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Honeymoon by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS poncho with lace pattern in "BabyAlpaca Silk" or "Lace". Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: lace, ponchos, top down,

DROPS design: Pattern no la-012
Yarn group A
Chest measurements: 80 to 96 cm – 106 to 130 cm
Circumference at the top: approx. 58-96 cm
Length from cast on edge to bottom edge mid front: approx. 57-52 cm (shorter in larger size due to deeper neck).

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
450-450 g colour no 0100, off white
OR use:
Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
200-200 g colour no 0100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm. Read KNITTING TENSION below.

2 meters off white silk ribbon 10 mm in width.

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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.
This garment is to be soaked and stretched to size afterwards. The knitting tension is therefore not that important but to get a sense of whether you are working to loose/tight, 23 sts x 30 rows on needle size 3.5 mm = approx. 10 x 10 cm.


GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
1 ridge = * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. See arrow for your size in Diagram A.2.

Piece is worked top down, first back and forth on circular needle and then in the round. This is done to make a vent mid front.
Cast on 156-220 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm (40 cm) with Baby Alpaca Silk or Lace. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work as follows: A.1 (= 17 sts), * A.2 (= 5-21 sts), A.3 (= 34 sts) *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total, A.2 (= 5-21 sts), A.4 (= 17 sts). Continue this pattern back and forth until 2 repetitions of A.1/A.4 have been worked vertically, finish when 17 sts remain on needle. This is now the beg of round. Now continue to work in the round over all sts, continue with A.3 over A.1/A.4. Continue this pattern upwards, switch to a longer circular needle when needed. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 348 sts on needle in both sizes. Then work as follows: * A.3, A.5 A, A.5 B 2 times, A.5 C *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total. Every time A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, there is 1 A.5 B more between every A.5 A and A.5 C.

Continue this pattern until a total of 9-8 repetitions of A.3 and 8-8 repetitions of A.5 have been worked vertically = 732 sts on needle in both sizes. K 1 round over all sts, over all A.5 dec 9 sts evenly (= 140 sts remain over every A.5, 696 sts in total.)
Then work as follows: * A.6 2 times, continue with the first 2 sts in A.5 A, work A.6 8 times, work the last 2 sts in A.5 C, * repeat from *-* 4 times in total.

Continue like this until A.6 has been worked 1 time vertically – K the inc sts in A.5 = 1072 sts. Loosely cast off.

If the poncho is worked in Lace, it needs to be blocked to get the right measurements and shape. If it is worked in Baby Alpaca Silk, lightly stretch or steam it. Place the poncho in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze the water out of the poncho - do not twist the poncho - then roll the poncho in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the poncho will now only be moist. Place the poncho on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size in a nice circle and fasten it with pins. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the poncho has been washed.

Thread a silk ribbon up and down in the ridges on the neck of poncho and tie a bow.


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

Kate Andritsopoulou 30.04.2019 - 08:39:

Thank you for your help. However the pattern continues \"When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 348 sts on needle in both sizes. \" If I am knitting A3 over A1/A4 where do I knit A2?

DROPS Design 30.04.2019 kl. 10:07:

Dear Mrs Andritsopoulou, A.2 will be worked over A.2 as before = just continkue working A.2 as before, the only change is here to work A.3 over A.1/A.4. Happy knitting!

Kate Andritsopoulou 29.04.2019 - 19:45:

Good evening! Can you please explain: "Now continue to work in the round over all sts, continue with A.3 over A.1/A.4." Thank you.

DROPS Design 30.04.2019 kl. 07:46:

Hi Kate, You have started the piece working back and forth to give the split mid front. Once the split is finished you continue in the round (so do not turn the piece, but continue straight on) to work the body of the poncho. The last part means that where you previously worked A.1/A.4 you now work A.3. I hope this helps and happy knitting!

Nina Sarkki 02.06.2018 - 08:28:

Hej! När jag nu stickat första rapporten A1 och A4 en gång och ska göra rapporten en gång till inför att sedan sticka ihop alla maskor så undrar jag hur/var jag fortsätter att sticka rapport A2, från början 5/21 jag får då inte maskantalet att stämma med omslagen?? Mvh Nina

DROPS Design 07.06.2018 kl. 15:32:

Hei Nina. Du skal bare fortsette A.2 videre oppover som anvist i diagrammet – altså du fortsetter med omgang 17 om du strikker størrelse S/M/L, eller med omgang 34 om du strikker størrelse XL/XXL/XXXL. God fornøyelse

Lesley Steinmeier 30.04.2018 - 17:17:

Klopt het dat in A6 tussen al die X'en (av goede kant) vanaf rij 14 in het midden, ook nog 0'en staan? Misschien ligt het aan mn telefoon, maar ik kan het heel slecht zien (misschien een overbodige vraag omdat ik anders moet minderen, maar voorkomen beter dan genezen...)

DROPS Design 02.05.2018 kl. 21:15:

Hallo Lesley, Het ligt niet aan je telefoon, hoor. Ze zijn inderdaad wat lastig om te zien maar in toer 13, 15, 17 en 19 van A.6 zitten aan beide kanten van de middelste steek een omslag. Er is een verzoek naar de designafdeling gestuurd om deze wat duidelijker in beeld te krijgen.

Katri 08.04.2018 - 10:32:

A question has been asked here several times in different languages i.e. how to proceed with the A6 pattern plus the 2sts from pattern A5. Total being 696 sts at this point, how do you reach the total of 1072 sts at the end? One pattern A6 adding only 4sts and there being in total 40 x A6 pattern, this adds only 160 sts to the 696 sts = 856. Where do the rest over 200 sts come from? Does one add an YO to the 2first sts of A5 pattern on each round and how?

DROPS Design 09.04.2018 kl. 13:27:

Dear Katri, you will inc 1 st in each A.5A and 1 st in each A.5C on every other row, ie you will inc (2 sts x 27 inc row = every other row in A.6) x 4 repeats in width = 216 sts inc = there will be a total of 1072 sts after A.6 has been worked 1 time in height (including the sts inc in A.5A and A.5C). Happy knitting!

Maria 08.12.2017 - 22:15:

Jag förstår inte detta mönster efter varv 2 i A6. Var placerar jag de ökade maskorna i A.5 A / A.5 C fortsättningsvis för att få ihop mönstret korrekt i slutändan? Alltså, hur fortsätter jag varv 3 efter 2 X A.6??? Tacksam för svar.

DROPS Design 11.12.2017 kl. 17:02:

Hej, de ökade maskorna i A.5 ska stickas räta.

Kerstin Vogel 26.08.2016 - 13:09:

Rest von Frage: Muss ich dann 2Ma re 1 U 1 Ma re und dann A6 stricken oder beginne ich immer mit 1Ma re 1U 1 Ma re dann die Maschen re die dazugekommen sind und dann Muster A6 weiter? Vielen Dank schon mal für die Antwort. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Kerstin V.

DROPS Design 29.08.2016 kl. 09:27:

Hallo Kerstin, diese Frage wurde auch bei Ihrer anderen Frage beantwortet.

Kerstin Vogel 21.08.2016 - 18:20:

Rest von Frage: Muss ich dann 2Ma re 1 U 1 Ma re und dann A6 stricken oder beginne ich immer mit 1Ma re 1U 1 Ma re dann die Maschen re die dazugekommen sind und dann Muster A6 weiter? Vielen Dank schon mal für die Antwort. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Kerstin V.

Kerstin Vogel 21.08.2016 - 18:19:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team, ich bin jetzt an der Stelle, wenn ich über A5, den Mustersatz A6 stricken soll. Ich stricke 2Ma von A5A (d.h. 1Ma re 1U 1Ma re ) und dann die 17 Maschen des Mustersatzes von A6 und zum Abschluss die 17Ma A6 und dann 1Ma re 1U 1Ma re. Meine Frage ist jetzt, wo stricke ich den Umschlag in der 3. (5.,7., usw.) Runde?

DROPS Design 29.08.2016 kl. 09:26:

Liebe Kerstin, der Umschlag wird wie im Diagramm gezeigt gestrickt (er ist ja Teil der 2 M). und die in A.5 zugenommenen Maschen werden rechts gestrickt: "die zugenommenen M in A.5 re stricken".

Andrea 17.06.2016 - 08:08:

Nochmal zum Verständnis meiner letzten Frage... A2 beende ich ja mit der letzten Reihe... Wenn ich Damm wieder neu mit A2 in Größe Xxl starte, passt das Muster ja nicht übereinander? Was tun ?

DROPS Design 19.06.2016 kl. 09:32:

Hallo Andrea, die Maschenzahl zwischen den Streifen von A.3 wächst kontinuerlich und in diesem Teilen stricken Sie A.2.

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