and back in the first and last stitches in the row. By using this method to inc, I have the notch in the tie on the left side but not on the right side. See your diagram scheme of the shawl. Do you have a suggestion for doing the inc another way so both sides are the same? Thank you so much!

DROPS Design 12.03.2016 kl. 17:33:

Dear Mrs Thorpe, there is different way to inc, see our videos here - you can try different techniques to find the one you rather use. Happy knitting!

Ilona 06.01.2016 - 22:41:

Was genau bedeutend "Umschlag um die Nadel"? Wo ist der Unterschied zu "Umschlag"? Danke!

DROPS Design 24.01.2016 kl. 13:59:

Das bedeutet das gleiche, es ist einfach ein gewohnter Umschlag.

Audrey 30.06.2015 - 13:18:

Also for size l/xl 100 gram of big delight is not enough. It is a very nice pattern though.

Mary 04.10.2014 - 23:25:

100gr of yarn are not enough for the xxl size.

Lisaschaos 23.04.2013 - 06:13:

I love this! Just completed it. Thought I might mention that there's a small error, I believe. When you get to the point of decreasing down to 7 stitches, I believe you want us to decrease on each end of the row, as we did with the increases - so the two sides match. Otherwise, the decreasing side will be longer than the increasing side. Thanks again!

Mariastella 13.02.2013 - 16:44:

Ho già realizzato questo capo , è venuto veramente bellissimo.

ANAIS Daniella 066609690 19.12.2012 - 22:21:

Super pour les nuits fraiches de l'été 2013 j'aimerais avoir le modèle tout de suite

Isabelle 19.12.2012 - 22:01:

J'aime ! tout simplement !

Regina Roth 19.12.2012 - 09:08:

Genau das Richtige für mich

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