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Knitted DROPS poncho in false English rib, worked top down in ”Big Merino”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no mb-017
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL

DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
600-650-700 g color no 02, gray

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' and 32'') SIZE 5.5 mm / US 9 - or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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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 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows seen from RS.

Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next round work YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.
NOTE! Work the inc sts in pattern A.1/A.2. On first inc work the new sts as last st in pattern A.1 (i.e. on next round after round with inc, K YOs twisted. After the next 2 rounds with inc, P YOs twisted).

Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st.
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Work top down on circular needle. First work a neck edge back and forth, then work poncho in the round on circular needle, then continue back and forth on front and back piece.

Cast on 96-102-108 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with Big Merino. Work in GARTER ST back and forth - see explanation above - for 7 cm / 2¾''. Then work in the round. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Work 1 round in stockinette st. On next round work as follows from the back: A.1 (= 3 sts) 6-7-7 times in width, insert 1st marker in last st, A.2 (= 11 sts), insert 2nd marker in the middle st (= middle of shoulder), work last st in A.1, insert 3rd marker in this st, A.1 12-13-14 times in width, insert 4th marker in last st, A.2, insert 5th marker in the middle st (= middle of shoulder), work last st in A.1, insert 6th marker in this st, A.1 6-6-7 times in width. Continue like this, AT THE SAME TIME on next round beg inc: Work until 1st marker, 1 YO, work until 2nd marker, 1 YO on each side of this st, work until 3rd marker, work st with marker, 1 YO, work until 4th marker, 1 YO, work until 5th marker, 1 YO on each side of this st, work until 6th marker and work this st, 1 YO, work the rest of round = 104-110-116 sts. Work the inc sts in pattern A.1/A.2 - READ INCREASE TIP. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!

Inc as follows before 1st and 4th marker and after 3rd and 6th marker (= 4 inc): Repeat inc every other round 12-18-21 more times, and every 4th round 11 times in all sizes.

Inc on each side of 2nd and 5th marker as follows (= 4 inc): Repeat inc every other round 16 more times.

When inc are done, there are 260-290-306 sts on round. When piece measures 39-43-47 cm / 15 1/4"-17"-18½", work as follows from beg of round: Work the first 62-71-74 sts (= back piece), bind off the next 5 sts, work the next 125-140-148 sts (= front piece), bind off the next 5 sts, work the remaining 63-69-74 sts (= back piece). Then finish front and back piece back and forth separately.

There are now 125-140-148 sts for front piece. Continue back and forth with pattern over front piece as before, AT THE SAME TIME work 1 edge st in garter st in each side. On next row from RS beg dec in each side of piece - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec on every row from RS 13 more times = 97-112-120 sts. Piece measures 53-57-61 cm / 21"-22½"-24" - adjust so that next row is 2nd, 4th or 6th row in diagram. Bind off sts with K over K and P over P. NOTE! bind off YOs with P. Cut and fasten the yarn.

Work as front piece.

Sew tog edge in garter st in the back of neck. Sew neatly tog st by st to get a nice seam. Cut the yarn and fasten.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P
= K tog YO and K st from RS, P tog YO and P st from WS.

Josianne 17.10.2018 - 20:28:

Guten Tag, Ich stricke in Grösse L/M, dass heisst dass ich 102 Maschen. Könnt Ihr mir sagen (von rechts nach links) an welchen Maschen die Markierung 1 bis 6 kommen? Ich komme mit der Strichanleitung nicht klar. Vielen Dank im voraus

DROPS Design 18.10.2018 kl. 09:34:

Liebe Josianne, so setzen Sie die Markierungen ein: A.1 (= 3 M) 7 x und den 1. Markierer an der letzten Masche anbringen (= 21. Masche), A.2 (= 11 M) und den 2. Markierer an der mittleren Masche anbringen (=27. Masche), die letzte M von A.1 stricken und den 3. Markierer an dieser Masche anbringen (= 33. Masche), A.1 13 x und den 4. Markierer an der letzten M anbringen (=72. Masche) , A.2 und den 5. Markierer an der mittleren Masche anbringen (= 78. Masche), die letzte M von A.1 stricken und den 6. Markierer an dieser Masche anbringen (= 84. Masche), A.1 6 x. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Josianne 17.10.2018 - 12:47:

3. Markierer in dies Masche einbringen: wieviele maschen sind zw. 2. und 3. Markierer? beii Grösse L/XL? Vielen Dank im Voraus. Josianne

DROPS Design 17.10.2018 kl. 15:02:

Liebe Josianne, es sind 5 M nach dem 2. Markierer (= in der Mitte A.2 = 5 Maschen bleiben in A.2) und vor dem 3. Markierer (= die letzte Masche A.1). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Laura 08.11.2017 - 21:22:

Buonasera, avrei tre domande da fare: 1. cosa significa lavorare l'ultima maglia (di A2) in A1? 2. I diagrammi sono sempre sul diritto del lavoro, significa che devo considerare tutti i ferri come fossero sul diritto mentre lavoro in tondo? Mentre devo considerare anche la descrizione del rovescio quando lavoro avanti e indietro? 3. Cosa significa inserire il segnapunti nella maglia? Grazie

DROPS Design 08.11.2017 kl. 21:47:

Buonasera Laura, ecco le risposte: 1. significa che deve lavorare l'ultima maglia del diagramma A.1. 2. I diagrammi mostrano il diritto del lavoro: quando lavora avanti e indietro segue le indicazioni per il rovescio del lavoro. 3. Il segnapunti in questo caso non va inserito tra due maglie ma nella maglia: può utilizzare quelli a lucchetto o a graffetta. Buon lavoro!

Hilde 15.01.2017 - 18:59:

Very lovely poncho! I made it (with a few changes to the pattern). Very happy with this warm garment. More photo's and comments on my (Dutch) blog.

Hilde 28.11.2016 - 22:37:

Hello, I do not understand how to do a round with increases and the round after that. The front and back piece (in the middle) should have the same pattern each time, but it shifts in my work. If I count well, there are 2 or 4 increases on every shoulder (4 or 8 in the whole round). The pattern repeat is 3 stitches. Maybe that causes the shift? But I don't understand how to do it correctly. Greets, Hilde

DROPS Design 29.11.2016 kl. 09:13:

Dear Hilde, you will inc 8 sts every inc round: inc 1 st before 1st and 4th marker + 1 st after 3rd and 6th marker + 1 st on each side of 2nd and 5th marker (= 8 sts inc) then you will inc only 4 sts: before 1st and 4th marker + after 3rd and 6th marker. See video below how to inc in fisherman rib. Happy knitting!

Sonia 29.10.2016 - 22:06:

The first incr round is a problem for me. I worked to 1st marker, YO, sm, then to 2nd marker. On my needles I have 2nd marker, [YO and slipped st] then 3rd marker. I do not understand instructions to 2nd & 3rd markers. What I did: YO, sm, knit tog YO & K st, as per rd 2 in diagram, sm, YO. I don't have sts between 2nd & 3rd markers to work "until 3rd marker" and I don't understand "work st with marker." Can you please clarify for me and also let me know when to slip markers (sm)?

DROPS Design 31.10.2016 kl. 10:30:

Dear Sonia, when you inserted markers, the markers should be in the sts, not between the sts: 1st marker is in the last st in A.2, 2nd marker is in the mid st on shoulder, 3rd marker is in the last st in A.1 ... On 2nd marker, you have to inc on each side of the st with marker (= the mid st on shoulder), YO, work this st as in diagram, YO (= 2 sts inc at 2nd marker). Work then to 3rd marker, work st with marker, and make a YO. Happy knitting!

Tine 18.10.2016 - 16:52:

Hallo ihr Lieben, für den Kragen habe ich 96 M auf der Nadel, dann komme ich aber mit dem Muster nicht hin: 6xA1(18 M)+A2(11 M)+A1(3 M)+12xA1(36 M)+A2(11M)+A1(3 M)+6xA1(18 M) = 100 M ??? Wo ist mein Fehler? Danke!

DROPS Design 19.10.2016 kl. 09:04:

Liebe Tine, die 96 M. sollen Sie so stricken: 6x A.1 (= 18 M), A.2 (= 11 M), die letzte M von A.1 stricken, 12xA.1 (=36 M), A.2, die letzte M von A.1 stricken und 6x A.1, d.h.: 18+11+1+36+11+1+18 = 96 M.

Phulpin 02.09.2016 - 20:05:

Bonjour la question est sur les augmentations: fait on en meme temps les augmentations avant 1 et 4 et après 3 et 6 avec les suivantes 2 et 5 ème marqueurs.? merci

DROPS Design 05.09.2016 kl. 08:37:

Bonjour Mme Phulpin, on augmente avant le 1er et le 4ème marqueur + après le 3ème et le 6ème marqueur 12-18-21 x tous les 2 tours et 11 x tous les 4 tours et on augmente de chaque côté du 2ème et du 5ème marqueur 16 x tous les 2 tours. On va donc augmenter en même temps à chaque marqueur au début (= 12 x en taille S/M et 16 x pour les autres tailles), puis les augmentations ne se feront plus à la même fréquence: tous les 2 rangs ou tous les 4 rangs. Bon tricot!

Mishka Meunier 02.12.2014 - 15:46:

Bonjour! Je ne comprends pas comment tricoter les augmentations. J'en suis à tricoter les premières augmentations. Merci

DROPS Design 02.12.2014 kl. 16:55:

Bonjour Mme Meunier, les augmentations se tricotent en point fantaisie - à la 1ère augm, on tricote l'augm comme la dernière m de A.1 (= 1 m torse à l'end), les 2 augm suivantes seront tricotées torse à l'env (torse = dans le brin arrière pour éviter un trou). Bon tricot!

BIDET 29.10.2014 - 21:10:

Le diagramme A1 lu de droite à gauche puisque travail en rond, comporte t il deux mailles tricotées en point endroit et un jeté et une maille glissée ou bien une maille tricotée au point endroit et un jeté et une maille glissée ? la video drops qui explique les fausses côtes anglaises circulaires parle d'une maille tricotée un jeté et une maille glissée au premier tour -

DROPS Design 30.10.2014 kl. 10:02:

Bonjour Mme Bidet, quand on tricote A.1 en rond, on a au tour 1: 2 m env, 1 jeté, glisser 1 m à l'env, et au tour 2, 2 m end, tricotez ens à l'end le jeté et la m glissée. Les "x" dans le diagramme sont des m tricotées à l'env tous les tours (en rond) et en jersey env quand on tricote en rangs. Bon tricot!

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