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Miss Marple by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS head band and shoulder piece with leaf pattern in ”Nepal”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-126
Yarn group C
Size: one-size
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
100 g color no 4311, gray/purple

Size: One-size
Circumference at the top: 35 cm / 13 3/4’’
Circumference at the bottom: 140 cm / 55’’
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
350 g color no 4311, gray/purple

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24’’) SIZE 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 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. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagrams show all rows in pattern from RS.

See diagrams A.4 to A.5. Diagrams show all rows in pattern from RS.

RIDGE PATTERN (back and forth on needle):
Row 1: K from RS.
Row 2: P from WS.
Row 3: K from RS.
Row 4: K from WS.

Work short rows as follows:
* Work 1 row over A.4, turn and work back. Work 1 row over A.4 + K 2 + 12 sts ridge pattern, turn and work back. Work 1 row over A.4 + K 2 + 12 sts ridge pattern + K 2 + A.5 + K 2 + 6 sts ridge pattern, turn and work back. Work 1 row over all sts, turn and work back *. Repeat from *-*, i.e. 8 rows at the widest and 2 rows at the most narrow in 1 repetition.

Cast on 23 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above - for 3 cm / 1’’. Then work according to A.1.
When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue according to A.2.
When piece measures approx. 46 cm / 18’’, stop after one whole repetitions of A.2, work according to A.3. Work A.3 1 time vertically, then work in garter st for 3 cm / 1’’, or desired measurements.
Bind off. Sew together cast on and bind off edges with neat sts.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 67 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. Work 5 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above.
Then work pattern as follows: A.4, 2 sts in stockinette st, ridge pattern over the next 12 sts, 2 sts in stockinette st, A.5, 2 sts in stockinette st, 6 sts ridge pattern, 18 sts in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME work SHORT ROWS - see explanation above. Work short rows until neck measures 35 cm / 13 3/4’’ in the shorter side (or to desired measurements), stop after one whole repetition over A.4.
Work 3 ridges in garter st, on next row from RS dec for buttonholes as follows: Work 16 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO, * work 13 sts, K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* 3 times, finish with 4 sts K. Continue in garter st until 5 ridges have been worked in total, bind off.
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 24.11.2016
Correction symbol text no. 6: 1 YO between 2 sts, on next row K YO twisted


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K 1, P 1 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, P 1, K 1 from cable needle
= 1 YO between 2 sts, on next row P YO
= 1 YO between 2 sts, on next row K YO twisted
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= K 2 tog
= inc by working 2 sts in 1 st
= bind off 1 st
= K 3 tog
= P 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, P 2, K 1 from cable needle

Sally 23.03.2019 - 17:16:

When working the short rows, when it says "Work 1row over all stitches" does "all stitches" mean all the stitches worked so far or all the stitches cast on?

DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 10:36:

Dear Sally, when working the short rows, "work 1 row over all stitches" means to work all stitches on left needle = the onen previously worked with the short rows as well as the other ones. Happy knitting!

Deb 21.11.2018 - 21:58:

Are the charts to be read from left to right or right to left? Thank you.

DROPS Design 22.11.2018 kl. 07:46:

Hi Deb, The charts are read from bottom right to left on first row. If you are working back and forth the next row is read from left to right, if you are working in the round continue the next row from right to left. Happy knitting!

Kate Gomes 15.10.2018 - 21:15:

Is this garment knitted from the top down?

DROPS Design 16.10.2018 kl. 09:10:

Dear Mrs Gomes, the cape is worked sideways with short rows. Happy knitting!

Torunn Riise-Larsen 02.10.2018 - 17:13:

Og hva skal stikkes når det står: "strikk 1 p over a4, snu og strikk tilbake. Men hva slags masker skal man bruke? Synes ikke det er så lett å forstå oppskriften deres...

DROPS Design 03.10.2018 kl. 14:19:

Hei Torunn. Vendinger er det samme som forkortede pinner: altså på hver pinne fra retten strikker du over fler masker enn forrige pinne. Du skal strikke dette samtidig som du strikker mønster etter diagram - så når det står snu og strikk tilbake følger du anvisningene i diagrammet som vanlig. Altså første gang strikker du en omgang A.4, snur og strikker neste omgang A.4 tilbake. Så snur du arbeidet igjen og strikker neste omgang A.4 og strikker videre 2 masker rett og 12 masker åpne rille. Så snur du og strikker tilbake osv. Dette gjentar du til halsen måler 35 cm i den korteste siden. God fornøyelse.

Torunn Riise-Larsen 02.10.2018 - 15:52:

Ang. vendinger. Skal det gjøres etter at hele A4, dvs 20 pinner, er strikket. Eller etter hver pinne av a4?

Patricia 18.11.2016 - 16:21:

Pourriez vous mettre une vidéo pour le commencement du diagramme A4 svp merci ?

DROPS Design 18.11.2016 kl. 17:43:

Bonjour Patricia, votre demande a été enregistrée, mais en attendant la vidéo, lisez le diagramme en commençant en bas à droite sur l'endroit de droite à gauche et de gauche à droite sur l'envers. Retrouvez sous la légende la signification de chaque symbole. Bon tricot!

Maple 28.06.2016 - 02:22:

Thanks for your answer. but i don't understand..i understand how to read the diagram but i don't understand the shoulder piece paragraph. so confused. can you write it step by step. for example, step 1, knit 1 row . step 2, p 1 rows. sorry i am too dumb..

DROPS Design 28.06.2016 kl. 08:29:

Dear Maple, The Shoulder piece paragraph explains how to work the sts, ie which pattern will be used to work the sts, at the same time work the short rows to get the correct shape. For any further individual assistance, you are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn. Happy knitting!

Maple 27.06.2016 - 00:02:

The shoulder piece. i cast on 67 sts on circular needle and i knit 5 ridges in garter st. and then i am lost.please help. how to continue...

DROPS Design 27.06.2016 kl. 10:14:

Dear Maple, after the ridges, you work short rows (see "SHORT ROWS" at the beg of the pattern) while working in pattern as follows: *2 rows over A.4. Then 2 rows over A.4 + 2 sts in stocking st + 12 sts in ridge pattern. Then work 2 rows over A.4 + 2 sts K + 12 sts ridge pattern + 2 sts K + A.5 + 2 sts K + 6 sts ridge pattern. Then work 2 rows over all sts (= with diagram, K, ridge pattern ...)*, you have now worked 8 rows over the first sts on the right side (from RS) and only 2 sts on the left side (from RS). Repeat from *-*. Happy knitting!

Maple 26.06.2016 - 22:13:

How to star this shoulder piece. the pattern didn't tell ,cast on how many stitches. please help..

Maple 26.06.2016 kl. 22:23:

Sorry , i find out, the pattern say, cast on 67 sts. i wish you have video shows us how to knit whole thing. Reading the paper patterns is difficult for new knitters. i been learning to knit 2 years already and never success knitting drops design pattern. difficult to follow the pattern.

Pam Richardson 22.01.2016 - 17:19:

I have currently just started working on the capelet in this pattern set. I consider myself to be a pretty smart knitter, but I can not seem to figure out how to work diagrams A.4 and A.5 at the same time I am working the short rows which are described earlier in the pattern. I don't understand how they fit together? Am I doing short rows on the ws rows? Thank you, Pam

DROPS Design 22.01.2016 kl. 17:40:

Dear Mrs Richardson, when working short rows follow diagrams at the same time, ie :Work 1 row over A.4 (=1st row in A.4, turn and work back (= 2nd row in A4). Work 1 row over A.4 (= 3rd row in A.4) + K2 + 12 sts ridge pattern (= row1), turn and work back (= 4th row in A.4 and row 2 ridge pattern), etc. ie work next row from WS as next row in diagram or under ridge pattern, then on next row from RS work next row in diagram/under ridge pattern. Happy knitting!

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