DROPS 152-4
DROPS design: Pattern no la-018
Yarn group A
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Size: approx. 50 cm / 19 3/4'' measured at the back of neck and down mid back.
Materials:
DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 6410, turquoise

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/ US 4 – NOTE! Read about knitting gauge below.

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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.
KNITTING GAUGE:
This garment is to be soaked and blocked/stretched to size afterwards so the knitting gauge is not that important. But to get a sense of whether you are working too loose/tight, work a test on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 in stockinette st and get approx. 23 sts x 30 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc with YO, YO should not be twisted on next row but should make a hole in the piece.
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SHAWL:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 63 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lace, insert 2 markers in the piece on each side of the middle 57 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st in GARTER ST - READ EXPLANATION ABOVE in each side of piece - AT THE SAME TIME inc as follows - READ INCREASE TIP ABOVE:
Inc 1 st in each side inside 1 edge st on every row and inc 1 st on each side of the middle 57 sts every other row. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue like this until inc have been done 46 times in total on each side of the 57 sts and 92 times in each side = 339 sts on needle.
NOTE! Adjust so that last row is from RS. On next row from WS inc 1 st inside edge st in each side = 341 sts.
Piece now measures approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' mid back.
Then work PATTERN - READ EXPLANATION ABOVE! according to diagrams A.1 to A.3, beg from RS as follows: Work 1 edge st in garter st, A.1 (= 6 sts), A.2 until 4 sts remain on needle, then work diagram A.3 and finish with 1 edge st in garter st. Work diagram 4 times vertically in total. Then work diagrams A.4 to A.6 the same way. After last row in diagram P 1 row from WS before loosely binding off with K from RS. Bind off with a YO for every YO from last row in diagram to make the edge extra elastic and easy to stretch and shape. Piece measures approx. 50 cm / 19 3/4'' vertically.

BLOCKING:
Place the shawl in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze out the water from the shawl - do not twist. Then roll the shawl in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the piece will now only be moist. Place the shawl on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to measurements. On this shawl tips can be made in the bottom edge by stretching a little extra where 2 K sts are (diagram A.5). Also stretch the edge st in each side at the bottom of edge, fasten pins in each tip and along the other edges. Leave shawl to dry. Repeat the process when the garment has been washed.

This pattern has been corrected.

Updated online: 09.05.2014
Under Shawl: additional sentence in the middle of text: … NOTE! Adjust so that last row is from RS. On next row from WS inc 1 st inside edge st in each side = 341 sts. + New diagram
A.1 (row 2.& 6.) and A.3 (row 6.,8. & 10.)

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = K from RS, P from WS
symbols = 1 yo between 2 sts
symbols = K2 tog
symbols = slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso
symbols = slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso, K2 tog
symbols = slip 1 as if to K, K2 tog, psso
diagram
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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

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.

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?

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

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.

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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.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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

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?

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!

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.

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.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (113)

country flag Christine wrote:

Bonjour, combien de mailles devrais-je avoir de chaque coté des 57m centrales avant de commencer le point de fantaisie? 57 + 46+46+92+92 =333 .. vous indiquez 339 et pour la suite la correction est pas claire pour moi....pouvez vous m'aider s'il vous plait. Merci

19.06.2024 - 14:25

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Christine, lorsque vous avez augmenté 46 fois, vous avez: 141 mailles, les 57 mailles centrales et 141 mailles soit 339 mailles au total. Au dernier rang sur l'envers (après la 46ème augmentation = après le dernier rang d'augmentations sur l'endroit), vous augmentez 1 maille de chaque côté, à 1 m des bords (= après la m lisière + avant la maille lisière à la fin du rang), vous aurez ainsi: 142 m + 57 m + 142 m = 341 mailles au total. Bon tricot!

19.06.2024 - 16:26

country flag Christine wrote:

Bonjour , comme il faut faire une augmentation a tous les rangs, comment faire une jeté a l'envers sur le 2 ieme rang de jersey.. Merci

14.06.2024 - 15:46

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Christine, sur l'envers, vous allez augmenter 1 maille de chaque côté: tricotez 1 maille, faites 1 jeté, tricotez toutes les mailles jusqu'à ce qu'il reste la dernière et faites 1 jeté; Bon tricot!

14.06.2024 - 16:25

country flag Carina Verbinnen wrote:

Dit patroon geeft aan dat de hoogte van de omslagdoek ongeveer 50cm is, maar er staat niets over hoe breed hij word.

08.09.2023 - 18:59

country flag Bärbel wrote:

Wie ist die Spannbreite des Tuches? Es ist leider nur die hintere Länge angegeben. Herzlichen Dank, Bärbel

05.09.2022 - 12:19

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Bärbel, das Tuch ist ca 160 cm breit (oben) ohne das Lochmuster. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

02.11.2022 - 15:01

country flag Thalia wrote:

The pattern is really pretty but I'm sorry to say that both the upper edge and the lace bottom edge are curling even after aggressive blocking. Thinking of adding a garter edge to the upper part but how can I fix the lace one without losing the nice tips? It's really disappointing.

03.09.2022 - 16:26

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Thalia, this video shows how we block a finished shawl, you should also add pins here at each tip - I can't see any reason why you cannot block it - maybe bring your shawl to the store where you bought the yarn (or send them a picture by mail), it might be eeasier for them to assist you here.

05.09.2022 - 09:08

country flag Kerstin Bücker wrote:

Hallo, Es ist Richtig, dass ab dem Muster KEINE Zunahmen nach der Randmasche mehr zugwnommen werden?

12.05.2021 - 13:40

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Bücker, ja richtig, es wird bei dem Muster nicht mehr beidseitig (bei den Randmaschen) zugenommen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

12.05.2021 - 14:32

country flag Sara wrote:

Buongiorno Vorrei chiedere un informazione sul ferro appena prima degli schemi cioe quello da 339 m a 341. Si dice di fare un gettato prima e dopo il vivagno, cioe iniziare e finire il ferro con i gettati corretto? esiste un video dove vedere questo passaggio? grazie!

28.05.2020 - 13:16

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Sara, su questo ferro deve lavorare un gettato dopo la maglia di vivagno all'inizio del ferro e 1 gettato prima dell'ultima maglia alla fine del ferro. Buon lavoro!

28.05.2020 - 15:21

country flag Maria Palacin Gil wrote:

Hallo, werden die Diagramme A4 - A6 1-mal oder ebenfalls 4-mal in der Höhe gestrickt? Wie viele Maschen soll man am Schluss haben? Danke im Voraus und freundliche Grüße Maria

08.02.2020 - 18:05

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Palacin Gil, A.1 bis A.3 werden 4 x in der Höhe gestrickt, aber A.4 bis A.6 werden nur einmal in der Höhe gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

10.02.2020 - 08:41

country flag Elly wrote:

Ik wil de omslagdoek graag breder maken. Heb meer steken nodig dan de genoemde 341. Hoeveel steken moet ik rekenen voor de herhaling van het patroon?

19.08.2019 - 10:17

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Elly,

Je zou bij het op zetten i.p.v. 63 steken meer steken op kunnen zetten in stappen van 15 steken, zodat je in dat gedeelte meer patroonherhalingen van A.2 hebt.

16.10.2019 - 10:00

country flag Jane Valdez Åhman wrote:

Hej! Det gäller A1-A3. När jag kommer till slutet har jag extra maskor fast det står att "tills det återstår 4 m återstår, sedan stickad A3 och avsluta med 1 kantmask i räts. Jag har redan stickat A3. Det blir ändå maskor kvar.

10.08.2019 - 11:18

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Jane. Når du begynner på MØNSTER skal du ha 341 masker på pinnen, så strikker du 1 kantmaske i RILLE + A.1 (=6 masker) + A.2 strikkes 15 ganger (= 15 masker x 22 ganger = 330 masker), nå skal du ha 4 masker igjen. Strikk A.3 (=3 masker) + 1 maske i RILLE. God Fornøyelse!

16.09.2019 - 08:05