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French Riviera by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with lace pattern in ”Lace”.

Tags: lace, shawls, top down,

DROPS design: Pattern no la-018
Yarn group A
Size: approx. 50 cm measured at the back of neck and down mid back.

DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 6410, turquoise

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm – NOTE! Read about knitting tension below.

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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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 blocked/stretched to size afterwards so the knitting tension 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 in stocking st and get approx. 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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

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

Inc with YO, YO should not be twisted on next row but should make a hole in the piece.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 63 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Lace, insert 2 markers in the piece on each side of the middle 57 sts. Continue in stocking 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 KNITTING TENSION! 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 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 casting off with K from RS. Cast 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 vertically.

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.)


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

Elly 19.08.2019 - 10:17:

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?

Jane Valdez Åhman 10.08.2019 - 11:18:

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.

DROPS Design 16.09.2019 kl. 08:05:

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!

Majbritt 05.08.2019 - 19:42:

Hej Kan man gøre sjalet større ved at gentage A1 A2 A3-delen f.eks 6 gange i stedet for de 4, der står i opskriften?

DROPS Design 09.08.2019 kl. 08:55:

Hej Majbritt, ja det kan du gøre :)

Linda 13.01.2019 - 21:21:

I’m almost ready to start! Glad i read through the QAs (well English anyways). Clarified a few things for me. Do you recommend the yo at the middle markers on the RS or WS. Perhaps it doesn’t matter...

Karin De Graeve 19.12.2018 - 09:52:

Hallo, ich bin noch kein Strickprofi, möchte mich aber an das Tuch wagen. Was bedeuten bitte die Abschnitte A1 bis A6? Vielen Dank im Voraus.

DROPS Design 19.12.2018 kl. 13:38:

Liebe Frau De Graeve, Sie werden hier die Diagramme A.1 bis A.6 stricken - die Diagramme lesen Sie von der unteren Ecke an der rechten Seite rechts nach links (Hinreihen) und links nach rechts (Rückreihen). In der schriftlichen Anleitung ist es beschrieben, wann bzw wo man diese Diagramme strickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Ira 30.08.2018 - 19:03:

Jak należy przerobić pierwsze dwa oczka w rzędzie 1 motywu A2? Czy są to dwa narzuty jeden po drugim? Jeśli tak, to w jaki sposób są przerabiane w rzędzie 2 - jako 2 oczka lewe, czy jako jedno oczko? Bardzo dziękuję za wyjaśnienia.

DROPS Design 30.08.2018 kl. 21:13:

Witaj Iro! Tutaj wykonujesz 1 narzut, oczko prawe, 1 narzut. Pamiętaj, że rząd nie zaczyna się od schematu A.2. Rząd zaczynamy: 1 o. brzeg. ściegiem francuskim, A.1 (= 6 o.), A.2 aż zostaje 4 o., dalej przer. A.3 i zakończyć przerabiając 1 o. brzeg. ściegiem francuskim. Powodzenia!

Vicki 23.08.2018 - 16:15:

What are your best tips on preventing the shawl from curling?

Vicki 21.08.2018 - 20:30:

I have a question about "insert 2 markers in the piece on each side of the middle 57 sts". I cast on 63 stitches, on the next row do I put a marker after stitch 4 and then again after stitch 60?

DROPS Design 22.08.2018 kl. 07:25:

Hi Vicki, Yes, that is right. Happy knitting!

Monika Opočenská 13.08.2018 - 18:40:

Dobrý den, poprosím, šlo by doplnit tuhle větu česky? NB! Avpass slik at siste p er fra retten. På neste p fra vrangen økes det 1 m innenfor kant-m i hver side = 341 m. Aby další měli správný počet ok. Nesouhlasilo mi to se vzorem, tak jsem pátrala :-) Moc děkuji Hano. S pozdravem Monika Opočenská

Diane 24.02.2018 - 22:11:

Je cherche le patron écris au lieu du diagramme. Est-ce disponible?

DROPS Design 26.02.2018 kl. 09:00:

Bonjour Diane, nous n'avons que des diagrammes pour ce modèle, lisez les diagrammes en commençant en bas à droite, de droite à gauche sur l'endroit et de gauche à droite sur l'envers, vous trouverez la légende des diagrammes juste au-dessus. Bon tricot!

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