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First Frost by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with lace pattern. Shown in "Lace" and "BabyAlpaca Silk" from yarn group A.

Tags: lace, shawls,

DROPS design: Pattern no la-020
Yarn group A
Measurements: Width at the top: approx. 140 cm / 55'' when blocked Length mid back: approx. 76 cm / 30'' when blocked
DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 7120, light gray green
Or use:
200 g colour no 4088, heather

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

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).

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70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
from 7.70 $ /50g
DROPS Lace uni colour DROPS Lace uni colour 7.70 $ /50g
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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.

See diagrams A.1 - A.13. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

If you want a bigger shawl, repeat A.4-A.6 vertically.

When using another yarn from yarn group A, there is no need to stretch to measurements, but place it gently out in shape. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the garment has been washed.

Worked back and forth on circular needle, from the neck down. Cast on 9 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Lace or BabyAlpaca Silk. Work diagram A.1 (Note: 1st row is from WS). When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 21 sts on needle.
Then work as follows from RS: 3 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, A.2, 1 st in stockinette st (= mid st), A.2, finish with 3 sts in garter st. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 49 sts on needle.

Now work next row from RS as follows: 3 sts in garter st, A.3, 1 st in stockinette st (= mid st), A.3, finish with 3 sts in garter st. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 65 sts on needle.

Now work next row from RS as follows: 3 sts in garter st, A.4, A.5 2 times, A.6, 1 st in stockinette st (= mid st), A.4, A.5 2 times, A.6, finish with 3 sts in garter st. When A.4-A.6 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 97 sts on needle.
After A.4-A.5 there is room for 2 new repetitions of A.5 on each side of shawl.

Work until 6 whole repetitions have been worked of A.4-A.6 vertically. I.e. there are now 12 times A.5 on each side of mid st = 257 sts.

Now work next row from RS as follows: 3 sts in garter st, A.7, repeat A.8 until 4 sts remain before mid st (= 7 times), A.9, 1 st in stockinette st (= mid st), A.10, repeat A.11 until 12 sts remain (= 7 times), A.12, finish with 3 sts in garter st. When A.7-A.12 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 353 sts on needle.

Now work next row from RS as follows: Work A.13 until mid st (= 22 times), 1 st in stockinette st (= mid st), work A.13 the rest of row (= 22 times). When A.13 has been worked, there are 617 sts on needle. LOOSELY bind off with P from WS.

Place the shawl in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze the water out of the shawl - do not twist the shawl - then roll the shawl in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the shawl will now only be moist. When using BabyAlpaca Silk – READ SHAPING!
Place the shawl on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size and fasten it with pins, pull the middle of lace repetitions in A.13 out to form tips. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the garment has been washed.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 02.10.2014
New chart A.7 (first YO on row 15 is moved).
Updated online: 07.10.2014
Or use: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio 200 g colour no 4088, heather
Updated online: 05.06.2015
Correction: Updated diagram A.8 and A.9.
Updated online: 17.08.2015
Correction: New diagram A.4.
Updated online: 02.08.2017
Correction in the last part of diagram A.10, A.11 and A.12.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 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
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso

Judithe Andersen 11.07.2019 - 00:44:

Når jeg har strikket A4-A6 som skrevet så er mit spørgsmål A7-A9 en gang i højden og til sidst A10-A12 er det korrekt forstået ?

DROPS Design 11.07.2019 kl. 12:05:

Hei Judithe. Du strikker A.7-A.12 1 gang i høyden, men alle 6 diagrammene strikkes samtidig. Du strikker A.7-A.9 på den ene siden av midtmasken, og A.10-A.12 på den andre siden av midtmaksen. Når A.7-A.12 er strikket 1 gang i høyden strikkes A.13 over alle maskene. God fornøyelse

Madelene 23.06.2019 - 11:30:

\"För en större sjal kan A4-A6 repeteras på höjden\"\r\nHur många ggr måste de upprepas för att stämma med bården?

Christina Grabow 21.05.2019 - 15:13:

Aber wenn ich von A 10 in A 11 und wieder in A 10 gehe dann sind 2 Umschläge nach einander oder fällt dann einer weg? A11 endet mit einem Umschlag und A10 beginnt mit einem Umschlag? A10 A11 A10 A11 immer im Wechsel oder habe ich das falsch verstanden?

DROPS Design 21.05.2019 kl. 15:34:

Liebe Frau Grabow, nur A.11 wird hier wiederholt, A.10 wird nur einmal gestrickt, dh so wird es gestrickt: A.10 x 1 in der Breite, dann wierdeholen Sie A.11 bis 12 Maschen bleiben , und A.12 x 1 in der Höhe. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Christina Grabow 21.05.2019 - 11:45:

Wenn ich im Muster ab a7 weiter mache also ab 257 Maschen auf der Nadel. Dann habe ich im Musterverlauf 2 Umschläge hinter einander ist das korrekt? Lg

DROPS Design 21.05.2019 kl. 13:24:

Liebe Frau Grabow, die 257 M stricken Sie wie folgt: 3 M kraus rechts, A.7, A.8 x 7, A.9, 1 M glatt re, A.10, A.11 x 7, A.12, 3 M kraus rechts - also nach dem letzten Umschlag in A.9 stricken Sie 1 M glatt rechts (= die mittlere Masche), dann stricken Sie A.10 (= erste Masche = 1 Umschlag), es sind keine 2 Umschläge nebeneinander. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Valido Carmela 16.05.2019 - 17:59:

I diagrammi A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 A12 all\'inizio della lavorazione sono 251 per cui una volta terminate le 6 ripetizioni dei diagrammi A4 A5 A6 mi trovo sul ferro 257 maglie, così come da voi indicato, ma iniziando a lavorare il diagrammi da A7 ad A12 le maglie diminuiscono a 251 è corretto? proseguo così?

DROPS Design 16.05.2019 kl. 21:32:

Buongiorno Carmela. Quando sul ferro ha 257 maglie e inizia a lavorare i diagrammi A7-A12 il numero delle maglie continua ad aumentare con i gettati ai lati. Verifichi di lavorare i diagrammi sul numero indicato di maglie e che ogni diminuzione sia compensata da una maglia gettata. Buon lavoro!

Susanne Lauersen 16.05.2019 - 01:01:

Jeg forstår ikke opskriften når jeg har strikket 3ret+a4a5a5a6+1m+a4a5a5a6+3ret. En gang igennem. Hvad skal jeg så? Ligeledes står der i rettelserne at der er rettelse i A4. Er det foretaget i det diagram som jeg ser her ovenover mig? På forhånd tak for hjælpen

DROPS Design 16.05.2019 kl. 07:49:

Hei Susanne. Rettelsene som står forklart er allerede inkludert i tekst/diagrammene så oppskriften er helt oppdetert. Når du har strikket A.4-A.6 1 gang i høyden gjentar du diagrammene. Men du har nå plass til 4 rapporter av A.5 mellom A.4 og A.6 på hver side av midten (fordi du har flere masker). Så da strikker du slik: 3 rett, A.4, A.5, A.5, A.5, A.5, A.6, 1 maske osv. Du fortstter med å gjenta disse diagrammene i høyden til de er strikket totalt 6 ganger i høyden. For hver gang de gjentas strikkes det 2 rapporter mer av A.5 på hver side av midten. Dvs det er 12 ganger A.5 på hver side av midten etter de 6 rapportene i høyden. God fornøyelse

Gudrun Buchhöcker 14.05.2019 - 21:36:

Ich bin etwas verwirrt: Bei A11 in der 30. Reihe sind es lt Anleitung 17 Maschen, bei A8 16 Maschen. Ist das ein Druckfehler?

DROPS Design 15.05.2019 kl. 08:32:

Liebe Frau Buchhöker, die Maschenanzahl wird jedoch bei der 30. Reihe dieselbe beidseitig die mittlere Masche: A.7 (= 26 M), A.8 (= 16 M), A.9 (22 M) = 64 M - A.10 (=20 M), A.11 (= 17 M), A.12 (= 27 M) = 64 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Cinzia 27.03.2019 - 15:54:

Is it possible to have this scheme in vertical and complete with rhombus at the bottom? Thank you Kind regards Cinzia

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 17:31:

Dear Cinzia, you can find the diagrams related to this shawl on the bottom of the page. Following the given instructions you can realize this shawl. For any further assistance, please contact your DROPS store, and there you'll find the help you need. Happy knitting!

Bente 18.03.2019 - 09:42:

Det ser ikke ud til at den lyse og den lyngfarvede er ens omkring midten. Hvad gør jeg for at få en midte som den hvide?

DROPS Design 19.03.2019 kl. 14:37:

Hei Bente. Jo, de 2 sjalene på bildene er like. Og de er begge strikket etter oppskriften. God fornøyelse

Hanne 12.03.2019 - 15:48:

Har fundet en løsning. I forstod måske ikke mit spørgsmål ;-)

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