DROPS / 151 / 24

Phoenix by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat and neck warmer with English rib in two colors in ”Big Delight”.

  • Phoenix / DROPS 151-24 - Knitted DROPS hat and neck warmer with English rib in two colors in ”Big Delight”.
  • Phoenix / DROPS 151-24 - Knitted DROPS hat and neck warmer with English rib in two colors in ”Big Delight”.
DROPS design: Pattern no db-029
Yarn group C
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HAT:
Size: S/M – L/XL
Head circumference: approx. 54/56 - 56/58 cm / 21''/22'' - 22''/23''
Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100-100 g color no 13, gray
100-100 g color no 01, rose garden

NECK WARMER:
Circumference: approx. 42-50 cm / 16½”-19¾”
Height: approx. 14-16 cm / 5½”-6¼”
Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100-100 g color no 13, gray
100-100 g color no 01, rose garden

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 5 mm / US 8 – or size needed to get 13 sts in English rib = width 10 cm / 4''. (10 sts when hat is lightly pulled.)

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Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here
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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 = K2 rows.

ENGLISH RIB IN TWO COLORS:
ROW 1 (= WS): Worked with color 13 gray
1 st in garter st, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K 1 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, 1 st in garter st. Turn piece.

ROW 2 (= RS): Worked with color 13 gray
1 st in garter st, * K tog YO and slipped st, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 1 yo and 2 sts remain, K tog YO and slipped st, 1 st in garter st.
Move sts back on circular needle to work from same side one more time and switch color (read KNITTING TIP 1 and 2).

ROW 3 (= RS): Worked with color 01 rose garden
1 st in garter st, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, P tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, 1 st in garter st. Turn piece.

ROW 4 (= WS): Worked with color 13 gray
1 st in garter st, * P tog YO and slipped st, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 1 yo and 2 sts remain, P tog YO and slipped st, 1 st in garter st.
Move sts back on circular needle to work from same side one more time and switch color.

ROW 5 (= WS): Worked with color 01 rose garden
1 st in garter st, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, 1 st in garter st. Turn piece.

Repeat rows 2-5.

KNITTING TIP 1:
To make an English rib in stripes work back and forth on a circular needle as follows: Work 1st and 2nd row as explained above. Move all sts on circular needle to the other end of circular needle so that next row can be worked with a new color from same side as 2nd row. Then turn piece and work the next 2 rows from the other side the same way as 2nd and 3rd row. That means that 1 row is worked with every color from same side before turning the piece.

KNITTING TIP 2:
If you are in doubt, see what color the previous row was worked with on the color of edge st.
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HAT:
Cast on 72-81 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with gray and work back and forth on needle. K 1 row.
Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above -, * P 1, P 2 tog *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with P 1 and 1 edge st in GARTER ST = 49-55 sts. Then work ENGLISH RIB IN TWO COLORS - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 23-24 cm / 9”-9½” – make sure to finish after 5th row and work next row in gray as follows: 1 st in garter st, * K tog YO and slipped st, P 1 *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, K tog YO and slipped st and 1 st in garter st.
Turn and continue with rib K 1/P 1 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side with gray until rib measures approx. 3 cm / 1''. K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME working all sts tog 2 by 2. Piece measures approx. 27-28 cm / 10½”-11”.
Tighten tog the last sts at the top and sew hat tog mid back, garter st against garter st.
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NECK WARMER:
The piece is worked top down. Cast on 93-99 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with gray and work back and forth on circular needle. K 1 row. Work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above -, * P 1, P 2 tog *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with P 1 and 1 edge st in GARTER ST = 63-67 sts. Then work ENGLISH RIB IN TWO COLORS - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures approx. 12-14 cm / 4¾”-5½” – make sure to finish after 2nd row. Cut the yarn, do not turn piece, move sts to the other end of circular needle and work next row from RS as follows with rose garden: 1 edge st in garter st, * K 1, K YO twisted and P slipped st *, repeat from * - * until 2 sts remain, K 1 and finish with 1 edge st in garter st. Then work K over K and P over P until piece measures approx. 14-16 cm / 5½”-6¼”.
When piece is done, RS becomes WS, so the pink sts (V's) that have been worked in English rib will be on the RS of piece. Loosely bind off.
Cut the yarn and sew neck warmer tog with small stitches, sew in outer loop of edge sts and fasten the yarn.


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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 151-24) 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 (usually 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.

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 (102)

country flag Francine Lavoie 25.04.2021 - 19:23:

Bonnet en mailles anglaises 2 couleurs en rond , comment le fermer? Impossible de trouver un tuto. Merci de m'aider.

user icon DROPS Design 26.04.2021 kl. 08:04:

Bonjour Mme Lavoie, ce bonnet se tricote en rangs (= en allers et retours) avec une couture, mais vous pourrez trouver ici comment tricoter des côtes anglaises bicolores en rond. Bon tricot!

country flag Alexandra 25.12.2020 - 09:32:

Guten Tag, Bitte teilen sie mir mit wie dieses gestrickte Muster heisst? Sieht wie ein Zopfmuster aus aber wird sicher anders heißen.......

user icon DROPS Design 04.01.2021 kl. 07:58:

Liebe Alexandra, das Set ist mit Vollpatent mit 2 Farben gestrickt - dieses Video zeigt, wie man dieses Muster strickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Luciana 09.02.2020 - 21:19:

Sto lavorando lo scaldacollo Phoenix e seguendo le vostre istruzioni, alla fine del lavoro, bisogna diminuire le maglie e poi lavorare alcuni ferri a coste 1/1. In questo modo lo scaldacollo non scorre sulle spalle come nell’immagine del modello, ma si piega in sotto. C’è un errore nelle istruzioni?

country flag Julie Corrall 24.11.2019 - 12:24:

Hi , I would like to say I have never had any problems following your patterns they are all easy to follow. I’ve done quite a lot of them now. I always read the pattern 3 or 4 times sometimes more so I understand, because if you don’t then you get confused , because the answer to all these problems are in the pattern, , questions on here make me smile. Still learning thanks drops. Let’s have more new patterns.

country flag Corky 31.03.2019 - 03:07:

The pattern calls for 2 colours and yet it appears in pic that there is maybe 4 colours. How much yarn do you need of each colour ? Is the gray variegated? Thank you .when are the colour changes. What colours?

user icon DROPS Design 01.04.2019 kl. 13:02:

Dear Corky, this pattern is worked with Big Delight - see shadecard here, where there are different colours in the same ball - you are working here with only 2 colours: 01 (rose garden) and 13 (grey) including both different shades. Happy knitting!

country flag Melissa 10.02.2019 - 00:32:

I cast off 81 sts for the hat and row 2 states - > .." RS:.... * P 1, P 2 tog *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with P 1 & 1 edge st = 55 sts."... can you please confirm the last part ? To get 55 sts total, I had to P3 and 1 edge st.

user icon DROPS Design 11.02.2019 kl. 09:29:

Dear Melissa, work the 81 sts as follows: K1, (P1, P2 tog) x 26 times in total, P1, K1 = 55 sts remain. Happy knitting!

country flag Caroline 09.02.2019 - 18:31:

Bonjour, J'ai un peu de misère à comprendre les instructions du début du modèle. Il est écrit: Tricoter 1 rang end puis le rang suivant ainsi sur l'endroit: Comment tricoter sur l'endroit quand on vient de faire un rang endroit et que le fil se trouve à gauche du travail?

user icon DROPS Design 11.02.2019 kl. 08:58:

Bonjour Caroline, le 1er rang tricoté de ce modèle sera un rang endroit sur l'envers, ainsi le 2ème rang sera tricoté sur l'endroit. Au rang suivant, tricotez les côtes anglaises bicolores en commençant par le rang 1 (= sur l'envers). Cette vidéo montre le début de l'ouvrage. Bon tricot!

country flag Amy 20.01.2019 - 22:31:

Is this English rib a form of Brioche? Can i adapt the pattern for working in the round the same as the 2 color brioche? Pretty much switch the ending garter stitches for an additional pattern stitch? I.E. Starting the round 2 with the K tog YO and slipped st and ending with the slip 1 st as if to P? Thanks!!!

user icon DROPS Design 20.01.2019 kl. 22:41:

Dear Amy, English rib and Fisherman's rib is basically variations of the brioche stitch so you can adapt the techniques you are familar with to them as well. Happy Knitting!

country flag Carolyn 17.01.2019 - 20:49:

Is English rib stitch also called fisherman's rib? I found a video for two color fisherman's rib in English language but it looks slightly different in the photo.

user icon DROPS Design 18.01.2019 kl. 08:48:

Dear Carolyn, the fisherman's rib are a bit different, they may look the same but you don't work the yarn overs and slipped sts. - see video in the previous answer. Happy knitting!

country flag Carolyn 17.01.2019 - 20:25:

How many stitches are there on each row? I know that we begins with 81, then becomes 55. How many stitches in row 2- 5? Also, YO seems to be creating holes so how do I avoid this? I am knitting this english/american way. Does this make a difference?

user icon DROPS Design 18.01.2019 kl. 08:39:

Dear Carolyn, when you work English rib the YO's worked over the slipped sts are not counted as sts, so that you keep 55 sts all the way and on each row until you start decreasing. The video below shows how to work English rib with 2 colours. Happy knitting!

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